Cryptocurrency enthusiasts gather for a large conference in Los Angeles this week, a travel platform launches its ICO and a company developing a low-cost blockchain kicks off its token presale. Last week’s events included Boston Blockchain Week and the start of MobileBridge’s public token sale.
This Week’s Events
Thousands to Attend Crypto Invest Summit

The inaugural Crypto Invest Summit kicks off Monday in Los Angeles. More than 4,500 people have already registered to attend the event, which ends Wednesday and is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Among the gathering’s 100 speakers are venture capitalist Tim Draper. CNBC Africa’s “Crypto Trader” host Ran Neu-Ner will broadcast live onstage.

The summit’s ICO pitch stage is sold out, according to a news release. Event sponsors include Hedera Hashgraph, a blockchain distributed ledger company; American Airlines; Dream Team; and Park Capital. Read more here.

TripBit to Launch ICO Tuesday

TripBit, a travel-booking platform, will launch its initial coin offering Tuesday, according to Coinschedule. The Australian company plans to issue a maximum of 700 million tokens, according to a white paper available on TripBit’s website. The price for 10,000 TripBits (TBT) will be 1 ether (ETH).

TripBit says it will allow consumers to book flights, hotels and events using either cryptocurrency or traditional currency. The company will also offer a secondary market for travelers to buy and sell tickets. TripBit’s presale began on March 21 and concluded on April 24. Read more here.

GoChain to Kick Off Token Presale

GoChain, a cryptocurrency and blockchain aimed at supporting smart contracts and distributed applications, will begin its token presale on Tuesday. The presale will last until May 15, and the company plans to launch its ICO a day later. The initial token price will be 2 cents, and GoChain plans to issue a maximum of 1 billion tokens, according to ICOwatchlist. The company says it is building a scalable, Ethereum-based smart-contract blockchain that is fast and secure. Read more here.

Last Week’s Events
Boston Blockchain Week

Blockchain experts from financial firms and academia converged at Boston Blockchain Week last Monday. MIT Technology Review’s “The Business of Blockchain” and a Harvard innovation lab session on blockchain’s disruption of media models were among sold-out events. Read more here.

MobileBridge Kicked Off Public Sale of Tokens

MobileBridge, a Swiss blockchain and crypto-token based marketing automation platform, launched the public sale of its Momentum tokens last week, according to Blockchain News. A private sale had been underway since late March, and the company is offering a total of 1 billion tokens. The public sale is scheduled to end May 25, according to Blockchain News. MobileBridge’s Momentum platform is aimed at helping companies build strong relationships with customers by rewarding them with tokens. Read more here.

Veri Doc Global Tokens Debuted

Veri Doc Global, a Singapore-based antifraud document verification company, began issuing tokens under the symbol VDG on Thursday. The company plans to issue a total of 50 billion tokens. The technology, which is patented according to a Veri Doc white paper, uses what’s known as a Quick Response, or QR, code to ensure a user is looking at a true and correct document created by an issuer. Read more here.

Michelle Rama-Poccia
Michelle Rama-Poccia has written financial news since 2001, covering everything from Latin American debt capital markets to the U.S. credit crisis. She began her career on the enterprise desk at Dow Jones Newswires, and was an editor and producer for Thomson Reuters before her stint as Fast Money, Strategy Session and Options Action producer at CNBC. Most recently, Michelle has worked as a contributing editor for