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ON: Chain19, the annual thought-leadership conference to be held on Thursday, May 23rd!

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ON: Chain19, the annual thought-leadership conference to be held on Thursday, May 23rd!
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Blockchain thought leadership conference, ON: Chain19, has added speakers from the CFTC, the US Attorney’s Office, Sustany Capital, FinVC, Hadera Hashgraph, White Shark, Tellus Title, and XEEDA to their current top-tier roster to speak to the intersection of blockchain and finance.

With just over a week to go, ON:chain19, the initial annual thought-leadership conference being held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, today announced it has secured several new speakers including Daniel Gorfine of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Assistant US Attorney Puneet V. Kakkar, Christian Kameir of Sustany Capital, Logan Allin of FinVC, Christian Hasker of Hadera Hashgraph, Marc Wade of White Shark Fintech, David Howie of Tellus Title, and Dr. Marc Gorofff of XEEDA. Click here to review the complete list of ON:chain19 speakers.

With a powerful line-up of top figures in the crypto and finance space, the intimate conference and networking event located at the beautiful Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, CA, will be covering a range of topics touching on the impact of blockchain on the financial markets, institutional transactions, portfolio construction, and consumer behavior.

Pegged as the “Blockchain MBA-in-a-Day” conference, ON:chain19’s agenda and speakers list have now been finalized. Click here to review the final ON: chain19 Agenda.

Timothy Spangler, the leading FinTech regulatory expert who is co-chairing the conference, observed,

“ON:chain19 is already establishing itself in its inaugural year as one of the ‘can’t-miss’ events in Southern California for those wanting to understand the frontiers of finance and emerging technology. The caliber of our speakers and our meticulous focus on highly-curated content has generated great responses from attendees. We will be starting our annual ON: chain events on Thursday, May 23 with a clear statement of our intent for years to follow.”

At ON:chain19, attendees will learn about the diverse and surprising ways in which blockchain is disrupting our financial system and transforming the way in which people invest, save, transact, and plan for their future.

Topics will include:

Life After Blockchain

The Hardware-Software Nexus

Digital Assets and Money Laundering Concerns

Disrupting Real Estate and Finance

Secure Innovation for Digital Assets

The Case for Decentralized Finance.

Importantly, a portion of the ON:chain19 proceeds will benefit Girls Who Code and Help for Children.

For more information, to become a sponsor or speaker, or to register now, please visit the website.

[Use 20% Discount Code: “OnChain20” or email us.]

Join us for a “Blockchain MBA-in-a-Day” Conference Experience.

Final List of Speakers:

1. Hester Peirce, SEC Commissioner

2. Brian Brooks, Chief Legal Officer, Coinbase

3. George Gilder, Author and Chairman, Gilder Publishing LLC

4. Philip Liu, COO, BitMain

5. Paul Brodsky, Partner, Pantera

6. Cory Klippsten, Advisor, GiveBitcoin

7. Vineer Bhansali, Founder and CIO, Long Tail alpha

8. Noreen Clancy, Senior Policy Analyst.

9. Jennifer Mitrenga, VP of Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives, Figure

10. Travis Kling, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, IKIGAI

11. Daniel Leon, COO and Co-Founder, Celsius

12. Marc Boiron, Partner, Fisher Broyles

13. Micheal Terpin, CEO, Transform Group

14. Robin Sosnow, Principal, Law Office of Robin Sosnow LLC

15. Matt Gertler, General Counsel, R

16. Mark Moss, Co-Founder, Signal Profits

17. Marc Goroff, CTO, XEEDA

18. Olga Mack, VP of Strategy, Quanstamp,

19. Darren Marble, CEO, issuance

20. Enzo Villani, Managing Partnet, Transform Group

21. Hunter Gebron, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Meta

22. Scott Purcell, CEO and Chief Trust Officer, Prime Trust

23. Tom Meredith, Founder and CEO, BitMinutes

24. Gene Massey, CEO, Media Shares

25. Puneet Kakkar, Assistant Unites States Attorney

26. Jordan Davis, Director of Business Development, TokenSoft

27. Marc Wade, Co-Founder and Chairman, Wade and Company

28. Logan Allin, General Partner, Fin venture capital

29. Christian Hasker, CMO, Hedera Hashgraph

30. Adam Blumberg, Certified Family Business Specialist, Chart Wealth Management

31. Christian Kameir, Managing Partner, Sustant Capital

32. Colleen Sullivan, Partner and CEO, CMT Digital,

33. Daniel Gorfine, Chief Innovation Officer and Director; LabCFTC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

34. Jeremy Born, CEO, Coin Genius

Complete Agenda

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After the Wild West, the Next Generation of Crypto Companies are Advancing the Industry

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After the Wild West, the Next Generation of Crypto Companies are Advancing the Industry

Back in the ICO boom of late 2017 and 2018, it was too easy for anyone to enter the crypto space with little more than a white paper and a sales pitch. However, once their ICO was over and the spending sprees started, even the most well-intentioned projects struggled to sustain themselves. A quick browse through Deadcoins shows that many simply burned through their funds and ultimately never brought a product to market.

