#VF2017: GOING MAINSTREAM - Blockchain, Fintech, and Crypto Funding Conference

On November 28, 2017 the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada hosted the 3rd annual VanFUNDING Conference and first-ever BC RegTech Hackathon at the Morris Wosk Centre for Advanced Dialogue. The 1.5 day event brought together 50+ speakers from Canada and the US, experts to discuss the latest developments, educate, inspire, and connect.

  1. Hosted by the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada in partnership with Raymond James, Victory Square Technologies, Gowling WLG, Blockchain Intelligence Group, Etherparty and the BC Securities Commission, see the full list of partners here. VanFUNDING covered hot topics such as:
  2. - 2017 Current State and Future of Blockchain and Public Markets
    Blockchain’s Impact on Financial Services: An Enterprise Developer’s Perspective
    - Humanizing Blockchain:
    Changing Life Experiences
    - Dear Jamie Dimon: First Principles of Investing in Bitcoin and Blockchain Assets
    - Will Blockchain & Fintech Achieve Massive Global Scale? Challenges & Opportunities of Commercialization
    - The ICO Revolution and Global Token Economy
    - Public Initial Blockchain Offering (PIBCO) – A Regulatory Compliant ICO: The Process & Benefits for Your Business
    - Innovation Finance: Raising Seed & Growth Capital from Napkin to ICO
    - Regulatory Perspectives: Can Blockchain and Fintech Unlock its Potential?
    - Marketing Strategies & Tactics for Crowdfunding Success
    - Crypto Disasters: How to protect yourself from the ICO black hole
    - The Impact of Distributed Blockchain Ecosystems and the Fintech Value Chain
  3. BC's First-Ever RegTech Hackathon (co-hosted by the BC Securities Commission) also brought out dozens of individuals who competed in the full day event. The winners of the hackathon were TrustRank, a blockchain-based KYC solution.
  4. See the highlights from speakers and attendees below or check out the photo album here.

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