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The spirit of Dogecoin has always been about sharing the wealth, and we’ve seen the cryptocurrency sector swell over the past year into a formidable global market that is impossible for even legacy finance institutions to ignore. Within this time of “Great Wealth Transfer,” we believe that companies and organizations can help equalize access for all individuals, and we’ve teamed up with amazing sponsors who share that vision. We give much thanks to our supporting partners, who have helped ensure that crypto culture is shaped by communities, for communities. Their generosity will help us keep public ticket costs low, and make it easier to get all our honoured guests to Vancouver for this magical weekend experience.
We are honoured to be working with Presearch to shape the whimsical beauty of Dogecon, and we thank them for their title sponsorship, which enables the State of the Doge Address, DogeQuest: Hunt for the One True Chain, and other integral aspects of this weekend. We've known Colin and Shannon since last year, and been consistently inspired by their commitment to the core values driving the decentralization community.
Presearch is an open, decentralized search engine that rewards community members with Presearch Tokens for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform. In a world where one company controls 77% of all searches, influencing trillions of dollars in spending, shaping perceptions and effectively acting as the primary gatekeeper to the Internet, a new, open and community-driven search engine is a necessity.
Presearch has an innovative go-to-market strategy to target the most frequent searchers - web workers - and gain early adoption, on our way to releasing future versions of the open source platform that will utilize a blockchain-based index, curated by the community.
Ubiq is a decentralized platform which allows the creation and implementation of smart contracts and decentralized applications. Built upon an improved Ethereum codebase, the Ubiq blockchain acts as a large globally distributed ledger and supercomputer, allowing developers to create decentralized and automated solutions to thousands of tasks which today are carried out by third party intermediaries.
With a diverse range of specializations and vast experience in both blockchain and traditional financial services,the Ubiq development team is committed to providing the most stable, flexible, and bug-free platform available for the development of enterprise applications. This is accomplished through extensive observation, testing, and improvements to the various blockchain technologies currently available.
RightMesh is on a mission to connect the next billion users without infrastructure. The technology they're building enables developers to retrofit existing mobile applications and build new, P2P mesh applications.
This results in a powerful and reliable software solution that can be easily integrated into any application without additional infrastructure or hardware, putting the power of connectivity into the hands of the people who need it.
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BitNational helps make exchanging Bitcoin easy. Buy or sell Bitcoin instantly using their vast and conveniently located network of ATMs spread across western Canada in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Edmonton and Calgary.
Samuel Osei Law Corporation
Sam Osei Law Corporation’s clients range from individuals to public companies and his firm has a proven track record in acting for them in both business law and blockchain law. They operate a dynamic practice, able to offer contractual, advisory and litigation services. They operate in the blockchain ecosystem, not only as advisors, but as participants. Their intimate understanding of the space is the differentiating factor that makes them leaders in this field.
Honey Badger is Canada's most reliable network of bitcoin kiosks. Established in August 2016, with a passion for bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Honey Badger began with 1 kiosk in Vancouver to now 50+ kiosks across Canada and select international locations. Honey Badger kiosks also offer LiteCoin and Ethereum. Visit Honey Badger's website for kiosk locations.
Enjin Coin is a smart gaming cryptocurrency powering a game development ecosystem that will enable developers to create groundbreaking, blockchain-based games - and empower gamers with a wondrous concept - true item ownership. This is a gaming utility token built by a 9 years old, established game industry company processing millions of USD per month in virtual goods sales. It will enable crypto-traders to participate in the $115Bn global game industry market, by allowing them to invest in video games, trade high-valued virtual gaming items - or simply profit as the Enjin Coin-powered gaming meta-economy grows and evolves in size and value.
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Coincards.ca vision is to help Canadians spend their bitcoins at all Canadian retailers, using those retailers existing Gift Card infrastructure. Coincards.ca strives to enable bitcoin adoption by having Canada’s best selection of Gift Cards available for bitcoin, with the aim of showing retailers that their customers are interested in spending bitcoin.
7 Gate Ventures
7 Gate Ventures is focused on guiding the organic growth of early stage startups, resulting in investable & sustainable companies. Assembled by a group of serial entrepreneurs specializing in tech, our team holds key industry connections along with a wealth of experience and the foresight to effectively strategize, mentor and scale new businesses.
CryptoKitties is the world's most successful blockchain game, accounting for 25% of the traffic on the Ethereum network at peak times. With a focus on consumer-friendly design, appealing aesthetics, and practical innovation in emerging technology, CryptoKitties has delighted hundreds of thousands of players. Unlike cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin or ether, CryptoKitties are crypto collectibles that secure ownership of digital art via distributed ledger technology. Tens of millions of dollars in transactions have already been conducted on the CryptoKitties platform, with some of the most desirable cats selling for over US$100,000.
Holo is a distributed cloud computing platform built on Holochain. Similar to AirBnB but for cloud hosting, users give up the spare resources, and space on their devices in exchange for Holo fuel, a new type of tokenless cryptocurrency which is tangibly asset-backed by hosting, and distributed computing on Holochain applications. Unlike blockchain, Holochain does not have to use consensus mechanisms like Proof of Work or Proof of Stake, because it is built on a DHT with sharded validation it can process all transactions in parallel, a feature which makes it at minimum 10,000x more efficient (and cheaper) than Ethereum. Think Outside the Blocks.
