23 Feb 2018

Astana to Hold its Second Major Central Asia Blockchain Conference

In 2017, the total capitalization of crypto assets reached stratospheric level: Bitcoin at a price of $ 20,000, creation of new tokens and innovative projects based on Blockchain, DLT and ICO as a unique crowd funding phenomenon that permeated throughout the world.

It is no mere chance that the 21st century has been recognized as the cryptocurrency era. Many experts believe that the future of the global financial system is behind the crypto currencies and Blockchain. The essential task of today is to build and learn how to manage this system for the benefit of us and our future.

The previous year has demonstrated that the industry itself is developing rapidly and therefore the world market is not able to regulate it and respond quickly to its operation. Only a few countries have dared to establish the qualitative legal framework in order not to oppose but to cooperate with a new form of economy.

Kazakhstan has also been involved in the discussion of issues related to regulation of digital currencies and introduction of Blockchain. According to experts, the Republic of Kazakhstan has every chance of becoming one of the most advanced countries in the field of Blockchain. The country has everything to succeed: financial resources, the state initiative and the desire to create its own crypto oasis.

The capital of Kazakhstan will host for the second time the major Blockchain conference of Central Asia Blockchain Conference Astana on June 14, 2018. This international event will bring together leaders of the blockchain and crypto industries from all over the globe to shape the way in which the digital economy of Kazakhstan may be developed.

What may the guests of Blockchain Conference Astana 2018 expect?

  • Reports by leading speakers from around the world
  • Discussion panels covering the most relevant topics
  • Expo area
  • Coffee breaks and informal communication
  • Dinner with the conference speakers and guests

Who will participate?

Representatives of the banking and financial sectors, representatives of the energy, oil & gas, and save-energy spheres, founders of FinTech companies, as well as delegates of government institutions, will be among the participants of BConference Astana. The event organizing company AroundB, whose portfolio includes over 30 FinTech events around the globe, carefully approaches the selection of speakers and preparation of the program. Very soon the first speakers of this year’s conference will become known, so follow the event updates.

What will be discussed?

Today, all are concerned about the interaction of the cryptocurrency industry with banks, the use of Blockchain in various fields, and, of course, the introduction of Blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation at the state level. All this and much more, including how Kazakhstan will be one step ahead and occupy a niche on the world crypto stage, will be discussed at the second annual Blockchain Conference Astana to be held in Astana on June 14, 2018.

The conference topics are as follows:

  • Blockchain technology for the Republic of Kazakhstan: spheres of application and new ways of the country development
  • Cryptocurrency and tokens
  • ICO: What will happen to a multi-billion dollar structure in 2018?
  • Smart contracts: Will they change the established standards?
  • Crypto economy: How will it influence the world in the near future?
  • Regulation and legal framework for the crypto assets in Kazakhstan

Results of Blockchain Conference Astana 2017

In 2017, Kazakhstan demonstrated its interest in the technology and crypto currencies. Last year, the conference featured over 20 speakers, including representatives from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Over 250 participants attended the event to discuss the application of Blockchain in the financial world, in the energy sector, as well as the role of the technology for e-gov and e-voting. The first crypto event in the country was attended by a record number of people. The best real-cases were presented by such leading world companies as Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte, and KPMG.

Blockchain Conference Astana traditionally promises to be the most long-awaited FinTech event in Kazakhstan. Keep up to date with all the news from BConference Astana and follow the news on the event website.

The detailed program of the event will be available on the website of Blockchain Conference Astana in the nearest future. Please subscribe to our newsletter to keep abreast of the most relevant news in the industry. Let’s Blockchain this world together!

The event website: https://bconference.kz/ru.

The event page on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2CbQplj.

Contact details of the organizers:  +442 03 239 96 70, hello@bconference.org

30 Nov 2017

Final countdown — 7 days to Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi

Dear colleagues, Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi is coming closer and we will be happy to give you the latest updates to join us at the most anticipated MENA event of this December.

1. Tickets. You still have a chance to join our amazing event in Abu Dhabi, which will open a new opportunity with Blockchain for you. Please register and buy a ticket here. Kindly note that the registration deadline is December 6, 2017. If you wish to join our conference, please make sure to buy your ticket before this date.

