Magical Crypto Conference



11 - 12 May 2019, New York

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Magical crypto conference features 2 days, 2 stages and 40+ speakers from all around the world including many of the industry's top experts! Our aim is that everyone leaves the conference with the feeling that they've learned something new. It doesn't matter if you've been in Bitcoin since 2009 or 2019 this conference will have something for everyone.



Speaker
Elizabeth Stark
CEO
Lightning Labs
Speaker
Dr. Adam Back
CEO
Blockstream
Speaker
Peter Todd
Inventor
Opentimestamps
Speaker
Charlie Lee
Founder
Litecoin
Speaker
Luke Dashjr
Blockchain Engineer
Bitcoin Core
Speaker
Meltem Demirors
CSO
CoinShares
Speaker
Riccardo Spagni
Founder
Tari
Speaker
Elaine Ou
Software Engineer
Global Financial Access
Speaker
Andrew Poelstra
Director of Research
Blockstream
Speaker
Caitlin Long

WY Blockchain Coalition
Speaker
Phil Potter
Creator
Tether
Speaker
Matt Corallo
Engineer
Chaincode Labs
Speaker
Jill Carlson
Co-founder
Open Money Initiative
Speaker
Alex Gladstein
CSO
Human Rights Foundation
Speaker
Eric Lombrozo
Co-CEO & CTO
Ciphrex
Speaker
Jimmy Song
Founder
Programming Blockchain
Speaker
Stacy Herbert
Co-host
Keiser Report
Speaker
Jameson Lopp
CTO
Casa
Speaker
Samson Mow
CSO
Blockstream
Speaker
Des Dickerson
Head of Operations
Lightning Labs
Speaker
Jack Mallers
Founder
Zap
Speaker
Alex Bosworth
Infrastructure Lead
Lightning Labs
Speaker
Justin Moon
Founder
Buidlbootcamp
Speaker
Kristy-Leigh Minehan
CTO
Core Scientific
Speaker
Jeremy Welch
CEO
Casa
Speaker
Alex Petrov
CIO
Bitfury
Speaker
Neha Narula
Director
MIT DCI
Speaker
Rodolfo Novak (nvk)
Founder
Coinkite Inc
Speaker
Arianna Simpson
Managing Director
Autonomous Partners
Speaker
Aaron van Wirdum
Technical Editor
Bitcoin Magazine
Speaker
Austin Alexander
Senior VP
Kraken
Speaker
Katherine Wu
Director of Business Development
Messari
Speaker
Josh Olszewicz
Analyst
BraveNewCoin
Speaker
Miha Grcar
Head of Business Development
Bitstamp
Speaker
Leah Wald
Partner
Lucid Investments
Speaker
Gordon Ao
CEO
Innosilicon
Speaker
Bob McElrath
Blockchain Architect
Fidelity Investments
Speaker
Hannah Rosenberg
Managing Director
The Blockchain Institute
Speaker
Sergej Kotliar
CEO
Bitrefill
Speaker
Alexandra Moxin
Founder
Advance Tech Media
Speaker
WhalePanda
Angel Investor & Trader
Magical Crypto Friends
Speaker
Richard Myers
Decentralized Applications Engineer
goTenna
Speaker
Ryan Wang
Chief Strategy Officer
BTSE
Speaker
Leigh Cuen
Reporter
Coindesk
Speaker
Patrick Nielsen
CTO
Clovyr
Speaker
Paul Shapiro
CEO
MyMonero
Speaker
Pavel Moravec
Co-CEO
Braiins
Speaker
Will O'Beirne
Developer
Joule
Speaker
Greg Carson
Head of Corp Dev & Venture Capital
XBTO Ventures
Speaker
Karim Balaa
Head of Design
Tari Labs
Speaker
Zack Fasel
Managing Partner
Urbane Security
Speaker
Lisa Neigut
Engineer
Blockstream
Speaker
Cayle Sharrock
Head of Engineering
Tari Labs
Speaker
Brandon Goodell
Research Associate
Monero Research Lab
Speaker
Devin Pearson
Project Architect
Globee
Speaker
Rob Massey
Tax Partner
Deloitte
Speaker
Troy Paredes
Founder
Paredes Strategies (former SEC)
Speaker
Lowell Ness
Partner
Perkins Coie

Become part of a true cypherpunk, content-driven and affordable conference during Blockchain week in New York. A large part of the attendees will be technical decision makers and technical strategy influencers. All the talks on the main stage will be broadcasted live, the talks on the 2nd stage will be recorded and uploaded on Youtube later. All videos will stay on Youtube giving you exposure to the Bitcoin community for years to come.



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MCC2019 will feature 2 different rooms and tracks. The main stage of this cypherpunk conference will be broadcasted live on Youtube, the talks and panels on the 2nd stage will be recorded and published on Youtube later. There will always be technical and less-technical talks on at the same time so you can pick what fits you best.

