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Event Date Mon May 24 EDT - Thu May 27 EDT (5 months ago)
Location Virtual
Region Americas

As CoinDesk’s largest event of the year, this four-day experience will bring together more than 10,000 attendees across a variety of educational panels, workshops, keynotes, fire-side chats, networking experiences and more for an up-close look at the good, the bad, the ups, the downs, the excesses and the optimism of crypto.

Unites professionals across the globe for an immersive virtual experience aimed at exploring the evolution of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. As CoinDesk’s largest event of the year, this four-day experience will bring together more than 10,000 attendees across a variety of educational panels, workshops, keynotes, fire-side chats, networking experiences and more for an up-close look at the good, the bad, the ups, the downs, the excesses and the optimism of crypto.


2021 Speakers


Ray Dalio
Founder, Co-CIO and Co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, author of the NYT #1 Bestseller Principles: Life & Work

Michael Saylor
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Cynthia Lummis
United States Senate, Senator

Brian P. Brooks
Former Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Gary Vaynerchuk
Chairman of VaynerX and CEO of VaynerMedia

Morgan Beller
General Partner, NFX


Jameson Lopp
Co-founder & CTO, Casa

Amy James
Co-Inventor, Open Index Protocol

Alex Masmej
Chief Executive Officer, Showtime

Piyush Gupta

Lyn Alden Schwartzer
Founder, Lyn Alden Investment Strategy

Tomiwa Lasebikan
Co-founder and Head of Product, BuyCoins Africa

Michael Giesen
Core ETHStaker Member, Unvetica

Antoni Trenchev
Co-founder & Managing Partner, Nexo


Russell Starr
President & CEO, Director, Trillium Gold Mines Inc.

Zac Prince
CEO, BlockFi

Nick Neuman
CEO & Cofounder, Casa

Umar Farooq
CEO, Onyx by JP Morgan

Katie Stockton
Founder and Managing Partner, Fairlead Strategies

Jesse Johnson
Aavegotchi Summoner / Pixelcraft Studios Founder, Pixelcraft Studios

Gabriel Cardona
Developer Evangelist, Ava Labs

Defi Dad
Chief DeFi Officer of Zapper, DeFi super-user and educator at, Zapper

Luis Buenaventura
Chief Strategy Officer, BloomSolutions Inc.

Daniel Eyre
Chief Executive Officer, Blockchange, Inc.

Christine Moy
Executive Director/Global Head, The Liink Network & Blockchain, Onyx by J.P. Morgan

Alex Adelman
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Lolli

Jehudi Castro-Sierra
Advisor, Presidency of Colombia

Jack O'Holleran
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SKALE Network

Bailey Reutzel
Journalist and Media Professional, self-employed

Samuel Bankman-Fried
Chief Executive Officer, FTX, Alameda Research

Sandeep Nailwal
COO and Co-Founder, Polygon

Travin Keith
Co-Founder, Immunefi

Philip Gradwell
Chief Economist, Chainalysis

Som Seif
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Purpose Investments

Michael Moro
Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Trading

Thomas Chippas
Chief Executive Officer, ErisX

Sergey Nazarov
Co-Founder, Chainlink

Charles Cascarilla
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Paxos

Bradley Miles
Chief Executive Officer, Roll

Caitlin Long
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Avanti Bank & Trust

Henri Arslanian
Global Crypto Leader, PwC

Tyrone Ross
Chief Executive Officer, Onramp Invest

Alejandro Beltrán Torrado
Chief Executive Officer - Colombia,

Michael Sonnenshein
Chief Executive Officer, Grayscale Investments

Kristin Smith
Executive Director, Blockchain Association

Ki Young Ju
Chief Executive Officer, CryptoQuant

Alex McDougall
Managing Director of Portfolio Management, 3iQ

Eli Ben-Sasson
Co-Founder & President, StarkWare

Robin Schmidt
Head of Video and Multimedia, The Defiant

Austin Griffith
Builder, Ethereum Foundation

Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar
RSK Cofounder/IOVlabs CEO, IOVlabs

Kristin Boggiano
Co-Founder and President, CrossTower

Li Jun
Founder, Ontology

Shehan Chandrasekera
Head of Tax Strategy, CoinTracker

TM Lee
Co-Founder, CoinGecko

Mike Colyer
CEO, Foundry

Cathie Wood
Founder, CEO, CIO, ARK Invest

Kevin Chou
CEO & Co-Founder, Rally

Rusty Russell
Senior Lightning Developer, Blockstream

Rebecca Rettig
General Counsel, Aave

Stani Kulechov
Chief Executive Officer, Aave

Ethan Vera
CFO, Luxor

David Abner
Global Head of Business Development, Gemini

Do Kwon
CEO & Co-Founder, Terraform Labs

Chandan Lodha
Co-Founder, CoinTracker

Marc Boiron
General Counsel, dYdX Trading Inc.

