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Bitcoin Conference Kiev is a unique conference on cryptocurrency designed to answer such questions as: what Bitcoin is, why it is needed and why Ukraine stands a good chance of becoming ideological center of the global Bitcoin community.

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Ukrainian fintech market can boast the development of blockchain technologies. A group of specialists has been formed in Kiev, and thanks to their efforts the country is among top-3 regulators of blockchain trends. Here you can find everything what is needed for gathering major players of blockchain community of CIS countries and Europe.

That’s what we are doing: on 22 September 2016 Smile-Expo will organize 3rd Annual Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kiev and unite everyone who is interested in blockchain and cryptocurrency at the third annual platform for likeminded people.

Will be present: founders ofcrypto platforms andblockchain-based services, representatives of Ukrainian national and foreign banks, entrepreneurs (developers, financiers, and lawyers), investors, authors of smart devices and application solutions.

Choose the needed level – for experts, beginners and developers – and get an array of useful information just in one day.

Expert. We will discuss cases, operation of blockchain-based services, internet security, investment activities, prospects of mining, smart contracts, stock exchange instruments, as well as latest news. Separate reports will be devoted to initiatives at the domestic level:  creation of blockchain-based management tools and position of national regulators of different countries.

Developer. We will have a look at blockchain services in action. We will learn how smart devices work and how code is written for them. For any technical question or practice – come here.

Rookie. For those who are always hearing about bitcoin, blockchain and smart contracts, but do not fully understand what it is. Specialists will explain the main notions step by step, and will mention what projects can be built on the basis of blockchain. Just in one day you will get all needed information about cryptocurrencies and blockchain, from different perspectives.

 

We welcome experts, as well as anyone who wants to know more about blockchain and bitcoin! 

  • Ukraine is leader in the number of Bitcoin-entrepreneurs.
  • Ukraine is among the top ten countries in the world by the number of Bitcoin nodes in global Bitcoin network.
  • Ukrainians earn about 15 percent of all funds for mining, providing their computing power for Bitcoin.
  • Ukraine is among the world's top five countries for the quality of training and quantity of IT experts.
Conference results 2015
Amin Rafiee

Firstly i want to say how i grateful I am to have been part of the conference and to be able to experience this beautiful country. I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to be a part of it all. You and your team did a fantastic job and I truly meant it when i said it was the best one i had been to. 

Marco Streng

Thx for the invitation to the conference. I enjoyed it very much and there were lots of interested people there.

Stanislav Podyachev

Вчера имел честь выступить на Bitoin Conference Kiev, которая собрала экспертов, участников рынка и сторонников идеи Bitcoin. Первое приятное впечатление - от команды организаторов ивента. Второе - от количетва участников мероприятия. Не занимался подсчётами, но мне показалось, что их было в 3-4 раза больше, чем на прошлой конференции. Это значит, что интерес к идее bitcoin растёт и всё больше людей готовы инвестировать своё время и деньги в развитие инновационных технологий в Украине. Еще одно отличие от прошлой конференции - эволюция в восприятии bitcoin. Акцент с "валюты" сместился на "технологию".  И если в прошлом году в кулуарах, в основном, обсуждали, кто сколько купил монет и при каком курсе собирается продать, то вчера речь шла об исследованиях, применении технологии в государственном управлении, ритейле и благотворительности. В этом году среди докладчиков были зарубежные гости, которые поделились своим видением перспектив развития технологии блокчейн. 

Большое спасибо всем организаторам и участникам. Желаю Вам удачи и вдохновения и всегда рад встрече с Вами. 





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Gennadiy Balashov
Business-philosopher, leader of the political party "5.10", the entrepreneur
Gennadiy Balashov
Business-philosopher, leader of the political party "5.10", the entrepreneur

Business philosopher, leader of political party "5.10", entrepreneur

Politician who came out of the wave of creative entrepreneurship.

Leader of all-Ukrainian national movement and political party "5.10"

Entrepreneur-extremist as he calls himself with extraordinary political and civil position.

Owner of elite real estate agency of government residential quarter “Lipki” in Kiev, manager of various businesses, TV and radio presenter of stress show "Psychology of Money", co-author of the book "How to become adventurer? Reflections of a millionaire"

From 1998 to 2002 was a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (III-rd convocation), member of the Committee on Finance and Banking.

