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Events

WEF Davos Blockchain and Crypto Content

It’s time for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland under the theme of Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World. The program is organized under the following seven topics: – How to Save the Planet – Society & Future of Work – Tech for Good – Fairer Economies – Better Business – Healthy Futures – Beyond Geopolitics

While the descriptions of individual panels do not necessarily highlight Blockchain Economy or CryptoAssets topics, it’s clear that they will contribute to many of the individual themes: 1. Trust and Transparency (Global Value Chains, Supply Chains, Deepfakes, Cybersecurity…) 2. The Digital Economy (Token Economy, CBDC, Stablecoins, Financial Markets, Central Banks, Digital Economy Taxation) 3. Sustainability and Climate Change (not specifically super blockchain-y in the descriptions, but I would expect that trust and transparency related to sustainability would link back to blockchain solutions)

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Regulation and Compliance Startup Legal Concerns

COPPA Impact and Compliance for YouTube/Instagram Creators and International Startups

Upcoming changes in the enforcement of the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, better known as COPPA, will have a significant impact for content creators on platforms like YouTube and Instagram but also for compliance for international companies/platforms/startups with an American audience.

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BlockTV News

Microsoft Azure Tokenizes Community Rewards, Lithuania Launches Digital Collector Coin, Blockchain Copyright Management in Italy – BlockTV CryptoGlobe

In the December 11th, 2019 episode of CryptoGlobe, we discuss:

Microsoft Azure Heroes

In partnership with Enjin, Microsoft Azure has released the Azure Heroes tokenized developer community rewards using non-fungible tokens (NFT).

The limited edition “badgers” reward the Azure community for content creation, evangelization and code and will be tradable on the Ethereum blockchain.

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Events Professional Networking Startup Ecosystems

CES 2020 Party and Networking List

This page is a work-in-progress. It will be updated regularly as I hear of new CES networking events. Feel free to leave a comment or send me a message if you want to suggest any additions.

I am not associated with any of these events. I can not get you tickets, get you off the waitlist or get you a free drink. I do, however, gladly accept free drinks.

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BlockTV News

German Banks Can Soon Commercialize Crypto, Nordea Bank Forbids Employee CryptoAssets Ownership, India Working on National Blockchain Framework – BlockTV CryptoGlobe

In the December 4th, 2019 episode of CryptoGlobe, we discuss:

Germany passes legislation effective January 1, 2020, allowing banks to commercialize crypto and provide cryptoassets custody solutions

By updating the EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, banks will now be allowed to deal directly with cryptocurrencies. Exchanges and custodians will need to apply for specific licensing to continuing German operations.

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BlockTV News

Cryptocurrency Travel Reservations, EU Blockchain Fund, Salmon on Blockchain and Ukraine’s 5% Crypto Tax – BlockTV CryptoGlobe

This week on my BlockTV CryptoGlobe show :

1. Travala.com partners with Booking.com to bring cryptocurrency payments to all of Booking’s 90,000 different destinations in 230 countries.

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Events Professional Networking Startup Ecosystems

CES 2020 FrenchTech Startup Investor Tours

CES is almost here and I’m happy to announce that I will be providing my French Tech startup investor and influencer tours for the sixth straight year. The French startup delegation is the largest at CES next to the US. Over 300 French companies are exhibiting at CES 2020 with a large number receiving CES Innovation or Best of Innovation Awards. Join our investor/influencer tour and discover 10 of the FrenchTech stars.

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Tuesday, January 7th at 10am. (full)
Tuesday, January 7th at 1pm.
Wednesday, January 8th at 10am.
Wednesday, January 8th at 1pm.
Thursday, January 9th at 1pm.

Location: Eureka Park (Sands Convention Center)

If you would like to join one of my tours, please sign-up on typeform.

🇸🇬🇮🇹🇳🇱 There are also dedicated tours to meet startups from Singapore, Italy and the Netherlands. Message me for more info.

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Speaking Engagements Tokenized Securities

DigitalK Conference Sofia

Join me at DigitalK Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, this Thursday and Friday. Don’t miss my keynote, Security Token Offerings: Tokenized Securities and the Future of Investment.

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News

CoinMarketCap Handing Out FCAS Grades To CryptoAssets – BlockTV CryptoGlobe

CoinMarketCap has announced that it is implementing the Fundamental CryptoAsset Score (FCAS) framework in its rating system.

Like credit scoring, the FCAS will create a more objective competitive landscape for CryptoAssets. The fact that CoinMarketCap is implementing it is a strong signal of increasing market maturity and customer/investor confidence. FCAS is a combination of User Activity, Developer Behavior, and Market Maturity Fundamentals leveraging dozens of data points.

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Events Startup Ecosystems Startup Jury

SXSW: Pitch Blockchain Jury and FrenchTech Startup Visa

I was finally able to fit SXSW into my travel schedule and was not disappointed. I love Austin in general and SXSW was an incredible ten days of networking, inspiration, and great food.

SXSW was kind enough to invite me to be on the startup jury for the SXSW Pitch in the blockchain track. This was one of my most memorable and enjoyable startup juries, not least because whurley was also on the jury with me and I don’t think I stopped laughing from speaker prep through to the end.