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We're Getting Ready for TBW2020

We’re getting ready for TBW2020 and will be updating the website soon. In the meantime, please get in touch with us about how you can be a part of Toronto Blockchain Week by running an event, attending, volunteering, sponsoring, or in any other capacity that you think will bring value to the Toronto blockchain ecosystem.
Quinn Lawson is this year’s Project Manager and you can reach him by email: quinn@torontoblockchainweek.io.

Come See What's Happening: Blockchain in Toronto

Drawing thousands of participants from Toronto and beyond

Toronto is a global hub of the blockchain industry. From April 2nd till the 9th, hundreds of developers, companies, professional advisors, investors, and projects will converge in Toronto to celebrate how far we’ve come and demonstrate cutting-edge technology.


A Decentralized Conference

Toronto's blockchain community, together

Toronto Blockchain Week (TBW) is, in the spirit of blockchain, an open event that’s inclusive of everyone. Each day will see many different events organized into streams such as regulatory/legal and technical development.

Want to host an event? Email us at organizers@torontoblockchainweek.io.

TBW 2020 is April 2nd-9th

The fun begins on April 2nd.

2020 Schedule

Click the title of an event to see the details.
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  • Day 1

    April 2nd, 2020

  • Day 2

    April 3rd, 2020

  • Day 3

    April 4th, 2020

  • Day 4

    April 5th, 2020

  • Day 5

    April 6th, 2020

  • Day 6

    April 7th, 2020

  • Day 7

    April 8th, 2020

  • Day 8

    April 9th, 2020

  • CipherTrace presents a discussion on how banks and cryptocurrencies are increasingly intertwined and what you can do to protect yourself.

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    About this Event

    Extensive research by CipherTrace labs reveals that a typical large U.S. bank is processing as much as $2 billion a year in undetected cryptocurrency-related transfers and that 8 of the top 10 US banks unknowingly harbour illicit MSBs.

    In this session, learn how to safeguard your institution from unknown cryptocurrency exposure by developing a prudent approach to the digital asset economy.

    Agenda:

    5:00pm – 5:30pm – Networking and Registration

    5:30pm – 6:30pm – Presentation

    6:30pm – 6:45pm – Q&A

    6:45pm – 7:15pm - Networking

    About CipherTrace:

    CipherTrace enables the blockchain economy by protecting cryptocurrency companies and financial institutions from security and compliance risks. Years of research have gone into developing the world’s most complete and accurate cryptocurrency intelligence and forensics, covering more than 800 currencies. This visibility into the blockchain and virtual asset businesses helps protect banks and exchanges from cryptocurrency laundering risks, while protecting user privacy.

    CipherTrace also works with government agencies to bridge the gaps between regulation and the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. CipherTrace is a founding member of TRISA, the leading open source industry standard to meet the Travel Rule requirement for secure information sharing while protecting cryptocurrency user privacy. TRISA enables cryptocurrency companies to comply with the Financial Action Task Force regulations that will shape the world of cryptocurrencies, and bring them to institutional prominence as investment and cross-border payment technologies. Learn about the open source Travel Rule Information Sharing Architecture at trisa.io.

    Academic & Learning
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    CipherTrace Toronto Office, 1 University Avenue 3rd fl., Toronto, ON M5J 2P1

  • More details to follow.
    Academic & Learning
    Technology
    Where
    BlockX (34 King St E, 2nd Floor)

  • This is a group for anyone interested in learning about decentralized finance (DeFi) applications built on public permissionless blockchains like Ethereum and Bitcoin. DeFi applications include decentralized (peer-to-peer) payments, exchanges, lending, insurance, derivatives, and asset management.

    We welcome your participation in meetups, suggestions on topics, speakers, and venues (we're currently looking for venue sponsors).

    If you want to demo a DeFi app, please email us at DeFiToronto@gmail.com or DM any of our organizers via Meetup messaging.

    RSVP

    Disclaimer: Any discussion and information shared in this group is for educational purposes only, not financial advice.
    Networking & Celebrations
    Where
    Coinsquare, 590 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M3

  • Organized by Bitcoin Bay and taking place at George Brown College.

