Initial Coin Offering Investor Summit

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  • The market for Initial Coin Offerings has been on a hot streak over the past year.
  • The number of issuances and buyers has increased. As evidence for this growth, the combined market capitalization of tokens has developed exponentially.
  • This unprecedented rate of growth has alarmed governments and their respective regulatory authorities.
  • Join us in Munich and dive deep into the ICO Market status-quo

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Meet our hand selected experts that will share their knowledge with you.

The initial hype will give way to a more realistic view and many ICOs will realize their use case isn’t working and will pivot — many will fail. Interoperability will put pressure on special-purpose tokens and demand opportunities for new challenges with real use cases and better reliability.

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The Fundamentals
  • Opening Remarks - entering the next era of decentralized financing

    Welcoming the delegates by rounding up the 2017 ICO market activities and provide key data points, and look forward predicting how 2018 will develop for ICOs, the impact of regulations, new ramps for institutional investors, explore the broader progress the new crypto-economy as a new capital market.

    • Dr. Michael Gebert Dr. Michael Gebert
    12:00 - 12:15
  • Qualifying ICOs - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Why are there so few genuinely good ICOs are coming forward?
    Is it because this new means of raising capital is attracting a greater number of inexperienced, first time entrepreneurs that think they can raise the odd $10m on the strength of a ‘White Paper’?
    Let’s explore how we can identify the genuinely Good projects, and use a few of the Bad and the Ugly ones to familiarize ourselves with red flags.

    • Sven-Roger von Schilling Sven-Roger von Schilling
    12:20 - 12:45
  • Coins, tokens and ICOs – legal and regulatory challenge vs Wild West

    It can be taken from the news every day: ICOs are the new Wild West and Dagobert Duck is on its way to a second edition of Klondike, mining tokens instead of gold nuggets.
    However reality is different: there are clear regulations that have to be maintained. Possibly some sheriffs have not been present for a short while, but they are returning putting existing law on its place where it belongs to.
    The talk will give an overview, how to set up ICOs, coins and tokens properly in a quite strong legal and regulatory framework.

    • Dr. Ulrich Keunecke Dr. Ulrich Keunecke
    12:50 - 13:10
  • The German ICO/Blockchain Market – an Angels Investor’s point of view

    Germany has a strong and vibrant Crypto Community and Berlin has become the German Blockchain Capital. We will have a closer look on the German ICO market and how ICOs are changing startup financing and startup investing.
    The initial hype will soon be over and give way to a more realistic view: The sale of utility tokens will only work for business models for which decentralization means a real competitive advantage whereas the rise of security/equity tokens could change startup financing forever.

    • Florian Huber Florian Huber
    13:15 - 13:35
  • ICO Pitching Session One - 5 Minutes - 5 ICOs

    Hear all about our selected ICOs and join us for a unique opportunity to hear from the founders about their projects and vision.
    Each team will have 5 minutes of the main stage prime time to present their ICO, moderated and challenged by our
    Master of Pitching Ceremony: David Widmann, Founder of Rolling Cryptos

    13:40 - 14:20
  • Token regulation and the lack of investment protection – ICOs as a legal black box for token issuers and buyers?

    The present uncertainty concerning ICOs mainly stems from the lack of legal guidance available to both token issuers and buyers. How does the existing legal framework relate to token sales? To what extent are national and supranational banking and financial regulations on securities and financial instruments applicable to ICOs? Do token issuers have to publish a prospectus to avoid criminal and civil liability?

    Moreover, on the buyer’s side, there is an increasing demand for investment protection. What is a fair ICO? Can protection mechanisms commonly used in venture capital financings be applied to token sales?

    The panelists will shed some light on these topics and illustrate their views by means of real life examples.

    • Dr. Wolfgang Weitnauer, M.C.L Dr. Wolfgang Weitnauer, M.C.L.
    • Dr. Diethelm Baumann Dr. Diethelm Baumann
    • Andreas Michael, LL.M. Andreas Michael, LL.M.
    • Dr. Felix Schalcher Dr. Felix Schalcher
    14:25 - 14:45
  • ICO 2.0 - Creating an ecosystem for SMEs, Start-ups and Investors

    SMEs and Start-Ups face limited choice and bad user experience when seeking funding for their projects. On the other hand, retail investors face similar problems when trying to diversify their investments. In addition, most retail investors are excluded from participating in innovative projects.
    ICOs and the tokenisation movement have shown promising ways of solving these issues. However, utility tokenisation is neither the right fit for most SMEs and Start-ups nor retail investors. Tokens will hence more and more embed security features as participation elements. Combining the financial system with what we have learned from ICOs will create a new investment ecosystem.

