UNCHAIN 2018 Review

Thanks a lot to all our guests, sponsors, speakers and team for making UNCHAIN 2018 happen! Watch the aftermovie right here to get a glimpse.

Also check out our YouTube channel. You will find many of the great speeches we featured in 2018 there - including

  • Sterlin Luxan (bitcoin.com)
  • Konstantin Gladych (changelly)
  • David Schwarz (Ripple)
  • Rodolfo Andragnes (LaBitConf)
  • ... and many others.

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Für zwei Tage bringt die UNCHAIN Konferenz die aktuell spannendsten Blockchain-Experten und Unternehmer aus aller Welt nach Hamburg. Unser Hauptziel ist, diese Krypto-Experten und Entrepreneure mit führenden deutschen Unternehmensvertretern zu vernetzen und so zukunftsorientierte, industrieübergreifende Zusammenarbeiten einzuleiten.

Blockchain begegnet Wirtschaft

Eignen Sie sich wertvolles Insiderwissen und Einsichten bzgl. folgender Themen an:

  • Kryptowährungen und Blockchain – Bedeutung, Wirkungsweisen und Ausblick in die Zukunft
  • Best Practise – Industrieübergreifende Use Cases und Geschäftsmodelle in Praxi
  • Investment – Einschätzungen und Strategien von Finanzinvestoren und Finanzspezialisten
  • Blockchain und das große Ganze – visionäre Anwendungen verändern Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft


UNCHAIN ist mehr als eine Konferenz. Wir schaffen ein einzigartiges, exklusives Umfeld für Wissenstransfer, Erfahrungsaustausch und Networking für einen maximalen Geschäftsnutzen.

bis zu 300 Teilnehmer

Führende Blockchain-Startups, Entwickler, Investoren, Top-Management

20+ int. Speaker

Gründer, CEO’s und Blockchain-Entrepreneure aus mehr als 10 Ländern

Blockchain begegnet Wirtschaft

Erfahren Sie mehr über internationale Erfolgsmodelle und profitieren Sie vom exklusiven Networking mit unseren Speakern

Das waren die Speaker der UNCHAIN 2018

Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar

Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar
Co-Founder & CEO RSK Labs

Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar (Buenos Aires) is the co-founder and CEO of RSK Labs, which builds smart contracts based on the Bitcoin blockchain. He is also the president of the Latin American Bitcoin Association. He will talk about how cryptocurrencies can help the poorest people in developing countries by giving them access to the global financial system.

Erik Voorhees

Erik Voorhees
Co-Founder & CEO ShapeShift

Erik Voorhees (Zug) is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Shapeshift, an instant exchange for cryptocurrenices. He has been an evangelist for Bitcoin and Blockchain technology since its early days. Coindesk called him the "Most Influential Person in Blockchain" of 2017. Erik will talk about his experiences in the crypto world in a fireside chat with Unchain's head of program Aaron Koenig.

Sterlin Luxan

Sterlin Luxan
Communications Ambassador Bitcoin.com

Sterlin Luxan (Austin) is the communication ambassador at Bitcoin.com, a platform that informs and educates about Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. He considers himself a crypto-anarchist who prefers to live in a world without government. In his talk he shows how cryptocurrencies can pave the way to a free society based on voluntary exchange rather than on coercion and force.

David Schwartz

David Schwartz
Chief Cryptographer Ripple

David Schwartz is Chief Cryptographer at Ripple. David is one of the original architects of the Ripple consensus network. Prior to joining Ripple, David Schwartz developed encrypted cloud storage and enterprise messaging systems for organizations like CNN and the National Security Agency (NSA). Known as “JoelKatz”, he is a respected voice in the digital currency community. He will speak on "Enabling the Internet of Value".

Rosine Kadamani

Rosine Kadamani
Co-Founder and CEO Blockchain Academy Brazil

Rosine Kadamani (São Paulo) is the co-founder and CEO of Blockchain Academy Brazil. Having worked as a lawyer in Brazil's biggest law firm Pinheiro Neto she is now working full time on educating companies and individuals about Blockchain technology. She will talk about how cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology are changing the Brazilian economy.

