Chainges is holding a conference on blockchain

Amsterdam will host Chainges Conference on blockchain technology and its applications May 4-5
17 April 2018   460

The first blockchain conference shaped by the community - Chainges Conference, is coming to Amsterdam on May 4-5. This event will provide a broad variety of opportunities not only to meet people and network within the blockchain industry, but also to develop and learn. As the conference is trying to meet the expectations of the professionals the topics to be discussed are focused on crypto-economy and blockchain technology.

The Kromhouthal is selected to be the event venue. The conference is organized in partnership with BitBay and NEM. During the 2 days it will feature 2 stages comprising of Technology and Business, Workshops, Exhibition Floor, Media Village, Networking and Liberation Day entertainment.

Among the notable speakers there are Pillar Project CEO David Siegel, Aeternity Marketing Manager Vladislav Dramaliev, NEM.io Foundation interim president Kristof Van de Reck, Lisk head of science team Iker Alustiza, Accenture Associate Director Tom Ghelen and many others. As the agenda is complex and vast, please see the following link.

Japan to Tighten Regulation Due to Zaif Hack

$ 62 000 000 worth cryptocurrency was stolen from the Zaif exchange few weeks ago
25 September 2018   82

Hacking of Zaif exchange is the reason for toughening control over the market by the financial regulator of Japan, Reuters reports.

The first measure taken was administrative sanctions against the exchange and its operator Tech Bureau Corp. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) has expanded the list of requirements for the latter, pointing out the need to identify preventive measures and search for the organizers of the theft.

Shortly before that, researchers of the Japanese financial company Tech Bureau Corp could not provide details of the theft of $ 62 million from the Zaif crypto exchange at the request of the FSA. The Osaka-based operator had to investigate the causes, consequences of the theft and options for compensating the victims. According to the Agency, the financial company could not cope with the task.

According to the Tech Bureau, the exchange was hacked on September 14 within a few hours. The problem with the server was discovered by the site staff on 17 September. Official confirmation of the incident and notification of the authorities was made only a day later.

Recall, the theft of $ 60 million from the Japanese stock exchange Zaif caused a surge of volatility of bitcoin. For a short time the price was able to overcome the distance of $ 400.