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06 Apr 2018

Well-Known Financial Industry Faces to Speak at Blockchain Conference Astana

Astana will host the second annual summit Blockchain Conference Astana on June 14, 2018. This year conference will feature over 25 world experts famous for their projects in the world of Blockchain and cryptocurrency.

The Conference program will have the following five key streams:

– Blockchain technology for Kazakhstan: scope of application and new ways of the country’s development

– E-Gov: principles of transparent government development through technology application

– Blockchain for business and FinTech solutions

– Legislative regulation of cryptocurrency and Blockchain throughout the globe and in Kazakhstan

– ICO and investment climate to overtake crypto assets

 

Cashaa (USA) Founder & CEO Kumar Guarov will speak during the stream dedicated to the financial sector. In his speech, Mr. Gaurav will talk about the Next-Generation Banking Platform.

Kumar is a serial entrepreneur who is the Founder & CEO of Cashaa Holdings and Chairman of Auxesis Group. He is among the hundred most influential people in the world in blockchain technology and is one of the nominees of World’s Top 50 Innovators from the Industries of the Future. Kumar was awarded extraordinary status (O1) by the United States government for his accomplishments in blockchain technology. Before he moved into the world of financial technology, he built computer systems for Ferrari. Kumar is a popular international speaker on emerging technologies and was invited at IIT, TieCON, TechCrunch, Govt Parliament and many private and government conferences across the globe.

Emercoin team member and CompAero founder Mikhail Voevodsky will speak about the economic benefits of projects based on Blockchain.

Michael is engaged in consulting on the issues of Emercoin application and its capabilities. Earlier, he founded CompAero, a company developing web services and mobile applications, as well as projects based on blockchain technologies. Within the framework of Imaguru Blockchain School in Minsk, he regularly holds seminars to train students.

Creditor.AI co-founder Viktor Ignatyuk will give a speech on Using Blockchain Technology to Work with Personal Data. In particular, the speaker will talk about how the technology can help enterprises adapt to GDPR standards, how to work with clients’ sensitive data and how to prevent the leakage of important data in case of hacker attack.

Viktor has been working in the financial sector since 2015. At the age of 19, he founded the largest Ukrainian peer-2-peer platform, which was successfully sold. Later he worked on the development of decentralized cloud solutions, a financial platform for the provision of online loans and digital support services for brands’ marketing campaigns. In 2017, Viktor Ignatyuk co-founded Creditor.ai, an application that allows you to optimize your marketing budgets with the help of a direct contract entered by and between the customer and the provider.

In the near future, a full conference program will be available. To keep abreast of all news of BConference Astana, please subscribe to our newsletters and follow the updates on the website bconference.kz.

To participate in the Conference, please register on the website.

21 Mar 2018

IBM to Share its World Blockchain Experience at Blockchain Conference Astana

June 14, 2018, the World Blockchain Summit Blockchain Conference Astana will feature the representatives of top companies in the field of Blockchain technology development and implementation in the business industry. With each passing day, we hear news about world banks, financial institutions and government organizations announcing projects and solutions based on Blockchain. This June, IBM representative Mikhail Korotko within the framework of Blockchain Conference Astana will talk about his unique experience of using business solutions based on this technology.

First results and nearest future plans of IBM as a global leader in the field of professional IT solutions for business is one of the focal points of the report to be delivered by Mikhail at Marriott within the framework of Blockchain Conference Astana on June 14, 2018.

Mikhail Korotko is a highly qualified and certified IT architect having over 14 years of experience in the IT sphere. He has been granted 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 medium and large IT projects (Cloud Computing, IT Infrastructure, Big Data, industry solutions, etc.) including pre-sale / sales, architecture development and integration, 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 claims 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., creation of blockchain-based public services, data tracking and analysis using the blockchain.

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

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07 Mar 2018

Astana Marriott to Welcome Attendees of Blockchain Conference Astana 2018

June 14, 2018, the capital of Kazakhstan will host the second annual conference Blockchain Conference Astana, which is the most significant event for the crypto community of Central Asia.

