HCX to host Crypto Assets & Institutional Investors Summit during World Economic Forum 18-19 Jan 2020 in St Moritz to give a boost to digital securities and crypto economy
We are reimagining capital markets and creating a platform for wall street and crypto projects to do business together. Institutional asset managers and crypto pioneers need to come together, collaborate with each other to take this industry to new frontiers of innovation.”
— Arifa Khan, CEO & Founder of HCX
2018 went down in history as a year that crypto became an institutional asset class. Despite bearish trading sentiment that ensued, Infrastructure was built frantically throughout 2019 by most incumbents as well as new entrant innovators in the Digital Assets creation, issuance, distribution, trading, and marketplace layers, and stablecoin ecosystem with billions of dollars of institutional investment and thousands of Human Resources employed in nascent exchanges and protocols. No other modern tech has seen such frenetic investment and building activity as the Digital Securities & Crypto Ecosystem. Himalaya Capital Exchange (HCX), a security token creation, issuance, and exchange platform in making, will hold a two-day Swiss Crypto Assets Summit, in St. Moritz, Switzerland that will bring together some of the most exciting blockchain startups, crypto funds, and institutional investors to learn, explore and forecast the future of the digital securities and Crypto industry in the backdrop of splendid alpine beauty.
The high-profile investor roundtable will coincide with the 2020 Annual Davos World Economic Forum, by far the most important annual gathering of global financial and economic elite and thought-leaders. The institutionalization of Crypto gained pace throughout 2019. Blockchain technology also saw exponential growth in 2019, unprecedented adoption and interest by governments and institutions around the world validating its utility. The evolution of the digital asset landscape is transforming capital markets.
It isn’t just about the improvements in transparency, cost reduction or efficiencies, it is about the innovation in decades-old financial services infrastructure, new financial products and the ability to create new tradable assets. These connected digital ecosystems involve the collaboration of traditional institutional players, investors, global financial exchanges, regulators, industry specialists, and technical experts. The ‘Swiss Crypto Assets & Institutional Investors Summit, St Moritz facilitates this and ’ is one of the best ways to engage and learn from leaders that are building new tradable digital assets, building liquidity, investing in custody solutions for the institutional class and transforming all aspects of asset lifecycles.
The Crypto Assets & Institutional Investors Summit, St Moritz in its second The annual edition will bring together buy-side investors, crypto fund managers, crypto founders & technologists, venture capitalists and other industry professionals to share and understand the current issues related to the institutionalization of the digital asset class. Most conferences focus on the quantity and popularity of speakers. The St Moritz Summit focuses on unearthing hard-to-find content, real exchanges in an intimate Roundtable format, to learn about developments in the space, roadblocks & challenges, and the way forward for the industry.
Arifa Khan, chair of HCX, said: “The killer app of Crypto is here. Digital Stocks & Bonds. A whole new industry of Tokenised Digital Securities & Assets is taking birth with a potential of trillions of dollars, but the public at large is unaware as they naively club this with the crypto economy. When institutional participation in this fledgling economy is strengthening every day by way of billions of dollars of investments in stable coins, Token exchanges, crypto-focused funds and startups, infrastructure creation for security tokens, partnerships between Wall Street incumbents and crypto pioneers, the public sentiment is still tepid as public awareness of these encouraging developments that ought to have a positive impact on the fundamentals is still low.”
Ms Khan added: “As Digital Securities evangelists, we at HCX wish to play a serious role in bringing together institutional capital and digital securities & tokenization projects so as to educate both sides and accelerate the building of the new capital markets and securities ecosystem and to help take crypto mainstream.” Asked on how this is unique and different from the hundreds of blockchain and crypto conferences around the world, she elaborated “I have attended traveled around the world for 2 years evangelising crypto since first publishing the world’s first pioneering Security Token white paper in June 2017, and I did not see any traditional institutional investors at these gatherings. So I wanted to create an exclusive LP and asset manager roundtable where serious deployers of capital can meet the digital Securities thought leaders face to face, be informed, dispel any misconceptions and forge a way forward. Crypto is the innovation Wall Street needs, not a threat to hide from. We will continue onward to regional roadshows where we invite the most promising digital securities projects to join us and showcase to regional investors who can’t make it to Davos.”
