September 14, 2017

How cryptofinance changes the world

The world of cryptocurrency has been growing at a staggering pace. While Bitcoin is still the most popular digital currency, many different altcoins have been attracting considerable amounts of capital. Because of this ever-growing interest in digital currencies, the goal of our conference is to discuss their long-term capabilities and impact.

With cryptocurrencies, the blockchain is inevitably linked. It has been quite a few years now since this much-praised technology has first appeared in the mainstream. So it is time to take stock: how has blockchain effectively changed industries? And how has it effected our very personal life? What are the actual use cases? And what is still to come?

On September 14, 2017, leading experts are going to talk about these topics at Kaufleuten Zürich.

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Pre-Session: Bitcoin, Blockchain simplified
powered by Validity Labs Sebastian Bürgel
Offical Check-in

Welcome to Finance 2.0
by the Host of the Day Sunnie J. Groeneveld
Keynote by Konrad Hummler
Digital De-institutionalization – Socio-economic Implications of Blockchain Technology
Blockchain for Financial Inclusion
Jean-Baptiste Decorzent
Why blockchain needs identity but not vice versa
Kaspar Etter
Redefining smart contract security auditing
Arthur Gervais
Coffee Break

Bitcoin's Price Speculation: Bubbles & Facts
Tone Vays
Cryptocurrencies and -assets
Blockchain fueled technology revolutionising traditional finance Jan Brzezek
Why physical keys will secure the digital world
Douglas Bakkum
Crowd-Business and the Blockchain - a promising future
Stefan Jaecklin
Community building & social interaction with cryptocurrency rewards
Marcel Füssinger
How to raise 10 million USD in 5 hours instead of 5 months
Malik El Bay
The ICO Panel: A revolution in financing or a bubble?
Daniel Haudenschild (Swisscom Blockchain), Marc Degen (, Daniel Diemers (PwC Strategy&), Tone Vays lead by Patrick Schilz
Cool Down: Drinx. Chat. Network

Keynote: Dr. Konrad Hummler
Konrad graduated in Law from the University of Zurich and in Economic Science from the U.S. University of Rochester. In the eighties he acted as personal assistant to the president of the board of directors of former UBS, Dr. Robert Holzach. From 1989 until 2012 as managing partner with unlimited liability he was instrumental in the unprecedented success story of Wegelin & Co. Private Bankers, St. Gallen. In addition to his bank activities, he was member of the board of various companies, including Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), Swiss National Bank (SNB) or the German Stock Exchange. Since 2013 Konrad Hummler has headed M1 AG, a private think-tank dealing with strategic issues of current interest. Dr. Konrad Hummler was appointed as a Member of the Board of Bühler in 2010. In addition, he is strongly committed to cultural and social projects.

