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
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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"

US Congressman to Call for Crypto Ban

As reported, Brad Sherman has called for a blanket ban on cryptocurrency buying
19 July 2018   77

American authorities should ban cryptocurrencies and mining. Such a statement on was made by Congressman Brad Sherman during the hearings of the Committee on Financial Services at the US House of Representatives, CoinDesk reports.

According to Sherman, in the future, cryptocurrencies may become a form of money, but at the moment they are used either by rogue states to bypass American sanctions or by individuals to evade taxes.

We should prohibit U.S. persons from buying or mining cryptocurrencies.
 

Brad Sherman

Congressman, US

At the same time, Norbert Mitchel, director of the Data Analysis Center of the Heritage Foundation, noted that the possible use of crypto-currency for criminal purposes should not stain other possibilities of digital currencies.

Yes it is true that criminals have used bitcoin, but it's also true that criminals have used airplanes, computers and automobiles. We shouldn't criminalize any of those instruments simply because criminals used them. Those components I believe are the main barriers to widespread adoption in the U.S.
 

Norbert Mitchel

Director of the Data Analysis Center, Heritage Foundation

As Eswar Prasad, senior professor at Cornell University, said, the existence of cryptocurrencies had the potential to impact the financial services system, particularly the payments system, in positive ways.