December 12, 2018

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Why Join Us?

Engaging Discussions
NEXT BLOCK is known to put up a good show. If you’ve been looking for a blockchain event which engages, educates and leaves an impact, this is it.

Exceptional Exposure
Building on the success of our stellar event in Kyiv, NEXT BLOCK Sofia will be bigger and better, offering unparalleled opportunities for exposure, whether you’re a blockchain professional, business, fund or startup - there is something for everyone.

Amazing Networking
NEXT BLOCK prides itself in bringing together the best minds, leaders, and visionaries from the crypto and blockchain space. For you, this translates into amazing networking opportunities and a chance to develop relationships that can make all the difference.


2018 marked a major shift in the crypto market. Prices crashed, traditional ICOs declined in popularity and security tokens have started to gain more traction. Similarly, blockchain technology is also facing new challenges due to the need for user-friendly products and real-world adoption.

Even investors have matured, becoming more sophisticated and discerning and in this iteration of the NEXT BLOCK Conference we will discuss all these developments and more for this year, the drive towards clarity and how things are looking for crypto in 2019.

Keynote Speakers


You will hear from some of the most influential people in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Our speakers include industry leaders and visionaries who have helped shape the phenomenon which has changed the world as we knew it.

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Next Block Pre-Party by HONEYBOX

On December 11, the day before Conference will bring together investors on a private exclusive NEXT BLOCK Pre-Party.


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FashionTV Party by Next Block

Join a fabulous FashionTV official Party with supernova entertaining program featuring one of the best DJs in Israel, while enjoing drinks and experiencing best networking in the best club of Tel Aviv.

Experience sensational atmosphere with refined cocktails together with the most prominent experts and decision makers of the Cryptoverse.

Date & Time: December 12, 20:00

Place: Fashion Bar Club

*Two any of the drinks on your choice are included.

Conference Agenda

9:15 - 9:45


Welcoming Coffee

9:45 - 10:00

Opening Remarks

by Conference Chairperson

10:00 - 10:45

Keynote Speech

David Weild IV, Former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ, Chairman and CEO of Weild & Co. Inc.

10:45 - 11:45

Panel discussion

"From Gamblers to Investors: With an Increase in Blockchain and Crypto Adoption, has the Typical Investor Profile Changed?"


Naeem Aslam, Columnist with Forbes, Chief Market Analyst of ThinkMarkets


Robert Cohen, Managing Partner, Benson Oak Ventures & Executive Chairman, NKB Capital

Gianluca Massini Rosati, Founder and CEO presso Xriba

Yael Tamar ,Founder, Top of Blockchain

Pavlo Tanasyuk, Founder of Spacebit and CEO of BlockVerify

11:45 - 12:15


Coffee break

12:15 - 12:45

Keynote Speech

Alex Mashinsky, Founder and CEO of Celsius Network

12:45 - 13:30

Panel discussion

“Startup Investment with Tokens in 2019: How Market Trends have Shaped the Market and What to Expect”


Motti Peer, Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0, Award-winning Global PR Agency


Walter Komarek, Co founder, Advisor, Co founder, CIO betmatch

Arifa Khan, Founder at Himalaya Labs & Fintech Storm

Eyal Hertzog ,Co-founder and product architect of Bancor

Michael Shlayen, Founder and CEO of Blockchain Headhunter

13:30 - 13:45


"Emergency Briefing regarding Visa and Mastercard new legal opinion requirements and solutions (Crypto, CFD, FX)"

Tal Itzhak Ron, Chairman and CEO - Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.

Stephanie Attias, Global Head of Regulation - Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.

13:45 - 14:30


14:30 - 14:35

5 Blockchain Smartphones Raffle Finney


14:35 - 15:05

Keynote Speech

“From 50 million Blockchain users to 500 million”

Asher Idan, Ph.D Global DLT expert

15:05 - 16:00

Panel discussion

“Consolidation in 2019- what level of consolidation will we see in 2019 and has it already started?”


Michael Pearl, Head of Content and Intelligence at Finance Magnates


Sandris Murins, Co-founder of Index Protocol, Iconiq Lab and FIC network

Aviv Lichtigstein, Founder of

Eran Tirer, Founder & CEO, Ledgertech AG

Isaac Thomas, CEO & Co-Founder of VeganNation

16:00 - 16:30


Coffee break

16:30 - 16:40


“Blockchain technology turning hard copies into immutable docs”

Emil Shekerdzhiiski CTO at Lynx, Startup Angel

16:40 - 16:50


“Time to dominate, mass adoption”

Isaac Thomas, CEO & Co Founder of Vegan Nation

16:50 - 17:45

Panel discussion

“Regulating the Edges - licensing investment pools and token brokers”


Aviya Arika, Head of Aviya Law


Ralph Liu, Founder and CEO, MuleChain, Inc.

Dr James Muscat Azzopardi, Partner in Muscat Azzopardi & Associates, Advocates and Director of Credence

Guido Schmitz-Krummacher, Lisk Foundation - Blockchain & Crypto Currency Advisor - Attorney at Law

Greg Limon, Co founder DigiMax (

17:45 - 18:00

Closing Remarks

by Conference Chairperson

20:00 - 23:00

Start of the After-Party

20:00 - 23:00 After-Party at Fashion Bar (please keep your badge)


Silver Sponsors

Venue Details

The conference will be held at TASE - The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Conference Center. You will join over 350 attendees at the heart of Tel Aviv.


Ahuzat Bayit, 2,Tel Aviv