Fourth Annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Sept. 21-26 at UW

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Published: Aug. 26, 2021 at 4:31 PM CDT
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LARAMIE, Wyo. (Release) - A global community of developers, entrepreneurs, legal experts, legislators, researchers, educators and students will attend the fourth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, featuring the Wyohackathon, Sept. 21-26 at the University of Wyoming.

The event also will be livestreamed for audiences around the world.

“The Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, like the new UW Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation (CBDI), is blockchain inclusive,” says Steven Lupien, CBDI director. “The stampede’s theme, ‘Future Forward,’ represents our efforts to move ahead in all areas of blockchain, including cryptocurrency, smart contracts and digital assets that will create new entrepreneurial and technological opportunities for Wyoming and the world.”

Registration, speaking, sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available at

Among keynote speakers are Caitlin Long, CEO of Avanti Bank in Cheyenne; Wyoming U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis; Charles Hoskinson, founder of Cardano; Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum; Stani Kulechov, founder and CEO of Aave; Cal Evans, cryptocurrency lawyer and strategy expert; Julian Sevillano, head of the Digital Assets Group at Promontory Financial Group; Chris Snook, CEO of SDK Co.; Joel Neidig, CEO at SIMBA Chain; Emin Gün Sirer, founder and CEO of Ava Labs; and more blockchain leaders.

Event programs include:

Sept. 21 -- The Startup Stampede will highlight the companies of the future, with presentations by those who founded them. Companies can sign up at

Sept. 21-22 -- The Wyoming governor’s newly appointed permanent Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology will hold a public meeting to draft legislation and take stakeholder input. The meeting will be held in Room 506 of UW’s Coe Library.

Sept. 22 -- The Sandcastle Invitational is a competition for “the best and most promising blockchain, AI and other technology startups,” with cash prizes awarded.

Sept. 22 -- The Stampede Finance Conference offers a deep dive into the evolving world of finance; how blockchain technology is pushing decentralized finance; and what impact that will have.

Sept. 23 -- The Stampede Business Conference offers a day of speakers and workshops that will help attendees understand the Wyoming legislative environment, use cases, practical application and business opportunities presented by digital technologies, such as blockchain.

Sept. 23 -- The Stampede Law Conference will examine the new laws in Wyoming that impact blockchain and crypto businesses and help form the ecosystem.

Sept. 24 -- DAO Day (decentralized autonomous organization) will include speakers and workshops to help attendees understand what DAOs are and why DAOs could change the way companies, communities and other groups are fundamentally organized.

Sept. 24 -- Future Forward is a day of speakers and panels discussing initiatives that will drive positive economic development for future generations.

Sept. 24-26 -- The Wyohackathon is a competition involving various challenges surrounding the area of blockchain technologies.

The Wyoming Blockchain Stampede is presented by CBDI; UW’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; the College of Business; the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Computer Science; and the College of Law.

Title sponsors are IOHK and Presenting sponsors are SIMBA Chain, Blue Ocean Digital Management, Brock Pierce, Harmony and Edge196. Innovator sponsors are Avanti Financial Group and Testamint. Hacker sponsors are Socratic Consultancy and Gresham International.

For more information about the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede, go to; follow on Twitter; join on Telegram at; connect on LinkedIn at; or visit Facebook.

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