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Security Token Industry Launch Event: Explore the Core Foundations of the Security Token Industry - October 4,5, 2018 • New York

On October 4-5, 2018, we celebrated the launch of the Security Token Industry. We explored the Core Foundations of this emerging industry with experts such as the former Vice Chairman of Nasdaq, David Weild, and the creator of the ERC20 token standard Fabian Vogelsteller.

 

The Launch of the Security Token Industry

“When historians chronicle the security token movement, they will record 2018 as the birth of the security token industry."

On Wall Street, the opening bell rings at 9:30 am ET every weekday morning. But for the emerging security token exchanges and ATS organizations that will run 24x7, their bell will only ring once -- when they first open for business.

Given that many security token trading organizations will be starting operations in 2018 or 2019, the Security Token Academy has declared October 2018 as the official launch of this exciting and emerging industry in the United States.

Security token leaders, experts and enthusiasts came together to celebrate the opening bell of the Security Token Industry on October 4 and October 5 in New York City.

Launch Event Highlights

  • Special networking event: Attendees networked with others as we cruised the Hudson River on the Spirit of New York yacht on Thursday evening of October 4. We saw the Statue of Liberty and other iconic sites in New York City.
  • Ringing of the bell: On Friday, October 5, at the Conrad NYC, industry leaders and Security Token Academy Corporate Members rang the bell for the opening of the security token industry. We also enjoyed gourmet breakfast and lunch while networking with industry experts.
 

Explore the Core Foundations of the Security Token Industry

The creator of the ERC20 token standard, Fabian Vogelsteller, and former Vice Chairman of Nasdaq, David Weild spoke at our conference at the Conrad NYC on Friday, October 5.

Security Token Academy would like to thank all of the attendees, speakers and industry experts for being a part of this special and historic event.

Date & Time

Thursday, October 4th
6:30 - 10PM
Hudson River Cruise on Spirit of New York Yacht

Friday, October 5th
8:30 - 5PM
Conference @ Conrad NYC

LOCATIONS

Hudson River Cruise

Conrad New York
102 North End Avenue
New York, NY 10282

 

Sponsors

 

Lead Sponsors

Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group
Securrency
 

Gold Sponsors

AnyPay
Clifford Chance
Harbor
KoreConX all-in-one platform
Prime Trust: The Blockchain-driven trust company
SeedInvest
StartEngine: Equity Crowdfunding & Investment Opportunities
Tokensoft
Tokeny: The Trusted Tokenization Platform
tZero
VerifyInvestor.com
vertalo
Weild & Co.

* Indicates corporate membership

Event Schedule

Welcome & Opening Remarks:

Lyndsi Stevens
General Manager, Security Token Academy

Macro View of the Security Token Industry:

Aubrey Chernick
Founder & CEO, Security Token Academy

Keynote:

David Weild
CEO & Former Vice Chairman of Nasdaq

Ringing the Opening Bell for Security Token Industry

Spotlight Talk:

Dan Doney
CEO, Securrency, Inc.

International Exchanges:

Adam Chapnick, Director of Programming, Security Token Academy
Alex Mole, Investor Relations Manager at Neufund
Cliff Pace, Head of the Malta Stock Exchange Fintech Accelerator Programme

Custody and Transfer Agents:

Yoel Goldfelder, CEO, VStock Transfer, LLC
Gautam Gujral, Founder & General Counsel, Vertalo
James Haft, Founding Partner, CryptoOracle Oscar Jofre, Co-founder, President & CEO, KoreConX
Scott Purcell, CEO & Chief Trust Officer, Prime Trust

Regulations:

Troy Parades, Founder & Former SEC Commissioner
Georgia Quinn, General Counsel, CoinList
Lee Schneider, General Counsel, Block one

Real Estate:

Brad Greiwe, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Fifth Wall
Andrew Jewett, Co-founder, CEO, Property Coin
Jason Myers, Partner, Real Estate Capital Markets, Clifford Chance
Amy Wan, Host for Security Token Academy, Founder & CEO, Sagewise
Jonathan Weilbrecht, Director of Real Estate Capital Markets, Harbor

Spotlight Talk:

Fabian Vogelsteller, Founder & Developer of ERC20 Token Standard

Technology Foundations:

Mason Borda, Co-founder, TokenSoft
Rachel Lam, Market Lead, Finacial Serivces, Hedera Hashgraph
Jor Law, Co-founder, VerifyInvestor, LLC
Tomohiro Nakamura, Chief Technology Officer, AnyPay
Alec 0age, Lead Technical Developer, Zeppelin
Boris Reznikov, Director of Partnerships, Inter/Stellar

Investors Panel:

