CoinGeek Toronto

May 2019 | Canada

 

 

VIRTUAL HACKATHON

The CoinGeek Conference comes to North America for the first time, May 29-30, 2019 at the Carlu in Toronto, Canada. Professionals from leading blockchain and cryptocurrency start-ups, global enterprises, crypto mining, investors, and other brands are coming to learn about exciting developments for Bitcoin SV, as well as the benefits of massive on-chain scaling for miners, application developers, and enterprises. We welcome everyone interested in learning about Bitcoin SV and the Satoshi Vision, even if you also support other cryptocurrency or blockchain projects.

To kick-off this two-day event, May 29 will be an invitation-only “Developers Day” workshop for Bitcoin application developers. May 30 is the main conference, registration open to the public, showcasing the high-caliber speeches and panel discussions which are the hallmark of CoinGeek events. Special features include finalist presentations for the Bitcoin Association’s first BSV Hackathon, and a special intimate conversation with nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig S. Wright about the beginnings of Bitcoin. And as always, we end with a famed CoinGeek after-party! Join us on the journey to fulfill the Satoshi Vision set out a decade ago, for Bitcoin to become the world’s new money and global enterprise blockchain.

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Program of the CoinGeek Toronto conference

COINGEEK TORONTO CONFERENCE DAY 1 – DEVELOPERS DAY

Developers Day – By Invite Only

09:00 – 10:00REGISTRATION
Morning Session 1Welcome Steve Shadders, nChain
Technical Director, Bitcoin SV Node Project
 BSV Highway: The Infrastructure Experience 
11:00 – 11:20COFFEE BREAK
Morning Session 2BSV UX: The User Experience 
12:30 – 13:30LUNCH
Afternoon Session 1BSV DEVS:  The Developer Experience 
15:00 – 15:20COFFEE BREAK
Final SessionBSV OPEN:  Open Forum 
   

 

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COINGEEK TORONTO CONFERENCE DAY 2

Main Conference

08:00 – 09:00REGISTRATION
Morning Session 1Welcome to Bitcoin SVJimmy Nguyen – President of the Bitcoin Association
 Merchant Payments with BSV 
11:00 – 11:20 COFFEE BREAK
Morning Session 2The Metanet 
12:30 – 13:30LUNCH
Afternoon Session 1Tokenization on BSV 
 Enterprise Applications on BSV 
15:00 – 15:20COFFEE BREAK
Final SessionA Bitcoin with No Limits 
 The Beginnings of Bitcoin – A Special Conversation with Dr. Craig S Wright 

 

Finishing with a CoinGeek Afterparty!

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Dr. Craig S. Wright

Chief Scientist,
nChain

Jimmy Nguyen

Founding President, Bitcoin Association
Chair of Strategic Advisory Board, nChain Group

Cole Diamond

CEO and Co-Founder, CoinSquare

Jack C. Liu

Former Chief Strategy Officer, OKCoin
Co-Founder and Former Chief Strategy Officer, OKLink
Former Managing Director – Asia, Circle

Kristy-Leigh Minehan

Chief Technology Officer,
Core Scientific

Steve Shadders

Director of Solutions & Engineering – nChain
Technical Director – Bitcoin SV Node project

Dr. Craig S. Wright

Chief Scientist,
nChain

Biography

Dr. Wright is an Australian computer scientist, businessman, and inventor who challenges the world with visionary ideas. Currently, he is Chief Scientist for nChain – the global leader in research and development of blockchain technologies.

Topics

    Jimmy Nguyen

    Founding President, Bitcoin Association
    Chair of Strategic Advisory Board, nChain Group

    Biography

    Jimmy Nguyen is one of the world’s top Bitcoin advocates. He is a renowned public speaker and media commentator who speaks about Bitcoin and blockchain technology at worldwide events. Jimmy is a global ambassador for Bitcoin SV. BSV is the rebirth of the original Bitcoin, designed to fulfill the Satoshi Vision (of Bitcoin’s mysterious founder Satoshi Nakamoto). Emerging from the contentious November 15, 2019 hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, BSV now stands as its own chain and coin to become the world’s new money and global public blockchain for enterprises. Jimmy joined nChain and then helped launch the bComm Association after a 21-year career as an intellectual property and digital technology lawyer. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. Over his legal career, Jimmy was a partner at three major U.S. law firms – most recently Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He represented multinational corporates and emerging companies in many sectors – including technology, entertainment & media, sports, financial services, consumer products, retail, and automotive. Jimmy graduated college at age 19 and law school at age 22. In 2008, Lawdragon named him (at only age 36) one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” and described him as a “dynamo talent.” He has also been recognized by the Century City Bar Association as “Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” (2011); and by the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel with its Industry Leader Award (2017). For his diversity leadership, Jimmy has been named a “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader” (2015) by Diversity MBA magazine and was inducted into California Minority Counsel Program’s Diversity Hall of Fame (2015). Jimmy was formerly Chair of the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Law section, and co-chaired the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s IP, Internet & New Media section. A strong diversity advocate, he co-chaired the California Minority Counsel Program.

