The Blockchain Conference of 2018 was held in Tokyo, Japan, at the Tokyo International Forum, from June 26th through the 27th. Organised by the General Incorporated Association Global Blockchain Council, the event was one of the biggest blockchain conferences in Japan, housing some of the biggest names in blockchain business, including Sam Cassatt, the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for ConsenSys, the founder of, Roger Ver, and the co-founder of Galaxy Digital, David J Namdar, will be among the big names attending the conference.

Who is Sam Cassatt?

Sam Cassatt previously worked as the CTO of Atmospheir, a mobile identity company and volunteered with Engineers Without Borders in South Africa, and currently works as the CSO for ConsenSys, who lead the development of the Ethereum ecosystem. His previous experience in venture capital, software development methodology, enterprise architecture and growth strategy, Cassatt is a vital piece of the company-wide strategy in the fast paced blockchain economy. As well as his role as CTO, he also advises several businesses in the technology space as well as a member of the investment committee at Venture One.

Who is Roger Ver?

Roger Ver found initial success in Silicon Valley, founding several companies, eventually moving onto Bitcoin in 2011. Ver was the first person in the world to invest in bitcoin related business startups, way ahead of the traditional capital firms became involved. Alone, Ver helped to fund the whole of the first generation of bitcoin businesses, and has current investments in,,, and various other companies.

Who is David J Namdar?

David J Namdar is a co-founder of, and currently serves as the Head of Digital Assets for Galaxy Digital. His previous experience includes a decades worth of international business and financial market experience, and has been involved with small start-ups to large corporations. Namdar has also had experience in private and public equities, derivatives, and foreign currencies and in using fundamental and quantitative analysis to invest on a global scale. His expertise in blockchain technology, currency investments, and the emerging decentralised economy has helped him to land where he is today.

Conference Overview


General Incorporated Association Global Blockchain Council

Dates and Times

9:00-18:00, June 26 (Tue.) – 27 (Wed.), 2018


Hall E (1) + (2) of Tokyo International Forum

5-1, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005

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