Hong Kong Plans TV Ad Campaign Against Crypto Investments

Hong Kong plans to launch a public ad campaign to raise awareness of the potential risks of investing in ICOs and buying cryptocurrency
29 January 2018   332

The Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and the Investor Education Centre (IEC), which is a subsidiary of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced on January 29 the launch of a public education campaign to raise awareness of the potential risks of investing in ICOs and buying cryptocurrency.

The increase in media coverage and hype around ICOs and 'cryptocurrencies', such as bitcoin, has aroused public interest. Through this series of public education initiatives, the Government aims to provide the public with a correct and comprehensive understanding of ICOs and 'cryptocurrencies', so that they can thoroughly assess the risks before making transactions or investment decisions.

 

Joseph Chan

The Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury

Commencing this week, a series of advertisements will be placed in MTR stations, print and digital media. In March, there will be television and radio advertisements, as well as an educational video that will be shared on popular social media platforms, officials said.

In addition, the Chin Family website, the financial education platform of the IEC, has developed a range of educational articles and infographics to help the public understand the features and risks of ICOs and cryptocurrencies.

Genesis Conference to be Held in London

Genesis Conference will cover research and development, regulation, economics and applications issues, taking place in London on February 22
21 February 2018   27

Genesis London Conference will take place on February 22, tackling the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications.

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain, and its priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Location: The CityPoint building, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2, UK
Date and time: 9:30AM - 8PM, February 22, 2018

The agenda of the conference includes Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains; Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases; Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies; A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin, and more.

The headline speakers include Patrick de Laive, co-founder of TNW; Margarita Khartanovich, head of insight at Binary District; Jack Gavigan, chief operating officer at ZCash; Jeremy Kahn, technology writer for Bloomberg, and many more.