2nd Annual Blockchain Conference

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    Carole K. Crawford, CFA
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    Event Details
    Event Title
    2nd Annual Blockchain Conference
    Event Start Date
    Start Time
    01:00 pm
    Event Duration
    8 Hours
    Interest Group / Series
    • Fintech


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    Event Location
    Room Request
    3 Rooms (fits up to 200)
    Expected Attendees
    Livestream and/or Recorded Event?
    Key Organizers
    Name Title/Firm OR Volunteer Title Email Phone
    Carole K. Crawford, CFA Managing Director ccrawford@fincap360.com 212-446-7188


    Communications Secretary & Content Secretary
    Communications Secretary
    Name Email
    Group effort, identifying a Communications LEAD ccrawford@fincap360.com


    Content Secretary
    Name Email
    Joe Iagulli is our Content LEAD jmiagulli@gmail.com


    Event Overview
    Keywords for Marketing
    blockchain, cryptocurrency, DLT, tokens, distributed ledger, ICO, cryptoassets, bitcoin
    Description of Program
    With this year’s conference, we bring together innovators, academics, investors and investment practitioners to address the current blockchain and cryptocurrency landscape, and most importantly, the impact on investment practitioners.Blockchain was introduced to the world in October 2008, a clever combination of mathematics, cryptography, and economics that underpinned Bitcoin.  A year ago, cryptocurrency prices, ICOs, and stories of unscrupulous activity gained the attention of members,  unsure if this was innovation or hype.  In July 2018, stating “This is no passing fad”, the CFA Institute announced the addition of cryptocurrency and blockchain to the CFA curriculum, beginning in June 2019.  According to Greenwich Associates, in 2017 financial services companies spent $1.7 billion on blockchain, with 14% of those surveyed already deploying blockchain solutions.    Today there are over 1500 cryptocurrencies, ICOs have raised over $9 billion in 2018, and there are close to 300 cryptocurrency funds.   Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are top of mind for regulators, legislators, central banks,  the IMF, the World Economic Forum and others.


    Learning Outcome Statements (LOS): 3-5 Bullet Points
    1. Gain an understanding of  blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the current state of the industry
    2. Understand areas of the financial services industry where blockchain and cryptocurrency are being explored and which areas are closest to widespread adoption
    3. Areas outside financial services that represent the most promising use cases/investment opportunities
    4. How the technology will impact the skills required for a career in financial services


    Speaker Details
    Number of Speakers Expected
    Potential Speakers
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    PM Level Asset Owner/ C- Level Buy Side Manager


    Important Note on Speakers
    POTENTIAL Speakers
    Name Title/Firm Email/Phone # of Employees AUM ($US B) URL to Bio Speaker Type Speaker Role
    Joe Lubin Founder, Consensys Joe@consensys.net 600 N/A https://consensys.net/team/ Innovator Keynote
    Todd McDonald Co-Founder, R3 1 646 630 7421 500 N/A https://www.r3.com/team/todd-mcdonald/ Innovator Keynote
    Kimberly Trautman, CFA DRW Venture Capital kimberly@drwvc.com 20 Family office/undisclosed https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimtrautmann/ Asset Owner Keynote
    Meltem Demirors Chief Strategy Officer, Coinshares, World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Blockchain @MeltDem 30 N/A https://www.linkedin.com/in/meltdem/ Innovator Keynote
    Professor David Yermack Chair, Finance Dept, NYU Stern dyermack@stern.nyu.edu 19,000 N/A http://www.stern.nyu.edu/faculty/bio/david-yermack Academic Keynote


    CONFIRMED Speakers
    Name Title/Firm Email/Phone # of Employees AUM ($US B) URL to Bio Speaker Type Speaker Role
    Asset Owner Panelist


    Is the press permitted to register for this event?
    Partners & Sponsors
    Potential Partners & Sponsors
    Partner/Sponsor Name Confirmed? Contact Person: Name/Title Email Who Has the Relationship? (May be N/A)


    Terms & Conditions
    I have read the proposal Terms & Conditions and I understand the CFANY Code of Conduct. I agree to abide by the rules described above and understand that I may be removed as a volunteer, member or employee if I violate any of these rules.
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