Blockchain Speakers

Virtual Blockchain Week welcomes a multifaceted set of speakers who represent a dynamic mix of groundbreaking trailblazers, emerging technologists, futurists, thought leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs who will provide attendees with unique insight and detailed explanation during their presentations, all from the comfort and safety of your home.

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(Speakers listed in alphabetical order)

Adryenn Ashley

Serial entrepreneur building blockchain companies to serve the world

Adryenn Ashley was recently nominated as the Best Female Influencer in Blockchain and named one of the Top 45 over 45. She’s also an award-winning tech entrepreneur and founder of Slay Ventures. Adryenn currently focuses on teaching family offices and hedge funds the art of blockchain due diligence which has made her the go-to expert with investors.

Democratizing Venture Capital
Time: Wednesday, 4/29 – 8:30pm EST


Entertainer, Business Mogul, City Builder 

Of American-Senegalese descent, Akon is recognized as one of the most powerful voices across Africa and the Diaspora. He has two multi-platinum albums and has had 27 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.

Through Akon Lighting Africa, he has already brought solar power to 18 countries in Africa, creating safety, health and well-being for over 100M of the 600M Africans who lack electricity today.

Fireside Chat, Time: Friday May 1st 9pm EST

Alex Atallah

Co-Founder, CTO of OpenSea

Alex Atallah is the CTO and co-founder of OpenSea, the first and largest marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), including crypto-collectibles, art projects, virtual real estate, and more. OpenSea went through the YCombinator W18 batch, raised a seed round from Founders Fund, Blockchain Capital, Coinbase, 1confirmation and several others, and now powers the marketplaces or sites for over 400 games and services.

Prior to OpenSea, Alex was the CTO of (sold to Beatport in 2014) and built cybersecurity products at Palantir. Alex loves hackathons (the in-person kind, unfortunately) and bringing unusual prototypes to market.

Panel of NFT Experts, Time: Wednesday, 4/29, 6:45pm ET

Alyze Sam

CEO of Give Nation & Author

Sam is the Chief Executive Assistant for GIVE Nation, a non-profit children’s financial literacy blockchain project that encourages altruism. The Community Director at ‘The World Ethical Data Forum’ and a Founder/Community Manager for Women in Blockchain International. In her free time, Sam writes for 15+ Tech Magazines, while humbly sitting at the top 1% of the Blockchain industry as an influencer. Her unbiased ‘Complete 2020 Guide to Stablecoins’ released December 2019.

Keynote: Title Finding a Stable Economy 
Time: Tuesday, 4/28 @ 7:40pm EST

Ashton Godfrey

Co-Founder of PassiveCrypto

Ashton Godfrey is a serial entrepreneur, financial analyst, and former investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Ashton is also Co-Founder of PassiveCrypto, an automated trading platform. PassiveCrypto simplifies crypto investing by providing a user friendly way to set up an automatic crypto portfolio. 

Talk: Smart Crypto Strategies
Time: Friday, 5/01 @ 6.35pm EST

Anthony Pompliano

Podcaster, Investor, Strategist

Anthony is the host of Off The Chain podcast & newsletter. Morgan Creek Digital Assets was founded by Anthony Pompliano, Mark Yusko and Jason Williams in April 2018. Morgan Creek Digital Assets is a multi-strategy investment firm focused on providing access to blockchain technology and digital assets for institutional clients and wealthy family offices.

Prior to this, he worked at Facebook and Snapchat.

Fireside Chat: Time: Thursday, 4/30 @ 8pm EST

Bobby Ong

Co-Founder at CoinGecko

Bobby Ong is the co-founder of CoinGecko, an analytics platform for tracking cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets. CoinGecko was established in April 2014 and is one of the largest cryptoasset data aggregators in the world. Bobby is a contributing author in two digital currencies books – Handbook of Digital Currency, 1st Edition and Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 1. He was included in the Forbes 2019 30 Under 30 Asia list and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University College London in 2012.

