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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

16 May 2017

Blockchain Conference Astana to Discuss How Blockchain May Change Food Industry

On June 14, 2017, a global-scale blockchain summit Blockchain Conference Astana in Kazakhstan will feature over 20 speakers delivering practical solutions to the issue of blockchain technology use in e-Gov, FinTech, energy sector, food industry and other spheres.

The CEO of a Swiss company FoodBlockchain.XYZ Angel Versetti will share a blockchain solution for the food industry. He will devote his speech to the influence of smart contracts and distributed databases on the food supply system, provision of new levels of food quality and safety, and development of new levels of transparency for end users.

Angel Vercetti is a CEO of FoodBlockchain.XYZ, the world’s first blockchain solution based on Ethereum for the global food industry. Previously, he worked in various departments of the United Nations Organization (the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)), as well as World Resources Forum, Bloomberg, and was on probation at Google. He also manages a television media project at Dukascopy Bank and often participates in conferences and meetings of the highest level (Vatican, Davos, UNESCO, etc.).

BConference Astana creates the largest platform for discussing the role of blockchain in the Kazakhstan’s economy modernization. Proceeding from this mission, the conference organizers make the event program to be as useful as possible for the state bodies, banking & financial sector as well as energy and food industries.

Participation in the conference is open to everyone interested. To attend the conference, please register on the site.

In order to keep abreast of all the news of BConference Astana, please sign up for our newsletters and stay tuned on the website bconference.kz.

10 May 2017

IBM World Blockchain Experience to be shared at Blockchain Conference Astana

The IBM representative will speak at the global blockchain summit Blockchain Conference Astana in Kazakhstan on June 14, 2017. The conference program will also feature performances by representatives of Microsoft, Deloitte, KPMG, Humaniq, Juscutum Attorneys Association, Sofitto and many other companies. The conference will involve over 20 speakers and 150 guests from around the world.

The speech of the IBM Kazakhstan’s leading developer Mikhail Korotko will be devoted to the company’s approach to the blockchain as well as participation in the world-famous HyperLedger project and its business application. Let us recall that the alternative blockchain system HyperLedger is a product that allows companies to build solutions based on the distributed ledger technology of its own design.

Mikhail Korotko is a highly qualified and certified IT architect with over 14 years of experience in the IT sphere. He has over 35 international certificates in the field of IT (Open CA – a master certified IT architect, certified architect of IBM, CCEE, CCAA, CCA, MCSE, MCITP, MCSA, VCP) and two international awards (VMware vExpert). Mikhail has an extensive expertise in planning, managing, designing and implementing of medium and large IT projects (Cloud Computing, IT Infrastructure, Big Data, industry solutions, etc.) including pre-sale / sales, architecture development and implementation, system integration and services. Mikhail has a great experience of work in the team as a technical manager with distributed international and multicultural teams.

BConference Astana promises to become one of the most significant events in Kazakhstan. The conference will be devoted to the blockchain technology capabilities for the financial environment, solutions for banks, payment systems, money transfers, exchange operations, etc.; composition of public services with the help of blockchain; energy trading and renewable energy; data tracking and analysis using the blockchain.

On the second day of the conference, June 15, 2017, BConference attendees will have a tour to the unique complex of Expo 2017 Future Energy demonstrating the exhibits from over 200 countries around the world.

Participation in the conference is open to everyone interested. To attend the conference, please register on the site.

In order to keep abreast of all the news of BConference Astana, please sign up for our newsletters and stay tuned on the website bconference.kz.

10 May 2017

KPMG Representative to Speak About the Future of Blockchain in the Notary at Blockchain Conference Astana

Blockchain Conference Astana to be held on June 14 – 15, 2017 in the capital of Kazakhstan promises to be one of the greatest blockchain events in the country. The program of the conference already includes performances by representatives of Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte, Humaniq, Juscutum Attorneys Association, Sofitto and many other companies. The conference will involve over 20 speakers and 150 guests from around the world.

The senior consultant of the management consulting department at the IT consulting group in KPMG Kazakhstan and Central Asia Zarina Kuzhmaganbetova will share practical application of the blockchain technology in the notary. In particular, the KPMG representative will explain why the distributed network technology is ideal for checking signatures and documents in legal transactions.