    • Tobias Seidl Tobias Seidl
    14:50 - 15:15
  • Improvements: sketching ICO´s with DAICO enhancements

    ICOs use various concepts implementing the underlying tokens on the Blockchain. In 2017 we saw many different mechanisms of defining the actual price of a token during its sale. We will present the most used pricing mechanisms (auction, fixed price, dutch auction). After the token sale a smart contract can act as an escrow that allows withdrawals of the invested capital based on different triggers and conditions. One proposal is the DAICO, which combines concepts from ICO and decentralized, autonomous organizations (DAO) in a smart contract. We will present this improvement of a traditional ICO to sketch ICOs' potential enhancements.

    • Dr. Christoph Niemann Dr. Christoph Niemann
    15:20 - 15:45
  • Legal issues + KYC / AML / Regulation / Exchanges and Beyond

    Investing Conducting in a legally compliant ICO/TGE is more challenging than ever and government regulators are watching every move. Issues of Overliquidation, Scams and lacks of prefunding as well as unaudited token contracts marked many ICO fails last year.
    Yet, confidently complying with the global patchwork of laws and regulations, and exploiting the vast opportunities provided by certain legal structures, can produce both peace of mind and also enhanced access to capital and customers.

    • Maximilian Lautenschläger Maximilian Lautenschläger
    15:50 - 16:20
  • ICO Pitching Session Two - 5 Minutes - 5 ICOs

    Hear all about our selected ICOs and join us for a unique opportunity to hear from the founders about their projects and vision.
    Each team will have 5 minutes of the main stage prime time to present their ICO, moderated and challenged by our
    Master of Pitching Ceremony: David Widmann, Founder of Rolling Cryptos

    16:30 - 16:55
  • Auditing Smart Contracts - in demand for a toolset of challenges and rules

    Ensure you take the correct security measures to protect your funds. 10% of money raised in ICOs has been stolen from hackers and almost all unaudited contracts contain security vulnerabilities.
    Learn about the importance of smart contract auditing and how to account for it properly in the ICO planning process.

    • Eduard Kotysh Eduard Kotysh
    17:00 - 17:20
  • Diving deep into the secret mechanics of a successful Token launch

    What parts do you need to conduct your token launch and make it successful?
    The talk will offer an entrepreneurial look at the modules involved and gives practical insights from his experience with the Ocean Protocol launch.

    • Julian Leitloff Julian Leitloff
    17:25 - 17:45
  • How to deal with tokens – a corporate VC perspective

    As one of the leading corporate VCs dealing with token investment Jochen Wolf and Moritz Jungmann will give an introduction in the Innogy innovation hubs strategy and vision and open the discussion on the challenges facing token investment.

    • Jochen Wolf Jochen Wolf
    • Moritz Jungmann Moritz Jungmann
    17:55 - 18:30
  • Cryptoasset Investing – a Professional Investor’s Perspective

    Initial Coin Offerings are means to an end, not an end in itself: Their purpose is to raise capital for promising projects that create value for the project’s stakeholders, including its investors. We look at the various aspects that make crypto investing an attractive addition to professional investors’ portfolios.

    We believe that a sound understanding of these factors is not only beneficial for portfolio managers and financial sponsors, but also for teams considering ICOs as a financing vehicle. With cryptoassets emerging as a new asset class, ICOs are entering the mainstream. Understanding the investor perspective is essential for anyone involved in the ICO ecosystem.

    • Nicolas Biagosch Nicolas Biagosch
    18:40 - 19:00
MasterClass Sessions - getting deeper - focussed knowledge
  • WhitePaper 2.0 - a journey towards a trustbuilding prospectus light framework

    Regardless of the Token structure and their qualification, the issuing company needs to provide investors with sufficient and accurate information and disclose such information comprehensively and transparently to permit an average investor to make a reasonable investment decision. Unless mandatory securities laws apply, ICO issuers are free to choose the way of disclosing such information to potential investors prior to the investment decision.

    This intensive MasterClass is designed to discuss good practice principles for whitepapers based on the requirements for prospectuses. Compliance with these principles should enable ICO issuers to provide a higher standard of consumer protection and help stabilising the ICO market. The aim should be a fair disclosure by ICO issuers in order to empower investors to make better investment decisions and to use ICOs as a valuable add-on in the financing mix of corporate companies.

