San Francisco to host Global Blockchain Games Conference

World's first dedicated blockchain games event will kick off for 2 days on May 14 through May 15
08 May 2018   1353

Steel Media and Super Game Chain are organizing a Blockchain Gamer Connects on May 14-15 at Bespoke venue. This will be the first dedicated blockchain games event by the developers of Pocket Gamer and PG Connects. Topics of the conference range from the blockchain basics (how crypto works with games), top trends, gamemaker sessions to ICO insights and token trends.

Another significant part of the event is roadshow pitching sessions – the best local blockchain game developers pitch their projects to top blockchain investors. Among other perks of the event are full access to PocketGamer Connects and after-hours party with an exclusive opportunity for making top-tier connections.

Here are some of the speakers at the conference:

To learn the full list of speakers, a complete schedule and other details, you can visit the official page here.

Bakkt to Release Consumer App This Year

The app can be used for a wide range of tasks, e.g., crypto and securities trading, virtual goods purchase, etc
23 January 2020   67

Institutional Investor Platform Bakkt will release an app for retail investors this year, with which users can pay with cryptocurrency.

According to the president of Bakkt Adam White at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the application can be used for a wide range of tasks. In addition to trading cryptocurrencies, it will support various virtual “goods” like points of loyalty programs.

In addition, in the future it is possible to add securities trading, as well as the creation of a portal for shops and merchants. That is, the application will be more like a traditional fintech product like PayPal than a solution from a cryptocurrency exchange.

Although the Bakkt platform was originally created for institutional investors, the new director of Mike Blandina is very serious about entering the retail market. Earlier, he said that the application for retail investors should be released in the first half of 2020.

I do not think we are there yet. What gives me optimism is that we are seeing a lot of developer interest. I am confident that someone is going to find something.

 

Adam White

President of Bakkt

 White added that the cryptocurrency market is still underdeveloped.