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Women Speakers at Bitcoin 2022 conference Miami

Bitcoin Conference, the world’s biggest Bitcoin event, is back, and is all set for a multi-faceted four day event at the “Miami Beach Convention Center” in Miami Beach, Florida. The “Bitcoin 2022” is an in-person event scheduled for April 6–9, 2022 and is expected to host over 35K Attendees.

The Conference is known the world over for its wide-ranging lineups that feature Founders, policy-makers, industry experts, bitcoin investors, and enthusiast coming together for Q&A Sessions, panel discussions, workshops, pitches, Art gallery, Music festival and more.

Currently, Bitcoin 2022 has announced an initial line-up of 300+ speakers, with many more yet to come; and amongst them are the 30+ Women entrepreneurs, leaders, researchers & crypto influencers, speaking for technological innovation, advancement and adoption as well as opportunities and challenges in web3.

As part of our Women’s History Month celebration, we’ve started with an article on all the prominent Women Artists/Speakers announced for NFT.NYC 2022, and it’s only befitting that we conclude it with these leading Web3 trailblazers at Bitcoin 2022.

So, if you are looking to catch up with key womens in web3, either for networking, research, inspiration or guidance, check out this list of women-led Keynote, Panels, and Fireside chat events announced for the upcoming Bitcoin 2022 conference:

BITCOIN 2022 PITCH DAY WOMEN JUDGES

“Bitcoin 2022 – Pitch Day” is an Industry Day Exclusive Event scheduled for April 6, 2022, and at the time of publishing, 12 judges are already confirmed for the event, including four notable women judges: Ria Bhutoria (Partner, Castle Island Ventures), Cassie Clifton (Host, What’s Halvening Podcast), Alyse Killeen (Founding Managing Partner, Stillmark) and Tatiana Metodieva (Head of Corporate Finance & Investments, Nexo).


Jenna Wright

Jenna Wright managing director of LMAX Digital Bitcoin Miami 2022 Speaker
Jenna Wright is the managing director of LMAX Digital, part of LMAX Group and has recently been named as one of The Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology of Europe by The Financial Technology Report.
  • Panel Discussion: Bitcoin: An Institutional Asset
  • Panelists: Michael Moro, Chris Kuiper, Jenna Wright, Micah Winkelspecht & Nathan McCauley
  • Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Schedule: 9:45AM – 10:25AM
  • Place: Nakamoto [Main] Stage

Lisa Neigut @niftynei

niftynei Lightning protocol engineer Bitcoin 2022 Speaker
@niftynei is a Lightning protocol engineer and head raconteur of the Houston Blockheads. She is currently working on a technical book about #Bitcoin transactions, to be published in 2022
  • Panel Discussion: Lightning Service Providers and Liquidity
  • Panelists: Michael Tidwell, @niftynei, Olaoluwa Osuntokun, Roy Sheinfeld & João Almeida
  • Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Schedule: 10:15AM – 10:55AM
  • Place: Open Source Stage

@niftynei will also be speaking at the “Lightning Privacy: Concerns & Solutions” panel discussion, scheduled for Friday, April 8, 12:15PM – 12:55PM, on the “Open Source” Stage.


Amanda Cavaleri

Amanda Cavaleri CEO Digital Reserve Energy Bitcoin 2022 Speaker Miami
Amanda Cavaleri is the CEO of "Digital Reserve Energy". She is also a partner at "Pearl Snap Capital", an alternative investment management company and the Managing Director of "APRÉS TECH", a Bitcoin advisory firm. Also on the Leadership & Advisory Board at "Bitcoin Today Coalition", Amanda was amongst the Top 50 honorees in Next Avenue's annual "Influencer in Aging" list of 2017. 
  • Panel Discussion: PCs to ASICs: The Evolution of Bitcoin Mining
  • Panelists: Marshall Long, Amanda Cavaleri & Mike Hamilton
  • Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Schedule: 11:00AM – 11:40AM
  • Place: Mining Stage

