April 12, 2019
2 W Loop Rd
New York, NY 10044
FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Co-Founder & CEO of Blockstack
Co-Founder of Tezos, Cornell University Alum
Chief Strategy Officer of ConsenSys
Host, Programming Director for Security Token Academy
Reporter at Coindesk
Co-Chair of Blank Rome's Blockchain Technology and Digital Cryptocurrencies Group, Cornell University Alum
Cornell Tech Professor with a focus in Internet Law
Cornell Tech Professor, IC3 Co-Director
Founder & CEO of BKCM
Co-founder & CTO of Digital Asset
CEO & Co-Founder of Tendermint, Co-builder of Cosmos, Cornell University Alum
Advisor for Tzero
Patent and Trademark Attorney at Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein
Associate in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice at Hodgson Russ
Amazon Web Services Blockchain SME
Emin Gün Sirer
Cornell University Professor, Founder of bloXroute Labs, IC3 Co-Director
Managing Director at CoinList
CEO of Digital Assets at Sharespost, Cornell University Alum
Yorke Rhodes III
Co-Founder of Blockchain at Microsoft
Co-founder & COO of Clause
Cornell University Professor, Co-Founder of Thunder Token, IC3 Chief Scientist
Friday, April 12th
The platform category aims to achieve discussion on topics that the industry is currently facing, such as scalability, developer experience, interoperability, smart contracts, proof-of-stake, base protocol security, and private data & private smart contracts. We will have industry leaders covering some of these topics who are researchers and platform founders. There will be keynote presentations with a Q&A at the end of each format.
The regulation category aims to provide insight on the blockchain industry. This includes keynotes on intellectual property, the era of internet law, and security tokens. This category will have both keynote presentations and a Q&A panel discussion.
3. Security Tokens
The category of security tokens aims to follow the discussion in the regulation category. It will cover topics that surround security token offerings and how they are evolving in the industry. This includes sub-topics such as, what makes STOs so important, the development of the infrastructure, and how evaluations of cryptocurrencies may change. The format will be both keynote presentations and a Q&A panel discussion.
4. Growth and Adoption
Growth and adoption category is about traditional firms and industries. Topics covered in this category include how they are embracing blockchain technology, challenges with blockchain integration, and the use cases for enterprises. The format will be keynote presentations with Q&A at the end.
The Venue: The Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech
2 W Loop Rd
New York, NY 10044
Cornell Tech is a technology, business, law, and design campus located on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan, New York City. It is anchored by the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, a joint academic venture between Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
LEADING IN THE INDUSTRY
Cryptocurrencies and smart contracts are emerging into a rich spectrum of new financial instruments and business tools, and blending finance with computer science in unprecedented ways. IC3 is collaborating with domain experts in finance and banking, entrepreneurs, regulators, and open source software communities to move these blockchain-based solutions from today’s white boards and proof-of-concepts to tomorrow’s fast and reliable financial systems of execution and record.
Since 1953, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP has focused exclusively on all facets of intellectual property law, representing clients domestically and internationally, in industries from consumer electronics to financial services, from apparel and retailing to semiconductors and MEMS, life sciences and medical devices.
SharesPost is a FINRA-registered broker-dealer, SEC-registered Alternative Trading System (ATS) and Registered Investment Advisor. SharesPost helped launch the secondary market for private tech companies in 2009 and has built the leading platform for secondary transactions and digital securities. SharesPost provides the private tech asset class with a suite of trading and lending solutions to facilitate shareholder and option holder liquidity. With nearly $5 billion in secondary market transactions in the shares of more than 250 leading technology companies, SharesPost provides the trading, research and online tools to transact in the private market with confidence. SharesPost has trading operations with licensed brokers in San Francisco, Menlo Park, and New York City.
Blank Rome is an Am Law 100 firm with 13 offices and more than 600 attorneys and principals who provide a full range of legal and advocacy services to clients operating in the United States and around the world. Blank Rome's professionals are widely recognized for their leading knowledge and experience across a broad spectrum of industries, as well as their dedication to diversity and inclusion initiatives and pro bono work.
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