ZatGo, INK and Vanywhere to host a conference on blockchain projects

Ideafactory is going to host a collaborative meetup event in Seoul between ZatGo, Vanywhere and INK on March 25 to share their projects and exchange experience
21 March 2018   504

On March 25th in the heart of Seoul - Gangnam, the first co-meetup between blockchain startups ZatGo (represented by COO Nancy Chen), Vanywhere (represented by CEO Rami Shechter and COO Itay Shechter) and INK (represented by community operations leader Choi June) will be held in the building of Ideafactory. The event is organized in 2 parts: firstly, the leaders of each of the startups will introduce the current projects of the respective companies and then there will be a discussion session with Q&A and casual talk. Among other participants of the event, there will be a representative of a cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin who is going to provide an analysis of the digital currency; and a healthcare startup Medibond that will act as a KOL at the meeting.

The agenda of the event goes as follows:

  • 1:30pm                   Start
  • 1:30pm-1:40pm     Opening
  • 1:40pm-2:00pm    ZatGo Speech
  • 2:00pm-2:20pm    INK Speech
  • 2:20pm-2:30pm    Coffee break
  • 2:30pm-2:50pm    Vanywhere Speech
  • 2:50pm-3:10pm     Digital Currency Analysis
  • 3:10pm-3:30pm     Bonus
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm    Q&A
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm    Casual Communication


 

ZatGo is a blockchain project for travellers with ambitions to build a whole ecosystem for big trips. INK is another blockchain enterprise with the endeavor of addressing issues in the culture industry and its content. Vanywhere is a skill-sharing platform on a blockchain with the implementation of video, voice and text chats - the ways and means particular skills are offered. On a side note, INK and ZatGo have recently partnered to empower each other's platforms.

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.