40+ SPEAKERS FROM
We are happy to count with more than 40 speakers from over 10 countries. 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. This will further allow us to discuss this year's topic TOKEN ECONOMY in great detail.
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.
DR. JOACHIM SCHWERIN
PRINCIPAL ECONOMIST, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (DG GROW)
Dr. Joachim Schwerin has been Principal Economist in the unit responsible for SME access to finance within the Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs ("DG GROW") of the European Commission since 2011. He is in charge of developing DG GROW’s policy towards FinTech and Distributed-Ledger Technologies (DLT) as well as their applications for SMEs. He is member of the European Commission's Blockchain Competence Network and the FinTech Task Force, and he regularly organises events and represents DG GROW on alternative finance, cryptocurrencies, DLT and the token economy.
Until 2011, Joachim Schwerin was responsible for the coordination between industrial and competition policies on behalf of DG Enterprise and Industry for all aspects of antitrust, merger and State aid control. He has been closely involved in the design of the Commission's policy response to the financial crisis. Before he joined the European Commission, he was post-doctoral Research Follow at the London School of Economics, after having received his PhD at TU Dresden.
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.
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.
DR. THOMAS DÜNSER
MINISTRY FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AND FINANCE (Liechtenstein)
Dr. Thomas Dünser became the Director of the Office for Financial Market Innovation of the Government of Liechtenstein in April 2019. This government agency provides support for financial companies requiring advice and assistance on the issues arising from innovation, and also monitors the implementation of the government’s innovation policies to shape the legislative structures to support innovative businesses. Thomas Dünser had previously worked in the field of innovation and digitalisation at the Ministry for General Government Affairs and Finance, where he was responsible for the development of the Blockchain Act in Liechtenstein, amongst others. Prior to his position at the Ministry for General Government Affairs and Finance, he ran his own business and was Director of Group Asset & Liability Management at VP Bank in Vaduz. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich (Federal Institute of Technology) and went on to earn his doctorate at ETH Zurich.
DR. OLIVER VÖLKEL, LL.M. (CLS)
FOUNDING PARTNER STADLER VÖLKEL (Austria)
Dr. Oliver Völkel, LL.M. (CLS), is a founding partner of the Vienna law firm Stadler Völkel. His main areas of expertise include banking and capital market law as well as digital asset law. Oliver Völkel regularly publishes articles in relevant legal journals and holds lectures on the legal aspects of blockchain technology at several Austrian universities. He has particular experience in the application of blockchain technology in connection with the capital markets. His clients include numerous renowned Austrian and international corporations and banks. Oliver Völkel studied law at the University of Vienna and at Columbia Law School in New York. In the past, he has worked in the field of criminal law at the University of Vienna and in international corporate law firms in Vienna.
TAX CONSULTANT AND PARTNER ACTUS AG (Liechtenstein)
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
ATTORNEY AT LAW | MANAGING PARTNER AT NÄGELE ATTORNEYS AT LAW LLC (Liechtenstein)
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).
DR. IUR SIEGFRIED HERZOG
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT 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 LLC in July 2019, Siegfried was a long-standing employee of Marxer & Partner Attorneys at Law, 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). In 2018, he was also appointed as Data Protection Officer of Marxer & Partner. Before joining Marxer & Partner in May 2015, Siegfried worked as a compliance and legal officer of a Liechtenstein financial service provider. 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.
DR. MMAG. THOMAS FELDKIRCHER
PARTNER AT NÄGELE ATTORNEYS AT LAW LLC (Liechtenstein)
Dr. Thomas Feldkircher advises both national and international financial intermediaries, technology and industrial companies as well as internet and blockchain companies. He focuses on corporate law as well as banking and financial market law. He regularly advises on M&A, private equity / private debt, asset based financings, financial market regulation, collective investment law and capital market transactions. In addition, he engages in teaching and lecturing activities in this regards.
Furthermore, Dr. Thomas Feldkircher is also admitted to the bar in Austria and to the ecclesiastical courts.
