South Carolina Bitcoin Blockchain Conference

South Carolina
Bitcoin Blockchain Conference

Start Making Plans to Attend the 2023
South Carolina Bitcoin Blockchain Conference
Slightly Larger, Still Personal, and All Signal
Oct 4-6, 2023, Charleston, SC

Connecting People, Policy and the Bitcoin Industry

Join us to explore the change and promise that the Bitcoin Blockchain industry is already bringing to South Carolina & the World

Economic Development

How do I make money? We estimate a $1.5 billion investment opportunity in South Carolina putting stranded resources to work in short order. Learn how you can benefit.


Work smarter, should I buy Bitcoin now or wait? Understand Digital Assets and improve your Digital Currency IQ

Policy Guidance

What are the rules? Get involved, we are building the future today.

Foster Investment

How do I monetize my efforts? Network and meet the founders and industry insiders changing the Palmetto State and the World,

Connecting People, Policy and Bitcoin

Join us to explore the change and promise of the Bitcoin Blockchain industry in South Carolina.

Economic Development
Digital Asset Data Centers are an estimated $1.5 billion opportunity in South Carolina that puts stranded and excess power generation to work in short order. Where they intersect with Opportunity Zones in SC, they create another layer of investment opportunity for big capital gains tax savings. Learn how you can benefit from Bitcoin mining, even on a small scale, and drive a circular economy that promotes savings, education, innovation and expands financial inclusion.

What is digital currency literacy? What should you know about digital wallets, public/private keys, self-custody, mobile identity and accessing both the Bitcoin & Lightning Network, the only public financial network that allows you and your business send money anywhere in the world instantly with little to no fees.

Policy Guidance
We are writing the rules today for the financial system of the very near future. With over 50 bills in Congress and 4 in the SC General Assembly there’s a lot to learn and implement. Get informed, help shape government & legal policies through active involvement and targeted education. South Carolina’s first steps have begun, with $500,000 allocated to State Treasurer Curtis Loftis for “Digital Currency Literacy” in our state. Find out what that means October 5 – 7.

Foster Investment
Build your network, connect with stakeholders, discover startups and early stage technology companies in the Palmetto State and from around the world.

20% of ticket proceeds to benefit "Mi Primer Bitcoin"

Mi Premer Bitcoin

A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to ‘Mi Primer Bitcoin‘, an education initiative teaching students about Bitcoin and the Bitcoin circular economy in El Salvador.

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Conference Speakers

Curtis Loftis

Honorable Curtis Loftis

South Carolina State Treasurer

Honorable Curtis M Loftis

The Honorable Curtis M. Loftis, South Carolina State Treasurer
Hester Peirce

Commissioner Hester Peirce

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Commissioner Hester Peirce

Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission, was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was sworn in on January 11, 2018.

Paul Steiner, President
National Commission for Small
& Micro Business for El Salvador

Paul Steiner

Mr Steiner has a history of international consulting with governments, corporations and institutions. Working in El Salvador since 2003 to work for the good of the country to fight against corruption and economic crimes, focusing on awakening and motivating society against corruption. Appointed as an advisor to then Mayor of San Salvador, Nayib Bukele, in 2017, participating in the design of the current government plan, Plan Cuscatlan,a and appointed to his current position in 2019.
Nancy Mace

Representative Nancy Mace
U.S. Congresswoman (SC-01)

Congresswoman Nancy Mace

U.S. Congress, SC-01
Dennis Porter

Dennis Porter

Satoshi Action Fund

Dennis Porter

CEO & Co-Founder @SatoshiActFund
Protect PoW
@HODLpac Endorsement Committee Advancing Pro-Bitcoin Policy

SC State Senator Tom Davis

SC State Senator Tom Davis

Sen. Davis currently serves on the following committees in the South Carolina Senate: Finance; Banking and Insurance; Labor, Commerce and Industry; Medical Affairs; Legislative Oversight; and Corrections and Penology. ​

Caitlin Long

Custodia Bank, Founder

Caitlin Long

Custodia Bank, Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO at Custodia Bank, #bitcoin since 2012. 22-yr Wall St veteran.
Caitlin played a pivotal role in Wyoming becoming the first state in the nation to adopt Blockchain Laws establishing legal framework to accept Bitcoin in a state.

