Get F'IT: Financial Regulation and the Future of Funding

What is the future of funding? That’s the question we’re looking to shed light upon in our monthly fintech session. An increase in equity crowdfunding, advancement in blockchain technology, and a digital gold rush has been enablers for funding of many startups in recent years.

2017 can be categorized as ‘the year of blockchain’ and we have seen a rise in various funding solutions utilizing blockchain. Last year, we saw a severe increase in the total amount of funds raised via ICOs, which has reached almost US$4 billion to date – and recently, Vitalik Buterin (ethereum founder) suggested upgrading the ICO concept by merging it with some of the benefits of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). The new idea, entitled DAICO. Another interesting blockchain-based funding solution comes from Estonian based Funderbeam, who builds a blockchain-based “stock exchange” for startups.
At this session we will assess the current startup funding landscape and try to look into what the future might bring.

Program:
15:30-16:00: Registration and coffee
16:00 – 16:05: Welcome by Thomas Krogh Jensen, CEO of Copenhagen FinTech
16:05 – 16:30: “How technology (ICOs) is changing the future of funding”
Presentation by Omri Ross, Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen
16:30 – 16:50: “The Danish FSA’s take on ICO”
presentation by Jon Kyed, Chief Special Advisor, Finanstilsynet
16.50 – 17:00: Coffee Break
17:00 – 17:25: “Regulated ICOs”
Presentation by Urmas Peiker, Co-founder at Funderbeam

17:30 – 18:00: Panel debate
TBC, Aryze
Jon Kyed , Chief Special Advisor, Finanstilsynet
Urmas Peiker Co-founder, Funderbeam
Omri Ross, Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen
Moderator: Tanja Lind Melskens, Attorney, Senior Manager, Kammeradvokaten/Poul Schmith

18:00 – Networking
When: Tuesday 27th of February 2018 from 16-18 (coffee and registration from 15.30)
Where: Copenhagen Fintech Lab, Applebys Plads 7, 1411 København K

Price:
Free for members of Copenhagen Fintech. To hear more about membership of Copenhagen Fintech contact Niklas Weckesser at npw@copenhagenfintech.dk +45 3016 1121

Date

Tuesday 27th of February 2018

Time

15:30 - 18:00

Organizer

Copenhagen Fintech Lab

Location

Applebys Plads 7

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