Raiffeisen Bank has joined Blockchain Consortium R3

Recently Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) has accepted R3, the largest Blockchain consortium
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RBI announced that it had become the first Austrian bank joining R3. R3 – is on of the biggest Blockchain consortium which is popular among banks, financial regulators, tech companies and trade associations.

R3 uses Corda, Blockchain platform designed for finance and trade and creating proof of concept system. In October Blockchain developer in New-York launched updated version of Corda.

Michael Hoellerer, RBI Plenipotentiary who responses for digital strategy explained that such decision will allow them to collaborate with peers and this step will boost the growth of RBI innovations.

Joining R3, RBI is to deal with different payment solutions, digital ID, trade finance, capital markets and so on.

In September 2015 with support of Barclays Credit Suisse, BBVA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Royal Bank of Scotland, State Street, and UBS launched R3. And this consortium didn’t launched it’s own cryptocurrency like Ripple’s did.

Now R3 widens it’s partnership with Microsoft and updates Corda to adopt it for Microsoft Azure. This step will approve Azure as R3 provider of choice.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
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UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.