Europe is preparing for a blockchain summit

European Blockchain Summit 2018 is kicking off on April 11 with Ethereum co-founder as a special guest to discuss the state of the technology in Europe
05 April 2018   1029

Blockchain Alliance Europe in cooperation with the government of Slovenia and ConsenSys are organizing the first European Blockchain Summit 2018 on April 11 at Brdo Congress Centre venue in Slovenia. The agenda includes inspiring keynotes and panel discussions, international speakers and attendees. Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys is holding a speech. The topics to be discussed include the European blockchain initiatives, the blockchain and ICO regulation and the funding opportunities for European blockchain companies.

The event is for high government officials and leaders of the industry and thus is invitation only. Among notable supporters there are European Commission and The Malta Council For Science And Technology and LedgerState. The program is as follows:

  • 09:00 – 10:00 | Registration & Reception
  • 10:00 – 10:20 | Welcoming Speeches
  • 10:20 – 11:00 | Keynotes
  • 11:00 – 11:30 | Blockchain Europe Initiatives
  • 12:00 – 12:50 | Panel Discussion: Blockchain & ICO Regulation
  • 12:50 – 13:45 | Panel Discussion: Blockchain Applicability
  • 14:45 – 15:40 | Panel Discussion: EU Funding Opportunities for Blockchain
  • 15:45 – 16:00 | EU Blockchain Summit 2018 Conclusions
  • 16:00 – 18:00 | Networking Event

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   77

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.