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   461

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.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   77

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.