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Join us at the forefront of innovation as we delve into the world of blockchain, Web3, crypto, global regulations and the evolution of the digital ecosystem.Prepare to be captivated by our lineup of major headline speakers and keynote talks, all taking place on the main stage in the Blockchain Arena.

Embrace the power of blockchain as our experts unravel the mysteries of blockchain technology, showcasing its potential to revolutionize industries and drive real-world impact. Discover the next evolution of the internet with discussions on Web3, decentralized applications, and the decentralized web.

Learn how this paradigm shift is reshaping online interactions and fostering greater autonomy and privacy. Navigate CeFi and DeFi and explore the opportunities and challenges presented by these financial ecosystems, and understand how they are shaping the future of banking, investing, and beyond. From thought-provoking discussions to actionable insights, our main stage sessions promise to be a journey into the heart of innovation.

Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to connect with industry leaders, visionaries, and fellow enthusiasts. Join us as we unlock the potential of blockchain, Web3, CeFi, and DeFi, and chart the course for a decentralized future.

Official AI & Blockchain Ambassador
Sophia

Humanoid Robot

Hanson Robotics

H.E. Justin Sun

Founder of TRON

Member of the HTX Global Advisory Board

Lennix Lai

Chief Commercial Officer

OKX

Dominic Williams

Founder & Chief Scientist

DFINITY Foundation

Nikhil Joshi

COO

EMURGO

Jordi Alexander

Chief Alchemist

Mantle

Carmen Tan

Chief Communications Officer

CoinW

Carl Runefelt

Founder

The Moon Group

Dr. Sameer Al Ansari

CEO

RAK DAO

Alexandre Elkrief

Co-founder and Co-CEO

August (Prev. Fractal)

NICK SPANOS

Bitcoin Pioneer/Founder

Bitcoin Center NYC

Alicia Kao

Managing Director

KuCoin

Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem Al Zaabi

Director Digital Transformation -
Cyber Security - AI Expert

Govt of Abu Dhabi

Vivien Lin

Chief Product Officer

BingX

Davinci Jeremie

Crypto Educator & Entrepreneur

DavinciCodes Software Design

Lukasz Zeligowski

Founder & CTO

Kanga Exchange

Grey Jabesi

Founder

Crypto University

Jeremy Firster

Global Head of Enterprise
Partnerships

Cardano Foundation

Vugar Usi Zade

Chief Operating Officer

Bitget

Christian Gleich

International Ambassador

European Blockchain Association

Loren Roosendaal

Founder & Chairman

Galactic Entertainment

Robert Quartly Janeiro

CSO

Bitrue

Richard Muirhead

Managing Partner

Fabric Ventures LLP

Phillip Lord

President

Oobit

SAQR MASHHOR EREIQAT

Partner

TradeDog Group

Constantin Kogan

Partner

TradeDog VC

Mina Henin

Head of Sales

CryptoNewsZ

Tone Vays

Financial Analyst, Founder

Financial Summit

Samuel Huber

CEO

Landvault

Mario Nawfal

Founder and CEO

IBC Ventures

Maurizio Pedrazzoli Grazioli

Founder

Mr.M Podcast

Dr. Thomas Nägele

Founder & Managing Partner

NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC

Bader Al Kalooti

Head MEASAT

Binance

Toby Gilbert

Co founder and CEO

Coinweb

Alex Fazel

Chief Partnership Officer

Swissborg

Edul​ Patel

CEO & Co-founder

Mudrex

Assad Dar

Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer

Medieval Empires

Nikita Sachdev ​

CEO

Luna PR

Javier Salinas

Partner, Digital Asset and Blockchain Leader

BPM LLP

Rajeev Bamra

Senior VP and Head of Decentralized Finance and Digital Assets Strategy

Moody's Investors Service

Zara​ Zamani

COO & CoFounder

Neoki

Bundeep Singh Rangar

CEO

Fineqia

Bill Qian

Chairman

Cypher Capital

Tobias Bauer

Partner

Blockchain Founders Fund

Matthias Mende

Founder

Bonuz

Sjuul Follings ​

Founder & CEO

AltCryptoTalk

Karnika E. yashwant

Founder

KEY Difference (Accelerator & VC) Co-Founder, Forward Protocol

Michael van de Poppe

Founder

MN Trading BV

Mary Pedler

Founder

INPUT Communications

Taras​ Yavorskyy

General Partner

3x Capital

Laura K Inamedinova

CEO

LKI Consultancy

Monty C. M. Metzger

CEO & Founder

LCX

Jose F. Pereira ​

Partner

Caerus

Alex Belov ​

Founder

Coinstelegram

Daria Krasnova

Senior Editor

Beincrypto

Maria Vovchok

Podcast Host & Journalist

Dubai Blockchain Center

08.30
Registration and coffee

09:00
Welcome

Maria Vovchok, Podcast Host & Journalist, Dubai Blockchain Center

09.15
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

HEADLINER: Tron Dao’s Crypto DeFined

H.E. Justin Sun, Founder of TRON, Member of the HTX Global Advisory Board

09:30
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

FIRESIDE CHAT: Unlocking future trends in ETFs and institutional flows

Davinci Jeremie, Crypto Educator & Entrepreneur, Davinci Codes Software Design
Martin Bednall, CEO, Jacobi Asset Management
Maurizio Pedrazzoli Grazioli, Founder, Mr. M Podcast

