Rio de Janeiro

Othon Palace Hotel

6, 7 December

40 Speakers

Language: english (live portuguese translation).

700 Seats

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  • Until 5th December: USD 200.
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Speakers

Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik

Bitcoin Core

Jeff Garzik

Senior Software Engineer at BitPay. Bitcoin core developer, involved with Bitcoin since July 2010. Jeff has spent almost two decades engineering open source software, including GNOME, Linux kernel and now Bitcoin. He is the author of picocoin, pynode, cpuminer, and many other Bitcoin related software.
Ronaldo Lemos

Ronaldo Lemos

Creative Commons

Ronaldo Lemos

Project Lead of Creative Commons Brazil. Lemos is the director of the Rio Institute for Technology & Society, and professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University´s Law School. He is also a partner with the law firm Pereira Neto Macedo advogados, and a board member of various organizations, including the Mozilla Foundation, Accessnow.org, and Stellar. He was one of the creators of the Marco Civil da Internet, a draft legislation protecting civil rights, privacy and net neutrality.
Tony Gallippi

Tony Gallippi

BitPay

Tony Gallippi

Co-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, an automated payment processing system for Bitcoin. It enables online merchants to accept bitcoins, as a form of payment, just as easily they accept payments from credit cards, debit cards, or Paypal. Tony is past District Sales Manager at Aerotech, Regional Sales Manager at Industrial Devices Corporation, and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Anthony DiIorio

Anthony Di Iorio

Ethereum/KryptoKit

Anthony Di Iorio

Co-founder of the Ethereum Project and KryptoKit, a founding member, Executive Director & Board member of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada (BAC), founder of Toronto Bitcoin Meetup, and founder of Decentral, a 5500 square foot co-working space and accelerator for decentralized / blockchain technologies located in the heart of down-town Toronto, Canada.
Trace Mayer

Trace Mayer

Bitcoin.kn

Trace Mayer

Trace is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist and monetary scientist who is a leading expert on Bitcoin and gold with regular media appearances. He has presented on Bitcoin to a wide variety of audiences including members of the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank, major financial institutions, the IRS, FBI, FTC, HNWIs, conferences and many others on the topics of Bitcoin, cyber security, financial cryptography, digital currency and entrepreneurship.
Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce

Bitcoin Foundation

Brock Pierce

Brock is a 15x entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. He is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Crypto Currency Partners (CCP). CCP has invested in 25 crypto focused financings this year. Pierce is also an advisor, mentor, or board member of GoCoin, expresscoin, Noble Markets, Blade Financial, ZenBox, Tether, BitGo, Coin Congress, KnCMiner.cn, Robocoin Asia and Plug and Play. He is a sought-after commentator on the Bitcoin economy and sits on the Board of the Bitcoin Foundation.
Juan Llanos

Juan Llanos

Bitreserve

Juan Llanos

Chief Transparecy Officer at Bitreserve. Certified anti-money laundering specialist since 2003, Juan has over a decade's experience of building and managing AML/CFT and regulatory compliance programs for multiple international jurisdictions.
Eddy Travia

Eddy Travia

Seedcoin

Eddy Travia

Co-founder & Chief Startup Officer at Seedcoin a Bitcoin startup incubator. Global cryptocurrency advocate. Founder of Bitcoin Institute, Eddy has lived in China for eight years where he has managed private equity funds and advised funds and corporations on international M&A deals in retail, FMCG and new media.
Andrew Ittleman

Andrew Ittleman

Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph

Andrew Ittleman

Founder and Partner of Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph. Andrew concentrates his practice in the areas of White Collar Criminal Defense, Anti-Money Laundering compliance, and Food and Drug Law. Mr. Ittleman litigates extensively against the United States government in civil and criminal matters.
Sam Rosenblum