CEO of Bitcoin Suisse (Liechtenstein) AG
Mauro Casellini joined Bitcoin Suisse in July 2019 as CEO Bitcoin Suisse (Liechtenstein) AG, where he is responsible for the European Business. Before joining Bitcoin Suisse AG, he was working as Head of Blockchain and PSP at Bank Frick, where he has successfully implemented a corporate strategy in the field of blockchain banking, and also established the Blockchain and Payment Service Provider department. Mauro holds a Bachelor-Degree in Business Administration from HTW Chur and an MBA from Kalaidos University of Applied Science Switzerland.
CEO OF METASCALE GLOBAL (Switzerland)
Matthias is a thought leader in Web3 and a seasoned executive for technology scale-ups. He successfully led the growth trajectory of an award-winning metaverse project from 8 to 60 employees as CEO. Previously, he was a member of the executive board at a leading Swiss FinTech and spearheaded their international expansion developing intelligent technology for global wealth managers.
Matthias started his career in London on the commodity trading floor of a Tier 1 investment bank as a derivatives structurer. Matthias has a demonstrated track record in advising globally leading wealth managers and private banks in their digital transformation.
He holds a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from the University of Oxford and a Master’s degree in Quantitative Finance from ETH Zurich.
PD DR. MARTIN ANGERER
ACADEMIC ADVISOR TO THE CRYPTO COUNTRY ASSOCIATION (CCA) e.V. (Liechtenstein)
PD Dr. Martin Angerer is a habilitated assistant professor at the Department of Finance at the University of Liechtenstein, where he focuses on the topics of innovative finance and behavioral economics. He is head of the certificate course Blockchain and Fintech, the first of its kind in German-speaking countries, as well as of the Blockchain in Finance event series. He is currently also an academic advisor to the Crypto Country Association Liechtenstein and the Digital Asset Association Austria (DAAA).
FORMER ATTORNEY FOR THE UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) (United States of America)
Miles Fuller is an attorney. He is an expert on digital asset taxation and tax procedure. Miles previously spent over 15 years working as an attorney for the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As an attorney for the IRS, Miles provided the IRS with advice on examination and collection matters, and represented the IRS in court. Miles conducted trials involving a variety of tax issues ranging from financial products and retirement accounts to complex abusive tax schemes. He has extensive experience with tax litigation and tax procedure.
Miles spent his last three years as counsel to the IRS as a leading expert on digital asset tax issues, including the tax treatment of digital assets, examination techniques, information gathering, data interpretation, and tax calculations.
Miles’ extensive knowledge of digital asset taxation and tax procedure helps TaxBit continuously refine its products to maintain its role as a leading software company in the area of digital asset taxation, accounting, and information reporting.
DR. ALEX VON FRANKENBERG
MANAGING DIRECTOR AT HIGH-TECH GRÜNDERFONDS GmbH (Germany)
Dr. Alex con Frankenberg enjoys investing in high-tech Startups. He is a Bitcoin enthusiast, and around the world runner.
DR. OTTO C. FROMMELT, MBA
NATIONAL ROAD OFFICE, LIECHTENSTEIN
GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN DIRECTORS OF ROADS
Dr. Otto C. Frommelt, MBA has top management expertise and significant international experience within the automotive industry, governmental administration, non-profit organizations and innovative start-up companies. His Senior Executive roles have been diverse and include those of CEO & Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), Business Development Director, Marketing Manager, and Chairman/Board Member of Dealership Groups and Financial Services companies. Moreover, he is Mentor, Keynote Speaker, an international Scenario, Strategy and Foresight Expert as well as Business Angel. Most recently, he has published several articles about Leadership in Public Administration, Digitalization to Touch, Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Blockchain Mobility. Currently he is a Governing Board Member at the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) as well as Member of Cardossier Association to manage the vehicle life cycle with blockchain technology.
CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CRYPTO VALLEY ASSOCIATION (Switzerland)
Experienced with an insightful understanding of innovation, Sheraz Ahmed has advised hundreds of start-ups on the implementation of modern practices to further their business objectives. As the Managing Partner of STORM Partners, an all-in-one solution provider, and as the Co-Executive Director of the Crypto Valley Association, he drives growth, collaboration, and integrity across the global blockchain ecosystem!
