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BlockFin Summit Day 1 - Vision Stage [clear filter]
Monday, April 9
 

10:00am

Forks, Spoons, and Knives: A Future of Competing Protocols and Networks
Forks, Spoons, and Knives: A Future of Competing Protocols and Networks

Financial capital has been flooding into cryptocurrency protocols and applications through the token funding mechanism, but many projects are now struggling to deploy that capital effectively to build network effects and organic demand for network capacity. The potential dynamics of competition amongst projects who have nearly unlimited financial capital but fierce competition for social and human capital will define the next generation of funds, companies, and proejcts in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Meltem Demirors, Athena Capital

Monday April 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:10am
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10:10am

The road of Ripio & RCN: financial inclusion through Blockchain technology
The road of Ripio & RCN: financial inclusion through Blockchain technology

Ripio, one of the leading Blockchain companies in Latin America, has become the leading promoter of financial inclusion in the region, offering payment and credit services for consumers. Their latest project RCN is taking global lending to the next level, offering inclusive and effective lending solutions for the underbanked population in developing countries.

  • Sebastian Serrano, Ripio Credit Network (RCN)

Monday April 9, 2018 10:10am - 10:20am
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10:20am

Crypto Securities Regulations 101
Crypto Securities Regulations 101

ICO regulation is coming to Crypto so its critical to become an expert in securities laws. Learn what will happen to ICOs which didn’t comply in the past, how to perform a compliant security token offering and which key regulatory landmines you should look out for.

  • Ryan Feit, SeedInvest

Monday April 9, 2018 10:20am - 10:30am
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10:30am

Kathleen Breitman, Tezos
Kathleen Breitman, Tezos

  • Bitcoin, Ethereum and Tezos are all decentralized ledgers powered by a blockchain. Bitcoin was the first public blockchain and introduced the first truly decentralized form of electronic cash. Ethereum followed suit by including smart-contracts in its platform, allowing a greater range of application to be developed. Tezos takes this concept one step further by letting participants directly control the rules of the network. It is designed to evolve, so that the next generation of ideas doesn’t have to start over as a new blockchain..

Monday April 9, 2018 10:30am - 10:40am
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10:40am

Making cryptocurrency as easy to use as the cash in your wallet
Making cryptocurrency as easy to use as the cash in your wallet

How an open financial platform will transform cryptocurrency adoption for businesses

  • Azat Nugumanov, Paygine

Monday April 9, 2018 10:40am - 11:00am
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11:00am

Blockchain 101
Blockchain 101

  • R.A. Farrokhnia, Columbia Business School

Monday April 9, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am
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11:20am

The innovative purpose, approach and structure of the Ecosystem Fund
The innovative purpose, approach and structure of the Ecosystem Fund

  • John Licciardello, Ecosystem Development Fund

Monday April 9, 2018 11:20am - 11:30am
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11:40am

Online Economies
Online Economies

  • Eyal Hertzog, Bancor

Monday April 9, 2018 11:40am - 11:50am
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11:50am

Building Distributed Digital Economy — Enterprise Perspectives
Building Distributed Digital Economy — Enterprise Perspectives 

  • Jack Lee, HCM Capital, Foxconn Group

Monday April 9, 2018 11:50am - 12:00pm
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12:00pm

The Truth Machine
The Truth Machine

What's driving the bubble-inducing speculative fervor for tokens and ICOs? The fact that the disruption promised by blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies and their offspring, while unpredictable, is aimed not only at decades-old business models but at a fundamental feature of civilization that dates back millennia: record-keeping. 

  • Michael J. Casey, Digital Currency Initiative

Monday April 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:20pm
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12:20pm

Open Source Money
Open Source Money

Software is eating the world and open source is eating software. Learn how the past 30 years of open source software illuminates the next 30 months of adoption for bitcoin and other blockchain assets.

