Understanding the Blockchain & Tokenization Revolution
Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Registration/doors open at 5:00 p.m.
There is no charge to attend.
Perkins Coie, Chicago Office
131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603
Join the blockchain teams from Perkins Coie, bloq, and the Chicago Blockchain Center for two informative sessions on blockchain. Pizza and adult beverages will be served.
5:00 p.m. Doors open for registration
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Blockchain 101
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Tokens and Tokenization – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Networking reception
If you’re new to blockchain, come early for Blockchain 101
What is blockchain and what makes it revolutionary? This session is geared toward professionals interested in learning the basics of blockchain. Learn the basics of blockchain & virtual currency, why it’s generating so much interest, and how companies across multiple industries are using this cutting edge technology. No technical background is needed as we will comprehensively breakdown the potential impact blockchain will have on how we organize and interact economically and socially. Now that you know the basics, stick around and join us for the next session.
Jim Coughlan, Partner, Perkins Coie
Laurie Rosini, Associate, Perkins Coie
If you know the basics, join us at 6:45 p.m. for an advanced session on tokenization.
Tokens and Tokenization – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Tokenization is receiving attention around the world with the popularity of Token Sales, often known as Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). However, tokenization built on blockchain is currently under-utilized in terms of its ultimate potential.
In this session, we will discuss how the growing popularity of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and distributed systems is giving rise to new and disruptive business models and technology enterprises, and answer the following questions:
- What is a token, how is it created and what does it mean? Is it valuable on an enterprise scale?
- What is a token sale and where does the current regulatory landscape look like?
- What is the future of blockchain and tokenization?
Marcelo Halpern, Partner, Perkins Coie
Matthew Roszak, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SilkRoad Equity (bloq, Tally Capital and Blockchain Capital)
Jennifer O’Rourke, Blockchain Business Liaison, State of Illinois, The Illinois Blockchain Initiative
For more information, please contact Michelle O’Connor.