Stockholm Blockchain Forum will bring together experts across the globe

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The Stockholm Blockchain Forum taking place on April 11th has announced a stellar show in April with the headlining speakers Ivan Liljeqvist, Taavi Rõivas and Cherie Aimee. Exhibitors include AE, Caledo, Friend, CryptoSalary and ShellPay. The seats for the conference are now almost sold out.

On the 11th of April, Techbook is organising the first Stockholm Blockchain Forum at the Stockholm International Affairs in Älvsjö. The event is bringing together blockchain experts from across the globe to network, forge new business relationships and educate traditional industries on how to implement blockchain technologies. The event is designed along the lines of an online forum brought into a physical space, a concept championed by the former CEO of Optimizer Invest, Carla Maree Vella, who is appointed Director of Content for the event.

“What we are trying to do is to play a bit on the word ‘forum’. As we know in the world of the interwebs, a forum is where people communicate and share information and thoughts. A lot of the conferences I visited last year were very much one-way communication-style. The idea here is to be able to not only to listen to panels and keynotes, but to strategically involve delegates in the discussions through structured networking events and specialised exercises to pull questions out of the audience and have an expert panel discuss those topics,” says Carla Maree Vella.

The Stockholm Blockchain Forum has gathered a number of key players in the Swedish blockchain scene to take part, including companies and organisations such as SweBlocks Academy, Swedish Blockchain Association, ChromaWay, DGOV Foundation, inblockio, Safello, Tokenine, Bitbay, BTCX, ZBX, EOS SW/EDEN, and Flype.

The speaker line-up includes prominent names such as Ivan Liljeqvist, world-famous YouTuber under the name Ivan on Tech; Taavi Rõivas, Former Prime Minister of Estonia; and Cherie Aimée, ranked as the sixth most influential woman in blockchain across the globe.

The agenda of the one-day conference features the topics Regulation, DAOs and Decentralized Governance, Banking and Blockchain, Centralised vs Decentralized Exchanges, Banking Today and the Future Token Economy, a comprehensive Q&A session where the audience can engage experts on stage for any queries on blockchain use cases, as well as a number of Thought Leader interviews.

Delegates are expected to learn how blockchain can be implemented into particular business cases, in what ways it can be used to enhance customer and supplier relationships, ROI and operational efficiency, as well as the current status of the technology, regulation, feasibility of adoption and integration requirements. The day will also include a session on how tokenisation of assets can be realised in Sweden in accordance with the current financial regulations.

Delegates are suggested to reserve their seats quickly as the organisers are running out of available tickets with less than 50 seats remaining. The conference is sharing its expo floor with four other conferences and exhibitors can benefit from hundreds of key decision makers under one roof. The forum is sponsored by the exhibitors AE, Caledo, Friend, CryptoSalary and ShellPay. The Stockholm Blockchain Forum is a must-go for anyone who wish to dive deeper into the actual use cases of blockchain and network with C-Suite professionals as well as some of the most innovative start-ups in the field.

Info: http://stockholmblockchainforum.com/

Sthlm Fintech Week to host ground-breaking fintech conference

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On February 11-15, the community-driven Sthlm Fintech Week will host a five-day conference in the heart of Stockholm gathering the best of fintech from all across the Nordics. The event will be a platform for start-ups, banks, legislators and corporate representatives to meet and discuss opportunities and challenges within the fintech community.

Over the course of the week, more than 50 start-ups will meet with banks, representatives from the Government Offices and the Central Bank of Sweden.

Investors and representatives from academia will discuss new trends of Fintech, Regtech, Blockchain, Insurtech, Sustainability and Impact tech, Digitalization, Regulation and Nordic Collaboration, as well as offer opportunities of investment and fintech acceleration.

“Stockholm accounted for nearly 50% of total fintech investments in the Nordics in 2018″

Anna Gissler, Acting CEO of Stockholm Business Region, one of the conference’s partners and supporter.

Joining Stockholm Business Region as partner of the conference are Amazon Web Services, Wirecard, Itello, Capgemini, Trustly, SEB and Norrsken Foundation.

One of the highlights for me will be the Blockchain track. Happening tomorrow (Tuesday 12th Feb), the track will bring a diverse group of keynote speakers discussing topics varying from the state of the crypto market in the Nordics, equity tokens, next-generation dapps platform to brokerage as service, intelligent contracts and crypto regulation.

On Wednesday 13th Feb, the much awaited Sustainability and Impact Tech track is happening at Norrsken House – part of Norssken Foundation. A very interesting panel discussion about the impact of startups and their sustainable development goals (SDG) will open the day. The track will also bring sustainable business cases, like AidHedge that promises to identify and help manage financial risks in aid and sustainable development projects.

“Norrsken Foundation strives to make a positive impact on people and planet. Our coworking space, Norrsken House is a hub for the brightest people in tech, entrepreneurship and impact and so it follows that our doors are always open to events like Stockholm Fintech Week who bring world-changing entrepreneurs together to create something very special. We’re delighted to be involved”, Thom Feeney, General Manager, Norrsken House Stockholm said

Fintech + Decentralized: community hub FinDec launches in Sweden

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For years, Sweden has dominated the global innovation landscape and it is no different with the ongoing technological revolution where companies like Klarna and iZettle were put on the map. Although, Sweden has attracted two-thirds of the Nordic fintech investments, there hasn’t been a comprehensive national ecosystem.

This January, FinDec came to life as a physical and digital gathering place for Sweden’s fintech community, aiming to build a stronger ecosystem. The name FinDec is a reference to “Fintech” and “Decentralized” and will support fintech in general, including verticals for Regtech, Insurtech and Blockchain. Even before the launch, about 50 affiliated startups and established players have signed up, and strategic partnerships have been established with Helsinki Fintech Farm, Oslo Fintech Hub and Copenhagen Fintech.

Behind FinDec are industry veterans with extensive experience from the financial sector and tech industry. Among these are Mats Holmfeldt (Paynova, Resurs, Intrum, Swedbank, SEB), Anette Nordvall (business angel), Lars Arvidson (Ericsson), Stig Johansson (Finansinspektionen), and blockchain experts Daniel Zachrisson and Jens Frid to name a few.

In addition to coming investments in co-working, offices and physical gatherings, Findec will also launch a digital platform during the first quarter in order to be able to service all companies in the country with the same information and accessibility to networks, events, reports, mentors, advisors and investors.

Blockchain PR is a starting a content collab with FinDec

For more info about FinDec click here

Main photo: FinDec’s launch party at Embassy House