Let’s Talk Bitcoin! Reuniting for a Special Live Show at BTC2019!

With a variety of sessions for scholars of all experience levels, Blockchain Training Conference 2019 is going to be an event you don’t want to miss. Along with these highly informative sessions and an exclusive networking event, we’re pleased to announce that the stars of Let’s Talk Bitcoin will be reuniting for a special live episode during BTC2019. 

LTB in Chicago at the 5 year anniversary live show in 2018. Photos courtesy of Tim Frey.

The last time they all appeared together in the same room was in Chicago in 2018 for a 5 year anniversary show with a packed theater of 701 blockchain enthusiasts from all around the world. Attendees included people from Venezuela, New Zealand, Germany, China, and Canada. Don’t miss out on seeing Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Dr. Stephanie Murphy, Adam B. Levine, and Jonathan Mohan host a live show of Let’s Talk Bitcoin in their compelling blend of humorous and honest discussion about the latest blockchain developments. 

Some of the LTB hosts will also be teaching a master class level session you’ll be able to use to earn your Certified Bitcoin Professional designation. Not only will you get to see them all together again but you’ll also get to experience their individual teaching styles in this one-of-a-kind, three day event taking place August 28th-30th in the lovely Mile High City.
 
Scholar tickets include full access to all conference events where you’ll be able to meet like-minded professionals from several industries within and outside of the blockchain space. Tickets prices are going up soon so act now to reserve your spot among the brightest and most engaging minds in blockchain technology.

Meet BTC2019 Teacher Jerry Qian

We’re excited to spotlight some of our BTC2019 teachers this year, and today, we’d like to introduce you to Jerry Qian. Jerry will be teaching the master class “Bitcoin Cash App Development.” Check out our chat with Jerry to learn more:

How did you get involved in your subject area & why are you passionate about teaching it?

I was involved in Ethereum Solidity/Dapp development and found out similar functionalities can be done on BCH network.

Why do you think certifications and standards are important in the blockchain industry today?

It helps employers get a better clue as to what kind of employee they are hiring.

Why have you decided to teach a session at #BTC2019?

I want to highlight tools and processes in developing on-chain applications using BCH as reference.

We’re looking forward to attending Jerry’s master class at BTC2019! Make sure to join us by getting your tickets here.

Meet BTC2019 Teacher René Pickhardt

We’re excited to spotlight some of our BTC2019 teachers this year, and today, we’d like to introduce you to René Pickhardt. René Pickhardt will be teaching three Lightning Network master classes. Check out our chat with René to learn more:

How did you get involved in your subject area & why are you passionate about teaching it?

As a data scientist one of my interests was to scale web architectures. As the bitcoin blockchain (and others) doesn’t scale well I was curious about the Lightning Network as a protocol to avoid hitting the Blockchain in order to reach scale. As a political free knowledge activist I believe education is the best solution to fight poverty and social injustice thus I have been working in education and focusing on it my entire life. After I learned more about lightning in the first half of 2018 I recognized quickly that probably the biggest issue that we still have in lightning is that too few people are aware of it and too few developers understand it fully. This is why I started my youtube channel about the lightning network and tried to answer any question about the lightning network that people might ask on bitcoin.stackexchange.com.

Why do you think certifications and standards are important in the blockchain industry today?

The field is so new that it is hard for companies to decide if coworkers have a certain threshold of knowledge. Certifications might resolve this issue to some degree. Also it helps people who are interested in the field to have a better feeling how deep their understanding actually is.

Why have you decided to teach a session at #BTC2019?

First of all because Andreas was so kind to ask me to do it. Secondly it made sense to me to spread knowledge about the Lightning Network at the Blockchain Training Conference.

We’re looking forward to attending René’s master class at BTC2019! Make sure to join us by getting your tickets here.

Meet BTC2019 Teacher Shayan Eskandari

We’re excited to spotlight some of our BTC2019 teachers this year, and today, we’d like to introduce you to Shayan Eskandari. Shayan will be teaching “Smart Contract Security Auditing.” Check out our chat with Shayan to learn more:

How did you get involved in your subject area & why are you passionate about teaching it?

With a background in security, I got involved with Bitcoin back in 2011. As it was too good to be true, I tried to break it for 6 months until I had a light bulb moment and switched all my work toward building a better decentralized future. I completed my MSc on Bitcoin Usability and [have] continued working in this field ever since.

Why do you think certifications and standards are important in the blockchain industry today?

Same as [the] security industry, having certification and standards will result in weeding out the non-experts and will result in a safer and more regulated working space.

Why have you decided to teach a session at #BTC2019?

I’ve been following C4’s initiatives for awhile and Amber D. Scott suggested that I should apply, as BTC2019 is inline with my activities to standardize and build better educational material.

We’re looking forward to attending Shayan’s master class at BTC2019! Make sure to join us by getting your tickets here.

Meet BTC2019 Teacher Hunter Albright, PhD

We’re excited to spotlight some of our BTC2019 teachers this year, and today, we’d like to introduce you to Hunter Albright, PhD. Hunter will be teaching “Developing Your Distributed Business Model.” Check out our chat with Hunter to learn more:

How did you get involved in your subject area & why are you passionate about teaching it?

I got involved in with blockchain based on my teaching and research in entrepreneurship and cybersecurity at the University of Colorado. With over 20 years experience working with global bank brands (Barclays, Visa, MasterCard, HSBC, and others) and having been on the MasterCard Europe board, I understand the disruption opportunity that exists. Furthermore, I am super excited by the cross disciplinary nature of the challenge. Where else do you get to integrate cryptography, economics, product development, governance, and entrepreneurship in one area? Fun times ahead!

Why do you think certifications and standards are important in the blockchain industry today?

In order to create a larger movement, it will be important for people to 1) be rowing in the same direction and 2) have confidence that what they build will integrate and be leveraged by the rest of the community. I believe that certifications and standards can and will play a key role in enabling these goals.

Why have you decided to teach a session at #BTC2019?

I am excited to help share, learn, and build a larger group of people who can design, build, and implement the applications of the future. I believe that blockchain as a technology has such great potential but significant experimentation is still required for us to best understand how to develop remarkable global applications. I look forward to being part of this process and contributing where I can.

We’re looking forward to attending Hunter’s master class at BTC2019! Make sure to join us by getting your tickets here.

Meet BTC2019 Teacher Jon KeepKey

We’re excited to spotlight some of our BTC2019 teachers this year, and today, we’d like to introduce you to Jon KeepKey. Jon will be teaching “Hardware Wallets and the Web.” If you purchased a ticket during our flash sale where you received a free KeepKey hardware wallet, this is the perfect course to learn more about it! Check out our chat with Jon to learn more:

How did you get involved in your subject area & why are you passionate about teaching it?

I’ve been an avid subscriber to the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast since the beginning. I think self-sovereign finance is the key to freedom, and teaching the technology underpinning it is one of the best ways to spread the word.

Why do you think certifications and standards are important in the blockchain industry today?

Standards are important for interoperability, no matter what discipline they’re applied to. In the blockchain industry, interoperability is paramount, since blockchains are nothing without the network of people and systems built around them. Industries that standardize interfaces and best practices tend to thrive.

Why have you decided to teach a session at #BTC2019?

I want to get good security into the hands of everyone. Integrating hardware wallets into every dapp provides the best protection against online attacks, and strengthens the life-blood of the ecosystem: its users. Dapp developers are at the front-lines of this battle, so training them up on using the best tooling for the job is, the best way to “spread the good word”, so to speak.

We’re looking forward to attending Jon’s master class at BTC2019! Make sure to join us by getting your tickets here.