25 to 26 January 2020

The Genesis Block Conference 2020

Celebrating the birth of cryptocurrency/blockchain technology

Location

Bengaluru, India

Celebrating the beginning of a revolution, Celebrating Bitcoin.

11 years ago, from a white paper, some mathematics and cryptography — an idea was born. An idea so powerful it has ignited a revolution. Come join us as we celebrate the birth of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology.

Not your regular "blockchain" event. This is India's first crypto-centric conference focussed on the road ahead for Bitcoin, scaling crypto adoption, building the next generation of applications and smart contracts on DeFi, lightning, plasma and how businesses can benefit building Decentralized applications on public blockchains.

Event Partners
  • wazirx
  • unocoin
  • Inblox
  • newfang
  • mangochain
  • tezos india
  • delta
  • blockstack
  • binanceX
  • koinfox
  • travala

Title Sponsor

  • matic

Speakers

A popular saying: If you are the smartest person in the room, you need to be in different room. Our aim is to get you to network with the smartest individuals in the crypto space and contribute in building the future.

Keynote
Preethi Kasireddy
Preethi Kasireddy

Preethi was an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs. She then joined Andreessen Horowitz as a Partner. She left her position at Andreessen Horowitz in order to learn how to code and enrolled in Hacker Reactor. She then joined Coinbase, the world's biggest Bitcoin company and became a self-employed Blockchain Developer. She later founded her startup, TruStory.

Sandeep Nailwal
Co-founder & COO, Matic Network
Nischal Shetty
Nischal Shetty
Co-founder & CEO, WazirX
Hartej Sawhney (Remote Talk)
CEO, Zokyo & Advisor, Casper Labs
Teck Chia (Remote Talk)
Head of Binance X
Naimish Sanghvi
Founder, CoinCrunch
Amiti Uttarwar (Remote Talk)
Bitcoin Core contributor
Jaideep Reddy
Lawyer, Nishit Desai Associates
Pankaj Balani
Co-founder & CEO, Delta Exchange
Jake Greenbaum
Masternodes, Staking & Privacy
Om Malviya
Director, Tezos India Foundation
Sathvik Vishwanath
Co-founder & CEO, Unocoin
Tanvi Ratna
Founder & CEO, Policy 4.0
Shantanu Sharma
Creator and Host, Hard Fork
Sunil Aggarwal
Author of "Bitcoin Magnet" book
Karthik Iyer
Ambassador, P2P Foundation
Abhimanyu Kashyap
Founder, Inblox Network
Siddharth Jain
VP, Matic
Sumit Gupta
Co-founder & CEO, CoinDCX
Sonny Mohanty
Regional Director Singapore, LATOKEN
Mayur Relekar
Co-founder & Product Head, Newfang
Douglas Horn (Remote Talk)
Founder, Telos
Tushar Aggarwal
Founder, Cosmos India
Tabassum Naiz
Crypto Journalist & PR Strategist
Rohit Harindra
Director- World Blockchain Summit
Mithil Thakore
CTO, MGP Chain
Prateek Jain
Evangelist, Blockstack
Roshan Raghupathy
Blockchain Architect, Marlin Protocol
Priyanka Sharma
Marketing & Communications, WazirX
Siddharth Menon
COO, WazirX
Apoorv Shankar
CEO, Inbloxme
Pavel Bains
CEO, Bluzelle & WEF Tech Pioneer

All speaker submissions are closed.

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Schedule

Event Topics
Time
Speaker
Room
Registration
09:00 - 17:00

Welcome address
10:00 - 10:15
Event Organiser - Roshan
Event Hall

Keynote address - Why bitcoin & cryptocurrencies matter?
10:15 - 11:00
Preethi Kasireddy
Event Hall

Introduction to Matic Network, DAPPs and Ethereum scaling solutions
11:00 - 11:30
Sandeep Nailwal
Event Hall

What the Binance acquisition of WazirX means for the Indian crypto ecosystem?
11:30 - 12:00
Nischal Shetty
Event Hall

Panel: Can we see crypto regulated in India anytime soon? What steps could we take?
12:00 - 12:25
Shantanu Sharma (Moderator)
Nischal Shetty
Jaideep Reddy
Sathvik Vishwanath
Sandeep Nailwal
Event Hall

Crypto exchange liquidity and Orderbook matching engines
12:30 - 13:00
Event Hall

Networking & Lunch
13:00-14:00

Cybersecurity in Blockchain applications, precuationary measures for crypto exchange hacks
14:00 - 14:30
Hartej
Event Hall

Masternodes, zkSnarks, Staking and Privacy
14:35 - 15:10
Jake Greenbaum
Event Hall

How to make cryptocurrencies & blockchains more accessible and usable?
15:15 - 15:45
Rohit Harindra (Moderator)
Jake Greenbaum
Siddharth Jain
Nischal Shetty
Karthik Iyer
Event Hall

Panel: Women in Blockchain
15:50 - 16:10
Tabassum Naiz (Moderator)
Preethi Kasireddy
Priyanka Sharma
Tanvi Ratna
Event Hall

Fireside Chat: Methods adopted by Indian Exchanges to counter RBI ban
16:10 - 16:20
Naimish Sanghvi (Moderator)
Siddharth Menon
Event Hall

Snack Break
16:20-16:30

The Future of Identity & Wallets on Blockchain
16:30 - 17:00
Abhimanyu Kashyap
Event Hall

Introduction to Cosmos and Tendermint protocols
17:05 - 17:30
Tushar Aggarwal
Event Hall

