More than 600 IT-specialists from all over the world convened in Armenia at Armenian Blockchain Forum


On April 22, the first Armenian Blockchain forum took place in TUMO Center for Creative Technologies.
”Armenian Blockchain Forum is a platform, where all the participants can exchange their experience and discuss the most relevant questions, which is very important for joint activity aimed at creating and developing of digital industries, including the sphere of decentralized technologies,” said the Minister of Economic Development and Investments of RA Suren Karayan in his speech.
For the first time more than 600 specialists and experts in the field of the blockchain technologies and artificial intelligence convene in Yerevan. The forum guests come from Armenia, the USA, Ireland, China, Switzerland, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Canada, Hong Kong and other countries.
The key topic of the forum is the development strategy of the blockchain industry in Armenia and worldwide. By means of the new technologies they get an opportunity to make a real breakthrough and build a sustainable economy.
The forum agenda features three sections dedicated to the future of the blockchain industry and the blockchain influence on the current events in the world, cryptocurrency and ICO investment. 12 workshops and a Roadshow Session with 15 startups presenting their projects to the board of professional investors will also be held within the framework of the forum. The board is comprised of professional investors from 20 countries and the representatives of TOP-3 investment funds from Asia. In the end of the Roadshow Session the best startup teams will be awarded by the representatives of the OSNOVA Group of Companies.
One of the main events of the forum is the signing of the Memorandum on Creation and Development of Blockchain Open University in cooperation with IBM.
Blockchain Open University offers educational programs for technical specialists in the sphere of blockchain technologies: from basics to forming professional development teams, able to solve the most complicated business cases and create products on any technical platforms.

Key speakers and participants:
Dirk Ahlborn - CEO at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc., the USA
Walter Komarek - CEO, Co-Founder at, professional investor, Austria
John Lee - CEO at ESL Gaming, Hong Kong
Richard Byworth - COO at Diginex Limited, Hong Kong
Liam Busell - CMO at Blockchain Global Limited, Hong Kong
Samuel Lee - CEO at Blockchain Global Limited, Hong Kong
Bryant Nielson - The Blockchain Academy Inc., CapitalWave Inc., NY, USA
Ben Banerjee - Swiss Impact Investment Association, Zug, Switzerland
Simon Choi - Founding Partner at Acme Ardent Consultancy Limited, China
Sergei Sergienko - ChronоBank, Australia
Valentine Preobrajensky - Co-Founder at LATOKEN platform, Russia
Vlad Martynov - Ethereum Center of Competences, Russia
Alexander Shulgin - visionary, investor of Hyperloop, Bitfury, focused on new media, games, entertainment investments
Reuben Godfrey - Co-founder of the Blockchain Association of Ireland, Ireland's Crypto Coast, Advisor at, Ireland
Leon Katsnelson - Serial technologies entrepreneurs, IBM evangelist, Canada
Vladimir Smerkis - TokenFund, Russia
Vasily Sumanov - Member of the Expert Council at Arbidex Token, MicroMoney
Ilya Goldberg - Managing partner at ECOS