    • Ines Knappe Ines Knappe
    • Dr. Ulrich Keunecke Dr. Ulrich Keunecke
    13:00 - 14:00
    Room 1
  • Applying Value Investing Principles in Token Economies

    What are the fundamental principles of value investing and how should you interpret them?
    The world of investing can be a complicated place to navigate. Where do you start? For beginners, the sheer volume of information available to them on the internet has only served to make the process more complex and increase confusion.

    Moreover, it appears that most investment strategies are now called value strategies, even though they have little in common with the traditional value strategies.

    • Thorsten Weigl Thorsten Weigl
    15:00 - 16:00
    Room 1
  • ICO Investing for family offices, asset managers und private investors

    Since 2016 more than 2.000 ICOs have been presented to the public. svs Capital Partners has performed an in-depth analysis of most of the top 50 ICOs by volume.

    Based on this analysis we defined 12 key success factors. The masterclass will show the application of these KSF for investment decisions by case study. There will be ample room for discussion and q&a.

    • Ruben Bach Ruben Bach
    16:00 - 17:00
    Room 1
  • HELIX Orange - A hands-on approach to fulfill the main challenges for Investors and ICO-projects

    As an ICO-project you have 3 main challenges:

    How do I attract investors fast and easily
    How do I get along with KYC/AML
    How can I tell that my investors are allowed to invest

    As an Investor you are faced with a high effort of identifying yourself for each investment case. Your personal data is floating around in insecure networks.

    • Oliver Naegele  Oliver Naegele
    17:00 - 18:00
    Room 1
  • ICO’s in Switzerland – Opportunities and Challenges

    This masterclass will focus on the current environment for ICO’s in Switzerland and the general market conditions for crypto crowd funding. While the regulatory environment is getting more strict in Switzerland as well as globally, changing market conditions for ICOs might be the true game changer for ICOs.

    Switzerland is a leading jurisdiction for ICOs – however a diligent planning of a ICO launch is mandatory for a successful fundraising.

    • Dr. Felix Schalcher Dr. Felix Schalcher
    • André Güdel André Güdel
    18:00 - 19:00
    Room 1
Meet these 10 ICOs at the festival - behind the scenes - pitching sessions
  • Topl - Invest for impact, invest for returns

    The idea behind Topl is simple: by building an open capital infrastructure tailor-made for developing markets, investment returns and their economic impact can be greatly improved. Topl's investment protocol is designed to help investors overcome the numerous barriers that suppress the flow of capital into developing regions, thereby raising investment to levels appropriate to the vast potential of these economies.

    We believe that responsible investment in young, innovative, and locally-based companies is among the most effective drivers of economic growth and long-term social impact. This is exactly what Topl seeks to enable.

    Website: topl.co

    Company contact:

    Christopher Georgen
    Founder and Chief Architect

    Topl - Invest for impact, invest for returns
  • Vreo - How blockchain can improve in-game advertising

    Vreo is building an infrastructure to enable in game advertising on the game engine level. They are creating a B2B marketplace where advertisers can purchase ads deeply embedded in the game systems that do not compromise the user experience like many pop up ads would.

    Ads can be shown example on billboards or walls within the game or as sponsor logos on cars in a racing game or other various in-game items. Imagine that every time you play a game the ads can show up seamlessly in the game environment and views of these ads are then stored on the blockchain to provide full transparency and avoid ad fraud so that the advertisers can be sure that the views really took place.

    Website: ico.vreo.io

    Company contact:

    Andreas Schemm
    CEO and Co-founder Vreo

    Vreo - How blockchain can improve in-game advertising
  • BRAINCITIES LAB | Designing A Sustainable Future With Ai & Blockchain

    Data Tokenization for a sustainable society

    Founded in 2013, BRAINCITIES LAB is an award-winning company that militate for data comoditization.
    We are building the first market place for Artificial Intelligence. With Datachain our new blockchain protocol, we are building the infrastructure for the Internet of value. DATACHAIN platform will host and run serverless applications using reliable, accurate and massive volume of data to provide context-aware recommendations to third parties like humans & robots.

