Speakers from
all over the world

 

We are happy to count with speakers from all over the world. These speakers represent the top-leading experts in the field, and the scope and breadth of their knowledge and backgrounds allows for a wholistic understanding covering diverse sectors. This brings a unique perspective to this year's Token Summit.

 

PRIME MINISTER DR. DANIEL RISCH

PRIME MINISTER PRINCIPALITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN

Dr. Daniel Risch has been Prime Minister of the Principality of Liechtenstein since March 2021. From 2017 to 2021, in his capacity as Deputy Prime Minister, he was closely involved with and gathered expertise in the creation and enactment of the Liechtenstein Blockchain Act. Before entering politics, he acted as Chief Marketing Officer at the Liechtensteinische Post AG and Chief Marketing Officer/Head of Consulting at Unic AG, an e-commerce consulting company.

From 1999-2003 he pursued business administration studies at the University of St. Gallen, the University of Zurich, and the Ludwig-Maximilian University. Dr. Risch went on to earn his doctorate in information studies at the University of Freiburg in 2004, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne from 2006 to 2007.

H.S.H. PRINCE MICHAEL OF LIECHTENSTEIN

INDUSTRIE- UND FINANZKONTOR ETABLISSEMENT

H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein is Executive Chairman of Industrie- und Finanzkontor Etablissement, a leading trust company with a tradition and expertise in the long-term and multi-generational preservation of wealth, family values and businesses. Furthermore, he is the Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Intelligence Services AG, a geopolitical consultancy company and information platform headquartered in Liechtenstein, as well as founder and publisher of the German-language online platform DER PRAGMATICUS. In addition, Prince Michael of Liechtenstein is Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation for Economic Governance and Public Law in Vaduz, Chairman of Liechtenstein Finance e.V., member of the International Institute of Longevity as well as Chairman of the liberal think tank European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation.

 

DR. SAIFEDEAN AMMOUS

AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BITCOIN STANDARD
FOUNDER AND CEO AT SAIFEDEAN.COM (United States)

Dr. Saifedean Ammous is an independent economist in the Austrian tradition, and author of The Bitcoin Standard, the best selling book on Bitcoin, and The Fiat Standard. He teaches economics on his learning platform, saifedean.com, and hosts The Bitcoin Standard Podcast.

 

 

RAHIM TAGHIZADEGAN

DIRECTOR, SCHOLARIUM

Rahim Taghizadegan is the last Austrian economist of the Austrian School in the direct tradition and has taught at universities in Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Germany. Author of over a dozen books, he founded Vienna's scholarium, where the Austrian School can be studied in its original interdisciplinary form. Formerly a nuclear physicist, he was the first renowned Austrian economist to understand Bitcoin and is presently investing in Bitcoin citadels and developing privacy-oriented tools on nostr and RGB.

 

ALIREZA SIADAT

LAWYER & PARTNER, ANNERTON

Alireza Siadat, M.J.I., is a Partner at Annerton, a law firm specialized in regulatory law within the financial sector. His expertise lies in banking regulations, compliance, market entry, and the intricate regulatory framework of digital assets. He's adept at advising banks, crypto exchanges, and digital asset custodians on regulatory and licensing matters.

Beyond Annerton, Alireza holds several advisory roles, including at BFG Blockchain Founders Group AG, focusing on blockchain startups and digital assets. He also co-publishes for Wolters Kluwer's legal journal on the digital economy, specifically overseeing the Digital Finance and E-Commerce sections. Recognized as a co-founder of the Luxembourg-based thinkBlocktank a.s.b.l. and a board member of the European Commission's Blockchain Association, INATBA, and several other crypto firms, Alireza Siadat remains a central figure in the realm of digital finance and regulatory law.

 

ALI BECK

CO-FOUNDER, HOLLAEX

Ali Beck is a distinguished Co-Founder at HollaEx, an influential open-source digital asset exchange platform that has empowered numerous exchanges. He boasts a master's degree in computer science, specializing in cryptography, with a particular focus on Bitcoin wallets and private key management.

In 2014, he established Seoul Bitcoin which was the first Bitcoin community in South Korea and he was an early tech writer for CoinTelegraph. Additionally, he served as an early consultant to technology security firms and exchanges including Penta Security.

