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06 Jun 2018

Blockchain for Kazakhstan: Let’s Weigh the Chances of Success

Only one week is left before Blockchain Conference Astana, the main fintech event of Central Asia. On June 14, 2018, the Mariott Hotel Astana will bring together blockchain experts from the UK, the USA, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan to present their innovative blockchain projects, discuss the most trending topics and develop ways to deliver technologies that will help Kazakhstan modernize its economy and gain the upper hand in the region.

The event program has already been finalized and is available on the website. The conference will feature a full conference day, discussion panels, ICO pitches and expo area.

Key conference directions include:

  • Blockchain technology for Kazakhstan: scope of application and new ways of the country’s development
  • Blockchain capabilities in the financial world – creating secure payment solutions
  • e-gov: principles of transparent government development through technology application
  • Legislative regulation of cryptocurrencies and blockchain throughout the globe and in Kazakhstan

We are glad to introduce our last but not least conference speakers. Mr. Dastan Kozhabekov, an executive director of the Kazakhstan Association of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, will speak during the first panel entitled Blockchain Technology for Kazakhstan. Mr. Kozhabekov has entrepreneurial experience taking the position of a manager in large private and national companies operating in the sphere of machine building, engineering and innovation management in the oil, gas and power industries. He has a higher technical education and a MBA degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, USA).

Mr. Erik Iglikov, a leading blockchain developer & expert working for Aion Foundation, will speak about protocols of the future. Previously, he was involved in the development of several blockchain solutions for some of the largest companies in their industries. Today, Eric is an Aion Ecosystem Lead Developer. He is engaged in the development of tools for decentralized applications and the company’s partners. He also coordinates and advises large companies and Aion partners on the architecture and development of decentralized solutions based on smart contracts.

Mr. Vsevolod Cheremnykh will talk about ways of improvement of the efficiency of resource management using blockchain. Mr. Cheremnykh has over twelve years of managerial experience in various business areas, such as financial sector, oil and gas production, logistics, service business, system integration and advertising. He also does advisory work on personnel management, financial & administrative management and business systems development. Before taking the position of an operational director at Serviceplan International Agency, Vsevolod worked as a project manager for such companies as Exito Group and AEN Group. Being an expert in system integration, strategic & international management, and comprehensive project management, Mr. Vsevolod Cheremnyh was engaged in auditing and restructuring medium and large businesses, building complex business systems and business processes. He has successfully launched several his own projects. Today, Vsevolod is working on the Blockchain.ru project.

Blockchain.ru has joint Blockchain Conference Astana as a Silver Sponsor. Key activities of this technology platform and information & analytical portal include a Russian-language media portal and an international technology platform for creating and scaling small and medium businesses.

Please register for Blockchain Conference Astana via this link:  https://bconference.kz/ru/biletyi/. See you on June 14 at the Marriott Astana Hotel.

26 May 2017

Bitcoin and Blockchain Economy Features to be disclosed at Blockchain Conference Astana

Kazakhstan, as is well known, has set a course for accelerated technological modernization of the economy. On June 14, 2017, the capital of Kazakhstan will hold Blockchain Conference, where speakers from around the world will inform about the blockchain technology potential for the economic development as well as present real cases of using this technology in the economies of developed countries.

What is Blockchain Conference Astana?

  • The largest blockchain event in Kazakhstan
  • 20 speakers from all over the world, 10 hours of unique knowledge and networking
  • Presentation of trend blockchain projects in the FinTeh, e-Gov and energy sectors
  • Practice of using blockchain from Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte, KPMG and others
  • Participation in the conference of representatives of state bodies of Kazakhstan, responsible for the development and implementation of digital and information technologies.

One of the conference sections will be devoted to the features of bitcoin and blockchain economy.

The head of the Innovation Activity Department at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia), CEO at Cyber.Fund Marina Gurieva will share trends and prospects for the blockchain economy development in the public and private sectors. Marina studied for an MBA Degree in Singapore. She is an expert in the field of business development.

The founder of Kuna Bitcoin Agency and co-founder of Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine Mikhail Chobanyan will reveal at the conference features and prospects of the bitcoin cryptocurrency as well as key aspects of the blockchain technology. Mikhail got his EMBA from Columbia University, London Business School and Hong Kong University. He also has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the City, University of London. Mikhail has over 7 years of experience in the telecommunications market. In 2014, he founded Kuna Bitcoin Agency, the first Bitcoin Agency in the CIS and Eastern Europe. Mikhail is one of the founders of the public organization Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine (BFU). In September 2014, he opened the first in the CIS Bitcoin embassy. He is a leader of the initiative group Bitcoin License Ukraine. Mikhail is an ideologist of the Crypto Rus platform. In September 2016, he officially launched the first public Ukrainian stock exchange of crypto assets kuna.io.

The Conference program will involve a full conference day, discussion panels, an exhibition area and a gala dinner with the conference speakers and guests.

If you buy a ticket before June 1, 2017, the cost of participation will be USD 100 instead of ̶U̶S̶D̶ 2̶5̶0̶.  You may buy tickets at the promotional price on the conference website >>

There is a partner program for all those who wish to join the world Blockchain Summit, become a sponsor of the event or take part in the exhibition. Regarding sponsorship and partnership issues, please contact us at [email protected].

28 Feb 2017

Blockchain Conference Astana on Energy and FinTech to Take Place in Kazakhstan

Blockchain Conference (B Conference) will take place June 14-15, 2017 in Astana. The event organizers have chosen this captivating city not by chance. During the period of June to September 2017, the capital of Kazakhstan will become a centre of innovation and development for the whole energy sector of our planet. The World’s Fair EXPO 2017 Future Energy will start on June 10, 2017, involving Blockchain Conference Astana in the global struggle for cleanliness and safety of our planet.

Leading experts from around the world will attend B Conference Astana to share their experience in implementation of the best solutions in the blockchain global world. The conference program will consist of two days on 14 and 15 June. The first day of the event will be devoted to 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

The tour to a unique complex of Expo 2017 Future Energy demonstrating the exhibits from over 200 countries around the world will take place on the second day of the event, June 16, 2017.

Participation in B Conference Astana 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 representatives from across the world, save-energy companies, blockchain start-ups, as well as representatives of public authorities at all levels.

B Conference Astana will take place at the Diplomat Hotel & Business Center on June 14-15, 2017.

To keep abreast of all the news of B Conference Astana, please stay tuned and subscribe to our newsletter on the website bconference.kz.

Please register on the website to participate in the conference.

For more information on sponsorship and partnership please contact us at [email protected]


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 technology. 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 the blockchain technology and operating on the Ethereum platform. The portfolio of the AroundB team includes over 10 conferences organized in five countries and 8 cities.