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AMSTERDAM | PROGRAM | JANUARY 29, 2018 | AMSTERDAM RAI
08.30 – 09.30 Registration and Coffee in Expo area
09.30 – 12.00

Belang van de crypto economie voor de Nederlandse samenleving (Session in Dutch)

Vincent Everts
Conference Chair
Opening presentation on the development in the world of crypto currencies and the relationship with the economy in the Netherlands
Maurice de Hond
Pollster and Entrepreneur
Maurice will present the latest statistics on how familiar the Dutch public is with crypto currencies
Merel van Vroonhoven
Chairwoman at AFM
The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten) is the financial services regulatory authority for the Netherlands. Its role is comparable to the role of the SEC in the United States.
Interview by
Conny Dorrestijn
Jan Kees de Jager
CFO at KPN and former Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Petra Hielkema
Division Director Payments and Market Infrastructures at DNB – the Dutch Central Bank
Don Molenaar
Founder at Triaconta
Interviews by
Vincent Everts
12.00 – 12.30 Presentation: When Moon? When Lambo? Learnings from the analysis of 850 ICOs
Dr. Mihaly Kertesz
Co-founder, COO, Etheal (Estonia)
Viktor Tabori
Co-founder, CTO, Etheal
How to plan a successful ICO? How much does it cost? Is it really for you? Learn the 6 most important elements of an ICO: Team, Advisors, Whitepaper, Security Smart Contract and Marketing. Practical tips on bounty campaign, smart contract audit and how not get fooled by ICO listing sites.
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Panel: Marketing and Sales; Bringing the potential of an ICO to life
Jill Richmond
SVP Sparkchain/Spark PR (USA)
Margaux Avedisian
Executive VP, Transform Group (USA)
David Wachsman
Founder and CEO, Wachsman PR (USA)
Over the last year we have seen a number of highly successful ICOs, from which we can take away some valuable entrepreneurial and marketing lessons. Let’s explore the importance of timing, community marketing, transparency, scarcity and trust in this session about how to market your token sale.
14.00 – 15.00 Meet the ICOs
Quirze Salomo 
Owner, Nostrum (Spain)
With more than 160 restaurants, Nostrum (founded in Barcelona in 1998) is the first European franchise in the home meal replacement sector. The 100th Nostrum opened in December 2014 and in the same year the company was floated on the MAB (Alternative Stock Market) in Madrid. In 2015 a flagship Nostrum opened in Montpellier and at this moment 4 master franchises have been signed for France and expansion into France is underway with 250 restaurants planned over the next 5 years in Paris and other regions. This year NostrumGo has been launched to offer a home delivery service. In 2018 Nostrum will also be listed on the French stock market. Expected 2017 revenues are 36,9M euros.
The vision
In 2012 Nostrum started with building a loyalty ‘Fan’s Club’, offering quality offerings for €1, €2, €3. At this moment more than 800,000 members pay €5 per year. Nostrum’s aim is to have 795 outlets in 2022, based on 16 master franchises. The projected franchise income will be 15M euros over the coming 5 years.
Piet Nelis
COO at Synappz Mobile Health (Netherlands)
SYNAPPZ is a Dutch company with focus on Patient- Generated Health Data (PGHD). Since its inception the company accumulated 2,4M euros in profitable revenues (>800K in 2016) in The Netherlands over the last 5 years, developing a portfolio of outstanding medical apps. The idea for SYNAPPZ came from a veterinarian after he lost his voice and could not find a cure for his illness for 7 years. With help of Internet he found the name of his disease himself and got treatment.
The vision
Piet co-founded SYNAPPZ to mobilise patients and to build a successful business case around PGHD in The Netherlands. Now the SYNAPPZ team wants to embrace the power of decentralized blockchain technology, crypto funding and -currencies to build a global patient data platform to empower patients and accelerate the use of PGHD. The use of PGHD supplements existing clinical data, filling in gaps in information and providing a more comprehensive picture of ongoing patient health. PGHD offers an opportunity to capture needed information for use during care, with potential cost savings and improvements in quality, care coordination, and patient safety.