Coin Gecko: Time: Wednesday, 4/29 @ 6:35pm EST

Brittany Kaiser

Founder- Own Your Data Foundation

Brittany is an international law, diplomacy and data-driven campaigning professional with significant global experience. Her work involves developing successful strategies for politicians, governments, and corporations to achieve their goals using cutting edge technology. Currently focused on legislative reform for digital assets such as personal data and tokens on the blockchain. 

Closing Keynote: Title: Own Your Data: Securing your Digital Assets as Freedom
Time: Tuesday, 4/28 @ 9:30pm EST

Brandon Burgason

CEO and Founder of Mobie Inc.

Prior to founding Mobie Inc., Brandon was the Executive Vice President for BBN Shanghai Fuel, a global oil and gas company. Later, Brandon went on to create a foreign exchange trading company BBN Capital Partners where he led a team of 20 full-time traders. Brandon is now combining his wealth of knowledge gained over his career into his passion project Mobie and its sister company, So|Me Technologies Inc., an incubator which includes technologies in real estate, marketing, music, and blockchain.

Time: TBD

Brock Pierce

Founder & Chairman at Integro Foundation

Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He’s credited with pioneering the market for digital currency and has raised more than $5B for companies he has founded. Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS Alliance,, Blockchain Capital, Tether, and Mastercoin (first ICO).

Fireside Chat w/ Travis & Joel 
Time: Monday, 4/27 @ 9:30pm EST

Caitlin Long

Founder & CEO of Avanti Financial Group

Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018 and 2019. She is also the CEO of Avanti. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 1994), the Kennedy School of Government (MPP, 1994) and the University of Wyoming (BA, 1990).

Keynote: Title TBD, Time: Tuesday 4/28 @ 8pm EST

Changpeng Zhao

Cofounder & CEO of Binance

Changpeng Zhao (Chinese: 赵长鹏) is a Chinese-Canadian business executive, who is the founder and CEO of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, as of April 2018. Zhao was previously a member of the team that developed and also served as chief technology officer of OKCoin.

Fireside Chat, Time Wednesday, 4/29 @ 9:30pm EST

Charlie Shrem

Crypto OG, Entrepreneur, Podcaster

Charles Shrem IV is an American entrepreneur, and bitcoin advocate. In 2011 he co-founded the now-defunct startup company BitInstant, and is a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, formerly serving as vice chairman. In December 2014 he was sentenced to two years in prison for aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money-transmitting business related to the Silk Road marketplace. He was released from prison around June 2016. In 2017,  he founded cryptocurrency advisory CryptoIQ.

Fireside Chat: Time Thursday, 4/30 @ 7:10pm EST

Cherie Aimee

Transformational Leader, Blockchain Advisor, Writer

Cherie Aimée is a transformational leader, humanitarian, writer, and global speaker exploring the intersection between advanced technology and humanity. Cherie attained world-wide attention for making a miraculous recovery from a near-death experience, in which doctors could not resuscitate her for over 90-minutes.

She is also Advisor to the World Ethical Data Forum and Ambassador to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical 

Keynote: Humanizing Blockchain: Building Trust In A Trustless System
Time: Wednesday 4/29 @ 8:40pm EST

Chris J Snook

Author, Strategist, Entrepreneur

Bestselling Co-Author of Digital Sense with Travis Wright | Managing Director at Launch Haus– a Venture Studio and Opportunity Zone Impact Accelerator | Chairman of WorldTokenomicForum and the Sandcastle Foundation. 

Keynote: “Post-Pandemic: Winners and Losers”;
Time: Thursday, 4/30 @ 7:40pm EST

Craig Cobb

Trader, Investor, Entrepreneur at Trader Cobb

TraderCobb is regarded as one of the world’s top trading educators in Cryptocurrency right now. His easy to follow checklist based strategies means that anyone from a complete beginner can learn to trade like a professional. TraderCobb has spent the last 13-years traveling around the world, presenting to over 100,000 people. He has featured in Forbes, CNBC, 60 Minutes, Yahoo Finance, as well as on network TV in Australia and is an in-demand speaker for blockchain & cryptocurrency events the world over.