If you have already bought your ticket, please, print it or download it to your mobile device. Your personal badge you will receive at the registration desk on December 7.

2. Agenda. The conference starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. We recommend you to arrive a bit earlier to receive your badge and have a cup of morning coffee with your future partners.
3. Gala Dinner. After the conference will be arranged a special dinner at one of the best Abu Dhabi restaurants with speakers and guests. If you would likе to join this fantastic networking dinner, please, proceed to buy the DINNER ticket bellow (as additional option to your regular ticket).    
4. Location. The conference venue is Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, Abu Dhabi.

Don’t miss the chance to attend Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi!

22 Nov 2017

BConference Abu Dhabi presents 2 new speakers

BСonference Abu Dhabi is the major Fintech event of the MENA region to be held on December 7, 2017 and bring together the top blockchain representatives. Thus we have some great news for the Blockchain enthusiasts from around the world!

We are happy to present you our 2 new keynote speakers:

  1. Alex Linebrink, CEO of PassageX.

Alex is the CEO of PassageX, the blockchain-based box office platform taking the ticketing world by storm. An engaging, high-energy presenter, Alex shares insights his team has learned from tracking more than $6.4 million in tickets on the PassageX Network and how blockchain can be leveraged to disrupt industries in need of innovation. A serial entrepreneur, Alex has spent the past ten years innovating new solutions in FinTech. He was a featured speaker at the blockchain technology showcase Steemfest in Lisbon, Portugal.

At the conference, Alex Linebrink will oversee the topic Fighting Fraud and Increasing Transparency with Blockchain Technology.

  1.  Ian Luthringer, Attorney at Law,  Luthringer Law.

Finding passion in working with innovators in the technology industry, Ian opened a solo firm where he chose to work exclusively with tech startups. After being introduced to blockchain technology he became enamored with the technology and its potentials, especially in the areas of social welfare and reform of the financial and legal systems. Realizing he was spending all his energy researching blockchain technology and legal issues related thereto, Ian chose to limit his legal practice to entrepreneurs and organizations in the blockchain industry. He now even only accepts payment for services in cryptocurrencies and tokens.

The topic of Ian’s speech will be Making US Regulations Work for Your ICO.

Don’t miss a chance to get the first-hand opinion on the most relevant topics from leading experts at the Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2017. To register, please follow https://bconference.org/ticket.

21 Nov 2017

BConference Abu Dhabi has announced the media partnership with MicroMoney Intl.

MicroMoney Intl., a world leader in innovative social lending practices using blockchain technology. MicroMoney executives will also be taking part in ICO discussion panel detailing their recent token crowdsale, and how they were able to mobilise the crypto community to support a social cause.

Please welcome the moderator of the ICO discussion panel — Azam Shaghaghi, ICO Strategy Advisor.

  • Azam, known as disruptive entrepreneur in none for profit sector, is a technology enthusiast working in financial industry as an analyst. She spends her life learning about how to capitalize on technology disruption innovations and positive impact. Aiming to escalate competitiveness in corporate venture capital, her areas of interest is hedge funds & private equity investment to enhance profit revenue. Azam is also a writing contributor to Huffington Post, Medium, and STEM Magazine.

The ICO discussion panel participant will be Anton Dzyatkovskii — a Co-Founder of MicroMoney Empire.

  • Anton is a successful entrepreneur, strong negotiator, and creative expert in marketing. Passionate and hardworking business leader with more than 13 years of experience in different positions within FinTech, Retail, and E-Commerce. Experienced in expanding financial businesses to totally new markets.

Don’t miss the major Fintech event of the MENA region — BConference Abu Dhabi!

Join us, if you haven’t done it yet.

14 Nov 2017

Please welcome CarFix — the B Conference Platinum Sponsor

On December 7, 2017, Abu Dhabi will host for the second time the main blockchain conference of the MENA region Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi, which will bring together representatives of the blockchain industry from around the world to cover four main directions:

  • ICO and involvement of investments
  • Blockchain technology for FinTech and government
  • Cryptocurrencies, chances for legalisation and regulation in Japan
  • Smart contacts

We are pleased to present CarFix as our Platinum Sponsor. Vehicle Lifecycle Blockchain will ultimately be fully decentralized and will be deployed by CarFix in cooperation with QIWI Blockchain Technologies (NASDAQ: QIWI). Issuing VLB Tokens, CarFix  operates as a transaction platform reshaping one of the largest consumer industries in the world auto sale, repair & maintenance. Having operated only 18 months since its creation, CarFix has already brought a significant degree of order and transparency into the industry. CarFix has developed and implemented the software establishing final algorithm-based fixed prices for all key repair and maintenance works. CarFix is supported by the institutional investors.

