Conference Track

Digital Money

Whether measured by the number of ATMs or branch closures, the people who use it, or merchants that accept it, the end of cash may be getting closer. What digital form will replace it? A look at the contenders for the new world of value and where money is going, from robochats and AI-powered fintech to cryptocurrencies and ICO offerings.

Price: $400

Tuesday, January 8

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Conference Session

Fitness & Finance: How AI and Behavior Elevate Wellness

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Wealth and Wellness go hand-in-hand.How you manage both can make all the difference. Join global leaders MINDBODY and MoneyLion for a breakfast and learn how using technology to help track and make decisions on your fitness and finances can lead to better overall wellness and reduced financial stress – one of America’s biggest epidemics.

9:00 – 9:30 AM

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Fintech Meets Techfin

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Banks and fintechs had a shotgun marriage and it worked. See how new technologies including robochat, AI, voice, AR and VR, trusted systems and biometrics are shaping the new face of traditional commerce.

9:30 – 10:00 AM

Conference Session

What's Your Crypto IQ

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Hashing, forking, STOs...study up and you could win some great swag over plus learn how to earn interest on your crypto.

10:00 – 10:30 AM

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The Great Crypto Debate

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There are a mind-boggling 500+ coins and exchanges from which to choose. Time to get out your scorecards as the creators, leaders, and investors of the biggest currencies today make their case for how you can benchmark and evaluate the best. They’ll sort through the tumultuous crypto-events of 2018 and set the stage for the year to come.

10:30 – 11:00 AM

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How Blockchain is Remaking the Media/Entertainment Business

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Go blockchain or go home. New media properties are using blockchain architecture as proof of work, as a means of more equitably sharing profits, and decentralizing distribution. An ecosystem spanning everything from ticket sales to fandom is forming. Hardware manfacturers and carriers need to make sure they're blockchain-ready.

11:00 – 11:20 AM

Conference Session

The Future of Money, Dutch Style

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A Conversation with the Prince of the Netherlands.

11:30 – 1:00 PM

Conference Session

True Confessions: ICOs, Crypto, Tokens and VCs

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Meet the pioneers (arrows in their backs and all). These thought leaders bring original thinking and a critical understanding about how to move the digital money revolution along. Learn how to protect your assets in the crypto world. Get invements tips. Understand stable coins. the various forms of tokenization, and how to make the blockchain scalable.

1:00 – 1:45 PM

Conference Session

The Importance of Being Secure

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Trust is the secret sauce for any currency. From chipsets and storage devices to secure digital wallets, take a look at a variety of solutions designed to protect personal identification and assets, making safety in the world of digital money more certain.

1:45 – 2:15 PM

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A Crash Course on Regulation

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As the nascent alternative currency market matures everyone starts paying close attention. Ignore the regulations and legal issues surrounding emerging currencies and tokens at your own peril. Whether you’re investing or building, you’ll want to hear from the major stakeholders in government, law, regulation, and contracts.

2:15 – 2:45 PM

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Masterclass: How to Think like a Block-treprenaur

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The blockchain combines the openness of the Internet with the security of cryptography. Step one for moving your current business to the blockchain, or starting a new blockchain business, is to rethink your processes. Shidan Gouran has built numerous blockchain companies, both for the mining of cryptocurrency and in the entertainment space. His methodology for thinking "in blockchain" can help you master your own. Gouran recently acquired Nolan Bushnell's blockchain-based X2 gaming company, so watch for a special appearance.

2:45 – 3:30 PM

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The Future is Decentralized

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Take a look at the next gen businesses being built on the blockchain. This panel of blockchain evangelists will convince you that decentralization will remake not just the Internet, but maybe humankind.

3:30 – 5:00 PM

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The Second Annual Token Slugfest

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ICOs (initial coin offerings) are manna from heaven for the next generation of fund seekers, bypassing traditional fundraising routes. How are they doing? Find out in this blazing-fast look at some of the best pre- and post-ICOs in the world.

6:30 – 8:30 PM

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Reception: New Media Built for a Blockchain World

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Celebrate the dawning of the new age of digital money new kinds of media platforms built for a blockchain world. Attendees of the Digital Money Forum and select VIP guests only. RSVP required.

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