Blockchain Summit – Crypto Valley


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Blockchain is taking the world by storm and Crypto Valley is in the center of it all. The Blockchain Summit brings together the local blockchain community, the cream-of-the-crop in international blockchain startups aiming for an ICO as well as industry leaders in a first-of-its-kind event. The culmination of the Summit will be the presentation of the Top 10 teams from the Blockchain Competition 2017 and selection of the winner – who takes home the top prize of $100 000.


Theatre Casino, Zug


22 November 2017


A focused look at blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the heart of Crypto Valley with voices from leading entrepreneurs, legal experts and innovators – both startup and corporate. Live pitching of the Blockchain Competition Top 10 and selection of the winner with audience participation.


12:00 – 13:30 – Cross-Industry Startup Exhibition

Initial Coffee Offering (ICO) – Coffee & snacks served

Cross-industry startups from around the world – all in one place. Discover their ideas, their projects and their innovation!

13:30 – 13:40

Introduction – Why bitcoin, digital identity and blockchain make Zug the center of Crypto Valley

Dolfi Müller, Mayor of Zug

13:40 – 14.10

Fireside Chat “What makes Crypto Valley unique?”

Vasiliy Suvorov, Vice-President of the Crypto Valley Association

Mona El Isa, CEO of Melonport

Mathias Ruch, Managing Partner of Lakeside Partners

Nicolas Bürer, Managing Director of digitalswitzerland

Olga Feldmeier, CEO of SmartValor

14.10 – 14:35

Designing Token-Based Economies

William Mougayar, General Partner of Virtual Capital Ventures

14:35 – 14:50

Law & Order on the Horizon? Legal Perspectives on Tokens & the Future of Tokenized Ecosystems

Luka Müller, Partner at MME, Arie Levy Cohen, CFO of Singular DTV & Stephen Palley, Anderson Kill, LLP

14.50 – 14.55

Tokenized entertainment – and not only

Boyan Balinov, Singular DTV

14.55 – 15:35

Coffee break (Startup Hall)

15:35 – 16.35

Blockchain for Insurance – Presentation of Top 10 Finalists

16:35 – 16.50

Is decentralized insurance the future?

Stephan Karpischek, Co-Founder, Etherisc

16:50 – 17:05

Short break

17:05 – 17:40

Panel Discussion – Which industry will be disrupted next?

Angel Versetti – Ambrosus

Roger Haenni – Datum

Marc P. Bernegger – CryptoFund

Robert Wiecko – Dash

Claudio Parrinello – UNICO

Daniel Zakrisson – (Moderator)

17:40 – 18.10

Presentation of the Top 3

18.10 – 18.20

Blockchain for Insurance – Industry Innovation

A summary by Peter Kappeler, CEO of Pax


Announcement of winner

18:5 – ?

Apero Riche

Don’t miss this chance to discover what makes Crypto Valley unique, blockchain for insurance – as presented by startup teams from around the globe!

More information about the Blockchain Competition – including insights and interviews with some of the applicants can be found at:

More information about Crypto Valley and the Crypto Valley Association:

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