Fidelity Investments announces partnership with Coinbase

Fidelity investment giant announces its partnership with Coinbase
09 August 2017   545

The $2.3 trillion investor Fidelity announces a partnership between its Fidelity Labs, the firm's innovation centre, and Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange which serves nearly 9 million customers. 

Thus, according to the Fidelity Labs team, a test launched now provides Fidelity customers with the ability to see their digital asset balances (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin) as part of their portfolio of investment accounts, directly on the Fidelity website.

The team assumes that it would be helpful to view your digital asset holdings as part of your overall financial picture.

Our research in digital assets is evolving, from simple employee-only tests (such as the day I bought lunch using bitcoin in our employee cafeteria) to a broad customer pilot like the one we launched today.
 

Hadley Stern
managing director at Fidelity Labs

The company, however, claims that they are not entirely sure how many of its users will benefit from the service, but that's the whole point of the trial. 

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   218

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.