What’s the Buzz Around the Sold-out TOKEN2049 London? A Guide to Must-Attend Programs and Events

Europe’s sold-out crypto conference, TOKEN2049, is set to host leading investors, innovators and industry enthusiasts.
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Quick take:

  • The conference coincides with London Crypto Week.
  • Speakers include Aptos Co-Founder and CEO Mo Shaikh, Outlier Venture’s Founder and CEO Jamie Burke, and Blockchain.com CEO and Co-Founder Peter Smith.
  • TOKEN2049 London has hit full capacity.

Following the successful TOKEN2049 Singapore which hosted over 7,000 attendees, the crypto conference is making its way to London on Nov 9-10, coinciding with London Crypto Week.

Held at the Magazine London, a state-of-the-art hybrid event space on the Thames, the conference brings together the most influential executives, founders, and thought leaders in Web3. 

With a stellar lineup including Aptos Co-Founder and CEO Mo Shaikh, Outlier Venture’s Founder and CEO Jamie Burke, and Blockchain.com CEO and Co-Founder Peter Smith, it’s no surprise that TOKEN2049 London has already hit full capacity. 

To help attendees navigate the long list of panel discussions and keynote speeches, here’s a guide to the most exciting ones that shouldn’t be missed.

Must-see speakers

TOKEN2049 London welcomes 118 speakers whose keynote speeches and panels will explore NFTs, the Metaverse, DeFi, global macro environments, Web3, DAOs, and many more, providing unparalleled networking opportunities.

Nov 9

Crypto Investors Roundtable: Latest Outlook, Trends, and Narratives
This roundtable features Niraj Punt, general partner at Polychain Capital; Matthew Graham, founder and CEO of Sino Global Capital; and Richard Muirhead, founding partner at Fabric Ventures, which closed a $140 million venture fund in June. This discussion will be moderated by Diana Biggs, partner at early-stage token network fund, 1kx.
Time & location: 10.15am, Main Stage

How Web3 Will Revolutionize the Gaming Industry
Moderated by Matthew Howells-Barby, CMO of Decentral Games, this panel features industry heavyweights such as Yat Siu, co-founder & CEO of Animoca Brands; Sebastien Borget, COO & co-founder of The Sandbox; and Jamie Burke, founder & CEO of Outlier Ventures.
Time & location: 11.15am, Main Stage

The Institutional Appetite for Crypto and Digital Assets
Why are traditional finance institutions jumping into the crypto space? Hear from the experts in this panel: Thomas Uhm, head of institutional sales & trading at Jane Street; Andrei Kazantsev, global head of crypto trading at Goldman Sachs; Max Boonen, founder of crypto liquidity provider, B2C2; and Jakob Palmstierna, CEO of crypto trading form GSR. This panel is moderated by David Brickell, director of institutional sales at VC firm, Paradigm.
Time & location: 2pm, Main Stage

Building Web3: What’s Next?
Catch some of the biggest names in Web3 at this panel, moderated by Jo Zhu, partner at a16z. Panelists include Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos; Eric Wall, blockchain researcher; Mustafa Al-Bassam, co-founder & CEO of Celestia Labs.
Time & location: 4pm, Main Stage

Nov 10

The Evolving Crypto Regulatory Landscape
With the crypto space under increasing regulatory scrutiny, panelists such as Oliver Lynch, CEO of Bittrex Global; Isabella Chase, senior policy advisor at TRM Labs; and Laeeq Shabbir, UK / EMEIA blockchain assurance lead at EY are coming together to discuss navigating the crypto regulatory landscape. This panel is moderated by David Waschman, CEO of Web3-focused PR agency, Waschman.
Time & location: 10.15am, Main Stage

Crypto Venture Capital: Investing through Booms & Busts
Venture capital firms are still pouring billions into crypto and Web3 startups despite the bear market. Panelists Casper Johansen, co-founder of Spartan Group; Nikita Fadeev, partner at Fasanara Digital; Alex Odagiu, investment director at Binance Labs, and moderator Kadin Donahoe, junior partner at Dragonfly Capital discuss the subject.
Time & location: 10.55am, Main Stage

The Path Towards an Open Metaverse
NFT collector and influencer Punk6529, who launched the Open Metaverse (OM) museum district to showcase the “most high-end art NFTs ever” will speak on the topic, moderated by Richard Muirhead, founding partner at Fabric Ventures.
Time & location: 11.35am, Main Stage

Gatekeepers: The Evolution of Crypto Exchanges
This power-packed panel features Helen Hai, executive VP at Binance; Gracy Chen, managing director at Bitget; Michael Lau, global head of sales at Bullish; and Stephanie Ramezan, head of UK at Gemini, who will moderate the discussion.
Time & location: 11.55am, Main Stage

Beyond the Hype: Why Web3 Infrastructure is Epic and Powerful
With the competition intensifying in the Web3 infrastructure space, Mo Shaikh, co-founder and CEO of Aptos, will speak on why Web3 infrastructure is not just hype. This speech is moderated by Simon Baksys, GTM and BD lead in Google’s Web3 division.
Time & location: 2.40pm, Main Stage

NFTs and Digital Property Rights
With counterfeits, copyright infringements and trademark wars plaguing the NFT space with no resolution, panelists Emad Mostaque, founder of Stability AI; Stephen Haas, CEO of Metaplex; Yat Siu, co-founder & CEO of Animoca Brands will shed some light on the topic, moderated by Zack Bentata, founder of NFT minting platform, Fair.xyz
Time & location: 3pm, Main Stage

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