Pantera Blockchain Summit

VeradiVerdict - Issue #48

Pantera started hosting influential summits around blockchain starting in 2013. Since then, the firm has launch multiple funds around investing into venture capital and tokens (ICO/IEOs and off the secondary markets). During our journey, we’ve invested into over 100 companies and accumulated almost 1000 limited partners. The firm decided to keep the minimum investment amount for investors at $100,000 knowing that many folks are still getting educated and comfortable with the space. Limited partners include individuals, family offices, corporations, and institutions. We’ve seen limited partners over the years invest more into the same funds, across other funds, and eventually into subsequent vintages of funds.

One of the benefits of the Pantera family is the network of entrepreneurs and investors that we can bring together, so this year’s Pantera Blockchain Summit will be in San Francisco on October 22nd. The speaker list and breakout sessions revolve around our portfolio companies and we are excited about having Nick Szabo returning to speak, as he is attributed with coining the term “smart contract”. It will be a wonderful opportunity for networking, learning, and business.

The summit is only for limited partners of our funds, so if anyone has questions, feel free to contact


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Bitcoin’s Computing Power Sets Record as Over 100K New Miners Go Online

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US Federal Reserve Launching Payment System, Crypto Bulls Nonplussed

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Walmart Wants to Patent a Stablecoin That Looks a Lot Like Facebook Libra

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London, August 15-16

Berlin, Web3 Summit, August 19-21

Los Angeles, August 23

New York City, September 3-6

Shanghai, Shanghai Blockchain Week, September 16-18

Seoul, September 19-20

Montreal, September 27-29


Hi, I’m Paul Veradittakit, a Partner at Pantera Capital, one of the oldest and largest institutional investors focused on investing into blockchain companies and cryptocurrencies. The firm invests in equity, pre-sales/IEO rounds, and cryptocurrencies on the secondary markets. I focus on early investments and want to share my thoughts and what’s going on in the industry in this weekly newsletter.

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