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Beyond Money

27th - 30th May 2020 | Lugano, Switzerland

Join us for the inaugural Lugano Blockchain Forum, presented by the world's foremost innovators in financial technology and investment

Europe’s Premier Blockchain Technology Event
  • 100+
    world-class experts
  • 500+
    Companies showcasing their products & services
  • 4
    Days full of incredible networking experience
  • 2500+
    Guest from around the world
Welcome to Lugano city - gate to Europe for blockchain projects

Speakers

Roger Ver, Founder, Bitcoin.com
Roger Ver, Founder, Bitcoin.com

In 1999 Roger began his career by founding MemoryDealers.com at the age of nineteen while still attending college. Under his leadership the company quickly grew to become a market leader, employing dozens of people across the world and generating millions of dollars in revenue. MemoryDealers is still in business to this very day with a team of happy people around the world.

In 2005 Roger saw an opportunity in the market for fibre optic transceivers used in networking subsystems, so he founded Agilestar.com. Agilestar went on to become a world leader in optical transceivers used by fortune 100 companies around the world. To this very day thousands of Agilestar transceivers are sold to customers around the world each year, and thousands more can be found on secondary marketplaces like Ebay.com

In 2011 Roger heard about Bitcoin for the first time. The price was still under one U.S. Dollar each, but he already knew that it was one of the most important inventions in the history of humankind. His company Memorydealers became the first established business in the world to start accepting Bitcoin for payments.

Roger then went on to become the first person in the world to start investing in Bitcoin startups. He nearly single handedly funded the entire first generation of Bitcoin and Blockchain businesses including Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.com, Bitpay.com, Kraken.com, purse.io, and many many more.

Those businesses have gone on to raise hundreds of millions of additional funding, and serve tens of millions of customers around the world. Subsequent investors in the companies that Roger helped provide the seed funding for have been people such as Sir Richard Branson, Virgin, Google Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Founders Fund, and many more. Roger has devoted his full time attention to Bitcoin and blockchains ever since.

Danish Chaudhury, COO Exchange.bitcoin.com
Danish Chaudhury, COO Exchange.bitcoin.com

Danish is Chief Operations Officer of the Bitcoin.com Exchange, overseeing all operations, growth and strategy of the platform. His background is in financial services, where he was at the world’s largest asset manager, Blackrock Inc, for a number of years. He then went to found and successfully exit a payment platform in the fintech space.

Having been interested in the technology, it was here where he first commercialised blockchain tech in the finance space. He has since then been involved in growing a number of blockchain companies and advising a number which have gone on to be highly successful.

Dejan Roljic, Founder, CEO, Eligma.com
Dejan Roljic, Founder, CEO, Eligma.com

Dejan started his entrepreneurial path as very young. In his twenties, he founded ABC Accelerator, connecting startups all over Europe and in Silicon Valley. ABC Accelerator has invested in more than 150 startups worldwide. Two years ago, Dejan founded Eligma, a company for smart commerce solutions. Eligma has created two very interesting products for merchants and consumers.

The GoCrypto infrastructure enables merchants to accept crypto – currently in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Turkey. Eligma also built Elly (former Elipay); this multifunctional wallet allows users to buy, sell, transfer and spend crypto while getting a token-back for every purchase.

Eligma is becoming a global facilitator of seamless and secure crypto payments. It utilizes blockchain technology to establish communication standards for crypto payment networks and runs an infrastructure of more than 500 local stores and services accepting.

James Duplessie, Founder, Pangea Blockchain Fund
James Duplessie, Founder, Pangea Blockchain Fund

James is a Hedge Fund Manager and value investor with over 30 years of investment experience across Alternative Assets. Formerly at O’Connor & Associates, UBS AG, EPIC Asset Management, and Citigroup.

Broad experience as an investor and portfolio manager in equity, debt and other asset classes across all industries and capital structures. James plans to relocate to Switzerland to start Blockchain Investment Advisory Sagl.

