Agenda

8:00 - 8:30 am

Arrival & Check-In

8:30 am

Welcome & Summit Roadmap

Sarah Hodges (Partner, Pillar)

8:40 - 9:20 am 

Fireside Chat

Moderator: Jamie Goldstein (Founder & Partner, Pillar) 

Jeremy Allaire (Co-Founder & CEO, Circle)

Sean Neville (Co-Founder & President, Circle) 

9:20 - 10:00 am

The Evolution of Blockchain Startup Funding

Moderator: Russ Wilcox (Partner, Pillar)

Josh Ashley Klayman Kuzar (Founding Chair, Morrison & Foerster Global Blockchain and Smart Contracts Group)

Nick Grossman (GM, Union Square Ventures)

Chris Pallotta (CEO, Templum)

10:00 - 10:10 am

BREAK

10:10 - 10:35 am 

Solving the Challenge of Moving Money Globally

Asheesh Birla (VP of Product, Ripple)

10:35 am - 11:00 am

The Path to Decentralization: How the flaws in centralized infrastructures lead to opportunities for Dapps

Ryan Shea (Co-Founder, Blockstack)

11:00 am - 11:25 am

Byzantine Agreements to the Rescue of Blockchain

Silvio Micali (Co-Founder, Algorand)

11:25 - 11:35 am

BREAK

11:35 am - 12:15 pm 

Blockchain Governance Design

Moderator: Primavera de Filippe (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University)

Patrick Murck (Special Counsel, Cooley)

Maria Paola Gomez Gelvez (Strategy & Operations, Aragon)

Rob Massey (Tax Partner, Deloitte)

12:15 - 1:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 - 1:45 pm

Campfire Conversation: Crypto Asset Valuation

Dave Balter (CEO, Flipside Crypto) 

Matt Walsh (VP, Fidelity Investments)

Campfire Conversation: Stablecoins: Unlocking an Empowered Future

Matt Richards (President, MakerDAO)

Campfire Conversation: China's Blockchain Environment––Myths & Hard Facts

Nathan Kaiser (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University)

Campfire Conversation: Blockchain Applications for the Developing World

Sandra Ro (Managing Partner & COO, UWIN Corp.)

Campfire Conversation: Tezos & The Merits of a Weighted Democracy

Kathleen Breitman (Co-Founder & CEO, Tezos)

1:45 - 1:55 pm

BREAK

1:55 - 2:25 pm

Crypto-exchanges & ICOs – The Necessary Path to Compliance

Gary Gensler (Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management)

2:25 - 2:50 pm

Machine Learning for Encrypted Blockchains

Sandy Pentland (Director, MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program)

2:50 - 3:15 pm

BREAK

3:15 - 3:40 pm

Ushering in Web3.0: The Value of Personal Data in a Decentralized World

Diego Espinosa (Founder, Linnia)

3:40 - 4:00 pm

Token Registries

Ryan Selkis (CEO, Messari)

4:00 - 4:20 pm 

IPO's not ICO's: Transparency and Integrity Bring Better Investors and Regulatory Clarity

Ryan Singer (Co-Founder, Chia)

4:20 - 5:05 pm

The Future of Blockchain

Michael Skok (Co-Founder & Partner, Underscore VC)

Russ Wilcox (Partner, Pillar VC)

Jeremy Kauffman (CEO, LBRY)

Neha Narula (Director, MIT Digital Currency Initiative)

Evelyn Hytopoulus (Chief Economist & Data Scientist, (Poly)Swarm Technologies) 

5:05 - 5:10 pm

Closing Remarks

Sarah Hodges (Partner, Pillar)

5:10 - 6:30 pm

Cocktails & Conversation