With his extensive experience in crypto software technology and security he offers invaluable and well-seasoned insights into the ever-evolving world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

 

 

ANJA BLAJ

CO-FOUNDER & LEGAL, UNLAWCKED

Anja is a lawyer, mostly on the Web3 legal design and engineering. She is the president of Blockchain Think Tank Slovenia and a member of the Coalition of Automated Legal Application (COALA). Anja has previously headed the Advocacy department at the European and Asian Blockchain Hubs. She organised several legal workshops and advised NFT platforms, DAOs and Web3 projects together with Marina Markezic under the brand Unlawcked. As Chief Strategy Officer, Anja launched and led the Future Law Institute, established in Bath, UK along with Margaret Rose Goddard. Besides offering independent legal consultancy, Anja currently serves as a co-founder of Devleet, a software development firm based in Ljubljana, and a policy expert to the European Crypto Initiative.

 

DR. IRINA HEAVER

CRYPTO LAWYER, NEOS LEGAL

Irina is a leading Web3 and Crypto lawyer based in Dubai and Switzerland, representing clients worldwide.

She is highly regarded internationally for her extensive experience and deep technical knowledge of blockchain, Web3, and cryptocurrency matters.

She is a partner in an International LawFirm, as well as the Founder of the UAE’s first legal technology services & business consultancy dedicated to crypto matters (established 2016).

Irina advises across the value chain in the blockchain space, including multinational companies and protocol developers, issuers of tokens, DeFi and NFT projects, and blockchain infrastructure projects, such as tokenisation platforms, cryptocurrency exchanges, payment providers, and funds investing in Web3 ventures.

Irina has consulted multiple Governments and Regulators on policies surrounding emerging technology and has drafted crypto-related laws and regulations. Her nearly two decades of experience — accrued as a partner in a law firm, in-house as a regional General Counsel, and as a co-founder of a regional crypto exchange — have led her to advise on over USD $500 billion worth of projects and transactions in the oil & gas, mining, construction, maritime, and technology sectors.

Irina’s expertise is in aiding visionary entrepreneurs with legally compliant launches, capital formation, and growth, leveraging her vast network in the Middle East and Europe.

 

ANDRIY VELYKYY

CO-FOUNDER, ALLBRIDGE

Andriy Velykyy is a Warwick Business School alumni who joined the crypto space in 2015, starting with building mining farms. In 2016 he began working on the crypto payments integrations with Point-of-Sale devices (NCR included), cyber security, and non-custodial multi-chain crypto wallets with Allbridge future co-founder Yuriy Savchenko.

In May 2021, they started working on Allbridge feeling the lack of cross-chain products on the market. Since then, Allbridge has become the leading bridging solution with over $6.4 billion in bridged volume, offering the support of 18 different EVM and non-EVM networks. In September 2022, a new stablecoin-focused product was launched, enabling seamless cross-chain swaps of stablecoin assets between Ethereum, BNB Chain, Polygon, Tron, and Solana.

 

HARTEJ SAWHNEY

ZOKYO LABS (Belize)

Hartej (he/him) is an investor, advisor, and operator, with a strong knowledge of blockchain cybersecurity, blockchain engineering, decentralized finance (DeFi), and Web3 Gaming. As an industry pioneer, Sawhney has played a key role in elevating standards in the digital asset ecosystem and introducing products and services that set the industry benchmark for security, transparency, and compliance. His efforts have been recognized as paving the way for the ongoing institutionalization of the industry. When he is not researching, or participating in a DAO, you will find him designing clothing, practicing Tabla, curating music, hosting private events, hiking, dabbling in the art world and hoarding NFTs.

 

EMMA LANDRIAULT

PRODUCT LEAD, BLOCKCHAIN AND DIGITAL CURRENCY AT SCOTIABANK (Canada)

Emma Landriault is blockchain, distributed ledger, and digital asset subject matter expert for traditional banking and financial institutions. She has spent the last years of her career advising banks and providing thought leadership, advisory, and technical analysis on applications of distributed ledger technologies in traditional banking environments across EMEA and Canada. This includes practical expertise on use cases such as CBDC design, digital asset interoperability with traditional finance systems, and asset tokenisation (clearing and settlement). Most recently, she has joined Scotiabank as the blockchain and digital currency product lead, after spending the last years consulting as a blockchain for banking subject matter expert. She studied International Politics and Economics at Carleton University's Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs in Ottawa (Canada), with a secondary academic focus in entrepreneurship and technological innovation with Sprott School of Business, and has published works on applications of distributed ledger technologies to ESG reporting for financial intermediaries.

PROF. DR. KONSTANTINA PAPATHANASIOU

PROFESSOR AT UNIVERSITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN (Liechtenstein)

Prof. Dr. Konstantina Papathanasiou, LL.M., holds the Chair of Economic Criminal Law, Compliance and Digitalization at the University of Liechtenstein, since September 1, 2021.

