Tokenized Assets New York Program May 12, 2019
Midtown House, 265 West 37th street, 17th floor, NY

08.30 – 09.30

Registration  & Coffee

09.30 – 09.35

Opening of Conference

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Roelof Kramer
Director at The Future of Finance
Netherlands

09.35 – 09.55

Opening Keynote: “Introduction to Security Tokens”

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Ryan Hanley
VP Business Development 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.

09.55 – 10.10

Keynote: “Tokenizing Existing Assets”

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Biser Dimitrov
Enterprise Blockchain at Tata Consultancy Services
USA
Biser was part of the founding team of BlockEx in London, and will share his insights on why large enterprises and institutions are actively developing their own digital currency

10.10 – 10.25

Keynote: “The Future of Digital Asset Distribution and Ownership”

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Sang H. Lee
President and CEO at DarcMatter and Konstellation
USA
Sang H. Lee is the CEO and co-founder of DarcMatter. A leading pioneer within the Financial Services and Technology industries, Sang has worked to push forward necessary regulatory changes, as well as industry buy-in to achieve much of the platform boarding, the industry has seen today. Sang has been recognized as an ‘Under30CEO Entrepreneur to Watch in New York City’ and a ‘GOOD100’ fellow, an annual list of 100 change making entrepreneurs.

10.25 – 11.00

Panel Discussion: How to Issue Tokens on the blockchain

Our panellists will explore methods how security tokens and other modern financial instruments can be issued and traded in a secure, compliant, and convenient way. Extra focus will be given to three areas of importance; stimulation of capital formation, security and compliance, and ways to expand global liquidity.

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Dan Doney
CEO at Securrency
USA
Dan is the former Chief Innovation Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency and 2014 Fierce 15 awardee as a top government change agent. He has 20+ years of experience in emerging technology development and finance across government and private sectors. Dan is a software developer and innovator in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, process automation, dynamic asset pricing and enterprise architecture. Dan holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering & Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT.

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Annelise Osborne
EVP at Fluidity Factora
USA
Annelise Osborne is Executive Vice President of Fluidity Factora, a technology company upgrading financial infrastructure by using blockchain technology to structure real-world assets as smart security tokens for automated issuance, servicing, compliance and reporting.  

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Arnoldas Nauseda
CEO at Smartlands
UK
Arnoldas has a history of corporate and entrepreneurial experience in the finance, technology and real estate. Prior to joining Smartlands, he spent four years as a full-time entrepreneur, developing businesses in the fields of technology, fintech, and robotics.

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Moderator: Brian Mulherin
General Counsel at New Alchemy
USA
Trained as a lawyer in securities, business and intellectual property litigation, Brian spent seven years with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the last year at the U.S. House of Representatives to provide counsel on derivatives regulation and cryptocurrencies to Committee with CFTC oversight jurisdiction.

11.00 – 11.10

Introduction: New Technology to benefit institutional investors and crypto currency exchanges

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Alina Karpichenko
Capital Markets at Avelacom
Israel
Avelacom brings its expertise in building high-performance IT infrastructure and low latency network across the world’s leading exchanges to help trading firms and crypto platforms upgrade and scale up their current IT systems and provide a sustainable environment for trading digital assets.

11.10 – 11.40

Panel Discussion: The Role of Exchanges in Mass Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

Oftentimes it is stated that without cooperation between exchanges (the platforms enabling cryptocurrency-fiat transactions) and banks (the institutions that have transacted, and dealt with the transactions of others, for centuries) crypto and blockchain technologies cannot become mainstream. What is needed to drive mass adoption from banks and financial institutions?

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Diana Pires
Head of Institutional Sales at OKEx
Hong Kong
Diana boasts over 7 years of financial sales experience – having built a successful sales career in S&P Cap IQ, Numerix and most recently Intercontinental Exchange. Today Diana is the Institutional Sales Manager at OKEx out of the Hong Kong office where she is responsible for managing and growing the institutional client base.

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Eric Benz
CEO at Changelly
UK
Eric Benz has 2 current jobs as CEO at Changelly and Founding Member at UK Digital Currency Association. He has over 10 years of experience working in and around Financial Technology. He has delivered innovative SaaS systems for some of today’s biggest institutions around payments, identity, and banking infrastructure.

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Valentin Preobrazhenskiy
CEO at LAToken
Singapore
Valentin is a former hedge fund manager, who decided five years ago to leave the local financial markets behind and explore a future of global trade and develop tools to democratize access to financial markets. Valentin is looking forward to share his ideas on a blockchain-powered future and on how the economy and other traditional social institutions are impacted.

