What to expect

Visualize the crypto future

With the recent launch of our new media brand Hard Fork, we’re shining the spotlight on cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The uncertainty surrounding it, however, leaves many of us fearing the outcome of its future - and what it means for our businesses.

With endless opportunities, blockchain and cryptocurrencies have the power to revolutionize almost every industry. From banking to retail to ICOs, we’ll be discussing the ways that crypto will disrupt the financial sector as we know it.


Here's what we'll be exploring on the Hardfork stage.
  • Centralized vs. decentralized

    Decentralized data opens doors for distribution and transparency. Hard Fork will debate the future of decentralization, and hear from experts about their visions on how we’ll store and transfer data.

  • Future of money

    With so many applications of crypto to our daily lives - from crypto ATMs to retail - the way we handle and exchange money will change. Hard Fork discusses how we will interact with money in the future.

  • Regulations and ethics

    Cryptocurrencies will soon be regulated, but what can we expect once that future has arrived? We’ll be taking a look at the applications of blockchain in a regulated environment, and the ethical implications.

  • Is it a bubble?

    The ups and downs of crypto have many on the edge of their seats lately: cash out or hold on? With so many uncertainties, Hard Fork’s speakers will share their opinions to help clear the fog.

  • ICO ins and outs

    Whether you’re launching or investing in an ICO, it’s important to hear from the experts on the ins and outs of initial coin offerings. At Hard Fork, we’ll be talking about starting an ICO, but also how to tell a scam from a legitimate project.

  • Banking on blockchain

    With the rise of cryptocurrencies, banks can no longer afford to ignore the financial revolution occurring at their doorstep. Will banks adopt blockchain, or will they find new ways to adapt to the future of money?

The Experts of Cryptocurrency

Here are the first names announced for Hardfork. More to come soon!

  • Charlie Shrem

    Charlie Shrem

    Founder CryptoIQ

  • Tim Draper

    Tim Draper

    Founder Draper Venture Network

  • Yoni Assia

    Yoni Assia

    CEO eToro

  • Galia Benartzi

    Galia Benartzi

    Co-founder Bancor

  • Justina Lee

    Justina Lee

    China & Crypto Editor Bloomberg

  • Diana Biggs

    Diana Biggs

    Head of Digital Innovation HSBC

  • Nick Grossman

    Nick Grossman

    General Manager Union Square Ventures

  • Katrina Arden

    Katrina Arden

    Attorney Blockchain Law Group

  • Bryce Bladon

    Bryce Bladon

    Co-founder CryptoKitties

  • Margarita Khartanovich

    Margarita Khartanovich

    Editor In Chief, Head of Insight Binary District

  • Alex Mashinsky

    Alex Mashinsky

    CEO Celsius Network

  • Ayelet Noff

    Ayelet Noff

    Founder & CEO Blonde 2.0

  • Kary Bheemaiah

    Kary Bheemaiah

    Director of Research uChange

  • Dimitar ‘Mix’ Mihov

    Dimitar ‘Mix’ Mihov

    Editor Hard Fork The Next Web

  • Mo Haghighi

    Mo Haghighi

    Head of Developer Ecosystems Group IBM

  • Nick Grossman

    Nick Grossman

    General Manager Union Square Ventures


From marketing to music via marketplaces, Hardfork is just one of 20 tracks of content designed to cater a huge range of different specialists.



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