GENERAL PARTNER AT MEGA CHANGE CAPITAL, PARTNER AT VITOSHA VENTURE PARTNERS (Bulgaria)
Nikola is a partner at Vitosha Venture Partners, which is an early-stage fund, focused on the Bulgarian ecosystem. He further is a partner at MCC Capital, a Blockchain, AI and Machine learning focused fund. Nikola is the co-founder of aeternity blockchain, the founder of Aeternity Ventures, which focused on ecosystem-building and acceleration with the Starfleet program on 4 continents, until 2020. He is an active mentor and advisor to several projects, and an advisor to the EU Commission Blockchain Partnership initiative and the Republic of Bulgaria.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT TrustSwap (Switzerland)
Ivan has over 8 years of start-up experience in the FinTech, SaaS and Blockchain space. His Blockchain career started in one of the top IT consultancy firms helping banks and financial institutions to implement their first Blockchain use-cases. He was also involved in the establishment of an Ethereum Mining Farm in Bulgaria, and was an early-stage core member in one of the leading European Crypto-Exchanges as Head of Business Development. Currently, he is COO of TrustSwap and Managing Director of Swappable, the NFT arm of TrustSwap.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT BITTREX GLOBAL (Liechtenstein)
Oliver Linch is CEO of Bittrex Global, a digital asset exchange regulated in Liechtenstein, where its head office is located. The company has additional offices in Zurich, from where the majority of its operations are run, and Bermuda, where it is regulated and licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority. A qualified attorney, and previously General Counsel of Bittrex Global, Oliver has over a decade of experience in the financial services sector, having advised major investment banks, brokers, exchanges and other financial institutions on regulatory matters across different regions including the US, UK, Middle East, and the European Union.
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.
HAGEN THOMAS WEISS
SENIOR GOVERNMENT ADVISOR (Germany)
Hagen Weiss joined the German Financial Regulator BaFin in 2017 and currently serves as the Deputy Head of the Securities Supervision Department for Strategy and Regulation in Frankfurt. He and his colleagues have been tasked with supervising the regulatory environment for Blockchain in Germany. Additionally, he served as Senior Advisor at the German Ministry of Finance negotiating upcoming Blockchain Statutes such as MiCA and the DLT Pilot Regime, and drafted the German Statute on Electronic Securities (eWpG). Before he was appointed as a public servant, he worked as a litigator in private practice in Germany and the United States.
CEO, FUTURITY PARTNERS (Liechtenstein)
Tanya Woods is a dynamic, future-forward leader with a successful track record of advancing bold agendas that deliver strategic results at scale. She is sought out to provide C-suites and boards with strategic counsel, visionary foresight, navigation on complex legal and systemic challenges, and success with triple bottom line benefits. Ms. Woods is a specialist in advanced technologies, digital policy, trade, and technology law. Woods has held senior and executive level roles advancing the commercial and regulatory agendas of global technology companies and government for 15+ years. She is currently the CEO of Futurity Partners. Prior to this role, Woods served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for a publicly traded digital asset miner where she shepherded the company through a period of rapid growth, listing on Nasdaq, supporting $500M in capital markets activities, completing strategic M&A, and designing the first ESG program for a public crypto miner. She also founded Canada's first Chamber of Digital Commerce. Ms. Woods is recognized as an IT World Top Women in FinTech and Blockchain, Obama Foundation Global Civic Leader, Government of Canada Leading TechWoman, CBC Trailblazer, and a Top 40 Under 40.
RESEARCH DIRECTOR AT PROTOCOL LABS (Switzerland)
David is the Research Director at Protocol Labs, core engineer, author or co-author of many of the protocols that serve as a base for main Web 3.0 stack, such as IPFS, libp2p, IPLD, multiformats and many others. With formal training in Networks Engineering with a M.Sc in Peer-2-Peer Systems, David has taken multiple parallel paths simultaneously, having founded multiple large scale international conferences (i.e. LXJS, Container Camp, IPFS Camp, ArticJS and more), contributed and authored hundreds of open source software packages, organised large entrepreneurship programs (i.e. Startup Scholarship, Bet Delta App among others), lectured at University of Lisbon with a course built from ground up on Modern Web Development, and served as a volunteer to many organizations such as IEEE, Kairos, Google and Computer Society. Passionate about innovation, first principles thinking and finding new better ways of overcoming the challenges left by the old, today David focuses on accelerating the innovation pipeline, helping hundreds of teams to overcome their technical, organisational and operational challenges.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF INATBA - INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR TRUSTED BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS (Belgium)
Ricardo Simoes has an international track-record. Based in Paris, he was appointed Executive Director for the Portuguese-French bilateral Chamber of Commerce at the age of 27, whereby he multiplied its growth by over 3000%. In 2012/13, he headed the conception and implemented the largest pro-Portugal campaign in France, resulting in the current first rank position of Portugal as French seniors destination and investment country. Furthermore, he is the Head Commissioner to the Portuguese real estate and tourism fair in Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Park since 2012, welcoming over 70'000 visitors and 350 exhibitors, with an estimated 2.2 billion Euro deals.
