The North American Bitcoin Conference Set To Heat Up Miami

The North American Bitcoin Conference returns to Miami for its seventh installment.

On the 17th and 18th of January, 2019, the entire Bitcoin and blockchain community will converge in Miami for a historical conference aimed at driving cryptocurrency from niche to mainstream. Now in its seventh year, The North American Bitcoin Conference is the longest running and most attended finance conference for the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency industries with over 4500 attendees in 2018. Additionally, a key focus of the 2019 conference will be a dedicated Security Tokens track, unpacking the new and exciting world of securities and blockchain technology.

Building on the recent successes of conferences this year in Miami, London, New York and Dubai, The 7th Annual North American Bitcoin Conference, as a part of the World Blockchain Forum, will return to sunny Miami with a lineup of over 60 world-class presenters, including technology veterans, and founders of companies which have collectively raised over $18.1 billion in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Past events have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune.com, Bloomberg, and other mainstream media outlets.

The two-day conference will have new things in store for attendees to bring them added value on top of the already stacked speaker and sponsor lineup. As well as brand new Lightning Networking sessions, creative installments and a second track dedicated to digital security tokens, the event will still maintain the focus on investments, successful past and future ICOs, legal implications and regulations, and how decentralization is disrupting not only the banking industry.

In addition to the two day conference, The North American Bitcoin Conference is proud to announce Miami Blockchain Week which has multiple satellite events before and after the conference, including hackathons, additional networking events, education days, and after-parties.

The first speakers have been announced and include:

  • David Chaum, Inventor of Digital Cash
  • Dr. Patrick Byrne, Founder of Overstock.com and t0
  • Halsey Minor, Founder of CNET
  • Veronica McGregor, Head of Legal at Shapeshift.io
  • Matthew Roszak, Co-Founder, Bloq
  • Charlie Shrem, Bitcoin pioneer
  • Maja Vujinoc, CEO at OGroup
  • Craig Sellars, Co-Founder, Tether
  • Jason King, Co-Founder, Academy
  • Bruce Fenton, President of Atlantic Financial
  • Epperly Li, Investment Director at Bitmain
  • Marco Santori, President of Blockchain.com
  • Andrew Filipowski, Chairman at Tally Capital
  • Sang Lee, President & CEO, Darcmatter
  • Alexa Hefti, Blockchain Tax Lead at Deloitte
  • Jeffrey Tucker, Editorial Director at American Institute for Economic Research

Keynote’s founder Moe Levin says, “This conference comes at a pivotal time as innovation forces us all to make wise investing decisions. With an influx of new opportunities, and hundreds of new ICOs, Keynote wants to give our attendees the opportunity to meet the people and product they’ll be investing in, discuss white papers, and get a better understanding of the fast-expanding blockchain ecosystem. We’re also excited for our attendees to meet and interact with our sponsors and exhibitors, who are the greatest blockchain companies active at the moment.”

Tickets are available now at btcmiami.com/tickets. For Sponsorship and Exhibiting information please email [email protected]

About Keynote Keynote was launched in 2012 by blockchain strategist Moe Levin. Further information and details about Keynote and the event can be found at btcmiami.com

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On April 23-24 in Singapore, the Global Forum Blockchain Life 2019 Welcomes 5000+ Attendees and Top Companies at its 3d edition.

The global forum 2019 highlights four significant topics: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, StartUps and Mining. More than 5000 people including industry top speakers, funds and investors, blockchain startups and world companies, crypto traders, developers and miners – all are going to join Blockchain Life 2019 to discuss the latest trends and ways of earning money in the crypto market.

Find out more information and get tickets: http://blockchain-life.com

Among the participating companies: Listing.Help, CoinMarketCap, KuCoin, Cointelegraph, BitForex, Neo, Nem, BitBlock Capital, IvoryBay Capital, Gravitas Holding, InfiniVision, Jets Capital and other famous enterprises from all over the world.

The list of speakers is constantly growing, check it here: http://blockchain-life.com

The previous Blockchain Life forum in November 2018 attracted over 4500 guests and became one of the largest world events in the industry. In 2019 the famous hotel Marina Bay Sands welcomes 5000 participants from 70 countries around the globe in Singapore.

Join world blockchain and cryptocommunity now: http://blockchain-life.com

The global forum is organized by the world listing agency – Listing.Help. The general partner of Blockchain Life 2019 is ELVN – a new, convenient and safe cryptomessenger, that pays its users for activity.