Andy Zondervan
CEO and Co-Founder, RightShare (Netherlands)
Electronic Dance Music is the soundtrack of the digital revolution. It grew BIG with global revenues of more than 7 billion US$ in 2016. The Netherlands is considered as the birthplace: the Amsterdam Dance Event 2017 attracted 395,000 attendees (2,500 artists, 500 shows, 160 locations) and a handful Dutch DJs belong to the world’s best (DJ Hardwell, DJ Tiësto, DJ Armin van Buuren and DJ Martin Garrix).
The vision
Backed by DJ Hardwell (16M US$ revenues in 2016, dominant in social media (8,8M likes by 900M users on Facebook, 5,5M Twitter followers, and 3,8M YouTube subscribers), DJ Tiësto (38M US$ in 2016) and Black Hole Recordings (more than 100 EDM artists and more than 70 EDM labels), the aim is to build a platform to introduce and accelerate a seamless rights licensing and settlement procedure with the EDM music industry as the launching party.
Miguel Caballero
CEO, Tutellus (Spain)
“The platform that pays you for learning”. Tutellus.com is a P2P EdTech platform working since 2013. With 1 million users, 130.000 videocouses and a solid business model, it becomes the leading platform in 25 countries. Tutellus.io is the evolution, a decentraliced platform where users get money learning and helping others to learn. Tutellus.io is based on the Ethrereum Blockchain and works with all content and users of Tutellus.com. The company will work closely to NGO to bring its tokenomics model to poor countries, with the goal to get out more than 100 million people from poverty during next years.
Wernhard Berger
Chief Business Development Officer, Grapevine World GmbH (Austria)
BREAKING DATA BARRIERS AND BUILDING A NEW HEALTH ECONOMY TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE WORLDWIDE.
Grapevine World is a decentralized, borderless ecosystem for the seamless exchange of health data in a standardized, secure manner.
Populated with every stakeholder in health – from patients to pharma, care providers to payors, researchers and technologists – Grapevine World is the backbone to a new global market.
Gennady Volchek
CEO, Shping (Australia)
Entrepreneur, Gennady Volchek was born in the USSR and moved to Australia as a child with his parents.  An innovator at heart, he has successfully built and sold a number of businesses throughout his career. At 18 years old he became a publisher of ethnic newspapers in Australia. Gennady also started a telecommunications company – a pioneer of VOIP technology at the time, as well as a Satellite Pay TV business in Australia and New Zealand.  Since 2012, Gennady has been the founder and CEO of Authenticateit (trading as Shping) – a first of it’s kind, blockchain-based, product-traceability, shopper marketing and rewards ecosystem.
13.30 – 15.00 Introduction to Blockchain, Bitcoin en crypto (Session in Dutch)
 Break-Out Bas Wisselink
Co-Founder Blockchain Space (Netherlands)
Comprehensive primer to everything Blockchain and crypto currency. Bas will explain the most important concepts in such a way that makes sense for those without much technological background.
15.00 – 15.30 Tea and Coffee Break at Exhibition Area
15.30 – 16.30 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the two-day conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
Alex Egorov
CEO, Bitrewards (Russia)
BitRewards is a decentralized AI-based loyalty and rewards platform for e-commerce.
Blockchain provides a great opportunity to scale up our current profitable loyalty SaaS – GIFTD (https://giftd.tech/).
We are comitted to disrupt the 20B+ loyalty and rewards solutions market through the application of distributed ledger and cryptocurrencies.
BitRewards allows shoppers to receive rewards in BitRewards tokens and other cryptocurrencies for their purchases and a lot of other configurable actions.
BitRewards solves the problems of both merchants and their customers. It will provide businesses with a free of charge premium SaaS suite of rewards and loyalty tools, which now increases sales for hundreds of online stores.
