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Tuesday, August 27
 

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Tuesday August 27, 2019 TBA

4:30pm MDT

Early Registration
Stop by BTC2019 before the event actually begins and see behind the scenes set-up. You can also pick up your registration badge and skip the lines in the morning. Be sure to bring your ticket! 

Tuesday August 27, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm MDT
Boulder
 
Wednesday, August 28
 

9:00am MDT

Registration Opens + Coffee & Networking
Attendees: Bring your tickets (email confirmation is fine) and be ready to get your badge and lanyard. You can choose between a standard lanyard or a "Do Not Photograph" lanyard. Details are at registration.

Teachers and Sponsors: You'll have your own table for registration. Please bring your tickets too. 

Wednesday August 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Boulder

10:00am MDT

Opening Announcements & Keynote Presentation: Invest in Education
Pamela Morgan will be emceeing the event.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos will deliver the keynote address.

The title of this talk is just a placeholder. Each of Andreas’ talks is unscripted and unique; he never delivers the same talk twice. No one knows what the topic will be yet, not even Andreas! But you can be sure the topic will be relevant and the session will be engaging and inspiring.


Teachers
avatar for Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, C4 Board Member
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote... Read More →

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avatar for Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
Boulder

10:30am MDT

C4 & CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) Overview and C4 Updates
The CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) is a security standard that helps secure all information systems that make use of cryptocurrencies. This course is an introductory high level overview of what comprises the CCSS and how information systems can benefit and become more secure.

What will students learn?
You will leave with an understanding of what comprises the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) and why this standard is valuable in the cryptocurrency industry.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and developers who are interested in security.

Prerequisite: none

During this session, Michael Perklin, the President of C4 will also be sharing exciting updates on new C4 projects and will let you know how you can get involved. 

Teachers
avatar for Michael Perklin

Michael Perklin

C4, President & Board Member, Shapeshift.com, Chief Information Security Officer
Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift.com, the leading non-custodial platform for managing digital assets. Michael also serves as the President of C4, having co-founded the non-profit organization in 2014. Michael is an information security expert with over... Read More →

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avatar for Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 10:30am - 10:50am MDT
Boulder

11:00am MDT

Indicators of Suspicion in the VC Space/Project Participate
Cryptoasset usage is coming under increasing scrutiny by financial regulatory agencies. The latest Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations call for Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR), but no guidance has been provided as to what constitutes suspicious activity in the space. This session will give scholars a closer look at Project Participate which brings together exchanges, analytical providers and regulators to develop indicators to inform transaction monitoring solutions, investigative best practices, and training. Indicators developed to date by Project Participate will be shared in this session.

Scholars will learn about the latest comprehensive indicators that have been developed along with a best practice model of investigation, the 360 Model, as published by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

This course is appropriate for professionals, particularly lawyers and accountants, who serve clients in the industry.

Prerequisite(s): none. 


Teachers
PW

Peter Warrack

Founder and CEO, Blocktrain Compliance Solutions Inc. Bitfinex.
Peter has 25 yrs plus experience in financial crime, law enforcement and North American banking environment. Twice winner of ACAMS Professional of the Year Award, (2011/2017), winner ACAMS Article of the Year 2017 focused on Blockchain. Former FIU head of RBC and BMO and Head of Intelligence... Read More →

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avatar for John Paller

John Paller

Opolis, Founder & Steward
As an employment & talent acquisition industry leader & entrepreneur, I've been in the employment/talent acquisition/HR Tech space for over 15 years. To me, there isn't anything more commercially important to people than the jobs we take or the people we hire.I am obsessed with bringing... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Mountain
  Professionals, Intermediate

11:00am MDT

Bitcoin Core v Libra Core
More mainstream global money movements are on the rise, flowing through a mix of blockchain-era stable-money services that operate along a centralization-to-decentralization spectrum. During this session we will look under the hood of Bitcoin core and compare it with the new cryptocurrency of Facebook's Libra core software client.

What will students learn?
You'll learn the fundamentals of Bitcoin Core and gain a greater understanding about the new digital asset of Libra Core's validator nodes and governance model.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry and professionals, with an appetite for code, as well as current and aspiring developers who want to understand how Libra and bitcoin core differ.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Angeleen Wilson

Angeleen Wilson

Organizer, dapp developer, Georgia Blockchain Coalition
I am a mom, a data wrangler, and dapp developer helping to create  blockchain solutions in crop science, the media industry and children’s  education space. My professional background includes radio, television, BI development and distributed ledger technology. I also help host... Read More →

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avatar for Angie Gallagher

Angie Gallagher

Director of Business Development, BurstIQ
I thrive on startup energy because I love entrepreneurship. At BurstIQ (blockchain) I can offer startups a free license to build on our platform while my bigger job is to connect companies (like yours) on a world-wide basis to form mutually beneficial partnerships. Please feel free... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Valley
  Technical, Introductory

11:00am MDT

CBP Prep Course (90 minute session)
This 90 minute session designed to prepare you to study for and take the Certified Bitcoin Professional Exam (CBP). For those new to the industry, this will be your introductory course to blockchain related topics. You'll then attend other sessions to learn more and reinforce the topics covered here. If you've been into blockchains for awhile, this course is the perfect refresher and preparation course before you take your CBP examination. As a reminder, the cost of the exam is included with your ticket to BTC2019.

In the CBP prep series, you'll learn about:
  • The history of money, bitcoin, and how the price of bitcoin is derived. 
  • Basic cryptographic terms, hash functions, encryption, and digital signatures.
  • Bitcoin Basics, including addresses and keys, transactions, the blockchain, bitcoin as a unit (e.g. millibt, satoshi), ways to earn, buy, sell, and store bitcoin, blockchain explorers and Unspent Transaction Outputs (UTXO). 
  • Bitcoin wallets, specifically: wallet types (hot/cold, paper, hardware, multi-sig, etc) bitcoin clients, and wallet backup/recovery.
  • Bitcoin commerce, including how to accept bitcoin for products and services

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and aspiring blockchain developers who do not yet understand the basics of Bitcoin.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, C4 Board Member
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote... Read More →

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avatar for Shannon Ewing

Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm MDT
Boulder

12:00pm MDT

Accounting for Cryptocurrencies: Transactions, Tracking & Tax
This session will educate professionals, particularly accountants and CPAs (but also financial advisors and lawyers), about the nuances and challenges with cryptocurrency accounting for business entities (and by default individuals).

Using and securing cryptocurrency is one thing but accounting for it is another. The unique aspects of cryptocurrency create simultaneous parallel transactional paths one for taxable events and one for business operations for every single transaction. Meanwhile, limitations of key data points and other information (normally considered basic accounting information) with block explorers, exchanges and wallets coupled with client’s poor crypto process flows creates a challenging landscape for professionals to navigate.

What will students learn?
You will learn best practices for designing and managing cryptocurrencies for maximum accounting, audit and tax value for your practice and for advising your clients while eliminating as many headaches as possible. Newbies can also benefit from this course by understanding the importance of strategic process for using cryptocurrency.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and developers who want to understand taxation and cryptoassets.

Prerequisite: none, although a basic understanding of blockchains and/or Bitcoin will help

Teachers
avatar for Kirk Phillips

Kirk Phillips

Principal, Global Crypto Advisors
Kirk Phillips, aka the The Bitcoin CPA™, is author of The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide™ and articles in yBitcoin Magazine, Bitcoin Magazine and CoinDesk. Kirk wrote and produced the AICPA’s Blockchain Fundamentals Course in 2018 and he is completing the Blockchain for Insurance... Read More →

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avatar for Stephanie Murphy, PhD

Stephanie Murphy, PhD

Founder, Stephanie Murphy Voice
Stephanie Murphy, PhD is a former biochemist who changed careers in 2013 to become a voice actor and audiobook narrator. Stephanie saw the potential of the blockchain early, and made her first bitcoin transaction in 2012. You may have heard Stephanie on one of the podcasts she hosts... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Mountain

12:00pm MDT

Bitcoin Cash App Development
In this session, you’ll learn about building apps without smart contracts. Using various tools, we will explore the basic components of blockchain consumer apps. We will cover topics from address management to building transactions to processing transaction metadata.

What will students learn?
You will learn how use blockchains to build a lightweight, inexpensive app experience. Most of the content will be delivered via slides, web pages and live code example. Scholars will receive all references and resources in links provided for them so you can examine at your own pace after the session.

This session is appropriate for aspiring or experienced developers who want to learn to build apps for the Bitcoin Cash network.

Prerequisites: coming soon. 

Teachers
avatar for Jerry Qian

Jerry Qian

Co-founder, Bitcoin Bay
Jerry has been in Bitcoin since 2013, co-founding Bitcoin Bay, Toronto's premier Bitcoin and blockchain focused meetup. Main focus is to provide education and resources for new people in the blockchain space. Jerry leads the Bitcoin Bay technical team, working on a variety of outbound... Read More →

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avatar for Angie Gallagher

Angie Gallagher

Director of Business Development, BurstIQ
I thrive on startup energy because I love entrepreneurship. At BurstIQ (blockchain) I can offer startups a free license to build on our platform while my bigger job is to connect companies (like yours) on a world-wide basis to form mutually beneficial partnerships. Please feel free... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Valley
  Technical

1:00pm MDT

Lunch Break
Keep your brain hungry and your stomach full! Connect with fellow attendees over a daily seated lunch, where you will have the option to create your own tacos or delve into a pasta plate. Use this time to network, dine, and learn from some of our sponsors about the exciting projects they’re building. Lunch is a full 50 minutes, so stretch, find the restrooms, explore the sponsor expo area, or just feast!

Tacos: Corn or flour tortilla + meat or vegetables + toppings like guacamole, salsa or cheese.
Pasta: Pasta + vegetables or chicken. Different pasta noodles will be served each day.
All of our lunches will have gluten free, lactose free, and vegetarian options. 

If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible at contact@blockchaintraining.org and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. 

Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Mesa

1:30pm MDT

Learn How to Use Your KeepKey (sponsor session)
Come learn how to use your free KeepKey to store, trade, and use a variety of cryptocurrencies from one easy-to-use website with Brett ShapeShift.

