Blockchain RF Congress in Moscow

20-21 February 2018, Crowne Plaza Moscow - World Trade Centre, Krasnopresnenskaya, Naberezhnaya 12, Moscow
12 February 2018   354

Industry congress of developers, blockchain technology users and blockchain-based products, held for the development of digital economy. Additionally, International award «BLOCKCHAIN-ECONOMICS» will be awarded. 

The event is organized by RACIB (Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain) and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

The organizers intend to attract more than 2000 participants, amond them:

  • developers of software products
  • IT integrators
  • crypto traders
  • crypto investors
  • regulators
  • legislative and executive authorities
  • equipment suppliers
  • large and small miners
  • eam members planning to launch ICO
  • crypto funds
  • consulting companies

Speakers will talk about Russian development vector of the digital economy at the parallel sessions the real business cases that are being implemented today will be presented.

At Blockchain in RF, there will be:

  • 175 speakers
  • 2000 industry specialists
  • 25 sections 
  • 2 intensive days


There will be 175 speakers at the event, with leading experts in the field of digital economy, as well as experts in economics, finance, law, investments and information technologies. The program is structured in order to be interesting for both professionals and beginners in the field of cryptoeconomics. Among the speakers, there will be:

Igor Shuvalov
Igor Shuvalov

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

Anatoly Aksakov
Anatoly Aksakov

Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, Chairman of the State Duma Financial Market Committee

Herman Klimenko

Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on Internet Development.

Sergey Glazyev
Sergey Glazyev

Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation.

Nikolay Nikiforov

Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.

Alexey Kozyrev
Alexey Kozyrev

Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.

Sergey Gorkov
Sergey Gorkov

Chairman of "Vnesheconombank".

Programm of the Congress

The program is structured so that the reports are of interest to both professionals and beginners in the field of cryptoeconomics. 

Tuesday, February 20

  • 10:00 - 11:00 / CENTRAL ENTRANCE
    • Gathering of the participants, registration and opening.
  • 10:00 - 11:00 / HALL 4
    • Business Club of Kommersant Publishing House: "Actual investments in the era of digital economy Session 1. Geoeconomics. Investment climate in Russia"
  • 11:00 - 11:30 / HALL 4
    • Antipress-conference of the publishing house "Kommersant"
  • 11:30 - 13:00 / CONGRESS HALL 
    • Plenary discussion on the development of block-technologies in Russia with Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation; Nikolay Nikiforov, Minister of Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation; Alexey Gordeev, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in the Central Federal District; Herman Klimenko, Advisor to the President of Russia on Internet Development, Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Abkhazia Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on the Financial Market; Sergei Gorkov, Chairman of Vnesheconombank; Sergey Katyrin, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Yuri Pripachkin, President of RACIB; Representatives of the Central Bank of Russia, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • 13:00 - 14:00 / 1 FLOOR
    • Vnesheconombank Business Dinner with Industry Leaders 
  • 14:00 - 15:30 / AMPHITHEATER 
    • How the blockchain will influence the world economy with V. S. Avtonomov, A. G. Aganbegyan, S.Y.Glaziev, R.S.Grinberg, MGDelyagin, V.Yu.Katasonov, M.L. Khazin, E. Khata and Yuri Pripachkin, President of RACIB 
  • 14:00 - 15:30 / HALL 1
    • The development of technological platforms for the digital economy of Russia with Alexander Borodich, Founder of Universa
  • 14:00 - 15:30 / HALL3
    • Possible approaches to the legislative regulation of the industry in Russia with Elena Gultyaeva, Head of the RKKIB Legal Committee 
  • 14:00 - 15:30 / HALL 4
    • Business Club of Kommersant Publishing House: "Actual investments in the era of the digital economy. Session 2. Financial instruments. Trends. Risks. Prospects"
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / AMPHITHEATER
    • Development of blockchain-technologies as a factor in the development of territories (digital zemstvo) with  Sergei Aksenov, the head of the Republic of Crimea, Pavel Grudinin, politician, director of ZAO "Lenin State Farm", Boris Akimov, creator of the farm co-operative LavkaLavka and Maxim Fateev, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / HALL 1
    • Crowdinvesting (ICO) as a form of attracting investment for own projects with Arseniy Sheltsin, Director of RACIB 
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / HALL 3
    • Block-revolution: driver of investment growth of digital economy with Valery Romanyuk, Vice President of the Investment Bank of the Russian Federation
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / HALL 4
    • Master class in exchange trade with Pavel Panov, Founder Invcoin24
  • 17:00 - 17:30 / 1 FLOOR
    • Coffee-break, networking
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / AMPHITHEATER 
    • Blockchain in the system of public administration and commercial sector. Prospective projects with Vladimir Demin, Adviser to the Chairman of Vnesheconombank and Sergey Polikanov, Head of the New Economy Department of Sberbank CIB
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / HALL 1
    • Creation of favorable conditions for the development of the digital economy on the example of the Republic of Belarus with Vsevolod Yanchevsky, Director of the State Administration "Administration of the Park of High Technologies" 
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / HALL 3
    • Financial literacy of cryptoinvestment with Yuri Danilov, Leading researcher of the Russian Academy of Science and Technology, expert of the Center for Strategic Research and Oleg Buklemishev, Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, Moscow State University, expert of the Center for Strategic Research.
  • 19:00 - 20:00 / HALL 2
    • Congress Of RACIB Member
  • 20:00 - 20:30 / 1 FLOOR
    • Evening cocktail for members of RACIB 