    This is a great way to get your hands dirty and learn from others around you. You don't have to be a coder to register for the hacker track, just be willing to learn and stay up all day and all night to get something done.

    For those that are limited in time come and listen, interact with thought leaders in the space, by signing up for the workshop track.

    Agenda Friday, April 3rd, 2019

    6:00 PM: Registration Opens / Networking
    7:30 PM: Pitching Team Matching
    8:00 PM: Open remarks from Host Bitcoin Bay

    8:30 PM: Pre-Hack Dinner
    9:00 PM: Hacking Begins!

    Saturday, April 4th, 2020 All Day Hacking. Workshops throughout the Hackathon.

    Sunday, April 5th, 2020

    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast
    12:00 noon: Hacker Track Ends & Workshop Track Ends
    12:30 PM: Teams Presentations and Judging begins

    1:00 PM: Closing Session

    RSVP
    Hackathon
    Where
    George Brown College

  • Organized by Bitcoin Bay and taking place at George Brown College.

    This is a great way to get your hands dirty and learn from others around you. You don't have to be a coder to register for the hacker track, just be willing to learn and stay up all day and all night to get something done.

    For those that are limited in time come and listen, interact with thought leaders in the space, by signing up for the workshop track.

    Agenda Friday, April 3rd, 2019

    6:00 PM: Registration Opens / Networking
    7:30 PM: Pitching Team Matching
    8:00 PM: Open remarks from Host Bitcoin Bay

    8:30 PM: Pre-Hack Dinner
    9:00 PM: Hacking Begins!

    Saturday, April 4th, 2020 All Day Hacking. Workshops throughout the Hackathon.

    Sunday, April 5th, 2020

    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast
    12:00 noon: Hacker Track Ends & Workshop Track Ends
    12:30 PM: Teams Presentations and Judging begins

    1:00 PM: Closing Session

    RSVP
    Hackathon
    Where
    George Brown College

  • Organized by Bitcoin Bay and taking place at George Brown College.

    This is a great way to get your hands dirty and learn from others around you. You don't have to be a coder to register for the hacker track, just be willing to learn and stay up all day and all night to get something done.

    For those that are limited in time come and listen, interact with thought leaders in the space, by signing up for the workshop track.

    Agenda Friday, April 3rd, 2019

    6:00 PM: Registration Opens / Networking
    7:30 PM: Pitching Team Matching
    8:00 PM: Open remarks from Host Bitcoin Bay

    8:30 PM: Pre-Hack Dinner
    9:00 PM: Hacking Begins!

    Saturday, April 4th, 2020 All Day Hacking. Workshops throughout the Hackathon.

    Sunday, April 5th, 2020

    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast
    12:00 noon: Hacker Track Ends & Workshop Track Ends
    12:30 PM: Teams Presentations and Judging begins

    1:00 PM: Closing Session

    RSVP
    Hackathon
    Where
    George Brown College

  • RSVP

    Early adopters in bitcoin and blockchain talk about the early days and compare regulations and companies that are operating now vs. then.

    About this Event

    This is a joint event between MMH Blockchain Group and Outlier Compliance Group. Stay tuned to find out which OGs will be joining Emma Todd and Amber Scott on stage for this event!

    This is a Toronto Blockchain Week event.
    Conferences
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    12 Adelaide St W Suite 2500

  • More info to follow
    Academic & Learning
    Where
    TBA

  • Blockchain Revolution Global (BRG) is the first truly worldwide enterprise leadership community for blockchain. The second BRG conference will be April 7 & 8 in Toronto, the city at the core of the revolution.

    Co-hosted by the Blockchain Research Institute, a global independent blockchain think-tank, and MCI Group, the world’s largest event management company, Blockchain Revolution Global will educate, inspire and prepare leaders to be part of the revolutionary transformation that blockchain technology is bringing to business, government and society.

    Join us at Blockchain Revolution Global (#BRG2020), bringing together the world’s leading thinkers, builders and pioneers to accelerate the blockchain revolution.

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    Conferences
    Enterprise
    Where
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada

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    Featured talks on some of ChainSafe's most exciting projects and a panel featuring some of our valued partners followed by a sick party!