Kristy-Leigh Minehan @OhGodAGirl

Kristy-Leigh Minehan @OhGodAGirl Bitcoin 2022 Speaker
Kristy-Leigh Minehan aka @OhGodAGirl is the CTO of NEM software. Formerly of Genesis Mining and Core Scientific, @OhGodAGirl works as a consultant specializing in mining infrastructure, performance optimization and proof-of-work algorithms.
  • Panel Discussion: State of the ASIC Market
  • Panelists: Nishant Sharma, Yao Xian Jun, Mike Francis & OhGodAGirl
  • Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Schedule: 1:00PM – 1:40PM
  • Place: Mining Stage

Aparna Chennapragada

Aparna Chennapragad chief product officer at Robinhood Bitcoin 2022 Speaker
Aparna Chennapragad is the chief product officer at Robinhood. Prior to joining Robinhood, she spent 12 years in leadership at Google, where she led product, engineering and design teams, across many Google products.
  • Fireside Chat: Onboarding Retail
  • Guests: Johnny Ayers & Aparna Chennapragada
  • Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Schedule: 3:15PM – 3:40PM
  • Place: Nakamoto [Main] Stage

Apart from this Fireside Chat on April 6, Aparna will present “Robinhood Announcement” on Thursday, April 7, 1:20PM – 1:25PM on the “Nakamoto [Main] Stage”.


Julie Stitzel & Perianne Boring

Julie Stitzel is the Head of Bitcoin Policy at "Cash App", the title partner of Bitcoin 2022 Conference.
  • Panel Discussion: Infrastructure Bill Reckoning
  • Panelists: Nick Gillespie, Miles Fuller, Julie Stitzel & Perianne Boring
  • Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Schedule: 4:30PM – 4:55PM
  • Place: Nakamoto [Main] Stage

Lule Demmissie

Lule DemmissieU.S. CEO of eToroBitcoin 2022Speaker
Lule Demmissie is the U.S. CEO of eToro, the social investing network that empowers people to grow their knowledge and wealth as part of a global community of successful investors.
  • Panel Discussion: Building & Scaling Bitcoin Businesses
  • Panelists: Tony Gallippi, Jason Lau, Christian Keroles & Lule Demmissie
  • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Schedule: 11:00AM – 11:25AM
  • Place: Enterprise Stage

Cathie Wood

Cathie Wood founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management Bitcoin Miami 2022 Speaker
Cathie Wood is the founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management. With over 40 years of experience identifying and investing in innovation, Cathie D. Wood founded ARK to focus solely on disruptive innovation while adding new dimensions to research.
  • Fireside Chat: The Future is Bright
  • Guests: Michael Saylor & Cathie Wood
  • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Schedule: 11:00AM – 11:25AM
  • Place: Nakamoto [Main] Stage

Dr. Jo Jorgensen

Jo Jorgensen is an American libertarian political activist and academic. She is also a full-time lecturer of psychology at Clemson University.
  • Panel Discussion: Overcoming Idea Inertia
  • Panelists: David Zell, Andrew Yang & Dr. Jo Jorgensen
  • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Schedule: 11:45AM – 12:10PM
  • Place: Nakamoto [Main] Stage

Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long founder and CEO of Avanti Bank & Trust Speaker Bitcoin 2022 Miami
Caitlin Long is the founder and CEO of Avanti Bank & Trust. She is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in Bitcoin since 2012. As the co-founder of the "Wyoming Blockchain Coalition", she led the charge, to make the state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the U.S.
  • Panel Discussion: Bitcoin + Banks
  • Panelists: Shah Ramezani, Caitlin Long, Chance Barnett, Miles Paschini, Erich Jose Garcia Cruz
  • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Schedule: 12:00PM – 12:25PM
  • Place: Enterprise Stage

Desiree Dickerson

Desiree Dickerson cofounder and CEO of THNDR is Speaker at Bitcoin 2022 Miami
Desiree Dickerson is the CEO & Co-Founder THNDR, the most popular mobile gaming company built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Previously, she was the vice president of business operations at "Lightning Labs" and co-founded gaming platform "MintGox" in 2020.
  • Panel Discussion: Building Lightning Focused Companies
  • Panelists: Desiree Dickerson, Ray Youssef, Jared Nusinoff & Justin Rezvani
  • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Schedule: 12:15PM – 12:55PM
  • Place: Genesis Stage