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The Highlights of the RSA Conference 2019 Held in San Francisco

RSA Conference is an international convention devoted to information security. It is held every year and unites hundreds of bright developers, businessmen, cyber security experts, companies in order to find new unique solutions for protecting data, assets etc. from hacker attacks and other cyber intrusion.

RSA Conference is, undoubtedly, the most large-scale and the most important information security event in the world. This year it was held at Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, USA, and brought 740 speakers and 700 companies from all over the planet. The overall attendance equalled to over 40 thousand people.

The details of the conference

During the event, Moscone Center, the premises of the conference, turned into a little ecosystem with a bunch of sessions, seminars and showcases happening all the time all over the place.

There was so much going on that it would be absolutely impossible for one individual to attend everything.

Formal official seminars were followed by more casual laid-back meetings and discussions. Different companies displayed and introduced their products and developments, exchanged ideas and talked over the pressing cyber security issues.

Key presentations

The conference included a couple of major speeches made by the representatives of the world’s largest tech companies.

For instance, Ronald Woerner from DirectDefense talked on the topic “Cybersecurity Tips, Tools and Techniques for Your Professional Toolbag”. The security software developer from Netflix, Tejas Dharamshi, presented his speech “Building Identity for an Open Perimeter” etc.

The star of the show

Certainly, we couldn’t leave out the phenomenon of this year’s conference – Kyla Guru. This 16-year-old high school student is the CEO of her own cyber security platform, called BitsnBytes.

Her speech at the conference was very bright and inspiring. The “Teenage Security Supergirl” by no aspects conceded to her older colleagues.

Hopefully, RSA Conference 2019 brought necessary people with necessary ideas at the right time at the right place, and this year we will hear less about cyber attacks, identity thefts, malicious software etc.

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Malta AI & Blockchain Summit Handing Out 100 Free Booths to Startups

The first edition of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit in November 2018 turned out to be a monumental success – no less than 8500 people attended the event. This year, the same team is throwing a massive show in May. To support the virulent startup scene, the organisers are now handing out 100 free booths.

The Malta AI & Blockchain Summit (AIBC) has announced a stellar show for 2019. The highly anticipated show is expected to follow the monumental success of the November summit in 2018, which brought W. Scott Stornetta, John McAfee, the Winklevoss Twins and Sophia the Robot to Malta’s shores and took the scene by storm even in times of a burdensome bear market.

In support of the startup scene within AI, Blockchain, IoT, Quantum Technologies and Big Data, the AIBC is now releasing no less than 100 free booths to the most disruptive startups for its May edition of the summit. Startups applying in the fierce competition for participation can benefit from a free one-by-one metre booth, free passes to the summit and networking events, print and online media opportunities, and free consultancy and potential leads from industry veterans. Last but not least, ten out of the 100 successful applicants will also be selected for a free Startup Pitch on stage in front of the investors.

The Startup Village in collaboration with Malta Enterprise during the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit in November 2018 welcomed the 40 most disruptive startups within AI, Blockchain and IoT to exhibit for free.

The unexpected success of last year’s show has turned the organisers’ eyes towards expansion. For the show in May 2019, they have chosen the Hilton as the conference venue. This also enables the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit to host a first class expo floor suitable for a truly global crowd of exhibitors. The Startup Village of the November summit in 2018 saw no less than 40 startups from all across the globe gathering in Malta. Due to the overwhelming amount of applicants last year, the AIBC is eager to up the game for May 2019 by increasing the free slots to 100 startups.

Valerio Gallitto from Greenspider, one of the participating startups in the Startup Village in November 2018, won the award IoT of the Year.

“We had an overwhelming feedback from all the disruptive startups that we welcomed to claim their free booth last year. However, as we had so many interesting and promising projects that we could not accommodate in the fierce competition of the available space that we had, we are happy to increase to one hundred free booths this year to boost innovation and facilitate connections between startups and investors so that this sector can flourish. We believe strongly that business is not done between companies, it is done between people,” says Eman Pulis, Founder of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit.

The speaker line up for May is far from filled but already feature top names within the industry such as Tim Draper, Ben Goertzel of SingularityNET along with Sophia the Robot. The Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri, will also speak at the event. With the quality recorded in 2018, attendees can put their expectations high for the second edition of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit.

This spring edition of the summit includes a lavish VIP dinner, networking drinks in the midst of the warm Mediterranean spring, a Startup Pitch, an STO Battle and two conferences spanning over the 23rd-24th of May but delegates are advised to block their calendars for 22nd-25th due to all extra events that the AIBC has in the pipeline. The Malta AI & Blockchain Summit is a landmark event that nobody in the field can afford to miss.

