Facebook’s Libra Coin one of the most debated topics in Hamburg

Hamburg, 16 July 2019 – BLOCKCHANCE 2019, the international blockchain conference at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, relies on high-tech start-ups for future-oriented blockchain and crypto currency solutions: With a prize money of €50,000, the Indian entrepreneur and international investor Dr. Evan Luthra and the globally active Startup Studio Inkubator are inviting to one of the first Blockchain Startup Awards in Hamburg. 

BlockRock Ventures, the first accelerator for blockchain and crypto currency topics in Hamburg, will also be presented at the Blockchain conference. The official launch will be announced at a press conference with Senator Westhagemann. With the Blockchain Kindergarten of the Hanseatic Blockchain Institute, the conference invites beginners to get interested in their own involvement in the growing Blockchain and Cryto community within the topics of “Blockchain Kindergarten” and “Building a physically Blockchain” programmes.

The BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019 will present further highlights and international partners for up to 750 conference participants from technology and science, business and finance, politics and society with a focus on blockchain start-ups. With Dr. Evan Luthra, BLOCKCHANCE welcomes one of the world’s leading investors in blockchain and crypto currency start-ups.

With the presentation of the Facebook white paper, the “Libra Coin” has become one of the new hot topics of the BLOCKCHANCE conference. Talks and panels will discuss the economic, financial and social effects of the global and private crypto currency. These include the possibility for Facebook and a total of 28 partners to issue their own e-money with the stable coin, to pay via messengers such as WhatsApp and to invest, trade and lend money in projects. Associated challenges for our civil society will be discussed.

Leading representatives from business and science in Hamburg see the special potential for blockchain technology in business and administration. 


Dr Sebastian Saxe, CDO of the Economics Authority BWVI and Port Authority HPA:

“It is my wish that Hamburg is a leader in digital technologies in Germany, possibly through the blockchain”


Reiner Brüggestrat, spokesman of the board of the Hamburger Volksbank:

“In the right hands the Blockchain can create wealth. The technology has my support if the cooperative idea is pursued.”


Christopher Nigischer, Managing Director of Blockchain Research Labs, Hamburg:

“The bottom line is the economic and social benefit: in the short term, for example, in logistics, and to some extent also in the financial sector. The potentials are already tangible and partly in the implementation phase.”

Together with the other highlights, the organisers will present new partners for BLOCKCHANCE 2019: Under the patronage of Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the organisers welcome the presenting partner BlockRock Ventures, the management consultancy Deloitte and the world’s largest and Chinese Bitcoin mining company Bitmain. At BLOCKCHANCE, Bitmain will present itself to the European market as an exhibitor and sponsor. The Lübeck catering company Scoom could be won as exclusive food partner. For the first time, Bitcoin will be accepted as a means of payment at the stands of the Chamber of Commerce.



Blockchain for the future of Hamburg: 55% discount for students

The international conference is part of the Blockchain Summer – blockchainsummer.com – a series of top-class events in Hamburg about Distributed Ledger Technologies. The participation in the two-day conference costs 280-450,- € plus fees. A visit to the Blockchain fair is possible for 40,- €. Students receive a 55% discount on conference tickets upon presentation of a certificate. Selected network and media partners also offer special friends & family discounts with special discount codes.

All information about the BLOCKCHANCE Conference can be found at www.blockchance.eu

Details on the “BC19 Evan Luthra Startup Award” in Hamburg can be found at Medium



Press conference + photo opportunity BLOCKCHANCE 2019

with Economics Senator Michael Westhagemann

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 2 p.m.

Osborne Clarke, Reeperbahn 1, 20359 Hamburg, Germany

Registration: media@blockchance.eu

Snacks and drinks will be served.


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The BLOCKCHANCE Conference at a glance: 


  • BLOCKCHANCE Conference Hamburg 2019 – The Future of Social Economics
  • International trade conference, user fair and networking platform
  • Conference and trade fair from Friday, 16.08.2019 to Saturday, 17.08.2019
  • Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (“New Stock Exchange”), Adolphsplatz 1, Hamburg
  • Organizer: Fabian Friedrich, BLOCKCHANCE UG, Board of Directors INATBA
  • Patron: Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the City of Hamburg
  • More than 55 national and international speakers from the Blockchain ecosystem
  • rd. 750 conference topics from business, science, technology, politics, etc.
  • rd. 1,500 trade fair visitors, mainly users from business and administration 
  • Information and tickets at www.blockchance.eu

A detailed and continuously updated fact sheet, a one-pager with text modules, a CV of the organiser as well as photos, logos and graphics for the BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019 can be found online in our media content section at www.bit.ly/BC19MediaContent

For interviews and background information on the conference, the organiser will be happy to be at your personal disposal. We can arrange regional, national or international experts to provide you with background information on blockchain technology. Please include our contact persons in your expert contacts.


BLOCKCHANCE Conference 2019



BLOCKCHANCE organizer:

Fabian Friedrich

+49 (0) 176 – 61 69 57 71


BLOCKCHANCE media relations:

Thomas Keup

+49 (0) 171 – 4 18 00 84 


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