Blockchain India Summit New Delhi 6 Dec 2016 featuring Vitalik Buterin

Event Info

Tue 6 Dec, 2016 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Shangri La Hotel
Connaught Place
New Delhi, 110001, IN
Cost: GBP750 for foreign delegates or Rs29000 for Indian Delegates


Zero Field Labs Presents 

Blockchain India Summit  6 Dec 2016 New Delhi featuring Vitalik Buterin

A Full Day Conference  

6 December 2016 

Path-breaking, Aspirational, Invigorating !


Hey adventurers, what’s on the menu in India this winter?

Blockchain India Summit 

“The raging potential of Blockchain Technology -

The next Trillion dollar opportunity that will boost Indian economy? “ 


What : Blockchain India Summit

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Full Day Sessions 

with the youngest geniuses, most influential thinkers , movers and shakers , talent force of tomorrow in Blockchain 

Venue : Shangri La Hotel, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India 

When : 6 December 2016 9 am to 6 pm

What’s hot this Winter : Blockchain in the Indian Capital 

You can join us for a day trip to Taj Mahal after the conference!


Presenting Young Genius Vitalik Buterin for the first time to India 



Hello Genius! 

The land where mathematics was born - India Welcomes you! 


Agenda & Key Themes 

1. Blockchain & Banking

Title: Blockchain Banking 2020 vision Disruption or Seamless integration?


2. Blockchain’s Potential to transform the future of Financial Services Infrastructure

Title: The changing landscape & new services to emerge


3. Blockchain & Identity / Authentication  

Blockchain & The India Stack


4. Blockchain & Regulation 

“Countries Blockchain Readiness”

“Regulation – The untold story”


5. Blockchain & Capital Markets

What Blockchain solutions are in the making?


6. Blockchain & Investment Management

Automated Compliance & Proxy Voting


7. Blockchain & Deposits/Lending 

Syndicated Loans & Trade Finance


8. Blockchain Stacked with other Key Tech trends

– Cloud

 – IoT

– Big Data


– Robotics

– Cyber Security


9. Blockchain Startup Showcase

Tomorrow’s Ideas : New Product Demo Zone


30 minute Sessions 

1. The Mega trends unleashed by Blockchain 

2. Industrial Mashups 

3. Blockchain & the Sharing Economy 



Our Distinguished Speakers 

We are proud to welcome the young hurricane of the intellectual world  

Conference Chief Guest & Keynote Speaker

Vitalik Buterin  

Co-Founder Ethereum


Buterin was born in MoscowRussia and lived in the area until the age of six when his parents emigrated to Canada in search of better employment opportunities. While in third grade of elementary school in Canada, Buterin was placed into a class for gifted children and started to understand that he was drawn to math, programming, and economics. He also had the ability to add three digit numbers in his head at twice the speed of his peers. In 2012, he obtained a Bronze Medal in the International Olympiad in Informatics. He attended the University of Waterloobut dropped out to work on bitcoin full-time.

Buterin currently resides in Zug, Switzerland. In 2014 Buterin received the Thiel Fellowship.

Endeavors Pybitcointools (2013-2014) Bitcoin Magazine (2011-2014) Ethereum (2013-) Beginnings at Bitcoin Magazine In September 2011, Buterin would accept to be the first co-founder and contribute as a leading writer to a new publication called Bitcoin Magazine. In addition Buterin had written about bitcoin-related topics for other publications, including Bitcoin WeeklyBitcoin Magazinein 2012 later began publishing a print edition and has been referred to as the first serious publication dedicated to cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin Magazine was then purchased by BTC Media, where Buterin continued to write until mid-2014.

In addition, he held a position on the editorial board of Ledger, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Ethereum He is a co-creator and inventor of Ethereum, described as a “decentralized mining network and software development platform rolled into one” that facilitates the creation of new cryptocurrencies and programs that share a single block chain (a cryptographic transaction ledger).

