The Crypto
Gathering 2022

Remixing The Future Together

Crypto Gathering 2022

Thousands of investors, thinkers, and doers joined us at the most electrifying online event in crypto — Real Vision’s Crypto Gathering.

The Crypto Gathering returned for a spectacular third year on March 23—25. We delved deep into the crypto space with dynamite interviews, how-to sessions, panel discussions and much more.

From the already-happening to the maybe-possible. From the heart of Wall Street adoption to the edge of innovation. From NFTs to DeFi to the metaverse to TradFi… and a sh*t ton more besides.

Oh, and for the first time ever… the community decided what the agenda should be for Day 3 and what our rock star speakers should talk about.

“This is the beauty of crypto and the internet. They open so many doors. We just need to help everyone get access and education”

Denzul W. at Crypto Gathering 2021

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! Excellent info, access to the best minds in crypto, and a Masters Degree in crypto in 3 days. Thanks Real Vision and Raoul”

Katie at Crypto Gathering 2021

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So, What's Happened…?

Day 1

Redrawing the Big Picture

Crypto banking and regulation… Geopolitical and economic upheaval… the increasing cross-over of crypto and macro. Day 1 brought in the heavy-hitters to share their insights on The Big Picture of WTH is going on and where it’s all going…

Day 2

The NFT-ification of the World

A full day of the Crypto Gathering dedicated to NFTs. Everything from whether the NFT market is overheated to applications for NFTs that are being dreamed up today to a multi-interview deep dive on how NFTs can be used for good…


The Community Decided…

For the first time ever, one full day of the Crypto Gathering was dedicated to sessions voted on by you.

Led by the Real Vision Pro Crypto community, ticket-holders voted on the topics they most want to see discussed at the Crypto Gathering. And Real Vision gathered together speakers and streamed these sessions live from New York City.

The Rock Star Speakers

Nowhere else on the planet will you find this mix of digital assets A-listers, macro key thinkers, and investing heavy hitters.

Sales Director

Founder & CEO GMI
& Co-Founder & CEO Real Vision

CEO & Co-Chief Investment Officer

Senior Crypto Editor
Real Vision

Founder & CEO
Custodia Bank

Co-Founder & Division Lead
Block Digital Corporation

Delphi Digital

Chief Visionary Officer & Founder
Crypto Blockchain Plug

Bill Tai

ACTAI Global

Maggie Lake

Senior Host
Real Vision

Jack Spallone

Head of Crypto
HiFi Labs

Founder & CEO

Crypto Journalist
Unchained and Unconfirmed

& Co-Head Digital Innovation Strategy Real Vision

& Co-Head Digital Innovation Strategy Real Vision

Director of Geopolitical Analysis
Cognitive Investments

The Defiant

Seed Club

Founder & CEO
Chamber of Digital Commerce

President & CEO

Cristofer Atiencia

VP Special Projects
Real Vision

Elaine Ly

Crypto Producer
Real Vision

Partner & Chief Strategist
Clocktower Group

Co-Portfolio Manager and Co-Founder
Hyperion Decimus

Matt Milsom

Qantex Capital Markets

Founder & CEO


Kyle Davies

Co-Founder and Chairman
Three Arrows Capital

Alexandra McCarroll

LYNX, phas3

Sarah Hamburg

LYNX & phas3

Asta Li

Co-Founder & CTO

Grace Isford

Lux Capital

Lawrence Lewitinn

Managing Editor, Global Capital Markets and Co-Host of First Mover

Alex Mashinsky

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
Celsius Network

Samuel Burke

Managing Editor & Senior Host
Real Vision

Brad van Voorhees

Sustainable Bitcoin Standard

Max Song

Sustainable Bitcoin Standard

Lisa Cuesta

Head of Business Development

Murray Legg

PhotoChromic AG

Who was It For?

You. Yep… you. It’s called “Gathering” for a reason – because it unites all the digital assets tribes for 3 days of learning from each other and from our rock star line-up.

