Day 1

1 June 2017

Blockchain Technologies – Day 1

There has been a flurry of new start ups, announcements, new user cases, and applications being developed using blockchain technology. Research provides strong evidence that blockchain technology could transform existing business models and invent new forms of business in a profound way. The Blockchain technologies track examines key challenges for developers building these initiatives, you will also hear from a number of innovative Blockchain start ups, their business cases, and case studies, and be able to see how to partner with a number of emerging technology players to forward your Blockchain services. According to Markets and Markets, the global blockchain technology market is expected to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021. In this session, leading venture capitalists and investors will examine the emerging blockchain technology landscape and why there is so much attention around the sector. The blockchain technologies track look at how Blockchain companies are creating disruptive solutions to real world problems.

09:30AM

Chair’s welcome and opening remarks

David Gyori

Founding member

World Fintech Association

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. David Gyori, Founding member, World Fintech Association

09:40AM

Case study tbc

10:00AM

Case study: Publicism – exploring how blockchain technology can reverse freedom of press challenges

Publicism believes that blockchain technology could be part of a solution to reverse the concern of decline of press freedom.

By leveraging blockchain, the company is able to offer censorship resistant and immutable broadcasting tools for journalists through a convenient dashboard. It manages the publication of stories, payments, and ownership rights, all the while preserving anonymity for both journalists and their readers.

www.publicism.nl

. Pieter Haasnoot, co-founder, Publicism

10:20AM

Case study: Quanta – blockchain technology backed lottery

Adam Vaziri

Chief Regulatory Officer

Quanta Technologies

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Quanta is an automated online lottery platform that performs tasks, from the selling of lottery tickets, the draw and distibution of prize payments. Operating as a smart contract on the Ethereum platform, transparency is also provided. With internet, anyone can participate in the Quanta lottery.

By utilizing smart contracts of the worlds second biggest cryptocurrency, Ethereum offers a method to suppress fraud and manipulation. Until now, there were many tasks where lottery operator’s seemed to work in a blackbox environment. But with the unique properties of blockchain technology, transparency and safety is endowed, and a truely fair lottery environment can be provided to participants.

. Adam Vaziri, Chief Regulatory Officer, Quanta Technologies

10:40AM

Case study tbc

10:55AM

Networking Break

12:00PM

KEYNOTE: How can developers make the most of the blockchain opportunity?

  • Examining open source blockchain development
  • How to develop scalable solutions
  • Building in security around regulatory compliance and accountability
  • Leverage existing codebases, workflows, and development ecosystems
  • Getting started with a highly scalable Ethereum compliant blockchain

12:40PM

Case study: BlockEx – white label cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform

Aleksander Nowak

CIO and Blockchain Expert

BlockEx

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BlockEx is a Digital Asset eXchange Platform (DAXP) – built for creation, issuance and exchange of digital assets. It’s the world’s first true HFT capable exchange for next generation financial assets built using Blockchain technology.

BlockEx’s offering is a white label cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform. BlockEx is currently targeting medium sized forex and binary options brokers, with its product a solution to allow these firms to offer cryptos to their customers using a separate brand. The solution includes two skin variations of its front end; a social trading version and another that is similar to forex webtraders.

https://www.blockex.com/

. Aleksander Nowak, CIO and Blockchain Expert, BlockEx

01:00PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace

David Gyori

Founding member

World Fintech Association

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Moritz Kaminski

Investment Associate

Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners GmbH

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Chiara Sommer

Investment Manager

High-Tech Gruenderfonds

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Yacine Teraï

Blockchain Investment & Corporate Business Advisor

Coinsilium

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Jamie Burke

Founder

Blockchain Angels

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  • The opportunities for blockchain from an investor and VC viewpoint
  • What are the advantages of blockchain to investors when compared to other emerging technologies?
  • What criteria are VC’s looking for to invest in blockchain start-ups
Moderator: . David Gyori, Founding member, World Fintech Association
. Moritz Kaminski, Investment Associate , Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners GmbH
. Chiara Sommer, Investment Manager, High-Tech Gruenderfonds
. Yacine Teraï, Blockchain Investment & Corporate Business Advisor, Coinsilium
. Jamie Burke, Founder, Blockchain Angels

02:40PM

Case study tbc

03:00PM

Case study tbc

03:20PM

Case study: Monax – smart contract-based SDKs

Paul du Plessis

Head of Partnerships

Monax

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Monax is the company behind Hyperledger Burrow (formerly Eris-db), the FOSS permissioned blockchain platform for enterprise developers and devops to build, ship, and run blockchain-based applications for business ecosystems.

