Ethereum to Hold Meetup in Bangkok, Thailand

The event, covering Ethereum-based technology sharing, will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on February 25, 2018
19 February 2018   1294

The Asia-Pacific Ethereum Community Meetup is a non-profit event aiming at promoting technology exchange and connecting Ethereum developers to community members, as well as creating opportunities for users to know more about the excellent Ethereum-based projects.

Asia-pacific meetup in bangkok Ethereum Community Meetup 
 

Location: KX Knowledge Exchange Innovation Center, 110/1 Krung Thonburi Rd. Khlongsan, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Date and time: February 25, 2018, 10AM - 5PM

The event will cover Ethereum-based technology sharing, include discussions on use cases and the development of various Asia-Pacific Ethereum communities.

The confirmed guests include Vitalik Buterin, Karl Floersch, OmiseGo Team, various Ethereum community representatives (from China, Korea, Singapore, America, Japan etc.), founders of Ethereum-based projects, well-known investors and enterprise representatives in this sector.

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

Average price: $948,27
Market cap: $92 656 093 632
24h volume: $2 197 870 000

Fidelity Investments to Launch BTC & ETH Platform

New platform is designed for institutional investors
16 October 2018   116

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.