2019 Agenda

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2019 Agenda2018-10-19T13:42:45+00:00

2019 THE DIGITAL MONEY FORUM
Tuesday, January 8

8:30-9:00 AM | Welcome
8:30-9:00 AM
Venetian Level 4, Lando 4302

The donuts are on us. But bring your cash as we dive into the year in digital money with some special guests.

Welcome:
Founder
Living In Digital Times
9:00-10:00 AM | Searching For Stability

Whether you measure the number of ATMs or branch closures, the number of people who pay using it, or merchants that accept it, the death knell for cash is getting closer. What digital form replaces it is a different issue. We look at the contenders for the new world of value. From robochats and AI-powered fintech to cryptocurrencies and the new ICO offerings, we look at where money’s going. Literally.

9:00-9:30 AM
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Banks and fintechs had a shotgun marriage and it worked. See how new technologies including robochat, AI, voice, AR and VR, trusted systems and biometrics are shaping the new face of traditional commerce.

Moderator:
Associate
Draper Associates
Speakers:
Chief Product Officer, Head of Growth
MoneyLion
CEO and Co-Founder
Clinc
Co-founder & CEO
Nummo
9:30-10:00 AM
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Frictionless secure payments with real-time reporting is the name of the game. Meet the players making the new world of payments easy, secure and even fun. Meet robots, skin implants and other forms of payment you never dreamed of.

Speakers:
SVP Marketing and Strategic Development
USA Technologies
10:00 AM-11:20 PM | ICOs, Crypto and Tokens

Unless you’ve been living on another planet you know that the world is being tokenized. But, as we work out new systems for ledgers, ownership, payments, trades, regulation, and building trust in new virtual systems it’s going to be a bumpy, but thrilling ride.

10:00-10:30 AM
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There are a mind-boggling 500+ coins and exchanges from which to choose. Time to get out your scorecards as the creators, leaders and investors of the biggest currencies today make their case for how you can benchmark and evaluate the best.

Moderator:
Tech Reporter
The FinTech Times
Speakers:
Founding Partner
Bullpen Capital
Chief Market Strategist
Ripple
Chairman
Bitcoin Foundation
10:30-11:00 AM
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Go blockchain or go home. New media properties are using blockchain architecture as proof of work, as a means of more equitably sharing profits, and decentralizing distribution. Hardware manufacturers and carriers need to make sure they’re blockchain-ready.

Moderator:
CEO
BTC Inc
Speakers:
Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Initiative
MIT Media Lab
11:00-11:20 AM
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Hashing, forking, STOs…study up and you could win some great swag over our break.

Speakers:
Founder
The Bitcoin Podcast Network, LLP
11:20 AM-1:00 PM | Thought Leadership: ICOs, Crypto and Tokens

Unless you’ve been living on another planet you know that the world is being tokenized. But, as we work out new systems for ledgers, ownership, payments, trades, regulation, and building trust in new virtual systems it’s going to be a bumpy, but thrilling ride.

11:20-11:30 AM
Venetian Level 4, Lando 4302

If your hardware, cloud or carrier is going to be your bank there’s work to be done. Here’s a chilling case that challenges the digital money business to wake up.

Moderator:
Contributor
Yahoo Finance/USA Today
Speakers:
Founder & CEO
Transform Group International
11:30-11:40 AM
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Tokens are the digital money story of the year, but they are as varied as those tulips in another long-ago mania. Matt Rozsak explains how the world will be tokenized.

Speakers:
Co-Founder & Chairman
Bloq
11:40-11:50 AM
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Tokens provide businesses with alternative fund-raising and capital but VCs just aren’t sitting around scratching their heads. Here’s what they’re thinking.

Speakers:
Founder
Draper Associates
11:50 AM -12:00 PM
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Overstock was the first e-commerce site to accept BitCoin payments. Since then they formed Medici Ventures to be at the forefront crypto investments.

Speakers:
President
Medici Ventures
12:00-12:10 PM
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Blockchain platforms can’t be built to scale until certain hurdels like transaction speed are solved.

Speakers:
CEO
Devvio
12:10-12:20 PM
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How stabile coins remove the speculative nature of the coin based economy?

12:20-12:30 AM
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12:30-1:00 PM
Venetian Level 4, Lando 4302
1:00-2:15 PM | Security and Regulation

At the end of the day all money is based on trust. Trust requires a secure environment. Hardware and software developers, regulators and law enforcement will all play their part in creating a trusted environment for digital currency.

1:00-1:45 PM
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Trust is the secret sauce for any currency. From chipsets and storage devices to secure digital wallets, take a look at a variety of solutions designed to protect personal identification and assets, making safety in the world of digital money more certain.

Moderator:
Senior Writer
Fortune
Speakers:
Chief Consumer Security Evangelist
McAfee
Founder, CEO
uConekt
Founder & CEO
Rivetz
1:45-2:15 PM
Venetian Level 4, Lando 4302

Ignore the regulations and legal issues surrounding tokens at your own peril. Whether you’re investing or building, you’ll want to hear from the major stakeholders in government, law and self-regulation.

Moderator:
Founder & President
Chamber of Digital Commerce
Speakers:
Co-Founder and CEO
FS Vector
Partner
Perkins Coie LLP
Chief Commercial Officer
Monax
Chief Trial Attorney
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
2:15-5:00 PM | Blockchain Deep Dive

The next Google, Wikipedia or Facebook may be built on blockchain. Start with retraining your business brain to think in blockchain and wind up looking at the hottest areas for blockchain development, including entertainment and smart contracts.

2:15-2:45 PM
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The blockchain combines the openness of the Internet with the security of cryptography. Step one for moving your current business to the blockchain, or starting a new blockchain business, is to rethink your processes. Shidan Gouran has built numerous blockchain companies, both for the mining of cryptocurrency and in the entertainment space. His methodology for thinking “in blockchain” can help you master your own. Gouran recently acquired Nolan Bushnell’s blockchain-based X2 gaming company, so watch for a special appearance.

Speakers:
CEO
Global Blockchain Mining Corp.
2:45-3:30 PM
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Take a look at the next gen businesses being built on the blockchain. This panel of blockchain evangelists will convince you that decentralization will remake not just the Internet, but maybe humankind.

Moderator:
Token Sale Orchestrator
Capilarity
Speakers:
CEO
True
Founder
Presearch
Chairman
Mint Exchange
3:30-5:00 PM
Venetian Level 4, Lando 4302

ICOs (initial coin offerings) are manna from heaven for the next generation of fund seekers, bypassing traditional fundraising routes. How are they doing? Find out in this blazing-fast look at some of the best pre- and post-ICOs in the world.

Speakers:
Founder & CEO
Transform Group International
6:30-8:30 PM | Digital Money Reception

Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and some great exhibits for VIP guests and conference attendees.

6:30-8:30 PM
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Celebrate the dawning of the new age of digital money new kinds of media platforms built for a blockchain world. Attendees of the Digital Money Forum and select VIP guests only. RSVP required.

Host:
Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Initiative
MIT Media Lab