UW’s Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Features Prominent Speakers |  News

UW’s Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Features Prominent Speakers | News

September 22, 2022


Charles Hoskinson, a Colorado-based entrepreneur and blockchain technology mathematician, speaks at the opening of the 2021 Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon at the University of Wyoming. Hoskinson is scheduled to conclude the 2022 event with a keynote talk at 6:15 p.m. Friday at UW’s War Memorial Fieldhouse. (YOUR photo)

Charles Hoskinson, a global leader in digital asset technology and entrepreneurship, will be the keynote speaker to close the fifth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon at the University of Wyoming Conference Center on Friday, September 23 at 6:15 PM.

Hoskinson, a Colorado-based entrepreneur and mathematician, has founded three cryptocurrency-related startups — Invictus Innovations, Ethereum, and IOHK — and has held various positions in both the public and private sectors. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation Education Committee and founded the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013.

Hoskinson and IOHK have supported blockchain education efforts at UW, including the Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation and the Wyoming Advanced Blockchain Lab. IOHK is the title sponsor of the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede.

Before Hoskinson’s speech, two digital asset leaders: UW alumna Caitlin Long, the CEO and founder of Custodia Bank, a Wyoming special-purpose depository; and Tamara Haasen, IOHK President — will discuss their experiences in “Women of Blockchain” at 5:30 p.m.

Long is a nationally recognized advocate for digital assets and helped the Wyoming legislature pass nearly 30 blockchain laws. She also helped find the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon at UW. Haasen joined IOHK in 2017 as a corporate culture officer. As a business developer with a focus on logistics and systems integrations, she works with companies to grow their businesses and helps improve internal communications and workflow by implementing creative and technology-driven systems.

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