Keynote: Institutional Grade Trading With TraderCobb;
Time: Thursday, 4/30 @ 7:40pm EST

Dirk Lueth

Co-founder Uplandme, Mentor, Speaker

Dirk, a co-founder of Uplandme, Inc., is a serial entrepreneur and an early adopter of blockchain and related technologies, based in Silicon Valley. He started European and US-based companies in the FinTech and digital media spaces. Dirk mentored over 30 startups and is a frequent speaker/panelist about blockchain and platform economics. He has studied Business Administration in Frankfurt and Paris and received a Ph.D. for his research about private and state-controlled currencies.

Buy, sell, trade, or just hodl virtual properties;
Time: Thursday, 4/30 @ 7:00pm EST

Donny Dvorin

Head of Sales at Brave

Donny Dvorin is the Head of Sales at Brave, a secure, privacy focused web browser that rewards users for their attention, led by Brendan Eich, the inventor of Javascript, and co-founder of Mozilla/Firefox.

Donny is also the GM of Never Stop Marketing, NSM is known for their Blockchain MarTech Landscape.

How Marketers can Future-Proof their Advertising by Using a Blockchain-Based Browser
Time: Friday, April 30 @ 6:55pm ET

Don Tapscott

Business Executive, Author, Consultant, Speaker

Don Tapscott is a Canadian business executive, author, consultant and speaker, who specializes in business strategy, organizational transformation and the role of technology in business and society. He is the CEO of the Tapscott Group and the co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute.

Conference Closing Keynote:  
Time: Friday, May 1 @ 9:30pm EST

Dorian Johannink

Cofounder of Sylo

Dorian comes from an extensive background in digital communication and entertainment technology projects and heads up the inner workings of Sylo as a business. An industry thought-leader, Dorian regularly presents at category events around the world to champion decentralisation and blockchain technologies as key solutions for creating a future worth looking forward to.

Dorian co-founded Sylo, a decentralised communication protocol, network and next-generation app.

Conference Kickoff Fireside:   Time: Monday, 4/27  @ 7:00pm EST

Dyma Budorin

Co-Founder and CEO at Hacken Group

Serial IT entrepreneur with essential expertise in cybersecurity and blockchain. Creator of Hacken, HackenProof, CER, HackenAI. Crypto-economy enthusiast and believer. Zero tolerance to scam and fraud in crypto.

Introducing HackenAI – All-in-one cybersecurity suite!   Time: Tuesday, 4/28  @ 9:00pm EST

G. Edward Griffin

Speaker & Author of “The Creature from Jekyll Island

G. Edward Griffin is an American author, filmmaker, and conspiracy theorist. Griffin’s writings promote a number of views and conspiracy theories regarding various of his political, defense and health care interests. He is the author of The Creature from Jekyll Island (1994), which discuss the motives behind the creation of the Federal Reserve System.

Keynote: Latest Moves by the Fed 
Time: Tuesday, 4/28 @ 7:10pm EST

Jarred Winn

SVP of Binance.Charity

Jarred is the Senior Vice President of Charity at Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, and focuses on the strategizing of partnerships and philanthropic campaigns. A growth strategist with more than 10 years of experience in marketing with a mastery in engineering synergistic sales and marketing campaigns, Jarred is a tech enthusiast, solutions consultant, and growth hacker at heart; specializing in sales and partnership strategies in the Blockchain/Fintech space.

Keynote: TBD Time: Monday 4/27 @ 6:40pm EST

Jen Greyson

CEO of Co.CO, Author, Speaker, Board Member of Blockchain Academy

Jen Greyson is one of the Top 8 women in Crypto, Founder of the Blockchain Sisterhood, and CEO/Founder of CO.CO–the “Airbnb” of office space. An international speaker and published author, Jen speaks on women’s issues, the intersection of AI and blockchain, and how women are the solution to the adoption of cryptocurrency.

