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  • D10e Brings World’s Largest Event on Decentralization to Romania

    Attendees will be treated to a special fireside chat with micronation president Vit Jedlicka and keynote speeches by David Orban and Gary Whitehall

    The D10e team is proud to announce its event, the world’s largest on decentralization, is coming to Romania next month. This is d10e’s sixth conference and will feature a studded lineup of 40 world class presenters including a special fireside chat with Vit Jedlicka, president of startup country Liberland, a micronation claiming a parcel of disputed land on the western bank of the Danube river, between Croatia and Serbia.

    The two-day conference, which runs Feb. 21-22, focuses on the future of decentralizing technologies in financial technology with themes centered on blockchain technology, disruptive culture, the sharing economy and the future of work.

    David Orban, managing partner at Network Society Ventures, said "Decentralization is an unstoppable consequence of the exponential technologies that we see around us, implemented by passionate and creative teams all over the world".

    “For Network Society Ventures to be at d10e is to be at the center of this phase transformation in our socio-economic organization, and I am excited to be keynoting it!"

    Mike Costache, who joined the d10e team following last year’s Amsterdam conference, said "attendees will be provided with insights into the overall state of decentralization, actionable knowledge and a unique cultural and educational experience with some of today’s most cutting edge areas of technology".

    “Romania may not come to anyone’s mind when thinking about the world’s most promising places for tech and startups, but it does have a flourishing start up community and is on its way to adopting decentralisation in many areas of life and business,” Costache said.

    Founder of d10e Brock Pierce added, the conference is an exceptional event, it brings together leading cultural and technical minds in the decentralization ecosystem where ideas, debates, conversations and new partnerships can all be kindled.

    The d10e conference spearheads not only the technical tools of decentralization such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and other blockchains, but [also] the sharing of resources in the peer-to-peer economy and new ways of collaboration and organization.

    Organisers have planned city tours in Bucharest, along with a unique trip to Transylvania, the land of famous Count Dracula, and networking socials that will set the scene for a memorable experience.

    The conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Bucharest, Romania. Tickets are available at: d10e.biz/tickets.

    About d10e

    D10e is a numeronym for decentralize. It was launched in 2014 by Bitcoin Foundation Chairman Brock Pierce. Further information and details about the event can be found at: d10e.biz.

    A full list of confirmed speakers and the agenda can be found here.

    For media inquiries, please contact Oana Molodoi, d10e executive director, at oana@d10e.biz

    The published press release on this page should not be viewed as an endorsement by us. The website or company may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. You should do your own research before investing money in any company or website.

  • Mercedes Acquires European Bitcoin Payment Provider PayCash

    Gaining acceptance on a mainstream level for Bitcoin is going to take time, and most likely will not magically appear with one or two landmark deals between industry mega powers. It may just be a gradual process over time, like beach erosion.

    Many major corporations are accepting blockchain technology outright, and Bitcoin may enter soon after. Mercedes’ Daimler Financial Services Corp. made a backdoor foray into the world of decentralized digital currencies with their announced acquisition of Paycash Europe SA this week.

    Paycash has been around since 2012 with the Luxembourg company providing digital payment solutions that include PayPal, Skrill, Amazon payments, Alipay and Bitcoin real-time. This will be almost immediately rebranded as ' Mercedes Pay’ by the company, allowing smartphone mobile payments to their clientele.

     

    “Our philosophy is to provide mobility at your fingertips,” said Klaus Entenmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Financial Services AG. “‘Mercedes pay’ allows our customers to easily and securely pay for our mobility offerings and services using their smartphones. “Mercedes pay” will mainly benefit customers who, in the future, will only need to provide their payment details one time, in order to be able to use a range of Daimler’s services. This is made possible by the eWallet function, a virtual source of payment.”

    Daimler has made no specific mention of a Bitcoin payment future for MercedesBenz automobile owners, but obviously, this is a step in that direction. It may become just a matter of making a phone call or updating a server before this is a reality in the not too distant future.

    Paycash says they can process payments in all major fiat currencies, giving Daimler incredible flexibility. Daimler has also stated that it “plans to use the new payment system to facilitate these and other financing transactions in the future.”

    The automotive industry has been slow to accept alternative methods of payments, with even older companies like PayPal still on the outside of automotive financing, looking in. The demographics and growth potential of Bitcoin’s user base may force the issue in the years to come. Plus, getting paid in an asset that clears in minutes, setting up your brand as ‘cutting edge’, and appreciates over time may be appealing to many OEM financing companies in the years to come.

