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2023 agenda

2023 agenda

2023 agenda

2023 agenda

2023 agenda

2023 agenda

2023 agenda

2023 agenda

2023 agenda

2023 agenda

Day 1 – June 17, 2023
8:00 – 9.00 a.m. Registration Front lobby – Chelsea Hotel
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Bitcoin is Beautiful /
Bitcoin as generational wealth

  • Tomer Strolight
Main stage
9.30 – 10:00 a.m. Self custody

  • Francis Pouliot
Main stage
10.00 – 10:40 a.m. Hive Mining

  • Frank Holmes
Main stage
Workshop: Hyperinflation in The Weimar Republic, Zimbabwe and Latin America

  • David St-Onge
Breakout room 1
Workshop: Why Bitcoin, Not Crypto

  • Jesse Berger
Breakout room 2
10:40 – 11:00 a.m. Networking break
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Panel: Nuclear Bitcoin Mining in Canada

  • Ryan MacLeod, Ben Lobb, Troy Cross,
    Aaron Foster
Main stage
11:45 – 11:55 a.m. Plan B Passport

  • Jessica Hodler
Main stage
11:55  – 12:40 p.m. What is money?

  • Greg Foss & Lawrence Lepard
Main stage
12:40 – 1:40 p.m. Lunch
1:40 – 2:00 p.m. Escaping authoritarianism in Venezuela using Bitcoin

  • Mauricio di Bartolomeo
Main stage
Bitcoin and business

  • Ali Hamam
Breakout room 1
State of the Lightning Network

  • Jesse Shrader
Breakout room 2
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Workshop: Discover Nostr

  • Derek Ross
Main stage
Workshop: Hyperinflation in The Weimar Republic, Zimbabwe and Latin America

  • David St-Onge
Breakout room 1
Workshop: VLS hardware signer

  • Jack Ronaldi & Evan Feenstra
Breakout room 2
2: 30 – 3: 10 p.m. Panel: Macro economics

  • Greg Foss, Lawrence Lepard & Frank Holmes
Main stage

  • Gustavo J. Flores Echaiz
Breakout room 1
Privacy, design & payjoin

  • Yashraj
Breakout room 2
3:10 – 3:40 p.m. Networking break
3:40 – 4:20 p.m. Panel: Bitcoin Philanthropy and VC

  • Brad Mills, Stephan Livera, Dave Bradley & Nolan Bauerle
Main stage
4:20 – 4:35 p.m. Why you should run a full node

  • Peter Todd
Main stage
4:35 – 4:50 p.m. Institutional adoption of Bitcoin in Canada

  • Jonathan Lister
Main stage
4:50 – 5:30 p.m. Multisig demo

  • BTC Sessions &  Dee (Coinkite)
Main stage
5:30 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. Closing remarks Main stage
Day 2 – June 18, 2023
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. CBDCs – Welcome to the matrix

  • Luke Broyles
Main stage
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Decentralization is inevitable

  • Joseph Barbuto
Main stage
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Banking Research and Bitcoin Scaling Technologies

  • Eric Yakes, Matthew Black, Ben Perrin
Main stage
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Networking break
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Panel: Bitcoin for creators

  • Ben Perrin, Julian Figueroa, Adam O’Brien
Main stage
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Panel: Real estate & Bitcoin

  • Daniel Foch, Tom & Nick Karadza
Main stage
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Panel: Bitcoin Policy in Canada

  • Ben Harper, Carlo Campisi, Brad Mills, Magdalena Gronowska
Main stage
12:00 – 12:20 p.m. Networking break
12:20 – 12:40 p.m. The Story of Bitcoin in India

  • Sunny Ray
Main stage
12:40 – 1:10 p.m. Lightning Network

  • Kevin Rooke, Jared Nusinoff
Main stage
1:10 – 1:30 p.m. Q&A

  • Stephan Livera
Main stage
1:30 – 1:40 p.m. Closing remarks Main stage
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Build your own miner workshop

(Additional ticket required)

  • D-Central

Build Your Own Open Source Bitcoin Miner

Do you want to learn how to mine Bitcoin with your own hardware? Do you want to support the network security and decentralization by using open source technology? Do you want to have fun and meet other Bitcoin enthusiasts?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you!

In this workshop, you will learn how to build your own open source Bitcoin miner using the Bitaxe board and the BM1397 ASIC chip from Bitmain. You will also learn how to configure and run your miner over WiFi and connect it to your preferred mining pool.

What is Bitaxe?

Bitaxe is an open source hardware Bitcoin ASIC miner that uses the BM1397 chip from Bitmain to perform SHA256 hashing.It can mine directly to your pool over WiFi without an external computer. It also has features such as power metering, temperature monitoring, fan control and voltage adjustment. You can find the design files and instructions on GitHub.

What will you need?

To participate in this workshop, we will provide the following on-site:

  • A laptop with WiFi and a USB port
  • A soldering iron and solder
  • A hot air station

You will be given

  • A 5V 10A power supply with a barrel jack connector
  • A Bitaxe PCB board (you can order more online or buy at the workshop)
  • A BM1397 ASIC chip (you can order more online or buy at the workshop)
  • A fan (optional but recommended)
  • A basic understanding of electronics and Bitcoin mining

What will you learn?

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Solder the Bitaxe board and the BM1397 chip
  • Flash the firmware on the ESP32 microcontroller
  • Connect your miner to your WiFi network and your mining pool
  • Monitor and adjust the power, temperature and voltage of your miner
  • Troubleshoot common issues and errors
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of mining Bitcoin with your own hardware

When and where?

The Build Your Own Open Source Bitcoin Miner workshop will take place on Sunday, June 18 after the last speaker. You don’t want to miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn more about mining Bitcoin with your own hardware!


How to register?

Limited spaces available! Workshop tickets are available either as an add-on to the conference ticket or separate. You can purchase a workshop ticket without purchasing a conference ticket.