Breakout Session – The Blockchain Opportunity


April 11, 2019 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

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Khalid Saad – Bahrain FinTech Bay
Andrew Rippon – Thrupny
Anupam Gupta – ConsenSys MENA
Alexandre Rigaud – SmartBlock Technologies
Jorge Sebastião – Huawei
Anand Vengurlekar – Global Innovation Process Consultant

As governments of Japan, Singapore, the U.K. etc are working to introduce blockchain digital ledgers to boost business payments, transactions, interbank payments, corporate dealings. Does a region need its own blockchain? Will the blockchain boost revenues and inter-GCC trade? Is this an effective alternative to FTA and Customs Union in the GCC and the wider Middle East? How will Blockchain help innovation and start-ups in the region?