Be Part of the World Bitcoin Forum 2014 - 1. and 2. September 2014 - Bonn, Germany close

Several tracks will lead you through the the hottest topics. The worldwide best experts will enlighten you along the path.

Experts in Payment

Jonathan Levin

Jonathan Levin is a postgraduate economist at the University of Oxford whose research focuses on Virtual Currencies. He is the convenor of the Oxford Virtual Currencies Working Group, an interdisciplinary working group focussed on the economic and social implications of Virtual Currencies. Recently, he cofounded Coinometrics, a website dedicated to producing new methods of measuring […]

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Michael Geike

Vorstand / CEO (Smart Equity AG)

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Stanislav Wolf is a consultant with a passion for digital currencies, he is an investor in several bitcoin start-ups, co-founder of the first bitcoin conference in Germany and organizer of the World-Bitcoin-Forum. He explored the possibilities of digital currencies during his studies at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and was one of the first […]

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In 2012 Jochen Siegert has joined Bigpoint, a leading publisher of Onlinegames. As Managing Director he leads the global monetization entity of Bigpoint in Luxembourg and in his role as Director of Payment Systems he is overseeing the in-house payment service provider that is connected to 200+ payment methods serving 330+ million customers in 150 countries. Jochen looks back […]

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Experts in E-Commerce


Achim Himmelreich holds a Dipl.-Kfm. Degree from the University of Cologne and worked as an independent consultant and lecturer before he joined Mücke, Sturm & Company in 2006. The focus of his work lies on E-and M-commerce as well as Social Media. From the very beginning he accompanied the enormous changes that the digital revolution has brought by […]

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Experts in Money & Society

Brian Fabian Crain

Brian Fabian Crain is a Berlin-based economist and entrepreneur. He’s the founder and co-host of the Epicenter Bitcoin Podcast, Europe’s leading Bitcoin podcast, which features in-depth discussions of news and developments in the Bitcoin world as well as interviews with innovative people in the Bitcoin community. Brian is also the founder and organizer of the […]

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Simon Dixon

Simon Dixon is the CEO & co-founder of & author of the book ‘Bank to the Future’. An active banking reformer and director of the UK CrowdFunding Association and UK Digital Currency Association (UKDCA), who regularly speaks on the future of finance to governments, businesses, investors and financial institutions. An ex-investment banker that left […]

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Daniel Neis [CEO / KOINA AG], 41, business economist, has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and founder, as a consultant for start-ups and as a visionary strategist with a focus on management, marketing and sales. He was owner and manager of a sales agency and has operated a global trade agency for renewable commodities. In recent years […]

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Jörg Platzer is a founding member of the CECG (Crypto Economics Consulting Group, a Berlin based think-tank founded in 2011). He runs ROOM77 and has initiated projects like the Bitcoinkiez and Crypto-Charity.

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is a media entrepreneur based in Berlin (Germany). He is the founder and organiser of Bitcoin Exchange Berlin (BXB), Europe’ first in-person Bitcoin exchange. Being interested in Austrian economy and monetary systems for some years, Aaron has blogged about Bitcoin since June 2011. In his main job he is the managing director of Bitfilm Networks […]

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Experts in Law & Compliance

Tanja Aschenbeck-Florange

Partner/Rechtsanwältin Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht Osborne Clarke

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Thomas Nagel

Rechtsanwalt Osborne Clarke

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Umberto Piattelli

Partner Osborne Clarke

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David Blair

Partner/Legal Director, UK Osborne Clarke

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Lutz Auffenberg

Attorney Lutz Auffenberg advises financial service providers regarding regulation and licenses required (such as a BaFin license). German law requires those licenses for most businesses dealing with cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin and Litecoin). Lutz is one of three WINHELLER attorneys that have worked on challenging domestic and international Bitcoin cases. The three of them have […]

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Julian Schneider is attorney-at-law in Bonn. He provides legal counseling and representation in disputes in relation to Bitcoin and other crypto currencies which particularly comprises statutory regulation, contract law and consumer protection law.

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Experts in Crowdsourcing & Funding

Michael Gebert

Michael Gebert is an entrepreneurial senior executive with an excellent track record of organizational leadership in business administration, consistently engaging in dynamic sales and marketing and comprehensive project management He one of Germany’s leading crowdsourcing /innovation and funding expert and thought leader. PhD thesis on : crowdsourced innovations and risks involved. He is a Keynote speaker and […]

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Experts in Investment & Finance

Jeroen Blokland

Jeroen Blokland works as a portfolio manager at Robeco, a prominent independent asset manager from the Netherlands. He manages several multi asset portfolios for both institutional and retail clients. He regularly writes columns about financial markets on and his own blog ( You can follow him on Twitter, @jsblokland

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Experts in Technology

Josh Zerlan

As Butterfly Lab’s VP of Product Development and Chief of Operations, Mr. Zerlan is responsible for operations within Butterfly Labs Innovation team, as well as long term product evolution and development. He has an excellent track record of identifying industry trends, capitalizing on upcoming product and service vacuums that will present vital opportunities for fast, […]

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Gavin Wood

Dr. Gavin Wood, MEng, PhD. Born in Lancaster (UK), Gavin has been programming computers since he can remember. He graduated from the University of York twice, gaining a Masters degree and Doctorate in Computer Science and leaving the ‘Moodbar’, a popular visualisation on the Linux platform, in his wake. He spent some time working in the […]

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