Crypto Invest Summit to be held in Los Angeles

The 'preeminent' conference is coming to Los Angeles on April 30 - May 2 to discuss the investment potential of blockchain technology
16 April 2018   564

Crypto Invest Summit is to be organized on Los Angeles on April 30 through May 2. West Hall of Los Angeles Convention Center is selected to serve as a venue of the event. The conference will be comprised of 2 stages and will feature talks with the most powerful and accomplished industry leaders and speakers. Participants and visitors will get a chance to network with the top-tier business and technology leaders of the token-based ecosystem of blockchain and cryptocurrency. The discussions will shed light on the key questions of investors on how, why and where to invest and educate oneself in blockchain area.

The event is set to hold a Q&A session so that anybody can get the precious answers from most successful entrepreneurs and investors in this space. The agenda is as follows:

DAY 1

  • 14:00 | Pre-registration
  • 20:00 | Kickoff party (Josef Holm, Alon Goren)

 

DAY 2

  • 7:30 | Registration opens
  • 8:55 | Opening remarks (Josef Holm, Alon Goren)
  • 9:00 | When a DLT is Secure, Fair and Fast, What Will You Build? (Leemon Baird)
  • 10:00 | Crypto Investment Funds (Sam Englebardt, Jeremy Gardner, Scott Walker, Adam Draper)
  • 11:00 | Fireside Chat: Pioneering Crypto Investing. Why Getting in Early Matters (Adam Draper, David Siemer)
  • 11:30 | Women in Blockchain (Sarah Clayton, Veronica Reynolds, Tavonia Evans, Koh Kim, Sara Borazan, Jenny Ta)
  • 12:15 | Blockchain for Social Good (Graham Goddard, Ryan Scott, Mark Jeffrey, Mac McGary, Louis O'Connor, Devin Thorpe)
  • 13:30 | Successful Crypto Investing (Victoria Saucier, David Bleznak, Michael Sonnenshein, Kyle Samani, Randall Kaplan, James Glasscock)
  • 14:15 | ICO Marketing (Jason Fishman, Kelley Weaver, Susan Akbarpour, Simon Bogdanowicz, Michael Terpin, Josef Holm)
  • 15:00 | Fireside Chat Baron Davis (Baron Davis, Rob Vickery)
  • 15:45 | Legal and Regulatory Overview (Eric Anderson, Ryan Azlein, Marty Tate, Jor Law, Amy Wan)
  • 16:30 | Security Tokens and the Future of ICOs (Carlos Domingo)
  • 16:45 | Asian Markets and their Influence on the Global Crypto Space (Nix Nolledo, John Nahm)
  • 17:30 | Expo Floor Networking Party

The remaining agenda can be found here.

 

SEC to Need More Info on BTC ETF

SEC is gathering more input from the public – to date, according to the agency, more than 1,400 comments have been submitted
21 September 2018   134

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the beginning of a formal process for considering the application for the creation of bitcoin-ETF from the New York companies VanEck and SolidX. Nevertheless, the agency appealed to the community for more information. This is stated in the document published on the SEC website.

Institution of such proceedings is appropriate at this time in view of the legal and policy issues raised by the proposed rule change. Institution of proceedings does not indicate that the Commission has reached any conclusions with respect to any of the issues involved. Rather, as described below, the Commission seeks and encourages interested persons to provide comments on the proposed rule change.
 

The US Securities and Exchange Commission

At the moment, the SEC received about 1,400 comments.

According to the document, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has signed an agreement on the exchange of data on bitcoin transactions, trading and the state of the market with the cryptocurrency trading platform with Gemini.

The agency asked commentators to clarify the position of Gemini in the digital currency market and assess the likelihood of increased volatility at this site in connection with possible trades of bitcoin-ETF.

So, before September 30, the department had to decide on whether to approve, deny or initiate the proceedings. The SEC chose the latter, which is likely to delay the process until the next year.