From 2001 to 2002 he was a member of the Public Council of experts on Internal Political Affairs under the President of Ukraine.

Viktor Ihnatiuk
СЕО at uCredit
Viktor Ihnatiuk
СЕО at uCredit

Victor has launched a unique platform for p2p lending uCredit (ucredit.com.ua)

He also has a project in the field of mobile banking Crystal - a single remote access to all user`s bank accounts 

Organizer and moderator of the largest FinTeh conference in Ukraine

Anton Korbinets
NXTFlow founder and co-owner of the brand Beavers wear, Phd.
Anton Korbinets
NXTFlow founder and co-owner of the brand Beavers wear, Phd.

Candidate of Science (thesis on mathematical modeling), founder of the brand Beavers (first company in Ukraine on selling and tailoring for Bitcoin)
Futurist and author of articles on the  Blockchain topic and cryptocurrency.

 

Alexander Vasylchenko
CTO at Mycelium
Alexander Vasylchenko
CTO at Mycelium

From 2005 Alexander was working at leading R&D centers in Europe with involvement in projects for hi-tech electronic industry companies. Alexander formed the Mycelium R&D headquarters in Vienna, Austria in 2011, where he is currently a CTO. He is now focusing on hardware related projects: commercially released Mycelium Entropy and the forthcoming Mycelium Card. Alexanders will be talking about the main Bitcoin rules around which Mycelium is creating its Mycelium Wallet products. He will make and overview of different wallet wallets implementations from brain wallets to state of the art HD software and hardware wallets.

Alexandr Karpov
Director of Association ЕМА
Alexandr Karpov
Director of Association ЕМА

Consultant at Ukrainian Parliament, Banking and Finance committee.

Association was established in March 19, 1999 by Ukrainian banks, members of Europay International payment systems  to coordinate development of Maestro and Mastercard market in Ukraine. In November 2004 it was renamed to Association of Ukrainian Interbank Payment Systems Member Association EMA.

Association EMA mainly interacts with international payment systems members  and other systems based on the use of payment cards, electronic payments, electronic environment, working for recognized international or industry standards.

Alexey Konashevich
Head of the legal department at "Ліга:Закон"
Alexey Konashevich
Head of the legal department at "Ліга:Закон"

Currently: Head of the Legal Department at "Ліга:Закон"; group manager of E-Democracy in the public initiative "Resuscitation reform package"; law expert at the innovations development Center of Kiev-Mohyla Academy.

Amin Rafiee
Bitnation
Amin Rafiee
Bitnation

Amin has been working closely with the developers of some of the most hyped about coins on the crypto market since 2013. An active user of bitcoin communities and a respected member that is constantly involved with the dedicated developers and leaders of this exciting industry. With a keen eye for the latest advancements and a diverse background, including Industrial Design, Engineering, R&D, Marketing, International Business, Philosophy and Psychology, in turn providing a strong foundation to understand and communicate with a large number of members across different fields. A regular speaker at Bitcoin conferences throughout Europe, Rafiee has been helping share the truth, freedom, and choice that Bitcoin and its partner platforms have to offer. An advocate of P2P and decentralization in an otherwise centralized world.

David Kiziria
Expert of the Innovation and Development Fund
David Kiziria
Expert of the Innovation and Development Fund
Marco Streng
Co-founder and CEO of Genesis Mining
Marco Streng
Co-founder and CEO of Genesis Mining

Coming from mathematics, Marco Streng became involved with Bitcoin by studying emerging and self-organising networks. He has taken part in the community since its earliest days and has invested in several Bitcoin related startups so far. He is also co-founder and CEO of Genesis Mining, the leading cloudmining service, which enables users to mine Bitcoin, Litecoin and other crypto-currencies in the cloud.

