Penn Blockchain
Conference 2019

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Welcome to the Second Annual
Penn Blockchain Conference!

April 6th, 2019

3730 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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Speakers

Charlie Lee

Creator of Litecoin

Ari Paul

CIO of BlockTower Capital

Albert Wenger

Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

Jalak Jobanputra

Managing Partner, Future Perfect Ventures

Kathryn Harrison

Product Management, IBM Blockchain

Marjan Delatinne

Global Head of Banking, Ripple

Patrick Nielsen

Co-founder & CTO, Clovyr

Lane Rettig

Developer, Ethereum Foundation

Leeor Shimron

CEO, NovaBlock Capital

Kathleen Breitman

Cofounder, Tezos

Arthur Breitman

Cofounder Tezos

Jamie H. Finn

Co-Founder, Securitize

Bart Smith

Head of Digital Assets, SIG

Joshua Klayman

Founder, Klayman LLC

Michael Gronager

CEO, Chainalysis

Ron Quaranta

CEO, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Matt Shapiro

Principal, Multicoin Capital

Kishore Bhatia

Venture CTO, BCG Ventures

Nikhilesh De

Reporter, CoinDesk

Nisa Amoils

Investor

Huining Cao

Founder, Usechain

Han Feng

Co-Founder, Elastos

Jitin Jain

CTO & Co-Founder, Liquidity Digital

Jor Law

Co-founder of Verify Investor

Saikat Chaudhuri

Exec. Director, Mack Institute

Marc Weinstein

Principal, Wave Financial

Adam Cole Jacobs

Co-Founder, i-House & Co-Founder, Bitsdaq

Jeff John Roberts

Law and Tech Reporter, Fortune Magazine

Subhankar Sinha

Senior Principal - Blockchain, BNY Mellon

Andrea Tinianow

Founder, Tinianow Consulting

Brett Hemenway

Research Assistant Professor, UPenn

Karen Ottoni

Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger

Mas Nakachi

VP Strategy & Business Development, Axoni

Jesse Drennan

SVP Business Process Engineer, HSBC

Matt Wolfe

Vice President of Product Management, OCC

Jonathan Boos

Director, Institutional Sales and Distribution, SharesPost

Gregory Ewing

Partner, CKR Law; Founder, Secure Credit Systems

Agenda

Welcome to Penn and Wharton

Howard Kaufold, Vice Dean, Wharton MBA Program

9:10 - 9:20 | JMHH G06

Scaling and Engineering

Lane Rettig, Patrick Nielsen, Arthur Breitman, Prof. Brett Hemenway

1:00 - 1:45 | JMHH F85

The Theory of Decentralization

Lane Rettig

9:55 - 10:15 | JMHH G06

Blockchain Legal Landscape

Joshua Klayman, Michael Gronager, Andrea Tinianow, Greg Ewing

1:00 - 1:45 | JMHH F95

Blockchain and Payments Technology

Marjan Delatinne, Nikhilesh De

4:25 - 4:55 | JMHH G06

Opening Remarks

Vivek Chauhan

9:00 - 9:10 | JMHH G06

Networks and Ecosystems

Kathleen Breitman, Karen Ottoni, Kishore Bhatia, Prof. Saikat Chaudhuri

10:20-11:05 | JMHH F85

Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 | Forum

Investing in Startups

Jalak Jobanputra, Nisa Amolis, Matt Shapiro, Marc Weinstein

1:55 - 2:40 | JMHH F95

Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Albert Wenger, Bart Smith, Ron Quaranta, Jonathan Boos

11:15 - 12:00 | JMHH F85

Enterprise Blockchain

Kathryn Harrison (IBM), Zachary Seward

9:20 - 9:50 | JMHH G06

Happy Hour

5:30 - 7:30 | City Tap House - 3925 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Blockchain and Finance

Jesse R Drennan, Matt Wolfe, Subhankar Sinha, Mas Nakachi

10:20 - 11:05 | JMHH F95

Digital Securities

Jor Law, Leeor Shimron, Jamie H. Finn, Jitin Jain

11:15-12:00 | JMHH F95

Coffee Break

3:20 - 3:45 | Forum

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Forum in Huntsman Hall - 3730 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Closing Ceremony

Aaron Diamond-Reivich, Erik Marks

5:00 - 5:15 | JMHH G06

Past, Present, and Future of Cryptocurrencies

Charlie Lee, Jeff Roberts

3:45 - 4:15 | JMHH G06

Spotlight on China

Adam Cole Jacobs, Sunny Feng Han, Henry Cao Huining

1:55 - 2:40 | JMHH F85

Opportunities on the Horizon

Ari Paul

2:50 - 3:20 | JMHH G06

Our Team

Chris Yi
Aaron Diamond Reivich
Penny Zhou
Lina Cassie
Saad Ahmed
Ines Gonzalez del Mazo
Akshit Kawatra
Nate Rush
Kevin Werbach
David Crosbie
Shayaan Khanna
Enrique Huaman
Mikhail Oza
Alex Miao
Worth Gentry
Annajune Ghrist
Kaustubh (Kos) Singhal

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