Crypto Invest Summit to be held in Los Angeles

The 'preeminent' conference is coming to Los Angeles on April 30 - May 2 to discuss the investment potential of blockchain technology
16 April 2018   479

Crypto Invest Summit is to be organized on Los Angeles on April 30 through May 2. West Hall of Los Angeles Convention Center is selected to serve as a venue of the event. The conference will be comprised of 2 stages and will feature talks with the most powerful and accomplished industry leaders and speakers. Participants and visitors will get a chance to network with the top-tier business and technology leaders of the token-based ecosystem of blockchain and cryptocurrency. The discussions will shed light on the key questions of investors on how, why and where to invest and educate oneself in blockchain area.

The event is set to hold a Q&A session so that anybody can get the precious answers from most successful entrepreneurs and investors in this space. The agenda is as follows:

DAY 1

  • 14:00 | Pre-registration
  • 20:00 | Kickoff party (Josef Holm, Alon Goren)

 

DAY 2

  • 7:30 | Registration opens
  • 8:55 | Opening remarks (Josef Holm, Alon Goren)
  • 9:00 | When a DLT is Secure, Fair and Fast, What Will You Build? (Leemon Baird)
  • 10:00 | Crypto Investment Funds (Sam Englebardt, Jeremy Gardner, Scott Walker, Adam Draper)
  • 11:00 | Fireside Chat: Pioneering Crypto Investing. Why Getting in Early Matters (Adam Draper, David Siemer)
  • 11:30 | Women in Blockchain (Sarah Clayton, Veronica Reynolds, Tavonia Evans, Koh Kim, Sara Borazan, Jenny Ta)
  • 12:15 | Blockchain for Social Good (Graham Goddard, Ryan Scott, Mark Jeffrey, Mac McGary, Louis O'Connor, Devin Thorpe)
  • 13:30 | Successful Crypto Investing (Victoria Saucier, David Bleznak, Michael Sonnenshein, Kyle Samani, Randall Kaplan, James Glasscock)
  • 14:15 | ICO Marketing (Jason Fishman, Kelley Weaver, Susan Akbarpour, Simon Bogdanowicz, Michael Terpin, Josef Holm)
  • 15:00 | Fireside Chat Baron Davis (Baron Davis, Rob Vickery)
  • 15:45 | Legal and Regulatory Overview (Eric Anderson, Ryan Azlein, Marty Tate, Jor Law, Amy Wan)
  • 16:30 | Security Tokens and the Future of ICOs (Carlos Domingo)
  • 16:45 | Asian Markets and their Influence on the Global Crypto Space (Nix Nolledo, John Nahm)
  • 17:30 | Expo Floor Networking Party

The remaining agenda can be found here.

 

Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden to Launch Last Testnet

As noted by the developers, after implementing the new solution, the Ethereum network will be able to provide more than a million transactions per second
20 July 2018   137

On Thursday, July 19, at the Dappcon developer conference in Berlin, the last test network of Raiden for the Ethereum blockchain was launched, CoinDesk reports.

The release includes a minimal implementation of the scaling solution, which will allow the transfer of Ethereum tokens outside of the main blockchain. This is the last test phase before the introduction of technology into the core network of Ethereum.

It's the first step towards going to the mainnet. We really want people to really test this so we have a user interface, we have an API and we've created an open Github for everything they could find, so if we go hopefully bug-free on the mainnet.
 

Lefteris Karapetsas

Core Developer, Raiden

According to him, the new release represents an early implementation for the core network and contains a new rewritten code of smart contracts and payment channels that can be restored in case of unintended closure.

Also, Karapetsas urged developers to join the test network to help detect possible bugs, adding that a bounty program will be launched to encourage this activity.

The release date for the main network has not yet been assigned, but the developers intend to follow this earlier promise and launch Raiden this summer.

Karapetsas also promised to publish regular updates and code optimizations after the full release, adding that Raiden will complement other Ethereum scaling solutions that are currently being developed.

Raiden is essentially the payment channel network for ethereum, it's supposed to help us scale token transfers. The long term goal would be to have people use Raiden from a mobile device and be able to make off-chain token transfers just from their phone. That would be the long term vision, it would probably work in combination with various scaling solutions, sharding, plasma, a sort of hybrid.
 

Lefteris Karapetsas

Core Developer, Raiden

Raiden is developing from the 2015 and is written mostly on Python. The project is much like the Lightning Network. As noted by the developers, after implementing the new solution, the Ethereum network will be able to provide more than a million transactions per second.