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Blockchain Expo has announced dates for 2020 world series.

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The leading Blockchain Expo World Series has announced dates for its 2020 world series. Hosting our triannual Global expo on the 17-18th March, Europe 1-2 July and North America 4-5th November.   Our conferences are constantly evolving to meet the demands of the blockchain ecosystem. Bringing together content from industry leaders, top-level sponsors, and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the very latest use of Blockchain technology. Further information on our world series and to register for your ticket see here: https://blockchain-expo.com

The event will bring together 9000+ attendees from 70+ countries to explore the entire enterprise technology ecosystem across now, a co-located event covering Blockchain, IoT, AI & Big data, Cyber Security & Cloud and the newest addition 5G. Over the two days there will be multiple networking events, parties, 1-1 connection opportunities, and a wide variety of exhibitors to engage with.

If 2017 was the year of blockchain hype, and 2018 was the year of
naval-gazing and disappointment, 2019 was one of consolidation and
understanding of the technology’s capability in an enterprise context.

Expect this trend to continue this year and beyond. Writing in November, Martha Bennett, VP and principal analyst at Forrester predicted that, alongside the public versus private debate reaching the executive table, interoperability and collaboration will be the key topic of discussion in 2020.

“We’ve already witnessed the emergence of multiple networks addressing the same use case… and there are also processes that span multiple chains,” wrote Bennett. “Participants in these permissioned networks are keen to understand whether, and how, these various chains will interact. We’ll also see a much greater focus on integration with existing systems; providers of existing automation and business process management solutions will seek to enhance their offerings with DLT capabilities.”

The consensus – to pardon the expression – now is that the
technology is here, and it is decision time for many enterprises. Hyperledger
executive director Brian Behlendorf, who spoke at Blockchain Expo Europe in June,
says that enterprise adoption has ‘blossomed’. He agrees that it will not be a
winner-take-all scenario.

“People have projected this image that there will be one winner or only one technology that becomes the VHS to everyone else’s Betamax – and I don’t think it’ll play out that way at all,” he says. “I think we’re at a moment now where organisations of any reasonable size should have a centre of competence, tracking new technology developments, and doing experiments in multiple technologies to understand them at a deeper level.”

Evidence suggests that for other emerging technologies, taking the next step reaps its reward. Research from McKinsey has found that more than half (58%) of companies who had gone into production with their IoT initiatives had seen at least a 5% increase in revenue, with 46% saying they had seen at least a 5% decrease in cost.

A wide variety of industries started taking those steps as 2020
came into view. Some were more obvious than others. Courier giant FedEx, with
its focus on delivery, understandably has various blockchain bets. Again, the
theme is cooperation. Dale Chrystie, business fellow and blockchain strategist
at FedEx, and who spoke at Blockchain Expo North America, explains
that blockchain is ‘not only a technology discussion’ for the almost
50-year-old company.

“We don’t believe we can put a FedEx logo on blockchain and the
world will come to us,” says Chrystie. “It’s not
about where we compete, but rather in blockchain, it’s about where we can agree
in non-competitive areas that benefit all.”

Like many other technologies, it is not so much the technical hurdles which need to be overcome, but the cultural ones. Pramod Achanta, IBM VP and blockchain services leader for North America and another speaker at Blockchain Expo North America in November, led his team in writing a playbook for consortia to make the right decisions and eventually sponsor a production network. As he explains, blockchain is a ‘team sport’, but it does not tell the full story.

“It’s sometimes difficult to put those teams together,” says Achanta. “A lot of times the network needs to come together for the common good, but at the same time the value that each of these participants get out of that network may not be uniform.”

Getting all the stakeholders in the same room together – from project managers to vendors, to developers, to end-users – is therefore vital. In a mission to connect the blockchain ecosystem our next conference will take place at the Olympia London 17-18th March 2020. We have an audience of enterprise decision-makers who are responsible for innovating new technology within supply-chain, transport, legal sectors, financial services, retail, insurance, energy, music, gaming, government, real estate, luxury goods and more. 

