Crypto Summit 2018

Wednesday 28 March - Zurich
8:30am – 7:00pm CEST
Join top crypto movers and shakers, game changers, investors, entrepreneurs and start-ups at Switzerland’s premier cryptocurrency and blockchain conference.
Conference Delegates
Speakers and Sponsors
ICO Pitches
Tracks: Investment and tech track
Why come to Crypto Summit 2018?

Meet the who’s who of the global crypto industry
Speakers include the legendary Vinny Lingham, Tim Draper, Kathleen Breitman, Jon Matonis, Ransu Salovaara – and many more.

Dive deep into blockchain tech
One of the conference tracks is fully dedicated to DLT technology.

For start-ups

  • Launch your product or crowdfunding live on stage:
    Last year companies like Aion, Science, YouNow, DomRaider and Streamr pitched here and have since raised over USD 120m. Do not miss your chance this year!

  • Learn what it takes to conduct a successful and compliant ICO.

For investors

  • Learn how industry leaders invest in crypto: One conference track is completely dedicated to crypto investments.

  • Network with fellow investors and high potential start-ups.
Preliminary Agenda
Crypto Tech Track

08.00 – 09.00


09.00 – 09.05

Welcome and Opening Remarks

09.05 – 09.25

Global State of Crypto

09.25 – 10.00

Identity on the blockchain

Vinny Lingham

10.20 – 10.45

Coffee break

10.45 – 11.15

The Race for the Winning Protocol

Kathleen Breitman, Bruce Milligan, Bernd Lapp, Vinay Gupta

11.15 – 11.50

ICO Pitch

7 Top ICO Projects

11.50 – 12.05

Launching Your Blockchain Project:
Best Practice from Polychain

Tekin Salimi

12.05 – 12.30

Security of Crypto Assets

12.30 – 14.00


14.00 – 14.15

Real World Applications of DLT in Financial Services

Sam Chadwick

14.15 – 14.40

Panel: Decentralized Exchanges:
the Dream and the Reality

Richard Olson
Konstantin Gladych

14.40 – 14.20

ICO Pitch

8 Top ICO Projects

15.20 – 15.40

Coffee break

15.40 – 16.05

Technical Challenges of Tokenization

Pavel Kravchenko

16.05 – 16.30

How Crypto Funds are Investing in Protocols

Ruslan Gavrilijul

16.30 – 17.00

Future of Banking: Where DLT and AI will Take It

17.00 – 17.15

Coffee Break

17.15 – 17.40

How Blockchain Technology will Transform Society

Fireside chat with Vinny Lingham and Olga Feldmeier

17.40 – 18.10

Power Panel: Women in Blockchain

18.10 – 18.30

Pitch Battle – Winner Announcement and Closing Remarks

18.30 – 20.00

Post-Conference Reception

Crypto Investment Track

08.00 – 09.00


09.00 – 09.05

Welcome and Opening Remarks

10.45 – 11.00

Cryptocurrencies and the Post-Legal Tender Age

Jon Matonis

11.00 – 11.30

Beyond Bitcoin: Cryptocurrencies 2.0:
How to Invest and What to Avoid

Marc Bettinger

11.30 – 12.10

ICO Pitch

7 Top ICO Projects

12.10 – 12.30

The Rise of Crypto Hedge Funds

12.30 – 14.00


14.00 – 14.15

Presentation: Tokenomics
Distributed Value Chain and Open Networks

Jamie Burke

14.15 – 14.55

ICO Pitch

8 Top ICO Pitches

14.55 – 15.20

Regulatory Panel: Global Competition for Crypto Hub

Günther Dobrauz

15.20 – 15.40

Coffee break

15.40 – 15.55

ICO Best Practice and Code of Conduct

Perianne Boring

15.55 – 16.20

Real Assets on the Blockchain:

Merging the Real and Crypto Economy

16.20 – 16.35

How ICO will morph into IPO 2.0

Oliver Bussmann

16.35 – 17.00

Investing in Crypto: Lessons Learned

Tim Draper

17.00 – 17.15

Coffee Break

18.30 – 20.00

Post-Conference Reception

Please note we reserve the right to adjust this agenda. The final agenda will be confirmed shortly before the event.

