Join one of the world’s Top10* Blockchain Conferences Meet the world’s leading blockchain enterprises, entrepreneurs, investors, tech developers etc. Gather best practice insights and benefit from face-to-face networking with our speakers Enjoy an exclusive framework with C-level decision makers, limited to 500 attendees

Limited to 500 attendees

Blockchain experts, tech developers, investors, industry executives, regulators

30+ speakers

... From 20+ countries: Founders & CEOs of leading blockchain enterprises

Business at its Best

Well-considered exhibition space and intimate networking area for business initiation

About the conference

UNCHAIN is a 2 day conference featuring the world‘s leading cryptocurrency and blockchain entrepreneurs. Our main goal is to connect these experts with leading industrial players from all over the globe - by discussing and exploring the full potential of a decentralized economy.

Blockchain meets economy

Gather valuable knowledge and insights about:

  • Science & technology - Privacy and scaling for Bitcoin & Co.
  • Meaning of crypto currencies and blockchain – Impact and future outlooks
  • Best practice – Emerging blockchain use cases and business models across industries
  • Investments – Financial insider viewpoints and strategies
  • Blockchain and beyond – Socio-economic frameworks

Networking experience

UNCHAIN is more than a convention. We provide inspiring content by also facilitating an eclectic networking environment, in which you can implement and give life to the experienced input.


... more Speakers will be announced soon

Tone Vays
Tone Vays
Wall Street Veteran & Bitcoin Enthusiast

Tone Vays (New York City) has worked on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. His expertise is in Economic Trends, Trading and Risk Analysis. Ever since getting involved in the Crypto Currency ecosystem in early 2013, he has been very active in spreading the relevance and importance of this technology as it helps promote economic freedom. Tone has been featured in several Documentaries like Magic Money & Bitcoin - Beyond the Bubble. Tone is now an independent content creator at and on his YouTube Channel focused on sound economics & finance. Tone holds a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering from Florida State University along with Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Geology.

Gabriel Kurmann
Gabriel Kurmann
Co-Founder & Communication Director

Gabriel Kurmann (Buenos Aires) is a co-founder and communication director of RSK Labs, economist and also executive member of Latin America and Argentina Bitcoin NGOs. He has more than 10 years of experience in corporate finance, M&A, and private equity. Previously worked at Advent International and Monsanto. About RSK: RSK, also known as Rootstock, is one of the first Turing-complete blockchains that enables smart contracts secured by the Bitcoin network through drivechain and merge mining technology. RSK allows Bitcoin to scale and add smart contract functionality.

Rosine Kadamani
Rosine Kadamani
Co-Founder and CEO
Blockchain Academy Brazil

Rosine is Co-Founder of the Blockchain Academy, the first Brazilian educational project focused on the development and formation of an innovative ecosystem of entrepreneurs, new business models and initiatives using Blockchain infrastructures and DLTs. Among the participants of it’s courses are authorities such as the Central Bank of Brazil, the Securities and Exchange Commission, foreign authorities such as the Financial Intelligence Unit of Mauritius, as well as large banks and other companies such as Banco Bradesco, Santander, Banco Votorantim, Caixa Econômica Federal, Bancolombia and Mc Kinsey. Lawyer for 13 years at Pinheiro Neto Advogados. Specialized in Banking Law. A pioneer in the study of Bitcoin, blockchain and related issues, promoting since 2014 the dissemination of knowledge and debate on the subject through organizing and curating events, participating in dozens of panels, articles, radio and television, and having integrated panel in public hearing for discussion.

Eddy Travia
Eddy Travia
CEO and Co-Founder

Eddy Travia (London) is a pioneer investor in blockchain technology startups and the CEO of Coinsilium, a London-based venture builder and investor that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain technology companies. Coinsilium shares are quoted on NEX Exchange in London (NEX: COIN). In July 2013, Eddy co-founded Seedcoin, the world’s first global incubator of Bitcoin startups. In November 2013, Seedcoin organized the first digital currency conference in Asia (in Singapore) and was named among the ‘Top Three Most Influential Investors’ at the Blockchain Awards in May 2014. Eddy has led early-stage investments in 17 blockchain companies around the world, including Factom, RSK, SatoshiPay, Minebox, CoinDash and Indorse. An early believer in the impact of blockchain technologies, Eddy delivers keynote speeches around the world, advises corporates and financial regulators, and he also helps blockchain entrepreneurs to fund their ventures through token sales.

