The Blockchain Society Conference @ Deloitte (San Francisco)
555 Mission St #1400, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
The Blockchain Society is hosting a special executive only conference for corporate and entrepreneurial thought leaders in San Francisco.
(If you are a senior executive working in the blockchain industry and you're looking for an invite or chance to speak, feel free to request one from firstname.lastname@example.org)
This conference will be one of the conferences during our Emerging Tech Day @ Deloitte. The Blockchain conference will take place from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm but purchasing this ticket will give you access to the full day from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm! Come by the other conferences to learn more about Proptech & Esports.
What is the Blockchain Society?
The Tech Society facilitates transactions among emerging technology Founders/C-Suite, investors and service providers. The Tech Society owns The Entrepreneurship Society, The Cannabis Society, The Blockchain Society, The PropTech Society, The E-Gaming Society, and The Collective (Women's Only)
The Tech Society creates, markets and executes 120+ emerging technology conferences and hackathons annually in the USA, Canada, and Europe with expansion planned for Asia in 2019.
The Blockchain Society is dedicated to bringing the mass adoption of blockchain and bringing more mainstream executive attention by educating the marketplace. This exclusive invite-only conference will be attended by blockchain industry executives, entrepreneurs, influencers, and media.
With our friends, partners, journalists, communicators and executives from across the blockchain industry, we will be discussing blockchain industry news and trends. With the goal being to deliver vital, trustworthy information and analysis in the most efficient way possible.
This will allow you to touch and feel what our blockchain Conferences are all about. This conference will be hosted in a private space at Deloitte in San Francisco.
Here's to getting deals done and building valuable lasting connections.
The conference will run from 11:30 am - 2 pm:
11:30 - 11:50 am: Registration
11:50 - 12:00 pm: Opening Remarks from The Blockchain Society
12:00 - 12:30 pm: STO Panel with Transform Capital, Aegis Custody, CoinList, Deloitte, & Fenwick and West
12:30 - 12:40 pm: Break
12:45 - 1:15 pm: Blockchain Trends Panel with Crypto Central, Dispatch Labs, & Bloccelerate
1:20 - 1:50 pm: Real Estate Tokenization Panel with Wes Williams, Aperture, Digital Asset Advisor, and Ethereum Foundation
1:50 - 2:00 pm: Concluding Remarks
2:00 - 4:00 pm: Deal Making
Conference time is subject to extend due to content/speakers needs. Updates are to be posted here as the schedule evolves.
Nick Cerasuolo is a senior cryptocurrency manager and transaction tax adviser at Deloitte. Nicholas specializes in cryptocurrency, blockchain and tokenization transactions. Nicholas advises funds in the crypto space. Such clients include those seeking to tokenize their fund (i.e., tokenized equity interests), tokenize their underlying portfolio of assets (e.g., fractionalized real estate, asset backed tokens, etc.) or simply invest into underlying crypto portfolio companies. Some common issues Nicholas helps funds solve include: fund structural design to allow US and non-US investors to enter the fund, forms of investment into underlying assets (direct asset purchase, debt, equity, convertible debt, SAFE, SAFT, SAFE-T, SAFT-E, pre-functionality purchase agreements), token allocations, overall tax efficiency, and navigating US and non-US investor related issues.
Kate Mitselmakher is the CEO, Founder & General Partner of Bloccelerate VC. Kate has not only been one of the early investors in cryptocurrencies who has seen a 100x return since 2013, but also a passionate blockchain advocate for the enterprise applications across Fortune 500 companies. During her time with world’s largest technology research firm, Gartner, Kate has supported top CIOs of global public and private enterprises across full spectrum of their technology strategy & implementation. In the past three years, as a part of Gartner Invest group, Kate has advised numerous venture-based companies and accelerators, such as Alchemist Accelerator. She also worked alongside some of the top investors in Silicon Valley, thereby creating a strong network of top entrepreneurs, VCs, and technology buyers. During her free time, Kate also runs Seattle-based Crypto-Miners Meet-ups and completes her master’s thesis on Blockchain from Harvard University.
Serra Wei is a cryptocurrency finance executive, investor and entrepreneur with a blend of experience in both legacy & blockchain-based finance and cryptocurrencies. She is the founder and CEO of Aegis Custody, a secure hybrid cloud/hardware custody solution for the rapidly growing corporate and institutional digital assets market. Ms. Wei has worked with Goldman Sachs, Passport Capital on building investment strategies, structuring M&A deals, cryptocurrency trading and custody solutions.
Wesley (“Wes”) Williams is in private practice focusing on Business, Financial Services, Real Estate and Technology Industries. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in March of 2010. Wes has represented and/or presently represents various clients including property owners, title insurance companies, trustees, title and escrow agencies and lenders in a wide variety of business, real estate, licensing, regulatory compliance and insurance coverage issues. Wes frequently represents Lenders, title insurers, title agencies and underwritten title agents (UTCs) in formation, licensing, compliance and investigation matters. He has extensive experience forming and licensing Lenders, title agencies, UTCs and escrow companies in California as well as nationally. Wes also reviews and advises title agencies and UTCs on underwriting agreements, vendor agreements, and related issues. In early 2017 Wes noticed the emergence of this new technology as being transformative in the areas of law and business; and since joining the firm has taken an interest in this new and emerging, multi-disciplinary practice area.
