The first C3 Crypto Conference was held this month at prime exhibition location STATION Berlin over two days attracting over 2,500 crypto enthusiasts, 50 speakers and 70 exhibitors.
The C3 conference and expo was conceived to attract blockchain professionals and beginners to experience panel discussions and keynote presentations covering a range of topics surrounding the future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Speakers included Alena Vranova, a consultant for Bitcoin, blockchain and fintech and Dr Ulrich Keunecke from professional service law company KPMG and organizer of the conference, Dennis Weidner. The panel outlined how startups can launch successful projects and discussed regulatory frameworks for ICOs. The panel also confirmed the sentiment that Germany is currently one of the EU’s most active cryptocurrency member.
Fabien Spielberger from Cetana Capital outlined the importance of Berlin as a location illustrating to members of his panel that this was the first time in history that Europe, “can compete with the USA for fundraising.” Miko Matsumura from Evercoin is impressed with what the Berlin conference has to offer:
“The Berlin crypto conference is the gathering point for European blockchain insiders and features world-class thought leaders and an incredible setting. Berlin has an incredible vibe and it’s no wonder that it’s become a global hub for advanced technology ventures.
On the second day of the conference, participants were able to pitch their ICO ideas in a competition offering euro prizes from 5,000 to 25,000 euros as starting capital for their pitched ventures.
The winner of this year’s competition for new ICO venture was TV-TWO, a decentralized TV ecosystem promoted as an application for Smart TVs, used as the new gateway to linear broadcast combined with a personalized video stream as an additional channel.
Organizer, Dennis Weidner, was pleased with the public response to the C3 commenting:
“The response of the participants to the conference and the fair shows us how important such a platform for exchange is for the Blockchain ecosystem. Events like these are important to highlight the innovative power and socio-political significance of Blockchain and cryptocurrencies for the future”.