  • Miko Matsumura, Evercoin

Monday April 9, 2018 12:20pm - 12:30pm
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12:40pm

Hedge fund Algorithms Solved by the Crowd
Hedge fund Algorithms Solved by the Crowd

  • Richard Craib, Numerai

Monday April 9, 2018 12:40pm - 12:50pm
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12:50pm

Understanding the Crypto Fund Ecosystem
Understanding the Crypto Fund Ecosystem

Last year saw $6 billion in Initial Coin Offering investments, and 170 new crypto funds  were founded to invest in the ecosystem. In this session, Lex Sokolin will explore the industry developments in crypto investment management, the types of strategies used by these funds, the assets they have under management and the associated growth in infrastructure to support the industry. He will also touch on how crypto finance is intersecting with traditional financial services, and what's coming next.

  • Lex Sokolin, Autonomous

Monday April 9, 2018 12:50pm - 1:00pm
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1:00pm

Foundations of Crypto Capitalism
Foundations of Crypto Capitalism

  • Tom Ding, DFINITY & String Labs

Monday April 9, 2018 1:00pm - 1:20pm
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1:20pm

David Fragale, Atonomi
David Fragale, Atonomi

Monday April 9, 2018 1:20pm - 1:30pm
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1:40pm

2:00pm

The Intersection of Crypto & Other Next Gen Technologies
The Intersection of Crypto & Other Next Gen Technologies

  • Cathie Wood, ARK INVEST

Monday April 9, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm
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2:20pm

Securing the Tokens, Securing the Dapps
Securing the Tokens, Securing the Dapps

  • Thomas France, Ledger


Monday April 9, 2018 2:20pm - 2:40pm
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2:40pm

3:40pm

David Nage, CGBlockchain

David Nage, CGBlockchain


Monday April 9, 2018 3:40pm - 3:50pm
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3:50pm

Robert Brown, Global Debt Registry
Robert Brown, Global Debt Registry

Monday April 9, 2018 3:50pm - 4:00pm
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4:00pm

Fireside Chat on Advancing the Token Sale Space
Fireside Chat on Advancing the Token Sale Space

The token sale space has grown at a blistering pace. There's been great success, painful mistakes, and lots of learnings. In this fireside chat, we'll discuss what it will take to make future growth sustainable.

  • Paul Menchov, CoinList

Monday April 9, 2018 4:00pm - 4:20pm
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4:20pm

Cross Border Real Estate Investing
Cross Border Real Estate Investing

Traditionally, non-US real estate investors faced an expensive, cumbersome process when buying real estate. Through a new crypto-based real estate investment platform, international investors can have easier access to US real estate opportunities, and crypto high-net-worth-individuals can find a stable, liquid asset to grow their wealth. 

  • Ari Shpanya, Slice

Monday April 9, 2018 4:20pm - 4:30pm
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4:40pm

How to launch an ICO 2.0
How to launch an ICO 2.0

ICOs have raised over $6B in 2017 and over $2B so far this year. The SEC is enforcing its rules with a wave of subpoenas. This presentation will explain how to use the JOBS ACT to raise capital for an ICO 2.0. This presentation includes the review of the rules and how they apply to companies and investors as well as the marketing best practices.

  • Howard Marks, StartEngine

Monday April 9, 2018 4:40pm - 4:50pm
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4:50pm

The Quantum Computing Revolution in FinTech
The Quantum Computing Revolution in FinTech

Quantum computing is poised to revolutionize the creation and protection of financial assets. I will briefly describe how quantum machine learning will affect financial trading, how standard encryption will become obsolete, and how quantum encryption will replace this. 

  • Mark Jackson, Cambridge Quantum Computing

Monday April 9, 2018 4:50pm - 5:00pm
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5:00pm

A Distributed Trust Platform & A New Financial Service Model
A Distributed Trust Platform & A New Financial Service Model

Ontology is a new generation high-performance public chain infrastructure project and a distributed trust collaboration platform. Ontology blockchain framework supports public blockchain systems and is able to customize different public blockchains for different applications. Ontology supports collaboration amongst chain networks with its various protocol groups. Ontology will constantly provide common modules on the underlying infrastructure for different kinds of distributed scenarios, such as those for the distributed digital identity framework, distributed data exchange protocol, and so on. Based on specific scenario requirements, Ontology will continue to develop new common modules.

  • Mathias Leach Glintborg, Ontology

Monday April 9, 2018 5:00pm - 5:20pm
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5:20pm

History of Crypto
History of Crypto

  • Tim Swanson, Post Oak Labs

Monday April 9, 2018 5:20pm - 5:30pm
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