Blockchain Pioneers To Converge May 25 for Inaugural Token Summit Event in New York

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Conference Packedwith Blockchain Experts to Delve Into the Token-based Economy

New York, NY – April 25, 2017 – For the first time, a newconference will be dedicated to discussing the emerging blockchain-basedtokenized economy, a phenomenon experiencing an historic explosion ofinnovation and entrepreneurial activity. Token Summit, organized by renownedblockchain author, investor, and entrepreneur William Mougayar, will be held onThursday, May 25 at the NYU Stern School of Business in New York City. TokenSummit will feature 40 illustrious speakers and is expected to draw 400attendees from around the world.

Token Summit will feature detailed presentations, expert panels, interviewswith entrepreneurs, and major new product announcements related to token-basedproducts and token-based offerings. Sessions from the agenda will include:

  • The new value chain of crypto assets
  • Best practices in token offerings
  • The new business models powered by tokens
  • The valuations of crypto assets
  • The emergence of cryptocurrency funds
  • Legal and compliance practices
  • Governance considerations
  • The value of attention tokens
  • Quantitative market analysis
  • Future scenarios for the token economy

Event organizer WilliamMougayar said, “Cryptographically secured digital assets and blockchaintechnology are dramatically changing the world of finance, investments,startups, and venture capital, while spurring business model innovation on aglobal scale. Token Summit will be a seminal event for those who want to learnabout the newest methods of capital raising, and the ways in which tokenizedmoney is disrupting our economy. Our distinguished speakers will explore theeconomics, valuations, governance, regulations, compliance and the fullspectrum of best practices around blockchain-based tokens, protocols,applications, and crypto-assets. We are at the dawn of a new economy, one thatrivals the early days of the Web in terms of potential innovation and wealthcreation.”

Mougayar will be joined by co-host and co-curator Nick Tomaino, Principal atRuna Capital and founder of The Control, an online publication that chroniclesblockchain cryptocurrency technology and startups.

ICOs have been a controversial but rapid method of funding for fintechcompanies aiming to bring products to market quickly. Many projects aredelivering remarkable solutions to real world problems, primarily because theyhave access to funds that a VC may not have invested due to time or financialconstraints. The industry today is worth an estimated combined $40 billion USD,six times what it was worth in Q1 last year.

Token Summit will serve as a bookend to the industry’s leading conference series,Coindesk’s Consensus, which takes place from May 22 to May 24, 2017. TokenSummit will feature industry leaders, CEOs, and founders from the pioneeringcompanies writing the next chapter of blockchain technology includingAragon, ARK Invest, Augur, Blockstack, Brave Software, Civic, Coinbase,ConsenSys, Golem, ICONOMI, IPFS/Filecoin, Livepeer, MakerDAO, Numerai,ShapeShift, Stabl, Sia, Steemit, Storj, Tezos, Userfeeds, and 0x. Entrepreneurswill be complemented by leading lawyers, investors, and analysts who are at theforefront of practices focused on blockchain-based tokenized models.

The event has received a strong show of support from corporate sponsorships. Todate, the conference organizers has announced ShapeShift, ICONOMI / Cofound.it,and Storj as Gold sponsors; Blockstack, Ledger, Perkins Coie, Kryptonite1,Coinbase, and Brave as Silver sponsors; and Argon Group, and Runa Capital asBronze sponsors.

Entrepreneurs, investors, finance professionals, lawyers, fund managers,regulators, and business executives have a compelling interest in learningabout the emerging token-based economy. All are invited to join Token Summit,an exclusive, intellectually-driven gathering that will group the best minds inthis space.

Token Summit will be held in the Paulson Auditorium at NYU’s Stern School ofBusiness in Greenwich Village. The event is open to all interested parties, andthe agenda can be found at http://tokensummit.com.For event updates, follow on Twitter: @token_summit, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tokensummitand William’s blog http://startupmanagement.org/blog/