NEW YORK, — BlockWorks Group (BWG) today announced that its Digital Asset Summit (DAS) 2020 will take place during New York Blockchain Week on Wednesday, May 13, a follow-up to BWG’s two recent sold out events in New York and London. This year’s DAS conference will gather over 1,000 registrants and lists leading buy-side firms and traders as participants.

DAS: 2020 will gather leaders from exchanges, alternative trading venues, custodians, buy-side investors, banks, crypto technologists, venture capitalists and other industry professionals to discuss, learn and participate in the rapid evolution of the digital asset class.

“This year’s conference will be larger than past events, but we are maintaining our laser focus on issues that are relevant to the financial community,” says Michael Ippolito, co-founder at BlockWorks Group. “We believe it is vital for institutions involved in digital assets to have a venue to gather and discuss ongoing opportunities and challenges. DAS: 2020 affords our clients a space to gather and discuss ideas away from some of the noisier events at blockchain week.”

This years’ conference will feature an impressive roster of presenters, including Blockchain Capital, ParaFi Capital, Morgan Stanley, Venrock, Susquehanna International Group and more. The DAS: 2020 panels are comprised of both traditional finance and blockchain industry experts – an experience that cannot be found anywhere else.

Timely concepts such as digital asset infrastructure, trading, liquidity and derivatives will be covered in the context of the emerging field of decentralized finance. Featured sessions include:

  • The Evolving Role of Financial Institutions in Digital Assets
  • Tokenization – Moving Real World Assets onto the Blockchain
  • How Are Venture Capitalists Investing in Digital Assets?
  • The Year of Crypto Derivatives – The Next Frontier of Trading & Risk Management
  • The Institutional Role of the Crypto Custodian
  • The Challenges of Making Crypto Markets
  • The Institutionalization of the Trading Landscape & The Rise of Prime Brokerage
  • The Biggest Question No One is Asking – Where Have the Developers Gone?
  • How Are Venture Capitalists Investing in Digital Assets?

In addition to Diamond Sponsor LMAX Group, Platinum Sponsors include Algorand, Anchorage, BitGo, CME Group, Fireblocks, FTI Consulting, Ledger and Unbound Tech.  Gold Sponsors include B2C2, Chainalysis and Forefront Communications.

Other participants include the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), Avanti Financial Group, Blockchain Capital, Electric Capital, iCap Equity, Jump Capital, Morgan Stanley, Nasdaq, ParaFi Capital, RRE Ventures, Susquehanna International Group (SIG), Trammell Venture Partners and Venrock.


BlockWorks Group ( is an events and media company that helps educate investment professionals on digital assets. BWG helps bridge the gap between the traditional financial ecosystem and blockchain by hosting events and providing quality content for asset managers, family offices, and financial service professionals.

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