The Blockchance Conference 2019’s key topics are the future of economics and the future of society. It is about innovating, harmonizing and accompanying the socioeconomic change associated with blockchain technology. Blockchance creates a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience and success and shows deep insights into distributed ledger technology and blockchain universe. The conference will open its doors for corporate partners, innovators, developers, investors, politicians, media and an interested public for two days with an inspiring mix of expert talks, panel discussions, breakout sessions, exhibition zones, cultural programs, networking breaks and after glow parties. #BC19


First Mayor of Hamburg, Dr. Peter Tschentscher,
the honorary patron of Blockchance Conference 2019:

"The Blockchance Conference 2019 in the Chamber of Commerce brings the international blockchain industry to Hamburg. As a patron, I am pleased to open the event in order to present to the world our Hanseatic city of Hamburg as a centre of digital innovation."

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Speakers 2019

Peter Tschentscher

Dr. Peter Tschentscher
Hamburg, Germany

First Mayor, head of the state government and honorary patron of Blockchance

Vanessa Gralett
New York City, USA

Executive Director at ConsenSys


Dr. Evan Luthra
New Delhi, India

Investor and Founder at Startup Studio and donor of the €50,000 BC19 Startup Pitch Contest


Johannes Gorski
Berlin, Germany

CEO at spot9


Dr. Julie Maupin
Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Director at IOTA Foundation and Chair of the board of Directors at INATBA


Christian Schultze-Wolters
Berlin, Germany

Director of Blockchain Solutions DACH at IBM


Dr. Christoph Lymbersky
Hamburg, Germany

Co-founder and Managing Director at BlockRock Ventures


Marjan Delatinne
London, Great Britain

Global Head of Banking at



Nicolai Anderson
Hamburg, Germany

Lead of innovation and Deloitte Garage at Deloitte



Marc Buckley

UN SDG Advocate, World Economic Forum Expert and TEDx Speaker



Mariana Gospdinova

Head of Operation, Binance Europe

Su Ke
Moscow, Russia

Sales Director for EMEA & CIS Region at BITMAIN


Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan Brunnhuber
Colditz, Germany

Consulting at United Nations and
Member at Club of Rome


Davinci Jeremie
Santiago, Chile

Davinci Jeremie CEO at Davinci Codes and Influencer DavinciJ15


Silvan Jongerius
Berlin Germany

Managing Partner at TechGDPR


Alexander Panasuk
Berlin, Germany

CTO at spot9


Kathrin Haug
Hamburg, Germany

Managing Director Deloitte Digital

Angel Versetti
London, Great Britain

Global CEO at


Philipp Pieper
Berlin, Germany

Co-Founder and Council Member at Swarm


Dr. Jürgen Rink
Hannover, Germany

Chief Editor at
c’t Magazin


Moritz Schildt
Hamburg, Germany

Co-founder at coinIX and at Hanseatic Blockchain Institute


Massimo, Buonomo
Rom, Italy

Global blockchain expert at United Nations

Carsten Ovens MdHB
Hamburg, Germany

Representative of the Hamburg State Parliament

Dr. Nina-Luisa Siedler
Berlin, Germany

Director at INATBA and Blockchain specialized lawyer at DWF Germany

Oliver Naegele
Frankfurt, Germany

CEO at Blockchain Helix and Co-founder of German Blockchain Foundation



Alex Bespamyatnov
New York, USA

Head of Communications at


Pawel Aleksander
London, Great Britain

CIO at Coinfirm

Arnab Naskar

Founder at Sicos and Stokr and founding member at INATBA


Pascal van Knijjff

CEO at Future of Trust and  CryptoDaily


Tom Fürstner

CTO at Riddle&Code


Moritz Stumpf
Hamburg, Germany

CEO at Blockchain Solutions and founding member at Hanseatic Blockchain Institute


Dr. Jonathan T. Mall
Hamburg, Germany

CEO & Founder at
Neuro Flash


Michael Merz
Hamburg, Germany

CEO at Ponton


Jor Law
Los Angeles, USA

Co-founder at VerifyInvestor


Mustafa Cavus
Hamburg, Germany

Consulting Manager at Sopra Steria Consulting



Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner
Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Head of Frankfurt School
Blockchain Center


Erol User
Istanbul, Turky

Founder and President at BlockchainArmy, member of Club of Rome and  president of User Corp. Investment Bank

Dr. Tobias Rothkegel
Hamburg, Germany

Attorney at Law and Senior
Associate at Osborne Clarke


Dr. Sven Hildebrandt
Hamburg, Germany

CEO at Distributed Ledger Consulting

Dominik Rieker
Stuttgart, Germany

Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at Börse Stuttgart


Max Lautenschläger
Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Managing Partner & Co-founder at Iconic Holding


Michael Karschau
Hamburg, Germany

General Legal Counsel at Allianz Esa cargo & logistics GmbH


Dr. Lukas Repa, LL.M
Brussels, Belgium

Senior Policy Officer at
European Commission

Christopher Jaszczynski
Osnabrück, Germany

Co-Founder at MMCrypto and MMConsult


Teana Baker-Taylor
London, Great Britain

Executive Director at Global Digital Finance


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Skwarek
Hamburg, Germany

Computer Science
at HAW

Carl Runefelt
Stockholm, Sweden

Founder and Influencer at
The Moon YouTube Channel

Omri Erez
Heifa, Israel

Crypto Entrepreneur and Investor at coinIX

Moritz von Bonin
Frankfurt/Main, Germay

Product Owner Blockchain and DLT Solutions at DB Systel


Mark Taylor
London, Great Britain

Partner at Osborne Clarke


Dr. Marcus Hennig
Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Manager  at d-fine GmbH


