Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference Turkey to take place on 1st of March

On March 1 Istanbul will host Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference to discuss the future of digital currencies
27 December 2017   1205

The conference will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on March 1. The organizer is an international company Smile-Expo, which has already carried out 11 Bitcoin and Blockchain conference events all over the world. And in 2018 it comes to Turkey.

Why Turkey, you ask? Because this country has quite lax laws about cryptocurrency regulations and event local authorities has drastically changed their tune since early statements that Bitcoin is a risky asset. Now they say, that digital currencies can help stabilize and restore the economic situation in Turkey.

The target audience encompasses everyone involved in virtual currency world from developers and entrepreneurs to blockchain startup authors and representatives of banking and financial institutions.

The event will consist of three sections:

  • Blockchain technology and practical solutions based on it.

  • Fintech and Blockchain.

  • ICO.

According to the official site, the number of speakers will include authorities, Turkish fintech market leaders and most influential people of the cryptocurrency world. And mind the fact, that the conference's official language is English.

Also, the visitors will have hardware and software exhibition with the presentation of the latest mining equipement and innovative blockchain-based applications.

The ticket are already on sale on the official site, and until January 31, 2018 there is a 60% discount. 

Sparkpool to Freeze $300k Reward

As reported, pool suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund
20 February 2019   68

The Sparkpool mining pool decided to freeze the remuneration in the amount of 2,103,1485 for the extraction of block # 7,238,290. The management of the organization suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund, CoinDesk reports.

The head of the Sparkpool Xin Xu argues that users of the pool understand and agree with the decision, given the size of the amount involved.

Unfortunately, and fortunately, blockchain is so far not completely run by machines; human are still involved. So we have an opportunity to correct the problem. Integrity is our pool’s priority.
 

Xin Xu

CEO, Sparkpool

While some users suggested that a large commission was paid by mistake, others admitted that this could be a goodwill gesture from an anonymous donor to the community of the miner or even an attempt to launder money through the blockchain cryptocurrency.