On the 4th and 5th of December, the fifth edition of laBITconf was held in Bogotá, Colombia. laBITconf is the most important Latin American conference of Blockchain and Bitcoin and in this edition there were 35 panels, where experts like Nick Zsabo discussed topics like mining, ICO, regulation, blockchain applications, cryptographic portfolio management, the future of the Bitcoin ecosystem with the arrival of the forks, and much more. This year Koibanx was not only a gold sponsor of the event, but also introduced TokkenIT to the more than 600 attendees. TokkenIt is the first loyalty engine based on Blockchain technology. TokkenIt allows the redemption of reward points in an instantaneous and auditable way. Additionally, Koibanx had its own stand at the conference, which meant a great opportunity to present and present the different products and services of the company personally to the conference attendees.
The COO of Koibanx, Leo Elduayen, was one of the panelists in the discussion about the integration of Blockchain to business processes. As part of Koibanx’s commitment to the growth of the ecosystem Blockchain, the company sponsored the Blockchain 4 Humanity Award, which was presented by our CEO, Gabriel Kurman.
“This edition of laBITconf exceeded all our expectations,” says Kurman. “Latin America has been very receptive to Blockchain technology, there is a lot of interest among people and conferences as these are a great opportunity to educate and raise awareness about the benefits and challenges of Blockchain technology.”
The laBITconf conference is organized by the NGO Bitcoin Latin America. The mission of the NGO is to promote the development and application of Blockchain and Bitcoin in the region. The event was attended by well known companies in both the Blockchain ecosystem and the traditional financial world, including RSK Labs, IBM, Davivienda, Bitex.la and Antpool.
The next edition of the BITconf will be held in Santiago de Chile in 2018.