The Garantex crypt currency exchange took an active part in the international forum Blockchain Life 2020, which took place on 21-22 October in Moscow in a face-to-face format – given the difficulties associated with COVID-19, all Crypto Code scam precautions were taken and the event was attended by over 3000 participants. The work at the forum for the exchange was intense and productive, said representatives of Garantex.
Blockchain Life traditionally brought together on its platform the cream of the blockchain industry – opinion leaders, businessmen, investors and startups from all over Russia. This year there were significantly fewer visitors and participants from abroad than usual, due to closed borders due to the pandemic. As usual, the main agenda of the forum was to discuss the present and future of the crypto industry – news, trends and legislative initiatives.
With regard to the lawmaking on cryptov currencies, special interest was aroused by the speech of Anatoly Aksakov, Head of the State Duma Finance Committee, in which he commented on the draft digital rouble, recently published by the Central Bank of Russia in the form of a report. Anatoly Gennadievich gave his forecast on the start of testing the digital ruble – it is planned by the Russian government in the coming year.
„Everybody (in the government) understands how important it is to develop technology, but there are different points of view,“ said Aksakov, emphasizing that the government has a very positive attitude towards progressive technologies in general and the blocade in particular – there are no opponents of the development of the blocade industry in the Russian government today, everyone understands its importance for the financial and technological sectors of the domestic economy.
Konstantin Klimenko, Product Director of Sberbank’s Blockchain laboratory, and Kirill Polyakov, Head of the Department for Technology of Distributed Registers at DIT Moscow, spoke about the introduction of the Blockchain into public sector business processes and real case studies. Speakers of SRO Waves Enterprise Artem Kalikhov, Director for Business Development of S7 TechLab Herbert Chopnik, representatives of Bitfury in Russia, as well as project director of the Directorate of Innovative and Prospective Projects of IK SIBINTEK Ilya Pelevin told about the experience of monetization of blockchene technology, new projects and ideas.
The hot topic of today – development of DeFi- technologies within the section „Everything about DeFi-Decentralised Finance“ – aroused keen interest. Industry experts shared their perspectives and new motivational models in DeFi, spoke about trends in this area, as well as how, in their opinion, DeFi avoided the fate of the infamous ICO. Special attention was paid by the speakers to ways of earning money for users and developers of decentralised finance applications.
As stated by the organisers, networking of the forum guests was presented on a large scale, both in face-to-face and remote formats, in order to reach more people willing to participate in the event. The traditional project exhibition was held on an area of more than 3000 square metres. An innovation was networking in the format of quick dating, where exhibitors could acquire over 30 new business contacts in 30 minutes.
„Two days of intense business networking Blockchain Life 2020 gave us a lot of insight, fresh ideas and useful contacts,“ says the Garantex team. „It was nice to see old friends and meet new partners. We believe that we have managed to establish ourselves as a steadily developing company with brilliant prospects in the global cryptographic market. And what is important is that they know about us, have heard about us and recommend us only on the positive side. And this means that we are moving in the right direction.
One of the strongest aspects of the forum is the traditional afterparty, where the networking of guests and participants of the forum continued in an informal atmosphere, as always, and was held on a large scale – this time with the participation of the golden staff of the Quest Pistols group and Irina Gorbacheva. The organisers have scheduled the next 6th session of Blockchain Life 2021 for 21-22 April, also in Moscow.