Bitcoin & Lightning for Corporations

As part of MicroStrategy World 2023
May 1-4, 2023 | Orlando, Florida

Attend the annual conference focused on corporate adoption of bitcoin and lightning.

Bitcoin & Lightning for Corporations is a unique opportunity for corporate leaders, financial executives, and technology innovators to discuss the future of Bitcoin in the corporate world. The event features expert advice needed for corporations—to plug into bitcoin and lightning and reimagine their business—directly from the market’s most credible voices and experienced practitioners.

This event is hosted by MicroStrategy, a pioneer in Bitcoin adoption. In August 2020, MicroStrategy became the first publicly traded company to acquire and hold bitcoin on its balance sheet as a primary treasury reserve asset. MicroStrategy paved the way for other companies, such a Block, Inc. and Tesla, to follow.

Keynote Speakers

Michael Rihani
Bitcoin Product Lead
Block / Cash App

Michael J. Saylor
Executive Chairman

Elizabeth Stark
CEO & Founder
Lightning Labs

Jack Mallers
CEO & Founder


Bitcoin for Corporations

Opening Keynote (10 am)

Bitcoin & Lightning Keynote

Learn how Bitcoin and the Lightning Network deliver a globally accessible, open monetary system. Hear from Cash App, the #1 finance app in the App Store and the world's largest Lightning-enabled app. Discover the use cases that a global, low-cost, real-time payments protocol unlocks. Leave with inspiration to integrate Bitcoin and Lightning into your business strategy.

Michael Rihani - Bitcoin Product Lead, Block/Cash App
Panel Discussion (11 am)

Wall Street & Bitcoin Panel

Bitcoin never sleeps—but has the institutional herd finally caught on? Get the latest from the street on how analysts, bankers, and asset managers are considering the asset class. Hear views straight from established Wall Street firms and market-watchers. And identify key milestones and trends to look for in this evolving relationship.

Lyn Alden - Founder, Lyn Alden Investment Strategy
Andrew Moss - Vice President, Global Crypto & Digital Assets Strategy, BofA Global Research
Mark Palmer - FinTech Research Analyst, Berenberg Capital Markets
Shirish Jajodia - Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations, MicroStrategy
Panel Discussion (12 pm)

Accounting & Tax Panel

Don’t expect accounting standards and tax treatments to remain stagnant. Stay ahead and know what to expect, including key market signals to be on the lookout for in the year ahead. Hear the latest insights from our expert panel on digital asset accounting, reporting, and tax considerations—such as FASB’s recent movement on fair value treatment of assets. 

Amy Park - Partner, US Audit & Assurance Blockchain, Digital Assets, Deloitte
Rob Massey - Partner, Global Tax Leader, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Deloitte
Noah Herman - Chief Revenue Officer, Fortris
Andrew Kang - Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, MicroStrategy
Lunch Break (1pm)
Panel/Company Presentations (2 pm)

Bitcoin as a Corporate Priority: Fidelity Keynote

Fidelity offers a multitude of bitcoin-related product and services to corporations and financial institutions. The panel will unpack the journey to prioritize bitcoin and digital assets as part of a corporate roadmap. Take a deeper look into the key principals to maintain and elevate commitment to bitcoin as an asset and technology for a corporate strategy.

Fidelity Investments
Tom Jessop - President, Fidelity Digital Assets
Dave Gray - Head of Workplace Retirement Products and Platforms, Fidelity Investments
Phong Le - President and CEO, MicroStrategy
Panel Discussion (3 pm)

Legal & Regulatory Panel 

What does an emerging patchwork of legislation mean for bitcoin as an asset class? Better understand the myriad of scenarios likely to occur as governments around the world look to bring greater clarity to the market with a clear framework for digital assets. Our panel of legal experts break it down for you with key considerations and crucial trends to watch.

Dax Hansen - Partner, Fintech Industry Group, Perkins Coie
Neel Maitra - Partner, Fintech and Financial Services, Wilson Sonsini
Chalyse Robinson - Partner, WilmerHale
W. Ming Shao - Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel, MicroStrategy
Closing Keynote (4 pm)

The Future of Bitcoin for Corporations: A Fireside Chat 

Crypto is noise—Bitcoin is the signal. Corporations need the knowledge, tools, and network to stay focused on adoption and benefit from this technology. Learn how will this conference continue to serve the needs of its audience. 

