The online event will feature some of the biggest names in crypto and assess the Bitcoin halving in light of five aspects.

Switzerland, May 11th 2020 — The Crypto Valley Association (CVA), the leading global cryptocurrency and blockchain technology ecosystem, will host a special Bitcoin Halving event titled ‘Half is More’ this Thursday, 14th May to mark the third Bitcoin halving. The online gathering will take the form of five fireside chats featuring some of the most prominent companies across the digital asset space, with networking sessions followed by a virtual concert and later a lounge with a DJ.

Emi Lorincz, one of CVA's new board members explains: “There are numerous events happening around the halving and the highlights of our event are threefold; we curated this gathering to bring together some of the most notable names and brilliant minds of the industry to analyse the halving from five aspects, and  to hold virtual networking after the discussions take place.”

Alejandro De La Torre, VP of, who will discuss mining, added: “Since this event happens after the halving I look forward to sharing my assessment with the Crypto Valley community on how miners have been impacted throughout the occasion.”

Contributing to the first fireside chat is Pascal Gauthier, CEO of Ledger, who will be addressing the topic of security and the outlook for Ledger after the halving. Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares, who has invested in various bitcoin related companies over the past seven years, will give her perspective from the investments angle. For the topic “Building on Bitcoin” Elizabeth Stark, Co-founder and CEO of Lightning Labs, will share her thoughts on the halving, while Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at, will guide the audience through the main differences between this and the prior two halvings.

In the second half of the event Dominic Lohnberger, Head of Brokerage at Sygnum Bank, will give his perspective from the view of a Swiss crypto bank and share the vision and mission of the bank post-halving.

We are excited to announce that the celebration after the keynote will be kicked off by Tatiana Moroz an American folk singer-songwriter, activist, and entrepreneur. She will be surprising us with a few of her finest songs and share her thoughts on what this halving reminds us of.

“When we gather on 14th May for our next #CVAvirtualseries, our esteemed experts will be on hand to share their immediate thoughts on the halving event. While the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has undercut the global economy, the spirit of collaboration and decentralization that has defined the growth of the Crypto Valley has endured, and we are already seeing a higher level of global engagement thanks to our digital event series,” concluded Jérôme Bailly, Executive Director of the Crypto Valley Association.

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About Crypto Valley Association

Founded in January 2017, the Crypto Valley Association is a not-for-profit association established to support the development and dissemination of cryptographic technologies, blockchain, and other distributed ledger technologies by supporting startups and other companies in Switzerland and internationally. Crypto Valley’s mission is to shape an open, free, and prosperous financial services industry of the future.