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London’s CordaCon 2018, an annual gathering hosted by R3 to celebrate everything happening on the Corda platform and its developer community, appeared to be in rude health this year with standing room only in many of the presentations. The event saw some 1,150 registrations over the two days – exponential growth from last year, noted …

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The Distributed 2018 conference that recently took place in San Francisco was accompanied by a new edition of the Distributed Dialogues podcast, a collaborative show between the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed Magazine. With a focus on introducing listeners to blockchain technology thought leaders and innovators, the latest episode featured a trio of thought …

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Award-winning comedian, actor, writer and director Jason Attar is once again heading for the big screen with his new project KevCoin: The Movie. A follow-up to his previous film One Night in Powder, Attar will don the guise of his infamous character Kevin Powder — a rock star “fixer” who’s constantly trying to reinvent himself …

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The Chief Digital Officer Global Forum (CDX) summit series is gearing up for its next installation in New York. Established in 2013, the summit has set up shop in Chicago, San Francisco, Singapore and, most recently, Las Vegas, with focuses on emerging innovations in mobile, IoT and digital advertising technologies. To be held on May …

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The Breaking Bitcoin conference, first organized last summer in Paris, is returning for its second edition under the name “Building on Bitcoin,” this time in Lisbon. While the event in the French capital was centered around security, the one in the Portuguese capital will focus on second-layer technologies and other creative uses of the Bitcoin …

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For the second year in a row, a flagship cryptography conference in Europe has devoted an entire session to blockchain technology. It was a sign that cryptographers, who once struggled to take the cryptocurrency space seriously due to its hacks, frauds and often reckless approach to developing secure protocols, are now investing their time into …

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The Distributed Markets conference took place in Chicago on April 23, 2018, and featured an array of blockchain and financial experts working to shed light on opportunities and changes happening in the cryptocurrency space. Among the main goals of the conference was to educate attendees on how they could integrate blockchain technology into their businesses, …

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Speaking at the Synchronize 2018 conference in New York City on Thursday, Nick Szabo, a pioneering cryptographer who first developed the concept of smart contracts in 1996, urged the audience not to lose sight of blockchains’ original promise. “I just want to plug the benefits of trust minimization and decentralization,” he said while participating in …

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The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) intends to release a set of common blockchain standards for businesses in 2018, one of the consortium’s leading members said Thursday. Onstage at Blockchain Expo in London, Jeremy Millar, a founding board member of the 450-member group, which boasts Accenture, JP Morgan and UBS among its ranks, provided the update as …

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After a seemingly unending period of blockchain R&D, major enterprises are eager to edge their technology toward production. At least that was the sentiment at Blockchain Expo Global on Tuesday, where attendees at the Olympia London venue assembled to hear from experts in supply chain tracking, energy, logistics, freight and more – all of whom have …

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A blockchain-themed conference in Shanghai was abruptly suspended by police on Thursday. The one-day event, dubbed the Global Fintech & Blockchain China Summit 2018 and organized by a business conference organizer called PTP International, was originally scheduled for April 12. Yet around midday (local time) on Thursday, the morning session was abruptly halted by police, and …

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Blockchain’s future growth in China will rely on well-designed regulatory and standardization frameworks in the country, according to industry experts. At the 2018 Bo’Ao Forum for Asia in China’s Hainan province on Tuesday, speakers including Chen Lei, CEO of cloud network provider Xunlei, and Li Lihui, who heads the Blockchain Research Working Group at China’s National …

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It wasn’t the talk he was supposed to give. At the Deconomy conference in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday, ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin scrapped a plan to discuss his 12-month vision for the world’s second-largest blockchain, opting for a more general discussion on blockchain and its potential. That said, the discussion with fellow ethereum research …

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Deconomy, an international blockchain forum, is taking place in Seoul, South Korea, from April 3 to 4 at the Walkerhill Hotel. Organizers have looked to bring audiences the “brightest entrepreneurs, thought leaders, investors, developers, academic and policy groups, and blockchain enthusiasts” to present and discuss the biggest topics within the blockchain industry. Among the event’s …

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Developers of the most popular bitcoin implementation software have big dreams of crafting a truly global form of money, and as such, you can say they have a lot on their plates. The breadth of their to-do lists was easy to see at a recent annual meeting in New York, where, in a change of …

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What do private blockchain builders really want? According to JP Morgan blockchain lead Amber Baldet, they’re faced with the same concerns as anyone building public blockchains today. “These problems really aren’t so far apart, it’s just that people are trying to solve the problems in different ways,” Baldet told the audience at EthCC, an ethereum …

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Come together and collaborate… This was, perhaps, the message broadcast by representatives of the U.S. government to audience members at the first day of panels at the DC Blockchain Summit in Washington, DC on Wednesday – even as securities regulators warned exchanges who offer trading of ICO tokens. Indeed, it was James Sullivan, the deputy …

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When one imagines a networking event for a professional conference, the most well-known and over-the-top strip club in Miami probably isn’t the venue that comes to mind. Yet that’s exactly where The North American Bitcoin Conference decided to host it. “Join us at E11even for some networking and R&R. Or dancing,” the description read. There …

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From panel to panel at the Yahoo Finance’s cryptocurrency conference Wednesday, speakers kept beating the drum of personal responsibility. Do you research before investing any cryptocurrency, the audience was repeatedly warned. Especially if you don’t understand it. Goodwin Procter LLP partner Grant Fondo perhaps put it best, remarking that “at some point, you may lose.” …

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“Blockchains are about increasing freedom for individuals and allowing them the flexibility to leave on principle at any point in time.” If day one of Scaling Bitcoin showed how bitcoin’s technical and academic communities are moving swiftly to capitalize on the network’s newly updated code capabilities, day two offered a glimpse of a project emerging, …

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