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LATOKEN Blockchain Economic Forum Roadshow gathers investors and entrepreneurs to discuss potential structural change in capital markets and payments systems.
BEF Speakers featured today:
Venture Partner
New Enterprise Associates (NEA) ($14.7 bln AUM)
Venture Partner
Boston Millennia Partners
($750 mln AUM)
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Pantera Capital
($244 mln AUM)
Partner
True Global Ventures
Managing Partner
CounterPointe Ventures
Investment Director
GVA Capital | Mindrock Capital
($200 mln AUM)
Managing Partner
Blockchain Capital
($163 mln AUM)
General Partner
Amino Capital
($75 mln AUM)
Entrepreneur in Residence at Singularity University
Founded DigiCash in 1989
CEO, Elixxir
Managing Director
HACK Fund: Publicly Traded VC
Venture Partner
Tess Ventures
Founder, Grow VC Group
CEO and Co-founder
SeedInvest
Founder
8 Decimal Capital
($60 mln AUM)
Founding Partner
TMT Blockchain Fund
($100 mln AUM)
Venture Capitalist
Partner
CounterPointe Ventures
(Formerly Reflective Ventures)
Co-Founder
Asia Fintech Angels
Partner
Jones Day
YouTuber
(77K subscribers)
Of Counsel
Paul Hastings
Professor
Middlebury College
Head of Fintech and Blockchain Group
McDermott Will&Emery
General Partner
CounterPointe Ventures
(Formerly Reflective Ventures)
Co-founder and CEO
The Fintech Times
Managing Partner
Fifth Era and
Keiretsu Capital
Founder and CIO
Ikigai Asset Management
Shareholder, Co-Chair, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Assistant Professor,
The Johns Hopkins University
CEO, Founder and General Partner
Bloccelerate VC
Bitcoin and Blockchain Researcher &
Content Creator
General Partner
IOVC (Formerly Agile VC)
Vice President
Prime Trust
Vice President
Advanced Technology Group, UPS
CEO
Paragon Coin
CEO & Founder
TenViz
Founding Partner
Outpost Capital
($20 mln AUM)
Co-Founder and CEO
Infinitus
Co-creator
Fashion Coin
(Forbes 30 Under 30)
CTO
Capitual
CFO
DomRaider
Co-Founder
TecraCoin
Investor
Amex Ventures
6 - 7 MAY
SAN FRANCISCO
1 - 3 MAY
LOS ANGELES
9 - 10 MAY
NEW YORK
Los Angeles

1 May, Wednesday
8 pm
8 pm
Investors' Dinner

Selected participants:

- Julian Zegelman, Founding Partner, TMT Blockchain Fund ($100 mln AUM)
- Maria Poly, Founding Partner, Jaguar Capital
- Emilianos Ellinas, Founding Partner at Antikythera Capital
- Mark Hamade, Partner, Vivaris Capital
- Ryan Wang, Founding Partner, Outpost Capital ($20 mln AUM)
- Barbara A. Jones, Shareholder, Co-Chair, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Mike Bishop, Investor at Issuance, GM at Slim Ventures
- Kadeem Clarke, Portfolio Manager, 8 Decimal Capital ($60 mln AUM)
- Gem Ozan, Managing Partner, Volo Venture Group
- Sierra Yarchever, Partner, Volo Venture Group
- Matthew Kaye, Managing Partner, Blockhead Capital
- Rayne Steinberg, CEO and Co - Founder, Arca Funds
- Ped Hasid, Founder and Managing Partner at Block26
- Alexander Shulgin, Founder & CEO Gruppa Kompaniy Familia, Founder rASiA Capital
- David Chaum Founded DigiCash in 1989, CEO, Elixxir
- Stephanie (Weichsel) Vaughan, Chief Financial Officer at Elixxir
2 May, Thursday
Venue: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, Heinsbergen Conference Room
Address: 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

4 pm
4 pm
Registration and welcome coffee

4.30 pm
4.30 pm
Blockchain and distributed models, applications beyond currency and finance instruments
Keynote speaker:
- Jouko Ahvenainen, Founder, Grow VC Group
4.45 pm
4.45 pm
Privacy protection and the four requirements needed in order for consumer adoption
Keynote speaker:
- David Chaum Founded DigiCash in 1989, CEO, Elixxir
5 pm
5 pm
Venture capital and private equity on blockchain
Do investors in venture funds need liquidity on blockchain exchanges?

