San Fransisco to Host Global Blockchain Forum

The forum will be hosted in Hyatt Regency San Francisco, at 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 on 4-5 October, 2018
17 September 2018   2526

From October 4-5, 2018 at Hyatt Regency San Francisco in California, Global Blockchain Forum will be launching its Blockchain Forum for Movers and Shakers. As its second large forum of the year, Global Blockchain Forum is expecting to bring in some big names and revelations for the blockchain field.

Global Blockchain Forum’s October event will echo the success of its April 2-3, 2018 event at Santa Clara Convention Center in California. During the April event, speakers such as Tim Draper, Michael Arrington, and Eric Ly shared their thoughts with the crowd. Multiple tech panel discussions were included, as well as an ICO pitch competition where winning teams received prizes.

Global Blockchain Forum
Global Blockchain Forum
Global Blockchain Forum
Global Blockchain Forum
 

For the October forum, Global Blockchain Forum already has enlisted key speakers such as Jeff McDonald (the co-founder of NEM Foundation) and Alex Mashinsky (the founder and CEO of Celsius Network). Other speakers who are lined up include VinnyLingham (the co-founder of Civic) and Michael Arrington (the founder of TechCrunch).

Tickets for the upcoming October 4-5 eventwill be a mixture of discount-upon-request ticket types, early bird general admission and VIP tickets, and regular general admission and VIP tickets. Currently, early bird tickets are being offered for general admission and VIP access. Early bird general admission tickets cost $599 each, and early bird VIP tickets cost$1,199 each. These prices are expected to rise shorty.

The October conference will be specially designed for action-oriented movers and shakers in the blockchain industry. For the event, there are expected to be over 3,000 attendees, over 100 speakers,over 100 companies, and over 100 partners.

The forum will be hosted in Hyatt Regency San Francisco, at 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111.

Fidelity Investments to Launch BTC & ETH Platform

New platform is designed for institutional investors
16 October 2018   137

One of the world's largest asset managers, Fidelity Investments, announced the launch of a unit focused on providing institutional investors with Bitcoin and Ethereum services. The Forbes reports.

The new division received the name Fidelity Digital Assets and, possessing a staff of 100 employees, will provide a platform for trading cryptocurrencies and consulting services 24/7.

The platform already has first customers, but its launch for a wider range of investors is scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

This is a recognition that there is institutional demand for these assets as a class. Family offices, hedge funds, other sophisticated investors are starting to think seriously about this space.
 

Tom Jessop

Founding head, Fidelity Digital Assets

In particular, Fidelity Digital Assets will offer a transaction service that, using internal cross-connect and order routers, will trade through third-party liquidity providers.

One of the most popular offers by the company can also be a service for storing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It is physical storage, distributed in different geographical locations and offering the so-called "cold" storage of digital assets. This way of storing cryptocurrencies without access to the Internet and with a multi-level control system is considered to be one of the safest and most resistant to hacking today.

As the CEO of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson, said, the goal of the new platform is to make digital assets like Bitcoin more accessible to investors.

Fidelity Investments is considered the fifth largest asset manager in the world, offering investment and custody services to 13,000 consulting firms and brokers. In total, the company manages assets worth $ 7.2 trillion.