Coinbase shuts down Blockr.io

Blockr.io is shut down by Coinbase Bitcoin exchange
07 September 2017   1608

Blockr.io, Bitcoin and altcoins blockchain explorer acquired by Coinbase in 2014, is shutting down. 

As reported by cryptocoinsnews.com, Coinbase hasn't issued a statement as to why they shuttered Blockr on September 4th yet. It’s also unclear what will become the easy-to-use Blockr API or the blockchain software. As cryptocoinsnews.com speculates, it could be that Coinbase has decided to rebrand the technology and build a new product to account for all its new offerings, including Bitcoin Cash. 

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One way or another, at the time of writing, Blockr.io link redirects to Coinbase.com. Blockr.io is also gone when trying to click a transaction link inside of SatoshiBox. 

Swansea Hosts Blockchain and Distributed Energy Conference

The BEW'18, which will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, UK, is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain
19 February 2018   243

The Blockchain Energy Wales'18 Conference will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, United Kingdom.

The conference will introduce Klenergy and their Pylon Network, which is a decentralised energy exchange platform powered by renewable energy. The BEW'18 is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain, distributed energy, peer2peer and smart technology.

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Location: TechHub Swansea, 221 Stryd Fawr, Swansea SA1 1NW, UK
Time: from 9AM to 1.30PM

The headline speakers include Paul Harwood, Basicincome supporter and advocate, and David Clubb, director of RUKCymru and head of digital RenewableUK.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: Blockchain technology and its application in the energy sector, future of blockchain wallet systems, buildings as power stations, building the open-source co-operation protocol for the energy sector, and more.