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avatar for Shannon Ewing

Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
Mountain

2:00pm MDT

AML & Fraud for Crypto
This session is a deep-dive into anti-money laundering (AML) and fraud. It will include topics like: you may not be a fan of KYC (but do you like it more than the colour orange?) and how your investors could land you in hot water. We will also talk about fraud prevention and how to use your time and resources effectively.

What will students learn?
You will leave this session with an understanding of elements of AML, like KYC and monitoring, as well as common fraud prevention practices. While these concepts sometimes overlap, in other cases they have less in common than one might expect. Both startups and established companies need to consider how to balance their resources and streamline processes where possible, without taking on too much risk.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry and professionals who want to understand AML and fraud issues surrounding cryptoassets. 

Prerequisite: none


Teachers
avatar for Rodney MacInnes

Rodney MacInnes

COO & AML Compliance Ninja, Outlier
Rodney is currently the COO & AML Compliance Ninja at Outlier Solutions Inc. (Outlier) a Canadian-based consulting company that set out to break the consulting mould by focusing on 3 core principles: Value, Open-Source & Continuous Improvement. Rodney is a Certified Bitcoin Professional... Read More →

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avatar for Michael Perklin

Michael Perklin

C4, President & Board Member, Shapeshift.com, Chief Information Security Officer
Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift.com, the leading non-custodial platform for managing digital assets. Michael also serves as the President of C4, having co-founded the non-profit organization in 2014. Michael is an information security expert with over... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Canyon
  Basics, Introductory

2:00pm MDT

Law & Regulatory Issues in Crypto
The laws and regulations related to cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets in the US are a patchwork at best, more like a minefield. In this session, you'll learn how to navigate many of the most daunting legal issues and find practical solutions.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry and professionals who want to better understand how to find practical solutions to cryptoasset legal issues.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Veronica McGregor

Veronica McGregor

Chief Legal Officer, ShapeShift
I'm 20-year Consumer Financial Services lawyer specializing in new technologies. My practice has always included guiding FinTech companies through the myriad of state and federal laws and regulations involving consumer financial services. I've been speaking on the topics of Blockchain... Read More →

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avatar for Shannon Ewing

Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Mountain
  Professionals, Introductory

2:00pm MDT

Cryptography in Context: How We Got to Blockchains (90 minute session)
This session will delve into a brief history of cryptography from early ciphers, through the introduction of computation, culminating in modern asymmetric encryption techniques. The focus will be on understanding how cryptography developed over time driven by (or in many cases driving) technology, to arrive where it is now and how blockchain technology is a natural progression. This session is intended for beginners and/or non-computer professionals.

During the session Dirk will help you to work through how cryptography works conceptually, not entirely without math, but concentrating more on how the math is applied (while allowing computers to do the heavy lifting for us). A computer, tablet, or phone with web access will be needed to access the tools that will be used to demonstrate and play with some of the cryptographic techniques discussed.

This is a cornerstone course that will help you build a greater understanding of the industry and prepare you for the CBP examination.

What will students learn?
You will learn how cryptography developed, how cryptographic keys work, the difference between symmetric and asymmetric encryption, what elliptic curve cryptography means, how to use hashes, and how it all goes together in the blockchain world.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and aspiring blockchain developers who do not yet understand the basics of cryptography.

Prerequisite(s): none

Teachers
avatar for S. Dirk Anderson

S. Dirk Anderson

VP, Information Technology & Security, Salt Blockchain Inc.
Dirk is an information security professional who has always been a cryptography geek. After over 20 years of traditional infosec, he made the leap (headfirst) into the blockchain and cryptocurrency world. Dirk is currently the head of IT & Security for Salt Blockchain Inc. where he... Read More →

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avatar for Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Boulder

2:00pm MDT

Bitcoin Payment Channels on the Lightning Network - A dive into the channel protocol (90 minute session)
In this course, we study the construction of the currently implemented payment channel mechanism. This is achieved by comparing the core idea of the construction with HTTP long polling.  We take a high level view on the bitcoin scripts that are needed to create a Revocable Sequence Maturity Contract. After this construction is explained we look at why getting rid of transaction malleability (which was achieved with the segwit upgrade) was crucial to be able to securely set up Lightning Network payment channels.

Understanding the basics of the cryptography we will also look at the Channel Protocol defined in BOLT 02 (Basics of Lightning Technologies or BOLT is the name of the protocol specification for the Lightning Network) which includes the communication and data flow between peers on the Lightning Network to open and close a payment channel.

We will also touch on problems and downsides (like asymmetric state or the difficulty to backup lightning nodes) with the current construction and proposals that could improve on them.

This course is appropriate for current and aspiring blockchain developers want to understand payment channels.

Prerequisite: a basic understanding of Bitcoin

Teachers
avatar for René Pickhardt

René Pickhardt

Self Employed Data Science Consultant
Rene Pickhardt is a self employed Data Science Consultant who has studied Mathematics, Physics and Chinese. Besides data analysis and extracting knowledge from data he is interested in scaling computer systems. After becoming aware of the Lightning Network in 2017 as the scaling solution... Read More →

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avatar for Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, C4 Board Member
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Valley
  Technical, Intermediate

3:00pm MDT

CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) Committee Meeting (by Invitation Only)
This is a closed meeting of the CCSS committee.

Teachers
avatar for Michael Perklin

Michael Perklin

C4, President & Board Member, Shapeshift.com, Chief Information Security Officer
Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift.com, the leading non-custodial platform for managing digital assets. Michael also serves as the President of C4, having co-founded the non-profit organization in 2014. Michael is an information security expert with over... Read More →
avatar for Ron Stoner

Ron Stoner

Security Services; Architect of C4's CCSSA Exam, Shapeshift
Ron Stoner is the architect of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam. He has 7+ years experience in the cryptocurrency market space, 15+ years in Information Security, and has spoken at industry recognized conferences such as DEF CON, HoshoCon, and Hackers on Planet... Read More →
avatar for Joshua McDougall

Joshua McDougall

C4, Board Member, Kroll, Associate Managing Director
Joshua is an Associate Managing Director with Kroll’s Cyber Risk and Investigations practice based in Denver, CO. He specializes in investigations involving complex data systems, including blockchain-based systems and assets. He is co-author of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard... Read More →
avatar for Jameson Lopp

Jameson Lopp

CTO, Casa
Jameson has been building multisignature Bitcoin wallets for 4 years, first at BitGo in the enterprise setting and now at Casa for individuals. Throughout this time he has been writing and given presentations about what he has learned the hard way while trying to write robust software... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Beyer, PhD

Stefan Beyer, PhD

CEO, Cryptonics
Dr. Stefan Beyer is the CEO of Cryptonics Consulting, a blockchain-specific spin-off of a large cybersecurity company. He is an experienced distributed systems researcher with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, specialising in smart contract audits. He... Read More →
avatar for Petri Basson

Petri Basson

Senior Manager - IT Advisory, KPMG in the Cayman Islands
Petri is an experienced professional with a background in finance and IT. After obtaining his Chartered accountant qualification he saw the destructive possibility of technology and obtained 6 certificates in IT as well as his Certified Information System Auditor qualification. He... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm MDT
Working Groups

3:00pm MDT

Support Teams: Building the Backbone of Your User Experience
Attend this course to uncover an underestimated power in your organization. Customer support teams are your experts in your product, are the personalities to enamor your users, and a trustworthy source of feedback to inform the evolution of your product and user experience. A wealth of knowledge can be found when you look under the hood of how a support team operates.

Building these teams are not always so simple. I’ll walk you through some of the trials and obstacles I’ve experienced in hopes you can avoid some common mistakes. Scholars will learn how to build a trustworthy, well-oiled machine that churns out high customer retention and satisfaction.

This session is appropriate for all attendees.

Prerequisites: none

Teachers
avatar for Megan Longo

Megan Longo

Director of Member Services, ShapeShift
Megan Longo is a team leader, creative problem solver, and Certified Bitcoin Professional who has been a part of the cryptocurrency community since 2012. Her early years in the space involved activism and crypto payments in retail and fundraising. In 2016 Megan joined ShapeShift to... Read More →

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Wednesday August 28, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Mountain
  Professionals, Introductory

3:50pm MDT

Coffee, Tea, & Snack Break
Refuel and recharge every afternoon with a snack break! Munch on cookies, brownies, nuts, fruits (oranges, apples, pears, bananas), and gluten free pastries while you connect with other attendees, wander the sponsor expo area, or find some sunshine on our patio.
If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible at contact@blockchaintraining.org and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Wednesday August 28, 2019 3:50pm - 4:00pm MDT
Mesa

4:00pm MDT

Crypto for Creatives: How professionals, freelancers, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs can earn cryptocurrency & incorporate it into their small businesses.
There are many creative professionals, freelancers, digital nomads, and other small business entrepreneurs who do not work directly within the cryptocurrency ecosystem, but can still benefit by leveraging the power of cryptocurrency within their own small business niche. In this course specifically for small business entrepreneurs, you will be introduced to the benefits of incorporating cryptocurrency into your small business, how to use cryptocurrency for day to day small business transactions, the basics of using cryptocurrency securely in your small business, how to use multisignature systems to increase transparency and security, and much more.

What will students learn?
You will create a personalized action plan of the first steps to incorporate crypto into your business, and learn what steps you can take today, or as soon as you return home, to get started.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and aspiring blockchain developers who want to be paid in cryptocurrencies.

Software to download: Nothing is required but you will get more out of the session if you had installed the Electrum app at https://electrum.org and already created a wallet. 

Prerequisites:  None are required. My course will be a good companion for Accounting for Cryptocurrencies by Kirk Phillips, Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning by Pamela Morgan, Identifying Token Types by Adam B. Levine, and How to Securely Create Cryptographic Keys by Joshua McDougall.

Teachers
avatar for Stephanie Murphy, PhD

Stephanie Murphy, PhD

Founder, Stephanie Murphy Voice
Stephanie Murphy, PhD is a former biochemist who changed careers in 2013 to become a voice actor and audiobook narrator. Stephanie saw the potential of the blockchain early, and made her first bitcoin transaction in 2012. You may have heard Stephanie on one of the podcasts she hosts... Read More →

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Wednesday August 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Boulder
  Basics, Introductory

4:00pm MDT

Clash of Expectations: Blockchain Products and Usability
Blockchains are a new technology built on unique interactions, yet many people using this technology are bringing conventional expectations. The end result is confusion – a confusion deep enough to prevent mainstream adoption.