Ryan Alfred, Founder & CEO, Framework
Gregory Keough, CEO, Finova Financial
Stephen McKeon, Security Token Academy Chief Strategy Advisor, Associate Professor of Finance, UO Lundquist College
Rob Nance, Managing Partner & CEO, CityBlock Capital

Primary Issuance/Secondary Trading:

Ryan Feit, Co-founder & CEO, SeedInvest
Howard Marks, Co-founder & CEO, StartEngine
Vince Molinari, CEO, Templum Markets
Michael Oved, Co-founder, AirSwap
Jesus Rodriguez, Managing Partner, Invector Labs

Tokenization Platforms:

Daniel Coheur, Chief Strategy Officer, Tokeny
Carlos Domingo, CEO, Securitize
Chris Housser, Co-founder & COO, Polymath
Lou Kerner, Co-founder & Partner, CryptoOracle
Timo Lehes, Co-founder & CIO, Swarm Fund

Closing Remarks & Announcements:

Lyndsi Stevens, General Manager, Security Token Academy

Reception

 

Speakers

 
David Weild, CEO of Weild & Co., former Vice Chairman of Nasdaq

David Weild

CEO of Weild & Co., former Vice Chairman of Nasdaq

David is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Weild & Co., a disruptive and rapidly growing network investment bank. During his career, David oversaw over a thousand equity offerings including those for Nvidea, Celgene, BlackRock and the listings for Facebook, Netflix and JetBlue. He invented the Market Intelligence Desk (MID) at NASDAQ where he was Vice Chairman and an executive committee member. David also headed corporate finance and equity capital markets at a major investment bank were he invented the first computer system to algorithmically distribute and incentivize investment in new issue equities while disincentivizing “flipping.” He currently advises ClickIPO whose technology allows consumers to purchase new issue equities. The studies that Weild co-authored gave rise to the JOBS Act and many of the specific provisions contained therein. For this reason, he has been called “The Father of the JOBS Act.” He continues to work to improve capital formation and economic growth in the United States. His published work has been cited by a broad range of legislators, regulators, academics, the IPO Task Force, the Equity Capital Formation Task Force and the White House Jobs Council leading to the JOBS Act, the SEC Tick Size Pilot and ongoing discussions to create a new form of stock exchange (Venture Exchanges). David has spoken in Congress, at the SEC, the OECD and the G-20 on these and other market issues. He attended the signing of the JOBS Act by President Obama in the Rose Garden on April 5, 2012 and is an advisor or board member to a number of blockchain companies and regulated trading platforms including Templum and INX. David was named to Patrick Young’s list of The World’s Most Influential People in Market Structure, published by DV Books in 2017, and included in its list of top 20 “Visionaries” and top 10 “Start-up Entrepreneurs.” He was called a “Legendary Wall Street Executive” inFirestarters, published by Prometheus Books in 2018. In March 2018, Coindesk published an article entitled, “The Father of the JOBS Act is Helping Build a Next Generation ICO.”

 
Fabian Vogelsteller, Founder LUKSO, Ethereum Developer, ERC 20

Fabian Vogelsteller

Founder LUKSO, Ethereum Developer, ERC 20

Fabian Vogelsteller joined Ethereum before the network started in January 2015. He built the Ethereum Wallet, coming from the Ethereum Foundation - which was the first to enable smart contract interaction for non-tech people, as well as the Mist Browser, the first decentralised web3 3.0 Browser. He worked on the RPC API and still works on developer tools like web3.js, the Ethereum space's most used JavaScript library. He proposed the ERC20 token standard, and ERC725 Identity standard, and now builds LUKSO, the Fashion and Design Industry Blockchain an Ethereum sister network.

 
G. DANIEL DONEY, CEO of Securrency, Inc

G. Daniel Doney

CEO of Securrency, Inc

Dan Doney is the CEO of Securrency, Inc, a financial services company that combines world class security, advantages of distributed ledgers, and a global compliance framework to produce a new kind of financial instrument: a highly-liquid, dividend-yielding, investment-grade securities tokens with the stability of bonds, transferability of Bitcoin, and exchangeability of dollars. The Securrency platform provides end-to-end financial services by offering decentralized investment banking technologies. Prior to founding Securrency, Dan was a leader in US government IT innovation for 15 years. Dan has been an innovator in a wide variety of fields (process automation, enterprise architecture and software development, financial modeling, organization theory, robotics, and signal processing) drawing on his background in social systems, control theory, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. He is an avid software developer, architect, and engineer and remains deeply engaged at the forefront of technology. Dan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992 with a B.S. in Control Systems Engineering and an additional major in Economics, and received an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT in 1994. Dan and his wife Jodi have 5 lovely children and live near Annapolis, Maryland.

