Blockchain technology today forms the basis of on-line secure ledger/settlement system. Blockchain is gaining momentum since it has multifaceted applications and is moving towards mainstream adoption. The global Blockchain technology market is predicted to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021. In this two day event, tutorial followed by multi-speaker summit, leading venture capitalists and angel investors will examine the emerging Blockchain technology and its contributions to on-line secure settlement system in multiple industry sectors.
Blockchain has many applications – in supply chains, healthcare, global monetary systems, financial technologies, energy trading, music, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services and many more. As a result the Blockchain technology is expected to have significant impact on various industries and so it is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around this new business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.
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Day one comprises a series of high-level tutorials and day two is a multi-speaker conference featuring presentations and interactive discussions.
In these two days our speakers who are subject experts will examine and analyse the impact on various industries, the challenges and opportunities that Blockchain presents. Presentations from thought leaders, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies will focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space.
Day One -Tutorials: Presented as top-level tutorial based: ICOs & Cryptofinance track, exploring regulation, ICO tools, and changing venture capital models.
What Blockchain systems can do
Understanding how Blockchain applications are built
Benefits of Blockchain technologies
Crowdfunding vs ICOs – risks and challenges
Digital exchanges – digital tokens into fiat currency
Regulatory and legal implications of Blockchain technology
Investing in cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies – an exact measure of value
Investing in Blockchain technology
Day Two – Conference: Developing Blockchain Applications and Technologies: This day will look at a variety of platforms and services from start ups to cloud providers, including developer networks, applications and APIs as well as the impact on legal, finance and government sectors with smart contracts, insurance, payments and more.
The public sector services and Blockchain
Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets
Smart Contract management and Innovations
ICO and crowdfunding
Regulation and Legal implications in Blockchain
Blockchain Challenges in Banking
Data Protection and Blockchain
Investing in cryptocurrencies
How to develop scalable solutions
Building in security around regulatory compliance and accountability
Issuing financial securities on a blockchain
Blockchain from the investor’s perspective
Trading in crypto assets
smart-contract-based legal agreements
Will 2018 be the year when distributed ledgers go mainstream?
Banking & Financial services
Exchanges, Clearing houses & Remittances
Payment Processing, Mining
Bitcoin Wallets, Exchanges
Consulting & Advisory
Head of Digital Strategy
Head of Innovation
CEOs, CTOs, COOs, CIOs & VP’s
Business Development & Business Analysts
Blockchain specialists from Banks
CA’s, Authors & Editors
Technology Strategy Leaders
Solution and Enterprise Architects
Venture Capitalists and Angel
Anyone interested in learning how to use Blockchain technology to transform businesses
We are looking for speakers [thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs] to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Blockchain. Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
Douglas Azar, CEO, Wealthinitiative
♦ Definition of Tokenization and its implication on the real world assets
♦ How the tokenization on the Blockchain could open a new horizon for wealth management institutions
♦ A deep dive into the tokenization process of non-bankable assets
♦ Challenges and opportunities of the Blockchain technology applied to the wealth management industry
♦ Conclusion and Q&A
Brian Platz, CEO, Fluree, PBC
Dan Gailey, CEO and Founder, Synapse
Dan Gailey will talk about how cryptocurrency and the blockchain can unlock massive potential for connecting all people, devices, and agents to build a global AI ecosystem that will power the AI economies of tomorrow.
Peter Mitchell and Christopher Murrer, Attorneys, Baker& McKenzie, Zurich
Innovators are using blockchain technology to recreate transactions and the traditional roles played by the parties to those transactions. However, many laws depend on those traditional roles and trusted intermediaries for their function and coherence. This presentation will discuss how to navigate the uncertain regulatory waters of blockchain technology, addressing both Swiss and US legal issues related to securities registration, data privacy, tax compliance, and anti-money laundering rules.
DH Kim, CEO Finhaven Technology
Finhaven is building a blockchain-powered investment banking platform and a registered exchange for security tokens. The world needs regulated security tokens and a registered marketplace for them. And this will change the landscape of the capital markets.
