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About Crypto Summit

Crypto Summit brings together global influences, policy makers, investors and entrepreneurs to lead an open dialog and shape the future of crypto. Last year’s hugely successful conference was sold out weeks in advance. Key people in the crypto space came from 30 countries to share their experience. Over 2,500 people tuned in from all over the world. Now in 2018, with an extended two track agenda, Crypto Summit is going to be bigger and better!

Why come to Crypto Summit 2018?

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.
For start-ups
  • Learn what it takes to conduct a successful and compliant ICO.
  • 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!

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.

 

 

Highlights of ICO Summit 2017

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 + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

VINNY LINGHAM

Co-founder & CEO
Civic.com

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

Kathleen Breitman + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

KATHLEEN BREITMAN

Co-founder & CEO
Tezos

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.

Alex Tapscott + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

ALEX TAPSCOTT

Co-Founder Blockchain Research Institute
Co-Author “Blockchain Revolution”

Globally-recognized writer, speaker, investor and advisor focused on blockchain and cryptocurrencies

Jon Matonis + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

JON MATONIS

Founding Director and Executive Director
Bitcoin Foundation

An economist, e-money researcher and a worldwide bitcoin advocate.

Ransu Salovaara + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

RANSU SALOVAARA

CEO
TokenMarket

Financial industry executive specialised in cryptocurrencies, digital assets and blockchain technology. Launched Europe's first bitcoin-backed Exchange Traded Instrument, BitcoinETI.

Olga Feldmeier + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

OLGA FELDMEIER

CEO
SMART VALOR

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

JOERG GASSER

State Secretary
Federal Department of Finance

State Secretary for International Finance at the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) and Lead Blockchain/ICO working group.

Tekin Salim + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

TEKIN SALIMI

Project Manager
Polychain Capital

Tekin works closely with portfolio projects to add value across multiple verticals.

Thomas Power + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

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.

CHARLES HOSKINSON

CEO
Input Output HK

His current projects focus on education of cryptocurrency topics.

FELIX SIMON

Director, Business Development
Smart Valor

With 10 years of Investment Banking & Private Banking experience as M&A, Derivative Structuring & Sales professional, Felix is responsible for Business Development at Smart Valor AG. As blockchain-actor he sees value in bringing together bold entrepreneurship, corporate finance proficiency and creative investment structuring for actors with aligned interests and long-term view.

Jamie Burke + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

JAMIE BURKE

CEO & Co-founder
Outlier Ventures

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.

Sam Chadwick + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

SAM CHADWICK

Director, Financial & Risk Innovation
Thomson Reuters

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

Tim Draper + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

TIM DRAPER

Founder
Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University

Founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Global venture capitalist.

Richard Titus + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

RICHARD TITUS

Board Member, Coach, Entrepreneur
ARK

Technology executive, an entrepreneur and film producer. Named one of the Wired 100 in 2010, Richard has a passion for technology and innovation.

ANDREAS GLARNER

Partner
MME Legal AG

Extensive expertise in fintech and blockchain technology applications.

Guenther Dobrauz + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

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.

Oliver Bussmann + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

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.

Vinay Gupta + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

VINAY GUPTA

Founder
Hexayurt Guy Capital Partners

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

Bernd Lapp + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

BERND LAPP

CEO
Old School GmbH & Business Hive in Swarm City

Several years of management experience across multiple industries, including finance, digital media and sports.

RICHARD MUIRHEAD + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

RICHARD MUIRHEAD

General Partner
OpenOcean

Technologist, internet entrepreneur, investor and Bitcoin pioneer.

Alexandre-Azoulay + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

ALEXANDRE AZOULAY

Managing Partner
SGH Capital

A serial entrepreneur with solid experience in marketing and operations.

BILL BARHYDT

Founder & CEO
Abra

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.

Marc Bettinger + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

MARC BETTINGER

Director
Forctis AG

Building the next revolution in Blockchain.

RUEDI NOSER

Parliament Member
FDP.The Liberals

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.

Richard Olsen + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

RICHARD OLSEN

Founder
Lykke Corp

Building a movement to build a global marketplace utilizing the Blockchain technology pioneered by Bitcoin.

DANIEL HAUDENSCHILD

CEO
Swisscom Blockchain AG

With 20 years of proven systems enabled transformation delivery, he assists organizations to envisage and translate business challenges into practical deployment of applications.

Patrick Baron + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

PATRICK BARON

CEO
Ambisafe Financial

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

Dinis Guarda + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

DINIS GUARDA

CEO and Founder
Lifesci - ztudium

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.

Nicolas Brand + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

NICOLAS BRAND

Partner
Lakestar

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.

KONSTANTIN GLADYCH

CEO
Changelly.com

CEO at Changelly.com, the instant crypto currency exchange. Advisor at Cindicate and Genesis Vision.

John Pfeffer + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

JOHN PFEFFER

Chairman
Pfeffer Capital LP

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

Pavel Kravchenko + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

PAVEL KRAVCHENKO

Founder
Distributed Lab

A technology entrepreneur, cryptographer, software architect, blogger, public speaker and relentless dreamer.

BRIGITTE LUGINBUEHL

CEO and Founder
SwissRealCoin

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.

Sebastian Baerhold + Cryptocurrency ICO 2018 speaker

SEBASTIAN BAERHOLD

Managing Director & Co-Founder
IDnow

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

STEVE PAPERMASTER

Chairman and CEO
Nano Vision

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.

More speakers will be announced soon. 

DAY 1: TUESDAY 27 MARCH 2018 - PRE-CONFERENCE NETWORKING RECEPTION

When: 14:00 - 18:00 on the 27th March 2018 

What: Presentations of Sebastian Baerhold (IDnow), Patrick Baron (Ambisafe), Yessin Schiegg (Blockchain Switzerland) and Richard Titus (ARK) followed by panel and Q&A session dedicated to the topic of ICOs.

