CoinSummit San Francisco announces program for Bitcoin-related professionals

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CoinSummit San Francisco announces program for Bitcoin-related professionals

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The tech-savvy city of San Francisco, in the United States, is getting ready to welcome a major Bitcoin-related event on March 25th and 26th. The invitation-only CoinSummit San Francisco will connect entrepreneurs, investors and hedge fund professionals from the world of cryptocurrency with the help of several well-known names.

The Yerba Buena Center for Arts is the place chosen to hold the event, whose program is a list of true Bitcoin stars.

Besides Nicolas Cary, CEO of, the angel investor Roger Ver (also known as “Bitcoin Jesus”), Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners or Micky Malka of Ribbit Capital, the conference will also be attended by Dogecoin’s co-founder, Jackson Palmer, who will be making his first public appearance as the “father” of the Shiba Inu-powered cryptocurrency.

Here is the complete program:

Day 1 – Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Registration and coffee

10:30 – 10:45

Opening remarks and greetings

Pamir Gelenbe, CoinSummit

10:45 – 11:15

Bitcoin and virtual currencies – key metrics and growth


11:15 – 12:15

VC panel – investment opportunities in the Bitcoin space

Micky Malka, Ribbit Capital, Jeremy Liew, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Hemant Taneja, General Catalyst

Moderated by Jeff Clavier, SoftTech VC


Networking and lunch

13:15 – 14:00

Panel session: regulatory and legal challenges

Patrick Murck, General Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation, Constance Choi, General Counsel, Payward, representative from government

14:00 – 15:00

Start-up pitches

15:00 – 15:45

Panel session: angel investing in the virtual currency ecosystem

Naval Ravikant, Angellist, Ben Davenport, Angel Investor, Roger Ver, Angel Investor

Moderated by Shakil Khan, CoinDesk

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee and networking

16:15 – 17:00

Panel Discussion: The rising stars of the Bitcoin start-up ecosystem

Nic Carey,, Chris Larsen, Ripple Labs

Moderated by Nick Shalek, Investor, Ribbit Capital

17:00 – 17:45

Panel discussion – what’s next for Bitcoin mining?

Emmanuel Abiodun, Cloudhashing, Jez San, Investor

Moderated by Tuur Demeester

17:45 – 20:00

Cocktail Party


Day 2 – Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


Debate: Bitcoin is a flash in the pan!

Professor Susan Athey, Stanford, Wences Casares, Lemon, Jonathan Levin, Coinometrics

Debate moderated by TBC


What’s next for Bitcoin exchanges?

Nejc Kodric, Bitstamp, Jesse Powell, Kraken

Moderated by Steven Waterhouse, Pantera Capital Management


Networking and coffee break


Decentralized Applications – the future of Bitcoin and virtual currencies?

VItalik Buterin,, Anthony Di Iorio,, Brock Pierce, Mastercoin Foundation

Moderated by Adam Levine, Let’s talk Bitcoin


Networking and lunch break


Global opportunities for cryptocurrencies

Nick Shalek, Investor, Ribbit Capital, other participants

Moderated by Peter Vessenes, Chairman, Bitcoin Foundation


Merchant opportunities in the Bitcoin Space

16:30 – 17:30

Closing Remarks

Main image from Wikimedia

Pamir Gelenbe, CoinSummit


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