    About this Event

    Come for the blockchain, stay for the beer! ChainSafe is excited to announce we will be hosting an educational and social event on April 7th as part of Toronto Blockchain week. The event will begin with talks from ChainSafe team members introducing some of our most recent and exciting work. Topics will include:

    Forrest: ChainSafe's Rust implementation of Filecoin

    Lodestar: TypeScript Implementation of the Beacon Chain (ETH 2.0)

    Gossamer: Golang Implementation of the Polkadot Runtime Environment

    Ethermint: Ethereum on Tendermint using the Cosmos-SDK

    Discussions on these projects will be followed by a panel of experts.

    The rest of the evening will be left for a party, free drinks and snacks provided!
    Networking & Celebrations
    Open House
    Technology
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    ChainSafe Systems, Chinatown, ON

  • Entering blockchain can be intimidating, however it is an emerging industry where career opportunities are growing. Come join CryptoChicks and Tech Teahouse for an evening of community and mentorship where we will learn about breaking into this industry from a diverse panel working in blockchain.

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    Panel and Workshop Moderators

    TBD

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    Agenda

    6:00 - 6:30: Registration/Networking and Nibbles

    6:30 - 6:45: Welcome + Sponsor Introductions

    6:45 - 7:45: Panel + Q&A - How did you navigate your way into blockchain and how can we start our journey (Hint: You don’t need to be a subject matter expert. Your skills transfer!)

    7:45 - 8:45: Workshop - Blockchain 101

    8:45 - 9:00: Networking

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    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    Workplace One, 111 Peter Street #Suite 700 Toronto, ON M5V 2H1

  • Blockchain Revolution Global (BRG) is the first truly worldwide enterprise leadership community for blockchain. The second BRG conference will be April 7 & 8 in Toronto, the city at the core of the revolution.

    Co-hosted by the Blockchain Research Institute, a global independent blockchain think-tank, and MCI Group, the world’s largest event management company, Blockchain Revolution Global will educate, inspire and prepare leaders to be part of the revolutionary transformation that blockchain technology is bringing to business, government and society.

    Join us at Blockchain Revolution Global (#BRG2020), bringing together the world’s leading thinkers, builders and pioneers to accelerate the blockchain revolution.

    RSVP
    Conferences
    Enterprise
    Where
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada

  • Where
    TBD

  • A conversation about the future of Capital Markets from the perspective of Custodians, Lenders, Exchanges and Technology Providers.

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    Balance

    Balance is a Toronto based post-trade financial services startup currently offering an insured custody and wallet management solution to OTC desks, exchanges, and other platform operators within the digital asset space. Balance's clients range from some of the largest liquidity providers in the space such as DV Chain, to next generation cryptocurrency brokerages such as Newton. The company's aim is to provide a fully integrated set of custody, settlement, and clearing services to Canadian companies in this space in the near future.

    George Bordianu is the co-founder and CEO of Balance, a fintech startup operating out of Toronto. Balance offers an insured custody and wallet management solution to OTC desks, exchanges, and other platform operators within the digital asset space. George is a second-time founder with a strong technical background, holds a MSc. in Computer Science from McGill University, and before Balance worked in the digital media sector as 500px's Director of Engineering.

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    Consilium Crypto

    Consilium Crypto is a big data company that provides quantitative and qualitative insights to market participants in the digital asset space, including funds, family offices and exchanges.

    Consilium analyzes 17,000 trading pairs, over 1000 assets, across 50+ exchanges, and tracks trading activity to the millisecond. The system monitors raw transaction data, as well as complete price and liquidity information from order books around the globe. These data pipelines power our core products, designed to help funds find alpha and place large orders efficiently in times of thin liquidity.

    Austin Hubbell is the CEO and co-founder of Consilium Crypto, a big data company developing institutional grade investment analytics and liquidity access tools for the digital asset markets, helping funds find alpha and place large orders efficiently in times of thin liquidity. With a background in software development and machine learning, as well as previous tech startup experience, Austin brings a skillset balanced between the technology and business worlds.

