About the conference

The first edition of Blockchain and Crypto Conf’ 23 is taking place on April 24 at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Aula “Magna”. The conference is organized by the BFA and Sofia University and is part of the joint Master’s program “Finance, Investments and Fintech” at FEBA, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Speakers at the event will be professors from Sofia University, as well as blockchain and crypto experts from the public and private sector.

What to expect from the conference?

16:30 Registration

17:00 Official Opening of the event


  • Bozhidar Nedev, Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski”

  • Angel Marchev, PhD, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

  • Valeri Valtchev, Chairman of BFA

  • Conrad Kraft, Digital Euro Association

17:20 – 18:20 Experts talk: Blockchain technology and its implications in 21st century financial sector

  • Blockchain technology and its impact in finance

  • The role and place of the state in the CBDC

  • Difference between CBDC and cryptoassets

  • Pros and cons of cryptoassets

Angel Marchev, Sofia University


  • Deyan Radev, PhD, Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski”;

  • Bozhidar Nedev, Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski”

  • Stoyan Pedev, CEO of Conquex

  • Veselin Georgiev, Binance

18:20-18:30 Break

18:30 – 19:30 Experts talk: The future crypto assets and the MiCA Regulation

  • The place of crypto in Europe
  • MiCA Regulation and its implications in EU
  • Implications of crypto regulation on Bulgarian FinTech ecosystem

Georgi Penev, BFA


  • Veliko Minkov, DCVX – Web3 Software Development

  • Vyara Savova, European Crypto Initiative
  • Vladislav Dramaliev, Sofia Crypto Meetup

  • Petko Ruskov, PhD, Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski”

19:30 – 19:40 Closing remarks

  • Angel Marchev, PhD, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

  • Georgi Penev, BFA

19:40 – 21:00 Networking