Hedera Hashgraph to Launch Phase II of Community Testing Program

Over 200 Million HBAR Coins Will be Made Available to Developers and Users Testing the Hedera Network

Hedera To Publish Three Open Source Libraries as Part of Phase II, Joins Hyperledger

DALLAS, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public ledger designed to have highly diversified governance and the most distributed consensus at scale, has announced that Phase II of the Community Testing Program for the Hedera Platform will launch on May 13th, 2019. The second phase of the program will allow developers and users to test different network capabilities prior to the mainnet open access. The company further announced that in conjunction with Phase II, it will open source both iOS and Android versions of the Hedera Wallet, as well as the Hedera Browser Extension, and WordPress Plug-In. These applications will be available in this community testing phase to test peer-to-peer micropayments and inspire developers to create use cases for the services on the Hedera network.

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Mance Harmon, CEO and Co-founder of Hedera Hashgraph, said, “Community testing is invaluable to the success of the Hedera network. Phase II of our Community Testing Program marks another milestone for us. Early on, we saw the potential for hashgraph to make peer-to-peer microtransactions a reality, processing many thousands of transactions per second, making it the ideal distributed ledger to reshape online services. Phase I of this program concluded earlier this year, and we are excited to build on this progress.”

Starting on May 13th, users will have the opportunity to test the Hedera network’s capability to validate peer-to-peer micropayments, support third-party development of payment services, and compute smart contracts. Hedera will make over 200 million HBAR coins available to those who test the network, providing an opportunity for both the hashgraph developer community and individual users to earn coins for their contributions. In addition, any website or application can display their public Hedera account ID as a QR code to receive donations in HBAR.

Hedera Hashgraph today also announced it is joining Hyperledger, one of the largest enterprise open source communities focused on the advancement of cross-sector distributed ledger technologies. As part of its new Hyperledger membership, Hedera will make available open source samples that demonstrate ways of using Hedera with Hyperledger, and plans topublish an open source Hyperledger library.

“As we work to open the Hedera network to everyone, we want feedback and contribution from our incredible developer community, so that we can disrupt the tech world together. Enabling peer-to-peer micropayments for use by developers throughout the world will help lead us to a future where personal data is no longer exchanged for online services and where monthly subscriptions are no longer the norm. Enormous industries are on the brink of change,” concluded Harmon.

To take part in phase II of the Community Testing Program for the Hedera network, starting on May 13th, create a Hedera Profile at portal.hedera.com. All users must verify their identity to participate in the program and be eligible for rewards.

For more information, visit www.hedera.com.

About Hedera

Hedera Hashgraph is a public distributed ledger for building decentralized applications. Developers can build secure, fair, blazing-fast decentralized applications on top of Hedera. For more information, visit https://www.hedera.com, or follow us on Twitter at @hashgraph, Telegram at t.me/hashgraph, or Discord at https://www.hedera.com/discord. The Hedera whitepaper can be found at https://www.hedera.com/whitepaper.

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Amazon Managed Blockchain Powered By Ethereum – AT&T And Nestlé Already On Board

The Amazon Web Services platform, which is the largest cloud computing service by market share, has made its Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) service generally available, the company announced.

The service is aimed at enterprise customers and will allow them to build their blockchain networks for their organizations. The service is stated as being convenient, inexpensive, and efficient. The announcement reads,

Customers who want to allow multiple parties to execute transactions and maintain a cryptographically verifiable record of them without the need for a trusted, central authority can quickly setup a blockchain network spanning multiple AWS accounts with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. Amazon Managed Blockchain scales to support thousands of applications and millions of transactions using popular open source frameworks like Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum.

Rahul Pathak, General Manager of Amazon Managed Blockchain at AWS, said of the difficulty that businesses face in setting up a blockchain network,

Customers want to use blockchain frameworks like Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum to create blockchain networks so they can conduct business quickly, with an immutable record of transactions, but without the need for a centralized authority. However, they find these frameworks difficult to install, configure, and manage. Amazon Managed Blockchain takes care of provisioning nodes, setting up the network, managing certificates and security, and scaling the network. Customers can now get a functioning blockchain network set up quickly and easily, so they can focus on application development instead of keeping a blockchain network up and running.

Aside from making blockchain deployment simpler and quicker, the service will also feature APIs that allow users to vote on memberships in the network.

