• AirPod – one of the most exciting new projects in the blockchain industry and cryptocurrency space – is going to be a Diamond Sponsor at CryptoKonf 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. As such, AirPod is set to give an opening speech, during which the project’s ICO will be introduced to the broader cryptocurrency world. What is CryptoKonf 2018? CryptoKonf 2018 is the most prominent blockchain, FinTech, compliance, cryptocurrency and ICO conference in southeastern Europe, and features

    AirPod Synchronizing Pre-Sale Date with CryptoKonf 2018

    | 2018/05/25 12:00 pm
  • China intends to be the global leader in all things blockchain. Chen Lei, the CEO of Xunlei, believes that it would be against the country’s interest to be left behind in the emerging industry. Despite China’s crypto crackdown, experts want the country to invest heavily in the technology behind Bitcoin. One Blockchain to Rule Them All According to Lei, the industry will evolve to have one alpha blockchain dominating all others. Right now, many experimental

    China Determined to Dominate the Blockchain Industry

    | 2018/05/23 3:00 pm
  • Alibaba founder and chairman, Jack Ma, is the latest to espouse the “blockchain not bitcoin” rhetoric. The billionaire e-commerce guru said bitcoin is the bubble and not blockchain. He made these comments at the recently concluded World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin. Blockchain not Bitcoin Narrative Lives On During his address at the conference, Ma revealed that Alibaba focuses solely on blockchain implementation. According to Ma: Blockchain is now a hot word. First, blockchain is not

    Alibaba CEO Jack Ma Says Bitcoin and Not Blockchain is the Bubble

    | 2018/05/20 2:00 pm
  • Tom Lee of Fundstrat Global is standing by his $25K end-of-year Bitcoin price despite the failure of Consensus to cause the much-anticipated crypto price rally. In an interview with CNBC, the analyst offered explanations for why the conference didn’t spark an increase in crypto prices. What Went Wrong Going into Consensus, most of the talk featured the expectation that crypto prices will soar during and after the summit. Based on the pattern of the last

    Tom Lee Explains Why Consensus Failed to Spark the Bitcoin Rally

    | 2018/05/19 6:00 pm
  • On Wednesday, Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and the Square payment company expressed his positive cryptocurrency sentiment as he stood on stage at the Consensus conference, saying that Bitcoin should be the cryptocurrency of the internet. Jack Dorsey: Cryptocurrency Evangelist Twitter has long been a platform that has been centric for cryptocurrency users and organizations. It quickly became a way in which crypto-related entities can convey announcements and talk about cryptocurrencies with members of

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: Bitcoin Should Be Native Currency of the Internet

    | 2018/05/17 10:00 am
  • Helping institutional investors enter the cryptocurrency space has been the overriding theme of this year’s Consensus conference in New York City — and one such notable announcement is the partnership between Nomura, Ledger, and Global Advisors, who plan on building a secure digital asset custody solution.  Welcome, Institutions In an effort to provide infrastructure and an operational framework to the overarching investment management industry, Nomura, Ledger, and Global Advisors are partnering to create Komainu — a

    Ledger Partners with Nomura and Global Advisors to ‘Pave the Way for Secure and Compliant Institutional Investment’

    | 2018/05/16 3:00 pm
  • The 2018 Consensus Conference is underway in New York. Already, this year’s event seems to be even more colorful than previous with protesters staging a march outside the summit venue. The turnout so far is impressive with the usual logistical issues that are common in large gatherings such these. Parody Protests Outside While experts and crypto enthusiasts are engaging in the conference outside, some bizarre scenes are taking place outside. Scores of protesters bearing placards

    Consensus 2018: Mammoth Turnout on Opening Day as Parody Protesters March Outside the Cryptocurrency Conference

    | 2018/05/14 9:00 pm
  • The fourth annual Consensus conference, Bitcoin’s biggest event of the year, begins today, May 14, 2018. Will bitcoin price surge once again during the event as it has in previous three years? RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BITCOIN PRICE AND CONSENSUS A look at the previous three Consensus Conferences shows significant crypto price movements during and immediately after. This trend has been maintained in all three conferences so far. Thus, it stands to reason that the pattern could continue

