Penn Blockchain Conference



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Penn Blockchain Conference happening on April 22nd-23rd! Come hear Mark Cuban, Dan Morehead (Founder, Pantera Capital), David Pakman (Venrock Partner), and others from companies like Aave, Grayscale, Pantera, Circle, Avalanche, and OkCoin speak about the blockchain space. Topics include: Crypto Venture Capital | NFTs | DeFi | Stablecoins | Blockchain Scalability | China Blockchain | Enterprise Blockchain | Law.

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General timing:

April 22nd: 3pm - 7pm ET

April 23rd: 11pm - 6pm ET


Thursday, April 22nd

3:00 PM

Emergence of DeFi 

Jitin Jain (CTO, Genesis Block) [MOD], 

(1) Philip Bonello (Director, Research at Grayscale Investments), 

(2) Ajit Tripathi ( Head of Institutional Business at Aave), 

(3) Marc Weinstein (Head of Portfolio Development, Mechanism Capital)

4:00 PM

Development of StableCoins 

Maya Vujinovic (Head of Global Strategy, Diginex) [MOD], 

(1) Nevin Freeman (Co-Founder/CEO, Reserve), 

(2) Jeff Kuan (Business Development Lead, Terraform Labs), 

(3) Michael Zochowski (Head of RippleX Product at Ripple).

6:00 PM

Legal Aspect of Blockchain 


(1) Sam Proctor (CEO, Genesis Block), 

(2) Joseph B. Evans (Partner, McDermott Will & Emery), 

(3) Carol Van Cleef (Chair of Blockchain Practice, Bradley)

Friday, April 23rd

11:00 AM

Blockchain in China 

TBD [Penn Wharton China Center], 

Phillip Liu (CPO, Bitmain) 

12:00 PM

Crypto & Venture Investing 

Crypto Bobby [MOD], 

(1) Sam Englebardt (Managing Partner, Galaxy Interactive), 

(2) Franklin Bi (Director of Portfolio Development, Pantera Capital), 

(3) Nisa Amoils (Managing Partner, A100x Capital), (4) Dan Morehead (Founder, CEO, Co-CIO, Pantera Capital)

2:00 PM

Blockchain Adoption in Enterprise


(1) Marjan Delatinne (Head of Payments, SETL / Former Ripple), 

(2) JL Law (Co-Founder, VerifyInvestor, Advisor, tZero), 

(3) Chris Lavery (CFO, Ava Labs)

3:00 PM

Opportunities in Crypto Art & Collectibles (NFTs) 

John Wang [MOD], 

(1) David Pakman (Partner, Venrock), 

(2) Mark Cuban, 

(3) Robbie Ferguson, (Immutable, President)

4:00 PM

Blockchain Scalability

Sunny Aggarwal (Research Scientist, Cosmos / Epicenter Co-host) [MOD], 

(1) Dillon Chen (Founder, Commonwealth Labs / scalable governance)

5:00 PM 

Career in Fintech & Blockchain 


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