Robert Pothier
CEO and cofounder, Faceter
Faceter transforms ordinary cameras into advanced security systems that “understand” what’s going on with fast, accurate, and efficient facial detection and recognition. It enables a new level of service for your security needs.
The product is ready for B2B customers and has been tested in three successful proofs of concept. The team has clear plan for development the mass market version. Given the project’s roadmap for the next three years, the FCT token value may grow several times.
The token is the core of the decentralized network, both as a Proof of Recognition and a flexible, transparent, cross-border settlement mechanism for all participants. It is the cryptocoin for payments we get from customers. Work of participants in our decentralized network is paid by tokens as well. FCT is the integral part of the business model and a great investment asset. The financial model is built to strengthen factors that support growth of the token value.
Ilya Rodin
GR, SKYFchain
SKYFchain is the blockchain based Operating Platform for the emerging $100B Cargo Robots industry. It is a shared and blockchain verified database of all unmanned cargo vehicles and drones, their operations and compliance documents. It is also a financial tool for crypto-currency transactions between the participants of the Platform. SKYFchain offers individuals, banks, leasing and insurance companies comprehensive data to mitigate risks of financing the unmanned cargo delivery industry. Funds providers have direct control over the assets through smart contracts. SKYFchain unlocks financing for the Cargo Robots industry both in traditional and crypto-currencies.
The first cargo drone in SKYFchain Operating Platform is SKYF, Unmanned Aerial Carrier with vertical take-off and landing, 8 hours flight time and 250 kg (550 lb) payload. SKYF first clients are in Agriculture, Logistics and Oil&Gas.
SKYFchain is open to other drones’ operators and is ready to include ground and sea cargo robots/unmanned cargo vehicles.
The company was registered in 2017 in Estonia, the country with the most advanced digital and crypto-currency regulations.
Evgeny Glariantov
Co-Founder, Freedcoin (Singapore)
FREED is a project of the company TVX Games. FREED is a first blockchain platform for monetizing multiplayer online games by using gamers’ PCs networked in grid computing system. Our company’s vision is that gaming should be profitable for all parties involved. We expect high mutual benefits for game owners and publishers, game players and distributed computing clients from our solution.
Game owners gain a useful tool to monetize their non-paying users: we estimate the minimal approximate gain from one gamer at $2 per month within the FREED platform, which is a lot more than the average gain per user in the advertising monetization system.
Game users who are unable or unwilling to pay can “lend” their computers while they are not using them and by doing so gain game values (game currency, game artefacts or extended subscription).
Clients of distributed computing get on-demand access to an open system which is by far faster and more productive than any existing supercomputer at a moderate cost.
Dr. Cliff Gross
CEO, Lucyd (UK)
Lucyd pte ltd was established as a portfolio company of tekcapital plc (lon: tek) in 2017. Tekcapital is an oxford, u.k. based ip investment firm, focused on bringing university discoveries to market.
A major part of what makes lucyd stand out in the ico space is our founding by a public company. Tekcapital has a powerful university research network, capturing available ip from 4,500 research institutions worldwide. This network is what enabled us to exclusively license the highly innovative patents behind lucyd. Our establishment by tekcapital also sets the tone for proper financial controls and reporting.
Lucyd’s mission is to enhance the visual experience. We’re doing this by developing ergonomic smartglasses, and a blockchain-based app store to support them. Our platform will make it easy for anyone to create, share and experience ar content. From gaming, to sports, to navigation, to professional tasks, lucyd lens will put the apps and content you need right in front of you, so you never have to look down again.
Itay Nagler
Co-Founder & CEO, Cool Cousin (Israel)
Cool Cousin is a VC-backed travel company launched in 2016, with a thriving global community in over 65 cities and double-digit monthly user growth. Crowned by the New York Times, L.A Times, The Guardian and National Geographic as a “must app for travelers”, Cool Cousin is now powering a decentralized ecosystem comprised of locals and travelers with a new ERC20 compatible token called CUZ, on its way to becoming the world’s first decentralized peer to peer travel agency.
