The idap.io team attended the first chapter of the International Blockchain Congress (IBC) held in Hyderabad on 3rd & 4th of August and it was an amazing two day experience meeting blockchain enthusiasts, investors, scholars and potential partners.
The event was a first of its kind and the largest conference on blockchain held in India. It saw a footfall of nearly 3000+ attendees and more than 80 speakers including names like Amitabh Kant (CEO, NITI Aayog), KT Rama Rao (IT Minister, Govt. of Telangana) and CP Gurnani (CEO, Tech Mahindra). Representatives from state governments, global crypto & blockchain ventures as well international and national companies like ICON, Tech Mahindra, Infosys and IBM were all present at the IBC, amidst the lively crowd of blockchain and crypto enthusiasts.
We showcased our project as part of the exhibition held for the attendees. We interacted with many members of the blockchain and crypto community, who shared with us their varied and insightful perspectives about blockchain technology, the cryptocurrency landscape as well as the boom of crypto and blockchain in India. Our interaction with those interested to learn about idap.io as well as members of the idap.io community present at the conference were extremely positive. The dialogue on derivatives and their role in cryptocurrencies was intriguing to all those who conversed with the idap.io team and the vision of our project to create a consolidated marketplace for crypto derivatives trading was highly commended. The demo for the prototype of our Desktop Trading Interface was an instant hit with all who viewed it and many crypto traders who saw the demo agreed that our exchange interface would change the trading space. The love shown to idap.io by all who talked with us, be it crypto enthusiasts, technological veterans or experienced traders of finance & crypto markets, has reconfirmed the fact that we are headed in the right direction.
On the second day of the conference, our CEO, Awanish Rajan and CTO, Murali Thakur presented our project to esteemed crypto investors as part of the ICO pitch event held at IBC. The audience members were interested to hear about derivatives products in crypto and how idap.io as a venture is at the forefront of creating the ecosystem to make crypto derivatives trading more accessible for all types of investors. Our project was widely appreciated and our co-founders were commended for their presentation and the Q&A session that followed after. The idap.io team was also appreciated for being part of the IBC hackathon with one our team members serving as a mentor to the participants.
Our experience at IBC, Hyderabad was very enjoyable. We interacted with people from diverse backgrounds, got a great medium to interact with the community members and receive their thoughts on our project and hopefully made many people aware about a very pertinent aspect of the crypto markets via initiating the conversation about derivatives in the landscape. We are very glad to have been a part of the premier blockchain conference held in India!