Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN) provides an open and neutral sphere for all stakeholders to deepen common understanding and to collaborate to address issues they face in order to attain sustainable development of the blockchain community. It is a unique global network of leading thinkers from industry and academia in the field of blockchain.
The Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN) takes a leading role to design healthy governance where stakeholders develop a common understanding, enhance dialogue, and work together and make a real positive impact for the ecosphere and society at large. To serve the above purpose, BGIN tentatively aims at
- Creating an open, global and neutral platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue
- Developing a common language and understandings among stakeholders with diverse perspectives
- Building academic anchors through continuous provision of trustable documents and codes based on an open source-style approach
The Blockchain Center of the University of Zurich (https://www.blockchain.uzh.ch/) will host block #6 of the Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (https://bgin-global.org/). BGIN #6 continues to bring voice to individuals focused on governance for digital economic networks. The Block #6 Program Committee is curating the meeting themes and speaker list.
While the programme is hybrid, we strongly suggest people to participate in the programme onsite, as there will be unique networking opportunities.
The programme and speakers will be announced by 24th June 2022
Who should attend?
- Developers, Regulators, Business entities, Consumers, Civil society, Academia
- And anyone interested in blockchain ecosystems!
Call for agenda item
We call for agenda items to discuss at the Block #6.
If you want to contribute a talk, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel and Accommodation
There is no traveling restriction on the Covid in Switzerland.
Below is a list of recommended hotels. You might also want to try booking.com for a bigger choice.
- Hotel Marta https://www.hotelmarta.ch
- Alexander Guesthouse https://www.alexander-guesthouse.ch
- Hotel Alexander https://www.hotel-alexander.ch
- St. Josef https://www.st-josef.ch
- Hotel Plattenhof https://plattenhof.ch
|Time (26th July)||Topic||Speaker||Title|
|09:00 – 9:30||Registration|
|09:30 – 09:45||Opening||Prof. Claudio J. Tessone |
|Introduction and Welcome|
|09:45 – 10:30||Opening||Prof. Shin’ichiro Matsuo|
|10:30 – 10:45||Coffee Break|
|10:45 – 11:15||Digital Identity||Daniel Buchner|
(Decentralized Identity at Block)
|Web 5, Decentralized Identity and its ecosystem|
|11:15 – 11:40||Digital Identity||Daniel Gasteiger|
|Self Sovereign Identity|
|11:40 – 12:05||Digital Identity||Bernhard Halshofer|
(Complexity Science Hub Vienna)
|12:05 – 12:50||Round table||Round Table on Decentralized Identity and Beyond|
|12:50 – 13:50||Lunch|
|13:50 – 14:20||Digital Identity||E. Glen Weyl and Puja Ohlhaver|
|Soul Bound Token|
|14:20 – 15:20||Digital Identity||E. Glen Weyl, Puja Ohlhaver, Adam Helins||Round Table on NFT, SBT etc.|
|15:20 – 16:50||IKP WG Editing Session||E. Glen Weyl and Puja Ohlhaver||– Web5/DID/VC and Soul Bound Token (SBT): Discussion |
– Soul Bound Token(SBT): Presentation
– Selective Disclosure: Presentation
|16:50 – 17:20||Coffee Break|
|17:20 – 19:20||Industry Sessions||Industry Talk / Panel|
|Time (27th July)||Topic||Speaker||Title|
|09:00 – 9:30||Opening|
|09:30 – 10:15||Stablecoins||Caroline HIll|
|10:15 – 10:45||Stablecoins||Sébastien Kränzlin|
(Swiss National Bank)
|10:45 – 11:15||Stablecoins||Ali Nejadmalayeri|
(University of Wyoming)
|11:15 – 11:30||Coffee Break|
|11:30 – 12:30||Stablecoins||Caroline HIll |
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 – 15:00||Working Group Sessions||DTWG Session|
|15:00 – 16:00||Working Group Sessions||Financial Internet Study Group|
|16:00 – 16:30||Coffee Break|
|16:30 – 18:30||Contributed Talks / Industry Session|
|18:30 – 20:30|
|09:00 – 9:30||Opening|
|09:30 – 10:15||Local Blockchain Community Session||Keynote|
|10:15 – 10:45||Local Blockchain Community Session||Invited Talk|
|10:45 – 11:15||Local Blockchain Community Session||Invited Talk|
|11:15 – 11:45||Coffee Break|
|11:45 – 12:15||Local Blockchain Community Session||Invited Talk|
|12:15 – 13:00||Local Blockchain Community Session||Panel|
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 16:00||Contributed Talks / Industry Session|
|16:00 – 16:30||Coffee Break|
|16:30 – 17:15||Administrative matters and future roadmap|
|17:15 – 18:15||Closing Plenary|
To be announced
Organizing and program committee
(Reference) Past General Meetings
- BGIN Block #5 meeting (Virtual Japan/Tokyo) 4-6 April, 2022 [Details]
- BGIN Block #4 meeting (Virtual Nairobi/Lome/Accra) 2-4 November, 2021 [Details]
- BGIN Block #3 meeting (Virtual DC/NY) 29 June – 1 July, 2021 [Details]
- BGIN Block #2 meeting (Virtual Paris/France) 13:00-16:00 UTC, 8-10 March, 2021 [Details]
- BGIN Block #1 meeting (Virtual Mumbai/India) 12:00 – 15:00 UTC, 23-25 November, 2020 [Details]
UZH BLOCKCHAIN CENTER
UZH is the largest University in Switzerland by raw student number and programme areas (having seven Faculties); it is constantly ranked as the ﬁrst general University in Switzerland and among the top-100 Worldwide. Its inherently broad expertise is reﬂected in the perspectives to blockchain across Faculties.
With informal activities since 2017, UZH BCC is a UZH Competence Centre since 2019. 21 UZH Professors from the most varied areas (Business, Economics, Finance, Informatics, Law, Social Sciences and Mathematics) and 10 external Professors give it a rare multidisciplinary approach in the ﬁeld. In terms of members, range of expertise and activities developed, it is the largest academic initiative in Switzerland, a renowned Worldwide blockchain hub. In 2021, UZH was ranked ﬁrst in Europe (4th, Worldwide) by Coindesk University Ranking.
By mandate of the University Board, the roles of the UZH BCC are: (1) To foster and coordinate research activities in blockchain and related technologies; (2) To create and nurture a complete education programme (ranging from university students to practitioners) in the space; (3) To act as the single point of contact between industry initiatives, peer institutions and governments with the University of Zurich in blockchain. UZH BCC has been invited repeatedly as part of oﬃcial delegations of the University of Zurich, Canton of Zurich, and the Swiss Federal Government abroad (JP, SK, DE, ZA). Among its active collaborations, it includes key players of the Swiss blockchain ecosystem, and policy makers (e.g., Swiss National Bank, Switzerland’s Central Bank, European Central Bank).