The Monero Konferenco will take place 22-23 June 2019 at The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado. Make sure to check out the livestreams linked on our homepage.

22 June 2019

08:00 - 09:00 : Registration and breakfast

08:45 - 09:00 : Opening remarks

09:00 - 10:30 : Protocols I

  • Sri Aravinda Krishnan Thyagarajan, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Omniring: Scaling Up Private Payments without Trusted Setup.

  • Ben Fisch, Stanford University. An Authenticated Data Structure for Blockchain Consensus with Minimal Storage.

  • Andrew Poelstra, Blockstream. Practical Challenges of Compact Threshold Signatures.

10:45 - 12:15 : Secure Hardware and Software

  • Michael Schloh von Bennewitz, The Monero Project. The Monero Hardware Landscape: A review of and progress report on Monero hardware projects.

  • Matthias Tarasiewicz, RIAT (Institute for Future Cryptoeconomics). Critical Decentralisation, Open & Libre Hardware for and with Monero.

  • Sebastian Kung, University of Zurich. Achieving secure deployment of high-stakes software.

12:15 - 13:45 : Lunch break

13:45 - 15:15 : Society, Privacy, and Decentralization I

  • Jerry Brito, Coin Center. The Case for Electronic Cash: Why Private Peer-to-Peer Payments are Essential to an Open Society.

  • Amanda Cavaleri. Bringing Privacy Mainstream: building demand within shifting local and global demographics.

  • Jamaal Montasser, Open Money Initiative. Money at the edge: how people stay afloat in Venezuela.

15:30 - 16:30 : Private Networking

  • Josh S, Airfoil Capital. Network Attacks and Obfuscation of Your Payment System.

  • Lee Clagett. Dandelion Onions : Protecting Transaction Privacy in Monero.

16:45 - 18:15 : Breaking Monero

  • Mitchell Krawiec-Thayer, Insight Data Science. Visualizing Monero: A Figure is Worth A Thousand Logs.

  • Brandon Goodell, Monero Research Lab. Perfect privacy or strong deniability?

  • Francisco Cabañas, The Monero Project. Spam Mitigation and Blockchain Size Control in Privacy Supporting Permissionless Blockchains.

23 June 2019

08:00 - 09:00 : Registration and Breakfast

09:00 - 10:30 : Government and Privacy, What’s Next? Panelists: Jerry Brito, Jack Gavigan, Peter van Valkenburgh, Erik Voorhees. Moderators: Amber Baldet and Dr. Sarang Noether.

10:45 - 11:45 : Work and Pools I

  • Kristy-Leigh Minehan, Core Scientific. The Embedded Future of Monero’s Proof of Work.

  • Howard Chu, Symas Corp. ASIC-Resistant Proof of Work: Fact or Fantasy?

11:45 - 13:15 : Lunch break.

13:15 - 14:45 : Work and Pools II

  • Guillermo Suarez-Tangil, King’s College London. On how criminals are mining for free: measuring the crypto-mining-malware ecosystem.

  • Leah LaSalla, Astral AR. Crypto for Good: Mining with Probabilistic Hashrate Distribution to Fund Humanitarian UAV Deployment.

  • Jethro Grassie, The Monero Project. The Elephant in the Pool.

15:00 - 17:00 : State and Future of Monero

  • Riccardo Spagni, Tari and The Monero Project. Tari: Advancing Monero through Ecosystem Development

  • Sarang Noether, Monero Research Lab. Transaction Efficiency Then and Now.

  • Paul Shapiro, MyMonero. Challenges in Building Software with Monero Code.

  • NeedMoney90, The Monero Project. Moderating Monero: The centralization necessary to maintain a decentralized community.

17:15 - 18:15 : Protocols II

  • Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, TU Wien. Dual Outputs: Enabling Payment-Channel Networks in Monero.

  • Aram Jivanyan, Zcoin. Lelantus: New Protocol for private transactions with hidden origins and amounts based on DDH