Wednesday, February 21

  • 10:00 - 11:00 / CENTRAL ENTRANCE
    • Gathering of the participants, registration and opening.
  • 10:00 - 11:30 / AMPHITHEATER
    • Blockchain transforms the world financial system with Alexey Olin, Deputy. Head of the Analytical Center of RACIB
  • 10:00 - 11:30 / HALL 1
    • Traditional banking and digital economy
  • 10:00 - 11:30 / HALL 2
    • Blockchain technologies and protection of intellectual property with Grigory Ivliev, Head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)
  • 10:00 - 11:30 / HALL 3
    • Mining in Russia: responsibilities and opportunities with Alexandr Ruchyev
      Businessman, Investor
  • 11:30 - 12:00 / 1st FLOOR
    • Coffee Break
  • 12:00 - 13.30 / AMPHITHEATER
    • Blockchain transforms the world financial system, pt2 with Alexey Olin, Deputy. Head of the Analytical Center of RACIB
  • 12:00 - 13.30 / HALL 1
    • Legal support of ICO with Valery Petrov, Vice President of RACIB
  • 12:00 - 13.30 / HALL 2
    • ICO rating system as a tool for reducing investors' risks with Denis Dusnov , Vice President of RKIBB for the implementation of the "Escrow" mechanism 
  • 12:00 - 13.30 / HALL 3
    • Crypto-currencies: a place in the monetary system and the impact on the economy of the EurAsEC countries with Tatyana Valovaya, Member of the Board (Minister) of the ECE on Integration and Macroeconomics
  • 13:30 - 14:30 / 1st FLOOR
    • Break. Dinner
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / AMPHITHEATER
    • Legislative regulation in the world with Alexander Treschev, Founder of RACIB, lawyer
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / HALL 1
    • The educational standard on blockchain technologies with Yaroslav Kabakov Deputy General Director of JSC Investment Company FINAM
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / HALL 2
    • Export of Russian blockchain technologies, with Maxim Chereshnev Vice President for International Cooperation, RACIB
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / HALL 3
    • The risks of legalization of crypto-currencies and their leveling with Anton Pushkov, Managing Partner of the Skolkovo Intellectual Property Center
  • 17:00 - 17:30 / 1st FLOOR
    • Coffee break
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / AMPHITHEATER
    • Blockchain technology as a factor in the development of future generations
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / HALL 1
    • Educational programs on blockchain technologies with Nadezhda Surova, Director of the Institute of Management and Socio-Economic Design of the Russian Economic University
  • 18:30 - 20:30 / AMPHITHEATER
    • International award "Blockchain Economics" for contributors for the development of Blockchain Industry
  • 21:00 - 23:00 / NIGHT CLUB
    • Afterparty

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Cloning BTC Doesn't Fix Its Flaws, Weiss Rating Believes

Researchers from Weiss Rating says that "Bitcoin is as brilliant as it is flawed", and, unfortunatelly, clons inherit its flaws
24 April 2018   10

Clones of Bitcoin has BTC's flaws. This idea Weiss Rating tries to provide in its new research.

Weiss notes that bitcoin was conceived as the basis of a fundamentally new financial system, over which no centralized structure would have control. Nevertheless, as the development of the crypto currency, its shortcomings become more and more obvious. They flow, according to the rating agency, from the "disadvantageous position of the pioneer" bitcoin.

As is often the case with the first iteration of any new technology, it is slow, expensive and has fatal design problems that are not easily overcome.

Weiss Ratings

These are main BTC disadvantages: 

  • There is no easy way to upgrade Bitcoin’s protocol (software code).
  • Transactions take up to an hour to confirm. 
  • Another major design flaw is lack of “settlement finality,” meaning that a transaction is never truly closed in an accounting sense.
  • Bitcoin has a limited supply.
  • Bitcoin cannot be used as a real currency. 
  • Bitcoin mining (based on Proof-of-Work) is very centralized, with just a handful of miners controlling the majority of the hash power.
  • Bitcoin mining requires the consumption of ever-increasing amounts of electricity.

Here’s Bitcoin’s strength, its first-mover advantage: Despite all its deficiencies, Bitcoin can boast one thing that no other cryptocurrency in the world has: global brand recognition. Most people around the world have heard of Bitcoin; they know what it is.

Weiss Ratings

Unfortunately, trying to solve one or two problems, copies of bitcoin still inherit its fundamental weaknesses: low speed, inability to scale, high costs, energy inefficiency, lack of privacy, etc.

Weiss recognizes that Bitcoin Cash, for example, is 8 times faster than the original bitcoin. Bitcoin Gold is more decentralized from the position of mining. But this is hardly enough.

This are the problems of "BTC Copycats":

  • The Bitcoin copycats still use deflationary models.
  • They still rely on unsustainable electricity consumption for securing their networks.
  • They still rely on a fee structure that gives too much power to the miners, often creating conflicts of interest between them and the end-users.
  • They’re still plagued by the difficulty of upgrading the protocol.