Explore the Business & Technology of Bitcoin

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Continuing the largest bitcoin event worldwide, Inside Bitcoins comes to Chicago. Join us at the Navy Pier for two days of conference sessions and exhibit hall access on July 10-11. During the two-day event, attendees will hear top thought leaders analyze the first digital, decentralized, peer-to-peer based global currency. Session topics will cover the implications of bitcoin, investing and startup strategies, current mining challenges, international compliance, mass adoption, and what lies ahead. Whether you’re new to cryptocurrency or you’re a bitcoin expert, register for Inside Bitcoins Chicago and see how this exciting protocol is spurring a global payment revolution.

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Startup Competition

$1000 Prize

This high energy session is a rapid-fire blitz of what’s on the horizon for Bitcoin. Join us as startups and emerging entrepreneurs in the cybercurrency space give Lightening Talks on their business strategies, their customers, their challenges, and the opportunities that lie ahead. Each selected startup will have the opportunity to speak for five minutes and pitch their Bitcoin business idea. A panel of industry veterans will serve as judges and listen to and comment on participating startups’ business concepts, delivery and vision. The winner will receive $1,000 to be paid in BTC and a featured speaking slot on the agenda at an upcoming Inside Bitcoins conference as well as a complimentary consultation with an industry luminary. All conference attendees are welcome and encouraged to watch the competition unfold! Apply to be part of the competition here.

Networking Dinner – July 10

We have a neat networking dinner taking place July 10 at 7:30pm at The Bellwether Meeting House & Eatery. First drink compliments of MecklerMedia and Matt Roszak. The dinner will be 4 courses for $53. Reserve your spot when registering for the conference. Space is limited!


We’re hosting a Fundraising Campaign for the BitGive Foundation during Inside Bitcoins Chicago to support their global Bitcoin philanthropic mission and Bitcoin Charity 2.0 Initiative. Opportunities to support BitGive will be offered throughout the conference including announcements, donation slides, the networking reception on July 10, and more. You can donate here or at the conference. Be sure to tell your friends on social media! Tag @BitGiveOrg and @InsideBitcoins and use #BitGiveChicago so we can track the donations associated with the event!

Session Topics Include

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with a vested interest in bitcoins, blockchain technology, fintech innovation, decentralized apps, distributed ledgers, smart contracts, and alternative cryptocurrencies, including:

  • Developers
  • Entrepreneurs and startups
  • Industry analysts
  • Fintech innovators and alternative finance pioneers
  • Private equity, corporate, angel and venture capital investors
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Regulatory compliance experts
  • Accountants
  • Brick-and-mortar merchants and online retailers
  • Credit and loyalty solution providers
  • Daily deal and group buying networks
  • Consultants
  • Public policy makers
  • Mobile wallet and mobile commerce providers
  • Economists
  • Crowdfunding platform operators
  • Online and non bank lenders
  • Data and payment processors
  • Legal professionals
  • Security solution and risk management providers
  • Remittance specialists
  • Fund Managers
  • Founders of early stage and emerging growth companies

Silicon Valley & The Future of Bitcoin

Click here for full interview with Nicholas Popper, The New York Times

“Bitcoin provides a decentralized and fully public way to record shifting balances. It’s unlike any previous kind of money.”

– Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna The Wall Street Journal

Bitcoin Foundation Member

Inside Bitcoins is a supporter of bitcoin’s ongoing technical development since July 9, 2014.