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Date & Time
February 7, 2019 from 8:30AM to 8PM
89 Linda Isle
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Join us for a private, exclusive and curated event designed to connect sophisticated investors, thought leaders and the incredible founders of the issuer companies of Deal Box. The event will showcase the Deal Box community and ecosystem first hand.


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8:30-10:00 am


10:00-10:30 am

Welcome Comments - Thomas Carter and John Nance

10:30-11:00 am

Keynote Speech: Dr. Richard Swart

11:00-11:15 am

TNS (Token Name Service) - Frank Corsi

11:15-11:30 am

Token IQ - Mark Vange

11:30-11:45 pm

Glyph - James Greaves

11:45-1:30 pm

Lunch and Networking

1:30-1:45 pm

Measured Risk - Tom Albert

1:45-2 pm

Rypplzz- Josh Pendrick

2-2:15 pm

Biquitous - Michael Taggart

2:15-2:30 pm

RUON/Sovereign Sky - Tim Burke

2:30-2:45 pm

Gorbyte - Giuseppe Gori

2:45-4 pm

Networking and Snacks Break

4-4:15 pm
Mint Air - Brian Kendrick

4:15-4:30 pm
Mine Set - Scott Norris/Bradford Botes/Dan Stivers

4:30-5 pm

Closing Remarks: Gavin McDermott from Ideo labs

5-8 pm
Networking Cocktail Reception


Learn from and network with the 2019 who's who of blockchain innovation and disruptive fintech.

(Image) Thomas Carter

Thomas has been an entrepreneur, capital markets leader and fintech innovator for over 30 years. He is the founder and CEO of DealBox.

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Richard Swart, Ph.D.

Swart holds a PhD in information systems from Utah State University and studied at the University of Utah and Stanford University.

He has more than 20 years of experience and is recognized as one of the top thought leaders in crowdfunding and alternative finance, with particular interest in its impact on social innovation and global challenges. As such, he was the lead author of a major research paper for the World Bank on the potential impact of crowdfunding around the globe.

He has been the subject of stories or interviews in leading business publications including Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BBC, and dozens of others.

Timothy E. Burke / RUON & SOVEREIGNSKY

The visionary inventor of RUON & space-based blockchain and satellite constellation ‘SovereignSky’, founder of Hollywood based MovieFund and writer and Co-director with Marvel's Jeff Habberstad (Doctor Strange, Iron Man 3, Captain Marvel, Antman) of Ancient Alien epic; “PLANET X” which has been described in the Huffington Post as like "Star Wars on steroids".

Tim studied Film Directing at The Panico Film School, in London, passing top of his class. He started his career in the entertainment industry by creating, writing and directing TV series for MTV Networks Europe in 2005. After his days at MTV he founded a hi-tech mobile campaign for Michael Mann's 'MIAMI VICE' involving WAP portal connected to hundreds fo mobile operators. From 2007 onwards he used his extensive industry contacts to organize high profile, celebrity attended charity events at the Cannes Film Festival attended by Bono and Kate Beckinsale.

This year we will see the release of “KILLER ANONYMOUS” he associate produced starring Jessica Alba and Gary Oldman and pre-production on PLANET X. He was also Executive Producer on "ANTIBIRTH' which premiered at Sundance 2016 starring Academy Award nominee Chloe Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne and Megan Tilly and is now working on "A FALL FROM GRACE", Jennifer & David Lynch's new project starring Forest Whitaker and Tim Roth.

2019 will see Tim and his pioneering partner, ex-nasa scientist and godfather of the Bitshares, Stan Larimer, father of Daniel Larimer, creator of EOS - the world’s most scalable blockchain which raised over $4B in 2018 launch both RUON and SovereignSky. 

Their company has already launched its first satellite aboard SPACE X, in Dec 2018, with a further 35 satellites planned with SpaceQuest and the Canadian aerospace agency to create a new, encrypted global wi-fi network so they can beam their electronic currency RUON and SOVEREIGNAID to the world's poorest and remotest parts.

Tim now brings his flare, creative vision and extensive network of actors and established producers & directors to launch the world’s first cryptocurrency private members club in Hollywood called ‘MOONRAIKER CLUB’ – which will exclusively use both RUON and SovereignCoin.

Michael Taggart / Biquitous

Michael is director, co-founder and advisor to many successful blockchain based businesses such as Quintric, Biquitous and Eristica and is also President of Cryptonomex, the company that authored the Graphene blockchain, originally developed as the foundation of Bitshares.

Michael, is a writer and member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Frank Corsi / Token Name Service

Mr Corsi has over 30 years experience in software development. He was instrumental in the development of the world wide web in the early 90’s. He served as one of the original INAIC Council members, which helped to draft many of the internet top level domain protocols. He has operated 2 of the worldwide DNS root servers from the early 90’s.

Tom Albert / Measured Risk

Tom Albert is the Founder & CEO of MeasuredRisk. Albert is a transformative leader who has been bringing business relevance to IT and Security for over 17 years.

Known for identifying disruptive technologies and building innovation across the cyber landscape, Albert is known as a pioneer in creating highly differentiated solutions to protect information assets.

Starting his career on Wall Street working with top global financial institutions, Albert transitioned to various leadership roles within Oracle, Symantec and Rainbow Technologies.

Joining Cisco’s team in 2007 Albert managed the National Security Operation, a $320 million dollar line of business within the U.S. Federal market segment, and managed the U.S. Federal Civilian security business.