Ricardo also conducted discussions and headed the ongoing commission to create an European Federation of Portuguese Chambers.
He has intermediated and counseled over 2'000 requests for multi-sector internationalization processes from companies in Portugal, France and other countries in both Portuguese and French markets.
Since 2022, Ricardo is the Director of INATBA, whereby he is to ensure the growth of INATBA as the global conveor of the blockchain ecosystem, bringing together representatives of the public and private sector.
ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL AT Q DEVELOPMENT AG (Liechtenstein)
Nicolas Biagosch has more than 20 years of board level experience in the digital & technology sector, is partner at Postera Capital, Europe's first regulated crypto fund in 2018, and co-founder of project Q.org.
He is an Attorney and pursued his Master of Law studies at LMU Munich, and holds an LL.M. (San Francisco, USA), as well as an exec. MBA from London Business School.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AT CHAINALYSIS (Germany)
Kai is the regional sales director for Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria at Chainalysis. Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform, which provides data, software, services, and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies in over 70 countries. The Chainalysis data powers investigation, compliance, and market intelligence software has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases, and grow consumer access to cryptocurrency safely.
MONTY C. M. METZGER | CEO & FOUNDER AT LCX (Liechtenstein)
Monty C. M. Metzger is an internet veteran and acclaimed thought leader on the future of digital. In his current role at LCX.com he is building A Blockchain Company For The New Financial World - including a next generation digital assets exchange and financial institution blending traditional assets and crypto assets. LCX is member at the World Economic Forum. Monty founded his first Internet company back in 1998. Since then, he co-founded several tech companies. He co-founded a future technology consultancy with offices in Beijing, Tokyo, Munich and New York. After his exit from the company in 2008, he became a business angel and investor. In 2014, he co-founded a Venture Firm called Digital Leaders Ventures (D-L-V.com) in Luxembourg, where he was a General Partner. DLV had been investing in fast-growing technology companies globally.
Monty studied in Germany, Harvard Business School and graduated at University in Switzerland. He studied Digital Marketing in Germany in 2001, Business Administration at the Graduate School of Business Administration Zurich in 2007, and attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School.
FOUNDER AND CEO OF VNX (Liechtenstein)
Alexander Tkachenko is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for technologies that can challenge archaic traditional models and improve the quality of people's lives - such as blockchain, the sharing economy and artificial intelligence. Since 2017, Alexander has dipped into the blockchain and crypto industries by mentoring blockchain projects as a Managing Partner at 2be.lu fund, and founded his own European platform for tokenization of traditional assets - VNX - in 2018. In 2022, Alexander launched the first European platform for investment into tokenized precious metals registered with the Financial Market Authority of Liechtenstein. The first tokenized precious metal on the platform is VNX Gold, representing an ownership stake in a physical gold bullion certified by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). Alexander believes that smart digital money is the future of investing. He is a regular speaker at international investment and technology events and advocates for digital asset adoption and accessibility.
HEAD REGULATORY LABORATORY / FINANCIAL INNOVATION (Liechtenstein)
Dorothea Rohlfing has headed the FMA's Regulatory Laboratory/Financial Innovation Department since 2018. The team is responsible for the enforcement of the TVTG and also serves as the FMA's contact point for innovative companies. Previously, Dorothea Rohlfing worked for several years in the Legal Department, Banking Division of the FMA, where her responsibilities included the licensing of e-money institutions and due diligence supervision. She holds a Master of Law from the University of Zurich.
