BLOCKCHAIN BANKING: The Future of Money and Finance

“Blockchain is not just a technology, it is a groundbreaking concept for decentralized money and finance. Monty Metzger has done something really important: showcasing the business impact of that concept, revealing just how revolutionary it is.”

In a book that’s one part prophecy and future research report, one part documentation and case studies, and one part survival manual, internet entrepreneur and thought leader Monty C. M. Metzger showcases the impact of Blockchain on finance and money, to discover seven leadership opportunities and straight forward rules for every digital leader. At the same time, he illuminates the new financial order of the internet of value: how it challenges and destroys the status quo but also opens up new areas of innovation. His findings are counterintuitive, imaginative, practical, and above all visionary, giving readers a glimpse of how everyone and everything – from corporations to governments, nations to individuals – must evolve in the blockchain era.

Blockchain Banking is an astonishing, mind-opening book that, in the end, is not about technology. It’s about you.

Praise by FORBES: “Monty Metzger, the CEO of LCX, a Lichtenstein crypto exchange, launched his book, Blockchain Banking. The book is a great primer for entrepreneurs and executives on blockchain, digital assets, Web3, and the internet of value underlined by his quote, “blockchain is to the money what email was to the letter.” Metzger’s jovial launch event was attended by blockchain and tech pundit Don Tapscott and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, both advisors to LCX who spoke about the profound importance of this technology.”

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Book Website:

Launch Event at WEF 2023

The world-premier of the book was held during the World Economic Forum Davos 2023.

Book-Trailer – Blockchain Banking: The Future of Money and Finance


Honoring Great Visionaries of the Crypto Industry launched a brand campaign to honoring visionaries, entrepreneurs and change-makers of the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Here is the full script.

LCX Leading Change Campaign
Here’s to the disruptors.
The risk takers and gem hunters.
The evangelists and maximalists.
The tokenizers and policy shapers.
The hodlers and money re-inventors.
The stubborn visionaries.
The ones who lead change.
You can fight them, disagree with them,
glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
While some may see them as the rebels,
We see leaders.
Because the people who start building,
are the ones who create the future.


Keynote: Decrypting Crypto at WEF India Economic Summit 2019

I had the honor to speak at the World Economic Forum‘s India Economic Summit 2019 #IES19 last week. The session was called ‚DECRYPTING CRYPTO‘ and the audience was a mixture of policy makers, government representatives, journalists, corporate leaders as well as finance experts. In collaboration with Nitin Sharma and Punit Shukla we were reflecting the most burning questions of the fast moving #Blockchain industry while outlining the key opportunities and risks.

Monty Metzger - Keynote Speech at World Economic ForumMy key thesis of my keynote was ‚Blockchain is to the money, what Email was to the letter‘.
– How will cryptography and blockchain technology secure digital asset? Establishing the Internet of Value.

– How will the Token Economy empower global trade? What impact will Stablecoins, Central Bank Digital Currencies CBDCs, Facebook’s Libra have on the economy, society and business?

– How will the open, decentralized and transparent architecture of blockchain enable improved, more efficient and automated compliance for Know your customer #KYC, Anti-Money-Laundry #AML, Counter Terrorist Financing?

– How #eMoney, #cryptocurrencies and tokenized assets are powered by smart contracts creating programmable money and programmable assets?

It’s not about if this will happen.
It’s about who will lead in this digital future.


Liechtenstein Blockchain Laws Approved

On May 7th 2019, the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein approved the government bill known as “The Blockchain Act”. The official name of the blockchain laws is the Token and Trusted Technology Service Provider Law (TTTL, TT Law or TTL). Link to Press Release.

Since the prime minister of Liechtenstein, Mr. Adrian Hasler, announced the Blockchain Act in June 2018, the industry had been waiting for the laws to be officially passed. In times of legal uncertainty, the Liechtenstein new legal frame-work is an important step to ensure clarity and guidance for the whole crypto industry. The first reading of the bill in Parliament is expected to take place in June 2019.

The full government bill can be downloaded as a PDF here (German Language Only). An unofficial translation of the blockchain laws can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Learn more about what we do at Liechtenstein at


WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019: Leadership 4.0 – Succeeding in a New Era of Globalization

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019, also known as Summer Davos, will take place 1st until 3rd of July 2019 at Dalian, China. Besides the well known Annual Meeting in Davos the World Economic Forum is hosting the Annual Meeting of the New Champions annually in China as well as many other regional or industry events and closed gatherings.

