Ilman Shazhaev

Ilman Shazhaev is the Founder & CEO of Farcana Metaverse. He is a techpreneur with extensive experience in launching IT and DeepTech engineering projects. For the last 5 years, he launched a series of startups related to IT, gaming, blockchain and healthtech.

With a unique combination of business savvy and technology exploration skills, Ilman Shazhaev has a strong engineering background. He is a rising professional in the information technology (IT), deep technology (deep tech), engineering (engineering), artificial intelligence (AI) and cryptocurrency industries, and he is particularly interested in international technology integration and implementation around the world.

Ilman Shazhaev is in-depth digital assets management and crypto mining expertise, combined with computer science proficiency and engineering experience.

Ilman is also an author of 30 scientific papers and owner of 10 registered patents, having lived and worked in China, South East Asia, Russia and UAE.


Farcana is a blockchain-based gaming project with original Play-to-Hash model, real Bitcoin prize pool and regular tournaments. It connects the best Web2 gaming traditions with the Web3 economy and technologies.

The game is set on a terraformed Mars, where all the mankind divided to four fractions are entering the battle royale for Bitcoin mined with the energy of Infilium – the most powerful resource in the Galaxy.


SiGMA World celebrated the iGaming industry’s resilience even in the most troubling of times. With this we also congratulate the efforts made to make the iGaming world ethical, fraud-free and lawful.

Affiliate Grand Slam congratulated the brilliant marketers and influencers bringing much needed attention to a massive portfolio of industries and rejuvenating the economy one click at a time.

AIBC brought together the pioneers of a bright new age of emerging technology ready, able and willing to be the vanguard of Tomorrow. Other than just the established names, we also hosted many an entrepreneur seeking to expand the frontiers of AI and the Blockchain ever forward.

Finally, Med-Tech World united the medical professionals of many disciplines to combine their keen minds and inexhaustible passion for a better tomorrow with the entrepreneurial spirit of investors who also dream of a world free from disease and cancer.

The Week also saw many a networking dinner, speaking panel, drink gatherings and other opportunities for our hard-working delegates to unwind. A few highlights include the awards that congratulated those whose dedication, skill and acumen made them a leading figure in their industry as well as the fact that the conferences where graced by titans such as John Karony, Nolan Bushnell, Djibril Cissé, Akon and Mark Blandford who was awarded an Outstanding Contribution of the Year award for his pioneering work in the iGaming industry.