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June 2019

Quantum-Proof Crypto

Professor Jintai Ding of the University of Cincinnati is an expert in the field of post-quantum cryptography. He helped to develop the Rainbow cryptographic algorithm, which is one of the 9 finalists currently considered by the NIST in its post-quantum cryptography standardization process. He is also Vice Chairman of ABCmint which has launched a new quantum-proof cryptocurrency that has implemented Rainbow.

Ironbelly

Ivan Sorokin is a contributor to Grin and a creator of IronBelly, the first multi-platform mobile wallet for the anonymous cryptocurrency. He belongs to the Berlin-based cypherpunk cooperative, Cycle42 and is the first recipient of a Binance Fellowship.

PoW vs. PoS

Ren Zhang is a cryptography researcher at Nervos and the COSIC Research Group at KU Leuven in Belgium, where he focuses on blockchain consensus protocols and privacy- and security-related problems in peer-to-peer networks. He has worked at Blockstream with Pieter Wullie and Gregory Maxwell and currently assists Bart Preneel at KU Leuven.

DEX on Plasma

Bharath Rao is CEO of Leverj, a decentralized exchange for ether and ERC20 tokens that is built with a Plasma side chain. He has more than a decade of experience as a software engineer for JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers on Wall Street and contributed to research and product development in Silicon Valley at General Electric and Motorola Labs.

CargoLedger

Hjalmar van der Schaaf is CEO of the Blockchain logistics startup CargoLedger, which was selected by the Port of Rotterdam’s PortXL World Port Accelerator program. He previously worked as program and project manager for Telfort, KPN, Liberty Global, Optiver and Dexia Bank.

May 2019

Developing Bitcoin Core

Kalle Alm is a Swedish Bitcoin Core contributor who lives in Tokyo. He is a lead developer at the Tokyo-based Digital Garage, which builds blockchain solutions.

Black Market Money

Eric Voskuil leads the Libbitcoin project, an open source high-performance Bitcoin developer toolkit. He is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, martial artist, motorcyclist, world traveler, and former fighter pilot for the U.S. Navy. He has been a Bitcoin developer since 2014.

Atomic Swaps

Kilian Rausch is Product Director of Exchange Union, a decentralized network that links digital asset exchanges. He hold a Master’s degree in Information Systems from the Technical University of Munich and was previously Product Manager of Mobi, a global and mobile wallet designed for everyday people, at the Hong Kong-based exchange BTC China.

Advanced Key Management

Munich-based CryptoAdvance co-founder Stepan Snigirev is a quantum physicist who turned his attention to the cutting edge of Bitcoin protocol developments. He will talk about the standard key management policies used in hardware wallets and how he aims to improve them.

April 2019

Ergo Platform

Cryptocurrency pioneer Alexander Chepurnoy, aka kushti, is a Core Developer for a new cryptocurrency, Ergo. He has been involved with Bitcoin since 2011 and has been developing cryptocurrency-related software since early 2013.  He was previously a NXT core developer, a smartcontract.com co-founder, and then a research fellow at IOHK.