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April Speakers

  • Francis X. Suarez is the 33rd Mayor of Miami. As the first Miami-born mayor, he is committed to building a Miami that lasts forever and that welcomes everyone. Elected with an electoral mandate of 86 percent, Mayor Suarez has championed the integration of climate adaptive technologies, building practices, and economic policies across all facets of government as part of his Miami Forever Plan. Under his leadership, Miami has cut crime and cut taxes to one of their lowest points in over fifty years, spurring an economic resurgence and expansion across Miami. Mayor Suarez has also pursued a package of affordable housing reforms that leverages federal opportunity zones with the activation of underutilized land to increase access to affordable housing and homeownership for working people and communities of color. As the son of former Miami Mayor, Xavier L. Suarez, Mayor Suarez learned the values of public service and servant-leadership along with the need for economic opportunity, fairness, equal rights, and reconciliation for all. Mayor Suarez earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida International University, graduating in the top ten percent of his class, and then received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he graduated cum laude. Mayor Suarez was recently selected to serve as an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow and was also named as a Time Future 100 Leader. In July 2020, he was nominated and elected by American mayors to serve as the Second Vice President and President of the US Conference of Mayors for the 2022-2023 term. He currently practices law with Greenspoon Marder LLP, a nationally-recognized law firm specializing in corporate and real-estate transactions. Mayor Suarez is married to Gloria Fonts Suarez. They have a son, Andrew Xavier, and a daughter, Gloriana Pilar. They love Miami and consider themselves blessed to raise their family in the Magic City.

    Francis X. Suarez

    Mayor of Miami
  • Of American-Senegalese descent, Akon is recognized as one of the most powerful voices across Africa and the Diaspora, named to the Forbes Celebrity 100 & 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa lists. In addition to having two multi-platinum albums, 27 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, he is among the first artists to accomplish the feat of holding both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. Through Akon Lighting Africa, he has already brought solar power to 18 countries in Africa, creating safety, health and well-being for over 100M of the 600M Africans who lack electricity today.

    Akon

    Chairman & Co-Founder
    Akoin
  • Sergey Nazarov is the Co-founder of Chainlink, the leading decentralized oracle network, used by enterprises (SWIFT, Google, Oracle), DeFi, blockchain, and smart contract teams (Aave, Synthetix, Web3 Foundation, Open Law, and many others). 
    Working with leading banks, insurance companies and large technology firms on the creation of “universally connected smart contracts”, gives him a unique perspective on what is required to bring smart contracts forward for enterprise adoption. Currently, 80%+ of smart contracts require external data feeds such as market prices, IoT events, and shipping data. These smart contracts need a secure reliable way to connect to this off-chain data, the capability Chainlink uniquely provides.

    Sergey Nazarov

    Co-founder
    Chainlink
  • Nicholas Merten is the founder of DataDash, the largest cryptocurrency YouTube channel with over 315,000 subscribers. Being an international speaker, thought-leader, and crypto analyst in the space, he’s utilized his over seven years of experience in traditional markets to understand the potential of cryptocurrencies.

    Nicholas Merten

    Host & Founder
    DataDash
  • Wes Levitt is Head of Strategy for Theta Labs, where he works on corporate strategy, marketing and press relations, and analytics. He has been a speaker on blockchain topics at conferences like the New York Media Festival, Blockchain Connect, and NAB Streaming Summit among others. Prior to joining Theta Labs, Wes spent 8 years in investment roles in real estate equity and securitized debt. He holds a BS in Economics from University of Oregon and an MBA from UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business.

    Wes Levitt

    Head of Strategy
    Theta Labs
  • Chris is an athlete-turned-entrepreneur passionate about how blockchain and distributed ledger technology can create socio-economic change in global regions that need gateways to opportunity. As a Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for guiding the vision of the crypto project Effect.AI, described as an Open,Democratic and Decentralized Network for Artificial Intelligence.Effect.AI, founded in 2016, builds blockchain software platforms which combine the intelligence of 1000’s of humans and cutting-edge algorithms to create automation pipelines for sophisticated digital processes.When he isn’t working, you’ll find Chris butchering Guns N’Roses tunes on his Gibson Les Paul or hunting down giant game fish with his spearguns in South East Asia.

