Leaders Series: Helen Disney at Unblocked

Issue 49— April 23, 2018

Meltem Demirors
Apr 23, 2018 · 6 min read
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Helen Disney is the CEO and Founder of Unblocked.

How did you get into the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry?

Through obsessing over cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in person I gradually came to feel I could teach others. Yet I couldn’t find the kinds of events or information I wanted for myself — or that was being asked of me by others in my network. That was the genesis of my company and led to me setting up Unblocked Events at the end of 2016 to share knowledge of how these amazing new technologies were going to impact on business and society.

What did you do before you got into this?

What problem is your company, Unblocked, solving?

Talk me through a day in your life — what are you typically working on and what does that look like?

What are some ideas you’re excited about in the blockchain space, and why do you think they’re transformative?

What’s been the most interesting or inspiring experience you’ve had in your journey through blockchain-land thus far?

Most recently, I have been honored to be invited to get back into the policymaking world. In the UK, I was asked to give evidence to the new UK All Party Parliamentary Group on blockchain and in the US I was delighted to help announce the formation of the Distributed Ledger Foundation in New York City in front of a huge audience. It’s inspiring to see how many people are now getting behind cryptocurrencies and blockchain — everyone from the taxi driver to the most senior politician is starting to wake up to how transformative this technology is going to be.

As you think about this industry, what do you think will happen in the short term that will blow people’s minds?

What changes do you think cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology will accelerate in our world?

Thank you to Helen for participating! Connect with her on LinkedIn and be sure to check our her blog profiling industry leaders here.

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