Day 1 of the Trescon World Blockchain Summit started yesterday in the German financial capital. Frankfurt welcomed the global Blockchain community to the fourth edition of the renowned World Blockchain Summit.
June 25, 2018 – World Blockchain Summit in Frankfurt
Yesterday more than 200 global Blockchain experts, government agencies, entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups and technology providers from around the world met at the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel for the first day of the World Blockchain Summit organized by Trescon.
The Summit is officially supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz), the Blockchain Bundesverband and the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. Due to the great popularity of the previous successful Summits, where it was possible to network the local, flourishing Blockchain companies with each other, there will be further events worldwide in the future.
The Summit hosted heads of government and blockchain personalities to raise awareness of the emerging blockchain technology in various industries and sectors. The event has also helped prospective blockchain and ICO start-ups in Europe to make contact with major players from other sectors of the world.
Nick Ayton, founder of Chainstarter and one of the world’s leading blockchain influencers, said: „This is our time. This is our time to do things differently. To make a difference and create a world that we want. No world created by elites. Not a world created by the capitalists. We do indeed see the end of capitalism in its present form“, in the opening speech of the summit.
The founder of Evercoin, Miko Matsumura, countered this point in his keynote address by saying: „The crypto economy is currently in decline and there are forces driving that decline forward. Regulatory clarity is the force that will lift the current cryptoeconomy“.
The former Prime Minister of Estonia, Taavi Roivas, was also present. His speech provided clarity on the status of crypto currencies and the blockchain in the Nordic countries. He stressed that Estonia is the first country in the world to have more than 40,000 e-residents in a health ledger. He also believes that more smart contracts are needed to store digital signatures on a blockchain.
The Summit’s main sponsor
MessengerBank DOO, signed a strategic partnership with First Goldman Bank SA, which will take the revolutionary banking group to a new level. Kent Kristensen, CEO of MessengerBank, said:
„This deal offers an innovative remittance solution as well as other tailored banking services such as debit cards, which crypto asset holders worldwide can use as a dynamic exchange“.
Mohammed Saleem, CEO of Trescon, delivered the welcoming speech: „Blockchain technology has evolved from a coffee gossip to a million dollar industry. The world is crying out for a blockchain, and it’s time for regulators to hear it and make the right decisions. The decision should be decentralization“.
The conference also included a stimulating and insightful panel discussion as well as tech talks and conversations. Some of the most influential speakers at the Summit were Julie Maupin, FinTech Advisor to the German Ministry of Finance, Marloes Pomp, Program Manager Blockchain for the Dutch government, and Hemant Kumar Sah, founder and CTO of RentalCoins.
The summit’s sponsors and partners include: MessengerBank, Apla, Requital, rental coins, NKD Technologies, Clarity, Scutix, Kryptox, Gledos, Blockstocks, Mycro, Mira, Desico, FlipNpik, Prover, Efforce, Ubex, Calero, Dracoon, Binance, Gatecoin, Kraken, Evercoin and IOTA.
To the organizer Trescon
Trescon is a global business events and consulting company that offers a wide range of business services to a diverse client base that includes companies, governments and individuals. Trescon specialises in the production of highly focused B2B events that connect companies with opportunities through conferences, roadshows, exhibitions, demand generation, investor engagement and advisory services.