PolicyPal Network to host Hackathon 2018

Focusing on a decentralized insurance platform PolicyPal Network along with several other organizers are hosting a hackathon event on May 26–27
21 May 2018   393

Along with the Blockchain Festival Vietnam 2018, Ho Chi Minh City will be hosting a hackathon on May 26-27. Co-organized with PolicyPal Network, Fetch Technology, Talo and Coderschool, the event will explore the application of blockchain technologies in insurance with innovation and experiments. The confirmed categories of the contest of proof-of-concepts are:

  • insuring cryptocurrencies;
  • P2P insurance

Notable speakers will include PolicyPal Network founder & CEO Val Yap, Tomochain founder & CEO Long Vuong, Fetch Technology co-founder Luck Vong. The agenda for the 2-day event is as follows:

Day 1, May 26
8.30 AM Registration & Logistics
9 AM                Breakfast
9.30 AM Introduction & Challenge Announcement (24 hours to deliver proof-of-concept)
10.30 AM Form team
11 AM Speakers
12–1 PM Lunch & Networking
1.30 PM Team registration closes
2 PM Coding time
6 PM Dinner
Day 2, May 27
9 AM                 Breakfast
12–1 PM Lunch
2 PM Presentations (10mins/team)
4–4.30 PM Panel of judges to choose the top winner of each category
4.30–5 PM Public voting of Grand winner
5 PM Awards and Appreciation for Grand winner & Top winners

To learn more about the event, you can visit the Eventbrite page here.

Gemini & Partners to Launch Virtual Commodity Association

Association is created to develop standards for the industry, promote transparency in the market and cooperate with regulators, including the CFTC
20 August 2018   92

Several major exchanges decided to create a new structure designed to eradicate manipulation in the digital assets market, Bloomberg reports.

The Virtual Commodity Association was formed by the founders of the exchange Gemini Cameron and Tyler Winklewoss. According to a statement released on Monday, the group also included Bitstamp, BitFlyer USA and Bittrex. Representatives of four trading platforms will meet in September to consolidate the provisions for the future functioning of the organization.

The Virtual Goods Association will develop standards for the industry, promote transparency in the market and cooperate with regulators, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the United States (CFTC), in order to prevent manipulation of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other currencies.

As the temporary executive director of the organization, Maria Filipakis, who worked in the Financial Services Department of New York, was appointed, where she took part in the creation of a BitLicense.

Earlier, the Winklewoss brothers tried to launch their own ETF, tied to bitcoin, but the US Securities and Exchange Commission denied them twice, as the reasons for its decision, among other things, calling for the absence of adequate measures to prevent cryptocurrency market manipulations.