Global Blockchain, Crypto Leaders To Participate In Fourth Blockchain Stampede At UW


CASPER, Wyoming – U.S. Senator from Wyoming Cynthia Lummis will be among the presenters for the fourth Wyoming Blockchain Stampede from September 21-26 at the University of Wyoming.

UW said Thursday that “a global community of developers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, lawmakers, researchers, educators and students” will participate in the event, which will be broadcast live to an audience. of the whole world.

Other keynote speakers will be Caitlin Long, CEO of Avanti Bank at Cheyenne Charles Hoskinson, and founder of the Cardano blockchain platform.

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Governor Mark Gordon’s newly appointed standing select committee on blockchain, financial technology and digital innovation technology will hold a public meeting to draft a bill and gather feedback from stakeholders.

Other topics under discussion will include DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) and the impact of new Wyoming laws on blockchain and crypto businesses. The Wyohackathon competition will include various challenges in the field of blockchain technologies.

From an economic diversity perspective, state leaders have been striving to provide a comprehensive regulatory structure for blockchain since 2017, UW said.

In September 2020, Gordon announced that the Wyoming Banking Division had chartered Kraken Financial to create the world’s first Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI), allowing businesses using cryptocurrency to access services. reliable financials.

Blockchain technology is a decentralized system of transaction records in a shared network. Information about each transaction is encoded in the next connected “block” and the network is updated for all users with each transaction. Advocates of the technology say it is safer because attempts to manipulate any transaction visibly disrupt the entire network.

Other speakers include:

  • Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum
  • Stani Kulechov, founder and CEO of Aave
  • Cal Evans, cryptocurrency lawyer and strategy expert
  • Julian Sevillano, Head of Digital Assets Group at Promontory Financial Group
  • Chris Snook, CEO of SDK Co.
  • Joel Neidig, CEO of SIMBA Chain
  • Emin Gün Sirer, Founder and CEO of Ava Labs

The full schedule of events is shown below:

September 21 – The Startup Stampede will spotlight the companies of the future, with presentations from those who founded them. Companies can register at

September 21-22 – The Governor of Wyoming’s newly appointed standing select committee on blockchain, fintech, and digital innovation technologies will hold a public meeting to draft a bill and gather feedback from stakeholders. The meeting will take place in Room 506 of the Coe Library at UW.

September 22 – The Sandcastle Invitational is a competition for ‘the best and most promising blockchain, AI and other tech startups’, with cash prizes awarded.

September 22 – The Stampede Finance Conference offers a deep dive into the changing world of finance, how blockchain technology is pushing decentralized finance, and what impact it will have.

September 23 – The Stampede Business Conference features a day of speakers and workshops that will help attendees understand Wyoming’s legislative environment, use cases, practical applications, and business opportunities presented by digital technologies, such as the blockchain.

September 23 – The Stampede Law Conference will examine new Wyoming laws that impact blockchain and crypto businesses and help shape the ecosystem.

September 24 – DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) Day will feature speakers and workshops to help attendees understand what DAOs are and why DAOs could change the way businesses, communities, and other groups are fundamentally organized.

September 24 – Future Forward is a day of speakers and panel discussions on initiatives that will foster positive economic development for future generations.

September 24-26 – The Wyohackathon is a competition involving various challenges in the field of blockchain technologies.

The Wyoming Blockchain Stampede is presented by CBDI, UW’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Business, College of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Computer Science, and College of Law.

The title sponsors are IOHK and The sponsors present are SIMBA Chain, Blue Ocean Digital Management, Brock Pierce, Harmony and Edge196. The innovative sponsors are Avanti Financial Group and Testamint. The hackers’ sponsors are Socratic Consultancy and Gresham International.

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