Buterin has contributed as a developer to other open source software projects. Some early examples are: Kryptokit, pybitcointools,, and btckeysplit. He also contributed to DarkWallet by Cody WilsonBitcoin Python libraries, and the cryptocurrency marketplace site Egora.

Abhay Prasad Hota 

MD & CEO NPCI, National Payments Corporation of India Architect of India's biggest disruption - UPI - Unified Payments Interface (TBC)


Unified Payments Interface (UPI), launched in April 2016 by the NPCI, is going live for 21 banks. A.P. Hota Ji spoke about UPI at Fintech Storm India Summit, Mumbai on 12 May 2016.

UPI offers instant, online bank payments, and is seen as a major change to the Indian financial sector. It enables banks to provide real-time payments through QR code enabled addresses and offers device fingerprinting for additional security.

Abhaya Prasad Hota, MD and CEO, NPCI, says: “Real-time sending and receiving money through a mobile application at such a scale on interoperable basis had not been attempted anywhere else in the world.”

For the last few months it has been on a pilot run mainly with employees and customers. After assessing the “success” of the pilot run, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave their final approval for the public launch.

NPCI decided that only banks with 1,000 pilot customers, 5,000 transactions and a success rate of around 80% would be permitted to go live. It says such a threshold criteria helped the banks to refine their systems and procedure.



Arifa Khan  

CEO Zero Field Labs

Founder Blockchain Council India



Arifa Khan is a London based Blockchain Researcher, a seasoned Banking & finance, strategy and

operations executive, with over 15 years experience in Investment banking,

Leveraged Finance/ Financial Sponsors Coverage/ Debt Products & Credit.

She has worked with two suisse banks Credit Suisse & UBS.

She currently advises Government of India on infrastructure financing.

Her profile features in Femtech Leaders. ( )

Arifa's latest project is setting up a Blockchain eco-system in India through a Suite of Blockchain Solution Providers for Indian market, Blockchain Excellence Centre, a Blockchain Startup Accelerator, and a fund for Blockchain Startups. 


Arifa is Member Wharton UK Alumni Club Committee, Founder Europe-India Conclave , Fintech Storm and Blockchain Storm.


Bruce Pon 

CEO BigChain DB  


BigchainDB unlocks the promise of blockchains.

BigchainDB enables the tokenization of any asset, which can then be stored and transferred 

without the need for trusted intermediaries. 

Our blockchain database is for enterprises that want to implement trading systems, clearing and settlement, 

decentralized energy grids, IoT and supply chain use cases, without sacrificing scale, security or performance. 

With 200,000 transactions per second, petabytes of capacity, sub-second latency and a rich query language, 

BigchainDB looks, acts and feels like a database but has blockchain characteristics. 

BigchainDB brings the key features of blockchain; decentralized control, immutability 

and asset autonomy to databases.


Eddy Travia 

CEO Coinsilium 



Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technologies and CEO of Coinsilium

the first London-quoted blockchain investment firm. 

In 2013, following nine years as a private equity fund manager in Greater China, 

Eddy co-founded Seedcoin, the world’s first global incubator of digital currency startups, 

and was recognized a year later as one of the ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ in Blockchain 

along with Marc Andreessen and Roger Ver at the Blockchain Awards 2014 in Amsterdam. 

Eddy has led investments in more than 16 cutting-edge blockchain startups world-wide 

including FactomRSK LabsMagnr and SatoshiPay

He is also the co-founder of Block Chain Space, the first blockchain startup accelerator

in Europe which launched in February 2016 in Barcelona.


Andrew Keys 



Andrew comes to ConsenSys with capital markets, technology, and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, Andrew worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereum.

Andrew drives strategic technological partnerships, business development, and communications for ConsenSys and co-founded ConsenSys Enterprise, to create Ethereum blockchain solutions for Fortune 500 clientele.

Andrew graduated from Loyola University Maryland and University of Auckland with degrees in economics and international finance.

More Speakers to be announced soon..


Event Overview


Blockchain Storm calls for Academic Papers for the competition 

Blockchain and Man 2016” 

Is another industrial revolution afoot, in the form of Blockchain ? 