She pursued her legal studies from 2001 to 2005, and in 2007 completed a Master degree in Criminal Law Sciences in Athens. From 2008 onwards, she received the DAAD-Scholarship at the University of Heidelberg to pursue her research, where she subsequently, amongst others, completed her doctorate in 2010 to 2013 as a scholarship holder of the Alexander Onassis Foundation. With a habilitation scholarship from the University of Regensburg, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, she worked on her habilitation thesis on the origins, international legal limits and theoretical foundations of international criminal law from 2017 to  2020. She habilitated in March 2021 and was subsequently awarded the venia legendi for criminal law, criminal procedural law, economic criminal law, international criminal law, comparative law and legal philosophy.

Since 2016 she is a visiting professor at the Faculté Libre de Droit in Paris, and in 2018 she was at the Collège de France on a 2-month research fellowship. In 2021, she was elected to the Board of the Greek Society of Criminal Law.

HAGEN THOMAS WEISS

 

SENIOR ADVISOR GERMAN FEDERAL FINANCIAL SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY BaFin

„Hagen Weiss is a Senior Advisor with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority BaFin. As part of the securities supervision, his focus is on the regulation and assessment of crypto assets as well as the drafting of general policies and suggestions for legislative acts in this legal area. In addition to dealing with crypto assets every day at work, he is also delving into the subject academically through his PhD. Before his time as a regulator, he worked as an attorney in private practice in Europe and the US focusing on business and securities litigation.“

MATTHIAS LANGER

TAX CONSULTANT AND PARTNER ACTUS AG

Matthias Langer is an entrepreneur and tax advisor whose work focuses on contextualizing the characteristics of disruptive technologies and the consequences of decentralized finance through legal frameworks, bodies, and international tax law. His consulting work, research, and writings are rooted in Liechtenstein, Swiss, German, and Austrian tax law, and span the areas of national tax law, corporate law, FinTech, and DLT. His public lectures address the impact of the rapid adoption of blockchain technologies and the emergence of MetaFi on the day-to-day business of tax advisors and the legal framework in which they operate. As co-founder of the research-driven tax consulting firm actus ag, he strives to further solidify his vision of a new generation of international tax frameworks for the Defi space and contemporary advisory services adapted to the digital age.

DR. THOMAS NÄGELE

PRESIDENT OF THE CCA | CHAIR OF INATBA
ATTORNEY AT LAW | MANAGING PARTNER AT NÄGELE ATTORNEYS AT LAW LLC

Thomas Nägele advises international finance, technology and industrial enterprises, operating in the fields of Blockchain/DLT, telecommunications and internet, as well as public institutions worldwide. As a Liechtenstein Attorney and being a software developer, he focuses on Internet/IT law, as well as civil and corporate law. Besides being Attorney and legal Advisor, he teaches at the University of Liechtenstein and holds lectures and presentations on the newest legal developments. He was a member of the Blockchain Act workgroup (Trusted Technology Law).

 

CHRISTIAN LABETZSCH

FOUNDER BLOCKSIZE CAPITAL / micobo GmbH

Christian Labetzsch is the Co-Founder of Blocksize Capital GmbH and micobo. He provides management consulting, specialised research and technology integration with focus on FinTech and digital banking and was part of the team advising the SET (Stock Exchange of Thailand) on their Digital Asset Program.

 

DR. IUR. SIEGFRIED HERZOG

MANAGING PARTNER, COMPLIANCE LABS LIECHTENSTEIN

Siegfried Herzog is a self-employed lawyer in Liechtenstein, who specialized in the fields of data protection law and compliance (regulatory framework of the Liechtenstein financial market). Before becoming self-employed, by setting up the compliance service provider CLL Compliance Labs AG in July 2019, Siegfried was a long-standing employee of a mid-sized Liechtenstein law firm, with expertise in the fields of civil, corporate and foreign trust law.

Since 2013, Siegfried had a strong focus on compliance provisions, policies and structures (due diligence law, anti-money-laundering provisions). Through his practical and theoretical commitment in the fields of data protection law and financial market regulation in Liechtenstein, Siegfried gained sophisticated and in-depth knowledge in developing processes that are compliant under Liechtenstein law while taking the economic needs of the affected organizations into account.

Siegfried received his legal training as a trainee lawyer at a mid-sized Liechtenstein law firm. He studied law at the University of Vienna (Austria), where he obtained his master’s degree in law. In 2014, Siegfried completed a post-graduate program in the field of banking and securities law at the University of Liechtenstein (LL.M.). Finally, he completed his doctoral degree in law in 2017.

