Ripple to Hold Meetup in Mexico

'Ripple en cdmx' meeting will take place in Juárez, Mexico, on February 21
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Ripple announced that it will hold a meeting in Juárez, Mexico, on February 21. The meeting, named “Ripple en cdmx”, aims to point out the different objectives, vision and product concept offered by Ripple to its users. The conference will cover several use cases and characteristics of XRP.

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Location: EBC Dinamarca Calle Dinamarca 32, Juarez 06600 CDMX
Date and time: 7 - 10PM, February 21, 2018

Yana Nobikova, Vijay Chetty and Marcos Fernández are the three Ripple business development representatives that will be at this meeting. Moreover, Pablo González, CEO of Bitso, will publicize his experience and position in relation to Ripple’s services in the cryptocurrency exchange platforms.

Ripple’s business development area wants to get closer to the Latin American community and will come to Mexico for the event. Ripple wants to make known the targets, mission and projects of the company, as well as the use cases and characteristics of XRP.

Jose Rodriguez

Vice President of payments, Bitso

The event is public and to participate, the users only need to register on the website, but 600 people had already notified their interest, so the organizers had to open waiting lists.

Blockchain roundtable organized in Japan

Japan`s regulator, Financial Services Agency (FSA) has opened some details of the closed-doors roundtable
21 March 2018   88

This meeting was arranged for regulators and central banks from many countries and it was connected with a wide multilateral joint research project on blockchain technology. The private conference was held on March 8 and 9, then FSA confirmed its report on Monday.

The financial regulators and central banks from a number of countries met Japanese and foreign academic institutions at the FSA-hosted roundtable. The representatives of the central banks of Singapore, Canada and Japan faced the financial regulators from the UK, France, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and the Australian security regulator. They discussed their points of view on the possibilities and disadvantages of the public (open) blockchain technology.

The FSA declared that the roundtable should definitely reveal the blockchain`s peculiar risks and opportunities. Also this financial regulator constantly researches possible weak spots of the public blockchain technology, relevant questions of its security and technical perspectives.

The list of subjects which were discussed at the roundtable includes the “Blockchain innovation and responsible user protection”, “Potential of blockchain”, “Blockchain tests and use cases - jurisdictional Proof of Concept” among others.

The FSA added that despite many details of the closed-door discussion stay under wraps, some common positions and challenges may be shared with the public while agreed upon by all the participants.

The banking market in Japan is aimed to be the largest consumer-end implementation of blockchain tech through a consumer payments application powered by Ripple. Therefore the largest central banks in the world were told cryptocurrencies “do not pose risks to global financial stability” during the ongoing G20 summit in Argentina by the international Financial Stability Board.