Tokenize Assets London Program, June 4, 2019
CMS London, 78 Canon Street

08.30 – 09.25

Registration and Coffee

09.25 – 09.30

opening of conference

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Charles Kerrigan
Partner at CMS
United Kingdom
Charles Kerrigan is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS London.  
Charles acts on credit finance matters in the TMT sectors. He acts for funds, technology companies, governments and other institutions.
He is a leading expert on digital money, the law of payments, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, giving strategic and technical advice to corporations, financial institutions and regulators. He sits on the Bank of England’s Financial Markets Law Committee on Virtual Currencies and chairs a panel at the Tomorrow’s Transactions (Digital Money) Forum. He has been named in the Blockchain Industry Landscape Overview 2018 as one of the UK’s leading influencers on blockchain.

09.30 – 09.50

OPENING KEYNOTE: “INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY TOKENS”

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Ryan Hanley
Managing Director at TokenMarket Technologies
United Kingdom
Since 2016, the TokenMarket platform has raised over $315 million for more than 30 blockchain start-ups. Ryan is going to start our day with a quick overview of the changes in the token landscape as he’s been seeing them evolve over the last 12 – 18 months

09.50 – 10.15

Panel Discussion: How to Issue Tokens on the blockchain

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Timo Lehes
President at Swarmfund
USA
Timo has over 20 years of experience from starting, running, exiting and investing in software companies. Throughout his career, Timo has invested in more than 40 companies. With a specific focus on Fintech, he has contributed to the creation of several alternative investment platforms. He currently serves as a board member at BankerBay, the world’s largest deal origination platform for mid-market Private Equity deals. He holds degrees in engineering and business administration from Chalmers University of Technology and early stage investing from continuing studies at Stanford School of Business.

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Breige Tinnelly
Head of Europe at Securitize
United Kingdom
Breige is a Senior Commercial Executive with over 18 years in the debt capital markets and financial services industry with global coverage in Legal, Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology sectors. Breige has worked across global corporates and ambitious startups as founder and director. Most recently she was Head of Sales and UK regional Business Manager for AQMetrics, and has held senior roles as SVP EMEA Head of Business Development, Sales, Marketing & Strategy for US Bank and BNY Mellon. Breige is also a Solicitor of England and Wales, with an LL.M. in International and Commercial Law starting her early career with Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton.

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Ami Ben-David
CEO, Ownera / Co-founder & Managing Partner, SPiCE VC  
United Kingdom
Ami is the co-founder and managing partner of SPiCE VC, a fund specializing in the tokenization of assets on the blockchain, a fast growing market SPiCE helped pioneer when it tokenized its own equity (Symbol:SPICE). At SPiCE, Ami focuses on both tokenization infrastructure projects supporting the market’s growth, as well as tokenized startup companies and projects.
Ami is a serial entrepreneur and inventor.  Ami is also co-founder and CEO of Ownera, a new project building an institutional grade blockchain network that puts regulated financial entities at the center of the network. He was a founder and head of product and marketing at mobile search company Everything.me, Co-founded mobile content company Ki-Bi Mobile, CRM company AladdinSoft, and messaging startup WorkGroup; On the corporate side, Ami was VP Investment at VC fund Magma Venture and was the SVP Europe and Asia at casual games company Oberon.

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Moderator: Nils Veenstra
CEO at New Alchemy
USA
Nils has recently taken on a new opportunity as Global CEO of New Alchemy.
Over the last three years, New Alchemy has managed tokenization projects with more than 60 clients world-wide, and has secured billions of dollars in transactions, and having worked with clients that include Bittrex and Deloitte. Together, our teams have advised clients and portfolio companies—ranging from startups to government regulators—on strategy and technology in blockchain-related innovation. 

10.15 – 10.40

The role of exchanges in mass adoption of cryptocurrencies

DrRanChang

Dr Ran Chang
Co-Founder at GlenBit
China
Dr Ran Cheng was a Research Fellow with the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, U.K. He received his PhD degree in computer science from the University of Surrey, U.K. His main research interest is Artificial/Computational Intelligence based learning, modelling and optimisation. Dr Chang’s research topics include Deep Learning, Evolutionary Computation, Multi-objective Optimization, Swarm Intelligence, Large-scale Optimization.

