Slovenia is known as the country of exceptional blockchain companies in the world. In the past year alone, domestic companies with their first offering of cryptocurrency (ICO) have raised more than 150 million US dollars of start-up assets. With the aim of putting Slovenia on the European blockchain map, the Slovenian Economic-Interest Association, named Blockchain Alliance Europe, will organize the first European Blockchain Summit on Wednesday, April 11, in Congress Centre at Brdo pri Kranju.
The European Blockchain Summit will exclusively host the co-founder of Ethereum, Joseph Lubin. One of the most influential experts in blockchain technology, who is also the founder of ConsenSys, is an outstanding expert in cryptography, blockchain technology and software.
Guests will be greeted by Prime Minister of Republic of Slovenia dr. Miro Cerar, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, and the chairman of the Blockchain Alliance Europe Tanja Bivic.
Other renowned speakers will talk about the importance of proper regulation within the blockchain environment backed up with examples of good practices. They will demonstrate the usefulness of blockchain technology in the financial, music and health sectors and present the possibilities of financing blockchain companies offered by the European Union.
The regulation discussion will start with co-founder of the influential Swiss blockchain community – Crypto Valley Labs, Ralf Glabischnig and Jeffrey Pullicino, executive president of the Maltese Science and Technology Committee. Imogen Heap, two-time winner of the Grammy Music Award as well as Viberate ambassador and founder of Mycelia blockchain will present the benefits of this technology for music. While Bobby Prasad, WEF expert and recognized professor with more than 20 years of clinical practice, presented the positive effects of the introduction of blockchain into the field of medicine. The event will ebe concluded with a debate on the possibilities of additional funding for blockchain projects within the European Union, which will be moderated by Holm Keller, director of the KENUP Foundation.
The Blockchain Alliance Europe association, which organizes the European blockchain summit together with the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and the company ConsenSys, was created with the desire to connect blockchain companies in Slovenia and Europe. In addition, an interest-based association wants to provide an appropriate transfer of knowledge to those who are still in the field. With the knowledge and experience of Viberate, Spartan Solutions, Netis, Cofound.it, Hive Project, Sun Contract, SportyCo, already included in the Blockchain Alliance Europe, startups will have easier job to bridge the economic challenges and thus penetrate the market more quickly. At the same time, the association will be available to the Slovenian government with advice on how to regulate the legal and financial framework for the regulation of the blockchain business in Slovenia.
Event is invitation only. You can sign up here.