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Austin, TX - June 11th


House Representative

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Pete Sessions

Guest of Honor

Congressman Pete Sessions has combined hard work, innovative thinking, and common-sense principles to successfully serve Texas in the United States Congress for 23-years.

While in Congress, Pete has helped to balance the federal budget four years in a row from 1998 to 2001. He led the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) as its Chairman from 2009 through 2012. From 2013-2019, Congressman Sessions served as Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, reviving bipartisan efforts and accelerating the Republican agenda in the House of Representatives. Sessions currently sits on the House Committee of Financial Services.


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Steve Johanns

Master of Ceremonies

Steve has been a passionate pioneer in bottom-up innovation in rural developing markets. Steve served at Eaton Corporation in the development of advanced energy infrastructure projects globally before founding his own companies focused on the “the last mile” in developing markets lacking basic infrastructure of electricity, clean water, and internet connectivity. Steve latest company Villedge Solutions is an infrastructure development company with focus on Sub Saharan Africa. He is a Founding Senior Partner in H20 Securities with mission to address water scarcity globally by reducing cost of financing through blockchain technology.  Steve has been a featured speaker in global forums on potential of a decentralized world and has had a case study of his work published by the Harvard Business Review.


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Senior Partner


Chief Executive Officer


Bradley Allgood

Finance Moderator

As the CEO of Fluent, a bank-led stablecoin, Bradley brings with him over a decade of experience leading product development, technical architecture, venture capital, blockchain business development and strategic acquisitions.

As Co-Founder of the largest network of Special Economic Zones and SEZ investors, Bradley has developed numerous products for both governments and blockchain companies, including core banking systems, digital identity, settlement security, and property registration NFTs.


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Joel Telpner

Chief Legal Officer, IOHK


Maxim Galash

CEO, Coinchange


Oliver Gale

CEO, Panther Protocol

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Irina Litchfield

CEO, Rizon Labs

Cleve Masidor

Executive Director, Blockchain Foundation


Benjamin Tsai

Managing Partner,

Wave Financial


Alex Lin

Investor & Head of Research,

Shima Capital

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Greg Carson

Managing Partner,

XBTO Humla Ventures

Anthony Rousseau

Sr. Director of Product Strategy, Tradestation


Paul McCaffrey

Head of Alternative Capital, KBW


Lee Bratcher


Texas Blockchain Council


Janvier Chalopin

Chief Digital Officer,

Moonstone Bank

Lisa Franceour

CRO, Crypto Tutors

Jonathan Leigh

VP, Business Development, Fluent

Jonathan Leigh

VP, Business Development, Fluent

Jonathan Leigh

VP, Business Development, Fluent

Oliver Gale

CEO, Panther Protocol

Guest Speakers


Chad Harris
Executive Vice President & CCO, Riot Blockchain


Nina Blankenship
CEO, Crypto Tutors

Melissa Sassi

Chief Penguin, IBM

Supporting Sponsors

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Lisa Franceour

CRO, Crypto Tutors

Ryan Hagemann

Co-Director, Policy Lab, IBM

Amal Torres

Congressional Candidate

Maryland - 3rd District



June 11 - Austin, TX

Generating consensus around constituent needs following the stablecoin crash of Terra UST & crypto markets, while discussing the benefits of virtual mining & decentralized finance in building more resilient power grids in the U.S.


Our goal is to create:

Stable Grids.

Stable Currencies.

Stable Governments.

A crypto Public Private Partnership roundtable for the People.



Private Legislative Meetings & Startup Pitch



Dinner & Roundtable

Upcoming Events
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Austin Marriott Downtown

304 E Cesar Chavez St

Austin, TX 78701

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IBM Crypto Innovation Challenge

P3 Crypto is partnering with IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator & senior venture capital firms and teaming up with early-stage entrepreneurs that handle sensitive data including Personally Identifiable Information, such as medical records, insurance claims, financial information, intellectual property, and the like. With the aim at finding opportunities with startups with less than $1M in revenue and less than five years old and this year, to include those from the music industry, edtech, and legaltech startups.


Candidates participate in a networking mixer and then break out into speed pitches to a panel of five judges. Details to follow if selected. One ( 1) candidate will be accepted into the Hyper Protect Accelerator, and additionally, all candidates will gain exposure to senior venture capital firms with more than >$1Bn AUM.


Meet & Greet & Kickoff


Speed Pitches


Winner Announced

IBM Crypto Innovation Challeng
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