The HBS Blockchain and Crypto Club is bringing thought leaders, founders, investors, and other prominent figures in blockchain and crypto to discuss the current state of the industry.

February 23, 2019

8:00AM - 8:00PM

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

Parking available in lot adjacent to i-Lab (1 Batten Way) for daily rate of $9.00 — Cash Only!


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.