Will Ukraine Become European Crypto Leader? Discussion Results at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv

On September 19, the annual Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv was held in the capital of Ukraine. According to the organizers, Smile-Expo, this year 800 people attended the conference, focusing on the government’s initiatives on regulating blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The floor was taken by 40 speakers from eight countries: Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the USA. The event program included reports of experts, panel discussions and an exhibition of blockchain products.

The list of speakers shows how the perception of blockchain is changing in Ukraine and around the world. Several years ago, Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv experts were owners of successful IT companies, as well as developers, marketers, lawyers. Now a significant part of the speakers were officials: Verkhovna Rada MP Oleksii Mushak, members of state agencies and committees Konstantin Yarmolenko, Oleksandr Ryzhenko, Viktor Vishnev and Oleksiy Vyskub.

The event focus changed from the cryptocurrency and blockchain earnings to the legislation, eGovernment and practical applications of distributed ledgers.

The conference reports were divided into two sections:

– The first one, Innovation Hall, was dedicated to the introduction of blockchain in various areas, from public administration to retail. The main audience was business owners.

– The second section, Tech Hall, brought together developers, marketers and investors: it discussed technical solutions on blockchain, promotion of projects and ICO.

Event focus

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv was opened by the moderator Artem Afian, who expressed his vision of the modern state of the industry. In his opinion, negative news is as important as positive one, because they attract investors’ attention to blockchain.

Later on, the People’s Deputy of Ukraine Oleksii Mushak explained the details of the law on cryptocurrencies, recently filed for the first reading in the Parliament. He said that the state will regulate only the exchange of cryptocurrency for fiat to prevent money laundering. The deputy also emphasized the importance of the document: the law is designed to deter the outflow of young specialists from the country, creating conditions for legal work at home.

Viktor Vishnev, CEO at SETAM OpenMarket (state auction on blockchain), recalled that the regulation of cryptocurrency is a controversial issue: “On the one hand, the cryptocurrency community doesn’t want regulation, but on the other hand it appreciates legalization”.

The significance of the bill for the country was expressed by Serhii Kalinin, Chief Investment Officer at BlockBit Capital Management. “If at least part of what is written in this document is implemented, we will become one of the leading countries in the field of blockchain”, the speaker is convinced.

Kir Kelevra, a well-known trader and founder of the WhitepaperZ analytical resource, also assessed the prospects for the blockchain industry in Ukraine. “Crypto industry is one of the most promising sectors, the fastest growing and the most profitable one. Ukraine can become the top country on the blockchain map in the next few months”, he stressed.

An alternative opinion was expressed by Nazar Polyvka, co-founder and partner at Axon Partners. “The attempts to regulate the crypto market in Ukraine are aimed at finding the golden mean between business and consumers, while the most countries do it in such a way as to attract foreign investments and fit into the global context”, the speaker is sure.

Panel discussions at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv

Panel discussions as part of the conference were lively and informative. The Innovation Hall featured a discussion Blockchain Implementation in Ukraine, involving George Givishvili, CMO at Bitfury Group, and representatives of state authorities of Ukraine. Participants focused on the practical use of blockchain and the advantages of the technology. Thus, a Board Member of Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine, Konstantin Yarmolenko, said that Ukrainians annually spend about one billion USD on bribes. He is convinced that the introduction of blockchain will help to fight the shadow economy.

And the Tech Hall talked about blockchain and cryptocurrencies as a mean that could revive traditional financial markets. The discussion was attended by an expert from the US Tone Vays, a trader and blockchain and cryptocurrency consultant.


Exhibition area: from pictures to Bitcoin ATMs

The traditional exhibition area within Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kyiv united over 40 companies. Guests saw technological wonders: mining equipment from Hotmine with the function of heating the premises; crypto ATMs ‘Bitcoin’ from Paytion, which work on the platform principle.

The software developers presented the crowdfunding platform Icoyard, Litenett (crypto payments network) and other blockchain-based applications.

Unusual exhibits were art objects: a gallery of paintings dedicated to blockchain.

The exhibition organizer, Smile-Expo, thanks all the participants and guests of the event. In 2018, the company will hold five more blockchain events. Read more on the website.

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Fourth AI Conference in Moscow: How to Use AI in Business, Customer Relations, and State Activity

On April 9, Smile-Expo will hold AI Conference in Moscow for entrepreneurs dedicated to the application of artificial intelligence in businesses. The event is primarily focused on the examination of case studies of medium and large companies.

