VEB to present teenager department at Maker Fair Moscow festival

Vnesheconombank is to present a new teenager department at the Maker Fair Moscow festival which will be held on 9 and 10 September in NUST MISiS’ campus. During the festival, VEB and NUST MISiS will offer a wide range of educational activities such as quests, lectures and workshops devoted to digital technologies of the future, particularly, blockchain technologies.

The guests, including the youngest ones (entry age 6+), will have an opportunity to find out what the buzz word “blockchain” means, what the technology is needed for and how it works in a daily life. These are the topics that will be covered at the workshop “Blockchain in Simple Terms” by Anton Trantin, the founder of Yorso blockchain company.

During the festival, the participants will be offered to play the new interactive digital game “Blockchain of Knowledge” which will collect information about attended workshops and awarded scores, with the results to be recoded in the distributed ledger and payouts made in the game currency. All profit earned in the game will be subject to taxes. The blockchain technology will make the process transparent allowing everyone to see what input they have made to the development of the “Blockchain City”.

The Maker Fair Moscow festival will offer around 20 workshops – from Wonder Cardboard to Development of Computer Games. The participants will be able to record all workshops in special application “Blockchain of Knowledge”, earn scores and convert them to the game currency. It can be then spent on souvenirs in the gift shop. The staff at the reception desk of the festival will assist the guests with downloading the application.

Maker Faire Moscow is the most famous festival of inventions and cutting-edge technical solutions to be held in Russia for the second time. Over 200 million participants from across the globe will present the greatest feats of engineering created by ordinary people – from designer furniture to botanic robots. Maker Faire is a unique platform where traditional crafts meet innovative technologies.

About Maker Faire Moscow-2017 festival:

Date: 9-10 September
Venue: NUST MISiS campus, 4 Leninskiy Prospekt, Moscow

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