Global Fintech & Blockchain China Summit Halted by Police

The first part of the event was interrupted by the police, and all visitors and organizers were asked to leave the premises
12 April 2018   356

The blockchain conference in Shanghai was interrupted by a police visit. This is reported by CoinDesk.

A one-day event called Global Fintech & Blockchain China Summit 2018 was organized by PTP International and was due on April 12th.

About noon local time, the first part of the event was interrupted by the police, and all visitors and organizers were asked to leave the premises. The second part of the conference was canceled also.

According to the information on the conference website, several program speeches were to be delivered, panel discussions and presentations of financial structures, government and crypto-currency projects were held.

Although the official reasons for the breakdown of the event are not called, there are rumors that investors who lost large sums on the ICO, representatives of which also attended it, complained to the police.

We are still investigating the reasons of the halt. And so far the explanation offered by the police is due to security risk. We are working on a solution regarding how to make up for event attendees. The conference is in compliance with the regulation in China and does not feature any ICO roadshow.

PTP International, Organizers

The organizer claims that this information is not true, and the conference was conducted in compliance with all Chinese laws.

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   32

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.