In this session, we will review 10 of the top UX heuristics and compare them to blockchain products today.

What will students learn?
We will review the good, the bad and the ugly of user experience in blockchains, and what individuals can do to promote a good user experience going forward.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and blockchain developers who want to understand how to incorporate good UX into their projects.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Charles Erdman

Charles Erdman

Executive Director of Product Design, Ideas by Nature
Charley is a creative executive building value at the intersection of human behavior and technology. He uses design alchemy to persuade, inspire and enroll. For the last 20-years, Charley has lead teams of designers and developers building digital products and communications for Fortune... Read More →
avatar for Kate Garrigan

Kate Garrigan

User Experience
Kate Garrigan is a user experience specialist. Her design philosophy is rooted in education through action — the idea that users can learn simply by pursuing their own goals and motivations. She fell in love with the world-changing possibilities of blockchain technology in 2014... Read More →

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avatar for Shannon Ewing

Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Mountain

4:00pm MDT

Building an Enterprise Grade Bitcoin Wallet
Description: If you've read any of the popular technical books such as Mastering Bitcoin or Programming Blockchain, you probably have a decent grasp on the fundamentals of how a Bitcoin wallet works. But in practice there are a wide variety of wallets in the wild which cater to different use cases. This session will cover some of the unique considerations that must be handled when building a wallet for enterprise rather than personal use.

What will students learn?
Edge cases, scalability, and usability issues that are unique to the operation of enterprise hot wallets. We'll cover issues such as UTXO management, fee estimation, key security, and address derivation.

This course is appropriate for advanced professionals, as well as current and aspiring blockchain developers who want to understand the nuances of building enterprise hot wallets.

Prerequisite: Recommend attendees install the Electrum Client and figure out how to run it on testnet.

Teachers
avatar for Jameson Lopp

Jameson Lopp

CTO, Casa
Jameson has been building multisignature Bitcoin wallets for 4 years, first at BitGo in the enterprise setting and now at Casa for individuals. Throughout this time he has been writing and given presentations about what he has learned the hard way while trying to write robust software... Read More →

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avatar for Bailey Reutzel

Bailey Reutzel

Multimedia Journalist, Free agent/Decrypt
Bailey Reutzel has been reporting on the cryptocurrency and blockchain scene since 2012, when it was simple because there was only bitcoin. Her work has appeared in American Banker, PaymentsSource, DigitalTransactions, Quartz, CoinDesk and Decrypt. She's currently a free agent, focusing... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Valley
  Technical, Intermediate

4:00pm MDT

CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) Workshop: Day 1 (90 minute session)
Limited Capacity full

Do you want to become a certified auditor in the cryptocurrency space? The CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam does just that!

Introduced in 2019, the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam certifies one’s knowledge of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) – a security standard that helps secure all information systems that make use of cryptocurrencies.

This six hour, multi-day workshop will focus on the intricacies of the CCSS framework, the structure of the CCSSA exam, and provide fun group-based learning activities.

By the end of this workshop, you will understand what knowledge is needed to sit and pass the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam.

Prerequisite(s): You must have purchased a CCSSA add-on ticket in order to attend this workshop.

Teachers
avatar for Ron Stoner

Ron Stoner

Security Services; Architect of C4's CCSSA Exam, Shapeshift
Ron Stoner is the architect of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam. He has 7+ years experience in the cryptocurrency market space, 15+ years in Information Security, and has spoken at industry recognized conferences such as DEF CON, HoshoCon, and Hackers on Planet... Read More →

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avatar for Michael Perklin

Michael Perklin

C4, President & Board Member, Shapeshift.com, Chief Information Security Officer
Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift.com, the leading non-custodial platform for managing digital assets. Michael also serves as the President of C4, having co-founded the non-profit organization in 2014. Michael is an information security expert with over... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Canyon

5:00pm MDT

Bitcoin Privacy: On- and Off-Chain
This Bitcoin basics session will be composed of three topics: 1) On-chain privacy attacks and how to thwart them, covering topics like address re-use, wallet fingerprinting, CoinJoin, etc. 2) Off-chain privacy attacks and how to thwart them, covering topics like personal data collection, traffic analysis, Dandelion, etc. 3) The current state and consequences of financial privacy or lack thereof.

What will students learn? Students will learn about various ways their financial privacy can be attacked while using bitcoin, and what tools or techniques they can use to prevent or lessen the impact of these attacks.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, current and aspiring blockchain developers who want to improve their privacy.

Prerequisite(s): None, although it would be helpful if you had a mental or written list of the bitcoin applications and services you currently use or have used, as this will be relevant.


Teachers
avatar for Janine Römer

Janine Römer

Investigative journalist
Janine is a voluntaryist and researcher on a variety of topics, including privacy, information security, decentralised networks, surveillance versus sousveillance, counter-economics, Bitcoin/cryptocurrencies, and whistleblowing. She is currently experimenting with a model for open-source... Read More →

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Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, C4 Board Member
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Boulder

5:00pm MDT

Weird Stories from the Blockchain World
The blockchain space has unique challenges that set it apart from other industries in the broader tech industry. This session will include cautionary tales about operational security, the trials & tribulations of getting an audit for ShapeShift, how different crypto communities have handled forks & attacks on their blockchains, and the complexities of hiring talent for a crypto company.

What will students learn?
You'll learn how to successfully navigate many of the unique challenges of this fast paced, quickly expanding industry through personally relatable anecdotes told by an industry veteran.

This session taught by the COO of ShapeShift will cover a number of stories from Jon's 7+ years involved in the crypto industry.

This session is appropriate for all attendees.

Prerequisites: none

Teachers
avatar for Jon ShapeShift

Jon ShapeShift

COO, ShapeShift
COO of ShapeShift, been in the crypto space since about 2012, helped grow ShapeShift from nothing to something! Over 16 years of operations, technology, business, and project/product management relevant experience.

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Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Mountain

5:00pm MDT

Hardware Wallets and the Web
During this interactive session, you will be guided through the basics of hardware wallet programming on the web. Topics include HD derivation paths, message signing / verification, and transaction signing / verification. We will focus on the Ethereum ecosystem, but also briefly cover Bitcoin and forks.

What will students learn?
By the end of this session, you will have all the tools you need to integrate the top three hardware wallets (KeepKey, Trezor, Ledger) into your web app.

This course is appropriate for current and aspiring developers who want to learn to integrate hardware wallets into their applications.

Please bring your Trezor, Keepkey or Ledger to the session with the latest firmware updates. Trezor users may need to update your bridge software too. You can find KeepKey updaters here:

Mac: https://beta.shapeshift.com/keepkey-updater-mac.dmg
PC: https://beta.shapeshift.com/keepkey-updater-pc.exe

Prerequisite: a working knowledge of Javascript and Node ecosystem are necessary for this session.


Teachers
avatar for Jon KeepKey

Jon KeepKey

Lead Firmware Engineer of KeepKey hardware wallet, ShapeShift
Jon is the lead firmware engineer for the KeepKey hardware wallet. He has 8+ years experience designing compilers for embedded systems in security and performance-sensitive environments.

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Bailey Reutzel

Multimedia Journalist, Free agent/Decrypt
Bailey Reutzel has been reporting on the cryptocurrency and blockchain scene since 2012, when it was simple because there was only bitcoin. Her work has appeared in American Banker, PaymentsSource, DigitalTransactions, Quartz, CoinDesk and Decrypt. She's currently a free agent, focusing... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Valley
  Technical, Intermediate

6:25pm MDT

7:00pm MDT

Networking Event: Games, Contests, and More
PSA: This is not your standard, stuffy networking event. Though the location is secret, the fun we’ll be having is sure to make some noise! Unwind with a night of gaming, delicious snacks, and socializing with fellow blockchain enthusiasts from around the world. We will have bowling, darts, mini-golf and so much more! Special thanks to Edge, our networking sponsor for what is sure to be a special evening. 

Make sure to bring your photo ID & your badge to enter! You will be notified of the location shortly before the event. Transportation provided; no guests. 

Teachers
avatar for Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →
avatar for Michael Perklin

Michael Perklin

C4, President & Board Member, Shapeshift.com, Chief Information Security Officer
Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift.com, the leading non-custodial platform for managing digital assets. Michael also serves as the President of C4, having co-founded the non-profit organization in 2014. Michael is an information security expert with over... Read More →
avatar for Joshua McDougall

Joshua McDougall

C4, Board Member, Kroll, Associate Managing Director
Joshua is an Associate Managing Director with Kroll’s Cyber Risk and Investigations practice based in Denver, CO. He specializes in investigations involving complex data systems, including blockchain-based systems and assets. He is co-author of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard... Read More →
avatar for Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, C4 Board Member
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 7:00pm - 9:45pm MDT
Off-Site (to be announced at the event)
 
Thursday, August 29
 

9:30am MDT

Doors Open + Coffee & Networking
Arrive early and enjoy some coffee & networking before sessions begin.

Thursday August 29, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am MDT
Boulder

10:00am MDT

Identifying Token Types: What's the difference between bitcoin, altcoins, metacoins, utility tokens, ICOs, DAOs, & STOs
These days it seems like everybody is excited about tokens, whether bitcoin or their favorite ICO. Although technologically very similar, the actual “why” of people using tokens, and how those explanations fit into today’s reality, is not obvious or simple even to those who have been paying attention for years. In this class, we’ll go through the history and genesis of different token use-cases, how they were viewed at the time of introduction, and what we’ve learned about them since.

What will students learn?
We’ll talk about the history of, and differences in form and function between cryptocurrencies and digital asset tokens like bitcoin, altcoins, metacoins, ICOs, DAOs, Utility Tokens, STOs. By the end of the session, you will have a clear idea of what all of these things are and how people use them, both currently and historically.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and aspiring blockchain developers who want to understand the difference between the many different types of tokens in the blockchain industry.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Adam B. Levine

Adam B. Levine

Founder, Let's Talk Bitcoin!
Adam B. Levine is a speaker, entrepreneur and bitcoin evangelist. Founder of the long running Let’s Talk Bitcoin! show, and CEO of Tokenly, he spends his time exploring advanced technology as a means to create solutions for previously unsolvable problems.