About the conference

The conference aims to show how AI can solve routine business objectives. Presentations will be divided into three sections:  

  • AI for companies. Examples of the efficient automation of business processes: logistics, manufacturing, purchase, and others.  
  • AI for customers. Speakers will tell the audience how to customize communication with clients before they cross over to competitors.   
  • AI for the state. Industry challenges, the role of the government in its development, and standardization, as well as how all of these things will affect businesses.   

Each section will include certain case studies. Speakers will reveal them following the ‘issue – solution – result’ scheme.

About exhibition area

Companies engaged in the AI sector will show software and apps based on artificial intelligence. Exhibitors will provide technical advice and assist in selecting an appropriate solution.   

Target audience

AI Conference is designed for those desiring to improve their operations using artificial intelligence. In particular, medium and large business owners, government officials, retailers, marketing specialists, software developers, IT startups, and investors.

Venue

AI Conference will take place in a special economic zone of Technopolis “MOSCOW” at the address: 42 Volgogradskiy ave., build. 5.

Event organizer  

Smile-Expo is an international company that has been successfully holding major specialized exhibitions, congresses, conferences, and forums, creating platforms for business development in 28 countries for 13 years.

Register to AI Conference in order to find out how to apply artificial intelligence in your business.

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Kuna Exchange Added BTC/USDT Trading Pair: Speed, Safety, Comfort For Everyone

One of the most promising cryptocurrency exchanges in the Eastern Europe welcomes you in its crypto world. Kuna exchange comprises more than 10,000 active traders, its trading volume approaches approximately $500,000 a day, and about $2,5 million a week. Let us check the most important features of this exchange.

Firstly, it provides a user with easy and fast deposits and withdrawals in UAH, a person can make a deposit using Ukrainian bank card, in cash, or even by using online services Advanced Cash or Certus without any effort. Speed is not just a simple word for Kuna, it is the main priority which the exchange strives for. Therefore, all the transactions occur immediately.

Secondly, safety is of big importance for users, as well as for Kuna. Hence, all amounts on the exchange are backed with real money. User can withdraw any amount of money, and the exchange will still work, as it does not effect on iits work.

Thirdly, comfort is anticipated for every customer, as he/she is able to use userfriendly mobile app to trade the cryptocurrency anywhere. The app is available in Google Play and App Store.

The most important thing is that the exchange allows customers to trade 16 cryptocurrencies with UAH. Moreover, the user can hedge investments in stablecoins, like TUSD and EURS. Yet, it is not the end, the exchange has recently added a new trading pair –  BTC/USDT.

As we have stated before, speed is very important for Kuna, that is why the exchange decided to choose this coin to please its customers with unbelievable transaction speed. This pair will definitely save your time, perhaps even nerves, USDT is based on Bitcoin blockchain, the translation requires only 3 confirmations, and in up to 30 minutes the operation will be done.

The user can instantly transfer the USDT using the Kuna Code. It is an internal asset of Kuna, which allows to transfer assets, to generate code as a gift, to make deals and barter codes between other users of the Exchange and exchangers.

If you have any questions, visit the website or subscribe on Telegram. Do not hesitate and choose Kuna, it is waiting for you!

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WaykiChain (WICC) Developer Portal is Officially Opened, Revealing 2019 Technology Roadmap

WaykiChain English Developer Portal is officially launched for developers over the world on February 15, 2019. There are 4 tasks in the portal and developers worldwide are welcome to claim any of those. The total reward of WaykiChain Developer Incentive Program is $50,000 worth of token WICC. WaykiChain will accelerate the speed of building its public blockchain ecosystem by the release of this English Developer Portal.

Incentive Task List

  1. Developing Volunteer Recruitment- $50-$500 per week
  2. Node Deployment- 20WICC per participant
  3. Smart Contract Tool Development- $600-$6,500
  4. Creative DApp Development- $800-$25,000

More tasks to be released in the future.

WaykiChain Developer Portal can be found here: https://wicc.me/gb4

Why choose WaykiChain for DApp development?

– Fast development and continuous deployment through WaykiChain DApp PaaS

– Improved user friendly interface through WaykiChain Hybrid Solution Architecture

– Higher TPS compared to POW blockchains

Also on Feb 09, 2019, WaykiChain CEO, Gordon Gao twittered,

“Something will happen this year: 1- At least ONE unique technical feature of WaykiChain(WICC) will be developed. 2- Core development team will be DOUBLED. 3- Budget for overseas marketing will be tripled. Let’s go.”

It signals WaykiChain’s ambition in technology development, ecosystem construction and global market expansion.