    Bitcoin Price Historically Surges With Consensus Conference, Data Shows

    | 2018/05/14 9:00 am
  • Next week, thousands of crypto and blockchain enthusiasts will descend on New York City for the 4th annual four-day Consensus Conference at the New York Hilton Midtown. The event features more than 250 speaks, 4,000 attendees, and a cadre of industry leaders from around the world who are gathering for one of the largest collectives blockchain development gatherings in the world. The event features a slew of heavy hitters like Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of

    A Taste of Consensus 2018: 4 Blockchain Projects to Keep an Eye On

    | 2018/05/12 10:00 pm
  • Paxful, the P2P finance platform, is powering the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria, to help spur local startups in the crypto ecosystem. Cryptocurrency and its underlying blockchain technology have made a major impact on the lives of people from all over the world. While those in Europe, Asia, and North America have enjoyed the benefits of decentralized cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, it is places like Africa where the effects can be truly

    P2P Marketplace Paxful Powering the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria

    | 2018/05/09 7:00 am
  • Fundstrat researchers, led by Tom Lee, say Bitcoin is all set up for a massive rally going into Consensus week. The Bitcoin price has dipped slightly to the $9,300 mark after nearly reaching the $10,000 mark. The cryptocurrency has been on a three-week high after struggling for the better part of 2018. Historical Relationship Between Consensus and Bitcoin Price The Fundstrat researchers are basing their prediction on the behavior of Bitcoin prices in the wake

    Tom Lee: Bitcoin Price Increase Coming After Consensus Conference

    | 2018/05/08 9:00 am
  • The Ethereal conference, set to begin on May 11th, has fallen on some controversy involving one of its newly announced guests, Deepak Chopra.  Ethereal brings futurists, entrepreneurs, investors, media icons, government officials, artists, musicians, and humanitarians for a day of storytelling and knowledge sharing. This is the pledge of those running the Ethereal conference, poised to be one of the larger blockchain-related conferences in the current ecosystem. From the event’s description, it may sound as

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    | 2018/04/16 3:15 am
  • Bitcoinist is proud to bring the Blockchain and cryptocurrency industry the second year of the exclusive Blockchaineum 2.0 conference on May 23 in Budapest, Hungary. Europe’s ‘Blockchain Without Borders’ Focusing on bringing Blockchain technology into new spheres of the global economy, Blockchaineum 2.0 will feature world-class speakers from some of both industries’ best-known companies and beyond. Organized and sponsored by Bitcoinist together with Blockchain Hub Consulting, Blockchaineum 2.0 is the largest dedicated Blockchain event in central

    Blockchaineum 2.0 Brings Blockchain to Central Europe – Powered By Bitcoinist

    | 2018/04/13 7:00 am
  • The 24 year old developer live-tweeted about a debate between Samson Mow and Roger Ver on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. He also shared some of his own thoughts on BTC vs BCH, scaling, and the development of the two networks. Live-Tweeting the Debate Currently, the Deconomy conference is happening in South Korea, hosting speakers such as Vitalik Buterin, CEO of Bitcoin.com Roger Ver, Craig S Wright, CSO of BlockStream Samson Mow, and author of the

    Vitalik Buterin Comments on Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash Debate

    | 2018/04/04 3:00 am
  • There are a lot of events covering blockchain and cryptocurrencies these days, though few have touched on the impact the technology will have on the mainstream public. The event “Blockchain of the Future: Smart Cities, Media, Smart Contracts & Beyond” gave us a look at how blockchain can affect our lives on a more social level. BlockchainNYC.org has hosted numerous events often focusing on finance, healthcare, and logistics, areas where blockchain has an obvious fit.

