CRYPTO ECONOMY / ICO2018 | NEW YORK | PROGRAM MAY 13
08.30 – 09.25 Registration and Coffee
09.25 – 09.30 Opening of Conference
Nils Veenstra
Director, BECON
09.30 – 10.00 Keynote Presentation: Investing in the Crypto Economy
Michael Terpin
Co-Founder AlphaBit Fund and CEO of the Transform Group
Michael will share with us his take on investing in crypto projects over the last three years. In addition we will look forward to 2018 and beyond and explore future developments, challenges and opportunities for ICOs and investors.
10.00 – 10.30 The Legally Compliant ICO/TGE: Securities Regulation, SAFTs, and Beyond
Gordon Einstein
Managing Partner of CryptoLaw Partners
Conducting a legally compliant ICO/TGE is more challenging than ever and government regulators are watching every move. Yet, confidently complying with the global patchwork of laws and regulations, and exploiting the vast opportunities provided by certain legal structures, can produce both peace of mind and also enhanced access to capital and customers. Learn about the latest legal developments relating to ICOs/TGEs, how to spot legal red flags, and how to stay on the good side of the SEC/FCA/MAS.
10.30 – 11.00 Real-World Blockchain Application and Token Models
Andy Zondervan
CEO and Co-Founder, RightShare (Netherlands)
Blockchain & Music
With global revenues of more than 7 billion US$ in 2016, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is the soundtrack of the digital revolution. The aim of the ICO is to build  a platform to introduce and accelerate a seamless rights licensing and settlement procedure with EDM as the launching party.
Luke Sestito
Co-Founder, CPROP (USA)
Blockchain & Real Estate
CPROP’s mission is to develop and deliver blockchain-powered solutions that address acknowledged pain points in the global real estate industry.  The solutions CPROP develops solutions that are technically and commercially viable without creating entirely new commercial paradigms that are difficult to implement. CPROP looks to establish commercial partnerships early-on to provide validation, accelerate speed to market, and ensure scalability. To this end CPROP is already working with several property portals in Europe and Asia.
11.00 – 11.30 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
New Alchemy New Alchemy is a leading blockchain strategy and technology consulting group specializing in tokenization.
The next five presenting companies are New Alchemy clients.
Tony Caputo
Founder and CEO, Equiti Games
Equiti is a Delaware-based company that is committed to creating an open, and comprehensive secondary market for digital games and media that offers more choice and opportunity for consumers, developers, and serves the best interests of the global digital gaming community. At Equiti, we are revolutionizing the way that digital games and media are bought, sold—and resold—worldwide. equiti.io
Jason Chilton
VP of Product, The Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL)
The Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL) is exactly what it sounds like: a professional football league where the fans call the shots. You hire the coaches, draft the players, and call the plays. FCFL combines the passion of live sport, competition of fantasy sports, engagement of video games, and global reach of eSports. The FCFL is the first pro sports league built on the blockchain and truly created for the digital age.
Raja Jindal
CEO, TWiSM
TWiSM is a unique consumer loyalty and marketing company that aims to revolutionize the five-billion dollar loyalty sector. We enable businesses to mint their own tokens and control access to their securitized data. By utilizing the blockchain, our platform earns trust with both merchants and consumers.
Karim Babay
CEO, HealthSapiens
Because patients don’t get sick on schedule, HealthSapiens is on a mission to change the way healthcare works. Pioneering a decentralized patient-centric model, HealthSapiens connects those in need directly to available providers—24/7, around the globe and on-demand.
Gautam Ivatury
CEO, Bright Credit
Bright is changing the face of lending for unserved segments. Bright's network software for data providers and lenders has processed tens of millions of dollars in loan requests for hundreds of thousands of borrowers and resulted in loans to informal and small business borrowers in 400 cities across India.
11.30 – 12.00 Presentation: How can blockchain startups access working capital in innovative ways?
Shawn Owen
CEO of SALT Lending
Shawn will share how entrepreneurs can leverage their blockchain assets to secure cash loans and access working capital.
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.30 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
Michiel Frackers
Founder, Bluenote
Bluenote is the leading blockchain solution to build a zero emission world, which is both the greatest environmental challenge and the greatest financial opportunity of our generation. Buildings are the largest single contributor to climate change because of the energy they consume, emitting about 33% of the world’s climate change greenhouse gasses. Bluenote is launching an open blockchain based protocol to capture this opportunity. Together we can create a more valuable zero emission world through blockchain.Find out more at http://bluenote.world.

