Bitcoin SV DevCon 2021 by the Numbers
Jimmy Nguyen is one of the world’s top Bitcoin and blockchain advocates. He is a renowned public speaker, media commentator and global ambassador for Bitcoin SV. Jimmy joined nChain and then helped launch the Bitcoin Association after a 21-year career as an intellectual property and digital technology lawyer. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. In 2008, Lawdragon named him (at only age 36) one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” and described him as a “dynamo talent.” He has also been recognized by the Century City Bar Association as “Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” (2011), and by the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel with its Industry Leader Award (2017). For his diverse leadership, Jimmy has been named a “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader” (2015) by Diversity MBA magazine and was inducted into California Minority Counsel Program’s Diversity Hall of Fame (2015).
Dr. Craig S. Wright
Dr. Wright is the world-renowned Chief Scientist at nChain and the creator of Bitcoin under the Satoshi Nakamoto moniker. He works full-time to fulfil his vision for a world with wide-scale adoption of Bitcoin, both as a system of electronic cash and commodity money, as well as a transformative technology platform.
Steve Shadders has been involved in Bitcoin infrastructure since early 2011. As one of the first authors of open-source mining pool software “PoolServerJ,” he was at the forefront of driving scaling concerns from day one. Today, Steve is the CTO at nChain and is the Technical Director of the Bitcoin SV Node project. In this role, he contributes his ecosystem-wide perspective to support building the mining and UX infrastructure of Bitcoin SV and making it accessible as an enterprise business tool offering immutable audit features at scale that only a public blockchain can provide.
Aaron is a software developer on a mission to discover the best ways to build applications on Bitcoin and share them with the world. Aaron, otherwise known as Libs, is the developer behind Bitpost and Paypresto, and has released over 30 open source libraries and packages, including TxForge, Operate and BSV-ex to name but a few. Aaron's work is an essential resource for many developers and businesses building applications and services on Bitcoin.
Alessio was born as a computer engineer and holds a PhD in Information Technology from Politecnico di Milano. During his graduate years, he also developed the business aspect of his research interests, cofounding one of the first Italian startups involved in the design of blockchain solutions. Following a postdoc at the Alan Turing Institute, Alessio joined nChain as a researcher. His scientific activity focuses on the emerging dynamics of the Bitcoin network and on industrial applications of blockchain technologies, including IoT, data-management, and micropayments.
Brendan is the Training and Development Manager at Bitcoin Association, a role in which he oversees the development of the Bitcoin SV developer curriculum. An engineer by trade, Brendan has been involved in a number of initiatives in the digital asset space, including working with Tokenized and Coinstorage.
Connor is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Britevue, a blockchain-based review platform that allows users to monetise online reviews through microtransactions. Utilising the scalable Bitcoin SV blockchain, Britevue provides back-end infrastructure to verify that online reviews are linked to real customers. Connor is a longtime Bitcoin advocate who has focused on producing freely-available educational Bitcoin content. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and worked in the medical record software industry prior to founding Britevue.
David is CTO and Chief Architect at Fyx Gaming. Having spent the last 3 years pioneering architecture of interactive blockchain gaming, he has learned a lot of lessons on the path to bring his passion for Bitcoin to help build the future.
Evan is a Curriculum Specialist at Bitcoin Association, working to create and deliver a wide range of resources designed to educate developers working on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. An experienced educator, Evan joined Bitcoin Association having spent five years working with an array of blockchain technology businesses.
Hayden Donnelly is a software engineer, contributor to the ElectrumSV wallet and co-maintainer of the ElectrumSV-SDK project.
He is also the maintainer of the popular python library “bitsv” and “polyglot” – an extension to bitsv.
He has a passion for building ergonomic dev. tools and thinks there is still more work needed in this area.
Hayden will cover the topic of how to make use of the ElectrumSV-SDK for developing applications in a simulated, regtest development environment.
After obtaining a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, Jack Davies joined the research team at nChain in 2018. His research focuses on the network theory underpinning Bitcoin, as well as the practical applications of blockchain-based cryptographic techniques to real world problems in data-management, supply chain, and identity verification.
Jad has been working in the Bitcoin industry full time for 4 years and is passionate about the value that sound money, global instant nano-payments, and a single worldwide immutable ledger can bring to the world. A computer engineer who deepened his technical Bitcoin expertise with an MSc in information security emphasising on applied cryptography, Jad currently focuses primarily on building Bitcoin infrastructure.
Kapil Jain is a technology professional with 18 years of software development experience in banking and financial products working for global organizations based out of US and Europe. He has been involved in developing and maintaining core payment systems for past 10 years and has been involved with Bitcoin since 2018 in a personal capacity. He has authored a book published recently detailing the Bitcoin protocol, along with various insights into application development happening in the Bitcoin SV ecosystem.
Lin Zheming is the co-founder and CEO of Mempool, a BSV/BTC mining pool and blockchain service provider for applications on top of Bitcoin SV. He is also the co-founder and CEO of DotWallet, a non-custodial BSV only wallet in WeChat which also supports sending and receiving BTC Token. Developing Bitcoin SV applications made ease by DotWallet OpenPlatform SDK for developers to get more exposure among users.
Mr. Lin Zheming born in Fuzhou, China, is a former employee of Apple and Baidu, being a veteran of 13 years in internet product designing and marketing in the booming Chinese market.
Matej Trampuš is a Co-Founder and CTO of CREA. He has been fascinated with computer security ever since his father introduced him to the school’s Apple II. After receiving his PhD in application security, he realised that working in the industry can provide much more challenges than pursuing an academic career. In the last 25 years he has analysed, architected and led the development of software solutions for a wide range of clients - spanning from banking through insurance, utility and Telco. Bitcoin has invigorated his interest in computer security, distributed systems and scaling. He believes that there is nothing more satisfying than changing the world through making the global adoption of blockchain technology a reality.
Software engineer and full-stack developer. Combining edge technology, agile methodologies and lean startup to lead teams building the right products, maximise ROI and minimise risks.
Xiaohui Liu is the founder and CEO of sCrypt Inc., a company dedicated to providing integrated on-chain smart contracting solutions on BSV. Previously, he was a Co-Founder and the Chief Scientist at blockchain startup ContentBox. Before that, he was a Research Scientist at Facebook in the Connectivity Lab, conducting fundamental research to make internet access available throughout the world. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, specialised in peer-to-peer distributed networking. He has published multiple papers in premier conferences and journals. He also has one international patent.
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