At Real Vision we believe that the massive diversity of experiences and opinions in the digital assets space is a strength, not a weakness.

Designed with both crypto novices and experts in mind, Crypto Gathering 2022 is both celebration and workshop.


At the first Crypto Gathering in 2020, the price of Bitcoin was hovering around the $9,000 mark. Now, it’s more than 4x this price, at one point in time nearly 8x.

So the curious could be forgiven for thinking you’ve “missed” it. But you haven’t… not even close. We’re so early in the evolution of the entire space that if you dive into your learning journey now, you’re still early. We’re still in the discovering the Americas phase. So the best time to start learning about it? Right now…

Into TradFi

If you’re a macro investor in the traditional finance world, digital assets can seem alien. But Raoul Pal (our Co-Founder and CEO) believes that Bitcoin is literally the most powerful macro bet right now — and that macro drives crypto.

Plus, even though the space is still only a little over a decade old, it has matured. And traditional finance tools like options, ETFs and more are being applied to the digital assets space all the time…

A Digital Assets Aficionado

We know the type. You think the digital assets world provides a real life raft to the existing broken financial system… you know there will be successes and failures along the way, but you see the big picture as the entire digital value system being created in front of your eyes.

You’re in, in other words…

About the Crypto Gathering

In June 2020, Real Vision dreamed up and put on a two-day online event: The Crypto Gathering.

It took us just 15 days to put together – the result?

More than 8,500 people joined us to learn from rock stars like Niall Ferguson, PlanB, Marty Bent, and Caitlin Long…

Close to 2,000 people joined the conversation in Slack…

And its success led to the birth of the Real Vision Crypto channel, the world’s premier cryptocurrency and digital assets video channel.

In 2021, The Crypto Gathering was back. Bigger, better, and bolder than ever, with more than 12,000 people gathering.

I’m already excited for Crypto Gathering 2022 and it’s not even over.

— Nathan at Crypto Gathering 2021


About Real Vision

Real Vision is an on-demand finance and education platform you can watch basically anywhere (mobile, desktop, smart TV).

We’re on a mission to democratize access to financial intelligence. And we help you understand the complex world of finance, business and the global economy with real in-depth analysis from real experts.

The 250,000+ Real Vision members get a competitive edge like no other on the planet…

Frequently Asked Questions

If you registered in time for Crypto Gathering 2022, then you can watch the recordings whenever you like.

Just log in to your Real Vision account and go to your Profile and check the ‘Events’ section, for access to all the events you’ve registered for.

(If you’re already logged in, you can click here to see and access the events you’ve registered for.)

One of the reasons we set up Real Vision was because we knew the financial system faced existential problems. People got left behind by governments and central banks, with the gross over-financialization of the economy.

The crypto world is changing that, giving everyone a chance to get in on the ground floor of the 21st century revolution.

Sergio Silva

Fireblocks, Sales Director

Sergio Silva is an NFT collector and a founding member of NeonDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization focused on supporting, building, and serving as a community hub for the open metaverse. Professionally, Sergio is a Sales Director at Fireblocks, the leader in digital asset and cryptocurrency custody, transfer and issuance technology where he leads the company’s expansion into the Latin American market. 

Previously, Sergio was a Director at Barclays, leading the Latin American Equity Derivatives and Structured Products sales team. Prior to his seven years at Barclays, he started his career at Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the Emerging Markets sales team in 2009. Sergio graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BBA in Finance.

Raoul Pal

Real Vision, Co-Founder & CEO

Raoul Pal is the Co-Founder and CEO of Real Vision, the world’s pre-eminent financial media platform, which helps members understand the complex world of finance, business, and the global economy. Real Vision members also have access to Real Vision Crypto, a cryptocurrency and digital assets video channel watched by over 235,000 people. 

