This year the World Blockchain Forum, a two-day conference held in Dubai, will host an abundance of innovation that gives a glimpse towards the future of finance. The next-generation internet technology is set to transform the nation of Dubai as it aims to be the first blockchain-focused country by the year 2020.
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On April 16-17 at the World Blockchain Forum (WBF) in Dubai, many individuals and businesses will gather in the Gulf region to discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency solutions. Dubai hopes to be a leader within the blockchain realm worldwide, and by 2020 it will attempt to be the first blockchain powered government. This year the event will host an array of initial coin offering (ICO) pitches for those interested in the tokenized economy and revolutionary crowdfunding model.
WBF will have a vast amount of speakers from Dubai and all over the world. This includes the Director of the Cybercrime Department and Criminal Investigation Dept. at Dubai Police headquarters, Col. Saeed M. Alhajri, and the CEO of Strategic Affairs at Department of Economic Development, Mohammed Shael Al Saadi, the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dr. Noah Raford, Netki’s Dawn Newton, the co-founder of Bitoasis Ola Oudin, Vanessa Grellet from Consensys, Binary Financial’s Harry Yeh, and many more special guests.
The event will have many exhibits featuring the innovative technologies such as bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and token sales. The event will host a large assortment of ICO pitches that will provide a glimpse at the red-hot crowdfunding model and some of the startups producing ideas that aim to innovate finance and many other business concepts. This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Keynote Events, Moe Levin, who explains how excited he is about the third annual WBF in Dubai.
“This is the third year we’re doing the event in Dubai — and the local community continues to grow, and more and more traditional investors are coming out of the woodwork,” Levin explains.
What we see in the entire Gulf region is a huge demand for more information and, as is tradition in the region, they are embracing new technologies faster than any other countries, and creating frameworks and regulations to support new companies getting into the space.
Tickets to the WBF event in Dubai can be purchased today which provides access to the two-day conference, catering and breaks, access to the speaker hall and exhibits, and every attendee will receive a conference schedule. Residents from the Middle East and all over the world do not want to miss this conference that aims to give participants the educational resources to understand this emerging crypto-economy.
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