At the Blockchain Conference, Carfix will be represented by their Co-founder Paul Nazarov. Paul has successfully launched US-wide operations of a start-up health supplement and cosmetic ingredients company AloeCure. The Company continues to grow and gain market share in the US. Paul is also a Co-founder of  Financial Consulting Group ( FCG ), where he is responsible for transaction service and valuation advisory. Mr Nazarov has corporate experience in Macquarie Group (infrastructure fund management), Mubadala Development Company (sovereign wealth), NRG Capital (middle market private equity), Houlihan Lokey (middle market investment bank).

At the Blockchain Conference in Abu Dhabi, Paul Nazarov will oversee the implementation of the blockchain in the vehicle lifecycle industry to create extensive cost savings and major new business opportunities for new industry players (manufacturers, OEM’s, dealers, insurers, lenders and repair shops).

Do not miss your chance to join the Blockchain Conference in Abu Dhabi and build our future today! To register, please follow bconference.org/pricing.

07 Nov 2017

Enjoy amazing updates of the BConference Abu Dhabi Program

The global blockchain community for a second time will unite at the BConference in Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2017. This year the conference will have an incredibly interesting program with top speakers from fintech companies, banking, regulatory and investment sectors.

We are happy to present you our two new speakers:  

1. Ilyas Vali, Co-founder of rLoop.

Ilyas Vali is a co-founder of rLoop; a SpaceX award winning, globally distributed autonomous organisation with over 1200 members across 50 countries. rLoop’s key driver is to develop the future of transport (Hyperloop) and to decentralize the development and technology by moving onto the Blockchain. rLoop was formed on a sub-Reddit and progressed from a few members to over 1200 engineers across 59 countries distributed across the globe including from Nasa, MIT, Google, Facebook and Apple. They are a crowdsourced organization and currently the only hardware organization on the Blockchain, utilizing the Blockchain as a foundation on which to build advanced engineering and design solutions across the globe, with our first focus being the hyperloop.  rLoop are the winners of the Innovation award at SpaceX Hyperloop competition in January 2017 and the Design Award from Dubai Future Foundation and ASITE in 2016.

At the conference, Ilyas will deliver the following presentation: rLoop Decentralising High Technology, Starting with the Hyperloop

2. The next fantastic speaker Steve Papermaster, who is a founder, Chairman and CEO of Nano, the molecular data and nanoscale digital technology leader, will join us on December 7. The Nano Singularity Platform, which includes the NanoAI chip, NanoSense Cloud, Molecular Data Blockchain and Token, and FDA/EPA listed products, is where digital meets life at nanoscale. Mr. Papermaster has 30 years of experience as a career technology entrepreneur, public policy expert, global speaker, and noted author. Steve was an appointed senior advisor to President George W. Bush president regarding domestic and global strategy for innovation, technology, and science. He was a member and co-chair of PCAST, President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology, the National Nanotechnology Initiative, Quantum Computing and Data Initiative, and Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.

The topic of Steve’s speech will be Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Life Data-Solving the Greatest Health Challenges in the World.

3. The conference will feature ICO Discussion Panel. Its participants will include Prabhakar Reddy Investor of Accel Partners.

Prabhakar is a serial entrepreneur turned VC. Prabhakar has built three successful companies over the past nine years in digital media and online video, and has had two successful exits. Prabhakar has strong expertise in growth, monetization and product management, and had previously scaled his online video platform to the top 100 websites in the world, with over 100 million monthly viewers.

Katya Dorozhkina “Starta Ventures” and Justas Pikelis “Monetha” will also be among the discussion panel participants.

4. Our second new participant of ICO discussion panel is Anton Dzyatkovskii – a Co-Founder of MicroMoney Empire (Singapore).

