DISTRIBUTED

2018

— UNLOCKING THE GLOBAL POWER OF
DECENTRALIZED BUSINESS

July 19-20, 2018 — San Francisco, CA

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The New Event for the Global Blockchain Community

Distributed 2018 is the result of three industry leaders bridging the gap between Eastern and Western blockchain initiatives and unlocking the power of a global decentralized ecosystem.

Expand Your Network

Decentralization means globalization — connect with innovators from each corner of the globe.

Gain Valuable Insights

Learn about trends and concepts fueling the most innovative projects in the industry.

Drive Business Objectives

Our programs aren’t oversold, giving your strategic initiatives an opportunity to stand out.

Develop Technical Knowledge

Gain a complete understanding of the hottest technical concepts coming to distributed ledger technology.

KEynote Speakers

Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director at Hyperledger
David Chaum
Founder at DigiCash
Feng Xiao
Vice Chairman at Wanxiang Group

Highlighted Speakers

New speakers are being added daily. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news and announcements.

Speakers

KEynote Speakers

Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director at Hyperledger
David Chaum
Founder at DigiCash
Feng Xiao
Vice Chairman at Wanxiang Group

Speakers

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Aaron van Wirdum
Technical Editor at Bitcoin Magazine

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Ada Xiao
Chief Strategy Officer at Juzix

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Adam Helfgott
CEO at MadHive

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Adam Levine
CEO at Tokenly, Let's Talk Bitcoin

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Alex Gladstein
Chief Strategy Officer at Human Rights Foundation

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Alexander Yakovlev
Head of Distributed Ledger at Moscow Exchange Group

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Alexei Dulub
CTO at Echo

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Amber Baldet
Co-Founder & CEO at Clovyr

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Amber Scott
Founder & Chief AML Ninja at Outlier

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Andy Bromberg
CEO at CoinList

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Anthony Di Iorio
Founder at Ethereum, Jaxx

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Arthur Hayes
CEO at BitMEX

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Ash Han
Founder at Upground, Deconomy

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Atul Kamra
Managing Partner at SixThirty

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Bianca Chen
Finance Correspondent at Thomson Reuters

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Bo Shen
Partner at Fenbushi Capital

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Can Kisagun
Co-Founder at Enigma

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Christie Harkin
Managing Editor at Bitcoin Magazine

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David Bailey
CEO at BTC Inc

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Du Yu
Director at Wanxiang Blockchain Labs

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Emi Yoshikawa
Director, Joint Venture Partnership at Ripple

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Jack Lee
Founding Managing Partner at HCM Capital, Foxconn Group

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Jack Liu
Managing Director, Asia at Circle

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James Heckman
Founder & CEO at Maven

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James Oh
CEO at Actwo Tech

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Jarrod Dicker
CEO at Po.et

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Jason Fang
Managing Partner at Sora Ventures

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Jehan Chu
Co-founder Kenetic

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Jeremy Gardner
Managing Partner at Ausum Ventures

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Jeremy Goldkorn
Editor in Chief at SupChina

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Jesse Powell
Founder & CEO at Kraken

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John Bass
Founder & CEO at Hashed Health

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Kevin Zhou
Co-Founder at Galois Capital

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Konstantin Richter
CEO & Founder at Blockdaemon

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Lily Liu
Co-founder at Earn.com

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Matt Liu
Co-Founder at Origin

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Matt Roszak
Co-founder at Bloq

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Nadav Hollander
CEO at Dharma

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Patrick Dai
CEO at Qtum

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Remington Ong
Partner at Fenbushi Capital

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Reuben Yang
Chief Operating Officer at Zcoin

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Riddhiman Das
International Technology Investments at Ant Financial (Alibaba)

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Sam Cassatt
Chief Strategy Officer

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Samson Mow
Chief Strategy Officer at Blockstream

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Sanjib Kalita
CMO at Money2020

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Satoshi Kobayashi
Founder at Smart Contract Japan

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Shouji Zhou
Founding Partner at FBG Capital

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Sonny Singh
Chief Commercial Officer at BitPay

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Sunny Lu
CEO at VeChain

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Tim Swanson
Founder at Post Oak Labs

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Tom Ding
Co-Founder and CEO, String Labs / DFINITY

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Tom Tao
Director of Chainbase Accelerator, Wancloud

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Tricia Martinez
Founder and CEO at Wala

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— Agenda

A two-day, dual track program featuring 25 panels, keynote presentations, fireside chats, industry roundtables and live demonstrations. Content will touch all industry verticals while providing attendees with access to startup projects and initiatives, as well as enterprise use cases.