New conference agenda:

  • NEW: Crypto & Digital Asset
    Investment
  • NEW: Convergent Technology
    Solutions
  • Blockchain Enterprise Platforms
  • Blockchain for Enterprise
  • Blockchain for Business
  • Fintech & Regulation

The Blockchain Expo Global 2020 has attracted our finest speakers yet. Experts and leading organisations are joining us to explore the entire Blockchain ecosystem. From areas in fintech, regulation, transportation industry, energy, supply chain, telecoms, and governance.  Blockchain Expo will divulge into how this technology is disrupting these areas plus many more. Explore the Global 2020 agenda here.

Event
attendees can expect to meet with over 9,000 + like-minded individuals, 350+ exhibitors
such as IBM, Samsung Semiconductor, SAP and Hyperledger in a series of
networking opportunities. The Blockchain Expo will also
allow you to ask questions to the events 100+ thought leading speakers in Q&A
sessions. These speakers include:

  • Sara Tavacoli, Head of Innovation & Finance Transformation, Vodafone
  • Manuela Godeck, Global Innovation Project Manager | Blockchain, Vodafone
  • Nicole Sandler, Innovation Policy Global Lead, Barclays
  • Marta Piekarska-Geater, Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger
  • Thomas Lee-Warren, Group Digital CTO, Rolls-Royce
  • Johan Toll, Head of Digital Assets, Nasdaq
  • William Lovell, Head of Future Technology, Bank of England
  • John Henry Clippenger, Board Member | Advisor | Research Scientist | CIO, MIT Research Lab | Swytch
  • Essam El-Okda, Digital Supply Chain Transformation Manager, Unilever 
  • Mariana Gómez de la Villa, Program Director Distributed Ledger Technology, ING
  • John Calian, Head of T-Labs, T Mobile
  • Leanne Kemp, CEO, Everledger
  • Garrick Hileman, Head of Research, Blockchain
  • Nkiru Uwaje, Global Innovation Manager, SWIFT
  • Yann van Ewijk, Information Risk Analyst, Shell
  • Yann van Ewijk, Information Risk Analyst, Shell
  • Dale Chrystie, Business Fellow, Blockchain Strategist | Chairman, FedEx | BiTA
  • Julian Fifield, Blockchain Programme & Delivery, NSF
  • Eva Kaili, Member of European Parliament

As the leading enterprise event
across IoT, 5G, Blockchain, AI, Big Data, Cyber Security and Cloud we offer
different ticket types to cater for every delegate experience, you can join us
with a Free Expo Pass which gives access to the co-located exhibition floor and
the sessions taking place on the expo floor stages, Gold Pass which gives exclusive access to the entire Blockchain
conference and networking opportunities and our Ultimate Pass which provides full access to all 5 expos! To find out more
and register follow this link.

We hope to see you at the Blockchain Expo Global event and make
sure not to miss out Blockchain Expo Europe taking place
at RAI, Amsterdam on 1-2 July 2020 and the Blockchain
Expo North America
will take place on the 4-5
November 2020.

For further information contact:

Blockchain Expo

Rebecca Clinton-Floyed

Marketing Manager

[email protected] / +44 (0)117
980 9023

www.blockchain-expo.com

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TrustToken and Syscoin Partner on a Stablecoin Bridge

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Decentralized marketplace and e-commerce protocol Syscoin has partnered with the stablecoin platform TrustToken.

The goal of the collaboration is to speed up payments and to provide further solutions to Ethereum’s blockchain. It also means that the five stablecoins of TrustToken, namely TUSD, TGBP, THKD, TCAD, and TAUD, will run on Syscoin’s blockchain and be available for users.

A Collaboration Between Syscoin and TrustToken

According to a release shared with CryptoPotato, the popular decentralized marketplace and e-commerce protocol Syscoin has teamed up with stablecoin platform TrustToken.

Right off the bat, this means that the stablecoins provided by the platform will now run on Syscoin’s blockchain as well. These are TUSD, TGBP, THKD, TCAD, and TAUD.

Stablecoins have grown in popularity over the past few months, mainly because of the DeFi boom, where they are used to enable staking, liquidity provision, and so forth. However, there was also an obvious challenge with all of it – scaling. Supposedly, Syscoin is intended to help with that. Using Z-DAG (Zero Confirmation Directed Acyclic Graph), the protocol claims to be able to settle transactions in less than 10 seconds with comparatively low fees.

