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Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Belarus: main results of our event in Minsk

Publication date: 13 mar 2018

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Belarus: main results of our event in Minsk


More than 400 guests, 18 speakers, and 14 stands in the exhibition area: this is the results of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Belarus, a major event dedicated to the development of blockchain technology, relevant trends in the cryptocurrency market, and ICO projects.      

On February 27, Minsk brought together entrepreneurs, crypto traders, lawyers, banking sector representatives, developers, and representatives of successful blockchain startups on a single platform. 

Key topics and speakers

The conference allowed experts to discuss ICOs, investments, smart contracts, integration of distributed ledger technologies into business processes, as well as legislative regulation of the industry.  

Aviya Arika, Head of Blockchain Innovation at Nir Porat & Co. Law Firm, focused on the crypto exchange management. The expert talked about exchange regulation and regulatory requirements in various countries, such as the USA, Switzerland, and Estonia. 

Speakers also included Yaroslav Kabakov, Deputy General Director at FINAM Investment Company. His presentation was dedicated to investing in cryptocurrencies using a broker. 
Gennady Volchek, CEO at Australia-based Shping platform, told the audience about blockchain for brand protection and consumer engagement.

Besides, the conference involved such speakers as Alex Shkor, Blockchain architect and founder of the decentralized research platform DEIP; Igor Porokh, analyst and trader at iTuber; Dmitriy Kolesnik, CTO at BitRent; Kir Kelevra, independent crypto trader.   

A real full house was caused by the panel discussion: ‘Will Belarus become a Slavic crypto Singapore?’ Its moderator was Evgeniy Romanenko, Host and interviewer of the iTuber channel. Along with four experts, he discussed the decree “On the Development of Digital Technologies” for Belarusian and foreign crypto business. “Business should see that decree provisions are relevant and efficient, while crypto residents of the High Technologies Park are left alone. Companies don’t care about a country, but they do care about the transparent rules of the game,” believes Yakov Barinsky, a discussion participant and CEO at QIWI Blockchain Technologies.   

Exhibition of blockchain solutions 

Besides the conference, Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Belarus also featured an exhibition area, allowing 14 blockchain companies to present their stands. Guests examined products from providers of equipment for home and industrial mining: Minershop, Bitterium, and Bitferma. Moreover, they discovered features of cryptocurrency exchange operations from Exenium representatives as well as attended stands of such blockchain platforms as BitRent, Shping, and Pallium.      

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Belarus became the sixth Smile-Expo conference of this series in 2018. It will be followed by Estonia, Israel, Ukraine, and Germany.  

You can find conference schedule and register on the Smile-Expo official website.


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