Blockchain and ICO Outlook: Opportunities and Challenges in the Virtual Asset Industry

Date: May 03, 2018

Time: 5:30–8:00 p.m.

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 55 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

Contact: Nancy Coelho

Join us for an interactive discussion focusing on regulatory and accounting perspectives in blockchain technology. Hear from industry leaders—including Macroscape, a leading blockchain consulting firm; Grant Thornton LLP; COSIMO Ventures, an investment firm with a focus on blockchain and deep technology; and Menlo One, a decentralized network which adds a layer of social, communication, and automation features to blockchain investing—on how changes in the current landscape are creating opportunities and challenges.

The roundtable will address the best legal and business practices in blockchain technology, including:

  • Ways that the funds community is investing in blockchain technologies, platform ecosystems and digital tokens
  • Benefits and uncertainties relating to virtual assets, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts
  • Trends and predictions for venture capital and ICO opportunities, as well as investments in the underlying technology
  • How blockchain is likely to affect general business practices
  • The current regulatory landscape for virtual assets

We want to hear from you! Please submit a question to be read by the moderator and discussed at the table during the interactive event.


  • Nathan Windsor, Co-Founder and Principal, Macroscape
  • Markus Veith, Managing Director, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Rob Frasca, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, COSIMO Ventures
  • Matthew Nolan, CEO and Founder, Menlo One
  • Daniel McAvoy, Partner, Public Company Transactions Group, Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Eric Paley (Moderator), Practice Group Leader, Labor & Employment, Nixon Peabody LLP


5:30 p.m. Registration and networking
6:00 p.m. Roundtable discussion
7:00–8:00 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception

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