- 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.
27 – 28 March, Zurich
Europe's premier cryptocurrency and blockchain conference.
We are excited to be hosting many high profile speakers from Switzerland and other parts of the world. Our headline speakers are:
Entrepreneur. Dragon. Angel. Shark. Reality TV personality. Former co-founder and CEO of Gyft and Yola.
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.
Globally-recognized writer, speaker, investor and advisor focused on blockchain and cryptocurrencies
An economist, e-money researcher and a worldwide bitcoin advocate.
Financial industry executive specialised in cryptocurrencies, digital assets and blockchain technology. Launched Europe's first bitcoin-backed Exchange Traded Instrument, BitcoinETI.
A visionary entrepreneur focusing on the intersection of banking and blockchain technology.
State Secretary for International Finance at the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) and Lead Blockchain/ICO working group.
Tekin works closely with portfolio projects to add value across multiple verticals.
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.
His current projects focus on education of cryptocurrency topics.
Europe's first dedicated blockchain VC and pioneer of the Convergence Thesis focused on how DLT & crypto assets combine with Deeptech like AI, IoT and Autonomous Robotics.
Focusing on alternative finance, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Board member of the Crypto Valley Association.
Founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Global venture capitalist.
Technology executive, an entrepreneur and film producer. Named one of the Wired 100 in 2010, Richard has a passion for technology and innovation.
Extensive expertise in fintech and blockchain technology applications.
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.
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.
Humanitarian technocrat. Launched $70bn Ethereum Project. CEO of Mattereum.
Several years of management experience across multiple industries, including finance, digital media and sports.
Technologist, internet entrepreneur, investor and Bitcoin pioneer.
A serial entrepreneur with solid experience in marketing and operations.
Technology pioneer, serial entrepreneur, speaker and sports enthusiast. Bill’s passion is information technology and how it can be used to improve lives. He is an advisor and investor in many companies in the payments, telecom and consumer Internet sectors.
Entrepreneur, politician, lateral thinker, innovative mind and staunch liberal. Since 2015 part of the city council for FDP. The driving force behind Swiss innovation and startup support.
Building a movement to build a global marketplace utilizing the Blockchain technology pioneered by Bitcoin.
With 20 years of proven systems enabled transformation delivery, he assists organizations to envisage and translate business challenges into practical deployment of applications.
Experienced at helping companies through the Initial Coin Offering process. Interests include science, philosophy, religion and changing the world for the better.
Building the next revolution in Blockchain.
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.
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 Changelly.com, the instant crypto currency exchange. Advisor at Cindicate and Genesis Vision.
An entrepreneur and investor. In the 2000s, John was a London-based partner at private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
A technology entrepreneur, cryptographer, software architect, blogger, public speaker and relentless dreamer.
Swiss Real Estate Expert. Former Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle AG Switzerland with a strong track record of >10 years in real estate corporate finance and real estate M&A.
His company was honored with the Euro Finance Tech Award for "Most Successful Fintech".
The Honorable Steve Papermaster is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Nano, the molecular data and nanoscale digital technology leader. He has 30 years of experience as a career technology entrepreneur, public policy expert, global speaker, and noted author.
He has passion for blockchain, cryptos and other exponential technologies and he believes in the disruptional effect on our society.
A special half day designed to encourage connections and discussion.
14:00 - 18:00 Networking, project and product showcases, discussion panels and roundtables
The detailed agenda will be announced soon
Venue: The Careum Auditorium, Pestalozzistrasse 11, 8032 Zurich
Speakers include 100+ crypto and blockchain experts from all over the world
Choose from two tracks: Crypto Technology and Crypto Investment
Conference sessions are packed with keynotes, discussion panels - and pitches from promising ICOs
PLUS! Networking area and expo
PLUS! Exclusive VIP lounge
PLUS! Post-conference reception
Venue: Samsung Hall, Hoffnigstrasse 1, 8600 Dübendorf
The Race for the Winning Protocol
Charles Hoskinson (Input Output HK)
Security of Crypto Assets: How to protect your wealth?