Stefan Rust, CEO, Bitcoin.com
Stefan Rust, CEO, Bitcoin.com

As an entrepreneur and founder of various tech companies, Stefan Rust is a multilingual mover and shaker turning cutting-edge technology into commercial success.

Navigating regulations competing against the national telecom operator, Stefan helped change the mobile landscape in China. He then moved on to Sun Microsystems where he worked to create an ecosystem which brought content and apps to mobile with Java. He has also advised tech giants like Qualcomm, Red Hat, Sony, Siemens, Limelight Studios, and many others.

Stefan is now the CEO of Bitcoin.com. After having bought his first Bitcoin in April 2012 and using it to pay developers directly, he realized the staggering potential of this global decentralized censorship resistant currency. Today, he’s focused on helping the rest of the world realize the potential of Bitcoin Cash.

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Conference schedule

Day 0
May 27
Wednesday
19:00

Evening pre-registration

Pick up your badge early to avoid the queue tomorrow morning
Day 1
May 28
Thursday
Detailed program
8:30

Gates Open!

Welcome for the Registration and morning coffee
9:30

Conference & Exhibition

Don’t miss the first day of the event, full of insights and exclusive content. Conference at both simultaneous stages and Exhibition
18:30

Sunset Party

Enjoy a spectacular sunset and celebrate this 1st day of the Lugano Blockchain Forum with us!
Stage 1
Time
Min
Format
Topic
Speaker
9:00
15
Keynote
Welcome speech
Roger Ver
9:15
40
Panel
Blockchain for global enterprises
9:55
40
Panel
Cyber Security is the issue
10:35
15
Coffee break
10:50
30
Interview
Leverage Blockchain for Business
11:20
40
Panel
Digitalize it all: does revolution in Banking happening?
12:00
30
Interview
Blockchain in Banking: latest trends
12:30
30
Interview
Perfect Match: Merging AI with Blockchain Creating a More Secure Environment For Data-sharing
13:00
30
Interview
Combined approach of tokenization and mining to secure and optimize big data in cloud storage
13:30
60
Lunch Break
14:30
30
Interview
Lugano is a gate to Europe.
15:00
40
Panel
Navigating the global regulatory frontline.
15:40
30
Panel
Successful regulation cases & why Switzerland is the center of Friendly points on the map?
16:10
20
Interview
A word from Authorities: Government Central Ledgers and National Cryptocurrencies
17:00
40
Panel
Card providers: issues and solutions
18:30
120
NETWORKING
Sunset Cocktail Reception
Stage 2
Time
Min
Format
Topic
Speaker
9:15
30
Interview
Technology Consensus&Incentives
9:45
20
Interview
Blockchain for Healthcare: revolutionizing healthcare business model
10:05
20
Interview
The social impact of technology.
10:35
15
Coffee break
10:50
30
Interview
Enterprise to mint opportunities
11:20
40
Panel
IoT Economics and Business Models
12:00
30
Interview
Emerging concepts of IoT Systems
12:30
30
Interview
Cloud Computing and IoT
13:30
60
Lunch Break
14:30
30
Interview
New solutions for payments
15:00
40
Panel
Digital IDs, KYC, Trust and Privacy
15:40
30
Interview
Cross-Border Payments
16:10
20
Interview
Bots are getting real: revolution in support systems
16:30
30
Interview
Commerce loyalty points
17:00
40
Panel
Merchants business
18:30
120
NETWORKING
Sunset Cocktail Reception
Day 2
May 29
Friday
Detailed program
8:30

Gates Open!