In addition, Raoul has been publishing Global Macro Investor since January 2005 to provide original, high quality, quantifiable and easily readable research for the global macro investment community hedge funds, family offices, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. It draws on his considerable 31 years of experience in advising hedge funds and managing a global macro hedge fund. Global Macro Investor has one of the very best, proven track records of any newsletter in the industry, producing extremely positive returns in eight out of the last twelve years.

He retired from managing client money at the age of 36 in 2004 and now lives in the tiny Caribbean island of Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Previously he co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for GLG Partners, one of the largest hedge fund groups in the world. Raoul moved to GLG from Goldman Sachs where he co-managed the hedge fund sales business in Equities and Equity Derivatives in Europe. In this role, Raoul established strong relationships with many of the world’s pre-eminent hedge funds, learning from their styles and experiences. Other stop-off points on the way were NatWest Markets and HSBC, although he began his career by training traders in technical analysis.

Dan Morehead

Pantera, CEO & Co-Chief Investment Officer

Dan founded Pantera Capital in 2003 – managing a billion dollars in hedge fund strategies. He previously served as Head of Macro Trading and CFO at Tiger Management with Julian Robertson. Dan began his career as a Collateralized Mortgage Obligation trader at Goldman Sachs. Dan graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S. in Structural Engineering and received the Carmichael Prize for his thesis.

Pantera Capital is the first institutional investment firm focused exclusively on bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies in the blockchain tech ecosystem. Pantera launched the first cryptocurrency fund in the United States when bitcoin was at $65/BTC in 2013. The firm subsequently launched the first exclusively-blockchain venture fund and recently concluded raising its third venture fund. In 2017 Pantera was the first firm to offer a pre-auction ICO fund. Pantera Bitcoin Fund has returned over 16,000% in seven years and has returned billions to its investors. Pantera manages $3.2bn across three strategies – passive, hedge, and venture — exclusively focused on bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies in the blockchain tech ecosystem.

Ash Bennington

Real Vision, Senior Crypto Editor

Ash Bennington is Senior Editor & Crypto Editor at Real Vision, where he covers finance, investing, and economics, with a particular focus on blockchain and digital assets. Prior to joining Real Vision, he ran CoinDesk’s market coverage.

Mr. Bennington is a former CNBC reporter, and served as Editor-in-Chief of Nouriel Roubini’s Macro Economics Blog ‘Roubini EconoMonitor with Ash Bennington’. His work has appeared in Business Insider, The Christian Science Monitor, ZeroHedge, The Observer, and Yahoo Finance.

Before becoming a journalist, he was a Vice President of e-Commerce at BB&T and held the title Assistant Vice-President & Technical Expert at Credit Suisse.

Caitlin Long

Custodia Bank, Founder & CEO

Caitlin Long is Founder & CEO of Custodia Bank. A 22-year Wall Street veteran, Ms. Long became involved with Bitcoin in 2012. She was a managing director who ran Morgan Stanley’s pension solutions business (2007-16), held senior roles at Credit Suisse (1997-2007) and began her career at Salomon Brothers (1994-97).

From 2016-18 she jointly spearheaded a blockchain project for delivering market index data to Vanguard as chairman and president of Symbiont, an enterprise blockchain start-up. In 2017, after a flaw in a Wyoming law blocked her from donating appreciated bitcoin to endow a scholarship for female engineers at the University of Wyoming, she volunteered to help fix the statute. That led to her helping spearhead a multi-year initiative to make Wyoming, her native state, an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where Wyoming has enacted 24 blockchain-enabling laws since 2018. Two Wyoming governors have appointed her to serve on the Wyoming Legislature’s Blockchain Task Force/Blockchain Select Committee.

She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 1994), the Kennedy School of Government (MPP, 1994) and the University of Wyoming (BA, 1990).

Santiago Velez

Block Digital Corporation , Co-Founder & Division Lead (R&D)

20-year veteran of the Power Generation industry as a Nuclear Engineer with a focus on computational analysis and thermal-hydraulics.

