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Monthly TechTalks

Welcome to Validvent's TechTalks, your go-to source for the latest insights and developments in Web3 and cryptocurrency. Join our expert-led monthly events to stay informed and connected with industry leaders.

Online TechTalks

Join us online every second Wednesday at 18:00 CET for in-depth discussions on tech and regulation via Zoom and YouTube.

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Vienna Meetups

Join our Vienna meetups every first Tuesday at 19:00 CET to explore Web3 and crypto insights. Locations: weXelerate or Startup House Austria.

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Expert Discussions

Engage with industry leaders and innovators both online and onsite. Stay updated on the latest tech and regulatory trends.

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Host Insight

Hosted by Inbar Preiss, a Brussels-based regulation correspondent with DL News.

Event Timing

Monthly on 2nd Wednesday at 18:00 CET, focusing on tech-regulation interplay, online only.

Expert Panels

Features diverse experts discussing real-world applications and regulatory impacts on tech.

Interactive Platform

Engage with pioneers and regulatory experts on tech innovations and their governance.

11 july, 2024 - 18:00

U.S crypto regulation - State of Play

The 6th episode of Tech Talks features an interview with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, moderated by Inbar Preiss from DL News, offering valuable insights into U.S. crypto regulation. This episode was recorded during EthCC as part of a special rooftop event hosted by DL News.

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June 5, 2024 - 18:00

What's Next for Blockchain in Europe?

In the 5th Tech Talk, we welcome Marianna Charalambous, Research Project Manager at the University of Nicosia, and Tonia Damvakeraki, Senior Project Manager at Netcompany-Intrasoft. They will discuss their roles in managing the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, an initiative by the European Commission to boost blockchain innovation and development in the EU. As the project concludes, we'll reflect on its impact and explore future directions for Europe's blockchain leadership.

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May 8, 2024 - 18:00

Challenges and Opportunities of Infrastructure Providers

Topic of our fourth episode was challenges and opportunities of infrastructure providers, which was moderated by Inbar Preiss from DL News. This episode promises insightful discussions with a leading expert Holger Koether. He is Co-Founder of HAVN and SPYCE.5, with a wealth of experience in multinational corporate IT organizations and former Executive Director for Market Adoption at the IOTA Foundation

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April 10, 2024 - 18:00

Regulatory landscape for blockchain in Qatar.

In our third episode of the TechTalk Series we talked about regulatory developments for blockchain in Qatar with our guest speaker Maha Al-Saadi. With 17 years in financial services, compliance, and regulation, Maha is the Head of Regulatory Affairs at Qatar Financial Centre Authority. She's contributed to major initiatives like MiCAR, Pilot Regime, and the European Digital Package, and she's an advocate for digital asset adoption.

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March 13, 2024 - 18:00

Europe's blockchain infrastructure- EBSI rollout.

The European Union is planning significant advancements in blockchain technology through the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI). This initiative aims to use blockchain for authenticating public services, including verifiable credentials, digital identities, and certifications across the EU. The EU has also started collaborations with other global regions. Key insights into this initiative were provided by Joao Rodrigues Frade, Head of Sector Building Blocks, Innovative Services and Blockchain for EBSI, and Jose Manuel Panizo Plaza from the European Commission's DG DIGIT, in a discussion with Inbar Preiss, a regulatory correspondent at DL News.

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February 14, 2024 - 18:00

Let’s talk MiCA implementation

In the first episode of TechTalks, regulatory correspondent for DL News Inbar Preiss talked to Elizaveta Palaznik, who is an expert on all-things MiCA. The Markets in Crypto-Assets regulation is currently being implemented across the European Union, and shaping the crypto industry. Inbar and Elizaveta unpacked how EU countries, regulators and companies are preparing for the new laws.

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Monthly Event

Happens every first Tuesday at weXelerate Auditorium, Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna or Startup House Austria, Stella-Klein-Löw-Weg 8, 1020 Vienna.

Expert Speakers

Features keynotes and presentations from leaders in the Web3 and Crypto space.

Use Cases & Best Practices

Discusses blockchain technology applications, regulatory updates, and showcases success stories.

Community Engagement

Connect with Austrian and international Web3 personalities and expand your professional network.

7 May 2024 - 19:00

Blockchain infrastructure: Experiences from real use cases.

Tech Talk #144 with Christian Baumann and Thomas Prattes was a deep dive into blockchain infrastructure explained on the basis of various use cases. Christian is a board member of the Blockchain Initiative Austria, which is the largest association of its kind in Austria with more than 20 member companies, research and network partners. Christian presented use cases of blockchain technology from various industries and their added value. Thomas is the founder and CEO of Autowhale, which offers a high frequency trading software solution. This covers crypto asset management, crypto liquidity provision and crypto market making. In the Tech Talk, Thomas explained the concept behind Autowhale and how they operate.

Startup House Austria

Stella-Klein-Löw-Weg 8, 1020 Vienna

Christian Baumann

Board Member of the Blockchain Initiative Austria

Thomas Pratter

CEO and Founder of Autowhale

2 April 2024- 19:00

Revolutionising Music Commerce & Digital Curated Arts

Tech Talk #143 with Andreas Petersson and Elisabeth Mühlbacher went into art and showed how to revolutionize music commerce and the digital art market. Andreas Petersson is the founder of Tune Tag, who want to refresh the music market with their specialized tags. These look like credit cards, are embedded with NFC chips and linked to digital albums. This enables a uniquely interactive music experience. Elisabeth Mühlbacher is the founder of, a gallery for digital and crypto art with a focus on curating works and bringing together analog and digital works by various artists.

Startup House Austria

Stella-Klein-Löw-Weg 8, 1020 Vienna


Andreas Petersson

 Founder of Tune Tag

Elisabeth Mühlbache

Founder of

Validvent TechTalks Series

The ValidVent TechTalks: Innovations & Regulations Series is a monthly online event happening on the second Wednesday of the month at 18:00 CET. The series of events explore the intersection of cutting-edge technology and evolving regulations. Ideal for those interested in the dynamic interplay between sectors like blockchain, cryptocurrency, AI, and Web 3, and their regulatory frameworks, this series delve

Unique Insights

Combines regulatory expertise with innovative tech leaders, offering a rare dual perspective.

Community Engagement

Provides a platform for live interaction and networking with industry experts and peers.


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