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Unitize Conference Announces Agenda and New Additions to Speaker Lineup

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Free online event hosted by San Francisco Blockchain Week and Blockshow aims to foster collaboration and highlight continued achievements of blockchain community in 2020

San Francisco, CA — Unitize, the collaborative online blockchain event organized by San Francisco Blockchain Week and Blockshow, has announced its agenda and a number of new additions to its speaker lineup. Taking place on July 6th – 10th, 2020, Unitize is a one-off online conference designed to bring together the blockchain community to celebrate the continued progress that has been made in the first half of 2020 and to foster further collaboration and engagement. 

Building on the success of the well-attended San Francisco Blockchain Week and Blockshow events, Unitize will bring together prominent thought leaders from the blockchain community for an engaging series of live broadcasts, virtual exhibitions, and fireside chats. Featured speakers will discuss a broad range of topics, from the potential impact and benefits that blockchain technology holds for enterprises to how developing regulations will shape the sector. New speakers announced today include Chris Giancarlo, former CFTC Chairman and Commissioner; Daniel Gorfine, Former Director, LabCFTC and Chief Innovation Officer; Dan Morehead, Founder and CEO of Pantera Capital; entrepreneur and angel investor, Balaji S. Srinivasan; and Congressman Ted Budd.

Commenting on the event, Jonathan Allen, Unitize organizer and co-founder of San Francisco Blockchain Week, said,

“Organizing Unitize was our way of helping to celebrate the blockchain builders and developers who have kept their heads down in recent months and continued to work on furthering this incredible technology that we’ve all come to know and love. Events like San Francisco Blockchain Week have always been about the community, content you can learn from, and getting people together to have a dialogue on where the industry is heading. Although industry events have been turned on their head in recent months, we wanted to demonstrate the resilience of the blockchain industry and show that it’s still possible to facilitate great discussions and host a world-class event while doing so.”

The speakers announced today to join an already jam-packed schedule, including well-known industry heavyweights such as Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin; Founder and CEO of Binance, Chanpeng Zhao (CZ); Hester Peirce, Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission; and Tim Draper, renowned venture capitalist and founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Each day of the five-day conference has a specific theme, with speakers taking to the stage to present their thoughts on a number of pertinent topics, including governance, regulation, security, and more. 

Further additions to the list of speakers and the finalized agenda are due to be announced in the coming weeks before the event. 

Gabriel Yang, Co-organizer of Unitize and Head of Strategy at BlockShow, also added,

“These unique times, though challenging for us all, have also brought unique opportunities. Simply being online creates a neutral platform for us to collaborate, and our work in creating innovative virtual events that encourage participation, not just with San Francisco Blockchain Week but also with other co-hosts that have contributed in various ways, is testament to this approach. Being online brings down barriers to entry when it comes to accessing inspirational content or valuable networking connections from around the world, and opens up the possibility of attending to people who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to make it to a physical event, due to geographic or time constraints. This is an important time to be having discussions about how technology can improve the society we live in, and we encourage anyone who is curious about the potential of blockchain technology to register for the event and take advantage of the opportunity to hear and learn from some of the most well-respected voices in the industry.” 

Those interested in finding out more about Unitize and registering for the event should visit our website

Disclaimer: This is a partnered event.


Akshay focuses on UK and Indian markets. As a crypto-journalist, his interests lie in blockchain technology adoption across emerging economies.
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