This event is free for Silver, Heritage, Professional, Heritage + Professional, Young Leadership, VIP Leadership, President, CEO, and Chairman members.
This event starts on December 19th at 6:00 PM.
Born into Communism, reared under Socialism, and now thriving under Capitalism, Alex Mashinsky has become one of the most recognized figures in the New York entrepreneurial scene. As the Managing Partner of Governing Dynamics, an early stage venture capital firm, Alex founded several companies including GroundLink in 2005, Transit Wireless in 2004, Elematics in 2000, and Arbinet in 1996. Combining the unique talents of business strategist and technological innovator Alex is continuing to invent new web & communications technologies. A featured speaker at over 120 international communications conferences and TV interviews, and the author of over 50 patents relating to exchanges, VOIP, messaging and communication.
Alex served as CEO of Novatel Wireless (MIFI) Arbinet (ARBX) and Groundlink which pioneered the transportation mobile app before Uber.
Alex has received numerous awards for innovation including being nominated twice by E&Y as entrepreneur of the year in 2002 & 2011, Crain's 2010 Top Entrepreneur and the prestigious 2000 Albert Einstein Technology medal and the Technology Foresight Award for Innovation (presented in Geneva at Telecom 99).
Founder and CEO of Wachsman PR, the world's largest blockchain-focused public relations agency.
More info on http://miko.com and http://twitter.com/mikojava
Miko Matsumura founded crypto exchange Evercoin, and is a Limited Partner with the Pantera Capital ICO Fund (a $100M ICO-only fund). He is personally invested in FileCoin, Brave, CIVIC, Propy and Lyft. As chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform he participated in the first wave of the Internet, and is now fully engaged in the crypto-fueled Internet of value. As a 25 year operating exec in Silicon Valley, he has raised over $50 million in capital for Open Source startups. He was an advisor to AI startup Sentient during their 100M series C and currently advises cryptocurrency startups like Guardian Circle (Decentralized Global 911 Emergency Services) and Hub (Decentralizing Professional Social Networking). He is also an LP with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs and 44 exits. He holds an Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. He’s leads the Crypto Underground meetup in San Francisco and is a speaker at the upcoming Token Fest, Keynoting at ICOnference NYC, Block Con, Global Blockchain Summit, The Future of Money Summit and a thought leader at AFP the largest organization of Financial Professionals in the US.
Enter the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, a new frontier of financial opportunity. As of 2010, a $1 investment into Bitcoin would now be worth $1.4 million. But is this a bubble, or a long-term institution? Find out everything you will need to know from a forum of experts who will lend key insights into this new and exciting world. Blockchain technology has various applications from financial transactions, to how data is organized in such fields as healthcare, energy, security, consumer products, financial markets and so much more. Partake in a guided tour of the infinite possibilities exploring what this tech has to offer, and how it has the potential to transform our everyday lives and yield untold fortunes. Hedge fund managers are making big bets as they get ready to go short on Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the field is wide open for the taking. Stay informed by attending this exclusive event. Our gathering will include an in-depth panel discussion, high-level networking, catered sushi, and an open bar.
Technologists, academics, enthusiasts, investors, visionaries, and those curious to learn more about blockchain are all welcome to meet, connect, and debate at BlockTalks.