May 13 - 15

New York Hilton Midtown

The Consensus Experience

Consensus is the annual gathering of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology world. Since 2015, Consensus has attracted every major company, developer, founder and investor in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world to engage in an annual discussion about the future of the industry. Consensus is designed to be a big tent for the industry: it convenes industry participants ranging from enterprise consortia to cypher punks. This convening power breaks down the barriers that separate companies in the industry and allows everyone working on the technology to spend three days learning from their peers. Previous speakers reflect the richness and diversity of the Consensus crowd, ranging from titans of Wall Street and rulers of the Fortune 500, to pioneering cryptographers and the core developers who power the world’s most valuable cryptocurrencies.

These include names like: • FedEx’s Fred Smith • Fidelity’s Abigail Johnson • Square’s Jack Dorsey • Chairman of the US Securities Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton • Whitfiled Diffie, co-creator of public-key cryptography • David Chaum, investor of the first digital cash …And many more

Consensus 2019

  • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Registration

  • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

    Americas Hall 2 North Stage

    Readme: How to Navigate Construct 2019

    Panelists

    Ryan Selkis,
    Jonathan Mohan

    Moderators

    NOLAN BAUERLE
  • 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

    Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Speakers

    Kimberly Quinones,
    Ana Ariño,
    Kevin Worth
  • 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM

    Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor

    State of Blockchain

    Speakers

    Alex Sunnarborg
  • 8:50 AM - 10:30 AM

    Americas Hall 2 North Stage

    Lightning Start

    Speakers

    Jameson Lopp,
    Pierre Rochard,
    William O'Beirne,
    Christian Decker,
    John Carvalho
  • 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

    Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor

    From Digital Gold to Contract Theory: The Economics of Mainstream Adoption

    Panelists

    Oliver Hart,
    Eric Maskin,
    David Yermack,
    Joshua Gans

    Moderators

    Cathy Barrera
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Sutton Center, 2nd Floor

    Womin's Lounge

  • 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

    Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor

    Cat and Mouse? Securing Digital Assets and the Future of Adoption

    Panelists

    Tom Glocer,
    Nadav Zafrir

    Moderators

    Robert Hackett
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Rendezvous Trianon, 3rd Floor

    Blockchain Technology Strategy for Business

    Speakers

    Jerry Cuomo,
    Gari Singh,
    Adam Gunther,
    Nitin Gaur,
    Eileen Lowry