Blockchain Storm Zurich

Event Info

Wed 20 Jan, 2016 from 9:00am - 6:00pm
University of Zurich
Zurich, CH
Cost: CHF 395 onwards


Zero Field Labs 


in collaboration with 

Swiss Finance Institute

University of Zurich 


Blockchain STORM Switzerland 

A Full Day Conference - Blockchain & Banks 

Register here: 

20 January 2017

Path-breaking, Aspirational, Invigorating !


Hey adventurers, what’s on the menu this New Year?

Blockchain Storm Zurich

“The yet unexplored potential of Blockchain Technology -

What hasn’t been conjured up yet? What has missed the imagination of Blockchain adventurers so far? “  

What : Blockchain Storm Zurich

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Full Day Sessions 

with the most influential thinkers , movers and shakers , talent force of tomorrow in Blockchain 

Venue : Zurich , Switzerland (TBC)

When : 20 January 2017 9 am to 6 pm

What’s cool this New Year: Blockchain in Zurich

You can join us for a weekend skiing break in the Alps near Davos after the Conference on Friday!

We successfully hosted Blockchain Storm Geneva 30 Sep 2016 



Agenda & Key Themes 


1. Blockchain & Banking

Title: Blockchain Banking 2020 vision 

Disruption or Seamless integration?


2. Blockchain’s Potential to transform 

The future of Financial Services Infrastructure

Title: The changing landscape & new services to emerge


3. Blockchain & Regulation 

“Countries Blockchain Readiness”

“Regulation – The untold story”


4. Blockchain & Capital Markets

What Blockchain solutions are in the making?


5. Blockchain & Investment Management

Automated Compliance & Proxy Voting


6. Blockchain & Deposits/Lending 

Syndicated Loans & Trade Finance


7. Blockchain Stacked with other Key Tech trends

– Cloud

 – IoT

– Big Data


– Robotics

– Cyber Security


8. Blockchain Startup Showcase

Tomorrow’s Ideas : New Product Demo Zone


30 minute Sessions 

1. The Mega trends unleashed by Blockchain 

2. Industrial Mashups 

3. Blockchain & the Sharing Economy 


Watch our Video

2 Years of.. Fintech Storm 


Our Distinguished Speakers 


Keynote Speaker

Charles Hoskinson  

CEO, Input Output  


Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado at Boulder to study Analytic Number Theory prior to moving into cryptography via industry exposure.

His professional experience includes founding three Cryptocurrency related start-ups- Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK- and a variety of colorful positions in the public and private sector. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in September of 2013.

His current projects focus on education of cryptocurrency topics, evangelism of decentralization and making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream.


Andreas Kubli (TBC)

Group Managing Director, UBS 



Arifa Khan  

CEO Zero Field Labs


Arifa Khan is a London based Blockchain Researcher, a seasoned Banking & finance, strategy and

operations executive, with over 15 years experience in Investment banking,

Leveraged Finance/ Financial Sponsors Coverage/ Debt Products & Credit.

She has worked with two suisse banks Credit Suisse & UBS.

She currently advises Government of India on infrastructure financing.

Her profile features in Femtech Leaders. ( )

Arifa's latest project is setting up a Blockchain eco-system in India through a Blockchain Excellence Centre,

a Blockchain Startup Accelerator, and a fund for Blockchain Startups. 


Arifa is Member Wharton UK Alumni Club Committee, Founder Europe-India Conclave & Fintech Storm.


Alex Leverington  (TBC)

Ethereum Core  



Bruce Pon 

CEO BigChain DB 



BigchainDB unlocks the promise of blockchains.

BigchainDB enables the tokenization of any asset, which can then be stored and transferred 

without the need for trusted intermediaries. 

Our blockchain database is for enterprises that want to implement trading systems, clearing and settlement, 

decentralized energy grids, IoT and supply chain use cases, without sacrificing scale, security or performance. 

With 200,000 transactions per second, petabytes of capacity, sub-second latency and a rich query language, 

BigchainDB looks, acts and feels like a database but has blockchain characteristics. 

BigchainDB brings the key features of blockchain; decentralized control, immutability 

and asset autonomy to databases.


Eddy Travia 

CEO Coinsilium 



Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technologies and CEO of Coinsilium

the first London-quoted blockchain investment firm. 

