The Blockchain space is officially maturing. Regulation is catching up & established businesses are looking to enter the space. Many believe security tokens are key to bridging the old world & the new financial system. In this session we’ll be covering:
- What is a security token?
- How is it different from a utility token?
- Why these are important?
- The regulation of Security Tokens
- Who can invest in them?
- What are benefits?
- How will security tokens affect the world of Cryptocurrency?
Alex Saunders - CEO & Founder of Nugget’s News
Alex has been immersed in cryptocurrency since discovering Bitcoin in 2012. Alex has a unique investment style that combines fundamental analysis, technical analysis and market sentiment as key drivers in decision making. Alex’s passion lead him to leave his successful career as a head Pharmacist in 2017, to found Nugget’s News. He established the brand through a loyal following on his educational YouTube channel and his crypto community discussion group. Alex is a trusted voice in the Australian crypto community, conducts many speaking engagements to spread the word of crypto and helps to accelerate blockchain start-ups through applying his years of experience and wisdom.
Rick Klink - Founder of Open Markets
In 2005, Rick founded D2MX, an independent Australian direct execution StockBroking firm. D2MX rose to over $700 million per month in trading turnover per month. D2MX was sold to Penson Inc in 2008
In 2009, Rick founded Bespoke Portfolio, a dealer group focusing on FinTech / RoboAdvice companies providing Managed Account services. Bespoke Portfolio now provides services to some of the largest RoboAdvice companies in Australia.
In 2013, Rick co-founded OpenMarkets, an independent Australian StockBroking firm. Rick was CEO until 2017, then moving to CTO and Executive Director role. OpenMarkets now has a turnover of approximately $4Billion per month and Assets on platform of over $1.5 billion.
John Bassilios - Special Counsel, Hall & Wilcox
John has broad experience in financial services, funds management, blockchain, corporate and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on funds management related matters.
John has acted for a wide range of financial services providers (both start-ups and established industry providers), including retail and wholesale fund managers, investment advisers, financial planners, stockbrokers, IDPS operators, managed discretionary account providers and consumer credit providers. He has advised financial services providers on all aspects of managed investments schemes, AFSL and ACL licensing, disclosure requirements, and ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements.
More recently John has taken a keen interest in Blockchain related matters and gained significant experience advising on, and establishing, crypto currency funds, reviewing Whitepapers for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and Securities Token Offerings (STO) and advising on the establishment of cryptocurrency exchanges. John is currently a mentor for the RMIT Blockchain Strategy Course.
Dr. Prash P, CEO Caleb and Brown
Dr. Prash is considered a thought leader in the philosophical and existential implications of this emerging technology and is a regular speaker at the industry conferences.
As the Founder & CEO of Caleb and Brown, he witnessed first-hand the seismic shift the financial world is seeing with the rise of cryptocurrencies. Dr. Prash watched early movers make huge profits whilst seasoned investors were locked out of the market due to limited access and high barriers to entry. Early on he recognised that not only were these roadblocks alienating a majority of investors from profiting from these emerging markets, but also preventing them from future proofing and diversifying their portfolios.
Caleb & Brown was named FinTech start-up of the year at the Stockbroker and Financial Advisors Association (SAFAA) conference 2018.
Venue sponsored by Stone and Chalk.