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University

  • BitConnect Interviews Director of “Banking on Bitcoin;” See Exclusive Movie Clip

    With all of the recent exciting news about Bitcoin price and value over the holidays and New Year, we almost forgot that Bitcoin is getting a new feature film released this week called “Banking on Bitcoin.” It would appear that by sheer luck the timing of this new release couldn’t be any better, as Bitcoin is approaching a new all-time high in market value.

    With a documentary feel and a cast that reads like the who’s-who of Bitcoin, we sat down with the director, Christopher Cannucciari, and discussed the genesis of this film about the world of decentralized digital currency.

    Who was the driving force behind the film?

    “The film began in late 2013 and for as much media coverage surrounding the rising price of Bitcoin, there was very little about how Bitcoin could interact with current financial institutions and national currencies. There were many who were looking into this and I wanted to give them a bigger voice. In those days it was easy to get caught up in the excitement of Bitcoin’s grand experiment, but we really had no idea if it would change money forever or die on the vine. Now we are seeing Cryptocurrency not only changing money but contracts, networks and so much more.”

    “Along the way, we noticed that government organizations were becoming increasingly interested in Bitcoin and it was clear that Cryptocurrency would leave the hypothetical disruptive phase and truly begin to test the boundaries of what sovereign governments would allow. In some ways, the attempts at Bitcoin regulation have been negative, especially for new players. Despite this the fact that it has garnered so much attention from those in business and office, that Bitcoin has gained a certain permanence after weathering these and many other storms.”

    What was the reason, the vision behind this film being made?

    “I wanted to offer not only a snapshot of Bitcoin’s arrival to the public at large but preserve the history of this time through the eyes of those who were involved in taking Bitcoin from the computer to the public. People like Erik Voorhees, The Winklevoss Twins, and Nick Spanos were crucial for getting Bitcoin in front of people who would have otherwise been fearful of it.”

    “I also wanted to follow through with the eventual response from the Government and the banks which Bitcoin had been invented to disrupt. The predictable regulatory response seemed enviable after the systematic demonization of Bitcoin through the Silk Road and BitInstant prosecutions, but what unexpected for us was from the banks. Rather than fight the technology meant to make them obsolete, the banks began to co-opt Bitcoin for their own ends.”

    What is expected to come from this film? What is the end goal?

    “There were two goals essential to making this film; firstly to document and preserve what I felt was the most crucial time period in Cryptocurrency, growth from enthusiasts and programmers to the wider public. Of course, this includes the big three Bitcoin press stories, Mt. Gox, Silk Road and the Satoshi Nakamoto hunt, but we wanted to use those moments to help a new audience look deeper at why Bitcoin has gained so much attention and how these events both hurt and helped Bitcoin’s growth.

    “The second goal was to help start the conversation about how disruptive we want our new technologies. Should we fight for more or less regulation of new powerful tools like Bitcoin? Should we call out the double standards of traditional banking versus banking with Bitcoin? And should be ok with currency controls or allow the public the chance to be in full control of untethered currency?”

    Check out the interview with movie director “Banking on Bitcoin.

    “Banking on Bitcoin” stars Charlie Shrem, Gavin Andresen, Erik Voorheen, Barry Silbert, Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, Benjamin Lawsky (BitLicense creator,) Alex Winter (‘Deep Web’ creator,) Nathanial Popper, Andy Greenberg and Paul Vigna. Here is an exclusive clip of the movie, which premiers on Friday, January 6th. Visit Gravitas Ventures for more release details.

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University

  • Techcircle Payments Forum 2016

    ​​SPONSORED BY VISA CO-PRESENTING PARTNER

    SPONSORED BY VISA CO-PRESENTING PARTNERPay It Forward: Exploring an inclusive landscape for India’s emerging digital payment ecosystem

    For long, India lagged behind mature markets in digital payments. But as more and more Indians go online, the digital payment industry in India is undergoing a transformation. In the metros, a number of payment banks, small finance banks and innovative solution providers have emerged, enabling seamless transactions for great user experience and better business outcomes.

    Techcircle Payments Forum 2016What hasn’t gone unnoticed in this massive explosion in digital payments is India's leapfrog into e-commerce, presenting an opportunity for Indians to switch to electronic modes of payment. There are about 120 million smartphones in India, and 60 percent of internet users access the internet through mobile. The Indian government too is turning out to be a big enabler of digital payments; its Digital India program envisages a smartphone in the hand of every Indian by 2019.