Main Room
10:00 AM Registration
12:55 PM - Whalepanda Intro
1:00 PM - Stacy Herbert & Elizabeth Stark Fireside chat on the state of the Lightning Network
1:30 PM - Will O'Beirne Lightning Payments (and more) on the Web
1:45 PM - Lisa Neigut Taxonomy of LN nodes
2:00 PM - Alex Bosworth Bridging Off-chain and On-chain with Submarine Swaps
2:20 PM - Leigh Cuen LN present & future panel with Will O'Beirne, Lisa Neigut & Alex Bosworth
3:05 PM Coffee Break
3:20 PM - Adam Back Bitcoin Satellite Network
3:35 PM - Rodolfo Novak Decentralized Communication
3:55 PM - Elaine Ou Bitcoin without Internet panel with Adam Back, Rodolfo Novak & Richard Myers
4:40 PM - Alex Gladstein Bitcoin vs Big Brother
5:10 PM Coffee Break
5:25 PM - MCF Episode Live MCF show with Riccardo Spagni, Charlie Lee, Samson Mow & WhalePanda
6:30 PM - MCF Party at 1 OAK NYC - thanks to BTSE
Upper Room
1:30 PM - Jeremy Welch Building a Sovereign User Experience
1:45 PM - Karim Balaa Scaling Products with Design Systems
2:00 PM - Greg Carson Venture Capital investing in the utility of Bitcoin and Markets
2:20 PM - Josh Olszewicz Exchanges in the bear market with Miha Grcar, Austin Alexander, Ryan Wang & Phil Potter
3:05 PM Coffee Break
3:20 PM - Bob McElrath Decentralized Mining Pools for Bitcoin
3:35 PM - Matt Corallo Mining: No Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
3:55 PM - Leah Wald The future of mining with Pavel Moravec, Alex Petrov, Gordon Ao & Kristi-Leigh Minehan
Main Room
10:00 AM - Peter Todd Cryptographic Hocus-Pocus Meaning Nothing: The Zcash Trusted Setup MPC
10:30 AM - Cayle Sharrock Tetanus Shots: Notes on building a cryptocurrency project in Rust
10:45 AM - Zack Fasel & Paul Shapiro Revolutionizing Website Integrity
11:00 AM - Brandon Goodell Harder, Better, Faster, Smaller: Scaling Monero with Off-Chain Payments and Compact Signatures
11:20 AM - Alexandra Moxin Future of Privacy coins with Paul Shapiro, Brandon Goodell & Andrew Poelstra
12:05 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM - Eric Lombrozo Fork Dynamics
1:45 PM - Andrew Poelstra The "Crypto" in Cryptocurrency: Why Everything Is Weird and Hard
2:00 PM - Luke Dashjr Briefly, why block sizes shouldn't be too big
2:20 PM - Katherine Wu Bitcoin Protocol development panel with Eric Lombrozo, Matt Corallo & Luke Dashjr
3:05 PM Coffee Break
3:20 PM - Meltem Demirors From Fat to Morbidly Obese: Protocol Investing Gone Bad
3:35 PM - Jameson Lopp Sowing the Seeds of Destruction
3:55 PM - Jack Mallers The Unsolved Problem of Bitcoin Derivatives
4:10 PM - Elaine Ou How to evade sanctions with Bitcoin
4:25 PM - Jill Carlson Designing for Extremes: Money Hacking In Venezuela.
4:50 PM - Closing Keynote
Upper Room
11:00 AM - Sergej Kotliar Lighting Network: Business Opportunities & Challenges
11:15 AM - Devin Pearson Shedding some Light-ning on LN Integration
11:35 AM - Des Dickerson The hurdles and opportunities of LN for businesses with Sergej Kotliar, Devin Pearson & Jack Mallers
12:20 PM Lunch Break
1:45 PM - Patrick Nielsen The files are INSIDE the computer??? Deploying to the decentralized web
2:00 PM - Caitlin Long Buidling a Welcoming Regulatory Regime: Wyoming
2:20 PM - Arianna Simpson Where is the regulatory landscape moving to with Caitlin Long, Lowell Ness, Troy Paredes & Rob Massey
3:05 PM Coffee Break
3:20 PM - Jimmy Song Lessons from teaching over 400 developers
3:35 PM - Justin Moon The Next Generation of Bitcoin Developers
3:55 PM - Aaron van Wirdum Creating Bitcoin Core devs with Jimmy Song, Justin Moon, Neha Narula & Hannah Rosenberg

With 40+ amazing speakers covering both technical and less-technical subjects we're also happy to have the top journalists and media outlets covering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies among our attendees. We're happy to provide free press passes to a select group of journalists who want to cover a one-of-a-kind conference about building rather than selling.




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About Magical Crypto Friends

Magical Crypto Friends is a collaboration between Charlie Lee, Samson Mow, Riccardo Spagni and WhalePanda. In October 2017 they came up with the idea of doing a podcast together which turned out to be a big success. Every month since then they've released a podcast which is an interesting combination of news, technical issues explained in a way that everyone can understand it and humour. In May 2018 the 4 friends all went to Consensus. After the initial shock of seeing so little technical content and so many scammy ICOs they came up with the idea of doing Magical Crypto Conference: an affordable, content-driven conference aimed at both technical and less-technical people.

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