AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2014) - The Texas Bitcoin Association today announced that the first-ever Texas Bitcoin Conference (http://texasbitcoinconference.com/) will be occurring in Austin on Wed., March 5, and Thurs., March 6, 2014. The event will be held at the Technology and Conference Center located at the Circuit of the Americas motor racing complex, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin, TX 78617.
Thousands of merchants and consumers interested in Bitcoin adoption -- as well as inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers and the curious public -- are expected to attend the conference, which will be organized into three speaking tracks and feature an exhibit hall and open-air networking lobby.
The Bitcoin 2.0 Hackathon: Building Next Generation Decentralized Applications & Protocols will take place both days. Teams will compete for more than $1 million in prizes and contracts offered by the Mastercoin Foundation, Open-Transactions (Monetas), Ethereum, BitAngels and others.
The concert featuring Grammy-nominated singer Carolyn Malachi -- and special guests to be announced -- will take place on Thurs., March 6 at 8:30 p.m. Malachi is the first known recording artist to accept Bitcoin payments for her music. Tickets are available independently of the conference but can only be purchased using Bitcoin. The purchase price will be "pay what you want" with a suggested amount of $25 in Bitcoin. All proceeds will go to Jason King's Sean's Outpost homeless sanctuary in Florida. For more information regarding the concert, go to www.bitcoincert.org.
King is running an ultra-marathon across that country that began in Miami on Jan. 26. He is expected to make an appearance at the Texas Bitcoin Conference on March 6.
Among the speakers will be:
Ben Swann, journalist, Reality Check
Ravi Iyengar, founder and CEO, CoinTerra, Inc.
Jeffrey Tucker, CEO, Liberty.me
Andreas Antonopoulos, founder, RootEleven
Stefan Molyneux, host, Freedomain Radio
Anthony Gallippi, co-founder and CEO, BitPay, Inc.
Jason King, Sean's Outpost
Pua Pyland, blogger, The Bitcoin Wife
Jeff Berwick, editor in chief, The Dollar Vigilante
Chris Odom, co-founder and CTO, Monetas, and creator, Open-Transactions
Catheryne Nicholson, founder, MommaZoo
Michael Terpin, co-founder and CEO, BitAngels and SocialRadius
David Johnston, executive director, BigAngels, founder at Engine.co and General Governance, Inc.
Tuur Demeester, founder, Adamant Research
Ryan Selkis, founder, Good-Bits, Good-Benefits
Teresa Warmke, co-founder and treasurer, Fr33 Aid
Marco Peereboom, CTO, Conformal Systems
Dave Collins, lead programmer, Conformal Systems
Stephanie Murphy, host, Let's Talk Bitcoin!, Free Talk Live
Adam Levine, editor in chief, Let's Talk Bitcoin!
Brian Sovryn, host, Sovryn Tech, Free Talk Live
Tatiana Moroz, singer, songerwriter
Kristov Atlas, security expert, author of "Anonymous Bitcoin"
James D'Angelo, co-founder and host, World Bitcoin Network
Catherine Bleish and John Bush, founder, TheBitMom.com, co-star/co-executive producer, Sovereign Living
Dr. Max Kerr, dentist, Vista Ridge Family Dentistry
Justus Ranvier, blogger and activist
Michael Goldstein, co-founder, The Mises Circle, president, Satoshi Nakamoto Institute
Daniel Krawisz, co-founder, Satoshi Nakamoto Institute
Paul Snow, president, Texas Bitcoin Association
For more information and ticket pricing, please visit the Texas Bitcoin Conference website, texasbitcoinconference.com/.