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5:00 PM – 5:45 PM NETWORKING





New York, NY August 17th 2016

Fintech Worldwide, proudly brings you our 9th Blockchain Conference.

Over the past year, we’ve been to London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, and several other major cities exploring Blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Our focus has been on Blockchain beyond crypto currency. If you’re interested in learning why large banks, tech giants, governments, start-ups and investors are getting involved at alarming rates, this is your conference.

We are in the age of realignment and that’s where we find Blockchain technology. A distributed ledger, born from clever mathematics and a desire to transact anonymously while maintaining trust on both sides of the exchange. Any process involving middle-men or trusted 3rd parties is ripe for disruption. A new billion dollar industry is its infancy. The world is starting to wake up to the vast number applications for such technology. The internet changed the world in 20 years. Blockchain will do it in 5-10. 

PwC Auditorium 
300 Madison Ave (at 42nd Street) 
New York, New York 10017


9:00 AM Introduction: Luis Carranza, Blockchain Entrepreneur & Founder of Blockchain Conference

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM State of The Industry Panel: There are a lot of big players getting in the market. Smaller companies are raising rounds of funding. Crypto-currency and non-crypto advocates are taking different paths. Other non-financial services industries are waking up. Our first panel explores what is happening in the Blockchain space.

Moderator:  Susan Poole, BlockBridge Advisory
Bobby Lee, CEO, BTCC
Susan Joseph, Women in Fintech
Tone Vays, Liberty Life Trail
Chris Betz, EDM Council

10:05 AM – 10:35 AM Assets & Tokenization of Value The Blockchain Panel: Assets, bonds, property titles are all fair game for tokenization on distributed ledgers. We’ll explore what’s happening in the space and what you can expect in the near future.

Moderator: Kyle Burgess, Consumers’ Research
Ryan Shea, Blockstack
Adi Chikara, 3Pillar Global
Ryan Molecke, SOLES
Rik Willard, Agentic Group

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM QUICK BREAK

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Smart Contracts Q&A Session: Makings sense of the intersection between Blockchain, Smart Contracts, IoT.  We’ll take a (not overly technical) look at the implications of what some of the brightest minds in this emerging industry are doing and dreaming up.

Moderator: Joyce Shen, Thomson Reuters
Mark Smith, CEO Symbiont
Marco Santori, Pillsbury
Preston Byrne, Eris Industries

11:35 AM – 12:15 PM Blockchain Use Cases: Hear brief intros from companies that are going beyond theory and into practice with Blockchain technology in Fintech.  

Moderator: Ron Quaranta, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Matt Liston, Gnosis
Jae Kwon, Tendermint / Cosmos
Tori Adams , Booz Allen Hamilton

Judd Bagley, Director of Communications, T0

1:20  PM – 1:50 PM The Promise of “The Internet of Money” Panel: One of the grand promises of Blockchain technology is the concept of “the internet of money or value.” Our experts weigh in on where we are and explore whether this real or a distraction.

Moderator: Carol Van Cleef, Manatt
Elizabeth  McCauley, Coinsecure
Kyle Burgess, Consumers’ Research
Daniel Winters, Global Tax Accountant
Steven Nerayoff, Maple Ventures

1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Keynote: Making Blockchain Real in Capital Markets    

Geraldine  Balaj, PwC

2:20 PM – 2:50 PM Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO)  Q&A Session:  What is a D.A.O?  What is the Ethereum DAO, and how did that impact the future of Decentralized Autonomous organizations?

Moderator: Chris Betz, EDM Council
Joseph Lubin, Consensys
Jacob Dienelt, BKCM
Matt Liston, Gnosis

2:50 PM – 3:15 PM QUICK BREAK

3:20 PM – 4:00 PM Alternative Uses: Hear brief intros from several innovative Blockchain companies that are exploring distributed ledger technology in non-financial services industries.

Moderator: Susan Poole, BlockBridge Advisory
Luis Carranza, Founder, iiota

Bill Schafer, Fairledger
Brad Chun, Mooti

Gregory Simon, loyyal

4:05 PM – 4:45 PM 5 Predictions for 2017 Panel: Some of our brave panelist will go on a limb and predict the future of Blockchain. What will happen? Who will be the winners and losers? How will the industry pivot? Will we even see it coming?

Moderator: Joe Colangelo, Consumers’ Research
Bobby Lee, BTCC

Meeta Yadav, IBM
Yorke Rhodes, Microsoft
Joseph Lubin, Consensys

4:50 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Statement

Geraldine Balaj

PwC, Director - US FinTech: Distributed Ledger / Blockchain

Susan Joseph

Women in Fintech

Elizabeth McCauly

Coinsecure, Global Business Development Head

Tendermint / Cosmos, CEO & Founder

Jae Kwon

Ron Quaranta

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, Chairman

Tone Vays

Liberty Life Trail

Joyce Shen

Thomson Reuters, Director, Emerging Technology Partnerships and Investments

Chris Betz

Loyyal, CEO & Founder

Susan Poole

BlockBridge Advisory, Founder

Gregory Simon

EDM, Senior Blockchain & Fintech Advisor

Daniel Winters

Global Tax Accountants

Yorke Rhodes III

Microsoft, Global Blockchain Strategist

Mark Smith, Founder & CEO

Manatt’s Global Payments, Co-chair

Carol Van Cleef

Meeta Yadav
Chief Data Officer

Ryan Shea Blockstack
Marco Santori
Pillsbury Winthrop Pittman LLP
Leader, Digital Currency and Blockchain
Kyle Burgess
Consumers' Research, Editor in Chief
Matt Liston
Gnosis, Strategist
Tori Adams
Booz Allen Hamilton
Blockchain Sr. Data Scientist
Joseph Lubin
Consensys, Co-Founder

Bill Schafer

Fairledger, CEO

Jake Dienelt
BKCM, Portfolio Mgr, Digital Assets

Consumers’ Research
Executive Director

Ryan Molecke

Joe Colangelo

Bobby Lee,
Adi Chikara
3Pillar, Global Solutions Managegment
Judd Bagley

Overstock / tØ, Director of Communications

Rik Willard Agentic Group, Founder & MD
Preston J. Byrne
Eris Industries, COO & General Counsel
Brad Chun Mooti, Founder & CEO
Luis Carranza, Blockchain Conference & Fintech Worlwide, Founder & CEO
Steven Nerayoff
Maple Ventures Founder & CEO