Rodolfo Andragnes

Rodolfo Andragnes
Co-Founder Bitcoin Argentina

Rodolfo Andragnes (Buenos Aires) is the executive director of Bitcoin Argentina and the Espacio Bitcoin Buenos Aires. He is also the main organiser of the Latin American Bitcoin Conference. In his talk he will explain why cryptocurrencies are especially strong in Argentina with its history of inflation and frozen bank accounts.

Konstantin Gladych

Konstantin Gladych
Co-Founder & CEO Changelly

Konstantin Gladych is the CEO and Co-Founder at Changelly.com, instant cryptocurrency exchange that rapidly gained prominence in the crypto world among 2M users. Being deeply involved into the industry, Konstantin has profound insights of how to make business tools work for the community. He is also acting as an advisor for a range of projects including Cindicator, Genesis Vision, CoinPayments Coin, and MinerGate. Konstantin will give a speech about "Decentralized Exchanges vs. Centralized Services“.

Denitza Tyufekchieva

Denitza Tyufekchieva
Co-Founder and VP of Business Development Propy

Denitza Tyufekchieva (Sofia) is the co-founder and VP of Business Development of Propy. She is an expert in token sales, ICO legislation and token economy for physical assets. She will talk about Real Life applications on the Blockchain, one of which is her real estate company Propy.

Rahim Taghizadegan

Rahim Taghizadegan
Economist and Director Scholarium

Rahim Taghizadegan (Vienna) is the last Austrian economist in Austria, an entrepreneur and director of the academic research institute Scholarium (scholarium.at) in Vienna, lecturer at several universities and faculty member at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. He is one of the earliest crypto-adopters among economists and is an expert on monetary theory and history.

Eric Benz

Eric Benz
Co-Founder & CEO Cryptopay

Eric Benz (London) ihas over 10 years of experience working in and around Financial Technology. He has delivered innovative SaaS systems for some of today’s biggest institutions around payments, identity, and banking infrastructure. Eric has been in the Blockchain space since 2012 and is involved in a number of blockchain and fintech businesses both as investor and board director.

Maria Jones

Maria Jones
Head of Marketing Cointelegraph

Maria Jones (Munich) is the head of marketing of Cointelegraph, one of the most important media outlets of the crypto world. She will speak about the human side of the crypto industry, about crypto meetups, activities and events all around the world.

Ben Stewart

Ben Stewart
Co-Founder & CTO blackbox.ai

Ben Stewart started at UBS Investment Bank and then transitionend to The Carlyle Group with a host of objectives ranging from quantitative risk assessments to algorithmic trading strategies. After The Carlyle Group, he transitioned to Betterment, the world's largest ”robo” advisor. Currently, Ben is exploring the intersection of AI and Blockchain (Web 3.0) to solve the hardest problems organizations face for the future of work.

Titus Gebel

Titus Gebel
Founder & CEO Free Private Cities

Titus Gebel (Monaco) is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Free Private Cities, a company that will offer privately managed cities as a business. He will talk about this new form of urban development and about the role that Blockchain technology can play in making it work.

Meinhard Benn

Meinhard Benn
Co-Founder & CEO SatoshiPay

Meinhard Benn (Berlin) is a software developer the co-founder and CEO of SatoshiPay, a platform that enables Blockchain based micro- and nanopayments for media companies. He discusses the pros and cons of the models 'Proof of Work' and 'Proof of Stake' which are widely used in cryptocurrencies.

Edan Yago

Edan Yago
Co-Founder & CEO Reserve

Edan Yago (London) is a seven-year veteran of the digital currency space and an experienced entrepreneur. As the Founder and CEO of Epiphyte, he helps financial institutions integrate with distributed ledgers to deliver instant settlement. Yago is also the founder and CEO of Reserve, helping banks issue stablecoins through decentralised, transparent and auditable smart contracts on the blockchain.