    Yet, only 260 million Indians in a country of 1.3 billion have bank accounts. Of the 30 billion payment transactions annually, over 95 percent are either through cash or cheques. How can big and small banks, payments banks, wallet providers and payment service providers work towards financial inclusion? How can innovations in the payment industry, brought about by new entrants in the market, strengthen the promise it holds? Will adoption of digital payments cannibalize slow and ineffective payments like cash?

    In its 5th edition, the VCCircle Network’s Techcircle Payments Forum 2016 will seek to answer these questions and more. The event will offer a ring side view of the evolving dynamics, opportunities and success stories and offer thought leadership to the emerging payment ecosystem in India. It will see participation of CEOs of leading payment service providers, payment heads of leading banks, emerging payment service companies, technical directors, CIOs, digital payment and risk consultants, and private equity and venture capital investors keen on emerging payment technologies and innovative products.

    Highlights:

    Emergence of payment banks: How can traditional banks respond?

    State and the new age businesses: Policies for a cashless economy

    Financial Inclusion Via Digital Payments: Technology for the masses

    Mobile Wallets: Is integration the way forward?

    Mobile Payments: Making way for NFC and contactless payment

    The Bitcoin Enterprise: A viable digital currency?

    Fintech Startups: Disrupting India’s payment landscape

    Problem of Plenty: Is B2B payment space too crowded?

    Creating high margin/high volume Payment Gateway Businesses

    Date : Thursday, May 19th, 2016 - 9AM-4:15PM

    Address : ITC Maratha,

    Sahar Road, Next to International airport, Andheri East,

    Mumbai Maharashtra 400099

    Standard Fees:

    INR 8000 + Service tax (14.5%) per attendee

    There are two ways to register:

    1) Online registration: Click Here

    2) Offline registration through cheque/DD

    Download offline registration form: Click Here

    You can also directly deposit cash, submit cheque or transfer online to our ICICI Bank a/c: 

    Account name: Mosaic Media Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

    Account no: 629705014337 Branch Name: Mayur Vihar - Phase 1

    IFSC Code: ICIC0006297

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University

  • Bitcoin Conference Prague 2016

    In the heart of Europe, in the city with an incredible historical value, we are creating a unique сrypto-currency space for communication with your future business partners, colleagues and adherents!

    Bitcoin Conference Prague:

    Conference covering the latest and hottest topics of the year: forecasts, analysis, best deals for work with cryptocurrencies;

    Exhibition area - an opportunity to get acquainted with the market leaders, innovative products and to obtain first-hand information. Everything that can help your business become more successful will be presented there;

    Start-up Alley - new ideas and new offers. The most unexpected and interesting solutions that will touch your feelings!

    What will be discussed:

    Bitcoin 2016 - what to expect and what to be afraid of

    Blockchain - future prospects

    Cryptocurrency Security - myth or achievable reality

    Investment climate - where you can make fortune

    Legislative regulation - international experience

    Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague: the most famous conference on cryptocurrencies heads off to the tourist capital of Europe.

    MEINHARD BENN - Founder & CEO at SatoshiPay

    AMIN RAFIEE of Bitnation

    PAVEL MATVEEV - Founder at Wirex Limited

    VITALI PAVLOV - Project Manager, HashCoins

    Working hours of the conference:

    Thursday, May 10, 2016

    10 AM - 5 PM

    Sponsored by

                       

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University

  • Virtual Currency & Blockchain Expo in European Parliament April 18th- 21st

    Hosted by Syed Kamall European Parliament Member (MEP) and in conjunction with The Cobden Centre, EDCAB is co-organizing a flagship event on Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology in the European Parliament. The event, Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology: Europe’s Future will consist of an exhibition in the European Parliament which will culminate in a series of exclusive roundtables for industry and policymakers.

    Virtual Currency & Blockchain Expo in European ParliamentThe Exhibition, which will be held in the central hub area of the European Parliament, includes informative displays that focus on virtual currencies and blockchain, the benefits for citizens, the broader economic and societal potential and common myths.

    The Exhibition starts today, Monday, April 18th, and will run through Thursday, April 21st. The forum is targeted at MEPs and their staff as well as other EU authorities and agencies.

    The Roundtables

    Three roundtables, moderated by EDCAB Founder, Siân Jones, will run alongside the Exhibition focusing on Virtual Currencies: The future of money, Blockchain : Trusting distributed ledgers and Regulating virtual currencies and blockchain: A balancing act.

    What will be discussed?

