Day One

THURSDAY 06 SEPTEMBER

 

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08:15
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Nick Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Commerce Association

THE STATE OF CRYPTO AND TOKEN MARKETS
09:00
OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION : Tokens and cryptocurrencies – an exciting new asset class
  • Why sophisticated investors need to have portfolio exposure to tokens and crypto assets
  • Key considerations for investors – regulation, security, volatility
  • Examining some of the key market moments and trends in 2017 and 2018

Steve Bellotti
Chief Executive Officer
Digital Currency Holdings

09:30
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION : The state of crypto markets globally
  • Understanding how cryptocurrencies affect the global market by creating decentralised networks
  • The future of ICOs and crypto investments - opportunities and challenges
  • Examining the state of regulation globally and the implications for the adoptionof tokens

Zachary Reece
Managing Partner
BlockTrade Investments

10:00
The rapid evolution of Blockchain and ICOs. Which ICOs will survive and why.

Luke Lombe
Head of Blockchain
Playup

10:20
PANEL DISCUSSION : What is the future of crypto markets, ICOs and blockchain investment?
  • What is the future of this new asset class?
  • What will be the main challenges for the ongoing growth of crypto, ICOs and tokens?
  • How can you create a mature crypto market with more investors?
  • Is regulation friend or foe? – and how should global regulators respond?

Panel moderator:

Nick Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Commerce Association

Panellists:

Zachary Reece
Managing Partner
BlockTrade Investments

Richard Mccarthy
General Manager, Sales & Product
Perpetual Corporate Trust

Simon Cant
Managing Director
Reinventure

Claire Wivell Plater
Chairman
The Fold Legal

Steve Torso
Managing Director
Wholesale Investor

11:00
Speed Networking
11:15
Morning tea
UNDERSTANDING REGULATIONS FOR ICOs AND CRYPTO INVESTMENT
11:45
PANEL DISCUSSION : How to identify the nature of a token and understanding the regulatory implications
  • What are the differences between various token types and how are they classified?
  • How to identify the nature of a token?
  • What are the regulatory requirements for owning and profiting from different token types?

Panel moderator:

Rob Allen
Co-Founder
Nodl.io

Panellists:

Hannah Glass
Solicitor
King & Wood Mallesons

Leigh Travers
Chief Executive Officer, DigitalX and
Chair, ICO Industry Working Group

Henrik Andersson
Chief Investment Officer
Apollo Capital

Xiao Chen
Principle Solicitor
CSJ Legal Group

12:45
Networking lunch
STIMULATING THE AUSTRALIAN CRYPTO MARKET WHILE PROTECTING CONSUMERS
13:45
Navigating the road to launching an STO
  • Why a Security Token Offering (STO) out of Australia?
  • Key concepts of a Security Token
  • STO vs IPO

Charles Pollack
CEO
Picnic

14:05
The future of crypto mining - FPGA's and beyond

Kristoffer Sheather
Founder
Ethereal Capital

14:20
Presentation from BITAU

Speaker tbc

14:35
SWAPPIT PROJECT OVERVIEW

Rulin Zhao
CEO
Swappit

14:50
Afternoon tea
FUTURE ACTIONS NEEDED TO IMPROVE INVESTMENT IN CRYPTOCURRENCY
15:20
How to Mainstream Crypto Economy

Hamed Taghvaei
CEO & Co-Founder
Agate

15:35
WHY WE DIDN’T DO AN ICO?

Aleksander Svetski
Chief Executive Officer
Amber Labs

15:50
PANEL DISCUSSION : How can Australia become a global cryptocurrency and ICO leader through markets, regulations and planning?
  • Why is it beneficial for Australia to lead in terms of regulation?
  • Can Australia become a global leader in cryptocurrency and ICO by focusing on consumer’s protection?
  • What needs to follow ASIC discussion paper 225?

Panel moderator:

Nick Giurietto
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Commerce Association

Panellists:

Bridie Ohlsson
Strategic Projects & Engagement Manager
AgriDigital

Rob Allen
Co-Founder
Nodl.io

Matt Harry
Fund Manager
Cloudbreak Asset Management

Beau Stoner
Founder
Cryptocurrency Australia Media
Principal, Blockchain Management Solutions

 

 

16:30
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:35
End of Day One and networking drinks