Waves is holding a conference in Moscow

Waves platform announced it is going to celebrate its birthday on April 11 in Moscow with a public conference and a private afterparty
02 April 2018   548

Waves platform is preparing for a 2-year activity celebration. On April 11 a major two-part event is taking off in Moscow: a public Waves Birthday conference and a private afterparty. The venue is Digital October. Along with the announcement, there is an ongoing social media campaign for the best birthday greetings: anyone can upload a video congratulations for the favourite team on YouTube or post a photo at Twitter.

Guests will be able to visit 3 exhibition zones: WAVES Lab, WAVES Client Demo Zone and a Developers area. WAVES Lab is a blockchain technology incubator and provide up to $300,000 seed funds, legal support, advice, resources, PR and marketing. The conference program is as follows:

  • 18:00 — 19:30   Guests registration
  • 19:30 — 20:30   Alexander Ivanov’s speech
  • 20:30 — 21:00   Q&A session
  • 21:00 — 23:00   Networking

During the whole event there will be offered snacks and beverages.

At the moment of publication, the market indicators for Waves go as follows:

Average price: $3.69

Market cap: $369,359,000

Volume (24H): $18,950,900

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   53

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.