Summer Davos 2019 – Globalization 4.0

Globalization 4.0 represents fundamental changes in the global economy that are reshaping companies, communities and countries at an unprecedented speed and scale. These changes are driven by environmental challenges, regional competition, economic disparities and technological disruption. They, in turn, require different forms of leadership and collaboration adapted to this new era of globalization.

How To Master Leadership 4.0 In The Age of Blockchain and AI?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driven by rapid technological changes challenging platform strategies and systems leadership. Leadership 4.0 requires an understanding of how new champions that are gaining economic influence are disrupting and transforming current industry models. The World Economic Forum engages leaders who have the vision and values to shape the future in this new context.
LCX has become a member at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum, and joins a select group of global companies closely aligned with the forum’s commitment to improving the state of the world. The partnership with WEF involves co-designing frameworks for new DLT use cases in banking, finance, and regulations.
“LCX is aligned with the World Economic Forum to engage in this process and shape the exploration and experimentation of DLT for global financial and monetary systems”

WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2019

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is designed as the foremost global summit on innovation and entrepreneurship with more than 100 working sessions and community activities, along with the opportunity to engage in several new Forum initiatives. The WEF AMNC 2018 has been taken place in September at Tianjin China. This year the organising committee has decided to move the whole event to July.

The AMNC 2019’s agenda is focusing four key topics: Fostering Agile Industry Leadership, Promoting Responsible Leadership, Sustaining Economic Leadership and Achieving Technology Leadership.

Find out more at and

About Dalian China

Often called the “Hong Kong of the North,” Dalian enjoys a privileged stature as one of China’s most livable cities. It has a picturesque setting with numerous parks and nice swimmable beaches. Throughout its long history, several foreign nations called it their own, thanks to its strategic position on the Liaodong Peninsula on Korea Bay. Today, a modern manner prevails in this city of skyscrapers, colonial gems and modern cutting-edge design. In 2019 the population of the city of Dalian is more than 6.7 Million people, but growing constantly.

Dalian also hosts a pair of impressive city squares. Its Xinghai Square is the largest in the world, dotted with sculptures, fountains and an amusement park. Zhongshan Square, designed by the Russians in the 19th century, is more circular in shape, with a roundabout forming its perimeter. Several classical buildings here were constructed by the Japanese during the early 20th century, and its open space comprises green landscaped parks and plazas where locals gather to socialize. Ten roads radiate from this bustling hub. The ten-mile-long Golden Coast Beach offers long strolls on soft sands.
The beach is part of the Jinshitan National Holiday Resort area, which also features the Golden Pebble Waxworks Museum, the Geological Museum, the Coastal National Geopark, the Tang Dynasty Hot Spring Resort and many other attractions that lure tourists from all over China and beyond.

The World Economic Forum along with many other internationally known events help the city of Dalian to gain international recognition and to become one of the globally known Chinese regions. This enlarged international acceptance will benefit Dalian, by becoming the host of other international events, undergo further projects and turn into a new international trading center of China.



Keynote at Crans Montana Forum 2018

Today, I was speaking at Crans Montana Forum 2018 about the next growth wave of the crypto industry and its impact on financial services, money and banking.

We’re taking a more balanced view towards crypto assets than others. We certainly see the risk: money laundry, terrorist financing, evasion of sanctions. But we also see the enormous potential to make the financial system globally more efficient and inclusive.


Bitcoin Market 2013: Adam Draper and Monty Metzger

Bitcoin Market 2013 Analysis: The “Bitcoin Landscape” map.
Picture Adam Draper and Monty Metzger, San Meteo USA.


Keynote: Mastering The Cryptoassets Revolution

This week I had the honor to speak at Global Disruptive Innovation Summit (GDIS) at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley, USA. The blockchain and AI conference was hosted by Silicon Valley Business Institute (SVBI).

My keynote speech was titled “Mastering The Cryptoassets Revolution”. I was speaking about 4 personal stories on my journey to build LCX and gave an overview of the LCX blockchain ecosystem made for institutional and professional investors.

The blockchain conference GDIS aims to gather investors, entrepreneurs and researchers to discuss the burning questions of the technology industry, such as AI and Blockchain topics. The conference invited a selection of brilliant keynote speakers, scientists, and industrial leaders from China, Europe and Americas.


LCX at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions #AMNC18

I was attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin China 2018 this week. We published a short review article about the WEF and “How to Manage Crypto Assets?” at

Furthermore we produced a short video to give an overview about what we do at LCX (Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange).


