#766 Launch Blockchain Conference 2019, Portugal - Sponsorship + ATM to buy SMART

By Launch


LAUNCH Conference is a Blockchain event that aims to discuss the potential of this technology and its possible applications. It is our understandig that, in order for Cryptocurrencies to be adopted, one must first understand why they are so special - and that comes with understanding the technology behind it. At LAUNCH, we will be exhibiting an ATM where people can learn how to buy SMART!





This is our second proposal (first one: https://bit.ly/2L76f5T) and as this was a very close one we heard the community and decided to make some changes. The major one is the fact that we will be exhibiting an ATM from Bitugax where people will have the opportunity to learn and buy SMART. We also reduced the amount requested from the first proposal and announced more speakers!

Please see below our proposal and if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to contact us (please do!) on the Forum Proposal Topic (https://bit.ly/2V1ZCqc) or directly at geral@launch.pt or on our social networks.

Below you can find more information about the event like the Speakers, Venue, Tickets and more. Also, stay tuned for the Agenda which will be release on Calendar Week 18!



Launch Conference results from the cooperation between Launch and Guimarães City Council, with a common goal of sharing knowledge and enable networking between individuals who share same interests.

At Launch Conference we aim to discuss the technology in general and not focus on a particular application. It is our understanding that, in order for Cryptocurrencies to be adopted, one must first understand why they are so special – and that comes with understanding the technology behind it.

Launch Conference is a unique event aimed to discuss the potential and usability of Blockchain technology, helping to create innovative solutions for various industries. A list of individuals who range from theoretical to practical knowledge will be attending the event as Speakers to share their experience on the Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies topic.

We expect to receive 200 attendees on the event – the venue full capacity – and through paid and unpaid advertising we expect to reach more than 100.000 people.



Launch is a not-for-profit, independent and unofficial entity composed by a group of individuals who come from different areas – Business, Marketing and Technology. Our goal is to help shaping the future by providing the necessary tools for individuals to thrive. Launch is a synonym to ‘introduce something new’, which is exactly the aim with this event – introduce attendees to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.

Guimarães City Council is a co-organizer, an important partner that grants the event with much higher visibility and helps with the adoption of cryptocurrencies.



This event targets business executives, entrepreneurs, students and enthusiasts who are looking to know more about Blockchain, how the technology might affect their businesses or how to develop new solutions. It is also a great opportunity to anyone who’s interested in understanding how cryptocurrencies work, its benefits and how to buy them - especially SMART.



Launch Conference will be held on May 31 in Guimarães, Portugal. The “Plataforma das Artes e da Criatividade” (Platform of Arts and Creativity), a multiple award-winning building, will be the home for the event (check more on the bottom of this document). Located in the heart of the city, on a crowded location, is the perfect place for such an event. The auditorium has a capacity for around 200 attendees and is full covered with all the necessary support services for a successful event.

The city in located in the North of Portugal, 30 minutes ride from Porto, Portugal’s second biggest city. Its historic town center is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an "exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town" in Europe. It is also one of the most industrial municipalities in Portugal. Its primary industries are textiles, shoe industry and metalomechanics.

Guimarães is used to hosting big events. In 2004 it was one of the host cities for UEFA Euro 2004, it was named the 2012 European Capital of Culture and will held the UEFA Nations League Final Four in June, less than a week after Launch Conference.

Guimarães is also an innovation hub and is looking to improve even more, hence the need for such events. AvePark, the city’s Science and Technology Park, is home to, for instance, Farfetch, the first Portuguese Unicorn (over $1B valuation).



Below you can see the Speakers that we have already announcement and we expect to announce even more. On the website you can find details about each one of them, as well as their LinkedIn profile.