Representatives from several established businesses, like Nestle, AT&T, and MOBI, spoke positively of the service and their use of it.

Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) is a popular niche in the industry and several projects, such as Stratis, are working to offer established entities a solution for the upcoming decentralized age, giving them the tools they need to deploy blockchain networks quickly.

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Cardano Founder Launches Enterprise Blockchain Framework In Collaboration With Ethiopian …

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Former Ethereum Co-Founder, Founder of Cardano and CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson, announced the launch of an enterprise blockchain framework that aims to provide financial services to billions of people living in African countries.

Known as “Atala” (named after a butterfly that resides in Florida), IOHK’s framework is intended to serve as a solutions provider for developers, companies and governments looking to implement new products.

Atala is an enterprise framework similar to Hyperledger Fabric. However, the point is to be a solutions provider for governments in need of a municipal currency or a supply chain management system. This requires a type of framework that serves as libraries and modules that would allow governments to rapidly build a product for end users,” Hoskinson told me.

While Atala is similar to the open-source blockchain framework, Hyperledger Fabric, which is used by IBM Blockchain, the solution takes a different approach by focusing less on fortune 500 companies and more on governments in developing countries. The framework has been built from the ground up, for real-world use cases such as property registration, voting systems, and supply chain management. Moreover, unlike other enterprise blockchain frameworks that are cryptocurrency neutral, Atala focuses on digital currency adoption.

According to Hoskinson, Atala will first be used in collaboration with the government of Ethiopia to develop a new cryptocurrency to provide a secure and dependable means of payment for the nation’s capital.

While we have several MoUs signed, the most prominent of which we are going to build is a utility currency for Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. We are working with the Ethiopian government to create a new digital payments system that will allow six million users to pay their power and electric bills with cryptocurrency. We want to eventually combine this with an identity card,” said Hoskinson.

While Ethiopia’s government will be one of the first to use Atala, the framework will also be introduced in other African countries that lack legacy infrastructure, with a focus of enabling a new smart economy. Additionally, Hoskinson noted that Atala will service other enterprise industries seeking blockchain adoption.

“We are trying to find the correct product market fit at this time, but I can also say that we have signed an MoU with a major shoe maker for anti-counterfeiting,” Hoskinson revealed.

Solving The Problem Of Blockchain Interoperability

Another primary goal of Atala is to seamlessly move user value between different blockchains. Currently, blockchain systems lack interoperability, which Hoskinson believes to be problematic, especially for enterprises.

There needs to be more of a discussion about blurring the line between a permissioned ledger, enterprise ledger and a permissionless system. We need to talk about this as one spectrum and seamlessly move user value between the two. For instance, you don’t want to alert users that they are leaving the Cardano blockchain and entering Ethereum – you just want them to have a seamless experience. What we need is focus on moving data, actors and value between these systems so users can move between an exchange and open ledger.”

Moreover, Hoskinson noted that blockchain interoperability is needed in order to facilitate mass adoption of the technology. For example, IOHK is looking at developing new tracking and traceability solutions for Ethiopia’s agricultural supply chain. However, blockchain interoperability is an important element required.

The only way we can get 15 million farmers in Ethiopia into a cryptocurrency like system is to first get them into a supply chain system. The farmers need to be in a supply chain system to adhere to international mandates. Many of these people have no desire to use cryptocurrency, but once they are in a supply chain, they are in a network. And if that is interoperable with Cardano, for instance, we can build a product that can touch 15 million people,” Hoskinson said.

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2020 Elections: West Virginians to Use Blockchain-based Voting Application

Reading Time: 2minutesbyEddie MitchellonApril 20, 2019&nbspAdoption, Blockchain, Tech

Expanding on the blockchain-voting pilot that allowed overseas military operatives and families to vote during the November 2018 mid-term elections, the mobile voting app will now be used during the 2020 presidential elections, which is a concern to some security experts according to MIT Technology Review, April 18, 2019.

Blockchain Ballot

Last year, Boston-based firm Voatz had its blockchain-based mobile voting application tested by West Virginians serving overseas. At the time, it was contested by security experts such as Joseph Lorenzo who had told CNN Business in August of 2018:

“Mobile voting is a horrific idea. It’s internet voting on people’s horribly secured devices, over our horrible networks, to servers that are very difficult to secure without a physical paper record of the vote.”

