NEXT BLOCK Conference

Tel Aviv-Yafo , Israel

About NEXT BLOCK Conference

You will hear from some of the most influential people in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Our speakers include industry leaders and visionaries who have helped shape the phenomenon which has changed the world as we knew it.

2018 marked a major shift in the crypto market. Prices crashed, traditional ICOs declined in popularity and security tokens have started to gain more traction. Similarly, blockchain technology is also facing new challenges due to the need for user-friendly products and real-world adoption.

Even investors have matured, becoming more sophisticated and discerning and in this iteration of the NEXT BLOCK Conference we will discuss all these developments and more for this year, the drive towards clarity and how things are looking for crypto in 2019.


• Engaging Discussions
NEXT BLOCK is known to put up a good show. If you’ve been looking for a blockchain event which engages, educates and leaves an impact, this is it.

• Exceptional Exposure
Building on the success of our stellar event in Kyiv, NEXT BLOCK Sofia will be bigger and better, offering unparalleled opportunities for exposure, whether you’re a blockchain professional, business, fund or startup - there is something for everyone.

• Amazing Networking
NEXT BLOCK prides itself in bringing together the best minds, leaders, and visionaries from the crypto and blockchain space. For you, this translates into amazing networking opportunities and a chance to develop relationships that can make all the difference.


David Weild IV
Chairman and CEO Weild & Co
Alex Mashinsky
Founder and CEO Celsius Network
Asher Idan
Global DLT expert, Strategic Advisor Startup-Nation
Robert Cohen
Director and Head NKB Group
Naeem Aslam
Columnist with Forbes, Chief Market Analyst ThinkMarkets
Gianluca Massini Rosati
Founder and CEO Xriba
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Jan Sammut
Founder and CEO RefToken
Ralph Liu
Founder and CEO MuleChain
Tal Elyashiv
Founder and Managing Partner Securitize
Motti Peer
Co-CEO Blonde 2.0
Dr James Muscat Azzopardi
Partner, Advocates and Director Credence
Sandris Murins
Co-founder Index Protocol
Michael Pearl
Head of Content and Intelligence Finance Magnates
Aviv Lichtigstein
Guy Yanpolskiy
Ambassador Krypton Events
Vincenzo Belpiede
Emil Shekerdzhiiski
Yael Tamar
Guido Schmitz-Krummacher
Blockchain & Crypto Currency Advisor Attorney Law
Walter Komarek
Co founder, Advisor, CIO Betmatch
Greg Limon
Co founder DigiMax
Eran Tirer
Founder & CEO Ledgertech AG
Isaac Thomas
CEO & Co-Founder Vegan Nation
Aviya Arika
Head Aviya Law
Ilan Tzorya
Founder & CEO Krypton Capital
Eyal Hertzog
Cofounder and product architect Bancor
Arifa Khan
Tal Itzhak Ron
Chairman and CEO Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.

NEXT BLOCK Conference Interviews

Asher Idan
Could you tell us what you will talk about at the event? What is your opinion about this event?
From 50 million Blockchain users to 500 million. A very good conference.
Dr James Muscat Azzopardi
Can you tell us about your topic at the event? What is your opinion about this event?
NextBlock was excellent! Very well organised and a very high level of speakers/panels. The numbers weren't huge but the vibe was positive and networking was amongst the best I've attended. The title was "Regulating the Edges - licensing investment pools and token brokers".
Sandris Murins
Could you tell us about your role at the event? What is your opinion about this event?
At this conference I participated in panel discussion on topic of industry consolidations. We talked about trends for 2019. I see several ones: 1) delisting coins; (2) consolidation of exchanges (M&A and bankrupcy); (3) proffesionalisation (crypto derivatives, etf..etc.). It was good comparing comparing other events in new era of crypto.
Yael Tamar
Could you tell us about your role at the event?
Hi, I was a part of a panel "Gamblers to Investors." My expertise lies in the knowledge of the market trends when it comes to crypto investment from private and institutional and the hurdles for the institutional investors.


9:15 - 9:45
Welcoming Coffee

9:45 - 10:00
Opening Remarks
by Conference Chairperson

10:00 - 10:45
Keynote Speech By

10:45 - 11:45
Panel discussion
"From Gamblers to Investors: With an Increase in Blockchain and Crypto Adoption, has the Typical Investor Profile Changed?"
Naeem Aslam, Columnist with Forbes, Chief Market Analyst of ThinkMarkets
Robert Cohen, Director of Principal Investment and Head of NKB Capital
Gianluca Massini Rosati, Founder and CEO presso Xriba
Tal Elyashiv, Funder and Managing Partner, SPiCE VC Founder, Securitize
Yael Tamar ,Founder, Top of Blockchain

11:45 - 12:15
Coffee break

12:15 - 12:45
Keynote Speech By


12:45 - 13:30
Panel discussion
“Startup Investment with Tokens in 2019: How Market Trends have Shaped the Market and What to Expect”
Motti Peer, Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0, Award-winning Global PR Agency
Jan Sammut, Founder and CEO at RefToken
Walter Komarek, Co founder, Advisor, Co founder, CIO betmatch
Greg Limon, Co founder DigiMax (

13:30 - 14:45

14:30 - 15:00
“From 50 million Blockchain users to 500 million” By
Asher Idan, Ph.D, Global DLT expert, Strategic Advisor at Startup-Nation

15:00 - 16:00
Panel discussion
“Consolidation in 2019- what level of consolidation will we see in 2019 and has it already started?”
Michael Pearl, Head of Content and Intelligence at Finance Magnates
Sandris Murins, Co-founder of Index Protocol, Iconiq Lab and FIC network
Aviv Lichtigstein, Founder of
Eran Tirer, Founder & CEO, Ledgertech AG
Isaac Thomas, CEO & Co-Founder of VeganNation

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break

16:30 - 16:45
Presentation “Blockchain technology turning hard copies into immutable docs” By
Emil Shekerdzhiiski CTO at Lynx, Startup Angel

16:45 - 17:45
Panel discussion
“Regulating the Edges - licensing investment pools and token brokers”
Aviya Arika, Head of Aviya Law
Ralph Liu, Founder and CEO, MuleChain, Inc.
Dr James Muscat Azzopardi, Partner in Muscat Azzopardi & Associates, Advocates and Director of Credence
Guido Schmitz-Krum, Blockchain & Crypto Currency Advisor Attorney at Law

17:45 - 18:00
Closing Remarks
by Conference Chairperson

20:00 - 23:00
Start of the After-Party
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Dec 12, 2018, 9:15 AM , IST (UTC +2)
Dec 12, 2018, 11:00 PM , IST (UTC +2)
EUR 125–500
TASE - The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Conference Center
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