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BlockchainHub is a network of independent hubs that act autonomously, but share the same vision and goals. We advocate blockchain, smart contracts and the decentralized web to all stakeholders in society: we explain the technology, showcase use cases, organize events and host working groups around interdisciplinary topics. What started as a Berlin based Hub in 2015 has panned out into different local hubs across the globe. We share resources, but stay independent. If you would like to become a local Hub read more here.


Blockchain for Science – Hack´n`Share Weekend Berlin

PD Dr. Soenke Bartling, one of our BlockchainHub advisors started the blockchain4science initiative. in addiction to regular meetups he is now hosting a Hack´n`Share weekend in Berlin. Techies & scientist interested in blockchain technology are invited to attend...

The BlockchainHub Network is expanding

As many of you already know BlockchainHub is a network of independent hubs that advocate blockchain & the decentralized web. We are happy to announce that over the summer we on-boarded 3 new hubs in our network. All three hubs have been active in their...

Blockchain & Film Industry

BlockchainHub Berlin & Propellor Film Tech Hub just partnered to will be hosting a series of meetups around the question of Blockchain for the Filmmakers and the Film Industry. The first introductory meetup on August 29, 2017 will featuring a Blockchain & Web3...

BlockchainHub Graz – Foundation of LAB10 Coop

On July 8th 2017, the foundation assembly of the ‘lab10 collective’ took place in Graz, where 21 blockchain enthusiasts from the BlockchainHub Graz have joined hands to establish a cooperative to work on selected blockchain projects.

BlockchainHub Berlin joins Bundesblock

We are happy to announce that BlockchainHub Berlin has been actively involved in creating Bundesverband Blockchain, a joint effort driven by the german core Blockchain community to advise German policy makers towards Blockchain & Web3 friendly legislation. We are...

Blockchain & Art Workshop with UDK

BlockchainHub Berlin and Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK) are collaborating on an Blockchain & Art Event. Prof. Hito Steyerl's UDK class is named Lensbased will be joining us for an intro to Blockchain, Smart Contracts and the Decentral Web where we will be...


58 Facts About Bitcoin

Source: Bitcoinplay provided us with a great Infographic showcasing 58 interesting facts about Bitcoin covering 8,5 years of history. The history of Bitcoin started after Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper called: "Bitcoin: a...

How to evaluate an ICO?

Depending on the type of token you will have different value propositions. We distinguish between three general types of tokens: Type one: usage token; work token; asset-backed token Type two: native blockchain token vs. app token Type three: useful token...

How to Participate in an ICO – Step-by-Step Guide

The step-by-step guide on how to participate in ICOs provides an overview of what a user needs to do in order to be able to invest in a startup company. The guide is split into two parts. Step1 covers the part where a user first needs to obtain the...


Identity as a Bottleneck for Blockchain

The Road to Self Sovereign Identity Blockchain and smart contracts have the potential to radically reduce transaction costs and cut out the middle man. However, it is important to recognise that any structural fulfilment of this potential relies on first solving the...

Disrupting Organisations with Blockchain

By: Shermin Voshmgir Blockchain's biggest potential is to disrupt governance of public and private organizations alike. Following paper gives an overview and general introduction to the topic and has been published in a special edition of the journal Strategic Change....

Mapping the German Blockchain Ecosystem

Together with Bundesblock we mapped out the German blockchain ecosystem. This map only reflects companies and institutions who exclusively work on Blockchain or other Web3 solutions. If you are a German startup offering exclusive blockchain related...

“We advocate, educate and discuss use cases of blockchain, smart contracts and the decentralised web through a wide array of activities with all stakeholders of society across all disciplines”





# Blockchain

If the Internet we use today is the internet of information, Blockchain can be referred to as the Internet of Value, or the internet of Agreements, that has the potential to fundamentally transform business, economy & society as we know it. Blockchain is considered by many to be the next big thing, a game changer that allows us to decentralise trust, creating the basis for a P2P economy, powered by auto enforceable Smart Contracts.

# Smart Contracts

Transactions on the blockchain through these Smart Contracts are in many cases faster & cheaper and more secure than transactions that classically run through neural central authorities. These Smart Contracts are an integral part of well as dApps (Decentralized Applications) and DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations).

# Decentralized Web

We are reinventing data structures and killing classic client-server architectures. Together with other decentralized protocols like IPFS & SWARM (decentralized file storage), Whisper (decentralized messaging), Social Linked Data and many more, Blockchain is contributing to the next generation of the Internet, the Decentralized Web, or Web3.

Working Groups & Research Areas

About Us

Shermin Voshmgir

Shermin Voshmgir

Founder BlockchainHub

Shermin is the founder of BlockchainHub an international network of autonomous Hubs that promote the idea of blockchain & the decentralized web. She is also involved in Jolocom, a blockchain based self sovereign identity protocol. In the past, she was a curator of theDAO and on the advisory board of the Estonian e-residency program and was. She regularly speaks at conferences and consults on Blockchains and the social impact of future technologies. Shermin did her PhD in IT-Management at the Vienna University of Economics, where she used to work as an assistant professor and currently lectures blockchain related topics. Furthermore she studied film and drama in Madrid.

More Info on Shermin’s Speaking Engagements

Valentin Kalinov

Valentin Kalinov

Content & Strategy

Valentin is long term a crypto enthusiast. He started out as an intern with BlockchainHub and is now junior consultant and content manager at BlockchainHub Berlin. Valentin is responsible for research and consulting as well as developing online learning resources and social media activities. He studies Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics, where he specialised on Information Systems Engineering and Blockchain in the context of supply chains.

Nina-Luisa Siedler

Nina-Luisa Siedler

Advisor: Legal

Nina-Luisa Siedler is business lawyer with fifteen years’ experience in advising on corporate and finance transactions. Her practice covers loans and debt capital market instruments including various types of structured financings. She is used to manage cross-border transactions and to cooperate seamlessly with auditors, tax advisors and other parties involved. Nina is part of DWF’s international Fintech group particularly interested in decentralized technology.

Joachim Lohkamp

Joachim Lohkamp

Advisor: Technology

Joachim is an entrepreneur and tech enthusiast. He is obsessed with knowledge, change and innovation. Currently, he is Founder and CEO of Jolocom, a Berlin-based startup building decentralized tools that lets you generate your own digital identity to assist linkage and attribution of data. Besides that Joachim is a connector for Ouishare, curating the topic of Decentralization & Blockchain. Also he organizes GETDcent and is an active member of the Agora Collective in Berlin.

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