December 7-8, 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina

live broadcast


  • Erik Voorhees

    Organiser of the Bitcoin Exchange Berlin (BXB), film producer and director, Aaron has been active in the Internet industry since 1994. He is the managing director of Bitfilm, a film production and distribution company for moving images on the web and mobile devices, and the head of marketing of Bits of Proof, a company that develops software solutions for Bitcoin enterprises.

  • Adam Stradling

    Founder and CEO at, a Chile-based Bitcoin company whose goal is to make it easy for consumers across Latin America to buy, sell, and safely use Bitcoin. Coin4ce has been admitted into Start-Up Chile, a Chilean technology incubator. Adam is also Co-founder of and founder and Steering Committee member of the PRMIA Chile Chapter which is composed of senior executives from the largest financial institutions in Chile. Adam became involved with Bitcoin in early 2011 when he Co-founded and was COO of Tradehill, Inc.

  • Alan Safahi

    Founder and CEO of ZipZap, cash payment network for digital currency purchases, online e-commerce transactions and e-wallet top ups. Prior to ZipZap, Alan founded three start-ups including Card Express Inc. (CardEx), a Visa and MasterCard prepaid card processor and program manager with a history of innovations such as the first open loop MasterCard Gift Card (1996), the first open loop reloadable MasterCard prepaid card (1997) and the first virtual MasterCard prepaid Card (1999).

  • Andreas Antonopoulos

    Bitcoin entrepreneur, founder of RootEleven, technology incubator working in digital crypto-currencies. Andreas has founded three bitcoin businesses and launched several community projects. He is a prolific public speaker at technology events and regular host on Let's Talk Bitcoin, a syndicated talk show focused on Bitcoin and crypto-currencies.

  • Charlie Shrem

    Co-founder and vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and CEO and co-founder of BitInstant, one of the world's largest alternative payment companies. Drawing on his experiences in the old banking world, as well as in the new alternative currency world, he paved the way for the Bitcoin economy when he found the need for a more secure, fast, and convenient way of transferring funds between and within payment networks around the world.

  • Connie Gallippi

    Connie Gallippi has a background in strategic consulting, policy, funding assistance, and program management for non-profit organizations 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.

  • Constance Choi

    General Counsel at Payward, the company behind the exchange and trading platform, She practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Perkins Coie, focusing on cutting-edge issues in Internet law, IP law, privacy, data security, and constitutional rights.

  • Edan Yago

    Edan Yago is CEO of Epiphyte, which is building the next generation of anonymous and fast distributed payment protocols. Epiphyte's first customers are a new Free Trade Zone being developed as the first region to have a monetary system based on cryptocurrencies. Yago is a serial entrepreneur, having previously co-founded the companies Enzium and Gorilla.

  • Elizabeth Ploshay

    With a background in public policy, Middle Eastern politics, and a keen desire to promote limited government and free market principles, Elizabeth is currently focusing on debunking the myths of this new up and coming cryptocurrency and specifically working to educate her former peers in Washington, DC as to how Bitcoin is not a liability but an asset to our nation and global community. She is Manager of Communications at Bitcoin Magazine and was recently elected as a Bitcoin Foundation board member.

  • Erik Voorhees

    Co-founder of Coinapult, worked as Director of Marketing at BitInstant, and was founder and partial owner of the Bitcoin gambling website SatoshiDice. Advocate of the "separation of money and state", Erik has been an active and known member of the Bitcoin community for the past years.

  • Jeff Garzik

    Bitcoin core developer, Senior Software Engineer at BitPay, 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.

  • Josh Zerlan

    Chief Operating Officer at Butterfly Lab's. Josh is responsible for operations within Butterfly Labs, as well as long term product evolution and development. He has held roles as diverse as IT, banking system administration, network & system archetect, database administration, hardware development and medical robotics and image guidance.

  • Juan Llanos

    Co-founder, EVP and Compliance Officer of Unidos Financial Services, a financial services and technology provider catering to merchants and under-banked end consumers in the US. Previously, he was Chief Compliance Officer of Remesas Quisqueyana. A 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.

  • Fred Mazo (Lucano)

    Following his passion for travel, Lucano found a home in Costa Rica where he met his wife. As one of the 1st members of reditum european trading room, Lucano was Employed as a trader specalising in the european markets he moved his family to GB. Whilst Living in London, he studied for his GIA diamond grading certificate, allowing him to trade international in diamonds and currently remains in the trading industry. He is one of the cofounders of MundoBitcoin.

  • Marco Santori

    Chairman of Regulatory Affairs Committee at Bitcoin Foundation, attorney at Nesenoff & Miltenberg. Marco is one of the few lawyers in the world with a substantial digital currency practice. He represents entrepreneurs in all three major segments of the Bitcoin space: payments, mining and securities.

  • Marshall Swatt

    Chief Technology Officer at Coinsetter, a secure Bitcoin trading platform with tools for serious forex traders. Prior to Coinsetter, Marshall was a senior consultant on the development and launch of Citigroup's fully-rebuilt retail FOREX trading platform.

  • Megan Burton

    Founder and CEO of CoinX, a virtual currency exchange.The CoinX platform utilizes the same hosting facility and corresponding security protocols as the New York Stock Exchange. It is registered with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and is fully compliant in the jurisdictions that it trades.

  • Patrick Dugan

    Patrick Dugan is the founder of Farm Shares, and has 7 years experience in both trading and game development. He is based in Santiago de Chile and will soon be taking Bitcoin for organic food from farmers in the region, as well as a few in the US. He is also bringing his experience designing trading systems automating the provision of liquidity in the alt-coin market. Since 2008, Patrick has been interested in alternative securities and currencies transforming the financial system, having previously tried to securtize renewable energy, Farm Shares is an attempt to bring crypto-currency trading in shares of sustainable farms to the global market.

  • Roger Ver

    CEO and founder of With an educational background in economics and computer science, Bitcoin caught his attention in late 2010. He has since devoted nearly every waking moment to it's promotion, earning the nickname "Bitcoin Jesus" in the process. Roger is also an angel investor in several Bitcoin startups.

  • Sergio Demian 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.

  • Shawn O'Connor

  • Tony Gallippi

    Co-founder and CEO 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.

  • Tuur Demeester

    Author of the financial newsletter MacroTrends, that goes out to investors in Belgium and the Netherlands. In January 2012, he added Bitcoin ($5 at the time) as part of the recommended currency basket. He co-founded two private schools, one in the Netherlands and one in Belgium. Also in Belgium, he co-founded the Murray Rothbard Institute. Tuur travels regularly to Latin America and is closely connected to the Bitcoin scene in Argentina.

  • Wences Casares

    Technology entrepreneur with global business experience specializing in technology and financial ventures. He is founder and CEO of, a digital wallet solution. Casares also launched Argentina's first Internet Service Provider, Internet Argentina S.A. in 1994, and he was founder of the Argentine online brokerage Patagon, working with his partner, and now Bitcoin Foundation board member, Meyer Malka.

  • Adam Stardling

  • Peter Surda

  • Anthony Di Lorio

  • Joel Bowman

  • Tatiana Moroz