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The inaugural edition of our Blockchain Battle throws the most promising crypto and blockchain projects into the ring to fight it out for an invaluable opportunity to pitch in front of hundreds of investors, experts, and tech influencers live on stage. The pitch is followed by a Q&A session from the official jury members, savvy investors and the audience!

Judging results will be based on the credibility of the company’s White Paper and invest-ability, with an emphasis placed on the business model and scalability.

Has your project got what it takes to stand out from the crowd?

We are currently looking for exciting crypto and blockchain projects that promise to turn heads in this fast-evolving marketplace.

Please read all the details outlined below before submitting your application. Spots are filling up fast, so make sure you get a foot in the door before it closes.

What you get

  • A few minutes on stage during the main summit to pitch your project in front of a panel of savvy investors
  • A VIP invitation to premium networking events in Malta
  • 2 complimentary VIP tickets to the conference
  • PR opportunities across all facets of our media – from space on our website and magazines, to exposure through email newsletters and video interviews

What you need to know

Pre-selected Blockchain companies will be invited to pitch in Malta on the main stage. The cost to participate is €5,000 (paid in USD or BTC or ETH)
Two complimentary tickets to the AIBC Summit exhibition space are included.


April 28th – Deadline for applications

April 29th – Top applicants will be invited to pitch

May 24th – Blockchain battle (winners will be announced at the end of the conference)


Investors Award – the investment prize is €100,000.

Judging Criteria

Judging will be based on a business model, scalability & team criteria. Investors terms and liquidity criteria, Token Model, proceeds distribution and solution of the problem will also be taken into consideration.


Chris Grech

Chris Grech is an Accountant with a special interest in technology, financial markets and Blockchain. Over the past 11 years, Chris worked in tax at PwC and in various roles at a MeDirect Bank – including regulatory, finance, strategy and project management.

Meet the JUDGES

Dr. Evan Luthra

Evan Luthra has that rare and coveted ability to turn original ideas into businesses that are both innovative and profitable. At 21 years-old, he has an already impressive resume and career history. He started his journey as a serial entrepreneur as an adolescent and was bitten by the “digital bug” early and often. This forward thinking, technology-minded entrepreneur embarked on his first digital endeavour at just twelve years-old by curating technology-related news, and he garnered a notable quarter of a million readers in doing so. He then began developing mobile apps at the advent of mobile app popularity. Always on the cusp and leading edge of new trends and innovations, he has become a true innovator and recognised name in the world of Startups. He has started various technology companies and at one time, managed products used by millions of people. Evan has extensive knowledge and experience in mobile apps and his company, EL Group International has developed and delivered mobile apps for major Fortune 500 companies. Evan’s strategy follows a simple, but proven formula: conceptualize, innovate, execute. Evan is an accredited Angel Investor and invests in a variety of products and businesses through his Startup Studio and venture capital company, Fresh VC. He is a featured speaker at different universities and conferences around the globe; he speaks about Mobile Apps, Entrepreneurship and trending tech topics, to huge audiences. With his keen insights and digital expertise, Evan is constantly thinking of new ideas that will innovate, simplify and make daily quality of life that much better.

István Cocron
CEO & Founder

As one of the first law firms in Germany, the CLLB has positioned itself as an expert when it comes to legal issues relating to crypto currencies, blockchain, ICO & STO . CLLB and the founding Partner and Lawyer István Cocron, as part of our team of experts, has also been honoured by the DGI Academy as a Certified Cryptography Practitioner, has a particularly high level of expertise and can also draw on numerous experiences in this field as a speaker at various national and international blockchain and ICO events.

Our CLLB team of experts supports companies in all legal questions – especially in financing via an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). We also help you to use the blockchain in compliance with data protection regulations and provide comprehensive legal advice on the new means of payment Bitcoin, Ether, Onecoin, Litecoin, Monero, Ripple, Dash etc.

Claudio Bareato

Claudio operates at the convergence of business, technology and people. He delivers strategic innovation advisory and international business project management services to private and public organizations, through his own Swiss-based independent firm Studio Ing. Bareato.

He has 19+ year hands-on management and leadership experience in a variety of industries and roles, backed by an interdisciplinary scientific background, including an extensive experience in advising corporates, as well as coaching and mentoring startup founders and teams to build and launch innovative and scalable businesses.

His specialty areas include: blockchain, crypto, cyber security, information security, security assessment, technology innovation, business models innovation, strategic planning, business coaching to start-ups and scale-ups, business projects management

Alfonso Santitoro

Alfonso is a Young Digital Entrepreneur, active in the world of startups and Italian SMEs, he manage a Web Agency and he deal with the companies digitalization, digital marketing and software development.
In the recent years he have collaborated on several ICO projects, and he have studied and analyzed the launch processes, from the tools and channels of Marketing, to the analysis of the budget up to the design of the WhitePaper.
He was Speaker and Ambassador of a lot of various National and International Blockchain and ICO events.
He is considered one of the top ICO experts in Italy, also he is a Crypto Influencer, with about 40 thousand followers on Instagram.
In the last months he became the Co-Director of 3 Italian Startup Grind Chapters.

Yael Tamar
CMO and Partner

Yael Tamar is the CMO and Partner at Solidblock, an end-to-end security token issuance platform allowing real estate developers & fund managers to attract investors by enabling them to trade fractional asset ownership using data-driven metrics. Yael is a blockchain strategist, storyteller, speaker, advisor, and mentor. Prior to Solidblock, Yael founded and led a blockchain advisory firm TopOfBlockchain, where she focused on marketing strategy, market education, and building new business and token models within regulatory and market constraints. Yael has over a decade of experience as a marketing executive within the fintech, finance, telecom and energy
industries, as well as a long track record as an entrepreneur.

Giacomo Arcaro
Growth Hacker

Giacomo is one of the most important European Growth Hackers featured on the Financial Times, Forbes, Wired and Los Angeles Times. Over 150 ICO IEO and STO advised, CEO of Black Marketing Guru and Blockchain Evangelist.

Afsaneh Heyat
Head of ICO/STO Onboarding

Afsaneh is in charge of ICO Onboarding at Altcoinomy SA, a Swiss financial intermediary, where she has been involved with ICO/STOs and the cryptocurrency market in general since October 2017. Furthermore, she has over 15 years of experience in Debt Capital Markets, with a focus on the telecommunications and leveraged buyout markets, having worked at BNP Paribas, JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch in New York and London. In 2004, she founded Artemis Capital, a company focused on originating oil & gas and telecommunications/technology transactions in emerging markets. In addition, she has in-depth knowledge and experience in areas such as fine wines, collectible watches, cars, and fine art. She has a BA in Political Economy from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance / Media, Technology & Telecommunications from Columbia Business School.


2018 Winner

Rise is a science-driven software technology company and innovator of machine learning and algorithmic trading systems. Rise’s AI-powered trading technology puts the power of Wall Street’s best financial and quantitative analysts into the hands of everyday investors.

2018 Winner

Enterprise-focused, blockchain-based distributed computing platform, focused on AI, tapping into under-utilised computer resources globally.

2018 Winner

AEToken provides blockchain enabled secure payment solutions for the affiliate marketing industry. Affiliate marketing is the primary lead driver with various industries and AEToken revolutionizes these processes by eliminating the need for minimum payouts, reducing complaints with built in dispute resolution and minimizing fraud by utilizing smart contracts.

2018 Winner

GoMama allows users to transfer money, pay utility bills and top up mobile phones at a cost effective rate, by using Stellar’s blockchain.

2019 Winner