Daniel Friedberg has more than twenty years of experience representing an expansive range of businesses in financial regulatory matters, including banking and non-banking companies. In this work, Dan counsels clients from entrepreneurs and startup companies to publicly traded companies in various industries including manufacturing, consumer products and services, biotechnology, gaming and software. Dan’s financial technology practice includes representation of companies that are money transmitters, digital currency issuers and mobile payment providers. Dan also assists clients with issues involving lending matters, electronic payments, prepaid cards, branded credit cards and virtual currencies. Related to his payments and financial technology practice, Dan counsels online gaming companies on the compliance of game technologies, game mechanics and gameplay with state and federal gambling laws. Dan has also assisted many startup banks in obtaining federal and state charters, and has advised such banks on operational and governance matters. Dan has close relationships with state and federal regulators, including regulators at the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC), State Banking Divisions and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Dan has assisted financial clients with mergers and acquisitions, bank holding company formation and use, acquisition and ownership planning, regulatory matters and compliance issues. Dan’s practical approach is informed by his additional corporate background, working with clients on formations of new venture entities, securities filings, private placements, registered offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial finance, joint ventures, strategic alliances and corporate governance.
Alyze Sam is a refreshing blockchain strategist, a novel educator, and vehemently driven advocate. Early in life, Sam knew she wanted to be a light to the lost, just like her Great Grandma. Her grandmother, a hospital trained nurse humbly referred to herself as “a servant to those in need”. Through academic scholarships, Alyze completed her undergrad in chemistry. Now that she is well versed in science jokes, she laughs and claims the years of study were so you could joyfully rave about her ‘farm to table’ home cooked ‘food chemistry’ creations. She successfully fulfilled her destiny in her early 20’s by becoming the servant she had always dreamed, proudly being defined by her career as a hospice nurse. After 10 years of devoting her life to those crossing over, a life altering accident and newly found illness was the catalyst that forced Sam to branch outside of her comfort zone and learn financial technology. Starting off as an early cryptocurrency investor, Alyze quickly became an active crypto trader, then GPU/ASIC miner. Hungry to advance further, she asked and received training by Blockchain industry leaders and fervently studied the underlying technology. Alyze now humbly sits as an influencer at the top 1% of the blockchain industry. As an active Woman in Blockchain, she continues her lifelong desires to be a servant, supporting her “sister’s” and other women in technology by means of content, speaking, advocacy events and advising. Sam enjoys being the “underdog“ and takes the word “no“, as a personal challenge. From losing 250 pounds to pushing herself into remission, this driven Kansas girl excels at all she does and brings life to all her endeavors.
Spencer Kaye got involved with Bitcoin in 2012 and built one of the first ASIC mining operations. Spencer later got involved in the Ethereum ecosystem making investments in the protocol as well as the decentralized applications built on top. These early investments formed the foundation of Transform Capital, an alternative investment fund focused on Digital Assets. At Transform, Spencer implemented the fund's core investment thesis around tokenized assets by investing in various companies providing infrastructure to space such as Securitize, an end-to-end compliance platform for the digitization of securities backed by Blockchain Capital, Coinbase, Ripple and many others. Spencer is the Partner at Transform Capital. Spencer also serves as a Venture Partner at Web3 Capital as well as a member of the Blockchain Token Association and the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society. Spencer is often featured on radio, television, and at technology conferences as an industry expert.
Jake Kuczeruk is an SF-based entrepreneur, advisor, and growth/partnerships specialist who serves in dual roles as the Director of Partnerships for both Dispatch (enterprise-focused blockchain protocol) & The Bureau (blockchain advisory, accelerator, and fund). Formerly, Jake spearheaded the growth efforts of WeTrust, MegaBots, West Agile Labs, and two 500 Startups Accelerator companies (Tie Society and Console.FM).
Mike Zajko is the head of sales at CoinList where he works with the top blockchain projects, helping them to address their fundraising and compliance needs for token sales and other distribution strategies.
Henry Elder specializes in asset tokenization, blockchain strategy, and project management through his company, Digital Asset Advisors. As Director of Origination & Investment for Slice, Henry tokenized one of the first commercial properties in the US. He is also the President of the International Blockchain Real Estate Association (www.ibrea.network). He has been internationally recognized for his work, speaking at conferences and working with companies throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Prior to founding Digital Asset Advisors, Henry worked at Latitude Real Estate Investors, a real estate private equity fund; George Smith Partners, a real estate investment bank; and ValueAct Capital, a hedge fund. He has arranged and underwritten over $1 billion of investments across the real estate and technology sectors.
Robert Bent has been committed to building community in the Web 3.0 space, getting his start as the first employee and Chief Operating Officer at Truebit. Robert has also been advising the Ethereum Foundation on its grant program and started a number of open source initiatives including ETHPrize, ETHSecurity, the Community of Communities, MerryMerkle and the CryptoPledge. Prior to the decentralized world, Robert co-founded hardware startups in North America and Israel, delivering extremely complex hardware solutions in both the energy and telecommunications space.
Chad Richman concentrates his practice on transactional and regulatory matters that support clients in the technology and life sciences industries, with a particular focus on the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Chad worked as an associate at another leading law firm where his practice focused primarily on counseling financial institutions and blockchain businesses on the application of state and federal financial services regulation and securities law to digital assets and related transactions. Well-versed in the space, Chad has advised clients on a wide variety of regulatory regimes including those governing securities, commodities, derivatives, banking, anti-money laundering, and money transmission.
Andrew Jewett is the co-founder and CEO of Aperture a real estate technology and investment company based in Los Angeles. Aperture is a leading data and technology company focused on the SFR space and bringing technology to an otherwise outdated industry. Aperture issued the first ever asset backed fund in tokenized form, Property Coin, in 2018 and has been a leading figure in the STO and real estate tokenization space.
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