JULY 25, 2018
NYU Kimmel Center
New York, NYC
(continuously updated)

Ameetess Dira

COO Inbot

Ameetess is an entrepreneur, media executive, and tri-media journalist, with decades-strong experience serving markets as diverse as the Asia Pacific region, the EU and US in the fields of media, marketing, digital, and publishing. She is the COO at Inbot, a blockchain AI platform for trusted business referrals. There are 60,000 Inbot Ambassadors in 161 countries with the ultimate aim of accelerating global business growth for companies on the platform. They launched their own cryptocurrency, InToken, the utility token used to transact on the platform.


Andrew Jewett

Co-CEO Aperture

Co-CEO Aperture. Andrew oversees all day to day activities at Aperture. in addition to day to day operations, Andrew is part of the team that is launching Property Coin, the first security token backed by a professionally managed portfolio of fix and flip assets and loans. Andrew brings years of experience in the residential real estate space, both from an operator and a structured finance perspective and is focused on the implementation of best practices from the traditional real estate and structured finance world to the security token markets.


Rika Khurdayan

Partner At Dilendorf Khurdayan

Rika Khurdayan’s practice involves blockchain, virtual currencies, ICOs and STOs (including tokenization of assets). Rika provides strategic, transactional and regulatory advice to a wide range of both established and emerging participants in the FinTech space, and regularly represents token issuers, cryptocurrency exchanges, traditional and crypto investment funds, as well as family offices and managers wishing to cross-over to the blockchain sector. Well-versed in global blockchain trends and jurisdictional differences, and passionate about renewable energy, IoT and shared economy projects.


Max Dilendorf

Managing Partner At Dilendorf Khurdayan PLLC

Max Dilendorf's practice involves security token offerings (STOs), blockchain and real estate. Max focuses on legal and SEC regulatory aspects of ICOs and STOs in the US. Max advised and assisted local and international blockchain companies, funds, investors and entrepreneurs with launching and/or investing in cryptocurrency projects, tokenized real estate and fund offerings.


Rebecca Rettig

Crypto/Blockchain Litigator at Dontzin, Nagy & Fleissig LLP

Rebecca Rettig has a broad practice litigating complex commercial disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants. Rebecca has been involved in litigating private crypto- and blockchain-related disputes, has advised private equity firms about the legal and regulatory implications relating to potential crypto/blockchain investments, and has advised clients about the legal implications of issuing tokens, including “consumer” (or “utility”) tokens.


Scott Lynn

Founder, Masterworks.io

Mr. Lynn has been an active collector of contemporary art for more than fifteen years and has built an internationally-recognized collection of Abstract Expressionism that has included works by Clyfford Still, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and more. In addition to Masterworks, Mr. Lynn serves on the board of v2 ventures (Adparlor, Inc., Giant Media, Inc., Reachmobi, Inc., Amply, Inc. and Sellozo, Inc.), Payability, LLC, and the Brooklyn Rail (a non-profit publication in the art industry).


Gary J. Ross

Partner, Ross & Shulga PLLC

Gary J. Ross is a founding partner of Ross & Shulga PLLC, and is a leading securities law practitioner in both the cryptocurrency and online equity investment platform spaces. Gary represents both companies conducting token offerings and funds investing in token offerings and other blockchain-related projects. Gary formerly worked at Sidley Austin LLP and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he oversaw compliance for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Gary is an avid runner and is running the San Francisco Marathon the weekend after the Summit.


Douglas Schwartz

Founder & CEO | Dove Network

Douglas has spent the last fifteen years of his life trading stocks and bonds. He graduated with a degree in Finance from The University of Georgia and spent the first five years of his career as a money manager. His clients were high net worth individuals and his job was to allocate their money among financial assets to meet return and risk objectives based on each client’s time horizon and risk tolerance. Douglas currently sits on the board of three start-ups, runs a technology consulting firm, and has recently returned from an exploratory trip to India, Dubai, Russia, and Ukraine where he continued his studies on Blockchain, networked with engineers all over these countries and recruited software engineering talent to join his growing companies.


Stefan Savic

Partner at Shipkevich PLLC

Stefan represents clients in all stages of litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and regulatory proceedings. Stefan’s litigation practice focuses on commercial litigation in federal and state courts in various subject matters ranging from civil RICO claims to misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and class action defense. Stefan represents companies conducting token offerings in both regulatory proceedings and civil litigation. While Stefan’s work focuses heavily on civil litigation, he also assists businesses in avoiding costly litigation by assuring that clients have safeguards in place at all stages of business management.


Alexander S. Blum


Alexander S. Blum has been working in blockchain for the past 4+ years, advising VCs, PE groups, Fortune 500s, and blockchain start-ups on financial and technical strategy and development. He has developed a cryptocurrency mining operation, an AI-Crypto Hedge Fund, and led multiple ICOs, including Science Inc. and Sweetbridge. Prior to this, he served in the Peace Corps in Panama where he started an indigenous artisan crafts co-op as an Economic Development Consultant. He attended Tufts University and MIT.


Seth W. Goettelman

Principal at KSN

Seth Goettelman, a Principal at KSN in Chicago, advises blockchain and digital currency companies, as well as venture funds and other investors on a variety of legal and business issues, including corporate formation, digital token sales and related ongoing securities law and regulatory compliance matters that are key to success in this dynamic and quickly evolving industry. Seth also advises companies through every stage of the corporate life cycle – from initial financing through successful initial public offering or acquisition.


Rob Nance

Managing Partner of Edgewater Equity

Rob is managing partner of Edgewater Equity, an early stage venture capital fund based in New York City. Edgewater deploys capital thematically across early-stage companies investing in the enabling technology of networks and the application of material science to consumer products that haven’t seen innovation in multiple decades.


Pawneet Abramowski

Principal at PARC Solutions LLC

Principal at PARC Solutions LLC. Senior Compliance/Risk Executive with 20+ years’ achievements in the public and private sector and recognized financial crimes risk management (FCRM) subject matter expertise spanning anti-money laundering (AML), fraud, sanctions, anti-corruption, regulation, and compliance. Known for introducing innovative management techniques that improve organizational risk management capabilities.