Blockchain and Crypto Conference Coming to Dallas

The Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference will be held on February 22 — February 24, 2018 in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, USA
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The Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference will run from Thursday, February 22 — Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, USA. 

The attendees of the conference will have a chance to listen to some of the best speakers in the blockchain space. Moreover, there will be several formal classroom trainings – one for lawyers, one for business executives, and two for developers – all designed to help attendees attain some level of expertise in their area of interest.

Blockchain Cryptocurrency conference 2018Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference 2018

Location: Addison Conference & Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Rd., Addison, TX 75001
Dates: February 22 - February 24, 2018

The conference will consist of Business of the blockchains class, Corda developer training class, Ethereum smart contract workshop and Blockcain for lawyers class.

The headline speakers will include Derek Lovrenich, raterSpot founder; Brian Platz, Fluree founder; Julia Bradley, associate general counsel at Coinsource; Kyle Wood, Perkins Coie attorney, and many more.

Fidelity Investments to Launch BTC & ETH Platform

New platform is designed for institutional investors
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One of the world's largest asset managers, Fidelity Investments, announced the launch of a unit focused on providing institutional investors with Bitcoin and Ethereum services. The Forbes reports.

The new division received the name Fidelity Digital Assets and, possessing a staff of 100 employees, will provide a platform for trading cryptocurrencies and consulting services 24/7.

The platform already has first customers, but its launch for a wider range of investors is scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

This is a recognition that there is institutional demand for these assets as a class. Family offices, hedge funds, other sophisticated investors are starting to think seriously about this space.
 

Tom Jessop

Founding head, Fidelity Digital Assets

In particular, Fidelity Digital Assets will offer a transaction service that, using internal cross-connect and order routers, will trade through third-party liquidity providers.

One of the most popular offers by the company can also be a service for storing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It is physical storage, distributed in different geographical locations and offering the so-called "cold" storage of digital assets. This way of storing cryptocurrencies without access to the Internet and with a multi-level control system is considered to be one of the safest and most resistant to hacking today.

As the CEO of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson, said, the goal of the new platform is to make digital assets like Bitcoin more accessible to investors.

Fidelity Investments is considered the fifth largest asset manager in the world, offering investment and custody services to 13,000 consulting firms and brokers. In total, the company manages assets worth $ 7.2 trillion.