The Monero Konferenco will take place 22-23 June 2019 at The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado.

22 June 2019

08:00 : Registration and breakfast

09:00 : Protocols I

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

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

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

10:45 : Secure Hardware and Software

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

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

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

12:15 : Lunch break

13:45 : Pools, Mines, and Work I

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

  • 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?

15:45 : Privacy and Society

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

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

  • Deanna McDonald, BLOC. Building the Alternative.

  • Robin Renwick. Perspectives of Privacy: Blockchain as a boundary object.

23 June 2019

08:00 : Registration and Breakfast

09:00 : Collaborative panel with Zcon1.

10:45 : Protocols II:

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

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

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

12:15 : Lunch break

13:45 : Breaking, Developing, and Advancing Monero

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

  • Paul Shapiro, MyMonero. Analyzing and Integrating with Monero Core Code.

  • BinaryFate, The Monero Project. Empirical Analysis of the True Spend Distribution in Monero.

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

16:15 : Pools, Mines, and Work II

  • 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.

  • Mitchell Krawiec-Thayer, Insight Data Science. TBA.