Blockchain conference to hold an event in Toronto

2nd annual Blockchain Conference: Toronto 2018 is set on April 24 and marks the 22nd Blockchain conference since its inception in 2015
11 April 2018   552

The original Blockchain Conference is back in Toronto. The event of April 24 marks 2nd being held in Toronto and 22nd since it was first initiated in 2015. The conference is to be held at MaRS Discovery District. It is going to be part of the April ICO Roadshow: North America. Initially the aim of the project was to bring senior figures in finance, tech, government, venture capital and start-ups into a room and discuss Blockchain/DLT beyond Bitcoin.

This year's event promises to be more dynamic, with new tokens and regulation. The agenda for the event is fairly simple:

8am ~ 4pm | Conference and exhibition on blockchain innovation topic

4pm ~ 8pm | Evening drinks

The list of speakers include Helios Wire IoT CEO Scott Larson, Iagon Chief Architect Dr. Elan Harison, BLOCK id founder Paul Heirendt, Open Garden Inc. CEO Paul Hainsworth and many others. Among the event partners there are Achain, CoinFabric, OMERS Ventures, bitaccess and others. The doors are open at 8:00AM.

Japan to Tighten Regulation Due to Zaif Hack

$ 62 000 000 worth cryptocurrency was stolen from the Zaif exchange few weeks ago
25 September 2018   70

Hacking of Zaif exchange is the reason for toughening control over the market by the financial regulator of Japan, Reuters reports.

The first measure taken was administrative sanctions against the exchange and its operator Tech Bureau Corp. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) has expanded the list of requirements for the latter, pointing out the need to identify preventive measures and search for the organizers of the theft.

Shortly before that, researchers of the Japanese financial company Tech Bureau Corp could not provide details of the theft of $ 62 million from the Zaif crypto exchange at the request of the FSA. The Osaka-based operator had to investigate the causes, consequences of the theft and options for compensating the victims. According to the Agency, the financial company could not cope with the task.

According to the Tech Bureau, the exchange was hacked on September 14 within a few hours. The problem with the server was discovered by the site staff on 17 September. Official confirmation of the incident and notification of the authorities was made only a day later.

Recall, the theft of $ 60 million from the Japanese stock exchange Zaif caused a surge of volatility of bitcoin. For a short time the price was able to overcome the distance of $ 400.