New York, Sep 23

NRC Blockchain Panel Series II: A Token Driven Economy

National Realty Club Blockchain Panel Series II: A Token Driven Economy


6:30 pm-8:30 pm


The Harmonie Club | 4 East 60th Street New York, NY 10022


With the benefits of greater liquidity volume, fractional ownership, and more, tokenizing assets have been adopted since 1970. It finds gradual blockchain applications in the conventional sections like real estate, stocks, debt, and art in the past few years, gaining considerable popularity since then.

Many would agree that successful tokenization accelerates the exchange of value in assets by improving cost and time efficiency in almost every traditional asset industry, while many would argue that from DeFi (Decentralized Finance) to NFT (Non-Fungible Token), tokenizing assets without a well-constructed token economy and fundamental utilities of the token is just leading us to another ‘ICO (Initial Coin Offering’) Bubble.’ 

What is considered successful tokenization? What are the opportunities for tokenizing assets? What could be the underlying challenges of tokenizing a new asset? National Realty Club invited leading professionals in DeFi, NFT, and Real Estate Tokenization to share their insights on the questions above on Sep 23, 2021 at New York’s famous private social club the Harmonie Club founded in 1852.



David J. Namdar


David is GP at Coral Capital and the CEO of He is an experienced investor and entrepreneur, and was a founding partner of Galaxy Digital and SolidX Partners, digital asset-focused financial services firms. He has over 15 years of international business and financial market experience, and has been involved in strategy, business development, and advisory of dozens of companies, and investment in 100s of companies and decentralized currencies. He has investment expertise in decentralized currencies, venture capital, private and public equities, derivatives and foreign currencies on a global basis. In addition, he has significant expertise across digital assets, blockchain technology, and FinTech among other emerging and breakthrough technologies. He previously was with Millennium Management and UBS Hong Kong. David has a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from the USC Marshall School of Business and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Lindsay Lin 

Lindsay Lin is Partner and Counsel at Dragonfly Capital., a blockchain and cryptocurrency-focused venture capital fund with over $1 bil AUM. Prior to Dragonfly Capital, she was the first counsel at Stellar Development Foundation, where she advised on regulatory, product, marketing, partnerships, and operational legal matters. Lindsay graduated from Harvard Law School where she was a Terence M. Considine Fellow in Law and Economics.


Michael Gasiorek

Michael is a founder, writer, and community builder. He’s Head of Marketing of TrustToken, creators of the leading DeFi protocol for collateral-free lending, TrueFi, and top stablecoins with billions in monthly volume; CEO of Truth Cartel, a marketing agency specialized in emerging technologies; and owner of The Crypto, Medium’s largest blockchain-focused publication.

Michael was Editor in Chief at Startup Grind and Entrepreneur-in-Residence for SOS Ventures with the dLab blockchain accelerator. He runs San Francisco’s OneSalon community and previously co-directed Startup Grind Shenzhen and San Francisco. His written work includes two books on living and working in Asia, columns in Inc and Fortune, and contributed to Bankless, CoinDesk and other crypto outlets. He’s a speaker and moderator on topics of technology, marketing, and culture.


Constantin Kogan

Constantin is a Co-Founder at Bull Perks, Partner at BitBull Capital and former Managing Director at Wave Financial. Cryptocurrency investor since 2012. He has over 10 years of experience in corporate leadership, technology and finance. He contributes to the digital asset space as well as the sharing and value economies.


Ada Wu

Ada is an entrepreneur and community builder. She’s the China Community Lead at TrustToken oversees the China market and community for its Billion Dollar TVL uncollateralized credit protocol, TrueFi. Before that, she was the Director of operations and founding member of its US operation for Eigen Capital, a Singapore-based crypto market making firm. Over the past five years, she’s contributed to building and promoting blockchain-based projects in China.

Ada joined the National Realty Club in 2018 and has been bringing emerging tech and innovative ideas to the club as its Director of technology 2019. She’s also the founder of a New York-based community CryptoFriends, and a member of the young professional committee at Gabrielle Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.  Ada has an M.S. Degree in Real Estate Finance and Investment from NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate.


Previous NRC Blockchain & Tech Event Recap:

2019 Blockchain Panel: Real Estate Tokenization & STO 

CRE Tech x NRC Panel: How to future proof real estate in the age of innovation 

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