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With Victoria Yampolsky (Founder, Startup Station Meetup).
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 06:30 PM   $49
WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway, #10D

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No prior finance experience is necessary. PowerPoint materials & a class video recording (available for 72 hours after the class date) will be provided.
The class may be attended virtually.
Explainer video:
Welcome: 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
What is an ICO? Cryptocurrency landscape. IPO vs. ICO vs. traditional equity raise. Types of tokens. Smart contracts: 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
How to launch an ICO & how much does it cost? 7:15 - 7:30 pm
Break: 7:30 - 7:45 pm
How do investors make money? What constitutes a good white paper? 7:30 - 7:45 pm
Valuation methodologies for ICO Issuers & their shortcomings: 7:45 - 8:15 pm- Venture Capital Method- Blockchain Investor Scorecard (provided by Bitcoin Market Journal)- Weiss Cryptocurrency Rating System
* Content provided by Barron GatiTypes of token economics: stable, inflationary, deflationary: 8:15 pm - 8:20 pmToken Modeling Techniques in the Secondary Market: 8:20 pm - 8:30 pm- Coins: from the Miner & Investor Perspectives- Utility Tokens: from the Investor, Issuer & User Perspectives- Technical & Fundamental Trading Indicators
There is no question that initial coin offerings are an important financing vehicle. Billions of dollars have been raised via ICOs to-date, & the market is growing fast.In this class you will learn:* How this method of fundraising is different from a traditional equity raise & an IPO;*How to launch an ICO & what are the associated costs;* What makes an ICO more valuable & how do investors make money;* How to value a utility token from the fundamental perspective;* The different types of token economics & how to value utility tokens & coins in the secondary market.
Presenter: Victoria Yampolsky, CFAFounder of the Startup Station Meetup
Content Contributor:Barron Gati is a statistical & financial consultant & a portfolio construction expert. He is currently advising on the launch of a new cryptocurrency fund & has used multiple token modeling techniques. Previously, he was the COO of a statistical consulting firm that serviced Fortune 500 companies & Academia. He is a contributing author for Seeking Alpha, a popular economics & finance website:
Barron also worked for Bridgewater Associates & the Department of Labor. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs & Economics from George Washington University as well as an MBA focusing on mathematical finance from Washington University in St. Louis.
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