A Technical Summit
Aug 22nd & 23rd, 2020
For Developers & Miners
Making Networks & People More Resilient
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About #FuturePROOF
Future-Proofing Your Life
How crypto can help brace you for an uncertain global future
Privacy & Self-Sovereignty
How to build more resilient systems, how on-chain data works, etc
Mining Innovations with BTC & PoW
Explore new trends in PoW mining & networks secured by BTC
Game Theory & Governance
Explore incentive
for miners & validators
Co-Founder & CEO
Elizabeth Stark
Chief Strategy Officer
Alex Gladstein
Co-Founder & CEO
On Future-Proofing Your Life, Self-Sovereignty, and Privacy
Co-Founder & Head of Innovation
Nicolas Bacca
Core Developer
Brittany Kaiser
Co-Founder & CTO
Founder of
Applications Engineer
Richard Myers
Co-Founder & CRO
Bradley Kam
Serena Tan
CFA; Serial Security Entrepreneur
Creator of FireChat; CEO & Founder of
Micha Benoliel
CEO & Co-Founder
David Vorick
CEO & Co-Founder
Zach Herbert
Project Steward
Former FBI Cybersecurity Agent; CEO & Co-Founder
Jason Truppi
Head of Product
Kyrylo Chykhradze
Silvio Micali
Head of Engineering
Diwaker Gupta
Head of
Content & SEO
Dino Ibisbegovic
Chief Marketing Officer
Jukka Blomberg
Reseacher & CEO
Head of Regulatory Relations
Project Lead
Molly Mackinlay
Aram Jivanyan
Director at
Chief Strategy Officer
Meltem Demirors
Growth at Kraken
Co-founder of
Alejandro Machado
On Mining Innovations with PoW & BTC
Production Partner
Xan Ditkoff
Head of Custody; Head of Sales & BD
Cynthia Wu
VP at Poolin
Alejandro De La Torre
Director of Marketing
Engineering Partner
Aaron Blankstein
Chairman & CEO
Chief Strategist
Sam Doctor
Chief Technology Officer
Nicholas Fett
Head of Institutional
Prev CTO Core Scientific, Genesis Mining, etc.
Kristy-Leigh Minehan
Developer Evangelist
Joe Bender
CEO of Luxor Technology
Nick Hansen
Director of Business Development at Braiins (Slush Pool)

Edward Evenson
Chief Technology Officer
Jesse Peltan
Blockchain Lead

Apolline Blandin
Chief Operating Officer
Tom Nath
VP of Global Business Development

Mustafa Yilham
Head of Growth
On Game Theory, Security, & Governance
CEO & Co-Founder
Michael Feng
Jonathan Alexander
CEO & Founder
Konstantin Richter
CEO & Co-Founder
Julien Bouteloup
Kevin Nielsen
Awa Sun Yin
Chief Operating Officer
Shi Khai
Chief Operating Officer
Research Scientist
Space is limited. Get Your Free Ticket Now!
Day #1 Agenda: Sat Aug 22nd
9:00am - 9:30am PT
Jukka Blomberg from Local Bitcoins:
Empowering People Through Financial Autonomy In Economic Turmoil
9:30am - 10:00am PT
Dan Held from Kraken:
The Role Of HODLers in Developing The BTC Ecosystem
10:00am - 10:30am PT
Bruce Fenton, creator of Satoshi Roundtable:
Advanced Wealth Management & Asset Protection In A BTC World
10:30am - 11:00am PT
Nicolas Bacca, co-Founder of Ledger:
Modern Bitcoin Transaction Signing On A Smartcard Chip
11:00am - 11:30am PT
Jameson Lopp, co-Founder of CASA:
Attack Vectors IRL: What It REALLY Means To Be Your Own Bank
11:30am - 12:00pm PT
Jason Truppi, former FBI Cybersecurity, CEO of Paydrop:
Crypto-Primer: Encryption Basics Every Security Pro Should Know
12:00pm - 12:30pm PT
Muneeb Ali, Co-founder of Blockstack:
Programmable BTC: Using The Reserve Cryptocurrency In Predictable Smart Contracts
12:30pm - 1:00pm PT
Edward, VP @Slushpool; Alejandro, VP @Poolin; Whit CEO @Hashr8
PANEL: The Future Of BTC Mining Pools
1:00pm - 1:30pm PT
Alejandro De La Torre, VP @Poolin
How BTC Pools Are Built & Grown Over Time
1:30pm - 2:00pm PT
Apolline Blandin @Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)
Assessing The Carbon Footprint of BTC Mining
2:00pm - 2:30pm PT
Sam Doctor, CEO of Bitooda
How Bitcoin Mining Hashrate Affects Profitability, and How Miners Can Hedge Their Risks
2:30pm - 3:00pm PT
Kristy-Leigh, Prev CTO at Core Scientific & Genesis Mining
The Nuance of the Nonce - Data Analysis of the Blockchain
3:00pm - 3:30pm PT
Jesse Peltan, CTO of HODL Ranch
Opportunities For BTC Hashrate Decentralization Outside Of China
3:30pm - 4:00pm PT
Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer at Coinshares
Securing Financial Networks: Bitcoin from a Geopolitical Lens
4:00pm - 4:30pm PT
Alejandro @OpenMoneyInitiative, Mark @Handshake, Molly @IPFS
How To Build Systems That Can Survive Emergencies
4:30pm - 5:00pm PT
Fireside Chat w/ Diwaker Gupta, Head of Engineering at Blockstack, and Silvio Micali, Founder of Algorand
5:00pm - 5:30pm PT
Jude Nelson, Research Scientist at Stacks Foundation
Blockstack Consensus Mechanism To Deal with BTC or Blockstack Forks
5:30pm - 6:00pm PT
Aaron Blankstein & Xan Ditkoff from Blockstack
Blockstack PoX Mining: STX Mining Deep Dive
6:00pm - 6:30pm PT
Jude Nelson from the Stacks Foundation
Blockstack STX Mining Ops: Hardware & Security Requirements
6:30pm - 7:00pm PT
Xan Ditkoff, Production Partner @Blockstack
PoX Mining: How Token Holders Can Stack STX To Earn BTC
7:00pm - 7:30pm PT
Vince Kowk, Head of VIP OTC at Binance
Under The Hood of OTC Trading (And Why Miners Should Care)

