Charity project gained $9000000 dollars in BTC in six month

Bitcoin and blockchain technology help charity fund 
30 June 2017   1094
Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks
 

Bitcoin

Is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen

Fidelity Charitable, the charity fund, part of the fund giant Fidelity Investments, gained nearly $9 000 000 in bitcoin during the first half of this year, according to its financial report.

Last year Fidelity Charitable gained $7 000 000 in bitcoin. For first half of 2017, this number is "beaten" $2 000 000 more. According to mentioned report, the whole fund gained $2 000 000 000 for the first half of 2017.

This information was provided after CEO of Fidelity had a speach at CoinDesk's Consensus 2017 blockchain conference. She talked about deep interest of the fund in blockchain industry. 

Fidelity was established in 1991, began bitcoin raising in 2015. It has helped to support more than 235,000 nonprofit organizations with more than $26 billion in grants.

Genesis Conference to be Held in London

Genesis Conference will cover research and development, regulation, economics and applications issues, taking place in London on February 22
22 February 2018   71

Genesis London Conference will take place on February 22, tackling the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications.

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain, and its priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Location: The CityPoint building, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2, UK
Date and time: 9:30AM - 8PM, February 22, 2018

The agenda of the conference includes Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains; Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases; Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies; A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin, and more.

The headline speakers include Patrick de Laive, co-founder of TNW; Margarita Khartanovich, head of insight at Binary District; Jack Gavigan, chief operating officer at ZCash; Jeremy Kahn, technology writer for Bloomberg, and many more.