Sebastian Förste, German Attorney at Law, WINHELLER Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
The talk will give an overview of ICO regulation in the European Union and in selected countries. I will especially discuss banking supervisory law and prospectus requirements. I will conclude the talk with an outlook on coming regulation.
Peter Bryant, COO, Farma Trust
Breanna Faye – Experience Design Lead, rLoop
As a brief overview, the presentation will be around decentralising high-technology, and how that will help overcome the innovation bottleneck. Breanna will talk about how the idea of decentralising high technology led to the creation and evolution of rLoop, and how we’ve worked as a globally-distributed crowdsourced community of over 1,200, working on projects such as the hyperloop, human flight devices, and reimagining the future of work. rLoop is a blockchain-powered innovation platform and community that allows people to work on highly technological projects, with a focus on engineering and hardware. This leads to a discussion of how all industries can utilize the blockchain to create radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.
Dr. Petar Tsankov, Research Scientist at ETH Zurich / Co-Founder, ChainSecurity AG, Zurich
Security concerns have repeatedly shaken the trust in handling billions of USD in decentralized smart contracts. It has become clear that writing secure smart contracts is a significant challenge. In this talk, I will present the first push-button verification tool for Ethereum smart contracts that is fully automated, easily extensible to new security vulnerabilities, and provides strong security guarantees.
Vitomir Jevremovic, CEO, Digital Mind Ltd.
VR All Art is a groundbreaking platform and a new marketplace for artists, galleries, museums and the general public to exhibit, explore and acquire art in virtual and augmented reality. VR All Art will use our own ArtCoins, a cryptocurrency (utility token) that utilizes blockchain technology to introduce new interactions and features into the world of the art trade, never before possible. The blockchain provides a distributed ledger that is used both for certification of transactions and as a new trading platform for real-world artifacts represented in the blockchain. We are changing the face of the art market and bringing it closer to people, and at the same time, using the blockchain, making art liquid like never before in history.
Stefan Schmidt, Unibright
Unibright is a team of business integration specialists offering a unified framework for blockchain based business integration.
Founded 2017 as a spin-off of the existing consulting company SPO Consulting GmbH (founded 1989), Unibright is the accelerator to bring business integration expertise into the blockchain world. The team consists of software engineers, architects, process specialists, blockchain specialists, testing engineers and use case designers.
The idea of the Unibright framework is to define business integration workflows visually, based on proven templates for different use cases. All needed objects like smart contracts, adatpers to connect to different systems and queries to monitor the ongoing process are then generated automatically.
Unibright is residing in Bingen, Germany.
Juan David Mendieta ,CEO and Co-founder, Keyrock
More than 150 crypto currency exchanges, 1200 tokens. How do we build a fair and efficient capital infrastructure?
Douglas Azar, CEO, Wealthinitiative
Blockchain enables the tokenisation of assets and open new horizon for asset holder and investors in the field of fragmented ownership
Kim Rom, Chief Gaming Officer, Kinguin Limited
In 2013 Kinguin started with the belief that gamers should be able to freely trade and monetize their digital property. A belief everyone at Kinguin share with a global community of six million gamers, to date we’ve saved this community more than $150 million USD.
In 2018 Kinguin introduces the future market for gaming, a simply conversational marketplace for smarter players - redefining where, how and what digital goods are monetized. Trade bots with deep community integration will enable trade on social media platforms, where player-to-player trade feel natural and welcomed.
Prozorov Danila, FIRELOTTO
Sascha Ragtschaa, CEO Chainium
We are asking society a big question. If we had our time again, would we create the equity market in the same way? Would we create a system which allows investment in just 1% of the world’s companies? Would we give middlemen such as banks and brokers the power to control access? Would we create a system which excludes billions of people from using it? The answer is surely no. Blockchain technology has allowed us to reinvent the way the world raises capital and buys and sells shares. Join Chainium to hear more.