 

 

Marina Guryeva
Head of the Department of innovative activity at NRU HSE
Marina Guryeva
Head of the Department of innovative activity at NRU HSE
Max Krupyshev
Product Manager at Berlin Bitcoin Startup Cubits.com
Max Krupyshev
Product Manager at Berlin Bitcoin Startup Cubits.com

Founder of Satoshi Square Ukraine and Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine

Nazar Polivka
Senior Associate Practice IT and media law JSC "Yuskutum"
Nazar Polivka
Senior Associate Practice IT and media law JSC "Yuskutum"

Nazar Polivka is senior lawyer for fields such as IT and media law in JSC "Yuskutum" with over five years of experience in the best law firms of Ukraine.

At the same time he is a jazz musician and director of event-agency. His distinctive feature as expert is deep practical understanding of many processes from within media industry. At the moment, his major interest is in the field of copyright and allied rights and collective rights management.

"Yuskutum" clients are Ciklum, Inline Group, Innovecs, Jelastic, Miratech, Camo-IT, WannaBiz, Global Technology Foundation.

Oleg Kudrenko
Independent Bitcoin developer
Oleg Kudrenko
Independent Bitcoin developer

Independent Bitcoin developer working on the Western market. An expert in e-commerce - 6 years of experience. More than 10 years of experience in programming. He has been working with Bitcoin since 2014. Currently he is engaged in development of Bitcoin projects.

Sergey Skabelkin
The project manager for the development of Internet banking for legal entities at Fidobank
Sergey Skabelkin
The project manager for the development of Internet banking for legal entities at Fidobank

Vice President of the Association of Electronic Business of Ukraine.

Since 2005, he held management positions in the financial sector, including "Privat Bank", "Russian Standard Bank", "Swedbank", "Alfabank" Venture Fund "LayfSreda" (project "LifePad") "FidoBank" and others.
Sergey took an active part in the creation and promotion of several start-ups in FinTeh mPOS, contactless payment, loyalty programs and mobile wallet.

Yuri Vlasenko
Member of the Board of National Depository of Ukraine, Executive Director of UkrSwift
Yuri Vlasenko
Member of the Board of National Depository of Ukraine, Executive Director of UkrSwift
Shatskyi Sergey
Heap of retail payments Department at the National Bank of Ukraine
Shatskyi Sergey
Heap of retail payments Department at the National Bank of Ukraine

Sergei Shatsky was born on 24 February 1978. In 2000 he graduated with honors from Kherson Economics and Law Institute, where he studied "Economics and entrepreneurship" and got degree in economics (finance). He speaks fluent English.

Almost all professional activity of Shatsky is connected with "Aval" (JSC "Raiffeisen Bank Aval"): during the period from 2002 to 2015, he worked his way from economist to Head of Credit Cards Department; he was engaged in monitoring of acquiring and eminent operations, worked with international payment systems and credit cards, supported card business and so forth.

For the last 2.5 years Shatsky was chairman of the Committee on electronic payments of the European Business Association, has been working on non-cash payments promotion in Ukraine, developed suggestions on necessary changes in the regulations to improve conditions for development of payment tools.

Lapko Natalia
Head of payment systems Department at the National Bank of Ukraine
Lapko Natalia
Head of payment systems Department at the National Bank of Ukraine
Michael Chobanian
Founder of Kuna bitcoin agency
Michael Chobanian
Founder of Kuna bitcoin agency

Graduate of Bsc Economics and EMBA programs in London, New York and Hong Kong. Is a founder of the first bitcoin agency in Ukraine. First to sell bitcoins for local currency, over the counter, in the Eastern Europe. Managed first 3G operator in Ukraine  from 2005 till 2009. Open source and android enthusiast. True believer in bitcoin idea. One of the founders of the Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine (BFU).

 

Dmytro Pershyn
Business Analyst at EPAM Systems
Dmytro Pershyn
Business Analyst at EPAM Systems

Dmytro has proven financial and IT background with more than 6 years of experience. He works as Quantitative Analyst / Business Analyst at EPAM at Project of the largest British Bank. Dmytro has obtained an extensive experience in trading and brockerage business.
Additionally, Dmytro is working on analysis of algorithmic trading strategies and maintains a blog on quantitative finance: quantlife.net. He is a Bitcoin investor.

Alexey Aristov
Corporate Finance Director, TMT Group Leader at Deloitte Ukraine.
Alexey Aristov
Corporate Finance Director, TMT Group Leader at Deloitte Ukraine.

