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Blockchain and financial markets technology

June 10th 2016




Blockchain: the next financial Revolution? - Principles, Opportunities & Risks

Kapitalmarktforum Schweiz, Dufourstrasse 22 (Next to the Opera), 8008 Zurich


Blockchain technology – including bitcoin crypto currency – is a topic that spurs controversial discussions. Some say it
is going to revolutionize the financial industry. Some say it is evil. A consortium of international companies, including
such heavy weights as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, UBS and Credit Suisse invest millions in research and development
of blockchain usage in the financial system (“R3”). Our speakers, Dr. Paolo Tasca (ex- Deutsche Bundesbank) & Prof. Tomaso
Aste, both Co-Directors from University College London – Centre for Blockchain Technologies in London, say, “in
10 years nobody can think without blockchain technology”.

What is behind blockchain and bitcoin? How does blockchain provide means of payment? What`s the role of so-called
miners? What do self-executing contracts (“smart contracts”) mean? What is the impact on clearing and settlement? How
can the “chain” document e.g. mortgage payments and deadlines? What`s in it for stock exchanges? What risks arise? How
about regulation & tax? Why invest in blockchain venture capital companies? How can asset managers diversify with
digital currencies? What opportunities arise for banks as custodians and forex providers? Is blockchain important only
for the financial services industry or does it expand also into other sectors? Case studies are utilized to exemplify economic
relevance as well as chances and risks. Regulation & Tax: Dr. Alexander Lindemann. Moderation: Raoul Würgler. In the
end of the seminar, there is the opportunity of individual 1:1 Sessions with Dr. Paolo Tasca & Prof. Tomaso Aste to discuss
your questions confidentially. Will Switzerland become a blockchain hub…?

Who should attend?
Banks & Financial Institutions, Payment Systems, Commercial Banks, Mortgage Industry, Insurers, Trade Finance
Industry, Investors, Custodians and Asset Managers, IT Consultants, Regulators, Tax Authorities, Industrials,
Media and Communications, Logistic and Transportation, Automation and Robotics, Internet of Things, CMOs,
CCOs, CTOs, COOs, CIOs, CROs, Chief Digital Officers (CDOs), Chief Customer Experience Officers (CCEO), Chief
Strategy Officers (CSO), Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Managing Directors, Executive Directors, Branch
Directors, IT and Innovation Directors, R&D Directors and Managers, Retail Banking and Business Analytics, Retail
Banking Experts, CFOs, Members of the Board, CEOs

Date: Thursday, 16 June 2016, Start 10:00 am

Venue: Kapitalmarktforum Schweiz, Dufourstrasse 22 (Next to the Opera), 8008 Zurich

Fee: CHF 520.- (50% off for Members of Kapitalmarktforum Schweiz, 10% off for Members of Association of Foreign Banks Switzerland , 10% off for Members of Zürcher Bankenverband)

Program and Registration: LINK

Registration: info@kapitalmarktforum-schweiz.ch


Dutch Blockchain Conference, June 20th 2016


In the last two years, we’ve discussed the (potential) impact and opportunities of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology with business and government leaders as well as start-ups. Our goal is to bridge the worlds of today and tomorrow and see how startups can work together with corporates and governments to innovate and create new solutions. We learn best by doing, so this year’s focus will be on the most practical examples and tangible projects using blockchain technology. 

Our conference has its roots in FinTech, and the disruptive power of bitcoin keeps us sharp and inspired. But in 2016, with all sectors getting on board the blocktrain, ehh… chain en masse, we’ll move our scope beyond finance and welcome speakers and attendees from government agencies, healthcare, energy, logistics, water, real estate and chemical sectors. Because the network of professionals working with blockchain technology is expanding rapidly and the interest in the Dutch Ecosystem is growing internationally, this conference will be in English. 

Opening speech by Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem

The Dutch Blockchain Conference team is currently working on the full lineup of top keynote speakers, startup pitches and an incentive awards ceremony. We are honored to announce that the opening speech will be delivered by the Dutch Minister of Finance and Eurogroup chairman Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

Confirmed speakers

Date and time:

June 20th, 2016 
9:00 till 18:00 


KPMG Headquarters
Laan van Langerhuize 1 
1186 DS  Amstelveen
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Early Bird tickets and info: 


Full tickets: € 495,00 ex VAT
Early Bird tickets until May 1st. : € 349,00 ex VAT
Early Bird tickets 2-for-1 pack until May 1st. : € 495,00 ex VAT
Order your tickets at Dutchblockchainconference.com 

Startup tickets: € 249,00 ex VAT – apply at startup@dutchblockchainconference.com with motivation
Student tickets: € 49,00 inc VAT – apply at student@dutchblockchainconference.com with motivation and student enrolment number.


Watch Rutger van Zuidam and Vincent Everts announce the Dutch Blockchain Conference on YouTube:


The Dutch National Blockchain Conference is sponsored by: 

Come and join us!

Rutger van Zuidam & Vincent Everts
Founders and organizers of the Dutch Blockchain Conference

Launch of UCL CBT Website

In your Browser

We are all pleased that the website is finally available! Check out the latest news, content, research output on http://blockchain.cs.ucl.ac.uk/. Share your experiences and meet like-minded people regarding the thriving world of bitcoins. See you there!

A first glimpse at how our website looks like

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