On April 4, 150 participants and specialists in the sphere of blockchain gathered at the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Berlin. Top experts from different countries shared their experience and knowledge about the blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and ICO.
Speakers discussed issues regarding blockchain implementation into business processes and legislation issues. Experts also talked about ICO for start-ups and investors, presented analytics of cryptocurrencies and shared future forecasts.
Among the invited speakers there were such blockchain experts as IBM Cloud representative, international Blockchain Competence Group leader, and the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) representative.
René Bostic, the Technical Vice President of Innovation and New Technologies for IBM Cloud, delivered a speech on the Advancement of Blockchain Technology: From Concept to Implementation. Being an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies, René analysed a specific blockchain case and explained what the future holds for blockchain.
Another invited expert was Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler, a partner at DWF, a technology-oriented global law firm, and head of the international Blockchain Competence Group. She spoke about the token regulation, giving insights into the current discussion and future possibilities.
Manuel Martin Marquez, a project leader for Big Data at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), talked about the blockchain and open science evolution. Manuel’s aim is to give the scientific benefits back to the society, unlocking the transparent science, using blockchain technologies, and he discussed the challenges with the audience.
Nathan Williams, a founder of Minespider, delivered a speech about how blockchain can impact supply chain due diligence, and Gabriel Dusil, a co-founder and board member at Adel, discussed the topic “Who will be a Borderless Citizen™ in the 21st Century?”
The conference also had a panel discussion on the topic “From strategy to execution of ICOs: prospects, regulation and current state”. The moderator of the panel discussion was Florian Grummes, CEO at Midas Touch Consulting. The panel discussion featured such specialists as CEO at RefToken, Blockchain & A.I. Architect at Porsche tech laboratory, lawyer and manager at PwC Legal, and senior manager at EY.
Other interesting aspects:
The program of the conference included pitch sessions, where participants shared their innovative ideas and networking time which helped participants to establish new business ties for future cooperation.
There was an exhibition area where exponents had a chance to introduce their projects. Among the participants there were such platforms as Trustier, BubbleTone, XRIBA, Unibright, MoneyRebel, Endo and Zeus.
Conference organizers are especially grateful to sponsors CoinTraffic, and Taitoss.
The conference was organized by Smile-Expo, the company holding Blockchain & Bitcoin Conferences all around the world. The next conferences will take place in Moscow, Prague, Finland and Australia.