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    | 2018/04/03 4:00 am
  • The US leg of the Money 20/20 event, held in Las Vegas over the weekend, had guests Bill Barhydt of Abra, Bobby Lee, and Steve Wozniak all speaking about Bitcoin. The Money 20/20 event, which runs from the 22nd through the 25th of October in Las Vegas, describes itself as a place “where technology meets money, money meets people, people meet ideas, and ideas become reality.” The event, now in its 5th year, made cryptocurrency

    Money 20/20 : Steve Wozniak, Bill Barhydt, and Bobby Lee Promote Bitcoin

    | 2017/10/24 4:00 pm
  • East London schoolboy, Ebenezer Odubanjo, presented VeeCee, an innovative online shopping platform for kids and young people, as part of the annual Disrupt 24 Hour Hackathon. Also read: ESMT BERLIN BECOMES FIRST GERMAN UNIVERSITY TO ACCEPT BITCOIN Kids Want Virtual Currency Too VeeCee empowers young people to curate their own buying choices by maintaining an online wish-list. It then provides parents a portal through which to make the purchases and gives them final say on whether items are appropriate. The platform

    12 Year Old ‘Disrupts London’ with Virtual Currency for Kids

    | 2016/12/06 4:00 pm
  • On Tuesday evening at the WeWork Times Square in New York, Charlie Shrem and Marco Santori featured in an hour-plus long panel covering a wide range of topics in the Bitcoin space, including ICOs, the Ethereum hard fork and blockchain initiatives, in front of about 70 people. Also read: Celebrities Turn Out to Support Ross Ulbricht Appeal The CoinDesk-run panel, moderated by chief editor Pete Rizzo, was streamed on Facebook Live. A lighter demeanor permeated

    Event Recap: Charlie Shrem, Marco Santori on Trends in Bitcoin and Beyond

    | 2016/11/23 6:29 am
  • Who really understands what a blockchain is? Could you explain it to your mother? Chain CEO Adam Ludwin got down to fundamentals yesterday, as he explained his company’s intention to transform financial services by digitizing already-existing assets. Also read: Visa Introduces Blockchain-based Solution for Payment Services Ludwin spoke on a Tuesday afternoon panel with at the Money 20/20 Conference in Las Vegas. Blockchains Transform Finance From the Bottom Up Assets including U.S. dollars and Starbucks points

    Only Permissioned Blockchains Can Transform Finance, Says Chain’s Ludwin

    | 2016/10/26 4:37 am
  • 6-9 of October/ Belek, Turkey (Gloria Serenity Resort). We believe that true progress and mass adoption of blockchain technology will only come from collaboration. We want to bring together the finest minds to change the world.  Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. CoinsBank is pleased to introduce the Blockchain Party, to be held on 6-9 October in Belek, Turkey. The Party is a semi-private and unique event,

    CoinsBank Blockchain Party to Promote Innovation 

    | 2016/08/17 12:12 pm
  • In a conference at Toronto, the heart of the Canadian blockchain industry, technologist and author of Mastering Blockchain, Andreas Antonopoulos, gave a chilling keynote urging technologist to invest in core skills around blockchain and not to worry and speculate about price swings of virtual currencies. Also read: Smart Guns on the Blockchain, Introducing Blocksafe He made many parallels around past technologies, where technologists who invested in learning the core technologies like .NET, Java, and HTML

    Education not Speculation: Message from the Blockchain Training Conference

    | 2016/07/02 12:00 pm
  • The DashnDrink is back! Disclaimer: This article was provided by the Vanbex Group. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by the Vanbex Group and is not responsible for their products and/or services.  DashnDrink Returns Better Than Ever The innovative point of sale soda machine project put together by Jeremy Maus and Dustin Eward, two Dash investors, two pioneering chaps, will be making another long-awaited appearance at this year’s d10e Conference in San Francisco

    ‘DashnDrink’: Dash-Powered Vending Machine Returning for d10e

    | 2016/06/17 3:56 pm
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    Vancouver, B.C. — The Vanbex Group and d10e are proud to announce a new partnership between the Vancouver-based professional services firm and international conference hosts d10e. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. The Vanbex Group will provide communications, public relations and strategic services to d10e to help deliver an unprecedented, exclusive and intimate exploration of the hottest developments in decentralization. “We are very excited to

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    | 2016/05/28 5:00 am