An O’Reilly Radar Summit Bitcoin & the Blockchain

Realities, Risks, Rewards

January 27, 2015 San Francisco, CA

Intro to Bitcoin & the Blockchain

8:45am–9:15am Tuesday, 01/27/2015
Location: Cowell Theater Level:

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.

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Lorne Lantz


Lorne Lantz is a passionate Bitcoin Entrepreneur and educator who has built multiple financial technology startups that were recognized by PayPal and Swift. He has been programming for 20 years, and has deep domain knowledge in banking, payments and bitcoin. He has earned degrees in Computer Engineering and an MBA.

Lorne has launched several bitcoin projects and currently building a more convenient method to remit money to the Philippines. He is currently creating bitcoin video content for O’Reilly Media and a technical reviewer for the “Mastering Bitcoin” book.

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Kieren James-Lubin

Cryptocurrency Research Group

A New York native, Kieren graduated from Princeton University in 2011 with an A.B. in mathematics, where he also played varsity football. He stayed at Princeton for another year, working as a scientific programmer in the Shaevitz Lab. He enrolled in the math department at UC-Berkeley in 2012 to study mathematical physics, and he advanced to candidature last April. He is one of the founding directors of the Cryptocurrency Research Group, a 501©3 research body dedicated to the advancement of the understanding of Cryptocurrencies and related technologies.

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