ETHLend & ELSA Helsinki: Blockchain @ Law

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Yliopistonkatu 3 · Helsinki

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Room: Porthania II

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ETHLend & ELSA Helsinki are organizing in cooperation a blockchain and law related evening.

ETHLend is focused on building financial applications using blockchain technology. ETHLend was one of the first Finnish blockchain projects that managed to do a successful ICO (digital crowdfunding campaign).

ETHLend platform is a decentralised financial marketplace for digital asset-backed loans using Blockchain and Smart Contracts. Cryptocurrency investors can unlock the liquidity from their digital assets to spend or invest without selling.

ELSA, the European Law Students’ Association is the world’s largest law students’ organisation. ELSA has over[masked] members all over Europe in 43 countries and 375 faculties. ELSA provides law students and young professionals with various academic and professional activities. ELSA Helsinki is the largest ELSA local group in Finland with members from University of Helsinki (including the Vaasa branch) and University of Tallinn Helsinki campus in addition to ELSA local groups in Turku, Rovaniemi and Joensuu.

The evening agenda will comprise of a keynote speech by ETHLend. Our origin story and journey so far, what is happening next and how blockchain technology is shaping lending and banking industries.

There will also be a panel discussion focusing on the legal challenges and uncertainty surrounding this new market. We have managed to get an incredible panel of experts in the topic of blockchain and law.

- Pekka Kaipio, OP Bank, Solution Architect

- Tero Määttä, Verohallinto (Tax Authority), leading tax expert

The Head of Konsensus - Finnish Blockchain Association, Niko Laamanen will also join us to give a short introduction to the local environment and how blockchain technology is being driven forward in Finland.

Agenda for the evening:

18.00 Welcome speech
18.15 Panel discussion:
Pekka Kaipio (OP Bank), Tero Määttä (Tax Authority),
Stani Kulechov, moderated by Niko Laamanen
19.00 ETHLend keynote - Stani Kulechov, Founder & CEO
19.45 Konsensus Ry - Niko Laamanen
20.00 ELSA
20.15 Networking
21.00 After Party @Jackie Bar.

There will be some pizza and beer served. Networking and open discussion to be continued.