DFJ Founder to Take Part in Crypto Invest Summit

Tim Draper will be speaking at Crypto Invest Summit Los Angeles on October 24th at 9:30 am
27 June 2018   418

One of the pioneers of the venture business in the United States, a third-generation venture capitalist and co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), a venture capital company in technology companies in the early and early stages of development, Tim Draper, will be one the speakers at Crypto Invest Summit, which will take place in Los Angeles Convention Center.

Governments are going to be freaking out (about cryptocurrencies). They've controlled us using currency for so long...They need to separate virtual from terristrial. The industries that are most ripe for change are the ones that have been heavily regulated by government. I'm actively looking for companies that are going to transform government & are in industries that were heavily regulated in the past.

Tim Draper

Co-founder,  Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Tim has been recognized as a leading supporter of entrepreneurship with numerous awards and honors. He was listed as #46 of the most outstanding Harvard alumni, #7 on the Forbes Midas List, #1 of the Most Networked Venture Capitalists by Always On, and #98 in Worth Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful People in Finance. Tim also received the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s “Entrepreneur for the World” in 2015. Tim received a BS from Stanford University with a major in electrical engineering and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Tim Draper
Tim Draper

In 2011, he created Draper University of Heroes, a residential and online school to help extraordinary young people meet their entrepreneurial goals.

At Crypto Summit, Tim will have 2 sesions:

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 
    • Tim Draper Fireside Chat - Keynote
      Billionaire investor and crypto champion Tim Draper talks about smart crypto investing and why getting in early matters.
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
    • Tim Draper Book Signing - Get a Free Book!
      The first 1000 get a FREE copy of Tim Draper's book "How to be The Startup Hero: A Guide and Textbook for Entrepreneurs and Aspiring Entrepreneurs" Tim will sign as many books as he can so get in line early!

How to be The Startup Hero: A Guide and Textbook for Entrepreneurs and Aspiring Entrepreneurs
How to be The Startup Hero: A Guide and Textbook for Entrepreneurs and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The questions I ask are probing and provoking. The stories I tell are used as examples to guide you toward what I call Startup Heroism. So, why would you read this book? Well, I have worked for 30 years for entrepreneurs. I have supported, funded and coached Startup Heroes all my working life. And I have tested the concepts of this book on the students at Draper University and they have come out to be some of the most interesting, dynamic, and motivated people the world has ever seen.

Tim Draper

Co-founder,  Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Last Crypto Invest Summit was really successful!

  • Completely sold out!
  • Largest crypto and blockchain conference on the West Coast
  • 4,000+ attendees
  • Insanely fun Kickoff party
  • 100+ speakers
  • 2 stages
  • 30+ ICO pitches
  • Expo floor networking party

Features of the upcoming Crypto Invest Summit:

  • Oct 22 to 24, Los Angeles Convention Center,
  • Increased convention space to over 60,000 sq/ft,
  • 5,000+ attendees,
  • ICO Pitch stage,
  • New Security Token Master Class limited to 150 attendees

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Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden to Launch Last Testnet

As noted by the developers, after implementing the new solution, the Ethereum network will be able to provide more than a million transactions per second
20 July 2018   137

On Thursday, July 19, at the Dappcon developer conference in Berlin, the last test network of Raiden for the Ethereum blockchain was launched, CoinDesk reports.

The release includes a minimal implementation of the scaling solution, which will allow the transfer of Ethereum tokens outside of the main blockchain. This is the last test phase before the introduction of technology into the core network of Ethereum.

It's the first step towards going to the mainnet. We really want people to really test this so we have a user interface, we have an API and we've created an open Github for everything they could find, so if we go hopefully bug-free on the mainnet.

Lefteris Karapetsas

Core Developer, Raiden

According to him, the new release represents an early implementation for the core network and contains a new rewritten code of smart contracts and payment channels that can be restored in case of unintended closure.

Also, Karapetsas urged developers to join the test network to help detect possible bugs, adding that a bounty program will be launched to encourage this activity.

The release date for the main network has not yet been assigned, but the developers intend to follow this earlier promise and launch Raiden this summer.

Karapetsas also promised to publish regular updates and code optimizations after the full release, adding that Raiden will complement other Ethereum scaling solutions that are currently being developed.

Raiden is essentially the payment channel network for ethereum, it's supposed to help us scale token transfers. The long term goal would be to have people use Raiden from a mobile device and be able to make off-chain token transfers just from their phone. That would be the long term vision, it would probably work in combination with various scaling solutions, sharding, plasma, a sort of hybrid.

Lefteris Karapetsas

Core Developer, Raiden

Raiden is developing from the 2015 and is written mostly on Python. The project is much like the Lightning Network. As noted by the developers, after implementing the new solution, the Ethereum network will be able to provide more than a million transactions per second.