CEO and Founder
Helen Disney is the CEO and Founder of Unblocked, a hub for Blockchain events, education and information. She was listed in Innovate Finance’s 2016 Women in Fintech Powerlist and has been referred to by Barclays as a “Blockchain guru”. She is co-chair of the British Blockchain Association’s committee for Policy, Governance and Public Good, sits on the Advisory Board of the Distributed Ledger Foundation, and is also a member of techUK’s DLT working group. In March, she gave evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain and she was recently listed in BCB Engage’s Women to Watch in Crypto and Blockchain. Unblocked Events makes Blockchain technology accessible for a non-technical audience, allowing business leaders, philanthropists, investors and those in public life to harness the potential of Distributed systems and understand the emerging trends surrounding Blockchain. Previously, Helen set up Blockchain Intelligence, a global platform for news, networking and conferences about Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers and worked on outreach at the Bitcoin Foundation, leading/organising a programme of strategic events to communicate the innovative potential of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology to innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers and thought leaders. Bitcoin2014, held in Amsterdam was the first major flagship 3-day event to launch the concept of cryptocurrency into the mainstream of European debate.