16.30 – 17.00 The Legally Compliant ICO/TGE: Securities Regulation, SAFTs, and Beyond
Gordon Einstein
Managing Partner, CryptoLaw Partners (USA)
Conducting a legally compliant ICO/TGE is more challenging than ever and government regulators are watching every move. Yet, confidently complying with the global patchwork of laws and regulations, and exploiting the vast opportunities provided by certain legal structures, can produce both peace of mind and also enhanced access to capital and customers. Learn about the latest legal developments relating to ICOs/TGEs, how to spot legal red flags, and how to stay on the good side of the SEC/FCA/MAS.
15.30 – 16.00 How do you store crypto currencies securely? (Session in Dutch)
 Break-out  Elmar Witjes
Cryptomaan (Netherlands)
Elmar advises on various hard wallets and the different methods of storing crypto-currencies, including a demo on stage. Which wallets and exchanges have a good reputation? How do make backups of your private keys?
16.00 – 16.30 Legislation and Taxation in the Netherlands (Session in Dutch)
 Break-out Philip de Roos
Legalloyd (Netherlands)
Philip is a lawyer working with startup companies and founded Legally – an innovative self-service legal platform for starting entrepreneurs. In this interactive session we’ll further explore the legal requirements when trading and investing in crypto, including how to file taxes in the Netherlands.
16.30 – 17.00 Mining (Session in Dutch)
Break-out Siebrand Dijkstra
Serial Entrepreneur and CEO, AppMachine (Netherlands)
Mining is the process by which transactions are verified and added to the public ledger, known as the block chain, and also the means through which new tokens are released. Anyone with access to the internet and suitable hardware can participate in mining. Siebrand will explain how.
17.00 – 18.00 Close of Conference and Networking Reception
Program is subject to change  
AMSTERDAM | PROGRAM | JANUARY 30, 2018 | AMSTERDAM RAI
08.30 – 09.30 Registration and Coffee in Expo area
09.30 – 10.00 Keynote: Forecasting: Determining the valuation of a token sale
Dominik Zynis
Co-Founder, Wings (Switzerland)
Many leading banks today rely on Artificial Intelligence-based algorithms to predict the performance of an asset — even markets as a whole. But up until now, AI technologies are mostly proprietary which benefit only the big firms. It is mostly inaccessible to the general public.
In this session we will explore what tools are available for forecasting upcoming ICOs, from AI technologies to investor collectives and their valuation methods
10.00 – 10.30 Panel: Investors and ICOs; Deny or Engage?
Michael Eerhart
Co-Founder, GoBlock
Joel Happé
Co-Founder, Seal (Netherlands)
Herman Hintzen
Co-Founder, Henq Capital Partners
Ron Belt
Managing Partner, Capitalmind Corporate Finance Advisory (Netherlands)
Over the last year, numerous prestigious VC-firms such as 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, and Union Square Ventures, have indulged in the rapidly expanding world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Let’s discover why the extreme liquidity of the ICO marketplace attracts more and more traditional investors to the Crypto Economy.
10.30 – 12.10 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the two-day conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
Dmitry Dain
Advisor, WorldWifi
World Wi-Fi project is a global decentralized free Wi-Fi network based on private routers (the major part of which are residential routers). Every router owner may share free Wi-Fi, connect to other users, and earn cryptocurrency. In the end, everybody wins: while ordinary users might no longer pay for the internet, those who own routers generate profits, and advertisers reach their target audience. World Wi-Fi is an around-the-world project built by the community.
Aart Eikelenboom
Stategic Partnerships, Credits
CREDITS is an open blockchain platform with autonomous smart contracts and an internal cryptocurrency. The platform is designed to create services for blockchain systems using self-executing smart contracts and public data registry.
The platform can execute more than 1,000,000 transactions per second and has an execution time of 0.01 seconds. Because transaction fees are minimal, high-volume applications are possible in a way that no other available blockchain can match.
