Cureativ is hosting The State of Digital Money 2018

Back for a 3rd year The State of Digital Money 2018 is set to be held in Los Angeles on May 5 to catch up with the latest in fintech, blockchain and digital currency
17 April 2018   356

Premier professional event and conference The State of Digital Money 2018 will be held in Los Angeles on May 5 at Cross Campus Downtown LA venue. The focus of the event is evolving trends and emerging technologies in the global financial system and worldwide transactions. Study of some of the most pioneering fintech successful cases, future fintech design, startup opportunities, innovation and entrepreneurship are among the topics of the agenda.

A deep-dive is expected into the following topics:

  • The evolution and adoption of Digital Money in major industries and opportunities for disruption
  • The future of blockchain technology and use cases in multiple sectors
  • Payments innovation for merchants, consumers, and in remittances
  • Assessment of the viability of cryptocurrencies for practical uses
  • Future financing models, alternative lending, and hot new trends like ICOS
  • Regulations and compliance issues and future trends in regtech
  • In-depth look into AI and machine learning and how it is disrupting finance, wealth management, and other industries
  • How companies are cultivating and implementing data for a competitive advantage
  • Assessment of cybersecurity risks and the viability of various protection strategies through AI, blockchain or biometrics

The 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.