About WaykiChain

WaykiChain (WICC) is a third-generation blockchain that is based on DPoS consensus algorithms with support of Turing-complete smart contracts. It is reportedly able to sustain transactional throughput over 1,000 TPS in real time. In the long run, WaykiChain (WICC) aims to provide a secure, reliable and high-performance blockchain platform that will enable the growth of multiple industries such as prediction markets, decentralized assets exchanges, and decentralized forex exchanges.

Follow WaykiChain’s official channels for the latest updates:

Website: http://www.waykichain.com/

Developer Telegram Group: https://wicc.me/g4

English Telegram Group: https://wicc.me/pr9

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wayki_chain

For inquiries please contact: Linda — [email protected]

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Malaysia Incentivizes Its Palm Oil Industry with Blockchain-Tribeni Das

Malaysia has been using Blockchain Technology in three of the country’s largest industries today, namely Renewable Energy, Palm Oil Industry, and the Islamic Banking Sector.

Palm oil has been in growing demand for over the last decade has driven a lot more attention and new ventures towards the industry. Malaysia currently accounts for 39 % of world palm oil production and 44% of world exports. If taken into account of other oils & fats produced in the country. As palm oil is the key income earner, this industry is set to thrive for the next 100 years.

Production of palm oil has become a popular way to meet global consumption for not only vegetable oils but as an everyday household commodity since the yield per hectare ratio is very high.

Palm oil is the biggest export business of Malaysia, accounting for nearly half, which is 43%, of the country’s agricultural income, according to official figures. Agriculture, just alone, contributes to 8.1% of the country’s GDP.

Hence the government brought out reforms in the structuring of this high revenue earning industry by integrating Blockchain Technology as it will help boost the economic situation of the country and make its functioning more transparent and contribute to environmental sustainability.

The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, known as MIGHT, led an initiative to combine Blockchain Technology with the Palm Oil Industry for greater profits as there is a heavy reliance on the agricultural input.

  • This will allow for a more sustainable supply chain network, as sellers and customers are now able to track the source of palm oil and monitor their transactions.
  • Government and legal committees can also use the data to track the sources and modulate the industry for a more sustainable approach.

Recently, a group called SUSTAIN (Sustainability Assurance & Innovation Alliance) created by a number of palm oil industry leaders came up with their own plan.

The goal of this alliance is to establish a Blockchain-based palm oil platform to tackle landscape-level sustainability problems, as well as meeting goals related to NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) which is very environmental.

Blockchain combined with this industry can be helpful in geographically locating the harvested fruit branches and can be utilised as a concrete support system for the same. This would help us get the stored information related to the palm oil workers identities and harvesting phases. This structure could also prove to be revolutionary as it will not only provide government agencies with better information regarding the employment status of the workers but also help policy maker’s gain and access more information about the farming practices. In its entirety, the overall conditions of workers who are working for or connected to this industry will improve.

Palm oil spoilage and wastage is one less known issue that propels up, but with this technology it can now be curbed. The spoilage takes place when it is improperly stored as palm oil has the propensity to react poorly to unsuitable surroundings. When this takes place, the oil is unfit for consumption and even usage as the amount of Free Fatty Acids (FFA) reaches a specific level.

Hence in ways mentioned above, a future-tech advancement like Blockchain is helping regulate an everyday resource like palm oil. Speculation is that in the future Blockchain Technology could be combined with IoT sensors to uncover more potential and revenue methods in this industry. There is so much to explore and the research is still on. World Blockchain Summit taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 27th – 28th of February, this year, aims to connect solution providers dealing with ledger based services to the local marketplace, in order to help Malaysia develop an implementation roadmap to utilise Blockchain as a solution to the aforementioned problems!

Click here to learn more about our event.

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Glimpse into the Future at Hong Kong Blockchain Week

The first thing to know about blockchain technology is that there is a lot to know.

There is, of course, Bitcoin, which has always been seen as Batman to blockchain’s Robin, or vice-versa. But since those early days when Bitcoin and blockchain were seemingly joined at the hip, the nascent technology has begun to outgrow its exclusivity with cryptocurrencies: From global payments to insurance to the travel industry to the real estate business and beyond, the possibilities for blockchain’s utilization in the near future seem limitless.

There is also, of course, blockchain’s strides in banking: HSBC announced earlier this year that it has now settled more than three million forex transactions and made more than 150,000 payments worth $250 billion using blockchain technology. Specifically, the bank is using a distributed ledger technology called HSBC FX Everywhere, noting in a press release that it “has been used for the past year to orchestrate payments across HSBC’s internal balance sheets, creating significant efficiencies and opportunities.”