Sam Rosenblum

Coinbase

Sam Rosenblum

Sam is a Business Development Manager, leading Coinbase's international expansion into South America. Sam previously worked in Global Payments Strategy at Visa, where he focused on the development of payment processing systems worldwide. Prior to that he was an analyst at Lake Partners, specialising in hedge fun investment strategy. He attended the Honors College at UCLA. Outside of the office, Sam is an avid cyclist and traveler.
Fernando Gouveia

Fernando Gouveia

Xapo

Fernando Gouveia

Fernando is Director of Business Development at Xapo where he focuses on the company’s growth and strategic partnerships. He was previously Director of Business Development at Plug and Play Tech Center and founded a digital media startup accelerator with the Brazilian conglomerate Grupo Abril. Before that he helped launch Société Générale’s Retail Banking division in China. Fernando has also lived in Mexico City, Brasilia, Athens, Barcelona, Taipei and Beijing.
Alberto Vega

Alberto Vega

BitPay

Alberto Vega

Regional Manager for Latin America at Bitpay, providing local companies with top innovative solutions to lead their businesses and enable a sustainable and rapid growth for the cryptocurrencies economy. He is also Director at the Latin America and the Caribbean Federation for Friendship with China and has a strong Information Technology background.
Alexandre Linhares

Alexandre Linhares

Club of Rome

Alexandre Linhares

Director-General of the Brazilian Chapter of the Club of Rome. In 2000 Alexandre joined the Brazilian School of Business & Public Administration. In 2002, he was selected by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, as the representative for Brazil at the Kyoto debates on international terrorism (meeting with representatives of 35 countries). In 2004, he joined the tt30, the young Think Tank of the Club of Rome.
Fernando Ulrich

Fernando Ulrich

Mises Institute

Fernando Ulrich

Austrian economist, liberty practitioner, monetary theory scholar and cryptocurrency enthusiast. Fernando has written the first book in portuguese about Bitcoin called "Bitcoin, a moeda na era digital".
Rodrigo Batista

Rodrigo Batista

MercadoBitcoin.net

Rodrigo Batista

CEO at MercadoBitcoin.net, Brazil's Bitcoin exchange. Rodrigo has long experience both in financial markets and technology. Was responsible for the electronic trading of shares of Santander and developer of trading robots in Morgan Stanley.
Safiri Felix

Safiri Felix

Coinverse

Safiri Felix

Business Development Executive at Coinverse. The Coinverse platform gives users in the Brazilian market buy and sell utility, but also provides them the opportunity to pay off their boletos bancários using bitcoin. A boleto bancário is a government-issued financial document comparable to an invoice, a very popular payment method in Brazil.
Andre Horta

Andre Horta

BitcoinToYou

Andre Horta

Founder and CEO at BitcoinToYou, Brazil's Bitcoin exchange. Degree in Information Systems (PUC) and MBA on Project Management, he left his position at Fiat to work in his Bitcoin startup.
Gustavo Guida

Gustavo Guida

BTCJam

Gustavo Guida

Gustavo is a serial entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience building companies. He co-founded Bondfaro, merged with Buscapé creating one of the largest e-commerce players in Latin America. After selling the company in 2009, Gustavo co-founded HelpSaude, a leading healthcare startup that was merged to NetCom in 2013. In 2014, Gustavo joined BTCJam as Product Chief to prove the disruptive potential of the bitcoin protocol to allow cheaper credit to borrowers from all over the world.
Bruno Balduccini

Bruno Balduccini

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Bruno Balduccini

Partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, expert in the banking area. Provides legal assistance to the largest Brazilian banks, payment arrangers and other financial institutions, including clarifications in respect of anti-money laundering regulations.
Helena Suarez Margarido

Helena Suarez Margarido

HMO Law

Helena Suarez Margarido

Partner at HMO Law, eAdvisor, partner at Bitinvest and co-founder of Fundação Bitcoin Brasil. Expert in project financing, structuring and implementing investments and different businesses models for internet & new technologies market. Provides legal assistance to Banks, VC funds, angel investors and Startups on cross-border structuring & transactions, compliance, and regulatory matters.
Connie Gallippi