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Brian Liston
President at SeedCX
USA

Brian co-founded Seed CX and currently serves as President and COO. Prior to Seed CX, Brian worked at Red Sea Ventures, an early-stage fund in New York, Accenture Consulting and Skype. He holds a B.S. in Economics & Finance, focus in Mathematics & Statistics from University College Dublin (Ireland) and a Master of Finance from MIT (US). Brian was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018.

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Moderator: Greg Gilman
Chief Legal Officer at Science Blockchain
USA
Greg Gilman has over 15 years experience as an executive, entrepreneur, investor and attorney. Immediately prior to co-founding Science, he was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of RxVantage, the leading online practice platform connecting pharmaceutical and medical vendors with healthcare professionals. Prior to RxVantage, Greg was a Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Law at Pepperdine University School of Law.

11.40 – 12.15

Panel Discussion: An Investor’s Perspective

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Alex McDougall
Chief Investment Officer at Bicameral Ventures
Canada
MBA from the University of Toronto; Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).  Alex became an investment banker at the Bank of Montreal. At BMO he led multiple (blockchain) projects and teams across Capital Markets, including in Fintech, M&A, and Financial Institutions. Alex left BMO in early 2018 to co-found Bicameral Ventures, an innovative Venture Capital Fund focused on taking positions in exceptional early stage projects developing real-world business models on top of the Aion platform.

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Henry Liu
Chief Investment Officer at YGC
USA
After being involved as an investor and advisor in a few blockchain and fintech companies, Henry joined Yeoman’s Capital (YGC) as Chief Investment Officer. YGC is the world’s first Family Office investing 100% in CryptoAssets, and its founding team was also involved in creating BitAngels (2013 – World’s 1st Crypto Angel Network) and the Dapps Fund (2014 – World’s 1st Crypto VC Fund).

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Nithin Eapen
Founder and CEO at Chance River
USA
Nithin Eapen is a well-known Crypto-Evangelist, Speaker, Investor, Trader and the Founder/CEO of Chance River. 
Besides taking care of the family office crypto portfolio, he is an advisory board member to multiple ICOs, startups, and a mentor/educator. 
He is the creator of the Belpointe Crypto Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CRYPTO) and holds a degree in Engineering from The Wright State University in Ohio as well as a Masters in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago.
Prior to ChanceRiver, Nithin was the Chief Investment Officer for a Crypto Venture Fund, Founder of a software services firm,  Investment Banker/Trader and a Technologist.

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David Siemer
CEO of Wave Financial
USA
David Siemer is the CEO of Wave Financial, a cryptocurrency focused asset management company headquartered in Los Angeles. The firm manages an early stage venture fund, digital fund products, and investment management advisory services, all centered on cryptocurrencies.
David is also the founder of Wavemaker Partners, which has of seven funds with AUM of $300 million in the US and Southeast Asia. Wavemaker is the most active investor in Southern California and Southeast Asia, having made investments in over 300 companies with top-decile returns.

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David Segura
Angel Investor
USA
David Segura is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He’s invested in over forty companies and works primarily with early stage startups in a wide variety of categories. David is also the Chief Operating Officer at Carbon, which is developing a price stable cryptocurrency that aims to make the global economy more efficient and inclusive.

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Moderator: Michael Terpin
CEO at Transform Group
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.

12.15 – 13.15

Lunch

13.15 – 13.45

PAnel: The Legal Landscape: Regulation and Governance

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Joel Telpner
Partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP
USA
Joel Telpner chairs the Fintech and Blockchain practice group of the international law firm, Sullivan & Worcester.  Joel is a highly sought after strategist and counselor and structured some of the first token offerings and blockchain-based applications, including the first issuance of digital securities utilizing blockchain technology for Overstock.com, and helped Overstock’s tZero trading platform obtain the necessary regulatory approval to trade crypto securities.

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Phil Liu
Chief Legal Officer at ARCA Fund
USA
Phil Liu is Chief Legal Officer at Arca. In his role, Phil oversees product structuring and ensures legal compliance for Arca’s crypto investment management platform. A finance industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience, Phil has worked has worked with some of the world’s biggest banks and law firms. Phil previously served as General Counsel at a leading managed futures asset management company and was responsible for the legal structuring of the first actively managed, managed futures mutual fund. 

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Katya Fisher
Partner at Greenspoon Marder
USA
Katya Fisher is a Partner and Practice Group Leader of the Blockchain, Digital Assets, and Technology Transactions practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. Ms. Fisher represents clients in a broad range of corporate matters and technology transactions and advises clients with respect to legal matters in the blockchain and digital assets industries.

