Seamless Conference Coming to Cape Town

The Seamless Conference and Exhibition will unite product demonstrators, industry leading exhibitors, bringing seminars, Seamless e-commerce University, and networking app
02 March 2018   431

The Seamless Conference and Exhibition will be held in Cape Town, South Africa on March 5 - 6, 2018. The conference will take place in a Cape Town International Convention Centre, covering such crucial topic as the future of payments, e-commerce and retail.

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The Seamless Conference will unite product demonstrators, industry leading exhibitors, bringing seminars, Seamless e-commerce University, and networking app.

  • Product demonstrators: 30 minute demonstrations and walk away with new ideas and knowledge on the latest and greatest products and solutions in the payments, ecommerce and retail indutries.
  • Networking app: attendees will be able to connect and network with the sponsors and exhibitors who are changing African commerce as we know it. The participants should download the app and pre-arrange their meetings for the full 2 days.
  • Seminars: the expert speakers will be giving free sessions that will provide insight, showcase innovation, share best practice and discuss ideas to enable change. The seat should be booked in advance.
  • Seamless e-commerce university: structured around the “How To’s” of running a successful online business, this is an unparalled learning opportunity that will give participants the tools to run a successful online business.
  • Industry leading exhibitors: the attendees will be able to meet world renowed companies who are driving the future of commerce, ranging from multinational corporations to emerging start-ups.

The headline speakers include Babs Ogundeyi (Founder & CEO at KUDI), Bade Adesemowo 
(Co-Founder & CTO at SocialLender), Fabian Kasi (Managing Director at Centenary Bank), Farzam Ehsani (Blockchain Lead at FOUNDeRY), Jonanthan Ayache (General Manager at UBER), Michael Van Straaten (CEO ay Verimark), and many more.

7 Accounts blocked by EOS BP without Going an Arbitration

EOS is facing another issue just days after its mainnet activation, as the newly elected block producers have frozen 7 EOS accounts on suspicion of being stolen
19 June 2018   50

The backlash began as the block producers did go over arbitration, an integral part of the EOS’s governance system. The critics are certainly questioning the credibility of the project. Jackson Palmer, the creator of Dogecoin and a well-known person in the blockchain industry, questioned the very governance process constructed by EOS and the role of EOS Core Arbitration Forum (ECAF).

The structure of EOS’s governance has been parted into 3 distinct groups - block producers, arbiters, and token holders. This separation resembles the executive, constituency, and judicial, of any governed system respectively. 

On 17 June 2018, the top 21 Block Producers unanimously agreed to protect property that may have been compromised through phishing attacks or other scams where member’s private keys were compromised. The EOS911 initiative was created by EOS42 as a way to prevent victims of private key theft from having their tokens lost once the 72-hour unstacking period ended following the EOS Mainnet Launch. Once that period ended, the thieves would be free to transfer the tokens wherever they’d like, rendering futile any recourse available to the community at this time.
EOS New York, in their recent post

So, in this case, the block producers did not go with the arbitration, rather they only conferred with them. Then the post added:

Foreseeing the process that would be required to act, EOS New York, on a call with BPs and BPCs, requested an expedited review of the merits of the case from ECAF (EOS Core Arbitration Forum) who was also on the call. The idea was that if ECAF found merit in the evidence provided, a formal ruling from ECAF would ask the BPs to “freeze” the accounts in question until such time that a thorough and formal review of the claims could be completed.
EOS New York, in their recent post

This is not the first problem EOS is facing amid its mainnet activation, as within 48 hours of that, the network suspended because of some bug. Though the error only led to a 5-hour network blackout, that is surely not something the team would have expected.