Nathaniel Yu

Nathaniel Yu

Marketing Director - Antminer

Michael Bolick, Co-Founder
Treis Blockchain

Michael Bolick

Michael Bolick is a serial entrepreneur based in Greenville, South Carolina is Managing Director of Treis Blockchain which he Co-Founded with David Pence and Senter Smith in 2018. Treis specializes in Bitcoin mining operations of all types, including air, immersion and liquid cooled bitcoin mining systems design, sales, service and support. Treis also supports the EOS and related proof-of-stake blockchains, through its EOSUSA division. Michael is married, has three grown children and one Italian Mastiff.
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Josh Young

Josh Young, Chief of Staff

New Story Charity

Josh Young

New Story Charity, Chief of Staff
Josh Young is a former division 1 athlete who left Wall Street & turned down Harvard to pioneer solutions to end global homelessness with New Story. He leads special projects for the organization, including one using Bitcoin-enabled mortgages in El Salvador.
Russell Cann

Russell Cann, EVP

Core Scientific

Russell Cann

Core Scientific, EVP
21 years of experience designing, building, and growing large scale technology infrastructure companies.
John Dennehy

John Dennehy, Founder

Mi Primer Bitcoin

John Dennehy

Founder, Mi Primer Bitcoin
Founder, Mi Primer Bitcoin, El Salvador
Dennis Fassuliotis

Dennis Fassuliotis, Conference Host

SCETA, President

Dennis Fassuliotis

President, SC Emerging Tech Assoc
Host of SC Blockchain Week, Executive Director & Co-founder of South Carolina Emerging Tech Association, Inc.

Alan Martinez
JSBIT, Regional Sales Manager

Alan Martinez

Alan Martinez is the Regional sales Manager for JSBIT The Leading Crypto Hardware Miner provider. On a mission to help those looking to expand or start their mining farms.
Brooks McAdam

Brooks McAdam, Founder

CoinGenie ATM

Brooks McAdam

CoinGenie, Founder
Coin Genie, Founder (Bitcoin ATM's)

Michael Marion
Community Education, Bitcoin Charlotte

Michael Marion

Bitcoin thinker. Bitcoin is the best hope for generational wealth and making the American Dream attainable again.
Brandi Reynolds

Brandi Reynolds, CAMS CCI CCCE

Bates Group

Brandi Reynolds CAMS Audit, CCI, CCCE

Bates Group, Managing Director
With 18 years as a financial services Compliance Officer, Brandi provides guidance to fintech companies regarding virtual assets and
Robert Malka

Robert Malka, Board Member

Bitcoin Today Coalition

Robert Malka

Bitcoin Today Coalition
Robert Malka is on the Board of the Bitcoin Today Coalition, advocating for pro-Bitcoin regulation with legislators and regulators. Robert is a core team member designing My First Bitcoin's curriculum - the first required bitcoin certification program at a public high school in the world.

Chairman Elijah Bowdre
MiamiDade Cryptocurrency
Task Force

Chairman Elijah Bowdre

Chairman Bowdre, the Chair of the MiamiDade cryptocurrency task force is a global leader, accomplished orator, and fintech consultant with over fifteen years of experience in marketing, financial technology, business development, and decentralized finance. With almost a decade of experience with blockchain technology, Chairman Bowdre is venturing into blockchain education with his informative news show, The-BitPoint.
The BitPoint
Eric Lapin

Eric Lapin, CSO


Eric Lapin

FormFree® CSO, Consumer Financial DNA, Fintech, Web3, Mortgage, Strategy, Revenue,Title
Eric Colon

Eric Colon, Director

Corvus Consulting

Eric Colon

Director, Corvus Consulting LLC
Director, Strategic Solutions, EW and Cyber, Quantum, Blockchain Researcher and crypto enthusiast.
Jonathan Dunsmoor

Jonathan Dunsmoor

U.S. Securities Attorney

Jonathan Dunsmoor

US Securities Attorney, Founder & Principle, Dunsmoor Law, P.C.