Devon Read James
Inventor, Open Index Protocol

Lewis Cohen
Co-Founder, CohenWilson LLP dba DLx Law

Yifan He
CEO, Red Date Technology

Ajit Tripathi
Head of Institutional Business, Aave

CZ (Changpeng) Zhao
Founder & CEO, Binance

Yesika Padilla Yañez
Innovation Technologies Director, Davivienda Bank

Ryan Gentry
Business Development Lead, Lightning Labs

Joel Birch
CEO, Stacked

Emin Gün Sirer
CEO & Founder, Ava Labs, Inc.

Brad Garlinghouse
CEO, Ripple

Soravis Srinawakoon
CEO & Co-Founder, Band Protocol

Juan Pablo Ramirez
Blockchain and DLT Lead, Bancolombia

Jonas Lamia
Founder, StakerDAO Community

Dr. Robert Epstein
Senior Research Psychologist, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology

The Last BTC
VPN Shiller

Ajit Tripathi
Head of Institutional Business,

Matt Prewitt
President, RadicalxChange Foundation

Ambre Soubiran
CEO, Kaiko

Ramesh Ramadoss
Co-Chair, IEEE Blockchain Initiative

Arif Khan
Co-Founder & CEO, Alethea AI

Roger M. Brown
Head of Tax & Regulatory Affairs, Lukka, Inc.

John Wu
President, Ava Labs

Jack du Rose
Founder, Colony

Nick Johnson
Lead Engineer, ENS

Albert Buu
Founder & CEO, Neutronpay Inc.

Patricio Worthalter
Founder, POAP - Proof of Attendance Protocol

Nenad Palinkasevic
Chief Executive Officer, DeFi Saver

Tim Beiko
Ethereum Facilitation, AllCoreDevs

Marvin Ammori
Chief Legal Officer, Uniswap Labs

Alex Randaccio
Project Developer, RadicalxChange Foundation

Daniel Wang
Founder & CEO, Loopring

Andre Portilho
Head of Digital Assets, BTG Pactual

Omna Toshniwal
Product Manager, Metamask, ConsenSys

Mike Chobanian
Founder, KUNA Family

Dankrad Feist
Researcher, Ethereum Foundation

Greg Medcraft
Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at OECD - OCDE

Ming Li
Director, China Electronic Standardization Institute

Eric R Balchunas
Senior ETF Analyst, Bloomberg LP

Aftab Hossain
Project Advisor & Investor

Marshall Beard
Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, Gemini

Pooja Ranjan
Herder-in-chief & Founder, ECH,,

Danny Ryan
Research, Ethereum Foundation

Adam Blumberg
Co-Founder / Chief Educator, Interaxis

Fanny Lakoubay
Chapter Lead, RadicalxChange Foundation

Jennifer Morone
CEO, RadicalxChange Foundation

Dr. Leemon Baird
Co-founder & Chief Scientist, Hedera Hashgraph

Spencer Dinwiddie
Founder & Professional Athlete, Calaxy & NBA

Richard Myers
Co-founder, Global Mesh Labs

Nate Geraci
Chairman & President, The ETF Store, Inc.

Kevin Owocki
Founder/CEO, Gitcoin

Ethan Buchman
Co-Founder of Cosmos and CEO of Informal Systems

Hudson Jameson
Co-Founder, Ethereum Cat Herders

Noah Zinsmeister
Engineering Lead, Uniswap

Raj Gokal
COO and Co-founder, Solana

Dan Albert
Senior Engineer, Solana Labs

Ron Totaro
CEO, Tassat

Mike Belshe
CEO and Co-Founder, BitGo

Mikhail Kalinin
Senior Researcher, ConsenSys Software Inc

Dr. Adam Back
CEO, Blockstream

Founder, $WHALE

Chris Thomas
Head of Digital Assets, Swissquote Bank

Haseeb Qureshi
Managing Partner, Dragonfly Capital

Christie Harkin
Managing Editor, Technology, CoinDesk

Tyler Neville
Senior Editor, Blockworks

Michael Mosier
Acting DIrector, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