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    LEDN

    Ledn was built to close a gap for financial services in the digital asset space. Ledn has 3 products today: Borrow - bitcoin-backed loans that allow you to borrow dollars against your bitcoin holdings, Save - an interest account that pays interest in bitcoin and B2X - a service that allows you to double your bitcoin holdings with the use of a Ledn loan. Built in Canada, Ledn is now active in 71 countries, staying true to its mission to help more people save in bitcoin.

    Adam Reeds is the Co-Founder & CEO of Ledn, a Canadian company focused on building financial products that help people save in bitcoin. Prior to co-founding Ledn, Adam spent the past ten years developing, building and financing renewable power projects. It was bitcoin's connection with energy that brought Adam into cryptocurrency mining where he and his business partner identified a gap in financing digital assets. Adam is a graduate of the HBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business and also holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario.

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    Tritum Digital Assets

    Tritum was created by a team of ex-Nasdaq, TMX, and electronic trading veterans focused on institutional digital asset solutions and advisory. Tritum has created a digital asset matching platform, XT, as well as a tokenization platform, Mintt which both power products focused on the Brazilian market through Bolsa Cripto and the tokenized Brazilian Real named BRMint under ticker BRLM.

    John is CEO and co-founder of Tritum Digital Assets. John has had an interest in blockchain since 2011, and has been an active member of the community as it has developed. Through his work at Nasdaq and TMX he has explored securities and financial services applications for blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies as an asset class, leading to his decision to focus on this industry full time. He is currently also a member of the OSC Fintech Advisory Committee and works with regulators and securities industry professionals to link traditional capital markets to the new world of blockchain and tokenization.
    Academic & Learning
    Conferences
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    OneEleven, 325 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2Y1

  • The Enterprise Blockchain Awards (EBAs) honour the foremost thinkers, leaders, and builders in enterprise blockchain technology. Winners of the 2020 EBAs will be presented at the Enterprise Blockchain Awards Gala on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

    Learn More

  • More to follow
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    Denton's, 77 King Street West #400

  • Where
    CSI SPADINA, 192 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

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    On the occasion of the Toronto Blockchain Week, Northern Block, is presenting you an insightful discussion on the foreseeable future of SSI.

    About this Event



    Agenda

    5:30 – 6:00 pm Registration

    6:00 – 6:20 pm Keynote Speech

    Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI): A Paradigm Switch Is Yet to Happen

    A keynote speech on what SSI is and why a paradigm switch to SSI is needed and destined to happen.

    6:20 – 6:55 pm Panel Discussion

    SSI Opportunities: A Head Start Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

    A panel discussion on what are the opportunities today to capture and who are/will be leading the early initiatives.

    6:55 – 7:30 pm Panel Discussion

    SSI Challenges: Tomorrow is Not Easy to Reach

    A panel discussion on why SSI adoption won't be easy to achieve and what are the early challenges SSI pioneers need to tackle.

    7:30 – 8:30 pm Networking

    Stay tuned for the updates on speakers.



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    Northern Block is a blockchain consulting and venture creation firm committed to solving identity problems existing solutions fail to tackle. We believe self-sovereign identity (SSI) answers many problems organizations and people face today.

    We have deep expertise in creating production-grade software using blockchain and building disruptive business models that achieve trust through open, transparent and fair systems. Our strong capabilities in blockchain development and business modeling has given us a head start in the budding SSI space.

    Northern Block runs the #SSIToronto meetup group, where we educate the community about the many benefits of self-sovereign identity and how to implement the technology. To learn more about us, visit www.northernblock.ca
    Technology
    Workshops & Panels
    Where
    Denton's, 77 King Street West #400

  • Join us as we represent Toronto's Blockchain/Crypto community.

    This event is our way of welcoming those who are already part of the crypto-sphere as well as those who are just starting out. This will be the perfect event to network, educate yourself and meet new friends!

    Start-ups, Investors, Products and Launches

    Exhibitors

    Raffles

    Blockchain Art

    Blockchain Games

    Food, Drinks and more to come!

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    Where
    Centre for Social Innovation - 192 Spadina 192 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON M5T 2C2


The TBW2020 Team