Zarina has over 10 years of experience in the IT sphere. In 2013, Zarina received a degree of Master of Science from the Imperial College London. Today, she is a student of PhD Computer Science at the L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University. Zarina’s expertise includes projects on architecture development, technical writing (ERP choice), IT infrastructure audit, and system inspection for compliance with information security requirements. The industry experience includes public sector, telecommunications, banking, transport, and logistics.

BConference Astana creates the largest platform for discussing the role of blockchain in the modernization of priority sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. Proceeding from this mission, the conference organizers make the event program to be as useful as possible for state bodies, the banking & financial sector as well as the energy sector.

Participation in the conference is open to everyone interested. To attend the conference, please register on the site.

In order to keep abreast of all the news of BConference Astana, please sign up for our newsletters and stay tuned on the website bconference.kz.

11 Mar 2017

The Future of the Energy Sector to Be Discussed in Kazakhstan

In 2017, Astana will host the World’s Fair Expo 2017 being recognized as one of the most important international forums. This time, the Expo is not accidentally devoted to the theme of Future Energy. The problem of energy consumption has been relevant for the entire planet as never before. According to its organizers, the Expo aims to draw attention of states and governments to the issue of responsibility to future generations, planning and monitoring of the energy consumption on the planet and reducing the damage to the environment.

Supporting the key topic of the Expo 2017 and being for the introduction of revolutionary solutions for the energy sector development as well as cleanliness and safety of the planet, Blockchain Conference (BConference) will take place this June in Astana. The conference will bring together representatives of the blockchain industry from around the world to talk about their successful experience of using the technology that has already proved itself to be the main innovation in the financial and energy environment.

The BConference Astana program covers the following topics:

  • Blockchain technology capabilities for the financial environment: solutions for banks, payment systems, money transfers, exchange operations, etc.
  • Energy trading and renewable energy
  • Smart grids
  • Data tracking and analysis using the blockchain

In addition, during the second day of the conference, its organizers will hold a tour to the unique complex of Expo 2017 Future Energy demonstrating the exhibits from over 200 countries around the world.

Participation in the conference may be of interest to representatives of banking and financial sectors, managers and owners of companies in the field of money transfers and exchange operations, energy companies, oil & gas sector representatives, save-energy companies, blockchain start-ups as well as representatives of public authorities at all levels.

In the near future, we will announce the conference program with more detailed information. To register, please visit the conference website.

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AroundB is an organizer of the world-wide series of conferences under the brand name Blockchain Conference. AroundB is among the world’s first companies focusing on events and marketing services exclusively for projects in the sphere of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. The Agency’s core areas of activity involve organization and holding of specialized events, development of communication strategies and implementation of PR campaigns of any complexity for projects dealing with blockchain technologies and operating on the Ethereum platform. The portfolio of the AroundB team includes over 10 conferences organized in five countries and 8 cities

10 Nov 2016

UAE based representatives from IBM Middle East and Flat6labs Abu Dhabi have joined our speakers’ panel

We are pleased to introduce to you the UAE based representatives, who have joined our speakers’ panel to appear on December 8 at Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi. They know everything about Blockchain and start-ups in the UAE.

Saqr Ereiqat, a Senior Managing Consultant and Blockchain Evangelist, will provide you with the best ever introduction to Blockchain technology.

Saqr is a Dubai based Blockchain Evangelist and Program Manager, who has lead large strategic business changes and implementation programs in 23 countries specializing in turning around complex projects.

Victor Kiriakos, a Managing director of Flat6labs Abu Dhabi, knows everything about start-ups on the UAE map. Victor holds a position of the managing director at Flat6labs Abu Dhabi, a leading start-up accelerator in the MENA region. His role involves investing in start-ups and supporting them in growing their businesses. Previously he worked for Intigral, the largest digital media service company in the MENA region. During his tenure at Intigral, he introduced innovations as a service, an offer tailored for large organizations wishing to improve their innovation execution capabilities. As a part of his mandate, he set up two corporate accelerators, one of which was developed for Saudi Telecom Company. Before joining Intigral, Victor started his career in the financial service industry, where he worked as an institutional trader in the MENA region and the North America collaborating directly with fund managers and institutional pension plans. Victor holds a BA in economics from AUB, an MBA from INSEAD and is a THNK.org participant.

