Blockchain Congress to Take Place on Spanish Coast

The Blockchain Tropical Coast International Congress will take place in Motril, Spain on March 9 - 10, 2018
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The attendees of the Congress will be able to enjoy two days of interactive demonstrations, announcements, hackathons and workshops providing them with best experience in the industry.

More than 20 Congress speakers will introduce the visitors to the world of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the collaborative economy. The headline speakers include Félix Fuertes, Alfredo Martínez, Offer Kohen, Stani Kulechov, Carlos Lluna, Vicente Ortiz, Gaby Treiband, Martin Wichmann and many more.

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Location: CDT Tourism Development Center of Motril, Avenida N-323a, 18613, Province of Granada, Spain
Date and time: March 9, 2018, from 4PM to 8PM; March 10, 2018, from 9AM to 8PM

Do not wait any longer to reserve your place. The seats are limited. Hurry up!

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The event will be represented by such major companies as ETHLend, BrandCrypt, BuzzShow, CryptoInvest, Vicente Ortiz & Abogados, Intergroup, and others. 

The CIBTC is a free event, so it is necessary to reserve a place in advance, filling in the special form on the website.

Cryptocurrency to be Regulated in France

French Ministry of the Economy and Finances creates working group to regulate cryptocurrency
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Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy, announced the government initiative to constitute the instructions and regulations towards cryptocurrency. The group is also aimed to decrease the influence of Bitcoin and altcoins to the formal system of economy with the help of required concept. These measures would help French government to prevent tax avoidance and some other criminal activities (such as money laundering).

In an op-ed that was published in French media this week the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire made a promise not to miss the blockchain revolution. He refined the reasons of the French authorities`decision to regulate the technology. According to his point of view, it is impossible for any consumer or entrepreneur to carry out a transaction, invest, develop in business being in a regulatory vacuum. The Minister also put this position on the top among the rest questions to be discussed at G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. Bruno Le Maire is sure that the role of France is to be a driving force in “building the world of tomorrow”.

The Minister is going to present his case at the G20 Summit in 2018 in Argentina. He hopes that the framework can help in decreasing illegal activity in cryptocurrencies. Le Maire also explained that the sphere of digital funds is extremely attractive for criminals.

The leader of the working group is Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of France Jean-Pierre Landau. The French Central Bank supports the Government and hopes there would be no negative impact and consequences for the traditional economy system.

The key object of cryptocurrency regulation is to limit various negative factors in the financial sphere caused by digital money, such as the price volatility. Le Maire claims that at the same time the regulation of the cryptocurrency can support the development of the technology and can even lead to the economic growth. As blockchain can destroy not only traditional daily practices in banking and financial markets, but also patents and certified acts, the French Minister of Economy urges that the working group should foresee all these changes and become “actors of this revolution”, instead of simple viewers.