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Token Summit to delve into emerging blockchain token-based economy on May 25

Token Summit, an event dedicated to exploring the economics, regulation and best practices around blockchain-based tokens, protocols, and cryptoassets, is scheduled to take place on May 25, 2017 at the NYU Stern School of Business in New York City.

According to the official release, world-leading experts in blockchain and cryptocurrency will participate in fireside chats, interviews and panels, and present at the event. The conference is already sold out, with 550 expected to attend.

“Token Summit is pleased to announce an exceptional lineup of world-class speakers. The event is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, finance professionals, lawyers, fund managers, regulators, and business executives to speak with and learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry”, Token Summit organizer, known blockchain author, investor, and entrepreneur William Mougayar, said. “The summit will also be a launching pad for a number of exciting company announcements that are stamping the landscape of crowdsales and cryptocurrency.”

The event will feature an outstanding lineup of 44 speakers, panelists, and presenters. Some of the speakers from include Attorney at Perkins Coie Sarah Hody, General Counsel at Argon Group Emma Channing, Coinbase Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong, Aragon Founder and CEO Luis Cuende, Brave Software Founder and CEO Brendan Eich, Storj Founder and CEO Shawn Wilkinson, Lead Partner at Cooley Marco Santori, Augur Co-Founder Joey Krug, Steemit Co-Founder and CEO Ned Scott, Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees, Partner at MME Thomas Linder, and ICONOMI Co-Founder and CEO Tim Zagar. Fred Wilson, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures, will close the event with a fireside chat.

The event will feature detailed presentations, expert panels, interviews with entrepreneurs, and major new product announcements related to token-based products or 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

The event’s gold sponsors include ICONOMI/Cofound.it, Shapeshift, and Storj.io, and silver sponsors include ANX, Blockstack, Civic, Ledger, Perkins Coie, Microsoft, Kryptonite1, Coinbase, VERIDIUM, and Brave. Other sponsors include Runa Capital and Argon Group. The event’s co-host is Nick Tomaino, principal at Runa Capital, and publisher of The Control.

“The emerging token-based economy is often compared to the dot-com boom in terms of its potential innovation. Token Summit attendees will get first hand insights into new business models and entrepreneurial ideas that are being deployed”, Mougayar said.

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