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Johannes Schweifer

Co-Founder Bitcoin Suisse AG, Blockchain entrepreneur
The potential of blockchain Technology, what can we expect in the future?

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Biography

Born in 1977 in Austria, Johannes Schweifer spent his middle-school years in a catholic boarding house to pave the way for a carreer as priest. Nonetheless he chose a different path and decided to study chemical engineering in 1995 at the Technical University in Vienna, He graduated with a phd in the field of Theoretical Chemistry in 2007.

Seeking new challenges he started a career in IT and worked as consultant for a german company, which sent him crossways through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. After six years and countless flight miles he was promoted to managing consultant and was responsible for two teams, one in Germany and one in Switzerland.

The potential of the upcoming new blockchain-technology fascinated him. In 2013 he founded the first Bitcoin trading company of Switzerland together with a former colleague. The company was successful and prospered, even against a harsh headwind from banks and despite the existing regulatory uncertainties of the early years. In 2016 he founded his next startup BlockLogix, which focuses on the integration of blockchain-technology and the spreading of KnowHow. In the near future more of his projects will mature in Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

Content of the presentations

  • The blockchain explained in 5 minutes
  • David vs. Goliath. A startup holds its ground against an environment of prejudice and reluctance towards the new technology.
  • The potential of blockchain technology: What is possible, what has already been done, what is currently in progress and what can we expect in the future?
  • Visions: How can blockchain-technology be used for a new form of democracy and a fair model of taxation?

What the audience gets
Blockchain-technology is simple but at the same time groundbreaking, not unlike the invention of the wheel. It offers new possibilities and a degree of liberty, which was unexperienced before. The presentation depicts in a colorful way, which technical challenges exactly are tackled by the blockchain, and why the solution works so smoothly. Furthermore it explains why the solution is sought after but feared at the same time.

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