Blockchain Conference Astana

The Government and the financial market players will address the issues of legal regulation of crypto-currencies. Experts discussed the ways of introducing the common rules in this field at the second annual blockchain technologies summit in Astana. The industry representatives from all various parts of the world shared their successful experiences and special legal aspects of the field. According to experts, the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) will greatly enhance the development of the field. The AIFC is providing favorable conditions in this field which is a unique initiative for the post-Soviet states. Experts also mentioned that implementation of the Digital Kazakhstan program is also contributing to the blockchain technologies development in the country.

DASTAN KOZHABEKOV, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KAZAKHSTAN ASSOCIATION OF BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTO-CURRENCIES:

 - As part of the Digital Kazakhstan program, the blockchain technologies are currently being developed and introduced in the tax administration system. In particular, VAT registration is being converted to the blockchain. The program is focused on creation of the positive digital environment and covers almost all industries. 

ALEXANDER BONDAR, PARTNER, SBH LAW OFFFICE, BELARUS:

 - We will present Belarusian blockchain experience, because Belarus is probably the first country in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) where blockchain technologies are already introduced. The Belarusian president issued a decree on the development of digital economy that covers the basics of the IT industry and blockchain technologies.