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2018 Basel ArtTech+Blockchain Connect

  • Congress Center Basel, 2nd Floor, Room RIO 21 Messeplatz Basel, BS, 4058 Switzerland (map)




Forbes is teaming up with New Art Academy, the provider of cutting-edge art and technology education worldwide, to bring you Basel ArtTech+Blockchain Connect.   Art market professionals, artists, collectors, blockchain companies and the crypto community will gather to learn how technology is used in today’s art market and how it is shaping its future.

Art + Blockchain - Panel Discussion 1

We will discuss issues of provenance and transparency in the art market and how they are being resolved using blockchain. We will feature great artistic projects playing with the boundaries of blockchain showing how blockchain also impact the creative process of creating art.

Discussion Topics

  • Which problems can blockchain solve within the art market to help make it a healthier environment? 
  • How far are we in terms of implementation? How long will it take?
  • Besides technical solutions, what new creative ideas can blockchain bring to the art market?


  • Kevin Abosch, Artist, IAMA Coin
  • Jerome Croisier, Chief Art Officer, Maecenas
  • Marco Grossi, Director & Leader Blockchain Audit and Assurance, Deloitte AG
  • Jess Houlgrave, Co-founder and COO, Codex Protocol
  • Roy Huang, Co-Founder, FRESCO, Blockchain Art Trust Distribution Network
  • Moderator:  Oliver Smith, Senior Reporter, Forbes

Authentication + Tech - Panel Discussion 2

We will take a look at how technology is used for authentication and explore new initiatives.

Discussion Topics

  • How can technology help with authentication?
  • Will it replace or supplement human authentication?
  • Is it a revolution or an evolution?




FRESCO is the world’s first blockchain art asset network. 







8:30 -9:00 am

9:00-10:00 am

10:00-11:00 am

11:00 - 12:00 PM


Registration & Breakfast

Art & Blockchain Panel Discussion

Authentication & Tech Panel Discussion


Panelist Profiles

Kevin Abosch

Artist, "I am a Coin"

Jérôme Croisier

Chief Art Officer, Maecenas

Alban Fischer

Global Head of Digital Platforms, Art Basel

Marco Grossi

Audit and Risk AdvisoryDirector, Deloitte


Roy Huang

Co-Founder, FRESCO

Jess Houlgrave

Co-founder and COO, Codex Protocol

Alain Mestat

Alain Mestat, Managing Partner PassionProtect® and ArtandMotion®

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Adeline Pilon

Happening, Co-Founder

Oliver Smith

Forbes, Senior Reporter

Tom Toumazis

MBE, Tagsmart, Executive Chairman

Yan Walther

Global Manager, SGS Art Services


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