Join us December 8 at Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi!

12 Oct 2016

Welcome new experienced and well-known speakers of B Conference Abu Dhabi

On December 8, 2016, the heart of Middle East, Abu Dhabi, will host Blockchain Conference, a unique event dedicated to the world of distributed ledger technology aimed to create a unified space for communication with your future business partners, colleagues and likeminded people.

So, welcome Yves-Laurent Kayan, Co-Founder & Strategy Director at COINPLUS, who will speak about what is the best time to invest in Blockchain technology.

Yves-Laurent Kayan is the Co-Founder and Strategy Director of COINPLUS. He is in charge of the entire business development and Company strategy establishment.

Yves-Laurent is entrepreneur at heart. For more than 20 years, he has been involved in development of several companies and projects, essentially focused on gaming and online gaming industry in France.

Yves-Laurent strongly believes that players in bitcoin space must be regulated. Therefore, under his impulsion, COINPLUS has just started the process for the ministerial approval in Luxembourg.

Yves-Laurent graduated from EDC Paris Business School, with a specialization in SME creation and management. He also took the first part of executive Development Programme at IMD Lausanne. For more than ten years he has been acting as instructor and jury for Bac Pro/BTS/Business School.

Born in 1969 in France, he now lives in Luxembourg with his wife and his 1 year-old son. He is a long distance runner and loves gaming.

Marina Reznik, Chief Real Estate Officer at Ubitquity L.L.C, amazing expert and charming lady will speak about unique experience in real estate transactions using Blockchain technology.

Marina Reznik, of Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty & Chief Real Estate Officer with Ubitquity L.L.C., was the first to record a real estate transfer on Bitcoin blockchain, using Colu’s Colored Coins open source protocol and Ubitquity’s Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform. She is part of Ubitquity’s core team and is responsible for bridging the gap between the tech world and the physical world of people and properties.

Stay tuned with us and you will find out more about how Blockchain technology will change the common way we do business – in Abu Dhabi on December 8th.

04 Oct 2016

First Speakers of Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi

Preparation for such a large-scale event like B Conference Abu Dhabi is going in full swing. And we are starting our weekly marathon of the conference speakers’ announcements. Today, we will present the first star-presenters.

Pavlo Tanasyuk, CEO at BlockVerify ( UK ) will speak about Oil Freight Blockchain Applications

Pavlo is a technology entrepreneur and CEO of BlockVerify. Previously Pavlo was holding the position of CEO and co-founder of Monexy (payment system). Pavlo has MPhil (Technology Policy) from the University of Cambridge Business School and Certificate (General Management) from Stanford University. Pavlo was Editor-In-Chief of Information Systems Journal (London School of Economics, UK). Pavlo is well-known enthusiast of blockchain technology and its social involvement. His works was presented at a numerous big international conferences including World Economic Forum and others.

Loretta Joseph, Director of Market Development Sydney Stock Exchange will speak about unique experience in building a blockchain settlement system.

Loretta Joseph is the Director of Business Development at the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX). With over 25 years of experience in financial markets, Loretta has developed a keen sense of skills that enable her to be one of the most highly dynamic and fast-thinking women in her field. Loretta is awarded “Female leader of 2016” Fintech Australia and has Sancta Sophia College Alumni Award 2016 for Social Impact.

George Basiladze, Founder and Co-CEO at Cryptopay ( UK ) will speak about innovative settlement mechanism for card industry. 

Experienced professional with PE/VC and corporate finance background, George has a passion on starting new businesses or act as a consultant for founders regarding strategy, business strategy, fundraising and communication with VC firms.

Organizers of B Conference Abu Dhabi are working hard in order to hold the next professional conference dedicated to Blockchain technology even better. Besides the beautiful venue, all the guests will have a possibility to enjoy reports of the most interesting speakers with the unique experience. Stay tuned for a full list of speakers!

