Welcome to Helsinki Blockchain Conference 2016!

Presenting the Blockchain to Finland. In practice.
By Top Experts.

August 26 2016 - Finland, Helsinki, Microsoft Flux, Korkeavuorenkatu 35

About the event

Featured Speakers

Featured Startups


About the event

Welcome to the 1st Helsinki Blockchain Conference!

We are delighted to invite you to Helsinki Blockchain Conference 2016, the first high-profile Blockchain event to be held in Finland this year. You will have a unique opportunity to receive first-hand fintech insights from internationally recognized Blockchain experts, entrepreneurs and investors, who will share their experience of practical implementation of this innovative technology as well as their vision of the Blockchain future.

There is no way leaving the conference without getting inspired and feeling you have become part of something big, part of the Blockchain Revolution about to break out. If you are a Blockchainer in the making, don’t miss out on the next big thing since the invention of the Internet and Apple computers.

Join us at the conference, learn, network and put your knowledge into action. Blockchain is now!

Why should you discover Blockchain?

Venture Capital Investment in Blockchain startups exceeds $1.1 billion dollars

Number of Blockchain startups increased fourfold from a year ago

Huge investment growth: VC Investment in 2015 increased by 36% ($490mln), and Q1 2016 already exceed the amount invested in last 6 month of 2015

Blockchain project DAO raised $160mln – the biggest complain ever!

2 Biggest VC deals in 2016 were Blockchain-related ($115mln)

Big firms publicly focus on Blockchain, for ex. VISA, MASTERCARD, PAYPAL

Featured Speakers

Victoria Vaughan

Victoria Vaughan

CEO at Cointelegraph

Cointelegraph covers everything FinTech, Blockchain, Bitcoin, bringing you the latest news, prices, breakthroughs and analysis from across the future of money.

Peronet Despeignes

Peronet Despeignes

SpecialOps at Augur.net

Augur is a prediction market that rewards you for correctly predicting future real-world events.

Erik Vollstädt

Erik Vollstädt

Lead Ambassador at Bitnation

Bitnation is replacing the nation state oligopoly through offering cheaper and better governance services, with the help of the blockchain technology.

Nikolaus Kangas

Nikolaus Kangas

Co-Founder and CEO at LocalBitcoins.com

LocalBitcoins is one of the most popular Bitcoin exchanges in the world based in Helsinki.

Matej Michalko

Matej Michalko

Founder and director at DECENT

DECENT is a Decentralized Open-Source Content Distribution Platform that utilizes Blockchain to ensure Trust and Security.

Mads Emil Dalsgaard

Mads Emil Dalsgaard

CMO at Funderbeam

The world's first Blockchain-powered marketplace for trading early-stage investments.

Featured Startups


All Helsinki Time

Arrival, Coffee and Drinks, Networking


Intro to Blockchain:

  • What Blockchain is and isn’t?
  • What is Ethereum?
  • What is it capable of (smart contracts)?
  • What has it managed to do so far (financials, the team, Etherbased startups, etc.)


Status of Blockchain activities worldwide and what supports this?

  • What to expect in future?
  • Existing revolutionary projects


Coffee Break + Networking


Investment Agenda for Bitcoin, Blockchain and Ethereum.

Angel and VC investments in dynamics + Crowdfunding

  • Startup statistics - deals;
  • Financial statistics - market volume and investment dynamics recently and now;
  • Potential future perspectives.


Finnish Blockchain Environment


Startup Pitches + Q&A


Networking and closing the event