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Thursday August 29, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Boulder
  Basics, Introductory

10:00am MDT

How Wyoming’s Blockchain Laws Can Benefit You and Your Organization
“Code is law” is a mantra frequently cited by blockchain developers. While that might work for your project, it may also run afoul of existing laws that could get you into trouble. This session will explore how you and your organization can best use the Wyoming Blockchain laws to minimize risk. This won’t be legal advice!

What will students learn?
The session will focus on Wyoming laws, how they differ from the laws in other states and why you should consider Wyoming as your jurisdiction of choice.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, current and aspiring blockchain developers who want to understand why Wyoming is one of the best locations for blockchain based businesses in the USA.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →

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avatar for Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Mountain

10:00am MDT

Join the Lightning Network (90 minute session)
This session will include an overview of the Lightning Network, onboarding basics, and provide resources for scholars to download their own Lightning Network wallet, open a channel, and receive tBTC. 

Part 1 
  • Bitcoin scaling problems

  • Introducing layer 2 technologies

  • What is the Lightning Network

  • Value props of the Lightning Network

  • Current limitations

  • Onboarding basics

    • Node vs wallet

    • On-chain and off-chain payments

    • Opening and closing a channel

    • Sending and receiving a payment

    • Channel capacity

    • Routing issues

Part 2
  • Demo requirements
  • Demo instructions
  • Explore Lightning Apps
  • Resources for wallet setup

What will students learn?
You will learn what the Lightning Network is, understand the basics of onboarding to the Lightning Network. 

Presentation can be viewed here in advance of the session: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_WB2jmF1iRHGpPEs3GNVi7NHyw3Jz_BH0lO-K8iLm6A/edit?usp=sharing

This session is appropriate for all attendees.

Prerequisites: none

Teachers
avatar for Beatrice Leung

Beatrice Leung

Product Manager, RADAR
Beatrice Leung is a Product Manager at RADAR, building ION — the homepage of the Lightning Network. Beatrice was introduced to Bitcoin in 2015 while leading growth marketing at a Virtual Reality company and has been following the space since. She is passionate about frontier technologies... Read More →

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avatar for Angie Gallagher

Angie Gallagher

Director of Business Development, BurstIQ
I thrive on startup energy because I love entrepreneurship. At BurstIQ (blockchain) I can offer startups a free license to build on our platform while my bigger job is to connect companies (like yours) on a world-wide basis to form mutually beneficial partnerships. Please feel free... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am MDT
Canyon
  Basics, Introductory

10:00am MDT

Onion Routing of Bitcoin payments on the Lightning Network with Hashed Time Locked Contracts (90 minute session)
In this course, we start by comparing the payment process of Bitcoin in which the recipient can be offline with that of the Lightning Network where both parties are heavily involved in communication. We understand the concept of atomicity and understand on a visual level by comparing with a real world court system how a series of Hashed Time Locked Contracts (or HTLCs) enable the forwarding of funds across a network of payment channels in a way that we do not have to trust the intermediary nodes. This will show how the Lightning Network is an effort to reduce the Bitcoin Blockchain to what it is best at - decentralizing trust - and move the value transaction layer off chain away from the slow Blockchain technology.  

We will then look into more details how HTLCs are transported via onion Routing based on the SPHINX Mix format defined in BOLT 04. Once this is achieved we go back to BOLT 2 and add the last piece to the channel update protocol which is the protocol of how two nodes agree to set up and settle HTLCs.

Finally, we will discuss problems and downsides (like pathfinding, uncertainty or stuck payments) with the current construction and proposals that could improve on them.

This course is appropriate for current and aspiring blockchain developers who want to understand HTLCs.

Prerequisite: basic understanding of payment channels


Teachers
avatar for René Pickhardt

René Pickhardt

Self Employed Data Science Consultant
Rene Pickhardt is a self employed Data Science Consultant who has studied Mathematics, Physics and Chinese. Besides data analysis and extracting knowledge from data he is interested in scaling computer systems. After becoming aware of the Lightning Network in 2017 as the scaling solution... Read More →

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avatar for Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, C4 Board Member
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am MDT
Valley
  Technical, Intermediate

11:00am MDT

Certified Ethereum Professional (CEP) Committee Meeting (by Invitation Only)
This is a closed meeting of the CEP committee. 

Teachers
avatar for Joshua McDougall

Joshua McDougall

C4, Board Member, Kroll, Associate Managing Director
Joshua is an Associate Managing Director with Kroll’s Cyber Risk and Investigations practice based in Denver, CO. He specializes in investigations involving complex data systems, including blockchain-based systems and assets. He is co-author of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Beyer, PhD

Stefan Beyer, PhD

CEO, Cryptonics
Dr. Stefan Beyer is the CEO of Cryptonics Consulting, a blockchain-specific spin-off of a large cybersecurity company. He is an experienced distributed systems researcher with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, specialising in smart contract audits. He... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Warshaver

Andrew Warshaver

Founder & CTO, Bitsonic Capital
Andrew has been coding since age 12 and is an internationally recognized competitive programmer. He first got into crypto in 2015 when working on bitcoin-based smart contracts for financial products at Hedgy. Later, he joined the team at tZero/Medici and ported their exchange technology... Read More →
avatar for Matt Lockyer

Matt Lockyer

Soloblock Solutions
Matt Lockyer is an active developer, writer and strategist in the blockchain ecosystem. He wrote the Ethereum ERC-998 standard for Composable Tokens and his article on Token Curated Registries (TCRs) was published in a16z's crypto canon reading list. Matt founded and operates the... Read More →
avatar for Shayan Eskandari

Shayan Eskandari

Security Engineer & Smart Contract Auditor, ConsenSys Diligence
Shayan is currently completing his doctoral studies in Information Systems Engineering at Concordia University. He has worked in network and information systems security for several years and has extensive experience as a blockchain engineer in startups as well as contributing to... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Working Groups

11:00am MDT

Mining Explained
In this course attendees will learn how mining contributes to the protocol of blockchain based cryptocurrencies, including how mining can secure a blockchain network while simultaneously creating an issuance model for a currency. Most importantly, attendees will leave with an understanding of the pros and cons of various mining algorithms and the difference between proof of work and proof of stake mining.  This course will teach some of the basic economic incentives and how they are affected by the price of the cryptocurrency and global macro economic conditions.

What will students learn?
In this session, you'll learn what mining is and how it's used in various blockchains.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and aspiring blockchain developers who do not yet understand the basics of mining. This course will extend the concepts introduced in the CBP Prep course. 

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Paul Puey

Paul Puey

CEO & Co-founder, Edge
Paul is CEO and Co-Founder of Edge, a non-custodial exchange and security platform for blockchain applications. Edge (formerly Airbitz) has won accolades including being one of the top 3 mobile apps for bitcoin in the 2014 Blockchain Awards, being voted in the 'Top 50 FinTech Companies... Read More →

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avatar for Shannon Ewing

Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Boulder

11:00am MDT

Law & The Lightning Network
In this session, you'll learn the basics of current US cryptocurrency regulatory policy, possible future legislation, and the constitutional limits to regulation. Throughout the session there will be a focus on payment channels like the Lightning Network and how/whether they are regulated.

You will leave with overview of current US policy towards cryptocurrencies and their use.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, current and aspiring blockchain developers who want to have a better understanding of the laws as they relate to the Lightning Network and payment channels in general.

Prerequisite: none


Teachers
avatar for Peter Van Valkenburgh

Peter Van Valkenburgh

Director of Research, Coin Center
Peter is Director of Research at Coin Center, the leading non-profit research and advocacy group focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as Bitcoin. He is a graduate of NYU Law. He drafts the Center’s public regulatory comments, and helps shape... Read More →

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Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Mountain

12:00pm MDT

Ethereum Explained
Slide deck:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1knmr4o2h-sozeR_DhcOhqjE10jvgIhtj0Ywa8oW50WU/edit?usp=sharing

This session is designed to launch you into the Ethereum learning curve. You'll find out what it does, how it works (at a high level), how it differs from Bitcoin, and gain insight into decentralized applications that are currently running on the Ethereum blockchain. We'll conclude with a look at the broader Ethereum ecosystem (EF, Parity, meetups, Consenys, etc.), and provide resources & recommended next steps for further learning.

What will students learn?
- The value proposition for decentralized smart contracts
- How Ethereum differs from Bitcoin
- Ethereum's architecture (30,000-foot view)
- Examples of DApps
- Challenges facing Ethereum (Security & Scaling)
- Key players in the Ethereum ecosystem

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry and professionals who want to understand how the Ethereum network works.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Kent Barton

Kent Barton

Head of Research and Development, ShapeShift
I fell headlong down the crypto rabbit hole in 2012 after learning about Bitcoin. Two years later I founded the Ethereum Denver meetup. This community has given me a first-row seat to the rapid growth of the Ethereum ecosystem. Over the past two years, I've served as a steward of... Read More →

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avatar for Shannon Ewing

Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Boulder

12:00pm MDT

Visualizing Proof of Work Algorithms with MicroProcessors
The proof-of-work algorithm is at the core of Bitcoin’s security model, allowing consensus without the need to trust an intermediary. Every Bitcoin user can benefit from understanding proof-of-work, but the underlying mechanisms including cryptographic hashes, binary numbers, and probability are difficult to understand without a computer science background. In this session, we’ll explore a way to visually understand proof-of-work using a microprocessor with LEDs and a toy algorithm.

What will students learn?
You'll learn the computation and economics behind proof-of-work without needing the requisite computer science knowledge. You'll learn how difficulty effects proof-of-work (probability).