You can become a speaker of Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi by completing a form on the event website.

18 Sep 2016

Mark your calendars! Key topics were announced

directions_0The B conference program topics were announced: 3 track conference at the B Conference 2016 sets the agenda of key directions and debate for learning professionals in 2016.

So, we are glad to announce draft of topics that will be discussed at the Conference:

  1. Introductions:
  • Means of Blockchain and opportunities for it
  • Blockchain start-ups on UAE map
  • Digital currencies – is there any chance?
  • Blockchain payments and Blockchain remittance
  1. Security and regulation:
  • Security settlements
  • Law enforcement and regulation
  1. Real case study: Practical usage of Blockchain:
  • Decentralization to build a better government
  • Blochchain technology for real estate transactions
  • Digital asset trading
  • Blockchain for publishing
  • Blockchain solutions for global freight

The conference program will feature 20+ speakers from major financial institutions from all over the world and blockchain startups. The agenda explores a unique combination between fintech entrepreneurs, bankers and governments across Europe, Middle East and the rest of the world.

The B Conference is created with the emphasis on learning in practice, with auditorium sessions, café sessions, all with the common theme of interaction and engagement.

The Blockchain Conference will take place at Mariott Downtown Abu Dhabi on 8 December 2016.

With the launch of this new event, we’re excited to offer bankers, VCs, startups, unicorns, payment companies, government officials, and more the opportunity to actively exchange information and establish powerful strategic alliances

If your company is interested in sponsoring an upcoming event, please contact  hello@bconference.org

18 Jul 2016

The heart of blockchain is beating now in UAE

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Blockchain is a technology for a new generation of transactional applications that establishes trust, accountability and transparency while streamlining business processes.  Being the world’s first ultimate leader to innovation and introduction of high- tech business, UAE now eager to lead the way in the FinTech sector and usage of blockchain technology in the Middle East.

Abu Dhabi Global Market has released a consultation paper in which it detailed its plans to create a sandbox environment for FinTech under which startups would be allowed to work under a flexible regulatory framework for up to two years. In Dubai, more than 30 regional startups, government agencies and regional enterprise businesses have come together so far this year to begin working on proofs-of-concept with the technology.

So, it is no wonder that the heart of blockchain is beating now in UAE, and no wonder UAE will host the most anticipated technology event – Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi 2016.

Learn how blockchain will fundamentally change the way we do business.

Conference topics:

– MEANS OF BLOCKCHAIN AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR IT

– IMPLEMENTATION IN SPHERES OF:

  • TRADE FINANCE and INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS
  • SMART CONTRACTS
  • CAPITAL MARKETS
  • INSURANCE
  • GOVERNMENT
  • CONTROL
  • INDUSTRIES

– WHAT WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT B&B YET- NEW IDEAS TO START WORK WITH  TODAY – PUBLISHING BUSINESS, SOCIAL REGISTRATIONS, ETC.

What should you expect?

Meet inspiring people creating the world of tomorrow. Network with savvy, hopeful next generation individuals and companies pushing the envelope of human creativity and collaboration.
Stay privy to the hottest innovations and future trends in business, investment, communication, marketing, and technology.
We’re an intimate open forum of passionate collaborators. We encourage participation and friendship. From interactive Q/As to legendary and intimate socials, this isn’t your average ‘conference’.

Who is our target audience?

Our events bring together technology people and business people to promote increased understanding and business opportunities. The audience is expected to include investors, developers, industry experts, researchers, Top-managers, and entrepreneurs.banks

  • government
  • entrepreneurs
  • specialists of financial field
  • investors
  • representatives of private equity funds and venture capitals
  • business angels
  • financial institutions
  • credit companies
  • financial advisers
  • representatives of small and medium enterprises
  • representatives of payment systems
  • lawyers
  • Security Solution providers
  • developers
  • startups

Learn how distributed ledgers can be used in business

It mixes Silicon Valley and Wall Street and could represent a radical departure from longstanding financial networks.

Registration to the Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi: bconference.org

Date: 8 December 2016

+971 56 892 12 16

hello@bconference.org