Introducing LCX – Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange

When I bought my first bitcoins back in 2013, I did not fully understand the impact cryptocurrencies and blockchain will have. But since then I kept learning and exploring – discovering the key opportunities this new fundamental technology will bring to our world. I sat down with Don Tapscott, Adam Draper, Eyal Hertzog, Nic Cary and other leaders in the blockchain- and crypto-industry to fully understand investment opportunities, business models and market drivers.

Since August last year I had been developing this new and exciting company, which we incorporated earlier this year. My co-founder has started two crypto-exchanges in Asia and we are building our platform on the basis of this proven technology. We chose Liechtenstein as our home, as this country is defining the legal framework and empowering the global blockchain industry to a new degree. And we integrated a Liechtenstein Bank as a strategic founding shareholder and partner.

LCX is establishing a regulatory compliant exchange platform upon which security tokens and other crypto assets can be traded in a manner that complies with legal and regulatory requirements.

LCX stands for Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange and is headquartered in Vaduz Liechtenstein. Web, Twitter @LCX and Telegram

After months in stealthmode, we have made the first public announcement at a large Blockchain Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley, USA. Here are my slides….


What’s the impact and opportunity of Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin for a country?

I was invited as a keynote speaker at the Oman Blockchain Symposium in Muscat. Here are a few take aways and thoughts from this government initiative.

We’ve all seen that #Cryptocurrencies have the ability to create alternative value transfer mechanisms – empower the Internet of Value. On top of that #blockchain technology itself can create new services and reduce the need for traditional, centralised, high-power processing platforms – empower efficiency gains, new -#eGovernment applications, #eVoting and #DigitalIdenty.

For a country and local government there are questions about pragmatic project opportunities such as:

– Where does Blockchain technology – open as well as private blockhains – helps a government to increase value and services for their citizen?
– What are the benefits to create a Crypto-Currency for the country? Is there a need to act now as Singapore, Russia, UK and Dubai have announced their local crypto assets?
– What are the needs for a thriving ecosystem and infrastructure? Does each country need its own #mining infrastructure, server environment and even a local crypto-currency exchange? Will a country enable, support or ban to transfer local currency #fiatmoney intro #cryptocurrencies?

So how will Blockchain benefit on a country level?

As of today we can say that there is no perfect solution or benchmark yet although there are lots of activities and projects. It’s uncharted territory although there are some pioneers. And it‘s a field for exploration, trial and error and startup thinking although it’s all about traditional value and industries.

#blockchain #CryptoValley #oman #conference #wef #CryptoOasis #bitcoin #ethereum

Examples of Governments using Blockchain Technology

– On December 4, 2017, the Moscow Government has announced to use Blockchain Technology for their next election. This eVoting system has been released as an Open-Sources Blockchain Voting Tool. In an official statement the Government said: “The introduction of this technology will make the voting in the [Active Citizen initiative] even more open: it will be difficult to say that the administration incorrectly interprets the answers, changes the results of the voting when the citizens themselves can verify this information.”

– On December 3, 2017, the Venezuelan President announced the launch of a asset-backed cryptocurrency called the Petro.

– In October 2017 Dubai (UAE) has announced to introduce the their own digital cryptocurrency called EmCash.

– October 15, 2017, Russia announced to introduce the CryptoRubble, as a country wide regulated and controlled blockchain based cryptocurrency.

– In February 2017, China has announced that they are working on its own national cryptocurrency. Already in 2014 the People’s Bank of China had been working internally on concepts of a nationwide cryptocurrency for China.

– … but there are many more examples.


What is blockchain technology and why is it revolutionizing the world?

Since almost two decades Monty is frequently traveling the major tech hubs like Silicon Valley, Switzerland’s CryptoValley, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Singapore or Beijing – to explore the underlying layer of growth and success. The keynote by Monty C. M. Metzger aims to give first-hand insights and strategies to lead the revolution.

What is blockchain technology and why is it revolutionizing the world?

“Blockchain is to the money, what email was to the letter” claims Monty Metzger. He explains why blockchain technology will have a tremendous impact on many industries, such as the financial industry, retail, commerce real-estate, cities, governments or energy. What role are decentralization and cryptocurrencies play? Why are token generation events (TGE) and initial coin offerings (ICOs) outperforming venture investments? What’s the impact of tokenized digital economies? How are leading corporations and countries using blockchain technologies already? Learn from the latest case-studies and insights from Monty’s learning journeys and exploration tours.

Blockchain Keynote Speaker

Please contact Angelique for booking requests.
Monty has been invited as opening keynote speaker on blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies to large blockchain conferences and private leadership events. In the past month he was speaking at RussiaCalling in Moscow and the Oman Blockchain Symposium in Muscat.


Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies: Navigating the Financial Revolution

No other industry is facing the wave of digital disruption more than financial industry. While strict regulations and legacy systems limit banks’ agility, the new waves of financial technologies keep threatening status quo by reinventing the way banking services are created and delivered.

Last week Monty was invited by the CEO of one the largest Russian banks to speak at their annual conference. The event took place in Moscow Russia. As a futurist keynote speaker they asked him to talk about the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on the banking and financial industry.

Future of Banking

The keynote by Monty C. M. Metzger gave first-hand insights into the disruptive finance technology #fintech landscape by introducing the latest innovations from Silicon Valley and other innovation hubs. Blockchain, Bitcoin, Digital Banking, Payments, Lending, Smart Data Mobile Money and AI driven leadership. Monty outlined the Digital Leaders Formula, which enables every leader to adapt to the speed of technology disruption and make better decision today.

Keynote Speaker & Blockchain Expert

Contact for your event

Monty is a global speaker and invited to several conferences, board leadership workshops and events each month. His keynotes speeches and impulse talks provoke, excite and inspire. He has traveled to 44 countries to visit the most relevant innovation hubs globally and to discover the trends of tomorrow already today.
If you are planning an event please do not hesitate to contact Angelique at angelique (dot) weingarten (at) monty (dot) de


Future of Energy, Mobility and Smart Cities

Keynote at the Annual Conference by OMV. OMV has group sales of EUR 19 bn and a workforce of around 22,500 employees. The focus of the leadership conference was “Future of Energy”. I was hired as a motivational but also informational Keynote Speaker. The focus of my talk was on the future of mobility and smart cities and its impact on the energy industry.

Here is a excerpt of my presentation:


Keynote Speech FIA Mobility Conference Tokyo Japan

I was invited to hold the opening keynote speech at day two of the FIA Mobility Conference 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The title of my talk was “finding the right path to innovation – how will the future of mobility, transportation and smart cities look like?”

Finding paths to innovation for the mobility industry, working with start-ups, execute innovation strategies and turning cities into smart cities is a key leadership challenge.
How can an organisation identify the most relevant and ef cient innovation strategies in order to grow its business?

Future trends and drivers impacting the mobility industry

I have been traveling the globe to discover the latest technology trends disrupting traditional industries. In my keynote in front directors of automobile clubs and key stakeholders of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) I focused on four key developments of the future of mobility and smart cities. Electrification – How do we prepare society, industries, the private sector and our cities for a future where electric cars will be ubiquitous? Automation – What’s the impact of autonomous cars on city planning, transportation, future of work and automobile clubs? Smart City OS – In a world of algorithms and industrial internet of things, every company is turning into a software company. What is needed now to turn cities into smart cities is to build the operating system of cities – this is what I call Smart City OS. Hyper Mobility – Disruptive technology innovation is opening new possibilities for transportation, mobility and travel. Examples are Hypersonic passenger planes, hyperloop trains or passenger drones aka. Vertical Take-off and Landing aircraft (VTOLs).

Keynote Speaker Mobility

Video summary of the leadership conference including a short quote from my keynote speech.

Can we predict the future of cities and mobility?

There are ways to predict what evolutions will be coming in the next few years based on technological progress. But the elements surrounding these evolutions are more difficult to predict. How will consumers react to the reality of the digital age? How will your leaders embrace it? Will they make the right decisions? And last but not least, are you prepared for the right business models? Has your organisation transformed to be sustainable for a digital future?
The key question for an organisation is always how to discover the next big and define an industry rather than react to new realities. The earlier they learn what developments are coming from innovation hubs, the better they can prepare themselves.

Contact Monty – Futurist Keynote Speaker

Are you preparing a leadership conference and looking for a motivational keynote speaker who is both entertaining, inspirational and informational. Feel free to contact Angelique Weingarten with times, location and audience attending your event – she takes care about my speaking engagements and bookings.


Navigating the Future of Digital

Are you ready to survive and thrive in an age of AI, automation and algorithms? What impact do exponential technologies, algorithms and artificial intelligence, have on your industry and your business? How does your organization turn the potential threat of accelerating technological change into an opportunity to disrupt an industry?
While some executives and senior leaders are focused on meeting near-term business objectives and responding to the immediate demands of running a company, forward thinking companies don’t wait for the future to “just happen”. Smart leaders evaluate what impact the future may have, decide how to prepare, and actively plan for it. That’s why Keynote speaker Monty C. M. Metzger wants to take you on a journey to experience the Digital Future at your next event, workshop or conference.