In 2017, the event was the first of its kind in the country in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrency. It brought together a record number of crypto enthusiasts – over 250 attendees! Performances by 20 leading industry representatives from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, Great Britain and Switzerland were attended by investors, representatives of the banking and financial spheres, as well as delegates from government agencies. They accounted for 60% of the entire audience of Blockchain Conference Astana 2017.

The conference organizer AroundB selects speakers with great care in order to provide the attendees with access to extremely useful information and to cover the most topical issues being of concern to the audience. This year’s event program will feature the leaders of blockchain and cryptocurrency spheres from around the world. They will share practical knowledge about the blockchain technology application through the examples of real cases and share their views on the right way to shape the digital economy of Kazakhstan.

Based on the knowledge and understanding of its audience, Blockchain Conference Astana will pay special attention to the level of convenience and comfort for each attendee of the event. This year, the conference guests will be welcomed by the elegant Astana Marriott Hotel located in the very centre of the capital.

AroundB prepares high quality reports and panel discussions for the Blockchain Conference Astana attendees, as well as the opportunity for their informal communication during coffee breaks and dinner with speakers in an atmosphere of cosy luxury.

Before May 19, you may buy a ticket to Blockchain Conference Astana 2018 at the early bird registration price. The detailed information on the cost of participation is available on the event website. 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.

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The organizer contact details:  +442 03 239 96 70, hello@aroundb.com

27 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.
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Contact details of the organizers: +442 03 239 96 70, hello@bconference.org

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 hello@aroundb.com.

12 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.

03 May 2017

What is the Fintech Future of Kazakhstan?

What potential does Kazakhstan have for the fintech development? What role will blockchain play in modernization of the country’s economy? What blockchain practices are the most relevant for Kazakhstan today? These and many other questions will be answered on June 14, 2017 by the key speakers of Blockchain Conference Astana.

As is known, Kazakhstan has headed for accelerated technological modernization of its economy having identified online trading, mobile banking and digital services to be its priority sectors for development.

Blockchain Conference Astana has every chance to become one of the most effective platforms of the country for the exchange of information and experience in implementing the best solutions in the global world of blockchain.

The Conference program will consist of 3 main panels:

  • Advanced blockchain solutions for financial industry
  • Prospects of blockchain for e-government
  • Blockchain innovations for energy environment

The Conference organizers plan to pay special attention to the sphere of fintech.

Alexander Vasylchenko, who in 2016 together with an EU bank founded Sofitto, a fintech start-up merging Blockchain technology into conventional banking card products, will speak about the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) on existing Banking infrastructure and in a fully regulated environment. Today, Sofitto’s banking cards with integrated store of value enable hyper secure data management with zero knowledge about Data and no transaction costs. The transactions history is stored in Blockchain providing unprecedented automation and scalability. Sofitto payment scheme introduces DLT advantages on an existing banking infrastructure and in a fully regulated environment. Sofitto is introducing an alternative Domestic and International scheme secured by Blockchain in several EU countries.

BlockEx CEO Adam Leonard will introduce the conference participants to the platform operation for the exchange of BlockEx digital assets as well as principles of using the blockchain technology to build more transparent and accessible capital markets. Having 20 years of experience in creating and developing Payments, Ad-Tech and Fintech solutions, Adam was in charge of creation of several award-winning platforms in Ad-Tech and Gaming industries. Since 2011, upon getting involved in crypto currencies, Adam has been focusing exclusively on the sphere of Fintech.

In the near future, the full program of the Conference will be announced. In order to keep abreast of all the news of BConference Astana, please sign up for newsletters and stay tuned on the website bconference.kz.

 

27 Apr 2017

Blockchain-as-a-Service. Microsoft Azure Experience to be shared at Blockchain Conference Astana

The company’s representative will share its experience of successful integration of Microsoft Azure cloud service with blockchain and potential for its use in Kazakhstan at Blockchain Conference Astana to be held June 14 – 15, 2017 at Diplomat Hotel & Business Center.

Being launched in 2015, an experimental platform BaaS Microsoft Azure allows companies to create private blockchains and build smart contracts, which are automatically executed when certain actions or conditions are met. To date, by using available Azure tools, users without experience of work with the blockchain technology may experiment with applications before their integration, and companies using this technology may develop their own applications, according to Microsoft.