Dajour Resiere

Cryptopedia Credit, CEO

Dajour Resiere

Dajour is the co-founder and CEO of Cryptopedia Credit, a platform that allows users to build their real-world credit scores with small monthly investments in Bitcoin

Alexandra Scheibe

FinTech & Blockchain Attorney

Alexandra C. Scheibe

Alexandra C. Scheibe is head of the Firm’s FinTech and Blockchain Practice Group. Alexandra focuses her practice on representing financial institutions and fintech companies in all aspects of regulatory and transaction matters in the fintech, blockchain and derivatives and structured finance markets. Alexandra is a recognized leader in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Dirk Brown

Dirk Brown, Faculty Director

McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise, U of SC

Dirk Brown

Faculty Director of the McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise, and Member of Faculty in International Business (Moore School), University of South Carolina.
Michael Hiles

Michael Hiles, CEO


Michael Hiles

CEO 10XTS. Board member, advisor for fintech, regtech, govtech, digital assets, information governance and digital transformation.
Dr. Brian Houillion, PhD

Dr. Brian Houillion, PhD

Asst Professor, Global Business, University of the Cumberlands

Dr. Brian Houillion, PhD

Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor for MSc Global Business with Blockchain Technology at University of the Cumberlands
Paola Gutierrez

Paola Gutiérrez

Office of Rural Health

Paola Gutiérrez

South Carolina Office of Rural Health
Paola brings a unique perspective on how the blockchain contributes to the health and well-being of a community. In her role at the SC Office of Rural Health, she ensures rural communities have equal access to the resources they need to participate in a digital economy and help their communities thrive.

Russell Bundy
CEO and Founder of MadBop

Russell Bundy

Russell is the CEO/Founder of MadBop which is a NFT music platform. Russell joined the NFT/Metaverse world in October 2020 and set out to change the music industry with his passion for music. He has educated and onboarded numerous musicians into the NFT world and has hosted big events inside the metaverse.
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Bill Zielke, Revenue and Marketing


William Zielke

Chief Revenue and Chief Marketing Officer at BitPay Talks about #bitpay, #crypto, #bitcoin, #cryptocurrency, and #blockchainpayments
Gordon Jones

Dr. Gordon Jones, Co-Founder


Dr. Gordon Jones

Co-Founder of PalmettoChain, Inc. and South Carolina Emerging Tech Association

Dan Spuller, Director

Blockchain Association

Dan Spuller

Director of Industry Affairs at Blockchain Association
-Head of Industry Affairs, Blockchain Association -Previously Chamber of Digital Commerce, 2016-20 -Co-Chair, North Carolin Blockchain Initiative -Co-Founder, Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo, 2013

John Dean Markunas

Power of Chain Consultancy

John Dean Markunas

Power of Chain Consultancy
Blockchain and Real Estate

Ron Hammond

Blockchain Association

Ron Hammond

Director Of Government Relations at Blockchain Association. Former crypto policy lead for Rep. Warren Davidson (OH-8).

Brian Foote, CEO


Brian Foote

Brian is the CEO of HUMBL, a Web3 public company and a co-founder of BLOCKS, a decentralized blockchain tokenization project on the Ethereum network.
Greg Ness

Greg Ness

Blockchain Attorney
Utility NFT Creator

Greg Ness

Experienced Solar Energy and Real Estate Executive; Blockchain (Web3) Attorney; Utility NFT Creator; Metaverse Developer
Jerry Dwyer

Jerry Dwyer, Professor of Economics

Clemson University

Jerry Dwyer

Professor of Economics, Clemson University.
Former VP at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Craig Ratliff

Craig Ratliff, Director

SCETA; 25yr Banking Finance

Craig Ratliff

Director for South Carolina Emerging Tech Association, Crypto/Blockchain since 2015; 25 yr Banking Industry Finance veteran.

