Blockchain Expo Global 2018 is taking place in London

The world's largest Blockchain conference and exhibition will be held in London at Olympia venue on April 18-19 to bring together industry leaders and a world-class content.
10 April 2018   619

The leading global event dedicated to the blockchain for business, Blockchain Expo, to be held at London's Olympia venue with a 2-day schedule on April 18-19. Industry leaders from all over the world are going to present their view on the development and adoption of one of the most popular technologies at the moment. The event is going to address the areas with the most potential to be innovated by the blockchain, including manufacturing, retail, financial services, legal, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more.

The Expo comprises of keynotes, panel discussions and case studies with the focus on partnerships. Day 1 will cover the topics of the ICOs and Cryptofinance track, regulations, ICO tools and the change in the models of capital venue. Day 2 is set to cover insurance, banking payments and more. Both of the agendas are for paid delegates, As for the free conference, it will be split into 'Developing blockchain applications' and 'Blockchain technologies'. The focus of the conference is the evolution of blockchain and its applications with a close look into several launches and trials, the opportunities and perspective areas of use of the technology.

Notably, Blockchain Expo will be co-located with IoT Tech Expo and AI Expo.

SEC to Need More Info on BTC ETF

SEC is gathering more input from the public – to date, according to the agency, more than 1,400 comments have been submitted
21 September 2018   134

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the beginning of a formal process for considering the application for the creation of bitcoin-ETF from the New York companies VanEck and SolidX. Nevertheless, the agency appealed to the community for more information. This is stated in the document published on the SEC website.

Institution of such proceedings is appropriate at this time in view of the legal and policy issues raised by the proposed rule change. Institution of proceedings does not indicate that the Commission has reached any conclusions with respect to any of the issues involved. Rather, as described below, the Commission seeks and encourages interested persons to provide comments on the proposed rule change.
 

The US Securities and Exchange Commission

At the moment, the SEC received about 1,400 comments.

According to the document, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has signed an agreement on the exchange of data on bitcoin transactions, trading and the state of the market with the cryptocurrency trading platform with Gemini.

The agency asked commentators to clarify the position of Gemini in the digital currency market and assess the likelihood of increased volatility at this site in connection with possible trades of bitcoin-ETF.

So, before September 30, the department had to decide on whether to approve, deny or initiate the proceedings. The SEC chose the latter, which is likely to delay the process until the next year.