Blockchain technology today forms the basis of on-line secure ledger/settlement his moving towards mainstream adoption. The global Blockchain technology market is predicted to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021.

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.

Our speakers at this event are subject experts and they will examine and analyse the impact on various industries, the challenges and opportunities that Blockchain presents. Presentations, short tutorials, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies will focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space.

Topics to be covered include:
Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets
Understanding how Blockchain applications are built
Crowdfunding vs ICOs – risks and challenges
Digital exchanges – digital tokens into fiat currency
Regulatory and legal implications of Blockchain technology
Investing in cryptocurrencies
Crypto currencies – an exact measure of value
Investing in Blockchain technology
Smart Contract management and Innovations
Regulation and Legal implications in Blockchain
How to develop scalable solutions
Issuing financial securities on a blockchain
Blockchain from the investor’s perspective
Key Challenges

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Call for Participation

We are inviting 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 technology and its applications. Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.

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Programme under development

  • Conference Chair: Peter Oakes, Non-Executive Director of Fintech and Regtech Companies -


    Peter Oakes

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    Non-bankable assets on the Blockchain

    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


    Douglas Azar

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    Regulation of ICOs in Europe

    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.


    Sebastian Förste

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    Redefining Smart Contract Audits via Automation

    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.


    Petar Tsankov

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    Meeting the requirements of GDPR in Blockchain

    Olga Stepanova, German Attorney at Law


    Olga Stepanova

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    When do we use Blockchain and its products and services.

    Olivier Rikken, Director, Blockchain and Smart Contracts

    Many people talk about Blockchain, but most of the use cases don’t need Blockchain in the first place. When do you want to use blockchain and if so, what are general products and services one can run on a blockchain. This session is a deep-dive into what these products and services and what they entail. Find out what is more in practice - tokens, Smart Contracts. in practice or code?


    Olivier Rikken

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    The Retail Property Market Place & Blockchain Revolution.

    Nicolas Thoenen, Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer, eLocation

    We switch millions of offline paper contracts into online smart contracts on the blockchain and transform the retail property business with Big Data from the bricks to the clicks.

    The mission is to build the worlds most trusted and powerful retail property marketplace to empower global retail brands as well as property owners, investors and real estate brokers with information and tools to make intelligent location decisions.


    Nicolas Thoenen


Douglas Azar

CEO, Wealthinitiative

Sebastian Förste

German Attorney at Law, WINHELLER Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Peter Oakes

Fintech and Regtech Companies

Olivier Rikken

Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Olga Stepanova

German Attorney at Law

Nicolas Thoenen


Petar Tsankov

Research Scientist at ETH Zurich / Co-Founder, ChainSecurity AG, Zurich

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Previous Speakers

Douglas Azar

CEO, Wealthinitiative

Daniele Bernardi


Peter Bryant

Farma Trust

Lili Cizelj

Business Intelligence Manager

Prozorov Danila


Breanna Faye


Dan Gailey


Vitomir Jevremovic

Digital Mind Ltd

Adrian J. Gallo

Midas Technologies

DH Kim

Finhaven Technology

Ivan Kurnavin

Community manager

Pascal Lauffer

BlockChain Financing

Juan David Mendieta


Peter Mitchell


Yury Morozov

BubbleTone Blockchain

Christopher Murrer


Zsolt Németh


Brian Platz

CEO, Fluree, PBC

Luka Prelevic

Energy Premier

Sascha Ragtschaa

CEO Chainium

Kim Rom

Kinguin Limited

Stefan Schmidt


Petar Tsankov


Sebastian Förste

WINHELLER Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

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