Michael Kiberu Nagenda
Zug, Sitzerland

CEO & Founder bit2Big, Blockchain Africa I/O


Ralph Liu
Newport Beach, USA

Founder and CEO at
MuleChain to TurboChains


Klaus Schaaf
Wolfsburg, Germany

Distributed Ledger Evangelist at Volkswagen


Heiko Wandrey
Hamburg, Germany

Chairman of the Commission for Innovation of Hamburg Chamber of Commerce


Wolfgang Pinegger
United Arab Emirates

CEO at GLBrain


Svetlana Boyanova
Sofia, Bulgaria

Chair at Institute for Agro-strategies and Innovation and former Minister of Agriculture of Bulgaria


Björn Brücher
Cologne, Germany

Attorney at WSS


Niklas Friese
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Co-Founder and COO at Digiland



Grant Roscoe

CEO and Founder of Crescent


Robin Pilling
Stuttgart, Germany

Product Owner Blockchain and DLT at Daimler


Juan Vargas
Berlin, Germany

Managing Director Joy+


Christopher Nigischer
Hamburg, Germany

CEO at Blockchain Research Lab gGmbH


Holly Hylton
New York City, USA

Co-founder at BitArt Productions, Singer, Actor and Moderator


Frank Schulze
Leibzig, Germany

CEO at Be Faster and Community Manager at Tron Europe


Jan Heinrich Meyer
Lübeck, Germany

CEO and Founder at
Dash Embassy


Conference Agenda 2019


August 13, 2pm:

Blockchance Press Conference at Osborne Clarke Office (accreditation only)




August 15, 7pm:

Speaker and Partner Dinner at Osborne Clarke Office (guest list only)




August 16, 8am:

Conference Registration at the Chamber of Commerce


August 16, 10am:

Welcome Speach by the first Mayor of Hamburg, Peter Tschentscher in the Albert Schäfer Hall


August 16, 10:15am:

Blockchain-centric theatrical show by BitArt


August 16, 11am:

Conference day one in  the Chamber of Commerce, with two stages, exhibition and networking area, pool, art, music and fine food corner


August 16, 7pm:

Gala Dinner and Concert at TORTUE Hamburg (guest list only)


August 16, 9pm:

Charity Auction for the Michael Stich Foundation, fun Casino and Afterglow at TORTUE Hamburg (conference tickets and guest list only)




August 17, 9am:

Speakers and Partners Breakfast with Hamburg@workat the Chamber of Commerce rooftop (guest list only)


August 17, 11am:

Conference day two in the Chamber of Commerce with two stages, exhibition and networking area, pool, art, music and fine food corner

August 17, 12-3pm:

Three hours of free entrance to the exhibition space and the Blockchain Kindergarten


August 17, 12:30pm:

Blockchain Kindergarten by Hanseatic Blockchain Institute


August 17, 3pm:

Startup Pitch Contest with €50,000 prize money by Evan Luthra with 10 start-ups presenting


August 17, 8pm:

Contest award ceremony, fun Casino and Afterglow Party at TORTUE Hamburg



The Blockchance Conference will take place in the city central at the Prestigious Chamber of Commerce Hamburg, Germany's first stock exchange.

Hamburgs metropolitan region has more than five million inhabitants. Hamburg is a major European business, science, research and education hub with several universities and national and international institutions. It has been regarded as cosmopolitan and highly networked since the time of the Hanseatic League. Hamburg has an excellent economic stature and future potential. Influencing world leaders and innovating with global blockchain industry centers such as Amsterdam, Dubai, Tokyo, Shanghai, New York, Zug and Berlin.

As the venue of the Blockchance Conference Hamburg 2018 we chose the FutureCity Campus in HafenCity. The venue was exceptional and the charm of the sea container buildings and the proximity to the Elbe impressing. That suited the pioneering spirit of our conference in the first year.


“In Silicon Valley you start big things in a garage – in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, of course, the counterpart is the sea container.” (Mr. Friedrich)


As a venue for the #BC19, we chose the Chamber of Commerce, not least in order to meet the predicted number of participants. The proximity to the economy and the town hall underlines the relevance and strong social anchoring of the conference topics. The up-lift from sea containers to this historical halls describes the success story of the Blockchain technology, the Blockchance Conference and the Blockchain hotspot Hamburg.

Special Performances by BitArt

Live Blockchain inspired show by BitArt – “Unforced Education”. Enjoy unique Blockchain-centric theatrical performance during the conference.



Fabian Friedrich

Executive Director

+49 176 616 95 771


Katherina Eisenzimmer

Business Development and Head of Sales

+49 178 407 19 46


Diana Rózsa

Event mangement and Head of Production

+49 157 320 64 106


Joe Eesch

Creative Director and Brand Management

Til Schlenker

Head of Video Production

Mirja Trimbos

Personnel Management

+49 176 780 149 22


Kai Nack

Head of Exhibition Construction

+49 174 943 77 06


Thomas Keup

Head of Public Relations

+49 171 418 00 84 

Sönke Mißfeld

Manager of Sales



Lukas Rieckhoff

Head of Community Managment

Albert Peci

Head of IT and Blockchain Development

Moritz Crone Rawe

Chef de Cuisine


Blockchance UG is founding member of INATBA; the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications
and Blockchance founder Mr. Friedrich is in the Board of Directors

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