Ripple Labs to Host Cryptocurrency Event and One Million XRP Pitch Competition at DeveloperWeek

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Cryptocurrency has quickly evolved from an underground community to an explosive technology trend to an economic paradigm shift. No one can resist weighing in on its potential with everyone from Alan Greenspan to Marc Andreesen penning editorials.

The fact of the matter is that developers are leading the digital currency movement. Join us for a DeveloperWeek event to learn about these protocols and their potential to democratize payments, earn 1,000 XRP, and pitch your ideas for the chance to win XRP prizes.

Building the Payments Web

February 20, 2014 from 10am to 2pm

Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA

Building the Payments Web is a half-day of discussion and idea-sharing about the movement to re-architect payments for the Internet using math-based currency protocols, so that, for the first time in history, they’re globally inclusive. Attendees will hear from pioneers of the payments space, learn about the Bitcoin and Ripple protocols, and pitch their ideas to compete for XRP prizes. The event is hosted by Ripple Labs, the creators of the Ripple protocol.

Agenda:

9:30 to 10 am – Coffee and pastries

10 to 10:15 – Introduction to the Payments Web (Chris Larsen)

10:15 to 11:15 – Panel: The Year Payments Came Online

-Dan Held (moderator), co-founder of ZeroBlock

-Jered Kenna, CEO of TradeHill and Money & Tech

 -Chris Larsen, co-founder and CEO of Ripple Labs

-Tom Longson, CEO of GogoCoin

-Jesse Powell, co-founder and CEO of Payward/Kraken

11:15 to 11:40 – What is the Ripple Protocol? (Stefan Thomas, Ripple Labs CTO)

11:40 to 12:30 – Break for lunch and pitch preparation

12:30 to 1:30 – Pitch contest!

1:30 to 2:00 – Judging and wrap-up

All in-person attendees are entitled to receive 1,000 XRP, redeemable on the day of the event only.

Register through Eventbrite now:

Eventbrite - DeveloperWeek 2014: Building the Payments Web