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   1349

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"

DFINITY to Postpone Internet Computer Launch

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP
14 December 2018   111

The blockchain project Dfinity reported in its blog postponing the launch of its main product.

Previously, Dfinity chief scientist Dominic Williams said that his company intends to create an “Internet computer that will become cloud 3.0”, compete with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, and also change the face of the blockchain industry.

According to him, the project team is developing a technology that has 150 higher performance than Ethereum blockchain and 900 times - Bitcoin. In essence, the project creates a “giant Internet computer”, whose work will be supported not by one company, but by all participants of the Dfinity protocol.

Initially, the release of a minimum viable product (MVP) was planned for the first quarter of 2019. However, according to company representatives, working on a trimmed version may slow down progress in creating a complete product.

The project is currently assessing the time frame for the completion of the MVP. Also, noted in Dfinity, before the end of the first quarter a new set of development tools (SDK) will be released, which will shed light on the future plans of the company.

In August, the Dfinity Foundation attracted $ 102 million of investments in the framework of a closed tokensale. Prior to this, at the beginning of the year, the Dfinity Foundation raised $ 61 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital.