Best ICO Events of December 2017

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Malta

December 7

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference is a series of international events that take place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv, Stockholm, Tallinn, Prague, and now also in Malta. Organizer of the conferences is the international company Smile-Expo, which became a pioneer of the exhibition business in the field of advanced technologies.

The conference will cover such topical issues as ICO holding, trends of the blockchain industry, development of cryptocurrencies and challenges of legislative regulation of the fintech sector

Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi

December 7

The Blockchain conference in Abu Dhabi creates a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience and success in the field of the Blockchain technology application in the modern middle eastern world. The conference will open its doors for your future customers, partners and contractors for one day only

Cryptospace. The biggest Eastern Europe Blockchain and Cryptocurrency conference

December 8

All speakers – are top crypto entrepreneurs and authoritative opinion leaders of Blockchain from America, Asia and Europe. Almost everyone – first time in Russia.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Slovenia

December 12

It is one of the first major conferences in the Balkans dedicated to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. It will bring together industry representatives: from beginning enthusiasts to well-known specialists.     

The conference will focus on the blockchain community of Slovenia and the ways of its further development. Participants will discuss blockchain-based government projects, cryptocurrency regulation in the country, promising activity areas for startups.

 Big ICO Roadshow Moscow

December 12

Only top tier investors, interested in ICO and crypto industry are personally invited. No tickets are available for sale. All attendees by personal invitations only.

CryptoInvestForum

December 14

The first practical conference of participants of the digital financial market. CryptoInvestForum is the largest final event in 2017, where the results of the year will be summed up and the plans for the future will be discussed.

The main topics of the conference are the combination of “fiat” and “digital” financial market regulation, the development of competent legislation in this field, the practice of working in the digital market, the prospects for involving institutional investors in the “crypto”, protecting the rights and interests of the participants of the cryptology.

MONEYMAKERS Conf&Party

December 19

A large-scale conference Moneymakers, dedicated to CPA and Crypto-currencies, will be held on December 19, 2017, in Moscow. The conference will be held in 2 simultaneous streams in different rooms – a separate conference room for CPA, a separate hall for crypto-currencies.  In online MoneyMakers will watch the whole world, and only the best will come.

The U.S.-China Trading War Influences Cryptocurrency World, Bitmain Suffers Most

Not long ago, we discussed that Bitcoin was in danger, since Chinese authority was able to attack it any time. The US decided to keep up with opponents and stroke the crypto world of China, namely crypto asset industry.

These two countries are currently in a state of trading conflict, introducing tariffs on goods traded with each other. In June the USA changed the classification of ASIC miner, called Antminer S9, in a way that Chinese miners can be at a loss. That month the “electrical machinery apparatus”, the given category to the ASICs, had a 2.6% tariff.

Later in August, the tariff raised by 25 per cent. At the moment, Chinese mining producers deal with the fee of 27.6 per cent on their US shipments.This action has a colossal impact on Bitmain, the company based in Beijing and being the biggest Chinese mining hardware maker.

Bitmain tried to cope with the pressure by filing for a Hong Kong IPO. It could reportedly rise $3 billion. The company’s filing also mentioned the fact that about 62.8% revenue came from overseas in first half of 2018, though there was no comment on how many sales had come from the US.

The crisis came to Bitmain at a very bad time. IPO filing showed the company’s turnover dropped in second quarter of 2018 drastically, losing about $400 million in compare to $1.1 billion net profit in the first quarter.

One of the analysts, Mark Li, reckons the US tariffs aim at making Chinese hardware less competitive than opponent ones produced in other countries. He also added that Bitmain’s boardship is more aware of technology arms race, where the company is falling behind

The cold trading war between China and States can last for a long time, yet no one is sure how much loss or profit it can bring, we are only able to watch and wait. Now we want to remind you

Mining Complexity: What It Is and Where It Will Get

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New Video Player Technology That Rewards Users for Their Attention

Genesis player

Genesis player promotes the latest blockchain projects and rewards viewers with tokens directly through the player. The tool, which can be easily embedded across the web has been quickly adopted by multiple crypto projects looking to build their community and reach investors through the power of video.

With close to 100,000 existing user accounts, crypto enthusiasts and investors can learn about new projects by watching promotional videos. Users can earn between $3 and $5 each view, from an airdrop completed directly through the player. These videos are syndicated across the web, and available on CryptoNow.tv. Users can visit cryptonow.tv and browse featured videos to earn tokens. There is a total of $400k worth of tokens available in total from over 10 promising projects.

You can earn 5 iCash tokens worth $5 by watching all of the video above and signing up for GenesisPlayer. Simple!

Users can also earn an additional 10% through an inbuilt referral programme by sharing the video once they have signed up and claimed tokens. The system is backed by ‘Proof of View’ technology which stops any cheating and users skipping.

Some of the current projects using the Genesis player technology to power their community include iCash, Vreo, Smartree, CoinAnalyst, Autobay, INDX and Fanfare.