Moderator
Daria Krasnova, Senior Editor, BeInCrypto

10.00
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

FIRESIDE CHAT: The yin and yang of crypto trading: DEX and CEX landscapes

  • Introduction to crypto trading ecosystems
  • How smart contracts and blockchain technology facilitate trustless trading
  • Comparing security measures in DEX and CEX platforms
  • Considerations for traders navigating both landscapes

Lennix Lai, Chief Commercial Officer, OKX
Carmen Tan, Chief Communications Officer, CoinW

Moderator:
Anton Golub, Founder & Chairman, SwissAssetDAO

10.25
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

KEYNOTE: New Tokenization experience

Gregorio Maiorano, Co-Founder, Global Market of Artification - GMA

10.40
BLOCKCHAIN REGULATIONS

KEYNOTE: The State of Crypto

Nick Spanos, Bitcoin Pioneer/Founder, Bitcoin Center NYC

11:00
Networking Break

11:30
BLOCKCHAIN REGULATIONS

PANEL: The legal labyrinth to navigating crypto regulations

  • Challenges of existing crypto regulations globally
  • Legal recognition and challenges for DAOs
  • Balancing transparency with privacy in web 3.0
  • Potential impact of regulatory developments on the web 3.0 economy

Nikhil Joshi, COO, EMURGO
Stefan Kimmel, CEO, M2
Lukasz Zeligowski, Founder & CTO, Kanga Exchange
Dr. Thomas Nägele, Managing Partner, NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC
Moderator:
Kevin Soltani, CEO, GIMA group, Managing Partner, Orthogonal Global Group

12:20
BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

FIRESIDE CHAT: Taxation and regulation in the blockchain era

  • Exploring how cryptocurrencies are taxed
  • Regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies
  • The challenges and complexities of international taxation for blockchain-based transactions
  • Providing insights into tax planning strategies to minimize tax liabilities

Javier Salinas, Partner, Digital Asset and Blockchain Leader, BPM LLP
Geoff McAlister, Managing Director, Hex Trust Markets

Moderator
Rudy Shoushany, Founder & Host DxTalks

13:00
Networking & Lunch break

14.00
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

PANEL: Innovating together: Understanding the collaborative potential of Blockchain and generative AI

  • Addressing concerns and misconceptions about AI replacing human labor
  • Speculating on future trends and developments in the blockchain and AI ecosystem
  • Enhanced security and trust: Safeguarding data integrity and privacy with AI and Blockchain
  • Regulatory hurdles: Challenges and opportunities amidst technological advancements

Sophia, Humanoid Robot, Hanson Robotics
Grey Jabesi, Founder, Crypto University
Saqr Mashhor Ereiqat, Partner, TradeDog Group
Talal Tabbaa, CEO, CoinMena
Amie Lin, Managing Partner, Yuzu Capital, PENTAIP Founder Fund
Raghav Reggie Jerath, Founder & CEO, Hydro
Christian Gleich, International Ambassador, European Blockchain Association
Moderator:
Maria Vovchok, Podcast Host & Journalist, Dubai Blockchain Center

15.00
BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

KEYNOTE: Empowering Entrepreneurs and Startups in the Blockchain Space

Dr Sameer Al Ansari, CEO, Rak Dao

15.20
BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

PANEL: Adaptive finance: integrating DeFi and CeFi

  • Evolution of financial systems: traditional, DeFi, and DeFi
  • Smart contracts: the foundation of DeFi
  • Interoperability between CeFi and DeFi
  • Collaborative innovations shaping the financial landscape

Kevin Soltani, CEO, GIMA group | Managing Partner, Orthogonal Global Group
Alexandre Elkrief, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, August (Prev. Fractal)
Monty Metzger, CEO & Founder, LCX
Robert Quartly Janeiro, CSO, Bitrue
Moderator:
Laura K Inamedinova, CEO, LKI Consultancy

16.00
Networking Break

16.30
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

KEYNOTE: AI that is a smart contract: why and how?

