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Berchain BlockChain Summit on 8 October 2021 : ABS Satellite Event

Join the Berchain BlockChain Summit on 8 October 2021 as a part of the AsiaBerlin Summit 2021.

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About this event

Berchain BlockChain Summit, curated and brought by BerChain e.V as a part of AsiaBerlin Summit 2021 is a day-long summit focused on discussions and creating insights on business and tech in blockchain. For our first edition, we are bringing highly curated participants discussing the latest trends in the blockchain space to spark in-depth discussion on blockchain technology as well as cooperation between Asian and Berlin Blockchain Ecosystems. The goal is to promote integration and cooperation between the two ecosystems.  


11:30 – Door opens & Early registration 12:15 – 12:25  – Welcome Speech by BerChain e.V. by Ricardo Garcia, vice-president of BerChain e.V. 12:25 – 12:35 – Keynote by Berlin Finance Initiative by Christoph Iwaniez, CFO at Nuri 12:35 – 12:40 Introduction of the Insight Across Asia and Berlin landscape session by Saurabh Singh, Blockchain Summit Host  

1. AI and Blockchain 

  • 12:45 – 12:55 Bruce Pon, founder at Ocean Protocol
  • 12:55 – 13.05 Speaker TBC

2. Privacy 

  • 13:05 – 13:15 Marvin Tong, C&O at Phala Network  
  • 13:15 – 13:25 Kamal Laungani, Global Developer Ecosystem Lead at Affinidi

3. Blockchain for social good 

  • 13:25 – 13:35 Quy Vo Rheinard, Co-Founder of Dhealth
  • 13:35 – 13:45 Markus Franke, Partner at CLabs, Head of Celo Europe at Celo
  13:45 – 14:00: Break

14:00 – 15:00 Panel:  Data ownership, SSI and central control (1H)

How can we truly object to reclaiming control of our most private property — our personal data? Using smart, distributed ledgers to prove our identities and store our personal data could shift the power of (and profit from) data management from big, established firms back to individuals. This would have big implications for identity systems. What are the current developments of this technology? What are the current challenges and opportunities? How the rise of DLTs for data ownership is being handled in Europe and Asia? Key speakers: 
  • Marvin Tong, Co-founder at Phala Network
  • Joachim Lohkamp, CEO and Founder at Jocolom
  • Stepan Gershuni, Lead Product Manager at Affinidi
Moderator: Diksha Dutta, Podcast Host Voices of Data Economy 

15:00 -16:00 : CBDCs Europe and Asia (+DCEP) (1H) 

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are growing at an unprecedented pace around the world. A recent survey revealed that 70% of central banks are currently exploring the use of CBDCs, with the majority in the proof of concept phase.The diverse countries of Asia and Europe are at various stages of CBDC development. The CBDCs in Europe and Asia panel aims to map out where we are headed with CBDCs development, bringing forward challenges and opportunities coming from this technology Key speakers:
  • Professor Philip Sandner, Head of Frankfurt School of Blockchain 
  • Dr. Oriol Caudevilla, Management Consultant, Digital Euro Association 
  • Dr. Shermin Vogshmir, Book Author “Token Economy”
Moderator :  Xiaochen Zhang, Principal Manager, WW Financial Risk & Economic Development, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

16:00 – 17:00: Perspectives on Regulatory Frameworks for DLT-based Projects: challenges and opportunities in Asia and Europe  (1H)  

In today’s world, it is the responsibility of economic officials to regulate anything associated with value transfer and exchange. DLT’s first applications that are primarily attached to asset tokenization have attracted the EU’s financial regulator’s attention. But after more than 10 years of cryptocurrencies existence, it seems governments are still struggling to pin down fundamental issues such as provision of a precise definition of virtual currencies and tokens in general. This panel aims to frame the current status of regulations: developments and challenges in Asia and EU and an overview of Entrepreneurship Opportunities and challenges: adoption, emerging markets, regulations.    Key speakers : 17.00 17.15 – Break

17:15 – 18.00 :Discussion: Investing in Blockchain East and West in Covid Times 17(1H)  

The COVID-19 pandemic has led, in addition to dramatic health implications for people around the globe, to an almost immediate and profound economic upheaval in many economies. The health and economic crises have governments scrambling for responses to limit the damage and impact on their societies and economies. How is it to invest on DLTs blockchain based projects in Asia and Europe during the time of Covid? What are the implications and challenges Investors encountered? How asian and European flows of investment been influenced?
  • Key speaker : Raphael Schultz,  CEO at  BCPLabs 
  • Moderator : Benjamin Horvath : Managing Director at Blockrocket 
18.00 : Closing remarks

About AsiaBerlin Summit 

The AsiaBerlin Summit offers a platform to establish an international startup ecosystem between Berlin and Asia. We focus on the internationalization of startups across sectors such as Smart Cities/UrbanTech, HealthTech, FinTech, industry 4.0, AI, and Blockchain. Besides expert panels and keynotes by investors and startups on Days 1 and 2 — we will have an Embassy Day program planned in partnership with various embassies of Asian countries complemented by cultural programs as well as satellite events during the Summit. Find the full program of the Summit here.  Register for AsiaBerlin Summit 2021 here.  Want to be updated on all the fun we are having at AsiaBerlin? Follow us on LinkedinInstagram, and Twitter for regular updates on all AsiaBerlin activities.


Oct 08 2021


11:30 am - 6:00 pm

The summit is being hosted at the following venue:

Spielfeld Digital Hub GmbH
Skalitzer Straße 85/86
10997 Berlin

Note: satellite events take place at various addresses