 

MAURO CASELLINI

CEO, CM VENTURES ANSTALT & COO OF ARCOLOGICAL

Mauro Casellini CEO of CM Ventures Anstalt and COO of Arcological, is a seasoned professional with a strong background in banking, finance, and blockchain technology. He has held key leadership roles, including the CEO of Bitcoin Suisse (Liechtenstein) and the architect of Bank Frick's Blockchain operations. Mauro's expertise and strategic vision have been instrumental in driving innovation and shaping the blockchain landscape. With a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and an Executive MBA in Strategy Management, he brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the industry to Arcological. Mauro's contributions play a vital role in advancing our mission and fostering the growth of public goods projects.

NIKOLA STOJANOW

DIRECTOR, ӔTERNITY FOUNDATION

Nikola is a partner at MCC Capital, a Blockchain, AI, Machine learning and Cyber Security focused fund. He also is a partner at Vitosha Venture Partners, which is an early-stage fund, focused on the Bulgarian ecosystem. Nikola is the co-founder of aetenrity blockchain, Director of the Aetenrity Foundation and founder of Aeternity Ventures, which focused on ecosystem-building and acceleration with the Starfleet program on 4 continents, until 2020, when Nikola exited aeternity Ventures. He is an active mentor and advisor to several projects and the EU Commission for Blockchain Partnership initiative for the Republic of Bulgaria.

Dr. Andreas Glarner

PARTNER AT MME LEGAL | TAX | COMPLIANCE (Switzerland)

Dr. Andreas Glarner advises internationally oriented technology and financial market companies with a focus on fintech, DLT, blockchain technology, DeFi, NFT, and Digital and Internet Services. As an expert on legal issues at the intersection of technology and regulation, Andreas Glarner advises developers of decentralized software architectures and smart contract systems as well as established regulated companies offering services in the FinTech sector. Andreas Glarner is a regular speaker at international conferences, and publishes on topics related to his areas of practice.

 

RICARDO SIMOES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INATBA - INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR TRUSTED BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS

Ricardo is the Executive Director of INATBA - International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications, an acclaimed fast-growing global association of companies, public bodies, and academics, launched by the European Commission, aiming at enhancing positive Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies adoption. Ricardo boasts a rich executive background, backed by an 13-year tenure in spearheading business trade associations and orchestrating expansive, high-impact events.

 

NIKOLAY KHORT

PRODUCT AND OPERATIONS MANAGER, VNX

An experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record in project management, strategy development and implementation, financial and business modeling, venture portfolio management. A holder of the ACCA certification and graduated with a degree in Mathematics.

 

MARTIN SCHMIDT

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL AT Q DEVELOPMENT AG

Martin is one of the initiators of the Q Protocol (https://q.org), a layer 1 blockchain that that provides a universal governance layer for the decentralized world. Through its unique two-node architecture and constitutional governance framework, Q enables protocols to deploy sophisticated business models beyond code-is-law.

Martin has been working on blockchain- and crypto-asset-related topics full-time since 2017. Besides co-founding Q Development AG, a company focused on supporting the Q Protocol, he is the co-founder of Postera Capital, the company behind Europe’s first regulated crypto fund. Before discovering blockchain, Martin has had a career at the intersection of finance and technology. Among other things, he was the CFO of an online-only mobile service provider and a corporate finance consultant with a Big 4 firm.

Martin holds a Bachelor’s degree with 1st class honours in Business Studies form Bayes Business School, London, and an MBA from IMD, Lausanne. He is a CFA and CAIA charterholder and is certified as an investment expert in Germany.

TRACY TRACHSLER

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CV LABS (Switzerland)

Tracy Trachsler is Managing Director of CV Labs, where she executes the overall strategy and oversees the day-to-day operations/global growth and positioning of the company. CV Labs combines co-working, high-level events and expert advisory activities to create a unique, global blockchain ecosystem that connects startups, investors, service providers and the community at large.

Before joining CV Labs, she served as Head of Business Relations and Corporate Strategy for a Swiss software development and marketing firm, spearheading several digitalization and blockchain projects for clients such as Tommy Hilfiger. She holds an MA in Global Economy and Strategy from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea as well as an MA in International Affairs and Governance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland.

 

ERWIN VOLODER

HEAD OF POLICY, EUROPEAN BLOCKCHAIN ASSOCIATION

Erwin Voloder has been in the blockchain sector since 2017, first as a start-up founder in Canada and now as a regulatory and technical expert in Europe. He is a former economist with both the European Commission and European Central Bank. Currently he is Head of Policy at the European Blockchain Association where he leads advocacy and research initiatives between the web3 community and public institutions. He frequently participates in expert working groups around digital asset policy while advising EU Member State governments and private companies. He has published research on decentralised finance and also cross-border payments including the use of stablecoins/CBDCs for international trade and development.