Where: The Careum Auditorium, Pestalozzistrasse 11, 8032 Zurich

DAY 2: Wednesday 28 March 2018 - Main Conference Day

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

Where: Samsung Hall, Hoffnigstrasse 1, 8600 Dübendorf

 

Registration starts at 08.00

Agenda

Upper Floor
Tech Track
10.45 – 11.05

The Race for the Winning Protocol

Charles Hoskinson (Input Output HK)

11.05 – 11.30

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)

11.30 – 11.45

Launching Your Blockchain Project: Best Practice from Polychain

Tekin Salimi (Polychain Capital)

11.45 – 12.30

ICO Pitch: 7 Top ICO Projects

neoplace, Hive Power, ShareWorld, papyrus, pavocoin, The Rouge Project, Paymium, Moderator: Ralf Glabischnig (Lakeside Partners)

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

13.30 – 13.45

VIMANA: Special product announcement

Evgeni Borisov (VIMANA)

13.45 – 14.00

Introducing the Framework for Token Confidence

John Hargrave

14.00 – 14.15

How ICO will morph into IPO 2.0

Oliver Bussmann (Bussmann Advisory)

14.15 – 14.40

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)

14.45 – 15.20

ICO Pitch: 6 Top ICO Projects

Eligma, Utrust, Bluenote, Ubex, ORBI NETWORK, AmbitMining, Moderator: Anu Bhardwaj (Women Investing)

15.25 – 15.40

Coffee Break

15.40 – 16.05

Venture Capital vs ICO

Alexandre Azoulay (SGH Capital), Stefan Klestil (Speedinvest), Michael Sidler (Redalpine), Christian Saller (Holtzbrinck Ventures), Moderator: Richard Muirhead (OpenOcean)

16.05 – 16.30

The Rise of Crypto Hedge Funds

Ruslan Gavrilyuk (TaaS Fund), Vinay Gupta (Hexayurt Guy Capital Partners), Joe DiPasquale (BitBull), Moderator: Vincent Everts (Blockchain Innovation Conference)

16.30 – 17.00

Decentralized Exchanges: the Dream and the Reality

Richard Olsen (Lykke Corp), Konstantin Gladych (Changelly), Pavel Kravchenko (Distributed Lab), Patrick Baron (Ambisafe Financial)

Ground Floor
Investment Track
09.00 – 09.05

Welcome and Opening Remarks

09.05 – 09.25

Global State of Crypto

Alex Tapscott (Blockchain Research Institute)

09.30 – 09.50

Identity on the Blockchain

Vinny Lingham (Civic)

09.55 – 10.20

From decentralization of money to democratization of access to wealth

Olga Feldmeier (Smart Valor)

10.20 – 10.45

Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.00

Cryptocurrencies and the Post-Legal Tender Age

Jon Matonis (Bitcoin Foundation)

11.00 – 11.40

ICO Pitch: 5 Top ICO Projects

BCT, Etherisc, LiveTree Adept, CEDEX, Essentia, Moderator: Lorna Blount (Verma)

11.40 – 12.10

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)

12.10 – 12.30

Special announcement

Jamie Burke (Outlier Ventures)

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

13.30 – 13.45

The Cure Chain Manifesto

Steve Papermaster (Nano Vision)

13.45 – 14.25

ICO Projects: 5 Top ICO Projects

POPCHEST, IPCHAIN, Smart Containers, SwissRealCoin, B21, Moderator: Felix Simon (Smart Valor)

14.25 – 14:40

ABRA: Unlocking the Future of Crypto Investing

Bill Barhydt (ABRA)

14.40 – 15.05

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)

15.05 – 15.20

What is different about Tezos protocol?

Kathleen Breitman (CEO Tezos)

15.20 – 15.40

Coffee Break

15.40 – 15.55

Update on Swiss regulatory approach to ICOs

Andreas Glarner (MME)

15.55 – 16.20

Real Assets on the Blockchain: Merging the Real and Crypto Economy

Mattias Hjelmstedt (Utopia music), Nicolas Brand (Lakestar), Olga Feldmeier (Smart Valor), Mathias Bucher (Diamond Digital AG), Moderator: John Hargrave (Media Shower)

16.20 – 16.35

Origins of Crypto Valley

Niklas Nikolajsen (Bitcoin Suisse AG)

16.35 – 17.00

Investing in Crypto: Lessons Learned

Tim Draper (Draper Associates/DFJ/Draper University)

17.00 – 17.15

Coffee Break

17.15 – 17.40

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: Jamie Burke (Outlier Ventures)

17.40 – 18.10

How Blockchain Technology will Transform Society

Fireside chat with Vinny Lingham (Civic), Olga Feldmeier (Smart Valor), Bill Barhydt (ABRA)

18.10 – 18.30

Pitch Battle: Winner Announcement and Closing Remarks

from 18.30

Post-Conference Reception

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

EXTRA OPTION: Thursday 29 March - Ski-Networking in Davos

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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SPONSORS

Second batch of sponsors will be announced soon.

 

Want to get your brand and product in front of the audience at Crypto Summit? A limited number of sponsorship packages is available.

 

IN THE NEWS

Quotes from last year

Images from our 2017 event

Location

DAY 1: TUESDAY 27 MARCH 2018 - Pre-conference Networking Reception: 

Where: The Careum Auditorium, Pestalozzistrasse 11, 8032 Zurich

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH 2018 - Main Conference:

Where: Samsung Hall, Hoffnigstrasse 1, 8600 Dübendorf

 

The CRYPTO + ICO SUMMIT 2018 will be held at

Samsung Hall

Hoffnigstrasse 1

8600 Dübendorf / Zurich

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