 
 
Mason Borda, CEO, TokenSoft

Mason Borda

CEO of TokenSoft

Daniel Coheur, CSO of Tokeny

Daniel Coheur

CSO of Tokeny

Ryan Feit, CEO and Co-Founder of SeedInvest

Ryan Feit

CEO and Co-Founder
of SeedInvest

Gautam Gujral, Director of Partnerships at Inter/stellar

Gautam Gujral

General Counsel and
Co-founder of Vertalo

Oscar Jofre, Co-Founder, President/CEO of KoreConX

Oscar Jofre

Co-founder, President/CEO
of KoreConX

Jor Law

Co-founder of Verify Investor, LLC

Howard Marks, co-founder and CEO of StartEngine

Howard Marks

Co-founder and CEO of StartEngine

Tomohiro Nakamura, Chief Technology Officer at AnyPay

Tomohiro Nakamura

Chief Technology Officer at AnyPay

Scott Purcell, CEO & Chief Trust Officer, Prime Trust

Scott Purcell

CEO & Chief Trust Officer
at Prime Trust

Jonathan Weibrecht, Director of Real Estate Capital Markets at Harbor

Jonathan Weibrecht

Director of Real Estate
Capital Markets at Harbor

David Felsenthal, Partner, Clifford Chance

David Felsenthal

Partner, Clifford Chance

Jason Myers Partner, Clifford Chance

Jason Myers

Partner, Clifford Chance

Jeremy Allaire, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Circle

Jeremy Allaire

Founder, Chairman & CEO
of Circle

Andrew Jewett, Co-Founder & CEO of Aperture

Andrew Jewett

Co-founder & CEO of Aperture

Carlos Domingo, CEO of Securitize

Carlos Domingo

CEO of Securitize

Chris Housser

Co-founder of Polymath

Troy A. Paredes

Founder, Paredes Strategies LLC
SEC Commissioner (2008-2013)

Stephen McKeon

Associate professor of finance
at the UO Lundquist College of Business

Aubrey Chernick, Founder & CEO, Security Token Academy

Aubrey Chernick

Founder & CEO,
Security Token Academy

Lyndsi Stevens, Security Token Academy

Lyndsi Stevens

General Manager,
Security Token Academy

Adam Chapnick, Director of Programing, Security Token Academy

Adam Chapnick

Director of Programing,
Security Token Academy

Amy Wan, Founder & CEO of Sagewise

Amy Wan

Founder & CEO of Sagewise
Host, Security Token Academy

Head of the Malta Stock Exchange Fintech Accelerator Programme

Cliff Pace

Head of the Malta Stock Exchange
Fintech Accelerator Programme

Lou Kerner, Founding Partner of CryptoOracle

Lou Kerner

Founding Partner
of CryptoOracle

Brad Greiwe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall

Brad Greiwe

Co-founder and Managing Partner
at Fifth Wall

Alex Molé, Investor Relations Manager at Neufund

Alex Molé

Investor Relations Manager
at Neufund

Yoel Goldfeder, Chief Executive Officer, VStock Transfer, LLC

Yoel Goldfeder

Chief Executive Officer
at VStock Transfer, LLC

Rob Nance, Managing Partner and CEO of CityBlock Capital

Rob Nance

Managing Partner and CEO
of CityBlock Capital

Vince Molinari, CEO of Templum Markets

Vince Molinari

CEO of Templum Markets

Lee Schneider, General Counsel of block.one

Lee Schneider

General Counsel of block.one

Michael Oved, co-founder of AirSwap

Michael Oved

Co-founder of AirSwap

Georgia Quinn, General Counsel of CoinList

Georgia Quinn

General Counsel of CoinList

Jesus Rodriguez, Chief Scientist and Managing Partner at Invector Labs

Jesus Rodriguez

Chief Scientist and Managing Partner
at Invector Labs

Ryan Alfred, Founder and CEO of Framework

Ryan Alfred

Founder and CEO of Framework

Oage, lead technical developer for Zeppelin's Transaction Permission Layer

Alec Oage

Lead Technical Developer for
Zeppelin's Transaction
Permission Layer

Timo Lehes, SWARM CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Timo Lehes

Co-founder & CIO at Swarm

Gregory Keough, Institute for Blockchain Innovation (IBI) & CEO, Finova Financial

Gregory Keough

Founder, Institute for
Blockchain Innovation (IBI)
& CEO, Finova Financial

Rachel Lam, Market Lead, Financial Services at Hedera Hashgraph

Rachel Lam

Market Lead, Financial Services
at Hedera Hashgraph

Boris Reznikov, Director of Partnerships at Inter/stellar

Boris Reznikov

Director of Partnerships
at Inter/stellar