Demystifying Blockchain Technology In Houston

Join us as we work towards helping Houston businesses and startups identify real-world applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies


Learn from experts in the industry about how your business can be ready for the coming blockchain wave


Connect with developers, entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts, especially those based in Houston


Work with like-minded people in the industry, who are working towards using blockchain technology to improve their business

About Us

Blockchain Not For Blockchain’s Sake

Houston Blockchain Alliance is a community initiative, focused on nurturing and supporting blockchain technology in the Houston area, while working with similar organizations in Texas. The HBA is a conduit for showcasing blockchain and crypto companies, projects and other technical innovation in the Houston area.

We are blockchain evangelists who believe that blockchain technology is a tool that, when appropriately used, is incredibly powerful.

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Leadership Team

The daily operations of the Houston Blockchain Alliance are run by an Executive Director and Associate Directors. An Oversight Board provides strategic advice and guidance.

Mahesh Sashital

President and Founder

Mahesh is the cofounder of blockchain news startup He is a software engineer who escaped 15 years in the corporate world in 2015 to pursue entrepreneurship.

Blake Rizzo

Blake Rizzo

Executive Director

Blake is a blockchain and digital security attorney and has been practicing law since 1996. Prior to starting his own firm, Blake was a partner in the bankruptcy and commercial litigation section of McCloskey Roberson.


Shehan Chandrasekera

Associate Director

Shehan is a CPA in the state of Texas and New Jersey. His recent article on “Virtual Currency and Tax Ramifications” was featured in “The Tax Adviser” magazine sponsored by AICPA.

Ryan Firth

Associate Director

Ryan is a personal financial planner and business consultant who has a passion for blockchain technologies such as cryptocurrencies.




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Blake E. Rizzo Law

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