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10 Oct 2017

Please welcome ‘Komodo Platform’ – the B Conference Gold Sponsor

This year’s Blockchain Conference in Abu Dhabi is set to be one of the largest industry conferences in the Middle East. On December 7, 2017, our event stage will feature amazing speakers from around the world, who will share their experiences and present to a lucky audience all about the growing industry that is Blockchain. This fantastic event is a must visit, a special day packed with the unique perspectives of thought leaders and visionaries sharing insights and wisdom in a beautiful setting.

We are pleased to present the ‘Komodo Platform’ as our Gold Sponsor. The ‘Komodo’ team is focused on providing anonymity through zero knowledge proofs and the security through a novel Delayed Proof of Work (dPoW) protocol. The project’s primary goal is to decentralize token issuance, exchange & distribution. They also provide a framework for dapps (decentralized apps) and corporate Blockchain-based solutions. They have accomplished this by introducing one of the most complete and trustless ecosystems in cryptocurrency.

‘Komodo Platform’ is the first cryptocurrency project to provide full atomic swaps with automatic order matching. It is the first project to create a private ICO participation and distribution mechanism by leveraging Jumblr and BarterDEX technology (dICO). Recently, the project has realized the first Atomic Swaps on SPV (electrum) clients. It allows users to swap atomically without having to download the entire Blockchain.

‘Komodo Platfrom’ is one of the first cryptocurrencies to partner with the Fintech e-banking platform (Monaize). The same fintech company will launch the first-ever dICO using Komodo Platform’s technology.

‘Komodo Platform’ will be represented at the Blockchain Conference by their Chief Security Officer Karim D. J. Stadelmann. At the age of 21, Karim launched his first startup, which was successfully sold three years later. Following that, he joined several cryptographic and open source projects concentrated on IT related security and intrusion detection systems. In 2016, Karim started to cooperate with the Komodo core developers. Since that time, he has proofed his ITSEC skills and has been announced as their Chief Security Officer.

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22 Sep 2017

How can one raise $ 250 million in 30 minutes? Our speakers will tell you everything they know!

Only one day. Only exclusive reports and discussions. Exhibition & demonstration of products. All this is about the Blockchain Conference to be held in Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2017.

The last year’s event is best remembered in the modern Middle East world for having contributed to the emergence of a qualitative platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience and successes in the field of blockchain.

The blockchain technology develops rapidly, similar to the speed of light. It has already been applied in the financial and banking spheres. Moreover, it has already begun to strike its roots in the spheres of everyday life, including medicine and insurance, sectors of industry & production, circulation of documents and investment activities.

It was investing or ICO that became the most hotly debated issue at the event in 2016. How can one raise $ 250 million in 30 minutes? What is the main component of a successful ICO? Is it an idea, a team, an implementation process or just a luck?

Issues to be discussed at the Blockchain Conference do not end there. Please meet our new speakers:

Justas Pikelis, Co-Founder & Business Lead at Monetha (Switzerland), will deliver a speech devoted to marketing details of successful ICO.

Justas Pikelis is an entrepreneur who has founded successful companies in IT and robotics. With a previous experience in building and consulting startups, Justas Pikelis has co-founded “Monetha”.

“Monetha” is a decentralized trust and reputation system that works together with a mobile payments processor on the Ethereum blockchain. In simpler words, “Monetha” is a new generation “PayPal” with a trust layer on top of it. On August 31st, 2017, “Monetha” raised 37 million US dollars in 18 minutes during their successful ICO and is one of the most promising payment technologies on the Ethereum network.

Further, the Director at Diacle (Hong Kong) Adam Vaziri will take part in the panel discussion devoted to ICO legalization as the important and most pressing direction of the Blockchain technology.

Adam Vaziri is a blockchain lawyer who set up Diacle assist blockchain & fintech projects with compliance. Diacle is based in London and Hong Kong. He is a tireless blockchain entrepreneur who is labelled a ‘bitcoin pioneer’ by Bitcoin Magazine. It is now his third term as director of UKDCA, which has 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, featured by CNN and Washington Post, and ran first suite of blockchain hackathons across the world: UK, India, HK and Malaysia under HackCoin. Our speaker is a member of Chain-Finance that provides dedicated news/events for the blockchain financial services industry.

May we remind you that on December 7, 2017, in Abu Dhabi you will have only one day to attend the Blockchain Conference to participate in discussion panels and visit our expo area.

Don’t miss a chance to buy your ticket!

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21 Aug 2017

The Emirates will Recognize Crypto Currencies as a Legal Payment Method, won’t they?

Japan has become the first in the world to recognize officially crypto currencies at the legislative level. In April this year, the government adopted a law on virtual currencies awarding bitcoins and other crypto-currencies the status of a payment method. In the days and weeks that followed, the major national industries have introduced Bitcoin as a payment method. Increasingly, at the time of the conference, over 300,000 stores in Japan will accept bitcoin payments adding billions to the national economy.

As a result, other governments have taken similar steps in this direction. Estonia, South Korea, Russia, Denmark and Canada are looking into ways of encouraging the adoption of Bitcoin on national and international levels.

Today, we also observe interest in crypto currencies in the Arab world. Being a source of emerging talents and companies, the UAE and the Middle East are sizing up an opportunity to adopt Bitcoin and Blockchain technologies. This opportunity lies not only in directly benefiting from increasing the size of the national economy but also in becoming a global leader in the industry with Blockchain and cryptocurrency friendly models and frameworks.

