When?

June 11th: 10am-5:30pm
June 12th: 10am-5:30pm

Where?

The Metropolitan | 123 West 18th St.
New York, NY 10011

Who?

Blockchain and cryptocurrency industry experts. Bitcoin and altcoin investors.

Monday (6/11)

9:00am

VIP Roundtables Breakfast with Speakers

VIP

Key speakers, panelists gather and VIP ticketholders gather around roundtables discussions over breakfast with hot-served meals with fresh coffee and juices.

10:00am

State of Bitcoin and Crypto Markets

All

As the global market continues to shift, more financial institutions and portfolios gain exposure while central governing agencies take a broader stance. Topics includes most recent and pressing issues which are bound to change the markets.

10:40am

Digital Asset Diversification Strategies

All

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, futures, ETFs or ICOs? How much exposure should your portfolio have to each of these? Panelists break down the analysis of upside, risk and opportunity in all categories.

11:20am

Future of Digital Asset Trading Technologies

All

As blockchain is starting to rapidly disrupt fintech, especially as it relates to payments technology - a lot of investment opportunities are emerging on the horizon. Panelists discuss some of the recent advances, challenges and anticipated adoption of such technologies as well as the investment opportunities they present.

12:00pm

Lunch, Networking and Presentations

All

Lunch break and networking session in networking room. Enjoy your meal while listen to some of the most innovative and disruptiive blockchain companies pitch for funding on the stage.

12:40pm

Institutional Blockchain Adoption With DASH, IOTA and Other Platforms

All

Foundation team members discuss the progress of blockchain's emergence and growth in the institutional environment, including large partnerships with the world's leading corporations and more.

1:20pm

Building Crypto Portfolios With Greatest Alpha

All

Top crypto hedge fund managers discuss their experience and strategies for maximizing portfolio performance. Panelists discuss risk minimizing strategies aiding in obtaining the greatest alpha.

2:00pm

State of the US and Global Regulations

All

World-renown legal counsel and regulators discuss anticipated regulatory actions and how they will impact the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.

2:40pm

Arbitrage Opportunities in Cryptocurrencies and Other Digital Assets

All

Leading researchers and traders dive into crypto volatility and discuss proven arbitrage opportunities. Researchers discuss quantitative models and showcase results obtained.

3:20pm

The Future of Blockchain Growth and Adoption

All

Prominent industry researchers discuss the global growth of blockchain technologies and what it means for the space in the coming years.

4:00pm

Critical Problems to be Solved in Blockchain Technologies

All

As with any new breakthrough technology, blockchain presents potential for tremendous growth opportunities yet holds numerous obstacles which must be resolved prior to mass market adoption. Enterprise leaders discuss the challenges they continue to face while deploying and blockchain systems.

4:40pm

Taxation Pitfalls, Upcoming Challenges and Risks

All

How are various coins and tokens taxed, what implications do international trades pose, how will decentralized exchanges be taxed and many other critical questions to be answered by leading CPAs and taxation experts in digital assets. Additional topics include portofolio and fund structure options for active investors as well as anticipated regulatory tax changes and their possible effects.

6:00pm

VIP Dinner Reception

VIP

Join VIP ticketholders and key speakers and select panelists for a welcoming reception and networking event.

Tuesday (6/12)

9:00am

VIP Roundtables Breakfast With Speakers

VIP

Key speakers, panelists gather and VIP ticketholders gather around roundtables discussions over breakfast with hot-served meals with fresh coffee and juices.

10:00am

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Other Altcoin Valuation Techniques

All

Researchers and crypto hedge fund executives discuss various models and techniques to valuating Ethereum and other altcoins for improved portfolio performance strategies.

10:40am

Tokenization of commodities

All

As innovative blockchain technologies emerge, industry experts discuss how new use cases and utilization methods bring disruption to a variety of sectors such as precious metals, energy, healthcare and more.

11:20am

Which Regulatory Changes Will Finally Lead to Institutional Investment Inflows and What to Expect

All

Research shows that the majority of large institutional investors have thus far stayed on the sidelines, awaiting regulatory uncertainty to clear. Institutional portfolio managers and researchers discuss what key variables will lead to institutional participation and what to expect when it does.

12:00pm

Lunch, Networking and Presentations

All

Lunch break and networking session in networking room. Enjoy your meal while listen to some of the most innovative and disruptiive blockchain companies pitch for funding on the stage.

12:40pm

Adding Digital Asset Exposure to IRAs and Other Portfolios with ETFs, Futures and New Instruments

All

Industry experts discuss the various tools available, advantages and disadvantages for gaining crypto and blockchain exposure through an IRA and various other account types.

1:20pm

The Future of Global Adoption of Cryptocurrencies and The Challenges Therein

All

The governments of more than four countries, including Ecuador, Singapore and China have begun to roll out their cryptocurrencies and many more are in the process with many more evaluating the opportunity. Learn about the challenges and opportunities presented with mass world-wide adoption and integration of national and local cryptocurrencies.

2:00pm

How VCs Evaluate Blockchain Startups, ICOs and the Value of Their Tokens Years Later

All

The growth of ICO funded startups have grown at an exorbitant rate, nearly $4 billion in 2017 and close $5 billion in Q1 of 2018. However, with little regulatory oversight, great marketing and complex technologies - distinguishing high-potential opportunities from risky ones can be quite challenging for event the most seasoned tech investors. Executives of renowned blockchain VCs and accelerators discuss the steps they undertake to vet and evaluate new blockchain startup opportunities and their chances for success.

2:40pm

Anticipated Regulations and the Future of Cryptocurrency

All

With rapid blockchain adoption comes the potential for regulation - this new landscape brings opportunities for both positive and negative change to the crypto and blockchain market. Panel speakers will discuss their future expectations for the space.

3:20pm

Hacked Exchanges, Accidental Freezes, Scams and How to Avoid Them

All

It is no secret that millions of cryptocurrencies have been hacked, frozen, lost and scammed. As the critical issues in cryptocurency technologies get resolved with due time, critical precautions must be taken when investing and storing digital assets in any amount. Blockchain security experts expose critical vulnerabilities and review steps which should be taken to avoid them.

4:00pm

How Will Blockchain Reshape Financial Markets?

All

While banks and financial institutions deploy, test and evaluate inhouse blockchain networks, startups and organizations push forward with theirs. Panelists from leading corporate and startup blockchain teams discuss deployments and opportunities.

4:40pm

Top Networks Compared; Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities

All

With over a thousand new cryptocurrencies and networks in existence, all with unique variations, determining the best solution and opportunity is not a simple decision for any team. Leading researchers and technologists discuss technologies with greatest potential and ones to avoid.

5:20pm

Closing remarks

All

Closing remarks, announcement and notes of appreciation.

*All panels, speakers and topics are subject to change. Please check back for ongoing updates prior to the event.

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