Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference goes to Finland

The first Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Finland will go live on May 25 to discover the prospects of blockchain and cryptocurrency for the business
26 April 2018   1106

Helsinki is hosting an inaugural event of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference on May 25 at Scandic Park. The conference is organized by Smile-Expo, an experienced organizer of several successful blockchain events in Europe and the CIS. The event is a part of an international series of conferences alike. Main focus of the conference are:

  • cryptocurrency trading and investments;
  • DLT in business;
  • the development of blockchain-based solutions;
  • global issues of the technology influence
  • legislative regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency in the world.

Here are some of the participating speakers:

The conference will also feature an exhibition area: an opportunity to talk to the leading cryptocurrency services representatives, test new equipment and software, find investors and network. More information about the event including the agenda can be found here.

Binance Singapore Unit to Apply For License

Under the new law, aimed at regulating crypto paymetns and trading, firms must register with the Monetary Authority to receive a license
17 February 2020   293

Binance, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange unit, has applied for a license under the new Payment Services Act, which entered into force on January 28.

We have already applied. We submitted the application pretty fast. Binance’s Singapore entity has been in close touch with the local regulators, and they have always been open-minded.

 

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO, Binance

Under the new law, crypto companies in Singapore must register with the Monetary Authority and receive one of three licenses: an exchange of money, a standard or large payment institution. The measure is aimed at regulating payments and crypto trading using requirements for participants in the traditional finance industry. Zhao did not specify which of the licenses Binance Singapore chose.

Binance has been offering crypto-fiat trading services in Singapore since April 2019 and works with eight coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. The trading platform is supported by Vertex Venture Holdings, a venture division of Singapore's Temasek Holdings.