Speakers

Bitcoin 2021 welcomes a multifaceted cast of speakers who may share only one thing in common: The work that they do every day is shaping the future of Bitcoin. Bitcoin may mean different things to different people, but Bitcoin 2021’s speakers are all paving the way for the original cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Headline Speakers

Ron Paul

Former Congressman

Senator Cynthia Lummis

United States Senator, State of Wyoming

Cynthia Lummis is the junior senator from Wyoming, and the first female Senator ever elected to represent the Equality State. Born and raised on a ranch outside of Cheyenne, Senator Lummis has dedicated her career to defending Wyoming’s agriculture, mineral and energy resources as well as championing financial innovation. She began her career in the Wyoming State House and Senate, then went on to serve as State Treasurer, and as the at-large member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2008 to 2016. Now in the U.S. Senate, Senator Lummis serves on the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and the Environment and Public Works Committee. She is the founder of the U.S. Senate Financial Innovation Caucus, a bipartisan group committed to promoting responsible innovation in the U.S. financial system, and harnessing technology to make markets more inclusive, vibrant and safe for all Americans. Senator Lummis and her late husband have one daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons, affectionately called Gus and Al.

Michael Saylor

Chairman & CEO, MicroStrategy

Mr. Saylor is a technologist, entrepreneur, business executive, philanthropist, and best-selling author. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Office of MicroStrategy, Inc. (MSTR). Since co-founding the company at the age of 24, Mr. Saylor has built MicroStrategy into a global leader in business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. In 2012, he authored The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything, which earned a spot on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Mr. Saylor attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving an S.B. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and an S.B. in Science, Technology, and Society.

Jack Dorsey

Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of Square

Jack Dorsey is the CEO and Chairman of Square, the CEO of Twitter, and a co-founder of both

Tony Hawk

Skateboarding Legend, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Tony Hawk is a skateboarding legend, entrepreneur, philanthropist and pioneer in taking countercultural movements mainstream.

Starting his professional skateboarding career at age 14, Hawk quickly rose to the top of the sport and helped to dramatically expand its popularity around the world by launching a national exhibition, skateboard and apparel company and eponymous video game series.

In 1999, he famously landed a "900" for the first time in competition in San Francisco, just minutes away from where Bitcoin 2019 was held. In 2002, Hawk launched the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build safe skateparks around the country and the charity now accepts bitcoin donations.

In May 2019, he quipped on Twitter that he had “Been riding [Bitcoin] for 6 years. Haven’t bailed yet,” identifying himself as a HODLer with a penchant for igniting the Bitcoin community.

Nick Szabo

Cryptographer, Legal Scholar, Computer Scientist

Nick Szabo is a legal scholar, computer scientist and pioneering cryptographer whose impact on Bitcoin is undeniable.

As one of the first to frequent the in-person "cypherpunk" meetings organized by Timothy May, Eric Hughes and others in the 1990s, Szabo poured himself into the topic of digital privacy, though his interests were much more wide ranging.

Beginning in the early 1990s, he developed the concept for "smart contracts" that became ubiquitous in the blockchain technology space. His proposal for a decentralized digital currency, bit gold, has been seen as laying critical groundwork for Bitcoin, including through its use of cryptographic puzzles.

His writing on countless complex subjects has been referenced by academics and historians alike, and much of it is hosted on his blog (unenumerated.blogspot.com). His 2002 essay "Shelling Out: The Origins of Money," in which he describes how using money has been embedded in the very DNA of humanity, has shaped the way many understand Bitcoin today.