RESEARCH SCIENTIST AT PROTOCOL LABS (Italy)
Lead of CryptoNet, the applied cryptography research at Protocol Labs.
Designed several protocols widely used in Web3, such as Filecoin.
CO-FOUNDER & CIO OF CV VC AG (Switzerland)
Olaf Hannemann has prior experience of almost 20 years in corporate and investment banking at JPMorgan/Chase in Switzerland, the UK and Germany. He has start-up experience across multiple sectors. Olaf is the founder of nourishme GmbH and INTABA-Finance AG, and Co-Founder of CV VC AG.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AT CRYPTERNS (Austria)
Alexandra Kolossov is a UCL MSc Graduate of Social Cognition & Oxford Blockchain Strategy Graduate. She is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Crypterns & PAG, Director of Marketing of Life's Tough Media. Furthermore, she is an active supporter and voice for Women in Crypto & Blockchain. Alexandra is a moderator for multiple summits such as AIBC & Future Innovation Summit Dubai.
CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER AT VP BANK AG (Liechtenstein)
Marcel Fleisch is Chief Product Officer of the VP Bank Group and is therefore responsible for product- &service development and pricing. He is also pioneer and head of the digital assets team and responsible for philanthropy & impact and other topics within the VP Bank Group. He is Co-manager of a purchasing company for financial information systems. During his career he also held various positions in sales, credit and operations.
He has a strong passion for invention through the added value connection of new technologies such as blockchain, VR etc. with the traditional world - always focusing on customer benefits. He also loves to develop creative sustainable solutions within ecosystems.
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.
PROF. RICHARD WERNER
MONETARY ECONOMIST & CHAIRMAN OF VALHALLA NETWORK (United Kingdom)
Richard Werner is the Chairman of Valhalla Network, a DAO whose mission it is to build a banking system owned by the people, for the people. Richard holds a First Class Honours B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and a doctorate in Economics from the University of Oxford.
In the early 2000s, Richard authored the Japanese #1 best-seller 'Princes of the Yen', and in 1995 he invented the policy tool 'quantitative easing'.
Proponent of local community banks and founder of the Hampshire Community Bank.
TAX PARTNER AT MME | BLOCKCHAIN & FINTECH ADVISOR | SWISS TAX & VAT EXPERT (Switzerland)
Thomas Linder is experienced in providing tax advice to companies based in Switzerland and abroad, with specific expertise in the area of VAT.
He is considered a pioneer in the tax and legal analysis of decentralized business models, blockchain-based transactions, ICOs and digital assets. His clients from the technology and FinTech industry range from innovative start-ups from the «Crypto Valley» and renowned, internationally active companies to professional investors and DeFi enthusiasts.
Thomas was recognized by WWL as a «Global Leader in Blockchain 2021», regularly lectures and publishes on current tax and digitalization topics and is a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. He also serves as co-chair of the Crypto Valley Association's (CVA) «Tax & Accounting» working group.
EUROPEAN BLOCKCHAIN ASSOCIATION (Germany)
Erwin Voloder has been actively engaged in the blockchain sector since 2017 first as a start-up founder in Canada and later as a researcher in Europe. He has worked at the European Commission and is currently an economist with the European Blockchain Association as well as an economic data analyst at the European Central Bank. He frequently participates in tokenization and programmable money working groups at EU level. His other areas of expertise include monetary policy, market infrastructure and payments alongside the geopolitical dimensions of tokenization.
CEO LIGHT 47 LLC (LIECHTENSTEIN /
BOARD MEMBER OF THE CRYPTO COUNTRY ASSOCIATION (LIECHTENSTEIN)
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.