Featured sessions at St Moritz will include:
- The competitive landscape in Digital Assets & Tokenised Stock Exchanges Ecosystem Tokenization – Moving Real-World Assets onto The Blockchain;
- Finding Liquidity in Crypto & Digital Assets Markets;
- What Are Institutional Investors Looking For? Roadblocks & How far ahead are the Solutions?
- Most promising Crypto projects to watch out for • Initial Exchange Offerings & Security Token Activity in (1) Deal Flow (2) Infrastructure (3) Regulatory stages
- Launch of Digital Securities Journal-World Economic Forum January 2020 edition
The Roundtable participants will expand their knowledge of the digital asset ecosystem and network with a marquee roster of participants propelling the space, including LA Token, Himalaya Capital Exchange, Swiss Blockchain Federation, Hong Kong Blockchain Association, Naegele Partners, Venture Capital funds, Global Investors in Digital Securities & Crypto space.
Confirming participation by Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, LATOKEN founder “LATOKEN is collaborating with HCX during our Blockchain Economic Forum 2020 taking place in Davos on January 20-24. LATOKEN is excited to participate in Swiss Crypto Assets Summit St Moritz January 18-19 where influencers in Crypto will discuss outlook and trends for digital securities which will revolutionize stock exchanges, asset management, IPOs, etc in a big way.”
Another participant, Swiss Blockchain Federation Co-Founder Toni Caradonna, is active in Blockchain space since 2013. He has written the first Smart Contract for the UN. He has successfully implemented blockchain projects in several countries in various industries. Thomas Naegele, of Naegele Partners, will shed light on the various aspects of jurisdictional regulation that are most welcoming of this new industry.
“ In this world of the rapid transformation of Financial Services, it is critical to engage with the people and entities driving these changes. It is impossible to grasp the vectors creating new opportunities in this space without engaging with the leaders in the space. The most successful companies in the new convergence era are networking with a variety of institutions: Crypto-Assets,
Blockchain, Stock Exchanges, ETFs, Derivatives trading platforms, new protocols of Crypto lending revolutionizing different aspects of traditional capital markets. Attending the ‘Swiss Crypto Assets &
Investors Summit’ is a unique way of engaging and learning from the people involved in all the various facets of the transformation of financial services in an intimate Roundtable setting.” – Christina Dolan, MIT Media Lab alum. Invitees include investors from the USA, Switzerland and the rest of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Israel. Amongst those expected to attend the event fund such as Consensys, Bamboo Capital, SMC Capital, etc.
Crypto projects (ICOs and STOs) are invited to apply to pitch at the exclusive
investor roundtable in St Moritz, and for the global investor roadshow in March 2020. Applications open at http://HCXworld.com.
About Himalaya Capital Exchange:
Himalaya Capital Exchange (HCX) is a project aimed at creating a tokenized
a platform for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) on a global, borderless, stock
exchange. The platform as a service eco-system would offer an alternative to
investment banks that are currently mandated to lead-manage IPOs, and give
corporates, governments, and other entities raising public capital a less
costly, and more democratic options with instant access to global investors.
We are giving entrepreneurs everywhere the chance to create their own
shares and bonds, and raise money within minutes from across the world
frictionlessly on an automated investment banking platform. The platform
would run on smart contract algorithms and at a later point make use of
Machine Learning and AI in matching and creating a marketplace. HCX is
currently looking to raise a 1-5 million seed financing round.
HCX White Paper & Resource Library:
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CEO & Founder, HCX
Himalaya Labs Ltd