    Three roundtables including presentations from industry experts and open discussion moderated by EDCAB Founder, Siân Jones, will focus on:

    • Virtual currencies: The future of money - setting out how Europe’s economy might benefit from public and private alternatives to government issued currency, hosted by Syed Kamall MEP. Presentations from: Harvard Law School, the Sorbonne, Blockchain & UK Treasury.
    • Blockchain: Trusting distributed ledgers - looking at how blockchain and use cases can improve trade, economic prosperity, governance and the lives of citizens, hosted by Eva Kaili MEP. Presentations from: Nasdaq, Guardtime, Epiphyte & Europol.
    • Regulating virtual currencies and blockchain: A balancing act - exploring effective and proportionate legislation to ensure adequate safeguards while encouraging innovation, hosted by Ashley Fox MEP. Presentations from: IMF, OECD, Bank for International Settlements & ESMA.

    What is the purpose of the roundtables?

    The roundtables form part of a series of activities organised by EDCAB to educate and engage with EU policymakers to shape a sound regulatory and policy agenda for virtual currencies and distributed ledger technology in the European Union.

    The objective of the sessions is to facilitate a safe place to exchange views and ensure that policy decisions are taken in full knowledge of the virtual currency and blockchain industry business perspective.

    Who is participating?

    Roundtables aim to bring together a broad spectrum of industry ranging from traditional financial service players to newly emerging fintech companies with policymakers across all EU institutions, banking authority representatives and academia. Confirmed participants include Bank of International Settlements, Bank of England, Barclays, Blockchain, Circle Internet Financial, ESMA, Europol, French Banking Federation, Harvard, IMF, Microsoft, Nasdaq, OECD, Unicredit, and the World Bank.

    Patrick Murck: Fellow, Harvard Law School, and Co-Founder of Bitcoin Foundaton

    Bernard Lietaer: Visitng Faculty, Sorbonne

    Marco Santori: Policy Counsel, Blockchain

    Edward Corcoran: Head of Payment Services and Systems, UK Treasury

    Steven Wilson : Head of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), Europol

    Fredrik Voss: VP, Blockchain Innovaton Initatve, Nasdaq

    Martn Ruubel: Director, Guardtime

    Gabrielle Patrick: Co-founder & General Counsel, Epiphyte

    Hiroko Oura: Senior Economist, IMF

    Sean Ennis: S enior Economist, Directorate of Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

    Klaus Lober: Head of Secretariat, Commitee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, Bank for Internatonal Setlements

    Anne Chone: Innovaton and Product Team, ESMA

    After the roundtables, EDCAB will produce reports to summarize discussions, areas of further collaboration and next steps. Go to their website, http:// edcab.eu/ or contact them on Twitter for more information on how to attend.

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University

  • CoinFest 2016: Everything You Need to Know

    The fourth annual CoinFest Convention continues its global growth, expanding its Bitcoin reach every year from very humble beginnings. BitConnect has you covered with the important facts you need to know about the global Bitcoin get- together and where events are being held.

    CoinFest: Like Bitcoin, its beginnings were modest

    CoinFest 2016: Everything You Need to KnowCoinFest started in 2013 as a group of about 100 Bitcoin lovers, celebrating the adoption of Bitcoin at a Waves Coffee House in Vancouver. April 5th was the day it commences because this believed to be the birthday of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. CoinFest was conceived as a way to incentivize cryptocurrency acceptance while educating the public about its importance and use. Its popular success prompted the Bitcoin community to place the world’s first Bitcoin ATM at Waves in Vancouver .

    By 2014, CoinFest was growing in popularity, and that year it took a new direction: CoinFest spread across Canada and now internationally, exemplifying the border-defying and decentralized nature of decentralized digital currency. In 2015, CoinFest spread worldwide, and new ground was broken in Latin America and Europe.

    CoinFest 2016 events will take place from April 5th to April 10th in several cities including: Kuzami, Ghana, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Washington, D.C., Las Angeles, California, Manchester, England, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S., Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. and of course, Vancouver, Canada, where it all began.

    Many special guests will have presentations that will be linked to all CoinFest events for viewing. Featured speakers will include: Andreas Antonopouols (April 6th @ 16:00 UTC), Chelsea Barabas of MIT Media Lab (April 8th @ 17:30 UTC), Paul Snow of Factom (April 8th @ 19:00 UTC) and Susanne Tempelhof of BitNation (April 8th @ 19:45 UTC)

    Decentralized video games are on the rise and will be available in Manchester and Vancouver. Merging the worlds of gaming and fintech with cryptocurrency integration and advanced blockchain functions. They will be set up for the public to interact with .

