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May 10-26 • Webinar Series // June 9 & 10 • Hilton Austin
Crypto Unlocked
Crypto Unlocked Track
Presented by Luno
Crypto Unlocked Track
Presented by Luno
Crypto Unlocked Track
Presented by Luno
Crypto Unlocked Track
Presented by Luno
Crypto Unlocked Track
Presented by Luno
Crypto Unlocked Track
Presented by Luno
Crypto Unlocked Track
Presented by Luno
Crypto Unlocked Track
Presented by Luno
Crypto Unlocked Track
Presented by Luno
Crypto Unlocked Track
Presented by Luno

Overview

No matter if you are a crypto beginner or a seasoned expert, there is always something new to learn. Crypto Unlocked is a series of events before and during Consensus 2022 that covers the basics of crypto, blockchain and Web 3, and how to use these technologies to your advantage.

Whether you want to set up your first wallet, start monetizing artwork through non-fungible tokens (NFT), make money in your sleep or become a more active investor, our expert-led sessions will help you achieve those goals.

Crypto Unlocked is developed for all audiences with a focus on those who are eager to grasp the fundamentals of crypto, blockchain, Web 3 and a decentralized future.

Overview

Crypto Unlocked Webinar Series

This series of FREE webinars in the weeks leading up to Consensus will help you get up to speed on the fundamentals of crypto and blockchain.

This portion of Crypto Unlocked is perfect for those looking to quickly master the crypto basics ahead of the festival to get the most out of their Consensus experience, or anyone wanting to impress their friends at their next dinner party.

Tuesday, May 10
1:00 p.m. ET
Crypto-confused? Learn the Basics of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Other Coins
Virtual • Register Below
Who Should Attend?
  • Crypto Curious
  • All Audiences
If you’re wondering what the difference is between bitcoin and ethereum or coins and tokens, this is the get-up-to-speed session for you. We’ll explain what people mean when they talk about altcoins or stablecoins and why there are so very many options available in cryptocurrency.

    Thursday, May 12
    1:00 p.m. ET
    Everything NFTs: What They Are, What You Own and What You Can Do With Them
    Virtual • Register Below
    Who Should Attend?
    • Crypto Curious
    • All Audiences
    This session will put the fun in explaining non-fungible tokens, better known as NFTs. Whether you are looking to start collecting digital art, music or collectibles or just want to be able to understand what the buyer of that $69 million dollar Beeple actually paid for, this is the talk for you.

      Tuesday, May 17
      1:00 p.m. ET
      Who Let the Doge Out? A Deep Dive Into Meme Coins
      Virtual • Register Below
      Who Should Attend?
      • Crypto Curious
      • All Audiences
      Dogecoin started as a literal joke, but this first meme coin spurred a wave that has very real value. But why do some tokens like shibu inu coin skyrocket in value while others crash and burn? We take a dive into the volatile world of these coins and find out.

        Wednesday, May 18
        1:00 p.m. ET
        Code-Driven Communities: An Exploration into DAOs
        Virtual • Register Below
        Who Should Attend?
        • Crypto Curious
        • All Audiences
        Gone are the days of online communities managed by admins or single entities. Now, people can participate in organizations where all decisions are automated by predefined computer codes. Welcome to the world of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations.

          Tuesday, May 24
          1:00 p.m. ET
          Make Money While You Sleep: A Beginner's Tour of Crypto Mining and Staking
          Virtual • Register Below
          Who Should Attend?
          • Crypto Curious
          • All Audiences
          In the famous words of Warren Buffett, “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you’ll work until you die.” Thankfully for crypto holders, generating passive income can be accomplished through mining and staking your digital assets.

            Thursday, May 26
            1:00 p.m. ET
            DESK Has Arrived: How to Earn, Redeem and Use CoinDesk's New Social Token
            Virtual • Register Below
            Who Should Attend?
            • Crypto Curious
            • All Audiences
            Introducing DESK, CoinDesk's new social token with IRL rewards! Learn how to get set up, earn and spend it at Consensus, and use it to practice with crypto in a safe, fun way.