Now, the crypto market is starting to grow up. The community has been burned by too much hype around useless niche products too many times. Therefore, the pressure is on tech startups to demonstrate they have solid business acumen together with a sustainable plan for the future.

As more and more Mainnets launch, there is also increasing recognition of the importance of interoperability. A standalone product is like a lone tree in a lightning storm, prone to being hit.

Interoperability means becoming an integral part of a thriving blockchain-based ecosystem. Those who understand the importance of developing this ecosystem are the ones who stand the best chance of surviving in the long term.

Here’s an overview of three companies with a strong focus on playing the long game and driving towards an interoperable ecosystem.


A significant factor that led to the explosion of ICOs in 2017 and 2018 was the existence of the ERC-20 token standard. Now, regulatory clampdowns mean ICO’s will be treated as securities. Therefore, many startups are turning to the security token offering (STO) as a means of crowdfunding.

Polymath is aiming to replicate the success of ERC-20 through its own offering, the ST-20 token standard. This provides a compliant means for founders to fund their visions, and as it stands, over 100 tokens have already launched using Polymath. It’s a complete turnkey solution for running an STO without falling foul of the regulators.

At the recent Consensus 2019 event in New York City, Polymath confirmed that it will develop a separate blockchain for regulation-compliant tokens with Ethereum co-founder and Cardano developer Charles Hoskinson.

Polymath also operates a treasury. The company has locked up 75 million of its own tokens for five years. This treasury approach provides a long-term, sustainable option for funding future endeavors.


ChangeNOW offers non-custodial crypto exchange services without limits or registration required. Using ChangeNOW, a user can trade in their chosen cryptos in just five easy steps with no hassle. They simply select their tokens for selling and buying, and the interface determines the best available rate at the time. The user receives the address for sending funds and provides their own address for receipt. It’s that simple.

ChangeNOW is working hard on establishing many partnerships across the crypto landscape. It has relationships with exchanges including Binance, Bittrex, and Bitfinex, and wallet providers such as Ledger, Trezor, and Atomic Wallet. The company recently received the endorsement of Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) for it’s NOW token to become one of the first listed on the newly launched Binance DEX.

The company has also been rolling out a series of innovative features for its users. It now offers a zero-fee public Lightning node, which enables instant payments and cross-chain atomic swaps. It also has a service called NOWpayments, which allows vendors to start accepting cryptocurrency payments through a native integration to their platform, or through a widget.

For startups which want to swap out their ICO tokens to ones issued on their own main net, ChangeNOW also offers a dedicated token migration service. Finally, in keeping with the growing trend of exchanges operating a loyalty program, ChangeNOW will also be opening up its VIP Lounge, which provides premium benefits to members.


LiquidApps exists to remove barriers to dApp adoption, both for users and developers. It’s achieving this through the operation of its DAPP Network, the backbone of which is the Dapp Service Provider (DSP) and the DAPP token.

A DSP can be any individual or entity which meets the requirement for becoming an EOS block producer. A DSP can then sell services over the DAPP Network in exchange for DAPP tokens.

LiquidApps is rolling out services thick and fast. The first was vRAM, which is compatible with EOS RAM but without the limitations and consequent supply-and-demand challenges of the latter. Next up was vAccounts, which allows developers to offer a dApp-specific account for new users, removing the requirement for users to have to buy RAM to open an EOS account.

Now the company is offering a host of new services, which includes the potential for inter-blockchain communication with its new ChainOracle XIBC service. It allows developers to bring in sources of external information (for example, from other blockchains or even the internet) to their dApp, which has previously been challenging due to the deterministic requirements of a blockchain. Using the LiquidApps solution, external data can be verified by a DSP in such a way as to retain the integrity of the network and root out bad actors.

By enabling communication between blockchains in this way, LiquidApps is aiding the development of an interoperable ecosystem. In turn, the company is carving out a role for itself in that ecosystem long into the future.


These three companies are leading the way in taking a long-term view alongside working to build a flourishing blockchain ecosystem. These developments are reliable indicators that the days of the crypto wild west are coming to an end, and the sector is now entering the next stage of maturity. This growth can only work for the benefit of all participants.

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