David Drake, The Soho Loft Media Group and LDJ Capital Chairman, speaks at the Think Outside the Block summit organized by Block Seoul


Investors, company executives, blockchain enthusiasts, crypto experts, entrepreneurs, members of the press, technology innovators, and financial experts will meet at the Sebitseom island complex in Seoul, Korea for the Block Seoul Summit on September 17-19.

LDJ Capital Chairman David Drake is one of the speakers in the event. More recently, David Drake is also seen as a leader in blockchain and cryptocurrency.  He saw the value of digital assets when it was yet 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.

He says, “Korea is one of the blockchain capitals worldwide and the center of the blockchain space in Asia. The Block Seoul summit is a good example wherein attendees will learn about the latest updates in the blockchain and crypto space while meeting with investors and partners to build their network. It’s amazing to see how the market is evolving and be part of this evolution.”

The summit features keynote presentations from the speakers, panel discussions, ICO project presentations, TED-style talks from the guest speakers, and a Q&A session with the keynote speakers. The topics for discussion include blockchain tech in financial services, cryptocurrencies as new asset class, regulation and the future of crypto, future of cybersecurity, the future of venture in the ICO era, centralized vs. decentralized crypto exchanges and more.


Together with David Drake, some of the speakers in the conference are:

Bobby Lee, CEO and Co-Founder, BTCC

Cristina Dolan, COO and Co-Founder, iXLedger

David Paterson, Former Governor of New York

Frederick Leung, CEO and Founder, AnApp Blockchain Technologies Limited

General Michael Hayden, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency

Hari Eppanapally, Vice President, Bank of New York Mellon

Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia

Leon Shi, Partner, Node Capital

Lt. General James Clapper, Former Director, U.S. National Intelligence

Masha Drokova, Founder and General Partner, Day One Ventures

Sandra Wu, CEO, Origin X Capital


The attendees may enjoy a pre-conference cocktails where everyone may start building connections. The 3-day event also feature lunch, art performances, after-event networking opportunities and cocktail hour, dinner buffet, closing show performances and the after-party celebration with live music and DJ set where investors, partners, and companies may expand their network connections.

The VC firms and investors participating in the event include Aphaea Capital, Big Bang Angels, Block Crafters, Blockchain Investment, Bueno Capital, Chain Cabinet, CryptoOracle, Day One Capital, FuturePlay, HODL.vc, Node Capital, OriginXCapital, SEMA Translink Investment, Wharton Alumni Angels, and Yeoman’s Capital. The event’s media partners are Bitcoin Center Korea, BitNovosti, Bitcoin Malaysia, blockinpress, Brellum Network, Coingeek, Cointelegraph, David Battaglia, ICO of Korea, ICOholder, Sanyan Blockchain, Startup Radar, The Investor, TheNews.Asia,TokenPost and The Soho Loft Media Group. BTCC, COINFI, iXledger, Luna, NationPay, SignKeys, and Universal Auction Program (UAP) are the partner projects of the event.


About LDJ Capital

LDJ Capital 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. The firm is involved in asset management and marketing making of cryptocurrency from, but not limited to, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

LDJ Capital has three 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.


For more information on LDJ Capital, visit: http://ldjcapital.com/