Connie Gallippi

BitGive Foundation

Connie Gallippi

Connie has a background in strategic consulting, policy, funding assistance, and program management for non-profit organisations in California. Ms. Gallippi founded the BitGive Foundation after learning about Bitcoin in its early years, recognizing the potential for significant value increase and capital formation, and having a desire to direct some of the gains towards charitable causes worldwide.
Hugo Cuevas Mohr

Hugo Cuevas-Mohr

Mohr World Consulting

Hugo Cuevas-Mohr

Director at Mohr World Consulting. Hugo Cuevas-Mohr, a native of Guatemala, has over 20 years in the money transfer industry. He built one of the largest money transfer companies in Latin America which he sold in 2007. He also worked with several Money Transfer Companies in the US.
Justin Blincoe

Justin Blincoe

Coinapult

Justin Blincoe

COO/CFO at Coinapult. Having lived and worked on 3 continents, Justin is passionate about the potential of bitcoin to unite people of the world through commerce. Justin has substantial experience in finance, database consulting, telecom and real estate; ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 environments.
Sergio Lerner

Sergio Lerner

Coinspect

Sergio Lerner

Cryptographer and computer security specialist from Argentina. In the last years Sergio also became a Bitcoin security researcher and reporter of several Bitcoin vulnerabilities. He is founder of Certimix, which provides gambling and online games technology.
Steven Sprague

Steven Sprague

Rivetz

Steven Sprague

Steven is the CEO of Rivetz Corp. and one of the principle industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Rivetz Corp. is focused on the use of trusted computing and TEE for the consumer market, also playing an important role in providing the key technologies for the protection of private keys and secure instructions for Bitcoin and other crypto currencies.
Bruce Fenton5

Bruce Fenton

Atlantic Financial Inc.

Bruce Fenton

President at Atlantic Financial Inc. and Bitcoin Association founder. Prior to founding Atlantic Financial, Bruce worked for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (formerly Dean Witter) starting in 1992. At Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, he was a specialist in managed accounts and one of the youngest stockbrokers ever to work for the company.
Aaron Koenig

Aaron Koenig

Bitfilm

Aaron Koenig

Aaron is a media entrepreneur from Hamburg, Germany. He is the founder and organiser of Bitcoin Exchange Berlin (BXB), Europe’s first in-person Bitcoin exchange. He is the managing director of Bitfilm Networks GmbH, a production company that creates promotional films for clients. From January to June 2014 he served as the General Secretary of the Global Bitcoin Alliance.
James Lowry

James Lowry

Storj.io

James Lowry

Founder at Storj.io. Jim graduated from the University of Oregon with a Computer and Information Science degree. He then went on to study information privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, and criminal law at Indiana University. He worked as a Public Defender but recently closed his law practice to focus exclusively upon his 2nd generation cryptocurrency project as the co-founder of Storj.io.
Marshal Long

Marshal Long

FinalHash

Marshal Long

Marshall is the CTO of FinalHash, LLC and runs the Hashers United mining conference. He has and extensive background in programming, mining, internet marketing, integrated circuit design, large scale datacenter deployment, and international business. He has been in Bitcoin since late 2009 and has over 10 years experience developing applications for emerging technologies.
Peter Kirby

Peter Kirby

Factom

Peter Kirby

President at Factom, a smaller, faster, cheaper way to extend the Bitcoin blockchain. Serial Entrepreneur and Marketing Executive, he was Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Operations at CoinTerra. Peter's passion is to build great corporate cultures full of humility, hard work, responsible cash management, and - of course - laughter.
Gregory Simon

