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The new Bloomchain digest has put together a major event dedicated to digitization, blockchain and decentralized finance. Most conferences are held simultaneously in offline and online formats.

Blockchain Life 2021

Start Date: 21 April 2021

Venue: Moscow, Music Media Dome

Entrance: paid from 7490 rubles.

This two-day forum will discuss investments, features of efficient mining, industry regulation, as well as new initiatives and laws on CFA in Russia. For example, Oleg Abdrashitov, director of the blockchain laboratory Sberbank, will talk about token currencies of central and commercial banks.

Oleg Abdrashitov from 1997 to 2008 – held the post of technology specialist for financial markets. He has worked in the New York offices of Bloomberg, Bear Stearns and hedge funds. From 2008 to 2010 he founded a technology startup in Moscow. Then he worked for 4 years as an architect of high frequency trading systems at Deutsche Bank. From 2016 to 2018 – specialist in distributed ledger technology: head of the working group at Hyperledger, founder of startup Synswap, head of blockchain practice at Altoros. From February 2018 to the present – the director of the blockchain laboratory at Sberbank.

The forum will also feature: the head of Binance Russia Gleb Kostarev with a report on NFT, the head of the blockchain technology center “Gazprom Neft” with an overview of the use of blockchain in production and industry, and many others.


  • Volumetric analysis as a combination of objective tools for making decisions in trading and investment;
  • defi and nft trends in 2021;
  • Overview of cryptocurrency market trends from leading international exchanges;
  • Blockchain implementation in business.

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Ton x DeFi Alliance Meeting Free

Start: April 22, 2021 (19: 00-22:00)

Location: Moscow, Loft Photofactura, st. Maroseyka, 7/8 / online

Entrance: free, broadcast available after Registration.

Free Ton DeFi Alliance members will talk about the most promising topic in cryptocurrency: Decentralized Finance (DeFi). The Free TON DeFi Alliance creates the necessary infrastructure to support strong teams and projects, draw liquidity from other projects in Free TON, and forge partnerships with large companies with large liquidity volumes and/or large numbers of transactions.

One of the speakers will be Rafael Schmerz, CEO and Managing Partner of BR Capital, who will talk about the main trends in the decentralized finance industry. Raphael specializes in the token economy. He worked in corporate finance at Legacy Square Capital, CFO of Russia-China Trade and Logistics Group. Majored in Electronic Engineering at the Technion Israel Institute and Economics at the University of Israel.

Top managers of other companies participating in the alliance will also act as speakers: for example, Warp Capital portfolio manager Ignat Shapkin will talk about the potential development of DeFi at FreeTON, and Broxus CEO Vladislav Ponomarev about the sub-management of decentralized finance.


  • Intro on Free Ton and DeFi on protocol;
  • Long term potential for DeFi;
  • How to protect the risk.

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12th International PLUS Forum, “Self-service banking, retail and NDO 2021”

Start: 26-27 April 2021

Location: Moscow, Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel & Business Center / online

Entrance: paid from 9900 rubles.

More than 50 speakers from the largest financial institutions and fintech companies will speak at the forum dedicated to analyzing the state of the banking and payments industry.

The two-day forum started with a discussion on the circulation of cash. One of the keynote speakers in this area was Vladimir Demidenko, Deputy Director of the Department of Money Circulation of the Bank of Russia. The specialist graduated from the Moscow State Technical University. NEBauman and Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation. Candidate Science (Engineering). In connection with the implementation of new technologies and technical support for the circulation of cash in the institutions of the Bank of Russia.

Speakers also included: Svetlana Iglinskaya, director of product development in the fast-growing European market region, Mastercard, director of information security at the FinTech Association Lev Shumsky, director of corporate finance and treasury Ozone Elena Tishakova and others.


  • Cash circulation. Bank, retail, consumer;
  • Transformation of the concept of “future separation”;
  • Client identification system. Ongoing project aims and objectives;
  • Cyber ​​threats and new means of protection;
  • Cash management.


XX World Forum Customer Contact

From: 27-29 April 2021 (09:30-18:00)

Location: Moscow, Holiday Inn Sokolniki, Rusakovskaya st., 24 / online

Entry: online or offline from 26,900 rubles.

Customer Contacts World Fotum has been the premier platform for dialogue and experience exchange for customer service experts for 20 years. This time the forum is dedicated to automation, robotization, analytics and digitization. At the forum, specialists from Sberbank, Alfa-Bank, VTB and Promsvyazbank will talk about their experiences in customer service in a new reality.

One of the speakers was Artyom Mogilin, Executive Director of Sber’s Voice of the Client cluster. He rose from being a shift engineer to director of the Federal Center for Control and Monitoring at MegaFon. Specialists will talk about how to properly classify and interpret VoCs, how VoCs help improve services, and how to use new technologies and AI to collect and develop VoCs.


  • Current trends in the development of the customer service industry;
  • Roadmap for digital transformation;
  • A new channel of interaction with clients – the digital office.

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Russia Anti-fraud Spring 2021

Start: April 28, 2021 (10:00)

Location: Moscow, AZIMUT Hotel Olympic Moscow, Olympic prospects, 18/1

Entrance: paid, the price for individuals is 3900 rubles.

Cybersecurity events in the banking industry follow the lifting of restrictions caused by the pandemic. The conference is organized by the Information Systems Academy under the auspices of the Russian Antifraud professional community, which brings together 2.5 thousand experts in the field of fraud eradication in the high-tech field. Experts will discuss topical issues of law enforcement legislative and regulatory actions in the field
fight fraud and improve the security of financial institutions.

One of the topics of discussion was cyber exercises, in which the actual security of financial organizations was examined. Among the speakers were Alexey Anatolyevich Golenishchev, Director of the Directorate of Supervision of the Electronic Business of Alfa-Bank, and Khrenov, Director of Fraud Prevention and Revenue Loss at MegaFon.

Sergey Nikolaevich, as well as the head of the incident response department of the Tinkoff Kubyshko Bank Igor Borisovich. Computer security specialists from June 2011 to September 2012 were involved in the development of solutions at the IBS Group. Then he served as head of the information technology department at NTT LLC for 4 years, after which he moved to work at Alfa-Bank as an information security expert. Igor Borisovich has held the post of head of the incident response department at Tinkoff Bank since 2018. In addition, since September 2020, he has been a teacher at the Higher School of Economic Sciences.


  • Blocking the customer numbers of suspects and inmates in prisons and places of deprivation of liberty
  • Practical cyber training for banking information security specialists
  • Bank of Russia cyber instruction – what is it?

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From: 28-30 April 2021 (10:00)

Venue: online conference

Login: free when registering using company mail

This event was held with the aim of studying advanced financial technology and digital transformation issues in the financial sector. They will also discuss future industrial developments, current problems, opportunities and innovations in digitizing the financial sector.

During the conference, Ilya Shchirov, Head of Chatbots and Chatbot Development Department, Senior Vice President of Raiffeisenbank, will speak. The expert started his career at the bank as a sales manager in 2012. After 3 years, Shchirov held the position of head of the city’s retail business, and moved to the position of leading manager for the development of retail sales of branch networks. From 2018 to 2019, he worked as a senior project development manager, and served as senior vice president.

Vitaly Myakshinov, manager for working with corporate clients Cloud Solutions, director of the service department “Mobile polls”, Irina Myakhina and others will also share their experiences.


  • Trends in digital transformation and anti-crisis thinking;
  • The evolution of artificial intelligence;
  • Cyber ​​risk management, cyber security and data integrity.

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