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Jenny Leung
Attorney at Blakemore, Fallon
USA
Jenny is an Australian and US attorney at Blakemore Fallon, a blockchain focused law firm based in New York. She formerly worked as an attorney at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. In her capacity there, she assisted in the oversight and supervision of financial market infrastructure and drafted regulatory guidance regarding distributed ledger technology. Prior to joining Blakemore Fallon, she consulted on GDPR and other data privacy issues at PwC. 

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Jorge Herrada
Technology Lead at CFTC
USA
Jorge Herrada serves as the Technology Lead for LabCFTC where he focuses on innovation, advanced technology, analytics, finance, DLT, and cryptocurrencies.  He leads the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee’s DLT and Virtual Currencies Subcommittees. Prior to joining Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in 2002, Mr. Herrada was a Senior Principal at American Management Systems (AMS–now CGI). At AMS,  he was a systems architect and software engineer.  Mr. Herrada earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS from the London School of Economics, and a BS from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

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Moderator: Jeff Bandman
Co-Founder at Global Digital Finance

USA
Global Digital Finance (GDF) is a not-for-profit industry initiative with a mission to drive global cryptoasset standards and best practices for market participants, including some of the most influential digital currency and token companies, academics and professional services who support the industry. GDF conducts policymaker, regulator and industry outreach to build a shared understanding of the risks and opportunities presented by tokens and cryptoassets and has developed a global Code of Conduct for the cryptoassets market and its participants.  GDF is proud to include Circle, Coinbase, ConsenSys, DLA Piper, Diginex, Hogan Lovells and R3 as patron and founding members.

13.45 – 13.55

Introduction: The Role of Stablecoins

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Edan Yago
CEO at CementDAO
United Kingdom
Edan is the founder of CementDAO, a decentralized Stablecoin ratings and exchange platform. In addition, Edan is a Member of the Board at DATA, not-for-profit organization with primary bases in Washington DC and London, tasked with leading regulatory, best practices and consumer protection initiatives for companies in the emerging field of digital assets. Since November 2013 DATA has been working on a bilateral basis with influencers and regulators in the digital asset space to outline opportunities, to better understanding, and to unite the industry around sensible outcomes for development of digital asset technologies.

13.55 – 14.30

Panel: The Challenges of Developing a Stablecoin

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Joao Reginatto
Head of USDC North America at Circle
USA
Circle is a global crypto finance company on a mission to connect everyone, everywhere so we can exchange just about anything of value. A native of Barzil, Joao spent the last 10 years in Ireland working for technology companies, and joined Circle four years ago to run their European operations. At the moment, Joao is responsible for managing platform initiatives including USD Coin.

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Elizabeth White
CEO at The White Company
USA
Elizabeth believes in a world driven by trust, and uses blockchain 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.

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Greg Magarshak
CEO at Intercoin
USA
Greg is an internet entrepreneur and innovator who is passionate about the power of social tools to improve people’s lives. He’s currently building a platform for communities to issue and manage their own crypto-currency, issue Basic Income, and promote local business and fintech innovation

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Rafael Cosman
Co-Founder at TrustToken
USA
TrustToken is comprised of a team from Stanford, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, and Google, and is backed by Stanford-StartX, Founders Fund Angel, FJ Labs, and BlockTower Capital. TrustToken enables the tokenization of today’s real-world assets by creating asset tokens that are legally enforceable, auditable, and collateralized.

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Sam Trautwein
CEO at Carbon
USA
Sam was on the founding CS team of Plenty, a Softbank-backed AI hydroponics company. Sam studied Computer Science with a concentration in AI at Stanford University. He is currently CEO at Carbon-12 Labs, Inc (Fiat to Crypto Made Simpler).

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Moderator: David Lu
Partner at 256 Ventures
Australia
256 Ventures (New York, Shanghai, Singapore) is a global cryptocurrency fund, investing in and managing a portfolio of diversified digital assets. David is also Venture Partner at Virgil Capital (New York, Singapore, Sydney), a multi-national, multi-strat quantitative firm trading over crypto-currencies. He was one of the earliest investors in the fund and have now taken a more hands-on approach to assist with strategic investments and partnerships.

14.30 – 15.20

International Spotlight sessions

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Loopring 3.0 Zero-Knowledge Proof for DEX Scalability

Daniel Wang
Founder at Loopring Protocol
China
Daniel is an expert in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and has worked and led various projects for companies including Boston Science, Google, and ZhongAn Insurance Blockchain Lab. In 2014, he co-founded a crypto-exchange “coinport” backed by IDG capital, placing a particular focus on achieving complete transparency. Having gained significant experience in the traditional digital financial system, Daniel came with a new solution to solve the problems that he identified in the sector: Loopring Protocol.

