January 24, 2018, CHICAGO — Leaders in cryptocurrency will address the future of digital currency, how to buy and trade it and how it will impact U.S. businesses and industries during FinTank CryptoCon 2018, an unprecedented all-day Summit in Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 15th.  Sponsored by FinTank, a leading Fintech hub in Chicago, the Summit is being held at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law’s Thorne Auditorium, 375 E. Chicago Ave.

“To my knowledge, no one has ever organized an event of this magnitude — a collective meeting of some of the greatest minds in cryptocurrency,’ says George Vukotich, the founder of FinTink. “Whether beginners or experienced traders in digital currency, attendees will walk away with a better understanding of and valuable insights about this emerging technology.”

More than 50 recognized experts in the field of cryptocurrency will serve as speakers and panelists covering topics ranging from trading and mining to launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO).

The morning breakout sessions include an introductory workshop, featuring the legendary Izzy Nelken, president and founder of Super Computer Consulting, Inc.  Nelken, who is globally recognized in this space and was instrumental in bringing Bitcoin futures to market, will help beginners understand cryptocurrencies, how they work and investing in them. A more advanced course on trading derivatives on cryptocurrencies led by Tom Sosnoff of TastyTrade will also be an option. Professionals who specialize in finance, accounting, law, etc. can participate in morning breakout sessions tailored to their occupations.  Lawyers who attend will be offered continuing legal credits (CLE).

The afternoon main event will address the challenges facing the industry, investment opportunities and the future of the “FinTech Revolution.”

The event begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and ends in the evening at 8 p.m.  The cost for the Summit ranges from $199 for the morning sessions to $499 for the all-day event, including lunch and an evening reception. Companies interested in sponsorship should contact:

FinTank is a FinTech hub helping to provide an understanding about the field of cryptocurrency through educational events.  To register for FinTank’s CryptoCon Conference, please visit  For more information on FinTank events or membership, log on to  Like us on Facebook  or follow us on Twitter: @fintankcryptocon; @fintank; #cryptocon

For Immediate Press Release


By   Kasi Paturi,, (312) 226-6582, Tate Paglia

FinTank and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law are bringing Cryptocon 2018 to Chicago on Thursday, February 15th.


Chicago, IL January 16:  In preparation for the first of its kind conference on Cryptocurrency in Chicago on February 15, FinTank’s organizing Committee is inviting interested individuals to participate in Cryptocon 2018. This event includes over 45 recognized experts in the field of cryptocurrency. “


In a press note, the committee said:  “Over the past year, there has been an incredible focus on cryptocurrency. Some positive, some negative, and overall a lot of confusion. FinTank as a leading global FinTech hub is helping to bring understanding to what the cryptocurrency space is all about through its educational series. One major event that will help bring understanding through education is CryptoCon 2018″.

CryptoCon 2018 is a day-long event that will be held Thursday, February 15th at Northwestern  Pritzker School of Law, 375 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago Illinois. It is a collaborative effort put together by FinTank and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. It will cover a wide range of topics related to cryptocurrency including focused morning breakout sessions:

– CryptoCon: An Introduction to Cryptocurrency Trading


– A Legal Perspective on Cryptocurrency


– How to Launch an ICO

– Accounting, Regulatory and Taxation issues related to Cryptocurrency


– How to Use Derivatives to Trade Cryptocurrencies


– How to Become a Bitcoin Miner


The afternoon will bring together over 40 well-known individuals that will give their perspective on the cryptocurrency space. Some individuals that are participating include:

– John McGinnis — Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

– Jim Radecki — Cumberland/A DRW Company

– Peter Johnson — Jump Capital

– Kenny Estes — West Loop Ventures

– Rumi Morales — Global Leader in Financial Technology

– Ari Paul — Blocktower

– Keith Petersen — Barchart

– Mike Klena — Lykke – Switzerland

– Derek Urben — Coinigy

– Allan Stevo — Kraken

– David Drake — LDJ Capital NY

– Greg Grossman — DLA Pipper

– Alan Matthew — Tribal Ventures

– Jared Vegosen — DV Trading

– Brian Walls — Bridge Alternatives

– John Lothian — JJL

– Michael Nadel — Accenture

– Jack Bouroujdian — CNBC

– Jeff Roberts — Fortune Magazine


The press note said that “Our goal is not to take a stand, but to get you perspectives from the movers and shakers that are making things happen in the cryptocurrency space so you can make your stand. More details and the opportunity to sign up for the sessions are at:


For more information on FINTANK-Northwestern University joint conference Cryptocon 2018 and to Sponsor any part of the event, please contact Kasi Paturi, (312) 226-6582 or Tate Paglia

For Immediate Press Release

By Kasi Paturi 312-226-6582, Tate Paglia
FinTank Cryptocon 2018
‘Introduction to Cryptocurrency Trading’ 
FinTank invites sponsors to participate in an all-day cryptocurrency extravaganza on Thursday, February 15th, at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.   
George Vukotich, Founder/CEO of FinTank: “With the incredible interest and number of requests we’re receiving every day related to digital currencies and ICOs, we’ve decided to add a special workshop to teach individuals how to intelligently trade and invest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.’


Izzy Nelken, the ‘Options Professor’ and member of the Product Development Committee at Cboe Gobal Markets, will lead the breakout session.  Professor Nelken holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, lectures in financial mathematics at the U. of Chicago, and owns Super Computer Consulting.     


To register:


FinTank Cryptocon 2018 will feature more than 40 speakers and panelists addressing a wide range of topics on digital currencies including exchanges, ICOs, cybersecurity, regulation, trading, derivatives, hedge funds, venture capital, taxation, banking, e.g.
To register for FinTank Cryptocon 2018: 

For Immediate Press Release

By Kasi Paturi and Tate Paglia(312) 226-6582


Preparations are on for February 15th’s CRYPTOCON 2018 Northwestern University’s Law School

By Tate Paglia and Kasi Paturi

Chicago: “Destination Chicago” is the buzz word for cryptocurrency enthusiasts living around the world. FinTank brings thefirst of its kind cryptocurrency conference to Chicago on Thursday, February 15th at Northwestern University’s Law SchoolCRYPTOCON 2018, will be held in the prestigious Thorne Hall located at 375 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.Arrangements for the conference are in the final stages as the registration is gaining momentum.

With a proclaimed theme of Technological Innovation as it relates to Cryptocurrency – the convention promises to include all you need to know about Cryptocurrency. Specialty sessions includeRegulation, Taxation, Legal Perspectivesapproachesto Investing and Trading, Derivatives, Mining, and even detailed breakout session on how to launch an ICO (Initial Coin Offering)There will be over 30 speakers, 10 panels of Experts, continuing education credits, and networking opportunities.

FinTank officers and organizing committee members are excited about CRYPTOCON 2018 and working with Northwestern University to host the conventionSpeaking to the media, FinTank Founder George Vukotich said various committees are working hard taking every detail into consideration. “With such planning and execution, we are very confident that the conference will be a great success which will build on the recent Blockchain Summit FinTank hosted he adds.

The whole world seems to be enamored with cryptocurrencies. The media and public-at-large have been speculating and weighing in with varying points of view. All of this attention has most consumers confused. FinTank aims to allieviate that stress by explosing attendees to everything you need to know about cryptocurrencies. Guests are sure to leave feeling confident and ready to make their own decisions regarding digital assets such as Bitcoin, EthereumLitecoin, and many more.

Tickets for CryptoCon 2018 are available through FinTanks website:

333 S Wabash Ave Suite 2700
Chicago, IL