Gregory Simon

Ribbit.me

Gregory Simon

Founder at Ribbit.me, currently working in RibbitRewards, a customer rewards program built on blockchain technology. Founding member at Nicaragua's Bitcoin Foundation. Greg was born and raised in Nebraska, he spent most of his career as an investment banker in Asia. He believes that Bitcoin technology is a positive disruptive force of competition in the money industry. His current projects are all based on the goal of spreading awareness and adoption of the Crypto Ledger in both monetary and non-monetary applications.
Michael Perklin

Michael Perklin

CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium

Michael Perklin

Director of Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, President of Bitcoinsultants, and President of CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4). With a background in digital forensics and information security, Michael Perklin is a recognized expert in cryptocurrencies and cybersecurity whose firm conducts cybersecurity audits and consultations. Michael's expertise has been called upon by law firms, telecoms, and most recently the Canadian Senate’s Banking Committee on digital currencies.
Andres Junge

Andres Junge

37coins

Andres Junge

Senior Architect at 37coins, enabling SMS controlled Bitcoin wallet for people around the globe. Andrés has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years in the chilean private and public sector. He is also an active member of the Chilean Bitcoin Community.
Lucia Cangas

Lucia Cangas

Pademobile

Lucia Cangas

Marketing Lead at Pademobile, wallet service. She previously worked in similar positions at Microsoft and MTV Networks, has a degree in Marketing (ITESM) and a Master's degree in Consumer Marketing from University of Liverpool. Lucia is also part of Mexico's Bitcoin Foundation.
Chris Odom

Chris Odom

Monetas

Chris Odom

CTO and Co-Founder at Monetas. Chris is the creator and lead developer of the Open-Transactions digital finance suite. His twenty-year software career has encompassed coding and managing enterprise software development projects for leading US and foreign multinationals.
Broc Kanaday

Broc Kanaday

OKCoin

Broc Kanaday

Broc is a University of Colorado at Boulder graduate who double majored in Operations Management and Information Systems. He founded the Bitcoin Club at the University of Colorado at Boulder and was the sole organizer of the Bitcoin Hackathon, "Coin-orado". He is OKCoin Latin America representative.
Michael Terpin

Michael Terpin

BitAngels

Michael Terpin

Cofounder of BitAngels, the first angel network for virtual currency startups. Also founder of SocialRadius, a social media marketing firm specialising in social networks and platforms, viral marketing, thought leadership, and blogger outreach.
Fernando Paradiso

Fernando Paradiso

BitPagos

Fernando Paradiso

Business Developer at BitPagos.com, in charge of partnerships and revenue strategies in South America. Prior to that, Fernando worked in global payments strategy at Paymentez, and Business Development at Dineromail, Vostu, and Sonico. He’s Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Advertising at University of Palermo. Since he knows about bitcoin, he spread the voice about it everywhere.
Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar

Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar

Koibanx

Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar

CEO at Koibanx and President of Bitcoin Argentina NGO. He pioneered Web development in Argentina in 1995. He was a founding member of Clarín Digital (main local newspaper) and Patagon.com (financial institution sold to Banco Santander for 750MM) among others. He founded Koibanx, Xinergia, Cero a Cien and Restocoins. Since early 2012 he has been fully committed to grow and promote the Bitcoin ecosystem throughout Latin America.
Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar

Rodolfo Andragnes

Bitcoin Argentina

Rodolfo Andragnes

Schedule

09:00

Registration

09:30

Bitcoin for Newbies (Bitfilm Animations)

Aaron Koenig

10:00

Welcome

Fundación Bitcoin Brasil

10:10

Why Bitcoin?

