Kadena at Consensus 2019

Kadena is excited to be a part of New York Blockchain Week 2019!

Miguel Angel Romero Jr.
Published in
3 min readMay 1, 2019


This year we’re going out of our way to connect with the community beyond the conference space. Below is the complete list of events where we will appear during the week, listed in chronological order. Come out and meet the Kadena Team!

U.S.-China BlockTalk
When: May 13 — 9:30 - 10:30 am (ET)
China Institute, 40 Rector Street
Ben Jessel, Head of Growth for Kadena, will speak on the “Blockchain for Financial Markets in China and the U.S.” panel. It will cover topics such as the effects of blockchain on financial markets in China and the U.S. The panelist will also attempt to explain how blockchain, AI, and other emerging technologies affect the competitiveness of both countries in the future.

You can register for the event here.

NYC Blockchain Deep Tech Fireside Chat
When: May 13th — 6 pm (ET)
Distributed Global - 16 Vestry St.
This event will feature Kadena and leaders in the blockchain industry from Spacemesh, Nervos, Alacris and 1kx to discuss deep tech, blockchain and more! Stuart Popejoy will give a brief talk on the “Implications of Hybrid Blockchains on Scalability and Security.”

Interested in attending? RSVP here.

Sharding Consensus 2019
May 14th — 6 - 9 pm (ET)
1790 Broadway
Monica Quaintance will be on the “Real World and Sharding” panel, which includes projects such as Harmony and Thundercore. Each respective project will talk about their progress on how to use sharded blockchains to make an impact outside of the Cryptosphere!
(This event is invite only)

When: May 15th — 1:30 - 2:00 pm (ET)
Where: Hilton Midtown - Trianon Ballroom
Will Martino will be on the “Strictly Confidential: Why Blockchain Privacy Matters to the Enterprise Business” panel with leaders from Microsoft and Identity.com. They will cover how controlling your own data and digital identity remains foundational drivers of a new, decentralized web. What matters to the individual consumer also impacts the enterprise.

May 15th — 2:00 - 2:30 pm (ET)
Hilton Midtown - Americas Hall 2 South Stage
Stuart Popejoy and Monica Quaintance will take the stage for an exciting announcement that you do not want to miss! Construct is a CoinDesk conference for the developers, systems architects, economists, thinkers, and builders among us. In the same building as CoinDesk’s Consensus conference, Construct breaks down the silos across the cryptocurrency and blockchain worlds to create an inclusive annual gathering of the industry’s most active builders.

Strongurl Brunch
When: May 15th — 4:45 - 5:15 pm (ET)
Where: Lowenstein Sandler - 1251 6th Avenue
Kadena engineer and Barnard graduate Linda Ortega will be on the “NextGen Blockchain Leaders” panel to discuss the importance of positive female leadership within the space. Strongurl BLunch is an intimate, curated blockchain lunch event launched in January 2018. It provides an inclusive environment and builds a community for people who are passionate and interested in learning about blockchain technology. BLunch also highlights female leaders in the space by inviting them as guest speakers to share their work.

KryptoNYC: East Meets West
May 15th — 7 - 10 pm (ET)
Distributed Global - 16 Vestry St.
Will Martino will give a presentation on Kadena and our Hybrid Blockchain platform. KryptoSeoul is hosting it’s third global meetup in New York City and is inviting everyone within the blockchain space. KryptoSeoul is a major blockchain community building team based in Seoul, South Korea, and has been consistently introducing blockchain projects to the Korean community.

Come support us and RSVP here!

Token Summit
May 16th — 5 pm (ET)
787 7th Avenue
Monica Quaintance will give a brief presentation on Kadena’s products and what to expect from us in the near future. Token Summit IV will be the 4th event in the Token Summit series, the first conference that explored in-depth the Token-Based Economy. This event discusses the economics, development, regulation and best practices around blockchain-based tokens, protocols, and crypto-assets.

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