Hartej Singh
Hartej Sawhney
Co-Founder and CEO
Hosho Group

Hartej Singh Sawhney (Las Vegas) is Co-Founder & President for Hosho, protecting investments and providing multiple smart contract services including technical auditing. Hartej has been a leader in the Fintech & Blockchain industry for 5+ years. Founder of Tenth Gate, he also acts as an advisor to Pink Sky Capital (Digital Hedge Fund),, and, LEXIT, Crowd Machine. Hartej was formerly Co-Founder & CEO of Zuldi, tech startup targeting high-volume food and beverage properties utilizing the Micros POS system and extending it to do cloud-based ordering and payment processing on iPads and Android tablets.

Susanne T. Tempelhof
Susanne T. Tempelhof
Founder and Chief Unicorn

Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof (Amsterdam / Rio de Janeiro) is founder of BITNATION, an ambitious project that aims to use peer-to-peer networks to create a borderless and voluntary post nation state governance alternative. It shall be the world's first Decentralized Borderless Virtual Nation (DBVN) -- a Blockchain Jurisdiction. Bitnation is designed to disrupt the nation state oligopoly through offering more convenient, secure and cost-efficient Do-It-Yourself Governance services including security and dispute resolution.
The main idea of creating a project like this came to Susanne’s personal biography. She was born in Sweden, whilst her parents had different origins, French and Polish. Susanne’s father couldn’t get citizenship for 10 years and, since then, she was thinking about the idea of replacing the existing system. In 2011, Susanne Tarkowski found out about Bitcoin technology for the first time. Susanne's marriage was registered in 2016 on the Bitnation blockchain.

Jeff Gallas
Jeff Gallas
CEO and Co-Founder

Jeff Gallas (Berlin) is a blockchain consultant, investor and entrepreneur. He is the founding director of the German Bitcoin Foundation (Bundesverband Bitcoin) and has been consulting different companies and NGOs in the past years, most recently the award-winning fintech startup Bitwala. Currently, Jeff is running Fulmo, an enterprise which is dedicated to research and development of the Lightning Network. Beeing a pioneer in this field, Fulmo has hosted several „Bitcoin Lightning Network Hackdays“ in Berlin and New York City. Jeff will not only introduce latest developments of the Lightning Network to us - he is also UNCHAIN’s 2019 co-host of the very first convention day that is dedicated to talks under the headline „Privacy and scaling for Bitcoin & Co.“.

Crystal Stranger
Crystal Stranger
Journalist and Author
The Crypto Island Tax Guide

Crystal Stranger, EA, has more than 15 years of tax and finance experience, is a journalist and speaker on blockchain and crypto technologies since 2014, and author of The Crypto Island Tax Guide. Self-taught, she read every investment book in the library to catapult herself from homeless to millionaire investor in two years. Applying the same intensity and focus to every interest, Crystal founded PeaCounts, using blockchain and AI technology to revolutionize how workers are paid, eliminate black market labor, and help individuals break the glass ceiling.

Andrei Martchouk
Andrei Martchouk
Co-Founder and Managing Director
KI decentralized

Andrei Martchouk is managing director of KI decentralized GmbH a software house with a strong focus on blockchain technology and solutions. Before co-founding KI decentralized GmbH, Andrei was CEO and Co-founder of Yacuna Exchange, a London and Zurich based Blockchain solutions provider and international trading platform for crypto currencies.
Prior to founding Yacuna, Mr. Martchouk was Chief Architect and Head of software development at ClickandBuy, one of the first German FinTech companies, where he handled the firm’s security, cryptography and was responsible for building and maintaining mission critical financial systems. During his previous 15 years in the payment industry, he focused on online payment processing for e-commerce, e-money wallets and payment card solutions.
The former graduate of Cologne University of Applied Sciences and Minsk State Linguistic University became a Bitcoin enthusiast in 2010.