Panelists:

- Kadeem Clarke, Portfolio Manager, 8 Decimal Capital ($60 mln AUM)
- Alyse Killeen, Partner, StillMark
- Kinsey Cronin, Vice President, Prime Trust
- Ryan Wang, Founding Partner, Outpost Capital ($20 mln AUM)
- Emilianos Ellinas, Founding Partner, Antikythera Capital

Moderator:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
6 pm
6 pm
Blockchain Use Cases
- Mass Adoption for Cryptocurrencies?
- Сrypto as Real World's Payment Method: How to reach everyone?
- How Venture Capital, Brands, Entrepreneurs and Customers Meet on the COIN Blockchain

Panelists:
- Xanne Leo, Co-Founder and CEO, Infinitus
- Jefrey S. Santos, CTO, Capitual
- Anna K, Co-creator, Fashion Coin
- Christophe David, CFO, DomRaider

Moderator:
- Alexander Panas, Director, LATOKEN
7 pm
7 pm
Is there a future for Security Token Offerings?

Panelists:
- Greg Heuss, Managing Partner, CounterPointe Ventures (Formerly Reflective Ventures)
- Barbara A. Jones, Shareholder, Co-Chair, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Julian Zegelman, Founding Partner, TMT Blockchain Fund ($100 mln AUM)
- Jessica VerSteeg, CEO, Paragon Coin
- Enzo Villani, Founder, Thrust Capital

Moderator:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
8 pm
8 pm
LATOKEN Evening Reception
San Francisco
Venue: Omni San Francisco Hotel, 3rd floor, Grand Ballroom
Address: 500 California St, CA 94104


6 May, Monday

Capital Markets Day
3 pm
3 pm
Registration and welcome coffee
3.30 pm
3.30 pm
Securities law for hackers

Jonathan Nelson
Managing Director,HACK Fund: Publicly Traded Venture Capital
Lecturer, Stanford University and Berkeley UC, Haas School of Business
4 pm
4 pm
Crowdfunding Market Tokenized
- A million of angel investors worldwide?
- Initial Exchange Security Offering
- Crowdfunding and security regulation
Panelists:
- Renu Bhatia, Co-Founder, Asia Fintech Angels
- Robert "Crypto" Beadles, Crypto Currency influencer, YouTuber (77K subscribers)
- Timothy Lewis, Founder and CIO, Ikigai Asset Management
- Fabien Aufrechter, Head of Havas Blockchain

Moderator:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
5 pm
5 pm
VC funds on blockchain exchanges
- Do LPs need liquidity?
- VC Funds' NAV Real-time Mark to Market?
Panelists:
- Ulvi Rashid, Investment Director at GVA Capital | Mindrock Capital (200 mln AUM)
- Sue Xu, General Partner, Amino Capital ($75 mln AUM)
- Matthew Le Merle, Managing Partner, Fifth Era and Keiretsu Capital
- Tess Hau, Founder, Tess Ventures
- Ryan Wang, Founding Partner, Outpost Capital ($20 mln AUM)

Co-moderator: Gwen Cheni, Entrepreneur in Residence at Singularity University
6 pm
6 pm
Transborder Security and Money Markets on Blockchain
- Equity, Commodity, Bonds, and Currency
- Stats
- Capital controls
- Access to foreign markets: regulation and infrastructure
Panelists:
- David Otto, General Partner, CounterPointe Ventures (Formerly Reflective Ventures)
- Vishal Karir, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Huddl

Co-moderator: Katia Lang, Co-founder and CEO, The Fintech Times
7 pm
7 pm
LATOKEN Evening Reception
8 pm
8 pm
Private Investors' Dinner: LATOKEN DEX HFT Security and Money Markets
Selected participants:

