The New York Blockchain April Conference 2018

The New York Blockchain April Conference 2018

Wednesday April 25th, Day I - Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies & ICOs - Overview, Risks and Opportunities
08:00-09:00 AM Breakfast & Reception
09:00-09:10 AM Opening Remarks Mr. Denny Chared, Founder & CEO, DC Finance
Conference moderator: Ms. Kari Larsen, Counsel & Co-Head of the Global FinTech Team, Reed Smith LLP
Part I - The Blockchain Session 
09:10-09:50 AM The Blockchain Panel
Moderator: Mr. Aaron Wright, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Tech Startup Clinic and Blockchain Project, Cardozo School of Law
With: Mr. Thomas Golway, Chief Technologist - Blockchain, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mr. Yorke Rhodes III, Cofounder Blockchain, Microsoft, Mr. Hadley Stern, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Labs, Mr. Andrew Keys, Co-Founder, ConsenSys Capital, Mr. Jed Talvacchia, Director, R3
  An overview of the Blockchain universe and the efforts of some of the world's leading tech companies.
09:50 - 10:30 AM The opportunities in the Blockchain & Crypto Space - Mr. Moshe Hogeg, Co-Founder & Chairman, The Singulariteam Technology Group
10:30 - 10:50 AM Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Tech: It’s Been Validated; What’s Next? - Mr. Jonathan Manzi, Co-Founder & CEO, Beyond Protocol
10:50 - 11:05 AM Hedging against the Black Swan - Making your portfolio Quantum Resistant Mr. Adam Koltun, Marketing Manager, The Quantum Resistant Ledger
Part II -The Cryptocurrencies Session
 11:05-11:20 AM Cryptographic Asset Class Investment Strategy - Ms. Melanie Swan, Founder, The Institute for Blockchain Studies
11:20 - 11:50 AM Refreshment Break
 11:50 - 12:05 PM A Case for Cryptocurrency - Separating facts from fiction - Mr. Brian Sewell, CIO, Rockwell Capital Group
12:05 - 12:20 PM To Decentralize or Not to Decentralize: Striking a Balance - Mr. Alex Wearn, CEO, Aurora Labs S.A.
12:20 - 12:30 PM Security of Crypto Assets: How to protect your digital wealth Mr. Jean-Michel Pailhon, VP Corporate Development, Ledger
12:30 - 12:40 PM Building the Internet of value and its applications, through exchanges, wallets and cryptographic protocols Mr. Pierre Noizat, CEO & Co-Founder, Paymium
12:40 - 12:50 PM TBA
12:50 - 1:20 PM The Regulation Panel
With: Ms. Kari Larsen, Counsel & Co-Head of the Global FinTech Team, Reed Smith LLP, Mr. Keith McGowan, Financial Services Assurance Office Managing Partner, BDO LLP, Mr. Kevin K. Batteh, Partner, Delta Strategy Group
Regulators around the world are becoming increasingly educated regarding cryptocurrency trading and token sales and are deciding how to address these products.  We will discuss how global regulators are debating consumer protections, market manipulation risks, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism risks, licensing requirements, revenue recognition, audit standards, and the taxation with regard to various types of tokens and cryptocurrencies.
Part III - The ICO Session
01:20- 01:40 PM Much talked about fin-tech "Crypto Currency" and the role of Gold Bits Coin - Mr. Mustafa Mohammed, CEO, Gold Bits Coin
01:40 - 01:50 PM Distributed AI is the next level of Blockchain evolution - Mr. Max Prasolov, CEO, Neuromation
01:50 - 02:00 PM Blockchain based Digital Asset Solutions Mr. Pete Wassell, Founder & CEO, Augmate
02:00-02:10 PM Crypto is a consumer product - Mr. Sergey Shenderov, CEO & Co-Founder, Mom.life
2:10- 3:10 PM Lunch
03:10- 03:40 PM The SFO Panel
Moderator: Mr. Aylon Morley, SFO, UK
With: Mr. Stephan Ott, SFO, Germany, Mr. Aditya Nagarsheth, SFO, UK, Mr. Aiaze Mitha, Independent Investor, France & US, Mr. David Nage, Managing Director, Apeiron Ventures
Families who invest in the Blockchain space will discuss why they chose this space, what to avoid and how to evaluate the opportunities in the market.
 
Thursday April 26th, Day II - Interviewing Blockchain's largest Investors and A Deeper Dive into the World of ICOs
08:00 - 09:00 AM Reception & Breakfast
 09:00 - 09:10 AM Opening Remarks Ms. Kari Larsen, Counsel & Co-Head of the Global FinTech Team, Reed Smith LLP
09:10- 09:40 AM Fireside Chat with Mr. Barry Silbert
With: Mr. Barry Silbert, Founder & CEO, Digital Currency Group
Moderator: Mr. David Teten, Managing Partner, HOF Capital
Barry Silbert, CEO of Digital Currency Group, is a long time New York entrepreneur and pioneer in the digital currency space.  Venture capitalist and fintech entrepreneur David Teten will interview Barry to learn more about DCG’s unique business model and how DCG is leveraging its industry position to promote a compliant digital currency ecosystem.
 The Crypto Session
09:40- 10:00 AM The institutionalization of cryptocurrency - Mr. Ari Paul, Co-Founder & CIO, BlockTower Capital
10:00- 10:20 AM Cutting edge technology to deliver education for the masses - Mr. Tony Lorge, CEO, SuccessLife
 10:20-10:35  TBA - Mr. Steve Askew, Executive President, GCOX
10:35- 10:50 AM
Hello Gold (Aran)
10:50- 11:20 AM Refreshment Break
11:20 - 11:40 AM Fireside Chat with Mr. Tim Draper
With: Mr. Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates
Moderator: Mr. David Teten, Managing Partner, HOF Capital
Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates and DFJ, is a prominent VC and digital currency pioneer. Venture capitalist and fintech entrepreneur David Teten will interview Tim to learn more about Tim’s current areas of focus and expectations for the future of digital currency.
 The ICO Session
 11:40-11:55 AM
VR all ART
 11:55-12:05 AM Bit Minutes
 12:05-12:20PM
Hoyos
 12:20 -12:35PM  uCoin Corp