Fernando Carvalho
CEO, QR Capital

Dave Nadig
Director of Research, ETF Trends

Hayden Adams
Founder, Uniswap

Eric Voskuil
Libbitcoin Maintainer and Cryptoeconomics Author, Cryptoecon

David Wachsman
Founder & CEO, Wachsman

Matt Corallo
Open Source Engineer

David Kinitsky
CEO, Kraken Bank

Jill Carlson
Venture Partner, Slow Ventures

Derek Yoo
CEO, PureStake & Moonbeam

Marta Belcher
Board Chair / General Counsel and Head of Policy, Filecoin Foundation / Protocol Labs

Zenobia Godschalk
SVP, Corporate Communications, Hedera Hashgraph

Sharon Liebowitz
Innovation, S&P Global

Teana Baker-Taylor
General Manager, UK,

Joe Petrowski
Technical Integrations Lead, Web3 Foundations

David Pakman
Partner, Venrock

Michelle Harding
Senior Economist, Head of Unit, OECD

Ian Putter
Head of DLT/Blockchain in the Innovation Team, Standard Bank

Olta Andoni
Chief Legal Officer, Nifty's

Hester Peirce
Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Bobby Lee
Founder and CEO, Ballet

Aaron Wright
CEO, OpenLaw

Tim McCourt
Managing Director and Global Head, Equity Products and Alternative Investments, CME Group

Niklas Nikolajsen
Founder and Chairman, Bitcoin Suisse AG

Hadrien Charlanes
Software Engineer, Aave

Auryn Macmillan
Product Manager, Gnosis

Molly Jane Zuckerman
Head of Content, CoinMarketCap

Zee Zheng
Chief Executive Officer, SpaceChain

Felix Feng
Co-Founder and CEO, Set Protocol

Ian Grieves
Managing Director, Head of Product, ErisX

Michael Mosier
Acting DIrector, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

Bryan Benson
Operation Manager, Binance

Muneeb Ali
Co-Founder, Stacks

Dan Held
Lead of Growth, Kraken

Shawn Tabrizi
Runtime Engineering Lead, Parity Technologies

Daniel Vogel
CEO, Bitso

Michael Anderson
Co-Founder & CEO, Framework Ventures

Morgen Rochard
Financial Planner, Origin Wealth Advisers LLC

Zachary Kilgore
Co-Founder, VP of Engineering, Flexa

Remo Merz
Member of Management / Swiss Certified Tax Expert, Fineac Tax AG

Matthew Hougan
Chief Investment Officer, Bitwise Asset Management

Rapolas Lakavičius
Programme Officer, European Commission

Malcolm Wright
CC, 100x Group and Advisory Council Chair, GDF

Saeed Al Darmaki
Managing Director - MENA, CasperLabs

Ralf Kubli
Director, CV VC AG

Kokila Alagh
Founder, KARM Legal Consultants Private Ltd

Yihui Zhang
Blockchain senior executive, Deputy director of the Trusted Blockchain Initiatives

Denelle Dixon
CEO & Executive Director, Stellar Development Foundation

Elena Giralt
Product Marketing Manager, Electric Coin Co

Sirgoo Lee
CEO, Dunamu

Jason Han
CEO, Ground X

Mona El Isa
CEO & Founder, Avantgarde Finance / Enzyme Finance

Miles Anthony
Founder, Decentral Games

Jose Fernandez da Ponte
VP & GM, Blockchain, Crypto and Digital Currencies, PayPal

Raj Dhamodharan
EVP, Digital Asset/Blockchain Products & Partnerships, Mastercard

Olaoluwa Osuntokun
Co-Founder & CTO, Lightning Labs

Andrew Poelstra
Director of Research, Blockstream

Joanna Ossinger
Global Markets Editor/Asia Crypto Czar, Bloomberg News

Dr. Marwan Alzarouni
CEO, Bloomberg News

Hongkyu Lee
CEO of unchain & Lead of Blockchain Lab at LINE, unchain/ LINE Corporation

Jesse Knutson
VP Financial Products, Blockstream


Stephen Ehrlich
CEO, Voyager Digital

Meltem Demirors
Chief Strategy Officer, CoinShares

Patrick Collins
Developer Advocate, Chainlink

Mathias Ruch
Founder & CEO, CV VC AG

Ian Simpson
Senior Manager, Bitcoin Suisse

Ezwan Aimann bin Abdullah Faiz
Head of Business Development, CoinGecko

Priyanka Desai
VP of Operations, OpenLaw

Ciara Sun
Vice President of Global Markets, Huobi Group

Jean Carbonera
VP ASSIC and CEO ZurichBank, Brazilian Association of Cryptocurrency Investors

Benjamin Hor
Market Analyst, CoinGecko

Matthias Michel
Member of Swiss Parliament (Councll of States)

Mira Christanto
Senior Research Analyst, Messari

Philipp Rösler
Founder and CEO, Consessor AG

Alejandro De La Torre
Vice President, Poolin

David Hoffman
Co Founder, Bankless

Rachid Ajaja
Co-founder & CEO, AllianceBlock

Wilson Withiam
Senior Research Analyst, Messari

Justin Sun
Founder of TRON, CEO of BitTorrent, TRON Foundation, BItTorrent

Dr. Steven Waterhouse
CEO and Co-Founder, Orchid

Kasper Mai Joergensen
CFO, Web3 Foundation

Phong Le
President & CFO, MicroStrategy, Inc.