Startups apply here: https://bit.ly/2tnAxFU

Info www.maltablockchainsummit.com

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Fourth AI Conference in Moscow: How to Use AI in Business, Customer Relations, and State Activity

On April 9, Smile-Expo will hold AI Conference in Moscow for entrepreneurs dedicated to the application of artificial intelligence in businesses. The event is primarily focused on the examination of case studies of medium and large companies.

About the conference

The conference aims to show how AI can solve routine business objectives. Presentations will be divided into three sections:  

  • AI for companies. Examples of the efficient automation of business processes: logistics, manufacturing, purchase, and others.  
  • AI for customers. Speakers will tell the audience how to customize communication with clients before they cross over to competitors.   
  • AI for the state. Industry challenges, the role of the government in its development, and standardization, as well as how all of these things will affect businesses.   

Each section will include certain case studies. Speakers will reveal them following the ‘issue – solution – result’ scheme.

About exhibition area

Companies engaged in the AI sector will show software and apps based on artificial intelligence. Exhibitors will provide technical advice and assist in selecting an appropriate solution.   

Target audience

AI Conference is designed for those desiring to improve their operations using artificial intelligence. In particular, medium and large business owners, government officials, retailers, marketing specialists, software developers, IT startups, and investors.

Venue

AI Conference will take place in a special economic zone of Technopolis “MOSCOW” at the address: 42 Volgogradskiy ave., build. 5.

Event organizer  

Smile-Expo is an international company that has been successfully holding major specialized exhibitions, congresses, conferences, and forums, creating platforms for business development in 28 countries for 13 years.

Register to AI Conference in order to find out how to apply artificial intelligence in your business.

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Malaysia Incentivizes Its Palm Oil Industry with Blockchain-Tribeni Das

Malaysia has been using Blockchain Technology in three of the country’s largest industries today, namely Renewable Energy, Palm Oil Industry, and the Islamic Banking Sector.

Palm oil has been in growing demand for over the last decade has driven a lot more attention and new ventures towards the industry. Malaysia currently accounts for 39 % of world palm oil production and 44% of world exports. If taken into account of other oils & fats produced in the country. As palm oil is the key income earner, this industry is set to thrive for the next 100 years.

Production of palm oil has become a popular way to meet global consumption for not only vegetable oils but as an everyday household commodity since the yield per hectare ratio is very high.

Palm oil is the biggest export business of Malaysia, accounting for nearly half, which is 43%, of the country’s agricultural income, according to official figures. Agriculture, just alone, contributes to 8.1% of the country’s GDP.

Hence the government brought out reforms in the structuring of this high revenue earning industry by integrating Blockchain Technology as it will help boost the economic situation of the country and make its functioning more transparent and contribute to environmental sustainability.

The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, known as MIGHT, led an initiative to combine Blockchain Technology with the Palm Oil Industry for greater profits as there is a heavy reliance on the agricultural input.

  • This will allow for a more sustainable supply chain network, as sellers and customers are now able to track the source of palm oil and monitor their transactions.
  • Government and legal committees can also use the data to track the sources and modulate the industry for a more sustainable approach.

Recently, a group called SUSTAIN (Sustainability Assurance & Innovation Alliance) created by a number of palm oil industry leaders came up with their own plan.

The goal of this alliance is to establish a Blockchain-based palm oil platform to tackle landscape-level sustainability problems, as well as meeting goals related to NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation) which is very environmental.

Blockchain combined with this industry can be helpful in geographically locating the harvested fruit branches and can be utilised as a concrete support system for the same. This would help us get the stored information related to the palm oil workers identities and harvesting phases. This structure could also prove to be revolutionary as it will not only provide government agencies with better information regarding the employment status of the workers but also help policy maker’s gain and access more information about the farming practices. In its entirety, the overall conditions of workers who are working for or connected to this industry will improve.

Palm oil spoilage and wastage is one less known issue that propels up, but with this technology it can now be curbed. The spoilage takes place when it is improperly stored as palm oil has the propensity to react poorly to unsuitable surroundings. When this takes place, the oil is unfit for consumption and even usage as the amount of Free Fatty Acids (FFA) reaches a specific level.