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Olga Feldmeier
CEO at Smart Valor
Switzerland
Olga Feldmeier is CEO of SMART VALOR, a Swiss-based blockchain company building a decentralized marketplace for tokenized alternative investments. Olga has extensive experience working in financial services sector for leading institutions such as Barclays Capital, UBS Wealth Management and Boston Consulting Group. Prior to founding SMART VALOR, Olga held the position of Commercial Managing Partner at Xapo, one of the largest Bitcoin custodians today. 

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Nicolas Cary
Co-Founder at Blockchain.com
United Kingdom
Nicolas Cary is a serial entrepreneur and lifelong technologist. His company Blockchain is the world’s leading Digital Assets Platform. Blockchain has over 38 million users, runs the most widely trusted block explorer, and manages the most widely used developer platform in the crypto assets ecosystem. Blockchain has raised over $75 million from leading investors including Lakestar, Google Ventures, Lightspeed and Sir Richard Branson. In 2014, Nic made the first charitable Bitcoin donation to a University. In 2015, Nic was named the European Digital Leader of the year. Nic is the Founding Commissioner of the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development and Co-Authored The Future is Decentralised. Nic is trilingual, and has a deep passion for positive digital disruption. He’s also the Co-Founder and Chairman of SkysTheLimit.org, the leading non-profit youth business accelerator.

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Ingvar Ulpre
General Counsel at Coin Metro
United Kingdom
Ingvar is a seasoned lawyer with several years of experience working in law firms in London and Brussels. His background covers financial services, litigation, UK & EU regulatory and antitrust and – as of more recently – crypto and blockchain. He is a qualified Solicitor in England & Wales and a qualified Attorney in the State of New York.

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Moderator: Nils Veenstra
CEO at New Alchemy
USA
Nils has recently taken on a new opportunity as Global CEO of New Alchemy.
Over the last three years, New Alchemy has managed tokenization projects with more than 60 clients world-wide, and has secured billions of dollars in transactions, and having worked with clients that include Bittrex and Deloitte. Together, our teams have advised clients and portfolio companies—ranging from startups to government regulators—on strategy and technology in blockchain-related innovation. 

10.40 – 11.20

Keynote: Regulation in the USA: Reg A+

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Gordon Einstein
Partner at Cryptolaw Partners
USA
Gordon Einstein is a hybrid crypto-attorney, technologist, and enterprise strategist. As an avid computer and programming hobbyist, Gordon was intrigued by Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the related technologies in 2012. After providing legal services to several individuals and companies operating in this space, Gordon’s law practice grew exponentially over the year and includes working with crypto, blockchain and FinTech startups and funds.

11.20 – 11.50

Panel Discussion: Regulation and Governance – UK Perspective

ClaireCummings

Claire Cummings
Managing Partner at Cummings Fisher
United Kingdom
Cummings Fisher is one of London’s leading alternative investment law firms.
Based in the West End and with a strong global network, we are market leaders in the alternatives field with significant experience of funds, derivatives, tax and regulatory issues.

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Charles Kerringan
Partner at CMS
United Kingdom
Charles Kerrigan is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS London.  
Charles acts on credit finance matters in the TMT sectors. He acts for funds, technology companies, governments and other institutions.
He is a leading expert on digital money, the law of payments, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, giving strategic and technical advice to corporations, financial institutions and regulators. He sits on the Bank of England’s Financial Markets Law Committee on Virtual Currencies and chairs a panel at the Tomorrow’s Transactions (Digital Money) Forum. He has been named in the Blockchain Industry Landscape Overview 2018 as one of the UK’s leading influencers on blockchain.

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Leigh Sagar
Barrister at New Square Chambers
United Kingdom
Leigh Sagar is a barrister of England and Wales
practising at New Square Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn. His practice includes trusts and estates advice and litigation, including the administration of digital information and the administration and taxation of bitcoin and other crypto-assets. Leigh is the author of The Digital Estate, a book about the law of digital assets, including crypto-assets, and he is the Chairman of the Digital Assets Special Interest Group of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP).

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Moderator: Gordon Einstein
Partner at Cryptolaw Partners
USA
Gordon Einstein is a hybrid crypto-attorney, technologist, and enterprise strategist. As an avid computer and programming hobbyist, Gordon was intrigued by Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the related technologies in 2012. Please see above (keynote regulation in the USA) for more information.

