A global community of developers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, policymakers, researchers, educators, and students will attend the fourth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, featuring the Wyohackathon, September 21-26 at the University of Wyoming.
The event will also be broadcast live for audiences around the world.
“The Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, like the new UW Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation (CBDI), includes blockchain,” says Steven Lupien, director of CBDI. “The stampede theme, ‘Future Forward,’ represents our efforts to advance all areas of blockchain, including cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and digital assets that will create new business and technology opportunities for Wyoming and the world.”
Registration, speaking, sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available at www.wyohackathon.io.
Keynote speakers include Caitlin Long, CEO of Avanti Bank in Cheyenne; Wyoming US Senator Cynthia Lummis; Charles Hoskinson, founder of Cardano; Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum; Stani Kulechov, founder and CEO of Aave; Cal Evans, cryptocurrency attorney and strategy expert; Julian Sevillano, Head of the Digital Assets Group at Promontory Financial Group; Chris Snook, CEO of SDK Co.; Joel Neidig, CEO of Cadena SIMBA; Emin Gün Sirer, founder and CEO of Ava Labs; and more blockchain leaders.
Event schedules include:
September 21: The Startup Stampede will highlight the companies of the future, with presentations from their founders. Startups can sign up at wyohackathon.io/startupstampede.html.
September 21-22 – The Wyoming Governor’s newly appointed Standing Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology, and Digital Innovation Technology will hold a public meeting to draft legislation and receive input from stakeholders. The meeting will take place in Room 506 of the UW Coe Library.
Sep 22 – The Sandcastle Invitational is a competition for “the best and most promising startups in blockchain, AI, and other technologies,” with cash prizes awarded.
September 22 – The Stampede Finance Conference offers a deep dive into the changing world of finance; how blockchain technology is powering decentralized finance; and what impact it will have.
September 23 – The Stampede Business Conference offers a day of speakers and workshops to help attendees understand Wyoming’s legislative environment, use cases, practical application, and business opportunities presented by digital technologies such as blockchain.
September 23 – The Stampede Law Conference will examine new laws in Wyoming 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 others are fundamentally organized groups.
September 24 – Future Forward is a day of speakers and panels discussing initiatives that will drive positive economic development for future generations.
September 24-26 – The Wyohackathon is a competition that involves various challenges related to the area of blockchain technologies.
CBDI Introduces Wyoming Blockchain Stampede; the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; the College of Business; the Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and the Faculty of Law.
The main sponsors are IOHK and Blockchain.com. Presenting sponsors are SIMBA Chain, Blue Ocean Digital Management, Brock Pierce, Harmony and Edge196. Innovative sponsors are Avanti Financial Group and Testamint. Hacker’s sponsors are Socratic Consultancy and Gresham International.