Additionally, anonymity concerns were raised around the subject of the Voatz database being distributed and operated across 32 computing nodes that run Linux’s Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth software on servers owned and operated by big tech companies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

That said, Voatz went some way to addressing such matters, explaining in an April 9, 2019 blog post:

“When the voter submits their ballot, an anonymous voter ID (AVID) is created in the smartphone application that is cryptographically attached to all voting transactions. Only the voter knows the AVID linked to their own identity.”

Forward-Looking Results

According to the Voatz white paper, 160 voters managed to download the app and of them, 147 completed the authentication process, 144 submitted their ballots.

(Source: Voatz)

Speaking with LongHash, West Virginia General Counsel, Donald Kersey, noted that there had been a couple of minor issues such as country clerks not having earlier hands-on training with the app, which he believes would have improved the ease of the process.

Kersey advocates the application for the 2020 elections based on the fundamental principle that fueled the pilot, which is the issue of voter turnout

“Everyone knows why we are doing what we are doing, they know that there is a problem with turnout, military and overseas voters.”

Indicative of his vision coming to fruition, the City and County of Denver, Colorado, is also jumping on the bandwagon. It was recently announced that it would be following in the footsteps of West Virginia with its blockchain voting pilot in collaboration with Voatz, Tusk Philanthropies, and the National Cybersecurity Center.

Kersey accepts that mobile voting is unlikely to replace the paper ballot shortly, and reportedly doesn’t mind that. Modestly, he says:

“We’re not saying mobile voting is the best solution to the problem, we are not saying that blockchain technology is the best solution to storage of secure data,”

Concluding:

“What we are saying though is that it’s better than what we have.”

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Afghanistan & Tunisia’s Central Bank Plans Bitcoin and Crypto Bonds

The governors of the central banks of Afghanistan and Tunisia spoke at the 2019 annual Spring Meetings in Washington DC, hosted by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), explaining that they are working towards issuing the world’s first sovereign Bitcoin bond.

According to a report by Asia Times,

“Khalil Sediq, Governor at the Central Bank of Afghanistan, told Asia Times at the event that the country was seriously considering issuing a sovereign crypto bond that uses blockchain technology as an instrument to raise some US$5.8 billion in needed private-sector investment for the country’s critical mining, energy and agriculture sectors.”

The Bitcoin Bond

Sediq elaborated over the role bitcoin could play in enabling the government to reach international markets and overcome severe restrictions on borrowing. The central bank is exploring Hyperledger’s blockchain technology financial services platform in order to create a new financial instrument.

Being an open source, global collaborative effort for cross-industry blockchain technologies, the Hyperledger could underpin the new infrastructure that purportedly will enable Afghanistan to execute an enterprise-level platform.

One of the world’s largest producers of lithium, Afghanistan owns mineral reserves, that is currently valued at over $3 trillion. The suggested bitcoin bond could be metals futures, such as lithium, if approved and executed, the said financial instrument would be the first of its kind.

Marouane El Abassi, Tunisian central bank governor asserted at the summit, that the advantages and disadvantages of a Bitcoin bond are being explored by a special division at the bank. The report further stated:

“Abassi added that Bitcoin and blockchain Hyperledger technology offers central banks an efficient tool to combat money-laundering, manage remittances, fight cross-border terrorism and limit grey economies.”

The world’s fifth-largest producer of cotton, Uzbekistan is reportedly already exploring blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the issuance of a Bitcoin bond that could be tied to the cotton futures market.

“Uzbekistan, which sent a high-level delegation to the IMF World Bank event so it could study Bitcoin and blockchain, should not be counted out in the race to issue the first sovereign Bitcoin bond, Uzbek Ambassador to the United States Javlon Vakhabov told meeting delegates.”

IMF chief Christine Lagarde spoke at the spring meeting last Wednesday and notes that cryptocurrencies are “clearly shaking the system.”

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Afghanistan, Tunisia and Uzbekistan all looking into issuing Bitcoin bonds

It is being reported by Bitcoinist that the governments of Aghanistan, Tunisia and Uzbekistan are all exploring the possibility of issuing Bitcoin bonds in their respective nations, in the hopes it will help their economies.

Recently, the Spring Meetings were held in Washington DC for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). During these meetings, all three governments admitted interest in issuing some form of Bitcoin bond in order to help certain critical sectors of the economy.