11.50 – 12.30

Panel Discussion: An Investor’s Perspective

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Nathan Pearson-Smith
VP Business Development at Stratx
London
Nathan brings venture capital and senior business development experience from his work at London-based blockchain fund North Block Capital, providing advisory support and investment capital to token projects. Prior, Nathan was part of the early stage team at UK tech start-up WhiteHat which raised capital from Lightspeed Ventures and Village Global. Nathan is also a mentor for Backstage Capital portfolio companies.

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Harsh Jani
Business Development Manager at Maven11 Capital
London
Maven 11 is a prominent European investment firm solely focused on DLT / blockchain tech related ventures, tokens, digital currencies and digital assets. We are a diverse team of serial entrepreneurs and traditional finance professionals and above all passionate believers that blockchain technology will fundamentally change economic and social structures.

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Moderator: Jonny Fry
CEO at Team Blockchain
London
Jonny has over 25 years’ experience as CEO of an asset management business which he floated in London with over £1 Billion under management. In addition to looking after private clients’ and institutions’ assets managing funds in the UK and overseas, Jonny is the co-founder of consulting firm TeamBlockchain as well as the British Blockchain Frontier Technology Association.

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

13.30 – 13.40

GlenBit

DrRanChang

Dr Ran Chang
Co-Founder at GlenBit
China
Dr Ran Cheng was a Research Fellow with the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, U.K. He received his PhD degree in computer science from the University of Surrey, U.K. His main research interest is Artificial/Computational Intelligence based learning, modelling and optimisation. Dr Chang’s research topics include Deep Learning, Evolutionary Computation, Multi-objective Optimization, Swarm Intelligence, Large-scale Optimization.

13.40 – 14.10

Keynote: Finance innovation leading to new ways to invest

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Jeremy Barnett
Director at Resilience Partners
United Kingdom
Jeremy is Director of Resilience Partners Limited. Environmental and Blockchain consultancy.
Smart Contracts and Automated Dispute Resolution. Working with UCL Computing and the Bartlett in Built Environment.

14.10 – 14.40

Panel Discussion: Developing an Ecosystem for Digital Real Estate Assets

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Charles Kerrigan
Partner at CMS
United Kingdom
Charles Kerrigan is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS London.  
Charles acts on credit finance matters in the TMT sectors. He acts for funds, technology companies, governments and other institutions. Please see above (opening session) for more information.
 

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Nils Veenstra 
CEO at New Alchemy
USA
Nils has recently taken on a new opportunity as Global CEO of New Alchemy.
Over the last three years, New Alchemy has managed tokenization projects with more than 60 clients world-wide, and has secured billions of dollars in transactions, and having worked with clients that include Bittrex and Deloitte. Together, our teams have advised clients and portfolio companies—ranging from startups to government regulators—on strategy and technology in blockchain-related innovation. 

Rudolf

Rudolf Nanne
Founder at Block Fund
Hungary
After his education in real estate and working at the leading property developer in Amsterdam, Rudolf co-founded in 2006 the award-winning international recruitment agency Eastmen. From 2018 he works on his own property development projects, and while recognizing the opportunities in rising Budapest, he decided to establish Block Fund to work on greater projects, also for the benefit of others. Crypto enthusiast since 2013.

Lior

Lior Abehassera
Head of Investor Relations at Leaseum Partners
UK
Lior is a Fintech entrepreneur focused on blockchain technology applied to capital markets & real assets. Co-founder of Leaseum Partners, a Real Estate Investment Manager launching a $250mios US Commercial Property Income Fund, with shares available in both paper and digital formats. Former investment banker with a 12-year trading floor experience on equity derivatives & structured products, dealing with a broad range of institutional investors in Europe & Emerging Markets.

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Moderator: Jeremy Barnett
Director at Resilience Partners
United Kingdom
Jeremy is Director of Resilience Partners Limited. Environmental and Blockchain consultancy.
Smart Contracts and Automated Dispute Resolution. Working with UCL Computing and the Bartlett in Built Environment.

14.40 – 14.55

Keynote: The Role of Stablecoins

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Moderator: Anders Henrikson
COO at CementDAO
United Kingdom
Anders is COO at CementDAO, a platform for and by stablecoins to enable interoperability, reduce idiosyncratic risks, and simplify user experience. Prior roles include Global Head of FX Products Lloyds Bank, Head of FX Options Trading Europe and North America at Citigroup, and General Manager, Treasury, Nokia Finance International.

