LATOKEN to Link VC Funds With Crypto Startups

Fifth Blockchain Economic Forum by LATOKEN will take place in multiple USA cities to connect top blockchain startups with investors
06 May 2019   888

Three cities in the USA:

  • Los Angeles (1-3 May),
  • San Francisco (6-8 May),
  • New York (9-10 May)

are chosen to host the next Blockchain Economic Forum by LATOKEN. It is already the 5th BEF, previously it has been held in Davos (2019), San Francisco (2018), Singapore (2018) and New York (2017).  

Internationally well-recognized people, multi-billion dollar VC funds, top fintech founders and CEOs visit Blockchain Economic Forum regularly to discuss the transition of capital markets and payment systems to the blockchain.

LATOKEN Blockchain Economic Forum Roadshow gathers investors and entrepreneurs to discuss potential structural change in capital markets and payments systems.

  • Vicente Fox (former President of Mexico),
  • Rosen Plevneliev (former President of Bulgaria),
  • Eva Kalli (member of European Parliament),
  • Tim Draper ($5bln crypto investor),
  • Nouriel Roubini (NYU professor),
  • Joe Oliver (former Minister of Finance of Canada),
  • Laura Tyson (Director of the US President's National Economic Council),
  • Gary Gensler (CFTC Chairman under President Obama) and many others used to be speakers on BEF.

This time LATOKEN BEF USA 2019 adds the discussions on Initial Exchange Offerings, secondary markets for Startups, Private Equity, and VC funds.

It's been really enriching to me. I think we can hold a similar conference in Mexico, because all the knowledge that was here, all the discussions that happened here would be fantastic to impact Mexico's market, to bring in this new culture of forward-thinking.
 

Vicente Fox

Ex-President of Mexico

There is already a plenty of Venture and Crypto funds who confirmed their participation. Among them: Liza Landsman - Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates (14.7 bln AUM), Jack Warning - Fenox Venture Capital ($610 AUM), Kevin Valentine - Reflective Venture Partners ($100 AUM), Michael Kraslow - Amex Ventures and many others.

Here are some of the discussions that emerge at BEF and any participant can join them. Take a look at the highlights of the previous BEF.

Evening part of the event includes networking receptions and investors dinner where selected startups discuss their projects with investors and do fundraising.

Register for the Blockchain Economic Forum 2019 now. For sponsorship opportunities contact: valeria.fedorova@latoken.com

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Potentional Vulnerabilities Found in ETH 2.0

Least Authority have found potentional security issues in the network P2P interaction and block proposal system
26 March 2020   986

Technology security firm Least Authority, at the request of the Ethereum Foundation, conducted an audit of the Ethereum 2.0 specifications and identified several potential vulnerabilities at once.

Least Authority said that developers need to solve problems with vulnerabilities in the network layer of peer-to-peer (P2P) interaction, as well as in the block proposal system. At the same time, the auditor noted that the specifications are "very well thought out and competent."

However, at the moment there is no large ecosystem based on PoS and using sharding in the world, so it is impossible to accurately assess the prospects for system stability.
Also, information security experts emphasized that the specifications did not pay enough attention to the description of the P2P network level and the system of records about Ethereum nodes. Vulnerability risks are also observed in the block proposal system and the messaging system between nodes.

Experts said that in the blockchains running on PoS, the choice of a new block is simple and no one can predict who will get the new block. In PoS systems, it is the block proposal system that decides whose block will fall into the blockchain, and this leads to the risk of data leakage. To solve the problem, auditors suggested using the mechanism of "Single Secret Leader Election" (SSLE).

As for the peer-to-peer exchange system, there is a danger of spam. There is no centralized node in the system that would evaluate the actions of other nodes, so a “malicious" node can spam the entire network with various messages without any special punishment. The solution to this problem may be to use special protocols for exchanging messages between nodes.