In the ongoing relationship between Man and Machine, what are the catalysts ? 

Will man be able to  leverage blockchain to the collective advantage of humanity? 

– Mystery Prize for the winning paper submission – Sponsored by Knowledge Sponsor 

Papers to be submitted by 25 September 2016

Shortlisted entries will be invited to present at Blockchain Storm Geneva!

Final Winner to be announced at Europe-India Conclave December 2016 – New Delhi


Want to sponsor or exhibit at the most though-elevating day 

you will see over the most tranquility inducing experience by Lake Geneva? 

Get in touch today! 


Let’s go to Blockchain India Summit ! 

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See our past events at


At Blockchain and Banking – the theme for 30 September 2016 in Geneva

We explored how Blockchain is reshaping strategy of Banks across the world

How can Banks respond better to the Blockchain Effect?

The question is not what new opportunities you can chase in the era of Blockchain

The question is – “What will you be in the Blockchain enabled world?”


This event is brought to you by Zero Field Labs

Ms Arifa Khan, CEO of Zero Field Labs straddles the world of

Banking, Finance, Blockchain & Corporate Strategy


Come to Blockchain India Summit 6 Dec 2016!



No matter which industry you belong to and what your blockchain needs may be, Zero Field Labs can help.

Attendees of the Blockchain Storm can book a free one-on-one consultation with Zero Field Labs

Come explore how your business strategies, products and services will look like in the blockchain enabled world?


Which companies should showcase at this Forum? 

Some companies showcasing at this event are : Bigchain DB, Coinsilium, Factom, Consensys

Any company that wants to support the Blockchain eco-system 

Any Banking & Financial Services firm that wants to adopt the latest technology & innovation

Any company that wants to get exposure in European and Asian Blockchain ecosystem through

Blockchain Storm's vast networks

Any Blockchain Solution that wants to gain visibility with international Banking & Financial Services firms 


Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is interested to learn :

Blockchain and the future of banking & financial services

The latest advances in distributed ledger technologies

How can distributed ledgers solve real word probelms

Meet cool Founders of some exciting blockchain solutions


Typical attendee profile

•     International Banking & Capital Markets Professionals

•     Bitcoin & Blockchain companies that want to showcase at this event

•     Founders, Inventors and Thought-leaders in Blockchain 

•     Startups looking to hire Blockchain talent

•     Academic Researchers

•     Strategy Consultants

•     Accountants

•     Legal Professionals

•     Insurance Industry Professionals

•     Brokers, Financial Market Participants 

•     Journalists 

We are committed to creating and connecting the Blockchain Inventor Community in Europe.


Come join the Blockchain Revolution ! 


Coming Soon!


Blockchain Storm Switzerland 20 January 2017

featiring Charles Hoskinson, Arifa Khan, Mathias Bucher, Willi Brammertz, Spiros Margaris, Eddy Travia etc..


Distributed Ledgers & Smart Contracts  

Technical Workshop for Blockchain Developers 

Full Day Course 17 October  9am to 6pm at Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London 

Details here :



Past event

How to Build DApps (Decentralised Applications) - Technical Workshop for Blockchain Developers 

Full Day Course 16 September 2016 9am to 6pm at Guoman Tower Hotel, London 

Details here :


Blockchain Storm Geneva 30 September 2016, Geneva, Switzerland


Europe-India Conclave 6-8 December, New Delhi

If you are an European Tech Co. or a Blockchain startup looking to make headway into Asian markets 

or to strike partnerships or to learn to navigate the Banking, Payments & Fintech landscape 

(India, Singapore, Hongkong, China), 

Mark your calenders for Europe-India Conclave 6-8 December 2016, New Delhi, India

and get in touch with Conclave Chair Person Arifa Khan at arifaatfintechstorm [dot] com 

to reserve your spot in the European delegation going to India! 

See details of our previous Europe-India Conclave 2015 at



How to stay updated with Fintech Storm future events? 

Signup for one of our events or see past events :

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Anyone interested in learning more about speaking, sponsorship opportunities:

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