Featured Speakers

Dr Bitcoin MD
Bitcoiner
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Floyd Mayweather Jr
Boxing Legend & Entrepreneur
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Sam
Abbassi
Bitcoiner
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Alex
Adelman
CEO & Co-Founder, Lolli
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Matt
Ahlborg
Data Scientist, Bitrefill
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Lyn
Alden
Founder, Lyn Alden Investment Strategy
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Yuriy
Anosov
Head of Trading, Anchorage
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Brandon
Arvanaghi
Bitcoin Mining Engineer
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David
Bailey
CEO of BTC Inc
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Teana
Baker-Taylor
General Manager, U.K., Crypto.com
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Sam
Bankman-Fried
CEO, FTX
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Dhruv
Bansal
Co-Founder & CSO, Unchained Capital
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Steve
Barbour
CEO & CTO, Upstream Data
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Marty
Bent
Co-Host, Tales From The Crypt
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Adam
Bergman
Founder & CEO, IRA Financial
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Ria
Bhutoria
Principal, Castle Island Ventures
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Joel
Birch
Co-Founder & CEO, Stacked Invest
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Jeff
Booth
Author, The Price of Tomorrow
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Vijay
Boyapati
Author, The Bullish Case for Bitcoin
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Robert
Breedlove
Founder, CEO, and CIO of Parallax Digital
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Randy
Brito
Founder, BitcoinVenezuela & Locha Mesh
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Brian
Brooks
CEO, Binance US
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Daniel
Buchner
Decentralized Identity, Microsoft
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The Hon. E. David
Burt
Premier of Bermuda
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Noah
Buxton
Managing Director, Blockchain & Digital Assets, ArmaninoLLP
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Olaf
Carlson-Wee
Founder & CEO, Polychain Capital
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Nic
Carter
General Partner, Castle Island Ventures
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Charles
Cascarilla
CEO and co-founder of Paxos
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Mike
Colyer
CEO, Foundry
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Ryan
Condron
CEO, Titan
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Matt
Corallo
Developer, Square Crypto
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Leigh
Cuen
Writer, Bitcoin Magazine
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Sean
Culkin
Football Tight End
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Warren
Davidson
Congressman, United States House of Representatives
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Alejandro
De La Torre
VP, Poolin
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Desiree
Dickerson
VP of Business Operations, Lightning Labs | Co-Founder, MintGox
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Tim
Dillon
Founder, Fake Business
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Tim
Draper
Founder, DFJ
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Joseph
Edwards
Head of Research, Enigma Securities
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Edward
Evenson
Director of Business Development, Slush Pool, Braiins
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Amanda
Fabiano
Head of Mining, Galaxy Digital
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Hong
Fang
CEO, Okcoin
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Allen
Farrington
Independent Writer
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Bruce
Fenton
Managing Director, Chainstone Labs
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Greg
Foss
Executive Director - Strategic Initiatives, Validus Power Corp
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Joshua
Frank
Co-Founder & CEO, The Tie
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Tony
Gallippi
Co-Founder, BitPay
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Irene
Gao
Antminer BD Director, NCSA Region, Bitmain
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Brandon
Gath
Managing Partner, Kraken Ventures
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Ryan
Gentry
Business Development, Lightning Labs
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Chris
Giancarlo
Chairman Emeritus, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission
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Whit
Gibbs
CEO, Compass Mining
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Alex
Gladstein
Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation
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Mariana
Gospodinova
General Manager, Europe, Crypto.com
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Adrian
Grenier
Co-Founder, DuContra Ventures
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Diego
Gutiérrez-Zaldívar
Co-founder, RSK
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NVK
Co-Founder & CEO, Coinkite
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Molly
CMO, HashKey Hub
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Money Man
Rapper, Musical Artist
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Heavily Armed Clown
Co-Creator, WTF Happened in 1971
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BTC Lerk
Bitcoiner
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BLOND:ISH
Musical Artist
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Yu-Chi Lyra Kuo
Investor/CIO; Advisor; Lecturer at Harvard & Princeton
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Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins
County Commissioner, Miami Dade County
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Nick
Hansen
CEO & Co-founder, Luxor
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Dan
Held
Growth Lead, Kraken
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Stacy
Herbert
Co-Host, Orange Pill Podcast & Keiser Report
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James
Hilliard
CTO, Sabra Labs
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Guy
Hirsch
US Managing Director, eToro
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Frank
Holmes
CEO, Hive Blockchain
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Jeff
Horowitz
Chief Compliance Officer, BitGo
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Isaiah
Jackson
Author, Bitcoin and Black America
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Jamal
James
Lead Frontend Engineer, Lightning Labs
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Mason
Jappa
CEO, Blockware Solutions
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Alice Marie
Johnson
CEO, Taking Action for Good
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Max
Keiser
Co-Host, Orange Pill Podcast & Keiser Report
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Jeff
Kilburg
Partner at Valkyrie, CIO of Sanctuary Wealth
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Alyse
Killeen
Founder & Managing Partner, Stillmark
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Mike
Kirillov
Unbank Yourself, Hito Wallet
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Sergej
Kotliar
Founder & CEO, Bitrefill
