ViaBTC will launch exchange outside China

According to the head of Chinese cryptocurrency exchange, the third of company's customers are outside of China
25 September 2017   396

The administration of the Chinese exchange ViaBTC announced plans to open a new crypto exchange, this time outside the country. It is reported by South China Morning Post.

The exchange was launched in July 2017. Trade on it was focused mainly on users from China, but foreign users could also register by providing the necessary identification documents.

However, in September, as a result of restrictive measures on the part of the Chinese government, ViaBTC decided to wind down this line of activity, officially launching the process earlier this week. Nevertheless, the company does not intend to completely abandon the maintenance of the trading platform.

A third of our customers are outside of China, and I believe they will continue to use the ViaBTC platform.
 

Haypo Yang
Head, ViaBTC

According to him, the exact time frame for launching the exchange outside of China has not yet been determined. He also stressed that the company has the necessary funds to meet all requests for withdrawal of funds, which must be completed before Monday, September 25.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   174

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.