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Rana DiOrio
Co-Founder & CEO at Creative Mint
USA
Rana has been a corporate securities attorney, a software investment banker, an M&A banker, a real estate investor and developer, an early-stage investor, and an entrepreneur. Her multi-faceted experience and motherhood have prepared Rana well to launch a new approach to children’s brand and product development.

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Zarah Tinholt
VP Corporate Development at iComply Investor Services
Canada
As Vice President at iComply Investor Services, which leads the global compliance sector for digital finance and crypto-assets, Zarah is passionate about economic development, financial inclusion, and education. Zarah leads partnerships at Blockchain For Impact (serving the UN’s Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development) and is an advisor to several blockchain companies.
 

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Ivan Bolonikhin
CEO at S BLOCK
Sweden
President of S BLOCK Global Foundation. Serial entrepreneur. 16 years of entrepreneurial experience. Launched and developed 14 different offline and online projects. 4 Years of experience of IT project management.

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Perrin Quarshie
Founder and CEO at RealBlocks
USA
Perrin is the Founder of RealBlocks, a real estate trade settlement system built on the Ethereum blockchain. RealBlocks provides global distribution, liquidity and crypto payment processing abilities for investors in non-traded REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts).

15.20 – 16.00

Featured Session:

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Ron Resnick
Executive Director at Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
USA

Setting the Standard: Blockchain and the Coming Token-Powered Economy
Blockchain has the potential to benefit everyone across the globe, not just a privileged few. However, the task of developing blockchain or tokenization solutions calls for continuous collaboration between creators and the people they will be serving.  Learn how individuals, companies, consortiums, think tanks and innovators are working together to harness blockchain and tokenization to make an immediate and concrete difference around the world. Through a shared set of industry standards, blockchain can become the shared infrastructure for more and more people to collaborate with one another. By applying a standards-based approach to blockchain applications, services and tokens, global marketplaces can provide access to essential services and enable more individuals to protect their personal data and assets. Join us as we discuss the work that lies ahead, and explore how blockchain and tokenization can help make a lasting impact; from buying your next plane ticket to serving the world’s disenfranchised communities.

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Marley Gray
Microsoft Azure Principal Program Manager  at Microsoft
USA

Demystifying Tokens and the Road to Standardization
Tokens surround us in everyday life, but we hardly notice them.  Blockchain was initially all about the concept of what we now call a token, a crypto currency.  Smart Contracts captured the imagination of the enterprise market in 2015 which has perhaps over indexed towards them since.  As blockchain technology matures, it’s natural to stop, look back and evaluate how far we have come.  In doing so, many have come to the realization that we have neglected the basics of blockchain and its true strength.  Tokens as a “term” has been dragged through the mud over the last couple of years due to speculative bubbles and dubious behavior by some, but don’t be distracted by the bathwater.  In this talk, we will re-introduce you to Tokens in a whole new way, by returning to the basics, shedding misconceptions and introduce you to a framework that will make understanding and creating new token types accessible to anyone

16.00 – 16.30

Closing Panel: The Future of Finance and the impact of digital assets

A quick wrap-up of the day with insights from:

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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.

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Nithin Eapen
Founder and CEO at Chance River
USA
Nithin Eapen is a well-known Crypto-Evangelist, Speaker, Investor, Trader and the Founder/CEO of Chance River. He is the creator of the Belpointe Crypto Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CRYPTO) and holds a degree in Engineering from The Wright State University in Ohio as well as a Masters in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago.

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Oliver Prock
Founder and CEO at Salus Alpha Capital
Liechtenstein
Oliver is also Chairman of AIFM Federation Austria. He has over 30 years of experience trading in variousasset such as FX, options, futures, equity, commodities, complex OTC structured products and bonds. After gaining the necessary experience as fund manager, as well as constantly adapting to the latest developments in the fintech and blockchain industries, he became a blockchain evangelist.

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Donna Redel
Fordham Law School and former MD at World Economic Forum, Davos
USA
Donna is a businesswoman, a professor of blockchain-digital assets, an angel investor and a philanthropist. She was the managing director of The World Economic Forum in Davos and the first woman to chair a USA exchange, The Commodity Exchange.  Donna developed and is  teaching at Fordham Gabelli and Fordham Law School a course on Blockchain-Crypto-Tokens. 

…and the entire audience!

