In September 2017
, representatives of the Russian government, industry, financial institutions and startups gathered together to discuss the future of blockchain development and implementation in the economy and public sector at the "Blockchain: The New Oil of Russia
" conference in Tatarstan.
A swiss delegation at the conference was headed by Søren Fog, the co-founder of the Crypto Valley Association
(CVA) and founder of iprotus
He presented to the participants the advantages of Swiss infrastructure for the implementation of blockchain-based solutions and execution of ICOs.
During the conference, VEB, Bank of Development
(the biggest Russian institute which coordinates developing programs) and Søren Fog agreed to collaborate on implementation of pilot blockchain-based projects in Russian Federation, and discussed the creation of a joint Swiss-Russian Center of Competences in Blockchain.
The board member of INNOVARE
Nelli Orlova also participated in the conference in Kazan and agreed for close collaboration within new initiative. We'll keep you informed about the next steps and pilot projects!