5-year veteran of the blockchain industry with focus on building the physical Layer 0 of Web 3, computation, hashing, transcoding, rendering, file storage, etc.

Kevin Kelly

Delphi Digital, Co-Founder

Kevin Kelly is a co-founder and Head of Global Macro Strategy for Delphi Digital, a research & consulting firm dedicated to the digital asset market, where he provides key insight on the salient trends impacting both traditional and digital asset markets, helping bridge the gap between conventional market analysis and blockchain-specific applications.

In his prior role as a U.S. Equity Strategist, Kevin provided insight on global equity markets for a vast array of institutional clients. He is often cited in financial journalism or can be found discussing markets across various financial media outlets (TV, radio, etc.). Kevin is a CFA charterholder and co-host of The Delphi Podcast.

Najah Roberts

Crypto Blockchain Plug, Chief Visionary Officer & Founder

Najah is the CEO and Chief Visionary Officer of the first African American owned brick and mortar cryptocurrency exchanges in the country – Crypto Blockchain Plug located in Inglewood, CA. She has spent 10+ years counseling thousands of inner-city youth, business professionals, athletes, and families in the cryptocurrency and financial education space.

Najah strives to live a life of relevancy and purpose through service to others and has quickly become a revered figure in online communities like Clubhouse. She has now expanded her reach by Creating Crypto Kids Camp, Co-Founding The Black Wall Street Wallet alongside Hill Harper, as well as Co-Founding CENT (Crypto Entertainment News TV). A highly gifted motivational speaker, educator, philanthropist, and leader in her community, Najah has made it her personal goal through her social influence to change narratives, raise bars, and set standards.

She continues to remain fearlessly devoted to making a difference in communities across the nation through education and advocacy of generational wealth.

Billy Barhydt

Abra, Founder & CEO

Bill Barhydt — born in New York City, and currently residing near San Francisco — is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in Internet technologies for 30 years.

Bill is the founder and CEO of Abra. Forbes describes Abra as “the Robinhood of Crypto!” Abra enables myriad crypto banking services for consumers and institutions including trading, high yield interest accounts, borrowing and lending. Abra has customers in over 100 countries.

Before starting Abra, Bill spent 15 years working on mobile money and financial inclusion projects throughout the world and consulted to many governments, aid agencies and telecoms on mobile banking deployments. Bill started Boom Financial, now part of Digicel, to bring mobile banking and microfinance to every corner of the world. This led Bill to Bitcoin in 2011. Bill started his career working in R&D at the CIA and NASA and also spent several years working at Goldman Sachs in bond trading and Fixed Income markets. As one of the early team members of Netscape, Bill was involved in building some of the core infrastructure that helped grow the consumer Internet we all know and use everyday.

As a globally recognized expert in Internet and Mobile technologies Bill has presented at over 100 conferences including The World Economic Forum, The US State Department, The Mobile World Congress and TED where he gave the first ever TED Talk on Bitcoin in 2012.

About Abra:
At Abra, we’re making cryptocurrency investing simple. Abra operates an easy-to-use smartphone-based wallet and exchange supporting 75 digital assets. Users can buy, sell, store, and invest in cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies plus manage all crypto investments, in one simple app. Our vision is an open, global financial system that is easily accessible to everyone.

Laura Shin

Crypto Journalist // Host of Unchained and Unconfirmed Podcasts

Laura is a crypto/blockchain journalist and host of the Unchained and Unconfirmed podcasts. She is working on a book about the history of the crypto space to be published by PublicAffairs/Hachette. As a former senior editor of Forbes, she was the first mainstream reporter to cover crypto assets full-time.

Laura graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Stanford University and have a Master of Arts from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Moritz Heiden

Munich Re Investment Partners, Head of Quantitative Research

Moritz is Head of Quantitative Research at Munich Re Investment Partners, a systematic investment management specialist within Munich Re Group. Moritz is responsible for developing and implementing quantitatively driven strategies based on financial as well as alternative and proprietary data. Moritz is publishing research regularly on his blog He is the inventor of the Real Vision Bot, an Artificial Intelligence that extracts sentiment from the interviews on Real Vision and runs portfolios based on surveys conducted on the Real Vision Exchange.

