Slush Tokyo to Take Place in March

Slush startup and technology event will be held at Tokyo Big Sight on 28-29 March, 2018 
19 February 2018   581

Slush is the focal point for startups and tech talent to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. Slush is one of the largest startup and technology events in Japan, Slush Tokyo 2018 will be held at Tokyo Big Sight. It gives room to inspiring stage program, technology demo booths, and meetings between startups, investors, and media.

Location: Hall 7, Tokyo Big Sight, 3 Chome-11-1 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo 135-0063, Japan
Dates: March 28-29, 2018

The philosophy behind Slush is to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward. 

The headline speakers are Stefan Thomas, CTO at Ripple; Naomi Kurahara, co-founder and CEO at Infostellar; Dominik Schiener, co-founder at IOTA; Genki Shiota, co-founder and CEO at Akatsuki Inc; Steven Lam, co-founder and CEO at GOGOVAN, and many more.

Since 2015, Slush has made a second home in Tokyo and had gathered 5,000 attendees in Tokyo on Mar 29-30, 2017. This year the tickets are also available for eveyone who aspires to take part in the conference.

Bakkt to be Launched in December

It is also reported that Goldman Sachs does not plan to create custodial cryptocurrency solutions based on the Bakkt infrastructure
19 October 2018   39

The expected launch of the Bakkt will take place on December 12 of this year. It is reported by The Block, citing informed sources.

Also, the material states that the investment bank Goldman Sachs does not plan to create custodial cryptocurrency solutions based on the Bakkt infrastructure. At the same time, the bank is considering the possibility of trading futures on a new platform.

In a recent Fortune interview with Bakkt, Kelly Lofler said that the cryptocurrency market is on the verge of a revolution comparable in size to the one that occurred on the energy market in the early 2000s.

Greater institutional participation in the digital asset markets requires secure and regulated custody solutions. We are impressed by BitGo’s product, unique services, and the management team. We view our investment in BitGo as an exciting opportunity to contribute to the evolution of this critical market infrastructure.
 

Rana Yared

Managing director, Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategic Investments group

Bakkt is a cryptocurrency unit of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is the operator of the New York Stock Exchange. Giants such as Microsoft and Starbucks are taking part in creating of the new project, which is positioned as an “ecosystem for digital assets”.

The new platform will offer deliverable bitcoin futures to the market (unlike the settlement contracts for CBOE and CME, these are based on the underlying asset). The platform will support multiple fiat currencies.