In 2013, following nine years as a private equity fund manager in Greater China, 

Eddy co-founded Seedcoin, the world’s first global incubator of digital currency startups, 

and was recognized a year later as one of the ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ in Blockchain 

along with Marc Andreessen and Roger Ver at the Blockchain Awards 2014 in Amsterdam. 

Eddy has led investments in more than 16 cutting-edge blockchain startups world-wide 

including FactomRSK LabsMagnr and SatoshiPay

He is also the co-founder of Block Chain Space, the first blockchain startup accelerator

in Europe which launched in February 2016 in Barcelona.


Mathias Bucher   

CEO, Diamond Coin 



Dr. Mathias Bucher holds a PhD in finance from the University of Zurich

and a Masters in Economics from HEC Lausanne and Universidad Carlos III Madrid.

He lectures Blockchain Technology and Investment Strategies at

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

He is also the founder and CEO of,

a company specializing in blockchain solutions and -consulting.

The flagship product of is Diamond Coin,

the globally first digital currency fully collateralized by high-grade diamonds.

Mathias was the co-founder of AllMountain Capital, where he managed over USD 100m.

AllMountain Capital’s flagship fund won the Investors Choice Award

for the Best Emerging Managed Futures Fund 2012.

Before, he was a Portfolio Manager for the Alternative Investment Company Horizon21.

Mathias started his career as a Consultant for for the Strategy Consulting Firm McKinsey & Co.


Spiros Margaris 

Margaris Advisers 




Simon Ousager



Prior to joining Chainalysis in July 2016 Simon did independent blockchain consulting 

out of Copenhagen where he consulted, presented and held conferences for clients 

such as The Danish National Bank, The Danish Parliament, and several of the largest 

Danish banks and financial IT infrastructure providers as well as 

The Danish Financial Services Union and the Danish Bankers Association. 

Simon comes from a background in natural science.

He holds a Bachelors degree in genetics and biotechnology from the University of Copenhagen.


Prof Willi Brammertz 

Author Unified Financial Analysis 

Brammertz Consulting




More Speakers to be announced soon..



Event Overview

Switzerland is the Mecca of Banking!

Britain & Europe bring together the best of many worlds, some of which intersect.

World leaders preside here over trillions of dollars of investment

Fortune 500 companies, the mighty firms in Banking & Finance

World’s strongest workforce in Accountancy, Finance and Legal industries

The most thriving fintech community, a nurturing eco-system of Technology companies

Investment funds, accelerators, incubators, academia, inventors

Thought leaders, researchers, coders, designers

and all those pushing at the frontier of human of development.

And a very friendly Government and Regulator.

The confluence of several conducive conditions make London a global launchpad

for the new race of Blockchainers!

We at Fintech Storm have brought together stakeholders in Banking, Finance, Payments

Fintech and Blockchain over the past two years.

In our continued tradition of celebrating excellence and presenting the most avant-garde technologies

We are bringing together Blockchain brains at Blockchain Storm in Zurich right after Davos!

Where you meet key players from around the world in a relaxed atmosphere

to catch the last glimmer of summer at exquisite swiss locales

While debating, ideating, shaping, imaging, and creating all things Blockchain.

Come to the Origin of Banking – Switzerland!

This year we have chosen the very swiss and pristine Zurich.

With Swiss Alps of Bernina Diavolezza enticing us over the weekend.

We will meet you at our next exotic destination!



Coming Soon!

Blockchain India Summit 6 Dec 2016 New Delhi Shangri La Hotel



Blockchain Storm calls for Academic Papers for the competition 

Blockchain and Man 2016” 

Is another industrial revolution afoot, in the form of Blockchain ? 

In the ongoing relationship between Man and Machine, what are the catalysts ? 

Will man be able to  leverage blockchain to the collective advantage of humanity? 

– Mystery Prize for the winning paper submission – Sponsored by Knowledge Sponsor 

Papers to be submitted by 25 September 2016

Shortlisted entries will be invited to present at Blockchain Storm Zurich!


Want to sponsor or exhibit at the most though-elevating day 

you will see over the most refreshing debate on Blockchain? 

Get in touch today! 


Let’s go to Blockchain Storm Zurich ! 

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See our past events at


At Blockchain and Banking – the theme for September 2016 in Geneva

We explore how Blockchain is reshaping strategy of Banks across the world

How can Banks respond better to the Blockchain Effect?


Have questions about Blockchain STORM Zurich 20 January 2017 ? Contact Blockchain Storm



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