Joe Davison, CEO

Payments Engineering

Joe Davison

Payments Engineering, a payments consulting firm. He previously spent nearly two decades in Silicon Valley, most recently working on payments infrastructure, trust & safety, ads, and risk platforms at Google and Apple. He is a married father of two children and lives in Cary, North Carolina.

Gerald Gallagher
General Counsel,,
Principal, Red Clay Capital

Gerald Gallagher

General Counsel,,
Principal, Red Clay Capital
Twitter: @thatgerald
Linked In: Gerald Gallagher

Alfonso Arana, Jr

Alfonso Arana Jr

Mr. Arana has worked across multiple U.S. Government Defense Components such as Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Sea Systems Command, and the US Marine Corp Global Combat Support Systems. Mr. Arana is responsible for designing and implementing networks and Cyber Risk Management Framework.

Doug Morton, Director

SCETA; Point of Sale/Payments

Doug Morton

CEO of BTCRetailX point of sale systems. Lightning Payments, Node Management Director, SCETA Director, Charleston Bitcoin Meetup

Natasha Nova
Tech Entrepreneur/Creative Director

Natasha Nova

Founder at Kids Creative Lab - Creative and Innovative after school lab introducing kids ages 6-12 to Digital Art, Blockchain Technology, 3D printing, AI, Sustainability and Food Culture. Natasha has created the first dedicated NFT gallery created by the local Charleston young artists. Co-Founder at Gallerium - Gallerium is a multi wallets and chains personalized NFT gallery to beautifully showcase your collections and represent your Web3 identity. Gallerium has a dedicated gallery for the young digital artists from kids creative lab.

Tom Wong, Director


Tom Wong

Director of Sales at Bitdeer

Trischia Khouri

Trischia Khouri

Owner of Khouri Group - Emerging Technology Advisors

Alex Valenti, Co-Founder
3V Method

Alex Valenti

Alex Valenti is a entertainment industry executive that co-founded a 360 management, IP, ventures company called 3V Method in partnership with Jay Brown and Live Nation
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Garrett Hand

Garrett Hand

Garrett is a well experienced musician who has performed in bands, and produced music for other artists. He has vast knowledge in the NFT space and advises companies like The ISA Group and Snowcrash in the Web 3 landscape.
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Mark Boyce

Mark Boyce

Mark Boyce is a founder of a family office with a focus on crypto, fintech, blockchain, and healthcare. Previously he was a Microsoft, IBM executive and Wall Street tech investment banker. His charitable endeavors include support for the Ukrainian refugee crisis.

Wayne S. Travis, CEO
Zydro Energy LLC

Wayne Travis

Internationally Patented
New Energy Technology

Dan McDonald, President & CEO

Dan McDonald

Dan is the President and CEO at 86Borders. He co-founded the company in 2014 to develop and deliver a SaaS platform designed to extend communication beyond an enterprise border and connect disparate groups. He focused the company’s direction on healthcare, exclusively, by early 2018.

Greg Leffel, Director
Virginia Blockchain Council

Greg Leffel

Greg is the Founder and Executive Director of the Virginia Blockchain Council. He has worked in various capacities in the Blockchain industry in business development, community building and advocacy internationally.

Erik Meltzer, Founder
Plutus Properties

Erik Meltzer

Erik is co-founder of Plutus Properties, a crypto-friendly real estate investing platform. He is also a real estate investor who has been passionate about cryptocurrency for years. He is a certified AWS cloud architect and has served as a technology consultant for some of the world’s largest broadcast news networks such as CBS News & ESPN.