SENIOR COMPLIANCE MANAGER AT BITTREX GLOBAL GMBH (Liechtenstein)
Arpad DIOSZEGI, Senior Compliance Manager at Bittrex Global GmbH, is a professional executive with in-depth expertise of compliance management, the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism and organized crime as well as prevention of consumer fraud. Arpad has extensive experience in the linked operational fields as well as payments, private, corporate, and retail banking, credit card business, foreign exchange and Eurobond trading, custody services, and Fintech. Arpad headed decentralized MoneyGram compliance program audit teams in Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Germany, and Russia/CIS before joining Bittrex. In this role, he was responsible for making sure the compliance programs adhered to all local, national, and international compliance regulations and standards. Prior to the, Arpad held several management positions in the financial industry and diplomatic service in Macedonia, the UK, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND CO-FOUNDER OF BTC-ECHO (Germany)
Sven Wagenknecht is editor-in-chief and co-founder of BTC-ECHO, the highest-coverage medium on the topic of blockchain in the German-speaking region. In his role, he regularly comments on the socio- and macroeconomic impact of decentralized technologies. After training as a banker, Wagenknecht studied politics and economics in Münster and Barcelona.
HEAD OF REGULATORY AT BITPANDA (Austria)
Studied law and business, worked 5 years at FMA Austria (Capital markets supervision), changed to Bitpanda and build up regulatory department, strong focus on Crypto-Assets and Supervisory laws. Also lecturerer and author (among other also book on Crypto-Assets and supervisory laws).
DR. CÉLINE CHI HAE WONG
HEAD OF DIGITAL ASSETS DLT BUSINESS CONSULTING AT VP BANK (Liechtenstein)
Dr. Céline Wong, PhD has been named Top 100 Women in Fintech and now leads Philanthropy and the Digital Assets Business Consulting for VP Bank. Prior VP Bank, she was with the Group Digital Strategy, COO office at UBS Singapore and Switzerland. 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.
MANAGING DIRECTOR AT MICOBO AND BLOCKSIZE (Germany)
Christian is Managing Director at micobo and Blocksize building the bridge between Web3 and the financial industry.
CHAIRMAN AND HEAD OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AT VEREIGN AG (Switzerland)
Georg is one of the leading sovereign and open technology entrepreneurs with deep insights into business, technology and strategy. A self-taught software developer, graduate of Physics from the University of Hamburg, Georg has been the founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), a consultant to Google and others, founder and CEO of a spin-out from the German office for IT security, and is now a co-founder of Vereign, a Cryptovalley company focused on verifiable and self-sovereign identity. For his achievements for open and sovereign technologies, Georg has been honored in 2009 with the Federal Cross of Merit by the president of the Federal Republic of Germany.
DR. CLARA GUERRA
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE FOR FINANCIAL MARKET INNOVATION AND DIGITALISATION (SFID) (Liechtenstein)
Dr. Clara Guerra is Deputy Director of the office for Financial Market Innovation and Digitalisation (SFID) of the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein. As a lawyer by training with a focus on high-tech and innovation, she previously worked in the private sector and is active as a board member in higher education and medtech. She lectures and regularly publishes on emerging tech and other innovation topics from a governmental perspective.
DR. NINA-LUISA SIEDLER
PARTNER AT MÖHRLE HAPP LUTHER (Germany)
Nina-Luisa Siedler is partner at Möhrle Happ Luther, a multidisciplinary advisory firm. She focuses on the legal implications of blockchain/distributed ledger technology projects and assists her clients with the structuring of business cases with view to legal and regulatory compliance. Nina-Luisa Siedler is active member of several associations and initiatives: Blockchain Bundesverband, ITSA, EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum Expert Group, UNIDROIT Working Group on Digital Assets, DENA Future Energy Lab. She is member of the board of directors of thinkBLOCKtank and served as director on the boards of IPDB and INATBA. Nina teaches at the Berlin University of Applied Science (HTW Berlin) and is co-editor of ZdiW (a legal magazine for the digital economy). - honoured with the Women of Legal Tech Award 2018 -
CEO OF ORIGINSTAMP AG (Switzerland)
Friedrich Kisters is inventor and serial entrepreneur holding numerous international patents. A trained art historian from the University of Zurich, his passion for art authentication inspired his approach to eradicate counterfeiting by developing surface characterization at close range. His start-up DynamicElement AG won the runner up award 2021 with the new crypto stamp of Post- and Philatelie Liechtenstein. To reach the goal of establishing a secure link between the physical and digital world, Friedrich Kisters founded OriginStamp AG after having supported Blockchain research at the University of Constance for several years. Its hybrid approach to create unforgeable data-integrity-seals aims at restoring trust in data and supply chain goods. In 2019, he also founded SmartStamp AG pioneering a new standard in identification and authentication for the art world.
