Blockchain experts, tech developers, investors, industry executives, regulators
... From 20+ countries: Founders & CEOs of leading blockchain enterprises
Well-considered exhibition space and intimate networking area for business initiation
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.
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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.
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 ToneVays.com 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 (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 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 (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 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), Krypto.io, and BlitzPredict.io, 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 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 (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, 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 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.
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 Hassonline.com team, co-founder of the Rarepepe Foundation and MEME consultant at proofofwork.media 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, US-American with Venezuelan roots, is Founder of
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 is the CEO and co-founder of P2P cryptocurrency exchange Hodl Hodl (hodlhodl.com),
CEO and co-founder of real estate platform Househodl (househodl.com),
editor-in-chief Hodl Hodl News (news.hodlhodl.com)
and organizer of Bitcoin conference Baltic Honeybadger (bh2018.hodlhodl.com).
He is a public speaker, member of the board and co-founder of Latvian Blockchain Development Association (lbaa.lv). Max spent 10+ years business development, 5+ years within cryptocurrency & blockchain industry.
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, 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 (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 nodl.it, the privacy
preserving WasabiWallet.io, the censorship resistant Bisq.Network,
the secure ColdCardWallet.com, or the fundraising platform TallyCo.in.
Education is key, thus Max is sharing valuable knowledge about the tools peers can utilize in their struggle
TowardsLiberty.com on the WorldCryptoNetwork.com.
Vojtech is a Czech software engineer, co-founder and product owner of the cryptocurrency donation platform
Giveth.io. 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.
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* UNCHAIN 2018 was awarded one of the
Top 10 Conferences in Blockchain 2018