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8:40 am 8:50 am (10 mins)

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Chairman’s Welcome - Blockchain Day

  • Susan Poole - Founder & former Director of Development, BlockBridge Advisory & Chamber of Digital Commerce

8:50 am 9:10 am (20 mins)

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What is Blockchain and Cryptocurrency? Blockchain for Enterprises


  • Mechanics of Bitcoin transaction life cycle: wallet, mining
  • How secure and anonymous is Bitcoin and what determines the price?
  • Horizontal applications: Smart Contracts, Automated Audit, Cyber Security, Digital Identity
  • Bruce Fenton - Executive Director, Bitcoin Foundation

9:10 am 9:30 am (20 mins)

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How can Blockchain and IoT be mutually beneficial?


  • Solving Authentication
  • Decentralized IoT
  • Smart devices as independent agents – smart home, smart vehicle, industrial infrastructure
  • Bruce Weed - Program Director, Startups - Watson, IoT, Blockchain, Big Data, Cloud, IBM

9:30 am 9:50 am (20 mins)

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Issuing Company Shares via Blockchain


  • Retail Giant Overstock to Issue its Own Stock on Blockchain Platform
  • How to issue company shares, securities on Blockchain
  • Judd Bagley - Director of Communications and Chief Evangelist, Overstock.com & t0.com

9:50 am 10:40 am (50 mins)

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Panel: Examining Practical Blockchain Uses across Various Industries?

  • Who is innovation across industries?
  • Blockchains current state and potential in Africa
  • Hardware Oracles : securely bridging the physical world and the BlockchainSolar energy and shared ledger in industrial applications


  • Jan Hendrik Scheufen - Head of Product , Monax
  • Igor Telyatnikov - COO, AlphaPoint
  • Thomas France - Co-Founder, Ledger
  • Careca Akarue - CEO, Eurushaga
  • Gregory Dubela - Field Energy Specialist & Blockchain Management, SolarCity & Harvey Woods
  • Moderator Susan Poole - Founder & former Director of Development, BlockBridge Advisory & Chamber of Digital Commerce

10:40 am 11:20 am (40 mins)

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Networking Coffee Break

11:20 am 11:40 am (20 mins)

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Looking at Ethereum as IoT Opportunity

  • Explaining Ethereum: How does it work?

    • What are the potentials offerings of Ethereum for the Internet of Things?
  • Taylor Gerring - Co-Founder, Ethereum Foundation

11:40 am 12 pm (20 mins)

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Platform for rapid blockchain integration

  • Blockchain for IoT
  • Applications in the industrial IoT Sector
  • Andre De Castro - CEO and Co-Founder , Blockchain of Things

12 pm 12:40 pm (40 mins)

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Panel: Blockchain in the Financial Industry

  • Lessons learned from the Finance Industry
  • How the finance industry leverages blockchain to save costs speed up transactions?
  • How to preserve identity?
  • Chris Grillone - VP, Business Development & Partnerships, Civic
  • Vic Arulchandran - Head of Quantitative Analytics and Operations, Nivaura
  • J. Dax Hansen - Partner and Chair of Fintech and Blockchain Technology Groups , Perkins Coie
  • Moderator Carol Van Cleef - Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

12:40 pm 1:40 pm (60 mins)

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Networking Lunch Break

1:40 pm 2 pm (20 mins)

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The Age of Tokenized Ecosystems: The Next Great Technological Boom

     - What is a Tokenized Ecosystem?

     - Smart Contract Systems

     - DecentralizationGenerators

    - Smarter Societal Systems

  • Zach LeBeau - CEO, Conceptualist , SingularDTV

2 pm 2:20 pm (20 mins)

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Blockchain in Energy

  • Transforming the Energy and Utility Markets with Blockchain

    To what extent does Blockchain hold the key to reinventing energy grid?

    Can Blockchain Technology decentralize the Energy Grid?

    • Blockchain and energy trading?
  • Nick Gogerty - Co-Founder, SolarCoin

2:20 pm 2:40 pm (20 mins)

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Blockchain in Public Sector


  • How should companies adjust to adopting blockchain and manage relationship with public entities in the process?
  • Legal implications of adopting the ledger technology
  • Alan D. Cohn - Of Counsel & Adjunct Professor, Steptoe & Johnson, Blockchain Alliance, Georgetown University

2:40 pm 3:30 pm (50 mins)

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Panel 3: Future of Blockchain

  • Should we build Private vs. Public ledger
  • How big is and will Blockchain? What are the investment trends?
  • Costs and Benefits of being at the forefront of Blockchain technology
  • Liana Guzman - VP of Marketing and Communications, Blockchain
  • Subhankar Sinha - Co-lead, Blockchain efforts, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Fred Thiel - President & CEO, Thiel Advisors & Local Corporation
  • Ashley Taylor - Chief Culture Officer , ConsenSys
  • Moderator Susan Poole - Founder & former Director of Development, BlockBridge Advisory & Chamber of Digital Commerce

3:30 pm 4:10 pm (40 mins)

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Networking Break

4:10 pm 5:30 pm (80 mins)

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Blockchain Roundtable Discussions – Q&A / Workshop Hosted by the Blockchain Speakers and Companies


  • Hosted by Blockchain Speakers & Blockchain Companies


  •  Interested in hosting a roundtable discussion? Contact us!
  • Liana Guzman - VP of Marketing and Communications, Blockchain
  • Christopher Altman - Founder, Scientist, diplomat, and NASA-trained commercial astronaut , SolarCoin, ElectricChain, Tau Zero Interstellar Spaceflight Foundation
  • J. Dax Hansen - Partner and Chair of Fintech and Blockchain Technology Groups , Perkins Coie
  • Vic Arulchandran - Head of Quantitative Analytics and Operations, Nivaura
  • François Sonnet - Co-Founder , ElectriCChain & Global SolarChange UG
  • Subhankar Sinha - Co-lead, Blockchain efforts, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Bruce Weed - Program Director, Startups - Watson, IoT, Blockchain, Big Data, Cloud, IBM
  • Bruce Fenton - Executive Director, Bitcoin Foundation
  • Jan Hendrik Scheufen - Head of Product , Monax
  • Alan D. Cohn - Of Counsel & Adjunct Professor, Steptoe & Johnson, Blockchain Alliance, Georgetown University
  • Zach LeBeau - CEO, Conceptualist , SingularDTV
  • Thomas France - Co-Founder, Ledger
  • Igor Telyatnikov - COO, AlphaPoint
  • Carol Van Cleef - Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
  • Taylor Gerring - Co-Founder, Ethereum Foundation
  • Ashley Taylor - Chief Culture Officer , ConsenSys
  • Susan Poole - Founder & former Director of Development, BlockBridge Advisory & Chamber of Digital Commerce
  • Gregory Dubela - Field Energy Specialist & Blockchain Management, SolarCity & Harvey Woods