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.
Where is Rachel next, and where has she spoken recently
3rd Future Blockchain Summit; Dubai, April 7-8 2020
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
Rachel emceed the TRON NiTRON Summit 2019
Some of Rachel's work
Rachel's writing has been featured on Forbes, HuffPost, O'Reilly Media, Venture Beat, Thrive Global and More!
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.
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 will be applying blockchain technology to provide global traceability in all raw products used throughout its supply chain.
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.”
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.
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 will use its blockchain framework in combination with the Hive Network to develop a “BeeMark” label to show that honey is being produced sustainably.
The Bitfury Group's Exonum blockchain leverages the Bitcoin blockchain to ensure the highest level of security for enterprises and government entities.
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.
Blockchain and cryptocurrency industry leaders weigh in on Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Rachel is currently writing a book on enterprise blockchain. More details to come soon!