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Philadelphia, US

Penn Blockchain Conference & Hackathon

The annual flagship event for Penn Blockchain


Feb 09 - Feb 12

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About The Event

Penn Blockchain Conference is the annual flagship event for Penn Blockchain - one of the most active student blockchain organizations. The conference will be in-person only, but recordings will be provided after the conference.

This year we are combing the Hackathon among student developers from top schools (Penn, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, etc.) and the Penn Blockchain Conference, where we have all-star lineups of top VCs & ecosystems to deep dive on topics such as: 

  • Infra / L1 / Scaling / Data
  • ZK
  • Consumer / Gaming
  • Defi
  • Regulatory conversation (speakers from SEC and CFTC).

Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be affiliated with the university to attend! The ticket is free.


  • Feb 9th: Hackathon Start Day

Hackathon for student hackers from 22 top universities in EduDAO

  • Feb 10th: Main Conference

Opening, Regulatory keynote, VC & infra panels across two stages

  • Feb 11th: Main Conference

Consumer, Institutional Crypto, Defi, and VC panels across two stages

  • Feb 12th: Hackathon demo day


  • Adrienne A. Harris - NY Department of Financial Services
  • Aleks Larsen - General Partner at Blockchain Cap
  • Alex Lin - Head of Research at Shima Capital
  • Amanda Young - Investor at Collab+Currency
  • Anand Iyer - Partner at Lightspeed
  • Andy Krainak - President at VeeFriends
  • Anna Lerner Nesbitt - CEO at Climate Collective
  • Anna Stone - Co-Founder of GoodDollar
  • Asad Khan - DeFi Politician at Centrifuge
  • Ashley Scott - Senior Director at Circle
  • Benjamin.lens - Co-Founder of MAI Finance
  • Bruno Lulinski - Ecosystem at Aztec
  • Calanthia Mei - Co-Founder of Masa Finance
  • Carl Hua - Partner & CTO at Shima Capital
  • Carl Vogel - Partner at 6th Man Ventures
  • Charles Wayn - Co-Founder of Galxe
  • Chia Jeng Yang - Investor at Pantera
  • Christina.lens - Head of Growth at Lens Protocol
  • Christopher Perkins - President at Coinfund
  • Daniel Helm - Developer Evangelist at Scroll
  • Daniel Schmerin - Co-Founder & President at Metaversal
  • David Gogel - VP of Strategy & Ops at DYDX
  • David Pakman - Managing Partner at CoinFund
  • Devin Walsh - Executive Director at Uniswap Foundation
  • Don Ho - Co-Founder of Quantstamp
  • Gaurav Bhogale - VP at Galaxy Interactive
  • Hester M. Peirce - SEC Commissioner
  • Isaiah Washington - Investor at Coinfund
  • Jared Madfes - Co-Founder at Tribe Crypto
  • ... and more!
Penn Blockchain
Penn Blockchain
Undergraduate and graduate/MBA organization for blockchain and crypto-curious students