    Huntercoin, the first and only decentralized autonomous video game, which utilizes the blockchain and human mining. Prize money (huntercoins) will be given to the Hunter who stays alive the longest from April 5-10, making for a two- way game of cat and house. The prize pool currently sits at 30K HUC, approximately .5 BTC as of 17/3/2016.

    Grabbit is a competitive game by Gamerholic involving proper timing and rock- paper-scissors-esque strategy. It integrates with Gamerholic Coin, a cryptocurrency built into gamerholic.com. CoinFest Global will contribute 1 BTC to the prize pools over the duration of festivities, adding to the excitement for all players.

    For more information, go to coinfest.org

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University

  • Armstrong and Andresen Can’t Hide Disappointment in Latest Bitcoin Summit Meeting

    The top 20 nations of the world have their G20 summit meetings, gathering the leading representatives of the world’s most powerful nations. The United Nations has their member conventions from time to time. The Bitcoin community seems to be reading to commandeer the Roundtable moniker for their gatherings of the greatest import. With the Bitcoin community struggling under the weight of its own growth, coupled with a lack of direction, these roundtables are becoming frequent, and frustrating to some notable attendees.

    Two Bitcoin Guys Walk Into a Roundtable

    What is now known as “ The Satoshi Roundtable ,” as opposed to “The Bitcoin Roundtable” held two weekends ago in Hong Kong, was convened the following weekend. Invited attendees to this exclusive event at a Florida location brought together many of the leaders within the Bitcoin community including Bobby Lee, CEO to BTCC, the leading Chinese Bitcoin exchange, Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase and Gavin Andresen, a former Bitcoin core developer, now of MIT/The Bitcoin Foundation.

    Armstrong and Andresen have decided to spill the beans on how the meeting went, and they appear less than pleased with the mindset of some developers, who shall remain nameless. Without calling out individual participants, as a condition of the Roundtable attendance, Armstrong goes over his thoughts on Medium , and how he saw the attitude of some members of Bitcoin Core:

    "Even though core says they are ok with a hard fork to 2MB (they have it on their own roadmap, just very far in the future), they refuse to prioritize it. They prefer to withhold something that could help the network now because they don’t trust the community to make educated decisions in the future. They view themselves as the central planners of the network, and protectors of the people. They seem ok with watching bitcoin fail, as long as they don’t compromise on their principles."

    Gavin Andresen seems to be on the same page with Armstrong when it comes to the direction of the Bitcoin Core development team, implying that there is an agenda afoot that may not be in the best interest of Bitcoin’s health. He took to his own blog to jot down his assessment of the State-of-the-Bitcoin.

    "Over the last year of trying, and failing, to reach a reasonable compromise, it has become clear to me that some developers don’t want any on-chain scaling solution anytime soon. They believe more theoretically elegant (but technically complicated) off-chain solutions like the Lightning Network are a better long- term scaling solution, and they believe that by resisting a simple limit increase we will get to that long-term solution faster. They are wrong."

    Frustrations are rising within the Bitcoin community, not just from Andresen and Armstrong, but user san merchants waiting hours or even longer for transactions to clear. Paying about 7 cents per transaction to get it on time is becoming recommended, assuming you have the option to adjust the fees paid. The other option is waiting over 40 minutes on average, for a confirmation. This was not how the famed decentralized Bitcoin protocol was supposed to work. Those who paid the most get acceptable service. The rest can eat cake.

    Nor should a decentralized network have a “Core” controlling its growth. How can you be decentralized and have an actual “core?” Hopefully, this issue will be resolved before the Bitcoin halving in July, when transactions into and out of Bitcoin will be fast and furious, starting weeks in advance. If Core and their supporters continue to sleep at the wheel, this could be one “Cruel Summer.”

    What do you think of Armstrong and Andresen’s stance? Do you trust them to do what is right for Bitcoin, or do you trust Bitcoin Core? Share and comment below.

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University

  • MIT Bitcoin Expo 2016

    This premiere student-run event, hosted by the MIT Bitcoin Club, features two days of panels and presentations from leading professionals and academics in the cryptocurrency space. You’ll hear from engineers who maintain and develop the core Bitcoin protocol, academics on the cutting edge of cryptocurrency research, and founders and executives of some of the hottest million-dollar startups in bitcoin.