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Graham
Krizek
CEO, Voltage
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Oswaldo
Lairet
Founder & CEO, Sequoian.com and PPX.ai
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Christian
Langalis
TLON
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Steve
Lee
Product Director, Square Crypto
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Nimrod
Lehavi
Co-founder and CEO, Simplex
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Hailey
Lennon
Partner, Anderson Kill Law Firm
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Tracy
Leparulo
Head of Marketing, Zytara
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Jason
Les
CEO, Riot Blockchain
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Parker
Lewis
Head of Business Development, Unchained Capital
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Larry
Li
Advisor of SAI
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Kevin
Loaec
CEO & Co-founder, Revault
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Chase
Lochmiller
CEO & Co-Founder, Crusoe Energy
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Trey
Lockerbie
Host, We Study Billionaires Podcast
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Caitlin
Long
Co-Founder & CEO, Avanti
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Alejandro
Machado
Co-Founder, Open Money Initiative
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Jack
Mallers
Founder, Zap
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Steven
McClurg
Chief Investment Officer, Valkyrie
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Peter
McCormack
Host, What Bitcoin Did
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Pavel
Moravec
Co-Founder, Braiins / Slushpool
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Brian
Murray
Managing Director, Craft Ventures
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Lawrence
Nahum
Chief Architect, Blockstream
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Lisa
Neigut
Lightning Developer, Blockstream
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Nick
Neuman
CEO & Co-founder, Casa
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Mike
Novogratz
CEO of Galaxy Investment Partners
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Lucas
Nuzzi
Network Data PM, Coin Metrics
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Matt
Odell
Bitcoin & Privacy Advocate
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Olaoluwa
Osuntokun
CTO, Lightning Labs
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Dave
Perrill
CEO & Founder, Compute North
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Ben
Perrin
Host, BTC Sessions
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Brock
Pierce
Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, Co-Founder of Blockchain Capital
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Diana
Pires
SVP Institutional Sales, Crypto.com
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Andrew
Poelstra
Director of Research, Blockstream
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Anthony
Pompliano
Founder & Partner, Morgan Creek Digital
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Francis
Pouliot
CEO, Bull Bitcoin
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Ben
Prentice
Co-Founder, WTF Happened in 1971
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Ben
Price
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Yan
Pritzker
Co-founder & CTO, Swan Bitcoin
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Jesse
Proudman
CEO & Co-Founder, Makara
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James
Putra
VP of Product Strategy, TradeStation
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Preston
Pysh
Co-Founder, The Investors Podcast Network
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Nico
ZM
Co-Host of Simply Bitcoin, CEO of Bitvolt
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wiz
@wiz
Bitcoiner
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Saifedean
Ammous
Author, The Bitcoin Standard
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Rockstar
Dev
Developer, BTCPay Server & Zap
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Haider
Rafique
CMO Okcoin
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Will
Reeves
CEO, Fold
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Justin
Rezvani
Founder, N2N2
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Pete
Rizzo
Editor, Bitcoin Magazine
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Carlos
Roldan
Founder & CEO, Satoshi's Games
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Hector
Rosekrans
Director of Client Services, Casa
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Jeremy
Rubin
Independent Researcher, utxos.org
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Marco
Santori
Chief Legal Officer, Kraken
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Mike
Schmidt
Co-Founder, Brink
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Ghazi
Shami
CEO & Founder, Empire Distribution, Records and Publishing Inc.
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Nishant
Sharma
Founder & Partner, BlocksBridge Consulting
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Charlie
Shrem
Host, Untold Stories
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Boaz
Sobrado
Founder, WhyNotCuba.com
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Jimmy
Song
Instructor, Programming Blockchain
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Ivan
Soto-Wright
CEO & Co-Founder, Moonpay
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Elizabeth
Stark
CEO, Lightning Labs
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Allan
Stevo
Author, The Bitcoin Manifesto
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Mayor Francis
Suarez
Mayor of the City of Miami
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Harry
Sudock
VP, Strategy, GRIID Infrastructure
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Colleen
Sullivan
Partner & CEO, CMT Digital Holdings
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Aleksandar
Svetski
CEO, Amber
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Guy
Swann
Host, Bitcoin Audible
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Paul
Sztorc
Independent Bitcoiner
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Salvatore
Ternullo
Partner at Warburg Serres Investments
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Fred
Thiel
CEO, Marathon Digital Holdings
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Annemarie
Tierney
Senior Strategic Advisor, Chamber of Digital Commerce
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Peter
Todd
Applied Cryptography Consultant
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Jason
Urban
Global Head of Trading, Galaxy Digital
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John
Vallis
Host, Bitcoin Rapid-Fire
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Erik
Voorhees
CEO, ShapeShift
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Lamar
Wilson
Founder, Black Bitcoin Billionaires Club & Sunjoined.com
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Cameron & Tyler
Winklevoss
Co-Founders, Gemini
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Edan
Yago
Early Contributor, Sovryn
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Ray
Youssef
Co-Founder & CEO, Paxful
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Mark
Yusko
CEO and CIO Morgan Creek Capital Management, Managing Partner, Morgan Creek Digital Assets
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Aaron
van Wirdum
Technical Editor, Bitcoin Magazine
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Whale Day Speakers