PABLO COIROLO

CEO LIGHT 47 LLC (LIECHTENSTEIN /
BOARD MEMBER OF THE CRYPTO COUNTRY ASSOCIATION

Pablo Coirolo has over 20 years of C-level experience in several multinational companies and is well-versed in leading international teams, and the management and structure of complex international projects. The core of Pablo Coirolo’s work is based on applying his diverse business experience background to the new Blockchain revolution and helping startups develop sustainable, legally compliant, and viable Blockchain projects. He entered the Blockchain Space in 2014 and has been actively involved with the Zug Crypto Valley ecosystems and with the Swiss Bitcoin Association. In 2018 he founded Light47 in Liechtenstein, a company that is dedicated to advising projects on Blockchain and Crypto Assets. He was on the Board of Aeternity, a third-generation Blockchain platform and the first Blockchain project in Liechtenstein, and helped them launch their Latin American Operations. He is also very active in developing the Liechtenstein Blockchain ecosystem, where he is a member of the Board of the Crypto Country Association.

DR. CLARA GUERRA

DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE FOR FINANCIAL MARKET INNOVATION AND DIGITALISATION (SFID) LIECHTENSTEIN

Dr. Clara Guerra is a seasoned legal expert with a specialization in high-tech, innovation, and digitalization. Prior to her public service, she garnered experience in the private sector. Currently, she serves as the Director of the Office for Financial Market Innovation and Digitalisation for the Liechtenstein Government, where she spearheads the Liechtenstein Governance Innovation Framework, championing legal and regulatory innovation and digital transformation. In addition, Dr. Guerra is the Co-Chair of the European Blockchain Association. She is a recognized voice in the field, frequently delivering lectures and publishing insights on emerging tech and innovation from a governmental lens.

 

 

SIMON TRIBELHORN

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE LIECHTENSTEIN BANKERS ASSOCIATION (Liechtenstein)

Simon is a Swiss lawyer with over 20 years of experience in banking, capital markets and international and European financial market regulation. He is the Managing Director of the Liechtenstein Bankers Association where he has been for more than 10 years. Simon’s passions are sustainable investments and all issues related to digitalisation. Simon is very well connected with decision-makers in politics, business and the media, particularly in Switzerland, neighbouring German-speaking countries, the UK and Brussels. He is involved in various committees of non-profit organisations on a part-time basis.

 

VUKASIN VUKOJE

FOUNDER, WEB3MINE AG

Built in 2018 one of the most popular dev tools in the Ethereum ecosystem, later led product for the Cardano Ecosystem, now working on DeFi and decentralized computing on Filecoin.

 

INGMAR ZECHLIN

COO, æternity

Ingmar is COO of aeternity Establishment. He has a long track record in strategic business development, change management and operations leadership in blockchain, e-commerce, big data and IoT.

GERALD HEYDENREICH

FOUNDER OF ETHERMAIL  

Gerald has been an entrepreneur since 1999. He created and exited 5 companies in web 1 and web 2 (eg Portum AG sold to IBX / Cap Gemini, buyvip sold to amazon) and invested in another dozen companies mainly with a focus on SaaS, eCommerce and Marketplaces. Since 2019 he has been focusing on Blockchain & Web 3.0 and created with Shant Kevonian the Barcelona Blockchain Network, a web 3 incubator, venture studio and seed investor. One of their first (and now focus) projects was EtherMail, the first web 3.0 email provider for wallet to wallet communication growing at 5.000 users per day and financed by Tim Draper, fabric and Greenfield.

 

MARC TAVERNER

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER | CO-FOUNDER, XEROF

Marc Taverner is the CEO and co-founder of XEROF, a leading Swiss financial services provider specialising in cryptoassets. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the tech and internet industries to XEROF’s global operations. Most recently, Marc led INATBA, one of the largest multi-stakeholder blockchain trade associations, backed by the European Commission and Abu Dhabi Global Market, where he led all aspects of policy engagement and governmental relations amid tremendous regulatory advancement like MiCA. He also served on the management team at Bitfury, a pioneering company in cryptoasset mining, hardware and chip design, and groundbreaking blockchain solutions. In other roles, he served as an independent consultant and angel investor as well as helped build the world's preeminent conference call company.

