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Smart Ledgers

Michael Mainelli is Executive Chairman of the London-based consultancy and think-tank Z/Yen Group which has done research for the Cardano Foundation, Bloomberg, The London Stock Exchange and Barclays Capital. Z/Yen produces the Distributed Futures research program which is focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

Smart Valor

Olga Feldmeier is CEO of Smart Valor, a Swiss-based decentralized marketplace for alternative investments. She is a founding member of the Crypto Valley community and producer of Switzerland’s ICO Summit event series. She was previously Managing Partner at Xapo, a Silicon Valley-based wallet provider and has also worked for Barclays Capital, UBS Wealth Management and Boston Consulting Group. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Money2020 and Consensus.

Solar Exchange Explained by Abraham Cambridge

Abraham Cambridge is the CEO of The Sun Exchange, the sharing economy for solar panels. The Sun Exchange is a platform that combines cryptocurrency and solar energy in order to create a solar-powered financial system that streams monetized sunshine across the world in Bitcoin. He will present a demo of The Sun Exchange’s proof of concept during the conference.

Stephan Karpischek

Stephan Karpischek is co-founder of Etherisc which develops decentralized insurance applications based on Ethereum smart contracts. Their recently launched Flight Delay is one of the world’s first licensed and regulated decentralized insurance products.

Steven Sprague

Steven Sprague is the CEO of Rivetz Corp, and one of the principle evangelists for trusted computing technology in the protection of private keys, encryption and secure instructions for blockchain transactions, identity, messaging, IOT and cryptocurrencies.

Supply Chain and Logistics

Scott Nelson is CEO of Sweetbridge, which plans to launch an ICO for the $54 trillion-dollar global supply chain industry. He is a veteran CEO and founder of the cloud-based logistics management platform called Trax.

Tackling Climate Change

Christian Sheareris co-founder of Regen Network, a domain-specific blockchain on top of the Tendermint consensus engine with a mission of protecting the planet against climate change. He is an authority on climate ecology and regeneration.

Teun van Dongen

Teun van Dongen is a lecturer at Leiden University and an expert on terrorism. He previously worked as a policy analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), a think tank in The Netherlands, and has served the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counter Terrorism.

The “Sleepwet”

Peter Koop is a journalist who has written about the Dutch Intelligence and Security Services Act 34 588 which will go into effect on 1 January 2018. He has had a lifelong interest in signals intelligence and communications security, and has written for the weblog Electrospaces.net since 2012. He is one of the few people in the world who has systematically and critically studied the documents from the Snowden revelations and the press coverage they received.

The Bitcoin Mining Network

Christopher Bendiksen, Head of Research at CoinShares, will present the findings from his acclaimed series on the Bitcoin Mining network. He will cover mining trends such as hash rate, equipment efficiency and cost, mining breakeven costs both all-in ROI and cash flow as well as overall network power draw and the electricity production mix.