Michael J. Saylor - Executive Chairman, MicroStrategy
Natalie Brunell - Bitcoin Podcaster & Media Commentator

Lightning for Corporations

Opening Keynote (9 am)

Introduction to Lightning

Lightning 101. Curious to learn how it works? Explore Lightning, the decentralized payment channel network that’s built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. It’s fast and scalable. Hear directly from Alex Leishman, CEO & CTO of River, a client-first financial institution dedicated to providing financial products and services to harness the transformative possibilities of Bitcoin. 

Alex Leishman - CEO & Founder, River
Opening Keynote (9:30 am)

The Promise of Lightning: A Fireside Chat

Bitcoin does its job—but it can’t do every job. Enter Lightning: the decentralized payment channel network that’s built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. It’s fast. Cheap. Private. And scalable. (No surprise adoption is skyrocketing.) Hear how corporations can embrace innovative Lightning applications to solve conventional business challenges. 

Elizabeth Stark - CEO & Founder, Lightning Labs
Michael J. Saylor - Executive Chairman, MicroStrategy
Company Presentation (10:15 am)

MicroStrategy Lightning Platform

Will the Lightning Network remedy challenges associated with interactions via social media and the internet? From effectively rewarding user engagement, to radically reducing spam and malicious bots, see how one team of enthusiastic developers at MicroStrategy is building a solution that makes a difference—one Satoshi at a time. 

Michael J. Saylor - Executive Chairman, MicroStrategy
Cezary Raczko - Executive Vice President, Engineering, MicroStrategy
Panel Discussion (11 am)

Lightning Infrastructure Panel

Don't miss this unique opportunity for corporate leaders, financial executives, and technology innovators to learn about Lightning infrastructure in the corporate world. Hear expert perspectives on how to get started and where it can take you in the coming years—directly from the market’s most experienced practitioners. Discover how to build Lightning infrastructure for the future and reimagine your business.

Nick Slaney - C Equals Lead at TBD
Roy Sheinfeld - CEO & Co-Founder, Breez
Graham Krizek - CEO & Founder, Voltage
Ryan Gentry - Director of Business Development, Lightning Labs
Lunch Break (12 pm)
Panel/Company Presentations (1 pm)

Lightning Solutions for Enterprises

Who’s who in Lightning? Get a front-row seat to see innovative applications running on the Lightning Network. Hear directly from entrepreneurs who are rapidly creating products and services by leveraging this breakthrough technology. Lightning is analogous to MoIP: Money over Internet Protocol. Its ability to deliver secure transactions with scale and speed is a seismic shift in what’s possible. 

Get a complete sense of this expanding ecosystem—and how it can revolutionize your business. 

Nicolas Burtey - CEO & Founder, Galoy
Andre Neves - CTO & Co-Founder, Zebedee
Obi Nwosu - CEO & Founder, Fedi
Austin Mitchell - CEO & Co-Founder, Synota
Panel Discussion (2 pm)

Lightning Future Vision Panel

Don’t blink—you might miss it. The future is here. Explore the vision for Lightning and how transactions that once took days can now settle in less than two seconds. What's next?
Discover how Lightning can be easily integrated into your business today and how you can scale it in the future. 

Lyn Alden - Founder, Lyn Alden Investment Strategy
Jeff Booth - Author & Entrepreneur, Ego Death Capital
Preston Pysh - Bitcoin Podcaster, The Investor’s Podcast Network
Yan Pritzker - Co-Founder and CTO, Swan Bitcoin
Closing Keynote (3 pm)

A Bright Orange Future: A Keynote

Jack Mallers is the founder and CEO of Zap, Strike’s parent company. Strike is a popular no-fee app which users can use to quickly make and receive payments over Bitcoin’s Lightning Network.

Jack Mallers - CEO & Founder, Strike

Wednesday, May 3 at 8:00pm 

Beat the heat at ICEBAR

Keep the party going at the world-famous ICEBAR with dancing, fire blowing, and ice sculptures galore. We’ll take care of transportation, drinks, apps, entertainment, coats, and gloves. All you have to do is come ready for an experience unlike any other.  

Exclusive for Bitcoin & Lightning for Corporations attendees.

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Private Party for World Attendees at Universal Studios Florida

Get ready for one of the biggest parties MicroStrategy has ever thrown, because we’ve reserved The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™ and the New York street sets at Universal Studios Florida!

We have unlimited access to visit Diagon Alley™, including the Leaky Cauldron™, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, and Ollivanders™ wand shop. And get ready for an adventure on the multi-dimensional thrill ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™.

Then take to the streets to see all your favorite characters from NBC’s The Tonight Show on Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. Plus, you can join the battle on TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D, try to escape a mummy’s curse on Revenge of the Mummy, and pick your own coaster soundtrack on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.

It’s a night of unforgettable fun and excitement – and it’s all ours!

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