GenesisPlayer was built on the Verasity Protocol and was developed out of a successful ICO and the Verasity team understanding the importance of projects needing to build an engaged community and the power video has in selling the potential of a project. Find out more at Verasity.io

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Roubini vs. Buterin: Why Did Their Conflict Reach Live Debates and What Does McAfee Have To Do With It?

The conflict between two titans of the financial world – Nouriel Roubini and Vitalik Buterin is gaining momentum.

Forbes editor Laura Shin invited famous personalities to move from Twitter skirmishes to real live debates. Roubini and Buterin refused to cooperate with Shin, but they did not abandon the idea to talk live.

Where did it start?

As we reported earlier, an American economist Nouriel Roubini expressed a tough view of decentralization and the creator of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, on the Twitter account comparing him with a dictator and saying that “Decentralization in crypto is a myth. It is a system more centralized than North Korea ”.

After Buterin replied to Roubini that the above mentioned statement  is not “a fair characterization”, a long verbal skirmish began with personal attacks:

Conflict development

The more time passes, the more disagreements appear. Arthur Hayes, one of the founders of BitMEX crypto exchange, joined this “dialogue”, proposing to hold a discussion and pay all costs. Nouriel Roubini answered to this proposition no less harshly than Buterin, calling BitMEX “a criminal scam”.

Nevertheless, Roubini wrote on Twitter that he would be happy to discuss with Buterin in live mode. To which Vitalik replied: “Yeah sure why not.” For this purpose, they chose their own moderator, Kevin Pham, who is known not to support either of the sides. Laura Shin’s proposal to become a moderator was rejected because Roubini  have no interest to interact with @laurashin as he considers her biased.

What’s next?

Such a prominent event in the crypto world could not be ignored by the well known crypto personalities. John McAfee, who likes to be in the heart of events, has comically commented on this situation on his Twitter page. We think McAfee would be a good moderator, he would definitely give a sting to this debate.

Jokes aside, such “verbal duels” should end sooner or later, and we hope the live debates will help the opponents understand each other and find a common language.

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Sony Will Manage Its Work Using the Blockchain Technology

The Japanese electronics giant Sony announced the adaption of the blockchain technology in order to improve and upgrade its systems of work.

As stated in the official press release of the company:

This new system is based on Sony and Sony Global Education’s previously developed system for authenticating, sharing, and rights management of educational data, and additionally features functionality for processing rights-related information.

Different branches of Sony will utilize blockchain for similar purposes, but in different spheres, namely:

1. Sony Corporation, which is actually a producer of electronic devices, will create a special management structure on blockchain. It will help keep track of copyright of particular digital content and protect it from any type of violation.

2. Sony Music Entertainment will use the system while focusing mainly on music-related content. Given the amount of music stolen nowadays, Sony representatives believe that their innovation might help smaller artists keep ownership to their own music.

3. Sony Global Education aims at revolutionizing the sphere of education. Blockchain will be used to manage and distribute information and store educational content.

This is not the first time the company touched upon blockchain. In the past, it submitted around 20 different blockchain-related patents and made it into top-30 businesses that work with this technology.

Sony is not the only electronic device producer that took interest in blockchain. We remind you:

Samsung Created a Blockchain Platform for Banks

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OKEx Adds 4 Stablebcoins To Its Listing

A well-known cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced the support of four stablecoins on its official Twitter account, namely: TrueUSD, USD // Coin, Gemini Dollar and Paxos Standard Token.

Starting from October 15, the platform users will be able to make deposits with these assets. Bidding will start the next day. Tokens will be traded not only in pairs with BTC, but also with Tether.

We also remind, an Internet giant GMO Internet announced the release of its own stablecoin, which will be backed by yen:

Japanese Internet Giant Launches Its Own Yen-Pegged Stablecoin

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Bitcoin Is in Danger: Chinese Hegemony Over the Industry

In June, we mentioned that according to the Ripple’s CEO, China owned about 50% of Bitcoin as there were 4 major mining pools which produced them. As the time has passed, the figures have also raised quite impressively.

As the research of Princeton University and Florida International University shows, now China account for 75% of the whole mining activity of Bitcoin, i.g. #1 cryptocurrency now has large geographical centralization. The biggest threat is that the Chinese authorities may start controlling it or even influencing its stability and security.

The study reports, since 2015, more that a half of total hash power has been composing by the mining pools based in China. One of those is an infamous company – Bitmain. Moreover, the research tells about the ways China can harm Bitcoin.

China adopted a nasty attitude towards Bitcoin long ago, thus nothing can prevent it from attack Bitcoin, thought hegemony over the network still does not allow the Chinese government to destroy it. Bitcoin is a decentralized network, but Chinese authorities spare no effort to control it, as it does to the whole China.

The report has summed up that China brings danger to Bitcoin. We remind you

Founders of Alibaba, Bitmain, Binance, Huobi, OkCoin Got On the List of 2018 China’s Richest Businessmen

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