 

DR. CÉLINE CHI HAE WONG

DIGITAL ASSETS | PHILANTROPY & IMPACT

Dr. Céline Wong, PhD has been named Top 100 Women in Fintech. She was with the Group Digital Strategy, COO office at UBS Singapore and Switzerland and Head of Digital Assets Consulting with VP Bank Liechtenstein. Céline started her career as a management consultant at BCG and has since then pioneered new innovations in the financial industries. She holds a PhD in Politics and Finance and MBA.

GERMAN RAMIREZ

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF RELEVANCE OFFICER | RELEVANCE HOUSE

I’ve been in Web3 since (long) before it was cool. Actually, I’ve been involved in the internet since before Google. I’ve spent three decades working in branding, marketing, growth and innovation at the coalface of emerging technologies – and I’m still not bored. How could I be? There is nothing more exciting than that space where humans find new ways to create value, writing the love story between technology and humanity. So tomorrow is where I live, and what I do here is try to help others make magic. I am a founder, an investor, advisor, author, coach, speaker and more. I’ve studied the science and strategy of marketing (and developed my own methodology). I also know what it’s like to dream, sweat, pitch, fight, fall and stand up again (and again… and again). I’ve worked with global corporations and with tiny start-ups. And, as a passionate storyteller, I love sharing that knowledge with audiences, inspiring, provoking, and entertaining. And yes… I keep falling in love all over again with the magic that happens between humans and technology…

 

EUGENIO REGGIANINI

HEAD OF GROWTH, EUROPEAN BLOCKCHAIN ASSOCIATION

Eugenio Reggianini is a cross-industry professional with a solid background in corporate development, legal and strategic advisory for investments, product management, and software architecture, with working experience in Europe and Asia. Starting as a lead in DLT communities (Hyperledger-RR3) with past involvement in projects related to Consortium corporate formation and product business development.Today, he is advising financial institutions, technology providers and enterprises along their digital transformation journey in adopting Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies by achieving short-, medium- and long-term business objectives He also represents the European Blockchain Association as Ambassador and Head of Growth, serves as an expert member of the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum, and is part of the Swiss Crypto and Digital Euro Association(s).

NADINE WILKE

CO-FOUNDER, PARTICULA

As a Co-Founder of Particula, Nadine is at the forefront of pioneering shifts in the digital asset landscape. Particula is not just another startup – it's the first-of-its-kind data- and rating platform focused on the dynamic area of tokenization. Under her leadership, the venture crafts quality ratings for tokenized real-world assets, offering invaluable in-depth reports that delve deep into regulatory, compliance, environmental and security aspects.

 

ALEXANDER BRUNNER

PRESIDENT, HOME OF BLOCKCHAIN.SWISS

Alexander E. Brunner studied at the University of St. Gallen HSG in Switzerland before working in alternative investments. He is the author of several books and reports: “Crypto Nation Switzerland” (2019), the “Swiss Digital Asset and Wealth Management Report 2021”, “Swiss Digital Asset Market Report 2022” and the “Swiss Digital Asset Custody Report 2023”. In 2022, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, with the support of the Swiss ministry of finance he launched the “Home of Blockchain.swiss” public-private partnership that promotes the Swiss blockchain ecosystem internationally. From 2015 until 2022 Alexander was a Member of Parliament in the City of Zurich. Today he is a senior advisor to international tech companies and governments as well as an international speaker.

 

ANNE-GRACE KLECZEWSKI

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER | CO-FOUNDER, KEOM PROTOCOL

Anne-Grace is the co-founder and chief legal officer of Keom Protocol. Her experience in financial regulations forged at a Swiss law firm, combined with her passion for smart contracts, led her to navigate into the open waters of decentralized finance. As a featured speaker at global conferences and an educator to students, Anne-Grace sheds light on regulations, equipping both future and existing web3 builders with practical insights. In her capacity as co-chair of the AML/Compliance working group within the Crypto Valley Association, she diligently monitors evolving industry standards.

 

PETER HOFMANN

CEO, COPPER MARKETS (SWITZERLAND) AG

Peter Hofmann is the CEO of Copper Markets (Switzerland) AG. He has been working professionally in the crypto asset domain since 2016 and, prior to joining Copper, was responsible for the DACH market expansion of Coinbase and founder and CEO of Custodigit, a crypto asset platform for regulated financial service providers. In addition, he is an experienced professional with more than 20 years’ experience at the interface between technology and business in the domain of financial services and FinTech.