Monax sells legally engineered smart contract-based SDKs to accelerate your time to market with sophisticated ecosystem applications. In this talk we will discuss how permissioned blockchains and smart contracts will change the way business is done.

https://monax.io/

. Paul du Plessis, Head of Partnerships, Monax

03:40PM

Case study: Alice – transparent charitable giving

Raphaël Mazet

CEO

Alice

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Alice is a blockchain philanthropy platform that allows donors to track the impact their money makes. When a donor gives money to a charity project on Alice, it is held in escrow on a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain. In order to receive donations, charities must demonstrate that they have achieved their goals.

This radical transparency helps charities increase trust and raise more funds for their projects.

https://alice.si/

. Raphaël Mazet, CEO, Alice

04:00PM

Case study tbc

04:20PM

Case study tbc

05:00PM

Blockchain for Real Estate Meet up

Achim Jedelsky

Head of Processes/IT

Daimler Real Estate

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Moderator: . Achim Jedelsky, Head of Processes/IT, Daimler Real Estate

06:00PM

Close of Conference

Day 2

2 June 2017

Blockchain Technologies – Day 2

09:30AM

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:00AM

Case study: Modum – smart contracts in medical product distribution

  • Combining IoT sensors with blockchain technology to provide data integrity for transactions of physical products
  • Streamlining supply chain processes with smart contracts in the Ethereum blockchain
  • Full cycle control from notifications to payment and release whilst making sure the transaction meets all of the standards set out by you, your clients and the regulator

modum.io

. Malik El Bay, CEO, Modum

10:15AM

Case study: Settlemint – connecting companies to distributed ledgers

Matthew Van Niekerk

Founder & CEO

SettleMint

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SettleMint removes the complexity of distributed technologies for organisations. It offers modular blockchain middleware solutions that enable organisations to focus on their front end applications and customer experience while SettleMint’s middleware connects them to distributed (ledger) technologies.

To demonstrate the versatility of their middleware solutions, SettleMint has created the following end user applications:

1. DataBroker, a blockchain based marketplace for IoT sensor data (https://settlemint.io/databroker/);
2. BallotBox, a blockchain voting application for elections (https://us2016.settlemint.io) and is currently developing a proxy voting variant and a governance use case of BallotBox;
3. Notary, a blockchain document registration and management application for notarial deeds (https://notary.settlemint.io) and is currently working on a land registration and title transfer use case application of Notary;
4. IdentiMint, a blockchain based self-sovereign identity management platform for KYC / KYB procedures during client on-boarding (https://identimint.settlemint.io/);

https://settlemint.io/

. Matthew Van Niekerk, Founder & CEO, SettleMint

10:30AM

Case study: Travacoin – the blockchain revolution for airlines

Brian Whelan

Founder and CEO

Travacoin

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If a flight is delayed for a long time or cancelled, airlines based in, or flying through the EU are obliged under EU Reg 261 to compensate passengers for the inconvenience – up to €600 per passenger.
Airlines currently resist this or pay slowly, generating conflict and losing passenger loyalty and repeat business, while also creating big opportunities for intermediaries.
Travacoin is a Blockchain based crypto-currency that will use “Smart Contracts” to enable airlines to compensate and refund passengers. The payment will be designed in such a way as to incentivise passengers to reinvest in new flights and/or ancillary services.

http://www.travacoin.com/

. Brian Whelan, Founder and CEO, Travacoin

10:45AM

Case study tbc

11:00AM

PANEL: Peer to peer payments – the blockchain mobile payments revolution

  • Mobile blockchain wallets – security and abolition of transactional fees
  • P-2-P lending – how blockchain based mobile apps are bypassing traditional banks’ paperwork and regulations
  • Universal access to secure banking

11:30AM

Case study: JAAK – Connecting the media industry via blockchain

Vaughn McKenzie

Founder

JAAK

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  • Connecting songs, films, and TV shows directly to the artists, producers, writers, and organisations that create, own and distribute them
  • Smart Content or the simpler framework for licensing media on the web that will unlock a world of new content experiences and untapped value opportunities for the entire media industry
  • Cheaper, faster and easier to capture, manage and exchange metadata between organisations as well as making content on the web easy to find, license, and pay.
. Vaughn McKenzie, Founder, JAAK