Afghanistan, for example, could tie the bonds to precious metals, specifically lithium. Due to international restrictions, Afghanistan cannot borrow against its metals as easily as they would like. However, Central Bank of Afghanistan governor Khalil Sediq points out that with blockchain technology, in this case referencing Hyperledger, the nation could “offer a way to access international markets via a first-of-its-kind financial instrument made possible with hyperledger’s blockchain technology financial services platform.”

Tunisia is more focused on the tools offered by blockchain to fight money laundering and funding of terrorism, though they are also interested in Bitcoin bonds for the country. They are also exploring offering a digital version of their fiat currency.

Lastly Uzbekistan, whose US Ambassador Javlon Vakhabov confirmed at the meetings that the nation is itself exploring a form of Bitcoin bond. This one, he says, would be tied to cotton futures.

It is unclear how quickly these nations aim to offer such bonds, but the IMF has, as of late, been vocal about its concern with cryptocurrencies, and has called for caution moving forward.

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Hong Kong insurer launches blockchain solution

According to a recent report, Hong Kong’s insurance firms are rapidly adopting technology that will enable them to keep pace with the rate of technological advancement in healthcare around the world, and their competitors.

Recently, a Hong Kong-based insurer said it has become the first insurer in the city to launch a blockchain-backed solution to speed up medical insurance claims and prevent fraud, adding that the distributed ledger technology will also help the company cut costs.

Its rivals have started selling insurance products and processing insurance claims online in the past year, but they are yet to adopt blockchain to process them.

Another property and casualty insurance firm, an online-only insurer listed in Hong Kong, uses blockchain to verify records and process claims. However, it offers this service only on the mainland.

Blockchain is a digital data structure that is most recognised for verifying and recording transactions using a network of computers rather than a centralised authority.

As the data and transactions are validated in real-time, the risk of fraud is eliminated and claims can be processed faster for the company’s 200,000 plus customers, according to the Managing Director the insurance firm at the launch of the company’s two products approved under the government’s recently launched Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme.

It was noted that the firm will also be able to save on its own costs because blockchain eliminates the need to reconcile medical claim data across various parties.

The Managing Director stated did not provide details on the actual cost savings through the use of blockchain, but said that the insurance firm has been investing 10-20 per cent of its annual expenditure on information technology as part of its focus on insurtech.

The company’s permission-based network is based on Hyperledger, the same technology behind the city’s blockchain trade finance network called eTrade Connect, which was launched in 2018 and backed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and 12 banks.

The Co-Founder a Hong Kong start-up that develops blockchain-based medical apps stated that insurance claimants and clinics in Blue Cross’s network can save a lot of time with the new service.

He noted that the efficiency and convenience of blockchain also mean that more doctors, Chinese medicine practitioners and chiropractors who do not employ a lot of support staff for administrative work, could be attracted to the aforementioned insurance firm’s doctor network.

The insurance firm is owned by the sixth-largest licensed bank in Hong Kong on total assets. The firm was originally a 50:50 joint venture between the bank and the world leader in the packaging sector, specialised in end-line solutions. The bank took control of the company after buying out its partner’s stake in 1999.

Group medical insurance was the main driver of its premium income growth in 2018, which grew 8.7 per cent year on year, according to information from Bank of East Asia’s annual report.

Another report on the topic noted that the Hong Kong-based insurance firm launched the blockchain-based solution with the objective of speeding up medical insurance claims, preventing fraud, and saving costs.

As part of its focus on insurtech (insurance technology), the firm has been investing 10-20 per cent of its annual expenditure on information technology.

According to the details, the blockchain solution launched by the firm is a permission-based network based on Hyperledger.

It is clear that the current environment in Hong Kong is conducive for innovation; particularly in healthcare. The launch of the insurance firm’s blockchain solutions signals the increasingly widespread adoption of tech and digital solutions for the betterment of society from a health perspective.

It is expected that a greater number of similar moves will be seen from other insurance firms and healthcare organisations.

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Data & Deep Learning: Embracing the Art of the Possible

I’m often surprised to find companies that continue to invest in data strategies that fail to respond to their business needs. They are taking a page from an old playbook and expect it to work in their new, rapidly evolving environments. They’re trying to forge a new path with an old map, which won’t help them keep pace with competitors, continue to innovate or ultimately grow their businesses. Companies today need to adopt a new mentality when it comes to data analytics. They should work to imagine and embrace the art of the possible. In doing so, they should ask themselves: What can we do now that we couldn’t do before using new technologies and approaches? It could mean the difference between market leadership or future failure.

