Malaysia is hosting Global Blockchain Conference 2018

With the ambition to unlock new competitive advantage with blockchain, Global Blockchain Conference is taking place on April 23-24 in Kuala Lumpur
11 April 2018   1089

The capital of Malaysia is going to welcome the participants of Global Blockchain Conference 2018 on April 23-24 at Sheraton Imperial Hotel venue. The philosophy of the event is that the era of internet of information is coming to its end, and internet of value is rising. Asia-Pacific region is recognized as the most favourable towards the development of blockchain. The conference is going to bring together blockchain experts and industry thought-leaders who will share their views on the perspectives of the technology in the region. Legal and regulatory framework is also one of the focuses of the discussion.

Among the speakers there are Dutch government's Head of government blockchain projects Marloes Pomp, Director of Santander Bank John Whelan, CEO of Bluzelle Singapore Pavel Bains, NEM.io Global Director Jason Lee, InterPol's representative in blockchain security Mark van Staalduinen and many others. The agenda for Day 1 is as follows:

  • 8:30  -  9:00AM | OPENING ADDRESS
  • 9:00  -  9:30AM | KEYNOTE BLOCKCHAIN, BITCOIN AND ICOs : ALL HYPE OF THE NEW REALITY
  • 9:30  -  10:00AM | THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN INNOVATION IN ASIA PACIFIC
  • 10:00 - 10:35AM | BLOCKCHAIN STRATEGIES AND BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
  • 10:50 - 11:20AM | PANEL DISCUSSION "IMPLEMENTING BLOCKCHAIN IN THE REAL WORLD – LEGAL & REGULATORY ISSUES"
  • 11:20 - 11:55AM | WHAT CIOs SHOULD TELL THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN    
  • 12:00 - 1:00PM | CREATING A SUCCESSFUL BLOCKCHAIN FRAMEWORK FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION
  • 2:00  - 2:40PM | TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS TO SUPPORT BLOCKCHAIN
  • 2:35  - 3:10PM | THE USE OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY FOR ENTERPRISE ADOPTION
  • 3:10  - 3:45PM | HOW DECENTRALIZATION WILL SOLVE THE COMING DATA STORAGE PROBLEM
  • 4:00  - 4:35PM | TRUSTED IDENTITY IN KYC-PROCESSES            
  • 4:40  - 5:05PM | HOW BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY WILL AFFECT & UPEND MARKETING IN THE LONG TERM
  • 5:05  - 5:35PM | PANEL DISCUSSION "USING BLOCKCHAIN AS A PLATFORM FOR FUTURE INNOVATION"
  • 5:35  - 6:15PM | PANEL "DISCUSSION CREATING OPPORTUNITIES AND HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF SMART CONTRACTS"

SEC to Need More Info on BTC ETF

SEC is gathering more input from the public – to date, according to the agency, more than 1,400 comments have been submitted
21 September 2018   145

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the beginning of a formal process for considering the application for the creation of bitcoin-ETF from the New York companies VanEck and SolidX. Nevertheless, the agency appealed to the community for more information. This is stated in the document published on the SEC website.

Institution of such proceedings is appropriate at this time in view of the legal and policy issues raised by the proposed rule change. Institution of proceedings does not indicate that the Commission has reached any conclusions with respect to any of the issues involved. Rather, as described below, the Commission seeks and encourages interested persons to provide comments on the proposed rule change.
 

The US Securities and Exchange Commission

At the moment, the SEC received about 1,400 comments.

According to the document, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has signed an agreement on the exchange of data on bitcoin transactions, trading and the state of the market with the cryptocurrency trading platform with Gemini.

The agency asked commentators to clarify the position of Gemini in the digital currency market and assess the likelihood of increased volatility at this site in connection with possible trades of bitcoin-ETF.

So, before September 30, the department had to decide on whether to approve, deny or initiate the proceedings. The SEC chose the latter, which is likely to delay the process until the next year.