ASSOCHAM organizes National Summit on Bitcoin & Blockchain

As Bitcoin and it’s underlying technology “Blockchain” is gaining immense popularity around the globe,a revolution is being experienced in the field of finance,supply chain and banking sectors. Being fast,safe,unregulated and free from control of any authority, large number of people have started using it,instead of fiat currencies.

It may have various benefits, but still it accompanies various challenges that needs to be addressed. Tax treatment,security risks, money laundering are some of the threats of this virtual currency. This alerts the stakeholders including government,finance authorities,regulators,banking authorities,exchange platforms,SME’s and of course, the investors.

Looking up all of the benefits and challenges, Bitcoin posses, ASSOCHAM organizes a national summit on Bitcoin and Blockchain.

National Summit on Bitcoin & Blockchain:  The State of Cryptocurrency- Opportunities and Challenges for Indian Economy

The event is being organized  on 03rd March, 2017 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.

Honorable  Speakers at the event

Shri P. P. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Minister of State Law & Justice and Electronics & IT

Shri R. Gandhi, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Shri Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance

Shri Suresh Chandra, Law Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice

Dr. A. S. Ramasastri, Director, IDRBT – Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology

Shri Sandeep Jajodia, President, ASSOCHAM & Chairman & Managing Director, Monnet Group

Shri Balkrishan Goenka, Senior Vice President, ASSOCHAM & Group Chairman, Welspun India Ltd

Shri Kiran Grandhi, Vice President, ASSOCHAM & Business Chairman, GMR Infrastructure Limited

Mr. Nitin Narkhede, Vice President & Head – Service Innovation & Blockchain Lab, Mphasis

Mr. Praveen Kumar Gupta, Managing Director (Compliance & Risk), State Bank of India

Mr. Amit Bhardwaj, Founder, GBMiners

Mr. Nikunj Jain, Co-Founder, Darwin Labs

Mr. Sahil Baghla, Co-Founder, Darwin Labs

Mr. Kumar Gaurav, Chairman, Auxesis Group

Mr. Yap Far Loon, Director – Telecommunication, Spire Research and Consulting, Malaysia

Ms. Vivina Vishwanathan, Editor – Mint Money Digital, HT Media

Dr. Bimal Roy, R C Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute

Mr. Saurabh Agrawal, CEO & Cofounder, Zebpay

Mr. Sandeep Goenka, COO & Cofounder, Zebpay

Mr. Hitesh Malviya, Founder, GetXS

Representative from KPMG in India

Representative from E&Y

Representative from PwC

Representative from MasterCards

Representative from Krypc Technologies Private Limited

Representative from BTCXIndia Representative from Unocoin and several other prominent speakers from the Industry

Topics to be Discussed

-Impact of Blockchain Technology on Banks, Insurance & Financial Institutions

– Legal perspectives and regulation from Bitcoin to Blockchain

– Applications of Bitcoin & Blockchain and Criminal Activity (Black markets, Malware, Money laundering, Ponzi scheme, Theft)

– Security & Data in the blockchain (Unauthorized spending, Double spending, Race attack, History modification, Deanonymisation of Clients.

Suggested Attendees

-MDs / CEOs / VPs / GMs

– Bitcoin Exchanges

– Telecom, IT & e-Commerce Sector

– Regulators

– Head Security & Legal Heads

– Bank Sector

– Finance Controllers & Directors

– Merchant Bankers & Investment Bankers

– Head Compliance

– Fund Managers

– Venture Capitalist –

Capital Market Experts & Chief Vigilance Officer


– Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Officer

– Chief Finance Officers

– Fraud Risk Managers

– Head – IT & Security

– Audit Firms & Stock Exchange

So weather you are interested in Bitcoins, or a Blockchain Enthusiasts, or want to know more about crypto currencies, it is recommended to attend this event and know everything about cryptoworld.

To attend the event, you need to register prior attending the event. Registration can be done online on ASSOCHAM’s website.


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