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   728

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.

Most Crypto-Optimists Live in Norway, Bitflyer Study

According to bitFlyer's poll on future of crypto, europeans believes cryptocurrency has future
24 April 2019   107

Most Europeans believe that in ten years digital currencies will continue to be in demand, but they do not have the same confidence about Bitcoin. This is reported by Cryptonews, citing a study of the bitFlyer.

10 thousand people from ten European countries took part in the online survey. Of these, 63% believe in a “bright future” cryptocurrency. However, not all Europeans are confident in the future of Bitcoin - only 55% believe that the first cryptocurrency will exist in ten years.

It is also noteworthy that, despite the fall in prices of most cryptocurrencies that lasted for almost a year, the majority of respondents positively assessed the prospects for the development of the market.

Most of the “crypto-optimists” turned out to live in Norway - 73% of the inhabitants of this Scandinavian country are convinced that a decade later, digital currencies will still be in society. This is followed by Italy (68%), the Netherlands and Poland close the top four (67% each).

The percentage of consumers who believe cryptocurrencies will still exist in 10 years’ time
The percentage of consumers who believe cryptocurrencies will still exist in 10 years’ time

But the exact form of cryptocurrency will exist, almost no one knows. Only 8% believe that they will become money, and 7% - a tool for investment or a means of preserving value.

The fact that Bitcoin is not generating as much support as other cryptocurrencies is in part a symptom of the market’s volatility, but is also a direct impact of the constant media attention that is associated to its volatility.
 

Andy Bryant

COO, bitFlyer Europe

He also added that the study demonstrated how much remains to be done to increase public awareness of the benefits and opportunities of cryptocurrencies.