Keynote: Homeschooling the Masses: Teaching Blockchain During A Pandemic
Time: Thursday 4/30 @ 9:10pm EST

Jeremy Born

CEO at CoinGenius.AI | Blockchain Versus Podcast | Crypto & Blockchain Educator

Jeremy is a visionary leader and entrepreneur who has helped some of the world’s largest brands flourish in the digital age. His focus in working with Fortune 500 brands over the last five years has been in the areas of sentiment analysis, social listening, AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics. When he entered the crypto space in early 2017, he was unsatisfied with the lack of quality data and interfaces that existed within the space, so he decided to do something about it. Since CoinGenius 2018 inception, he has built a team of top data scientists, mathematicians, and AI specialists to bring his vision to life. CoinGenius is now poised to be one of the top market analytics providers in the space and will be launching a number of products throughout 2020 including APIs, research tools, predictive models, sentiment analysis, and CoinGenius University.

Keynote: Democratizing Data for the New Digital Economy
Time: Wednesday 4/29 @ 9:00pm EST

Jerome Conlon

CMO on the founding team of TNS – DigitalNames.

Jerome is former Director of Brand/Marketing Planning for Nike, Inc. Vice President Brand / New Products for Starbucks Coffee Company and Sr. VP Marketing & Program Development NBC Entertainment and he was a professor of Economics at Gonzaga University. He is author of Soulful Branding and The Brand Bridge, FutureLab Press April 2019. Jerome has over 30 years experience as a marketing leader.

Talk: How Digital Names Makes Crypto Easy
Time: Friday 5/01 @ 8.50 EST

Dr. Jesse Reich

Blockchain gaming & exchange expert. 

Dr. Jesse “Aggroed” Reich is a Ph.D. chemist turned blockchain businessman.  He worked for one of the largest publishing companies on the planet selling technical software before switching gears and focusing on blockchain business development.  He co-founded Splinterlands and leads the sales and marketing efforts for the game.  His goal is to spread the values of peace, abundance, and liberty via blockchain and he uses nextgen gaming as a way to transition normies into crypto life.

Keynote: Chasing the Mainstream Dream through Blockchain Gaming
Time: Thursday 4/29 @ 9:05pm EST

Jodee Rich

CEO PeopleBrowsr, NFT.Kred and NFT.NYC – Blockchain-powered Engagement

Human Collaboration is my mission.

PeopleBrowsr API services drive apps that create engagement – Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Event outreach and high speed topic centric online communities.

Panel of NFT Experts
Time: Wednesday 4/30 @ 6:45pm EST

Joel Comm

Author, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcaster

Joel Comm is New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old. With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audiences inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. He also co-hosts The Bad Crypto Podcast w/ Travis Wright.

Keynote: The Future of Blockchain Social Media Platforms 
Time: Friday 5/1 @ 9:10pm EST

Joff Paradise

Founder of CryptoMaticATM and

Joff has been a successful business entrepreneur for over 40 years and founding member of cryptocurrency affiliate platforms, and ParadiseKids foundation – all of which drive his passion for the future possibilities of cryptocurrency.  Joff spends the majority of his time traveling the world to enlighten others about the possibilities to improve personal financial positions.

Keynotes: ATM’s Past, Present, & Future
Time(s): 4/28 @ 8:30pm; 4/29 @ 9:30pm; 5/1 @ 9.20pm


Sir John Hargrave

Author, Marketing Provocateur, Keynote Speaker

Sir John is the CEO of MEDIA SHOWER, the blockchain media company. Publisher of BITCOIN MARKET JOURNAL, trusted by 100,000 blockchain investors monthly. Author of the bestselling BLOCKCHAIN FOR EVERYONE (Simon & Schuster). Ranked #1 on list of Top Blockchain Speakers . 

Blockchain Goes CoCo: How We’re Changing Coronavirus Communication
Time: Tuesday, 4/28 @ 8:40pm EST

John McAfee

Innovator, Entrepreneur, Presidential Candidate

John is a British-American computer programmer and businessman. He is also a political activist who sought the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election, losing to former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson. McAfee also has interests in smartphone apps, cryptocurrency, yoga, and all-natural antibiotics.

