2018 Mars Blockchain Summit NYC

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The Westin New York at Times Square

4th Floor

270 West 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

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Mars Blockchain Summit NYC “Seeking the Power of a Turning Point” will be held on October 18, 2018, in New York City, United States of America. This unrivaled event is hosted by Mars Finance and Consensus Lab, co-hosted by Liaoyuan, Crypto Capital, Redbank Capital and Sharp Eye Capital.

As the global financial center, New York has a profound influence on blockchain’s policy regulation, secondary market, and trend for blockchain derivatives. Mars Finance has just recently successfully hosted the Mars Blockchain Summit in Silicon Valley on August 28th.

We are hosting the New York summit to invite senior representatives from Wall Street, Nasdaq, cryptocurrency exchanges and academic institutions with the intention to generate in-depth discussions on blockchain regulations, stable coin, secondary market, tokenomics, governance, next generation of public chain and other concurrent topics on cryptocurrency. We are also inviting top blockchain projects and token funds to participate in the roadshow.

Last but not least, we are preparing a cocktail party to provide more opportunities to connect and communicate for our guests and attendees.


  • Global Regulatory Environment

  • Stablecoin Storm

  • Secondary Market

  • Blockchain Applications

  • Top Fund & Roadshow

  • All-night Cocktail Party



08:00-09:00 Check-in and Opening Video

09:00-09:05 Summit Opening

MC: Vivi Lin, Founder of Vivi on the Block

09:05-09:20 Keynote 1: Opening

Fred Wang, Founder of Mars Blockchain Group, Founding Partner of Consensus Lab

09:20-09:35 Keynote 2: Incentive Robustness with Volatile Tokens

Chuanwei (David) Zou, Chief Economist of Bitmain

09:35-09:50 Fireside 1: Investment Logic in the Bear Market

David J. Namdar, Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Galaxy Digital vs Shuoji Zhou, Founding Partner of FBG

09:55-10:10 Keynote 3: Mapping the World on Blockchain

Dong Li, Founder of GoWithMi

10:10-10:25 Keynote 4: Practicing Blockchain in Malta

Keith Azzopardi, The Ambassador of Malta to the United States of America

10:25-10:55 Panel 1: Global Regulation Trend

- Moderator: Wang Shen, Co-Founder of Block Continent

- Kathrine Cooper, Shareholder at Murphy & McGonigle PC

- Victor T. Samuel, Founder & CEO of NV Global

- Angela Angelovska-Wilson, Co-Founder of DLx Law

- Jonathan C. Dunsmoor, P.C Founder and Principal of Dunsmoore Law

- Joel Telpner, Chair Fintech and Blockchain Practice at Sullivan & Worcester LLP

- Stephen Rutenberg, Shareholder at Polsinelli PC

10:55-11:25 Panel 2: STO's Future and the Realistic Path

- Moderator: Huining Cao Henry, Founder of Usechain

- Igor Denisov, Head of Strategy and Business Development at Polymath

- Yifeng Mao, CEO of Bitmaga

- Caroline Hofmann, COO of Republic

- Elie Galam, Chief Investment Officer of Eastmore

- Lingxiao Yang, Partner & COO of Trade Terminal Inc.


12:00-13:00 Lunch Intermission


13:00-13:30 Fireside 2

Fred Wang, Founder of Mars Blockchain Group, Founding Partner of Consensus Lab vs Jeffrey Wernick, Early Investor of Bitcoin, Uber and Airbnb

13:30-13:45 Keynote 5: The Historical Opportunity for Stablecoin

Adam Cai, Head of CoinBank in North America

13:45-14:15 Panel 3: The Storm of Stablecoin

- Moderator: Kevin Ren, Partner of Consensus Lab

- Chuck Kimble, Head of FI Partnerships at Circle; Head of Membership, CENTRE

- Sarah Olsen, Head of Business Development at Gemini

- Hugo Renaudin, Co-Founder & CEO of LGO Markets

- Dominic Ward, Advisor of Iconiq Lab

- Greg DiPrisco, Business Development Lead of MakerDAO

14:00-15:30 Parallel Session

Mars Blockchain Group Closed-Door Development Strategy Seminar

Mars Blockchain Group Core Team and Invites Only

14:15-14:45 Panel 4: Secondary Market and Digital Currency Exchanges

- Moderator: Vivi Lin, Founder of Vivi on the Block

- Jason Qiao, Former Executive Director at JPMorgan Asset Management

- John Kingston, Executive Editor of FreightWaves, Head of Community Engagement for Blockchain in Transport Alliance

- Katina Stefanova, CEO of Marto Capital

- Aries Wang, Co-Founder of Bibox

- Jiyue Lou, Founder of Tokenmania

- Ciara Sun, CSO of Bgogo

- Hugo Hu, Founder & CEO of ExShell

14:45-15:15 Panel 5: Public Blockchain Governance and Application

- Moderator: Feng Han, Co-Founder of Elastos, Visiting Researcher at Columbia University, Professor of iCenter at Tsinghua University

- Steven Haft, Head of Global Partnerships of Consensys

- Ronghui Gu, Co-Founder of Certik

- Theodore Gray, Advisor of Newton, Co-Founder of Wolfram Research

- Alex Mashinsky, Co-Founder & CEO of Celsius Network

- Bryant Nielson, Executive Director of Blockchain Academy

- Chris Li, CTO of Thunder Token

15:15-15:35 Fireside 3: What's the big companies' take on blockchain?

- Moderator: Qi Zhou, Founder of QuarkChain

- Qi Zhang, PhD Research Staff Member of Enterprise Solutions IBM Thomas J.Waston Research

- David D'Amico, VP of Speaker Signature Bank

15:35-16:05 Panel 6: Investment Strategy Against Market Cycle

- Moderator: Chris Koerner, Founder of No BS Crypto & Crypto Fund Manager

- Yubo Ruan, Founding Partner of 8 Decimal Capital

- Aurora Wong, Founding Partner of Crypto Capital

- Mitchell Dong, Managing Director of Pythagoras Investment Management LLC

- Junfei Ren, Founding Partner of Redbank Capital

- James Hao, General Partner of DFG

16:05-18:00 Project Pitching/Roadshow


Token Funds


19:00-20:00 VIP Dinner




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The Westin New York at Times Square

4th Floor

270 West 43rd Street

New York, NY 10036

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