BGIN Block #3 Meeting
2021 Jun. 29 〜 2021 Jul. 01
Virtual DC/NYC
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Who should attend?

  • Developers
  • Regulators
  • Business entities
  • Consumers
  • Civil society
  • Academia
  • And anyone interested in blockchain ecosystems!


Day 1 (6/29 Tue.)

Time Title Panels
15:00-16:00 Opening Plenary
16:00-17:00 Invited talks on Future of Blockchain Development Session chair: James J. Angel, Associate Professor at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Business: Sarah Olsen, Head of Business Development for Onyx, JP Morgan
Regulator: Jonathan Fishman, Co-chair of FATF VACG (Virtual Assets Contact Group)
Engineer: Yehuda Jay Berg, CEO Protoblock, Lead Developer, Sidepit
17:00-18:00 Open discussion Invited speakers as panelists + moderator + discussion with all attendees

Day 2 (6/30 Wed.)

Time Title Panels
15:00-16:30 Internal Governance Working Group Shigeya Suzuki
Aaron Wright
16:30-18:00 IAM, Key Management and Privacy Working Group Chair: Nat Sakimura
18:00-19:00 Unconference sessions & social hour
+ brainstorming in multiple breakout rooms - proposals for topics are welcomed

Day 3 (7/1 Thu.)

Time Title Panels
15:00-15:30 Presentations from local blockchain community Session Chair: Michele Neitz, Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law; Affiliated Scholar, LexLab at University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Ben Bartlett, Berkeley California City Councilmember
Michael Moro, CEO, Genesis
15:30-16:30 Panel: Institutionalization of cryptocurrency: Is it really ready? Moderator: Reena Aggarwal, Georgetown University, Robert E. McDonough Professor of Finance & Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy
Financial institution: Luis Rodriguez, Director del Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica para El Salvador
Academia: Priya Sahu, Visiting Researcher at Center for Financial Markets and Policy, Georgetown University, MSB researching Fintech, Financial Inclusion and Integrity
Business: Michael Moro, CEO, Genesis
Civil society: Michael Peterson, Director, Bitcoin Beach El Salvador
Engineer: Sergej Kotliar, Founder and CEO, Bitrefill
16:30-17:15 BGIN Road map
17:15-18:00 Closing Plenary

Organizing and program committee

  • Reena Aggarwal (Co-chair)
  • Aaron J Wright (Co-chair)
  • James Angel
  • Eric Burger
  • Shin’ichiro Matsuo
  • Michele Benedetto Neitz
  • Nat Sakimura
  • Mai Santamaria
  • Robert Schwentker
  • Shigeya Suzuki
  • Ryosuke Ushida
  • Frederic de Vaulx
  • Ayako Yamazaki


  • Julien Bringer (Block #2 local co-chair)
  • Nii Quaynor (Block #4 local co-chair candidate)
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