CryptoEconomy / ICO London
London, United Kingdom
2018-01-25 - 2018-01-26
We’re back for our bi-annual gathering as part of the London Blockchain Week. We kicked-off this series of events this past July with Europe’s first conference on crypto financing and raising capital through tokenization as part of the London Fintech Week.
This London crypto economy event will cover a variety of topics and themes including, but not limited to:
Qualifying ICOs; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Why are there so few genuinely good ICOs are coming forward? Is it because this new means of raising capital is attracting a greater number of inexperienced, first time entrepreneurs that think they can raise the odd $10m on the strength of a ‘White Paper’? Let’s explore how we can identify the genuinely Good projects, and use a few of the Bad and the Ugly ones to familiarize ourselves with red flags.
The Fundamentals of a Token Model What does it take to make a great token?
The fundamentals of the token model are valuable and powerful. They allow communities to govern themselves, their economics, and rally a community in powerful ways that will allow open systems to flourish in a way that was previously impossible.
Meet the ICOs
Throughout the two-day conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
Marketing and Sales; Bringing the potential of an ICO to life
Over the last year we have seen a number of highly successful ICOs, from which we can take away some valuable entrepreneurial and marketing lessons. Let’s explore the importance of timing, community marketing, transparency, scarcity and trust in this session about how to market your token sale.
Convergence: the exciting future with Blockchain, AI, Robotics, IoT and other emerging technologies
We’ll take a deeper look at our Convergence thesis which sees Blockchains, smart contracts and tokens as a new decentralized infrastructure, enabling other technologies such as AI, IoT, 3D Printing, Robotics and Mixed Reality to combine and converge.
Forecasting: Determining the valuation of a token sale
Many leading banks today rely on Artificial Intelligence-based algorithms to predict the performance of an asset — even markets as a whole. But up until now, AI technologies are mostly proprietary which benefit only the big firms. It is mostly inaccessible to the general public. In this session we will explore what tools are available for forecasting upcoming ICOs, from AI technologies to investor collectives and their valuation methods
Incubators and Accelerators; a means to a token sale
More and more incubators and accelerators see blockchain as the next major platform for innovation and a foundational technology, whose startup ecosystem would benefit greatly from appropriate legal, technical, and operational structures and controls. In this session, we’ll explore how blockchain companies can benefit from a better entrepreneurial structure, and how investors can work with these programs to take advantage of fully understanding portfolios companies from all over the world, building solutions for all public and private sectors.
VC and the Cryptocurrency Revolution… Engage or Deny ICOs?
Over the last year, numerous prestigious VC-firms such as 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, and Union Square Ventures, have indulged in the rapidly expanding world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Let’s discover why the extreme liquidity of the ICO marketplace attracts more and more traditional investors to the Crypto Economy.
ICO 2.0; Tokenizing ecosystems in existing industries
In this session we’re taking a look at a development we have seen evolving over the last few months. More and more traditional companies, with existing, revenue-generating business models and products, are looking at tokenization to access additional capital, or boost their user base. We’ll explore examples of these companies, as well as the coming together of entire ecosystems and vertical supply chains as the application of blockchain technology rides its first wave of adoption.
Organizer: The Crypto EconomyGo to the event website