Successful entrepreneur, diplomatic negotiator, extreme seller and creative expert in marketing. He is a passionate and hardworking business leader with more than 13 years of experience in different positions within FinTech, Retail and E-Commerce. Working for the Infinto since 2016, he has been given great opportunities to participate in the international development of our company in Asia.

Stay tuned for an upcoming update of our incredibly interesting program. To register for Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi, please follow bconference.org/pricing

06 Nov 2017

BConference is proud to present the unique interview with Natalie Gavrilenko CEO of AroundB

Financial IT: What is the mission of your company? What makes AroundB special and what are the solutions that you bring to the market?

Natalie Gavrilenko: I believe that our mission is to connect developers of Blockchain products & services with their audience. AroundB helps build partnerships and reach out to future customers and investors. We set these goals for ourselves when launching each of our projects. Let me note that AroundB is the world’s first agency specializing in organizing events in the field of cryptocurrency and rendering marketing services.

To be more specific, we set up:

  • Profile FinTech conferences and exhibitions;
  • Meet-ups of the industry experts;
  • VIP meetings with the industry leaders;
  • Presentations of new products, services and companies;
  • Marketing consulting and PR campaigns

We have 4+ years’ experience in launching Blockchain projects from conception through to maturity. During this time, we arranged over 15 conferences, 25 meetups, 7 VIP meetings and 20 presentations.

Financial IT: Why have you chosen to focus on blockchain projects?

Natalie: We deliberately have chosen this focus. In addition to many years of experience in this environment, we see an enormous potential for development of the blockchain technology and its global reach throughout the world in the near future. According to experts, a number of companies being engage with this technology will increase annually by an average of 47%. Based upon the market study results, we have found that there are almost no companies providing services similar to ours. AroundB is a well-timed project requested by the market.

Financial IT: What have you been working on?

Natalie: It is the second year in a row that we are holding our conference in Abu Dhabi. Last year, it was very successful and brought together over 130 participants from many different locations. We understand that the market in the Emirates (both Dubai and Abu Dhabi) has been developing rapidly. This is the reason why this region is looking for new projects & new teams that can become part of the FinTech system of the UAE.

So on December 7, 2017 on the BConference in Abu Dhabi we will we bring together industry leaders from around the world to cover the most relevant Blockchain topics aimed at expanding dialogues between governments, international corporations, innovative companies, investors and breakthrough start-ups.

Financial IT: What are the topics that will be covered during the conference?

Natalie: We will have four main directions.

●       ICO’s and involvement of investments

●       Blockchain technology for FinTech and government

●       Cryptocurrencies, chances for legalisation and regulation in Japan
Smart contacts.

BСonference is a must visit, a special day packed with unique perspectives of thought leaders and visionaries sharing insights and wisdom in a beautiful setting.

Financial IT: What are the major plans you have for AroundB?

Natalie: Over the past year, the cryptocurrency market has grown dramatically. We could not help but react to the development of this market and build our plans based on this trend. We have set a goal for the next year to develop the blockchain idea in countries where this technology is just beginning to emerge. In addition, we plan to not only support and promote events but also develop marketing and consulting strategies for new exciting blockchain start-ups.

Source: https://financialit.net/content/aroundb-its-all-around-blockchain

31 Oct 2017

The BConference Abu Dhabi presents an exclusive panel discussion “Legal and Regulation”

Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi, the main FinTech event in the Middle East region, will be held on December 7, 2017 in Abu Dhabi. We are glad to announce that the conference agenda includes exclusive panel discussion “Legal and Regulation” with the participation of two high level speakers of the event – Founder of Legal Advice Middle East (UAE) Suzanna Kalendzhian and Director at Diacle (Hong Kong) Adam Vaziri.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Cryptocurrency regulation in the world, including in UAE.

Today, the whole world is concerned about the issue of cryptocurrency regulation, and the Emirates is no exception. This topic will be covered during the first part of our discussion panel involving personal experiences shared by the qualified lawyers from around the globe. The government of the Emirate might soon follow the example of Japan and give cryptocurrency the same status as fiat currency within the legal framework, mightn’t it?

  • The legal status of ICOs and tokens.

The conference speakers during the second part of the panel will share their opinion on the legal status of tokens in the UAE and their vision of the tokenization market development in this region and worldwide.