Speakers at Crypto Summit 2018

We are excited to be hosting many high profile speakers from Switzerland and other parts of the world.
Our headline speakers are:

Vinny Lingham
Co-founder & CEO

Entrepreneur. Dragon. Angel. Shark. Reality TV personality. Former co-founder and CEO of Gyft and Yola.
CEO & Co-founder
Outlier Ventures

Europe’s 1st blockchain venture builder. Bringing the blockchain start-up scene into being today. Exploring where blockchain enables convergence tomorrow.
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Perianne Boring
Chamber of Digital Commerce

An American blockchain enthusiast. The Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce.
Richard Olsen
Lykke Corp

Building a movement to build a global marketplace utilizing the Blockchain technology pioneered by Bitcoin.
Kathleen Breitman
Co-founder & CEO

One of the top Women in Blockchain. Prior to Tezos, Kathleen was a senior strategy associate for R3, a blockchain consortium of more than 70 financial firms.
Jon Matonis
Founding Director and Executive Director
Bitcoin Foundation

An economist, e-money researcher and worldwide Bitcoin advocate.
Vinay Gupta
Hexayurt Guy Capital Partners

Humanitarian technocrat. Launched $70bn Ethereum Project. CEO of Mattereum.

Smart Valor

A visionary entrepreneur focusing on the intersection of banking and blockchain technology.

Sam Chadwick
Director, Financial & Risk Innovation
Thomson Reuters

Focuses on alternative finance, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Board member of the Crypto Valley Association.
Ransu Salovaara

Financial industry executive specialising in cryptocurrencies, digital assets and blockchain technology. Launched Europe's first Bitcoin-backed Exchange Traded Instrument, BitcoinETI.
Guenther Dobrauz
Partner & Leader
PwC Legal Switzerland

A PwC Partner since 2015 and a global expert on legal advisory. Author of two books on investment selection and three books on European, Swiss and Liechtenstein investment law.

Tim Draper
Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University

Founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Global venture capitalist.
Richard Titus
Board member, Coach, Entrepreneur
Andronik Ltd.

Technology executive, entrepreneur and film producer. Named one of the Wired 100 in 2010, Richard has a passion for technology and innovation.
Bernd Lapp
Old School GmbH & Business Hive in Swarm City

Several years of management experience across multiple industries, including finance, digital media and sports.
Thomas Power
Member Board of Director
9 Spokes

Cutting edge Board Member, deeply connected in Silicon Valley, NYC, London, Australia, New Zealand. Raised and sold £1.2bn of capital and assets since 1980.

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Bruce Milligan
General Manager
Cardano Foundation

Consultant executive for Cardano Foundation, part of the Cardano project, ADA token.
Dinis Guarda
CEO and Founder
Lifesci - Lifescitech

A CEO, board member, digital and crypto economics driver and evangelist, writer. Listed in various top 100/10%/1% most influential people in fintech, blockchain, social media, insurtech and AI.
Tekin Salimi
Project Manager
Polychain Capital

Tekin works closely with portfolio projects to add value across multiple verticals.
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Oliver Bussmann
Founder & Managing Partner
Bussmann Advisory

A senior technology executive with 25+ years of influential leadership in different industries (high tech and financial service) with UBS, SAP, Allianz, Deutsche Bank and IBM.
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Alexandre Azoulay
Managing Partner
SGH Capital

A serial entrepreneur with solid experience in marketing and operations.
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Sebastian Baerhold
Managing Director & Co-Founder

His company was honored with the Euro Finance Tech Award for "Most Successful Fintech".
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Martin Froehler

Martin has over 20 years experience in the markets, with a focus on quantitative finance. Quantiacs is the first marketplace for quantitative trading systems.
General Partner
Open Ocean

Technologist, internet entrepreneur, investor and Bitcoin pioneer.
Ambisafe Financial

Experienced at helping companies through the Initial Coin Offering process. Interests include science, philosophy, religion and changing the world for the better.
Forctis AG

Building the next revolution in Blockchain.

A partner at LAKESTAR, a global venture capital group that invests in highly disruptive technology companies across all stages of their lifecycle. Nicolas runs the group’s activities in blockchain and the digital asset space.

CEO at, the instant crypto currency exchange. Advisor at Cindicate and Genesis Vision.
Wealth Chain & The Blackmore Group

Entrepreneur, CEO and frequent public speaker in fintech and financial services.
Pfeffer Capital LP

An entrepreneur and investor. In the 2000s, John was a London-based partner at private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
Distributed Lab

A technology entrepreneur, cryptographer, software architect, blogger, public speaker and relentless dreamer.
More speakers will be announced soon.
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