Crypto Goes Mainstream

Join us here for Crypto Goes Mainstream on Tuesday November 9th, from 1:00pm to 5:30pmET 🌐Yahoo Finance and Decrypt present an afternoon of live conversations with some of the biggest names in crypto to talk investing, mass adoption, NFT collecting, and how to get started. Don't miss hearing from speakers like FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, Robinhood Crypto COO Christine Brown, Solana founder Anatoly Yakovenko, VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk, and many more. 🌐For information or questions about this or other Yahoo Finance events, including speaking and sponsorship opportunities, please email AMS@YAHOOFINANCE.COM.



  • 3LAU


    Musician, producer, CEO

    Justin Blau, aka 3LAU has amassed over 1 billion music streams across Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube, and other platforms. Over 300 million streams are from his Ultraviolet Album. He is one of the most influential personalities in the NFT space and has sold over $1.1M in primary sales from his NFT drops across his 3LAU, SSX3LAU, and SlimeSunday releases. He’s an open advocate for tokenizing music and building the investable layer of music on blockchain technology.

  • Jeremy Allaire

    Jeremy Allaire

    Circle Co-Founder & CEO

    Circle is a financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments and commerce. Founded in 2013, Circle is the pioneer of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, fully-reserved, and regulated dollar stablecoin. Governed by the Centre Consortium, led by Circle and Coinbase, USDC's market cap is more than $26 billion with over $800 billion in transaction volume.

  • Sam Bankman-Fried

    Sam Bankman-Fried


    Sam Bankman-Fried is known as the richest person in crypto with an estimated net worth of $22B according to Forbes (as of 10/12/21). He’s the founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX. He also manages crypto assets through Alameda Research, a cryptocurrency liquidity provider that he founded in 2017. Bankman-Fried was named on Forbes 30 Under 30 Finance list in 2021.

  • Glenn Barber

    Glenn Barber

    Copper Head of Sales

    Glenn Barber is the Head of Sales & Business Development, Americas at - a pioneering digital assets custody and settlement provider. Prior to joining Copper, Glenn led sales as a consultant at FalconX, an institutional digital asset brokerage, and he was also the Chief Institutional Officer at Voyager Digital, a publicly-traded holding company whose subsidiaries operate a crypto-asset platform to trade crypto assets.

  • Franklin Bi

    Franklin Bi

    Pantera Capital Director of Portfolio Development

    Pantera Capital is an institutional asset manager focused exclusively on early-stage blockchain investment with over $5 billion in assets under management. Franklin oversees a portfolio of over 100 blockchain companies and token projects. Prior to Pantera, Franklin served as Vice President and Blockchain / Crypto-Assets Strategy Lead for J.P. Morgan, where he co-launched the firm’s blockchain group in 2015.

  • Asheesh Birla

    Asheesh Birla

    RippleNet General Manager

    Asheesh is the General Manager of RippleNet. Prior to this, Asheesh was SVP of Product and Corporate Development at Ripple, which he first joined in 2013 to lead the development of their product suite. Recognized by Fortune Magazine’s The Ledger 40 under 40, Asheesh is an industry expert on blockchain and frequent contributor, speaker, and advisor on blockchain and cryptocurrency.

  • Arthur Breitman

    Arthur Breitman

    Tezos Blockchain Early Architect & Co-Founder

    Arthur Breitman is a Co-Founder and early architect of the Tezos protocol. Prior to becoming involved in Tezos full time, he worked at X and Waymo on self-driving cars. In his earlier career, he worked as a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

  • Christine Brown

    Christine Brown

    Robinhood Crypto COO

    Christine Brown oversees all of Robinhood’s crypto operations and compliance. She is also Robinhood Markets’ VP of Product Operations. She joined Robinhood in 2017 and has more than a decade of experience in product management and operations. Brown developed and oversaw Robinhood’s Product Operations department, and scaled the operational programs, driving operational readiness for the next generation of financial products.

  • Pierce Crosby

    Pierce Crosby

    TradingView General Manager

    Pierce Crosby is the General Manager at TradingView, based in New York City. He is an investor and advisor to early-stage FinTechs in North America and Europe. He received an MA from Columbia University, a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is the founder of Merchant Seven.

  • Lin Dai

    Lin Dai Co-Founder and CEO is a Green NFT platform backed by Quincy Jones and built specifically for the music community to create an environmentally sustainable and artist & fan friendly experience. Minting an NFT on OneOf’s platform uses over 2 million times less energy than other networks, and has attracted major artists including Whitney Houston, Doja Cat, Alesso, and more. Lin previously co-founded TAP Network, a blockchain technology company powering white-labeled rewards for major enterprise clients such as Warner Music Group, Uber, and Brave.

