Bitcoin Private to hold a conference on privacy and mainstream

BTCP will organize an event on March 24  to discuss the matters of privacy on blockchain and current challenges on the way for a blockchain to become mainstream
20 March 2018   528

Bitcoin Private team is going to host a meetup at San-Francisco with its community and some of the leaders of the cryptocurrency segment. The team would like to share its experience, expertise and knowledge on the blockchain privacy, its story of helping to adopt the blockchain mainstream. The event is focused on people who are either members of the ongoing blockchain project or those interested in the issues of privacy and mass adoption of the blockchain. The agenda also includes topics that are general to the industry.

The Bitcoin Private team (Founder & Lead Developer Rhett Creighton, Lead Wallet Developer & Senior Blockchain Developer Jon Layton, Adoption & Inclusion Lead Nika Dahlbacka, etc.) will also participate at the event to discuss the matters of potential partnership with BTCP and even mere contribution to the open source community of the project.

We’re making this event a bit more casual than our previous ones so that we can keep the conversations more casual and open ended, yet maintaining high quality.

 

Excerpt for the event announcement post

The project has recently gone live and currently shows stability overall with market cap yet to be learned. Nevertheless, the market parameters of BTCP at the moment of publication are as follows:

Average price: $33.87

Volume (24h): $583,975

Barclays to Freeze Crypto Trading Project

This is reported by two anonymous sources to Financial News London
15 October 2018   197

One of the largest UK bank Barclays has suspended work on its own crypto-trading project, Financial News reports citing two sources familiar with the situation.

Earlier this year, the bank gathered a high profile team to explore opportunities for cryptocurrency trading as part of its own business. However, according to one source, the initiative was “frozen”.

The former head of Barclays for energy trading, Chris Tyrer, who headed the “digital assets project,” left the bank in September after management decided to freeze the initiative.

Together with Tyrer, the macro-strategy in the field of foreign exchange and emerging markets was Marvin Barth, Senior Technical Specialist Lee Brain, and Consultant Matthew Jobb Duval.

Their task was to determine whether cryptocurrencies are an asset class with far-reaching prospects, whether Barclays customers are interested in them and what type of IT infrastructure will be needed to work with them, the source said.