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India Dapp Fest – India’s Biggest Blockchain Summit of 2019

Blockchained India along with Blocumen Studio’s organized Asia’s biggest blockchain summit which was a resounding success. It was a five-day blockchain conference, held in the Silicon Valley of India, giving the best platform for everyone who is passionate in blockchain talent, networking dais, expert meets and a lot.

After the event was held, multiple roadshows were held nationwide which addressed the trends emerging and aimed to spread awareness about them. This was planned to draft a report for blockchain-friendly rules which can act as the source for those who frame the laws in the country.

Review and Feedback from the industry leaders 

The India Dapp Fest was held for 5 days that consisted of the workshop and hackathon where the Algorand, Chain Security and the Matic Network were the main interactions with the attendees and they did a great job in training, guiding and judging them or the pitching session following next. 

Recently, various industry leaders and experts also praised the India dApp Fest. Along with Anderson Tan – CEO and Founder of Alpha Omega Capital, Siddharth – Co-founder of WazirX, David Casey CEO of NuMundo, other market leaders had given positive statement about this fest. 

Initially, Anderson Tan was unsure about this Fest standards. He was thoughtful about the blockchain progress in India and the level of its participants but soon he became shocked and amazed by seeing advancement of this industry in India. He said, 

“Had an amazing time, it exceeded my expectations.” 

David Casey, CEO of NuMundo was grateful for the ecosystem to come up in Bangalore. He was happy meeting a lot of people and felt that there was a lot of potential and excitement in the industry. The emphasis on enterprise in India was what surprised him the most. He further added, 

“I was grateful to see the ecosystem coming together in Bangalore. It is certainly a very strange moment for India. Much more emphasis on enterprise. The organizer had a great job, really liked it, a great experience and I hope it keeps growing.” 

Naimish, Founder of CoinCrunchIndia noted that the most wonderful thing about the fest was the control and organization. The place chosen was fine and everything was planned and executed brilliantly. 

Prem Kumar, the Blockchain lead at PwC India was happy with the event organization which was integrated into the event rather than make it too much blockchain. He appreciated the individuals who spoke at the event and commended the panel of moderators. 

He experienced that the fest has the flavor of crypto, it has a flavor for enterprise and had subconscious discussion on Blockchain. Further he stated, 

“I think, in my opinion, it’s a good mix, planned well and I think you should think of considering doing a larger event than this.” 

The 3 – day workshop and hackathon from the 11th of June to the 13th of June was held at the IndiQube, a co – working professional space in the garden city of Bangalore and the judges selected the top 8 contestants were provided a chance to pitch in the ultimate idea in front of the potential investors and other set of judges. 

First Day of Hackathon 

The speakers, participants and the mentors marked their attendance at the IndiQube Alpha Building. The day started with a little ice – breaker session followed by an activity of networking. The sponsors of the event were introduced. Following this, the fest committee introduced the key players behind this conference and the driving force for their motive. The room was motivated enough after learning about the resounding efforts from the Blockchained India and Blocument Studios and they were all set to learn and interact more in the coming days. 

The guidelines of the hackathon was informed to all participants and after a meal, the competition commenced. The participants were judged based on their capability to build the best solution of the lot with teamwork. The key facts which one had to focus on were the models that had been tried before and the opportunities that lied to try out distinct approaches. The mentors in the workshop provided a detailed explanation of what works and what not and this made the hackathon more interesting, productive and more contextualized for the participants. 

Second Day of Hackathon 

The day commended with the workshop conducted by Jitendra Chittoda from Chainsecurity. The workshop was interactive and through the session, he talked about the different vulnerabilities in the smart contract system and the auditing process of the same. At 6 pm, the participants submitted their hackathon approaches built on the basis of blockchain technology. The participants were then given 5 minutes to present their pitch and 4 minutes for a Q&A session by the mentors. From this session, 8 teams were picked that were given the opportunity for a final pitch on June 13. 

Hackathon Winners

The winners of the Hackathon were Team AutoMatic and The Matical for the first position followed by, Team CryptoMatics for the second position. They were selected after a 48 – hour hackathon brainstorming contest where the participants tried to fulfill the challenges thrown by the mentors from the blockchain industry. 

First day of the Dapp Fest Conference on June 14th 

The event commenced with the excellent and motivating talk by Nitin Gaur who is the Director (WW), IBM and he spoke about the landscape of different digital assets on a global scale. He talked about how IBM has a vision to explore the blockchain system in depth an the benchmark others can set. 

Later there were two excellent topics on the ecosystems decentralized around the world  and the other on the “Access & Control on the Blockchain: Public, Private and Consortium Models”.