    Topics

      Cole Diamond

      CEO and Co-Founder, CoinSquare

      Biography

      A Toronto native, Coinsquare CEO Cole Diamond aims to build Coinsquare into a 21st century financial institution that disrupts how the financial services industry operates. He is a serial entrepreneur, now launching his third company, with a proven track record of taking companies from nothing to millions of dollars in monthly revenue. In 12 short months, Cole has led Coinsquare to 150 employees, 300k+ users, and $55M+ in funding, opening Coinsquare up for being in the conversation for Canada’s fastest growing company. Cole speaks on panels and keynotes regularly for the FinTech scene in North America. Further, he has built a transparent and entrepreneurial culture within Coinsquare in order to build the best technology company in Canada.

      Topics

        Jack C. Liu

        Former Chief Strategy Officer, OKCoin
        Co-Founder and Former Chief Strategy Officer, OKLink
        Former Managing Director – Asia, Circle

        Biography

        Jack Liu is a prolific entrepreneur in the Bitcoin industry. He previously served as Managing Director at Circle, where he led Asia OTC institutional trading, and created Bitcoin SV prefork exchange at Poloniex. Before that, Jack served as Chief Strategy Officer of OK Group since 2014, co-founded OKLink global Bitcoin remittance network in 2016, and launched Bitcoin Cash prefork trading in 2017.

        Topics

          Kristy-Leigh Minehan

          Chief Technology Officer,
          Core Scientific

          Biography

          Kristy-Leigh Minehan has been an integral part of the blockchain ecosystem since its early beginnings, working as a consultant and advisor to multiple Fortune 500 companies on blockchain business strategies and solutions. Her work in the fields of software development, semiconductor engineering, hardware acceleration and system scalability have changed the landscape of distributed computing and proof-of-work. Kristy-Leigh currently serves as Core Scientific’s Chief Technology Officer, a leader in infrastructure for blockchain and artificial intelligence.

          Topics

            Steve Shadders

            Director of Solutions & Engineering – nChain
            Technical Director – Bitcoin SV Node project

            Biography

            Steve Shadders has been involved in Bitcoin infrastructure since early 2011. As one of the first authors of open source mining pool software “PoolServerJ,” he was at the forefront of implementing new features like merged mining and local coinbase generation that are in common use today. Steve was actively involved in Mike Hearn’s Bitcoinj project as one of the earliest contributors and still uses it today as his staple Bitcoin library. Today, Steve heads up nChain’s engineering team and is Technical Director of the Bitcoin SV Node project. He is passionate about the future role of Bitcoin in reshaping the world. In his own words, it is disruptive technology with “more potential to change the world than the printing press.” In his role, he contributes his ecosystem-wide perspective to support building the mining and UX infrastructure needed to enable Satoshi’s Vision to be realised.

            Topics

              CoinGeek Conference Toronto

              CAD$ 399.00

              Join us for another epic CoinGeek event this coming May 29-30 at Toronto, Canada. You can take part in the main conference on May 30, showcasing high-caliber speeches and panel discussions you can only get from CoinGeek events.

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              Big discounts on hotels rooms

              We have listed a few hotels nearby to the conference that we reccomend. Availability is limited and prices may vary, please go to the hotels website or a hotel booking website to book your room and get the most up-to-date prices.

              St. Regis

              This 5-star hotel, part of the Marriott family of hotels, combines elegance with modern amenities. It is located in the centre of the financial district and 0.8 miles from the CN Tower. It features a full-service spa and spacious rooms with stunning Toronto skyline views. The nightly rate is $636 CAD from the 30th May. Check online for the most up-to-date pricing

              Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

              Choose Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre for a remarkable visit to Toronto, Canada. Our premier location in the heart of the city blends with modern style and award-winning service to create an exceptional hotel experience. Whether you are traveling for work or enjoying a family vacation, you'll find everything you need within easy reach of our hotel. Shop at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, located next door, or tour the nearby CN Tower, City Hall, theatres, sports and concert venues, museums and much more. $440 CAD per night

              Fairmont Royal York

              A million stories. One Fairmont Royal York. Toronto's landmark hotel is the gateway to your essential Toronto experience. Located in the downtown core, Fairmont Royal York is minutes from the city's biggest events and attractions including: The CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Scotiabank Arena (formerly known as Air Canada Centre), Rogers Centre, the Eaton Centre, and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. FROM $558 CAD/NIGHT

              How do I register?
              To register please click here for ticket purchasing information.

              What does my ticket include?
              Registration to the conference gives you full access to the sessions, meal functions, cocktail reception, and the official CoinGeek after-party.

              How do I pick up my badge?
              Please bring along the confirmation (printed or email) of your ticket purchase and photo ID (passport or drivers license) to the registration desk on Thursday 30th May, at 8 am – 9 am

              Registration hours:
              Thursday 30th May 8 am to 9 am at the Carlu, Toronto, Canada.

