Chicago to Host Blockchain Event

On February 22 blockchain ethusiasts of Chicago will gather to show the world the advantages of blockchain technology
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Chicago is hosting a blockchain conference on February 22, 2018 in order to show the world the advantages of blockchain technology. The event will focus on business and society, and then the focus will shift to cryptoassets as the night progresses.

Chicago Blockchain Project is one of the largest blockchain and crypto communities in Chicago. Its founders Hannah Rosenberg & Joe Hernandez (Disruption Joe) run two of the largest meetups in the city. They have established a record of consistency and trust through their efforts to educate the community. They are now working together to continue their part in building Chicago as the blockchain center of the world.

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Location: Venue 610, 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Date: 5PM - 10PM, February 22, 2018
Ticket Price: regular $69, at the door $89

The agenda includes such topics as Building Apps Without Code, Women Driving Chicago’s Blockchain Ecosystem, How to not get owned by hackers, Elevating Chicago as a Hub for Blockchain, and much more.

The headline speakers are Kim Parnell, CEO & Cofounder at Blank, Holly Glowaty from Fintech Women, Hannah Rosenberg from Velas Commerce, Danny Johnson from Pink Coin, David Carman from Fintank, and others.

Bakkt to be Launched in December

It is also reported that Goldman Sachs does not plan to create custodial cryptocurrency solutions based on the Bakkt infrastructure
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The expected launch of the Bakkt will take place on December 12 of this year. It is reported by The Block, citing informed sources.

Also, the material states that the investment bank Goldman Sachs does not plan to create custodial cryptocurrency solutions based on the Bakkt infrastructure. At the same time, the bank is considering the possibility of trading futures on a new platform.

In a recent Fortune interview with Bakkt, Kelly Lofler said that the cryptocurrency market is on the verge of a revolution comparable in size to the one that occurred on the energy market in the early 2000s.

Greater institutional participation in the digital asset markets requires secure and regulated custody solutions. We are impressed by BitGo’s product, unique services, and the management team. We view our investment in BitGo as an exciting opportunity to contribute to the evolution of this critical market infrastructure.

Rana Yared

Managing director, Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategic Investments group

Bakkt is a cryptocurrency unit of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is the operator of the New York Stock Exchange. Giants such as Microsoft and Starbucks are taking part in creating of the new project, which is positioned as an “ecosystem for digital assets”.

The new platform will offer deliverable bitcoin futures to the market (unlike the settlement contracts for CBOE and CME, these are based on the underlying asset). The platform will support multiple fiat currencies.