The stage was then taken over the fame of the company, Matic network who explained the benefits of the investment on them from one of the largest exchanges for crypto – currency, Binance IEO, and also from the Coinbase Ventures. The co – founder of Matic Network also informed the audience and motivated them with his impeccable journey with some other minds of acumen. 

The team, speakers and audience of IDF were all set to hear the most amazing aspect ‘Unicorns of Blockchain: Too early in the day?’ that gathered a huge attention from the founders and entrepreneurs of start – ups all over the country.

The first wrapped up, “Draper University Pitch Competition”, which was judged by Akshay Aggarwal who is the CEO of Blocumen Studios and also a  Alumni Ambassador of the Draper University; CEO and Founder of Alpha Omega Capital, Anderson Tan; Blockchain genius and Entrepreneur, and Nitin Gaur who is a Director at Digital Assets WW, IBM. 

The second day of the Dapp Fest Conference on June 15th

As the day2 began the enthu and energy was at the highest after the grand success of the first day. Everyone were extremely eager to take the success of this event further.

Launching the Draft Report for Blockchain-Friendly Regulations

The team also launched a draft report for regulations in blockchain and explained it through slides. It was to get the attention of the nation and explain what exactly the crypto community needs from the country. More than 400 people participated in the report and gave their opinions on different regulations. Out of the people participated, 32% of those were IT professionals, 33% Entrepreneurs, 21.70% were enthusiasts in Blockchain, 8.60% were students or interns and the remaining were researchers, lawyers, investors and journalists. 

Other highlights of the event were ‘Conscious Decentralization’, a session conducted by  Jessica Zatler, inclusive panel discussions on “Crypto Surfing: How to Ride the Waves” and “The Enterprise Diaries, lessons to Iterate On”.

Hearts Won!

It was a wrap for India’s biggest conference in blockchain with a small networking session and a note of thanks for all the attendees. The event did manage to win a lot of hearts and the 3 days of hackathon followed by 2 days of conference was incredible with a wide array of speakers, participants, community members and audience coming together for their passion and dedication to change the eco – system of blockchain in India. 

Can Indian crypto and blockchain community citing India Dapp Fest 2019 convince Law Makers?

The Blockchained India is the largest community to encourage blockchain revolution in India. The team has come up with a mega five-day conference, ‘India Dapp Fest 2019’ in Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India from June 11th, 2019 – June 15th 2019. The community aims to present a draft report that is blockchain-friendly, to the governmental authorities, and it seeks to voice all the stakeholders in the industry.

The India Dapp Fest is a follow-up event to it’s Nationwide Roadshow, successfully organized across top cities in the country during the month of March and April.

Throughout the roadshows, more than a thousand professionals have contributed and gathered their insights to prepare blockchain-friendly regulation draft report.

The conference is set to showcase the Dapps and blockchain based platforms at the Hackathon during the first three days of the event  and a more specific and intense conference for people working in the industry seriously, during the next two days.

The venue for the hackathon is IndiQube Alpha Building whereas the venue for event is the Lalit Ashok Bangalore.

The conference is set to outline the:

  • The regulations and what they will mean to the blockchain community in India
  • The best policies that the Government can adopt in the future policies concerning crypto and blockchain at large
  • The display of impacts this will have on the entrepreneurship and innovation circles in the country and more.

As the conference rallies with the immense passion, it can assume adoption and awareness of crypto and blockchain technology which can make the country more successful in this arena. The records on the Internet reveals that the organizers of the Dapp Fest are the same who organized Ethereum’s Joseph Lubin, another exciting event, last year. This time, they are set to bring in the biggest names from the industry, more than 40 in number.

Stay tuned and know more about India Dapp Fest’ via it’s official website – https://www.indiadappfest.com/

First Day Hackathon Highlights of India Dapp Fest 2019

Blockchained India and Blockumen studios presented the Blockchain Hackathon of India Dapp Fest, 2019 which kick-started on Wednesday. It is taking place at IndiQube Alpha building, Varthur Hubli in Bengaluru.

Several eminent speakers and mentors participated in this event. The first day started with a workshop on hacking, and over 90 participants attended this workshop. The first day was all about getting to know each other, and each one was supposed to share about their expectations out of attending this event. Most of them were very excited and wanted to explore in depth about blockchain ecosystem with India Dapp fest.

The first session was the ice breaker round, followed by a networking session. This session was all about the network, which was followed by introducing the eminent sponsors of the event. Pioneers from the core companies in the field like Matic Network and Algorand blockchain project talked to the participants about their journey in the field of blockchains and how they were able to create a name for themselves. It was a walk through their successful journey.

