The inaugural event of CryptoFinancing, a conference and exhibition on cryptocurrency ICOs, token sales, and crowdfunding in the blockchain community, took place on July 7, 2017, at Level 39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf in London.
The first-of-its-kind event witness about 25 sponsors, exhibitors and media partners conduct talks on various aspects of ICO’s and token sales to a live audience. It also include debates on the nascent industry’s effect on blockchain startups, venture capital, and regulatory environments.
In addition, the event also feature detailed seminars on current and previous ICO projects, their structure, methodology, and design. Industry experts will discuss how “tokenomics” has overtaken venture capital as the primary financial driver of innovation, for blockchain projects in 2017.
“At the moment ICO’s are the Wild West of financing, they continue to remain in a gray area as the SEC in the United States, and many other regulatory bodies continue to investigate. The prolonged regulatory limbo in the industry is, in-par, due to the lack of equity offered by most ICO’s and blockchain startups. Therefore, they fall outside of traditional legal frameworks, in terms of securities”, the official release stated.
The event also focus on the various ways in which blockchain startups can be developed and how they can tap into various funding opportunities. The attendees get an opportunity to understand how to open source all their software, structure their company as a non-profit foundation, bypass the VC route, design their own currency while assigning a value and selling it in the process.
Speakers at the conference and exhibition include the likes of John Clippinger, CEO ID3 / MIT Media Lab (USA); Ryan Zurrer, General Partner Polychain Capital (Brazil); Vinay Gupta, Founder Hexayurt Capital (UK); Jane Zhang, CEO Shellpay (China); Ransu Salovaara, CEO TokenMarket (Gibraltar); Michael Terpin, CEO Transform Group (Puerto Rico); Jake Vartanian, Partner, Cryptoassets Design Group, Director Cryptodex (USA); Eddy Travia, CEO Coinsillium (Hong Kong); Richard Kastelein, Publisher Blockchain News, Partner Cryptoasset Design Group (Netherlands); Dan Larrimer, Founder EOS (USA); Dana Coe, Founder Cryptocrest / Aureus (Malaysia); William Chun, Doublechain / Hyundai (South Korea) and more.
Aureus also was a guest of this Conference (CryptoFinancing Conference – London 2017):