TRACKS KEY

FOUNDATIONS OF DISTRIBUTED BUSINESS AND THE NEW GLOBAL ENTERPRISE

GROUNDBREAKING PROTOCOLS AND THE POTENTIAL OF TOKENIZATION

8:30 AM
Welcome Remarks
Co-Hosts BTC Inc, ConsenSys, Hash Key Digital Asset Group with support from Wanxiang Group
8:40 AM
Keynote
China’s top blockchain luminary sits down to share how distributed ledger technology is challenging the foundations of current financial system.

Dr. Xiao Feng
9:00 AM
Keynote
The founder of the first digital currency and cryptography futurist, David Chaum, offers his take on Web 3.0.

David Chaum
9:20 AM
Global State of Blockchain: Dissecting the Current Impact and Future Challenges
Eastern and western thought leaders explore the current landscape of global blockchain-backed commerce, and identify challenges with propelling it forward.

Brian Behlendorf [Hyperledger]
Yu Du [Wanxiang Blockchain Labs]
9:50 AM -
10:10 AM
Networking Break
10:15 AM -
10:45 AM
Cryptocurrency Market Technologies
Leaders representing three pioneering decentralized applications discuss how these advanced technologies provide security, scalability and improved efficiency.

Konstantin Richter [Blockdaemon]
Can Kisaguan [Enigma]
Reuben Yap [Zcoin]
10:15 AM -
10:45 AM
Global Use Cases of Distributed Ledger Technology
Three international perspectives discuss successful enterprise adoption of distributed ledger technology.

Matthew Roszak [Bloq]
Tim Swanson [Post Oak Labs]
Alexander Yakovlev [Moscow Exchange Group]
10:50 AM -
11:20 AM
Consensus Algorithms
With proof of work now seen as a legacy technology, what are the challenges and opportunities with newer, more nimble algorithms?
10:50 AM -
11:20 AM
Industry Perspectives and Executive Challenges — Hype vs. Reality
The potential of blockchain is immeasurable, but how do you know if it's right or necessary for your organization? Weigh the pros and cons of adoption with insights from blockchain consultants.
11:25 AM -
11:55 AM
Scaling Approaches for Smart Contracts
As we move toward global adoption, are networks actually ready to take on mass market transactions?

Patrick Dai [Qtum]
Tom Ding [Dfinity]
11:25 AM -
11:55 AM
Enterprise Adoption in Asia
Asia is poised to take the global lead in enterprise adoption with buy-in from corporations, investment firms and startups. Is this region at risk of getting caught in regulatory red tape like the rest of the world?
12:00 PM
Lunch/Networking
1:00 PM
Demos / Startup Pitch
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2:00 PM
ICOs and Token Issuance Models
There are alternative token delivery methods to a traditional ICO. Which is right for your project and how will these models continue to evolve?

Galen Moore [New Alchemy]
Andy Bromberg [CoinList]
2:00 PM
Global Trading Patterns: Supply Chains and Transactions
Hear from a commodities trader and a supply chain expert as they highlight the advancements blockchain technology has brought to global trade.
2:35 PM
Curation Markets and TCRs
TCRs bring the democratic process back to coin listings. So, are we moving toward a wholly curated market?
2:35 PM
The Future of Digital Media
A deep dive into the media use case for distributed ledger technology, enabling creators and publishers to unlock new value in the content they create.
3:10 PM
Potential of Security Tokens
Tokenized assets offer numerous benefits, but how can this technology continue to advance while remaining compliant?
3:10 PM
Institutional Liquidity
As the next generation of financial firms apply a more nimble approach to institutional fundamentals, how will increased liquidity affect risk management and create new value?

