Blockchain World Conference to take place in Atlantic City

Blockchain truly global crypto event and one of the largest to date – Blockchain World Conference, will be held on July 11-13
15 May 2018   437

The most compelling lineup of blockchain and crypto experts will gather in Atlantic City on July 11 through July 13 for Blockchain World Conference. The place of assembly is Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. The conference is going to  boast with more than 5,000 attendees and over 25,000 joined at live streaming. Keynote speech will be given by the "Bad Boy of Blockchain" John McAfee.

Featuring networking events, exhibition, social gatherings, keynote speeches and Q&A sessions, this conference is an opportunity to grow and develop business connections. The goal of the event is to expand the reach and breadth of blockchain technology for the long-term growth and sustainable expansion of the industry.

Topics to be covered include:

  • the future of blockchain development;
  • investing in blockchain startups and businesses utilizing ICO crowdfunding;
  • security of crypto assets;

Here are some of the speakers attending the conference:

To learn more about the event including the details of a 3-day program you can visit the official page here.

BlackRock to Consider Bitcoin Futures

World largest asset management firm created a workgroup to study the prospects of crypto-based futures
16 July 2018   85

Investment company BlackRock has formed a working group that should find out what benefits the world's largest asset manager can get from entering the cryptocurrency sector, despite the fact that previously its CEO had heavily criticized bitcoin. This is reported by Financial News.

The investment giant, whose assets amount to $ 6.3 trillion, created a team that included experts from various business areas. They must collect information about the cryptocurrencies, the underlying infrastructure and technology of the blockchain.

The working group, which includes investment strategist Terry Simpson, should find out whether BlackRock should invest in bitcoin futures.

Sources also reported that BlackRock is studying the experience of its competitors in this area and the potential impact of their actions on the company's business. The working group will report on the results of its research to senior management.

A spokeswoman for BlackRock reported that the company has been considering blockchain technology for several years, but declined to comment on the cryptocurrency.

The creation of a working group may mark a turning point in relations between BlackRock and cryptocurrencies. Last year, its head, Larry Fink, said that bitcoin is an extremely speculative tool, and the only reason for its popularity is its anonymity. "This is an instrument that is used for money laundering," he said bluntly.

Fink gave his comments even before the appearance of crypto-currency futures. At that time, he saw no opportunity for his company to enter this market.