2019 Speaker Lineup

Carla Gericke

Carla will be leading a discussion about Ross Ulbricht (Founder of Silk Road) and the injustice of his double life sentence. Carla has been an outspoken critic of Ross's prosecution, maintaining that Ross is a political prisoner incarcerated and sentenced to double life in prison in order to chill the use of cryptocurrencies. Come learn how YOU can be a kickass advocate to help #FreeRoss! Carla Gericke (JD,MFA) is a Free Stater living in New Hampshire since 2008.

Vin Armani

Vin will be presenting about the heretics of Bitcoin. He is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of CoinText.io, an SMS-based cryptocurrency wallet available in over 40 countries. In addition to being a software developer, author and speaker, he has made his living as a television star, film producer, art galleries, pirate radio station operator, DJ, and motorcycle courier.

Darryl Perry

Darryl will be going over Politics & Cryptocurrency. He has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty. He's an award winning author, and former radio and TV host who was a Libertarian Party Presidential candidate in 2016 who also became the first Presidential candidate to accept cryptocurrency donations in 2013.

Darren Tapp

Darren will be going over the Byzantine General's problem and how Satoshi Nakamoto allows for a strong solution to this problem. He is currently an Assistant Research Professor at ASU school of computing, informatics & decision systems engineering.

Tron Black

Tron Black is a freedom advocate, crypto developer, entrepreneur, and founder of two startups which were sold to publicly traded companies. Since early 2013, Tron has been working in the crypto-currency space as a miner, developer, investor, and trader. He regularly gives talks on crypto-currency topics worldwide. Tron is currently an advisor to TZero, TUSC, and Realio.fund, and the lead developer for Ravencoin (RVN) which is both a top 50 crypto-currency and a leading crypto-asset platform. He will be discussing the topic of "Is the parallel crypto-ecosystem growing faster than Wall Street?"

Steven Zeiler

Portsmouth: America's Bitcoin City. Steven is the CEO & Tech Lead at Anypay. Anypay facilitates direct payments from user to merchant. Crypto goes from their wallet to yours without any fees or compromising info.

Lisa McGunnigle

Lisa returns for her third FSB-DAC to present a project that she has started that places small scale renewable energy credits onto a blockchain to be traded via a token. Lisa is an attorney, nurse practitioner and entrepreneur active in the healthcare and blockchain spaces.

Irina S. Litchfield

Irina S. Litchfield is the Founder/CEO at BlockchainCubed, boutique consulting firm. She is an advisor at SpaceFund, ProChain Capital and founding advisor at ABE, global securities exchange. Early to the blockchain space, she also co-founded a bitcoin exchange in 2013 and later helped build an online bank. Passionate about innovation, community leadership and bettering, Irina often speaks as a subject matter expert. She is a co-orgonizer of BitAngelsTexas and columnist at CoinRivet as well as contributor at BloxLive TV .

Preston Byrne

Preston will be presenting on "Free Speech Money: an update on the state of Bitcoin as a tool for human liberation." He is an attorney at Byrne & Storm, P.C., where his practice focuses on early-stage technology companies, including industrial cryptography, cryptocurrency and interactive computer services businesses, with complex cross-border legal issues. In his free time he is a fellow of the ASI.

Preethi Kasireddy

Preethi is the Founder & CEO of TruStory, a social debate network. Their mission is to create a place on the internet where people can have productive debate about the biggest issues (or even the smallest issues) of the century.

Brian T

Brian will be presenting on "Mental Models For Reasoning About Second Layer Evolution." He is a low profile pseudonymous Bitcoiner who co-hosts the podcast Block Digest with Janine Roem, Rick, and Adam Fiscor(Nopara73). He's been very active in a few dedicated activist sub-communities within the Bitcoin space since 2014 and is mostly focused on educating and inspiring healthy skepticism through the public activities he engages in.

Paul Snow

Paul Snow is the CEO of Factom Inc and Architect of the Factom protocol an open-source data-centric Blockchain. Paul is the Architect of PegNet, a fully decentralized network of stable assets in a frictionless trading platform built on the Factom protocol. Paul is also Founder and Chief Architect for DTRules an open-source decision-making protocol used in many states for health and human services projects, commercial websites, university projects, and many other applications. He holds multiple patents in graphics hardware, system configuration, and blockchain-based technologies. He is a supporter of and contributor to the Colored Coins and Ethereum projects and founder of the Texas Bitcoin Conference. He will be presenting on Pegonomics.

Daniel Krawisz
Daniel entered bitcoin in 2011. In 2013, he co-founded the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. When the BTC cult started taking over, he started the youtube show Bitcoin Stuff in order to combat it. The show used the concept of demonstrated opportunity cost to collect an audience of non-brainwashed people. He has Master's degrees in physics and software engineering.
Bruce Fenton

Bruce Fenton became involved with Bitcoin in 2012 and has been involved full time in Bitcoin and the blockchain industry since 2013. Fenton is also the host and founder of the Satoshi Roundtable retreat, an exclusive, invitation-only retreat for leaders in the blockchain industry and organizer of the first Dubai Bitcoin Conference.Bruce is the founder of Atlantic Financial which, in 1994, became the first full-service investment firm on the internet.  Prior to Atlantic Financial, Bruce was with Morgan Stanley and specialized in emerging technologies and emerging markets.

Bruce has completed several significant transactions and served as a consultant to large investment funds, ultra high net worth individuals and families.  Bruce served as an advisor to one of the world’s largest charitable organizations for Gulf engagement and a top ten global private equity firm.  Bruce travels extensively and has lived in the US and Asia as well as Riyadh and Dubai.

Jacob Kostecki

I have spent half of my 43 years in the U.S. and the other half working all over Europe and parts of Africa, either for corporations or running my own small businesses. I studied international business management at Fordham University in the Bronx, the Warsaw School of Commerce and the University of Warsaw. I've worked in tech, oil & gas, professional business services and commercial real estate and even when I was the founder and CEO my strengths were always around generating revenue and developing business opportunities.

I acquired large-scale event production experience working on Techstars properties (StartupWeek and StartupWeekend), as well as organizing and producing similar tech events. This confluence of work and life experience has led me to produce Massive Adoption, an event where everyday professionals and employees can learn about how blockchains and digital assets are starting to impact their corporations as well as professional and personal lives.

Pete Rizzo

Pete Rizzo is the former Editor for CoinDesk, the global leader in blockchain news, where he oversaw production of both the daily news website, CoinDesk.com, and CoinDesk Research, its monthly report offerings. He was previously an Editor at payments news source PYMNTS.com. He previously has authored more than 1,000 stories for CoinDesk. Pete is an investor in bitcoin and ether and holds value in ZRX and RDN.