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28 September 2018   545

The conference will be full of movers and shakers of the blockchain industry, with 3000+ attendees and well-known speakers. Over 100 crypto funds and investors will join the forum.

Global Blockchain Forum: Speaker Discussions

The forum will offer a wide variety of different speakers across the industry. The speakers who are expected to join the forum include: Jeff McDonald (Co-founder of NEM Foundation), Michael Arrington (Founder of TechCrunch), Garry Tan (Managing Partner at Initialized Capital, first investor at Coinbase), and many more.

Several topics currently for speaker discussions include: enterprise blockchain adoption, ICOs vs IPOs, blockchain infrastructure, and trends to watch.

Pitch Competition

One of the key features of the conference is the Pitch Competition, during which startups will be applying and competing for first prize.

Among the judges for the pitch competition will be Accel Partners.

The first prize will be coverage by Josh Constine, the notorious Editor-at-Large of TechCrunch, who will also be moderating at GB Forum.

If you are interesting in joining the pitch competition, please fill out this form.

Crypto Funds and Investors Attending

A number of crypto funds and investors are attending the conference. Global Blockchain Forum’s official site lists 8 Decimal Capital, Abra, Amino Capital, and other firms under the “Investor” section of its Homepage.

Last Minute Deal – 50% Off

As of the moment, tickets are sold as $599 for Early Bird General Admission, $999 for Early Bird VIP, $299 for One Day Ticket, and $1,399 for Group General Admission (3 General Admission tickets).

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Fidelity Investments to Launch BTC & ETH Platform

New platform is designed for institutional investors
16 October 2018   137

One of the world's largest asset managers, Fidelity Investments, announced the launch of a unit focused on providing institutional investors with Bitcoin and Ethereum services. The Forbes reports.

The new division received the name Fidelity Digital Assets and, possessing a staff of 100 employees, will provide a platform for trading cryptocurrencies and consulting services 24/7.

The platform already has first customers, but its launch for a wider range of investors is scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

This is a recognition that there is institutional demand for these assets as a class. Family offices, hedge funds, other sophisticated investors are starting to think seriously about this space.
 

Tom Jessop

Founding head, Fidelity Digital Assets

In particular, Fidelity Digital Assets will offer a transaction service that, using internal cross-connect and order routers, will trade through third-party liquidity providers.

One of the most popular offers by the company can also be a service for storing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It is physical storage, distributed in different geographical locations and offering the so-called "cold" storage of digital assets. This way of storing cryptocurrencies without access to the Internet and with a multi-level control system is considered to be one of the safest and most resistant to hacking today.

As the CEO of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson, said, the goal of the new platform is to make digital assets like Bitcoin more accessible to investors.

Fidelity Investments is considered the fifth largest asset manager in the world, offering investment and custody services to 13,000 consulting firms and brokers. In total, the company manages assets worth $ 7.2 trillion.