Events

The Bolt-A-Thon Sequel to Spark Lightning Innovation

From December 6 to 8, 2019, the second edition of the Bolt-A-Thon will take place in the natural habitat of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network — the internet. The Lightning-centered hackathon and conference is a follow-up to the inaugural event in April 2019, where many creative ideas were presented and many Lightning-focused projects made tangible...
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BlockchainWeekend NYC 2019 Happened and It Was Epic

Photo: Coinspeaker BlockchainWeekend NYC 2019 kicked off last Thursday, November 7th with an evening opening reception hosted by Gemini, a New York-based cryptocurrency exchange in partnership with Tech:NYC, taking place at their headquarters. Tech insiders, investors and blockchain enthusiasts gathered to celebrate this weekend. You could feel the palpable excitement in the air. Gemini’s reception...
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Japan’s SBI Holdings Forms Alliance with Fukushima to Use Ripple’s MoneyTap

SBI Holdings and Fukushima Bank formed a partnership that will see the reduction of operational costs and contribution to “regional revitalization.” Japanese business and financial services company SBI Holdings Inc. has announced its decision to form a capital and business alliance with Fukushima Bank, to achieve several goals including increasing profitability for financial institutions in...
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Alibaba Singles’ Day Hits $14 Billion in the First Sales Hour

Alibaba believes that over 500 million users will take part in the shopping event this year, about 100 million more than last year. Every year on November, 11, the Chinese celebrate the biggest shopping event knows as Singles’ Day. It is always a big deal for the retailing giant Alibaba and legions of other online...
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Cutting Edge Ideas Converge at Money20/20

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Money20/20. What’s the next milestone for fintech? How will the latest wave of financial products and services alter the worldwide money landscape? When will cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology achieve mass acceptance in the payments industry?  These were among the many questions explored at Money20/20, a global conference...
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After a Row of Leaks Diablo 4 Is Finally Officially Announced

Diablo 4 has been unveiled at the ongoing Blizzconn 2019. However, the stocks of Activision Blizzard haven’t reacted. After years of so much speculation, the Diablo 4 video game has been announced by Blizzard Entertainment. And yes, it happened after so much speculation on whether it would ever be created. As it was expected, this...
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Diablo 4 Looks Up to Cult Classic Diablo 2 for Inspiration, a Leak Reveals

It is expected that Diablo 4 will channel the same elements and features that made Diablo 2 a cult classic. A reliable source published a Reddit post on October 30 stating that Diablo 4 will channel the same elements that developed Diablo 2 into a cult classic. The source has a known and undisputed track...
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Blockchain Weekend is Taking over NYC This November

BlockchainWeekend NYC is around the corner. What to expect from it? Just read this article to find out more details. Fall’s biggest Blockchain initiative, BlockchainWeekend NYC is just around the corner. Featuring 50+ events taking place across all five boroughs over the weekend of November 7-10, New York City’s tech and blockchain community comes together....
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‘Scam’ or Iteration — in Berlin, Bitcoin Diehards Still Believe in Lightning

“There’s actually this class of trolls on Twitter that loves to troll me, and they love to say this thing about ‘18 months,’ where supposedly Lightning was supposed to be ready in 18 months,” Elizabeth Stark jokingly explained. “At one point I may have commented that a beta was gonna be out … and we...
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Transylvania Crypto Conference 2019: The Transition to Bitcoin-Only

There are several reasons why the Transylvania Crypto Conference (abbreviated as TCConf) was special. First of all, it was a premier for Romania, a country that has never really held events that focus on Bitcoin, despite giving the space some prominent and eccentric figures, such as Mircea Popescu and Bitcoin Magazine co-founder Mihai Alisie.  Second,...
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Investors Commit Staggering $735m into Singapore Fintech Deals

The fintech industry is booming as shown by investors in Singapore who poured a record $735 million into financial-technology deals representing a 69% surge from the prior-year period that had $435 million. The financial technology industry is booming and many investors have noticed that. In that context, investment in fintech ventures in Singapore rose rapidly....
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4 Best Blockchain Conferences to Attend in Q4 2019

Here are the brightest events in the blockchain industry that are scheduled for the coming months. They will help you to stay up-to-date with the newest developments. The first three quarters of 2019 have been remarkably exciting and the industry continues to grow in numerous ways.   One commendable progress is the open-mindedness received from banking...
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The Lightning Conference Preview in Six Stories

Between October 19 and October 20, 2019, The Lightning Conference will turn the city of Berlin, Germany, into the bona fide world capital of the Lightning Network. The event is an opportunity for developers, investors and enthusiastic community members to get together and exchange their experiences with Bitcoin’s second layer payment network. For the first...
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SEC’s ‘Crypto Mom’ Hester Peirce Believes Digital Assets Could Be the ‘Money of Internet’

SEC’s Hester Peirce stated that cryptocurrencies prove to be important “transaction mechanisms” and their “store of value” is an important function of the digital assets. SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, also popular as ‘crypto mom’ for her crypto-friendly news, once again spoke in favor of digital assets during the recent cryptocurrency compliance Dacom summit in New...
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U.S. Congress Hearing With the SEC: The Journey So Far

