Over 150 sponsors at Europe’s leading blockchain event BLOCKCHANCE 2021 come together to promote the use of blockchain and other emerging technologies for a positive and prosperous future.
TEN31 Bank AG, together with the blockchain project Nimiq and the Austrian digital payment provider Salamantex GmbH is bridging crypto and digital payments. Blockchain-based currencies are gaining more and more acceptance worldwide as a form of payment. Ten31 Bank plans to contribute to this development by providing regulated banking solutions that are independent and available to everyone. To achieve this, they will collaborate with different partners and across borders, as TEN31 Bank itself is an association of associated Fintech projects.
“This is probably the biggest revolution in payment transactions since the introduction of the credit card”, said Matthias von Hauff, Chairman of the Board of TEN31 Bank AG, as he presents on BLOCKCHANCE press conference ahead of the event.
TEN31 Bank AG is bridging traditional finance with the new world of digital currencies. Founded in 2015 as WEG Bank, TEN31 Bank initially focussed exclusively on real estate. In 2018 they dared to leap into the crypto world and the institute expanded its portfolio of blockchain-based applications.
Hauff, himself a crypto enthusiast and a distinguished speaker and well-known entrepreneur, enjoys questioning the status quo and is always looking for innovation. Already at the age of 21 he thought the world needed a new approach to banking and finance. As a graduate of Cass Business School in 2001, he first built a career in investment banking in London. After leading an international team of portfolio specialists across Europe he decided in 2007 to found his own bank in Munich, which he later sold to a German housing association. In 2015 he founded TEN31 Bank AG.
Hoverture is driven by what they call open innovation and digitization which they believe are the keys to future success. The company is made up of “seasoned entrepreneurs” with 200+ years of complementary experience which means the company is made up of a one-of-a-kind, international, and multidisciplinary group, bringing together entrepreneurs inspired by a passion for innovation and by a new model of open entrepreneurship.
Hoverture estimates and bundles the expertise of three highly specialized companies in the field of cloud transformation: DB Services, Endocode and Index. As Hoverture Europe (based in Munich), they have an ambitious goal: Accelerate the future by applying future ways to the present.
As part of BLOCKCHANCE 21, Arnold Aschbauer, SVP Customer Solutions, Hoverture Europe, will present HoverChain. As the first integrated End2End customer solution of its kind, HoverChain enables companies to grow their business entirely, modular and from scratch on the cloud and on blockchain.
New to HoverChain is one of the platform’s E2E approaches: Instead of individual building blocks, it is a platform that enables uncomplicated entire business processes (such as building a bank) and combines it with cloud and blockchain technologies. This means complete flexibility from scratch, allowing individual elements to be used simultaneously but also successively. At the same time, it also provides a holistic ‘seamless’ approach for customers using the platform, as well as the end consumers that can experience and use the technology in its entirety.
21finance, founded in 2017, offers software solutions for financial institutions that want to expand their reach. With Marketplace as a Service (MaaS), 21finance provides its customers with a Whitelabel solution that allows them to distribute, scale and optimize their private and public investment offerings over traditional and tokenized offerings.
The need for financial institutions to drive innovations at different levels of their value chain and to take advantage of new technologies has never been more urgent than today: 21finance essentially provides its customers with a turnkey marketplace. It is easy and intuitive to run on the front and back end and can be adapted to the respective brand identity, including the customer communication documents. The respective solution is agile, adaptable, and constantly evolves to align itself with the digital and industry-specific best practices as well as the customers’ priorities.
“Our software enables you to increase sales and assets under management by opening new investors. At the same time, you reduce your operating costs – all with a fast and tailor-made implementation,” said Mathias Breier, CFO.
CoinIX GmbH & Co. KGaA was founded in 2017 to build up expertise in the field of cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based business models. This allowed CoinIX to participate in the growth potential of this emerging market while benefiting from the long-term positive development of their acquired assets.
CoinIX offers over 40 investments in three categories:
* Liquid crypto values: CoinIX makes direct investments in classic crypto values such as Bitcoin and Ethereum and at the same time invests in so-called utility tokens, which are elementary units of value for new blockchain ecosystems and have the potential to benefit from the spread of the technology.
* Token projects: Innovative token and blockchain projects are increasingly being financed using decentralized structures. Investors can buy rights to future tokens and participate in the success of the underlying blockchain application at an early stage.
* Equity investments: Many promising possibilities for using the blockchain are currently being developed by young startups. Therefore, CoinIX buys stakes in these companies early to share in their success.
Moritz Schildt, Co-founder of the Hanseatic Blockchain Institute, and an early adopter of cryptocurrencies sch as bitcoin since 2013, founded CoinIX in 2017. In a BLOCKCHANCE workshop, he will talk about the various investment approaches on the German market, and address issues such as how can we make crypto more accessible to investors, what data and research tells us about reliable pricing and how can we integrate ESG-values in cryptoinvestments. Susanne Fromm, Managing Director of CoinIX will also speak at BLOCKCHANCE 2021.
