Christmas Party

Speakers

August 7th Event in NYC

Joshua Ashley Klayman
  • Joshua was the Founding Chair of the Blockchain & Smart Contracts group at Morrison & Foerster, which she left in June to found Inflection Point Blockchain Advisors
  • Joshua has been recognized by Chambers & Partners as one of the top 12 blockchain and cryptocurrency lawyers globally, in its inaugural (2018) Professional Advisers FinTech edition. She was also named one of 6 lawyers that are "The Lawyers Calling the Shots in the Crypto World."
Joel Telpner
  • Joel is a Partner in Sullivan & Worcester’s New York office, heading their fintech and blockchain practice. He is a highly sought-after legal advisor in the blockchain space, actively working with a large number of clients in structuring token distributions and enterprise blockchain applications.
  • Joel is involved in policy initiatives on global regulatory issues for blockchain on behalf of the Global Blockchain Business Council, the Blockchain Research Institute and Wharton Reg@Tech. Joel recently gave a key note speech “ICOs – Best Practices” at the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Central in Davos, Switzerland in January 2018.
Stephen Wink
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  • Stephen Wink is a partner at Latham & Watkins and is recognized by Chambers USA as one of the country’s leading financial services broker dealer regulation lawyers.
  • Mr. Wink has in-depth knowledge and broad experience advising on the overlapping patchwork of regulations covering the financial markets, including the laws and rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other self-regulatory organizations. Mr. Wink advises traditional market participants, as well as FinTech and cryptocurrency platforms.
Rob Nance
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  • Rob Nance is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of CityBlock Capital, a venture capital platform tokenizing limited partner interests in early-stage funds.
  • Rob is also a co-founder of Edgewater Equity, a fully invested early stage venture capital fund base in NYC. He manages a portfolio of early-stage companies around the globe.
Adrienne Valencia Garcia
  • Adrienne Valencia Garcia is currently IBM’s Chief Senior Counsel for Blockchain Solutions, a first-of-a-kind role created in April 2017 while she was completing a three-year assignment in Latin America.
  • As Chief Counsel for Blockchain, Adrienne is the worldwide focal for all
    blockchain engagements and oversees the global members of the law department who support blockchain transactions. Consequently, Adrienne has become a recognized leader and sought-after speaker in the space.
Dan Viola
  • Daniel G. Viola is a Partner of Sadis & Goldberg LLP and is the Head of the Regulatory
    Compliance Group and Digital Assets Group. He structures and organizes broker-dealers,
    investment advisers, funds and regularly counsels investment professionals in connection with regulatory and corporate matters.
  • Mr. Viola has been active in the Blockchain and Virtual Currency verticals since 2014. He is also the founder of the Crypto Asset Webinars, the founder of The Blockchain Shift Conference and serves as an advisory board member to several ICOs. Mr. Viola also served as a Senior Compliance Examiner for the Northeast Regional Office of the SEC.
Gangesh Ganesan
  • Gangesh Ganesan is a co-founder of Peernova and serves as its President and CEO. Mr. Ganesan is an experienced technologist and entrepreneur and has worked in senior technical, marketing and product management roles in many prominent companies in Semiconductor, Cloud, and Software industries.
  • Mr. Ganesan was co-founder and CEO of a Hadoop Big Data startup called Factals from 2012 to 2013. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Ganesan served as President and CEO of Ubicom, a network processor company that was acquired by Qualcomm.