  • Devin Finzer

    Devin Finzer

    OpenSea CEO

    Devin Finzer is the CEO and co-founder of OpenSea, the first and largest peer-to-peer marketplace for blockchain-based art assets. Devin has a background in software engineering at Google and Pinterest and sold his previous company to Credit Karma.

  • Giorgi Khazaradze

    Giorgi Khazaradze

    Aurox CEO & Co-Founder

    Giorgi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Aurox, an all-in-one cryptocurrency trading terminal that has exploded in popularity in the past few months. He has created multiple successful SaaS, e-commerce, and media buying businesses since beginning his entrepreneurial career in high school. With his leadership, Aurox has grown at a rate of 5% week after week and is on track to become the de facto trading terminal for crypto.

  • Jesse Powell

    Jesse Powell

    Kraken Co-Founder & CEO

    Kraken is one of the largest and most trusted cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Kraken was founded in 2011, is consistently rated the most secure crypto exchange, and is #1 in Euro market share. Powell is a 15-year veteran of the virtual currency and gaming industries. Prior to co-founding Kraken, Powell was founder and CEO of Lewt, Inc., and Internet Ventures & Holdings, both of which provided services to the online gaming community. Powell is also a board member for the Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento.

  • Kinjal Shah

    Kinjal Shah

    Blockchain Capital Senior Associate

    Kinjal Shah is a Senior Associate on the Blockchain Capital investment and research team. Prior to joining Blockchain Capital, Kinjal was a Senior Consulting Analyst at Fidelity Investments. She is an associate member of Broadway Angels and co-founder of Komorebi, an investment DAO focused on female and non-binary crypto founders.

  • Peter Smith

    Peter Smith Founder & CEO

    Peter is CEO and founder of, the leading crypto finance house, serving consumers, traders, and institutional customers since 2011. For the past decade, Peter has evolved from early Bitcoiner to developer to entrepreneur, working to accelerate the adoption of crypto and build the crypto financial system for the internet. Under his leadership, has over 75M wallets used by millions of people in over 200 countries.

  • Michael Sonnenshein

    Michael Sonnenshein

    Grayscale CEO

    Michael Sonnenshein is the CEO of Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager. Under his leadership the firm has grown to be the definitive leader in crypto investing, offering a wide range of investments including single-asset and diversified products. Prior to joining Grayscale, Michael was a financial advisor at JP Morgan Securities, covering HNW individuals and institutions, and an analyst at Barclays Wealth, providing coverage to middle‐market hedge funds and institutions.

  • Gary Vaynerchuk

    Gary Vaynerchuk

    VaynerMedia CEO

    Gary Vaynerchuk is CEO of VaynerMedia and Chairman of VaynerX. He is a prolific angel investor with early investments in Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, Snapchat, Coinbase and Uber. VaynerMedia is part of the VaynerX holding company which also includes VaynerProductions, Gallery Media Group, The Sasha Group, Tracer, VaynerSpeakers, VaynerTalent and VaynerCommerce. Gary is also the Co-Founder of VaynerSports, Resy, and Empathy Wines. He also serves on the board of MikMak, Bojangles Restaurants, and Pencils of Promise.

  • Anatoly Yakovenko

    Anatoly Yakovenko

    Solana Founder and CEO

    Anatoly is the creator of the Solana blockchain and CEO of Solana Labs. He led the development of operating systems at Qualcomm, compression at Dropbox, and distributed systems at Mesosphere. He holds two patents for high-performance Operating Systems protocols, was a core kernel developer for BREW which powered every CDMA flip phone (100m+ devices), and led the development of tech that made Project Tango (VR/AR) possible on Qualcomm phones.


    • 1:00PM

      Yahoo Finance and Decrypt present Crypto Goes Mainstream

      Opening Remarks

      Zack Guzman Yahoo Finance Anchor and Dan Roberts Decrypt Editor-In-Chief

    • 1:05 PM

      From Meme Stocks to Meme Coins

      Christine Brown

      Robinhood Crypto COO

      interviewed by Dan Roberts Decrypt Editor-In-Chief

    • 1:25PM

      What ETF Approval Means For Grayscale

      Michael Sonnenshein

      Grayscale CEO

      interviewed by Brian Cheung Yahoo Finance Reporter

    • *agenda subject to change


  • Jeff Benson

    Jeff Benson


    Senior Editor

  • Brian Cheung

    Brian Cheung

    Yahoo Finance


  • Scott Chipolina

    Scott Chipolina



  • Stacy Elliott

    Stacy Elliott


    Senior Writer

  • Zack Guzman

    Zack Guzman

    Yahoo Finance


  • Andrew Hayward

    Andrew Hayward


    Senior Writer

  • Dan Roberts

    Dan Roberts



  • Jeff Roberts

    Jeff Roberts


    Executive Editor

  • Jennifer Schonberger

    Jennifer Schonberger

    Yahoo Finance


  • Brian Sozzi

    Brian Sozzi

    Yahoo Finance