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What Founders & Investors Should Know About Cryptocurrency

  • CIC Boston 50 Milk Street, Lighthouse West, 20th fl Boston, MA, 02110 United States (map)

Blockchain has opened up a whole new field of options for companies, financially and technologically. ICO fundraising, decentralized platforms driven by utility tokens, new implementations of almost every (highly-profitable) financial model... it's a booming sector with constant advancements.

But there are some hard-won lessons learned available from founders & startup operators who have been on this path for some time now, and from investors & industry leaders who have been helping to shape the future of this space. We've brought several of them together for a panel discussion, to offer perspectives on ICOs, platform risks of different blockchains, regulatory factors, best practices for token ecosystems, and more.

Join us to learn from the discussion, ask our panel questions, and meet others interested in building companies based on these new options.

(Please note this will not be a place to discuss personal investment or cryptocurrency speculation, with the possible exception of how our panelists see this practice impacting blockchain companies.)

This event is part of the Tech & Industry Trends track at Startup Boston 2018.

Our Speakers:

Sarah Hodges, Partner at Pillar VC

Sarah Hodges is a Partner at Pillar, an early-stage venture capital fund based in Boston investing in blockchain, crypto, and machine intelligence. She is one of the organizers of Boston Blockchain Week, now in planning for its second year. Sarah is also a startup veteran, having held leadership roles at RunKeeper, Smarterer, and Pluralsight.

Scott Sigel, Director of Business Development at Commonwealth Crypto

Scott Sigel is currently working to solve the problem of trade security and custody with Commonwealth Crypto in Boston. Previously he worked across three ventures in fintech and consumer, plus time at SVB advising pre-seed/seed stage teams on capital and growth.

More speakers to be announced!

This is a Startup Boston event.

Startup Boston is a free, five-day series of events celebrating, educating, and connecting entrepreneurs in Boston. Taking place from September 10-14th, 2018, Startup Boston brings entrepreneurs, company leaders, innovators, and industry experts together to foster collaboration and fuel growth in Boston's startup ecosystem.

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