Decred to Hold Meetup in Amsterdam

Decred project is touring across Netherlands with aim to introduce people to the blockchain technology, and it will hold its next meetip in Amsterdam on February 15, 2018
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Decred is a project that strives to solve blockchain governance. It has a consensus voting model which empowers stakeholders and allows for the seamless transition from one set of rules to another. It has decentralized decision-making and self-funding which should enable the project to build a robust, evolving digital currency without the third party influence.

At the moment the Decred project representatives are touring across Netherlands with aim to introduce people to the blockchain project. Decred has already held meetups in Den Haag and Utrecht. The next one is scheduled to occur on February 15 in Amsterdam.

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The headline speakers are:

  • Bas Wisselink, who will dive into the history and underpinnings of blockchain technology hoping to shed some light on how the blockchain came to be what it now
  • Emilie Raffo, the organizer of the Swiss "Blockchain 4 Good" meetup
  • Noah Pierau, who will explain how the Decred project has solved the challenge of decentralized governance by implementing an innovative hybrid PoW/PoS blockchain
  • Raja Sharif, the founder and CEO of Farma Trust, who is driving FarmaTrust's vision and mission of protecting the vulnerable by eliminating deadly counterfeit medications on a global scale

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Location: Impact Hub, Linnaeusstraat 2C 1092 CK (below cafe de Tropen), Amsterdam

Time: from 7PM to 11PM, February 15, 2018

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of DCR coin:

Average price: $73,23
Market cap: $494 112 839 
24h volume: $896 092

Japan to Tighten Regulation Due to Zaif Hack

$ 62 000 000 worth cryptocurrency was stolen from the Zaif exchange few weeks ago
25 September 2018   82

Hacking of Zaif exchange is the reason for toughening control over the market by the financial regulator of Japan, Reuters reports.

The first measure taken was administrative sanctions against the exchange and its operator Tech Bureau Corp. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) has expanded the list of requirements for the latter, pointing out the need to identify preventive measures and search for the organizers of the theft.

Shortly before that, researchers of the Japanese financial company Tech Bureau Corp could not provide details of the theft of $ 62 million from the Zaif crypto exchange at the request of the FSA. The Osaka-based operator had to investigate the causes, consequences of the theft and options for compensating the victims. According to the Agency, the financial company could not cope with the task.

According to the Tech Bureau, the exchange was hacked on September 14 within a few hours. The problem with the server was discovered by the site staff on 17 September. Official confirmation of the incident and notification of the authorities was made only a day later.

Recall, the theft of $ 60 million from the Japanese stock exchange Zaif caused a surge of volatility of bitcoin. For a short time the price was able to overcome the distance of $ 400.