Convergence, Global Blockchain Congress 2019 was held in Malaga (Spain) with close to 1,400 attendees representing over 50 countries, some 230 speakers and over 80 keynotes, panels, fireside chats, roundtables and meetings.
From the President of Latvia discussing how technology can keep up with the law, Turing Prize winner Prof. Silvio Micali exploring the value of decentralisation, and the Deputy Chair of the European Data Protection Board discussing how blockchain can be reconciled to the GDPR to the Libra Association and Facebook discussing stable coins and their regulation with financial regulators from the EU and Japan; from the ECB and the Bank of Japan setting out options for fiat money on blockchain to deep dives into blockchain and technical convergence with AI, Big Data and IoT as well as close looks at blockchain for government services, supply chain, social good and many other sectors; and with INATBA’s working groups organising regulatory dialogues during the entire Congress, bringing together regulators from all over the world.
Founder and President of Global Oracle Association for Leaders, Leyla Baghirzade represented Azerbaijan together with head of the Department of Innovative Development of Information Society and Electronic Governance of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan Republic, Rashad Azizov, and Founder of Akhundoff Group and co-founder of Azerbaijan Blockchain Center Telman Akhundov, by discussing Regulatory Environment and Ecosystem for Blockchcian in Azerbaijan.
Following the conference, Leyla Baghirzade shared panel together with Bjorn-Soren Gigler – European Commission, Stela Mocan – Innovation and Blockchain Labs, World Bank, Peteris Zilgalvis – DG CNECT, European Commission, Juan Navos Sabater – World Bank, Mariam Turashvili – National Agency of Public Registry, Ministry of Justice Georgia, Anna Pobol – EU4Digital Innovation Lead and Association and presented region of Eastern Partnership (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova) by discussing common challenges shared with EU and suggestions for EaP and EU collaboration. The conference discussed the prospects of creating an EaP platform for the development of blockchain technologies in the Eastern Partnership countries.
Global Oracle Association for Leaders, certainly met its goals in terms of scope and bringing Global Leaders together and striving for partnerships for the goals.