CREDITS platform is the first completely autonomous blockchain system. The platform offers a new, extended application programming interface (API) that utilizes a Turing system capable of creating services using cycles, schedules, and unique functions. No other platform offers smart contract execution speeds near those of CREDITS. In addition, the CREDITS platform can function completely autonomously and without the need for external systems participation. Accordingly, CREDITS is fundamentally differentiated from all other current blockchain platforms.
We believe that blockchain technology is suitable for financial and loan services, trade, medicine, identification, exchanges, Internet of things (IoT) services, and many other applications, some of which cannot yet be imagined.
CREDITS unique blockchain technology offers paradigm-shifting capabilities to industries, applications, and users who require unmatched scalability. The addressable market for these services is estimated to be worth trillions of dollars.
Dmitri Moiseev
CEO, Naviaddress (Cyprus) 
Naviaddress is a digital addressing system on blockchain for the XXI century cities. The system provides users with naviaddresses as unified digital IDs for any places or objects in the physical and virtual worlds. It will enable 4 bn people in the world leaving without addresses to obtain postal addresses verified on the blockchain.
Alfred Shaffir
Co-Founder, iOlite, (Estonia)
Anyone can write smart contracts.
iOlite will bridge the gaps between the crypto community and the mainstream users. Our team develops a blockchain and machine-learning based solution that will allow the migration of a text, written in ANY natural or programming language, to a smart contract.
Utilizing blockchain technology and smart contracts benefits will become easy and accessible to any industry and sector: lawyers, insurers, retail businesses and more
Pradeep Goel
CEO, Solve.Care
Solve.Care Foundation was established with the goal to revolutionize administration of healthcare and other benefit programs globally. The stated mission of Solve.Care is to “Make healthcare and benefit programs work better for everyone.” The platform brings a relationship centric approach to care coordination, administration and payments that addresses all three pillars of healthcare; clinical, administrative and financial.
Solve.Care platform is designed to enable insurance companies, government agencies, hospitals and providers, pharmacies and businesses to build care coordination and delivery networks and engage their stakeholders. Solve.Care is launching a number of ground breaking innovations such as Care.Wallet, Care.Cards, Care.Coins, Care.Vault and Care.Protocol through their platform. Solve.Care is implementing the relationship centric approach by using distributed ledger technology and Blockchain.
Luke Patterson
Founding President, Budbo
Budbo will be the first of it’s kind, fully integrated blockchain based solution that will serve as the backbone for cannabis legalization, medical research, and the cannabis ecosystem as a whole.  Utilizing our GPS technology to track cannabis movements from seed to sale, what the blockchain will allow us to do as a company and industry is track from grower all the way to the consumer.  Collecting a network of verified and immutable data available to the public that will also standardize and regulate interactions between cannabis users, dispensaries, medical research facilities, and state & federal governments.
12.10 – 12.30 Use Case: How Blockchain impacts Retail
Gennady Volchek
CEO, Shping (Australia)
Gennady presents a practical run-through of the development of the revolutionary, brand protection and shopper marketing ecosystem. Learn how Shping connects trusted data sources with industry standards, marketing and the blockchain to help consumers make smarter, safer buying decisions and gain a glimpse into the company’s game-changing vision for the future.
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Presentation: Auditing a Smart Contract 
Yo Kwon Sub
Co-Founder, Hosho Group (USA)
14.00 – 15.00 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the two-day conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
Alexander Koslov
CEO, Dogezer
Dogezer is a software platform which integrates all of the necessary tools for people to work together on innovative projects, with the ability to use project specific tokens to reward results and incentivize collaboration.
Alexander Ovcharenko
CEO, Neurogress
What is one of the key goals of every humankind? Being able to control the world around him/her. How do we control the world around us? We use the capacity of our brain. Until recently, the capabilities of controlling things with our brain were restricted by the shape of our body.