Hence in ways mentioned above, a future-tech advancement like Blockchain is helping regulate an everyday resource like palm oil. Speculation is that in the future Blockchain Technology could be combined with IoT sensors to uncover more potential and revenue methods in this industry. There is so much to explore and the research is still on. World Blockchain Summit taking place in Kuala Lumpur from 27th – 28th of February, this year, aims to connect solution providers dealing with ledger based services to the local marketplace, in order to help Malaysia develop an implementation roadmap to utilise Blockchain as a solution to the aforementioned problems!

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Glimpse into the Future at Hong Kong Blockchain Week

The first thing to know about blockchain technology is that there is a lot to know.

There is, of course, Bitcoin, which has always been seen as Batman to blockchain’s Robin, or vice-versa. But since those early days when Bitcoin and blockchain were seemingly joined at the hip, the nascent technology has begun to outgrow its exclusivity with cryptocurrencies: From global payments to insurance to the travel industry to the real estate business and beyond, the possibilities for blockchain’s utilization in the near future seem limitless.

There is also, of course, blockchain’s strides in banking: HSBC announced earlier this year that it has now settled more than three million forex transactions and made more than 150,000 payments worth $250 billion using blockchain technology. Specifically, the bank is using a distributed ledger technology called HSBC FX Everywhere, noting in a press release that it “has been used for the past year to orchestrate payments across HSBC’s internal balance sheets, creating significant efficiencies and opportunities.”

However, since any attempt at innovation often gets met with equal parts excitement and skepticism, it’s not surprising that some doubts have been raised about the progress blockchain has made thus far – or the lack thereof, as it were.

And while the economist Nouriel Roubini – who, granted, is nicknamed “Dr. Doom” – is already talking about blockchain’s “broken promises,” it doesn’t seem as though most people are as quick to dismiss the technology’s potential. Instead, there appears to be an air of cautious optimism, with people excited by its potential, but still waiting for its potential to be realized in more real-world applications.

A survey conducted by consulting firm Deloitte of over 1,000 executives across the globe found that although 74 of respondents said their companies see a “compelling business case” for using blockchain technology, only 34 percent said their company has initiated deployment of blockchain in some capacity. And while “a significant percentage of early adopters in the business community (59 percent) believe in blockchain’s potential to disrupt and revolutionize their industries, and the overall economy,” the reality is “there are very few active use cases they can currently employ to advance their beliefs.”

And yet, 78 percent of the executives surveyed by Deloitte “believe they stand to lose competitive advantage if they do not eventually implement blockchain.”

So, we return to our original premise: There is indeed a lot to know about blockchain. But knowledge is power, of course, and whether you’re an early adopter of blockchain technology or a neophyte trying to catch up, Hong Kong Blockchain Week, presented by NexChange on March 4-8, is the largest blockchain event in Hong Kong and the perfect opportunity to hear  about the real-world applications of blockchain, discuss the opportunities it presents for innovation in your industry, learn about possible regulatory developments and connect with other people in the fledgling space.

Among the topics that will be covered during the week include:

  • Government and Blockchain in which we focus on use cases
  • Financial Services and Blockchain in which we look at how big banks and insurance companies are using the technology
  • Big Corporate and Blockchain in which we explore how it’s being used by Fortune 500 and other companies
  • Technological Advancement and Blockchain in which we geek out about how to solve blockchain’s challenges
  • Governance and Blockchain in which we talk about creating governance structures that deliver on the democratization promised by blockchain

Hong Kong Blockchain Week will feature some of the best and brightest minds in blockchain, finance and innovation. Our panel of experts will talk about both the progress that’s been made so far, as well as the challenges the industry faces as it moves this new technology forward.

Our featured speakers will include Bart Chilton, former Commissioner of the U.S. Commodities Futures and Trade Commission; Sinhae Lee, partner at Global Blockchain Innovative Capital (GBIC); Tony Tong, Co-Chairman of the Hong Kong Blockchain Association; Clara Chiu, Head of Fintech Unit & Director of Licensing at the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC); Franklyn Richards, Founding Director at the Litecoin Foundation and COO of Zulu Republic; Charles d’ Haussey, Head of Fintech at InvestHK; Charles Mok, member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong; Sally Evers, official member of the Forbes Technology Council; Brittany Kaiser, Co-Founder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA) and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower; and Juwan Lee, Chairman and CEO of the NexChange Group and CEO of Arrakis Ventures.

There is a lot of ground to cover when it comes to better understanding the opportunities and challenges with blockchain; luckily, we’ll have a week to take a deep dive into the technology. To register for Hong Kong Blockchain Week and to stay updates on the full lineup of featured speakers, just go HERE. We hope to see you there.

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