BLOCKWALKS 2018 - Blockchain in public

Bratislava , Slovakia

About BLOCKWALKS 2018 - Blockchain in public


BLOCKWALKS is the first conference of its kind – connecting top level governmental officials and advanced technology speakers from around the world. The ambition of this year’s BLOCKWALKS is to open discussion on utilizing blockchain in the public sector and thus shaping an efficient public service.

The industrial revolution in digitization and the rapid growth of blockchain technology is set to play a key role in advancing the public sector. Over the coming years, they will become irreplaceable and will strongly affect broader changes in our society as a whole. BLOCKWALKS has been organized to start an ongoing dialogue of how these changes can and will affect us and how these changes can be used for our good and progress.

Using blockchain technology has a big potential even in the public sector. BLOCKWALKS will allow specific government officials to see pilot projects dealing with the implementation of this technology in the public sector.

Key topics:

Vision - future of the public sector using blockchain technology
Real Examples - real examples of how blockchain is shaping public sector
Issues - the question of security, cyber security, taxation, regulation, and others

Specific speeches will be complemented by the panel discussion and professional networking among governmental officials, investors, enthusiasts, exhibitors, educators, professors, professionals and developers in the area of new technologies. We are convinced that the voice and knowledge of renowned speakers and experts will set the right direction in debates during this conference.


Yiannis Menelaou
Co-Founder, CEO
Founder of Smart Contracts | Computer Scientist | CEO
Max Kaye
Co-founder and CTO, SecureVote, Australia
Julio Alejandro
CEO | Jada Consulting
Max Wang
Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder | LCX
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Paul Rieger
advocate of blockchain technology for real-world use cases


08:00 - 09:00
Registration + Breakfast
09:00 - 09:10
Openning speech of His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic Mr. Peter Kažimír
Openning speech of His Excellency Vice-President of the European Commission Mr. Maroš Šefčovič
Vision - The future of the public sector using blockchain technology
09:10 - 09:30
A Hasty Marriage? The Future of Government and Blockchain Over The Next Two Decades
By Max Kaye | Co-founder and CTO | SecureVote and FLUX, Australia
09:30 - 09:50
How to Save 10% of all the Public Expenses, by Tokenizing Public Assets in the Blockchain
By Asher Idan, PhD | Lecturer and Consultant | Israeli universities (Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan)
09:50 - 10:10
The Applied Austrian Economics into Immigration and Lifestyles
By Julio Alejandro | CEO | Jada Consulting
10:10 - 10:25
Blockchain in Public Registries - where it makes sense
By prof. Ing. Ivan Kotuliak, PhD. | Professor | Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies
10:25 - 11:00
Keynote Speech about SmartContracts and history of money
By Nick Szabo | Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts pioneer
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
Real examples - How blockchain is shaping the public sector
11:30 - 11:50
Swedish Land Registry and its real example of blockchain usage
By Henrik Hjelte | CEO | ChromaWay, Sweden
11:50 - 12:05
Crypto Exchange- the future of finance ? The imagination, regulation and realization
By Max Wang | Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder | LCX
12:05 - 12:25
Certifications on the blockchain at University of Nicosia
By Yiannis Menelaou | Co-Lecturer at University of Nicosia and Managing Director of Lykke Cyprus | Lykke Exchange
12:25 - 12:45
Uses and limitations of blockchain use in the public sector
By Jamie Berryhill | Blockchain lead for the public governance director | OECD, France
12:45 - 13:00
TV or Swimming Class? How Blockchain Can Solve The Social Benefit Dilemma
By Paul Rieger | Advocate of blockchain technology for real-world use cases
13:00 - 13:15
European Blockchain Partnership and the ongoing work between the European Commission and the Member States to develop a European Blockchain Services Infrastructure
By Bruno Alves | Policy Advisor, European Commission Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT)
13:15 - 14:15
Lunch break
Issues - The question of security, cyber security, taxation, regulation and others
14:15 - 14:30
Why should cyber risk be our biggest concern
By Dagfinn Buset | Partner and Head of BDO Security and emergency services
14:30 - 14:45
Blockchain for public services
By Tom Wilkinson | Head of MI and Analytics | Department For International Development, UK
14:45 - 15:00
The biggest challenges of regulation in Crypto
By David Stancel | Cryptocurrency Specialist, Trader and Researcher
15:00 - 15:15
Advantages which Malta grants from a tax point of view
By Josef Mercieca | Tax Partner | BDO Malta
15:15 - 15:30
Why did Hungary decide to create friendly environment and regulation of the blockchain technology and how it ended up in a nationwide blockchain strategy
By Örs Országh | Chief Innovation Officer at InterTicket, Deputy CEO | Blockchain Competence Center, Hungary
15:30 - 15:45
Reinventing Identity
By Maciek Laskus | Founder |
15:45 - 16:00
Cyber war and critical infrastructures: building on blockchain to kill security theatre before it kills us
By Liraz Siri | CEO | TabooKey, Israel
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 - 17:30
Pannel Discussion – Ask me anything
17:30 - 18:00
Moonwalk Award ceremony


Oct 10, 2018, 9:00 AM , CET (UTC +1)
Oct 10, 2018, 6:00 PM , CET (UTC +1)
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