Presentation to explore the social impact of blockchain technology in solving global challenges
Austin, TX, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire — DecentraNet has announced that Ted Moskovitz, the company’s Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, will present at CoinsBank Blockchain Cruise Asia January 15-19, 2018. The sold out event will feature top speakers and influencers from 45 countries and expected attendance is over 700 blockchain enthusiasts, industry professionals, technologists, and thought-leaders.
The two-day event will offer valuable education and top-notch networking on subjects ranging from the power of distributed ledgers in real estate, logistics and government, the future of ICO’s, and the current state of “altcoins”. Ted will present on the subject of how blockchain can be used for social good alongside esteemed industry leaders, such as John McAfee, famed cybersecurity pioneer and Chief Visionary Officer of MGT Capital Investments, Andrew Filipowski of SilkRoad Equity, Sally Eaves of Forbes Technology Council, and Ronnie Moas of Standpoint Research.
“While much coverage about bitcoin and blockchain technology centers around negatives like ransomware and the Silk Road, blockchain technology has the potential for incredible good in the world as well. The fundamental attributes of transparency, immutability, and decentralization will offer new insights into social issues. By exploring a number of use cases, projects, and leaders already harnessing the technology to address problems facing foreign aid distribution, state level corruption, “fake news,” financial exclusion in the developing world, climate change, and infectious disease. We have a responsibility to integrate blockchain technology as a source of positive impact in the world to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, and I’m honored to be part of it,” said Ted Moskovitz, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of DecentraNet.
To learn more about the CoinsBank Blockchain Asia Cruise, visit their website at https://coinsbank.com.
ABOUT TED MOSKOVITZ
Ted Moskovitz is a former SEC lawyer turned serial entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. He is the cofounder of the virtual incubator Featured Labs, which advises and invests in companies working in SaaS, genomic-based medicine, and blockchain technology. He is also an advocate for the medical application of psychedelics and cannabis for treating PTSD and other conditions.
A Co-Founder of DecentraNet, one of the first full-service blockchain technology consultancies, Ted is bringing to market the technologies that will have the greatest impact on our world over the coming decade.
Ted’s Business Development skills have led to the firm’s blockchain technology clients and partners being on track to raise over $1 Billion via ICO by mid-2018. He is also in the process of raising a $200MM fund that will be deployed to projects utilizing blockchain for social impact.
A fixture on the Blockchain technology speaking circuit, Ted has most recently been speaking on ZEDEs (Private Nation-States), the Future of Cryptocurrency Regulations, and his favorite topic—how blockchain technology can be harnessed for social good.
Ted lives vicariously through himself, having travelled to over 40 countries, performed at a Ukrainian Music Festival, and established a CPR and First Aid training program in the Dominican Republic.
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“I believe that initial coin offerings – whether they represent offerings of securities or not – can be effective ways for entrepreneurs and others to raise funding, including for innovative projects. However, any such activity that involves an offering of securities must be accompanied by the important disclosures, processes and other investor protections that our securities laws require. A change in the structure of a securities offering does not change the fundamental point that when a security is being offered, our securities laws must be followed. Said another way, replacing a traditional corporate interest recorded in a central ledger with an enterprise interest recorded through a blockchain entry on a distributed ledger may change the form of the transaction, but it does not change the substance.”
COO John Hensel of Securrency, a platform for KYC/AML compliant token offerings, had this to say:
“The most salient message is in the last quoted paragraph of the original post. ‘Any such activity that involves an offering of securities must be accompanied by the important disclosures, processes and other investor protections that securities laws require. A change in the structure of a securities offering does not change the fundamental point that when a security is being offered, securities laws must be followed.’ Notice they didn’t say ‘attempted to be complied with,’ they said ‘followed.’ Those ICOs which either attempt to characterize themselves as utility tokens or fail to comply with the law when marketing, disclosing, or vetting participants are heading down a dead end path. The SEC and other regulatory bodies are not saying no to ICOs, they’re saying comply with the law and protect investor interests. ICOs can and will be offered in a regulatory compliant way in a mainstream fashion soon. As you know, Securrency has been developing a RegTech platform for the past three years to do just this – offer regulatory compliant Initial Token Offerings (ITOs) enforcing/ensuring KYC/AML for all participants. Identity proofing is central to any legal ICO as only eligible investors as defined by their jurisdiction may participate. This may not be popular with all (including non-accredited investors), but the law is what matters at this point, not inclusion. Law makers are elected so maybe the rules will change in the future, but for now ITOs must comply with today’s law. The good news is we are on the threshold of a global pre-IPO marketplace where capital can be matched to opportunity efficiently and legally. Regulators know the evolution of ITOs and DLT will yield great and positive outcomes; they just need ensure laws are complied with and investor interests are protected along the way.”
You can read the entire statement here:
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DecentraNet Cofounder Matt McKibbin speaks on a panel at ICOforward NYC and discusses the merit of term ICO = Initial Coin Offering
Initial coin offering (ICO) may be the hottest term in cryptocurrency, but some startups are less than enthusiastic about embracing it.
Far from being able to cash in on its marketing value, many are instead seeking to buck the categorization altogether. Their chief concern? Worries that the language brings undue attention from regulators.
So, in an effort to stay under the radar, the entrepreneurs running these offerings have begun changing the language, sometimes only slightly. “Initial token offering,” “token sale,” “token generation event” or “initial capital building mechanism” or “ICBM” (an acronym more commonly thought of as a delivery mechanism for nuclear bombs) have all cropped up of late.
Amidst this inconsistency, CoinDesk took the topic to the floor of the ICO Forward Summit in New York City last week. The event brought together token projects, interested investors and existing blockchain companies to talk about the use case, its promise and possible pitfalls.
And while there might not be consensus on the issue, those CoinDesk spoke to believe the language is a natural symptom of regulatory tip-toeing.
According to Matt McKibbin, of the blockchain industry consultancy DecentraNet, the rhetorical positioning is just growing pains.
He told CoinDesk:
“I think the industry is still very, very young. Obviously, the lawyers still have a great amount of say in what their thing is called.”
‘If you say ICO’
In this way, McKibbin argued the decision of whether to use the word “token” or “coin” seems like one coming directly from attorneys. In fact, speaking with many entrepreneurs with ICOs on their roadmap, it almost sounded as though they were reading off a memo from counsel as we spoke.
Read more at: https://www.coindesk.com/initial-coin-offering-icbm/
DecentraNet Partner Matt McKibbin gave a keynote presentation “Enabling New Jurisdictions” at ICO Forward NYC Summit
Color-coordinated Matt McKibbin discussing the decentralization of sovreignty and new cities. Can we ICO new jurisdictions by offering equity interest in public services and industry? Can we eliminate inefficient intermediating and record-keeping structures? Blockchain technology is showing us that the answer is overwhelmingly yes.
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The DecentraNet Team had a scary good time this weekend at the Texas Bitcoin Conference in Austin, TX. Matt McKibbin gave a presentation on decentralized jurisdictions and governance through blockchain, and DecentraNet hosted a CryptoHalloween party for conference attendees.
Special shout outs to partners Trive, Bruce Fenton, Social-Evolution — we’ll be posting a recap of the party and more about our sponsors’ projects soon. Nanu Berks and Helena Martin did an incredible job transforming a picnic table into a work of psychedelic crypto-art, Travis Bonnet with the sound all night, Erik Kuykendall with Lucid Light, Christina Nelson for on-site massage, Jenna Rose Sanchez and Guan Yin Tea House, Kava Bar, our beautiful fire spinners, the LED light demo crew, the list could go on…from the bottom block of our hearts, thank you!
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