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   1351

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

OKEx to Launch OKChain Based Decetralized Exchange

Great role in the upcoming exchange will be played by OKB coin, which will be trasfered to OKChain as soon as its development finished
22 March 2019   110

OKEx cryptocurrency exchange will launch a decentralized trading platform on its own blockchain.

Currently, the OKChain blockchain is in the final stages of development, and its test network may be launched as early as June 2019. When the OKEx blockchain becomes stable enough, it will transfer OKB to it, which will then perform the function of the native OKChain token and be used to pay commissions, as well as in its own decentralized network applications.

The primary purpose of OKChain is to launch the OKDEx decentralized exchange, where the OKB token will be used to participate in presales. In addition, project teams will use OKB tokens to pay the service fee to the super nodes of the network.

While the total volume of OKB emissions is 1 billion, 300 million tokens are in circulation today, and 700 million remain blocked. Of this number, 300 million OKB will be distributed to users through the loyalty program, and 400 million belong to the OK Blockchain Foundation and the exchange team. However, for a more efficient formation of the OKB ecosystem, the blocking period of these 700 million tokens will be extended from 2020 to 2022, writes OKEx.

In addition, OKB will be the only token to be accepted during the initial exchange offerings (IEO) on the OK Jumpstart platform, announced earlier this month. According to the company, it is currently negotiating with various projects and will soon announce the launch of the first IEO on OK Jumpstart, for which investors will be admitted who have passed personal verification and have OKB tokens in their accounts.