KPMG News - Oil & Gas NewsFlash and Blockchain

1.     September Oil & Gas NewsFlash

KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia has released the September Oil & Gas NewsFlash, with up-to-date information about current trends in the oil and gas industry. The publication focuses on basic statistics for Kazakhstan oil and gas sector. To download the publication please visit web-site.

2.     Blockchain

Kazakhstan became the world's second country (after Japan) in which the government has recognized the need to develop the cryptocurrency system. At the Blockchain & Bitcoin 2017 Conference in Almaty, held on 28 September, experts gathered to discuss the use of fintech achievements in business and government.  Topics covered included crowdfunding (ICO) and regulation of innovative financial technologies.

Zarina Kazhmaganbetova, Senior Consultant, KPMG Management Consulting in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, was a speaker at the conference.  In an interview on the, business weekly, she identified which industries could transfer their processes onto Blockchain and how businesses may benefit from it.

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