Vadim Galeev
Head of Global Engagement, CryptoRobotics LLC

CryptoRobotics.io is a freemium one-stop trading platform that brings 30 major cryptocurrency exchanges in one desktop app. Our aim is to bring trading experience of cryptotraders around the world to a whole new level and create the first industry-standard exchange terminal for cryptocurrencies. We introduce a full spectre of technical analysis tools, algorythmic trading robots, predictive analytics and PAMM-accounts to the crypto world. As well as creating an instrument to deal with cryptocurrency disruption for traditional capital market players.
Dan Goldman
VP Business Development, Cryptalgo
CRYPTALGO is a Swiss-based fintech company introducing a best in class, highly secured global cryptocurrency trading platform which aggregates liquidity from most crypto exchanges around the world. It provides a Total View of the global market with actionable information, super-fast trade execution, a high-end algo-trading product and advanced financial tools, all built to the exacting requirements and standards of financial institutions.
Tim Bos
Founder, ShareRing
The world’s first trusted token for sharing services.
One way to pay for sharing everything, no matter what it is or where you are. The sharing economy has changed how we work, travel, collaborate, go on holiday, lend and borrow money. So why are we still relying on cash and credit cards to navigate it?
ShareToken is the world’s first system designed specifically for you to share things with others. There’s no fuss and no currency exchange fees, no matter where you are or what you’re sharing.
Paul Fox
EVP Strategic Development, Enosi Foundation
Enosi is building an open source blockchain that enables communities, small business and innovative startups (we call them neo-retailers) to compete with Big Energy.
The Enosi protocol enables neo-retailers to band together in a DAO to aggregate buying power and better manage wholesale risk.
Neo-retailers can then compete with Big Energy, offer lower prices and drive adoption of community solar, peer to peer trading, batteries, green energy and energy efficiency.
Enosi is the only blockchain protocol dealing with the underlying market barriers rather than merely providing a transactional layer.
The native JOUL token can provide access for millions of customers in the $1.5T energy market and has a naturally low token velocity due to need to buffer volatile energy prices.
13.30 – 14.00 Panel: VC and the Cryptocurrency Revolution… Engage or Deny ICOs?
Over the last year, numerous prestigious VC-firms such as 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, and Union Square Ventures, have indulged in the rapidly expanding world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Let’s discover why the extreme liquidity of the ICO marketplace attracts more and more traditional investors to the Crypto Economy.
Deryck Graham
CEO First Digital Capital (Australia)
Michael Terpin
Co-Founder AlphaBit Fund and CEO of the Transform Group (USA)
Eddy Travia
CEO, Coinsilium (UK)
Dr Adam Weigold
Co-Founder and CEO of Cryptyk
Mansoor Madhavji
Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund
14.00 – 14.30 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
Luke Lombe
CMO of Cryptyk
Cryptyk is building the world’s most secure intelligent cloud storage and data management platform. Instead of trying to prevent data security breaches, Cryptyk assumes hacks are inevitable and makes files effectively ‘safe to hack’. Cryptyk’s Hybrid Blockchain Technology integrates encrypted decentralized file storage with blockchain auditing and monitoring. This hybrid solution effectively mitigates against the five major threats to cloud security. It is the first complete cyber-security and cloud storage solution from a single vendor and dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of cloud data management for all enterprise.
Leon Bian
Project Lead, REOS
REOS is a blockchain-based ecosystem for user generated content (UGC) that empowers content creators and consumers. The platform enables content creators to monetize their UGC, such as short videos, in a variety of ways, without a middleman, while making sure that the content is validated by the REOS community through its “Voting by Stakes” mechanism
Simon Pearson
Founder & CEO, B21
B21 is a personal wealth management platform for cryptoassets that enables the mass market to create their own portfolio of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS and others. The B21 app has a user friendly portfolio dashboard and supports recurring investments. Historically managing a portfolio of cryptocurrencies would require a user to open several accounts, manage multiple passwords and have a strong technical knowledge. With B21 you only need a single account to manage all your cryptoassets.