- Ulvi Rashid, Investment Director at GVA Capital | Mindrock Capital (GVA 200 mln AUM)
- Sue Xu, General Partner, Amino Capital ($75 mln AUM)
- Matthew Le Merle, Managing Partner, Fifth Era and Keiretsu Capital
-
Sue Xu, General Partner, Amino Capital ($75 mln AUM)
- Matthew Le Merle, Managing Partner, Fifth Era and Keiretsu Capital
- Michael Caruso, Зresident of MC², GP at ACM Opportunities Fund and Heritage Impact Partners
- David M. Otto, General Partner, CounterPointe Ventures (Formerly Reflective Ventures)
- Tess Hau, Founder, Tess Ventures
- Timothy Lewis, Founder and CIO, Ikigai Asset Management
- Dean Patrick, Venture Partner, Future Perfect Ventures ($25 mln AUM)
- Ryan Wang, Founding Partner, Outpost Capital ($20 mln AUM)
- Gem Ozan, Managing Partner, Volo Venture Group
- Sierra Yarchever, Partner, Volo Venture Group
- David Roebuck, Principal, Sora Ventures
- Dr. Shin, D.Ed., Founding Partner at Ultrafund.VC
- Artem Tokariev, Partner, 408 Ventures
- Shuo (Shuonan) Chen, General Partner, IOVC
7 May, Tuesday
Venue: Omni San Francisco Hotel, 3rd floor, Grand Ballroom
Address: 500 California St, CA 94104


Payments Systems Day
2 pm
2 pm
Registration and welcome coffee
2.30 pm
2.30 pm
Initial Exchange Offering or Crowdfunding on LATOKEN
Speakers:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
- Roman Zhdanov, Managing Partner, LATOKEN
- Alexander Panas, Director, LATOKEN
2.50 pm
2.50 pm
The Impact of DLT on the investment industry: Decentralised Blockchain Funds - Investing into DLT startups through funds designed on smart contracts.
Keynote speaker:
- Dušan Stojanović, Founder and Director, True Global Ventures (TGV)
3 pm
3 pm
Payments and currencies 2025
- Blockchain currency vs private bank layers
- Digital Currencies: Central banks vs Blockchain
- Remittances and Corporate transborder payments markets structure evolution
- Do cryptocurrencies gain market share?
Panelists:
- Dean Patrick, Venture Partner, Future Perfect Ventures ($25 mln AUM)
- Robert "Crypto" Beadles, Crypto Currency influencer, YouTuber (77K subscribers)
- Markus Lampinen, Senior Partner, Grow VC Group
- Pavel Kravchenko, Founder, Distributed Lab, PhD in Cryptography

Сo- Moderator:
- Gwen Cheni, Entrepreneur in Residence at Singularity University
4 pm
4 pm
Blockchain Use Cases
- Mass Adoption for Cryptocurrencies
- Сrypto as Real World's Payment Method: How to reach everyone?
- Steganographic Crypto Name: The Fashionable Way to Сonnect Gen Z to Blockchain
- Blockchain as new way of crowdfunding

Panelists:
- Xanne Leo, Co-Founder and CEO, Infinitus
- Jefrey S. Santos, CTO, Capitual
- Anna K, Co-creator, Fashion Coin
- Christophe David, CFO, DomRaider
- Przemysław Karda, Co-Founder, TecraCoin

Moderator:
- Alexander Panas, Director, LATOKEN
5 pm
5 pm
Securities and Crypto Markets Regulation
- How to make a compliant token sale
- The Legal status of cryptocurrencies worldwide
- Token sale in the US via exempt offerings (Reg D / Reg A / Reg CF)
Panelists:
- Maria Sendra, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Yubo Ruan, Founder, 8 Decimal Capital ($60 mln AUM)

Moderator:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
6 pm
6 pm
Monetary policy for Decentralized Currency
- Algorithms or principles of the currency supply
- The Board and governance for the Monetary Policy
- Use cases for Decentralized Currency
Panelists:
- Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pantera Capital ($244 mln AUM)
- Andrew Romans, General Partner, 7BC.VC & Rubicon Venture Capital
- Michael Terpin, Founder and CEO, Transform Group

Moderator:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
7 pm
7 pm
LATOKEN Evening Reception
8 pm
8 pm
Private Investors' Dinner: LATOKEN Transborder Payment System
- Remittancies and corporate use cases
- Custody for stable coins
- Regulation and licenses
Selected participants:

