November 30, 2023

 3rd ANNUAL 

Canadian Blockchain Summit

Join us for an exciting single-day event that brings together leading organizations, companies and thought leaders to showcase how this emerging technology is transforming the future.

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Connecting Canada’s Blockchain Innovation with the World

The Canadian Blockchain Summit has been an influential showcase for our exciting national Web3, DeFi, and enterprise blockchain innovation since 2019. This November, join our ecosystem for a one-day event that demonstrates the power of blockchain to transform all aspects of our world – from the leading fintech applications creating a new economy to industry-disrupting smart contracts and automation.

With world leading speakers and in-depth discussions on issues like regulation, quantum cybersecurity, the future of mining, and tokenization, the Summit brings together hundreds of blockchain professionals, business adopters, and technology enthusiasts to explore the incredible possibilities of our digital, decentralized future.

There couldn’t be a more important time to unite our ecosystem and share the incredible advancements Canada is making in building a technology-centered economy. After the most turbulent year in the history of cryptocurrency, we need collaboration, creativity, and inspiration to reshape the future of blockchain – and we hope you’ll be a part of it.


Connecting Alberta to the global digital economy and providing efficient, low-cost and innovative ways of sharing value and utilizing challenging to monetize energy resources


Replacing manual, inefficient transaction, trade and reporting processes through automated agreements that save time, costs, and reduce frequent disputes across all industries


Representing real-world value like property, equity and services as digital twins that provide full traceability, provenance records, and liquid tradability on global markets


Canada Blockchain Summit

The Future of Value

With billions of new dollars flowing into Web3 platforms in 2022, the challenges facing the DeFi sector haven’t stopped innovation from accelerating. Explore why blockchain is gaining massive traction by traditional global institutions and industries, with topics including:

  • Why TradFi is banking its future on large-scale asset tokenization
  • Bitcoin’s upcoming Halving and new opportunities for the energy sector
  • Retail momentum in the Metaverse after a shaky start

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Regulatory Progress

Clear regulations that protect consumers without stifling innovation have been a goal of the blockchain industry for years – and in 2023, the pace of policy development has finally started to accelerate. Important regulatory issues discussed at the Summit include:

  • Canada’s challenging new CSA guidelines for crypto businesses
  • How global shifts in policy are transforming the industry
  • What Canada can learn from Bermuda’s successful frameworks

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High-Impact Use Cases

Non-fintech applications for blockchain technologies are often viewed as at the beginning of a decades-long maturation cycle, but 2023 is showing signs of being a turning point for meaningful adoption across industries and government. Discover why the technology’s unique advantages are creating new opportunities for:

  • Modern, digital, and accessible government services
  • Trusted and transparent sustainable investment and climate action
  • Automated industries through convergence with AI and IoT

Canada Blockchain Summit

Building Strong Communities

Ecosystems are the foundation for collaboration, uniting developers, entrepreneurs, investors, and technology adopters. How can Canada leverage the power of its technology communities to support faster growth, greater innovation, and international opportunities for its talented companies? The Summit creates a platform for discussion on:

  • Strategies for building Canadian digital unicorns
  • The path to a strong and inclusive blockchain industry
  • DeFi innovation for an accessible and open digital economy


Join hundreds of professionals from diverse backgrounds for an incredible one day event that will transform your views on blockchain’s potential to reshape our world. The Summit features:

  • 5 panels covering the most exciting areas of Canada’s blockchain sector
  • Keynotes and fireside chats from top fintech thought leaders
  • Networking opportunities and facilitation
  • An exciting evening reception

Register now to secure your ticket:


Join an Incredible 1-Day Experience
(Ticket prices include Lunch and Evening Reception)

Full Conference Pass - inc. Lunch & Evening Reception
CA$250.00 +CA$0.00
Student Pass
CA$140.00 +CA$10.43
Early Bird
CA$190.00 +CA$13.68

Sponsorship opportunities are still available – please contact us at for details.


Chief Executive Officer | VirgoCX Inc.

Adam Cai

Adam Cai, the visionary founder and CEO of Virgo, embodies the...

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Partner | Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Dr. Alison Manzer

Alison has developed expertise in a wide range...

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President, CEO | Stablecorp

Alex McDougall

Speaker (Consensus, CES, World Crypto Con, CoinAgenda, others), author...