Ben Murphy

Ben Murphy

Ben is a senior fintech leader with a mix of strategy, finance, product and business development experience. He has over fourteen years of technology and financial services software experience, interacting with executive-level audiences to provide strategic recommendations.
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Audra Gibson
Entrepreneur & Ecosystem Builder

Audra Gibson

Audra Gibson, entrepreneur and ecosystem builder, began investing in crypto in 2017, speaking about crypto in 2021, and has hands-on experience helping deploy US Bitcoin mines. A Techstars Facilitator and Mentor, she supports founders and the crypto curious through
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Jerry Tang, CEO
VCV Digital

Jerry Tang

Jerry is the founder of VCV Digital, a company focused on building institutional grade data centers that power the biggest Blockchains in the world. Prior to that, he ran the real estate business for a top 20 global bank, orchestrating capital through balance sheet, capital markets and overseas investors.
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Gvantsa Baidoshvili
Legal Counsel

Gvantsa Baidoshvili

Legal Counsel and technology enthusiast working on legal compliance of ICO & NFT projects, IPR management, & building legal operations & contracts across technology, media, and music industries.
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Hardware and Art Showcases

The Coin Dad aka Tobias Barbir
Bitcoin Mining Museum

The Coin Dad and the Bitcoin Mining Museum

The Coin Dad has curated the most extensive Bitcoin mining collection in the world thru the Bitcoin Mining Museum in order to preserve the history of Bitcoin mining hardware. The collection now extends to over 80 different Bitcoin mining machines from across the globe.
Twitter: @thecoindad
Visit Bitcoin Mining Museum

Robert Matheson
NFT Museum of Newberry, SC

Robert Matheson & NFT Museum of Newberry

Mission: The Non-Fungible Token Museum is a contemporary digital art museum featuring both a physical and virtual space for NFT art education, collaboration and exhibition.
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Youtube: @NFTMuseumSC
Visit NFT Museum of Newberry


JSBIT - The Leading Crypto Miner Hardware Provider
HUMBL develops government solutions
for mobile wallets and metaverses.
BITMAIN is the world's leading manufacturer
of cryptocurrency mining servers through its
Buy, store, swap and spend cryptocurrency
all in one app. Turn Bitcoin into dollars
with the BitPay crypto debit card.
Earn Cash Back Automatically.
Our mission is better health care outcomes.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation provides
patients reliable access to affordable, high-quality
medications through our innovative approach to
sterile manufacturing.
Turn Cash Into Bitcoin
Growing Network of Bitcoin ATMs
Blokchain Security and Privacy
Lower Transaction Fees
Institutional Grade Bitcoin Mining Facility Developer
Dunsmoor Law, P.C. is a boutique corporate securities law firm
that provides exceptional knowledge and experience to the
blockchain and cryptocurrency industry including
SEC, CFTC, and FinCEN related matters.
Regulated Digital Assets
The future of capital markets is here.
Bates Group assists firms and counsel
throughout their legal, regulatory
compliance and AML matters with over 175
consultants and testifying industry experts.
South Carolina Blockchain (SCB) aims to bring the Bitcoin
economy to the South Carolina and position the state
at the forefront of the blockchain revolution by
fostering a productive ecosystem for innovation
throughout the state. SCB is a proud member of
South Carolina Economic Developers Association
A non-profit educational organization dedicated
to informing the policymakers and regulators
about the benefits of Bitcoin mining and how it
can be used to support public policy goals.
Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and
risk advisor. We protect and promote possibility
– helping our clients dream bigger, reach further,
and plan for the opportunities ahead.
McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise
Ignite your entrepreneurial dreams. Learn from experts
in free enterprise and see how students like you
are sparking new innovations now.
Point of Sale systems for Retail and QuickServe
featuring integrated Bitcoin/Lightning
and credit card payments, ecommerce
and QuickBooks Online integration.
Khouri Group helps clients meet their long- and short-term
IT Infrastructure objectives. We partner with you to educate,
implement, and transform your organization through our
expertise in the following areas:
Artificial Intelligence | Blockchain | Cyber Security
Historic Charleston Carriage Tours
Where History Meets Hospitality
Explore historic downtown Charleston with a friendly,
engaging guide, a beautiful horse, and a comfortable
carriage for a memorable 1-hour ride through history.

Media Partners

Media Partners provide press releases, media representation and social media coverage for the conference.

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