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Wednesday, October 17
 

8:30am CDT

The Hedera Hashgraph Advantage: Smart Contracts, File Storage and Cryptocurrency
Mance Harmon, Co-Founder and CEO at Hedera Hashgrah, will be presenting a State of the Ledger address on Hedera Hashgraph, the company behind the fast, fair, and secure distributed public ledger. Mance will guide us through a brief history of Hedera Hashgraph, from conception of the hashgraph algorithm, to the launch of the Hedera public network, key roadmap milestones, and more. In the second half of Mance’s keynote, he’ll conduct an overview of the advantages of Hedera Hashgraph's cryptocurrency, smart contract, and file Storage services, over other distributed ledgers platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Mance Harmon

Mance Harmon

Co-Founder & CEO, Hedera Hashgraph
Mance Harmon is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups, and is Co-Founder and CEO of Hedera Hashgraph. His prior experience includes... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 8:30am - 9:10am CDT
Trinity Ballroom

9:10am CDT

Hedera Cryptoeconomics with Dr. Leemon Baird
Dr. Leemon Baird, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder at Hedera Hashgraph, will discuss the cryptoeconomics of Hedera hashgraph, including details around proxy staking, fees, and node payments on the Hedera public network. He’ll also touch on some of the obstacles of cryptoeconomics seen across all distributed public ledgers, and how Hedera Hashgraph overcomes them. In his closing, both Leemon and Mance will be unveiling further details of governance and operations of the initial Hedera Hashgraph Council members and their associated committees.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Leemon Baird

Dr. Leemon Baird

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Hedera Hashgraph
Dr. Leemon Baird is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Hedera Hashgraph. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Academy... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 9:10am - 9:40am CDT
Trinity Ballroom

9:40am CDT

The Future of Micropayments with Hedera Hashgraph
To conclude the morning keynote presentations, Patrick Harding, SVP of Product at Hedera Hashgraph, and Jon West, VP of Blockchain Engineering at Thomson Reuters, will take the stage to discuss the future of cryptocurrency micropayments, and the tax and accounting requirements to be expected.
Patrick will present a brief history of micropayments and how we got to where we are today. He’ll present a live demonstration of in-browser micropayments, using an open source decentralized application and wallet extension built on Hedera Hashgraph. The micropayments dapp was created as a developer example to demonstrate the fundamentals of building a dapp on Hedera Hashgraph, while showcasing the speed and efficiency of Hedera cryptocurrency transactions which enable practical micropayments.
Jon will be discussing how cryptocurrency micropayments will be treated as taxable events, and accounting for them becomes a business requirement. He’ll explain potential ways businesses might treat distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) in relation to traditional ERP software, and how DLTs will revolutionize financial business dealings globally. Jon will conclude his presentation with a real-world example of utilizing DLTs and cryptocurrency micropayments for government tax remittance purposes, leading to reduced costs and improved efficiency for both businesses and governments.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Harding

Patrick Harding

SVP of Product, Hedera Hashgraph
Patrick has more than 25 years of distributed computing, cyber-security, and digital identity experience, and is the Senior Vice-President of Products at Hedera hashgraph. Most recently as CTO for Ping Identity (acquired by Vista Equity), he was a key member of the executive team... Read More →
avatar for Jon West

Jon West

VP of Blockchain Engineering, Thomson Reuters
Jon has 30 years of technology experience in the tax, accounting, legal, and mortgage markets. Jon began as a software developer, then architect, and now technology business leader.  He has developed and delivered large-scale software products generating up to $1B in revenue, and... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am CDT
Trinity Ballroom

5:20pm CDT

Closing Keynote, Hackathon Awards, and Hedera MVP Announcement
Speakers
avatar for Mance Harmon

Mance Harmon

Co-Founder & CEO, Hedera Hashgraph
Mance Harmon is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups, and is Co-Founder and CEO of Hedera Hashgraph. His prior experience includes... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 5:20pm - 6:00pm CDT
Trinity Ballroom