Coinvention 2019 Schedule

2019 Schedule


12:00pm - 1:00pm



1:00pm - 1:30pm


Hackathon begins: An Introduction to tracts

Bounty distributed through ZAP's decentralized exchange contracts

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Coding solidity 201 w/Tellor's CEO Brenda Loya

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Crypto Trading Masterclass w/Readysetcrypto

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Crypto Accounting & Tax Brainteaser w/Kirc Phillips CPA,CMA,CFE,CBP

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Cannabis Crowdfunding w/Samson Williams and Maureen Murat

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Philly Blockchain Tech + The Philadeplhia Ethereum meetup present: The Great Blockchain Debate: Officail Pre-Coinvention 2019 Meet-up-

Elsevier Inc 1600 John F Kennedy Boulevard - Philadelphia


 Official Pre-Coinvention 2019 SOIREE hosted by Cryptowendy

Venue TBA


8:00am - 9:30am



Master Class: Doing Business in Dubai

Led by Samson Williams and Maureen Murat

9:00am - 9:40am


9:40am - 10:00am 

Opening Remarks

10:00am - 10:15am 


A Talk with Mike McCoy on Healthcare & Blockchain

Healthcare Blockchain Lead Accenture

10:15am - 10:30am 







The Feeless Protocol: All Or Nothing w/ Dan Simerman

Dan Simerman - Head of Financial Relations, Iota Foundation

Blockchain protocols are designing a new world for digital engagement, and expect consumers to buy into the premise that their systems are pre-cursors to the next-generation Internet.  The reality, however, is the fundamental architecture and incentive mechanisms of these systems make them difficult to adopt at a global scale. The usability, scalability, and accessibility of 'fee-based systems' should be seriously questioned as new blockchain systems promise to change the world for businesses and consumers alike. 

In this eye-opening presentation, Dan Simerman discusses an alternative vision to the fee-based, miner and staker rewards systems we've all become accustomed to, and asks investors and builders to take a critical view on the use of tokens and token based models within a decentralized ecosystem.

10:30am - 11:00am 




"WTF are you doing? Blockchain isn't your business and other realizations 3 years into the hype."

Samson Williams - Principal Consultant, Axes and Eggs

In this presentation Samson Williams will break down what you think you're doing verse what you're actually doing, verses what you should be doing to create, grow and scale a sustainable business. After 3 years of hype it’s time to get over blockchain and down to business. We look forward to seeing you there.

11:00am - 11:30am 







Getting the word out to 99%

Blockchain has been around for 9 years but how many use it? Less than 1%. How do we get these massage out to get the 99% not currently involved in blockchain and crypto? Join this thought-provoking panel to hear their thoughts on what it will take to reach the 99%

Moderator: Robert "Crypto" Beadles - CoFounder, Monarch 

Charles Bovaird - Forbes Senior Contributor 
Sumana Maitra - CMO, Arca
Zack Seward - Managing Editor, Coindesk 
Christina Succurro - Creative Director, Coinpayments.net

11:35am - 12:00pm 


A Fireside Chat with Erick Pinos & Andrew Levine

Erick Pinos - CEO, B.E.N.

Andrew Levine - Head of Content, Steem it

12:05pm - 12:35pm 







How to Make Philadelphia the Blockchain Capital of the World with Sir John Hargave

Sir John Hargrave - Author of Blockchain for Everyone, Founder Bitcoin Market Journal, Ceo Media Showers 

With the strong blockchain community, and its wealth of technical talent, Philadelphia has the opportunity to emerge as a world leader in blockchain technology. In this one-time-only session, Sir John Hargrave will share the secrets of building the Boston blockchain community into a world leadership position, and how his team built a community of 100,000 blockchain investors around the industry-leading Bitcoin Market Journal. Attendees who purchase a copy of Sir John's new book BLOCKCHAIN FOR EVERYONE will also get $25 in Dai cryptocurrency!

12:35pm - 1:05pm 





A Panel on Legislation, Regulation, and Taxes

Moderator: Ben DiFrancesco - Founder, Scopelift & Co-organizer, Philadelphia Blockchain Tech Meet-up

Joshua Klayman - Senior Counsel @Linklaters 
Steve Baum - Principal @ Friedman LLP
Maureen Murat - Principal @ Cogent Law Group
Andrew Bull - Founding Partner @ Bull Blockchain Law

1:20pm - 1:55pm 






Crypto Stories: Discussing the Industry, Funny Events, and Life as a Content Creator

Moderator: Drew Taylor - Wild West Crypto Show

Crypto Wendy 
Kenn Bosak  

2:00pm - 2:55pm   


The Bad Crypto Podcast Live with Special Guest Nick Spanos

Joel Comm & Travis Wright bring their popular podcast to the LIVE stage

2:55pm - 3:25pm  





A Panel on Oracles and Smart Contracts

Moderator: Thomas Jay Rush - Founder,  Quickblocks 

Arpit Mathur - Principal Engineer, Comcast
Nicholas Fett - CEO, Tellor 
Max Raphael Inciong - Principal Developer, Zap.org 
Joerg Molt - Founder, Satoshi School

