An O’Reilly Radar Summit Bitcoin & the Blockchain

Realities, Risks, Rewards

January 27, 2015 San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, 01/27/2015

7:30am

7:30am–8:45am Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Herbst Pavilion
Registration and coffee service begin at 7:30am. Read more.

8:45am

8:45am–9:15am Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Lorne Lantz (Lornestar), Kieren James-Lubin (Cryptocurrency Research Group)
Before our Summit officially opens, we’ll provide a clear and concise overview of what bitcoin is—and how it works—so you’ll understand the basics as you head into the day’s sessions. Read more.

9:15am

9:15am–9:30am Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Tim O’Reilly discusses why bitcoin, the blockchain, and related technologies are on our radar; why they’re important; and what opportunities and disruptions they could create. Read more.

9:30am

9:30am–9:50am Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Scott Robinson (Plug and Play Tech Center), Balaji Srinivasan (Andreessen Horowitz ), Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures)
Over $300M has been invested in bitcoin companies, fueling a growing ecosystem. Hear from VCs about why they've invested invested in bitcoin companies and what they're tracking in the nascent bitcoin ecosystem. Read more.

9:50am

9:50am–10:15am Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Mike Belshe (BitGo)
One of the greatest obstacles to bitcoin adoption is concern about its security. Learn how companies and individuals can keep their bitcoin secure. Read more.

10:15am

10:15am–10:45am Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Herbst Pavilion
10:15am - 10:45am, located in the Herbst Pavilion Read more.

10:45am

10:45am–11:10am Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Meg Nakamura (Shift Payments), Stephen Pair (Bitpay), Roger Gu (Coinbase)
Multi-billion dollar businesses like Microsoft and Overstock are now accepting bitcoin. Our panel of pioneering bitcoin payment providers will share their insights into the benefits of accepting bitcoin, clear up misconceptions, and talk about the future of bitcoin payments. Read more.

11:10am

11:10am–11:20am Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Adam Ludwin (Chain.com)
The CEO of Chain.com, the leading bitcoin developer platform, will share the stories of 10 entrepreneurs who are building remarkable new things using the bitcoin protocol. Read more.

11:20am

11:20am–11:50am Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Daniel Cawrey (CoinDesk), Ron Hose (Coins.ph), Sebastian Serrano (BitPagos)
2.5 billion people in the world don’t have a bank account, and billions more don’t have access to credit. These panelists will share their stories of bringing first world financial services to the unbanked in developing countries through bitcoin. Read more.

11:50am

11:50am–12:10pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Kord Campbell (Utter.io), Joyce Kim (Stellar), Jed McCaleb (Stellar)
Sending money across countries runs on the Wire Transfer network which often take days, and is expensive. Stellar offers a platform that allows for instant currency conversation and multiple sources of liquidity, making sending money overseas a much faster and cheaper. Read more.

12:10pm

12:10pm–1:10pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Herbst Pavilion
12:15pm - 1:15pm Read more.

1:10pm

1:10pm–1:40pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum)
Ethereum is a platform makes in extremely easy to build a blockchain-style application that requires decentralized trust. Find out how to use Ethereum and hear about the kinds of projects that it’s being used for. <em>This session is eligible for 1/2 Continuing Education credit from the <a href="http://digitalcurrencycouncil.com/welcome" class="external" >Digital Currency Council</a></em>. Read more.

1:40pm

1:40pm–1:55pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Peter Todd (Viacoin | Bitcoin)
If you’re familiar with the blockchain, you know scalability is an issue. Sidechains are a means of moving value securely and in a trustless manner from the Bitcoin blockchain to other "Pegged Sidechains." Can this solve the scalability issues? Is it is a good idea? We'll hear both sides of the story. Read more.

1:55pm

1:55pm–2:10pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Erik Anderson (Bloomberg LP)
Browser-native payments are happening sooner than you think. The chair of the W3C committee on web payments, Erik Anderson, will discuss how they will be integrated, and which technologies will be supported. Read more.

2:10pm

2:10pm–2:20pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Tatiana Moroz (Tatiana Moroz Music)
Tatiana Moroz presents her take on the cryptocurrency ecosystem in a very creative way. Read more.

2:20pm

2:20pm–2:50pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Bill Janeway (Warburg Pincus LLC), Karen Gifford (Ripple Labs)
Bitcoin, and its associated technologies, are quickly outpacing financial regulations. The legal and regulatory issues around bitcoin are murky at best. This session will cover what you can and cannot do in the existing regulatory structure and examine how future regulatory efforts, like NY state’s BitLicense, may effect the legal landscape. Read more.

2:50pm

2:50pm–3:00pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
TBC

3:00pm

3:00pm–3:20pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn | Greylock Partners), Wences Casares (Xapo)
Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, LinkedIn and Partner, Greylock Partners, in conversation with Wences Casares, Founder & CEO, Xapo. Read more.

3:20pm

3:20pm–3:30pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
TBC

3:30pm

3:30pm–4:00pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Herbst Pavilion
3:45pm - 4:30pm, located in the Herbst Pavilion Read more.

4:00pm

4:00pm–4:15pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Aaron Wright (Cardozo Law School), Primavera De Filippi (Harvard Law), Steve Omohundro (Possibility Research)
The blockchain is about more than payments—it makes possible smart contracts, which have the potential to transform the legal system. This session will cover how smart contracts can be integrated into the legal system, how to build arbitration into them, and how they can be enforced (or when they cannot). Read more.

4:15pm

4:15pm–4:30pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Eric Jennings (Filament)
The ability to securely exchange information has ramifications that go far beyond cryptocurrencies. This session explores how blockchain technology affects the Internet of Things: what is possible when devices can connect directly to each other to securely exchange information? Read more.

4:30pm

4:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
David Chen (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Elizabeth Stark (Stanford StartX), Robin Hanson (George Mason University)
Speculation about the long-term ramifications of bitcoin and the blockchain abounds: Cash will be obsolete. Gold will be worthless. Banks won’t exist. There will be one international currency. Or, the impact of these technologies could play out in entirely unexpected ways. In this session, futurists and tech experts take a look at what the future may hold. Read more.

5:00pm

5:00pm–5:30pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Wide-ranging thoughts from bitcoin guru Andreas Antonopoulos—technologist, serial entrepreneur, host of the Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast, and author of the new book, Mastering Bitcoin. <em>This session is eligible for 1/2 Continuing Education credit from the <a href="http://digitalcurrencycouncil.com/welcome" class="external" >Digital Currency Council</a></em>. Read more.

5:30pm

5:30pm–5:45pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater
Lorne Lantz (Lornestar), Kieren James-Lubin (Cryptocurrency Research Group)
Program chairs Kieren James-Lubin and Lorne Lantz synthesize the day's discussions. Read more.

5:45pm

5:45pm–6:45pm Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Herbst Pavilion
After the formal program ends, stay on to mingle with other attendees over drinks and appetizers. Read more.

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