Theo Goodman
Theo Goodman
Rarepepe Foundation

Bitcoin oracle, rare blockchain art curator and expert sports bettor: Theo Goodman (Frankfurt) is a silver bullet, not only in the currency wars. Beeing a long time contributor to World Crypto Network, member of the team, co-founder of the Rarepepe Foundation and MEME consultant at this blockchain mastermind has played out one of the most successfull, functional blockchain solutions temporary. On his Medium account Theo writes about all things related to human degeneracy including gambling, trading, altcoins and blockchain Rarepepe trading cards. As a distinguished member of the German as well as international blockchain community his talk is a must on any UNCHAIN conference.

Grace Torrellas
Grace Torrellas
Social and Environmental Activist & Founder

Grace Torrellas, US-American with Venezuelan roots, is Founder of Giveth, Blockchain4Humanity, and Blockchain4good-rocks! She is an Advisor, a Business and Marketing Specialist, as well as a committed Advocate and Activist for the use of Blockchain, focused on Social and Environmental impact.
Blockchain startup Giveth already successfully transmits donations from donors to beneficiaries on a direct way without any (!) intermediary, like a public social aid organization. Grace is presently living in Switzerland and was added there into the Swiss list of «Digital Shapers» in 2018.

Max Keidun
Max Keidun
Co-Founder and Organizer
Baltic Honeybadger Bitcoin Conference

Max is the CEO and co-founder of P2P cryptocurrency exchange Hodl Hodl (, CEO and co-founder of real estate platform Househodl (, editor-in-chief Hodl Hodl News ( and organizer of Bitcoin conference Baltic Honeybadger ( He is a public speaker, member of the board and co-founder of Latvian Blockchain Development Association ( Max spent 10+ years business development, 5+ years within cryptocurrency & blockchain industry.

Alex Casas
Alex Casas
Community Support

Alex worked more than 16 years in the outsourcing industry for international banks, telco's, insurance and media corporations. In early 2016 he started building blockchain communities that are focussed on social impact, whilst he co-founded Shelpin, Leon Blockchain Hub, blockchain4goodrocks and blockchain 4 Humanity. Beyond this Alex is organzier of NON central CONFERENCE in Northern Spain, brand ambassador for RSK and responsible for the community support at DAppNode.

Veronika Kütt
Veronika Kütt
Blockchain coach & researcher
Frankfurt School

Veronika Kütt, mathematician, dedicated autodidact and a decentralization enthusiast joined Frankfurt School Blockchain Center in 2018. Today, she concentrates on unpermissioned and open blockchain structures like Bitcoin and Ethereum as well as (self-sovereign) identity management on the blockchain. To spread the blockchain & cryptocurrency knowledge, Veronika regularly gives workshops on blockchain topics and is an active speaker at conferences. She also bridges the blockchain topic with other emerging technologies like IoT and AI.

Max Hillebrand
Max Hillebrand
Open Source Entrepreneur
World Crypto Network

Max Hillebrand (Liechtenstein) is an Austrian economist supporting several open source Bitcoin projects. Grounded in his fundamental understanding of individual sovereignty, Max applies the theories of Rothbard, Mises and Huelsmann to the new agorist frontier of sound money. He is supporting liberating ventures such as the full financial battle station, the privacy preserving, the censorship resistant Bisq.Network, the secure, or the fundraising platform Education is key, thus Max is sharing valuable knowledge about the tools peers can utilize in their struggle on the

Vojtech Simetka
Vojtech Simetka
CO-Founder & Leading Developer

Vojtech is a Czech software engineer, co-founder and product owner of the cryptocurrency donation platform and Friend of RSK, contributor to Blockchain 4 Humanity, scientist, volunteer and former CERN fellow. Blockchain startup Giveth already successfully transmits donations from donors to beneficiaries on a direct way without any (!) intermediary, like a public social aid organization.

UNCHAIN 2018 Review

Take a look at our last year's line-up and watch some of the great talks on YouTube.

Get involved in UNCHAIN 2019!

UNCHAIN 2018 Talks

  • Key Note

    Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar (RSK) | UNCHAIN 2018
  • Fireside Chat

    Erik Voorhees (ShapeShift) | UNCHAIN 2018
  • Internet decentralized

    Ira Miller (Guld) | UNCHAIN 2018
  • Enabling the Internet of Value

    David Schwartz (Ripple) | UNCHAIN 2018

You can find nearly all of the great talks of our 2018 conference on our YouTube-Channel.

Media Partners

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