Pascal Lauffer, CEO, FIMAT - BlockChain Financing
I consult in the world of Finance and see first hand how they struggle with innovation. My presentation is about the potential of BlockChain technology in the finance industry and how the industry is wrestling with it.
Ivan Kurnavin, Community Manager, Market.space
Market.space is a decentralized self-regulatory system for data storage, transmission and direct content distribution. It performs several non-standard functions which make it stand out from the likes:
♦ As a host aggregator, Market.space allows professional storage providers and data centers to thrive on leasing the unused storage capacities
♦ The system works as a marketplace, without imposed plans or transaction fees, which means affordable pricing
♦ With Market.space, authentic content can be distributed seamlessly and securely bypassing intermediaries and their fees. This function is intrinsically embedded in the system architecture while the competitors would need centralization or additional apps for it
Daniele Bernardi, DIAMAN Capital LTD
♦ Why Fintech will disrupt the financial industry.
♦ How to use the digital innovation.
♦ What is a hybrid platform for investments?
Lili Cizelj, Business Intelligence Manager
Since forever, merchants wanted to know as much as possible about their customers in order to personalize their offer and increase sales. Nowadays, with enormous amount of offers on the internet, the importance of knowing the customer is bigger than ever. BehaviourExchange technology has been developed for B2C companies to identify their online visitors, know their personal characteristics and interests, so that webmasters can customize the website’s content in real time, offering products or services that correlate with visitor’s profile.
Yury Morozov, founder and CEO of BubbleTone Blockchain
BubbleTone Blockchain in Telecom solves the problems of inequality both for telecom operators and subscribers globally.
Adrian J Gallo, Midas Technologies
Introducing the Midas Project: a new portal to secure fund management for retail investors. How DLT and tokenization of assets change the way we invest and interact with financial markets.
Luka Prelevic, Co-founder, Energy Premier
In this presentation we will go through what does energy and electricity trading look like today and how blockchain can help advance this industry. We will also present one blockchain startup that is currently in their presale phase of the ICO, which already has a live product and lead users which are testing out the solution and providing early confirmation of usability.
Franco De Vita, Managing Partner, Blockchain Organiseren
The promise of Blockchain is that it will change the way we cooperate, how we organize trust and how we organize society.
As an example:
“Through Blockchain technology a Personal Data Service can be implemented giving the citizen control of his/her personal data. This leads to self-sovereign citizens, less dependent on government agencies and commercial parties.”
Basically, Blockchain will change the world, but till now it has not happened. Why is that?
Blockchain services that have been taken into operation have proven to be more efficient then existing technology and to be fraud resistant. This gives us the possibility to create new business models without intermediaries. Then why is the promise of Blockchain still not fulfilled?
What is possible in software technology, sometimes appears to be impossible within the context of our society because many use cases are impeded by law and regulations. Usage is also impeded by ‘invisible forces’, represented by organizations, institutes, directors and managers, but also by the ordinary citizen or employee. These ‘invisible forces’ are driven by bureaucracy, legacy, insecurity and even reluctance to change.
Existing government and its regulations are defined for centralized services. This is a process that has evolved over centuries. Institutions were created and central registries have been introduced to safeguard services. Both the law and the ‘invisible forces’ are tied up to this paradigm. The question is whether we can build decentralized applications within the current framework of legislation and how we can mitigate potential conflicts. Nevertheless, with the introduction of cryptocurrencies the paradigm-shift from centralized to decentralized has started.
Blockchain technology is evolving rapidly. The so called Permissioned Blockchains, which can be used for commercial and public services comply with existing regulations more easily.
Through some interesting use cases of Blockchain ecosystems we will explore the (im)possibilities.
Evgeny Xata, CEO, Cybertrust S.A.
