Inside Bitcoins Conference and Expo is coming to Chicago July 10–11 and the list of confirmed speakers and sessions has now been revealed. Cointelegraph is proud to be an official media sponsor of the event.

Welcome to the Windy City

Inside Bitcoins Conference and Expo will be held at Chicago’s Navy Pier and will cover a diverse range of topics, including blockchain-based startups, bitcoin markets and exchanges, FinTech innovation, distributed ledgers, decentralized applications, and bitcoin for nonprofits.

The event will also spotlight a Blockchain Agenda, which focuses on exploring new and innovative applications of blockchain technology across all industries. Stewart Quealy, Director of Content for MecklerMedia, the event organizer, says:

“As the industry’s premier conference, Inside Bitcoins Chicago shines a disruptive spotlight on the latest FinTech business trends, innovative investment strategies, emerging killer apps, and the next wave of Bitcoin 2.0 and blockchain-based startups.”

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, Chicago Technology Icon and Visionary
  • Jeff Garzik, Founder, Dunvegan Space Systems and Bitcoin Core Developer, BitPay
  • Matthew Roszak, Founding Partner, Tally Capital
  • Brock Pierce, Founder and Managing Partner, Blockchain Capital
  • Bobby Lee, CEO and Founder, BTCChina

MecklerMedia has also announced a US$1,000 cash prize for the winner of its Inside Bitcoins Chicago Startup Competition, where startups and emerging entrepreneurs in the cybercurrency space will pitch their bitcoin business ideas to a panel of industry veterans and influencers.

The Startup Competition at Inside Bitcoins Chicago will take place on July 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The winning company will also be awarded a speaking slot on the agenda of an upcoming Inside Bitcoins conference, as well as complimentary consultation with an industry luminary.

Startups wishing to be considered should e-mail

Interested in attending?

Get 10% off when you register with the discount code COINTELEGRAPH. Prices increase on June 19, so register before then to save with early-bird pricing.  To register for the Inside Bitcoins Conference and Expo in Chicago, please visit

Chicago’s Navy Pier