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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

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

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.

+442 03 239 96 70, hello@bconference.org

04 Jul 2017

Registration for Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi 2017 is opened!

We have some great news for Blockchain enthusiasts from around the world! Registration for the major Fintech event of the MENA region has been already opened. The Blockchain Conference will take place in Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2017. For two consecutive years now, we have been bringing together industry leaders from around the world in order you to be the first to learn how the world will change thanks to Blockchain in the very near future.

We are going to cover the most relevant Blockchain topics aimed at expanding dialogues between governments, international corporations, innovative companies, investors and breakthrough start-ups.

Topics to be discussed at the conference

– New world economy to be created by Blockchain

– Technology changing the financial system: payments, international transfers

– Smart contracts

– Private and public Blockchain

– Blockchain identification

– ICO and Tokenization

– Use of Blockchain in medicine, food industry, logistics, etc.

– Blockchain for Solar

– Forecasts and development prospects for Middle East Region

The mission of BConference Abu Dhabi is to bring together Blockchain experts from across the world at one time in one place to search for and develop Blockchain solutions that will continue to change the world! At BConference Abu Dhabi, you will certainly find your new customers, partners, developers and investors.

We will announce the program of the conference and its speakers in the nearest time.

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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.

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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.

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