Day Five Opening Keynote;
Time: Friday, 5/1 @ 7:10pm EST

Josh Lawler

Partner of Zuber Lawler

Josh Lawler is an equity partner at the law firm of Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP where he leads the New Technology Practice Group, focusing on novel issues presented by developing technology including Blockchain (distributed ledger), artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual/augmented reality and internet of things.

Josh has over twenty years of experience as a securities attorney with focuses on finance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as intellectual property development and licensing. 

Keynote: The Smart Contract Revolution;
Time: 4/27 @ 9pm

Justin Sun

Founder of Tron.Network

Justin Sun is the founder of the cryptocurrency platform TRON and current CEO of BitTorrent. Justin Sun holds an M.A. in East Asia Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in History from Peking University. He is also the former chief representative of the Greater China area of Ripple; founder and CEO of mobile social App Peiwo.

At 26, Sun was chosen by Alibaba CEO, Jack Ma, to study at Hupan University. In 2019, he spent over $4m dollars for a lunch meeting with Warren Buffet.

Keynote: Title TBD; Time: Thursday, 4/30 @ 9:30pm EST

Lea Thompson

Founder of Girl Gone Crypto

Lea is a blockchain media and content specialist that focuses on increasing crypto adoption. She is passionate about advancing the space by connecting everyday users to blockchain-powered applications.

Keynote: Let’s Not Wait For The Users To Come To Us… Let’s Go To Them
Time: Friday, 5/1 @ 6:40pm EST

Mahbod Moghadam

Founder @ RapGenius & Everpedia

Mahbod Moghadam (Ma-h-Bode Mow-Gha-Damn) is an Iranian-American internet entrepreneur and investor. He is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mucker Capital.

Moghadam is a former co-founder and Chief Community Officer of Everipedia, and was formerly a co-founder of Rap Genius (now known as Genius), which he started in 2009 with Tom Lehman

Keynote: Title TBD; Time: 4/27 @ 7:40pm EST

Mati Greenspan

Founder of Quantum Economnics

Created Quantum Economics in November 2019 to offer market analysis content, strategic advisory services, and money management.

Mati was the Sr. Market Analyst at eToro. He also worked directly with eToro’s highest equity clients to assist personally with their portfolio management.

Keynote: How Markets have been Affected by the Pandemic and How to Invest in a Post-Virus World; Time: Monday, 4/27 @ 8:40pm EST

Maureen Murat 

Attorney, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Professor

Maureen L. Murat is an attorney and is principal of Crowdie Advisors, LLC, a business consulting firm. Maureen is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she teaches Tokenomics and Cryptocurrency Regulations and Smart Cities: Blockchain, Law and Government. Maureen is a partner with Axes and Eggs, a blockchain think tank and digital advisory firm that focuses on blockchain consulting, education courses for executives and digital advisory services.

Keynote: CARES Act Highlights for Small Businesses and Consultants;
Time: Tuesday, 4/28 @ 9:10pm EST

Miko Matsumura

Cofounder at Evercoin – Venture Capitalist

Miko Matsumura founded crypto exchange Evercoin, and is a General Partner with Gumi Cryptos Capital. He is also a venture partner with BitBull Capital and an advisor to Arrington XRP Capital. He is personally invested in FileCoin, Brave, CIVIC, Propy, Telegram, Mainframe and Lyft. As chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform he participated in the first wave of the Internet, and is now fully engaged in the crypto-fueled Internet of value. 

Keynote: TBD;  Time: Friday, 5/1 @ 8pm EST

Nick Saponaro

Chief Information Officer at The Divi Project

Nick Saponaro is a developer, subject-matter expert, and keynote speaker in the blockchain industry. Nick has traveled to venues all over the world to inform the masses about cryptocurrency, contributed articles to numerous publications, and has been interviewed on TV and radio on several occasions, including CNBC, ZDNet, CheddarTV, NASDAQ, This Week in Tech, and more.