Introduction to Blockstack
17:30 - 17:40
Prateek Jain
Event Hall

Proof-of-networking clubbing Night at Skyye, UB City
21:00-00:00

Registration
09:00 - 17:00

Blockstack Workshop: Building DAPPs in quick time using Clarity smart contract language
09:45 - 10:30
Shankar Ganesh
Workshop Room

Why people don't understand Blockchain despite understanding the same?
10:00 - 10:30
Sunil Aggarwal
Event Hall

Lending and Derivatives in Crypto Trading
10:30 - 11:15
Pankaj Balani
Event Hall

Telos: Powering future economies through governance
11:15 - 11:45
Douglas Horn
Event Hall

Building secure, privacy preserving Apps with Newfangg
11:15 - 11:45
Mayur Relekar
Workshop Room

Workshop on Tezos: Governance in blockchains and building on Tezos
11:50 - 12:20
Om Malviya
Workshop Room

Crypto in the gaming industry - How is Matic driving mass adoption
11:50 - 12:20
Chandresh Aharwar
Event Hall

Panel on Crypto Exchanges: The uncertain future and regulation of exchanges
12:30 - 12:55
Sonny Mohanty (Moderator)
Nischal Shetty
Pankaj Balani
Sathvik Vishwanath
Sumit Gupta
Event Hall

Building better Dapp experiences with inbloxme
12:30 - 13:15
Apoorv Shankar
Workshop Room

Data Privacy in 2020’s: Why a Decentralized Database is Critical for Dapp Adoption.
13:00 - 13:30
Pavel Bains
Event Hall


Networking & Lunch
13:30-14:00

Impact of Facebook's Libra, central bank digital currencies, and DeFi in banking industry
14:00 - 14:30
Karthik Iyer
Event Hall


Panel on Bitcoin Halving: What to consider with the crypto sector leading up to this important event.
14:35 - 15:00
Shantanu Sharma (Moderator)
Siddharth Menon
Preethi Kasireddy
Sathvik Vishwanath
Jake Greenbaum
Event Hall

Ethereum India Meetup series: Smart contracts and blockchain scaling solutions
15:00 - 17:00
Workshop Room

Panel on Enterprises & Blockchain: How enterprises are making use of this technology and where is the next innovation coming from?
15:30 - 15:50
Rohit Harindra (Moderator)
Karthik Iyer
Anurag Arjun
Tushar Aggarwal
Event Hall

Blockchain based cross-border payments
15:50 - 16:15
Mithil Thakore
Event Hall

Panel: Blockchain scaling & DAPPs- The Big question:- Where are they?
16:15 - 16:45
Roshan Raghupathy
Siddharth Jain
Om Malviya
Mayur Relekar
Event Hall

Blockchain Quiz
16:45 - 17:15

Closing Ceremony & cutting the Bitcoin Cake!
17:15 - 18:00

Scheduled dates

25 to 26 January 2020 - Bengaluru, India

Tickets

1200

2 day access

Lunch provided for first 2 days

Free coffee and cookies through out the event

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Conference Venue

We've partnered with CoWrks, one of India's largest coworking spaces to provide you the best possible event experience.


Cowrks Residency Road, Purva Premiere, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025


Main Event Hall

Majority of talks will be taken place in this hall along with a dedicated sponsorship kiosk area.

Workshop Room

Most technical talks and workshops will be held in this room.



CoWrks Residency Road

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    MG Road Metro Station: 2.5 kms away, Bangalore City Railway Station: 5 kms away, Airport: 35 kms away.
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    Gourmet dining centres, lifestyle lounges, chic cafes, nightlife hubs - all available in the vicinity.
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    Bengaluru’s Central Business District & upscale localities like MG Road and Richmond Road.
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Hotel Partner

We've partnered with Travala, the leading hotel booking operator for crypto. Get the best prices with the option of paying with crypto!


Proof-of-networking party

Bringing to you India's first ever crypto-themed party. We've partnered with the most prestigious rooftop club in Bangalore - Skyye, UB City. We are celebrating Bitcoin's birthday with a bang! Tickets are in huge demand and will be getting Sold out soon!.

Block Sponsors

  • alphapoint
  • blockstack
  • telos
  • inblox
  • talentsprint

Media Partners

  • cointelegraph
  • coincrunch
  • ambcrypto
  • ambcrypto
  • cryptonewsz
  • hodlhard
  • cryptoknowmics

Frequently asked questions

Have you always been curious about bitcoin and blockchain applications and wondered what's the hype about?

Are you blockchain developer and want to be brought up to speed on the best practices in the industry?

Do you essentially want to change the world and be a part of the most exciting technology since the Internet?

If your answer is YES to any of these questions, you are our target audience.

YES! You are building the future. None of this would ever be possible without you guys. You can buy a discounted ticket in the ticket section. However, do note that you have to share your github profile for validation while registering at the event venue.
WE DO NOT encourage any sort of questions like this. Please refrain from asking such questions to our speakers. This event is stricly focused on gaining knowledge and having fun while doing it. The prices are only a by-product of this technology. If you are attending this event to know about crypto price future, you will be dissapointed.
It's bitcoin's birthday! We are going to have a bash! We will cut an awesome bitcoin shaped cake (Hopefully our vendor can pull it off :D) and then go clubbing in the hottest club of bangalore - Skyye, UB City. You get unlimited food and drinks. Put on some fancy crypto wearables so we can get you on our photo albums.
Yes, Satoshi Nakamoto mined the genesis block or block #0 on Jan 3rd. However, that date is quite close to the beginning of the new year and most of you would have had a lot of plans around that time of the year.
We'd love to hear from you! Shoot an email to - genesis@saffronproject.io