5 #ETHDenver 2019 Bufficorns Who Will Inspire Your Next Project

As fellow Bufficorns, we’re always on the lookout for inspiration, innovation, and learning more about the individuals contributing to the Ethereum ecosystem.

And in true Bufficorn Spirit, we value collaboration. When we’re not #buidling the decentralized future of finance, we love forging awesome new connections with the crypto community.

There’s nothing that quite compares to the feeling of entering a #BUIDLATHON with hundreds of like-minded folks to get your blood pumping.

Or to hear the roar of the crowd during that opening keynote…it’s a powerful experience.

And with so many smart Bufficorns at this year’s event to inspire and delight you, this article aims to aid you in the decision-making process.

Below, you’ll find 5 of the most exciting (in no particular order) top blockchain influencers and Ethereum experts who will be at #ETHDenver 2019.

(Make sure to check out the full lineup here!)

ANDREAS M. ANTONOPOULOS, AUTHOR, CODER & ENTREPRENEUR

Andreas Antonopoulos is an author, coder, entrepreneur, and commentator. He’s the author of Mastering Ethereum and will be the keynote at #ETHDenver 2019. His keynote address, “Thoughts on The Future of Programmable Money,” is one you won’t want to miss.

TAYLOR MONAHAN, FOUNDER AND CEO, MYCRYPTO.COM

MyCrypto.com is one of the leading blockchain interfaces. Taylor loves the fast-moving, iterative adventure that encompasses the blockchain space & looks forward to ushering in the decentralized future with easy-to-use products. Taylor is joining #ETHDenver as a speaker AND judge!

ZOOKO WILCOX, FOUNDER AND CEO, ZCASH

Zooko Wilcox is a technologist and a pioneer in the crypto industry. He’s the founder and CEO of Zcash, the privacy-protecting digital currency that utilizes zero-knowledge proof cryptography. Zooko will be at #ETHDenver 2019 as a speaker AND judge.

Zooko and his story will also be featured in our first-ever documentary series, DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, coming February 2019.

Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the judges and speakers that will be in attendance from ShapeShift!

ERIK VOORHEES, FOUNDER & CEO, SHAPESHIFT

We’re excited to announce that Erik Voorhees, founder & CEO of ShapeShift, is joining this year as a speaker AND judge. Erik is among the top-recognized serial Bitcoin advocates and entrepreneurs. He founded ShapeShift in August 2014 as an elegant, secure, and fast solution to digital asset exchanges. Erik has been a featured guest on Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNBC, BBC Radio, The Peter Schiff Show, and numerous blockchain industry conferences. His past affiliations include BitInstant, Coinapult, and SatoshiDICE, which was responsible for most of the world’s Bitcoin transactions in 2012 and 2013.

EMILY COLEMAN, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, SHAPESHIFT

Emily Coleman, ShapeShift’s chief marketing officer, is speaking at this year’s #ETHDenver. With over a decade in marketing and public relations, Emily has worked within various verticals including hospitality and tourism, food and beverage and most prominently, startup fintech and blockchain technologies. She has also managed and led many award-winning communication teams across multiple sectors. Emily is passionate about blockchain technologies, as well as empowering women and minorities to get more engaged and involved within the space.

At ShapeShift, we believe that when we can learn from each other, we can #buidl the future together.

So if you’re just as passionate about #BUIDLing the decentralized future as we are, come see us at #ETHDenver 2019! You can connect with us before, during, and after the event on social media! Y

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