• Rachel Wolfson

    Journalist, Public Speaker, Podcast Host, Influencer, Digital Nomad

  • Professional Bio

    Rachel Wolfson is a journalist, public speaker, podcast host and social media influencer based in San Francisco, CA, although she regularly travels the world.
     
    Rachel has over 10 years of experience writing about technology. She has been covering the blockchain and cryptocurrency space since 2017, focusing primarily on enterprise blockchain.
     
    Rachel’s journalism career blossomed in 2017 when she started writing about blockchain and cryptocurrency for HuffPost. Rachel then became a staff writer for Bitcoin Magazine in December 2017. Following this, Rachel became a full-time contributing writer for Forbes in February 2018, where she spent a year and a half covering enterprise blockchain breaking news and stories. Rachel’s work has been featured both online and in print for Forbes Magazine, where she helped write the Blockchain 50 list for the Forbes April 2019 edition.
     
    Rachel has been praised by multiple publications as a leader in the blockchain space. Entrepreneur Magazine named Rachel as one of the five women looking to change the world of blockchain. Upfolio included Rachel on their top 100 blockchain influencer list.
     
    In addition to her passion for writing and journalism, Rachel is a public speaker who has moderated panels at the most prestigious blockchain and cryptocurrency events in the world, including Consensus, South By Southwest (SXSW), Blockshow, World Crypto Con, DELTA Summit and more. She has also emceed a number of events, such as TRON’s niTRON Summit held in San Francisco on January 2019 and Fintech Junction held in Tel Aviv on June 2019.
     
    Moreover, Rachel has lectured on enterprise blockchain at Stanford University and has spoken on blockchain panels at various conferences to help educate the public on the blockchain industry. Currently, Rachel is writing a book on enterprise blockchain, hosting a podcast and is a staff writer for Cointelegraph.
     
    Rachel received her B.A. in English and Government from The University of Texas at Austin. After completing her undergraduate studies, Rachel moved to Tel Aviv where she became an Israeli citizen and completed her Master's Degree in Security and Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University. Rachel is a dual citizen, holding both a U.S. and Israeli passport.

  • Speaking Engagements

    Where is Rachel next, and where has she spoken recently

    UPCOMING

    3rd Future Blockchain Summit; Dubai, April 7-8 2020

    RECENT

    Elev8Con; Las Vegas, December 8-11, 2019

    University of Santa Barbra Blockchain Summit; November 23

    Satoshi Roundtable; New Hampshire, Oct. 17-18 2019

    San Francisco Blockchain Week; San Francisco, Oct.28-Nov.3

    World Crypto Con; Las Vegas, Oct. 29-31 2019

    TF4 Blockchain Conference; Seattle, Nov. 13-14

    Fintech Junction 2019; Tel Aviv, Israel; Blockchain Stage Emcee
    BlockTV guest; Tel Aviv, Israel
    Fluidity Summit 2019; New York, NY (Consensus 2019)
    Blockchain Expo World Series; London
    South By Southwest 2019; Austin, TX
    niTRON Summit 2019; San Francisco, CA, Conference Emcee
    Fintech On The Block; San Francisco, CA
    DELTA Summit 2018; Malta
    Blockshow 2018; Berlin, Germany

  • Services

    Keynote Speaking/Emceeing

    Rachel emceed the TRON NiTRON Summit 2019

    Podcast Guest/Host

    Rachel has been featured on the IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast

    Rachel has been featured on the Bitcoin Radio

    TV Guest/Host

    Rachel has been a guest on BlockTV

    Moderator/Interviewer

    Rachel has moderated numerous panels around the world

    TF4 Blockchain Summit

    Santa Barbra Blockchain Summit

  • Some of Rachel's work

    Rachel's writing has been featured on Forbes, HuffPost, O'Reilly Media, Venture Beat, Thrive Global and More!

    Cointelegraph

    Why Not Pay Sources For Stories, Asks Blockchain Media Startup

    Tel Aviv-based media outlet BLOCKTV announced details of a tokenized rewards system to incentivize sources to share exclusive news tips. This comes after BLOCKTV revealed that its native token, BLTV, would be listed on the Bittrex Global exchange on Nov. 21.

     

    New Crypto Hardware Wallet Evercoin Takes Aim At Trezor and Ledger

    Evercoin announced the launch of Evercoin 2 today, Nov. 12, at New York Consensus Invest Summit. Evercoin claims that its new wallet is the safest hardware wallet currently on the market, providing users with an end-to-end encrypted ownership solution for cryptocurrency storage.

     

    Volvo Adopts Oracle's Blockchain For It's Supply Chain

    Volvo will be applying blockchain technology to provide global traceability in all raw products used throughout its supply chain.

     

    CipherTrace Urges Crypto Companies to Prepare for ALM Compliance

    Most recently, the Financial Action Task Force issued new guidelines on how digital assets should be regulated. In order to raise awareness around these requirements, the blockchain security company CipherTrace hosted a conference and hackathon this week in San Francisco dedicated entirely to discussions on the FATF guidelines, also known as the “travel rule.”

     

    Ripple Hosts Blockchain Research Event at University of California 

    On Oct. 3 and 4, Ripple hosted a gathering of 200 developers, researchers and graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley campus for its first annual University Blockchain Research Initiative conference. Known as UBRI Connect 2019, this is Ripple’s major academic conference focused on blockchain and digital assets from a multidisciplinary perspective, hosted in partnership with Berkeley.

