Exmo managing director kidnapped in Kiev

Pavel Lernet was kidnapped on December 26 at his office
27 December 2017   726

On December 26, a 40-year-old Russian citizen, who has a residence permit in Poland, an who is an expert in the field of blockchain technologies and the managing director of EXMO LLP Pavel Lerner, disappeared in Kiev. This is reported by "Strana", referring to a source in law enforcement agencies.

As the source notes, Lerner stopped contacting during the day. With a statement about the abduction of a man in the Obolonsky district police department, his acquaintances appealed late at night.

Pavel Lerner
Pavel Lerner

It also became clear that Lerner was abducted near his work place - an office center along Stepan Bandera Street (before renaming - Moskovsky Prospekt). Unknown persons in dark clothes and balaclavas by force dragged the block-expert in the car and drove away in an unknown direction.

Law enforcers conduct investigative actions, working out possible versions of what happened. Preliminary qualification of the incident - kidnapping of a person.

In Ukraine, Pavel Lerner participated in a number of start-ups related to the blocking and crypto-currencies.

Exmo is one of the most popular EX-USSR cryptocurrency exchange with convenient interface, Russian and Ukrainian languages and national fiat currencies support. It is also worth noting that EXMO took first place as "Exchange 2017" at local "BTC Awards CIS" event.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   226

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.