Women On The Block - Diversity Blockchain Conference

Blockchain Breakfast Series

Presented by the CKR Charitable Foundation

Kickstart Blockchain Week NYC and join us at the Women on the Block Blockchain Conference on Sunday, May 13 featuring women thought leaders in the blockchain community. This event is presented by the CKR Charitable Foundation and proudly features all women speakers, promoting diversity and technology to recognize the contributions and innovations of women across the blockchain industry globally. The event program will start with a Mother's Day Brunch and offer a children's educational tech program. Men and all genders are encouraged to attend.

All proceeds to be donated to support women in technology.

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CKR Speakers

We're proud to have three women from CKR Law speaking at this event. View their bios at the bottom of this page.

  • Alexandra Levin Kramer, the organizer on behalf of CKR Law and the Foundation (also giving Welcome Remarks and moderating the Blockchain Innovation Globally panel)
  • Kristie Blase, moderator of the Word of Law - Blockchain Law & Regulations panel
  • Sima Baktaş, our affiliate in Istanbul, speaking on the Blockchain Innovation Globally panel


Speaker Highlights

  • Caitlin Long, Wyoming Blockchain Coalition
  • Tereza Nemessanyi, Microsoft
  • Thessy Mehrain, ConsenSys
  • Lesly Goh, World Bank Group
  • Elizabeth Lan Davis, former Chief Trial Attorney at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Perianne Boring, Center of Digital Commerce
  • Ayse Iyigundogdu, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
  • Liang Downey, IBM


View the complete agenda at WomenOnTheBlock.io.

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The Details

Sunday, May 13

10:30am - 7:00pm


The Williamsburg Hotel
96 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

The event program will start with a Mother's Day Brunch and offer a children's educational tech program. All proceeds to be donated to support women in technology.

Alexandra Levin Kramer

Alexandra has a unique perspective having served both as a client and legal counsel. She has worked on over US$3 billion of transactions globally and advises U.S. and foreign clients on founding startups, investments, capital raising, sales, leasing and financing in traditional real estate transactions as well as the cutting edge Blockchain and Cryptocurrency industry. As such, she has launched a new practice group at CKR Law, Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency, of which she is chair. Read More


Kristie Blase

Kristie Blase regularly advises privately- and publicly-held companies, their directors and officers, and financial services industry clients to help them minimize and address business risks. Kristie’s goal is to create positive outcomes for her clients. She assists clients with complex commercial litigation, white collar and securities enforcement, internal investigations, and bankruptcy litigation. Kristie regularly litigates employment-related issues, including non-competes, non-solicits, trade secrets, and finders’ fees. She also represents high net worth individuals in business and personal disputes. Read More


Sima Baktaş

Sima Baktaş focuses her areas of practice in general corporate and commercial, real estate, intellectual property, and blockchain technology and digital currency. She is one of the leaders of the pioneering movement of Turkey in cryptocurrency and blockchain law fields with the projection of legal aspects and organizing seminars and summits. She has pursued her visionary lawyer career by keeping up with evolving world needs and trends and by using the experiences from her entrepreneur and project management skills. Read More