SPEAKERS

Denelle Dixon

SDF
Denelle Dixon is the CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization using blockchain to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. She leads the teams that help maintain Stellar's codebase, support the communities around Stellar, and advocate on behalf of the network with international stakeholders — work that makes Stellar's mission of promoting financial inclusion possible.
Tuesday, October 11
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Welcome to Meridian + Fireside Chat with Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian is a serial entrepreneur and investor who has been at the forefront of emerging technology solutions that are household names. Now with Seven Seven Six, he’s turning his attention to Web3. To open Meridian, SDF CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, will sit down with Alexis for an exclusive fireside chat to discuss how crypto is impacting tech and society at large, his approach to investing in Web3, and much more.

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Tuesday, October 11
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

The Urgency of Doing

This year's Meridian theme is derived from Leonardo da Vinci’s words – “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” Join Denelle Dixon, SDF CEO and Executive Director, as she puts the urgency of doing in context and shares the stage with special virtual guests who embody this spirit.

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Tuesday, October 11
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm

The Strategic Importance of Cash for Crypto: Enabling Financial Access

Why are we talking about cash at a crypto conference? Here’s the truth: it's now easier than ever to get money into and out of crypto, thanks to a first-of-its-kind solution that MoneyGram and SDF launched this year to create a bridge between cash and crypto. Let’s dig into the opportunity now available to wallets, apps, and end users. This is about ushering in the next wave of adoption and building toward a more inclusive financial system.

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Wednesday, October 12
1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Understanding MiCA: What's Next for the EU's Landmark Crypto Legislation

Regulators and policymakers worldwide are grappling with a future that includes blockchain and cryptocurrencies. But this year, the EU passed one of the most ambitious pieces of crypto legislation to date, Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA). Join this virtual session to learn how it came together and what comes next from one of the policymakers responsible for its implementation, Ondřej Kovařík, Member of the European Parliament, Czech Republic.

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Wednesday, October 12
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Crypto's Utility in Crisis: Ukraine Use Case

Despite the ongoing war, Ukraine has managed to continue to push forward on digital transformation and have leveraged crypto to help. Join Denelle Dixon, SDF CEO and Executive Director and Oleksandr Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation, for a virtual fireside chat to discuss Ukraine’s vision and progress.

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Thursday, October 13
10:00 am - 10:25 am

Responding to Crisis with Urgency

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Thursday, October 13
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

What it means to be trusted and trustless

To those outside the industry, it seems paradoxical (unsettling, even) that blockchain can be trusted because it is trustless. How do we make a case for a more decentralized future with less intermediaries that wins over the skeptics? What are we doing on Stellar to prove that a trusted, trustless world can exist? Join this keynote with CEO and Executive Director, Denelle Dixon, to hear more about the decentralized future — and the urgent actions being taken to make it reality.

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