14.55 – 15.15

Panel: The Challenges of Developing a Stablecoin

Miklos

Miklos Denkler
Co-Founder at Corion Foundation
Switzerland
Miklos is an innovations-hunter who is enthusiastically looking for new ideas and solutions specifically in the stablecoin fields.  He has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry and since 2016 he is involved in crypto and innovative payments.
As a Pioneer of stablecoins he obsessively focuses on the upcoming objectives to make the world a better place with appealing financial prospects. His main focus at the moment is helping mass crypto adoption through stablecoins by the Stablecoin Movement which is powered by CorionX.

ElizabethWhite

Elizabeth White
CEO at The White Company
USA
Elizabeth believes in a world driven by trust, and usesblockchain technology to connect the world of global payments and financial transactions, allowing consumers and businesses to pay anyone, anywhere, anytime, in seconds with no fees.

MarcoDiaz

Marco Diaz
CEO at Merxcoin
Brasil
In 2011 Marco discovered bitcoin. Since then he has mined Bitcoins and later enter into “day trade” OTC market of crypto. At the moment, Marco is the CEO of Merxcoin Capital Holdings, headquartered in London with activities in Portugal, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. A central role is reserved for an index-pegged stablecoin backed with on-chain collateral.

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Moderator: Anders Henrikson
COO at CementDAO
United Kingdom
Anders is COO at CementDAO, a platform for and by stablecoins to enable interoperability, reduce idiosyncratic risks, and simplify user experience. Prior roles include Global Head of FX Products Lloyds Bank, Head of FX Options Trading Europe and North America at Citigroup, and General Manager, Treasury, Nokia Finance International.

15.15 – 15.45

Closing Keynote: The Future of Hybrid Tokens

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Michael Terpin
CEO at Transform Group
Puerto Rico, USA
Michael Terpin is founder and CEO of Transform Group, a diversified blockchain services firm, with offices in eight cities.  Transform Group divisions and companies include Transform PR, the leading blockchain PR firm since 2013, Transform Strategies, BitAngels global angel network, CoinAgenda conference series, Blockchain Wire and incubator/accelerator Transform Studios. He is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and on many airplanes.

15.45 – 16.45

Networking Reception

Program is subject to change

Tokenized Assets London Program, June 4, 2019
CMS London, 78 Canon Street

08.30 – 09.25

Registration and Coffee

09.25 – 09.30

opening of conference

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Charles Kerrigan
Partner at CMS
United Kingdom
Charles Kerrigan is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS London.  
Charles acts on credit finance matters in the TMT sectors. He acts for funds, technology companies, governments and other institutions.
He is a leading expert on digital money, the law of payments, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, giving strategic and technical advice to corporations, financial institutions and regulators. He sits on the Bank of England’s Financial Markets Law Committee on Virtual Currencies and chairs a panel at the Tomorrow’s Transactions (Digital Money) Forum. He has been named in the Blockchain Industry Landscape Overview 2018 as one of the UK’s leading influencers on blockchain.

09.30 – 09.50

OPENING KEYNOTE: “INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY TOKENS”

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Ryan Hanley
Managing Director at TokenMarket Technologies
United Kingdom
Since 2016, the TokenMarket platform has raised over $315 million for more than 30 blockchain start-ups. Ryan is going to start our day with a quick overview of the changes in the token landscape as he’s been seeing them evolve over the last 12 – 18 months

09.50 – 10.15

Panel Discussion: How to Issue Tokens on the blockchain

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Timo Lehes
President at Swarmfund
USA
Timo has over 20 years of experience from starting, running, exiting and investing in software companies. Throughout his career, Timo has invested in more than 40 companies. With a specific focus on Fintech, he has contributed to the creation of several alternative investment platforms. He currently serves as a board member at BankerBay, the world’s largest deal origination platform for mid-market Private Equity deals. He holds degrees in engineering and business administration from Chalmers University of Technology and early stage investing from continuing studies at Stanford School of Business.

BreigeTinnelly

Breige Tinnelly
Head of Europe at Securitize
United Kingdom
Breige is a Senior Commercial Executive with over 18 years in the debt capital markets and financial services industry with global coverage in Legal, Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology sectors. Breige has worked across global corporates and ambitious startups as founder and director. Most recently she was Head of Sales and UK regional Business Manager for AQMetrics, and has held senior roles as SVP EMEA Head of Business Development, Sales, Marketing & Strategy for US Bank and BNY Mellon. Breige is also a Solicitor of England and Wales, with an LL.M. in International and Commercial Law starting her early career with Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton.

