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June 10 - 11 • Austin Convention Center
Explorations

Overview

Join us for deep dives into many critical areas of the blockchain and crypto industry. Perfect for anyone looking to advance from a crypto newbie to a tried-and-true stakeholder, each two-hour Explorations session shines a light on the most pressing questions facing the crypto economy today.

Overview
Friday, June 10
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
Bitcoin’s Global Moment
Ballroom A • Austin Convention Center
Who Should Attend?
  • All Audiences
After 13 years, Bitcoin has reached its global watershed moment. Will it live up to its promise of open, free, borderless money?

    Friday, June 10
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
    Follow the Money: Who’s Funding the Web 3 Future?
    Ballroom B&C • Austin Convention Center
    Who Should Attend?
    • Asset Managers
    • Financial Services Professionals
    • Investment Professionals
    A new digital economy is emerging, one where creators and users regain lost leverage. How will that be funded? A look at the various entities investing in this space, from VCs to pension funds.

      Friday, June 10
      1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT
      Can Regulation and Financial Innovation Coexist?
      Ballroom A • Austin Convention Center
      Who Should Attend?
      • Policy Makers
      • Regulators
      • Investment Professionals
      • Government Professionals
      Paraphrasing U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, governments and the legal system should be careful not to hinder the “harvest of ingenuity” that comes from innovation. Are crypto regulators finding the right balance?

        Friday, June 10
        1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT
        Minting Yourself: Social Tokens and the Next Crypto Zeitgeist
        Ballroom B&C • Austin Convention Center
        Who Should Attend?
        • Creators, Artists & Influencers
        • Brand Builders
        • Marketing Professionals
        • Media & Advertising
        While non-fungible tokens (NFT) reinvigorated crypto last year, a growing cadre of celebrities, communities, businesses and brands began experimenting with fungible tokens connected to their identities. Are these social currencies the next big thing?

          Friday, June 10
          3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT
          DeFi: Occupying Wall Street
          Ballroom A • Austin Convention Center
          Who Should Attend?
          • Retail Investors
          • Developers
          • Business Development Professionals
          DeFi took the world by storm in 2020, promising to enable a new model of decentralized finance. But it’s still tiny compared with the traditional banking system. Is DeFi ready to take on the establishment?

            Friday, June 10
            3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT
            DAOs: Without Your Permission
            Ballroom B&C • Austin Convention Center
            Who Should Attend?
            • Founders
            • Chief Executive Officers
            • Brand Builders
            • Community Development Professionals
            Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) are all about empowering the little guy, moving the decision-making away from the center to the group. That’s appealing, but it poses some big governance challenges. What are the latest moves by DAO innovators to overcome them?

              Saturday, June 11
              10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
              Mining: From Sichuan to Texas
              Ballroom A • Austin Convention Center
              Who Should Attend?
              • Miners
              • Chief Technology Officers
              • Developers
              China banned it, Kazakhstan is threatening to quintuple taxes on it and the U.S. has welcomed the exiles. Now, as much as ever, mining is about a battle for resources. How is this impacting crypto mining regions and companies?

                Saturday, June 11
                10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
                Blockchain Fixes This: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
                Ballroom B&C • Austin Convention Center
                Who Should Attend?
                • All Audiences
                OK, maybe it doesn’t fix everything. But the idea that blockchain can make a difference has long been a driver of passion and innovation in this technology. What are the opportunities for good posed by this technology, and where lie the limits of that dream with its tensions and trade-offs?

                  Saturday, June 11
                  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT
                  Can We Actually Solve Privacy?
                  Ballroom A • Austin Convention Center
                  Who Should Attend?
                  • Chief Technology Officers
                  • Chief Security Officers
                  • Developers
                  The loss of privacy online has become one of the biggest problems in what Shoshana Zuboff calls “the age of surveillance capitalism.” Crypto engineers believe they have the answers.

                    Saturday, June 11
                    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT
                    NFTs: Building Blocks of a New Internet
                    Ballroom B&C • Austin Convention Center
                    Who Should Attend?
                    • Creators, Artists & Influencers
                    • Brand Builders
                    • Marketing Professionals
                    • Media & Advertising
                    NFTs became a $40 billion market in 2021 and there's no end of ideas about where it’s headed.

                      Saturday, June 11
                      3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT
                      Payments Are Back, Baby!
                      Ballroom D • Austin Convention Center
                      Who Should Attend?
                      • All Audiences
                      Crypto began as a payment solution, but scaling and volatility challenges meant speculation became the main use case. Now, with the advent of layer 2 solutions and stablecoin technology, it’s time to buy that cup of coffee.

                        Saturday, June 11
                        3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT
                        TBD
                        Ballroom B&C • Austin Convention Center
                        Who Should Attend?
                        • TBD
                        Coming soon!

                          Saturday, June 11
                          4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CDT
                          The Multichain Ecosystem
                          Ballroom A • Austin Convention Center
                          Who Should Attend?
                          • Developers
                          • Retail Investors
                          The dream of a fully open and accessible decentralized economy isn’t possible if blockchains remain in silos. Is an interoperable multichain future possible? What would that look like?

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