 

VOLKMAR RITTER

FOUNDER & OWNER, BICON

 

Volkmar Ritter has more than 25 years of experience in digital innovation and transformation in the asset and wealth management industry. He has led the consulting firm BICon since 2001 and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority since 2022. He has also been a lecturer at the University of Liechtenstein since 2019, sharing his knowledge on fintech innovation and blockchain. His educational background includes a degree in information and technology management from the University of St. Gallen.

 

SEVERIN KRANZ

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, 21.FINANCE AG

Severin is thought leader in DeFi and Digital Assets shaping the future of capital markets as the Head of Business Development at 21.finance and EDX out of Liechtenstein. He holds an M.A. in Business Innovation from the University of St. Gallen and a M.Sc. in Blockchain and Digital Currencies from University of Nicosia. Before joining the award-winning FinTech 21.finance in 2020, Severin was active in the Liechtenstein and Swiss Blockchain Community since 2018 as a Strategy Consultant, Educator and Entrepreneur. His background in Innovation Management, Human-Centred Design and Asset Management build the foundation of his activities in the DeFi industry that started with Blockchain-Mining and led to currently building the first capital market infrastructure for tokenized financial instruments under the EU DLT Pilot Regime: EDX - European DLT Exchange.

 

MARC WEBER

FOUNDER & CEO, FLOIN

Born in Germany in 1985, Marc is now an entrepreneur and investor based in Dubai, UAE and Vaduz, Liechtenstein. He is a LSBF (UK) Investment Banking Graduate (MBA), Co-Founder of infinCUBE and corporate finance specialist in the MENA and DACH region. In Floin, a FinTech company, he combined all his knowledge in investment banking, technology, regulation and finance.

RAPHAEL HESS

CO-FOUNDER, HEARTSTOCKS

Amazing Blocks: Early development of digital share register. Heartstocks Co-Founder: Responsible for Compliance and Regulative Topics in Liechtenstein

 

DR. YASSIN HANKIR

FOUNDER & CEO, SAVEDROID FL

Yassin is Crypto and FinTech entrepreneur and enthusiast by heart. He is Founder and CEO of Advanced Bitcoin Technologies AG, savedroid AG, savedroid FL GmbH, Co-Host of the Frankfurt FinTech Meetup, and co-founded vaamo, one of the very first German robo-advisors. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Yassin worked as strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. During his consulting career his focus was on retail and private banking, especially growth strategies, product development and implementation, as well as marketing and distribution in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Yassin holds a master in Economics and a Ph.D. in Finance of Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany.

 

 

MICHAEL MAUER

CEO, BLOCKFINANCE ECO AG

An accomplished entrepreneur in the IT security domain, Michael Mauer has consistently showcased his expertise and leadership throughout his career. With over 15 years of professional experience as an IT Security Expert, Michael has made significant contributions to the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency landscape. His deep knowledge in cybersecurity and blockchain technology has positioned him as a trusted authority in the space. As a key figure behind Blockfinance ECO AG, he was instrumental in the development of CryptoWorkspace.li, a platform that has significantly impacted the way we interact with digital currencies like Bitcoin. Michael's passion for decentralized systems and his commitment to innovation are evident in every endeavor, making him a leading voice in the world of digital assets.

 

JOHANNES KERN

CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF GROWTH, NERIF NETWORK

Johannes has been in the web3 space for the last 5 years, in between tech and strategy. After having spent some time in the investment world at L1 Digital he has now made the jump again into the tech side of things and cofounded Nerif Network with the goal to make web3 developer experience suck a bit less.

 

 

SANTIAGO SABATER

DEFI-EXPERT & CEO, JELLY LABS AG

Santiago brings a strong mathematical background to the ever-evolving world of cryptocurrency, a field he has been immersed in since 2017. He initially dabbled as a part-time content creator for various German crypto-focused magazines before establishing his own YouTube channel, "Crypto Explained", in 2020. The channel has since garnered a following of approximately 10,000 enthusiasts. As a founding member of the DeFiChain Accelerator team, Santiago played a pivotal role in propelling DeFiChain to new heights during the 2021-2022 bull run. Building on this momentum, he co-founded Jellyverse alongside former Accelerator colleagues and is currently spearheading innovations in the future of decentralized finance (DeFi).

 

SEBASTIAN BECKER

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INATBA

Sebastian Becker (50) is Managing Director of Munich-based boutique strategy consultancy thebrainbehind GmbH. He is also serving on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) in Brussels, as Managing Director for the German Blockchain Association and President of Berlin-based Interplanetary Database Association e.V., and as an Advisory Board member at the Dutch & European 2Tokens Foundation.
His focus in the blockchain & web3 space is in the industrial blockchain sector, but he is also well aware of solutions for and regulation of the digital assets space.
Sebastian's background is in international media consulting and go-to-market strategies for international PayTV operators and video streaming service providers and the evolution of this ecosystem. And his work is focusing on the intersection of web3 and media on the one hand side and the opportunities for blockchain tech to drive the sustainability movement further.