Hong Fang
CEO, Okcoin

Michelle Bond
CEO, Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM)

Fred Ehrsam
Managing Partner, Paradigm

Taras Kulyk
SVP, Blockchain Business Development, Core Scientific

George Pullen
Book: Blockchain and the Space Economy, Adj Prof: University of New Hampshire Law, Author and Prof

Samy Karim
Ecosystem Development, Binance

John Paller
Speaker/ Executive Steward, ETHDenver & Opolis

Lael Brainard
Governor, Federal Reserve System

Samson Williams
Sr. Economist, Milky Way Economy

Fred Ehrsam
Managing Partner, Paradigm

Frederik Gregaard
CEO, Cardano Foundation

Hubertus Thonhauser
Board Chairman, Tezos Foundation

Jason Aspiotis
Business Development Manager, Axiom Space Inc.

Joon Ian Wong
Co-president, Association of Cryptocurrency Journalists and Researchers

Daniel Roberts
Editor in Chief, Decrypt

Kyle Samani
Managing Partner, Multicoin Capital

Hadi Kabalan
Head of Blockchain Ventures, Quara Holding

Itamar Lesuisse
CEO & Co-Founder, Argent

Jake Chervinsky
General Counsel, Compound Labs, Inc.

Aaron van Wirdum
Technical Editor, Bitcoin Magazine

Jalak Jobanputra
Founding Partner, Future\Perfect Ventures

Tad Piper
CFO, Compute North

Nolan Bauerle
Coin counter, CoinDesk

William Foxley
Editorial Director, Compass Mining

Clementina Giraldo
Blockchain Specialist, C4IR Colombia

Harvest Seegolam
Governor, Bank of Mauritius

Cory Doctorow
Special Advisor, EFF

Lord Desai
Chairman, OMFIF

Lawrence H. Summers
Former Treasury Secretary

Matthew Roszak
Chairman & Co-Founder, Bloq / Vesper

Fabricio Tota
Director, Mercado Bitcoin

James Bernard
Head Europe, DMCC

Tracy Trachsler
Co-Head, CV Labs

Oleksandr Lutskevych
Founder and CEO, CEX.IO

Helen Tuu
Developer Community Lead, Binance Smart Chain (BSC)

Guido Bühler

Artem Afian
Managing partner, Juscutum

Xiaoguang Zhang
BSC Ecosystem Coordinator, Binance Smart Chain

Neal Sato
Executive Director & VP of Engineering, Coincheck, Inc.

Masakazu Masujima
Partner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Hironao Kunimitsu
Founder & Chairman, gumi inc.

Taihei Shii
Founder and CEO, Startbahn

Yuki Kamimoto
CEO, CoinDesk Japan/N.Avenue Inc.

contributor, yearn finance

Jared Polis
Governor of Colorado

Loretta Joseph
Fintech advisor Financial Services Commission Mauritius, Lo-Jo Consultants

Marty Bent
Director of Business Development, Great American Mining

Anders Christensen
Head of the Ecosystem at Avaloq

Samsul Karim
Business & Ecosystem Development - Binance Smart Chain

Amber Ghaddar
Co-Founder, AllianceBlock

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• BitGo
• Bitstamp
• Crypto
• Etoro
• Nexo
• Stellar Development Foundation

• Flexa
• Wachsman

• Core Scientific

• Alliance Block
• Argo Blockchain
• Bitfarms
• Chainalysis
• Circle
• CME Group
• ErisX
• Fibig Capital
• Genesis
• Grayscale
• Hedeta Hashgraph
• Makara
• ONTology
• Stacks Foundation
• Super Novae
• Trade Station Crypto
• unFederalReservce
• Unique One

• AlphaPoint
• BitMart
• Bitso
• Centri
• Chainsulting
• Coindesk Indexes
• Davis Polk
• Dunsmoor
• Friedman Digital Currency Practice
• Invest HK | Fintech HK
• Perkins Coie
• ScoreChain
• Silvergate
• Simba
• Trulioo