VersaBank Launches Blockchain Vault for Cryptocurrency

VersaBank aims to design a blockchain based digital deposit box, so customers will be able privately store their digital valuables, including cryptocurrencies
25 January 2018   571

VersaBank, a Canadian chartered bank, announced on Tuesday that it is developing a blockchain based vault initiative to securely store digital property and has hired Gurpreet Sahota as Chief Architect of Cyber Security.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are quickly gaining popularity and holders have already experienced their valuable holdings vanish from the less secure ‘digital storage’ options. Banks have always been known as the safest place to store physical valuables and it is our aim to make VersaVault the safest place to secure your digital valuables, with absolute privacy.


David Taylor

President & CEO, VersaBank

Gurpreet Sahota has extensive experience in cyber security and is a global leader in this field, the company said. Gurpreet will also head up a team made up of software engineers, experienced in both the development and integrity of cyber security solutions, to design a blockchain based digital deposit box, called VersaVault, so customers will be able privately store their digital valuables, including cryptocurrencies.

The company added that the VersaVault will be available to customers globally.

Genesis Conference to be Held in London

Genesis Conference will cover research and development, regulation, economics and applications issues, taking place in London on February 22
22 February 2018   69

Genesis London Conference will take place on February 22, tackling the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications.

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain, and its priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Location: The CityPoint building, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2, UK
Date and time: 9:30AM - 8PM, February 22, 2018

The agenda of the conference includes Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains; Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases; Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies; A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin, and more.

The headline speakers include Patrick de Laive, co-founder of TNW; Margarita Khartanovich, head of insight at Binary District; Jack Gavigan, chief operating officer at ZCash; Jeremy Kahn, technology writer for Bloomberg, and many more.