Moritz holds a PhD from the University of Augsburg and a Master of Mathematical Finance from the University of Konstanz.

Moritz Seibert

Munich Re Investment Partners, CEO & CIO

Moritz is the CEO/CIO of Munich Re Investment Partners, a systematic asset management company serving institutional clients globally. Privately, Moritz is a quantitative trader in the futures and options markets, and more recently also in crypto. In prior roles Moritz worked at investment banks, most recently for RBS in the UK as well as in the USA, where he was responsible for the bank’s equity derivatives structuring business. He’s the co-founder of Aquantum, a systematic CTA focused on commodities trading and runs the Twoquants website together with Moritz Heiden.

Jacob Shapiro

Cognitive Investments, Director of Geopolitical Analysis

Jacob oversees geopolitical analysis at Cognitive Investments, working with the CI research team to integrate geopolitics into CI’s investment strategies.

In addition to CI, Jacob is the founder and Chief Strategist of Perch Perspectives, a business and political risk consulting firm that helps global businesses identify and plan for key global risks to their supply chains.

Camila Russo

The Defiant, Founder

Camila Russo is the Founder of The Defiant, a media company focusing on decentralized finance, and the author of The Infinite Machine, the most read book on the history of Ethereum. Previously, she was a markets and crypto reporter at Bloomberg News based in New York, Madrid and Buenos Aires. She has an MSc in Journalism from Northwestern University and is originally from Santiago, Chile.
Camila Russo es la fundadora de The Defiant, una empresa de medios enfocada en las finanzas descentralizadas, y autora de The Infinite Machine, el libro más leído sobre la historia de Ethereum. Anteriormente, fue reportera de mercados y cripto en Bloomberg News, basada en Nueva York, Madrid y Buenos Aires. Tiene estudios de periodismo de Northwestern University y de la Universidad Católica de Chile.

Jess Sloss

Seed Club, Instigator

Jess is the co-creator of Seed Club, an incubator for tokenized communities.

Started as a DAO, Seed Club is a growing family of creators, mentors and operators building the future of community. Since its inception less than a year ago, Seed Club has successfully completed three cohorts – helping 36 projects on their path to decentralization.

Seed Club is backed by leading funds and angels in web3, and is now home to a venture arm, a podcast and the mCLUB DAO.

Jess hosts the popular Seed Club Podcast and regularly speaks on the emerging web 3 and DAO ecosystems on podcasts like The Defiant, Real Vision and more.

Perianne Boring

Chamber of Digital Commerce, Founder & President

Perianne Boring is the Founder & President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s largest trade association representing the blockchain industry. The Chamber’s mission is to promote the acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies. Working with policymakers, regulatory agencies, and industry, the Chamber advocates for a pro-growth policy environment that fosters job creation, innovation, and investment.

Perianne was named America’s Top 50 Women in Tech by Forbes. In 2016, she was named 10 Most Influential People in Blockchain by CoinDesk.

Alan Lane

Silvergate, President & CEO

Mr. Lane has been with Silvergate since December 2008. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Silvergate Capital Corporation and is Chief Executive Officer of Silvergate Bank. With over 35 years of corporate and financial institution leadership experience, he formerly held the positions of Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Southwest Community Bancorp; Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Data Solutions, Inc.; and Director and Chief Executive Officer of Business Bank of California.

In addition to his financial institution experience, Mr. Lane has served as President/CEO or Chief Financial Officer of both manufacturing and retail companies. Mr. Lane serves on the Board of Directors of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. He earned his B.A. in Economics from San Diego State University

Marko Papic

Clocktower Group, Partner & Chief Strategist

Marko is a Partner and Chief Strategist at Clocktower Group, an alternative investment asset management firm based in Santa Monica, California. He leads the firm’s Strategy Team, providing bespoke research to clients and partners on geopolitics, macroeconomics, and markets.

