Armenia Convenes Global IT Hubs at Armenian Blockchain Forum


Armenian Blockchain Forum – is an informational and educational ecosystem created to combine and consolidate the expertise and experience of the innovative companies, specialists, and entrepreneurs and build a favorable environment for the IT companies development.

“The questions of implementation and use of the distributed ledger technology are becoming more and more relevant every day as it affects all the spheres of our activity” – says The Minister of Economic Development and Investment Suren Karayan in his welcome letter to the participants of the forum.

The agenda of the event also features the Road Show for ICO-companies. This is the first time such event takes place in Yerevan. The moderators carefully pick the most promising startups for participation. Currently, more than 30 investment funds from 20 countries confirmed their participation. We expect guests from Armenia, USA, Ireland, China, Switzerland, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Hong Kong and other countries. The overall capital of the funds participating in the forum is more than $10 billion. To provide the best output from the startups’ business efforts, their representatives will have an opportunity to both present their projects to the investors during the pitch-session and conduct private negotiations with specialized funds. The forum organizers also arranged gala dinner for VIPs and Investors as an additional networking opportunity.

The list of confirmed participants includes:

Dirk Ahlborn (CEO at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.)

Walter Komarek (CEO, co-founder of, professional investor, Austria),

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),

Reinhard Berger (Angel Investor, visioner, Advisor of BCharity, UAE),

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)

The key topic of the forum is the development strategy of the blockchain industry in Armenia and other countries. By using innovative technologies they get an opportunity to make a breakthrough and build a sustainable economy.

One of the key sessions of the forum is the Battle of Technological Platforms, featuring the developers of the most popular technological solutions: Ethereum, NEM, Hyperledger, and others.

Armenian Blockchain Forum features three sections with a plenary meeting dedicated to the future of the blockchain industry, the impact of the blockchain on current events in the world, cryptocurrency investment and ICO-projects.

For students and entrepreneurs making their first steps into the blockchain-industry, there are 12 workshops within the framework of the forum.

TOP-15 startup teams carefully picked by experts will present their projects to the professional investors with overall capital amounting to $10 billion.

For productive networking with new partners and old friends, the organizers designated special Networking Zone and arranged a lunch outdoors.

The main media partner of the forum is CoinTelegraph. The media coverage will also be provided by top-tier international mass media: Russia Today, ForkLog, CoinFox, RIA “Novosti”, Armenpress and others.

Register at:

Date and venue: April 22nd, 2018 г.; Armenia, Yerevan; Center for Creative Technologies TUMO; 16 Halabyan St.

Check-in starts at 9:00.

Contact us: [email protected]; +7 (495)118-31-89

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Yashu Gola

Yashu Gola

Yashu Gola is a Mumbai-based finance journalist. He is profoundly active in the bitcoin space since 2014 – and has contributed to several cryptocurrency media outlets, including NewsBTC, FxDailyReport, Bitcoinist, and CCN. Academically, Yashu holds a bachelor's in information technology, with majors in data structures and C++ programming language. He has also won the 'Atulya Award' for his efforts towards raising $100,000 for an India-based farming project.

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