When and where is it on?

April 25th-26th, Reed Smith offices in NYC, 599 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

How many years has it been going?

We lead the family office segment in North America and other areas like Israel & UK doing events for the past 12 years. This is the first Blockchain Family Office conference in the world.

What was the inspiration to start it?

Families asked for us to devote our tech family office investment conference to that.

What exciting things can people look forward to?

  • Mr. Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates.
  • Mr. Barry Silbert, Founder, Digital Currency Group.
  • Mr. Ari Paul, CIO, BlockTower.
  • Mr. Hadley Stern, VP, Fidelity Labs.
  • Mr. Yorke Rhodes, Blockchain Strategist, Microsoft.
  • Mr. Tom Golway, CTO Blockchain, HP.
  • Mr. Jed Talvacchia, Director, R3.
  • Mr. Aaron Wright, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Tech Startup Clinic and Blockchain Projects.
  • Mr. Andrew Keys, Co-Founder, ConsenSys Capital.

What opportunities are on offer for those attending?

The New York City High Tech Family Office Meetings are a series of select Semi Annual events dedicated to investments of high net worth individuals and single family office executives in high tech opportunities. Our next meeting is to explore and discuss the emerging and controversial world of Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and ICO’s. Is it the dotcom bubble all over again or the next big disruptor – the internet of value? Is it the next tulips or the next revolution?

The meeting will explore the following – the future of cryptocurrencies, a look at the growing number of Blockchain based technology companies (media, gaming, fintech, AI, P2P, clean-tech, marketplaces, hardware, base protocols, security, social and more) and will answer different questions like on the nature of ICOs; how it works, the future of ICOs and the pitfalls to be watchful of; where the opportunities lie and what should be avoided; how do the regulators, lawmakers, tax authorities view and approach the space and on the other end what is the advisers’ point of view – legal and accounting issues (evaluation, bookkeeping etc.).

We will map and explain the world of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies by also looking at different point of views of various experts – from the leading investors in the field – VCs, family offices and individuals, to the field’s top experts – academia, entrepreneurs, legal advisers and CPAs.

Who will be speaking?

See above and here.

What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?

Be friendly.

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

Its sells out very fast. We only sell 10 tickets! All the rest are reserved for side family offices and high net worth.

Prepared and edited by Andrew Carroll, Journalism MA in DIT. 

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