    Join hundreds of students and professionals as we learn about the most recent and upcoming legal and technical developments in Bitcoin. Both Days will examine the current state of Bitcoin and how it's sparked new fields of research and development. Day Two will move into higher level discussion of new markets and fields of research that Bitcoin and its component technologies will penetrate.

    Featured speakers will include:

    • Peter Todd and Cory Fields, Core Developers for Bitcoin
    • Pindar Wong, Chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong)
    • Shaul Kfir, CTO, Digital Asset Holdings
    • Melanie Shapiro, CEO and Founder of Case(Digital hardware wallet)
    • Jonas Schnelli, one of the five Bitcoin Core Developers with code merge rights
    • Michael Gord, Founder of Bitcoin Canada

    and many more.

    The MIT Bitcoin EXpo 2016 will be held this weekend, starting Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM (EST). each days activities begin at 10 AM. Tickets are $250 USD and are payable in Visa, MC, Amex and Discover (Not payable in Bitcoin). Seats are limited and there are less than 20 remaining, as of this writing. Click here to purchase tickets.

    It will be held at MIT’s Samberg Center, located at 50 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02142

  • DC Blockchain Summit @ Georgetown University - What You Need to Know

    There are two or three Bitcoin-related meetings that should be attended each year and this is one of them. The Chamber of Digital Commerce will hold their inaugural DC Blockchain Summit at Washington’s Georgetown University on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016. The timing couldn’t be better as the world has been abuzz over what Bitcoin’s blockchain technology means to business in every industry, much less the innovative digital currency itself. Any reasonable person can see that this now highly sought after technology increases Bitcoin’s credibility and many are of the belief that it can change the world when it comes to documentation in any form. How this applies broadly will be a key aspect of next month’s conference.

    Speakers who are scheduled to attend and speak represent some of the largest and most innovative tech companies in the world. John Beccia from Circle), Ethereum’s founder Vitalik Buterin of Ethereum), Jeff Garzik of Bloq and BIP 100/102, Marley Gray (Microsoft), Brian Kelly (CNBC), C. Alden Pelker (FBI), Matthew Roszak (Tally Capital), and Jason Weinstein (Steptoe & Johnson, Blockchain Alliance) are just some of the leading names.

    "We are bringing together key thought leaders from industry, technology and government in order to create a unique and focused dialogue on blockchain public policy and industry standards," said Perianne Boring, president and founder of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. “Blockchain technology is re- imagining the way we transfer, store, and secure assets, including currencies, commodities, property, and identity."

    Don Tapscott will be the keynote speaker. The author of the book, “Blockchain Revolution”, Tapscott is an expert in the social implications of blockchain technology. His address will explain how blockchain technology enables secure and direct communication of value and money without a trusted intermediary to authenticate and settle transactions.

    Arizona Congress man David Schweikert, a member of the House Financial Services Committee and the Joint Economic Committee, will also be in attendance and address the conference. This also underscores the value and importance of this summit at Georgetown University.

    IBM’s Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research, will also be a keynote speaker at the event. Krishna helps guide IBM Research's overall technical strategy, oversees a global organization of approximately 3,000 scientists and technologists located at 12 labs on six continents. Krishna also oversees IBM's Blockchain initiatives, which includes the recent proposal of nearly 44,000 lines of code to the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project. IBM Blockchain code is designed to help developers easily build secure distributed ledgers that can be used to exchange most anything of value. IBM recently announced new cloud-based blockchain services for developers in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, and London.

    Blythe Masters of Digital Asset Holdings will be the third keynote speaker. Masters has just secured alliances with Accenture, PwC, and Broadridge to offer their blockchain technology to their consulting clients. According to Masters, Blockchain technology helps overall efficiency.

    "Instead of building countless duplicative records, one master prime record can eliminate the need for reconciliation, which is a very costly process for financial institutions while improving compliance, security, and privacy."

    Where: Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business Lohrfink Auditorium - 37th and O St., N.W. - Washington, DC 2000
    When: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 - Check-in @ 8AM. Program begins @ 9AM

    Website for Registration Information: http://digitalchamber.org/dcsummit.htm

    Author : Evander Smart

    Evander Smart worked for many years as a Wall Street banker, and has learned how the economy is self-destructing from the inside. His travels, experience and research have led him to Bitcoin as the best way forward for the common man. He looks to spread the word on how Bitcoin can help anyone break the shackles of economic slavery being created by global establishment forces. Evander gets you thinking about what money really is, and how it will work for you going forward. The world of finance is getting ready for incredible changes, and he is getting ready for what's coming next. Are you? Learn more about "The Future of Money" @ Bitcoin Video University