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and developers who want to better understand how proof-of-work works.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Josh McIntyre

Josh McIntyre

Software Engineer, Cryptocurrency Tutor, Microsoft & chaintuts
Josh McIntyre is an avid learner and explainer, especially when it comes to cryptocurrency topics. He is employed full time at Microsoft in Pittsburgh, PA. As his side project and labor of love, he runs a website called chaintuts, providing articles, videos, and code projects that... Read More →

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avatar for Angie Gallagher

Angie Gallagher

Director of Business Development, BurstIQ
I thrive on startup energy because I love entrepreneurship. At BurstIQ (blockchain) I can offer startups a free license to build on our platform while my bigger job is to connect companies (like yours) on a world-wide basis to form mutually beneficial partnerships. Please feel free... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Canyon
  Basics, Introductory

12:00pm MDT

Bitcoin and Lightning for Commerce
Attend this session to learn what the Lightning network is, why it exists, how it works, and various ways it can be used in commerce. This session will include a demonstration of how lightning channels and routing works. You will also be introduced to Lightning concepts and tools such as channel balancing and watchtowers. We will also discuss a wide variety of tools that can be used to enable Lightning commerce, BTCPay Server, and Lightning point of sale systems.

What will students learn?
Lightnings potential impact on commerce and how to enable Lightning for your businesses.

This session is appropriate for professionals and developers who have a basic understanding of Bitcoin.

Prerequisite: a basic understanding of Bitcoin

Teachers
avatar for Hannah Rosenberg

Hannah Rosenberg

Founder, Managing Director, Velas Commerce, The Blockchain Institute
Hannah Rosenberg is an e-commerce developer, economist, educator and entrepreneur with a degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Hannah teaches Blockchain courses at both The Blockchain Institute and at UIC’s College of Business Administration. She is the... Read More →

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avatar for Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Mountain
  Professionals, Intermediate

12:00pm MDT

Advanced Lightning Applications
The session Advanced Lightning Applications will cover an overview of advanced applications on the Lightning network enabled by current and future protocol features. We'll focus on the unique aspects of Lightning that allow it to do things that aren't possible on any other payment system. The goal of this session is to inspire new developers to build applications on the Lightning network.

What will students learn?
You'll learn about the innovations being built on the Lightning network through high-level examples provided during the session. Some of the ideas showcased in the session are possible today, but haven't yet been implemented widely by any developers/applications. You will leave this session inspired to explore the mostly untouched landscape of advanced Lightning use cases.

This course is appropriate for current lightning developers who have a basic understanding of the network and want to get a glimpse of future developments.

Prerequisites: an understanding of the basics of the Lightning Network

Teachers
avatar for Olaoluwa Osuntokun (Roasbeef)

Olaoluwa Osuntokun (Roasbeef)

Co-founder & CTO, Lightning Labs
Olaoluwa Osuntokun is the co-founder and CTO of Lightning Labs, and also the lead developer of lnd, one of the main implementations of Lightning. Laolu has been a Bitcoin developer of over 4-years and has made contributions to the ecosystem such as neutrino (BIP 157+158).

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avatar for Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, C4 Board Member
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Valley
  Technical, Advanced

1:00pm MDT

Lunch Break
Keep your brain hungry and your stomach full! Connect with fellow attendees over a daily seated lunch, where you will have the option to create your own tacos or delve into a pasta plate. Use this time to network, dine, and learn from some of our sponsors about the exciting projects they’re building. Lunch is a full 50 minutes, so stretch, find the restrooms, explore the sponsor expo area, or just feast!

Tacos: Corn or flour tortilla + meat or vegetables + toppings like guacamole, salsa or cheese.
Pasta: Pasta + vegetables or chicken. Different pasta noodles will be served each day.
All of our lunches will have gluten free, lactose free, and vegetarian options. 

If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible at contact@blockchaintraining.org and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. 

Thursday August 29, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Mesa

1:30pm MDT

Learn How to Become a Self-Sovereign Worker with Opolis (Sponsor Session)
Today, benefits and services are mostly controlled by corporations, making it hard to be in business by yourself. Opolis is changing this so that freelancers and self-employed individuals can have control over their own benefits and financial automation.

What will students learn?
Come learn how you can become an empowered self-sovereign worker, in business for yourself without being by yourself.

This course is appropriate for beginners, professionals, and developers looking to expand their freelance experience in the blockchain industry or gain more financial independence by taking the leap into self employment.

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John Paller

Opolis, Founder & Steward
As an employment & talent acquisition industry leader & entrepreneur, I've been in the employment/talent acquisition/HR Tech space for over 15 years. To me, there isn't anything more commercially important to people than the jobs we take or the people we hire.I am obsessed with bringing... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Ewing

Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
Valley
  Sponsor 'How-to'

1:30pm MDT

Learn how to use Edge to buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrency (Sponsor Session)
Edge is a software cryptocurrency wallet, that allows you to buy, sell, hold, and trade cryptocurrencies. Attend this bonus session, offered by our sponsor Edge, to learn how to get started using their wallet.  

At the session, you'll learn how to create and secure a wallet in Edge and enable two factor authentication. You'll also learn how to make a purchase of bitcoin, send and receive funds, and trade between different cryptocurrencies.

Thursday August 29, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
Canyon

2:00pm MDT

Cryptocurrency Proof-of-Work Mining Energy Consumption
Much ado has been made over the energy consumption of the bitcoin network and blockchain proof-of-work mining in general. However, many sources site a single economic calculation claiming how much energy network miners could “afford” to expend. This ignores on chain statistics that provide a more accurate physics based energy consumption estimation.

What will students learn?
In this session, you will participate in a hands-on calculation of real time network energy consumption. Together we will calculate the network energy consumption of both indirect and direct energy inputs into various distributed networks.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, aspiring and current blockchain developers who want to understand network energy consumption.

Prerequisite: none but we will be using the calculator on your device to do some math. Feel free to bring a traditional calculator if you like. 

Teachers
avatar for Tyler Bain

Tyler Bain

Electrical Engineer, United Power, Inc
Tyler is a professional engineer in the state of Colorado who studied Engineering with an electrical specialty at the Colorado School of Mines. He has previously consulted mining firms, works as an electrical engineer for a local cooperative, and is an avid cryptocurrency miner. He... Read More →

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Thursday August 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Canyon

2:00pm MDT

Branding Bad
This session will present a jovial roast of common branding mistakes in the blockchain space and how to fix them. We will explore how blockchain companies can utilize design theory to create a strong brand and avoid common errors. You will leave with an understanding of the history of iconic crypto brands and knowledge of what works and what doesn't work for branding in the blockchain space.

You will learn about the Golden Ratio, color theory, the branding guidelines successful corporations use to create memorable logos, and how to build a strong brand for your blockchain company or individual use.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and developers who want to brand better than those who came before. 

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Davi Barker

Davi Barker

Co-founder, Bitcoin Not Bombs
Co-founder of Bitcoin Not Bombs, ghostwriter of Pirates Without Borders and proprietor of TheBlackSale.com. More importantly Davi Barker is an advocate of peace, liberation and independence from aggression in all spheres of human life... Read More →

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Stephanie Murphy, PhD

Founder, Stephanie Murphy Voice
Stephanie Murphy, PhD is a former biochemist who changed careers in 2013 to become a voice actor and audiobook narrator. Stephanie saw the potential of the blockchain early, and made her first bitcoin transaction in 2012. You may have heard Stephanie on one of the podcasts she hosts... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Boulder

2:00pm MDT

The Challenges in Auditing Digital Assets
In this course we'll cover the challenges in getting comfortable with the auditing of digital assets: Custody, existence and ownership, accuracy and completeness of data, valuation and smart contracts.

You will learn the tools that are available and how a traditional auditor can get comfortable with these types of assets to then give investors the comfort they need. We'll take a look at blockchain explorers and look at some live examples of Ethereum smart contracts.

What will students learn?
You will leave the session with an understanding about block explorers, how to use private key signatures, and Exchange API's, as well as a high level look at smart contract reliance.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry and professionals who want to understand the basics of auditing digital assets. 

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Petri Basson

Petri Basson

Senior Manager - IT Advisory, KPMG in the Cayman Islands
Petri is an experienced professional with a background in finance and IT. After obtaining his Chartered accountant qualification he saw the destructive possibility of technology and obtained 6 certificates in IT as well as his Certified Information System Auditor qualification. He... Read More →

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Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm MDT
Mountain

2:00pm MDT

Ethereum Development Tools and Hands On Workshop (90 minute session)
A general purpose blockchain can support many different types of digital assets and contracts, but how do you get started? In this course, you will learn about the latest trends and tools. Walk through setting up and deploying smart contracts. Learn how to interact with and debug your deployed contracts using developer tools and user interfaces. Background will include the history of Ethereum, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), transactions, gas, addresses vs. contracts and key differences from Bitcoin.

What will students learn?
How to set up an Ethereum Development environment and deploy smart contracts to the blockchain. High level, what does this all mean, what's involved and how does this apply to my business?

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry and professionals who aren't afraid of code and aspiring blockchain developers who want to learn how to develop their first smart contract.

Materials: https://github.com/mattlockyer/btc19

Prerequisites: you'll need a Bash / Unix shell (command line), an IDE suitable for writing HTML/JS, test network Ether (preferably Ropsten or Kovan), MetaMask and the following: 

- node/npm latest versions https://www.npmjs.com/get-npm  

- a local web server (recommended: npm i -g serve https://www.npmjs.com/package/serve
- Truffle npm i -g serve https://www.npmjs.com/package/truffle
- MetaMask 
- test network Ether (preferably Ropsten or Kovan)


Teachers
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Matt Lockyer

Soloblock Solutions
Matt Lockyer is an active developer, writer and strategist in the blockchain ecosystem. He wrote the Ethereum ERC-998 standard for Composable Tokens and his article on Token Curated Registries (TCRs) was published in a16z's crypto canon reading list. Matt founded and operates the... Read More →

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John Paller

Opolis, Founder & Steward
As an employment & talent acquisition industry leader & entrepreneur, I've been in the employment/talent acquisition/HR Tech space for over 15 years. To me, there isn't anything more commercially important to people than the jobs we take or the people we hire.I am obsessed with bringing... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Valley
  Technical, Introductory

3:00pm MDT

Certified Lightning Network Professional (CLNP) Committee Meeting (by Invitation Only)
This is a closed meeting for the CLNP committee. 