Digital Leadership

We are experiencing a tipping point. What we’re finding now is that a lot of the big trends that people have been talking about in technology for the past years are actually translating into real results right now. Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Cities, Digital Cloud, Autonomous Driving, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, Drones, Robotics as well as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Digital Transformation: How to Build a Culture of Change?

The greatest challenge for any leader is not just having technology as a department, but as a muscle. It’s not just understanding the latest technology development, but rather to anticipate the needs in our digital world. The secret to Digital Leadership is actually taking advantage of change, enabling digital transformation to achieve digital excellence.
For almost two decades, Monty C. M. Metzger has been traveling the globe visiting the world’s most influential tech hubs and speaking with their high- profile leaders. From the Bay Area to Beijing, I’ve witnessed, first hand, where high tech’s greatest talent, innovation, and venture capital converge. In the near-endless sea of starts ups and corporate headquarters located in the Silicon Valley, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Tokyo, and more I’ve witnessed inventions at their nascent stages— soon-to-be-megatrends before they hit the mainstream.

While it’s provocative to think the real-world application of technology that revolutionizes happens overnight, experience has taught me that remarkable new products and services develop over time rather than magically rain down from the digital cloud.
When you look beyond the seductive headlines, the creation myths, and the conventional wisdom, you’ll find someone who had an idea, worked with a small group of talented people who executed a vision, and gained the loyalty of influential individuals who spread the invention — this entire process can take years. And a small number of high-impact regions provides the ideal conditions to incubate world-changing inventions.

That’s why I am often invited as an inspirational speaker or for a motional keynote speech. And that’s why my colleagues at Digital Leaders are taking CEOs on learning journeys where they experience one of these unique innovation hubs personally and visit some of the most disruptive and innovative companies, get hands on with cutting edge technologies and discuss the strategies you need to survive and thrive in the digital future.

Book Monty for a Keynote Speech or Impulse Speech

General Information about the Tech Futurist Keynote Speaker Monty C. M. Metzger can be found here. For direct contact and a proposal please email Angelique.


Apple Park Cupertino – Apple’s Spaceship Campus Headquarter

Digital Leaders had been organizing another private CEO Tour to Silicon Vally and San Francisco. During the trip to the new campus – the Apple Park – I recorded a short drone video over the Apple Spaceship to show you the impressive building from a bird’s perspective.

Today the new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park will be part of the history of the future of Apple Inc. as Tim Cook will reveal the latest iPhone model – the #iPhoneX #iPhone8.

Digital Leaders is hired by Fortune 500 companies for customized manager tours to the leading technology hubs like Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv Israel or Beijing China. Recently the team had been working with leading companies and their high-level managers from Canada, South Africa, Benelux or Japan. To learn more about the executive programs visit


A Global Startup Initiative On #SmartCities And #RoadSafety

In the run-up to our next startup contest in Montreal I’d like to give you explain details of the startup initiative and the last event held in Berlin, Germany.

The DLV ‘FIA Smart Cities Startup‘ is an international entrepreneurship contest for the world’s most innovative and impactful technology companies.

The next opportunity to become a “FIA Smart Cities Startup” will be at Montreal, Canada. Our global start competition will be held at the VIP hospitality area of the Formula E Race. The contest is held four times a year on four different continents, North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Next pitch event will be held end of July 2017 in Montreal City.


Custom Delegation Program for CxO’s to China and Japan

Our team at Digital Leaders recently did another executive immersion program to Tokyo, Japan and Beijing, China.

Custom Program for CxO’s to Asia’s technology centers

The participants of this custom program where high-level managers and mostly c-level executives from Europe. The managers got unique insights from leading innovators, technology companies and digital disruptors of Asia. The group met face-to-face with technology leaders in Beijing and Tokyo. Such an immersion program is a special experience from the moment the delegates arrive at the airport until they flight back to their hometown. During the week the participants visited some of the most innovative companies to explore the hottest technology trends and strategies for digital transformation.

Immersion Program to Asia – Accelerating Innovation

Digital Leaders supports global corporations accelerate innovation by connecting them to technology companies in tech hubs like Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul or Silicon Valley. Executive managers learn from startups, leading digital companies and thought leaders during our fully customised and unique innovation tours, learning journeys, executive immersion programs, corporate strategy sessions, special startup showcases, innovation labs and product demos. Customers of Digital Leaders include Fortune 500 companies, Nasdaq or DAX companies, CEOs, Chief Digital Officers, board directors of multi-billion dollar corporations, corporate executives, business owners, venture investors and government leaders.

The team also published an example agenda and other details about these exclusive programs at