Energy: Unblocked Conference to Take Place in London

Energy: Unblocked showcases leading innovators in blockchain and explains to newcomers how to harness these technologies for the good of business
19 March 2018   579

Blockchain applications in the energy sector and necessary to make energy smarter. Blockchain is surely capable of changing the energy markets, as from peer-to-peer energy trading to tokenising the hardware, a new wave of blockchain energy start ups is leading us to a more sustainable, lower carbon economy. The Energy: Unblocked event will showcase leading innovators in the field and explain to newcomers how to use these technologies for the good of their business, and maybe even of the planet.

Energy unblocked event londonEnergy Unblocked London Event

Location: techUK, 10 St Bride's St, London EC4A 4AD, UK
Date and time: March 27, 2018 from 9.30AM to 4.30PM
Standard Ticket: 350£

The headline speakers of the event include Alpesh Doshi,  the founder at Fintricity; Jo-Jo Hubbard, COO at Electron; Sunil Kumar, blockchain lead for Energy at IBM; Aleks Nowak, CIO at BlockEx; Molly Webb, CEO and Founder at Energy Unlocked; Omar Rahim, CEO & Co-Founder at Energi Mine, and many others.

The attendees of the event will be able to hear presentations from cutting-edge blockchain energy champions from around the world and find out the latest on the innovations they are bringing to market.

South Korea to Invest $1B in Blockchain Startups

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology and an integral component of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, local authorities believe
19 February 2019   93

Until 2022, Seoul authorities are investing 1.2 trillion South Korean won ($ 1.07 billion) in fintech startups working with distributed ledger technology. This is reported by CoinDesk.

Funds will be allocated for the development of new technologies through the Seoul Innovation Growth Fund, created last year by local authorities. The foundation will support startups working on various solutions, including those that are in the early stages.

In the first half of this year, the Fund will allocate 13.25 billion won ($ 11.75 million) and 8.4 billion won ($ 7.45 million) in the second half of 2019. For the Korean authorities, the blockchain is a revolutionary technology and an integral component of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The officials also noted that the average investment per start-up at an early stage of development in South Korea is almost seven times lower than, for example, in Silicon Valley.

Last fall, Seoul authorities submitted a five-year development plan for the blockchain industry.