G20 Summit: What Should Crypto Community Expect?

Participants' names and dates of cryptocurrency-related meetings at G20 Summit unveiled
16 March 2018   338

The G20 summit, to be held next week in Argentina, will include two discussions on the topic of cryptocurrency. Participants of the meeting intend to develop a "common response" to the issue of regulating digital assets. This is reported by CoinDesk.

The first meeting will be held on Monday. Among others, the Minister of Finance of Argentina, Nicola Duchovny, and the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Jose Angel Gurria, will attend. The second meeting will be held on Tuesday.

The agenda and the main issues of the discussions is not called. According to the information from the published document, they will be connected with the influence of the crypto currency and the possibilities for applying the underlying technology.

The issue is an important item on the meeting agenda; delegates will consider a common response that would mitigate the risks without discouraging innovation.

G20 Summit Public Document

 The document also notes that the blockchain "has the potential to spread financial services." At the same time, its drafters stress "it is important to analyze its implications to financial stability, tax evasion and financial illegal activities."

The discussion on the issue of crypto-currencies at the G20 summit was previously called for by representatives of the United States, Germany, France and Japan.

Consensus 2018 summit to be held in New York City

4th annual blockchain technology summit - Consensus 2018, will take place in New York City on May 14-16
22 April 2018   37

CoinDesk has announced its 4th annual blockchain technology summit Consensus 2018 on May 14-16 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Along with the discussions on the blockchain technology, the event is going to feature a hackathon, PoW pitch competition and a scholarship award in a partnership with Zcash. Title sponsors of the event include bloq, Deloitte, Ledger, Octagon Strategy and SONM.

Consensus 2018 will feature 250+ speakers and 4,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy. Among the notable speakers there will be Blockstack co-founder Dr. Muneeb Ali, J.P.Morgan blockchain program lead Amber Baldet, eToro CEO and founder Yoni Assia, Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf, ConsenSys founder Steve Cerveny, Athena Capital founder Meltem Demirors and many others.

The full 3-day agenda of the event can be found here.