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SHEPPARD MULLIN Four Embarcadero San Francisco CA 94111

TUESDAY AUGUST 6, 2019 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Learn how to protect yourself from Sim Swaps #simswapprotection 

This panel has been inspired by Sean Oonce’s Medium post The Most Expensive Lesson Of My Life: Details of SIM port hack

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Michael Terpin CoFounder BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups, in May, 2013, and now serves as its chairman. The distributed angel network currently has more than 600 members, and it has made more than 25 investments in bitcoin and cryptocurrency companies with two exits and several follow-on rounds. Terpin is also co-founder and managing partner of bCommerce Labs, the first technology incubator fund focused on e-commerce companies for bitcoin and the blockchain, and a partner at Flight VC, where he started the AngelList Bitcoin Syndicate with legendary super-angel Gil Penchina. Terpin has spoken widely on bitcoin at leading conferences globally, including Bitcoin 2014, BitFin, CoinAgenda, Coin Congress, CoinSummit, Inside Bitcoins (Berlin, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, NY), La BitConf (Brazil), North American Bitcoin Show, Satoshi Roundtable, and TEDx Hollywood. He has organized the bitcoin/blockchain sessions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for two year, and run the official bitcoin/blockchain meetup at SXSW for three years. In November 2016, he will hold the first keynote on brands and blockchain at Adtech New York. In addition, Terpin is founder and CEO of Transform Group, a marketing holding company that includes Transform PR, a global PR firm with more than 60 clients in the blockchain field; Coinovate, a cryptocurrency consulting and development company; and SocialRadius, one of the nation’s first social media marketing firms twice named to the Inc. 5000. Notable current anc recent clients include Augur, Bittrex, ChangeTip, Counterparty, Factom, Gem, GoCoin, Gyft, KnCMiner, Kraken, MaidSafe, Omni, Rivetz, Safe Cash, ShapeShift,Tether and Voxelus, Transform Group is headquartered in Las Vegas, with offices in Santa Monica, Silicon Valley, and San Juan. 

Note panelist Michael Terpin wins legal battle with AT&T

Jonathan Haas CoFounder/CEO Bramah Systems LLC, leading security audits for smart contracts. Previously, Haas was the Head of Security Auditing at Quantstamp, a Y Combinator backed company, where he led the development of Quantstamp’s growing audit practice. Prior, Haas designed and implemented multiple highly acclaimed static analysis tools at various companies, including Apple, Amazon, and Snapchat. He presents at conferences around the world, as well as leading roundtable discussions for security professionals on risk management, smart contract security and insider threat.


Guido Appenzeller Chief Product Officer Yubico where he focuses on product development and strategy to aid in making strong authentication truly ubiquitous. Prior to Yubico, Appenzeller held several high-level positions including CTO of Cloud and Networking at VMWare, Co-Founder of Big Switch Networks, and Co-Founder and CTO at Voltage Security. With his vast experience leading companies and teams through high-growth phases, Appenzeller also served as Consulting Professor at Stanford where he led team that developed the OpenFlow standard. Appenzeller was named a top Technology Leader on the MIT TR35, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and M.S. (Diploma) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Prior to Yubico, Appenzeller held several high-level positions including CTO of Cloud and Networking at VMWare, Co-Founder and CEO of Big Switch Networks, and Co-Founder and CTO at Voltage Security. With his vast experience leading companies and teams through high-growth phases, Appenzeller also served as Consulting Professor at Stanford where he led team that developed the OpenFlow standard.

Lance R. Vick Security Researcher/President/Founder Hashbang I am a security researcher and software architect specializing in applied cryptography, physical security, supply chain integrity, side channel attack mitigation, hardware security modules, and web service hardening. Over the past 20+ years I have been involved this space I have started multiple companies, designed and deployed hundreds of projects, and solved problems for many Fortune 500 companies. Currently I do security R&D in the fintech industry, and help maintain the #! community which focuses on freely teaching security, privacy, and self hosting to anyone interested.


Moderator: Robert Boyd VP Telegraph Hill Software, a software engineering and technology leadership consulting company, based in San Francisco, serving clients primarily in financial services, healthcare and medical technology. Robert started his programming career at an early age as a 6502 assembly language programmer for machine control computers. He has been in the systems software business long enough now to see most hot trends come around more than once. Specifically, Robert was working at TRW Financial Systems in automated payments processing in the mid-90s when David Chaum’s ‘eCash’ cryptographic digital currency ideas were instantiated as the ‘DigiCash’ micro-payments service. Robert is fascinated by the technology behind Bitcoin. And, delighted to be this evening’s moderator.

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Pemo Theodore

Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder/CEO Silicon Valley TV She is the Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with almost 3k members. She has produced in the past Smart Money Silicon Valley; NoPanels & PitchPerfect Silicon Valley She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & FinTech experts. She partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with livestreaming, video & foto packages Silicon Valley TV She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 14 years. She has been in small business for 46 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research from VCs, angels & women founders) “Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation” She was TheNextWomen‘s most prolific contributor of 2011. Silicon Valley TV has been noted as a platform for supporting high growth women led companies in Huffington Post

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