7:30pm-8:00pm PT
Nick Hansen, CEO @ Luxor
The Hashrate Wars - National Security & The Rise Of The American Bitcoin Miner
8:00pm - 8:30pm PT
Aram (Cryptographer) & Reuben (Project Steward) at Zcoin
Why Trusted Setup Is No Longer Necessary For Privacy
8:30pm - 9:00pm PT
Bradley Kam, Co-Founder of Unstoppable DomainsExploring Centralized vs. Decentralized (DNS) Domain Name Servers
9:00pm - 9:30pm PT
Michael Feng, CEO of HummingBot
Workshop: How To Build A Trading Bot For Your Mining Operation
9:30pm-10:00pm PT
Cynthia Wu, Head of Custody; Head of Sales & BD at Matrixport
Treasury Management For Miners
10:00pm - 10:30pm PT
Serena Tan & Dino Ibisbegovic from Santiment
Data Insights On BTC Whale Behavior With Santiment
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Day #2 Agenda: Sun Aug 23rd
9:00am - 9:30am PT
Fireside Chat with Elizabeth Stark (CEO of Lightning Labs)
& Alex Gladstein (HRF)
9:30am - 10:00am PT
Brittany Kaiser, whistleblower at Cambridge Analytica
The Importance Of Data Privacy During COVID-19 times
10:00am - 10:30am PT
Harry Halpin, CEO of NYM
Technical Deep Dive: How Governments Collect Data & Censor Technology
10:30am - 11:00am PT
Kyrylo Chykhradze, Head of Product at Crystal / Bitfury
Darknet Use and Bitcoin — A Crypto Activity & Usage Data Report
11:00am - 11:30am PT
Micha Benoliel, Creator of Firechat; CEO & Co-Founder of Nodle
Why Contact Tracing Apps May Pave the Way for a New Generation of More Private Social Graphs & Networks
11:30am - 12:00pm PT
Patrick Stanley, Head of Growth at Blockstack
Proof of Hodl Communities

12:00pm - 12:30pm PT
Jack Gavigan, Head of Regulatory Affairs @ Zcash:
When Legacy Financial Regulation and Zero-knowledge Proofs Collide
12:30pm - 1:00pm PT
John Jefferies, CMO @ Ciphertrace
Under The Hood: How Crypto Investigation Software Is Able To Connect BTC Transactions To Real-World Entities (To Track Criminal Activity)
1:00pm - 1:30pm PT
Richard Myers, Engineer @ Gotenna
Mesh Networks In A Mad Max World
1:30pm - 2:00pm PT
Jack Jia, Director at Wyre
How To Secure Your Assets Across Borders Using Crypto As A Rail
2:00pm - 2:30pm PT
Konstantin Richter, CEO @ BlockDaemon
The Role Of Early Network Custodians (& Why Decentralization Matters)
2:30pm - 3:00pm PT
Awa @ Cryptium Labs, Kevin @TQ Tezos, Julien @Stake Capital
Exploring How Networks Incentivize Quality Governance
3:00pm - 3:30pm PT
Tom Nath, COO @ Bitooda
Thinking Through Crypto Regulation for Blockchain Entrepreneurs
3:30pm - 4:00pm PT
Zach Herbert, CEO & Co-Founder of Foundation Devices
Bitcoin and an Open Hardware Revolution
4:00pm - 4:30pm PT
Jonathan Alexander, CTO @ OpenZeppelin
Managing Cybersecurity Risks For Startups In Dangerous Times
4:30pm - 5:00pm PT
Nicholas Fett, CTO at Tellor
Bootstrapping PoW Security: Thinking Through Mining Rewards & CryptoEconomics
5:00pm - 5:30pm PT
Mustafa, VP at Bixin & Wright, Director of Marketing at WhatsMiner
How BTC Mining Farms Source Global Electricity Infrastructure For Investment / Purchase
5:30pm - 6:00pm PT
Xan @Blockstack & Shi Khai @ LongHash
Off Chain Incentives For Building Communities & Driving More Network Participation
6:00pm - 6:30pm PT
Richard Li, COO @ Certus.One
Game Theory & Incentive Mechanism Design For Miners
6:30pm - 7:00pm PT
David Vorick, CEO & Co-Founder of SIA
Sovereign Data using Skynet
7:00pm - 7:30pm PT
Joe Bender, Developer Evangelist @ Blockstack
Why You Want To Run A Stacks 2.0 Node
7:30pm - 8:00pm PT
Dan Trevino, Founder of RunRiot
Hands-on Workshop: How to setup your STX Miner
Community Partners
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We Are Not Giving Financial Advice
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