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Launch event – Crypto Valley Association Western Chapter

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Registration: free ticket (Eventbrite)

Location: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) – Polydôme.

Date: December 2, 2019 – 5pm to 9pm.


The Crypto Valley is now connecting Zug with Romandie. The Valley is Switzerland in its integrality, and beyond. To celebrate this major step, the Crypto Valley Association is officially launching its Western Switzerland Chapter on December 02 at EPFL, Lausanne. Join us to meet the dynamic local blockchain and crypto community.

During the event, a specific focus will be kept on crypto finance, digital assets and blockchain education. The association will be presenting its asset tokenization position paper.

This event is presented by Sygnum and organized with the support of the EPFL Blockchain Student Association.


17:00 – Registration
17:30 – Introduction
– Presentation Crypto Valley Association – Western Chapter
Jérôme Bailly, Chair – CVA Western.
– Presentation EPFL Blockchain Student Association
Gaspard Peduzzi, President – EPFL BSA
– MC: Emilie Raffo, Digital Finance Consultant – Crypto Valley Association

17:45 – Session 1: Bridging the gap between traditional and crypto finance

– Keynote by Sygnum
Martin Burgherr, Chief Client Officer – Sygnum
– Panel:
Quentin Issele, VP Financials Market – OKEx
Lucian Aguilar – Kraken
Ilya Volkov, CEO Co-founder – YouHodler
Martin Burgherr, Chief Client Officer – Sygnum
Moderated by Alexander Schell, Executive Director – Crypto Valley Association

18:30 – Session 2: Asset tokenization
– Presentation of Crypto Valley asset tokenization position paper
Florian Ducommun, Chair Asset Tokenization Working Group – Crypto Valley Association
– Panel:
Tina Balzli, Partner – PwC Legal Switzerland
Marcel Hostettler,  Partner – MME Legal
Katharina Lasota Heller, Managing Partner – LEXcellence
Athanasios T. Ladopoulos, Chief Investment Officer – Lapo Blockchain
Biba Homsy, National Expert – ISO
Moderated by Florian Ducommun, Founding Partner – HDC Law Firm

19:15 – Session 3: The role of education in blockchain and crypto
– Keynote
– Panel
Jiahau Xu, Research associate in Finance – EPFL
Jean-Marc Seigneur, Director of the Blockchain CAS – University of Geneva
Gaspard Peduzzi, President – EPFL Blockchain Student Association
Frederic Dumonal, Head of Continuing Education Division – CREA INSEEC group
Moderated by Bora Altuncevahir, Chair Education Working Group – Crypto Valley Association

20:00 – Networking cocktail
21:00 – Approximate meeting end

Registration: free ticket (Eventbrite)


Crypto Valley – Western Switzerland Chapter


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