Beyond POC:

Blockchain Applications in the Real World

A Discussion for Institutions, Hedge Funds and Others in FinTech & Technology

May 18, 2016 • Joseph Gross Gallery • New York

2016 brings continued interest and investment in blockchain - its technology and applications. After much theoretical discussion over the past year, NOW is the time for bringing some of these POC (Proof of Concept) ideas to fruition.  But what will this mean to the markets and where is the development of blockchain technology going to have its greatest impact?

Bringing together leading experts, investors, banks and others, this  session once again allows for the highest level of discussion with experts in the industry.  Our May program brings together lively thought, creative insight and the opportunity to network and engage with leading lights and colleagues who are working with Blockchain and uncovering new opportunities and applications. These events are not live streamed or recorded so to get the most out of this panel of experts, be there!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 Schedule of Event

5:45pm   Registration

6:15pm  Panel Discussion

  • Why blockchain is a transformative and evolving platform

  • Understanding and applying blockchain technology: Clearing & settlement, international remittances, land registries, smart contracts and more

  • Adoption of blockchain to improve existing functions and the challenges of dealing with legacy systems

  • Public vs. Private blockchains: Understanding the differences and which is best for your firm

  • What is the fundamental value of the blockchain and how to leverage the technology

Mitchell Dong, Managing Director, Pythagoras Investment Management
Joseph Lubin, Founder, ConsenSys; Founder, Ethereum
Evgeni Mitkov, CEO & co-Founder, Clearable & NYSD
Steven Nerayoff, Founder & CEO, Maple Ventures; Advisor & Contributor, Ethereum
Susan Poole, Founder, BlockBridge Advisory
Paul Szurek, Head of Strategy & Partnerships, Blockchain
Steve Wager, EVP Global Operations & Development, itBit Trust Company

Facilitator: Stacey Mankoff, Managing Principal, The Mankoff Company

7:15pm Networking Reception: Following the conclusion of the Roundtable Panel Session, join us for a Networking Reception to further discuss the most top of mind issues of those involved and interested in Blockchain technology

Register Now - $65

If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact us at

Who Will Be Attending the Event:

✔ Hedge Funds
✔ Investors
✔ Banks
✔ Investment Firms
✔ Venture Capitalists
✔ Insurance Firms
✔ Traders
✔ FX, Options, and Futures Trading Desks
✔ Commodity Trading Advisors
✔ Risk Managers
✔ Portfolio Managers
✔ International Traders
✔ Cryptocurrency Firms
✔ Broker/Dealers
✔ Exchanges
✔ Technology Firms
✔ Clearing & Settlement Firms
✔ Solution Providers
✔ Law Firms
✔ Consulting & Advisory Firms
✔ E-Commerce Companies
✔ Auditors
✔ Regulators

Event Venue:
Joseph Gross Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10001


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