FinTech and Funding Conference Coming to Toronto

The Conference will bring together 50 speakers, 12 pitching companies, and a multitude of networking and partnership opportunities
02 March 2018   886

The Fintech and Funding Conference will take place in Toronto, Canada, on March 5 - 6, 2018, focusing on blockchain, cryptocurrency, funding and fintech innovation through world-class education, workshops, and networking.

As it is stated on the official website of the event, this year’s theme VELOCITY explores the speed of innovation, adoption and scaling blockchain technologies, cryptocurrency and alternative investing markets featuring more than 50 speakers, 12 pitching companies, and a multitude of networking and partnership opportunities.

Date: March 5-6, 2018
Day 1: Full day at the historic Design Exchange (234 Bay Street, Toronto)
Day 2: Half day at Dentons Canada LLP (77 King Street West, Suite 400, Toronto)
Tickets: $50 – $450

FFCON18 will bring together fintech leaders, investors and emerging innovators from start-ups to scale-ups to government regulatory bodies and agencies who have a vision for the future of finance.

Lou Kerner, co-founder and Partner at will speak on the Future of Bitcoin and Crypto; Diana Adachi, CEO at Pegasus Fintech Inc., will touch upon the exponential Value Inherent in Blockchain and Its Transformative Potential; Sheldon Pollack, chairman at Ov2 Capital, will talk on scaling Fast and Defining New Industries.

Bittrex to Go For Maintenance After 1/3 Funds Moved

Users suspects hack, but exchange says "funds are safe"
05 December 2019   114

The Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange has announced scheduled maintenance today, December 5, from 22:00 to 23:00 (GMT). On the eve, a third of its assets were transferred to an unknown wallet.

During maintenance, users will not be able to log into the system or use the APIs. Trading will be suspended.

On December the 4th, populat Twitter account posted that "43,564 #BTC (313,074,134 USD) transferred from Bittrex to unknown wallet." Users suspected that the exchange was hacked, but the exchange . 

Closures for scheduled maintenance only heightened suspicion. However, the Bittrex team assures that "that claim is false."