Andrey Andreev, Microsoft Kazakhstan’s Azure Product Marketing Manager, will deliver his report at the conference. Andrey has been engaged in technological developments for Microsoft for over 5 years. Today, Andrey is fully responsible for the development of Azure service in Kazakhstan.

In addition, Blockchain Conference Astana will feature speeches by the representatives of Deloitte, Humaniq, Juscutum Attorneys Association, BlockEx, Sofitto, QWAY Energy and many other companies.

The BConference Astana program will consist of the following three key panels:

 

  • Prospects of blockchain for e-government

 

  • Advanced blockchain solutions for financial industry

 

  • Blockchain innovations for energy environment

 

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

To participate in the Conference, please register on the website.

20 Apr 2017

Blockchain and Government: Ways of Development and Prospects for Interaction to be discussed at Blockchain Conference Astana

Less than 2 months are left before one of the key events in the world of Blockchain. On June 14 – 15, Astana will host Blockchain Conference Astana, which will bring together representatives of the blockchain industry from around the world to talk about their successful experience of using this technology in the governmental, financial and energy environment.

The Conference program will consist of 3 key panels:

– Prospects of blockchain for e-government

– Advanced blockchain solutions for financial industry

– Blockchain innovations for energy environment.

 Oleg Strelenko will speak during the panel dedicated to the usage of blockchain for e-gov. The blockchain developer with 5 years of experience, founder and head of cyber security agency DDO-Expert will cover the topic of domestic and international blockchain protocols.

A lawyer, founder and managing partner of the law society Juscutum Artem Afian will inform whether the state registry will be replaced by the blockchain. Artem is a member of the expert council at the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Informatization and Information Technologies, a member of the committee at the Internet Association of Ukraine on Intellectual Property and a head of the legal committee at the Association of Information Technology Enterprises of Ukraine. In addition, Artem actively supports legalization of Bitcoin in Ukraine. He will speak about legal nuances of regulation of cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the world and the CIS.

In the near future, the full program of the Conference and e-gov panel in particular will be announced. In order to keep abreast of all the news of BConference Astana, please sign up for our free newsletters and stay tuned on the website bconference.kz

14 Apr 2017

Deloitte representative to speak at the blockchain conference in Kazakhstan introducing an innovative solution for EDM

In June 2017, the capital of Kazakhstan will host a large-scale Blockchain Conference Astana. On June 14 and 15, the conference will bring together representatives of the blockchain industry from around the world to talk about their successful experience of using this technology in the financial and energy environment.

A senior manager of the consulting department & a head of the technology division of Deloitte Ukraine Sergey Bondarenko will make a presentation of their innovative project DocSensus. DocSensus is a registry of corporate documentation based on the blockchain technology, which protects documents against unauthorized changes, forgery and losses. The project was presented in March 2017 in Kyiv. This is Deloitte’s first technology blockchain development in the CIS.

“DocSensus is an entire concept of decentralized workflow based on the blockchain technology for business, citizens and the state. Its launch will allow superseding numerous schemes and underhand dealings that can be performed only in the paper paradigm,” Sergei shared the uniqueness of the project with BConference Astana organizers.

Sergei Bondarenko has over 20 years of experience in the field of IT and telecommunications. At Deloitte Ukraine, Sergei is a top technology specialist. He leads Technology and Integration Group in the consulting department. He has extensive project management experience in IT audit, enterprise architecture development, IT strategy development and long-term plans development, harmonization of relations between IT departments and business, implementation of electronic document management systems and software development. Sergei has been a member of ISACA since 2008 as well as a certified IT auditor (CISA).

BConference Astana claims to be one of the most important events in Kazakhstan. Its organizers promise that the attendees will be informed about capabilities of blockchain technologies for the financial environment, solutions for banks, payment systems, money transfers, exchange transactions, etc.; energy trading and renewable energy; smart grids; data tracking and analysis using the blockchain

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

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 from around the globe, save-energy companies, blockchain start-ups as well as representatives of public authorities at all levels.

BConference Astana will take place in the Diplomat Hotel & Business Center on June 14-15, 2017. To participate in the conference, please register on the website.