For the second year in a row, the crypto currencies as a legal payment method around the globe is among key talking points at the Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi. In 2017, Jörg von Minckwitz will speak at the conference discussing Japan’s adoption of Bitcoin and telling why the next country to do so will grow its economy. He will speak about the benefits reaped from such a move, and explain how the booming and disruptive crypto currency market can work with traditional banking for the benefit of governments and companies.

Jörg von Minckwitz is the CEO and co-founder of Bitwala – Europe’s leading crypto to local currency transfer service. Jörg’s role is to envision the new possibilities that Blockchain technology offers and to utilize it by developing new services for the financial sector. Jörg has over 6 years of experience in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency sectors. Prior to Bitwala, he founded Europe’s first Crypto Consulting, Crypto Incubator and first Crypto E-commerce shop. His work has been recognized and awarded with prizes by, among others, ICT Spring, Pioneers Festival and The German Innovation Prize. Previously, he spoke at Money 20/20, Paris Fintech Forum and Distribute Blockchain Conference.

Jörg von Minckwitz will appear at the Blockchain Conference in Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2017. To register for the conference, please visit bconference.org.

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15 Jun 2017

Blockchain Conference Astana 2017 Results

Blockchain Conference Astana, the most anticipated blockchain event of Kazakhstan, took place on June 14, 2017. The Conference was attended by participants from across Kazakhstan. Over 250 experts showed an increased interest in the blockchain technology capabilities for Kazakhstan. The BConference featured speeches by 22 speakers from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, Great Britain and Switzerland.

The Conference was opened by the Chairman of the Board of the Astana International Financial Center Nurlan Kusainov. During the welcoming speech, he outlined the priority areas for the modernization of the Kazakhstan economy laying special emphasis on the blockchain technology.

The Founder of Kuna Bitcoin Agency & Co-founder of Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine Mikhail Chobanyan opened the first section of the Conference. He revealed the features and prospects of the bitcoin cryptocurrency as well as key aspects of the blockchain technology. The Head of the Innovation Activity Department at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia) & CEO at Cyber.Fund Marina Gurieva continued the Conference with an in-depth presentation on trends and prospects for the blockchain economy development in the public and private sectors. Marina’s presentation on the unique features of blockchain for the public sector was followed by a speech of the Lawyer, Founder & Managing Partner of the law society Juscutum Artem Afian. Reports on the blockchain for the public sector gave place to a report on the regulation of cryptocurrencies and ways of using blockchain technologies in the world and CIS countries, which was delivered by the Director of Legal Services Group for Deloitte CIS technology projects Artyom Tolkachev. The first section was completed by the Prime Source Director & Co-founder Eugene Scherbinin, who spoke about the features of the technology application in the financial sector.

The second section started after a short break. It was opened by the eGaas Founder & CEO Oleg Strelenko with a presentation on the blockchain solutions for e-gov. The Technology & Integration Consulting Head at CISA Deloitte Ukraine Sergei Bondarenko pursued a subject presenting DocSensus, a registry of corporate documentation based on the blockchain technology. The Senior Consultant of the management consulting department at KPMG Kazakhstan Zarina Kuzhmaganbetova spoke about the practical application of the blockchain technology in the notary. The CEX.IO Leading Developer Oleg Kudrenko continued the Conference with a presentation on “Smart Contracts: The Beginning of the End of Corruption”. At the end of the second section, the Waves CEO & Founder Alexander Ivanov spoke about the advantages and differences between IPO and ICO.

The discussion panel became a concluding chord of the second section. It involved Nurlan Kussainov, Marina Gurieva, Alexander Ivanov and Artem Afyan. The main questions from the audience were devoted to the legal regulation of cryptocurrencies in the territory of Kazakhstan, ICO and attraction of investments, as well as acceptance of payments in crypto-currencies by legal entities in Kazakhstan.

After the lunchtime, the Hotmine.io BDM Aleksandr Momot continued the Conference with a presentation on the mining features. The Chief Technical Evangelist & Leading Blockchain Strategist at Microsoft Konstantin Goldstein and the IT Architect & Technical Manager at IBM Kazakhstan Mikhail Korotko shared business solutions based on the blockchain technology of their own development. The Sofitto CEO Aleksandr Vasilchenko and the Otkritie Bank SPM Sergey Lukashk told about the blockchain-based solutions for fintech. Alexander delved into the topic of uniting the blockchain technology with traditional banking card products; and Sergei presented the experience of Russian banks in designing and creating KYC profiles for the blockchain. The BlockEx CEO Adam Leonard spoke about the usage of blockchain technology to build the transparent and accessible capital markets. The Conference ended with a presentation on the blockchain case studies. The FoodBlockchain.XYZ Director General Angel Versetti presented a solution designed for food industry; the toomuch.energy CEO Luc Graré showed developments in the field of energy.

The Conference organizer AroundB thanks all participants and partners for their interest in the blockchain topic and high-quality discussions. The scale of the Conference shows a real interest in and a huge potential of Kazakhstan for the implementation of its own blockchain solutions. We are confident that everyone will know about actual Kazakhstan projects based on the blockchain technology in the near future.

We also express thanks to our sponsors Prime Sourse, Waves and Cryptoviser, demo area participants and official Conference partners, MOST business incubator, Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan and the Community of Kazakhstan IT Managers for having supported us.

Let’s Blockchain this world together!

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