    Website: www.braincities.co/

    Company contact:

    Kaze A. Onguene
    Founder and CEO of BRAINCITIES LAB

    BRAINCITIES LAB |
  • Based Global - The Future Of Event Discovery & Ticketing

    Based Global is on a mission to redefine the interaction of people around live entertainment experiences, disrupting the event discovery and ticketing industry with an app for both people to browse and join events, and event owners to better manage and promote them. Event ticketing is broken.

    Based is utilizing Blockchain Technology to protect fans and bring more artist oversight to this industry. Smart Contracts empower event organizers to define a diverse range of conditions including eligible buyers, additional benefits and resales. An example: Can a ticket be resold, is there a price cap and what percentage of resale profits go back to the artist.

    Website: www.basedglobal.com

    Company contact:

    Tristan Littlejohn
    CEO and Co-founder Based Global

    The Future Of Event Discovery & Ticketing
  • TALAO - Tokenizing the freelance economy

    Talao is the first decentralized and blockchain-based marketplace, enabling companies to mobilize the best Talent in the major industrial and technological sectors. Because the best Talent owe their success only to their work and their skills, Talao builds a model without middlemen and commission.

    Because the best Talent thrive in an environment where they feel confident, Talao gives them the keys to the governance of the platform in a transparent and fair way. Because the best Talent take years to build their reputation, the TALAO token gives them the means to certify their experience and regain possession of their reputation. Welcome to Talao, the future of work.

    Website: ico.talao.io

    Company contact:

    Denis Lafont-Trévisan
    CEO and Co-founder TALAO

    TALAO - Tokenizing the freelance economy
  • HELIX Orange - A hands-on approach to fulfill the main challenges for Investors and ICO-projects

    HELIX Orange is using trusted Identities based on Blockchain Technology to cover the requirements for a legal framework. HELIX Orange establishes a compliant and sustainable ecosystem for international investors and global Initial Coin Offerings.
    The ICO-Platform is not only for Crypto companies but also for Crowd Invest and other Investment projects.

    Website: ico.helix-orange.com

    Company contact:

    Oliver Naegele
    CEO and Co-founder HELIX Orange

    HELIX Orange - A hands-on approach to fulfill the main challenges for Investors and ICO-projects
  • CoTrader - Decentralized investment fund marketplace

    CoTrader is building a platform to enable users to invest in and manage funds in a decentralized way on the blockchain. These funds, known as Smart Funds, are managed by fund managers who trade the fund assets on decentralized exchanges. Successful fund managers receive a percentage of the profits they have made for their investors. Investors remain in control of their money and are able to deposit and withdraw from a fund at any time.

    Website: cotrader.com

    Company contact:

    Gary Bernstein
    Founder & CEO CoTrader

    CoTrader - Decentralized investment fund marketplace
  • WUNDER - Building the first blockchain-based decentralised new media art museum

    The WUNDER Art-as-a-Service is operating at the intersection of patronage and collecting. WUNDER was created to eliminate barriers in the new media art world, empowering patrons to connect with and digitally support artists.

    Website: wunder.art

    Company contact:

    David Dehaeck
    Co-founder WUNDER Foundation

    WUNDER - Building the first blockchain-based decentralised new media art museum
  • HUMMINGBIRD TRADING - Intuitiv Forex Trading

    Hummingbird Trading is a mobile, trading and financial technology company based in London, England, New York, NY and Berlin, Germany. Educational and easy to use, Hummingbird was designed and created by designers, engineers, and foreign exchange (or “forex”) experts with a common goal in mind: to make global currency trading approachable, convenient and fun for everyone. Regardless of your trading experience, we want to empower you to trade with no more than your smartphones.
    At Hummingbird Trading, we always place our customers first and do not charge any commissions or hidden fees, unlike our competitors.

    Website: tradehummingbird.com

    Company contact:

    John Krehbiel
    CEO/Founder Hummingbird Trading

    HUMMINGBIRD TRADING  - Intuitiv Forex Trading
  • Share & Charge - open network enabling mobilty

    Share & Charge is the decentralized open source electric vehicle charging network to enable seamless and smart charging. Share & Charge is an initiative from MotionWerk. Motionwerk is comprised of people from all over the world who are excited about sustainable & seamless mobility and strongly believe in its future.

    Together with its partners, Motionwerk is developing blockchain solutions to support an open and secure infrastructure for mobility business.

    Website: shareandcharge.com

    Company contact:

    Dietrich Sümmermann
    CEO and Co-founder Share & Charge

    Share & Charge - open network enabling mobilty

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