Unblocked helps technology businesses tell their story and explain their vision in a way that connects with both a technical and a non-technical audience – be that future clients, investors or the wider public.
We have worked with some of the leading frontier technology, blockchain and cryptocurrency companies in the market today and helped take their businesses to the next level.
Unblocked makes new technologies accessible for a non-technical business audience and runs educational workshops on how blockchain is transforming philanthropy, the environment, healthcare and supply chains. Our content platform hosts a regular newsletter, an interview series and other educational courses and aggregates relevant learning resources. Our services include everything from ghostwriting articles and blogs, creating impactful interviews (video or print) and rewriting white papers, through to a full brand review.
Unblocked makes Blockchain technology accessible for a non-technical business audience. We believe there are no ‘stupid questions’ when it comes to understanding what is still a cutting-edge and emerging technology. But there are rewards for those who become early adopters and can harness the potential emerging trends surrounding Blockchain and other frontier technologies.
Unblocked arranges regular blockchain events - be they our own event series or events on behalf of clients - around a range of industry verticals including healthcare, energy, creative industries, 'cryptophilanthropy', and the use of blockchain/DLT in the voluntary and public sectors.
Our events are designed to bring together senior executives from these sectors with the entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of blockchain technology as well as other senior opinion leaders and thinkers and doers in the field.
Our events and content are inclusive and accessible to all - whether you are just starting to learn about new technologies or have already begun implementing them and want to showcase what you are building.
We have established a reputation for high-quality networking and rich content. We are regularly featured in the press and most recently were included in the inaugural FT Founders 50 listing of the most inspirational leaders in the industry.
Get a user-friendly introduction to cryptocurrencies and applications of blockchain
Discover new use cases and applications of the technology affecting your sector
Understand the strategic importance of blockchain and the new business models being created that will transform the way you do business
Keep up-to-date with the latest new developments in the field
Meet the leading startups, investors and entrepreneurs innovating for the future
Who We Are
Helen Disney founded Unblocked in 2017 as a hub for strategic insights, education and events on blockchain and frontier technologies. She is now regarded as one of the best-known voices on Blockchain and cryptocurrency in the UK and is demand as a speaker and event MC internationally.
Helen believes that blockchain, distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies are changing our world for the better. Those who don’t understand them will miss out on fundamental opportunities for investment, wealth creation and social impact. And those who are harnessing them can grow much faster by telling their tech stories more effectively and meaningfully.
Helen has chaired and spoken at a wide range of high-level events globally alongside senior decision makers including Presidents, Prime Ministers, MPs, MEPs and CEOs. She is a regular conference speaker, moderator and commentator on Bitcoin, Blockchain and innovation policy. She has worked with a host of global media brands including The Economist, The Times, The Evening Standard, Dagens Industrie and The Fintech Times. She curated and hosted the UK’s first major Blockchain Alternative Investment Conference in London and has spoken at events hosted by the United Nations General Assembly, Chatham House, and the Law Society as well as giving evidence to the inaugural meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain.
Helen was recently listed as a Top 100 Regtech Influencer and was one of the Financial Technologist's inaugural Fintech Founders 50. In 2016, she was listed in Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist and has been referred to by Barclays as a “Blockchain guru” as well as featured in the Spectator magazine as one of the ‘queens of crypto’.
Before setting up Unblocked, Helen set up Blockchain Intelligence, a global platform for news, networking and conferences about Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers and worked on outreach at the Bitcoin Foundation, driving a programme of strategic events to communicate the innovative potential of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology to innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers and thought leaders.
Prior to moving into fintech, she founded and ran the a social enterprise for 15 years, connecting thought leaders and policy experts to create and share best practice in public policy making. The network was made up of over 120 member organisations spanning more than 40 countries.
She is a co-founder of the British Blockchain and Frontier Technologies Association and is a mentor for the Global Thinkers Forum a non-profit promoting accountable leadership, women empowerment and youth development.