Douglas Bakkum
Shift Devices AG
Douglas co-founded Shift Devices and is the inventor of the Digital Bitbox cryptocurrency hardware wallet. Shift Devices builds personal physical keys for the digital world. These keys solve the problem of how digital assets can be secured in the safest way possible that is still simple for users. Douglas is an accomplished neuroengineering scientist (Ph.D. Georgia Tech) and former group leader at ETH Zürich (6 years) with a diverse background spanning mechanical engineering (M.Sc. and B.Sc.), AI, cognitive science and robotics. On the side, his collaborative works in the bioart field, the Meart and CellF projects, have been exhibited around the world and received numerous prizes.
Jan Brzezek
Crypto Fund AG
Co-Founder & CEO
Jan is a strong believer that digitization of value will be one of the 21st century’s most transformative themes. He became fascinated by blockchain & cryptocurrencies in his role as business manager for the president of UBS Asset Management. In addition to this role, he was global innovation expert for UBS and worked on the impact of new technologies on the UBS business model and was responsible for the smart structured product proof-of-concept. Earlier he worked several years in derivatives and fixed income sales and trading for UBS in Zurich, Singapore and Hong Kong. Further-on he was derivatives expert in the exchange regulation at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Dr. Sebastian Bürgel
Validity Labs AG
CTO & Co-Founder
Sebastian, the Validity Labs technology virtuoso, is skilled at teaching, software development, microfabrication and electrical engineering from his previous career in academia at ETH Zurich
Jean-Baptiste Decorzent
Everex Global
Over 18 years of experience in leading key initiatives and projects for global entities ranging from start-ups to multinationals and governmental to international organizations. Sound expertise in ICT/Mobile Telecom, Mobile Money, Humanitarian & Development, Renewable Energy, Strategic Planning & Partnerships, Inclusive Finance, Blockchain ( , Ericsson, Nokia, ICRC, IOM, SDC,..). Creative thinker and adept at executing challenging projects and solving complex problems. Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
Marc Degen
modum,io AG
Marc co-founder and member of the board of AG who is at the moment running a successful token sale. Inspired in 2015 by some blog posts of Vitalik Buterin he discovered that distributed ledger technologies will dramatically change transactional architectures in the digital ecosystem. With his educational background in Computer Science and an executive Master in Business Engineering and his start-up and corporate experience he’s striving to explore these opportunities in various endeavours.
Daniel Diemers
PwC Strategy&
Fintech Leader Switzerland
Daniel is a partner for Financial Services with PwC Strategy& and advises clients in Europe and Middle East on strategy, risk & regulation and digital innovation. As author of several books, articles and frequent speaker on digital transformation, Daniel got involved in digital topics early on. He is today a member of Swiss Finance + Technology Association (SFTA), the Crypto Valley Association (CVA) and part of the movement. Academically, he's a graduate from University of St. Gallen HSG, CEMS and Singularity University.
Malik El Bay AG
Malik El Bay is CEO at Previously he created the consumer application Flatastic and founded Berlin based digital agency mcm.init. Malik has a passion for simplifying processes with technology. Before diving into the tech startup world he studied Interdisciplinary Sciences at ETH Zurich and worked in the Quality Assurance and Information Management departments of Fortune 500 Pharma companies.
Kasper Etter
Synacts GmbH
Co-Founder & CTO
Kaspar believes in a future where 1984 is in the past. This is why he developed the Digital ID protocol, which replaces proprietary platforms with open standards and lets users regain control over their personal information. After his studies in computer science at ETH Zurich, he co-founded Synacts, which provides an open source implementation of this protocol and helps its clients build secure and seamless online services.
Marcel Füssinger
SocialX Pte. Ltd.
Founder & CEO
An Austrian Entrepreneur currently residing in Southeast Asia. He likes to call himself a GlobalCitizen as there is nothing better than to travel the world and explore new opportunities regarding tech ventures and talents. At No Limit, he is working since 2015 on different Tech Startups & Ventures. In late 2016 he decided to explore Blockchain and his team discovered the opportunity in Crypto & Blockchain which lead to start our reward based decentralized social network (socialX) - where fake followers won't have a chance.
Arthur Gervais
ChainSecurity AG
Blockchain Security and Privacy Senior Researcher
Arthur is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institute of Information Security at ETH Zürich, mainly interested in the security and privacy of decentralized ledgers. Arthur will join Imperial College London in October 2017 as Lecturer (equivalent Assistant Professor) and will also be Lecturer (Dozent) at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU). From December 2012 to December 2016, he was working at ETH Zurich on his PhD thesis "On the Security, Performance and Privacy of Proof of Work Blockchains" as well as on Web Privacy. He obtained his Master degrees from KTH Stockholm (Sweden) and Aalto University (Finland) in 2012. Furthermore, he holds a diplôme d'ingénieur from INSA de Lyon (France) from 2012. His Master's thesis was on the security of industrial control systems.
Sunnie J. Groeneveld
Inspire 925 GmbH
Managing Partner
Sunnie is the founder and Managing Partner of Inspire 925, a consultancy specialized in employee engagement and digital innovation. Recent mandates include building up digitalswitzerland, the country's biggest cross-industry association that aims to make Switzerland a leading digital innovation hub of Europe. She is also a board member of the Swiss engineering company HHM Group and the Swiss Foundation Pro Zukunftsfonds Schweiz. She has been selected by Women in Business for their Top 40 under 40 list and recognized by Handelszeitung in their "Top 50 Who is Who in Digital Switzerland”. She holds an Economics degree from Yale University.
Daniel Haudenschild
Swisscom Blockchain AG
Digital Architect - Developing the solutions that allow companies to shed the baggage of IT infrastructure and focus on their core business in a digital marketplace. 20 years of experience in global 500 advisory working as a partner at EY. Most recently leading Financial Services Performance Improvement and distributed architecture division for EY. Daniel now joins Swisscom as the CEO of Swisscom Blockchain AG. Working with distributed ledgers technologies to develop and explore market origination activities for FinTech possibilities in financial services. Providing motivation, guidance, and strategy to senior stakeholders and teams to realize digital strategies.

