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   605

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 CryptoOracle.io 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.

Sparkpool to Freeze $300k Reward

As reported, pool suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund
20 February 2019   68

The Sparkpool mining pool decided to freeze the remuneration in the amount of 2,103,1485 for the extraction of block # 7,238,290. The management of the organization suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund, CoinDesk reports.

The head of the Sparkpool Xin Xu argues that users of the pool understand and agree with the decision, given the size of the amount involved.

Unfortunately, and fortunately, blockchain is so far not completely run by machines; human are still involved. So we have an opportunity to correct the problem. Integrity is our pool’s priority.
 

Xin Xu

CEO, Sparkpool

While some users suggested that a large commission was paid by mistake, others admitted that this could be a goodwill gesture from an anonymous donor to the community of the miner or even an attempt to launder money through the blockchain cryptocurrency.