LATOKEN to Link VC Funds With Crypto Startups

Fifth Blockchain Economic Forum by LATOKEN will take place in multiple USA cities to connect top blockchain startups with investors
06 May 2019   882

Three cities in the USA:

  • Los Angeles (1-3 May),
  • San Francisco (6-8 May),
  • New York (9-10 May)

are chosen to host the next Blockchain Economic Forum by LATOKEN. It is already the 5th BEF, previously it has been held in Davos (2019), San Francisco (2018), Singapore (2018) and New York (2017).  

Internationally well-recognized people, multi-billion dollar VC funds, top fintech founders and CEOs visit Blockchain Economic Forum regularly to discuss the transition of capital markets and payment systems to the blockchain.

LATOKEN Blockchain Economic Forum Roadshow gathers investors and entrepreneurs to discuss potential structural change in capital markets and payments systems.

  • Vicente Fox (former President of Mexico),
  • Rosen Plevneliev (former President of Bulgaria),
  • Eva Kalli (member of European Parliament),
  • Tim Draper ($5bln crypto investor),
  • Nouriel Roubini (NYU professor),
  • Joe Oliver (former Minister of Finance of Canada),
  • Laura Tyson (Director of the US President's National Economic Council),
  • Gary Gensler (CFTC Chairman under President Obama) and many others used to be speakers on BEF.

This time LATOKEN BEF USA 2019 adds the discussions on Initial Exchange Offerings, secondary markets for Startups, Private Equity, and VC funds.

It's been really enriching to me. I think we can hold a similar conference in Mexico, because all the knowledge that was here, all the discussions that happened here would be fantastic to impact Mexico's market, to bring in this new culture of forward-thinking.
 

Vicente Fox

Ex-President of Mexico

There is already a plenty of Venture and Crypto funds who confirmed their participation. Among them: Liza Landsman - Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates (14.7 bln AUM), Jack Warning - Fenox Venture Capital ($610 AUM), Kevin Valentine - Reflective Venture Partners ($100 AUM), Michael Kraslow - Amex Ventures and many others.

Here are some of the discussions that emerge at BEF and any participant can join them. Take a look at the highlights of the previous BEF.

Evening part of the event includes networking receptions and investors dinner where selected startups discuss their projects with investors and do fundraising.

Register for the Blockchain Economic Forum 2019 now. For sponsorship opportunities contact: valeria.fedorova@latoken.com

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Cobalt & Lithium Supplies to be Tracked With DLT

The platform will be created by the Everledger together with Circulor using Hyperledger Fabric
26 March 2020   841

Everledger, a British startup, has partnered with Circulor to develop a platform based on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to track supply chains of cobalt and lithium.

Everledger specializes in using blockchain to combat counterfeiting of precious stones, in particular diamonds. The company’s management said it intends to expand its business using blockchain to control the supply of rare minerals used in the production of batteries.

Well-known carmaker Mercedes Benz is already using Circulor technology to track its supply of cobalt and its carbon footprint. Circulor and Everledger share a similar concept - with the help of the blockchain they control the observance of social and environmental standards in mining. Therefore, startups decided to develop a joint product.

Everledger co-founder Leanne Kemp and Circulor CEO Doug Johnson-Poensgen said their solution will work on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain. The possibility of interacting with IBM is also being discussed.

Poensgen added that the platform will be used not only to track cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but in different regions of the world. For example, lithium mining in the Atacama desert leads to water pollution, so the solution on the blockchain is aimed at preventing environmental disasters.