Fernando Ulrich

10:30

Business & Merchant Adoption

Tony Gallipi

11:00

Networking Break

11:15

Bitcoin as an Investment

Trace Mayer, Alexandre Linhares, Michael Terpin. Moderator: Fernando Ulrich

11:55

Bitcoin's Positive Social Impact

Connie Gallippi

12:15

Lunch Break

01:30

Mining: Past, Present, and Future

Marshall Long, Shawn O'Connor, Sergio Lerner

02:00

International Regulatory Update

Juan Llanos

02:30

Wallets: New Trends and Features (Part 1)

Trace Mayer (Armory), Justin Blincoe (Coinapult), Fernando Gouveia (Xapo), Andres Junge (37 Coins)

03:15

Coffee Break

03:45

Wallets: New Trends and Features (Part 2)

Sam Rosenblum (Coinbase), Alberto L. Vega (Copay), Juan Llanos (BitReserve), Lucia Cangas (Pademobile)

04:30

Trading: Overview, Strategies, and Services

Patrick Dugan, Broc Kanaday

05:00

Brazilian Perspectives

Helena Margarido, Bruno Balduccini (Pinheiro Neto). Moderator: Fernando Ulrich

05:30

Emerging vs. Developed Markets

Bruce Fenton

06:00

Closure First Day

20:30

laBITconf Hangout

09:30

Registration

09:50

Welcome - Day 2

Fundación Bitcoin Brasil

10:00

Development Update

Sergio Lerner

10:30

Mainstream Adoption

Michael Terpin, Tony Gallippi, Brock Pierce, Anthony di Iorio. Moderator: Justin Blincoe

11:00

Networking Break

11:15

Money Transmission and Remittances

Hugo Cuevas, Andrew Itleman. Moderator: Juan Llanos

11:45

Angel & VC Investing

Trace Mayer, Eddy Travia, Brock Pierce, Shawn O'Connor.

12:15

Lunch Break

01:30

Buying and Selling in Brazil

Rodrigo Batista (MercadoBitcoin), André Horta (BitcoinToYou), Safiri Felix (Coinverse)

02:00

Bitcoin Around the World

Aaron Koenig, Anthony di Iorio, Bruce Fenton, Lucia Cangas. Moderator: Rodolfo Andragnes

02:30

New Platforms

Chris Odom (Monetas), Anthony di Iorio (Ethereum), Jim Lowry (StorJ)

03:15

Coffee Break

03:45

Security

Michael Perklin, Steven Sprague, Sergio Lerner. Moderator: Michel Terpin

04:30

Latin American Startups

Fernando Paradiso (BitPagos), Gustavo Guida (BTCJam), Greg Simon (Ribbit.me). Moderator: Diego Gutierrez.

05:00

Blockchains for Businesses

Greg Simon, Peter Kirby, Michael Terpin. Moderator: Rodolfo Andragnes

05:30

Latin America: Call to Action

Diego Gutierrez, Fernando Ulrich, Juan Llanos

06:00

End of Conference

The Venue

Enjoying a superb position overlooking the white sands of Copacabana Beach, The Rio Othon Palace is a modern, luxury hotel ideally placed just a few minutes from downtown Rio.

Othon special laBITconf RIO 2014 discount.

Rio Othon Palace

Towering above the surrounding buildings, the hotel’s views are unrivalled. Arranged over 30 floors, the 572 rooms and suites all have vast picture windows and balconies giving spectacular views over the sea, Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. The hotel has recently undergone a major refurbishment program with all 150 Deluxe Rooms totally renovated. Spend your leisure time relaxing on the beach or soaking up the sun on the hotel’s spectacular rooftop terrace. Here you can take a dip in the outdoor heated pool, submit to a relaxing massage, or just take in the amazing view with a sunset cocktail from the rooftop bar.

Rio Othon Palace
Street View
About Rio de Janeiro

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About Us

Bitcoin Argentina and Fundação Bitcoin Brasil are non-profit organisations which educate, promote, and research digital currencies in their local communities.

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Last year's edition of laBITconf, organized by Bitcoin Argentina, was the very first Latin American Bitcoin conference. It took place in Buenos Aires, garnering rave reviews from its 30+ top-tier speakers and 400+ attendees. Now, together with Fundação Bitcoin Brasil, we are committed to outdoing 2013 and making laBITconf RIO the most memorable Bitcoin event of 2014.

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