BTC Isn't a Thread for Banks, Global Blockchain COO Says

Shidan Gouran believes that banks even are almost encouraging the use Bitcoin
30 March 2018   221

Shidan Goran, President and COO of Global Blockchain, the investment company that bought all the Kodak Coin tokens during the presale, said that large banks are not competitors of payment services like Ripple and Bitcoin. On the contrary, banks closely monitor the development of these technologies.

If big banks were to succeed in crushing one of these two currencies, Ripple would be it. The main reason for this is because Ripple is much more of a direct competitor to banks. Because it operates more like a transaction network than a currency, it’s a lot more plausible that they will be a target for banks to get tough with. Whereas because Bitcoin operates more like a currency, they don’t pose the same threat.

Shidan Gouran

COO, Global Blockchain

Ripple too is now considered as an opportunity for banks rather than a threat.

I believe Ripple offers a viable blockchain solution and an enormous amount of utility to banks. As such, I do not believe that big banks will necessarily crush either Ripple or Bitcoin for that matter. While banks are actively investing in and working to develop blockchain-based solutions, it’s going to take a bit more time for banks to come around to the idea of relying on a cryptocurrency and for the industry to become more established. I believe banks are keeping a close eye on Ripple. This isn’t going to happen overnight.

Darren Marble 

Chief Executive Officer, CrowdfundX

As experts believe, in spite of the increasing adoption of the blockchain technology behind BTC and XRP by the big banks, it does not constitute a direct connect to the price of the two cryptocurrencies.

Australia joins the crypto-discussions arena with Bitcoin & Blockchain Fair

The inaugural Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair will be presented at the Sydney Showgrounds on May 12-13 with an all-round program about cryptocurrency and blockchain
21 April 2018   44

A high profile event in cryptocurrency and blockchain is coming to Sydney, Australia on May 12-13 – Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair. The conference will provide a platform to interact and discuss on all areas of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology sectors (fintech, investment, venture capital, regulation, ICO, etc.), current opportunities and perspectives in the form of a Forum and an Exhibition Showcases.

The Exhibition Showcase that will allow to exhibit showcases and engage with crypto services providers, government and fintech startups. Forum is the bulk of the conference and is comprised of 2-day sessions to allow international speakers and industry leaders of the crypto and blockchain sectors a chance to share their expertise. May 12 is focusing on cryptocurrency and ICO engagement; May 13 wil cover blockchain technology overview, case studies, solutions and future trends.

The fair is organized by ABF Business and Principal Sponsor Coinspot. Exhibitors and Speakers include attendees from Asia, Europe and USA together with key Australian high profile crypto & blockchain enterprises. The full agenda of the event can be found here.