  • Michelle Chivunga - Senior Regional Advisor at British Blockchain Association
  • Gustavo Cunha - Co-Founder at Finlab Brasil
  • Ayumi Moore Aoki - Founder and President of Women in Tech
  • Mário Ribeiro Alves - Founder and CEO of Taikai
  • Nelly Moffet - President at TAAL Project
  • Filipe Garcia - CEO at IMF, SA
  • Bernardo Vieira - Lead Development at TechHQ.io
  • Paulo Jacinto Rodrigues - COO at Public Mint
  • Ana Nunes Teixeira - Associate Lawyer at PLMJ Lawyers
  • Tiago Oliveira - Senior Project Manager at SONAE
  • Pedro Febrero - Founder of Bityond



The fact that SmartCash is the most community driven project on the Blockchain space matches exactly with our vision. At Launch, we believe that an active community is essential for mass adoption of any disruptive innovation – like Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.

SmartCash also fits with our target audience – (1) merchants and business executives who are always looking for new and different ways to sell their products; (2) entrepreneurs and enthusiasts who already know something about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies and are looking for new projects to dive in and (3) students and young people who are always open to new technology and are eager to contribute.


A healthy and successful community works on a quid pro quo basis. We have worked on a proposal of perks and benefits that we can offer in order to help developing the community and contribute to mass adoption. Of course, we ask you to comment on it and suggest any modification that you might seem fit.

The perks that we may offer includes (but is not limited to):


  • ATM to buy SMART. We will be exhibiting and ATM (from Bitugax: https://bitugax.com/) where people can actually learn and buy SMART on the spot. Of course, with all the other SmartCash publicity that we will have, people will be more aware and inclined to SMART than any other cryptocurrency available.


  • Distribute SmartCash flyers during the event;
  • Logo on event individual badges;
  • Logo on welcome poster (event entrance) (note: this will be seen not only by the attendees but also by the thousands who passes by – it is located on a very crowded area);
  • Dedicated SmartCash roll up permanently on 2 locations;
  • Promotional video transmission (in loop) on live display (coffee-break zone) (no sound);
  • SmartCash logo on conference room display during breaks;
  • SmartCash giveaways;


  • Website banner with hyperlink to SmartCash website;
  • Banner on every email sent (“Save the date”, Newsletter and others);
  • Dedicated advertising posts on social network (Facebook and LinkedIn);
  • Reference on media partner event communication;
  • Reference to SmartCash in potential interviews (“with collaboration of..”);
  • Share SmartCash Facebook and LinkedIn relevant posts on event’s social media;
  • Special Thank You post after the event on the website blog shared on social media;


  • Special Thank You on closing speech;
  • 2 tickets for the event - two lucky SMART holders will have the chance to win a ticket for the event (you just need to prove that you own SMART!).




The amount requested is solely for administrative and management costs, as:

  • Cover guest speakers travel costs;
  • Provide coffee-breaks and lunch/dinner;
  • Graphic material (roll-ups, posters, shirts,..);
  • Advertising;
  • Photo and video coverage;
  • Giveaways;
  • Other minor costs.



This event and the organizations involved are not for profit. No organizer are entitled to any SMART as any type of payment for any type of service.

Also, please beware that we will not withdraw or spend the money all at once to avoid any possible crashes in price.

If you have any doubt about this proposal please address it before voting. We are happy to talk with you and clarify anything.

Thank you all so much for your time.







Date Amount (US$) Amount (Σ) Description Status
May 12, 2019 2,700.00 232,184.81 Sponsorship -
* Estimated

Requested Amount

  • Total USD: 2,700.00
  • Estimated SMART: 5,094,147.39
  • Estimated BTC: 0.13370609


  • Created Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Voting Deadline: Saturday, May 11, 2019 23:42:00 UTC
  • Payment Date: Payments will be made in accordance with the delivered milestones


  • Completed


Yes (44,954,210.15)
No (10,364,236.85)
Abstain (1,230,007.05)

Voting Audit

Address Voting Power Vote Is Valid

Proposal Audit

Date Description Yes No
2019-04-27 23:39:07 Proposal created. Waiting for approval. -
2019-04-27 23:42:08 Open voting. Deadline up to 2019-05-11 23:42:08. (Discord Andrew) -
2019-05-11 23:42:42 Voting closed. Status: Funds Allocated. -
2019-06-12 18:17:23 Status changed by administrator: Completed. (Discord Andrew) -
2019-06-12 18:17:56 Status changed by administrator: Completed. (Discord Andrew) -


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