Alexey has over 10 years of experience and expertise working at Deloitte. During the first few years, he was engaged in audit engagements, and after he was engaged in providing transaction support services for M&A deals, debt restructuring and cross-border investments in Ukraine and the CIS.

Alexey has an extensive experience of working with the companies operating in high technology and telecommunications sector, financial services industry and other sectors. He also possesses a considerable experience in providing financial modeling, evaluation and strategic consulting services as well as preparing business plans and sales development strategies.

Alexey is a member of the working group, which together with the representatives of the National Bank of Ukraine is engaged in the development of the PayPal integration roadmap that will allow introducing PayPal as well as other international electronic payment systems in Ukraine.

Ivan Kondilenko
Brand-manager of CASEXE
Ivan Kondilenko
Brand-manager of CASEXE

Ivan brings over 8 years of experience in marketing, build and launch successful new brands in B2B and B2C areas.

CASEXE Limited - an innovator company in the field of online gambling software development. 

CASEXE Mission  are development and popularization of the gaming industry with fair rules of the game, a successful European experience and transparent business environment. With many years’ experience paired with an innovative approach, the company offers software solutions with the possibility of modification depending on the individual needs of each client. One of such solution is a universal platform CASEXE for online casinos, with virtually unlimited potential.

Podyachev Stanislav
Project btcu.biz, head of Akredit LLC
Podyachev Stanislav
Project btcu.biz, head of Akredit LLC

Currently holds the position of Head of Akredit LLC. Company is developing aggregator of credit offers in the Internet. Since 2010 Stanislav analyzes development of virtual currency systems and develops the principles of legislative regulation of decentralized currencies. As part of his training in MBF program of Kyiv Mohyla Business School he is working on project for development of Bitcoin ecosystem btcu.biz. Develops methods of estimation and forecasting of the rates of decentralized virtual currencies.

Alexander Shelkovnikov
Senior Manager, Investments at Deloitte UK in London
Alexander Shelkovnikov
Senior Manager, Investments at Deloitte UK in London

He is responsible for Deloitte’s innovation investment activities and business incubation. He is part of the leadership team within Deloitte’s global crypto community. Prior to that he worked in strategy consulting at Monitor Deloitte where he worked with some of the largest companies in technology, media, telecoms and digital payments across the globe as well as start-ups, focussing on helping them launch digital businesses, development of digital propositions, growth and commercial strategy, and M&A. He completed his PhD in Electronic Engineering from the University of Westminster.

In addition, Alexander is one of the founding members of Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine (BFU).

Andrey Kolodyuk
Founder and managing Partner in AVentures Capital
Andrey Kolodyuk
Founder and managing Partner in AVentures Capital

He started his entrepreneurial career in New York in 1992 and eventually has founded and built over 10 companies in IT, telecom, internet and media with $1 Billion total revenues. 

In 2012 the new fund was launched - AVentures Capital, focused on early stage IT and web-related projects with the focus on global market c with technology teams based ompanies in the following targeted technology categories: consumer internet, incl e-commerce, cloud services, mobile technology, payment systems, online gaming and social media growing businesses in Ukraine and CEE.

AVentures Capital portfolio consists of invested in 6 companies for the last 2 years, such companies as Petcube, Augmented Pixels, nuPSYS, VoX, CheckiO, StarWind Software. VC fund coinvests with ABRT, Almaz Capital, Vegas fund, TA Venture, the Hive and other permanent investors

In August 2014 Andrey has initiated a foundation of UVCA (Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) and in November, 2014 was selected as Chairman of it.

Andrey was elected as Young Global Leader (from Ukraine) of the World Economic Forum in, 2008.

 

Bogdanovich Anton
Senior lawyer of Jurimex, co-founder of the project Bitlex
Bogdanovich Anton
Senior lawyer of Jurimex, co-founder of the project Bitlex

Professional activity - financial engineering, legal support of IT-business, projects in finteh and online gambling, lottery business in web.
Interests - blockchain technology, payment systems, electronic document management, protecting the integrity of personal data.

Place
September 22, 2016,
NSC "Olimpiyskiy", str. Velyka Vasylkivska, 55
Kiev, Ukraine

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