Launching in 2018, Symetria will be the first cryptocurrency wallet & exchange to bring cryptographic proof of integrity to a centralized service. We work with you, building a Personal Blockchain to provide an interface to decentralized networks like Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ethereum, all in an intuitive, easy to use package that we think you’ll love.
Vanbex offers an array of blockchain-focused services to help you shape the future of your company. Since 2013, Vanbex has been empowering bold ideas on the blockchain with deep industry experience and comprehensive consulting.
Ethereum Classic Summit
The Ethereum Classic Summit is a yearly summit of all things Ethereum Classic (ETC). ETC stands as a beacon demonstrating that blockchains can be successful while maintaining strong adherence to the principles that make blockchain work. Come join us and learn about both the exciting developments and business side of ETC.
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Crypto Asylum is North America's Trusted Retailer of Trezor, BillFodl and Digital Bitbox Hardware Wallets; the safest and easiest way to store large amounts of crypto. With years of experience servicing the cryptocurrency economy, Crypto Asylum is reputable for excellent customer services and convenient shipping.
Chainsafe Systems offers intuitive, user-centric systems design. Utilizing emerging technologies such as blockchain, smart contracts and machine learning; our aim is to future proof your digital transformation.
DCTRL is a 4+ year old community commons devoted to free public education around decentralization and cryptocurrency, as well as a clubhouse for nerds of all types to hang out and BUIDL the future of tech.
Tom & Gary's Decentralized Dance Party
Tom & Gary's Decentralized Dance Party has been travelling the world for nearly a decade, converting people from all walks of life to the tenets of decentralization, the adoption of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, and most of all, the shared human experience of joy and connection that comes from Capital-P Partying.
Blockchain@UBC is a collaborative research cluster based at the University of British Columbia, with 221 affiliates and 13 research projects underway. The cluster focuses on blockchain technology as one component of investigating the broader research question “How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians.”
BC Blockchain Forum
BC Blockchain Forum is a private/public sector initiative founded by DigitalFutures to advance good business practice in blockchain technologies and the associated creation of digital assets. They achieve this through advocacy, education and roundtables with blockchain entrepreneurs, startups, investors, corporates, educational institutions, service providers, and government bodies.
Vancouver Co-operative Radio 100.5FM
CFRO is a non-commercial, co-operatively-owned, listener-supported, community radio station. Co-op Radio strives to provide a space for under-represented and marginalized communities and aims to increase community participation by encouraging examination of the social and political concerns of the geographic and cultural communities of BC and beyond.
Bitcoin and Beers
Bitcoin and Beers is a volunteer run group of cryptocurrency enthusiasts. We meet to learn about cryptocurrency, blockchain and decentralized technology in comfortable low-key settings.
ESLCoin will function as a decentralized autonomous database of ESL students, teachers and businesses. Anyone will be able to use this network to find ESL services or clients without paying hefty middlemen fees.
Blockchain Gaming is your best source of information about video games using blockchain technology!
Dogeswag promotes the Dogecoin subculture through trendy streetwear and fashion parody that you can wear in everyday life. They use quality and comfortable clothing, and the best printer in the US. Every order is made just for you, no mass production, so it’s better for the environment!
The Vancouver Biennale is a non-profit charitable organization that exhibits great art in public space, creating a catalyst for learning, community engagement, dialogue, and social action. Our mission is to make Public Art accessible, engaging, and motivating to create vibrant and inspired communities. Long-time benefactors of the most beloved public art in our city, and collaborators in the upcoming #ArtProject.
#ArtProject is an open source, massive public art project, connected to the blockchain in real time, which will be installed in a Vancouver park in 2019. Created by Jessica Angel in collaboration with TrueBit, the project will be the starting point for creative interactions and collaborations to happen with creatives from different parts of the world using the blockchain as a creative tool. Join us in shaping this wildly imaginative installation piece!
Blockstream is the leading provider of blockchain technologies, on the forefront of work in cryptography and distributed systems. From fraud to counterfeiting, from security to confidentiality, from accountability to transparency, our mission is to solve problems that undermine trust in today's financial systems. Dogecoin and Bitcoin have long been fast friends, and it just fits right to have them united.
Unicorn on Wall Street
Unicorn on Wall Street Providing consulting and logistic services for a crypto world -- long time contributor to the DCTRL Community Commons, and provider of electrifying crypto-asset education sessions both at the space and one-on-one.
First Coin Capital
First Coin Capital assists companies that seek to raise capital through initial coin and initial token offerings by providing technology development and advisory services. They provide technical, marketing, and legal services to enable a successful business to emerge in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
iComplyICO is an all-in-one platform that expertly guides you through the steps of launching your ICO (Initial Coin Offering) or token sale. We’ve created a platform with distinct dashboards for both issuers and investors, allowing you to connect with the best legal, due diligence, and assurance partners to support you through your ICO. Using any decentralized or blockchain protocol, be confident knowing ICO compliance is a priority from the start.
Printprint.ca specializes in simple, fast and affordable printing as one of the original price-leaders in the Vancouver printing market. Printprint's top-quality services range from plastic cards to large format printing.
QuadrigaCX is a 100% Canadian Cryptocurrency exchange platform with convenient methods of same-day account funding and withdrawal. QuadrigaCX is the fastest growing Bitcoin Exchange in Canada, and one of the fastest growing exchanges in the world. When it comes to security, QuadrigaCX employs some of the most advanced security measures in the Bitcoin industry including the use of Cold Storage for the majority of the Bitcoins within their system, and encryption that exceeds industry standards.
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