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Announcing date of sixth Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv 2018

Publication date: 19 jun 2018

Announcing date of sixth Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv 2018

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv: mission and goals

The sixth Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv will take place on September 19. This event organized by Smile-Expo has become traditional for the capital of Ukraine. Every time, we strive for keeping the common format and, at the same time, filling the program with relevant presentations and hot topics. As before, the conference is aimed at blockchain and related industry experts: entrepreneurs, traders, mining specialists, lawyers, financial and banking representatives, marketers, and blockchain company representatives.    

Conference goals

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv is a platform that unites blockchain specialists engaged in various projects and focusing on diversified areas. We are trying to consolidate the Ukrainian blockchain community and create opportunities to share experience with foreign colleagues. The conference invites experts from Europe, Asia, and North America to discuss blockchain global issues with participants, as well as speakers from Ukraine to talk about local challenges and trends.    

Smile-Expo aims to develop not only educational space, but also networking opportunities allowing to share business contacts and find partners and investors. We provide young blockchain projects with a platform where they can introduce themselves. The event also encourages the involvement of new specialists in the decentralized technology industry.    

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference annually brings together up to 1500 participants and 40 exhibitors.    

Blockchain in Ukraine

In 2018, Ukraine was included to the list of advanced blockchain states, according to the annual report of Blockchain Research Institute. It was caused by the rapid integration of technology into public services. Currently, a state-owned online auction called СЕТАМ based on blockchain is operating in the country. Besides, Volodymyr Omelyan, Ukraine’s Minister of infrastructure, says that the country is developing a major digital infrastructure project. It is going to shift all national registers to blockchain. The authorities believe that such a step will reduce the level of corruption and make public services more available.          

According to the estimates of Citibank, the share of Ukraine’s bitcoin market (as percentage of GDP) is 2.5%. It is the third position in the global rating. The country has two cryptocurrency exchanges, which accept UAH as well: KUNA and BTC TRADE UA. The international exchange EXMO also accepts the Ukrainian national currency.          

Mining is quite developed in Ukraine. According to the set of criteria offered by Bloomberg, the country has three points out of five possible, which means that it has overcome the midpoint of total rating. This fact is beneficial for hundreds of miners owning various farms within Ukraine. In 2018, the Government offered to legalize mining and include it in the Ukrainian Industry Classification System.     

It was Ukraine’s great interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies that prompted Smile-Expo to organize the international conference. We are going to create an environment for the successful development of technology and efficient cooperation among experts in all sectors of its application.    

By September, we will prepare a program that will cover a wide range of topics and be interesting for all guests. See you at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv! 

Online registration is already available. The most profitable price for Early Bird tickets will be valid until July 16.    

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