Ethereal Summit 2018: Five Takeaways

By: Austin Mills and Rachel Neufeld

We recently attended ConsenSys’ Ethereal Summit 2018 in New York. Ethereal was organized around bringing builders, philosophers, policymakers, artists, and humanitarians from around the world together for community building and knowledge sharing around how to create a decentralized future using blockchain technology.

1. Toward a Decentralized Future

Unsurprisingly, the primary theme on display throughout Ethereal was decentralization. Joe Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys, gave a compelling keynote speech around decentralizing society and commerce in

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MMM Partner Jason Cummings moderates TER Roundtable – Dealmaking Secrets for Tech Entrepreneurs

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MMM Partner Jason Cummings moderated the panel of leading advisors and investors from national VC, Private Equity and Growth Equity funds.

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Topics covered included:

• Key negotiating pointers – strategies and tactics for getting a fair (and good) deal
• Practical pointers for closing a financing in record time on favorable terms for the entrepreneur
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TAG Stadium of Things IoT Hackathon Save the Date

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) in partnership with title sponsor, Honeywell, and presenting sponsor SAP, along with the TAG Mobility and TAG Cloud societies, will be hosting the TAG Stadium of Things IoT Hackathon, Friday August 11, 2017 to Sunday August 13, 2017 at the Alpharetta Innovation Center.

The 2017 IoT Symposium will gather the greater Atlanta community together on August 31. The Hackathon is intended to develop proof of concepts to help the community understand the possibilities of IoT.

More information

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ATA June Education Event: Blockchain

Last week MMM Attorney Austin Mills moderated a panel for an ATA event on blockchain. Here are a few of Austin’s key takeaways:


1. Previously, most blockchain activity revolved around bitcoin as a currency or a few major projects. We are now seeing widespread development of blockchain technologies to disrupt industries and solve problems.


2. Token Sales (aka ICOs) have provided a new vehicle to raise capital, with hundreds of millions raised through ICOs in the past quarter.


3. Securities, money transmission,

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