The discussion panel will feature the following participants (to be updated):

1. Suzanna Kalendzhian is the Founder of LegalAdviceME.com – an award-winning online legal services platform connecting consumers and lawyers across the Middle East by allowing them to find, communicate and transact with each other online.

Legal Advice Middle East, the first online legal services marketplace in the region, was nominated for Dubai SME Stars of Business Awards 2016 and became a Winner of the 2016 Innovating Justice Award from the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL).

2. Adam Vaziri is a blockchain lawyer and set up Diacle assist blockchain & fintech projects with compliance. Diacle is based in London and Hong Kong. He is a tireless blockchain entrepreneur and labelled a ‘ bitcoin pioneer’ by Bitcoin Magazine. It is now his third term as director of UKDCA, which lobbied and achieved the most favorable regulatory environment for cryptocurrency in the world. Adam runs bitlegal.io a global tracker for blockchain law since 2014 and featured by CNN and Washington Post. Adam ran first suite of blockchain hackathons across the world: UK, India, HKand Malaysia under HackCoin. Adam is a member of Chain-Finance which provides dedicated news/events for the blockchain financial services industry.

Don’t miss a chance to get first-hand opinion on the most relevant topics from the leading experts at Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2017. Join us, if you haven’t done it yet!

24 Oct 2017

Please welcome Ghulam Raza — a new keynote speaker at the Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi

On December 7, 2017, BConference Abu Dhabi will bring together Blockchain experts from around the world at one time, in one place, to search for and develop Blockchain solutions that will continue to change our lives! We are proud to announce our great new speaker — Chief Financial Officer at Abu Dhabi Finance (UAE), Ghulam Raza.

At the Conference Ghulam will describe in detail how Blockchain technology will impact the banking sector and what the banking institutions are doing in the Fintech space.

Ghulam Raza is a qualified Chartered Accountant from Pakistan and a Fellow member of the Associate of Chartered Certified Accountants from the UK. He has over 15 years of experience in Finance, Accounting (including IFRS) and Audit. Prior to joining ADF, Ghulam spent 9 years in Finance, Audit and Advisory roles at United Bank Limited Middle East and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

At Abu Dhabi Finance he oversees financial management including liquidity risk management, the operational aspect of the loan cycle, supervising IT infrastructure and solutions management, ensuring successful launch of large scale projects and initiatives.

During his time at ADF, Ghulam has been instrumental in negotiating the commercial funding facility for ADF and implantation of an automated IFRS accounting solution for mortgage loans using the Oracle system for which Abu Dhabi Finance was awarded “Best Use of Technology Award” by the Banker Middle East.

Ghulam Raza is the owner of the “Young CFO of the year 2015” award from CPI Media Group and the “ACCA of the year 2015” award from MECA CFO Alliance.

Do not miss your chance to join the Blockchain Conference in Abu Dhabi and build our future today!

18 Oct 2017

B Conference is pleased to present Katya Dorozhkina and Henri Bergstrom speakers at the event

We are proud to announce two great new speakers in the run up to our Abu Dhabi Сonference in December, 2017, they are, Co-founder/Head of Accelerator ‘Starta Accelerator’ Katya Dorozhkina and Advisor in Business Development at Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Henri Bergstrom.

Katya Dorozhkina is an entrepreneur, economist, and investor in startups. She is a published author of books and articles on business, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Starting her marketing career at Neilsen she later improved her product and business development skills in different industries, such as pharmaceutical, IT and FinTech, working for some notable Wall Street companies.

Katya will discuss how ICO’s are affecting the Blockchain industry as well as sharing thoughts on why and how the Startup Funding Pipeline got disrupted.

Henri Bergstrom started his capital market career by drafting the design of Finnish Clearing and CSD systems while working in the Finnish consulting company TT-Innovation. Prior to this Henri worked in IT development as an IT management consultant. Henri has contributed by writing articles in industry papers such as ISS Magazine, MondoVisione and Banking Technology as well as writing his own CSD related blog as part of Nasdaq’s public communication.

At the Conference Henri will speak about various technologies affecting ADX and global capital markets. He will describe why ADX approaches to new technologies and DLT. He will explain how ADX potential DLT enabled business opportunities.

Join us at the Blockchain Conference in Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2017 and help build our future today!