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What Our Clients Think
“Helen has an in-depth knowledge of the key topics and players in the Blockchain space. She spearheaded the creation of our dedicated brand - Blockchain Intelligence Global - and crafted the content for a well-attended series of events including a Blockchain webinar, a business breakfast and a full-day summit to introduce our audience to this new and thought-provoking topic. You can rely on Helen to always deliver her projects on time and to a high standard with every attention paid to detail as well as to the strategic, bigger picture.”
– Phil O’Toole, COO, Pageant Media
“I worked closely with Helen on the content and fundraising for Bitcoin2014, the Bitcoin Foundation’s first major annual European forum held in Amsterdam. Helen was quick to grasp the innovative potential of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology and to understand its wider implications as well as rapidly developing strong relationships with key players in this emerging industry. I have worked with Helen on a variety of projects over the last 15 years and she is always a true professional who gets great results. I am sure Unblocked Events will be no exception”.
– Nicole Gray Conchar, Director, Apple Fundraising
"Very well organised and provided our team with a great opportunity to make many useful connections"
"Unblocked Events designed and delivered a 4-week virtual hackathon for us. It’s not over yet, but we are already planning another & will definitely use Helen and her team. Unblocked delivered everything, holding our hand 7-days a week and delivering not just the developers that we needed but also high profile government support, celebrity endorsements, judges, mentors, specifications… and a whole host of other crucial elements that we would have been likely to overlook."
"a pioneer in Blockchain and emerging technologies and a champion for women in blockchain. She is an accomplished policy analyst and writer and is a leader in the London Blockchain ecosystem, especially exploring industry verticals like health."
"It has been wonderful working with Unblocked. Helen Disney is an expert in the blockchain and distributed ledger space, having been an early proponent of the technology. I've learned so much from her, and she has provided valuable consulting services to us"
"An excellent event in all ways"
"Attracted a high quality of delegate and speaker that led to some genuinely unique and interesting conversations."
"Superb content and speakers"
"It was a great experience! We listened to amazing, influential presentations and acquired important networks. Loved it!"
"Great events with great participants, discussions and topics. A must-attend every year!"
"a cut above the rest - a unique smart agenda designed to unwrap pertinent topics wrapped up in a naturally cosy atmosphere where you can really connect with people. If impersonal blockbuster events leave you cold, reconnect with Unblocked Events."
"As informative and insightful as it was entertaining, with the distinguished panel offering diverse opinions on blockchain's manifold applications. Networking opportunities were ample and the good food a real bonus."
"Unblocked's events are always highlights in the calendar - interesting, informative and inspiring in equal measure"
"Unblocked continues to curate exceptional events on how industries and processes can be enhanced with the introduction of Distributed Ledger Technologies"
"A truly worthwhile event"
"I had the pleasure of meeting Helen Disney last year when she organised what I would have said was the premier event in Blockchain."
"One of the best curated series in London - or globally. A great opportunity to learn new things and going ons in the space."
"An extremely high quality, cutting edge event with expert speakers and well informed audience - thoroughly enjoyable and excellent learnings"
"a rich, intelligently designed agenda and a chance to network with go getters"
"a seminal event"
"A really great and informative session with a lot of impressive speakers"
"Healthcare Unblocked was the first healthtech event we’ve attended that truly covered new ground, spoke in line with the sector, and exhibited extremely well-informed speakers and audience."
"One of the best conferences ever with a level of relevant and real-world examples that are not always found"
"I was most impressed by the quality of speakers and delegates. We are at the challenging phase of moving from theory to practice for many of the potential users of blockchain. Your events are certainly helping to bridge the gap!"
"Your healthcare event was brilliant. Glad to see that London still leads the way in terms of international innovation."
"The most succinct explanation of what Blockchain could do for our sector to date"
"Very interesting and a proper glimpse into the not-too-distant future. The talks felt particularly relevant to my area of work so I'll be investigating further."
We are always delighted to hear from you about Blockchain events, information and news – whether you are a newcomer or an expert, get in touch and let us know your comments and questions.