Albert eventually became Cisco’s Senior Advisor for cyber security and was instrumental in building their go-to-market strategy, solution portfolio, and crafting messaging frameworks which are still in use today.

Albert also served as Vice President of Corporate & Business Development for Lancope where he worked on the creation of strategic partnerships spanning global markets; eventually identifying a route to market that drove massive growth resulting in the $452M acquisition by Cisco in 2015.

Building MeasuredRisk, Albert redefined how business and government leaders see risk. MeasuredRisk has pioneered the Risk Inference market through the introduction of it’s flagship platform, View. Within one year of it’s founding, MeasuredRisk has been named one of the Top 10 cyber security companies in the world by several leading publications and industry analysts.

Albert’s work as an industry expert and frequent speaker on the topic of cyber security spans major news networks and industry publications.

Tom Albert holds a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.

Josh Pendrick / Rypplzz

Mr. Pendrick is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of driving transformational results for Fortune 500 organizations.

His prior experience includes executive marketing roles at Atari, Evite and

Rypplzz, Inc. has invented a "3D spatial internet system" called Interlife. It connects the physical environment in scientifically groundbreaking ways - one of which is the ability to distribute digital content in precise locations of physical 3D airspace.

Valuable applications of this system span across many sectors including entertainment, navigation, education, security and humanitarian applications benefiting society.

The company has been operating in stealth mode but has been partnering with entertainment industry leaders, who use the system to enhance fan experience at live events, as part of its initial distribution strategy.

Mark Vange / Token IQ

Mark brings technology vision, international team management and extensive experience in cloud-based delivery of mobile and social products along with the experience of having built and sold several companies.

At the age of 10, Mark met and fell in love with the Apple II computer, putting aside a promising career as a violinist and diving headlong into business and technology.

Mark sold his first program that year, had his first company by the age of 13 and entered university with 25 employees and the top-selling video game of the year under his belt.

Since then Mark has built and sold several companies and has become a sought after adviser and mentor. Mark's first on-line success was VR-1, a company he helped build into the world's largest publisher of Massively Multiplayer Games by creating a vision for MMO gaming, inventing novel communication protocols and leading development around the world.

Mark's latest posting was as Chief Technology Officer of Electronic Arts Interactive, which he joined through the acquisition of a company he co-founded, and where he led the evolution of EA's mobile, social and online products and platforms.

James Greaves / Glyph

James is the CEO of and a serial entrepreneur with 20 years experience in big data, financial services, identity, and software.

Previously to Glyph, James was interim CEO for the leading US background screening software provider, TazWorks.

He has founded companies in AI, consumer service technology, and engineering services. Additionally he has worked as a venture capitalist, consultant, and executive.

Originally from London, he currently resides in Puerto Rico, where Glyph is based, and has lived and worked on three continents including the Middle East. He has an MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University.

Glyph is an identity service built for the blockchain era. Because every blockchain company can transmit value, every blockchain company has the same identity and compliance issues as banks.

Glyph provides 21st Century KYC, Accredited Investor Checks and other identity tools for blockchain companies, financial services, and governments.

Glyph increase transparency and trust without compromising freedom.

Brian Kendrick / Mint Air

Mr. Kendrick has over 30 years of aviation experience with the most recent 20 years concentrating on operating aircraft on charter certificates.

During his tenure in the industry, he operated charter fleets in excess of 25 aircraft and has sold in excess of 600 aircraft.

Mr. Kendrick was one of the first west coast operators to obtain a Platinum rating with ARG/US.

Mint Air is an international aviation holding company that buys aircraft in the after-market and leases them to Part 135 charter operators.

Its strategy of after-market purchases enables the Company to take advantage of the dramatic decline in aircraft prices.

Mint Air serves the larger charter operators that have a fleet of 15 planes or more. These larger operators have higher volume and will benefit most from Mint Air’s business model.

Within the Part 135 segment, the Company focuses on providing mid-size and large planes, which account for 74% of the U.S. market and 56% of the European market.

The Company expects its fleet of aircraft to consist primarily of the Gulfstream IV (GIV) with a variety of other aircraft including the Gulfstream 200 (G200), Boeing Business Jet (BBJ), Citation Jet (CJ) and Eurocopter AS350 (AS350).

Gavin McDermott / IDEO CoLab

Gavin is the Director of Research for the Distributed Web at the IDEO CoLab.

As a software engineer and venture designer with extensive experience and relationships in the cryptoasset industry, Gavin leads the exploration of emerging protocols and networked economic structures.

Along with a small team, Gavin also guides the CoLab’s first investment activities in the distributed web space, pioneering a new investment model that augments world-class engineering with IDEO’s venture design methodologies.

Four times a year, he helps lead cross-disciplinary teams of students, professors, and professionals in exploring and prototyping concepts using these emerging technologies.

Prior to joining the CoLab, Gavin served as the founding engineer at BitGo, Inc.—the world’s first web-based, multi-signature Bitcoin wallet. Since 2013, he has contributed to various open-source protocols and ecosystems, including IPFS, Grin, and Bitcoin.

Giuseppe Gori / Gorbyte

Giuseppe has a doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Italy.

He has vast experience in computer network research and development with IBM in Italy and in Canada, was assistant professor of computer science at the University of Pisa and visiting professor at Western University, represented Canada at international meetings on communication standards and consulted for several major communication companies in Toronto (e.g., Bell Canada, AT&T).

He has the experience of running his consulting business plus two other startups.