Ali Tumbi
Founder Global REIT
Global REIT is the first ever Blockchain based Sharia-compliant REIT to be launched in the market. It is offering investors exposure to global real estate markets without the necessity of acquiring an entire property and shift the management and compliance obligations to the fund management. Global REIT will acquire assets starting from U.A.E. and rapidly enter properties in jurisdictions worldwide. The first Asset under Management (AUM) will have a Net Asset Value (NAV) of USD 75 million and the total portfolio value of Global REIT is projected to reach USD 10 billion by end of 5 years. The ICO of Global REIT will offer Dual Utility tokens to its subscribers – 1. Global REIT Fund Manager Token (GREM) and 2. Global REIT Asset Token (GRET)
Gabriele Rigo
Founder, Rigoblock
Gabriele is the founder of RigoBlock, a protocol that makes it inexpensive and immediate for users to create and run a fund on the Ethereum blockchain. With the increasing number of tokens, professional asset management is needed in the field of crypto. Right now it is already possible to access the RigoBlock beta platform. The long term vision is that the asset management industry’s operations will be automated through blockchain technology and the RigoBlock Protocol will empower the creation of any investment funds
Yunosuke Katayama
Project Manager, RECT
RECT platform is where people can purchase real estate by crypto currency from all over the world. Throughout this ICO campaign, we would like to realize a world where people are able to trade in worldwide real estate smoothly, by replacing conventional transaction methods with cryptocurrency payments under block chain management.
14.30 – 14.45 Coffee Break
14.45 – 15.00 Trust your interactions with Artificial Intelligence
Mark Stephen Meadows
Founder, SEED Token Project
AI and Conversational User Interfaces are too critical to the advancement of digital services and economies to leave to a few global corporations bent on owning all data and controlling all relationships. We need to be able to trust our interactions with “bots,” AI, and the organizations and people they represent. SEED is leveling the playing field with an open source, independent alternative to the corporate monopolies that currently dominate CUI (conversational user interface) and AI technologies. SEED uses blockchain to promote trust, accountability, and a thriving economy for organizations, bots, and people alike, giving back control of their data.
15.00 – 15.15 Autonomous Economic Agents
Humayun Sheikh
Founder & CEO of Fetch.ai
Toby Simpson
Founder & CTO of Fetch.ai 
The Fetch team have built the world’s first adaptive, self-organising ‘smart ledger’. This is the foundation for a next-generation digital world where Autonomous Economic Agents can perform proactive economic activity, powered by a collective super-intelligence. With unrivalled performance, scalability and a unique Useful Proof of Work system, Fetch is the missing critical infrastructure for tomorrow’s digital economy. Fetch will be presented by two of its founders Humayun and Toby who were both part of the original team behind DeepMind.
15.15 – 15.45 How can the industry evolve in a healthy way
Pavel Kravchenko
Founder, Distributed Lab
Tokenization and ICOs are considered a cutting edge innovations in the fundraising industry. Pavel wants to challenge a few assumptions in which people generally believe, such as 1) protocol projects need their own token 2) utility token is the only way to make your system work and raise money 3) tokens are the same as cryptocurrencies 4) tokens are the new asset class.
15.45 – 16.00 The most scalable blockchain in the world
Tom Anderson
Devvio 
Tom will discuss the Devcash protocol, its sharding algorithm which makes it arguably the most scalable blockchain in the world, and other aspects of the Devcash solution such as its stability implementation and how it addresses fraud/theft/loss and privacy.
16.00 – 16.30 Panel: Regulation and Governance
The impetus to form the Digital Assets Trade Association (DATA) is the need for a single trusted voice and continued crypto/blockchain industry support as more states, regions, and nations create legislation such as the five crypto legislative proposals out of Wyoming—including HB 70, a bill that classifies utility tokens as a separate asset class. All five proposals have passed the state legislature and are now headed to Wyoming Governor Mead for his signature in the coming days. DATA has incorporated in the forward-thinking state of Wyoming in part due to this landmark event in the crypto/blockchain space.
Jill Richmond
SVP Sparkchain/Spark PR (USA)
Alex Lightman
CEO, Token Communities (USA)
Kyle Asman
Co-Founder Bx3 Consulting (USA)
16.30 – 17.00 Closing Keynote: Building Future Economies
Alex Lightman
CEO, Token Communities (USA)
17.00 – 18.30 Network Reception
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