April 10, 2020, Zug, Switzerland – The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) announces its first online event with networking in the digital format: “Stablecoins Before and After COVID-19” to be held on April 17th, 14-00 CEST.

Up until the present, many traders continue to use stablecoins as a hedging mechanism, payment option (cross border and deposits/withdrawals to exchanges) and as savings/store of value. Also, we’ve recently seen how the rise of decentralized currencies brings us new and unique functions. However, during this current economic crisis ignited by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), how will the use cases and benefits of stablecoins start to change? 

Now, distributed ledger technology, decentralized currencies, and more specifically, stablecoins have an incredible opportunity to impact the way we navigate finance. At this first-ever Crypto Valley Association online event, representatives from traditional and crypto financial institutions will gather to examine the evolution of stablecoins up until their present impact and their potential for the future.

Participants include:

  • Josh Goodbody - Director of European and Latin American Growth and Institutional Business at Binance;
  • Alexander Suhobokov - Head of Fintech at Dukascopy Bank;
  • Martin Burgherr - Chief Clients Officer of Sygnum;
  • Arnaud Salomon - Founder and CEO of Mt. Pelerin;
  • Gustav Arentoft, Business Development Europe, Maker Foundation;
  • Ilya Volkov - CEO, co-founder of YouHodler;
  • Biba Homsy, Crypto Valley Head of Regulation Working Group;
  • Jérôme Bailly - Executive Director at Crypto Valley Association.

Host & moderator of the event: Emi Lorincz - Chair Crypto Valley - Western Chapter / Director Sales Ledger Vault.

The format for this event is unique in the sense that it’s the CVA’s first, fully online event. It’s also the first major cryptocurrency summit featuring video-based, online networking sessions. The event features four sectors. First, attendees will first enjoy short and informative speeches from each speaker focusing on their individual thoughts on stablecoins and their economic impact. The second section is a panel discussion where the moderator will ask the panel of speakers three, predetermined questions on the subject matter. Next, the event will open the floor to the audience to partake in a live Q&A. Users that get picked will be on camera and present their questions to the entire audience and speakers. 

Finally, the event will move into individual, themed conference rooms where attendees can engage in online networking sessions.

At the event, Jérôme Bailly, Executive Director at Crypto Valley Association says:

“This is a monumental time for the world economy and presents a huge opportunity for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Stablecoins I believe are going through a unique transformation right now as people crave some sort of innovative safe haven that’s far superior to the traditional options. I’m excited to hear our talented list of speakers share their expertise on this topic as we all learn what’s in store for the future. I’m also very happy to launch the first episode of the Crypto Valley online events series.” 

Following up on the uniqueness of this event’s format, Ilya Volkov CEO of YouHodler.com and a Crypto Valley Western Chapter Officer states:

“Everybody knows that the most valuable part of any traditional event is in networking following plenary sessions and official parts. Obviously it’s the main pros for offline events and cons - for online. We, at Crypto Valley, were thinking about what could we do in order to replicate traditional networking to the digital format. And seems like we’ve found a solution. Join the event and become a part of the first event in this new format.”

Register on https://members.cryptovalley.swiss/events/33616.

About the Crypto Valley Association

The CVA is an independent, government-supported organization located in Switzerland. Our mission is to build the world’s leading ecosystem for blockchain and cryptographic technologies in Switzerland and beyond. Our main focus is on developing and executing a community-driven program targeted at establishing and growing the ecosystem. This includes supporting start-ups and established businesses, making policy recommendations, initiating research projects, and hosting conferences, hackathons, and other industry events. We are also working to be a bridge between Crypto Valley and the global cryptographic technologies community – building on our already active connections to international centers of blockchain innovation in London, Singapore, Silicon Valley, and New York.