World-Renowned Open Blockchain Expert Andreas M. Antonopoulos to Keynote HoshoCon

Antonopoulos joins impressive speaker roster at first-of-its-kind blockchain security conference

HoshoCon has announced best-selling author and one of the world’s foremost open blockchain experts Andreas M. Antonopoulos as the event’s keynote speaker.

Antonopoulos will bring an extensive breadth of knowledge to the inaugural blockchain security conference, which will be held on October 9-11, 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas and bring together leading security professionals, technologists, lawyers, and developers to discuss global standards for blockchain and security.

“We are thrilled to host Andreas, a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts” said Gabe Shepherd, Vice President of Global Strategy for Hosho. “Mr. Antonopoulos will headline our discussion on the future of security and programmable money and attendees will learn from a true thought leader, who is renowned for explaining open blockchain technology in an accessible way that encourages people to see its transformative potential.”

Andreas M. Antonopoulos said, “As a contributor to open standards, such as the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS), I hope that this event will foster more collaboration, more open standards, and more community development around security for open blockchains. I’m excited to participate in a conference that is focused on security for open blockchains, an important and nuanced topic that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.”


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Antonopoulos joins an illustrious line-up of speakers including Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares; Adam Draper, Founder of Boost VC; Alena Vranova, Co-Founder of Satoshi Labs; and Michael Perklin, CISO of ShapeShift. The conference will center conversations around security and blockchain as well as ancillary topics including regulation, legal implications, and institutional and custodial issues.

HoshoCon is open for registration to people of any background, attendance is not limited to security experts. The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to take part in curated programming featuring educational presentations and workshops.

To register for tickets and to stay up-to-date on event details, visit

To learn more about Andreas M. Antonopoulos, visit and follow him on Twitter at @aantonop.