Emilie Allaert and Tom Kettels; Credit: Infrachain

Luxembourg Blockchain Week, a one-week conference organised last week by the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab, brought together over 1,000 participants from across the globe.

The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab, along with its five founding members Infrachain, Lëtzblock, the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT), the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg, as well as the BBA, worked collaboratively to propose a diversified programme, discussing eight main topics: supply chains & logistics, Health, R&D, technology, finance, public sector, digital assets and SDGs / climate. The discussions allowed for a deep dive in some of the industries where blockchain can lead to efficiency gains and new opportunities.

The launch edition of the Luxembourg Blockchain Week featured a uniquely designed programme of concrete Blockchain applications presentations, keynotes and interactive discussions. The organisers welcomed more than 1,000 attendees from all around the world, in addition to more than 90 speakers, including two government ministers: Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, who gave the inauguration speech, and Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna, who presented the finance stream’s keynote. The event was completed by five side events organised by sponsors and partners.

The event was also the stage of the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) announcement of the first issuance of digital bonds using the Blockchain technology in Luxembourg. 

Boston was the partner city of this event; Nomadic Labs, a leading R&D centre in the Tezos ecosystem, was the main sponsor.