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Presenting Berlin’s Blockchain Organized by the Blockchain Circle 

Join the Blockchain Circle and the winning solutions of the largest AI & Blockchain Hackathon, Odyssey. Two Factory Berlin teams were able to collect two winning prices. This time, the pitches will be held by ScanTrust, SOIL Protocol, Topia, and Porsche Digital Labs.

BerChain presents will explain why Berlin is to be called the crypto capital of the world.



Ricardo Garcia is currently Head of Partnerships & Blockchain Advisory at ScanTrust and The GoodChain Foundation, where he mainly manages blockchain for supply chain projects for enterprise customers. ScanTrust has invented the world’s first secure QR code, which serves as unique identifier in traceability projects. Additionally, he is the co-founder and vice president of BerChain e.V., a Berlin-based non-profit initiative to connect the Berlin blockchain ecosystem. Previously, he led business development at BigchainDB, where he worked with enterprise, government and start-ups customers to enable blockchain solution implementations. Before joining the blockchain space, Ricardo worked in Strategy Consulting for Financial Services at Ernst & Young.

Malte Sielski & Ludwig Schubert: Software Engineering Students from CODE University and Founders of SOIL Protocol, an Initiative to accelerate the transition to a data-decoupled internet

James Farrell – The Blockchain enthusiast, full stake Developer  and co founder of “topia” is developing an impact protocol for NGOs. He loves to connect tech & impact in order to create a better world in a collaborative way.


Startup / Pitch:
HorsePower from Porsche Digital Lab / Claudio Weck

From Porsche Digital Lab, Claudio Weck will show the Blockchain Team’s vision called ‘HorsePower’ of a future with less hassle of owning and charging Electric Vehicles (EV’s) by building local power communities – to support a connected smart charging with a smart grid and renewable energy – through Blockchain & AI.



May 21, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


5th Floor Cinema, Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park


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