Eric Larchevêque (Ledger), Julien Bringer (Smart Valor), Lewin Böhnk (Crypto Finance AG), David White (KeyBox), Moderator: Dinis Guarda (Lifesci)
Launching Your Blockchain Project: Best Practice from Polychain
Tekin Salimi (Polychain Capital)
ICO Pitch: 7 Top ICO Projects
Moderator: Ralf Glabischnig (inacta AG)
Vimana: Special product announcement
Value of tokenized assets
How ICO will morph into IPO 2.0
Oliver Bussmann (Bussmann Advisory)
Future of Banking: Where DLT and AI Will Take It
Sam Chadwick (Thomson Reuters), Markus Locher (Credit Suisse), Thomas Power (9 Spokes), Mauro Casellini (Bank Frick), Moderator: Sebastian Baerhold (IDnow)
ICO Pitch: 7 Top ICO Projects
Venture Capital vs ICO
Alexandre Azoulay (SGH Capital), Stefan Klestil (Speedinvest), Michael Sidler (Redalpine), Christian Saller (Holtzbrinck Ventures), Moderator: Richard Muirhead (OpenOcean)
The Rise of Crypto Hedge Funds
Ruslan Gavrilyuk (TaaS Fund), Vinay Gupta (Hexayurt Guy Capital Partners), Moderator: Vincent Everts (Blockchain Innovation Conference)
Decentralized Exchanges: the Dream and the Reality
Richard Olsen (Lykke Corp), Konstantin Gladych (Changelly), Pavel Kravchenko (Distributed Lab), Patrick Baron (Ambisafe Financial)
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Global State of Crypto
Alex Tapscott (Blockchain Research Institute)
Identity on the Blockchain
Vinny Lingham (Civic)
From decentralization of money to democratization of access to wealth
Olga Feldmeier (Smart Valor)
Cryptocurrencies and the Post-Legal Tender Age
Jon Matonis (Bitcoin Foundation)
Beyond Bitcoin: How to invest in crypto assets
Marc Bettinger (Forctis AG), John Pfeffer (Pfeffer Capital LP), Ivo Sauter (Falcon Private Bank), Moderator: Richard Titus (ARK)
ICO Pitch: 7 Top ICO Projects
Moderator: Lorna Blount (Verma)
Jamie Burke (Outlier Ventures)
Nano Vision: Special announcement
Steve Papermaster (Nano Vision)
ABRA: Special product announcement
Bill Barhydt (ABRA)
ICO Projects: 7 Top ICO Projects
Global competition for a leading blockchain hub – Will Switzerland lead the way?
Joerg Gasser (Federal Department of Finance), Ruedi Noser (FDP), Nicolas Burer (digitalswitzerland), Günther Dobrauz (PwC), Moderator: Olga Feldmeier (Smart Valor)
What is different about Tezos protocol?
Kathleen Breitman (CEO Tezos)
Update on Swiss regulatory approach to ICOs
Andreas Glarner (MME)
Real Assets on the Blockchain: Merging the Real and Crypto Economy
Mattias Hjelmstedt (Utopia music), Nicolas Brand (Lakestar), Olga Feldmeier (Smart Valor), Moderator: John Hargrave (Media Shower)
Origins of Crypto Valley
Niklas Nikolajsen (Bitcoin Suisse AG)
Investing in Crypto: Lessons Learned
Tim Draper (Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University)
The recipe for a successful ICO
Ransu Salovaara (TokenMarket), Daniel Haudenschild (Swisscom), Nicolai Oster (Bitcoin Suisse AG), Thomas Nägele (NÄGELE Attorneys at Law), Andreas Glarner (MME), Moderator: David Drake (LDJ Fund)
How Blockchain Technology will Transform Society
Fireside chat with Vinny Lingham (Civic), Olga Feldmeier (Smart Valor), Bill Barhydt (ABRA)
Pitch Battle: Winner Announcement and Closing Remarks
Who says the golf course is the best place for networking? We think the slopes are better!
Ski enthusiasts attending CRYPTO SUMMIT 2018 are invited to head over to the slopes of Davos for some prime spring skiing the day after the conference. While this ski day is not an official part of the conference, CRYPTO SUMMIT ticket holders are invited to come along. Transport, ski passes, equipment and meals/drinks are for your own expense.
Join us for an informal après ski networking get-together in Davos at the end of the day, hosted by the CRYPTO SUMMIT team.
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