Prior to joining the firm, Marko founded BCA Research’s Geopolitical Strategy practice (GPS) in 2012, the financial industry’s first dedicated political analysis investment strategy. The GPS service generated geopolitical alpha by identifying gaps between the market’s political expectations and the firm’s forecasts. Marko was a Senior Vice President and the firm’s Chief Geopolitical Strategist.

Marko began his career as a Senior Analyst at Stratfor, a global intelligence agency where he contributed to the firm’s global geopolitical strategy as well as its analyst recruitment and training program. In his academic work, he helped create the Center for European Union Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Marko holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA from the University of British Columbia.

He is the author of Geopolitical Alpha: An Investment Framework for Predicting the Future, a book that introduces his constraints-based framework to investors.

Chris Sullivan

Hyperion Decimus, Co-Portfolio Manager & Co-Founder

Co-Portfolio Manager and Co-Founder at Hyperion Decimus, LLC-Investment Manager for Libertas Fund, LLC, a quantitative-multi-strategy digital asset fund launched in 2018.

Since 2007, Mr. Sullivan has been in the securities and investment industry with concentrations in systematic strategies and algorithmic portfolio construction, volatility trading, futures and derivatives. Mr. Sullivan holds Series 3, 4, 7, 24, 30,31,66,215, AWMA, CRPC and is an active Chartered Market Technician (CMT).

Mr. Sullivan holds a BA in History and English, with minors in Music and Economics. He’s also completed an executive MBA in Blockchain at MIT SLOAN.

Amit Sharma

FinClusive, Founder & CEO

Amit Sharma has engaged in a myriad of roles that intersect financial markets, risk management, regulatory compliance, and international development. He is the Founder and CEO of FinClusive, a hybrid financial-technology and regulatory technology (fintech/regtech) company dedicated to financial inclusion. FinClusive serves the growing fintech, virtual asset/blockchain and other nonbank/alternative financial services sector by providing the ability to connect and on/off ramp to U.S. based bank partners to facilitate cross border transactions seamlessly between crypto/blockchain and traditional payment rails—with an embedded full-stack global-standard financial crimes compliance (FCC) platform. Prior to FinClusive, Amit worked in both the public and private sectors, including with: Mitsubishi UFJ, Command Global Services and at the US Treasury Department, first at the inception of the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI), and later as COS to the Deputy Secretary and Advisor to Treasury’s senior team under Secretary Henry Paulson.

David Puth

Centre, CEO

David Puth is the CEO of Centre, the company that governs the technology, policy, compliance, audit, and reserve standards for USD Coin (USDC), the world’s fastest growing dollar-based digital currency.

 Centre was founded in 2018 by market-leading companies Coinbase and Circle to enable the development and growth of Centre stablecoins, commencing with USDC. Coin (USDC). Stablecoins are price-stable cryptocurrencies that are transforming the global financial system by enabling payments to move domestically and across borders at the speed of the internet.
Centre was founded with the mission to connect every person, merchant and financial service in the world through the power of digital currency and open, public blockchain networks.
Mr. Puth’s career spans more than three decades of leadership in the financial markets, payments, and technology sectors.  Prior to joining Centre, he served as the CEO of CLS Group, a Designated Systemically Important Financial Market Utility, and the leading provider of risk management and operational solutions for the global foreign exchange market.  Mr. Puth also spent 19 years at J.P. Morgan, where he served on the JPMorgan Chase Executive Committee and the Investment Bank Management Committee.  He has held key leadership positions in various industry bodies and has worked closely with policymakers on regulatory issues and on best practices for financial markets.
Mr. Puth has held a number of public and private corporate board and advisory positions.  He is also actively involved with non-profit activities.  Since 1998, Mr. Puth has been a member of the board of the Robin Hood Foundation in New York and of the board of the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston since 2009.


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