Dominic Williams, Founder & Chief Scientist, DFINITY Foundation

16.45
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

FIRESIDE: The psychology of bull markets: Understanding investor sentiment

  • Impact of influencers and celebrities on crypto prices
  • The psychological impact of tokenomics on investor perception
  • How social proof influences investment choices during bull markets
  • Navigating the fine line between revolutionary potential and market hype

Edul Patel, CEO & Co founder, Mudrex
Bader Al Kalooti, Head MEASAT, Binance
Moderator:
Mina Henin, VP of Sales, VAP Group

17.10
BLOCKCHAIN INFLUENCERS

PANEL: The power of social media: amplifying crypto influencers reach

  • How influencers can shape market sentiment and investor behavior
  • Driving growth through active community participation
  • Best practices for transparent promotion of crypto projects
  • Building and maintaining credibility with their audience

Carl Runefelt, Founder & CEO, The Moon Group
Alex Fazel, Chief Partnership Officer, Swissborg Ventures
Michael van de Poppe, CEO, MN Trading BV
Matthias Mende, Founder, Bonuz

Moderator:
Cristina Najera, Founder, Najera Ventures

17:50
Closing Remarks

18.00
The Networker - Official Drinks Reception, The Peacock Garden, Grand Hyatt

Have a drink and unwind with hundreds of top names in blockchain and AI surrounded by beautiful peacocks!

08.30
Registration and coffee

09.15
Welcome

Maria Vovchok, Podcast Host & Journalist, Dubai Blockchain Center

09:15
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

FIRESIDE CHAT: Wiring the future with DAOs and DApps

  • Understanding the role of blockchain in DAOs and DApp
  • Real-world applications of smart contracts in DAOs and DApps
  • Overcoming barriers to DApp adoption
  • Adaptive governance models in DAOs

Vugar Usi Zade, COO, Bitget
Toby Gilbert, Co-founder & CEO, Coinweb
Mario Nawfal, Founder and CEO, IBC Ventures
Moderator:
Nikita Sachdev, CEO, Luna PR

09.45
HEADLINER: Now we can disrupt money, mobile and identification with compelling use cases

David Chaum, Founder, XX Network

10.00
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

KEYNOTE: Emergence in AI & Web3: How lessons from nature will guide us to safe, aligned & highly human-centric digital experiences

Richard Muirhead, Managing Partner, Fabric Ventures

10:20
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

KEYNOTE: Forging Accessibility with User center products

Vivien Lin, Chief Product Officer, BingX

11.00
Networking coffee break

11.30
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

PANEL: Embarking on future-forward investments to navigate uncharted digital asset territory

  • Investor’s perspective on navigating regulations
  • The role of vision and strategic thinking in navigating uncharted territory
  • Balancing risk and return through diversified digital asset holdings
  • How to develop an adaptable investment approach

Bill Qian, Chairman, Cypher Capital
Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO, Fineqia
Jose F. Pereira, Partner, Caerus
Tobias Bauer, Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund
Alex Fazel, Chief Partnership Officer, Swissborg Ventures
Moderator:
Alex Mukhin, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Cryptomeria capital

12.20
BLOCKCHAIN IN ENTERPRISE

KEYNOTE: Transforming healthcare solutions with blockchain technology

Jordi Alexander, Chief Alchemist, Mantle

12.35
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

FIRESIDE CHAT: Emerging technologies are here to stay - and we’re not even started

Dr. Marwan Alzarouni, CEO, Dubai Blockchain Center
Moderator:
Christian Gleich, International Ambassador, European Blockchain Association

13.00
Networking and Lunch break

14.00
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

KEYNOTE: Crypto bull run: 5 undeniable facts that will make you rich in 2024

Adrian Zduńczyk, Twitter influencer & Entrepreneur

14.15
GAMING, METAVERSE AND NFTs

PANEL: The future game board: metaverse, NFTs, and the gamification of digital asset

  • Defining the metaverse and its evolution in the context of gaming.
  • Integrating NFTs as unique and tradable in-game items
  • Opportunities for innovation in the Web3 landscape.
  • Insights on Investments, funding in the context of gaming.

Assad Dar, Co Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Medieval Empires
Samuel Huber, CEO, LandVault
Constantin Kogan, Partner, TradeDog VC
Mdas, CEO & Founder, Cobox metaverse
Moderator:
Mary Pedler, Founder, INPUT Communication

15.00
GAMING, METAVERSE & NFTs

KEYNOTE: Metaverse 2024: navigating the new landscape of cultural and entertainment realms

Zara Zamani, Co Founder & COO, Neoki

15:20
FIRESIDE CHAT:

True Ownership's journey in driving Web3 gaming adoption

Assad Dar, Co Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Medieval Empires
Loren Roosendaal - Founder and Chairman, Galactic Entertainment

Moderator
Kevin Soltani, CEO, GIMA group, Managing Partner, Orthogonal Global Group

16.00
Networking break

16.30
BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

PANEL: CBDCs and the evolution of cross-border payments

  • Introduction to cross-border payments
  • CBDC architecture for cross-border efficiency
  • Smart contracts in cross-border finance
  • Legal frameworks for cross-border CBDCs

Phillip Lord, President, Oobit
Sofian Berrahal, Chief Business Officer, Nexpay
Jeremy Firster, Global Head of Enterprise Partnerships, Cardano Foundation
Rajeev Bamra, Senior VP and Head of Decentralized Finance and Digital Assets Strategy, Moody's Investors Service

Moderator:
Alex Belov, Co founder, Coinstelegram

17.15
Closing Remarks

17:30
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