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CryptoFriends is a team of blockchain & Crypto professionals with a wide network of connections in the community wordwide. The CryptoFriends organization are experts at organizing high-end blockchain-related events: meetups, hackaton-like festivals and conferences. Our mission is to bring together a huge range of experience and ideas from some of the leading names and talents in the international crypto space, and for blockchain professionals and enthusiasts to share their opinions and expertise and build long-lasting connections.


ICO-Hypethon – a never before seen concept until August 16-17th, 2017, where it was introduced to the world in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, as a mix of a hackathon, accelerator, incubator, speaker conference and networking event. There were panel discussions and keynotes speeches on blockchain technology and implementation, and the main focus of the ICO-Hypethon was the 26 projects competing for investor money.
Our next events are in Barcelona and Singapore

Now CryptoFriends is selecting the most promising projects for our Barcelona Netup which is held on October 6th, 2017. The chosen projects will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and connect with investors. The voting will take place at the end and the best contestants will automatically proceed to becoming participants' at CryptoFriends ICO-Hypethon within The Singapore Blockshow on November 29th-30th, the grand event where a conference, exhibition and the ICOscar Competition will be put together.

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Individuals, who are representing their company or project for the Pre‑ICO. Please see conditions for teams.
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Everyone who's interested in the latest trends of the blockchain economy and community networking opportunities.


Nils Veenstra

Strategy and Intl Development @ the global Blockchain Ecosystem Network (BECON)

Nils Veenstra has been in corporate strategy as well as business, sector and economic development for over 15 years. He develop BECON, a global and cross-sector platform for collaboration, networking, explaining and advancing Blockchain methodologies and solutions. The goal is to accelerate the growth of a sustainable ecosystem that drives the application and implementation of Blockchain in all private and public sectors.


Eyal Hertzog

Co‑founder of Bancor

Eyal Hertzog has been focusing on building and launching end‑user ecosystems online since 1998 in the domains of social networks, content sharing and crypto‑currencies and commerce. He is the creator of big name technology platforms such as Metacafe and AppCoin. His latest project is Bancor, which raised over $200 million in it’s ICO, this is a protocol which enables the creation of smart tokens on Ethereum Blockchain.

Eric Benz

A blockchain expert

With over 10 years of experience in fintech, Eric has delivered innovative SaaS systems for the biggest institutions around payments, identity, and banking infrastructure. Ever since hopping on the blockchain wave in 2012, Eric has been involved in a number of blockchain and fintech businesses both as an investor and a board director.
Currently Eric serves as the Managing Director for one of the UK’s and EU’s longest running Bitcoin exchange and merchant processor, CryptoPay.


Jason King

Founder at Unsung

Coming from the world of non-profits, Jason was one of the first in the industry to demonstrate the powerful effect bitcoin could have on charity. His organization Sean’s Outpost has fed over 167,000 meals to the homeless all paid for with cryptocurrency. He also founded Satoshi Forest, a 9 acre homeless sanctuary in Northwest Florida. Currently, he is the Founder/Executive Director of an app that aims to leverage the sharing economy to end hunger and food waste. He is currently based in Baltimore, MD

Crystal Rose

Co-Founder and CEO of Sensay. Active event speaker and technology evangelist

Crystal Rose – the Founder and CEO of Sensay, an artificial intelligence (AI) based platform that connects humans for advice and opportunities in any messenger, instantly and anonymously. She is also an angel investor and advisor, active event speaker and technology evangelist.

Brock Pierce

Blockchain expert

Brock Pierce is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He pioneered the market for digital currency in games and has raised more than $500 million for companies he has founded. He is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, co-founder of Blockchain Capital, co-founder and Head of Strategy at, founding board member of Mastercoin (inventor of the ICO), and an advisor to Bancor.


Purobeach Hilton Barcelona

Netup venue based on the 2nd floor terrase

Passeig del Taulat, 262 264, Sant Martí, 08019 Barcelona, Spain

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Previous Hypethon in St. Petersburg

Eyal Hertzog

I was amazed to see so many local teams venturing into the age of blockchain. Hypethon provided a great platform for connecting the pioneers of this exciting technology. I'm sure it felt like internet conferences did twenty years ago, when it was just at the beginning of its growth.

Tone Vays

The St. Petersburg event organized by CryptoFriends was a very popular, lots of people came out to compete with their project. It's very clear that the ICO hype in Russia is second to none.It was extremely good event, well organized, a lot of attendees, interesting ptojects, cool atmosphere!



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Ian Scarffe


Ian Scarffe’s experiences in the business world have allowed him valuable insight into every working aspect of an organization and the minds of millions of customers.
His business talents and intuition have earned him so much respect that he was elected by the world's foremost business leaders for various board positions of the Entrepreneurs' Organisation - the premier, peer to peer, global community, network and resource for entrepreneurs, with more than 6,600 members worldwide in approximately 108 chapters and 38 countries.
Ian founded a startup / business incubator in Europe and now focuses primarily on the blockchain industry, offering advising and consulting services for Blockchain, ICO and Token fundraising.

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