Meet Tim Draper and Michael Arrington at the Global Blockchain Forum

At the Global Blockchain Forum you will learn about the best investment strategies and changes blockchain is bringing about
26 March 2018   605

The event will take place on April 2-3, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Tim Draper (world-famous venture capitalist, founder of Draper Associates), Michael Arrington (founder of TechCrunch and XRP Capital) are among the speakers. Other business leaders both inside and outside Silicon Valley will be examining the myriad impacts blockchain can have beyond banking and crypto-currencies. 

The Global Blockchain ForumGlobal Blockchain Forum

From health care to autonomous vehicles blockchain is likely to change how much of the business of the world runs. Expert panels will be giving their thoughts and explaining strategies to take advantage of the new legal structures that are now available. From investigating the current state of ICOs to predictions on the social impact to potential changes in how we govern ourselves blockchain enabled technologies offer a variety of opportunities. 

The Forum will feature panel discussions, networking sessions, and a VIP party. This is a great opportunity to listen to practitioners such as Vinny Lingham from Civic, Edith Yeung from 500 startups, Eric Ly from LinkedIn and many more. 

SpeakersGlobal Blockchain Forum speakers

With over 50 speakers and 2,000 attendees from many of the most active blockchain companies in Silicon Valley, the Global Blockchain Forum will be an exciting event for thinkers, makers, and doers in the financial and technology industries. 

Further information about the conference and links to register can be found at the GBForum website.

Don’t forget to enter the code HYPERCODES15 to get a ticket with a 15% off

More information:

Barclays to Freeze Crypto Trading Project

This is reported by two anonymous sources to Financial News London
15 October 2018   100

One of the largest UK bank Barclays has suspended work on its own crypto-trading project, Financial News reports citing two sources familiar with the situation.

Earlier this year, the bank gathered a high profile team to explore opportunities for cryptocurrency trading as part of its own business. However, according to one source, the initiative was “frozen”.

The former head of Barclays for energy trading, Chris Tyrer, who headed the “digital assets project,” left the bank in September after management decided to freeze the initiative.

Together with Tyrer, the macro-strategy in the field of foreign exchange and emerging markets was Marvin Barth, Senior Technical Specialist Lee Brain, and Consultant Matthew Jobb Duval.

Their task was to determine whether cryptocurrencies are an asset class with far-reaching prospects, whether Barclays customers are interested in them and what type of IT infrastructure will be needed to work with them, the source said.