German Blockchain Week 2019 | Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies

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Unicorn Berlin

Brunnenstraße 173

10115 Berlin


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This meetup is part of the German Blockchain Week 2019 which takes place from October 14th to October 18th. The speakers are John Izaguirre from Ontology who will be sharing his perspectives on Digital Assets and Ontology’s blockchain frameworks. Joining him will be the 2nd speaker - Gabriel Escalona from Vaultoro who will be outlining how cryptocurrencies can be an alternative to actual government issued currencies. To support his view, he will be citing the example of venezuelans who have turned to using digital assets such as Bitcoin as an alternative to the Venezuelan bolivar.

Join the Blockchain and Crypto Assets community in Berlin for this Disrupt meetup. It aims at bringing together blockchain enthusiastic enterprises and individuals that want to get to know the technology, as well as understand how it can be used and applied.

German Blockchain Week 2019 | Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies

Here is the current line-up of the upcoming speakers

(1) John Izaguirre, Business Development Director Europe, Ontology

John has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Affairs from San Francisco State University and an MBA from Universidad Isabel I. He is proficient at collaborating with multiple stakeholders to determine audience interest and develop strategic go-to-market communication plans that align with the company’s creative business priorities and initiatives. John is also skilled at analyzing market trends and customer needs to develop highly-effective and targeted marketing campaigns.

(2) Gabriel Escalona, Chief Marketing Officer, Vaultoro

Gabriel is a communications expert & media producer. He has led several start-up teams into successful exits and IPOs in the last 10 years. Previous projects include Delivery Hero, Rocket Internet, and Quarters Co-living. Gabriel has a broad experience disrupting industries such as FinTech, Real Estate, Media and e-commerce. He is currently CMO at

19:00h - 19:30h: Entrance
19:30h - 19:40h: Introduction
19:40h - 19:55h: Decentralized Identity and Trust in the 21st Century
19:55h - 20:05h: Discussion and Q&A
20:05h - 20:25h: Break
20:25h - 20:40h: How Venezuelans use Bitcoin to Save Lives
20:40h - 20:50h: Discussion and Q&A
20:50h - 22:00h: Get together

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 19:00h - 22:00h
Venue: Unicorn Berlin, Brunnenstraße 173, 10115 Berlin

This meetup will be held in English.

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Brunnenstraße 173

10115 Berlin


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