LUKSO introduces standards and tools that will enable a new economy based on Cultural Currencies, Digital Certificates and Universal Public Profiles. Based on blockchain it provides a series of standards and solutions for physical and digital consumer goods, in order to foster transparency, circularity and new forms of responsible production and consumption.
Drawing on the traditional trading expertise of Börse Stuttgart Group, the founders of BSDEX and BISON decided to create a trading venue for digital assets. The Börse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX) offers a technically reliable and transparent environment for trading digital assets under German jurisdiction. BISON is the very first trading App for cryptocurrencies backed up by a traditional securities exchange such as Börse Stuttgart. The aim is to enable a simple entry into the world of cryptocurrencies – made in Germany. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple can all be bought, traded instantly and effortlessly.
BISON makes its money from the spread between the buying and selling prices displayed. The trading partner at BISON is financial services provider EUWAX AG, a subsidiary of Boerse Stuttgart GmbH. Additionally, BISON helps you sift through the mass of news from social media and allows you to keep track of your investments. BISON was developed by the Sowa Labs fintech, a subsidiary of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures.
Jan Kühne, Head of B2B Sales and Partnerships at BSDEX – Börse Stuttgart Digital Exchange, will give more insights about BSDEX/BISON at BLOCKCHANCE 2021.
The Caizcon ecosystem aims to provide innovative financial solutions to the Islamic population and all the people struggling with current financial services. As a decentralized financial solution with a virtual currency, they enabled fast and cost-efficient international money transfers. Their aim is to provide financial freedom to everyone. Caizcoin adheres to Islamic values and ethics. Their innovative blockchain-based financial solution is compliant with Islamic economic principles.
Blockchain-Enthusiast Ali Cihan Kestir, CEO of Turkey & EMEA Region at Caiz Holding AG, will introduce Caizcon at BLOCKCHANCE 2021.
Concordium is a science-based proof-of-stake blockchain created with business applications in mind. It is the first blockchain with identification built into the protocol to meet regulatory requirements, while delivering a user-friendly platform that can manage smart contracts.
Concordium was developed by professionals with global multi-sector experience and in collaboration with the Concordium Blockchain Research Center Aarhus (COBRA) at Aarhus University and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). The network will eventually be fully decentralized, the code open source, and further development orchestrated through an advanced governance mechanism.
To fuel the most advanced blockchain, Concordium will introduce a digital currency called CCD. Lars Seier Christensen, Chairman of Concordium Foundation, is a speaker at BLOCKCHANCE 2021.
Fanadise is an exclusive content platform created for internet influencers to monetize their social presence and bring interactions with their followers to a whole new level. It is populating the Metaverse with all kinds of utility NFTs, based on 3D scans and digital content. With Fanadise users can collect, stake, buy and sell NFTs, experiences and services from their favorite creators.
“While all news outlets from the past few years hid behind paywalls and started to get their fair share for the work, they put into preparing the news, internet creators remained highly underpaid. We aim to change that – bringing so much more to the table”, according to the founders of Fanadise. Jakub Chmielniak, CEO of Fanadise, will be talking about Fanadise in a session at BLOCKCHANCE 2021.
As a cross-sector network, exchange at the highest level and creating an environment for creative ideas: this is what Finanzplatz Hamburg e. V. stands for. Finanzplatz Hamburg is the first point of contact for financial management in Hamburg. The expressed goal of their association is to strengthen the market participants in the financial sector, to make the financial center of Hamburg more competitive internationally, to give the location a distinctive image and to communicate this. Their focus is on networking with policy makers and administration as well as with education and science.
To strengthen the Hamburg region, financial companies founded Finanzplatz Hamburg in 2007. The association has more than 110 members including financial companies, associations, institutions and committed individuals.
Finoa was founded in 2018 by a team of former strategy consultants, banking technology veterans, FinTech entrepreneurs and Digital Asset enthusiasts. It all began in Christopher May and Henrik Gebbing’s shared apartment in the heart of Madrid (Spain), Finoa is now based in Berlin (Germany). The company has grown quickly, and it now has an international and diverse team of more than 40 people.
Finoa is trusted by some of the leading Digital Asset investors and is deeply plugged into the global Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Blockchain and tech ecosystem. Henrik Gebbing, Co-CEO & Founder, will be talking about Finoa at BLOCKCHANCE 2021.
KeychainX Crypto Wallet Recovery Services was founded in 2017. They recover lost crypto wallets like Dogecoin Ethereum and Bitcoin from wallet.dat multibit classic Langerhans blockchain second or first password and Ethereum pre ico or Android Schildbach. They can also decrypt blockchain.info 15 17 19 or 21 word mnemonic that is no longer supported by blockchain.com.
