Blockchain Life 2018: 5000 Guests, 80 Speakers, 10 Winners

The Blockchain Life 2018 forum ended in St. Petersburg, Russia.

For two days (November 7 – 8), over 5,000 delegates at the Expoforum discussed the future of blockchain,  cryptocurrencies and technologies, shared methods and experience in building successful projects, trading and mining. The forum also identified the winners of the Blockchain Life Awards 2018!

The main goal of the event was to unite the global crypto-community, to teach the audience to invest wisely in the blockchain industry and to help those who want to create their own project in this area. No doubts that the goal has been achieved – interesting speakers, excellent networking, a large-scale exhibition and a cool atmosphere made it work just right.

The forum was attended by leading Asian foundations, crypto traders, founders of ICO projects, businessmen, blockchain developers and miners, representatives from the Okex, Huobi and Kraken exchanges, as well as, creators and top managers of key cryptocurrencies.

Roger Ver from Bitcoin.com and blockchain.info were among the speakers. His speech took place via  Skype. Roger spoke about how cryptocurrency will change the world. We agree with him that cryptocurrencies are the future and today they are changing the world economy. Among the speakers was Martin Kuvandzhiev from Bitcoin Gold, Vyacheslav Bredikhin from Bitmain, Vit Jedlichka from Liberland and other international speakers of the industry.  In total more than 70 speeches and presentations in two halls over two days.

The session devoted to ICO projects deserves special attention: the experts noted that the ICO market is now “in a deplorable state” and start-ups are to blame for this. Most of the projects are terrible, and the blockchain technology is used in them not in a proper way. “You shouldn’t think how to screw a token into a stubbing stall and raise money on it – you need to do something really worthwhile,” said Sergey Chmel, senior partner of MATRIX CIB, in his speech. He also noted that the ICO will not die – instead, they “will regroup and will move on, taking something from the venture capital industry.”

The exhibition was attended by projects from various fields: stock exchanges, exchangers, manufacturers of mining equipment, ICO and blockchain projects. The project LH Crypto, in February of this year, completed a token sale with a result of $ 11,000,000, presented  their main product – crypto-broker LH-Crypto.Their guests were entertained by the heroes of Crypto Clowns show.

On the second day of the forum, the winners of the Blockchain Life Awards 2018 were awarded. The Best Cryptocurrency Media nomination was taken by Forklog (by the way, Anatoly Kaplan,The founder of Forklog also gave a speech on the topic “Blockchain industry: from sandbox to global economy”). The award in the nomination “Best centralized cryptocurrency exchange” received two projects – EXMO and KuCoi. Cointraffic became the best advertising network for promoting crypto projects. The nomination “The Best Russian Blockchain Project” also turned out to be two winners: XDNA and  Goldjob. CRYPTO-A became the best agency for promoting ICO. The winners in the Best ICO Advisor nominations were also determined as well – Nikolay Shkilev and The Best ICO Legal Adviser – Dmitry Machikhin.

”We did not expect to receive an award. Although, we told all our clients that we were participating in the prize competition and asked them to vote for us. So out victor for us is a honest confirmation that our clients are satisfied by our work! “– noted CEO of Crypto-A, Alena Narinyani.

Not without incidents – during the online voting, a cyber attack happened on the nomination “The most promising ICO”. As a result, the organizers had to cancel the nomination in order to maintain objectivity.

We took part in the nomination “The Most Promising ICO” and were very upset when our nomination was canceled. Nevertheless, the InnovaMinex project has become one of the most promising projects according to Blockchain Life 2018 and we want to thank everyone who supported us, ”said Ekaterina Bublik, Marketing Adviser of Innovaminex.

The two days large-scale forum ended an after party at the restaurant “Tsin”, with Dmitry Grachev, the famous comedian and the resident of the Comedy Club.

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