Blockchained Mobility Hackathon to arrive in Munich

Europe's biggest contributors to the mobility ecosystem are going to convene on July 20-22 at Blockchained Mobility Hackathon event
25 May 2018   2783

Brightest independent developer teams will gather for 2 and a half days at Wayra Deutschland for blockchain mobility hacking. The Blockchained Mobility Hackathon taking place on July 20-22 will display how blockchain tech can be applied to build sustainable mobility ecosystem.

The structural concept of the event is comprised of:

  • products and services development using blockchain tech;
  • experience with IOTA ledger system for M2M transactions;
  • dApps development with smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain;
  • keynote speeches by speakers representing the mobility and distributed ledger industry

As for the task threads of the hackathon itself, they are as follows;

  • integrated mobility chains;
  • last-mile personal transport;
  • autonomous commercial vehicle applications;
  • AI and adaptive pricing for Mobility-as-a-Service
  • Smart City management and mobility applications;
  • decentralized maintenance for autonomous mobility

The schedule for Day 1 is as follows:

18:00 – 19:00 Reception and networking
19:00 21:30 Keynote presentations:
  Joerg Blumtritt, Datarella
  Dominic Schiener, IOTA
  Jamie Burke, Outlier Ventures

To learn more about the event including the complete agenda, you can visit the official page here.

Binance Singapore Unit to Apply For License

Under the new law, aimed at regulating crypto paymetns and trading, firms must register with the Monetary Authority to receive a license
17 February 2020   247

Binance, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange unit, has applied for a license under the new Payment Services Act, which entered into force on January 28.

We have already applied. We submitted the application pretty fast. Binance’s Singapore entity has been in close touch with the local regulators, and they have always been open-minded.

 

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO, Binance

Under the new law, crypto companies in Singapore must register with the Monetary Authority and receive one of three licenses: an exchange of money, a standard or large payment institution. The measure is aimed at regulating payments and crypto trading using requirements for participants in the traditional finance industry. Zhao did not specify which of the licenses Binance Singapore chose.

Binance has been offering crypto-fiat trading services in Singapore since April 2019 and works with eight coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. The trading platform is supported by Vertex Venture Holdings, a venture division of Singapore's Temasek Holdings.