As a company’s data sets continue to grow in size and vary in nature, the data management systems in place must allow the organizations the flexibility to grow and change with it. Beyond just the data, company’s also need to be able to execute new techniques to maximize the insights contained within the data, to promote better, faster business decisions, forge new paths forward and create new revenue streams.

One leading technique is Artificial Intelligence (AI) – a concept that has been around since the 1960’s, when AI pioneers began predicting that machines would discern and learn tasks without human intervention. They would quite literally be able to ‘think’ for themselves. Fast forward to 2025 there will be 163 zettabytes of data [1] with an estimated 80% that is no longer human parsable. Those predictions are not just a reality, but also a requirement. With all of this data spanning every industry, the use cases for AI are endless. But, as you look across those use cases there are a common core of AI techniques applied behind each application.

Take Deep Learning, for example – a branch inside of machine learning. Deep learning differs from traditional algorithms by using neural networks to uncover features and solve problems. Organizations have quickly adopted Deep Learning because of the ability to get insights from images, video, audio, and free text. The most common DL methods we come across are:

  • Image detection, allows you to detect whether or not something is present
  • Image classification, allows you to classify what type of thing is present
  • Natural language processing, allows you ask the meaning and intent to words and text
  • Speech recognition, allows you transform audio across languages into a common form for NLP
  • Segmentation, allows you to determine to what extent something is present
  • Prediction, allows you to ask what is the likely outcome
  • Recommendation, allows you to get suggested outcomes
  • Machine generated images and video used in the entertainment industry

Figure 1 below gives a snapshot summary of some of these methods and shows how they can be directly applied to a business case with measurable value. When applied individually or combined these methods provide the foundation for the ‘Art of the Possible’, making business applications that were impossible before, finally possible.

Figure 1: Mapping Data to AI Power Outcomes [2]

While the concepts of AI and Deep Learning still seem untouchable to many, we at Dell EMC are constantly finding new ways to bring AI to the forefront. We are taking our daily learning and turning it into validated infrastructure solutions that will make AI simpler, faster, and more accessible. Our family of validated Dell EMC Isilon and NVIDIA based solutions offer flexibility and informed choice by pairing high performance, high bandwidth GPU accelerated compute with high performance, scale-out flash storage. This puts our customers in the driver’s seat with forgettable scale-out infrastructure that makes nothing seems out of the question.

As an example of the ‘Art of the Possible’, we will be hosting a VIP evening event during the upcoming O’Reilly Conference in New York on April 17. The guest of honor will be Sophia – the humanoid robot who uses a combination of the techniques detailed to interact using human gestures, expressions and language. This will provide our customers a first-hand look at what is now possible and help them understand how these same technologies can be applied to drive innovation and growth within their own businesses. Sophia and I will also be featured on the O’Reilly YouTube channel and Sophia will be in the Dell Technologies booth on Wednesday April 17th from 10:30-11:30 AM where we’re going to be raffling off tickets to the evening event.

If you too are interested in learning more about how AI and Deep Learning can benefit your business, please get in touch with me at the show. We look forward to helping you turn the previously unimaginable into reality.

[1] Data Age 2025 – https://blog.seagate.com/business/enormous-growth-in-data-is-coming-how-to-prepare-for-it-and-prosper-from-it/

[2] Thanks to Tony Paikeday at NVIDIA for the foundation of this chart

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Results of crypto event in the Czech Republic: Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague

What did speakers discuss?

The conference involved leading blockchain specialists from the Czech Republic and technology enthusiasts from other countries. It was opened by Sean Patterson, Co-Founder of Euro Digital Partners.

Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Prague discussion

After the moderator’s welcome speech, speakersrevealed key technology issues as of today: legal aspects of blockchain, itsapplication, and industry prospects.

Hyperledger:corporate blockchains

Miroslav Iwachow, Technical Leader for the Industry Sector at IBM, told the audience what Hyperledgermeant and how the technology could solve corporate blockchain tasks.

The expert talked about several blockchain solutions: TradeLens for containershipping, Food Trust for food safety, and World Wire for global moneytransfers.