3:25pm - 4:05pm  


Keynote: The State of Decentralization with Nick Spanos

Nick Spanos - Founder of BitcoincenterNYC, Co-founder of Zap.org, and Bitcoin Pioneer

4:10pm - 4:45pm  



“End Goal: Mass adoption. The 5 W's explained." A Fireside Chat with David Schwartz, John Kim and Jon Moore

David Schwartz - Project Director, Litecoin Foundation
John Kim - Chief Litecoin Evangelist, Litecoin Foundation
Jon Moore -  Litecoin Payment Support, Litecoin Foundation

4:45pm - 5:00pm   


Keynote: The State of the Cryptoasset Economy with Jeremy Gardner

Jeremy Gardner - Co-founder of Augur, B.E.N., Ausum Ventures, and MadeMan

5:00pm - 5:40pm   


A Fireside Chat with Jeremy Gardner and Joel Comm with Q&A

Jeremy Gardner - Co-founder of Augur, B.E.N., Ausum Ventures, and MadeMan 

Joel Comm - Co-host, The Bad Crypto Podcast

5:40pm - 6:00pm   








Dapp Development Using Second Layer Solutions Instead of Smart Contracts  with Matt Rosen

Matt Rosen - Founder & CTO, Splinterlands

The majority of blockchain-based, decentralized applications, or "dApps", are developed as smart contracts published to a blockchain like Ethereum, EOS, or Tron. This comes with numerous challenges such as difficult development processes, poor user experiences, and limited flexibility. When developing the Splinterlands game (originally known as Steem Monsters) we instead chose to develop it as a second-layer protocol on top of the Steem blockchain, which made the development process significantly easier and allowed us to focus more on the product and the user experience. As a result we are one of the largest blockchain-based games with over 2,000 daily active players and one of the most active NFT marketplaces in existence. In this talk I will discuss how second layer protocols work for dApp development and the differences, advantages, and tradeoffs between them and smart contracts.

6:00pm - 6:15pm   



Public Relations for Crypto with Jonathan Keim

Jonathan Keim - Cryptocurrency Wire

Jonathan will go over unique challenges companies and visionaries in the crypto field face when getting the word out through various news channels, as well as tips on how to overcome typical obstacles.

6:00pm - 7:00pm    


Book Signing w/ Sir John Hargrave “Blockchain for Everyone: How I Learned the Secrets of the New Millionaire Class (And You Can, Too)”


6:15pm - 6:30pm   


Blockchain for Inclusive Finance with Xiaochen Zhang

Xiaochen Zhang -  President, Fintech4Good

6:35pm - 7:00pm   




A Panel on VC’s, Wall Street, and Crypto Banks

Moderator Eryka Gemma - CEO of Bitcoincenter Miami and Co-founder of the Blockchain Center

Alex Mascioli - Founder, Quantreq 
Nick Mancini - Founder, Synq 
Dan Simerman - Head Of Financial Relations, Iota Foundation

10:00pm - 2:00am

Coinvention After Party

10 p.m. - 12a.m. open bar, ends at 2 a.m.  @ Vespar 223 S Sydenham St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

Regency Ballroom

The main conference room with the keynote speaker stage will be held in the Regency Ballroom. With an intimate capacity of only 1,000 attendees, the Regency Ballroom is the perfect environment to learn, network, and grow. It includes state of the art audio and visual room against an elegant backdrop.  

With equidistance between the financial center of New York, and the world’s regulatory capital in Washington DC, CoinVention boasts an attendee list that includes executives, regulators, and some of the most sought-after speakers in the industry. Go to this year’s Coinvention to understand what will be on the radar for the next years’ worth of events.

Common Wealth Hall

Our exhibitor hall is located at the premiere Lowe’s Hotel and features space in one of the hotel’s most elegant rooms, Commonwealth Hall. With over 6,000 square feet of high ceilings and elegance, you are planting your stake into one of the classiest and well-respected venues in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Last year at the event, dozens of vendors took over the space for one day and planted seeds of conversations that led to hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of deals.* 

Exhibit booths are going fast! We started with 30 spaces and only have a limited number of booths remaining. 

Apply here today and guarantee your space in this premiere venue for Philadelphia’s leading blockchain conference.

Exhibitor Map

Mastermind Sessions

Mastermind Group is two or more people harmoniously coming together to solve problems.  Mastermind meetings offer support in a group setting focused on sharpening each other’s business and personal skills through a combination of brainstorming, networking, education and peer accountability.


10am - 11am


11am - 12pm 

V.C.’s and Start-Ups

1pm - 2pm

Traders/Hedge Funds

2pm - 3pm

Healthcare and Blockchain

3pm - 4pm

Meet-up Hosts and Event Producers

4pm - 5pm

Mining/Proof of Stake Specialists


General Admission


Access to Coinvention

Access to Hackathon

T-shirt and Swag-Bag

Event Lunch

All day coffee

Access to networking events and After party


VIP Admission


Access to Coinvention

Access to Hackathon

T-shirt and Swag-Bag

Event Lunch

All day coffee

Access to networking events and After party

2 hour open bar @ Vespa

Crypto Purchase


Access to Coinvention

Access to Hackathon

T-shirt and Swag-Bag

Event Lunch

All day coffee

Access to networking events and After party