Moscow to host World Blockchain Summit

Trescon is organizing World Blockchain Summit as part of its 2018 series in Moscow on April 26-27
11 April 2018   460

Highly focused B2B events producer Trescon is going to hold World Blockchain Summit in Moscow on April 26-27 at Renaissance Hotel Moscow. One of the reasons of the choice is that Russian government is planning to implement policies to prepare government-wide adoption of blockchain tech by 2019. The summit aims to connect global blockchain experts and key industry leaders in the area, including emerging startups with regional business and IT leaders across key industry verticals.

The event comprises of a conference (includes blockchain experts talk about the pros and cons of adopting the technology specifically in the Russian market, panel discussions, tech-talks, fire-side chats, debates on blockchain's potential to reshape the global financial system), a startup exhibition (pavilion for blockchain startups from all over the world to showcase their innovative technologies in front of global investors and technology leaders), a Russia ICO show (a platform for interesting and unique ICOs to present their idea before a panel of reputed investment firms) and ICO grand slam (a platform for those companies that are prepared to launch their ICO and the ones still planning).

Among the notable sponsors there are Bankorus, NKD Technologies, ETHLend and many others. The agenda can be found here.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   76

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.