Emi Yoshikawa [Ripple]
Jack Liu  [Circle]
3:45 PM
Networking Break
4:05 PM
The VC Landscape: Follow the Money
Venture Capitalists share outlooks on how to separate quality projects from the fads, and best practices for securing funding. 
4:35 PM
Innovate or Reinvent?
When adopting a new technology, the question becomes how to move forward — by adapting an existing business model or by starting from scratch?

Amber Baldet [Clovyr]
Lily Liu [Earn.com]
5:05 PM
Keynote
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8:40 AM
Day 2 Kickoff
Opening Remarks
8:40 AM
Keynote Address
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9:00 AM
The Early Pioneers of Cryptocurrency
A few of the original cypherpunk players discuss developing early concepts of decentralized technology.
9:20 AM
Fireside Chat - Future of Bitcoin
Blockstream was the highest-ranked blockchain or cryptocurrency firm in the Wall Street Journal’s “Tech Companies to Watch 2018” list. Hear firsthand how this company is streamlining Bitcoin payments while pushing for next-level scalability.

Samson Mow [Blockstream]
Aaron van Wirdum [Bitcoin Magazine]
9:50 AM -
10:10 AM
Networking Break
10:15 AM -
10:45 AM
Navigating Crypto Exchanges
Founders from leading cryptocurrency exchanges discuss everything from platform infrastructure to regulation and oversight among this rapidly changing landscape.
10:15 AM -
10:45 AM
Anticipating and Designing the Enterprise for Compliance
Blockchain technology can ensure internal risk management and control within an organization, but how can the infrastructure be controlled and verified to maintain compliance?
10:50 AM -
11:20 AM
Ethereum's Roadmap and PoS
Ethereum continues to advance and scale transactions. Is it possible for the platform to become the first decentralized computer, and if so, when?
10:50 AM -
11:20 AM
Advancing Payments / Improving Accessibility
Hear from innovators at three blockchain based payment technologies that are cutting costs, increasing transparency and bringing accessibility to underserved communities.

Sonny Singh [BitPay]
Marwan Forzley [Veem]
Riddhiman Das [Ant Financial]
11:25 AM -
11:55 AM
Next-Gen Technologies for Web3
With increasing concerns of privacy from some of the largest software and application providers, is a decentralized internet the answer to maintaining security and freedom?
11:25 AM -
11:55 AM
Developing Markets for Underserved Communities
From cross border remittances to solving global payments, explore how blockchain technology is driving the development of a global economy, and granting financial freedom to consumers without a traditional bank.
12:00 PM
Lunch / Networking
1:00 PM
Demos / Startup Pitch
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2:00 PM
Value Proposition for Crypto-Funds
The proliferation of crypto funds in 2018 is proof that new investors continue to flood the market. Will traditional financial institutions adapt, or is the crypto market in danger of oversaturation?
2:00 PM
Solving Digital Identity
With decentralized business, how can we verify who we are interacting with and what we are purchasing? Hear from companies that are bridging the identity gap between real world commerce and blockchain transactions.
2:35 PM
The New Age of Trading
Management from Asia's largest digital asset brokerage, an OTC crypto hedge fund and one of the world's largest ether traders discuss this agile, at time unpredictable, market.
2:35 PM
IoT
The Internet of Things has unlocked new value and efficiencies but has also opened organizations up to new security risks. Is blockchain the answer to securing the network?
3:10 PM
Government Perspective: Balancing Risks and Growth and Creating Regulation
Governing bodies all over the world continue to struggle with how to manage cryptocurrency regulation. If global regulation is inevitable, is it possible to set parameters without stifling innovation?
3:10 PM
Evolving Global Healthcare on the Blockchain
Patients worldwide are reaping the benefits of blockchain with increased efficencies from providers, reduced costs, and more secure medical records.
3:45 PM
Networking Break
4:05 PM
Keynote Fireside Chat
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4:35 PM
Keynote Address
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5:05 PM
Closing Remarks
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5:15 PM
Reception
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