Businesses, entrepreneurs and even royalty were joined by 1,500 visitors in Vienna for the first ever ANON Blockchain Summit Austria.
The event showcased the best and brightest in the space and featured a range of speakers and panels on how blockchain and cryptocurrency are changing the way we live our lives and do business.
Hosted by Erhan Korhaliller, CEO of EAK Digital, a specialized blockchain PR agency, guests were treated to speeches and keynotes from Margarete Schramböck, Austrian Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, John Velissarios, Managing Director Global Blockchain Technology & Security Lead, Accenture, Prince Michael of Liechtenstein, and many more.
Held at Vienna’s Gösserhalle, which was once used to store beer before it was delivered by horse-drawn carriage to taverns across the city, participants enjoyed two days of events and discussion across two stages and an exhibition area.
The huge main stage area featured a variety of panels on the future of blockchain, while the ‘silent conference’ innovation stage, provided two days of lively and informative debate and discussion from some of the industry’s newer businesses.
There were stands from Raiffeisen Bank, who were promoting their Elevator Lab start-up programme, while Wien Energie, makers of the world’s first blockchain-based refrigerator in collaboration with Bosch, were exhibiting their energy solutions. Participants got the chance to mingle and network with blockchain businessmen and women from across Europe.
Attendees had the opportunity to participate in the Blockchain in Mobility hackathon that was open to everyone at the event, from experienced developers to those with no experience of coding on blockchain.
Hosted by 0bsnetwork alongside Austria federal railway company ÖBB, it challenged coders to implement a transport solution based on the internet of things and blockchain technology.