The HBS Blockchain & Crypto Club wants to thank all of our speakers, sponsors, and those who attended this year’s conference!

February 23, 2019

Harvard i-Lab @ Batten Hall
125 Western Avenue
Allston, MA 02134


2019 Conference Participants


Featured Speakers


Conference Schedule (subject to change)

  • 8:00-9:00AM — Registration

  • 8:45-8:55AM — Welcome + Opening Remarks

  • 9:00-9:30AM — Josh Stein, CEO of Harbor (Keynote)

  • 9:35-10:15AM — Crossing The Chasm: The chase to grow consumer and enterprise adoption of blockchain and cryptoassets (panel)

  • 10:20-11:00AM — Embracing Innovation on Wall Street: Discussing the future of institutional adoption of blockchain and cryptoassets (panel)

  • 11:10-11:40AM — Fireside Chat with Adam White, COO of Bakkt

  • 11:45-1:00PM — Lunch + Networking Session

  • 1:05-1:25PM — Fireside Chat with Steve Kokinos, CEO of Algorand

  • 1:30-2:00PM — Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Capital (Keynote)

  • 2:05-2:45PM — Sitting On Dry Powder: How VCs are approaching crypto investments in 2019 and their outlook on the future (panel)

  • 2:05-2:45PM — The Future of Crypto Regulation: Discussing the Rapidly Evolving State of the Crypto Legal and Regulatory Regime *held in Room 1

  • 2:50-3:30PM — Cryptopreneurs: Building a Blockchain Startup from the Ground Up (Panel)

  • 2:50-3:30PM — Rapidfire Round: Interactive pitches from top institutional-focused crypto startups *held in Room 1

  • 3:35-3:55PM — Kavita Gupta, Head of ConsenSys Ventures

  • 3:35-3:55PM — Jed Breed, Head of Listings at Circle *held in Room 1

  • 4:00-4:20PM — Alex Skidanov, Co-Founder of NEAR

  • 4:00-4:20PM — Jan Xie, Co-Founder of Nervos *held in Room 1

  • 4:25-4:45PM — Linda Xie, Founder of Scalar Capital

  • 4:50-5:10PM — Lana Kalashynk, Blockchain Lead at Amazon AWS

  • 5:15-5:35PM — Nic Carter, Co-Founder of Castle Island Ventures

  • 5:40-6:10PM — Da Hongfei, Founder of NEO (Keynote)

  • 6:30-8:30PM — Post-Conference Networking Mixer


Contact Us

If you would like to sponsor or participate, or have any general questions, we'd love to hear from you.

Please contact Justin Blumenthal ( and Mei Tao (

The HBS Blockchain and Crypto Club is a student-run club at Harvard Business School.