Mark Smargon

Mark Smargon
Co-Founder & CEO Colu

Mark Smargon (Tel Aviv) is the co-founder and CEO of Colu, a company that is offering technological solutions for local cryptocurrencies. In his talk we will present his experiences with local cryptocoins in Tel Aviv, Liverpool and London and give an outlook into the future.

Theo Goodman

Theo Goodman
Chief of Memetics Proofofwork.media

Theo Goodman (Frankfurt) is co founder of the Rarepepe Foundation and MEME Consultant at proofofwork.media.

Ira Miller

Ira Miller
Co-Founder & CEO Guld

Ira Miller (Panamá) is a software developer and the co-founder and CEO of Guld, a company that offers decentralised encrypted storage space and other features that enhance privacy. Together with Erik Voorhees he co-founded the Bitcoin service provider Coinapult. Ira will talk about his plans to decentralise the Internet.

Michael Merz

Michael Merz
Co-Founder & CEO Ponton GmbH

Michael Merz (Hamburg) is a software developer and the co-founder and CEO of Ponton Labs, which has been developing software for the energy industry for many years. Michael has been active in cryptospace since 2012 and will present their project EnerChain, a peer-to-peer energy trading platform based on Blockchain technology.

Jeff Gallas

Jeff Gallas
Consultant, investor and entrepreneur

Jeff Gallas (Berlin) is a Blockchain consultant, investor and entrepreneur. He is the founding director of the German Bitcoin Foundation (Bundesverband Bitcoin) and also a consultant for the award-winning FinTech startup Bitwala. Currently, Jeff is running Fulmo, an enterprise which is dedicated to Research and Development of the Lightning Network. This will be the topic of his talk also.

Stefan Krautwald

Stefan Krautwald
Co-Founder Fluz Fluz

Stefan Krautwald (Medellín) is Co-Founder of Fluz Fluz, the global cash back network. He is currently working on Fluzcoin, a next generation virtual retail currency. Among others formerly Stefan was CEO for Latin America at Cdiscount, part of Cnova Group and sixth largest e-commerce company in the world. Stefan will talk about how the use of crypto currencies will affect retail.

Daria Ariefeva

Daria Ariefeva
Co-Founder & CEO Cryptofriends

Daria Ariefeva (Moscow) is the co-founder and CEO of cryptofriends, a community platform and series of events for the crypto industry. She will give an overview of the blossoming world of media and events dedicated to all things crypto.

Tim Rehder

Tim Rehder
Principal Earlybird Venture Capital

Tim Rehder (Berlin) joined Earlybird in 2018 and is currently a Principal at the Berlin office. Tim is an early Bitcoin adopter and strong Blockchain advocate. He founded Cubits, a European based Bitcoin marketplace, and lead the company (50+ employees) as a CEO for around 3 years. Tim holds an MSc in Finance from the University of St Andrews, where he specialized his studies in Financial Econometrics.

Dominik Weil

Dominik Weil
Co-Founder & COO BitcoinVN

Born and raised in Europe's Financial Capital Frankfurt/Main, Dominik Weil (Saigon) has been an early adopter and pioneer in the space of digital currencies. He is currently active as the Co-Founder & COO of Vietnam's first & leading Digital Asset Exchange & has been leading the efforts of the organization to implement Blockchain-based Remittance payments with the goal to provide faster processing times and lower transaction fees.

Moritz Schildt

Moritz Schildt
Co-Founder coinIX

Moritz Schildt is co-founder of coinIX, an investment firm focussing on blockchain related projects and crypto assets. Having a background in traditional asset management and serving as managing director of nordIX AG, Moritz will share an institutional investors perspective on crypto assets with us and will talk on valuation of crypto and strategies for composing a crypto portfolio.

Stefan Sohst

Stefan Sohst
Co-Founder and CEO Emotional Leadership

Stefan Sohst (Hamburg) is the founder and CEO of Emotional Leadership, a consulting and coaching company. He is coaching companies and managers about discovering emotions as a business factor. He has been working in the IT and software business for 20 years. Stefan will speak about emotional and also ethical aspects of blockchain technology.

