TokenSky conference to take place in Tokyo

Blockchain conference Tokyo session TokenSky will be held on July 4-5 in partnership with Asia-Pacific Blockchain Association
13 June 2018   438

One of the largest events for token economy and blockchain industry in Asia - TokenSky will be held on July 4-5 at Belle Salle Shiodome Event Hall. ASOBIMO in partnership with TokenSky Organizing Committee enable world experts, economists, professors, investors and entrepreneurs to gather and discuss the opportunities and problems of the technology.

The brief agenda for the 2-day event is as follows:

  Day 1            
9:30 - 12:30         Blockchain + Global Summit, Blockchain + Games
13:30 - 18:00           Blockchain + Technology, Blockchain + Games
  Day 2  
9:30 - 12:30   Blockchain + IoT, Blockchain + ICO
13:30 - 18:00  

Blockchain + AI, Blockchain + Laws

More details about the event including the speakers and exhibitors lists can be found here.

Barclays to Freeze Crypto Trading Project

This is reported by two anonymous sources to Financial News London
15 October 2018   197

One of the largest UK bank Barclays has suspended work on its own crypto-trading project, Financial News reports citing two sources familiar with the situation.

Earlier this year, the bank gathered a high profile team to explore opportunities for cryptocurrency trading as part of its own business. However, according to one source, the initiative was “frozen”.

The former head of Barclays for energy trading, Chris Tyrer, who headed the “digital assets project,” left the bank in September after management decided to freeze the initiative.

Together with Tyrer, the macro-strategy in the field of foreign exchange and emerging markets was Marvin Barth, Senior Technical Specialist Lee Brain, and Consultant Matthew Jobb Duval.

Their task was to determine whether cryptocurrencies are an asset class with far-reaching prospects, whether Barclays customers are interested in them and what type of IT infrastructure will be needed to work with them, the source said.