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 Tribelhorn represents the Liechtenstein Bankers Association in various national and European bodies, including the European Banking Federation (EBF, www.ebffbe.eu), the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF, www.epfsf.org), and the International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S, www.fc4s.org).
He is involved in various committees of non-profit organisations on a part-time basis.
CO-FROUNDER AND CTO AT UNSTOPPABLE FINANCE GmbH (Germany)
Peter is Co-Founder and CTO at Unstoppable Finance GmbH a Berlin based company with the mission to empower people around the world to access, interact with and unlock financial opportunities of the decentralized economy by building Ultimate.money. Before he was CTO and MD at Börse Stuttgart Digital Exchange, the first regulated digital asset exchange in Germany. Before he was CTO and co-founder at solarisBank. Peter has a technology and entrepreneurial background. In 2008 he founded a software engineering consultancy with focus on digitization projects and grew it to profitability to 30 employees. In 2014 he came to Berlin to join the company builder Hitfoxgroup and Finleap that focuses on fintech as CTO. Blockchain and decentralization fascinates him from the moment he got in touch at the end of 2016. Since then he has shaped the vision to bring decentralized finance to reality.
STARTUP OPERATOR - ECOSYSTEM GROWTH (Serbia)
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
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AT æternity (United Arab Emirates)
In my career path I was lucky to crossroads with brilliant leaders who became my mentors I could learn a lot of and have given me the opportunity to put things into practice. Entrepreneurship, leadership, and technology have been my great passions since I can think of. My ambition pushed me to make the impossible possible and backed up by my team and the surrounding people, we together could advance and excel in various fields. I enjoy finding myself in new environments and taking on challenges with my team. Looking back, I see a lot of respected and valued relationships with my former colleagues, clients, and partners as well as successful projects and most important further developed people. Blockchain has been a topic since 2011 when I had my first Bitcoin node running. However, the real involvement happened when I became the CTO of Aeternity Establishment.
FOUNDER OF æternity (Liechtenstein)
Having exchanged ideas and pursued blockchain endeavors with many of the greatest minds, Yanislav is a true veteran of the blockchain space. Back in 2013, the “Godfather of Ethereum” envisioned powerful algorithms on blockchains. Now, with æternity, a new version of his vision is becoming reality once more.
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BFG BLOCKCHAIN FOUNDERS GROUP (Liechtenstein)
Martina Dünser-Davis is the Managing Director of BFG Blockchain Founders Group Liechtenstein, a Blockchain Start Up Incubator. As canonist and IP law expert she came into blockchain from the legal perspective by the interest for the possibilities the Liechtenstein Token Act provides. She is also engaged in international projects like a universal digital identity solution. Martina's biggest aim is to build an inclusive and respectful society with same rights and chances for everyone around the globe and sees the Blockchain area as one of the best fields for this purpose.
COO of æternity (Liechtenstein)
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.
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRYPTO
FORBES MONACO EDITOR "CRYPTO" & FOUNDER CRYPTERNS
Dustin Plantholt is a Forbes Monaco Editor ‘Crypto’, Founder of Plantholt Advisory Group & Crypterns.
Aside from being a renowned connector and a 32nd Degree Freemason, Plantholt is also a Published Comic Book Author & TV Contributor
Plantholt is also the Web3 & Metaverse Advisor to the March of Dimes, European Women’s Association and World Influencers Association.
Such is Plantholt’s impact within the world of Digital Assets, that he was awarded the 2022 Entrerpreneur.com Metaverse Advisor of the Year.
Forbes Monaco Magazine even granted him the title of "The Count of Monte Crypto" in a nod to his undisputed expertise.
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DanRam ignites the stage as an Event MC & Speaker. Hosting changemakers like President Barack Obama, billionaire founders like Sir Richard Branson, record breaking athletes like F1 champion Nico Rosberg, Grammy-winning artists and celebrities, he works on 4 continents from college campuses to parliaments to in-house corporate innovation days to the biggest tech conferences in the world. His passion is to inspire people with his motto 'Start Now Start Simple' in building a future we all want to live in.
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