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Blockchain Economic Event! [April 19th, Toronto]


Interested in Bitcoin, CryptoAssets and Blockchain Economics?
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from the top global thinkers in the blockchain ecosystem!
Keynote Speaker: Don Tapscott, followed by a series of talks by industry thought leaders such as:

Blockchain Speakers & Panelists:
  • Don Tapscott: Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute. Don is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He is the author of 16 books, including the bestseller Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World.
  • Meltem Demirors: Vice President at Digital Currency Group | WEF Blockchain Council | MIT MediaLab. Meltem is an experienced business leader. She brings a wide range of international, multi-sector experience to her leadership in building Digital Currency Group's global network.
  • Adam Draper: Founder and Managing Director of Boost VC. Co-Founded Xpert Financial while still in his senior year at UCLA. Has recently launched Boost Incubator ( an incubator based in San Mateo geared toward mentoring startups to help them get to the next level.
  • Chris Burniske: Author of “Cryptoassets”. Formerly led @ARKInvest’s cryptoasset efforts.
  • Paige Peterson: User Education & Communications at Zcash Company, Paige is an advocate for open standards, user privacy and decentralized technologies.
  • Adam Back: Architect - Bitcoin, Cryptography, Security, Cloud, Internet, Open Source Blockstream. cryptography consultant - previously vmware/emc, picorp, microsoft passport, zero knowledge systems. Specialties: cryptography protocols, bitcoin, electronic cash, privacy enhanced technology, distributed file systems, anonymity, distributed publishing systems, p2p systems; protocol design, review, implementation, CC/FIPS certification, security architecture.
  • Max Keiser: is the co-presenter and producer of Keiser Report, the first international financial news program to cover bitcoin when the cryptocurrency was still under $3. His background is in banking, options trading and financial technology innovation. Keiser was awarded a US patent for his virtual specialist technology patent for trading virtual securities and currencies. The patent is referenced in many subsequent inventions relating to derivatives trading. Keiser’s Hollywood Dollar was the first proof of concept that a digital currency could be created out of ‘thin air’ and used to create an economy and network around a currency not backed by a state. Keiser was an early investor in both bitcoin and in many bitcoin related startups, including Kraken, Bitpay, Shapeshift, Unocoin, Bitpesa, Bitso, Bitfinex, Factom, Storj and Uphold. He raised $500,000 in 24 hours from the Dash treasury in July 2017 for a television sponsorship deal, which was the largest blockchain crowdfund history at that time. Keiser is an in demand speaker at international cryptocurrency conferences, including keynoting the first ever bitcoin conference in 2011 in Prague.
  • Stacy Herbert: is the co-presenter of Keiser Report. Her background is in film and television development and production and in international feature film sales. Herbert is the CEO of Heisenberg Capital founded by Max Keiser. The company is an early investor in many bitcoin related startups. Herbert is currently co-organizing a bitcoin conference for the autumn of 2018 and, along with Max Keiser, she is co-hosting a new weekly cryptocurrency show online called To the Moon with Max and Stacy.
  • Paul Snow: CEO at Factom Currently working within the cryptocurrency world to build new solutions to persistent problems.
  • Alena Vranova: Cofounder of Satoshi Labs / Trezor Hardware Wallet.
  • Simon Dixon: CEO & co-founder of, the online investment platform for investing in the future of finance. An active FinTech angel investor & author of the book 'Bank to the Future'.
  • Dmitry Buterin: Passionate tech entrepreneur. Founder of three multi-million dollars businesses, including the top-ranked membership management software company, Wild Apricot, which serves over 20,000 non-profit organisations. Co-founder of Angel investor and mentor for blockchain startups. Proud father of Vitalik Buterin - creator of Ethereum. Voluntarist.
  • Andrei Poliakov: President and Co-Founder at Coinberry + 10 years of operations and strategy development experience in various corporate settings with leading global multinationals
  • Sheri Kaiserman: Principal Advisor and Co-Founder of was formed to help support the growing blockchain ecosystem with a 3 pronged approach of providing capital, advisory and talent. Prior to co-founding, Sheri had a successful 28 year career on Wall Street at two firms: ten years as an Institutional Equity Research Salesperson at Oppenheimer, and 18 years at Wedbush in which she spent 16 of them successfully building and running the Equities Division. Under Sheri’s direction, Wedbush began writing research on and investing in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology since 2013.
  • Oliver Gale: Executive Director at Bitt. Bitt is a Financial Technology company that utilises distributed ledger technology to improve speed, efficiency and significantly reduce the costs of the payment system.
  • Marshall Hayner: CEO and Co-Founder of Metal, Building a new financial system.
  • Hartej Sawhney: Co-Founder at, a global leader in blockchain security.
  • Paul Sztorc: Economist at Bloq, Inc, passionate about knowledge and scientific truth and the scientific methods used to uncover the truth.
  • Mike Gord: Founder & CEO at MLG Blockchain Consulting I am an entrepreneur and full stack software developer focused on building next generation decentralized applications using blockchains and smart contract technology.
  • Preethi Kasireddy: Founder & CEO at Schelling. Previously at Coinbase, a16z and Goldman Sachs.
  • Connie Gallippi: Founder and Executive Director of BitGive, the first government recognized 501(c)(3) Bitcoin nonprofit, bridging the gap between an innovative technology and its practical applications for nonprofits and humanitarian work in the developing world.
  • Dilip Ratha: Head, KNOMAD, World Bank - working on market-based financing solutions for poor households, small businesses, and poor countries. Currently I'm developing a low-cost remittance platform originally proposed in my TED Talk.

    "Blockchain Economic Event" will be comprised of a two part event:
Training Sessions – Morning & Afternoon (9am – 5pm): an all day multi-track series comprised of technical, legal, education and business workshops

Panel Discussions – Evening (6pm – 9pm): an evening series of engaging panel discussions and fireside chats among industry thought leaders.

Full day ticket price includes food, beverages and 2 books: Blockchain Revolution and CryptoAssets.
To buy tickets with bitcoin or ethereum, please send an email to:
- Team Fintech Canada
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