Blockchain technologies, Ethereum in particular, are changing our world more rapidly than anyone could have predicted

What some call the “SXSW of blockchain”, Ethereal brings futurists, entrepreneurs, investors, media icons, government officials, artists, musicians, and humanitarians for a day of storytelling and knowledge sharing.


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About Consensys

ConsenSys is a venture production studio and custom software development consultancy building decentralized applications (DApps), enterprise solutions and developer tools for blockchain ecosystems, focused primarily on Ethereum. Powered by smart contracts and secured through encryption, our applications provide the benefits of transparency, auditability, and immutability that are unique to blockchain-based solutions. For more information please go to


Amanda Gutterman

Amanda Gutterman is a co-creator of Ethereal, and CMO at ConsenSys. Forbes Magazine listed Amanda on its 30 Under 30 in Media list, and Inc. as one of 30 Under 30 Movers and Shakers in the Content Industry. Previously, Amanda co-founded Slant, a "decentralized" media platform. She also served as Special Projects Editor at The Huffington Post and worked at The New Yorker. She grew up in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Columbia University. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

Jesse Grushack

Jesse is a graduate from Union College with a dual degree in Computer Science and Economics. Jesse entered the music industry at ID&T North America where he spent two months as the managing director of marketing for TomorrowWorld and then as the managing director of Cashless payments at SFX Entertainmen conducting research into the future of visitor event identification. In the beginning of 2015, Jesse joined ConsenSys and started working on Ujo Music. Jesse has spoken at conferences and events around the world including SXSW, The Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan, Blockchain Valley in Switzerland, and more. Additionally, Jesse is a co-creator of Ethereal as he understands the importance of bridging the digital/physical boundaries and providing meaningful experiences.

Saraswathi Subbaraman

Saraswathi has a background in Technocultural Studies with a graduate degree in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU. She has worked as an Experience Design Lead with award-winning creative agencies such as Weiden & Kennedy, B-Reel, and Deep Focus. She has also led design teams on projects for several Fortune100 companies. Her current goal is to spread abundance through creative economics via ConsenSys. Saraswathi is co-creator of Ethereal, with a focus on art and creative direction.