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Premier Bitcoin/crypto event that gathers blockchain entrepreneurs, crypto enthusiasts, and industry leaders from all over the world.


Genesis XBT is a place for the Bitcoin, crypto, and web3 community to discuss important issues and make meaningful connections. The conference gathers together builders, market-makers, liquidity providers, VCs, family offices, UHNWIs, and the mining industry leaders. All this creates unparalleled networking and business opportunities.

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Peter Knez
Peter Knez
Chairman at One Amazon
Former CIO at BlackRock
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Surangel S. Whipps, Jr.
President of the Republic of Palau
Tim Draper
Tim Draper
Founding Partner at Draper Associates
Headmaster at Draper University
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Faraj Abutalibov
CCO at Venom Foundation
Founder of Crypto Executive
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Marcel Kasumovich
Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Coinbase Asset Management
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Anastasia Kalinina
Co-Founder and CEO
reState Foundation
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Jose Lemus
Co-Founder & CEO
IBEX Mercado
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Taras Marchuk
Taras Marchuk
Founding Partner
Astra Capital
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Justin Sun
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Great speakers are critical to us. That is what everyone is looking for when attending the event. We bring together great minds and leaders at the forefront of the digital frontier to share their knowledge and experience. These voices shape the future of the digital economy and web3. 


Interested in becoming a speaker at the next Genesis XBT event? Please send us an email at with information about yourself, general topics you could cover, and your preferred speaking role.

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Paolo Ardoino
CEO at Tether
CTO at Bitfinex
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Bill Barhydt
Founder & CEO
Gave the first TED talk on Bitcoin in 2012
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Keynote: The Evolution of Tether

Speaker: Paolo Ardoino, CEO at Tether, CTO at Bitfinex

Tether tokens are the most widely adopted stablecoins. Tether (USDT) is the largest stablecoin by market capitalization. Stablecoin issuer Tether reported a 'record-breaking' $2.85 billion of profits in Q4 2023 as its flagship token USDT neared a $100 billion market capitalization.

The President of Palau, Surangel Whipps, Jr., talks about Palau tech initiatives. After the pandemic, Palau started actively diversifying its economy, exploring applications of blockchain technology. Palau is the first sovereign nation in the world to authorize a blockchain-native digital residency program. Taras Marchuk, Managing partner at Astra Capital, hosted a fireside chat with Surangel Whipps, Jr. Enjoy a short version of their conversation.


Panel discussion: How institutional adoption is changing the future of digital assets 

Moderator: Jorge Carrasco, Managing Director, Blockchain and Digital Assets, FTI Consulting; Speakers: Luuk Strijers, CCO, Deribit;

Payal Shah, Director of Equity & Cryptocurrency Product Development, CME Group;

Jihane Hajjaji, Sales Executive, MENA, Blockdaemon.


Presentation: How can Web3.0 make the world better Speaker: Vadim Krutov, COO at Bitfury Group

Bitfury Group is the world’s leading full-service blockchain technology company. Since their founding in 2011, Bitfury Group has mined over 600,000 Bitcoins.


Presentation: Owning your identity
Speaker: William Wang, CEO, RNS.ID

RNS ID is a digital identity platform developed to support the application and issuance of sovereignty-backed digital IDs (issued by The Republic of Palau).


Panel discussion: The financial landscape redefined: the transformation and future of crypto exchanges


Moderator: Anton Golub, Founder and President, SwissAssetDAO.

Speakers: Luuk Strijers, CCO, Deribit;

Alex Chehade, General Manager, Binance FZE;

Alvin Hu, Head of Institutional Clients, KuCoin.


Fireside chat: Digital assets in the evolving technological and regulatory landscape

Marcel Kasumovich, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Coinbase Asset Management

Moderator: Vugar Adigozalov, CMO, BeInCrypto

Keynote: Remittance Revolution

Speaker: Jose Lemus, CEO at IBEX


IBEX is a bitcoin infrastructure company specialized in Lightning Network enterprise solutions. Founded in 2018, they are a world leader in providing Lightning-as-a-Service infrastructure for quick, scalable deployment. Company has offices in El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and in the US.

Panel discussion: The rise of digital assets adoption across institutional players


Moderator: Faraj Abutalibov, Venom Foundation, Crypto Executive

Speakers: Sebastian Widmann, Head of Strategy, Komainu;

CJ, Managing Director, Head of Sales (APAC & EMEA), GSR;

Marc Meuwissen, Global Head of Crypto BD, IMC Trading;

Frank van Zegveld, Head of Sales EMEA, Talos Trading.


Panel discussion: How Bitcoin fights monetary colonialism

Moderator: Yue Feng, BITMAIN

Speakers: Jose Lemus, Co-Founder & CEO, IBEX; Vadim Krutov, COO, Bitfury Group;

Anton Golub, Founder and President, SwissAssetDAO.


Presentation: Future of governance and conscious leadership

Speaker: Anastasia Kalinina, CEO, reState Foundation

reState Foundation, a Swiss-based non-profit foundation aiming to reimagine the future of governance and global collaboration.
Anastasia was a Head of Regional Agenda at the World Economic Forum and Senior Advisor on Partnerships to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

Panel discussion: The adoption of digital assets & blockchain from an institutional trading perspective (November 2023)


Moderator: Faraj Abutalibov, Venom Foundation, Crypto Executive

Speakers: Valérie Noël, Head of Trading, Syz Group

Cameron Dickie, Head of Distribution, Laser Digital

William Harvey, Director of Institutional Sales, Bullish




Investing in crypto and Web3 projects. Financial institutions and digital assets.


Mining in the bear market. Maximizing efficiency and sustainability. Global logistics and supply chain management.


Cyberattacks and fraud.

Chain analysis. Digital asset custody. Privacy in a digital age.


The tandem of AI and blockchain technology. Opportunities and challenges.


Tokenizing real-world assets. Decentralization and the future of the Internet. CBDC: Threat or opportunity?

NFT & GameFi

The innovative power of NFT. NFT in real and virtual worlds. Bringing transparency into the art world. Web3 gaming evolution, or revolution.


Trading and investment strategies in light of tumultuous market turmoil. Managing risk and reward in TradFi & DeFi. OTC deals.


Crypto startups. Growth, accelerators, funding

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Astra Capital is a global investment management firm focused exclusively on digital currency and blockchain tech. The firm provides superior risk-adjusted returns by combining fundamental research with an active involvement approach, and manage investments across three strategies - passive, hedge, and venture.

Astra Capital has a broad network of projects, influencers, and founders for deal sourcing.




Crypto Executives is a largest community of C-level executives in blockchain industry. With more than 2200 members it is the space where executives could network and find valuable resources. It consists of 700+ Venture Capital firms, all major L1/L2 blockchains, major centralized and decentralized exchanges and founders of various protocols. It holds multiple events both offline and online uniting the executives and propelling the crypto industry forward.  

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We offer our partners to engage with a targeted audience, boost their deal flow, make meaningful connections, meet with senior decision-makers, form new partnerships, and promote their products and services. 

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