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Tokenized Assets New York Program May 12, 2019
BECON House Midtown, 265 West 37th street, 17th floor, NY

08.30 – 09.30

Registration  & Coffee

09.30 – 09.35

Opening of Conference

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Roelof Kramer
Director at BECON
Netherlands

 

 

09.35 – 09.55

Opening Keynote: “Introduction to Security Tokens”

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Ryan Hanley
VP Business Development 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.

09.55 – 10.10

Keynote: “Tokenizing Existing Assets”

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Biser Dimitrov
Enterprise Blockchain at Tata Consultancy Services
USA
Biser was part of the founding team of BlockEx in London, and will share his insights on why large enterprises and institutions are actively developing their own digital currency

10.10 – 10.25

Keynote: “The Future of Digital Asset Distribution and Ownership”

SangLee

Sang H. Lee
President and CEO at DarcMatter and Konstellation
USA
Sang H. Lee is the CEO and co-founder of DarcMatter. A leading pioneer within the Financial Services and Technology industries, Sang has worked to push forward necessary regulatory changes, as well as industry buy-in to achieve much of the platform boarding, the industry has seen today. Sang has been recognized as an ‘Under30CEO Entrepreneur to Watch in New York City’ and a ‘GOOD100’ fellow, an annual list of 100 change making entrepreneurs.

10.25 – 11.00

Panel Discussion: How to Issue Tokens on the blockchain

Our panellists will explore methods how security tokens and other modern financial instruments can be issued and traded in a secure, compliant, and convenient way. Extra focus will be given to three areas of importance; stimulation of capital formation, security and compliance, and ways to expand global liquidity.

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Dan Doney
CEO at Securrency
USA
Dan is the former Chief Innovation Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency and 2014 Fierce 15 awardee as a top government change agent. He has 20+ years of experience in emerging technology development and finance across government and private sectors. Dan is a software developer and innovator in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, process automation, dynamic asset pricing and enterprise architecture. Dan holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering & Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT.

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Annelise Osborne
EVP at Fluidity Factora
USA
Annelise Osborne is Executive Vice President of Fluidity Factora, a technology company upgrading financial infrastructure by using blockchain technology to structure real-world assets as smart security tokens for automated issuance, servicing, compliance and reporting.  

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Arnoldas Nauseda
CEO at Smartlands
UK
Arnoldas has a history of corporate and entrepreneurial experience in the finance, technology and real estate. Prior to joining Smartlands, he spent four years as a full-time entrepreneur, developing businesses in the fields of technology, fintech, and robotics.

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Dan Raykhman
CEO at Fungible.Network
USA
Dan is an entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and adviser. FinTech veteran with over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, electronic and high-frequency trading, FOREX, and ETPs. Dan is a computer scientist by training, he was personally responsible for building multiple trading systems for FX, Equities, and Crypto markets.

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Moderator: Brian Mulherin
General Counsel at New Alchemy
USA
Trained as a lawyer in securities, business and intellectual property litigation, Brian spent seven years with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the last year at the U.S. House of Representatives to provide counsel on derivatives regulation and cryptocurrencies to Committee with CFTC oversight jurisdiction.

11.00 – 11.10

Introduction: New Technology to benefit institutional investors and crypto currency exchanges

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Alina Karpichenko
Capital Markets at Avelacom
Israel
Avelacom brings its expertise in building high-performance IT infrastructure and low latency network across the world’s leading exchanges to help trading firms and crypto platforms upgrade and scale up their current IT systems and provide a sustainable environment for trading digital assets.

11.10 – 11.40

Panel Discussion: The Role of Exchanges in Mass Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

Oftentimes it is stated that without cooperation between exchanges (the platforms enabling cryptocurrency-fiat transactions) and banks (the institutions that have transacted, and dealt with the transactions of others, for centuries) crypto and blockchain technologies cannot become mainstream. What is needed to drive mass adoption from banks and financial institutions?

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Diana Pires
Head of Institutional Sales at OKEx
Hong Kong
Diana boasts over 7 years of financial sales experience – having built a successful sales career in S&P Cap IQ, Numerix and most recently Intercontinental Exchange. Today Diana is the Institutional Sales Manager at OKEx out of the Hong Kong office where she is responsible for managing and growing the institutional client base.

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Eric Benz
CEO at Changelly
UK
Eric Benz has 2 current jobs as CEO at Changelly and Founding Member at UK Digital Currency Association. He has over 10 years of experience working in and around Financial Technology. He has delivered innovative SaaS systems for some of today’s biggest institutions around payments, identity, and banking infrastructure.

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Valentin Preobrazhenskiy
CEO at LAToken
Singapore
Valentin is a former hedge fund manager, who decided five years ago to leave the local financial markets behind and explore a future of global trade and develop tools to democratize access to financial markets. Valentin is looking forward to share his ideas on a blockchain-powered future and on how the economy and other traditional social institutions are impacted.

