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   463

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.

Barclays to Freeze Crypto Trading Project

This is reported by two anonymous sources to Financial News London
15 October 2018   100

One of the largest UK bank Barclays has suspended work on its own crypto-trading project, Financial News reports citing two sources familiar with the situation.

Earlier this year, the bank gathered a high profile team to explore opportunities for cryptocurrency trading as part of its own business. However, according to one source, the initiative was “frozen”.

The former head of Barclays for energy trading, Chris Tyrer, who headed the “digital assets project,” left the bank in September after management decided to freeze the initiative.

Together with Tyrer, the macro-strategy in the field of foreign exchange and emerging markets was Marvin Barth, Senior Technical Specialist Lee Brain, and Consultant Matthew Jobb Duval.

Their task was to determine whether cryptocurrencies are an asset class with far-reaching prospects, whether Barclays customers are interested in them and what type of IT infrastructure will be needed to work with them, the source said.