Teachers
avatar for René Pickhardt

René Pickhardt

Self Employed Data Science Consultant
Rene Pickhardt is a self employed Data Science Consultant who has studied Mathematics, Physics and Chinese. Besides data analysis and extracting knowledge from data he is interested in scaling computer systems. After becoming aware of the Lightning Network in 2017 as the scaling solution... Read More →
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Olaoluwa Osuntokun (Roasbeef)

Co-founder & CTO, Lightning Labs
Olaoluwa Osuntokun is the co-founder and CTO of Lightning Labs, and also the lead developer of lnd, one of the main implementations of Lightning. Laolu has been a Bitcoin developer of over 4-years and has made contributions to the ecosystem such as neutrino (BIP 157+158).
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Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, C4 Board Member
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote... Read More →
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Hannah Rosenberg

Founder, Managing Director, Velas Commerce, The Blockchain Institute
Hannah Rosenberg is an e-commerce developer, economist, educator and entrepreneur with a degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Hannah teaches Blockchain courses at both The Blockchain Institute and at UIC’s College of Business Administration. She is the... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm MDT
Working Groups

3:00pm MDT

How to Securely Create Cryptographic Keys: Performing Key Creation Ceremony
In this class, scholars will learn the process of creating keys with proper entropy, backup processes, and how environmental factors can weaken or improve the strength and secrecy of the key.

What will students learn?
By the end of the session, you will understand entropy sources, physical wallets, secure environments, and other helpful items that all come together to create strong keys for holding assets. You will each work within groups to create a multi-sig wallet that each scholar is a member of, verifying the key along the way and creating tamper-evident backups.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, current and aspiring blockchain developers who want to better understand key security.

Prerequisite: none

Want to be ready to follow along? Install the BitPay Wallet (https://bitpay.com/wallet/) or CoPay (https://copay.io) onto your phone or computer prior to the session. 

The Key Ceremony Guide was released and used during this session to educate the class on entropy. 

Teachers
avatar for Joshua McDougall

Joshua McDougall

C4, Board Member, Kroll, Associate Managing Director
Joshua is an Associate Managing Director with Kroll’s Cyber Risk and Investigations practice based in Denver, CO. He specializes in investigations involving complex data systems, including blockchain-based systems and assets. He is co-author of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard... Read More →

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Stephanie Murphy, PhD

Founder, Stephanie Murphy Voice
Stephanie Murphy, PhD is a former biochemist who changed careers in 2013 to become a voice actor and audiobook narrator. Stephanie saw the potential of the blockchain early, and made her first bitcoin transaction in 2012. You may have heard Stephanie on one of the podcasts she hosts... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Boulder

3:00pm MDT

Breaking Down Risk & Regulation for Bitcoin and Blockchain Builders
Builders who understand the regulatory context that they are deploying into are better equipped to manage the risk. Understanding this context can be the difference between a successful CEO and a convict. Amber’s course will help break down risk and regulation.

What will students learn?
You will learn how to think strategically about regulation, with an emphasis on bitcoin and blockchain technology.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, aspiring and current blockchain developers who want to understand risk and regulation. 

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
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Amber D. Scott

CEO, Founder & Chief AML Ninja, Outlier Solutions Inc.
Amber is a compliance geek with a passion for technology. She fell down the Bitcoin rabbit hole in 2013, and considers it a very lucky accident. In her practice, she does her best to keep her clients out of trouble, to demystify regulation, and to educate regulators about technol... Read More →

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Michael Perklin

C4, President & Board Member, Shapeshift.com, Chief Information Security Officer
Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift.com, the leading non-custodial platform for managing digital assets. Michael also serves as the President of C4, having co-founded the non-profit organization in 2014. Michael is an information security expert with over... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Canyon
  Professionals, Introductory

3:00pm MDT

Decentralizing Decentralization: Funding and Voting
How do we decentralize the organizations that are decentralizing our currencies, apps, and, well, organizations? Whether it’s a blockchain like Ethereum, your startup, or an organization like this conference, decisions have to be made and funds have to be managed somehow, preferably fairly and without single-point-of-failure. In this session we will collect all the various solutions that exist and summarize them, and combine them into a working solution.

What will students learn?
You will leave this session knowing about funding and voting. For funding, we will specifically look at how it pertains to token engineering, augmented bonding curves, DAICOs, inflation funding, and mechanism design. For voting, we will discuss traditional, plutarchy, futarchy, quadratic voting, forking, Arrow's Impossibility Theorem, and continuous voting.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, aspiring and current blockchain developers who want to understand how voting and funding can work using blockchains.

Slides: https://github.com/vkli/BTC2019

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
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Victoria Li

Quantitative Developer, Disclosure Exchange
Victoria is an applied mathematician for whom research, teaching, and learning never stops. She has contributed in whole or in part to the following published works: Why do Fibonacci Numbers occur in pinecones? Effect of Learning-by-Teaching in a Flipped Classroom Curvature sensing... Read More →

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Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm MDT
Mountain

3:50pm MDT

Coffee, Tea, & Snacks
Refuel and recharge every afternoon with a snack break! Munch on cookies, brownies, nuts, fruits (oranges, apples, pears, bananas), and gluten free pastries while you connect with other attendees, wander the sponsor expo area, or find some sunshine on our patio.
If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible at contact@blockchaintraining.org and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. 

Thursday August 29, 2019 3:50pm - 4:00pm MDT
Mesa

4:00pm MDT

Fundamentals of Trading Cryptoassets
This session will explore the basic fundamentals of trading cryptoassets. We'll walk through the crypto trading ecosystem and we'll discuss concepts like risk management and technical vs. fundamental analysis.

What will students learn?
You'll walk away from this session with a better understanding of the crypto marketplace and a better toolkit to more prudently manage your crypto portfolios.

This course is appropriate for all attendees.

Prerequisites: none

Teachers
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Clark ShapeShift

Head of Trading and Portfolio Risk, ShapeShift
Hello - I'm Clark, Head of Trading and Portfolio Risk at ShapeShift, a cryptocurrency market making firm and holistic crypto asset platform.  Before joining ShapeShift in early 2018, I traded currencies, interest rates, and commodities at various Wall St. firms for 14 years in both... Read More →

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Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Boulder

4:00pm MDT

Balancing Security & Usability for your Blockchain Project
Building useful, usable products is hard. Keep those products secure is harder. How do you balance these, especially in the blockchain industry?

This course explores real-world examples in order to help those building decentralized applications (or any product in the blockchain space) find their balance.

I invite you to bring your own questions, concerns, and fears regarding usability and security in the blockchain space.

What will students learn?
One’s mindset must be different due to the uniqueness of cryptocurrencies, decentralization, and the real value crypto assets hold. While every product is different, there are some common mistakes that we see made time and time again. Learn from past mistakes so you don’t make the same mistake yourself.

This course is appropriate for professionals, aspiring and current blockchain developers, and anyone who has any interest in building real products for real people.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
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Taylor Monahan

Founder and CEO, MyCrypto
Taylor Monahan is the founder and CEO at MyCrypto. She very quickly transitioned from being a front-end developer to a security expert, usability expert, customer support expert, and more when her open-source tool turned into one of the most widely-used products in the Ethereum s... Read More →

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Thursday August 29, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm MDT
Valley

4:00pm MDT

CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) Workshop: Session 2 (90 minute session)
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you want to become a certified auditor in the cryptocurrency space? The CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam does just that!

Introduced in 2019, the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam certifies one’s knowledge of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) – a security standard that helps secure all information systems that make use of cryptocurrencies.

This six hour, multi-day workshop will focus on the intricacies of the CCSS framework, the structure of the CCSSA exam, and provide fun group-based learning activities.

By the end of this workshop, you will understand what knowledge is needed to sit and pass the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam.

Prerequisite(s): You must have purchased a CCSSA add-on ticket in order to attend this workshop.

Teachers
avatar for Ron Stoner

Ron Stoner

Security Services; Architect of C4's CCSSA Exam, Shapeshift
Ron Stoner is the architect of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam. He has 7+ years experience in the cryptocurrency market space, 15+ years in Information Security, and has spoken at industry recognized conferences such as DEF CON, HoshoCon, and Hackers on Planet... Read More →

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Michael Perklin

C4, President & Board Member, Shapeshift.com, Chief Information Security Officer
Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift.com, the leading non-custodial platform for managing digital assets. Michael also serves as the President of C4, having co-founded the non-profit organization in 2014. Michael is an information security expert with over... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Canyon
  CCSSA Workshop, Intermediate

4:00pm MDT

Where Tokenization and Smart Contracts Fail Practical Biz & Legal Needs (90 minute session)
This session will highlight the limitations of smart contracts and token design, and why certain business or legal goals and regulatory requirements are difficult or impossible to code. You will also learn about possible workarounds.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry and professionals who want to understand how corporate and securities laws intersect with practical smart contract development.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
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Jor Law

Co-Founder, VerifyInvestor.com
Jor is a pioneer in building out the ecosystem for digitizing and trading securities on the blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. A finance and securities attorney, he is most well-known for his expertise in secured lending and alternative finance, including EB-5... Read More →

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Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Mountain
  Professionals, Introductory

4:15pm MDT

CBP Exam Prep: Review and Study Session
This review and study session is designed to help you prepare to take the CBP exam. The 10 minute review presentation will cover the major categories of exam questions and provide an overview of topics. the remaining time will be spent answering questions on a group or individual level.

This course is appropriate for anyone who wants to prepare to take the CBP exam.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Joshua McDougall

Joshua McDougall

C4, Board Member, Kroll, Associate Managing Director
Joshua is an Associate Managing Director with Kroll’s Cyber Risk and Investigations practice based in Denver, CO. He specializes in investigations involving complex data systems, including blockchain-based systems and assets. He is co-author of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm MDT
Mesa
  Basics, Introductory

5:00pm MDT

Scams Ahoy!
Scams Ahoy!
Conned, defrauded, swindled, hustled. There’s a deluge of dishonest schemes targeting private key owners and they’re evolving in their sophistication. But you’d never fall for one, right? Well, let’s find out. In this session we’ll explore the most common scams, what they tend to target, and how to identify them.

