Slush 2018: World's Leading Startup Event

The cutting-edge technology conference, Slush 2018, is coming to Helsinki, Finland on December 4th - 5th. We can’t wait to enjoy the new amazing experiences it brings this year!
24 August 2018   1412

Slush is one of the most impressive events in the world of new disruptive technologies. It is a non-profit event organized by a community of entrepreneurs, investors, students and festival organizers. Slush has grown from a 300-person event to become the leading event of its kind in the world. The philosophy behind it has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.

Slush is a place which gathers the representatives from startups with pitching ideas, investors looking for the next successful projects, tech thinkers eager to discuss the latest trends, and celebrities giving their visions for the future. Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 20,000 attendees.

In 2017, Slush brought together 20,000 attendees, including 2,600 startups, 1,600 investors and 600 journalists from over 130 countries. The cold and dark Helsinki welcomed these tech-heads to a week-long celebration, including Slush Music, new Slush Y verticals, and hundreds of side-events and activities around the city. Slush Week 2018 takes place on Dec 4–5.

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Hype.codes team is passionate about new technololgies and aspires to provide the readers with the up-to-date information regarding new emerging technologies and startups, for instance in December 2017 we have attended TechCrunch Disrupt, where we had a really nice chat with Michael Granin, a NEM Industry Partnership Coordinator at NEM.io Foundation. This year we became the approved media partners of Web Summit 2018.

Hype.codes has applied for a participation in such an outstanding event as Slush 2018, which gather the ground shaking entrepreneurs, renowned investors, political influencers and tech-heads from all corners around the world. We are really interested in the latest technological trends, and we are eager to provide our readers with the way-out news from the very heart of Slush 2018.

Slush 2018 hosts such awesome speakers as Anisha Singh, the Founder and CEO of mydala.com; Brian Halligan, the co-founder and CEO of HubSpot; Joel Flory, the co-founder and CEO of VSCO; Andras Forgacs, the co-founder and CEO of Modern Meadow, and many others.

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Hype.codes team aspires to attend the Slush 2018 and enjoy it to the fullest, making sure to deliver the most valuable info regarding the best projects presented at the conference, and sharing our impressions of the event with our readers.

Now we are waiting for the confirmation of our application so that we would be able to provide you with the news from one of the most interesting events of the year.

EOS to Buy $30M Worth Domain For Its Social Network

Earlier, CEO reported that his company will spent about $150M to develop Voice, and looks like "voice.com" purchase for $30M is one of the first steps
19 June 2019   71

The Block.One company, known for developing the EOS blockchain protocol, acquired a domain for its new social network Voice for $ 30 million. This is evidenced by documents published on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Documents were provided by MicroStrategy, an analytical and mobile software provider. It follows the “voice.com” domain, registered in the GoDaddy domain name registry, was transferred to the EOS developer on May 30, 2019. After 2 days, Block.One officially announced preparations for the launch of a social network.

Block.one has made a smart strategic decision in choosing Voice.com to be the internet domain name for its new social media platform. The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous — as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet. An ultra-premium domain name like Voice.com can help a company achieve instant brand recognition, ignite a business, and massively accelerate value creation.
 

Marge Breya 

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MicroStrategy Incorporated. 

The commercial model of MicroStrategy is based, among other things, on the accumulation and sale of such expensive domain names.

According to Block.One, the identification of users and the use of the EOS blockchain in the social network will help to avoid the massive influx of bots, which often affect other members of this niche. Earlier, CEO Block.One Brendan Blamer reported that his company spent about $ 150 million to develop Voice.