However, since any attempt at innovation often gets met with equal parts excitement and skepticism, it’s not surprising that some doubts have been raised about the progress blockchain has made thus far – or the lack thereof, as it were.

And while the economist Nouriel Roubini – who, granted, is nicknamed “Dr. Doom” – is already talking about blockchain’s “broken promises,” it doesn’t seem as though most people are as quick to dismiss the technology’s potential. Instead, there appears to be an air of cautious optimism, with people excited by its potential, but still waiting for its potential to be realized in more real-world applications.

A survey conducted by consulting firm Deloitte of over 1,000 executives across the globe found that although 74 of respondents said their companies see a “compelling business case” for using blockchain technology, only 34 percent said their company has initiated deployment of blockchain in some capacity. And while “a significant percentage of early adopters in the business community (59 percent) believe in blockchain’s potential to disrupt and revolutionize their industries, and the overall economy,” the reality is “there are very few active use cases they can currently employ to advance their beliefs.”

And yet, 78 percent of the executives surveyed by Deloitte “believe they stand to lose competitive advantage if they do not eventually implement blockchain.”

So, we return to our original premise: There is indeed a lot to know about blockchain. But knowledge is power, of course, and whether you’re an early adopter of blockchain technology or a neophyte trying to catch up, Hong Kong Blockchain Week, presented by NexChange on March 4-8, is the largest blockchain event in Hong Kong and the perfect opportunity to hear  about the real-world applications of blockchain, discuss the opportunities it presents for innovation in your industry, learn about possible regulatory developments and connect with other people in the fledgling space.

Among the topics that will be covered during the week include:

  • Government and Blockchain in which we focus on use cases
  • Financial Services and Blockchain in which we look at how big banks and insurance companies are using the technology
  • Big Corporate and Blockchain in which we explore how it’s being used by Fortune 500 and other companies
  • Technological Advancement and Blockchain in which we geek out about how to solve blockchain’s challenges
  • Governance and Blockchain in which we talk about creating governance structures that deliver on the democratization promised by blockchain

Hong Kong Blockchain Week will feature some of the best and brightest minds in blockchain, finance and innovation. Our panel of experts will talk about both the progress that’s been made so far, as well as the challenges the industry faces as it moves this new technology forward.

Our featured speakers will include Bart Chilton, former Commissioner of the U.S. Commodities Futures and Trade Commission; Sinhae Lee, partner at Global Blockchain Innovative Capital (GBIC); Tony Tong, Co-Chairman of the Hong Kong Blockchain Association; Clara Chiu, Head of Fintech Unit & Director of Licensing at the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC); Franklyn Richards, Founding Director at the Litecoin Foundation and COO of Zulu Republic; Charles d’ Haussey, Head of Fintech at InvestHK; Charles Mok, member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong; Sally Evers, official member of the Forbes Technology Council; Brittany Kaiser, Co-Founder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA) and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower; and Juwan Lee, Chairman and CEO of the NexChange Group and CEO of Arrakis Ventures.

There is a lot of ground to cover when it comes to better understanding the opportunities and challenges with blockchain; luckily, we’ll have a week to take a deep dive into the technology. To register for Hong Kong Blockchain Week and to stay updates on the full lineup of featured speakers, just go HERE. We hope to see you there.

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The Famous Wall Street Analyst Tom Lee at the Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit!

The Famous Wall Street Analyst Tom Lee, who is very well-known with his significant role in Blockchain economy and definite predictions on Bitcoin prices, is coming to Istanbul. Tom Lee is taking a stage at the Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit as a key speaker and is going to share with the attendees his price predictions, his prognosis about the further steps of Bitcoin investors.

Like the Wall Street Analyst Tom Lee, the billionaire investor Tim Draper, the IOTA co-founder Serguei Popov, SpaceX Hyperloop winning scientist Ilyas Vali, Malta’s consultant on Blockchain Cal Evans and the President of the Free Republic of Liberland Vit Jedlicka are all taking important part as one of the keynote speakers at the the largest Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference of the Region “Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit“.

You are invited to the International Conference that will be held in Istanbul to listen to Tom Lee’s speech about the future of Bitcoin. Moreover, you can understand the Blockchain technology deeply and obtain more ideas on your investment plans.The tickets are on sale now for this conference which will have more than 5,000 attendees from 43 countries of Europe, the Middle-East and the Central Asia in addition to 10,000 audience watching it alive.

“Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit”
Venue: Haliç Congress Center, İstanbul
Date: February 20, 2019

Website: www.blockchaineconomy.istanbul/EN/

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