Program

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LONDON | PROGRAM | JANUARY 25, 2018
08.30 – 09.30 Registration and Coffee in Expo area
09.30 – 10.00 The State of the Market
Nick Ayton
Founder, Chainstarter (UK)
Nick will round up the 2017 ICO market activities and provide key data points, and look forward predicting how 2018 will develop for ICOs, the impact of regulations, new ramps for institutional investors, explore the broader progress the new crypto-economy as a new capital market, and in his usual style call out what is wrong with the current banking system, why central banks are the real problem…
10.00 – 10.20 Presentation: The Importance of Auditing Smart Contracts
Yo Kwon Sub
Co-Founder, Hosho Group (USA)
Hartej Sawhney
Co-Founder, Hosho Group (USA)
Ensure you take the correct security measures to protect your funds. 10% of money raised in ICOs has been stolen from hackers and almost all unaudited contracts contain security vulnerabilities. Learn about the importance of smart contract auditing and how to account for it properly in the ICO planning process.
10.20 – 10.40
World’s first blockchain film and TV rights funding and distribution platform
Ashley Turing
Founder, Livetree
LiveTree uses blockchain to manage rights for films and TV projects. This means new opportunities for funding, owing the rights and distributing your favourite projects through LiveTree Blossom streaming video or regular TV channel.
10.10 – 12.30 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.
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.
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)
Tom Fry
Co-founder and Managing Director, Bright Bee PR (UK)
Amy Karr
Co-founder Ventus Advisors (UK)
– Moderated by Anthony Demekhin
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
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.
Alexander Timofeev
CEO, 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.
Brian Konradi
CEO, Incremint.io
Incremint solves the ICO credibility problem with a blockchain escrow solution, using a smart contract voting solution built on ethereum.
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.
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
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.
  Todd Rowan
CoFounder & CEO of Rewardstoken.io (USA)
Rewards.com is a global marketplace where customer earn in RWRD token. We are putting Rewards in the hands of the world.  Rewards.com is bringing a worldwide universal loyalty rewards solution to market for consumers and businesses using blockchain technology.
Our private sale is now open.  To learn more visit rewardstoken.io
Toby Dawson
Esports Director, (Gibraltar)
BestMeta is a first of its kind, next generation ecosystem enabling esports talents to tokenize their brand value through direct peer-to peer interaction with their fan base.  It provides a platform for talents to issue branded Personalized Talent Tokens, which are offered to their fanbase to buy into in exchange for exclusive talent designed offerings.
Shmulik Grizim
Founder & CEO, LeadCoin
16.30 – 17.00 Keynote: Convergence: the exciting future with Blockchain, AI, Robotics, IoT and other emerging technologies
Jamie Burke
Founder & CEO, Outlier Ventures
We’ll take a deeper look at our Convergence thesis which sees Blockchains, smart contracts and tokens as a new decentralised infrastructure, enabling other technologies such as AI, IoT, 3D Printing, Robotics and Mixed Reality to combine and converge.
17.00 – 18.00 Close of Conference and Networking Reception
Program is subject to change  
LONDON | PROGRAM | JANUARY 26, 2018
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 – 10.20 Presentation: Regulation and Governance around a token sale
Kevin Murco
CEO, CoinMetro
In this session, Kevin will give an in-depth look at how various jurisdictions deal with token sales from a regulatory perspective.
10.20 – 10.40 The State of the Market
Ryan Hanley
VP of Business Development, TokenMarket
Ryan will round up the 2017 ICO market activities and provide key data points, and look forward predicting how 2018 will develop for ICOs, the impact of regulations, new ramps for institutional investors, explore the broader progress the new crypto-economy as a new capital market
10.40 – 12.30 Meet the ICOs
Hosted by Reuben Godfroy – Director Blockchain Association of Ireland
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.
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.
Christophe Ozcan
CEO, Crypto4all
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
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.
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.
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.
Luis Carranza
Founder, Fintech Worldwide
Xensus is a marketplace for data. Personal data, IoT data and other forms of data will be available on the platform and accessed using Xen tokens. Our aim is to making crypto-mining as easy as running an app in the background. Xenus aims to become a destination for valuable data, your data.
Evgeney Kaplin
CEO, ModulTrade
Jedidiah Taylor
CEO & Founder
Decent.bet is a transparent, smart contract based sports betting platform and online casino. Employing the Ethereum blockchain based smart contracts, Decent.bet is aiming for mass adoption. Unlike other decentralized gambling platforms which primarily use Ether and Bitcoin for transactions, Decent.bet makes use of specialized ERC20 tokens – DBETs to facilitate bets on the platform as well as buy credits in the house, known as DBET house credits. This opens up numerous possibilities such as community owned houses, white label solutions and more.
12.30 – 12.50 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.
12.50 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Panel: VC and the Cryptocurrency Revolution… Engage or Deny ICOs?
Richard Muirhead
General Partner, OpenOcean VC (UK)
Adam Cleary
CEO, Cavenham Capital (UK)
Eddy Travia
CEO, Coinsilium (UK)
Jonny Fry
CEO, Team Blockchain (UK)
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.
14.00 – 15.00 Meet the ICOs
– Hosted by Reuben Godfroy – Director Blockchain Association of Ireland
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.
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.
Alan Kong
Crowdvilla
Crowdvilla aims to become a leading global portfolio of hotels and holiday properties which are fully enabled on the blockchain. Its portfolio will occupy the casual luxury segment, with a broad appeal to international mobile businesses and holiday travelers. Through the combination of blockchain technology, tokens and unique designs of its ecosystem and non-profit organisation structure, Crowdvilla can deliver multiple attractive features to its users and token holders
Andrew MacDonald
CEO, JoyToken
The discussion will centre on our ICO. The JoyToken project is an innovation in the eGaming space, enabling a new generation of developers to publish new and innovative games. We will provide a service that takes care of the legal, regulatory and compliance checks as well as the games’ publishing; allowing independent games developers to unleash their creativity and produce exciting and engaging content for casino games’ players. Using Blockchain technology we aim to deliver this, plus adding new layers of transparency with the players. JoyToken’s objective is to shake up an industry where innovation has stagnated.
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.
15.00 – 15.30 Tea and Coffee in Expo area
15.30 – 16.00 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.
16.00 – 16.30 Closing Keynote: The Future of Digital Currency Exchange
Jon Matonis
Founding and Executive Director Bitcoin Foundation and Board Member Globitex
Liza Aizupiete
Co-Founder, Globitex
16.30 Close of Conference
Program is subject to change