Co-Founder and CEO of Matic Network, Mr. Jayanti Kanani, along with the VP of Marketing, Mr. Chandresh, spoke to the participants on the current trends and state of their venture. They talked about all the support they have been receiving from industry leaders of Binance and coinbase cryptocurrency exchange.

Gokul B Alex, who is the Brand Ambassador at Algorand which was founded by Silvio Micali who himself was a Turing Award-winning cryptographer, talked all about Algorand. He explained how it worked and how it acted as a better-distributed ledger, it’s scalability and the proof of work it has been doing all this while. He also talks about how they have been redefining the standards of blockchain technology.

The workshop on Algorand and Matic Network took place under the guidance of Naveed, Head of Engineering at Algorand for Algorand blockchain project and Mr. Ravindra Kumar who is the CTO at Instadapp for Matic Network.

Some of the other recognized sponsors include:

  • Draper University
  • ChainSecurity,
  • MeitY – Government of India (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology),
  • Ledger Atlas,
  • IndiQube
  • PrimeTrade,
  • CoinDC.

As a part of the next session, all the sponsors were introduced. After which Team India Dapp Fest introduced the brains and the brawn behind the fest itself. Blockhained India and Blockumen Studios get the credit for organizing such a huge blockchain event.

After a sumptuous meal, all the guidelines of the hackathon was shared with the enthusiastic participants who couldn’t wait to kick start the hackathon.

All you need to know about the India Dapp Fest’, a mega event on Blockchain

After a lot of hurdles, Blockchained India, which is the largest open blockchain community in India, has finally been successful in organizing the India Dapp fest in the year 2019. This fest will be Asia’s biggest blockchain conference. This event will take place in The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore for a span of five days starting 11th-15th June. The objective of this fest is very simple, inspiring and enhancing blockchain technology and bringing forward the ones who love the concept of blockchain to bring this technology as the future-centric innovation in India. And for the same purpose, the Blockchained India’s team is working hard to attract the best opportunities for blockchain, and the innovative minds to work on this mission.

What’s hot in this event?

Here is the list of programs that will take place in the one week program;

The Hackathon: – The first three days of this mega event are purely dedicated to blockchain workshop and hackathon. First, there will be a workshop that will shower some light on skills and techniques that are used by various platforms of blockchain and guidance of what can be the best use of these techniques and skills to build an innovative solution for blockchain related issues. Isn’t it interesting? If yes, then get ready for the hackathon that will be from June 11th to June 13th. But first, go to the official webpage of India Dapp Fest and register yourself for this event.

The Conference: – After the three-day hackathon, there is a grand conference that you’ll be attending for the next two days. It has some very prominent speakers like Jaspreet Bindra, Sunil Aggarwal, Mohit Mamoria, Kashyap Kompella, and many more. However, if you haven’t registered for the hackathon event but really want to attend this, it is simple. You will have to register yourself by visiting the India Dapp Fest website.

What’s More? : –

The focus is on Public Blockchains, Conscious Decentralization, Permissioned Blockchain, and Startups that work on blockchain along with launch of Reports of Digital Asset Regulations Policy.

For more details, visit the India Dapp Fest 2019 website – https://www.indiadappfest.com/

Blockchain, Dapp, Future of Work, Society 3.0 and More – India Dapp Fest 2019

The upcoming Dapp Fest is one of its kind not only in India but in Asia as well. Commencing on June 11, 2019, the event will run for 5 days at the Ashok Lalit Hotel in Bengaluru which will witness top pioneers from the blockchain world share their ideas and network with young learners.

The event is themed around ‘Conscious Decentralization’ which gives an essence of the future where work will no longer be centralized and in fact, collaborative and interactive amongst its many aspects. Expect a lot of innovation and first – time projections at this event, which also calls to change the way we work in the future.

More than 100 investors from around the country are expected to attend the event, it is a salivating opportunity for startup founders or aspirants to understand the business picture of blockchain further. Also, a list of over 40 guest speakers promises to touch on almost all aspects of blockchain and enlighten the young audience with information that is so vital and misunderstood today.

The event addresses various topics, the details of which can be found on the official website. Broadly, they are divided into business and technology.

Regarding the entry, the event issues three tickets, also known as contracts. The cheapest one which has limited access is the ‘Proof of Hack’ contract, the mid-priced contract being named, ‘Permissioned Contract’ followed by the most expensive on offer named, ‘On Chain Contract’ The specific accessibility and details can be found on the official website: www.indiandappfest.com

If you are looking to enrich yourself with everything about blockchain or are looking to create something related to it, this event is a must–attend.

The five days event features an excellent blockchain hackathon for the initial three days.

Get your tickets today at – https://www.indiadappfest.com/