David
Abner
Global Head of Business Development, Gemini
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Philippe
Bekhazi
CEO, XBTO
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Mike
Belshe
Co-Founder & CEO, BitGo
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Erik
Bethel
Former Executive Director, World Bank
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Bryan
Bishop
Co-Founder & CTO, Avanti Bank & Trust
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Perianne
Boring
President & Founder, Chamber of Digital Commerce
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Greg
Carson
Head of Corporate Development & Venture Capital, XBTO Group
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Will
Cole
Chief Product Officer, Unchained Capital
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Alex
Daskalov
CEO, Knox
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Wilfred
Daye
CEO, Enigma Securities
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Zach
Dexter
CEO, LedgerX
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Brian
Estes
CIO & Managing Partner, Off The Chain Capital
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Brandon
Gath
Managing Partner, Kraken Ventures
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Anand
Gomes
Co-Founder & CEO, Paradigm
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Emiliano
Grodzki
CEO, Bitfarms
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Derar
Islim
COO, Genesis
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Ryan
Louvar
General Counsel, WisdomTree
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Alex
Mashinsky
CEO, Celsius Network
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David
Mercer
CEO, LMAX Group
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Kalin
Metodiev
CFA, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Nexo
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Diogo
Mónica
Co-Founder & President, Anchorage
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Scott
Purcell
Founder & CEO, PrimeTrust
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Rich
Rosenblum
Co-Founder & President, GSR
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Matthew
Roszak
Chairman, Bloq
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Justin
Schmidt
Head of Strategy, Talos
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Peter
Smith
CEO & Co-Founder, Blockchain.com
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Shiliang
Tang
CIO, LedgerPrime
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Annemarie
Tierney
Senior Strategic Advisor, Chamber of Digital Commerce
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Paul
Veradittakit
Partner, Pantera Capital
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Don
Wilson
Founder & CEO, DRW
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Kevin
Zhang
VP of Business Development, Foundry
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Remote Speakers

Thibaut
Le Guilly
Technical Lead, Crypto Garage
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Plus many more amazing speakers to be announced!

Bitcoin 2021's speaker lineup represents a dynamic mix of groundbreaking trailblazers, innovative technologists and unconventional entrepreneurs who will provide attendees with unique insight and detailed explanation during their presentations, all while adding to the event's festive atmosphere.

Please follow @TheBitcoinConf to stay up to date with our speaker announcements.

Venue: Mana Wynwood

Date: 6/4–6/5

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