Welcome for the Registration and morning coffee
9:30

Conference & Exhibition

This is the main Day of the event, packed with celebrity speakers, and the most important panel discussions. Future of Money will be set Today
19:00

Lugano Lake Boat trip

Enjoy the Lugano lake cruise with unforgettable views and insightful talks
Stage 1
Time
Min
Format
Topic
Speaker
9:00
10
-
Welcome speech
9:10
30
Interview
Market Landskape: the crypto market current situation.
9:40
40
Panel
Is Crypto ready for the new Age?
10:20
30
Interview
Who is the leader now? Why Bitcoin stuck?
10:50
30
Interview
Mining: next level of challenges
11:20
15
Coffee Break
11:35
40
Panel
Future of crypto trading; New Technologies for Cryptocurrency Transactions
12:15
30
Interview
ETF
12:45
30
Interview
Arbitrage & Trading strategies
13:15
15
Keynote
TBA
13:30
60
Lunch Break
14:30
30
Interview
In search for stability: are stablecoins the solution?
15:00
30
Interview
Libra issue: what wrong with it?
15:30
40
Panel
TBA
16:10
30
Keynote
TBA
16:40
40
Panel
TBA
17:20
30
Keynote
TBA
17:50
30
Keynote
TBA
19:00
120
NETWORKING
Cruising Lugano Lake Party
Stage 2
Time
Min
Format
Topic
Speaker
9:10
40
Panel
STO - What You Need To Know about the next big thing
9:50
30
Interview
What regulations affect Security Token Offerings
10:20
30
Interview
SLP - Tokenize anything
10:50
30
Interview
Tokens Global Trading Capability
11:20
15
Coffee Break
11:35
40
Panel
Tokenization opportunities for Business: why dont you need that.
12:15
30
Interview
Digitizing shares on the BC, STO & how I can benefit businesses in the long term
12:45
30
Keynote
TBA
13:30
60
Lunch Break
14:30
40
Panel
The gaming industry: potential and reality
15:10
30
Interview
Video games to expect be supported by blockchain
15:40
40
Panel
New innovations in gaming thanks to blockchain
16:20
30
Keynote
TBA
16:50
40
Panel
TBA
19:00
120
NETWORKING
Cruising Lugano Lake Party
Day 3
May 30
Saturday
Detailed program
8:30

Gates Open!

Welcome for the Registration and morning coffee
9:30

Conference & Exhibition

This will be short&relaxed day. We just have some more exclusive contact to share with you quickly and after lunch we will spend time at the beach, networking and having fun
14:00

Investor’s Lunch at the Top of the Mountain

@Restaurant // available by invitation only
20:00

Gala Dinner

@Main Hall // available by invitation only
Stage 1
Time
Min
Format
Topic
Speaker
9:00
10
-
Welcome speech
9:10
40
Panel
Survival guideline in crypto investments.
9:50
40
Panel
Raising money/ Challenges and Opporunities
10:30
30
Interview
Fund management
11:00
15
Coffee break
11:15
30
Interview
Where project meets Investor
11:45
40
Panel
Sustainability / ESG / Impact Investing
12:25
40
Panel
Cards on the table: a round table discussion with leading exchanges
13:05
30
Interview
Scalability limitations: how to overcome them?
13:35
60
Lunch
13:30
120
Investor's Lunch @Leopoldo Villa Restaurant
14:35
30
Interview
Futures exchange: what's on that?
15:05
40
Panel
Exchange volume: what is the truth?
15:45
30
Keynote
TBA
16:15
40
Panel
TBA
16:55
30
Interview
TBA
19:00
120
NETWORKING
Gala Dinner
Stage 2
Time
Min
Format
Topic
Speaker
9:00 - 16:00
420
Hackathon
TBA

Tickets

Basic
EUR 299 ΙΙ BCH 0.55
  • Access to all talks and exhibitions. Locally catered soft drinks and snacks provided
Business
EUR 799 II BCH 1.47
  • Access to all talks, exhibitions, and selected networking activities. Locally catered coffee and lunch provided
  • Sunset Party on Day 1
Vip
EUR 999 II BCH 1.84
  • Access to all talks, exhibitions, and networking events. Locally catered coffee and lunch provided
  • Access to all VIP areas and lounges
  • Gala Dinner Invitation Included
  • VIP Transfer from MXP and Linate Airports
Ceresio Lake, Taken From Monte Bre

Ceresio Lake

Taken From Monte Bre

The Lugano Blockchain Forum promises to bring the biggest names in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry together in the picturesque lakeside city of Lugano, one of the most breathtaking locations in all of Europe

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