    Forbes

    Circle Paves The Way For International Crypto Offerings, Becoming First Major Exchange To Receive Bermuda Business License

    The Bermuda government has provided Circle with a “Class F” license under their Digital Assets Business Act of 2018 (DABA), making Circle the first major cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service ever to receive such a permit.

     

    Oracle Uses Blockchain To Solve A Billion-Dollar Food Industry Problem

    Oracle will use its blockchain framework in combination with the Hive Network to develop a “BeeMark” label to show that honey is being produced sustainably.

     

    Bitfury Draws Billion-Dollar Businesses To The Bitcoin Blockchain. Here's Why.

    The Bitfury Group's Exonum blockchain leverages the Bitcoin blockchain to ensure the highest level of security for enterprises and government entities.

     

    IBM, Orbs, ConsenSys Work Together On Global Blockchain Settlement Platform For Telecoms

    The ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) announced Monday the launch of a blockchain-based platform known as the Communications Blockchain Network (CBN). IBM, Orbs, ConsenSys and others will help build the blockchain platform for CBN.

     

    Facebook's Cryptocurrency Libra Validates Blockchain, But Industry Experts Voice Concerns

    Blockchain and cryptocurrency industry leaders weigh in on Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra.

     

    Merck and Walmart Will Track Prescription Drugs On IBM Blockchain In FDA Pilot

    IBM, KPMG, Merck and Walmart have been selected by the United States Food and Drug Administration to be included in a pilot project in support of the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act to identify, track and trace prescription medicines and vaccines distributed within the United States.

     

    IBM Establishes 5 Blockchain For Good Principles To Drive Enterprise Adoption And Benefit Society

    IBM has established a set of 5 “blockchain for good principles,” demonstrating how trusted and transparent enterprise blockchains can benefit organizations and society as a whole.

     

    Cardano Founder Partners With Polymath To Build A Compliant Securities Blockchain

    Polymath has announced today at Consensus 2019 that they will build “Polymesh,” the world’s first security token blockchain. Charles Hoskinson, co-founder of Ethereum and Founder of Cardano, will collaborate with Polymath.

    The Crypto Chick Podcast

    IBM on Digital Identity for Blockchain Networks

    Adam Gunther explains what digital identity means for blockchain networks and how is being used by enterprises and how it will be used in the future.

     

    Billion-Dollar Enterprises Tapping Into The Bitcoin Blockchain

    Gleb Palienko, Head of Bifury’s Exonum Blockchain, explains how billion-dollar enterprises are leveraging the Bitcoin blockchain. Gleb goes into detail about Exonum’s anchoring process and shares enterprise use cases that demonstrate the benefits of companies tapping into the Bitcoin network. Gleb also shares some breaking news regarding Exonum and Hyperledger.

     

    IBM Uses Blockchain To Trace Our Food

    Suzanne Livingston, IBM Food Trust Offering Director, explains how IBM uses blockchain technology via their Food Trust Network to trace food from leading retailers. Suzanne goes into detail about how Golden State Foods, the leading provider of McDonald’s hamburger meat, uses the IBM blockchain to ensure that meat is kept at safe temperatures and is easily traceable. Suzanne also explains how a leading European grocery provider allows consumers to scan a QR-code to learn where food comes from and more.

     

    Taxes and Cryptocurrency: Bridging The Gap For Regulators

    Taxes are becoming more of a priority as cryptocurrency goes mainstream. Bittax founder, Gidi Bar-Zakay and vice president, Or Lokay Cohen, explain how cryptocurrency holders should treat taxes. Moreover, the duo goes into detail as to how cryptocurrency taxes are bridging the gap between regulators and crypto holders.

     

    Charles Hoskinson - CEO of IOHK, Cardano Founder and Former Ethereum Co-Founder

    Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK and Founder of Cardano (ADA), explains the elements of a systematic blockchain. Through mathematical proofs and code, protocol development will become less flawed and more stable. Charles also explains why Cardano is a blockchain platform build on the Haskell programming language. He also goes into detail as to how blockchain and cryptocurrency will change the world by providing financial access to billions of people everywhere. Finally, Charles speaks about IOHK’s latest enterprise blockchain project, Atala.

     

    Tim Draper - Venture Capitalist & Founder of Draper Associates, DFJ & Draper Venture Network

    Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur, Tim Draper, shares his thoughts on how Bitcoin will change the world. He explains how he become involved with Bitcoin and the potential the cryptocurrency has to transform cross-border payments, remittances and a number of other use cases. Draper also explains why JP Morgan’s coin - JPM Coin - will never be as successful as Bitcoin. Additionally, he discusses why the price of Bitcoin recently spiked, while also mentioning that Bitcoin will surely hit 250k by 2022 or 2023.

    Grit Daily

    Telegram's Cryptocurrency Wallet App Launches Wallet For GRAM Tokens At TechCrunch Disrupt

    The messenger-based cryptocurrency app, BUTTON Wallet, announced at TechCrunch Disrupt 2019 the launch of the first official crypto wallet designed to hold, store and exchange Telegram’s “GRAM” cryptocurrency.

     

    Bobby Lee Launches Ballet, A Crypto Wallet Designed For Mass Adoption

    The idea of cryptocurrency going mainstream may be closer than we think. Bobby Lee, former CEO and co-founder of China’s first cryptocurrency exchange, BTCC, announced his latest venture, Ballet, at Coindesk’s Invest:Asia conference.

    Book

    Rachel is currently writing a book on enterprise blockchain. More details to come soon!

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