The partnership will also enable users to mine two cryptocurrencies at the same time – SYS and BTC.

Distribution of the Roles

While Syscoin’s task would be scalability, TrustToken comes in for the stablecoin part. It’s a platform that aims at an open financial system through a selection of stablecoins.

The stablecoins it offers are collateralized, and it has also partnered with Chainlink, as well as other protocols.

The overall partnership is aimed at creating a solution for scalable and secure token payments at a lower risk interoperability with Ethereum’s network. It should make TrustToken’s stablecoins function quicker and cheaper following the enabling of the bridge.

Speaking on the matter was Syscoin’s Foundation Chairman Jag Sidhu, who said:

“Digital assets have growing needs for better usability, robust decentralized security, and a scalable way of ensuring every transaction complies with regulations. Syscoin uniquely aligns with all of these requirements. We look forward to TrustToken’s family of stablecoins becoming future-proof and gaining significant advantage with Syscoin.”

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Visa And BlockFi Partner To Release A Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card

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  • The US-based cryptocurrency lending company BlockFi has partnered with the American multinational financial services corporation Visa to bring Bitcoin to the masses.
  • Bloomberg reported that the two US companies will offer a credit card that rewards clients’ purchases with the primary cryptocurrency, instead of traditional options such as cash and airline miles.
  • Dubbed the Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card, it will allow customers to receive 1.5% of their purchases back in BTC. 
  • Should the user spend more than $3,000 in the first three months after receiving the card, he will be entitled to a bonus of $250 in bitcoin. However, the innovative card will come with a $200 annual fee.
  • Evolve Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Evolve Bancorp Inc, will be the card’s issuer. All three parties involved plan to launch the card in early 2021.
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BlockFi, Zac Prince, commented that his company is “excited to add credit cards to our suite of products and expand Bitcoin’s accessibility to a broader set of customers.”
  • With the BlockFi partnership, Visa has doubled-down on its endeavors with bitcoin-related collaborations. Earlier this year, the US giant and the BTC-friendly shopping app Fold launched a Visa co-branded debit card that rewards users with up to 10% of BTC back for every dollar purchase on retailers like Hotels.com, Nike, Starbucks, and Uber. 
  • BlockFi raised $50 million in Series C funding earlier this year, and Morgan Creek Capital’s Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano joined its board of directors.
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Australian Crypto Exchange Accidentally Exposes Over 270,000 Customer Emails

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The Australian cryptocurrency exchange, BTC Markets, has inadvertently exposed more than 270,000 emails of its customers. The company apologized for the inconvenience and reassured that all other data, including users’ funds, is safe.

BTC Markets Exposes Customers’ Emails

A user going by the Twitter handle Stevosxrp.crypto took it to Jack Dorsey’s social media giant and Reddit to first complain about BTC Markets’ screw up. The Australian-based exchange later confirmed the breach on its official Twitter account.

The statement explained that BTC Markets “uses an external system to send client-wide emails.” Although the exchange has used this service for years “without an incident,” including sending test mails, this time, the testing “didn’t pick up that the sample email addresses in the batch were added to the same email, rather than sent individually.”

Consequently, the names and email addresses of account holders were exposed. BTC Markets claimed that this process was instant; therefore, “it was not possible to stop the batch send once the error was realized.”

The CEO of BTC Markets, Caroline Bowler, later revealed that all account holders were affected because the emails were sent in batches.

Funds Are SAFU, But The Damage Is Done

The exchange said that it will “self-report” to the Office of Australian Information Commissioner and “fully comply with the data breach reporting requirements.” Furthermore, the company plans to conduct an internal review.

Despite the data leak, BTC Markets reassured its users that the platform is still secure, no passwords were revealed, and all customers’ funds are safe.

Nevertheless, the exchange suggested that users’ should enable two-factor authentication (2FA) to enhance the security of their accounts.

None of those reassurances seemed to have an effect on the users, though. The Twitter thread explanation was met with numerous complaints from customers.

While most highlighted their disappointment with having their personal emails and names revealed, some took it a step further. One user claimed that the BTC Markets’ name is “now as good as dog s**t.”

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