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   473

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.

US Congressman to Call for Crypto Ban

As reported, Brad Sherman has called for a blanket ban on cryptocurrency buying
19 July 2018   77

American authorities should ban cryptocurrencies and mining. Such a statement on was made by Congressman Brad Sherman during the hearings of the Committee on Financial Services at the US House of Representatives, CoinDesk reports.

According to Sherman, in the future, cryptocurrencies may become a form of money, but at the moment they are used either by rogue states to bypass American sanctions or by individuals to evade taxes.

We should prohibit U.S. persons from buying or mining cryptocurrencies.
 

Brad Sherman

Congressman, US

At the same time, Norbert Mitchel, director of the Data Analysis Center of the Heritage Foundation, noted that the possible use of crypto-currency for criminal purposes should not stain other possibilities of digital currencies.

Yes it is true that criminals have used bitcoin, but it's also true that criminals have used airplanes, computers and automobiles. We shouldn't criminalize any of those instruments simply because criminals used them. Those components I believe are the main barriers to widespread adoption in the U.S.
 

Norbert Mitchel

Director of the Data Analysis Center, Heritage Foundation

As Eswar Prasad, senior professor at Cornell University, said, the existence of cryptocurrencies had the potential to impact the financial services system, particularly the payments system, in positive ways.