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Bringing Voices Together to Educate

March 6th - March 10th

About Crypto Tax Awareness Week

Starting March 6th, we’ll launch the Tax Awareness Week, a revolutionary educational initiative designed to help you stay on top of your crypto tax obligations and thrive in the ever-evolving world of blockchain tech. This week-long campaign brings together diverse and international leaders from cryptocurrency, web3, NFTs & more – to give an unprecedented insight into what it takes to succeed.

We’ve joined forces with renowned Web3 companies, who share our vision, to create exclusive educational resources that will empower mainstream crypto adoption, from live webinars and tutorials to tips and live Q&A sessions!‍Don’t miss your chance to stay up to date on the ever changing industry! Secure a free ticket now and discover what you’ve been missing.


Crypto Tax Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity to ensure you’re informed on all areas of digital currency taxation.‍Join in powerful conversations, access engaging webinars with leading industry experts, and learn all you need for a successful tax season—plus so much more! Check back often, as new events are added daily.

Monday March 6th

Cryptocurrencies tax obligations

On Monday, join us as we explore the taxation of cryptocurrency and uncover what you need to know about your financial obligations. Explore this exciting new asset class while diving deep on topics like capital gains taxes and more!

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TUESDAY March 7th

B2B, Regulation, Compliance, CPA education and Crypto tax implications for your business.
Tuesday’s discussion will cover crypto business compliance and regulation. We’ll also examine relevant taxable implications for your organization. Don’t let this opportunity to gain insight into complex topics pass you by!
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Women in Web 3.0, Web 3.0 knowledge, Market trends and Crypto taxes 101 Q&A
We’ll cover Web3, women in Web3, and market trends on International Women’s Day. Discover the mysteries of crypto taxes with our dynamic crash course! Featuring a Q&A session to ask questions and get answers from industry experts, we’ll ensure that all your burning queries are answered.
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THURSDAY March 9th

NFTs, GameFi and tax considerations.
Thursday is sure to be an informative and exciting day! We’ll investigate the latest innovations in NFTs, dive deep into GameFi’s groundbreaking developments, and discuss important tax considerations. Don’t pass up this golden chance to expand your horizons and further your education!
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FRIDAY March 10th

DeFi, Legal considerations & Crypto taxes 101 Q&A
On Friday, join the discussion delving into legal considerations of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and how to mitigate its associated risks. Gain insights from experts in this evolving field, allowing you to make educated decisions when tackling potential opportunities within DeFi.

Register Now

Register now for free in order to get updates about scheduling and can’t-miss events!  This week will be packed full of exciting conversations about crypto taxes and beyond!

Our Partners

We are thrilled to introduce our fantastic partners that have joined us on our journey to support education! We are humbled by their expertise and grateful for their unwavering support.


The most inspiring minds and visionaries in the web3 space are coming together to share their wisdom during ZenLedger’s Crypto Tax Awareness Week.

Mung Ki Woo

VP of Trust Services at Ledger
Mung Ki Woo is VP Trust Services at Ledger. Mung Ki and his team are working on developing services to ease and enrich the user experience surrounding the device. He started his career in the telecoms industry before working in the payments industry and in digital banking.

Kyle Thornton

Head of CS Americas at Ledger
Kyle Thornton is a software engineer currently heading up Customer Success for the US and Latin America for Ledger. He has a passion for blockchain technology and wants to keep people safe in the world of web3.

John D. (Don) Fort

Director of Investigations at Kostelanetz LLP, and the immediate past Chief of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation (CI) Division
Having spent nearly 30 years in law enforcement for the federal government, Mr. Fort has deep expertise in financial crimes and has an extensive network of connections both within the government and in private industry.

Jagruti Solanki

Sr. Product Manager
With over 15 years of experience in fintech & software, expertise in accounting, auditing, risk management, and blockchain technology, Jagruti leads BitPay’s finance and accounting.

Barry West

Founder and CEO of West Wing Advisory Services
Dr. Barry C. West is a seasoned technologist who holds a doctoral degree in business with a focus on cybersecurity & cloud computing. In his 35 year career, Dr. West has has served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in six different federal agencies, among many other accomplishments.
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Justin Macari

Crypto CPA and owner of MacTax
Justin Macari CPA worked at PwC before he started his own firm Mac Tax ™ (Macari CPA P.C.) during the early stages of the pandemic. Mac Tax ™ (Macari CPA P.C.) helps clients with business taxes, personal taxes, Crypto/NFT taxes, Monthly Financial Statements and Tax Consulting. Justin dove head first into Crypto/NFT taxes when he purchased his first veefriend and began helping several members of the NFT community understand the complex grey area of NFT/Crypto taxes and doing their NFT/Crypto tax reporting. Justin is also recognized as a “ZenLedger tax professional” which is an NFT tax software. Justin creates content on his social media and answers questions for free in his discord sever to help NFT users understand NFT taxes and use the tax code to their advantage. Justin has helped several members of the NFT community both personal and business and has a passion for educating people on the world of NFT taxes.

