Ethereum Community Conference Coming to Paris

The Ethereum Conference will take place on March 8 - 10, 2018 at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris
08 March 2018   921

Ethereum Community Conference will take place in Paris at the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) on March 8 - 10, 2018. It features 4 amphitheaters, multiple streams, including scalability, anonymity, development tools, governance compliance, also small workshops for developers and researchers and networking and experience sharing.

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EthCC is organized by Asseth, a French non-profit organization that has been promoting and sharing knowledge on Ethereum and its ecosystem since early 2016, and has the support of the Ethereum Foundation and the CNAM.

The headline speakers include Nick Johnson, Martin Becze, Rob Stupay, Dimitry Khokhlov and Aron Fischer from Ethereum Foundation, Jordi Baylina from Giveth, Nicolas Bacca from Ledger, Clément Lesaege from Kleros, Frankie Pangilinan from Metamask, and many more.

Fidelity Investments to Launch BTC & ETH Platform

New platform is designed for institutional investors
16 October 2018   137

One of the world's largest asset managers, Fidelity Investments, announced the launch of a unit focused on providing institutional investors with Bitcoin and Ethereum services. The Forbes reports.

The new division received the name Fidelity Digital Assets and, possessing a staff of 100 employees, will provide a platform for trading cryptocurrencies and consulting services 24/7.

The platform already has first customers, but its launch for a wider range of investors is scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

This is a recognition that there is institutional demand for these assets as a class. Family offices, hedge funds, other sophisticated investors are starting to think seriously about this space.
 

Tom Jessop

Founding head, Fidelity Digital Assets

In particular, Fidelity Digital Assets will offer a transaction service that, using internal cross-connect and order routers, will trade through third-party liquidity providers.

One of the most popular offers by the company can also be a service for storing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It is physical storage, distributed in different geographical locations and offering the so-called "cold" storage of digital assets. This way of storing cryptocurrencies without access to the Internet and with a multi-level control system is considered to be one of the safest and most resistant to hacking today.

As the CEO of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson, said, the goal of the new platform is to make digital assets like Bitcoin more accessible to investors.

Fidelity Investments is considered the fifth largest asset manager in the world, offering investment and custody services to 13,000 consulting firms and brokers. In total, the company manages assets worth $ 7.2 trillion.