Announcing the (Off) The Chain Summit presented by Pillar & Castle Island Ventures

2 min readFeb 28, 2019

The last year has been nothing if not a wild ride for crypto enthusiasts. While some lost sight of the end goal in the cool of the bear market, the rest of us have kept building, strengthening our collective conviction in the power of decentralization.

Now more than ever, it’s important to bring together the voices and perspectives working to solve some of the toughest challenges in this promising space. To celebrate the progress we’ve made and to look ahead at this year and beyond, we’re happy to announce the (Off) The Chain Summit presented by Pillar and Castle Island Ventures.

Our full-day summit will bring together 250 founders, developers and investors from around the world to connect and discuss the evolution of blockchain on on May 8th, 2019 in Boston.

Presented as part of the second annual Boston Blockchain Week, the summit will include a blend of keynote speakers and panels around topics including permissionless blockchains, decentralized finance, market infrastructure, regulation, building cryptoasset networks, and more.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Steve Kokinos (CEO, Algorand)
  • Jeremy Allaire (CEO, Circle)
  • Meltem Demirors (Chief Strategy Officer, CoinShares)
  • Alex Adelman (CEO, Lolli)
  • Katherine Wu (Director of Business Development, Messari)
  • Ria Mrinalini Bhutoria (Lead Analyst, Circle)
  • Lee Saba (Advisor, NEU Disrupt)
  • Anton Katz (CEO, Talos)
  • Linda Xie (Co-Founder, Scalar Capital)
  • Jill Carlson (Consultant)
  • Jeremy Welch (Founder, Casa)
  • & more to be announced soon!

We hope you’ll join us for a lively day of learning, connections and conversation. Reach out to request an invite here:

If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, please contact the Pillar and Castle Island Ventures teams at

Learn more about last year’s (Off) The Chain Summit here.




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