Stefan Jaecklin
LEND - Switzerlend AG
Partner & Board Member
Stefan is a partner with Switzerlend ( and a senior advisor to Lykke Corp, a blockchain market company. As digital entrepreneur, he is actively engaged in various other Fintech companies. Stefan is a supervisory board member in Fisch Asset Management (Zurich) and Quoniam (Frankfurt). For the past 20 years Stefan has been a management consultant with Oliver Wyman and headed the Swiss market. Stefan holds a PhD from University of Geneva and a Master in Economics from NUS (Singapore).

Dr. Tobias Reichmuth
Crypto Finance AG
Chairman & Co-Founder
Tobias is CEO and Founder of SUSI Partners AG, a EUR 750mn FINMA regulated asset manager in Zug/Zürich. Since 2009, he has built up the company to become a leading financing partner for sustainable infrastructure projects globally. He is also Director of Sustainable Sarl, a Luxembourg based infrastructure investment manager, and founding shareholder of Lykke, a Swiss-based cryptocurrency exchange.

Patrick Schilz
Lakeside Partners AG
A Crypto Valley transplant from Palo Alto, Patrick worked with String Labs on the creation of the Dfinity decentralized cloud. Having incorporated a Zug-based foundation in summer 2016, Patrick saw the need to help shape the Crypto Valley ecosystem as it still stands in its infancy: With that mission, Patrick joined early-stage investor Lakeside Partners and is now supporting blockchain startups with capital and beyond-capital means. In a former life – before catching the crypto bug – Patrick worked in private equity and co-founded an advisory business focused on helping startups with their fundraising and related growth issues.

Tone Vays

Blockchain Consultant
Tone 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 / Blockchain 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 was recently featured in a Bitcoin Documentary – Magic Money. He is now an independent content creator at LibertyLifeTrail & has one of the more popular YouTube Channels in the space in addition to being a contributor at WorldCryptoNetwork. Tone holds a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering along with Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Geology.
Marc P. Bernegger
Serial Web Entrepreneur & Fintech Investor
Host Finance 2.0
Marc is a web entrepreneur and Fintech-Investor. He co-founded the party-plattform in his twenties and sold it later to Axel Springer Media. He is co-founder of amiando, a ticketing-plattform, which was bought by Xing and has been awarded by WEF as a “Global Technology Pioneer”. Since 2010, Marc is active as a fintech investor. He is in the advisory board of FinLeap, partner at Next Generation Invest, co-founder of Finance 2.0 and he is board member of Falcon Private Bank, Crypto Fund and Greater Zurich Area. Marc was awarded as «100 most successful people under 40 in Switzerland» by BILANZ in 2015. He bought his first bitcoins in 2012 and is fascinated by the opportunities this new asset class has to offer.
Rino Borini
financialmedia AG
Host Finance 2.0
Rino is the co-founder and CEO of financialmedia AG. The independent media company releases different publications which cover economical and financial topics. The company organizes, furthermore, many events and conferences. However, Rino's professional background is in the financial industry. He worked in different leading positions. He is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) and he acquired in his past career fundamental knowledge in banking and capital investments.

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Presentations Finance 2.0 – Crypto 2017

Bitcoin, Blockchain simplified – Sebastian Bürgel

Socio-economic Implications of Blockchain Technology  – Konrad Hummler

Blockchain for Financial Inclusion – Jean-Baptiste Decorzent

Why blockchain needs identity but not vice versa – Kaspar Etter

Redefining smart contract security auditing – Arthur Gervais

Bitcoin’s Price Speculation: Bubbles & Facts – Tone Vays

Cryptocurrencies and -assets – Jan Brzezek/Tobias Reichmuth

Why physical keys will secure the digital world – Douglas Bakkum

Crowd-Business and the Blockchain – a promising future – Stefan Jaecklin

Community building & social interaction with cryptocurrency rewards – Marcel Füssinger

How to raise 10 million USD in 5 hours instead of 5 months – Malik El Bay

Reserach Paper: A strategic perspective on ICOs (by PwC Strategy&, Daniel Diemers)



In the press Nur das Beste kommt zum Ziel

Computerworld: Bestandesaufnahme zur Blockchain-Technologie Millionär oder Pleite – mit Kryptowährungen ist beides ziemlich schnell möglich

inside-it:ch: Blockchains, Smart Contracts und ICOs: Wo stehen wir? Lange Gesichter an Züri Crypto: Realtime-Crash Kryptowährungen, ICOs und Smart Contracts


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CH-8005 Zurich

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