              Payment information
              You can purchase your ticket with BSV or using AMEX, Visa or MasterCard. Payments are processed immediately. You can also purchase a ticket on the day (without the advance purchase discount) but registration will take longer than for pre-purchase customers. Registration will be ‘pending’ until payment is validated.

              Promo and discount codes
              CoinGeek offers discount codes to members of the Bitcoin Association and selective partners. Discount codes will only be accepted if the registrant is the authorized user.

              What happens if I am unable to attend?
              Unfortunately, there are no refunds or cancellations.

              Can I transfer my registration?
              Requests for transfers must be submitted by May 1 2019. Please email conferences@coingeek.com. Transfer requests received after May 1 are subject to a $200 administrative fee plus any additions as a result of changes in the attendee type (e.g. transfer to a non-Bitcoin Association member would result in loss of the discount). The individual submitting the request is responsible for any balance due.

              Onsite registration policies and procedures
              CoinGeek accepts American Express, VISA, MasterCard or BSV for payment of registration. Please note all registration fees are non-refundable. Registration materials will be released only to the individual whose name appears on the badge. Photo identification (drivers license or passport), credit card, or conference registration confirmation will be required. Business Cards are not an acceptable form of identification. Badges are non-transferable.

              We respect your privacy
              Your name, address, phone number, and email address are stored securely in our database and we do not share this information with third parties.

              Video and photography
              Video recording and hybrid events (including webcams, webinars, streaming video content) are prohibited inside the conference unless stated at the CoinGeek Conference. Photographs may not be taken of any product, except by the press or the official photographer designate by CoinGeek.

              Photo and video release
              By registering to CoinGeek Conference you acknowledge and accept that photographs or video that will be taken of you by the CoinGeek team or its service providers may be used for CoinGeek promotional material and on the Internet by CoinGeek and its service providers.

              Badge ethics, counterfeiting, and theft

              Only persons registered for this conference and wearing the proper badge will be admitted to the conference. For security and safety reasons, badges must be worn at all times.

              Anyone found to be counterfeiting, copying or sharing conference name badges, or using a guest badge when s/he is not eligible for a guest badge, may be subject to sanctions to and including removal from the conference.

              After-party entry
              For all conference attendees, there will be an exclusive CoinGeek after-party. Wristbands will be distributed at registration. Please note that you need to wear your wristbands to gain access as there won’t be a guest list at the door.

              GENERAL INFORMATION

              When and where is the conference?
              CoinGeek 2019 will take place on Thursday 30th May at the Carlu

              Is there a dress code?
              The dress code is business or business casual, and the official CoinGeek after party dress code is subject to the rules of the venue.

              Will there be WIFI at the event?
              Yes, there is complimentary WIFI to all registered attendees. The WIFI username and password will be provided throughout the venue.

              Speakers and Agenda

              How do I submit a speaker and topic suggestion?
              Click here to submit a speaker proposal. The deadline for all submissions will close mid-March. Only speakers who are selected will receive a message from a member of the events team as soon as a decision regarding submission is made. Please note this may take up to four weeks.

              Where can I find a copy of the agenda?
              Agenda can be found here and will be updated as speakers are announced. Make sure to check back often.

              Media Partnerships
              Please email conference@coingeek.com

              Press Passes
              Please email requests to ed@pownall.eu

              Let’s get social
              Integrate tweets from @RealCoinGeek using #CGToronto

              Sponsors

              Come code on Bitcoin SV in the 1st ever BSV Virtual Hackathon!

              It’s the Bitcoin Association’s first ever Bitcoin SV hackathon, run by nChain and sponsored by CoinGeek.

              Bitcoin SV is rebirth of the original Bitcoin, so join us to finally unleash the true power of Bitcoin’s original design, protocol and Satoshi Vision.

              We want to encourage developers around the world to build on BSV. So, enter the BSV hackathon. It’s a lead up to the CoinGeek Toronto conference in May. This hackathon will be virtual – taking place online on May 4 and 5, 2019 (with participation periods to be announced based upon GMT time zone). That means you can participate from anywhere in the world!

              After the virtual hackathon, three finalists will be chosen. A representative from each will be flown to Toronto, Canada to present their solution on May 30, 2019 at the CoinGeek conference. A panel of judges, including the live audience, will select the winner.

              There is an impressive prize pool of 400 BSV coins:

              And all finalists get the opportunity to be considered for investment funds. So, come code with us on BSV to create the world’s new money and global enterprise blockchain.

              That’s Bitcoin: Satoshi Vision.

              How to enter

              Registration kicks off now, to register please fill out this form and you will receive a welcome email with all the details on what to expect. At a later stage the resources you need to be ready to go on the day of the start of the event will become available on our website.

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              What is a “Hackathon?”

              Traditionally a hackathon is an event where participants from a variety of backgrounds team up to “hack” together creative solutions and program unique applications. This is a creative event where teams can show off the projects they built and compete for prizes. When being hosted at a physical location they usually last one or two days, whereas virtual Hackathons can range in the time allotted.

              Apply to speak

              Please read the form carefully and fill in all the fields. We will reject submissions with incomplete fields.