- Jouko Ahvenainen, Founder and Executive Chairman, Grow VC Group
- Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pantera Capital ($244 mln AUM)
- Pavel Cherkashin, Managing Partner, GVA Capital ($120 mln AUM)
- Dušan Stojanović, Founder and Director, True Global Ventures (TGV)
- Barbara A. Jones, Shareholder, Co-Chair, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Tess Hau, Venture Partner, Tess Ventures
- Markus Lampinen, Senior Partner, Grow VC Group
- Andrew Romans, General Partner, 7BC.VC & Rubicon Venture Capital
- Peter Crane, Venture Partner, Adapt Capital
- Sheffield Wang, Partner, IOVC
- Gwen Cheni, Entrepreneur in Residence at Singularity University
New York
Venue: Warwick New York, Kent/Surrey/Oxford Conference Room
Address: 65 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

9 May, Thursday
Capital Markets Day
3 pm
3 pm
Registration and welcome coffee
3.30 pm
3.30 pm
Initial Exchange Offering or Crowdfunding on LATOKEN
Speakers:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
- Roman Zhdanov, Managing Partner, LATOKEN
- Alexander Panas, Director, LATOKEN
4 pm
4 pm
Crowdfunding Market Tokenized
- A million of angel investors worldwide?
- Initial Exchange Security Offering
- Crowdfunding and security regulation
Panelists:
- Jouko Ahvenainen, Founder and Executive Chairman, Grow VC Group
- Tone Vays, Bitcoin and Blockchain Researcher, Consultant Content Creator & Derivatives Trader
- Ryan Wang, Founding Partner, Outpost Capital ($20 mln AUM)
- Spencer Kaye, Partner at Transform Capital

Moderator:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
5 pm
5 pm
VC funds on blockchain exchanges
- Do LPs need liquidity?
- VC Funds' NAV Real-time Mark to Market?
Panelists:
- Nisa Amoils, Venture Capitalist
- Kevin Valentine, Partner, CounterPointe Ventures (Formerly Reflective Ventures)
- Konstantin Fominykh, CEO & Founder - TenViz - Data Tools - improving your investment performance
- Rostislav Shorgin, Partner, Cryptolab Capital

Co - Moderator:
- Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Finance, The Johns Hopkins University,
US Speaker Program -- Emerging Technologies: AI, Machine Learning and Blockchain

6 pm
6 pm
Transborder Security and Money Markets on Blockchain
- Equity, Commodity, Bonds, and Currency
- Stats
- Capital controls
- Access to foreign markets: regulation and infrastructure
Panelists:
- Bala Ganesh, Vice President, Advanced Technology Group, UPS
- Frank Van Gansbeke, Professor of the Practice, Middlebury College
- Habeeb Syed, Corporate and Securities Partner at B.J. Kang Law

Moderator:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
7 pm
7 pm
LATOKEN Evening Reception
8 pm
8 pm
Private Dinner: LATOKEN DEX HFT Security and Money Markets
Selected participants:
- Liza Landsman, Venture Partner, New Enterprise Associates (NEA) ($14.7 bln AUM)
- Aastha Jain, Investment Analyst at Apollo Global Management ($44 bln AUM)
- Jessica J. Federer, Venture Partner, Boston Millennia Partners ($750 mln AUM)
- Nisa Amoils, Venture Capitalist
- Konstantin Fominykh, CEO & Founder - TenViz - Data Tools - improving your investment performance
- Ryan Wang, Founding Partner, Outpost Capital ($20 mln AUM)
- Jason Feimster, Founder, Juliet Foxtrot Ventures ($70 mln AUM)
- Jouko Ahvenainen, Founder, Grow VC Group
- Markus Lampinen, Senior Partner, Grow VC Group
- Kevin Valentine, Partner, CounterPointe Ventures (Formerly Reflective Ventures)
- Michael Kraslow, Investor, Amex Ventures
- Early Boykins, Director, Andra Capital
NEW YORK
Venue: Warwick New York, Kent/Surrey/Oxford Conference Room
Address: 65 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019


