Breakfast + Blockchain: a Discussion on ICOs, Global Crypto Innovation and Regulation

July 13, 2018 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Goodwin, 100 Cheapside , London, United Kingdom


Despite increased regulatory activity, blockchain application development and the use of digital token offerings to fund blockchain and digital currency-related projects continues to be on the rise. During just the first half of 2018, 765 initial coin offerings (ICOs) have raised $4.8 billion, nearly eclipsing the total number of offerings and money raised in 2017.

We invite you to join Ryan Jesperson, President of The Tezos Foundation, a leading platform for smart contracts and decentralized applications; David McHenry, Head of Global Treasury and Payments Advisory - EMEA at Silicon Valley Bank; Stan Stalnaker, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Hub Culture, a global social network service operating Ven digital currency, and other related, blockchain-based platforms; and Grant Fondo, Chair of Goodwin’s global Digital Currency + Blockchain Technology practice and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, for an interactive discussion on the current state of the blockchain and crypto ecosystem. Discussion topics will include:

  • Blockchain technology and its applications
  • Current international landscape for cryptocurrencies and ICOs
  • Recent U.S. and U.K. regulatory developments
  • International “safe harbor” jurisdictions
  • Token sale models