ON:chain Launches Inaugural Conference on the Intersection of Blockchain and Financial Innovation
Newport Beach, CA, March 4, 2019 – Located at the beautiful Balboa Bay Resort, on the water in Newport Beach, CA, ON:chain is launching its initial annual thought-leadership conference, ON:chain19, on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The intimate conference and networking event will be engaging industry leaders, family offices, and investment professionals in robust discussions about the impact of blockchain on financial markets, institutional transactions, portfolio construction, and consumer behavior.
On stage will be leaders in technology, finance, venture capital, government, regulators and academics exploring the frontiers of how our financial markets will be disrupted in the near-term. In the audience will be financial professionals (buy-side and sell-side) and investors (both institutional and family office/HNW), together with those men and women who are actually building this exciting new ecosystem.
“We believe strongly in the need to create this new forum for a robust and intellectually rigorous discussion of how these technological changes will impact investment portfolios and financial decision-making in the near-term,” said conference chair Timothy Spangler, a leading FinTech legal and regulatory expert. 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.
“ON:chain19 is bringing together family offices, investment professionals, industry leaders, academics, and entrepreneurs for a unique opportunity to discuss how to best prepare for the disruption of traditional finance and investment paradigms by blockchain, digital assets and related technologies,” said Kevin Maloney, conference co-founder and serial technology entrepreneur.
Confirmed speakers currently include:
George Gilder, author of Wealth and Poverty and Life after Google
Phillip Liu, Bitmain
Lee Schneider, Block.one
Alex Mashinsky, Celsius Network
Noreen Clancy, RAND Corporation
Scott Purcell, Prime Trust
Michael Terpin, Transform Group
Vineer Bhansali, LongTail Alpha
Travis Kling, Ikigai Asset Management
Marc Goroff, XEEDA
Robin Sosnow, Esq. PLLC
Matt Gertler, Reserve.org
Thomas Meredith, BitMinutes
Marc Boiron, Fisher Broyles
Mark Moss, Market Disruptors
Kelley Weaver, MelrosePR
Gene Massey, MediaShares
Jonathan Reichental, former CIO of City of Palo Alto
Topics will include: “Why is Blockchain so Transformative?,” “Financial Inclusion and the World’s 2.5 Billion Unbanked,” “Addressing Regulatory Concerns,” “Millennials and Crypto,” “Real Estate Disruptors” and “Women in Blockchain.”
In order to support the broadest conversations on these exciting topics, a limited number of exceptional, high caliber university students and individuals 23 years old and younger will be invited to attend ON:chain19 in Newport Beach and contribute to the robust discussions. Importantly, a portion of the ON:chain19 proceeds will benefit Girls Who Code (https://girlswhocode.com/).