This course is suitable for beginners and anyone looking to cultivate their vigilance.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
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Anil Patel

Analyst, Educator
Anil recently launched the first bitcoin-denominated university scholarship in Canada. He holds an MBA, PMP and was part of MIT's inaugural FinTech certificate cohort. Currently, he spends his time researching, writing and testing within the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

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Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Boulder

5:00pm MDT

Programming Ethereum Smart Contracts in Solidity
We will start by covering the fundamental differences between traditional Object-Oriented Programming and Contract-Oriented Programming, then dive into a couple simple examples to understand the basic concepts, to which we'll add some additional features to. Students will be able to follow along and participate as we code the contract together, using suggestions sent through sli.do. Finally, we'll briefly review some common pitfalls that developers should be aware of.

This course is appropriate for current and aspiring blockchain developers who want to understand the basics of programming smart contracts in Solidity.

Prerequisite: prior experience in any programming language such as JS, C, Python, or Java.

Recommended software: Not required, but if you'd like to compile and run the examples, be ready with your favorite Ethereum IDE. I'll be using remix.ethereum.org

Teachers
avatar for Andrew Warshaver

Andrew Warshaver

Founder & CTO, Bitsonic Capital
Andrew has been coding since age 12 and is an internationally recognized competitive programmer. He first got into crypto in 2015 when working on bitcoin-based smart contracts for financial products at Hedgy. Later, he joined the team at tZero/Medici and ported their exchange technology... Read More →

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Thursday August 29, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm MDT
Valley
  Technical, Introductory

6:15pm MDT

Certified Legal Blockchain Professional Committee (CLBP) Meeting (by Invitation Only)
This is a closed meeting of the CLBP standard committee. Please note, this meeting will take place in a room other than the Working Groups room. You will be able to participate in the LTB Live show at 7:30. 

Teachers
avatar for Jor Law

Jor Law

Co-Founder, VerifyInvestor.com
Jor is a pioneer in building out the ecosystem for digitizing and trading securities on the blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. A finance and securities attorney, he is most well-known for his expertise in secured lending and alternative finance, including EB-5... Read More →
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Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →
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Amber D. Scott

CEO, Founder & Chief AML Ninja, Outlier Solutions Inc.
Amber is a compliance geek with a passion for technology. She fell down the Bitcoin rabbit hole in 2013, and considers it a very lucky accident. In her practice, she does her best to keep her clients out of trouble, to demystify regulation, and to educate regulators about technol... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 6:15pm - 7:15pm MDT
Working Groups

7:00pm MDT

Doors Open for Let's Talk Bitcoin Live Show Recording
Doors open for the show at 7:00pm and seating is first come first served. The show will begin promptly at 7:30pm, so please be on-time. The LTB Live show is open to BTC2019 attendees, teachers, volunteers, sponsors, and staff & crew only.

Be sure to wear your conference badge, it's your ticket for the show.

Thursday August 29, 2019 7:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
Boulder

7:30pm MDT

Let's Talk Bitcoin LIVE Podcast Recording
Let's Talk Bitcoin regular hosts Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Dr. Stephanie Murphy, Adam B. Levine, and Jonathan Mohan will be recording a live episode of the iconic podcast at the BTC2019 conference. As always, they'll be bringing their compelling blend of humor and honesty to discuss the latest blockchain developments. 


The last time the LTB members all appeared together in the same room was in Chicago last year for a 5-year anniversary show of the podcast. The quartet packed a theater with 700 blockchain enthusiasts from around the world, with attendees claiming Venezuela, New Zealand, Germany, China, the U.S. and Canada as home. This year’s appearance is likely to generate just as much global interest as an in-person appearance with all four of these blockchain leaders is rare.

Doors open for the show at 7:00pm and seating is first come first served. The show will begin promptly at 7:30pm, so please be on-time. The LTB Live show is open to BTC2019 attendees, teachers, volunteers, sponsors, and staff & crew only. 

Be sure to wear your conference badge, it's your ticket for the show.

Teachers
avatar for Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, C4 Board Member
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote... Read More →
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Adam B. Levine

Founder, Let's Talk Bitcoin!
Adam B. Levine is a speaker, entrepreneur and bitcoin evangelist. Founder of the long running Let’s Talk Bitcoin! show, and CEO of Tokenly, he spends his time exploring advanced technology as a means to create solutions for previously unsolvable problems.
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Stephanie Murphy, PhD

Founder, Stephanie Murphy Voice
Stephanie Murphy, PhD is a former biochemist who changed careers in 2013 to become a voice actor and audiobook narrator. Stephanie saw the potential of the blockchain early, and made her first bitcoin transaction in 2012. You may have heard Stephanie on one of the podcasts she hosts... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm MDT
Boulder
 
Friday, August 30
 

9:30am MDT

Doors Open + Coffee & Networking
Arrive early and enjoy some coffee & networking before sessions begin.

Friday August 30, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am MDT
Boulder

10:00am MDT

Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning: How to Build a Plan for Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BTC, ETH, etc.
Attend this course to learn how to build a basic cryptoasset inheritance plan, to protect and provide for your loved ones. Together we’ll start to create a plan to allow your loved ones to access your assets, when the time comes, but not before.

What will students learn?
You will learn to create a cryptoasset inventory, letter to loved ones, and how to identify people to help your loved ones access these assets when the time comes (but not before).

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, current and aspiring developers who want to ensure their loved ones can inherit their cryptoassets.

Prerequisite: none

View slides (cc-by-sa 4.0) at: bit.ly/CIPbtc2019
Letter to Loved Ones: https://empoweredlaw.com/letter-to-loved-ones-a-template-for-your-first-cryptoasset-inheritance-plan/


Teachers
avatar for Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →

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Friday August 30, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Boulder

10:00am MDT

Rapid Dapp Development: Learn the Basics of Building Dapps
Have you always wanted to learn how to build a decentralized application (Dapp)? If so, this is the right session for you. Austin will walk you through the fundamentals, including the building blocks of Dapps, how to create a Dapp, how to deploy them, and the fascinating emergent properties of Dapps.

What will students learn?
You'll learn the meaning of terminology like smart contracts, ContractLoaders, Events, Gas, Web3 injections, and more. And you'll get a chance to apply what you've learned when we build a Dapp together.

This session is appropriate for all attendees with an interest in learning to code and interact with Dapps.

Prerequisite: Please pull down and init the clevis repo:
https://github.com/austintgriffith/clevis

Then, install ganache:
npm install -g ganache-cliand clevis:
npx clevis init (you will need git and node v10 https://nodejs.org/en/download/
installed already)

Teachers
avatar for Austin Griffith

Austin Griffith

Director of Research, Gitcoin
Austin is a serial builder and self proclaimed everyman in the Ethereum space. Hyperfocused on smooth user experiences and seamless onboarding.

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Angie Gallagher

Director of Business Development, BurstIQ
I thrive on startup energy because I love entrepreneurship. At BurstIQ (blockchain) I can offer startups a free license to build on our platform while my bigger job is to connect companies (like yours) on a world-wide basis to form mutually beneficial partnerships. Please feel free... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Mountain
  Technical, Introductory

10:00am MDT

CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) Workshop: Session 3 (90 minute session)
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you want to become a certified auditor in the cryptocurrency space? The CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam does just that!

Introduced in 2019, the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam certifies one’s knowledge of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) – a security standard that helps secure all information systems that make use of cryptocurrencies.

This six hour, multi-day workshop will focus on the intricacies of the CCSS framework, the structure of the CCSSA exam, and provide fun group-based learning activities.

By the end of this workshop, you will understand what knowledge is needed to sit and pass the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam.

Prerequisite(s): You must have purchased a CCSSA add-on ticket in order to attend this workshop.

Teachers
avatar for Ron Stoner

Ron Stoner

Security Services; Architect of C4's CCSSA Exam, Shapeshift
Ron Stoner is the architect of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam. He has 7+ years experience in the cryptocurrency market space, 15+ years in Information Security, and has spoken at industry recognized conferences such as DEF CON, HoshoCon, and Hackers on Planet... Read More →

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Michael Perklin

C4, President & Board Member, Shapeshift.com, Chief Information Security Officer
Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift.com, the leading non-custodial platform for managing digital assets. Michael also serves as the President of C4, having co-founded the non-profit organization in 2014. Michael is an information security expert with over... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am MDT
Canyon
  CCSSA Workshop, Advanced

10:00am MDT

Path finding, Autopilots and Topology creation of the Lightning Network (90 minute session)
In this rather research oriented session, we take a data science perspective and focus on the network part of the Lightning Network. After a short introduction of the Gossip protocol we discuss the issues with pathfinding and the incentives for nodes participate in routing. We will understand how the betweeness centrality score is roughly proportional to the expected earned routing fees of a node. We discuss how recommendation engines like the lib_autopilot.py can help us to create a robust network topology that increases the success of routing and decreases the difficulty of path finding. We will also look at other path finding strategies like JIT-Routing, Atomic Multipath Routing, trampoline payments as well as some ideas for congestion and flow control.

Since this session is research oriented the concrete topics are only tentative and might be changed on short notice and in response to ongoing trends.

This course is appropriate for current and aspiring developers who want to understand routing.

Prerequisite: none.

Teachers
avatar for René Pickhardt

René Pickhardt

Self Employed Data Science Consultant
Rene Pickhardt is a self employed Data Science Consultant who has studied Mathematics, Physics and Chinese. Besides data analysis and extracting knowledge from data he is interested in scaling computer systems. After becoming aware of the Lightning Network in 2017 as the scaling solution... Read More →

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avatar for Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, C4 Board Member
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am MDT
Valley
  Technical, Introductory

11:00am MDT

Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) Standards Committee Meeting (by Invitation Only)
This is a closed meeting of the C4 Certified Bitcoin Professional Standard Committee.