Platon Life is a digital ecosystem built on three core values: A secure digital wallet, for easy buying and selling of eight digital currencies; Their own digital currency, PlatonCoin – PLTC; and real-world use of digital currency for in-store shopping.
Platon Life is a Czech company with offices in Prague, Brno and Ostrava. They have been working in digital currencies since 2017. The revolutionary idea and successful project soon found its way abroad, where it caught on globally. Other Platon Life bases can be found in Dubai, London, Warsaw, and many other major cities.
Settle Mint’s low-code platform makes it easy for IT teams to deliver blockchain applications rapidly, taking a visual development approach. The platform includes a suite of ready-to-use tools, frameworks, templates, and APIs to speed up the development of blockchain use cases. No prior experience with the technology is necessary to use Settle Mint.
SettleMint offers a full-fledged Blockchain-Platform-as-a-Service solution. They offer not only a deployment environment, but also a complete development and middleware environment, all available over the internet. “We strongly believe that blockchain is the technology that will change our society, revolutionize our global economy and disrupt our industry”, says Matthew Van Niekerk, Founder & CEO of SettleMint.
Stake Technologies is a Singapore based company that makes core decentralized protocols to make Web3.0 happen. Their aim is to deliver the infrastructure that allows people to own one’s data, rights, and destiny. The vision behind the project: “It has been decades since the internet was first introduced to the world. Since then, many great products were born and changed the world. Stake Technologies mission is to be at the forefront of the decentralized movement, to empower the users with their own information, and create a decentralized web that will change the world.
Using the latest blockchain technology, Degethal Labs is building a cryptocurrency for all. Their currency can serve as a payment token for all transactions in the ecosystem. The goal of the company is to ensure, through DeGeThal, that everyone in the world has access to an affordable global currency. The founders believe cryptocurrencies to be a practical alternative to traditional currencies that are independent of central banks and economies.
DeGeThal consists of a group of IT professionals and blockchain experts. Founder and CEO Alin George Luca has more than ten years of experience in various business areas, including management, engineering, and IT, and is currently focusing on scaling up the organization. His passion for innovation drove him to join the DeFi world, and his dream of creating DeGeThal will hopefully change global payments and improve the lives of millions of people.
Blockdaemon empowers businesses to quickly deploy and iterate innovative blockchain applications. Their aim is to reduce the complexity of working with blockchains through quick and easy configuration and monitoring for high availability and quality of service at enterprise-grade security.
They offer node operations and infrastructure tooling for blockchain projects, across their life cycle: early on in the testing, then staking/reporting, clusters for exchanges/custodians and finally APIs for developers. Blockdaemon’s node management platform helps auto-scale blockchain networks securely with enhanced monitoring, back-up systems, HA clusters, APIs, and cloud-managed node monitoring of on-premises solutions.
The idea for Blockdaemon came to Konstantin Richter, the founder while running Ethereum nodes in 2017. He realized that it was very difficult with the existing infrastructure at the time—none of the conventional cloud-formation tools available in the market could cater to blockchain. The idea for the Blockdaemon was born.
VG Pecunia brings actuarial science into a new era. Actuarial Science is a professional discipline that is much in-demand across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. However, it is often misunderstood and many people still think of Actuaries as someone who is boring, wears a suit and sits behind a desk all day, crunching numbers.
This misconception is a result of the average person having little understanding of Actuarial Science largely due to the profession remaining relatively invisible to the public eye despite it having a huge impact on our everyday lives such as Banking and Insurance. VG Pecunia, an independent Actuarial Consulting Firm is looking to change all that by shaking up the actuarial services industry by bringing actuarial services closer to average investors. They combine cutting-edge technologies such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain with mathematics and statistics to minimize risks and increase profits for institutional clients as well as the average retail investor.
What sets VG Pecunia Limited apart from other industry players is that it places a strong emphasis on providing actuarial services to the average retail investor making it an industry player to watch out for in 2022.
2-4 December 2021
Chamber of Commerce Hamburg
Press Welcome: 2 December, 9:15-10:00 am CET
BLOCKCHANCE introduces blockchain and emerging technologies for a positive and sustainable future. Our optimistic curiosity attracts and creates a community of like-minded people, thought leaders and visionaries. Together with you, we can shape the world of tomorrow. As a founding member of the EU interest group Inatba, BLOCKCHANCE is considered an accelerator hub in the blockchain community. BLOCKCHANCE Europe is the leading event for blockchain and DLT in Europe. Since 2018, together with the First Mayor of Hamburg Peter Tschentscher and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, BLOCKCHANCE is developing Hamburg into a blockchain hotspot in Europe.