New York

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: What’s happening with Token sales?
Nick Ayton
CEO of Chainstarter
Nick will round up the 2017 ICO market activities and provide key data points, and look forward predicting how 2018 will develop for ICOs, the impact of regulations, new ramps for institutional investors, explore the broader progress the new crypto-economy as a new capital market, and in his usual style call out what is wrong with the current banking system, why central banks are the real problem
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 – 11.30 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.
11.30 – 12.00 Panel: Marketing and Sales; Bringing the potential of an ICO to life
Over the last year we have seen a number of highly successful ICOs, from which we can take away some valuable entrepreneurial and marketing lessons. Let’s explore the importance of timing, community marketing, transparency, scarcity and trust in this session about how to market your token sale.
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 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.
14.00 – 14.30 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.
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee Break
15.00 – 16.00 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.
16.00 – 16.30 Panel: ICO 2.0; Tokenising ecosystems in existing industries
In this session we’re taking a look at a development we have seen evolving over the last few months. More and more traditional companies, with existing, revenue-generating business models and products, are looking at tokenization to access additional capital, or boost their user base. We’ll explore examples of these companies, as well as the coming together of entire ecosystems and vertical supply chains as the application of blockchain technology rides its first wave of adoption
16.30 – 17.00 Closing Keynote
17.00 – 19.00 Network Reception