Road to Consensus

Michael Wagner: Building a Virtual Nation-State in the Metaverse

Meet the co-founder of Star Atlas, one of the most ambitious games in blockchain. You just have to get through the security first.

Meet the co-founder of Star Atlas, one of the most ambitious games in blockchain. You just have to get through the security first.

Cherie Hu on Music and the Metaverse

How might concerts work in the metaverse? And what even is the metaverse, anyway? Ahead of her panel at CoinDesk’s Consensus festival, Water & Music founder Cherie Hu pins it down.

How might concerts work in the metaverse? And what even is the metaverse, anyway? Ahead of her panel at CoinDesk’s Consensus festival, Water & Music founder Cherie Hu pins it down.

Lindsey McInerney: The Metaverse and the 'DIC Punch'

On building the Stoner Cats and Gimmicks NFT franchises. McInerney is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

On building the Stoner Cats and Gimmicks NFT franchises. McInerney is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

Matt Medved: The Four Factors That Make NFTs Successful

The cofounder of NFT Now on distinguishing between hits and rugpulls. Medved is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

The cofounder of NFT Now on distinguishing between hits and rugpulls. Medved is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

Amy Wu: Gaming Companies Can't Afford to Avoid Web 3

Amy Wu leads ventures, M&A and gaming at cryptocurrency exchange FTX. She's a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival this June.

Amy Wu leads ventures, M&A and gaming at cryptocurrency exchange FTX. She's a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival this June.

Alex Adelman: The Rewards of Bitcoin

The co-founder of Lolli on why New York is behind Miami in attracting crypto startups and how brands can use bitcoin to win more customers. Adelman is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

The co-founder of Lolli on why New York is behind Miami in attracting crypto startups and how brands can use bitcoin to win more customers. Adelman is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

Jaime Rogozinski: Why WallStreetBets Took Off

"I keep my money in crypto. It’s easier to store money there," says WSB's co-founder. Rogozinski will appear at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

"I keep my money in crypto. It’s easier to store money there," says WSB's co-founder. Rogozinski will appear at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

Chad Knight: NFT Artist for the Wilder World

The former head of 3D design at Nike now makes mind-bending digital art. He's a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival this June.

The former head of 3D design at Nike now makes mind-bending digital art. He's a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival this June.

Maaria Bajwa: 'People Like to Root Against the Winners'

Bajwa once got wise advice from a mentor: To be valuable to your venture firm, you must have “domain expertise that no one else has.”

Bajwa once got wise advice from a mentor: To be valuable to your venture firm, you must have “domain expertise that no one else has.”

Derek Edward Schloss: Unlocking the Art Market

Twitter and video games were just a stepping stone for Derek Schloss into crypto. Five years later, the leading VC makes good on his "big unlock."

Twitter and video games were just a stepping stone for Derek Schloss into crypto. Five years later, the leading VC makes good on his "big unlock."

Julie Pacino: Eliminating Middlemen in Film

“The market is going to decide what’s good, not some dude in a suit.”

“The market is going to decide what’s good, not some dude in a suit.”

Sara Baumann: NFTs Let Me Quit My Job

The founder of the badass Women With Weapons franchise tells how she made it and what comes next. Baumann is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus Festival.

The founder of the badass Women With Weapons franchise tells how she made it and what comes next. Baumann is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus Festival.

Matthew Ball: Metaverse Man

Will we call it the metaverse, and what will we do there? A leading expert weighs in.

Will we call it the metaverse, and what will we do there? A leading expert weighs in.

Sam Bankman-Fried: The Man, the Hair, the Vision

SBF is 30 and his company, FTX, is everywhere. He'll be appearing at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

SBF is 30 and his company, FTX, is everywhere. He'll be appearing at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June.

Cynthia Lummis: Senator, Hodler

The Wyoming senator, a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival, holds plenty of BTC and champions crypto whenever she can.

The Wyoming senator, a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival, holds plenty of BTC and champions crypto whenever she can.

Cathy Hackl: The 'Godmother of the Metaverse'

The chief metaverse officer of Futures Intelligence Group has worked in metaverse-related fields for nearly a decade – i.e. since the dawn of meta-time.

The chief metaverse officer of Futures Intelligence Group has worked in metaverse-related fields for nearly a decade – i.e. since the dawn of meta-time.

Michael Levy: How to Turn Your NFT Into a Loan

Levy, a speaker at the Consensus festival, was an early investor in NBA Top Shot, a catalyst for the NFT boom. Now he runs Flowty, an NFT lending platform.

Levy, a speaker at the Consensus festival, was an early investor in NBA Top Shot, a catalyst for the NFT boom. Now he runs Flowty, an NFT lending platform.

Jeff Kauffman: DAOs Will Own Big Brands

The founder of the JUMP community token, a speaker at Consensus 2022, on how Web 3 will change branding and empower communities to buy brands themselves.

The founder of the JUMP community token, a speaker at Consensus 2022, on how Web 3 will change branding and empower communities to buy brands themselves.

Bear Markets, Regulations and That Bain Crypto Photo: A Chat With Pantera Capital’s Chief of Staff

Emma Rose Bienvenu uses her legal background to help startups navigate crypto regulations.

Emma Rose Bienvenu uses her legal background to help startups navigate crypto regulations.

Latashá: ‘It’s Just Beautiful to See People’s Minds Change’

The rapper, a speaker at CoinDesk’s festival in June, talks about music NFTs, building the Zora community and why gas fees are still worth it.

The rapper, a speaker at CoinDesk’s festival in June, talks about music NFTs, building the Zora community and why gas fees are still worth it.

Garry Kasparov: 'Bitcoin Will Remain as a Standard'

The chess grandmaster, a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June, expects a basket of coins to replace the dollar within a decade.

The chess grandmaster, a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival in June, expects a basket of coins to replace the dollar within a decade.

The Festival for the Decentralized World