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Ami Ben-David
CEO, Ownera / Co-founder & Managing Partner, SPiCE VC  
United Kingdom
Ami is the co-founder and managing partner of SPiCE VC, a fund specializing in the tokenization of assets on the blockchain, a fast growing market SPiCE helped pioneer when it tokenized its own equity (Symbol:SPICE). At SPiCE, Ami focuses on both tokenization infrastructure projects supporting the market’s growth, as well as tokenized startup companies and projects.
Ami is a serial entrepreneur and inventor.  Ami is also co-founder and CEO of Ownera, a new project building an institutional grade blockchain network that puts regulated financial entities at the center of the network. He was a founder and head of product and marketing at mobile search company Everything.me, Co-founded mobile content company Ki-Bi Mobile, CRM company AladdinSoft, and messaging startup WorkGroup; On the corporate side, Ami was VP Investment at VC fund Magma Venture and was the SVP Europe and Asia at casual games company Oberon.

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Moderator: Nils Veenstra
CEO at New Alchemy
USA
Nils has recently taken on a new opportunity as Global CEO of New Alchemy.
Over the last three years, New Alchemy has managed tokenization projects with more than 60 clients world-wide, and has secured billions of dollars in transactions, and having worked with clients that include Bittrex and Deloitte. Together, our teams have advised clients and portfolio companies—ranging from startups to government regulators—on strategy and technology in blockchain-related innovation. 

10.15 – 10.40

The role of exchanges in mass adoption of cryptocurrencies

DrRanChang

Dr Ran Chang
Co-Founder at GlenBit
China
Dr Ran Cheng was a Research Fellow with the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, U.K. He received his PhD degree in computer science from the University of Surrey, U.K. His main research interest is Artificial/Computational Intelligence based learning, modelling and optimisation. Dr Chang’s research topics include Deep Learning, Evolutionary Computation, Multi-objective Optimization, Swarm Intelligence, Large-scale Optimization.

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Olga Feldmeier
CEO at Smart Valor
Switzerland
Olga Feldmeier is CEO of SMART VALOR, a Swiss-based blockchain company building a decentralized marketplace for tokenized alternative investments. Olga has extensive experience working in financial services sector for leading institutions such as Barclays Capital, UBS Wealth Management and Boston Consulting Group. Prior to founding SMART VALOR, Olga held the position of Commercial Managing Partner at Xapo, one of the largest Bitcoin custodians today. 

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Nicolas Cary
Co-Founder at Blockchain.com
United Kingdom
Nicolas Cary is a serial entrepreneur and lifelong technologist. His company Blockchain is the world’s leading Digital Assets Platform. Blockchain has over 38 million users, runs the most widely trusted block explorer, and manages the most widely used developer platform in the crypto assets ecosystem. Blockchain has raised over $75 million from leading investors including Lakestar, Google Ventures, Lightspeed and Sir Richard Branson. In 2014, Nic made the first charitable Bitcoin donation to a University. In 2015, Nic was named the European Digital Leader of the year. Nic is the Founding Commissioner of the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development and Co-Authored The Future is Decentralised. Nic is trilingual, and has a deep passion for positive digital disruption. He’s also the Co-Founder and Chairman of SkysTheLimit.org, the leading non-profit youth business accelerator.

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Ingvar Ulpre
General Counsel at Coin Metro
United Kingdom
Ingvar is a seasoned lawyer with several years of experience working in law firms in London and Brussels. His background covers financial services, litigation, UK & EU regulatory and antitrust and – as of more recently – crypto and blockchain. He is a qualified Solicitor in England & Wales and a qualified Attorney in the State of New York.

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Moderator: Nils Veenstra
CEO at New Alchemy
USA
Nils has recently taken on a new opportunity as Global CEO of New Alchemy.
Over the last three years, New Alchemy has managed tokenization projects with more than 60 clients world-wide, and has secured billions of dollars in transactions, and having worked with clients that include Bittrex and Deloitte. Together, our teams have advised clients and portfolio companies—ranging from startups to government regulators—on strategy and technology in blockchain-related innovation. 

