Demystify cryptocurrency with the followup to our sold out Chicago Blockchain Summit

We've gathered 50 of the world's leading CryptoCurrency experts from Regulators, Miners, Exchanges, Accountants, Top Lawyers, Technologists & more to DECRYPT cryptocurrency for your profession.



Hear from 50 of the most influential players from Coinigy, bcause, DRW/Cumberland, Kraken, Barchart, Barnes & Thornburg, Polsinelli, Stradley Ronon, Tastytrade & more.

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Having trouble understanding #Bitcoin, #Ripple, #Ethereum & the hundreds of how cryptocurrencies and how it will affect your industry? 

It's time to answer your questions.

Cryptocurrency is the future.

Join us for a lively discussion lead by experts across every industry.

Featuring Industry Leaders From

Northwestern University, Accenture, Antonym, Barchart, Barnes & Thornburg, bcause, BlockTower Capital, Coinigy, DLA Piper, DRW/Cumberland, Fortune Magazine, HighTech Block, Jump Capital, Kraken, LDJ Capital, Lykke, Morningstar, Polsinelli, Revolution, RSMUS, Stradley Ronon, Tastytrade, Tribal Ventures, West Loop Ventures, and many, many more.


We’ll hear from leading experts in the field of cryptocurrency, discussing its implications in law, finance, & technology. This conference will consist of several breakout sessions in the morning and the main event in the afternoon.

This event will take place in partnership with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center and Master of Science in Law program.

6 Morning Sessions

We'll cover everything from how to mine, trade and profit from cryptocurrency with full morning sessions on Investing and Trading, Trading Derivatives, How to Mine, How to Launch an ICO, Legal Perspectives (CLE Credits Available), Accounting, Tax, and Regulatory Implications.

1 Action Packed Afternoon Event

Starting at 1:30 PM the afternoon session will features a series of 15 to 30 minute talks by industry leaders covering everything from innovative startups, the state of crypto exchanges to regulation & accounting. At the end we'll have a special Q&A for those interested in learning more.

A Unique Experience

Fintank CryptoCon is a full day conference that gives crypto enthusiast & professionals a chance to dive into Cryptocurrency, learn how to make money and understand how it impacts your profession & the greater society. We'll hear from the people building this new industry (entrepreneurs), the folks policing them (regulators) and those helping everyone navigate a transition (lawyers, accountants, technologist & consultants) that impacting how we communicate, our conception of privacy & is upending the very concept of money.

This conference features 6 full morning sessions & an afternoon session.

Six full morning sessions for you to choose from: Investing and Trading, Legal Perspectives, Accounting, Crypto Derivatives, Mining, and How to Launch an ICO.

Morning Sessions


We’ll hear from leading experts in the field of cryptocurrency & discuss its implications in law, finance, & technology.  The full agenda is below.

Main Event


 Registration & Lunch*

Registration, Networking & Lunch will be served to attendees of the afternoon session.


Full Day Schedule

Legal Perspectives

Cryptocurrency, the Blockchain and the Law?

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Cryptocurrency Trading

Learn How to Trade Cryptocurrency.

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Crypto Derivatives

How Do You Profit from the CBOE & CME Updates?

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How to Launch an ICO

IC What or How to Launch an ICO.

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Mining Currencies

Learn How to Mine & Whether Time's Up.

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Accounting for Crypto

Learn How to Account for Everything.

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Morning Sessions

Each morning session can be purchased separately or as part of a package

1 PM - 1:30 PM

- Introductory Comments & Overview of the Day - George Vukotich (Fintank)

- Donald Pritizker Entreprenurship Law Center - Esther Barron (Northwestern DPELC)

- Global Overview of CryptoCurrency - David Carmen (Fintank)

1:30 - 1:45 PM

The Socio-Politico Ramifications of CryptoCurrency - John McGinnis (Pritzker School of Law)

1:45 - 2:00 PM

The Crypto Ecosystem and The New Exchange Vertical - Keith Petersen (Barchart)

2:00 - 2:30 PM

A VC Perspective on CryptoCurrency - Darren Green (Pritzker School of Law)

- Peter Johnson (Jump Capital)

- Keeny Estes (West Loop Ventures)

- Chris Hughes (Revolution)

2:30 - 3 PM

A Hedge/Mutal Fund Perspective - Nicole Kalajian (Stradley Ronon)

- Ari Paul (BlockTower Capital)

- Lawrence Johnson (Morningstar)

- Thomas Lee (Fundstrat Global Advisors

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Cryptocurrency Exchanges: How They Work - Trace Schmeltz(Barnes & Thornburg)

- Edward Woodford (Seed/Bittrex)

- Derek Urben (Coinigy)

- Allan Stevo (Kraken)

- Sean Ristau (because)

Break - 3:30 - 3:45 PM

3:45 to 4:15 PM

ICO's - Wulf Kaal (Repute Platform)

- David Drake (LDJ Capital)

- Greg Grossman (DLA Piper)

- Matt Wolf (Antoym)

- Vlad Andrei (HighTech Block)

4:15 - 4:30 PM

Social Currency - Alan Matthew (Tribal Ventures)

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Strategies for Trading Cryptocurrencies - Chuck Mackie (Maven Wave)

- Jared Vegosen (DV Trading)

- Brian Walls (Bridge Alternatives)

- John Lothian (JJL News)

- Michael Unetich (Trading Technologies)

5:00 - 5:30 PM

A Legal and Regulatory Perspective - Rick Levin (Polsinelli)

- Kevin O'Hara (Salt Lending)

- Colleen Sullivan (CMT Digital Holdings)

- Carl Gilmore (Integritas)

5:30 - 6:00 PM

Futures Trading - Mehdi Zhiri (Mosaique)

- Bob Fitzsimmons (Wedbush Futures)

- Brad Giemza (R.J. O'Brien)


6:00 - 6:15 PM

Accounting and Taxation Issues Related to Cryptocurrency - Michael Nadel (Accenture)

6:15 - 6:45 PM

CryptoCurrency and the Media - Brian Jenkins (Former CNN Correspondent)

- Jack Bouroudjian (CNBC)

- Jeff Roberts (Fortune Magazine)

- Lynne Marek (Crain's Chicago)

6:45 - 7 PM

The Future of Cryptocurrency - Rumi Morales

7:00 - 7:30 PM

Catching Up with Cumberland - Jim Radecki & Bobby Cho (DRW) - Zach Smolinski

7:30 PM

Ask Me Anything with Jim Radecki and Ari Paul (Melvin Petties, Moderating)

Afternoon Agenda

CryptoCon 2018 is the followup to our October Chicago Blockchain Summit. Watch the highlights for a taste for what's in store.

Watch the video to get a taste of what's in-store.

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

375 East Chicago Avenue, Thorne Auditorium 

Chicago, IL 60611