December 10, 2021

Conference and after party tickets are SOLD OUT.


Crypto Renaissance is a conference focused on the intersection of cryptography and art presented by MobileCoin. This single-day event will feature presentations from speakers who represent the artistic community, cryptocurrency payments, and philosophical inquiry. Selected media will be allowed but only for publication after the event on a Chatham rules basis for everyone except the speakers.

The artistic theme of the event is an imagined world where one golden era of art meets the science of privacy.

Tickets are $749 for a limited time. Get tickets here.  Tickets are sold out.

Speakers will be unveiled weekly.

What: A one day conference at the intersection of cryptography and art
When: December 10, 2021 9am to 5pm plus afterparty
Where: A Former Masonic Temple at 1300 Van Ness Ave, 94109, San Francisco
Who: Philosophers, activists, and innovators
Why: Because phenomena require debate

A Note about COVID19

**Please note: Our requirements have changed. We will NOT be accepting rapid at-home tests as proof of a negative Covid test due to the inaccuracy of these tests and difficulty in determining when/how they were taken. Instead, all attendees will have a rapid test at the door to the venue. There will not be any cost to you for this test. Please allow an extra 15 minutes for this testing before you will be able to enter the venue.

We are committed to providing a safe event for all attendees, and we are monitoring the evolving situation with Omicron very carefully. Based on current infection rates and city and state guidelines, COVID19 testing and vaccination requirements for the conference and after party will now be the following:

  • Proof of vaccination REQUIRED (booster or second dose recommended within previous 6 months)
  • A negative COVID19 test REQUIRED at the door. Rapid tests will be administered onsite before entrance. Please bring your insurance card. No one will be charged a fee for this test. Allow 15 extra minutes to take this test before entering the venue.
  • Do not come if you are feeling unwell (runny nose, sore throat, fever, aches, cough, fatigue, etc) or have been exposed to a person known to have COVID19 within the past 10 days.

Featured Speakers

Steve Jurvetson

Co-founder of Future Ventures and DFJ


Renée DiResta

Technical research manager @ Stanford Internet Observatory


Alexander Rose

Executive director @ LongNow


Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

Founder of Ideas Beyond Borders


Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith

Executive Director of the Blockchain Association


Andrew Berardini

Andrew Berardini

Andrew Berardini is a writer, editor, and curator from California.


“I would be surprised if 10 years from now we’re not using electronic currency in some way, now that we know a way to do it that won’t inevitably get dumbed down when the trusted third party gets cold feet.”

– Satoshi Nakamoto

We are living in an enlightened age of cryptographic, technological, and social innovation. The blockchain is ushering in a new era of prosperity not unlike the Renaissance. To understand our future, we must examine the past.

What brought about the Renaissance? What were the themes that created such a radically different future? What can we learn that might help us understand the present and tomorrow?