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Head of Digital Product: Payments & Rewards | Scotiabank

Amreen Sodhi

Amreen is an experienced leader in Financial Services with deep expertise...

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Founder | Fem T3ch

Ashley Wright

Meet Ashley Wright, creator of the 7-week “Crypto...

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Associate Director | Luxor Technologies

Ben Harper

As Associate Director with Luxor Technologies, a Seattle-based digital...

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Regulatory & Financial Crime Account Exec - Canada | Chainalysis Inc.

Brent Bowden

With almost fifteen years of experience in the Federal,...

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Chief Executive Officer and President | WonderFi

Dean Skurka

Dean Skurka was formerly the Head of Finance and Compliance for FLC and...

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Chief Executive Officer | Tetra Trust

Didier Lavallee

Didier brings over 16 years of capital markets and asset servicing experience to Tetra...

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President | Coinsquare

Eric Richmond

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President, CEO | MMH Data Systems

Emma Todd

As a seasoned speaker, Emma has spoken on a panel at Parliament...

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Chief Executive Officer | Hut 8 Mining Corp.

Jaime Leverton

A transformational leader with a proven track record for accelerating growth...

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Innovation Leader for Audit and Assurance and the National Digital Assurance Leader | Deloitte

Janine Moir

I am passionate about the intersection of technology and finance. I am...

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Chief Financial Officer | BlockLAB

Jason Budgell

Jason has accumulated more than 15 years of experience in financial services...

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Partner | Miller Thomson LLP

Kirk Emery

I am a business lawyer specializing in M&A...

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Partner & Co-Leader, Cryptoassets & Blockchain Center of Excellence | KPMG LLP.

Kunal Bhasin

He possesses over 10 years of experience conducting and leading...

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Director of Public Policy | Foundry

Kyle Schneps


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Partner, Co-Chair, Digital Assets and Blockchain | Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Laure Fouin

Her practice focuses on financial institutions, financial products...

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Managing Partner | BlockZero

Laurent Féral-Pierssens,

Laurent is a business leader specializing in the future of finance and payment through digital assets...

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Head of Institutional Sales | Aquanow

Mathew Szeto

He spent 15 years at RBC Capital Markets...

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Managing Director, Canada & Global Staking | Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

Mark Greenberg

He is responsible for product growth and operations...

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Partner | Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Matt Burgoyne

Matthew Burgoyne is a corporate commercial lawyer...

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Global Head of Business Development | DV Chain

Michael Rabkin

Michael Rabkin is the Global Head of Business Development at DV Chain, a global leader in over-...

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President and Chief Executive Officer | Bitvo Inc.

Pamela Draper

Prior to joining Pateno and Bitvo, Pamela spent approximately...

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Counsel | Gowling WLG

Sam Gabor

Sam is Counsel in Gowling WLG's Calgary office. He has a longstanding...

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Chief Executive Officer | Raven Energy Solutions

Simon Raven

Simon Raven graduated from the University of Calgary in 2000 with a

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VP of Corporate Development | Hut8

Sue Ennis

I help drive retail and institutional investor interest & awareness into hidden...

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Chief Operating Officer | NDAX

Tanim Rasul

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8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Registration and Networking

9:30 AM – 10:15AM

Opening Remarks Crypto and International Security

Koleya Karringten, Executive Director, Canadian Blockchain Consortium
Kyle Schneps, Director of Public Policy, Foundry

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion Bridging Access to Services for Canadian Crypto Companies

Every successful business needs access to important financial and professional services like banking and insurance, but in the case of the cryptocurrency industry, misperceptions of high risk have left many companies struggling to obtain bank accounts, credit, and liability and cybersecurity insurance. Collaboration between the crypto sector and these service providers is key to a safe and thriving industry, which takes education, open dialogues, and the co-development of solutions tailored for the industry’s needs. Join an expert panel from Canada’s blockchain ecosystem to discover why these services are so essential, strategies for effective communication, and how successfully bridging this gap will lead to opportunities for beneficial economic growth.