Changing the World 1 Masternode at a Time;  Time: Friday, 5/1 @ 7pm EST

Oz Sultan

Founder at Sultan Interactive Group

Oz Sultan is a Tech and Marketing Industry veteran with 20 years’ experience developing innovative solutions for Brands and Fortune 100 companies. He is also at the forefront of American Muslim affairs, as well as diplomatic and interfaith engagement. Recently he was a counterterrorism, social media and Big Data advisor to the Trump Campaign.

Keynote: The Need for Enterprise Blockchains in the Time of Coronavirus
Time: Friday, 5/1 @ 8:30pm EST

Peter McCormack

Podcaster at What Bitcoin Did & Defiance

From 2005 to 2007, Peter was a Commercial Director at Evolving Media. From 2009-2012, he was Head of Digital at Rapier UK. From 2010 to 2015, he worked as the CEO of From 2009-2016, he was a Partner at McCormack & Morrison. Currently, he is a blogger and podcaster at What Bitcoin Did  & Defiance Podcast.

Fireside: Bitcoin Around the World; Time: Monday, 4/27 @ 8pm EST

Rachel Wolfson

Enterprise Blockchain Journalist, & Podcaster @ The Crypto Chick

Rachel is a reporter for Cointelegraph, public speaker, and podcast host (The Crypto Chick).

She has over 10 years of experience writing about technology and has been covering the blockchain and cryptocurrency space since 2017. She is currently writing a book on enterprise blockchain.

Keynote: A Journalist’s Perspective of the Blockchain Industry;
Time: Wednesday, 4/29 @ 9:10pm EST

Raina Casbon-Kelts

Chief Experience Officer at Gilded, Accounting in the age of Digital Assets

Raina is a connector. If you present her a challenge she cannot help you with personally, she will gladly introduce you to a trusted associate who can. She enjoys helping others.

In 2016, her now significant other Jason, gave her $5 worth of Bitcoin on their first date. His passion for a new form of digital money that was sure to change the world, was fiercely contagious. She was immediately fascinated by the business applications of blockchain, and became obsessed with learning all she could possibly comprehend. Spreading the mission of crypto is a full time gig for her now and she couldn’t be happier.

Keynote: How CoinMarketCap put Digital Currency Payments on AutoPilot;
Time: Tuesday, 4/28 @ 7:00pm EST

Roger Ver

Founder of

Roger Ver has been a long time proponent of voluntarism, the idea that all human interactions should be by mutual consent, or not at all. He is most well know for his work promoting Bitcoin. Nearly singlehandedly, he funded the seed rounds for the entire first generation of Bitcoin businesses. He founded and is a strong proponent of Bitcoin Cash.

Keynote: Bringing More Economic Freedom to the World with Digital Currencies;
Time: Wednesday, 4/29 @ 7:10pm EST

Ryan Rodden

Founder of Castle Crypto Gaming

Ryan Rodden has been a gamer for his entire life and a digital marketer for almost 15 years. After discovering the rise of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, he quickly discovered the blockchain gaming space, which is barely in its infancy. One of the best ways to decide what video games to play was through old school magazines and websites like Castle Crypto aims to become the #1 source of blockchain gaming news and game reviews – 100% honest and critical.

Keynote: Blockchain Games Explained;
Time: Thursday, 4/30 @ 8:40pm EST

Samson Williams

Professor of Blockchain, Author, Consultant

Samson is a classically trained anthropologist, finance and public health expert who advises Fortune 100 companies, Executives and startups in Dubai, Washington, DC and Dublin, Ireland.  Samson’s focus is helping firms understand the latest human trends in fintech, cannabis, alternative investments, blockchain, AI, health and digital transformation, so that they can make profitable decisions for their bottom lines.