10 May, Friday
Payments Systems Day
2 pm
2 pm
Registration and welcome coffee
2.30 pm
2.30 pm
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain – the Regulatory and Legislative Landscape in Washington
Keynote speaker:
- Dina Ellis Rochkind, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings
3 pm
3 pm
Payments and currencies 2025
- Blockchain currency vs private bank layers
- Digital Currencies: Central Bank vs Blockchain
- Remittances and Corporate transborder payments markets structure evolution
- Do cryptocurrencies gain market share?
Panelists:
- Eric A. Love, Associate, Jones Day
- J. Dax Hansen, Partner at Perkins Coie LLP
- Max Dilendorf, Esq, Managing Parter, Dilendorf & Khurdayan

Moderator:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
4 pm
4 pm
Blockchain Use Cases
- Mass Adoption for Cryptocurrencies
- Сrypto as Real World's Payment Method: How to reach everyone?
- Steganographic Crypto Name: The Fashionable Way to Сonnect Gen Z to Blockchain
- Blockchain as new way of crowdfunding
Panelists:
- Xanne Leo, Co-Founder and CEO, Infinitus
- Jefrey S. Santos, CTO, Capitual
- Anna K, Co-creator, Fashion Coin
- Christophe David, CFO, DomRaider
- Przemysław Karda, Co-Founder, TecraCoin

Moderator:
- Roman Zhdanov, Managing Partner, LATOKEN
5 pm
5 pm
Securities and Crypto Markets Regulation
- How to make a compliant token sale
- Legal status of cryptocurrencies worldwide
- Token sale in the US via exempt offerings (Reg D / Reg A / Reg CF)
Panelists:
- Dina Ellis Rochkind, Of Counsel, Paul Hastings
- Alexandra C. Scheibe, Partner, Head of Fintech and Blockchain Group, McDermott Will & Emery
- Ryan Feit, CEO and Co-founder, SeedInvest

Moderator:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
6 pm
6 pm
Monetary policy for Decentralized Currency
- Algorithms or principles of the currency supply
- The Board and governance for the Monetary Policy
- Use cases for Decentralized Currency
Panelists:
- Kate Mitselmakher, CEO, Founder and General Partner, Bloccelerate VC
- Lou Kerner, Co-Founder & Partner at CryptoOracle LLC
- Michael Terpin, Founder and CEO, Transform Group

Moderator:
- Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, Founder, LATOKEN
7 pm
7 pm
LATOKEN Evening Reception
8 pm
8 pm
Private Dinner: LATOKEN Transborder Payments System
- Custody for stable coins
- Regulation and licenses
Selected participants:
- Aastha Jain, Investment Analyst at Apollo Global Management ($44 bln AUM)
- Yubo Ruan, Founder, 8 Decimal Capital ($60 mln AUM)
- Remi Gai, Investment Associate, 8 Decimal Capital ($60 mln AUM)
- Jouko Ahvenainen, Founder, Grow VC Group
- Markus Lampinen, Senior Partner, Grow VC Group
- Spencer Kaye, Partner at Transform Capital, Venture Partner at Web3 Capital
- Early Boykins, Director, Andra Capital
- Julio Marquez, Partner at New York Bay Capital
- Kate Mitselmakher, CEO, Founder and General Partner, Bloccelerate VC
- Sam O. Yilmaz, Partner, Bloccelerate VC
- Ron Margalit, Founding Partner at Venture Kinetics, Managing Director at Lonomics VC
- Scott Amyx, Managing Partner, Amyx Ventures
- Wyatt Lonergan, Senior Associate, Venture at Circle / Seedinvest
- Michael Averbach, General partner, RSV Venture Partners
Previous BEF Speakers
President of Bulgaria (2012 - 2017)
Founder, DFJ Fund
($5 bln AUM)
Founder, SkyBridge Capital ($10B AUM)
Principal, IVP Fund
($7 bln AUM)
Founding Partner, Floodgate Fund ($400 mln AUM)
Social humanoid robot
President of Mexico (2000-06)
Minister of Finance, Canada (2014 - 2015)
Minister of Finance, Poland (2013 - 2015)
Professor, New York University Stern School of Business
Chairman of the CFTC (under President Barack Obama)
Former Director of the US President's National Economic Council


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(2009-2014)
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