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Announcing Token Summit IV in New York May 16 2019

It is with great pleasure that Nick and I are announcing the fourth edition of the Token Summit, to be held in New York City on May 16th, 2019.

While public sentiment and prices are down significantly from last year, the underlying fundamentals are stronger than ever. We’re excited to bring together the leading entrepreneurs, developers, experts, and investors from around the world to discuss the most important tech, economic, and governance challenges and opportunities the cryptocurrency industry is currently facing.

This year, we are capping the number of attendees at 550, about the same number we had at the inaugural Token Summit in May 2017. The attendees’ positive feedback from that day continues to resonate with us and we’re bringing it back to our roots for Token Summit IV with an intimate venue and very tightly curated content.

The first 200 early bird tickets are openly available for purchase immediately at the early price of $699. After 200, anyone can sign up but we’ll be “invite only” and selecting signups based on quality, experience and diversity of thought they bring. In an industry that tends to be quite tribal, we strive to bring together a collection of different perspectives from around the industry into one room.

In terms of the content, this edition of Token Summit will focus on the following issues:

  • Cryptonetworks and open source blockchain protocols versus startups: what are the differences and similarities?
  • Open finance: what are the challenges to getting open, global financial products in the hands of millions of users?
  • dApp development: can next-generation dApp platforms be a catalyst for greater adoption?
  • Latest practices in extracting blockchain data for insight: what can we learn and why is this important now?
  • Are we decentralized yet? Is there an optimal criteria for decentralization, and how do we get there?
  • How do we quantify the value of blockchain protocols, and applications?
  • What are the success factors in deploying decentralized protocols?
  • Decentralized governance – what is working now versus what is experimental?
  • Tokens evolution- what are the best cases with real innovation, real users and real benefits?
  • The regulatory front: Is the US losing its position as the standard bearer? Is there a perfect jurisdiction?

We have been working behind the scenes to confirm the initial roster of speakers, and we will announce that first batch in the coming weeks. Many of them may not be well known yet, but their work is notable in pushing the industry forward.

If you’d like to be in the first batch of 200 attendees, here’s the link to register.

We are looking forward to hosting you at Token Summit IV on May 16th!

William and Nick


Announcing The Next 2 Token Summits: San Francisco and New York

San Francisco, CA, USAYesterday, I tweeted that Nick Tomaino and I are bringing the next Token Summit to San Francisco on December 5th 2017. The location we chose is the stylish Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). We will be using Robertson Hall which can hold 600 seated people. For these next 2 conferences, we are evolving from the ICO topic, and focusing more on the Successful Business Models behind Designing Token-Based Economies. This has always been about the token, and less about the ICO itself. Screen Shot 2017-10-13 at 2.03.26 PM For San Francisco, we have announced only 4 key speakers: Kathryn Haun, Naval Ravikant, Balaji Srinivasan and Fred Ehrsam. Many more on the way, as we sift through the choices and options, and we will announce them over the next days, along with initial sponsors. As well, there will be some surprise announcements, new company pitches, panels and a couple of solo presentations. Here is the registration link for the San Francisco Token Summit II event. And here is the one for the New York Token Summit III 2018 event. We will soon unravel an update website as well. We also just released the sizzle video tape from the last Token Summit 2017 in New York. It is 2 minute-long, with clips of highlights from that inaugural event. If you attended, you can check out if you appear in it! We hope to see many of you in San Francisco and / or New York City.]]>

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