The earlier proposed hearing by the Committee on Financial Services began with the SEC and tackled several issues regarding cryptocurrency, the SEC’s function, Facebook’s Libra, as well as blockchain technology. About a week ago on Thursday the 19th of September, the Committee on Financial Services scheduled Tuesday 24th, as the day for a Congress crypto...
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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce aka ‘Crypto Mom’ to Hold Q&A at Solidus Labs’ Compliance Summit

Photo: Crypto Compliance Summit Solidus Labs‘ one-day event, taking place at Hogan Lovells, Madison Avenue on Thursday, will culminate in a talk by reigning SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce. Also speaking at the event, which includes a series of panel discussions, will be Coinbase Chief Compliance Officer Jeff Horowitz and representatives from Circle, CryptoCompare, and...
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Vitalik Buterin Stays Confident about Ethereum 2.0 and Optimistic about Facebook’s Libra

Photo: Ethereal / Twitter On Sunday, the Ethereal Summit took place in Tel Aviv. The Summit is a global series of conferences focused on connecting leading companies and influencers shaping the future of blockchain. At the event, Ethereum founders Joseph Lubin and Vitalik Buterin were among the speakers. They commented on the development of the...
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China’s Digital Currency and Libra to Bring Significant Benefits for Financial Inclusion and Blockchain Tech

Both Facebook and the People’s Bank of China, have announced their digital currencies and are looking to release them to the public as soon possible. What does this mean for financial inclusion and the global blockchain industry? Zhou Xiaochuan, former governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), gave a speech related to cryptocurrencies at...
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Binance Will List Its Binance USD (BUSD) Stablecoin Next Week

Binance announced the listing of its USD-backed stablecoin BUSD. According to the announcement by Binance CFO Wei Zhou and Richmond Teo, Co-Founder and CEO Asia of Paxos Trust Company, BUSD will become available to public next week. The guys at Binance have decided to make things work this time. Their partnership with Paxos Trust is...
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Coinbase May Soon Launch Its Own IEO Platform and a New Token

Coinbase may launch an IEO platform and issue a proprietary exchange token. Such information has been provided by Kayvon Pirestani, Coinbase’s head of institutional sales in Asia, during Invest: Asia conference on Wednesday. Coinbase, San-Francisco based cryptocurrency exchange, is considering the launch of an initial exchange offering (IEO) platform and issuing proprietary exchange token. Such...
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Price of Art Tied To Bitcoin

Content of the article:New PricingVitalik Buterin & Vinay Gupta signaturesRoman XXX series in GifsNew ‘We Love Decentralized’ podcastCodex Art GiveawayGanesha celebrations1.PRICING RESTRUCTUREFirst off the big news. It is likely the biggest update of the artforcrypto.com site since I first put the site online, and published the first works. The limited to 3 only re-paints are...
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Here’s What Apple’s New iPhone 11 Likely to Be Like

Apple is set to have its annual unveiling event. Will the technology giant breakout of the current “more-of-the-same” situation it is in? What exactly should we expect in the new iPhone 11? These are the questions on everyone’s mind. Apple is set to introduce its new set of phones at its annual phone launch on Tuesday...
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Canadians Win $30,000 Grand Prize at Bytom Global Development Conference

2019 DevCon, Contestants and Winners The 2019 Bytom DevCon (DevCon) was held in Fort Mason, San Francisco, United States. During the event, more than 50 teams from all over the world, including the US, India, Belgium, Russia, China and Brazil took part in it. The teams were given a chance to develop practical use cases...
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Apple’s New iPhone 11 Will be Released to Public on September 10th

Apple has sent out media invites to an event on September 10 in California. The big four tech company is expected to unveil a few new products including the new iPhone as well as a new Apple watch. It’s been almost two years since Apple released the iPhone X in November 2017. Now according to...
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Ocean Protocol to Reward Developers with 3.4 Million OCEANs to BUIDL a New Data Economy via Competition

The Ocean Protocol launches Data Economy Challenge – a six-week global development challenge to bring together top minds worldwide to tackle issues around data marketplaces, network integrations, and more. The data marketplace is perhaps the most invaluable digital resource center spanning many economic sectors, and has over time evolved into a prodigious entity in the...
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Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Wants Blockchain Voting

The endorsement for blockchain technology and skepticism of exisiting technologies is reflected in Yang’s campaign website which states that traditionally used machines are vulnerable to tampering and hacking, when compared to the world’s latest available technologies. One of the candidates for the 2020 presidential election in the U.S., Andrew Yang, says he wants to modernize...
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The First Version of Telegram TON Will be Released on Sept 1st, Says New Report

Telegram has yet to publicly or formally acknowledge the project, but investors in last year’s $1.7 billion token offering, widely publicized in the press, are selling their gram allocations via OTC desks, exchanges and special-purpose vehicles. Telegram TON Board channel announced the first version of TON, Telegram blockchain, will be released on September 1st. From...
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Evedo IEO: The Decentralized Ecosystem for Events

The event industry is worth almost $1 trillion per year. Evedo is a new blockchain-based platform that is giving everyone in the event ecosystem a great toolkit to slash event costs and make sure that everyone involved gets a fair shake. If you are like most people, you aren’t on the planning side of an...
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