Announcing the TechCrunch Session on Blockchain Agenda

TechCrunch is coming to Zug, Switzerland, to discuss all things Blockchain. This is going to be one of the most important events we’ve ever held in Europe. You’re not going to want to miss this.

TechCrunch Sessions: Blockchain 2018 features an impressive lineup of fireside chats and panels with icons of the global blockchain and crypto tech scene.

We’re thrilled to bring accomplished founders and chief executives to the stage. Among others, this includes, Ethereum’s creator, Vitalik Buterin, ConsenSys founder Joe Lubin, Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf, as well as Changpeng Zhao of Binance and Galia Benartzi of Bancor.

Tickets are still available for purchase. We’re thrilled to make it to Zug for this show and hope you can make it.


9:00 AM – 9:05 AM
Opening Remarks

9:05 AM – 9:10 AM
Welcome Remarks: Dolfi Müller (Mayor of Zug)

9:10 AM – 9:30 AM
Fireside Chat with Jutta Steiner (Parity Technologies)
Blockchain goes for the business big-time.

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM
Fireside Chat with Brian Behlendorf (Hyperledger)
Inside Hyperledger, the blockchain project started by the Linux Foundation.

9:50 AM – 10:15 AM
In Conversation with Nicolas Brand (Lakestar), Colin Hanna (Balderton Capital) and Bill Tai (Bitfury Group)
Disrupt or be disrupted: VCs in the era of blockchain.

10:15 AM – 10:40 AM
In Conversation with Vitalik Buterin, Justin Drake and Karl Floersch (Ethereum Foundation)
Scaling: Ethereum’s make or break challenge.

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

11:10 AM – 11:50 AM
Fireside Chat with Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum Foundation)
A conversation with Ethereum’s creator, Vitalik Buterin.

11:50 AM – 12:15 PM
In Conversation with Galia Benartzi (Bancor Protocol), Jun Hasegawa (OmiseGO) and Jarrad Hope (
Benartzi, Hasegawa and Hope discuss successful ICOs – are they made or born?   

12:15 PM – 12:35 PM
Fireside Chat with Jim Fruchterman (Benetech)
Release the chains! Can blockchain be a force for social good?

12:35 PM – 1:00 PM
In Conversation with Patrick Berarducci (ConsenSys), Mona El Isa (Melonport) and Pierre-Edouard Wahl (PwC Switzerland)
Regulating the Wild West of crypto.

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

2:15 PM – 2:35 PM
Fireside Chat with Roham Gharegozlou (Axiom Zen)
The story behind CryptoKitties, the first blockchain smash hit.

2:35 PM – 3:00 PM
In Conversation with Hope Liu (Eximchain), Gil Perez (SAP) and Gert Sylvest (Tradeshift)
The executives from Eximchain, SAP and Tradeshift explore blockchain’s potential to modernize the supply chain.

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM
In Conversation with Kris Marszalek (Monaco) and Hanna Zubko (IntellectEU)
Banking on blockchain: Can established banks keep up with the new world order?

3:25 PM – 3:45 PM
Fireside Chat with Balaji Srinivasan (Coinbase)
The new CTO of Coinbase and Board Partner of a16z discusses building a legacy and Coinbase’s plan to dominate the new blockchain world.

3:45 PM – 4:25 PM

4:25 PM – 4:45 PM
Fireside Chat with Joe Lubin (ConsenSys)
The Founder of ConsenSysand and co-founder of Ethereum shares his story and whether his company can become the Alphabet of blockchain.

4:45 PM – 5:10 PM
In Conversation with Sam Cassatt (ConsenSys), Phil Windley (Sovrin Foundation) and Guy Zyskind (Enigma)
Cassatt, Windley and Zyskind explore the emergence of self-sovereign identities.

5:10 PM – 5:30 PM
Fireside Chat with Changpeng Zhao (Binance)
Can exchanges…change? How Binance became the world’s top exchange in less than a year.

5:30 PM – 5:50 PM
Fireside Chat with Leanne Kemp (Everledger)
On the blockchain once, on the blockchain forever. Kemp discusses the opportunities and challenges in building Everledger.

5:50 PM – 6:00 PM