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Friday, November 30 • 10:35am - 10:50am
NORTHMARK VENTURES Why Tokenize Your Real World Assets?

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Abstract: In the wake of the the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) craziness of 2017, Security Tokens are emerging as the likely next big thing in the blockchain world. A security token uses blockchain technology to establish, record and manage ownership of real-world assets such as real-estate, corporate loans, corporate equity, industrial machinery and many other asset classes. This connection with “traditional” assets makes this space fundamentally different from past Initial Coin Offerings, many of which which offered investors little or no call on anything of intrinsic value. As an asset owner, why would you possibly want to “securitize” your asset using blockchain technology? What benefits are potentially available, and why take the risk of managing your asset on the blockchain versus the tried and true “filing cabinet” method that’s been around forever. This talk will introduce a list of potential benefits associated with Security Tokens and discuss the associated costs and risks of using this new approach.

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Bernd Petak

Partner, Northmark Ventures
Bernd Petak is a Canadian innovation investor, corporate director, advisor, speaker and founder. After beginning his career as a deeply technical engineer, Bernd enjoyed a decade-long tenure at Deloitte including acting as a strategy & operations partner consulting to global organizations... Read More →


Friday November 30, 2018 10:35am - 10:50am
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada