Nick Szabo -- the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer -- will be headlining the World Crypto Economic Forum in San Francisco next week. Szabo is the intellectual godfather of Bitcoin. He developed the concept of “bit gold”, and wrote a protocol for it that was a direct precursor to Bitcoin. He also developed the concept of “smart contracts” nearly two decades before it was popularized by the second-most popular blockchain technology today, Ethereum.
Other speakers include: Eric Ly (co-founder of LinkedIn), Michael Arrington (of TechCrunch fame), and a lot of other successful blockchain entrepreneurs and experts like Joey Krug (Augur/Pantera), Miko Matsumura (EverCoin/Pantera), Spencer Bogart (Blockchain Capital), Bill Barhydt (Abra), and Toni Lane Casserly (Culture).