 

SVEN RÖMER

PARTNER, BLOCKFO

Sven has spent over eight years immersed in the blockchain industry. Serving as a partner at Blockfo Blockchain Forensics, Sven's work primarily revolves around tracing digital transactions, assisting in the recovery of stolen funds, and producing source of wealth reports. With a steady commitment to the evolving needs of the cryptocurrency community, Sven and the Blockfo team strive to shed light on the complexities of digital finance.

 

PHILIPP BÜCHEL

FOUNDER, BLOCKCHAIN BÜRO

As a trained interdisciplinary engineer Philipp Büchel found his way into the Blockchain world through technical couriosity and a high interest for self-responsibility. Entering the space very early he quickly became the go-to source for technological knowledge as soon as decentralized ledgers had aroused the interest of a broader public. The "Blockchain Büro" he founded in 2016 is today a well known partner for education, advisory and research in a broad spectrum of Bitcoin and Blockchain centric topics. A project with the Liechtenstein government, an ongoing partnership with the Financial Market Authority and lecturship at the University of Liechtenstein helped Mr Büchel to gain reputation as a reflected critic and sober analyst of the the Blockchain ecosystem without losing his sparkling enthusiasm for this new paradigm of self-sovereigntly.

 

JOHANNES VIRLEITNER

PARTNER, NÄGELE ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Mag. iur. Johannes Virleitner advises both national and international financial intermediaries as well as blockchain companies. He focuses on supervisory law as well as banking and financial market law.  He regularly advises on banking law, securities law, payment transaction law and blockchain law.

Furthermore, Mag. iur. Johannes Virleitner is also admitted to the bar in Austria.

 

RALF GLABISCHNIG

FOUNDER, INACTA VENTURES

Ralf Glabischnig is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is actively building a worldwide Blockchain ecosystem with a focus on Switzerland and Liechtenstein the famous “Crypto Valley” and the Middle East also known as “Crypto Oasis”.
On top of this ecosystem his group is active in three business areas, Consulting & IT Services, Venture Capital and Venture Building!
Together with his business partners he is the founder and main shareholder of 20+ companies and invested in more than 100 startups through several venture capital structures.
His focus goes to the Inacta Group with ventures in the areas of Tokenisation (Tokengate.io), Securitization (Gentwo), Crypto-Payments (inapay) and Provenance (Proofx). Additional he initiated organizations to foster the ecosystem, like the SHED Business Club, DMCC Crypto Center and Crypto Oasis Ventures with connected coworking and event organizations. He has also been a founder of CV VC and CV Labs and a founding member of the Crypto Valley Association and the Swiss Blockchain Federation.

 

ALISSA ALEKSEEVA

CMO & HEAD OF WEB3, KUBLE AG

Alissa is purpose-driven leader with a passion for building authentic brands in the Web3 space. CMO and Head of Web3 Business at Kuble AG, a leading Swiss agency that helps clients leverage blockchain technology and connect with their customers. Alissa is also a founding board member of Women in Web3 Switzerland, a network that empowers and connects women. Alissa previously held leadership positions at ArtMeta, GBG USA, The Frye Company and Ralph Lauren Corporation.

 

PHILIPP PIEPER

CO-FOUNDER, SWARM

Philipp Pieper is a co-founder of Swarm as well as the Swarm Network, an open-source project and DAO. Philipp also co-founded Proximic (acquired by comScore), Loop Media and Bitadel Crypto Trading. Philipp has been engaged in decentralised technologies and crypto-asset trading since 2015. He is also a startup investor and mentor at Singularity University and StartX. He is a member of the AIMA blockchain committee and Digital Currency Trade Association (DCTA).

 

BENJAMIN RAUCH

DEFI-EXPERT & CO-INITIATOR, JELLYVERSE

With a background in industrial engineering, Ben has accumulated more than a decade of expertise in marketing and entrepreneurship. A crypto-enthusiast since 2017, he joined the DeFiChain Accelerator team in 2021 to actively promote the DeFiChain platform. At the close of 2022, Ben co-founded Jellyverse, a DeFi 3.0 ecosystem built on DeFiMetaChain, designed to integrate cryptocurrencies and tokenized assets seamlessly, offering an industry-leading experience.

 

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