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Brian Liston
President at SeedCX
USA

Brian co-founded Seed CX and currently serves as President and COO. Prior to Seed CX, Brian worked at Red Sea Ventures, an early-stage fund in New York, Accenture Consulting and Skype. He holds a B.S. in Economics & Finance, focus in Mathematics & Statistics from University College Dublin (Ireland) and a Master of Finance from MIT (US). Brian was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018.

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Moderator: Greg Gilman
Chief Legal Officer at Science Blockchain
USA
Greg Gilman has over 15 years experience as an executive, entrepreneur, investor and attorney. Immediately prior to co-founding Science, he was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of RxVantage, the leading online practice platform connecting pharmaceutical and medical vendors with healthcare professionals. Prior to RxVantage, Greg was a Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Law at Pepperdine University School of Law.

11.40 – 12.15

Panel Discussion: An Investor’s Perspective

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Alex McDougall
Chief Investment Officer at Bicameral Ventures
Canada
MBA from the University of Toronto; Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).  Alex became an investment banker at the Bank of Montreal. At BMO he led multiple (blockchain) projects and teams across Capital Markets, including in Fintech, M&A, and Financial Institutions. Alex left BMO in early 2018 to co-found Bicameral Ventures, an innovative Venture Capital Fund focused on taking positions in exceptional early stage projects developing real-world business models on top of the Aion platform.

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Henry Liu
Chief Investment Officer at YGC
USA
After being involved as an investor and advisor in a few blockchain and fintech companies, Henry joined Yeoman’s Capital (YGC) as Chief Investment Officer. YGC is the world’s first Family Office investing 100% in CryptoAssets, and its founding team was also involved in creating BitAngels (2013 – World’s 1st Crypto Angel Network) and the Dapps Fund (2014 – World’s 1st Crypto VC Fund).

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Nithin Eapen
Founder and CEO at Chance River
USA
Nithin Eapen is a well-known Crypto-Evangelist, Speaker, Investor, Trader and the Founder/CEO of Chance River. 
Besides taking care of the family office crypto portfolio, he is an advisory board member to multiple ICOs, startups, and a mentor/educator. 
He is the creator of the Belpointe Crypto Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CRYPTO) and holds a degree in Engineering from The Wright State University in Ohio as well as a Masters in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago.
Prior to ChanceRiver, Nithin was the Chief Investment Officer for a Crypto Venture Fund, Founder of a software services firm,  Investment Banker/Trader and a Technologist.

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David Siemer
CEO of Wave Financial
USA
David Siemer is the CEO of Wave Financial, a cryptocurrency focused asset management company headquartered in Los Angeles. The firm manages an early stage venture fund, digital fund products, and investment management advisory services, all centered on cryptocurrencies.
David is also the founder of Wavemaker Partners, which has of seven funds with AUM of $300 million in the US and Southeast Asia. Wavemaker is the most active investor in Southern California and Southeast Asia, having made investments in over 300 companies with top-decile returns.

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David Segura
Angel Investor
USA
David Segura is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He’s invested in over forty companies and works primarily with early stage startups in a wide variety of categories. David is also the Chief Operating Officer at Carbon, which is developing a price stable cryptocurrency that aims to make the global economy more efficient and inclusive.

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Moderator: Michael Terpin
CEO at Transform Group
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.

12.15 – 13.15

Lunch

13.15 – 13.45

PAnel: The Legal Landscape: Regulation and Governance

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Joel Telpner
Partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP
USA
Joel Telpner chairs the Fintech and Blockchain practice group of the international law firm, Sullivan & Worcester.  Joel is a highly sought after strategist and counselor and structured some of the first token offerings and blockchain-based applications, including the first issuance of digital securities utilizing blockchain technology for Overstock.com, and helped Overstock’s tZero trading platform obtain the necessary regulatory approval to trade crypto securities.

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Phil Liu
Chief Legal Officer at ARCA Fund
USA
Phil Liu is Chief Legal Officer at Arca. In his role, Phil oversees product structuring and ensures legal compliance for Arca’s crypto investment management platform. A finance industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience, Phil has worked has worked with some of the world’s biggest banks and law firms. Phil previously served as General Counsel at a leading managed futures asset management company and was responsible for the legal structuring of the first actively managed, managed futures mutual fund. 

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Katya Fisher
Partner at Greenspoon Marder
USA
Katya Fisher is a Partner and Practice Group Leader of the Blockchain, Digital Assets, and Technology Transactions practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. Ms. Fisher represents clients in a broad range of corporate matters and technology transactions and advises clients with respect to legal matters in the blockchain and digital assets industries.

