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Binance Blockchain Week 2021: Speaker Line-up Revealed

2021-01-25

Binance Blockchain Week premieres on February 1st, and we can’t wait to see you there. If you haven’t registered yet, sign up and get your free tickets now. 

We’re excited to reveal more of our speaker line-up, which features leaders and entrepreneurs, visionaries and experts, and some of the industry’s biggest names and most daring innovators. 

Our speakers will cover a range of topics ranging from blockchain and crypto to entrepreneurship, technology, DeFi, regulation and compliance, philanthropy, social justice, and more. Preview the latest industry trends, hear predictions by experts on where crypto markets are headed, learn how blockchain technology is changing the way we live, work, and transact—and much more. 

Event Agenda & Topics

DAY 1: Building the Future - Monday, February 1 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM UTC

This one goes out to all the developers, builders and creators. Hear an insightful fires on DeFi’s rise from Sergey Nazarov, co-founder of Chainlink, and learn why crypto collectibles like NFTs are opening new doors for crypto enthusiasts. Preview the future of cross-chain technology and how it can solve the limitations of today’s blockchain technology, and participate in our Binance Hackathon for a chance to win your share of $60,000 in cash prizes.

Speaker Line-up 

  • Sergey Nazarov - Co-founder, Chainlink

  • Johann Eid - Product Manager, Chainlink

  • Bette Chen - Co-founder, Acala Network

  • Denko Mancheski - CEO, Reef Finance

  • Ravindra Kumar - CEO, Frontier

  • Sébastien Borget - COO, The Sandbox 

  • Nacho Llanillo - Co-Founder, Juggernaut

  • Tim Dierckxsens - CEO, Arkane

  • Brandon Smith - CEO, Bondly 

  • & more to be announced

DAY 2: The Future of Finance - Tuesday, February 2 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM UTC

Tuesday’s event is dedicated to all things trading-related, and features a packed schedule of panels and keynotes. Join our live AMA with CZ and send in your top questions, explore the latest trading trends with professional traders, and get an inside look at what blockchain analytics reveal about Bitcoin adoption and the state of the crypto market. Plus, watch a can't-miss fireside chat with Anthony Pompliano, Investor at Pomp Investments.

Speaker Line-up

  • Anthony Pompliano - Investor, Pomp Investments

  • Changpeng Zhao (CZ) - Founder & CEO, Binance

  • Ryan Selkis - Co-Founder & CEO, Messari

  • Bruce Pon - Founder, Ocean Protocol

  • Christine Kim - Research Analyst, CoinDesk 

  • Dovey Wan - Founding Partner, Primitive Ventures

  • Caroline Ellison - Trader, Alameda Research

  • Ricky Li - Co-Founder, Altonomy 

  • Eric Chen - CEO, Injective Protocol

  • Fredrik Haga - CEO & Co-Founder, Dune Analytics 

  • Alex Bertomeu-Gilles - Risk Manager, Aave

  • & more to be announced

DAY 3: The Decentralized Future - Wednesday, February 3 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM UTC

The future is decentralized... watch to find out why! Catch a special keynote with Juan Benet, Founder & CEO of Protocol Labs. Later, hear expert panelists weigh in on a diverse range of topics, including the future of work, blockchain in government, how blockchain technology will address the issue of scalability, and more. Learn about the latest developments in DeFi and discover up-and-coming DApp projects to add to your watchlist.

Speaker Line-up

  • Juan Benet - Founder & CEO, Protocol Labs

  • Charles Hoskinson - Founder & CEO, IOHK

  • Robert Hackett - Senior Writer, Fortune

  • Amrita Dhillon - Professor, King’s College London

  • Jeremy Epstein - Lead Program Officer, U.S. National Science Foundation

  • Luke Riley - Head of Innovation, Quant Network

  • Monica Singer - South Africa Lead, Consensys 

  • & more to be announced

DAY 4: Founding the Future - Thursday, February 4 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM UTC

Hear trailblazing crypto founders discuss the lasting impact of blockchain technology on new and emerging markets, and see which crypto innovations will fuel the market in 2021. In an exclusive fireside chat, Perianne Boring, Founder of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, will share upcoming trends in regulation and compliance, and how they’ll shape the crypto industry in the years to come. 

Speaker Line-up

  • Dawn Song - Co-Founder & CEO, Oasis Labs

  • Perianne Boring - Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce

  • Wei Zhou - CFO, Binance

  • Sam Bankman-Fried - CEO, FTX

  • Andrew Ray - Partner, Morgan Lewis

  • Yele Bademosi - Founder & CEO, Bundle

  • Xue Kai Pang - CEO, Tokocrypto

  • Nischal Shetty - Founder, WazirX

  • Ankitt Gaur - Founder & CEO, EasyFi Network

  • Avichal Garg - Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Electric Capital Partners, LLC

  • & more to be announced

DAY 5: The Future is Good - Friday, February 5 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM UTC

The impact of blockchain technology is far reaching, and will transform industries beyond crypto and finance. Friday’s event is dedicated to game-changing blockchain in fields that include philanthropy, social justice, energy and sustainability, and economic participation. Plus, join a highly anticipated fireside chat with Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, with moderator Anna Irrera from Reuters. 

Speaker Line-up (more to be announced) 

  • Michael Saylor - Chairman & CEO, MicroStrategy, Inc. 

  • Viktor Radchenko - Founder, Trust Wallet

  • Anna Irrera - Chief Correspondent, Reuters

  • Ariana Fowler - Blockchain Strategist, UNICEF Innovation

  • Robby Greenfield - CEO, Emerging Impact

  • Damilola Odufuwa - Co-Founder, Feminist Coalition & Africa PR, Binance

  • Elizabeth Li - Deputy Director, Blockchain Charity Foundation

  • Alex Gladstein - Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation

  • Isaiah Jackson - Author, Bitcoin and Black America

  • & more to be announced

LEARN MORE ABOUT BINANCE BLOCKCHAIN WEEK

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch live during Binance Blockchain Week: The Future Is Now. The 5-day event features live simultaneous translations from English to Chinese, Turkish, Russian, and Spanish. 

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