TOKEN SUMMIT IV
16 MAY 2019, NEW YORK CITY
FOURTH CONFERENCE ON THE EMERGING TOKEN-BASED ECONOMY
Token Summit IV will be the 4th event in the Token Summit series, the first conference that explored in-depth the Token-Based Economy. In New York City for the 3rd time, we will continue to discuss the economics, development, regulation and best practices around blockchain-based tokens, protocols, and crypto-assets. Specifically, some of the key topics of this conference will include how to successfully grow decentralized open source protocols, extracting insights from blockchain data, decentralized governance, valuation models, and token functionality models.
If you are an entrepreneur, investor, finance professional, lawyer, fund manager, regulator, or business executive, you need to pay attention to the emerging token-based economy, one that might rival the web in terms of potential innovation, new business models and entrepreneurial ideas that are yet to be deployed. Join us at this exclusive, intellectually-driven gathering, grouping the best minds in this space. Token Summit is the real insiders summit, and is brought to you by William Mougayar and Nick Tomaino.
Producer & Host
Researcher & Core Developer, Cosmos
President & COO, MakerDAO
CTO & Co-Founder, Validity Labs
Founder, Polychain Capital
Founder, Commonwealth and Edgeware
Founder & CEO, Titan Industries
Head of Product, Dapper Labs
Partner, Perkins Coie
Head of Business Development, MakerDAO
Co-Founder & CEO, Veil
Legal Partner, MME
Co-Founder & CEO, OB1
Founder & CEO, Graphite
Ryan John King
Co-founder & CEO, FOAM
CEO, bloXroute Labs
Co-Founder & CEO, Gnosis
Co-founder, Mechanism Labs
Founder & CEO, Tendermint
Director of Operations, Forecast Foundation
Founder & CEO, Kik
José Maria Macedo
Partner & Head of Advisory, AmaZix
Garfield Ivy Maintland
Director, Tendermint Labs
Partner, Union Square Ventures
Co-Founder and Head of Product., CMORQ
Co-founder, Bounties Network
Head of Research & Networks, Kadena
Core Developer, Ethereum
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Co-founder & CEO, Audius
Co-founder & CTO, Veriblock Inc.
Co-Founder & CEO, Messari
Managing Director, Autonomous Partners
Emin Gün Sirer
Founder & CEO, Ava Labs
United States Congressman, Florida
Former Chairman, CFTC Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School
Evan Van Ness
Editor, Week in Ethereum News
Investment Analyst, CoinFund
Co-Founder & Author, Nervos
Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
Wendy Xiao Schadeck
General Partner, Blockchain Valley Ventures
Token-based Business Models
How do tokens contribute to a business model? When do they make sense? How does an entrepreneur monetize? Where is the real value?
Regulation and Compliance
What are regulators doing? Will they harm or help the ecosystem? What are the emerging best practices?
Network Effects and Decentralization
How to create network effects in decentralized protocols? How different is it from traditional web-based network effects? Are decentralized projects similar to startups?
Custodianship of Digital Assets
What happens in a world without counterparties and banks? What is the impact of the explosion in asset liquidity? What are the best practices for consumers and businesses?
Classification of Tokens
Token functionality is key, but are we doing a good job at classifying what tokens actually do? Discussions on the token vocabulary.
How do investors and users value tokens? How does a token transition from a speculative to utilitarian function?