Pathfounder: Crypto Economics

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Pathfounder: Crypto Economics / / The Business of Blockchain

Blockchain technology promises to radically transform business and society. But how will this new world work? How can it be governed? What infrastructure needs to be built or rebuilt? What services will emerge? How will we use them?

When:
27th March 2018
09:00 - 17:00+
Where:
ETC., St. Pauls, 200 Aldersgate, St Pauls EC1A 4HD
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Digital assets are being created, assigned value and consensus reached by a network of participants using blockchains and other decentralised technologies rather than by central authority or governments.

The startups - or projects - in this space remain incredibly nascent. Amid the exuberance of ICO fundraisings, little due diligence has been done to identify the most credible entrepreneurs and investors in this space.

Our new event, The Pathfounder: Cryptonomics, aims to change that. Join us for our full 1-day event where some of crypto’s brightest minds will take you on a deep dive into the biggest issues and innovations in the space.

We’ll cover a wide array of topics including Blockchain 3.0, the rise of Smart Contracts, new decentralisation tech and where ICOs are heading.

We’ll also look into the hottest new startups in this space in a unique showcase of the key players.

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Meet the Speakers

The Agenda

09:00 - 10:55 Early Morning Session

  • Hello World [ Mike Butcher]
  • Welcome: George McDonagh, KR1
  • Keynote
    Owen Barnes: What's Coming Next
  • Panel
    Power to the People: Here Comes the Decentralised Internet: Welcome to the serverless internet, where users control their own data, their own identity - what services are being created, and will users want them? [Speaker(s): Amandine Le Pape, Matrix; Ryan John King, Foam; Julien Bouteloup, Flying Carpet]
  • Fireside
    State of Play: Mike Butchers chats with Abra CEO Bill Barhydt: On the state of the market, cryptocurrencies, ICOs and tokens [ Bill Barhydt, Abra, CEO; Mike Butcher]
  • Panel
    The World is Your Oyster: Where is the best jurisdiction for blockchain? [Speaker(s): Pavel Bains, Bluzelle; John Fiorelli, Kenetic]
  • Talk
    Governance: Good Governance is Hard: How should a token economy be governed? What are the best new emerging governance models? [ Stuart Mast; Jack du Rose, Colony]

Networking // Coffee Break

10:55 - 12:30 Mid-Morning Session

  • Fireside
    We Want to Break Free: Mike Butcher talks to Arthur Falls from Dfinity: Dfitnity is building a decentralised cloud - it's vision is for an Internet free of monopolistic tech intermediaries. What needs to happen to get there? [ Mike Butcher; Arthur Falls, Dfinity]
  • Panel
    Rise of the Decentralised Exchanges: Let’s build a new financial infrastructure [Speaker(s): George McDonagh, KR1 (moderator); Fabian Wahle, NEX; Balazs Deme, Herdius]
  • Pitch
    Showcase: 6 of the hottest projects demo their product and answer questions [Project(s): Mike Butcher (MC); Ryan John King, Foam; Amandine Le Pape, Matrix; Michael Hirn, Spread; Julien Bouteloup, Flying Carpet; Raphael Mazet, Alice; Hugh Karp, Nexus Mutual]
  • Sponsored Message: Blockshow [ Anna Sergius]

Lunch

13:30 - 15:35 Afternoon Session

  • Panel
    Digging for Data: In a world of disinformation, where do you find quality data and analysis on crypto? [Speaker(s): Rhian Lewis (Moderator); Garrick Hileman, CEO Mosaic.io, Sid Shekhar, Token Analyst]
  • Panel
    Investing on the Token Layer: What the smart money looks for when investing in tokens [Speaker(s): Jez San, Funfair; Charles Noyes, Pantera; John Fiorelli, Kenetic; Keld Van Schevren, KR1]
  • Panel
    Where *Is* the Smart Money?: Silicon Valley vs Europe vs Asia [Speaker(s): Charles Noyes, Pantera; John Fiorelli, Kenetic; George McDonagh, KR1, Yessi Bello-Perez, UKTN (moderator)]
  • Pitch
    Showcase: 6 of the hottest crypto projects demo their product and answer questions [Project(s): Mike Butcher (MC); Jai Prasad, Token Analyst; Renat Khasanshyn, Etherisc; Piers Ridyard, Radix; Balazs Deme, Herdius; Thomas Saunders, NEX; Richard Crawford Small, Cosmecoin.io]

Networking // Coffee Break

15:50 - 17:00 Late-Afternoon Session

  • Panel
    No Business Left Behind: Legacy Businesses and Blockchain Integration [Speaker(s): Pavel Bains, Bluzelle; Conor Svensson, blk.io]
  • Panel
    Smart Contracts: What Can You Do with Them?: They're set to transform how we do business. What are the most interesting smart contract use cases? What are the challenges to implementing them and where will they have the most impact? [Speaker(s): Vinay Gupta, Mattereum; Jeremy Millar, ConsenSys; Renat Khasanshyn, Etherisc]
  • Panel
    Blockchains 3.0: The challenges of going live [Speaker(s): Piers Ridyard, Radix; Sasha Ivanov, Waves; Balazs Deme, Herdius, Conor Svensson, blk.i0 (moderator)]
  • Closing

Networking drinks

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Next Event

Pathfounder: Crypto Economics / / The Business of Blockchain

Blockchain technology promises to radically transform business and society. But how will this new world work? How can it be governed? What infrastructure needs to be built or rebuilt? What services will emerge? How will we use them?

When:
27th March 2018. 09:00 - 17:00+
Where:
ETC., St. Pauls, 200 Aldersgate, St Pauls EC1A 4HD
Register

What is The Pathfounder?

The Pathfounder is a new online magazine and series of mini-conferences that connects and informs investors, entrepreneurs, corporates, policy makers, regulators and innovators in several seismic technologies now facing us, including blockchain, AI and other exponential technologies.

The first series of events will cover the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors.

These events will be a great opportunity to network, deep-dive into this new technology and find investment and partnership opportunities.

The Pathfounder brings together the people who are building the next generation of the Internet and reimagining the global economy. Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and decentralization are making a significant impact already, and only gaining momentum.

Keynote speakers will be among the best and brightest from the world of innovation. Blockchain has to potential to be more than a technology, but a ‘new Internet’ which could radically redesign the services we’ve come to know to date.

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