Hailey Lennon

Hailey Lennon Partner Anderson Kill law Firm Speaker Bitcoin 2022 Miami
Hailey Lennon is a partner at Anderson Kill Law Firm, one of the leading law firms in the Bitcoin space. Previously, she was a regulatory counsel at "Coinbase" and Head of Legal & Regulatory Affairs at "bitFlyer", one of the largest Crypto exchange headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Panel Discussion: Compliance & Regulation
  • Panelists: Hailey Lennon, Jeff Howard, Simon Douyer & Preston Byrne
  • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Schedule: 1:30PM – 2:10PM
  • Place: Enterprise Stage

Farida Nabourema & Yeonmi Park

Farida Bemba Nabourema Bitcoin 2022 Speaker
Farida Bemba Nabourema is a Togolese human rights activist, blogger and writer who has fought for democracy in Togo since she was a teenager. She was recognized as the "Young Advocate of the Year" and the "Female African Youth of the Year" at the 2017 Africa Youth Award. 
Yeonmi Park Bitcoin 2022 Speaker
Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector and human rights activist who promote human rights in North Korea and around the globe. Park has written "In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom" in 2015, and was listed in BBC's annual 100 women series in 2014. 
  • Panel Discussion: Bitcoin is Freedom
  • Panelists: Alex Gladstein, Yeonmi Park, Farida Nabourema & Fadi Elsalameen
  • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Schedule: 2:00PM – 2:40PM
  • Place: Nakamoto [Main] Stage

Moderated by Alex Gladstein, this panel at Bitcoin 2022, will dive deep into how Bitcoin can protect humanity from tyranny and how it serves the world’s most vulnerable to be more sovereign today.


Rachel Rybarczyk

Rachel Rybarczyk is the VP of Research at "Galaxy Digital", a NY based financial services and investment management firm.
  • Fireside Chat: Stratum v2 Deep Dive
  • Guests: Steve Lee, Jan Čapek & Rachel Rybarczyk
  • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Schedule: 3:00PM – 3:40PM
  • Place: Mining Stage

Amanda Fabiano

Amanda Fabiano Head of Mining Galaxy Digital Bitcoin 2022 Speaker
Amanda Fabiano is Head of Mining at "Galaxy Digital", a technology-driven financial services and investment management firm headquartered in New York City. Previously, Amanda was at "Fidelity Investments" for six years in various roles, including Director of Bitcoin Mining and Senior Program Manager.
  • Panel Discussion: You Are the Carbon They Want To Reduce
  • Panelists: Nic Carter, Darin Feinstein, Stephen Barbour & Amanda Fabiano
  • Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Schedule: 10:00AM – 10:40AM
  • Place: Nakamoto [Main] Stage

Amanda will also be speaking at “Started from the Bottom Now We Here” Panel Discussion, scheduled for Friday, April 8, 3:00PM – 3:40PM, on the Mining Stage with other prominent panelists: Kevin Zhang, Harry Sudock & Ben Gagnon


Courtney K. Robinson

Courtney K Robinson Speaker Bitcoin Miami 2022
Courtney K. Robinson is a financial services policy expert and attorney based in Washington, D.C. She is the Global Head of Financial Inclusion and Policy Development at Block, Inc.
  • Panel Discussion: Building Bitcoin Communities
  • Panelists: Michael Peterson, Roman Martínez, Josh Young, Yusuf Nessary & Courtney K. Robinson
  • Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Schedule: 10:15AM – 10:55AM
  • Place: Genesis Stage

Kristin Boggiano

Kristin Boggiano cofounder & president of CrossTower
Kristin is the Co-Founder and President of "CrossTower", a global cryptocurrency exchange, with offices in India, Bermuda and the United States. Kristin also founded the Digital Asset Legal Alliance (DARLA) and Women in Derivatives (WIND).
  • Panel Discussion: Institutional Infrastructure
  • Panelists: Kristin Boggiano, Tom Pageler, Dan O’Prey, Eric Queathem & Kirk Chapman
  • Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Schedule: 10:15AM – 10:55AM
  • Place: Enterprise Stage