Jed Grant

Jed Grant
Founder and CEO KYC3

Jed Grant, MBA, is the founder and CEO of KYC3, one of the original regtech companies in Luxembourg, and the founder of Peer Mountain, a decentralized P2P ecosystem of trust. Prior to these activities Jed held senior positions in technology, finance and security related organizations including Artemis, the International Civil Servants Credit Union (AMFIE), Computacenter, and NATO.

Sebastián Valdecantos

Sebastián Valdecantos
co-CEO WABA.network

Sebastián Valdecantos is co-CEO at WABA.network, a groundbreaking argentinian platform that enables communities to create their own currencies on EOS blockchain. WABA.network has provided the technology to implement 3 use cases in Latin America. Sebastián is a Ph.D. Economics (Paris Sorbonne-Cité) and an economic modelling expert. He designs and executes WABA.network’s core programmes.


Weitere Details entnehmen Sie bitte unserer kompletten Terminübersicht.

9:00 Registration & Breakfast (30 min)
Money makes the world go around
9:30 Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar (RSK Labs)
Key Note
9:50 Sterlin Luxan (Bitcoin.com)
Crypto-Anarchism and the Future of Freedom
10:10 Jeff Gallas (Fulmo)
Lightning Network
10:30 Eric Benz (Cryptopay)
Crypto vs Fiat
10:50 Break (20 min)
11:40 Mark Smargon (Colu)
Change the way money is being created and used
12:00 Dominik Weil (BitcoinVN)
Bitcoin in Vietnam
12:20 Edan Yago (Reserve)
Why we need stablecoins: Journey of a reformed Bitcoin maximalist
12:40 Konstantin Gladych (Changelly)
Decentralized Exchanges vs. Centralized Services
13:00 Lunch (70 min)
Blockchain & Beyond
14:10 Stefan Sohst (Emotional Leadership)
Ethical aspects of blockchain technology
14:30 Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof (Bitnation)
Nation building with blockchain technology
14:50 Denitza Tyufekchieva (Propy)
Real Life Applications on the blockchain
15:10 Michael Merz (Ponton GmbH)
Blockchain in Energy
15:30 Break (30 min)
16:00 Ben Stewart (blackbox.ai)
The Future of Work: Artificial Intelligence meets blockchain
16:20 Theo Goodman (Proofofwork.media)
Reliable real world blockchain use case: Rare Pepe
16:40 Stefan Krautwald (Fluz Fluz)
Crypto currencies and their effect on retail
17:00 Jed Grant (KYC3)
Future State of Self-Sovereign ID, compliance and E-commerce
9:00 Registration & Breakfast (30 min)
Crypto Economics
9:30 Rahim Taghizadegan (Scholarium)
Crypto - Denationalisation of money?
9:50 Moritz Schildt (coinIX)
Strategies for crypto portfolio composing
10:10 Tim Rehder (Earlybird Venture Capital)
Venture Capital goes Crypto
10:30 Break (20 min)
10:50 ICO Pitch
11:50 Lunch (90 min)
13:20 David Schwartz (Ripple)
Enabling the Internet of Value
13:40 Meinhard Benn (SatoshiPay)
Blockchain in production: scalable nanopayments for web content
14:00 Women in Crypto: With Maria Jones, Emily ShapeShift, Ai Kordek & Marina Solanas
14:30 Break (20 min)
Crypto Future
14:50 Titus Gebel (Free Private Cities)
Free Private Cities
15:10 Ira Miller (Guld)
Internet decentralized
15:30 Erik Voorhees (ShapeShift)
Fireside Chat
15:50 Break (30 min)
Crypto Latin America
16:20 Rodolfo Andragnes (Bitcoin Argentina)
Building LatAm's Ecosystem
16:40 Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar (RSK Labs)
How cryptocurrencies can help the poorest people in developing their countries
17:00 Sebastián Valdecantos (WABA.network)
Enabeling communities to create their own currencies on EOS blockchain in Argentinia
18:00 Bus Shuttle to Party Location (60 min)

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