    Chris Dawe

    Co-Founder & CEO
    Effect.AI
  • Koroush Khaneghah is a trader, investor, and entrepreneur. He is also the founder of Market Meditations; one of the fastest growing cryptocurrency newsletters. Koroush is well known for publishing free, comprehensive and easy to interpret cryptocurrency and finance based education across various social media platforms.

    Koroush Khaneghah

    Founder
    Market Meditations
  • Finance, Entertainment and Technology industry entrepreneur, seasoned capital formation leader, film producer, and talent representative. With over 25 years in the entertainment and finance industries, Jon is a major force at the intersection of celebrity and social good. He is a founding Advisory Board member of Slate Entertainment Group, creator of disruptive crypto-driven streaming and ticketing platforms. As a veteran of the William Morris Agency, he founded Infinity Management International in 1990, which represents top record producers, film and television writers, directors, and producers. He began his career practicing transactional and securities law at two major law firms on Park Avenue in New York.

    Jon Karas

    President, Co-Founder
    Infinity Management
  • Social Impact entrepreneur, operating executive, driving financial revolutions and related technology, partnerships and business models. Lynn has over 10+ years in the social impact sector; advising, executing and operating innovating business models for world change. An early mover in the 'blockchain for good' space, Lynn was a founding partner at ICO Impact Group, providing advisement to blockchain companies and new cryptocurrencies with a social impact. Over 10+ years as an executive consultant with leading firms BearingPoint and CGI-AMS providing strategic advisement and deploying innovative technology with Fortune 500s, including negotiating a $20M+ deal signed by the COO of Microsoft. Combined with an MBA in Strategy/Finance from the University of Chicago, Lynn has deep networks and experience across the startup, venture capital, entertainment, finance, technology, and social good sectors.

    Lynn Liss

    Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
    Akoin
  • Wendy became interested in cryptocurrency & blockchain technology in 2017. She quickly realized that blockchain technology would not only revolutionize & improve the quality of life, but that it would also provide financial reformation for people globally. Wendy has been in crypto full time since the summer of 2018 & focuses on providing transparent marketing & media solutions for blockchain companies globally, along with hosting face to face meetups and educating the community.

    Wendy O

    Founder
    Beyond Associates
  • Erhan Korhaliller is the Founder and CEO of EAK Digital, a specialist blockchain PR agency. Prior to launching EAK Digital, Erhan previously managed large scale project teams for blue-chip brands such as Nike, Rolls Royce, and Vodafone, successfully guiding his teams to multiple advertising awards, including a platinum award from Campaign Magazine. Erhan continues to lead from the front, giving PR a voice in the blockchain industry as a speaker at global events.

    Erhan Korhaliller

    Founder EAK Digital & Istanbul Blockchain Week
  • Cal is the Managing Associate of Gresham International, a UK & Ukrainian lawyer and US Securities Consultant with experience working in top law firms in both California and London.

    Cal Evans

    Managing Associate
    Gresham International

Live Illustrations

To celebrate 1 year of BlockDown Conference, we’re excited to bring back the live illustrations to commemorate our 4th event.

Every keynote speaker will have illustrated infographics drawn live as they are speaking, ensuring a beautiful shareable takeaway for participants.

Tickets

General Admission

Free

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  • Receive limited edition charity NFTs - exclusively available to BlockDown 4.0 ticketholders

VIP

$49

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  • Receive limited edition charity NFTs - exclusively available to BlockDown 4.0 ticketholders
  • Join the BlockDown Clubhouse private room and secret agenda

Special Access VIP

$99

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  • Join the BlockDown Clubhouse private room and secret agenda
  • Gain special access to the event's VIP speakers on Clubhouse
  • 3-5 guaranteed questions to ask the speakers on Clubhouse during the 2-day event
  • Special access to roundtable events held on Clubhouse

What You Can Look Forward To

The very best names from the world of crypto

Exclusive panels and sessions from leading projects

Live AMA’s, polls and Q&A’s featuring keynote speakers and the latest trending topics

Exclusive, limited-edition charity NFTs

Exciting discounts and vouchers from top tier crypto projects

Access to the private Clubhouse community and backstage audio content

5000+

Attendees

100+

Media

100+

International Speakers

24

Hours Of Content

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