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August 17, 2018

Felix Schläger

Felix Schläger
Felix Schläger
Founder and CEO at Trudia

Berlin

Media, Journalism

Statement

For Journalism it will be in newsrooms with are both open and incorruptible.

Bio

Founder of Trudia.org, Helped Ocean Protocol, Former Jr. Project Manager at Interactive Brokers

trudia.org

Decentralizing Journalism and fighting Fake News


August 17, 2018

Daud Zulfacar

Daud Zulfacar
Founder of License.rocks

license.rocks

Berlin

Software, Licensing, IP

Statement

I love the collaboration aspect of Blockchain, the smart minds and wonderful ideas that are born all around the world and how it can enable new business opportunities for the digital products

Bio

Ex product manager of a software asset management enterprise suite falling in love with blockchain and it's potential for (software) licensing

license.rocks

license.rocks is a blockchain-powered approach to track, manage and trade software licenses along the supply chain in a transparent, secure and automated manner.


August 16, 2018

Carsten Stoecker

Carsten Stoecker

CEO & Founder at Spherity GmbH

Interlinked Protocol

Cologne

Digital Twin, IoT, Industry

Statement

Through blockchain we aim to empower secure, scalable value and data exchange among people, machines, consumer products and digital assets without intermediaries.

Bio

I am founder of Spherity GmbH, which is a scalable decentral platform for the fourth industrial revolution providing secure identities and digital twins bridging the physical, biological and digital spheres. I am also a physicist by training with a Ph.D. from the University of Aachen and also serves as a Council Member of Global Future Network for the World Economic Forum. Prior to founding Spherity GmbH, I worked for the Machine Economy Innovation Programme at innogy SE. German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) and Accenture GmbH.

Interlinked Protocol

The project is still in the working process, however, Interlinked Protocol aims to provide the need of digital identity not only to individuals but also to organisations, AI entities and physical assets in the advancing Fourth Industrial Revolution. (With the progress of the project, we will be able to provide more information, a website link etc. in the upcoming weeks.)


August 14, 2018

Walter Lorz

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Walter Lorz
Chief Operating Officer at OB///CC

EduTechToken

Berlin

Education, Media, Publishing

Statement

I'm interested in the decentralization of education and I'm building a new ecosystem for it.

Bio

Walter Lortz worked as chairman at getRegio GmbH and was appointed in 2001 as company manager and chief editor for the web portal "Fränkischer Tag". Since the end of 2012 he is working as Chief Operating Officer at OB///CC in Fulda.

Project

We generate interactive educational media from news and magazine media and create a new currency for content in a new decentralized ecosystem with the EduTechToken. To create a basis of blockchain applications for the use of the EduTechToken, the pilot project OBCC classroom was begun in 2016. A first aim was to make multimedia and interactive educational media from news and magazine media. A project which raised the interest of the Hesse ministry of education. Nevertheless, much more importantl for the project was the students exceedingly positive resonance. To be able to work via tablet interactively with media like newspapers and magazines, turned out to be extremely motivating.

August 14, 2018

Candy Behunin

Candy Behunin
CMO at Ares Tech

Berlin

Gaming, Marketing, Events

Statement

Blockchain technology is the most exciting opportunity since the invention of internet and its biggest contribution will be re-establishing the connections between communities to independently, yet effectively collaborate through decentralization, reducing imposed corruption often associated with centralized systems.

Bio

Full stack marketing and advisory to tech brands including established industry names such as HitFox Group (games marketing & company builder), Adjust (adtech & mobile app analytics), Asgard Capital (AI fund), and organiser of major global: tech, blockchain, crypto conferences. Ares Tech is an opportunity to combine 7yrs developing high growth projects to build the most scalable blockchain gaming network solution from the heart of Europe's tech hub - Berlin, Germany!

Project

Ares Tech is committed to growing into a scalable Blockchain social gaming network. Ares Suite provides creators with an all-in-one development solution for efficient and friendly cross-chain collaboration. Ares Arena is a casual gaming platform to engage gamers in social competition on the blockchain. Ares Connect will bring various monetization opportunities with partners, which can turn game assets into profitable intellectual property.


August 10, 2018

Dr. Simon Hassannia

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Dr. Simon Hassannia
Head of Business Innovation at ATU

Berlin

Automotive, Mobility, Logistics

Statement

Blockchain will be an enabler to democratize car data and strengthen the decision-making power of the customers.

Bio

Simon has +10 years management experience in industry and consulting with special focus on digital business and disruptive technologies in the areas automotive, telecommunications, consumer electronics and entertainment. Simon is leading digital projects as Head of Business Innovation at ATU with focus on mobility services, connected car and internet of things. ATU is the German automobile service provider and part of the Mobivia Group, the European leader in multi-brand vehicle servicing with 2.7 € billion turnover. In previous projects Simon has consulted companies such as Accenture, T-Mobile, Mercedes Benz, Universal Studios, LG Electronics and Bosch with multinational assignments in Europe, US and Asia. Besides the academic degrees of Ph.D. and Diplom-Kaufmann (equiv. MScBM) at the University of Muenster, he has conducted additional executive programs at the University of California Berkeley and the INSEAD Business School.

