Blockchain and Ethereum Conference

Ethereal Summit
San Francisco 2017

October 27 - 28th, 2017
Terra Gallery

511 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA

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9:00 AM


Amanda Gutterman, Jesse Grushack, Saraswathi Subbaraman

9:10 AM

How To Launch A Token

Matt Lison (Gnosis), Galia Benartzi (Bancor Protocol), Piotor Janiuk (Golem)
Moderator: Josh Quittner (Flipboard)

9:55 AM

Investing in Blockchain

Olaf Carlson (Polychain Capital), Mark Bakacs (Venture One), Kavita Gupta (ConsenSys Ventures), Gil Penchina (Super Ange), Leigh Cuen (International Business Times)

A panel of fund managers and super investors discuss the ins and outs of investing in the blockchain space.

10:40 AM

Decentralize Computing! Before It's Too Late

Juan Benet (Protocol Labs)

Juan Benet, the creator of IPFS and filecoin, talks about the future of decentralized file sharing and how it can fix some of the problems of the internet.

11:00 AM

The Future of Crypto Trading / Exchanges

Michael Oved (AirSwap), Raine Revere (Shapeshift), Alan Keegan (OmegaOne), Aya Miyaguchi (Kraken Japan), Matthew Liesing (Bloomberg)

A panel discusses the various exchanges, both centralized and decentralized, and the future of cryptocurrency trading.

11:45 AM

Deconstructing and Reconstructing Our Universe, Atom by Atom

Bill Tai (Venture Capitalist)

12:05 PM

Can We Build a Surveillance-free Internet?

Steve “Seven” Waterhouse (Orchid Protocol)

What if every action you took, every movement you made, every message you sent was monitored? What if tomorrow martial law was declared and the Patriot Act 2.0 was enacted?

12:55 PM

The Information Network

Tony Peccatiello (Commons)

Tony Peccatiello, gives us an overview of his new platform Commons, which looks to solve some of the biggest problems in media.

1:05 PM

The IXO Foundation: Optimizing Impact

Anne Connelly (IXO)

1:15 PM

Project Lead at MAD Network

Adam Helfgott (Madhive)

1:25 PM

Building on Blockchain for Enterprise

Spencer Montgomery (MSFT)

1:35 PM

Introduction to Token Foundry

Harrison Hines (Token Foundry)

1:45 PM

Plasma and the Public Ethereum Chain

Joseph Poon (Plasma)

2:05 PM

The New Inclusive Global Economy

Sheila Warren (World Economic Forum), Matthew McKibbin (DecentraNet), Sam Cassatt (ConsenSys), Galia Benartzi (Bancor Protocol)
Moderator: Laura Shin (Forbes)

A panel of experts presenting different projects that help to propagate a new inclusive global economy using blockchain technology.

2:50 PM

The Brain on Blockchain

Bryan Johnson (Kernal, OS Fund)

Bryan Johnson postulates that our thoughts will one day be uploaded to the blockchain.

3:10 PM

Abundance & The Implications of Exponential Change

Peter Diamandis (Singularity University, XPrize, Human Longevity, Planetary Resources)

Peter Diamandis, the creator of Xprize, Singularity University, Human Longevity, and Planetary Resources talks about the amazing age we live in and what we can do with our extraordinary powers.

3:30 PM

The Herd is Coming

Mike Novogratz (Fortress)

Mike Novogratz, crypto investor, talks about why he is excited about the blockchain space, what he is worried about, and what he is going to do about it. Mike also leaves us with a few predictions on what he sees coming in the space.

4:10 PM

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, & Blockchain

Dr. Ben Goertzel (SingularityNET), Sophia Hanson (SingularityNET)

As AI (Artificial Intelligence) and robots become the dominant tech on the planet, and narrow AI gives way to Artificial General Intelligence — who will guide these developments, and who will benefit? To work toward the common good, the best path forward is to grow a decentralized network of AIs, to which everyone can freely contribute, and from which everyone can benefit and profit. To achieve this dream requires robust integration of multiple technologies including AI, robotics and blockchain. Toward this end an international team of researchers, developers and visionaries have come together to create the SingularityNET, a decentralized autonomous organization of AIs, providing next-generation AI-as-a-service to numerous vertical markets and providing a breeding ground for benevolent AGI.

5:10 PM

Joseph Lubin Keynote
Ethereum co-founder and ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin explains how he first became interested in blockchain, why he joined Vitalik Buterin on the Ethereum Project and launched global blockchain specialist firm ConsenSys, detailing the vision he has for a decentralized future enabled by this technology.


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