Arizona State University and Dash will study Blockchain

Students of AZU will soon be able to research one of the most interesting technology of present days
20 August 2017   13966

Arizona State University and Dash cryptocurrency launch a blockchain research lab, which will allow the studenrs to receive experience with one of the most interesting technologies. This is repoted by the Fortune.com

The lab will research:

  • ​​​​​​the viability of various long-term scaling solutions,
  • the mining hashrate required to properly secure a network,
  • ways to avoid the centralization of crypocurrency mining
  • more energy-efficient methods of running a blockchain network.

Dash is the blockchain for the masses, and it's impressive for several reasons. The instant transactions (InstantSend) is a very important feature that meets the most demanding need of practical business applications.
 

Dragan Boscovic
Technical director, CASCADE research lab, ASU

 

Merchant Payments Ecosystem Conference to be Held in Berlin

On February 20-22, in Berlin, Germany, MPE will offer a quality program with important messages regarding evolving merchant payments ecosystem
20 February 2018   107

The Merchant Payments Ecosystem is one of the Europe’s biggest events covering payments and financial services innovation topics for eCommerce. The conference offers the chance to meet Europe’s most important payment providers covering PSPs, acquirers, payment processors, ISOs, schemes, regulators, gateways, POS HW/SW solution providers, MNOs and 3rd party providers.

MPE 18 location in berlinMPE'18 Exact Location

Location: InterContinental Berlin, Budapester Strasse 2, Berlin, Germany, 10785
Date: 20 - 22 Feb, 2018

The Merchant Payments Ecosystem Conference peculiarities:

  • 150+ Inspiring Speakers, providing actionable ideas ready for implementation
  • 1000+ Conference Attendees, merchants, acquirers, POS and payment provider
  • 90% Attendees are Decision Makers
  • 1 expo, 70+ sponsors
  • 20+ hours of networking in cozy atmosphere of 5 star hotel
  • 2 exclusive dinners, including recognised MPE Awards and Gala Dinner

As for the agenda of the conference, on day 1, Silvia Mensdorff-Pouilly will be part of the C-level panel discussing ‘’Innovative Payment Technologies creating magical moments for customers” amongst Visa, Sage Pay, and Feedzai. Moreover, Quintin Stephen will touch upon what needs to be learnt from other industries for a steady changing world of payments form factors in his keynote ‘Did you know - Omnichannel is 96 years old’.

On day 2, Dean Wallace will be speaking on corporates who want to use Immediate Payments and why, and what are the key challenges the industry needs to overcome to get this ball well and truly moving, presenting his keynote ‘Post PSD2, what will an immediate payments purchase experience look like’.