Emma Todd & Margot Paez

Emma Todd Bitcoin Speaker 2022 Miami
Emma Todd is CEO of MMH Data Systems which focuses on Bitcoin mining. Emma is chair of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium’s Mining Committee, a board member of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium and chair for Girls In Tech.
Margot Paez Bitcoin Speaker 2022
Margot Paez is a PhD candidate in the civil engineering department at "Georgia Institute of Technology", and studies climate change, mitigation, and adaptation, primarily in relation to water resources. Also a fellow at "Bitcoin Policy Institute", Margot holds special interest in the intersection of Bitcoin mining and the energy grid.
  • Panel Discussion: Mining Bitcoin with Renewables
  • Panelists: Emma Todd, Margot Paez & William Szamosszegi
  • Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Schedule: 10:15AM – 10:55AM
  • Place: Mining Stage

Lindsey Grossman

Lindsey Grossman Bitcoin Speaker 2022 Miami
Lindsey Grossman is the Head of Product, Marketing and Partnerships for Block's Bitcoin Hardware Wallet. Previously, she was "Director of Product, North America" at "Wise" and served as Netflix's EMEA and Americas Partner Engagement Manager. 
  • Panel Discussion: Hardware Wallets: Secure Bitcoin Storage
  • Panelists: NVK, SeedSigner, Dr. Adam Lowe, Lindsey Grossman & John Vallis
  • Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Schedule: 11:00AM – 11:40AM
  • Place: Genesis Stage

Elaine Ou & Jaime Leverton

Elaine Ou Bitcoin Speaker 2022
Elaine Ou is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist, an editor at The BTC Times, and an engineer at Global Financial Access in San Francisco. Previously, she was a lecturer in the electrical and information engineering department at the University of Sydney.
Jaime Leverton CEO at Hut 8 Mining Corp. Bitcoin Speaker 2022 Miami
Jaime Leverton is the Chief Executive Officer at Hut 8 Mining Corp., a Canada-based bitcoin mining company. Throughout a 20 year career, Jaime has served in a series of increasingly senior executive roles with eStruxture Data Centers, Cogeco Peer 1, National Bank, BlackBerry, Bell Canada, and IBM Canada.
  • Panel Discussion: Is ESG an attack on Bitcoin?
  • Panelists: Elaine Ou, Marty Bent, Jaime Leverton, Troy Cross & Greg Beard
  • Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Schedule: 11:00AM – 11:40AM
  • Place: Mining Stage

Gloria Zhao @ glozow

Gloria Zhao Bitcoin Speaker 2022
Gloria works on Bitcoin Core as a fellow at Brink, focused primarily on mempool policy and transaction relay. She also coordinates "BTC PR Review Club", a weekly meeting dedicated to helping beginners learn the Bitcoin Core codebase.
  • Panel Discussion: Mempools
  • Panelists: wiz, Murch, Sergej Kotliar & glozow
  • Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Schedule: 1:45PM – 2:25PM
  • Place: Open Source Stage

Cynthia Lummis

Cynthia Lummis United States senator from Wyoming Speaker Bitcoin 2022
Cynthia Lummis is a United States senator from Wyoming. She is the founder of the U.S. Senate Financial Innovation Caucus, a bipartisan group committed to promoting responsible innovation in the U.S. financial system.
  • Fireside Chat: Senator Cynthia Lummis Fireside
  • Guests: Cynthia Lummis
  • Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Schedule: 3:00PM – 3:25PM
  • Place: Nakamoto [Main] Stage

Please note that event details and speaker list is subject to change and we will update this article accordingly. Meanwhile, you should follow the official Twitter handle (@TheBitcoinConf) for a more updated panel date, speaker and schedule announcement.

[Updated] Other distinguished women speakers, Emcee and judges announced for Bitcoin Conference Miami 2022 are:

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