Teachers
avatar for Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →
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S. Dirk Anderson

VP, Information Technology & Security, Salt Blockchain Inc.
Dirk is an information security professional who has always been a cryptography geek. After over 20 years of traditional infosec, he made the leap (headfirst) into the blockchain and cryptocurrency world. Dirk is currently the head of IT & Security for Salt Blockchain Inc. where he... Read More →
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Rodney MacInnes

COO & AML Compliance Ninja, Outlier
Rodney is currently the COO & AML Compliance Ninja at Outlier Solutions Inc. (Outlier) a Canadian-based consulting company that set out to break the consulting mould by focusing on 3 core principles: Value, Open-Source & Continuous Improvement. Rodney is a Certified Bitcoin Professional... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Albright, PhD

Hunter Albright, PhD

Co-founder & Executive Director; CEO Curve10, University of Colorado Blockchain Alliance
Hunter helps move ideas into action. He leverages payments, product, and AI expertise to develop next-generation applications and companies, both as CEO of Curve10, an application innovation company, and as co-founder and Executive Director of the University of Colorado Blockchain... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Working Groups

11:00am MDT

Blockchain Forks
This session will help you understand the implications of a hard fork, what exactly it means, and how it affects the average bitcoin and cryptocurrency user. This session is suitable for a non-technical crowd and will go over the differences between hard forks such as Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, and Ethereum Classic. You will get a thorough understanding of what replay attacks are and the various forms of replay protection that can and have been implemented to minimize the impact of hard forks. Most importantly, you will learn how to prevent possible loss of funds with proper pre- and post-fork precautions on various wallet types.

What will students learn?
You will learn the difference between soft forks, hard forks, and chain splits. Scholars will also learn how to prepare for and protect funds in the case of a fork. Scholars will also learn the economic incentives and motivations behind various types of forks.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and aspiring developers who want to understand the basics of forks.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
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Paul Puey

CEO & Co-founder, Edge
Paul is CEO and Co-Founder of Edge, a non-custodial exchange and security platform for blockchain applications. Edge (formerly Airbitz) has won accolades including being one of the top 3 mobile apps for bitcoin in the 2014 Blockchain Awards, being voted in the 'Top 50 FinTech Companies... Read More →

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Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Boulder

11:00am MDT

Security By Design and Smart Contract Audits
This session will cover why smart contracts are the new paradigm of software development. The idea of a serverless application running in a public ledger with open interface is new to most developers and hence common practices in traditional programming could easily result in security vulnerabilities in decentralized applications. We will also explore how implementing financial smart contracts can fail if only consider current best practices used in the financial sector.

What will students learn?
Smart contract security best practices, how to think about security in the design of their decentral applications (security by design). The second half of the session will focus on smart contract code auditing and hands on code review on real smart contracts.

This course is appropriate for current and aspiring developers who want to implement security by design and financial smart contract applications.

Prerequisite: Participants should have a general idea of how Ethereum works, understand the basic structure of smart contracts and Solidity. If possible, please pre-install these tools in order to save time during the session:  VSCode, Solidity and Solidity Visual Auditor extensions.


Teachers
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Shayan Eskandari

Security Engineer & Smart Contract Auditor, ConsenSys Diligence
Shayan is currently completing his doctoral studies in Information Systems Engineering at Concordia University. He has worked in network and information systems security for several years and has extensive experience as a blockchain engineer in startups as well as contributing to... Read More →

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Angie Gallagher

Director of Business Development, BurstIQ
I thrive on startup energy because I love entrepreneurship. At BurstIQ (blockchain) I can offer startups a free license to build on our platform while my bigger job is to connect companies (like yours) on a world-wide basis to form mutually beneficial partnerships. Please feel free... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Mountain
  Technical, Intermediate

12:00pm MDT

CBP Exam Prep: Review and Study Session
This review and study session is designed to help you prepare to take the CBP exam. The 10 minute review presentation will cover the major categories of exam questions and provide an overview of topics. the remaining time will be spent answering questions on a group or individual level.

This course is appropriate for anyone who wants to take the CBP exam.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Joshua McDougall

Joshua McDougall

C4, Board Member, Kroll, Associate Managing Director
Joshua is an Associate Managing Director with Kroll’s Cyber Risk and Investigations practice based in Denver, CO. He specializes in investigations involving complex data systems, including blockchain-based systems and assets. He is co-author of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
Mesa
  Basics, Introductory

12:00pm MDT

Institutions and Individuals Need Effective Decentralized Privacy Solutions
This session will discuss why privacy and permissionless cash is critical to a functional open society and illustrate the difficulty in "bolting on" privacy solutions as an afterthought. This session will also provide a bird's eye view of the technical (in)capabilities of privacy-respecting cryptocurrencies, contrasting these with more colloquial perceptions.

What will students learn?
Why privacy is a human right.
Why surveillance economies are in contradiction with open societies.
Why businesses need a private financial system to survive.
Why transaction protocols cannot easily be made private like flipping a light switch, even if they are designed from the ground-up with privacy in mind.

This session is appropriate for all attendees.

Prerequisites: none


Teachers
avatar for Justin Ehrenhofer

Justin Ehrenhofer

Board member, Multidisciplinary Academic Grants in Cryptocurrencies (MAGIC)
Justin is a Regulatory Compliance Analyst for DV Trading and a board member of Multidisciplinary Academic Grants in Cryptocurrencies (MAGIC). He organizes the Monero Community Workgroup and the Monero Defcon Village. He is a moderator of the r/CryptoCurrency subreddit with over 900,000... Read More →

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Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Boulder
  Basics, Introductory

12:00pm MDT

Blockchain Design Sprint: Developing Your Distributed Business Model
During this session we will run an interactive design sprint where you will have the opportunity to outline your ideas on what might make a good blockchain application. Over the course of the session we will work together to help you move your ideas forward so that you can start to execute on these ideas after or even during the conference.

What will students learn?
You will learn how to structure a blockchain application and you may actually begin designing your own blockchain application during the session!

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and developers who have an idea they'd like to develop. It's also appropriate for people wanting to meet those with ideas.

Prerequisite: none

Teachers
avatar for Hunter Albright, PhD

Hunter Albright, PhD

Co-founder & Executive Director; CEO Curve10, University of Colorado Blockchain Alliance
Hunter helps move ideas into action. He leverages payments, product, and AI expertise to develop next-generation applications and companies, both as CEO of Curve10, an application innovation company, and as co-founder and Executive Director of the University of Colorado Blockchain... Read More →

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avatar for Angie Gallagher

Angie Gallagher

Director of Business Development, BurstIQ
I thrive on startup energy because I love entrepreneurship. At BurstIQ (blockchain) I can offer startups a free license to build on our platform while my bigger job is to connect companies (like yours) on a world-wide basis to form mutually beneficial partnerships. Please feel free... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Canyon

12:00pm MDT

Smart Contract Development: Security and Best Practice
Smart contract development is not trivial and security issues are common. As smart contracts usually hold value, are publicly readable and cannot be modified after deployment, they are a very attractive target for cyber attacks and millions are lost every year to smart contract vulnerabilities.

What will students learn?
In this workshop, you will learn common best practices for smart contract development, using Ethereum as the underlying platform. You will also become familiar with a number of known vulnerabilities and present tools and methodologies for auditing smart contracts.

This course is appropriate for current and aspiring blockchain developers who want to better understand the security risks and mitigation strategies for smart contracts.

Prerequisite: basic understanding of smart contracts, Ethereum, and some programming knowledge. Code examples are designed to be trivial to understand for those used to imperative programming languages. 

Teachers
avatar for Stefan Beyer, PhD

Stefan Beyer, PhD

CEO, Cryptonics
Dr. Stefan Beyer is the CEO of Cryptonics Consulting, a blockchain-specific spin-off of a large cybersecurity company. He is an experienced distributed systems researcher with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, specialising in smart contract audits. He... Read More →

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John Paller

Opolis, Founder & Steward
As an employment & talent acquisition industry leader & entrepreneur, I've been in the employment/talent acquisition/HR Tech space for over 15 years. To me, there isn't anything more commercially important to people than the jobs we take or the people we hire.I am obsessed with bringing... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT
Mountain

1:00pm MDT

Lunch Break
Today we'll be serving boxed lunches, so you can grab and go.

All of our lunches will have gluten free, lactose free, and vegetarian options. If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible at contact@blockchaintraining.org.

Friday August 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm MDT
Mesa

1:30pm MDT

Learn How to Operate a Digital Asset Exchange (Sponsor Session)
The demand to issue, acquire, and trade digital assets – proprietary tokens representing loyalty points, financial instruments, or natively digital currencies such as Bitcoin – has grown exponentially over the past several years, creating a set of dynamic, overlapping exchange ecosystems.

This session, offered by AlphaPoint, a BTC2019 sponsor, offers an introductory guide for individuals interested in understanding how to operate a successful crypto exchange running on white-label technology. The session will be taught by Joe Ventura, CIO of AlphaPoint. 

Friday August 30, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm MDT
Canyon

2:00pm MDT

How To Contribute to C4's Standards and Certifications
In this session, scholars will learn the details of C4's new certificate collaboration platform. You will learn the platform's functionality, how you can use the platform to contribute to existing certifications and standards.

What will students learn?
Scholars will learn how to create new questions for certifications, propose revisions, comment on changes, and take sample surveys.

This session is appropriate for all attendees.

Prerequisites: none

Teachers
avatar for Joshua McDougall

Joshua McDougall

C4, Board Member, Kroll, Associate Managing Director
Joshua is an Associate Managing Director with Kroll’s Cyber Risk and Investigations practice based in Denver, CO. He specializes in investigations involving complex data systems, including blockchain-based systems and assets. He is co-author of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard... Read More →

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Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm MDT
Boulder

2:15pm MDT

Learn. Apply. Grow. Learning Objectives Game with Prizes!
This team based game is a fun way to reinforce what you've learned over the three days of BTC2019. During the game, you'll see questions created by BTC2019 teachers and the C4 board members. You'll vote, as a team, on the correct answers. If your team demonstrates its superior ability to learn, apply, and grow, you'll win fun, useful prizes for you and your entire team!

Teachers
avatar for Joshua McDougall

Joshua McDougall

C4, Board Member, Kroll, Associate Managing Director
Joshua is an Associate Managing Director with Kroll’s Cyber Risk and Investigations practice based in Denver, CO. He specializes in investigations involving complex data systems, including blockchain-based systems and assets. He is co-author of the CryptoCurrency Security Standard... Read More →

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avatar for Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan

Founder; C4 Board Member, Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm MDT
Boulder