The World Blockchain Summit has recently taken place in Dubai, from October 24 – 25, 2017. The Dubai Mall, UAE, was the center for this prestigious event. The event was endorsed by Smart Dubai (a government agency), as well as by Smart Foundation. It was attended by Dubai government officials & representatives, as well as by blockchain experts from around the world. Our CEO, Arai Ezzra (from Malaysia), was honored with speaking at the event, representing DinarDirham and our gold price-backed DinarCoin (DNC); He also represented the Blockchains.my (BCMY) digital wallet app, another of his companies, which is accepting our DinarCoins and Gold Smart Contracts (GSC). BCMY was a featured sponsor for this event, brandishing it’s logo on the top of the front page of the main website, which was great exposure for our DNC & GSC as well.
With Dubai planning on becoming the first blockchain-powered government within three years, by 2020, this technology-focused event was perfect for the city.
The event lasted two days, and it’s agenda was large. The speaker lineup was more than impressive, with 16 countries represented, and 46 speakers. Countries included: USA, India, Netherlands, UAE, UK, Australia, China, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Ukraine, and Malaysia.
All of the speakers were high profile individuals for their organizations, companies, and governments which they represented. Companies, organizations, & governments present at the event included: Corporate Strategic Affairs Sector – Department of Economic Development – Government of Dubai, Smart Dubai Government Establishment, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), The Jibrel Network, Darico, Blockchain News, Simple Token, Blockchain Partners, Cryptoassets Design Group, American Blockchain Council, ConsenSys, Outlier Capital LLP, Xische & Co., Telegraf.Money, Shellpay, Lantmateriet, DEBIT Coin, Cryptodex, The Swedish Mapping Cadastral and Land Registration Authority, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Energy Web Foundation, School of Business Management NMIMS University, Fenox Venture Capital, Trescon, NEM.io Foundation, Hcash, Centre for Citizenship Enterprise and Governance (UK), State of the DApps, Metaverse, Etherecash, Coinplus, ObEN, ICOLab Fund, THIRDact, Blockchain Law Group, Startup World Cup, Launch My ICO (USA & India), ABCDe Coin Company, BCMY Pte Ltd, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Indorse, Hacken, Mapala, Mainframe, HSBC, Consensys, Telegraf.money, Truechain, Ensurity, Truedonate, & Outlier Ventures.
On the second day, Ezzra’s presentation was titled: TECH TALK, during which, he introduced the BCMY wallet and it’s assets to the audience, which included our DinarCoins and Gold Smart Contracts.
That same day, Ezzra took part in a Panel Discussion from 10:30am – 11:15am, on the: Importance And Benefits Of Smart Contracts. The panel talked about understanding the intersection between IoT, smart contracts, & blockchains. They also discussed the implications of what some of the brightest minds in the Middle East market are doing and dreaming up. The panelists included:
–ARAI EZZRA, Founder of BCMY Pte Ltd
–GARRETT MACDONALD, Blockchain Architect at Energy Web Foundation
–MIRZA ASHRAF BEG, Head of Treasury & Investment Ops and Islamic Operation at Commercial Bank of Dubai
–NIKOLAI PERKOV, Chief of Digital Marketing at TrueDonate
–JAKE VARTANIAN, Founder of Cryptodex
–TALAL TABBAA, Co-founder & Business Development Lead of The Jibrel Network
The panel’s moderator was JAKE VARTANIAN, the Founder of Cryptodex.
We enjoyed our time at the World Blockchain Summit. This was our second time in Dubai, you can read about our first Dubai tech conference here. We’re looking forward to a third time, hopefully in the future, and we hope to see you there! Keep up to date through our social media channels. Photos were taken of the event, enjoy those below.
Have a great weekend!
The DinarDirham team.