              Crypto Unlocked • Hilton Austin

              Kick off your Consensus journey with these expert-led, hands-on sessions that explain how to use crypto, NFTs, decentralized finance (DeFi) and more to your advantage. The Crypto Unlocked sessions are perfect for anyone looking to integrate blockchain technology in their daily lives.

              Thursday, June 9

              Thursday, June 9
              9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. CT
              Buying Your First Crypto: Wallets and Exchanges 101
              Main Stage • Hilton Austin Floor 4
              Who Should Attend?
              • Crypto Curious
              • All Audiences
              The must-have accessory in the crypto space is a wallet, but getting one set up is a bit more complicated than picking one off the shelf at Target. We’ll take you step by step through what you need to know to open your first crypto wallet and discuss the pros and cons of different options and hot and cold storage.

              Speakers to be announced.
              Moderator: Toby Bochan | Managing Editor, Learn, CoinDesk

                Thursday, June 9
                9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. CT
                Beeples and Apes and Punks, Oh My: How to Buy, Sell and Create NFTs
                Main Stage • Hilton Austin Floor 4
                Who Should Attend?
                • Crypto Curious
                • All Audiences
                Whether you’re an artist itching to monetize your work, a collector interested in this new digital artspace or an investor looking to color your portfolio with non-fungible tokens (NFT), we’ll get you started down the PFP-bricked road.

                Speakers to be announced.

                  Thursday, June 9
                  10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CT
                  DeFi: How to Earn Passive Income With Crypto
                  Main Stage • Hilton Austin Floor 4
                  Who Should Attend?
                  • Crypto Curious
                  • All Audiences
                  Billions of dollars are locked up in the world of decentralized finance (DeFi), but if you want to get into DeFi, you’ll need to be able to weigh the lure of high returns against the risks and how to avoid getting rugged.

                  Speakers to be announced.

                    Thursday, June 9
                    11:00 a.m. - 11:40 p.m. CT
                    How to Use Charts and Analysis to Invest in Crypto
                    Main Stage • Hilton Austin Floor 4
                    Who Should Attend?
                    • Crypto Curious
                    • All Audiences
                    It may seem like the crypto markets are driven by whimsical tweets and popular memes, but there’s actually math behind what seems like madness. We’ll take you through how to look at candlestick charts and use basic indicators like RSI to guide your entry and exit points into the crypto market.

                    Speakers to be announced.

                      Thursday, June 9
                      11:40 a.m. - 11:55 p.m. CT
                      What’s Holding Them Back: Debunking 5 Common Crypto Myths Hindering Adoption
                      Main Stage • Hilton Austin Floor 4
                      Who Should Attend?
                      • Crypto Curious
                      • All Audiences
                      Spotlighting and clarifying misconceptions that infiltrate everyday conversations about cryptocurrency and turn many away from getting involved.

                      Speaker: Vinana Schick | Global Head of Brand, Luno

                        Thursday, June 9
                        9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT
                        Get Set Up with DESK - CoinDesk’s Social Token
                        Room 410 • Hilton Austin Floor 4
                        Who Should Attend?
                        • Crypto Curious
                        • All Audiences
                        Stop by our open house to get help setting up your DESK wallet and POAP token, and learn how to join the DESK community and activities at Consensus.

                          Friday, June 10 • Austin Convention Center

                          Can’t attend Consensus on Thursday? This set of four 30-minute “how to” micro-sessions quickly cover the material from Thursday’s sessions. Each micro-session will be offered twice.

                          Friday, June 10
                          10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CDT
                          Crypto Unlocked Micro-sessions
                          Meeting Room 3, Level 1 • Austin Convention Center
                          Who Should Attend?
                          • Crypto Curious
                          • All Audiences
                          How to ….
                          • Choose, set up and fund a wallet // Buy my first crypto/bitcoin
                          • Buy, sell, or create/mint an NFT
                          • Earn Passive income: Earn interest on crypto-assets using DeFi protocols / interest-bearing accounts
                          • Invest: Read and use candlestick charts, technical analysis

                          Have questions about registration?