Brian Foster

Head of Product for DASH
Brian has been in the finance/investments/payments spaces for 25 years. Starting out on the administrative/accounting side of things, he transitioned to the IT side in various roles ranging from business analyst, project management, developer and product management, which is how he currently supports Dash Core Group as Head of Product. Brian has been at DCG for about 4 1/2 years, prior to DCG, he was the founder of the first mobile payment solution that let restaurant patrons pay for their bill using PayPal on their mobile device and has managed numerous trading system implementations and data centralization projects for major investment management firms and has degrees in accounting and investments.

Ernesto Contreras

Head of Partnerships for DASH
Ernesto Contreras is the Head of Partnerships and Marketing for Dash Core Group. Ernesto has 18 years of experience growing businesses at the intersection of consumer products and technology across the globe, and has been working full time in crypto since 2017. Born in Venezuela, and having lived and worked in Venezuela, the US, Colombia, China and Mexico, Ernesto has been named one of five Latin America´s most influential builders in the crypto industry in 2022 and 2020 by Beincrypto Magazine; and has been featured on Cointelegraph, Decrypt, DiarioBitcoin, and many more.Ernesto holds an MBA from Hult International Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering from Universidad de Carabobo, in his hometown of Valencia, Venezuela.

Marina Siradegyan

Communications Officer for DASH
Marina Siradegyan is a Communications Officer at Dash Core Group. Prior to joining DCG, Marina worked at large crypto, SaaS, and fintech projects as a content manager/creator and senior marketing manager. Marina has experience working with both B2B and B2C segments in European companies. Her scope of responsibilities included copywriting, social media marketing, content creation and promotion, development of marketing strategies, and organization of online events. Currently, Marina supports DCG in various marketing and PR activities.
Jeremy Allen

Jeremy Allen

Founder of Sorare Tools
SorareTools is the #1 tax and portfolio tracker for Sorare managers. We allow users to easily view their portfolio performance and track their gains and losses on Sorare.

Deborah Ojengbede

CEO of AFEN Blockchain Network

In addition to being the CEO of AFEN Blockchain Group, Deborah Ojengbede has over 5 years of banking experience under her belt, with a diverse background that includes Strategy & Innovation, Business Development, and Women Banking.

Deborah’s culminating experience is now being utilized to drive blockchain adoption in Africa through innovative web3 protocols.


Laura Cole

Blockchain Attorney from International Blockchain Legal
Laura is a web3/blockchain attorney in South Florida. She is an active member of Web3Equity, a Miami-based women’s group in the web3 space. She volunteers as a Board Member for the City of West Palm Beach Nuisance Abatement Board and as a Legacy Board member for the Be More Like Claire Foundation. ‍ When not practicing law, Laura is passionate about volunteering, mentoring, traveling, and continually learning new skills such as archery, ukulele, and cryptography.

Catie Romero-Finger

CEO of BABs Labs
Catie is the founder and CEO of BABs Labs. Babs Labs is a female·led, full scope marketing agency helping web3 businesses at any stage to build their brand identity, grow a community, and support tech development. Holding more than 20 years of experience in tech marketing & PR. throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and UAE and having repeatedly experienced being the only woman in the room, Catie has naturally developed an urge to grow communities of diverse professionals in the Web3 space.

Emily Landon

CEO and Founder of The Crypto Recruiters
She is unapologetically in love with recruiting and crypto. Her days (and most of her weekends) are spent helping people find crypto jobs! Since 2020, she’s placed over 200 candidates in the crypto space. She’s who you want to help you meet the right people!

Michelle Abbs

Founder & CEO Web3 Equity
Michelle is internationally recognized as a trailblazer and community builder in Web3. She was featured in Forbes as a Top Woman in NFT and named one of Top 16 Most Influential Women in NFTs and listed among the Top 100 Women in Web3 & The Metaverse for her accomplishments. ‍ She is the founder of Web3 Equity, an educational company to onboard and empower more women to engage in web3 as investors, collectors, creators and builders. In partnership with City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez she launched an NFT collection called the Tuttle Tribe. She has led in person training for more than 5,500 attendees since launching in 2021. Her approach to web3 education has caught the attention of major brands and she has consulted on training, onboarding and overall strategies for One Sotheby’s The Sandbox, Cisneros Media and more. ‍ Previously she: Launched Mana Tech brand for Miami real estate mogul and solidified the organization’s role at the forefront of the Miami Tech community through partnerships with the most respected tech leaders. Envisioned, organized and executed NFT BZL the premier NFT conference held during Miami Art Week attracting over 4,000 attendees. Ran an accelerator program for female founders with the #1 school in Entrepreneurial Education. Oversaw Teach for America Miami Dade County region with over 300 public school teachers under her leadership.