10.40 – 11.20

Keynote: Regulation in the USA: Reg A+

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Gordon Einstein
Partner at Cryptolaw Partners
USA
Gordon Einstein is a hybrid crypto-attorney, technologist, and enterprise strategist. As an avid computer and programming hobbyist, Gordon was intrigued by Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the related technologies in 2012. After providing legal services to several individuals and companies operating in this space, Gordon’s law practice grew exponentially over the year and includes working with crypto, blockchain and FinTech startups and funds.

11.20 – 11.50

Panel Discussion: Regulation and Governance – UK Perspective

ClaireCummings

Claire Cummings
Managing Partner at Cummings Fisher
United Kingdom
Cummings Fisher is one of London’s leading alternative investment law firms.
Based in the West End and with a strong global network, we are market leaders in the alternatives field with significant experience of funds, derivatives, tax and regulatory issues.

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Charles Kerringan
Partner at CMS
United Kingdom
Charles Kerrigan is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS London.  
Charles acts on credit finance matters in the TMT sectors. He acts for funds, technology companies, governments and other institutions.
He is a leading expert on digital money, the law of payments, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, giving strategic and technical advice to corporations, financial institutions and regulators. He sits on the Bank of England’s Financial Markets Law Committee on Virtual Currencies and chairs a panel at the Tomorrow’s Transactions (Digital Money) Forum. He has been named in the Blockchain Industry Landscape Overview 2018 as one of the UK’s leading influencers on blockchain.

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Leigh Sagar
Barrister at New Square Chambers
United Kingdom
Leigh Sagar is a barrister of England and Wales
practising at New Square Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn. His practice includes trusts and estates advice and litigation, including the administration of digital information and the administration and taxation of bitcoin and other crypto-assets. Leigh is the author of The Digital Estate, a book about the law of digital assets, including crypto-assets, and he is the Chairman of the Digital Assets Special Interest Group of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP).

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Moderator: Gordon Einstein
Partner at Cryptolaw Partners
USA
Gordon Einstein is a hybrid crypto-attorney, technologist, and enterprise strategist. As an avid computer and programming hobbyist, Gordon was intrigued by Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the related technologies in 2012. Please see above (keynote regulation in the USA) for more information.

11.50 – 12.30

Panel Discussion: An Investor’s Perspective

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Nathan Pearson-Smith
VP Business Development at Stratx
London
Nathan brings venture capital and senior business development experience from his work at London-based blockchain fund North Block Capital, providing advisory support and investment capital to token projects. Prior, Nathan was part of the early stage team at UK tech start-up WhiteHat which raised capital from Lightspeed Ventures and Village Global. Nathan is also a mentor for Backstage Capital portfolio companies.

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Harsh Jani
Business Development Manager at Maven11 Capital
London
Maven 11 is a prominent European investment firm solely focused on DLT / blockchain tech related ventures, tokens, digital currencies and digital assets. We are a diverse team of serial entrepreneurs and traditional finance professionals and above all passionate believers that blockchain technology will fundamentally change economic and social structures.

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Moderator: Jonny Fry
CEO at Team Blockchain
London
Jonny has over 25 years’ experience as CEO of an asset management business which he floated in London with over £1 Billion under management. In addition to looking after private clients’ and institutions’ assets managing funds in the UK and overseas, Jonny is the co-founder of consulting firm TeamBlockchain as well as the British Blockchain Frontier Technology Association.

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

13.30 – 13.40

GlenBit

DrRanChang

Dr Ran Chang
Co-Founder at GlenBit
China
Dr Ran Cheng was a Research Fellow with the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, U.K. He received his PhD degree in computer science from the University of Surrey, U.K. His main research interest is Artificial/Computational Intelligence based learning, modelling and optimisation. Dr Chang’s research topics include Deep Learning, Evolutionary Computation, Multi-objective Optimization, Swarm Intelligence, Large-scale Optimization.

13.40 – 14.10

Keynote: Finance innovation leading to new ways to invest

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Jeremy Barnett
Director at Resilience Partners
United Kingdom
Jeremy is Director of Resilience Partners Limited. Environmental and Blockchain consultancy.
Smart Contracts and Automated Dispute Resolution. Working with UCL Computing and the Bartlett in Built Environment.

14.10 – 14.40

Panel Discussion: Developing an Ecosystem for Digital Real Estate Assets

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Charles Kerrigan
Partner at CMS
United Kingdom
Charles Kerrigan is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS London.  
Charles acts on credit finance matters in the TMT sectors. He acts for funds, technology companies, governments and other institutions. Please see above (opening session) for more information.
 