Project

Various projects to evaluate the blockchain potentials for enhancing the service and efficiency in the areas of mobility, automotive and logistics.

August 7, 2018

Pavel Romanenko

Pavel Romanenko
Product Owner at NKF Media

nkf.media

blockchaincircle.de

Berlin

Media, Network, Events

Statement

Blockchain technology is one of the most important drivers in the overall technical advancement. It reshapes absolutely every industry because it improves the way how humans interact with each other, enhances the human to machine communication and enables the autonomous economy of machines.

Bio

Pavel Romanenko is Product Owner of the Blockchain Circle network at NKF Media (publisher of startup magazines the Hundert and Berlin Valley). He is very enthusiastic about the enterprise adoption of the blockchain technology and consulted leading German companies about the blockchain use cases in industry and supply chain. In his role as a Product Owner of Blockchain Circle he has a broad and neutral overview of the blockchain ecosystem. We identified over 140 German blockchain startups and over 200 blockchain experts and feature them in our magazines, share their wonderful stories and connect them with the right corporates and VCs during our events. Companies like Siemens, thysenkrupp, Henkel, Otto group and WallDecaux met experts from IOTA, BigchainDB, SatoshiPay and Gnosis at our events.

Project

Blockchain Circle is the go to network for blockchain professionals. At our events and in the media of NKF we already featured thought leaders from BigchainDB, Blockchain Bundesverband, Brickblock, IOTA, Gnosis and Catena Capital.

August 7, 2018

Jörg von Minckwitz

Jörg von Minckwitz
CEO & Co-founder at Bitwala

bitwala.com

bitwala.com

Berlin

Cryptocurrencies, Banking, Fintech

Statement

Blockchain technology forms the backbone of Bitwala's vision - to empower people to exchange value like they exchange ideas; globally, instantly and at the lowest possible cost.

Bio

Jörg is a bitcoin enthusiast and entrepreneur. He is also the president of Bitwala - the first bank account with crypto features that allows people to trade cryptocurrencies and manage everyday banking from one secure and licensed German account.

Project

Bitwala GmbH is going to enter into cooperation with a German CRR credit institution. Together with the German CRR credit institution, Bitwala is going to offer blockchain banking later in 2018 in Germany. Our vision is to empower people to exchange value like they exchange ideas. Globally, instantly & at lowest possible cost. Bitwala GmbH does neither provide any banking business nor any financial services in Germany at the moment.

Bitwala
August 7, 2018

Jeff Gallas

Jeff Gallas
Founder of Fulmo

fulmo.org

fulmo.org

Berlin

Founder, Bitcoin, Lightning

Statement

Bitcoin enables the individual to regain freedom of transaction and financial privacy. It's an ever evolving creature of the Internet, enabling new possibilities every day. You can't just stand on the sidelines when the most important project of our generation is evolving.

Bio

Jeff Gallas is a consultant, investor and entrepreneur based in Berlin. Actively involved in the Bitcoin and Blockchain space since 2011, he co-founded one of the first European Bitcoin broker websites and is the founding director of the German Bitcoin Foundation ("Bundesverband Bitcoin"). He's a member of the Crypto Economics Consulting Group and founding member of the Bitcoinkiez in Berlin as well as the world's longest running Bitcoin meetup, the Bitcoin Stammtisch in Berlin. He is a consultant for the award-winning FinTech startup Bitwala and regularly runs workshops and advises other companies and non-profits in regard to Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. Currently, Jeff is running Fulmo, an enterprise which is dedicated to Research and Development of the Lightning Network and Blockchain scaling. This includes projects like the #LightningHackday and the #RaspiBlitz.

Project

Bitcoin Lightning Network Research and Development.

Fulmo Website
Fulmo Website
August 6, 2018

Darina Onoprienko

Darina Onoprienko
Founder & CEO at evertrace GmbH

evertrace.io

evertrace.io

Berlin

Founder, Supply Chain, IoT

Statement

Blockchain changes everything in supply chain.

Bio

Darina’s core competencies lie in the areas of supply chain management, business development and innovation management. With over 5-years professional experience in international supply chain management and logistics, she is involved on both the operational and strategic level. Previously, Darina has been responsible for innovation processes at NBT with a specific focus on identifying IoT and blockchain use cases.

Project

Evertrace is an end-to-end solution for tracking physical assets across globally distributed supply chains, enabling all stakeholders to seamlessly integrate verified data into smart contract based processes. The automation of complex supply chains via smart contracts is only possible when decisions are based on trustworthy and reliable data. By combining IoT, Blockchain and AI technologies, we create a single source of truth for real-time supply chain data. Core features of the evertrace platform include the attestation of supply chain data through end-to-end secure device identification, real-time event processing, smart contract services and the seamless integration to blockchain systems via an adapter.