Dr. David Randall, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor, Solve.Care Foundation
Jan-Willem Burgers, Capgemini
M. Oskar van Deventer, Senior Scientist Blockchain Networking, TNO
♦ What is a consortium blockchain, a.k.k. a permissioned blockchain
♦ What does it take to run a consortium blockchain together
♦ What is the business model of a consortium blockchain
♦ How can a consortium blockchain be governed
♦ How does a consortium blockchain work technically
♦ First results from the Techruption Consortium Blockchain (a Dutch consortium with 10+ partners from finance, government, telco, health and other)
Eduardo Ferreira, Head of Business Development & Distribution, Novasset
Based on the premise that (digital) money is actually abundant and entrepreneurial talent is scarce, we argue it is valuable and sensible to enable funding for entrepreneurial ideas in the relatively uncoordinated and unregulated manner that characterises ICOs. People want to do ICOs, as they see that ICOs are a vastly superior, more democratic and inclusive form of funding entrepreneurial talent, and talent wants to be unleashed. Even if a large part of the funding is eventually discovered to be malinvestment, and some part is even lost in misfeasance, given that (digital) money is abundant, the global benefit to humanity of fostering accelerated, permissionless, democratic innovation through ICOs is preferable to the existing antiquated caste system of early stage funding.
Sergey Ryzhavyn, B2Broker
Gregory Arzumanian, Foodcoin
FCE (FOODCOIN ECOSYSYTEM) is a new blockchain ecosystem, architecturally designed to create a global marketplace of food and agricultural products on the active platform of 1000 EcoFarms, using the Ethereum technology. In the widest sense, FCE is going to be implemented as a universal trading platform for businesses related to food.
The tools included and used in this process are:
♦ “Smart” wallets
♦ Digital ID services
♦ Product origin authentication
♦ Crypto payment processing
♦ Customizable platforms for users
Moderator: Peter van Emst, Pit Groep;
Panellist: Peter Mols, Xurux, Donald Randall, Solve.Care; Gregory Arzumanian, Foodcoin; Sergey Ryzhavyn, B2Broker; Eugene Green, Evgeny Xata, Cybertrust ; eSports
Louis de Bruin, Blockchain Leader, IBM Global Business Services Europe
Permissioned Blockchains based on the Linux Foundations Hyperledger fabric are enabling consortia to implement industry grade Blockchain applications in many industries. This talk will cover a number of applications and share the experience in adoption models for Blockchains implementation.
Hans Dijkstra, Specialist Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), AAFM Facility Management B.V.
The use of blockchain technologies for compliance and compliance monitoring. I think fits well with my idea of taking the audience on a journey of how in commercial real estate propositions full service package can enable anyone over the world to securely use smart contracts to either have their services booked (facility management, for instance) and how commercial real estate owners can use blockchain to ensure continuity of their portfolio and have good prediction about return on investments and the possibility for elasticity on their object on the market.
Philipp Geppert, CEO & CO-Founder eSports.com
♦ Blockchain and the eSports community
♦ Video about eSports
♦ eSports Audience
♦ eSports.com – Content platform
♦ eSports.com – Business model
♦ eSports.com – Platform preview
♦ eSports Reward Token
Arseniy Korobchenko, CTO, Binck Forward
Over the past few years flow of fiat currencies into cryptocurrency world has increased with crazy orders of magnitude. Number of fraudulent activities and crime performed with cryptocurrencies has also greatly increased. At the same time, blockchain is the fastest and easiest way for new upcoming companies to raise capital and directly attract shareholders. And regulators need to take action now.
Boudewijn Rooseboom, Founder, General Manager, Cyber Capital
Aleksandra Stroganova, International Busíness development director, Elements
The whole world seems to have gone crazy about the blockchain and crypto hype. Everyone wants to be on the wave, earn money and be financially independent. However, this technology is new, fairly undiscovered and difficult to understand for ordinary users. How can we simplify the understanding of blockchain and finance? Artificial Intelligence, however, is working for us to and it can deal with the complications, saving us time.
Eugene Green, Founder & CEO, WishFinance
♦ It is still difficult to get a loan if you are small
♦ SMEs are vital for the local economies
♦ Official and real interest rates for SMEs
♦ Big data + AI = smart scoring
♦ How Blockchain is good at fighting fraud in lending