Crypto Funding Summit
January 24-25, 2018 Los Angeles Convention Center
7:30 – 8:55 REGISTRATION
8:55 – 9:00 OPENING REMARKS
Leo will welcome guests to the Crypto Funding Summit.
9:00 – 9:10 SELECTING THE RIGHT CRYPTOCURRENCY
Selecting the right cryptocurrency and securing your assets can be time consuming and difficult. The potential for immense returns also comes with periods of volatility.
9:10 – 9:25 MANAGING PATHWAY INTO THE BURGEONING BLOCKCHAIN-CRYPTOCURRENCY SPACE
9:25 – 9:35 LEGALLY COMPLIANT ICO INVESTING FOR BOTH ACCREDITED AND UNACCREDITED INVESTORS
Kendrick Nguyen is CEO of Republic, a investment platform connecting tech startups and blockchain projects with global investors. Prior to Republic, he served as general counsel of AngelList and Fellow of Stanford University’s Center for Corporate Governance.
9:35 – 9:50 MODERN MACHINE LEARNING TO CAPITALIZE ON THE VOLATILITY OF CRYPTOCURRENCY MARKETS
Using cutting edge machine learning and advanced mathematical techniques, Fund3 offers proven results and returns regardless of market performance.
9:50 – 10:00 WHAT IS THE CONTENT ECONOMY?
Narrative uses blockchain technology as the basis for a content currency, creating tangible value around user-generated content.
10:00 – 11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: THE RISE OF CRYPTO FUNDS
There are over 100 funds dedicated to investing in bitcoin and ether — the most liquid cryptocurrencies — as well as an array of other tokens issued to fund blockchain-related startups.
11:00 – 11:15 NETWORKING BREAK
11:15 – 11:25 THE LEARNINGS ON ANALYSIS OF 850 ICOS
In the previous 12 months, Dr. Mihaly Kertesz and Viktor Tabori analyzed 850 ICOs from different aspects.
11:25 – 11:30 ETHEAL: IMPROVING THE LIVES OF 1 BILLION PEOPLE BY MAKING HEALTHCARE MORE TRANSPARENT
11:30 – 12:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: THE FUTURE OF ICOS
The state of ICOs and the future of blockchain projects.
12:30 – 13:15 LUNCH BREAK
13:15 – 13:30 CRYPTO INVESTMENT ECOSYSTEM WITH DATA AND AI
Founder and Executive Chairman at Grow VC Group, a global fintech holding company.
13:30 – 13:45 MICHAEL JONES
Mike Jones is an internet executive, investor and strategic advisor and CEO of Science, Inc. He is Los Angeles’s most active angel investor with more than $2.5B in exits.
13:55 – 14:05 DIRECT INVESTING: WHY PAY 2 AND 20 IN A HIGHLY CORRELATED ASSET CLASS?
Diving into the concept of beta in the cryptocurrency markets, we’ll explore the extreme correlations between top assets and the very loose definition of beta in this new market. Many of the financial tools available in the traditional hedge fund space are not yet available in the crypto world and this leads most funds to be long-only by default. We’ll look into how direct investment into the assets will likely outperform funds in the near term.
14:05 – 14:15 ICO PITCH: CASHBET
Headquartered in Oakland, California, CashBet is the only mobile-first platform for real-money, social, and skill based interactive gaming.
14:15 – 14:25 ICO PITCH: AMCHART
AMCHART plans to change the way healthcare information is maintained, transported, and utilized with a patient-centric approach. AMCHART will include a comprehensive EHR, an incentive based approach to medical wellness through IoT wearables through a mobile app, and machine learning/AI processes for proactive healthcare management.
14:25 – 14:35 CRYPTO LOTUS
Crypto Lotus is a crypto hedge fund based in Berkeley, CA.
14:25 – 14:45 ICO PITCH: CREDITS
CREDITS is an open blockchain platform with autonomous smart contracts and an internal cryptocurrency. The platform is designed to create services for blockchain systems using self-executing smart contracts and public data registry.
14:40 – 14:55 CRYPTO INVESTING IS AN INSIDER’S GAME – INSIGHTS FROM A TOP CRYPTO FUND
All major ICOs and crypto deals are incredibly interconnected. The same people are advising, funding and promoting most successful deals. Learn how Wavemaker Genesis uses its influence and added value to get early access and invest in the top deals in crypto, that have collectively raised Billions of Dollars. Alon will also share his 5 questions you MUST ask a crypto fund before investing.
14:55 – 15:10
FROM COMMONS TO CLAIMS: LAW AND ORDER IN THE DIGITAL GOLD RUSH
This presentation analyzes the historical context of the California Gold Rush, Market Crash of 1929, Dot Com Bubble, and Housing Crisis to offer insight into current challenges and opportunities in the ICO market. Drawing from both past and current U.S. government reaction, including legislative action and official governing body statements, Chris Miglino outlines an expected regulatory path and a map to navigate the way forward.
15:10 – 15:30 KEYNOTE SPEAKER – WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF BITCOIN?
Sterlin Lujan is the Communications Ambassador for Bitcoin.com.
15:30 – 15:40 ICO PITCH: FLASHMONI
Flashmoni is a blockchain company that offers a physical gold-backed cryptocurrency, innovative payment features and a smart contract-based advertising technology.
15:40 – 15:50 TOKENIZING THE WORLD
COINCIRCLE tokenizes established companies, moving industry-leading products onto the blockchain.
15:50 – 16:05 BITCOIN: TO HODL OR TO BUY COFFEE?
How the past of Bitcoin and Ethereum might be able to show us a path to the future.
16:05 – 16:40 REACHING FULL MARKET VALUE:
WHY HALF OF CRYPTOCURRENCY’S FUTURE HAS TO BE FEMALE
Although recent gains within the realm of digital currencies like Ether and Bitcoin have generated considerable wealth for savvy investors, this landscape of beneficiaries is not particularly diverse in gender.
16:40 – 16:55 WINGS: BUILDING DECENTRALIZED APPLICATIONS FOR BLOCKCHAIN-BASED EVALUATION, FUNDING & EARLY ADOPTER ENGAGEMENT
Stas Oskin leads the technology strategy and partnerships effort for the WINGS Foundation, a Swiss non-profit focused on decentralized finance and governance systems.
16:55 – 17:10 STARTA VENTURES
Total investments attracted by Starta portfolio companies in 2017 have exceeded $30M in both traditional VC rounds and crypto assets.
17:10 – 17:25 REBALANCING TRADE TACTICS VS HODL
The difference between buying into the Top 10 coins and holding or using rebalancing tactics.
17:25 – 17:40 LAURENT RUBEN
CEO/Founder French Accelerator & Founder FrenchTech L.A.
17:40 – 17:45 CLOSING REMARKS
17:45 – 18:00 NETWORKING