BTC-ECHO reports from the Blockshow Europe 2017

Two weeks ago we reported about the CeBit, now the next event was coming up, the Blockshow Europe 2017. We were in Munich and as media partner of the Blockshow Europe 2017 we heard many interesting lectures and met Blockchain-Startups.

We were especially happy to meet some of the winners of the raffled tickets to Blockshow Europe – thanks to Kurt Lakner, Matthias Twerdy and Björn Pusch (all together in the photo below), as well as the community.

A big topic of the Bitcoin news were the Initial Coin Offerings

On Thursday, April 6th, various blockchain companies met in the old congress hall in the immediate vicinity of the Theresienwiese Munich (Oktoberfest). But there were also established companies and management Bitcoin news consultancies, such as Deloitte or the largest Russian e-commerce company Ulmart, on site to listen to lectures and pitches and to make contacts like this

These have been overturning lately and it is becoming more and more difficult to keep track of them. Not only Humaniq, who recently launched their ICO very successfully, was there, but also many small, quite unknown startups, who presented their new crypto currency solutions (you can find out exactly what Humaniq does in our article, which we published earlier this week).

These still young startups had the opportunity to hold a pitch with the aim to convince the jury of the Blockchshow Europe and to bag prize money of over 13.000 Euro.

The whole thing was called Bitcoin formula

There was also no shortage of presentations. We particularly liked the presentation by Mika Lammi, Head of IoT Business Development at Kouvola Innovation Oy, a Finnish public logistics company. Lammi reported on the problem that although many logistics companies work highly efficiently themselves in Bitcoin formula conjunction with other companies involved in the supply chain, they are inadequately linked. In short, there is a lack of uniformity and transparency. Accordingly, Kouvola Innovation Oy is in the process of constructing an open blockchain so that the entire logistics network can be optimised as a whole. Soon the blockchain will be used to track merchandise and optimize processes in order to save time and money and obtain greater legal certainty in disputes.

We also liked the presentation by Matej Michalko, CEO of Descent. Michalko had reported that he had deleted a negative hotel rating from a portal. The fact that this way falsified ratings, whether for hotel rooms or restaurants, arise is not secret knowledge. To combat this, Michalko is working on content distribution on a blockchain basis. Among other things, this should prevent bad ratings (e.g. only 1 out of 5 stars) from being deleted. The blockchain can help to prevent this manipulation and thus prevent fake reviews.

Further information about exciting Blockchain companies, which we got to know at the Blockshow Europe, will follow in the next days.

We were also pleased to meet the Cointed team from Austria. Due to the high demand for Bitcoins, the Bitcoin Exchange has set up several Bitcoin ATMs in Austria. This shows that Austrian regulation offers some advantages over German regulation. At present the setting up of Bitcoin ATMs in Germany is associated with such high requirements on the part of BaFin that there are no Bitcoin ATMs in Germany.

For the gamblers among our readers, Beyond the Void might be worth a look. The real-time strategy game uses the Ethereum blockchain. Based on this blockchain, the so-called Nexium tokens are used to process all payment transactions (e.g. purchase of items).