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   636

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.

Brazilian Central Bank to Issue Stablecoin

According to participants of the project, the issue of the BNDES coin will help restore public confidence in Brazilian state banks
17 December 2018   68

The state-owned Brazilian National Social Development Bank intends to issue a cryptocurrency token tied to the Brazilian real. It is reported by CoinDesk.

The pilot project for the production of a token BNDES based on Ethereum will start in January next year. At first, the coin will be used to finance cultural institutions. In particular, the bank will allocate a certain number of new tokens to the local cinema agency.

As the newspaper notes, the bank conducted experiments with steyblecoin throughout 2018. The consultant of the project for the release of a new “stable coin” will be the well-known Ethereum start-up ConsenSys.

According to representatives of the bank, the issue of the BNDES coin will help restore public confidence in Brazilian state banks, which are often criticized due to corruption scandals.

Also, the bank is confident that in the future, stablecoin can be used to finance organizations and projects from various fields.

Note that recently in Brazil there has been a trend towards liberalization of the regulation of cryptoindustry. For example, in October, the Brazilian Securities Commission allowed local investment companies to invest in a cryptocurrency ecosystem through the acquisition of derivatives and shares in foreign funds. It is noteworthy that at the beginning of the year the same financial regulator announced the prohibition of both direct investment in cryptocurrency and indirect investment through intermediaries in the person of foreign companies.