S. Korea to Ban Anonymous Trading From 30.01.18

Now for the purchase or sale of cryptocurrency, each trader is required to identify himself with the help of a bank account
23 January 2018   193

The authorities of South Korea tightened the rules of cryptocurrencies trading on local exchanges. The innovations will come into force on January 30, Reuters reports citing the statement of the Financial Services Commission.

Now each trader must identify himself with the help of a bank account to buy or sell a cryptocurrency. In this case, the name of the owner of the cryptocurrency account must coincide with the name of the owner of the bank account, otherwise, the transactions will be prohibited.

It is also reported that six local banks will be connected to the real name registration system.

Everyone knew this was coming, as the government already said they will enforce the real-name system before. Rather, I can see this as a chance to go in, not out. I don’t see any reason to take my money out.
 

Ahn

Bitcoin Investor from South Korea

Local bitcoin investors call the government's move expected but do not believe that it will entail an outflow of the country's crypto-currency investments.

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
17 February 2018   232

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.