Moscow to Host Blockchain Festival

The grand Russian Blockchain festival will take place in Moscow, Russia on March 24, 2018 in a Management School SKOLKOVO
16 February 2018   232

The Russian Blockchain Fest is a practical multi-format blockchain business festival, which covers such crucial topics as investment, digital currency trading, and ICO.

The festival will take place in Moscow, Russia, on March 24, 2018 at Management School SKOLKOVO. The attendees will have a chance to know about working investment tools, learn about the present and future of cryptocurency market, evaluate the prospects and risks of investing in certain projects, and communicate with the leading figures in the industry.

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The Festival target audience includes experienced and amateur developers, start-ups, consulting companies, lawyers, educational organizations, potential state regulators, investors, funds, and everyone who is passionate about the cutting edge blockchain technology.

Blockchain festival will occupy four stages at the SKOLKOVO school of Management:

  • Main Stage will present speeches of headline speakers, industry trends, development prospects and analysis of successful cases
  • Expo Stage will host the presentations of the festival partners and their projects
  • Expo/Exhibition area will have consulting points and a buffet table
  • Business Stage will have presentations of ICO projects and ICO-pitching

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The headline speakers will include Sergey Lukashkin, director for Project Management of Digital Transformation at VTB Bank; Artur Azizov, CEO and founder of B2Broker; Artyom Tolkachev, head of legal practice at Deloitte CIS; Vladislav Pivnev, marketing manager at ICOBox, and many more.

The Blockchain Festival will also hold the digital economy players networking, and will close with an after-party in one of the best restaurants in Moscow.

SEC to Start Crypto Hedge Funds Check

To date, the regulator has identified at least 100 funds working with crypto-currencies
23 March 2018   43

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to check about 100 hedge funds that work with crypto-currencies. The Wall Street Journal writes about this with reference to a source familiar with the situation.

The initiative followed the announcement of the verification of dozens of crypto-currency start-ups suspected of spreading securities under the guise of digital tokens.

Although the agency will pay attention to various violations during its audit, the main task is to inform the market participants about the policies that the regulator adheres to the crypto currency, the source said.

The audit will begin within 2 months, the source said. The Commission will pay attention to whether the assets that buy hedge funds match those that they offer to their investors. The SEC will also check how hedge funds inform investors about the risks and how their documents describe the trading strategy for crypto-currencies and tokens. To date, the regulator has identified at least 100 funds working with crypto-currencies.

The SEC directly regulates hedge funds under the control of which there are assets worth more than $ 150 million, and smaller companies check periodically. In 2017, 84 crypto-currency hedge funds were launched.