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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

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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