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Jenny Leung
Attorney at Blakemore, Fallon
USA
Jenny is an Australian and US attorney at Blakemore Fallon, a blockchain focused law firm based in New York. She formerly worked as an attorney at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. In her capacity there, she assisted in the oversight and supervision of financial market infrastructure and drafted regulatory guidance regarding distributed ledger technology. Prior to joining Blakemore Fallon, she consulted on GDPR and other data privacy issues at PwC. 

 

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Jorge Herrada
Technology Lead at CFTC
USA
Jorge Herrada serves as the Technology Lead for LabCFTC where he focuses on innovation, advanced technology, analytics, finance, DLT, and cryptocurrencies.  He leads the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee’s DLT and Virtual Currencies Subcommittees. Prior to joining Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in 2002, Mr. Herrada was a Senior Principal at American Management Systems (AMS–now CGI). At AMS,  he was a systems architect and software engineer.  Mr. Herrada earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS from the London School of Economics, and a BS from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

 

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Moderator: Jeff Bandman
Co-Founder at Global Digital Finance

USA
Global Digital Finance (GDF) is a not-for-profit industry initiative with a mission to drive global cryptoasset standards and best practices for market participants, including some of the most influential digital currency and token companies, academics and professional services who support the industry. GDF conducts policymaker, regulator and industry outreach to build a shared understanding of the risks and opportunities presented by tokens and cryptoassets and has developed a global Code of Conduct for the cryptoassets market and its participants.  GDF is proud to include Circle, Coinbase, ConsenSys, DLA Piper, Diginex, Hogan Lovells and R3 as patron and founding members.

13.45 – 13.55

Introduction: The Role of Stablecoins

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Edan Yago
CEO at CementDAO
United Kingdom
Edan is the founder of CementDAO, a decentralized Stablecoin ratings and exchange platform. In addition, Edan is a Member of the Board at DATA, not-for-profit organization with primary bases in Washington DC and London, tasked with leading regulatory, best practices and consumer protection initiatives for companies in the emerging field of digital assets. Since November 2013 DATA has been working on a bilateral basis with influencers and regulators in the digital asset space to outline opportunities, to better understanding, and to unite the industry around sensible outcomes for development of digital asset technologies.

13.55 – 14.30

Panel: The Challenges of Developing a Stablecoin

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Joao Reginatto
Head of USDC North America at Circle
USA
Circle is a global crypto finance company on a mission to connect everyone, everywhere so we can exchange just about anything of value. A native of Barzil, Joao spent the last 10 years in Ireland working for technology companies, and joined Circle four years ago to run their European operations. At the moment, Joao is responsible for managing platform initiatives including USD Coin.

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Elizabeth White
CEO at The White Company
USA
Elizabeth believes in a world driven by trust, and uses blockchain 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.

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Greg Magarshak
CEO at Intercoin
USA
Greg is an internet entrepreneur and innovator who is passionate about the power of social tools to improve people’s lives. He’s currently building a platform for communities to issue and manage their own crypto-currency, issue Basic Income, and promote local business and fintech innovation

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Rafael Cosman
Co-Founder at TrustToken
USA
TrustToken is comprised of a team from Stanford, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, and Google, and is backed by Stanford-StartX, Founders Fund Angel, FJ Labs, and BlockTower Capital. TrustToken enables the tokenization of today’s real-world assets by creating asset tokens that are legally enforceable, auditable, and collateralized.

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Sam Trautwein
CEO at Carbon
USA
Sam was on the founding CS team of Plenty, a Softbank-backed AI hydroponics company. Sam studied Computer Science with a concentration in AI at Stanford University. He is currently CEO at Carbon-12 Labs, Inc (Fiat to Crypto Made Simpler). 

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Moderator: David Lu
Partner at 256 Ventures
Australia
256 Ventures (New York, Shanghai, Singapore) is a global cryptocurrency fund, investing in and managing a portfolio of diversified digital assets. David is also Venture Partner at Virgil Capital (New York, Singapore, Sydney), a multi-national, multi-strat quantitative firm trading over crypto-currencies. He was one of the earliest investors in the fund and have now taken a more hands-on approach to assist with strategic investments and partnerships.

14.30 – 15.20

International Spotlight sessions

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Loopring 3.0 Zero-Knowledge Proof for DEX Scalability

Daniel Wang
Founder at Loopring Protocol
China
Daniel is an expert in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and has worked and led various projects for companies including Boston Science, Google, and ZhongAn Insurance Blockchain Lab. In 2014, he co-founded a crypto-exchange “coinport” backed by IDG capital, placing a particular focus on achieving complete transparency. Having gained significant experience in the traditional digital financial system, Daniel came with a new solution to solve the problems that he identified in the sector: Loopring Protocol.