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Nils Veenstra 
CEO at New Alchemy
USA
Nils has recently taken on a new opportunity as Global CEO of New Alchemy.
Over the last three years, New Alchemy has managed tokenization projects with more than 60 clients world-wide, and has secured billions of dollars in transactions, and having worked with clients that include Bittrex and Deloitte. Together, our teams have advised clients and portfolio companies—ranging from startups to government regulators—on strategy and technology in blockchain-related innovation. 

Rudolf

Rudolf Nanne
Founder at Block Fund
Hungary
After his education in real estate and working at the leading property developer in Amsterdam, Rudolf co-founded in 2006 the award-winning international recruitment agency Eastmen. From 2018 he works on his own property development projects, and while recognizing the opportunities in rising Budapest, he decided to establish Block Fund to work on greater projects, also for the benefit of others. Crypto enthusiast since 2013.

Lior

Lior Abehassera
Head of Investor Relations at Leaseum Partners
UK
Lior is a Fintech entrepreneur focused on blockchain technology applied to capital markets & real assets. Co-founder of Leaseum Partners, a Real Estate Investment Manager launching a $250mios US Commercial Property Income Fund, with shares available in both paper and digital formats. Former investment banker with a 12-year trading floor experience on equity derivatives & structured products, dealing with a broad range of institutional investors in Europe & Emerging Markets.

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Moderator: Jeremy Barnett
Director at Resilience Partners
United Kingdom
Jeremy is Director of Resilience Partners Limited. Environmental and Blockchain consultancy.
Smart Contracts and Automated Dispute Resolution. Working with UCL Computing and the Bartlett in Built Environment.

14.40 – 14.55

Keynote: The Role of Stablecoins

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Moderator: Anders Henrikson
COO at CementDAO
United Kingdom
Anders is COO at CementDAO, a platform for and by stablecoins to enable interoperability, reduce idiosyncratic risks, and simplify user experience. Prior roles include Global Head of FX Products Lloyds Bank, Head of FX Options Trading Europe and North America at Citigroup, and General Manager, Treasury, Nokia Finance International.

14.55 – 15.15

Panel: The Challenges of Developing a Stablecoin

Miklos

Miklos Denkler
Co-Founder at Corion Foundation
Switzerland
Miklos is an innovations-hunter who is enthusiastically looking for new ideas and solutions specifically in the stablecoin fields.  He has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry and since 2016 he is involved in crypto and innovative payments.
As a Pioneer of stablecoins he obsessively focuses on the upcoming objectives to make the world a better place with appealing financial prospects. His main focus at the moment is helping mass crypto adoption through stablecoins by the Stablecoin Movement which is powered by CorionX.

ElizabethWhite

Elizabeth White
CEO at The White Company
USA
Elizabeth believes in a world driven by trust, and usesblockchain technology to connect the world of global payments and financial transactions, allowing consumers and businesses to pay anyone, anywhere, anytime, in seconds with no fees.

MarcoDiaz

Marco Diaz
CEO at Merxcoin
Brasil
In 2011 Marco discovered bitcoin. Since then he has mined Bitcoins and later enter into “day trade” OTC market of crypto. At the moment, Marco is the CEO of Merxcoin Capital Holdings, headquartered in London with activities in Portugal, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. A central role is reserved for an index-pegged stablecoin backed with on-chain collateral.

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Moderator: Anders Henrikson
COO at CementDAO
United Kingdom
Anders is COO at CementDAO, a platform for and by stablecoins to enable interoperability, reduce idiosyncratic risks, and simplify user experience. Prior roles include Global Head of FX Products Lloyds Bank, Head of FX Options Trading Europe and North America at Citigroup, and General Manager, Treasury, Nokia Finance International.

15.15 – 15.45

Closing Keynote: The Future of Hybrid Tokens

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Michael Terpin
CEO at Transform Group
Puerto Rico, USA
Michael Terpin is founder and CEO of Transform Group, a diversified blockchain services firm, with offices in eight cities.  Transform Group divisions and companies include Transform PR, the leading blockchain PR firm since 2013, Transform Strategies, BitAngels global angel network, CoinAgenda conference series, Blockchain Wire and incubator/accelerator Transform Studios. He is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and on many airplanes.

15.45 – 16.45

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Cointelligence
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