Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Brooklyn 2&3, B2F
Speaker: Mike Kayamori, Co-Founder and CEO, Liquid Group Inc.
Hosting Committee: Alternative Investment
Member Fee: ¥4,400
Guest Fee: ¥7,800
Meal: Plated Lunch
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Monday, July 22, 12:00 Noon
Cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets are increasingly gaining traction in Japan. Founded in 2014, Liquid was one of the first* global cryptocurrency firms to be officially licensed by the Japan Financial Services Agency, and in 2017, the company issued QASH, the first regulated Initial Coin Offering (ICO).
Coming from a venture capital career in Silicon Valley and Singapore, Liquid CEO Mike Kayamori and his co-founder have executed a unique and successful operation spanning several countries. Early in 2019, a funding round valued the company at over USD 1 billion, making it one of the few unicorns with substantial operations in Japan. Recently, Liquid also decided to expand into the US market.
Mr. Kayamori will explain where the crypto-market stands in Japan and where it is going globally, including:
- The lessons learned in building a crypto business in Japan;
- How cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets are evolving in Japan and in the US; and,
- How the newly issued crypto-asset regulations scheduled for April 2020 will affect the crypto-market.
Frank Packard, Chair
Christopher Wells, Deborah Hayden, Pieter Franken, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Alternative Investment Committee
NOTE 1: This event is ON THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. All guests must be accompanied by an ACCJ member. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: If you are driving to the Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ of the make, model, color and plate of the vehicle, by the registration deadline, as arrangements must be made. A 2,200 yen parking fee will apply.
NOTE 4: 500 yen of each participant's attendance fee will be deposited into the Alternative Investment Committee Fund.