Keynote: 2019 Predictions Check-in;
Time: Wednesday, 4/29 @ 8pm EST

Stewart Rogers

Journalist, Keynote Speaker, All Around Good Mate

Stewart Rogers is a journalist, analyst, public speaker, author, startup founder, musician, and “digital nomad.”  Rogers is the seventh most influential person in marketing technology globally. That makes him the James Bond of martech (007 out of 100), and yes, he’s British, owns a tuxedo, and is known for his gadgets. He both breaks the story and makes the news.

Keynote: Short Chat with Stewart Rogers of Grit Daily;
Time: Tuesday, 4/28 @ 6:40pm EST

Thomas Carter

CEO at DealBox-DLBX

Thomas is a FinTech leader, digital securities pioneer, and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in venture capital advisory and funding. He is a founder and innovator in the action sports, marketing, financial services, multimedia/internet, and blockchain industries. Over 400 companies have benefited from Thomas’s keen understanding of capital markets and early-stage venture funding strategy.

Democratizing Venture Capital with Thomas Carter of DealBox-DLBX
Time: Wednesday, 4/29 @8.30pm EST

Tim Draper

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Author

Author of “How to be The Startup Hero.” on Amazon. Founder of Draper University at  Founder: Draper Associates and DFJ. Founder Draper Venture Network. Global VC.  Original Innovation: Viral Marketing.  Venture Successes: Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Overture, PTC, Hotmail, Twitch, Robinhood, Carta, Coinbase.
Founder: Draper University of Heroes, leading 5-week program for entrepreneurs.

Opening Keynote: How Our Digital Future Is Being Shaped
Time: Monday, 4/27 @ 7:10pm EST.

Tracy Hutson

Actress, interior designer, author and entrepreneur

Tracy Hutson is an actress, interior designer, author and philanthropist. Known for being the style consultant and designer of the Emmy Award-Winning TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”. 

Alongside being an interior designer, Tracy Hutson is launching an innovative VR and Social-Commerce platform ViRSE.

Keynote: The Power of Blockchain Based Virtual Worlds in a Pandemic
Time: Thursday, 4/30 @ 6:35 EST.

Travis Wright

Marketing Strategist, Blockchain Advisor, Author, Podcaster

Travis Wright is the former global digital and social strategist at Symantec for the Norton brand. Wright is the cofounder & CMO of CCP.Digital, a Kansas City & SF-based digital advertsing & marketing agency.

Wright is the author of Wiley & Sons, “Digital Sense with Chris J. Snook.  Wright also cohosts  The Bad Crypto Podcast, with Joel Comm. 

Keynote: Funny Money, the Past, Present and Future of Finance;
Time: Monday, 4/27 @ 9:10pm EST

Vandana Taxali

Artcryption at InNEVator Accelerator

Vandana is an art agent and intellectual property and business lawyer for artists, creatives and entrepreneurs at Entcounsel law firm. She has both her Canadian and American law degrees.  She is a Certified Blockchain Professional (CBP) obtained from York University The Blockchain Hub.  She also obtained her blockchain certification from Blockmatics.  

She is also the co-founder of Artcryption, a blockchain platform to help with authentication of art assets.  She also teaches intellectual property for creatives as part of OCAD U’s part time continuing studies.

Panel of NFT Experts;
Time: Wednesday, 4/29 @ 6:45pm EST

Vesa Kivinen

Crypto Artist

The work of mixed media artist VESA combines photography, painting, bodypainting and digital collaging into a single expression. He calls this process Artevo, which has been widely featured from Forbes and to Vice. The 2013 collaboration with the Bollywood actress Veena Malik reached around 300 million people. His other platform Art For Crypto is rapidly establishing new creative standards in the blockchain art space.

Keynote: Liberating the Creative Class with NFTs;
Time: Wednesday, 4/29 @ 7:40pm EST

NOTE: Claiming Event NFTs

When registering for free or VIP, you'll also have the option to enter your public Ethereum wallet address which can be used to receive free token airdrops from sponsors, as well as collectible NFTs (non-fungible tokens) created especially for the event for the VIPs.
We recommend the TrustWallet or AlphaWallet apps for storing your NFTs.

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