David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group, speaks at the Crypto Challenge Forum in Valletta, Malta
Blockchain crypto startups, investors, policy makers, private and institutional investors, venture firms, family offices, and global thought leaders will converge on March 17-19, 2019 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, in Valletta, Malta to participate in this much-awaited event.
LDJ Capital Chairman David Drake is one of the keynote speakers. More recently, David Drake is also seen as a leader in blockchain and cryptocurrency. He saw the value of digital assets when it was still unpopular. It all started in 2011 when Drake collaborated on the JOBS Act to create new laws underlying all fundraising in the U.S. for all ICOs. He runs a $200M LDJ Cayman Fund focused on cryptocurrency, mining, and ICO acquisitions. LDJ Capital Credit also offers middle market bridge financing to seed upcoming ICOs. Previously, he held a majority stake as a Managing Partner with Robert Hambrecht in an Alternative Energy Fund NewCommons Capital 2009-2010.
Drake says, “This forum will explore how blockchain could potentially solve environmental issues. Additionally, it will highlight how it’s continuously disrupting the world of finance.”
The three-day forum will feature panel discussions, fireside chats, workshops, investors’ hub, inspirational keynotes, and a gala dinner. A sunset cruise ship party will conclude the event. Some of the topics up for discussion include what will the future of the fintech industry look like, is the global decentralized financial system a possibility or a utopia, will cryptocurrencies fail or succeed, blockchain beyond the hype, have the industry matured for mainstream institutional investment, and the future of money.
The other forum speakers include:
Dennis O’Neill, CEO, O’Neill Capital Advisors
Fernando Martinho, Co-Founder and CTO, Naoris
Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna, Partner, PwC Zurich
Hon Silvio Schembri, Minister for Fin Services, Digital Economy & Innovation
Joanna Hubbard, COO and Co-founder, Electron
Max Studennikoff, Founder and CEO, GBF Ltd
Nick Szabo, CEO, Global Financial Access Inc.
Steve Kelso, Head of Europe, Galaxy Digital Capital Management
Tomer Federman, Founder and CEO, Federman Capital
Vinay Gupta, CEO, Mattereum
The event sponsors include Hygh, Hyper Block, Redwood City Ventures, Almond, and Etoro. Novum Insights, C4DR, Naoris, and Humans of Blockchain are the forum’s organizing partners. Some of the media partners are Bitcoin Chaser, Coinspeaker, Bitcoin Market Journal, Crowdfund Insider, Finyear, ICO Brains, Crypto Globe, Wallet Investor, The Fintech Way, Block TV, and Coin Advice.About LDJ Capital
LDJ Capital (http://ldjcapital.com/) is a multi-family office that invests and manages investments for partners and clients in the areas of hospitality, real estate, energy, pharma, tech, telecom, mobile, entertainment, media, publishing, advertising, compliance services, aerospace, shipping & transportation, and more recently digital assets, such as cryptocurrency and blockchain firms through ICOs.
LDJ Cayman is focused on cryptocurrency, mining, and ICO acquisitions. To seed upcoming ICOs, partner Middle Market Credit also provides corporate market bridge financing.
The firm is involved in Asset Management, Equity Financing and Debt Financing and Placement, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Partnering and Strategic Alliances, Restructuring and Workouts, Startups and Management, and Alternative Finance Strategies.
LDJ Capital has 3 subsidiaries:
1. LDJ Capital Group: Victoria Partners, LDJ Venture Capital, LDJ Hedge Fund, LDJ Media Fund, LDJ Capital Advisory, and LDJ Capital Investment Bank.
2. LDJ Real Estate Group: Acquisitions, Developments, and Hospitality
3. The Soho Loft Media Group: Times Impact Publications, The Soho Loft Conferences, and Victoria Global Communications. Times Impact Publications include the digital publications: The Soho Loft News, Family Offices Today, and Times Realty News.