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THE LATEST (TheLatest.com) and EXPERT DOJO (ExpertDojo.com) are pleased to join forces for the purpose of hosting an unusually interactive event on cryptocurrency, blockchain, ICOs and more.

Many of the top minds in the field will be at the Expert DOJO in Santa Monica on March 29.

In addition to allowing the heavy hitters tell us what they think is going on, by design, we are going to make this a day of networking and interactivity. There will be several breakout sessions throughout the day that will enable you to mingle, ask questions and pitch your own projects.

The event is being held Thursday, March 29, at Expert DOJO, on the third level of Santa Monica Place (Broadway, on the south end of the Promenade). We’re across from the Cheesecake Factory. We’ll start at 10 a.m. and go through 6.30 p.m.

Lunch is on you but there are plenty of terrific places nearby.

Speakers will provide “the latest” scoop on all things crypto, but the emphasis of the day is on engaging the crowd, with the active encouragement of some of the strongest crypto influencers in Southern California.

Together, we’ll explore all things crypto, with NO agenda other than making sure all sides are heard.

Bitcoin — is the recent downturn just a blip? Or is bitcoin about to tank forever?

Or will it crash for a while and then return from the dead — much like Internet companies did after the 2000 crash? This could be the beginning of the beginning.

Still not sure how blockchain works (and how it will change the world)? Don’t get left behind!

Wondering about ICOs? We will have a live pitch event. Want to pitch? Let us know.

Maybe you’ll meet that CTO you need — or a financial backer. Maybe you’ll find a startup to back — or join. Maybe you’ll simply learn. Anything can happen.

This will be a full and fun day, ending with beer, wine and finger food.

See you at Expert Dojo Thursday, March 29. Remember your business cards!


Our agenda for the day is as follows and includes programming of interest to newbies and experts alike:

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. “Crypto 101” — an overview of the basics — bitcoin, ICOs, blockchain, AltCoins, buying and selling coins, etc. Learn from those who have been around the track a few times.

11 a.m. — Self-introductions. Who’s here today? Let’s get friendly. Why are you here today? What do you hope to get out of the conference? Let others in the room know who you are.

11:30 a.m. ADVANCED COURSE: Top influencers in the field of crypto and blockchain will offer their outlook for crypto, blockchain, strategies they are following, how an ICO works, what to be thinking about, etc.

12:30 p.m. Lunch — plenty of great places right next door. Take a new friend!

1:30 p.m. Navigating in the crypto world: recommended information sources, legal and accounting issues, who the thought leaders are, how to break in.

2:30 p.m. Predictions and prognostications from known leaders in the crypto world. At the end of this session, our expert panelists will invite members of the audience to weigh in, as well.

3 p.m. ICO pitches to investors and the crowd. Investors will moderate the sessions. Members of the audience can vote for their favorites, as well. Want to pitch? Let us know by sending an email to editor@thelatest.com.

4 p.m. Breakout sessions by topic so everyone can find others with similar interests. We will rotate every 20 minutes; everyone will get to attend three 20-minute sessions.

5 p.m. – 6.30pm – Let’s keep the conversation going! Networking and drinks.


TheLatest.com (“THE LATEST”) is a refreshing new source of unbiased information on any and all topics, including cryptocurrency.

Here’s a link to THE LATEST’s crypto page: https://thelatest.com/hottopics/crypto

We have no agenda, we’re not here to sell you any kind of coin. We just want to make sure all sides of the story see the light of day.

One of our writers loves bitcoin; another thinks it’s a crock. We all get smarter when all sides are heard.

Think of TheLatest.com as a platform for honest, balanced coverage and a platform for a multitude of voices.

If you want to write (or post videos) about crypto, blockchain, ICOs or other topics, fire off an email to editorial@thelatest.com. Better yet: Come to this event and meet some of our editors.

Expert DOJO is a Santa Monica-based accelerator focusing on the success of early stage startups. We have an ICO and Blockchain incubator and we work with some of the top crypto companies in the country. We look forward to adding to the discussion and can be found at https://expertdojo.com/

Bookings are closed for this event.




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