Clarifying the path to tokenization
In phase 3, we will host masterclasses on token finance, token engineering, and token regulations. Be prepared to dive deep in each topic and get the latest insights from experts in the field!
This Fall, three deep dive sessions will be held in Amsterdam and Rotterdam
Experts from finance, technology and legal-regulatory will teach you on token taxonomy, token finance, and token engineering. These sessions are organized by popular demand for professionals in Finance, Legal and Technology sectors.
Token financing offers companies a variety of benefits, including the democratisation of value creation. Where companies in the past might have struggled to raise the funds for their venture, token financing offers lower entry barriers for (micro) investors, a wider market to raise funds and easier traceability of and communication with investors.
Tokens will disrupt global economics and radically change how commerce will be transacted. While various implementations exist for tokens for specific platforms, the industry is currently lacking a venue for all participants to collaborate on a shared description and approach, resulting in a lack of interoperability, reuse, and common ground to address regulatory issues.
Undeniably, technology’s evolution pace is light years ahead of regulatory frameworks. The regulation of the token economy is one of the most conflictive tasks within the Token ecosystem. We will give a global view of regulation, how different countries approach the issue and in what ways investors are protected against bad practices.
We will follow the first principles model for understanding tokenization. During the masterclasses, the Token Taxonomy Framework (TTF) which bridges the gap between blockchain developers, business executives, and legal/regulators, allowing them to work together to model existing and define new business models based on tokens, will be a red herring. Through the masterclasses, we will classify tokens and token use-cases based on the International Token Standardisation Association (ITSA).
During the masterclasses, you will learn the fundamentals from the masters and through interaction with fellow attendees. You will work with peers in the room to validate business models, understand token types and properties. Given the complexity of the subject and to guarantee you retain and process the content and materials provided, we have designed these sessions to take place on separate days during which you will learn from the lecturers and interact with other attendees.
These deep dive sessions are created for professionals with different backgrounds - technical, managerial and entrepreneurial. Professionals without a technical background are invited to participate but may find certain content overwhelming. In that case, you will understand the technology, but may skip some of the assignments. The masterclass offers a practical approach on how to actually design a token framework using the Token Taxonomy Framework (TTF) created by the Token Taxonomy Initiative.
These experts will present the masterclass sessions
Jelle Poll - Dusk Network
Token Finance Master
Jelle heads Dusk Network's business side and has been responsible for their $8M seed round, becoming the first and only Dutch project to achieve a listing on the acclaimed Binance exchange, and is now spearheading an adoption roadmap making Dusk Network the technology of choice for financial institutions working issuing, trading, and managing securities. He is a former blockchain consultancy boutique co-founder servicing technological powerhouses, and was personally responsible for the creation of the blockchain team at Shell's Technical Innovation department.
Olivier Rikken - Ledger Leopard
Token Regulation Master
Olivier a leading person in the field of Blockchain and Smart Contracts. Director at AXVECO, advisor and co-founder to various blockchain start and scale ups, part of the ISO world standardization group on Smart Contracts and responsible for various initiatives of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition. He holds an MSc in System Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management from TU Delft and an executive MBA from Nyenrode/Kellogg/Stellenbosch and has nearly 15 years of experience in IT development, process improvement and organizational strategy and change.
Dan Libau - Lightbulb capital
Dan is appointed affiliate faculty of Singapore Management University. Dan is also a lecturer at Rotterdam School of Management's Executive Education arm in Erasmus University. Previously, he was a visiting professor at IE business school in its top-ranked Master in Finance program, where he received the teaching excellence award for his fintech business models class. In 2019 he received the best paper award in his category for the paper on ICO scams (co-authored with P. Schueffel) from the editorial board of the Journal of the British Blockchain Association (JBBA). Dan is also a review editor for Frontiers Financial Blockchain academic journal and works on research projects. Also, he is a frequent speaker at seminars on blockchain and innovation in financial services.
Willem-Jan Smits - WatsonLaw
Willem-Jan’s affinity for new technology has made him the type of lawyer who pays particular attention to innovation and regulators’ reactions thereto. He closely follows the latest developments in relation to blockchain, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts and is a specialist and pioneer in the fields of tokenization, token contracting and the associated project funding stages – seed funding and initial coin offering (ICO). His clients comprise of startups as well as larger companies looking to incorporate new technologies in their daily operations.
Mandeville, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Rotterdam
More information about this location and how to get there, can be found here.
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