If you're looking for some reading material before this meetup, read Trent McConaghy's piece Tokenize the Enterprise (https://blog.bigchaindb.com/tokenize-the-enterprise-23d51bafb536).
Talk 1: Learnings from the Ignis ICO
Speaker: Lior Yaffe
Abstract: Lior will explain the process that Ignis went through for its ICO: what worked, what didn't, and things they'd do next time.
Bio: Lior, co-founder and managing director of Jelurida (https://www.jelurida.com/) has worked in various technical roles in the IT industry over the past 20 years. In his last corporate job, Lior has managed the development of a leading mainframe integration product at Software AG. In 2014 after finding out about the blockchain revolution, Lior decided to leave everything else and focus on blockchain technology.
Talk 2: ICO – requirement of self regulation and German legal view
Speaker: Arnab Naskar and Nina Siedler
Abstract: Arnab andNina will talk about Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). While most of the audience will know what cryptographic tokens are from a technical perspective, the legal view of tokens do not seem widely recognized. Arnab focuses on the development of ICOs so far and explains why he believes that a self reulation of that market is now required. Nina takes a look at the legal aspects of ICOs in Germany and will give some practical insights relating to different kind of token features and their respective regulatory frameworks. Nina will share her insights of discussions with the German regulator.
Bio: Nina is partner of the international law firm DWF (https://www.dwf.law/)and has eighteen years' experience in advising on finance transactions. She is further highly interested in new technology and advises FinTech companies as well as blockchain ventures. Nina is involved in many community efforts to push the blockchain technology, i.a. as Member-at-Large of the Board of IPDB Foundation (https://ipdb.foundation...