Nick Rotola

CEO of WE3 Group, formerly Web3 Gallery
A premium NFT gallery on Fifth Avenue in NYC. Former Floki Marketer, which was a community of 350k and hovers around a 500m market cap.
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George Shakro

Associate Attorney - Tax Controversy, Gordon Law Group
George Shakro is an Associate Attorney at Gordon Law Group. He helps clients resolve tax problems and helps prepare cryptocurrency tax returns. George received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University. He earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University, where he was the associate editor of the Loyola International Law Review and served as a brief writer on the John H. Jackson Moot Court team. George aims to give clients valuable insights and strategies to navigate their taxes through diligent and excellent service successfully.
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John Shaw

Manager - Cryptocurrency (Digital Assets), Gordon Law Group
John Shaw is an Accountant and the Manager of the Digital Assets team at Gordon Law Group, helping clients prepare accurate tax returns by reconciling their transaction histories. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and spent 6 years as an accountant in the insurance industry before joining Gordon Law Group.

Lee Bratcher

President and Founder of the Texas Blockchain Council

Lee Bratcher is the President and Founder of the Texas Blockchain Council. The Texas Blockchain Council is an industry association with more than 100 member companies and hundreds of individuals that seek to make Texas the jurisdiction of choice for Bitcoin, crypto and blockchain innovation.

The TBC helped to research two pieces of blockchain legislation that were passed in the 87th Legislative session and were signed into effect by Governor Abbott. Lee and the TBC team have a specific focus on the regulatory environment around Bitcoin mining in Texas. The TBC hosted the Texas Blockchain Summit in Austin at which speakers like Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Cynthia Lummis and SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce addressed the sold-out audience.

He is also a Captain in the US Army reserves working as Tech Scout for the 75th Innovation Command that supports Army Futures Command. Formerly, Lee was a political science professor at Dallas Baptist University teaching international relations and blockchain courses.


Matt Walsh

Co-founder of Castle Island Ventures

Matt Walsh is the co-founder of Castle Island Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on companies in the blockchain / cryptoasset sector. Prior to founding Castle Island Ventures, Matt was a Vice President at Fidelity Investments, where he led a number of the firm’s blockchain R&D initiatives. While at Fidelity, he led the creation, operationalization and the investment strategy of a private fund focused on cryptoasset investments.

Prior to Fidelity, Matt was a management consultant in the Private Equity practice at Arthur D. Little and worked in a corporate strategy role at iHeartMedia. Matt holds a BS in Business Administration from Babson College and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Maximilian Widmer

Brand Partner at Blockworks
Max is a NYC-based art enthusiast who believes that blockchain technology can reimagine the relationship between artists and collectors. He currently works on the Partnerships team at Blockworks, a web3 media group.


The ZenLedger team is composed of world-renowned crypto experts, all offering a wealth of knowledge and insight. Get ready to learn from the best in the business!

Pat Larsen

Co-Founder / CEO

Pat is a former Amazon business manager with a strong background in managing profit and loss statements up to $100 million. His career has taken him through various industries, including M&A investment banking, marketing analytics, and e-commerce start-ups.

Aside from his professional experience, he also has a unique background as a Navy helicopter mission commander with two combat tours.In 2017, he co-founded Zenledger, a company that specializes in helping cryptocurrency investors manage their accounts.

Our platform has served over 100,000 individual customers and large corporate clients. We are proud to be a venture capital-backed team with a diverse group of 35 talented professionals who are passionate about helping our customers succeed.


Daniel Escobar

Chief Technology Officer

With 20 years of leadership experience in enterprise software development and IT management, Daniel has played a key role in technology solution development, optimizing organizational performance, and driving revenue. As a bilingual leader (English and Spanish), he aligns cutting-edge technologies with business priorities and articulates leaders who inspires commitment and shared success.

Prior to ZenLedger, Daniel spent 4 years as Head of Enterprise Onboarding and Engineering Services with Bitpay, where he worked closely with top crypto exchanges, blockchains, NFTs, wallets, and governments across the USA and around the world.

He has successfully managed teams of over 100 people and developed multiple multi-million-dollar web based implementations with expertise in building web services, blockchain / cryptocurrency / DeFi, and infrastructures for diverse companies.


Jonté Harrell

Chief Financial Officer

Jonté Harrell, is a finance and tech professional with over 20 years of experience in international markets. He has had the opportunity to work with some of the most notable names in the industry, and has acquired a vast knowledge from his various positions.

Prior to joining ZenLedger, he led Amazon’s Financial Planning and Analysis teams globally for Prime Now and Whole Foods Online, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of the e-commerce and retail space. He previously held the position of Treasury Director at Wells Fargo and was a Trader at Credit Suisse, where he worked in locations such as New York, Hong Kong, London, and Dublin.

In addition to his professional experience, he is also a military veteran, having been awarded the Bronze Star and four Army Commendation Medals. His time in the service taught him the value of teamwork, leadership, and dedication, which he has applied throughout his career.

Currently, he serves as a Board Member at The Gantt Center and as the CFO In Residence for Columbia Startup Labs. These roles enable him to stay involved in the community and to help other professionals achieve their objectives.

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Get ready to expand your understanding of crypto taxes during the Crypto Tax Awareness Week!

Whether you’re a casual investor, an experienced trader, a CPA, or a government member, ticket reservations are free and open to everyone.

Don’t miss out on this chance to gain key insights from leaders in the field—simply fill out the form below today! Registration can also be done easily via Eventbrite

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