Local time: Timezone: (UTC-04:00) Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada)Date: Apr 20 2024Time: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Location: MIT Main Campus, Cambridge, MA


MIT Bitcoin EXPO 2024

Welcome to MIT Bitcoin EXPO 2024, the 11th edition of the renown annual event, to celebrate our decade-long tradition as the longest-running collegiate conference focused on blockchain.

This year, we spotlight Bitcoin’s evolution and potential amidst globalization, regulation, and big tech. Attendees will delve into key topics like ETF approvals, regulatory clarity, and consumer applications, essential for Bitcoin’s mainstream adoption. Our technical sessions will feature innovations such as the Taproot upgrade and Layer 2 scalability, further enhancing Bitcoin’s functionality.

Embracing a variety of projects and ideas, from AI to Web3, this year’s expo offers a comprehensive view of Bitcoin’s significant role in our rapidly evolving digital era.

Speakers include:

  • Leah Wald, CEO, Valkyrie Investments
  • Hong Kim, Co-Founder & CTO, Bitwise Asset Management
  • Neha Narula, Director, MIT Digital Currency Initiative
  • Adam Jonas, CEO, Chaincode Labs
  • Alexander Leishman, CEO & CTO, River
  • Nic Carter, General Partner, Castle Island Ventures
  • John D’Agostino, Lead of Institutional Strategy, Coinbase
  • Tadge Dryja, Researcher, Lightspark
  • Steven Roose, Developer, Ark
  • Robert Bench, Senior Advisor, MIT Digital Currency Initiative
  • Ishaana Misra, High School Student & Bitcoin Core Developer, Stuyvesant High School
  • Jeremy Rubin, Bitcoin Core Developer
  • Murch, Engineer, Chaincode Labs
  • ZmnSCPxj, Senior Blockchain Engineer, C=
  • Carla Kirk-Cohent, Software Engineer, Chaincode Labs
  • Anders Brownworth, Lecturer & Applied Researcher, MIT Digital Currency Initiative
  • Madars Virza, Research Scientist, MIT Digital Currency Initiative
  • Satoshi Nakamoto, Creator of Bitcoin*

* Disclaimer: Satoshi Nakamoto may or may not be at the event – identity remains still unknown. The picture may or may not be accurate and is solely for comedic effect. As far as we know, the man in the photo will not be attending the event.

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