Seminal Token Economy Conference, Token Summit III Sells Out Upon Its Return to NYC

Prominent line-up of speakers will discuss most effective ways to build sustainable blockchain businesses


New York, NY – May 11, 2018 – Following the success of Token Summit II in San Francisco last December, the bi-annual event will return for its third edition in New York City on May 16-17, 2018. Organized and hosted by blockchain author and investor, William Mougayar, and 1confirmation founder, Nick Tomaino, Token Summit III will be held at one of New York City’s most prominent event spaces, Basketball City at Pier 36.


The conference will primarily focus on designing token-based economies and creating value for users. With 50 speakers and 1,000 attendees from 60 countries, the conference will explore the frontier of blockchain-based decentralized models.


William Mougayar who is Managing Partner at newly formed JM3 Capital, a Swiss-based venture capital fund said, “It is imperative for investors, finance professionals, lawyers, fund managers, business executives, regulators, and entrepreneurs to be involved in the token-based economy, as innovation and new business models are changing the traditional world of finance, startups, and venture capital. The Token Summit prides itself on delivering a carefully curated program aiming to share real insights, while covering the latest developments in blockchain-based tokens, protocols, applications, and cryptoassets.”



Nick Tomaino added, “Our goal for Token Summit III is to motivate business model innovation on a global scale. We are at the forefront of a new economy that’s rapidly growing and we look forward to bringing together leading entrepreneurs and investors to discuss best practices on how to push the blockchain ecosystem forward.”


Among the confirmed speakers:


The Hon Albert Isola MP, Gibraltar’s Minister for Commerce

Fred Wilson and Brad Burnham, USV

Nancy Wojtas, Cooley

Matthew Roszak, Bloq

Emin Gün Sirer, Cornell University

Lilya Tessler, McDermott, Will & Emery

Joel Monegro and Chris Burniske, Placeholder

Thomas Linder and Andreas Glarner, MME

Muneeb Ali and Ryan Shea, Blockstack

Preethi Kasireddy, TruStory

Anthony Pompliano, Morgan Creek Capital

David Sacks, Craft Ventures

Amitt Mahajan, Rarebits

Devin Finzer, Opensea

Dieter Shirley, CryptoKitties



Some of the topics that will be explored at the Token Summit III include:


CryptoAssets and tokens as securities

Governance and cryptoeconomics

Regulation and compliance

Crypto-capital and venture capital

Regional developments in Asia, Switzerland and Gibraltar

Non-Fungible tokens and native assets

Lessons from recent token launches



This year, Token Summit is working in coordination with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) as part of Blockchain Week NYC, and will attract over 1,000 attendees, a doubling of last year’s attendance at NYU. In addition, a record number of 19 sponsors are supporting this event, with Bloq, Caspian, Element Group, Ledger, Orchid, ShapeShift, and VR All Art as Platinum Sponsors; and AELF, Bitbond, Changelly, Coinbase, Coinlist, Etherisc, Golem, Harbor, ORBS, Perkins Coie, Sora Ventures, and SirinLabs as Gold Sponsors.


For additional information on Token Summit III, please visit


About the Token Summit III:

Token Summit is the premier event covering the token-based economy, and grouping the best minds, entrepreneurs and organizations who are pioneering the new frontier of blockchain-based decentralized models and best practices. Token Summit is founded and hosted by William Mougayar, investor and author of The Business Blockchain, and co-hosted with Nick Tomaino, founder of 1confirmation. The next conference takes place in New York City on May 16-17, 2018. Please visit for more information.



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