Enigma and Zilliqa organize a co-meetup

The developers of Enigma and Zilliqa are hosting a meetup for both of their respective communities on May 15 to present active projects and talk to the community members
02 May 2018   884

New York City is hosting a meetup by Enigma and Zilliqa on May 15 witht the venue to be announced. The event coincides with Consensus 2018 conference. The teams will are going to introduce their projects and share thoughts with the local developers and blockchain enthusiasts.

Enigma is a blockchain-based protocol that utilizes privacy technologies to enable scalable end-to-end decentralized applications. This way input data is hidden from nodes in the Enigma network. During the meetup, the Enigma team will share the details of the protocol and showcase some applications of it. The speaker for Enigma is going to be its co-founder and CEO Guy Zyskind.

Zilliqa is a blockchain project that is first to implement sharding: the network gets divided into smaller groups each capable of processing transactions in parallel. Another notable is its own smart contract language Scilla. Both of these concepts will be covered during the meetup by CEO and co-founder Xinshu Dong.

The agenda for the event is as follows

6:30-7:00 PM    Registration
7:00-7:30 PM    Presentation by Enigma and Zilliqa
7:30-8:00 PM    Q&A
8:00-9:00 PM    Networking

The Eventbrite page provides further details in case you are interested.

Bakkt to Release Consumer App This Year

The app can be used for a wide range of tasks, e.g., crypto and securities trading, virtual goods purchase, etc
23 January 2020   92

Institutional Investor Platform Bakkt will release an app for retail investors this year, with which users can pay with cryptocurrency.

According to the president of Bakkt Adam White at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the application can be used for a wide range of tasks. In addition to trading cryptocurrencies, it will support various virtual “goods” like points of loyalty programs.

In addition, in the future it is possible to add securities trading, as well as the creation of a portal for shops and merchants. That is, the application will be more like a traditional fintech product like PayPal than a solution from a cryptocurrency exchange.

Although the Bakkt platform was originally created for institutional investors, the new director of Mike Blandina is very serious about entering the retail market. Earlier, he said that the application for retail investors should be released in the first half of 2020.

I do not think we are there yet. What gives me optimism is that we are seeing a lot of developer interest. I am confident that someone is going to find something.

 

Adam White

President of Bakkt

 White added that the cryptocurrency market is still underdeveloped.