Neurogress develops the AI-driven software for neurocontrol of electronics and machinery, and, as part of its initial developments, integrates it into prostheses and robots that are controlled by human thoughts. The scope of neurocontrolled devices
is infinite, because all the developments are a priori designed to maintain and improve human capabilities.
Bart Verschoor
Founder, Seal (Netherlands)
Seal started out of love for creation.
It’s about protecting brands and consumers, and connecting them to each other.
We are a blockchain powered product authentication and services platform which provides consumers and manufacturers with guaranteed product trust.
The Seal proprietary technology utilizes NFC compatible chips which can be effectively, securely and discretely incorporated within any manufactured product. Upon integration of the Seal chip, the manufactured product is paired with the digital counterpart on the blockchain.
Seal enables anyone to easily verify the authenticity of any product with a simple scan with any smart device.
We are your gateway to genuine products.
Out of love for creation.
Simona Fontana
Lead Project Manager, Friendz
Friendz is a new digital marketing service that proposes to companies to communicate their advertising message through the most efficient tool ever: the word of mouth. Friendz is a 200K+ reward-based community where people can take part to the activities proposed in the app, creating and posting pics and receiving tokens in exchange. Friendz is a working product with €1M in revenues ready for global scaling.
We are not influencers, we’re just Friendz.
Daniil Gidea
Co Founder, Arcona
Arcona – Global Augmented Reality information environment – a Blockchain-Powered Ecosystem Merging Real and Virtual Worlds Worldwide creating the Digital Land. Change the real world surroundings on the fly.
13.30 – 15.00 Introduction to Blockchain, Bitcoin en crypto (Session in Dutch)
Break-out Bas Wisselink
Co-Founder Blockchain Space (Netherlands)
Comprehensive primer to everything Blockchain and crypto currency. Bas will explain the most important concepts in such a way that makes sense for those without much technological background.
15.00 – 15.30 Tea and Coffee in Expo area
15.30 – 16.30 Meet the ICOs
Throughout the two-day conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also known as an ICO or TGE). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
Michael Dzhondzhua
Co-Founder, Communications Director, Handelion
Cesar Ortega
Founder, Skara
SKARA has adopted blockchain technology to decentralise the in-game economy, allowing players to keep real ownership of their hard-earned in-game assets, including SKARATs, safely and securely outside of the game’s control. This disrupts the prevailing model whereby games publishers reap the rewards of in-game transactions, pushing gamers towards risky black markets if they want to cash in on their hard work.
16.30 – 17.00 Panel: ICO 2.0; Tokenising ecosystems in existing industries
In this session we’re taking a look at a development we have seen evolving over the last few months. More and more traditional companies, with existing, revenue-generating business models and products, are looking at tokenization to access additional capital, or boost their user base. We’ll explore examples of these companies, as well as the coming together of entire ecosystems and vertical supply chains as the application of blockchain technology rides its first wave of adoption.
15.30 – 16.00 How do you store crypto currencies securely? (Session in Dutch)
Break-out Elmar Witjes
Cryptomaan (Netherlands)
Elmar advises on various hard wallets and the different methods of storing crypto-currencies, including a demo on stage. Which wallets and exchanges have a good reputation? How do make backups of your private keys?
16.00 – 16.30 Legislation and Taxation in the Netherlands (Session in Dutch)
Break-out Philip de Roos
Legalloyd (Netherlands)
Philip is a lawyer working with startup companies and founded Legally – an innovative self-service legal platform for starting entrepreneurs. In this interactive session we’ll further explore the legal requirements when trading and investing in crypto, including how to file taxes in the Netherlands.
16.30 – 17.00 Mining (Session in Dutch)
Break-out Siebrand Dijkstra
Serial Entrepreneur and CEO, AppMachine (Netherlands)
Mining is the process by which transactions are verified and added to the public ledger, known as the block chain, and also the means through which new tokens are released. Anyone with access to the internet and suitable hardware can participate in mining. Siebrand will explain how.
17.00 – 18.00 Close of Conference and Networking Reception
Program is subject to change