“Nowadays, the food industry focuses on severalkey factors: product security, supply chain optimization, food waste, andconsumer preferences,” the expertexplained. He believes that Food Trust can solve the problems: the platformallows to track origin of products, availability of certificates, freshness,and deliver to customers.

Reportedly, TradeLens unites all shipping participants and provides safe information exchange in logistics. The speaker stressed the following advantages of World Wire: transaction transparency, compliance with statutory requirements, and security.

Blockchain at enterprises

Blockchain at enterprises

Daniel Szegö, Chief DLT Architect at Interticket,also drew guests’ attention to Hyperledger as part of his presentation onblockchain platforms for consortiums and enterprises.

The specialist said thatconsortium requirements included speed, efficient operation, and confidentiality,while enterprises are aimed at adhering to the rules of KYC, AML, and GDPR.

According to the expert, Hyperledgerblockchain offers solutions, and platforms are provided by Enterprise Ethereum,Quorum, R3 Corda, and Azure Blockchain.

Safe hardware

Michael Schloh von Bennewitz,Founder of the MoneroHardware team, dedicated his presentation to blockchain-enabled security. Hehighlighted hardware possibilities for storing information in secret and operationalconcept of blockchain wallets.

The speaker paid special attention to relevant blockchain applications:supply chain tracking, insurance asset management, inventory record, andlogistics.

Legal aspects of blockchain

Legal aspects of blockchain

DanicaŠebestova, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, addressed legal issues whenimplementing a blockchain project.

The expert mentioned that lawyersand blockchain architects should interact and cooperate with each other. It isimportant for specialists from both sectors to solve collaboratively everythingrelated to KYC, AML, GDPR, and smart contracts.

Danica named countries positivelytreating blockchain: Switzerland, Italy, France, and Lichtenstein. Jersey,Gibraltar, and Malta offer friendly environment for cryptocurrency exchanges.Regulatory sandbox countries are the UK, the Netherlands, and France.

Compliance with AML andKYC

Artur Kuczmowski, Senior Partner at Thompson&Stein, examined in detail the AML and KYCrules for ICO and crypto exchange players.

The speaker emphasized that anti-money laundering, targeted financialsanctions, and knowing of your customers should be taken into account toprotect your blockchain business.

To create and implement an efficient KYC policy, one requires threeelements:CustomerIdentification Program (CIP), Customer Due Diligence (CDD), and Ongoing Monitoring” the specialistadded.

Exhibitors and sponsors

Exhibitors and sponsors

The event featured a demo zone where blockchain companies introducedtheir ideas and new projects to attendees. Cryptocurrency trading services,mining equipment developers, and startups with innovative methods forintegrating technologies presented their solutions.

One of the exhibitorswas Aerum, aproject evolving a new-generation blockchain technology. The platform’s missionis to design an infrastructure for financial trading platforms withdecentralized economy.

Cryptoshib, a platform providing blockchain industryinformation, demonstrated two new projects: a service for simple moneytransfers – Paycore; and a confidential blockchain platform – XUEZ.

SnowGem acquainted visitors with its blockchain solution: anew cryptocurrency based on Zcash. It allows to carry out rapid andprivate transactions. Besides, its network is totally protected from 51% attacks.

Smile-Expo expresses its gratitude to an exhibitor and silver sponsor ofthe event – Currency.com. Thecompany offers a unique solution for tokenized assets. It became the world’sfirst regulated crypto exchange licensed in accordance with the Decree № 8 ofthe Republic of Belarus “On Development of Digital Economy.”

Moreover, Nigel Crome – MLRO & Head of Compliance at Currency.com – took part in the conference. He described how to unlock the potential of tokenized securities.

Feedback about the fifth Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague

Feedback about the fifth Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague

“The event gained insight intosuch topics as public blockchain, distributed ledger technology, and regulatoryaspects. Thus, the conference was held at high level,” Daniel Szegö commented on.

“I am proud of becoming the moderator at the conference with the incredible program: presentations and networking are quite meaningful,” Sean Patterson shared his impressions.

Smile-Expo thanks sponsors and media partners for participation in Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague. We are looking forward to seeing you at the next event!

Smile-Expo thanks sponsors and media partners for participation

Followthe coming events on the Smile-Expo website.

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