Token Summit

Token Summit was a May 25 event dedicated to discussing the emergence of the token-based economy. To find out what was discussed at Token Summit 2017 – and what will be discussed next year – keep reading.

What is Token Summit?

Token Summit was an inaugural event that took place on May 25, 2017 in New York City. The event was dedicated to discussing the emerging token-based economy.

During the event, speakers and attendees explored the economies, regulation, and best practices around blockchain-based tokens, protocols, and crypto-assets.

The event was catered to entrepreneurs, regulators, fund managers, lawyers, finance professionals, investors, and business executives.

Token Summit’s 2017 event was listed as an inaugural event. That means event organizers are anticipating another event taking place next year. However, no details of Token Summit 2018 have been released at this time.

The event was organized by tech entrepreneur and angel investor William Mougayar.

Key Speakers at Token Summit

Some of the biggest minds in the blockchain and crypto-token worlds spoke at Token Summit 2017. Speakers included:

  • Muneeb Ali: Co-founder of Blockstack
  • Brian Armstrong: Founder and CEO of Coinbase
  • Juan Benet: Founder of Protocol Labs and Inventor of IPFS and Filecoin
  • Joerg Blumtritt: Co-founder of Datarella
  • Arthur Breitman: Co-founder and CTO of Tezos
  • Kathleen Breitman: CEO of Tezos
  • Jake Brukhman: Co-Founder of CoinFund

Dozens of other speakers attended the event, representing a range from across the cryptocurrency industry.

Token Summit 2017 Sponsors

Token Summit received sponsorship and support from some of the biggest names in the cryptocurrency industry. Sponsors were separated into gold and silver tiers. Gold sponsors included Storj.io, ICONOMI, Cofound.it, and ShapeShift, while Silver Sponsors included Blockstack, Ledger, Microsoft, Brave, ANX International, Kryptonite1, Perkins Coie, Coinbase, Civic, and Veridium.

Token Summit Pricing

There are no details about pricing information for Token Summit 2018. However, Token Summit was priced at the following rates:

  • Early Bird: $249 USD
  • Regular Ticket: $349
  • 4 Tickets: $1200

Where Was It?

Token Summit 2017 took place in the Paulson Auditorium at NYU Tisch Hall at 40 W. 4th Street, New York City.

The venue is capable of holding 470 people. It’s part of the NYU School of Business.

We have no information about where Token Summit 2018 will take place. However, New York seems like an obvious choice.

Schedule of Events

Token Summit 2017 took place over a single day. The day started at 730am with registration, a continental breakfast, and networking opportunities. The opening address began at 830am and was led by Wiliam Mougayar and Nick Tomaino.

Throughout the day, attendees heard speeches like “State of Tokens”, “Business Models Behind Tokens”, “Token Launch Best Practices”, “Analyzing the Data While Peering at the Future”, “What Are Cryptoassets Actually Worth?”, and “Is Grey the New Normal in Legal and Compliance?”.

The day also featured surprise ICO announcements and a token “show and tell”. The event wrapped up by 530pm, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres served until 7pm.

When Will Token Summit 2018 Take Place?

We have no information about Token Summit 2018 at this time. William Mougayar, who launched the inaugural Token Summit in 2017, appears to be planning on holding Token Summits every year. However, there’s been no confirmation of next year’s Token Summit – so we don’t know anything at this time.

Stay tuned for more information about Token Summit 2018 for when it gets announced!