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Rana DiOrio
Co-Founder & CEO at Creative Mint
USA
Rana has been a corporate securities attorney, a software investment banker, an M&A banker, a real estate investor and developer, an early-stage investor, and an entrepreneur. Her multi-faceted experience and motherhood have prepared Rana well to launch a new approach to children’s brand and product development.

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Zarah Tinholt
VP Corporate Development at iComply Investor Services
Canada
As Vice President at iComply Investor Services, which leads the global compliance sector for digital finance and crypto-assets, Zarah is passionate about economic development, financial inclusion, and education. Zarah leads partnerships at Blockchain For Impact (serving the UN’s Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development) and is an advisor to several blockchain companies.

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Ivan Bolonikhin
CEO at S BLOCK
Sweden
President of S BLOCK Global Foundation. Serial entrepreneur. 16 years of entrepreneurial experience. Launched and developed 14 different offline and online projects. 4 Years of experience of IT project management.

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Perrin Quarshie
Founder and CEO at RealBlocks
USA
Perrin is the Founder of RealBlocks, a real estate trade settlement system built on the Ethereum blockchain. RealBlocks provides global distribution, liquidity and crypto payment processing abilities for investors in non-traded REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts).

15.20 – 16.00

Featured Session:

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Ron Resnick
Executive Director at Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
USA

Setting the Standard: Blockchain and the Coming Token-Powered Economy
Blockchain has the potential to benefit everyone across the globe, not just a privileged few. However, the task of developing blockchain or tokenization solutions calls for continuous collaboration between creators and the people they will be serving.  Learn how individuals, companies, consortiums, think tanks and innovators are working together to harness blockchain and tokenization to make an immediate and concrete difference around the world. Through a shared set of industry standards, blockchain can become the shared infrastructure for more and more people to collaborate with one another. By applying a standards-based approach to blockchain applications, services and tokens, global marketplaces can provide access to essential services and enable more individuals to protect their personal data and assets. Join us as we discuss the work that lies ahead, and explore how blockchain and tokenization can help make a lasting impact; from buying your next plane ticket to serving the world’s disenfranchised communities.

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Marley Gray
Microsoft Azure Principal Program Manager  at Microsoft
USA

Demystifying Tokens and the Road to Standardization
Tokens surround us in everyday life, but we hardly notice them.  Blockchain was initially all about the concept of what we now call a token, a crypto currency.  Smart Contracts captured the imagination of the enterprise market in 2015 which has perhaps over indexed towards them since.  As blockchain technology matures, it’s natural to stop, look back and evaluate how far we have come.  In doing so, many have come to the realization that we have neglected the basics of blockchain and its true strength.  Tokens as a “term” has been dragged through the mud over the last couple of years due to speculative bubbles and dubious behavior by some, but don’t be distracted by the bathwater.  In this talk, we will re-introduce you to Tokens in a whole new way, by returning to the basics, shedding misconceptions and introduce you to a framework that will make understanding and creating new token types accessible to anyone

16.00 – 16.30

Closing Panel: The Future of Finance and the impact of digital assets

A quick wrap-up of the day with insights from:

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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.

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Nithin Eapen
Founder and CEO at Chance River
USA
Nithin Eapen is a well-known Crypto-Evangelist, Speaker, Investor, Trader and the Founder/CEO of Chance River. He is the creator of the Belpointe Crypto Index (Bloomberg Ticker: CRYPTO) and holds a degree in Engineering from The Wright State University in Ohio as well as a Masters in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago.

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Oliver Prock
Founder and CEO at Salus Alpha Capital
Liechtenstein
Oliver is also Chairman of AIFM Federation Austria. He has over 30 years of experience trading in variousasset such as FX, options, futures, equity, commodities, complex OTC structured products and bonds. After gaining the necessary experience as fund manager, as well as constantly adapting to the latest developments in the fintech and blockchain industries, he became a blockchain evangelist.

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Donna Redel
Fordham Law School and former MD at World Economic Forum, Davos
USA
Donna is a businesswoman, a professor of blockchain-digital assets, an angel investor and a philanthropist. She was the managing director of The World Economic Forum in Davos and the first woman to chair a USA exchange, The Commodity Exchange.  Donna developed and is  teaching at Fordham Gabelli and Fordham Law School a course on Blockchain-Crypto-Tokens. 

…and the entire audience!

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