12:00PM

Networking Break

01:20PM

Case study: Stratence Partners – moving your company to blockchain

Fernando Ventureira

Chief Executive Officer

Stratence Partners Limited

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  • Stratence Partners is a Consulting, Systems and Outsourcing Company, with recognized expertise and experience in helping the Organizations to optimize their Strategy, enhance their Commercial Effectiveness and move towards sustainable Pricing Excellence
  • We leverage well known Methodologies for Change Management and Profitable Growth, integrating disruptive technologies along the Value Chain of our Customers: Big Data, Strategic Markets & Products Dynamic Modelling, Advanced Insights Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Rules Engine,  Sales Force Field Cockpit, Private & Blockchain as a Service Solutions
  • On the Blockchain part, Stratence Partners is having a shareholder and partner relationship with godzilion.io, one of the already fully up and running leading Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) provider
. Fernando Ventureira, Chief Executive Officer , Stratence Partners Limited

01:35PM

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01:50PM

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02:05PM

Case study: iEx.ec – blockchain based distributed cloud computing

Gilles Fedak

CEO, Co-founder

iEx

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iEx.ec aims at providing distributed applications running on the blockchain a scalable, secure and easy access to the services, the data-sets and the computing resources they need. This technology relies on the Ethereum smart contracts and allows building a virtual Cloud infrastructure that provides high-performance computing services on demand.

We can now organize decentralized infrastructures and market places, where everyone will be able to rent its computing resources (CPU, storage, GPU, …), where the innovative SMEs which design Big Data and HPC applications will be able to sell them online immediately with the needed resources to run them, and where highly valued data-sets will be rentable with a fine-grain business model. Moreover, because the blockchain provides distributed consensus and resiliency while being fully distributed, we think that it’s going to change drastically the way we design distributed systems and applications.

http://iex.ec

 

. Gilles Fedak, CEO, Co-founder, iEx

02:20PM

Case study: ClearKarma – blockchain backed food traceability

Sylvie Chin

Founder and CEO

ClearKarma

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ClearKarma paves the way for end-to-end traceability for ingredients used in the food industry, linking you to everyone else in the food supply-chain, all the way down to the consumer. Our cloud-based platform offers a global standard of trusted food information to verify and keep the history of all updates on the blockchain.

ClearKarma’s work collecting and structuring food Big Data will result in transparency on food content and origin traceability from farmer to consumer, allergen & special diets detection and a multilingual restaurant menu portal.

http://www.clearkarma.com/

. Sylvie Chin, Founder and CEO, ClearKarma

02:35PM

Case study: Bitwala – the bitcoin wallet

Jörg von Minckwitz

CEO & Co-founder

Bitwala GmbH

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  • How to send money easy, cheap and fast
  • Sending and receive multiple currencies worldwide via bank transfers, debit cards and a Bitcoin wallets
  • Manage your bitcoins, pay bills, send bank transfers and top up your Bitcoin prepaid card all in one place

 

. Jörg von Minckwitz, CEO & Co-founder , Bitwala GmbH

02:50PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Blockchain from the investor’s perspective: A VC view of the marketplace

David Stuck

Venture Capital Analyst

bmp Beteiligungsmanagement AG

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Zoe Adamovicz

Co-Founder & CEO

Neufund

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Daniel Doll-Steinberg

Investor and advisor

Collider

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  • The opportunities for blockchain from an investor and VC viewpoint
  • What are the advantages of blockchain to investors when compared to other emerging technologies?
  • What criteria are VC’s looking for to invest in blockchain start-ups
. Eddy Travia, CEO, Coinsilium
. David Stuck, Venture Capital Analyst, bmp Beteiligungsmanagement AG
. Zoe Adamovicz, Co-Founder & CEO , Neufund
. Daniel Doll-Steinberg, Investor and advisor, Collider

03:20PM

Case study: Satoshi School

Joerg Molt

Founder

Satoshi School

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At Satoshi School we teach you how to use BitCoins and Blockchain for home, what it can do to your company and how much money you will save each month on to blockchain’s transactions and bitcoin fees.

. Joerg Molt, Founder, Satoshi School

03:35PM

Case study: StromDAO – blockchain for the energy sector

Manuel Utz

Expert Industrial Applications

StromDAO

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. Manuel Utz, Expert Industrial Applications, StromDAO

04:00PM

Close of Conference