Michael Rabkin, Global Head of Business Development, DVChain
Mathew Szeto, Head of Institutional Sales, Aquanow
Pamela Draper, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pateno Payments & Bitvo Inc
Eric Richmond, President, Coinsquare
Amreen Sodhi, Head of Digital Product: Payments & Rewards, Scotiabank

11:00 AM – 11:45AM

Panel Discussion Navigating Global Changes in Crypto Regulations

For years, the ability of authorities to regulate the crypto sector has been outpaced by technological advances, the growth of digital businesses, and mass adoption by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Catalyzed by increasing TradFi integration and concerns about consumer protection, 2022 and 2023 have seen a major increase in new regulations and proposals from governments like Canada, the US, and EU – but managing risks while supporting valuable innovation has been a difficult balance. This panel brings together diverse experts across law and fintech to discuss the impact of new regulations like MiCA and Canada’s updated CSA requirements, the potential effect of a US crypto crackdown, and ways to support effective government and crypto collaboration.

Matt Burgoyne, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Janine Moir, Partner, National Digital Assurance Leader, Business Assurance, Deloitte
Tanim Rasul, Chief Operating Officer, NDAX
Sam Gabor, Counsel, Gowling WLG
Kunal Bhasin, Partner, Advisory Services & Co-Leader, Cryptoassets & Blockchain CoE, KPMG LLP.

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel Discussion The Next Halving Will Transform Bitcoin Mining

Approximately every four years, the Bitcoin network undergoes a major change that has historically led to big moves in the coin’s market value – and forces the mining sector to quickly adapt to a much more challenging market. Predicted for the spring of 2024, the next halving will reduce block rewards by 50% and increase the scarcity of mineable Bitcoin, and according to many analysts, could rapidly accelerate the crypto’s entry into a new bull market. This panel will bring together mining and crypto executives to explore the impact predicted by the next halving on BTC’s price trajectory and ways companies are preparing to meet the challenge of increased mining difficulty.

Ben Harper, Associate Director, Luxor Technologies
Emma Todd, President, MMH Data Systems
Jason Budgell, Chief Financial Officer , BlockLAB
Sue Ennis, VP of Corporate Development, Hut 8
Simon Raven, Chief Executive Officer, Raven Energy Solutions

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Panel Discussion Navigating the Liquid Staking Landscape: Legal and Industry Perspectives

This panel will focus on the rapidly expanding arena of Liquid Staking, with special emphasis on Lido, one of its most prominent platforms. Liquid staking has garnered significant attention over the past year for its innovative approach to asset staking, namely by allowing participants to stake their cryptocurrency assets while simultaneously offering liquidity. These capabilities have addressed key limitations seen in traditional staking models, primarily the issue of asset illiquidity. Our discussion will engage industry leaders in exploring the practical, legal and regulatory landscape impacting liquid staking. The panel aims to identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, focusing on the general legal frameworks applicable to this emerging financial mechanism.

Kirk Emery, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP.
Laure Fouin, Partner, Co-Chair, Digital Assets and Blockchain, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Dean Skurka, Chief Executive Officer and President, WonderFi
Didier Lavalee, CEO, Tetra Trust Compant
Mark Greenberg, Managing Director, Canada & Global Staking, Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Networking break

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel Regulations and the Next Evolution of Stablecoins

In 2023, the global market cap for stablecoins reached 12% of the entire cryptocurrency sector, with accelerating adoption by governments, traditional finance, and as a payments solution for individuals. However, unclear regulations in many jurisdictions and concerns about how much the stability of this asset class can be trusted are giving these useful digital assets a less than certain future. What makes stablecoins so important to the digital economy – and how can consumers best identify safe projects, build successful use cases, and understand regulatory trends? This panel brings together legal and financial experts to give their perspective on these stablecoin questions and more.

Laurent Féral-Pierssens, Managing Partner, BlockZero Advisors
Adam Cai, Chief Executive Officer, VirgoCX Inc.
Alex McDougall, President, Chief Executive Officer, Stablecorp
Brent Bowden, Federal & Provincial Account Exec. Strategic Accounts - Canada, Chainalysis, Inc
Dr. Alison Manzer, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Fireside Chat with Jaime Leverton, CEO, Hut 8

4:45PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 PM



Community Builder


We’re Canada’s national ecosystem for accelerating our blockchain industry. The Consortium brings together the top companies, researchers and thought leaders in cryptocurrency, mining, tokenization, and business blockchain solutions to collaborate on ways that we can transform Canada into a world-class blockchain hub and benefit from the rapid global shift towards digitalization and decentralization.

Discover more about our mission, vision, and activities at, including:

  • Frequent webinars on leading blockchain topics
  • In-person and virtual events
  • Research and ecosystem projects
  • Government and industry advocacy
  • Expert committees like legal, fintech and ESG