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Video: GoldFinX’s François Dumont at Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2019
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While the majority of Hong Kong Blockchain Week speakers talked about blockchain’s potential to disrupt various industries, some presenters had a more social view to their talks. Among the latter was François Dumont, co-founder and Chief Operating Executive of GoldFinX. Dumont presented the issue of how artisanal miners, operating illegally and suffering from terrible working conditions, gain direct access to
Forte, Ripple's Xpring Establish $100M Fund For Game Developers To Use Blockchain
Privately held cryptocurrency company Ripple Labs and gaming platform startup Forte are setting up a $100-million fund aimed at pushing video game developers to find ways to use blockchain technology for in-game marketplaces. The fund is intended to “accelerate the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology in gaming,” the companies said in a Tuesday press release. Read more at Benzinga. Photo: Marco
Five Things To Know To Run A Successful Blockchain Startup
With the market value of the blockchain industry projected to grow to $60 billion by 2020, it is imperative that businesses have a solid business case for the use of blockchain, as well as sound tokenomics. jaydeep_ / Pixabay So what are the five things that every entrepreneur should know before launching their own blockchain startup? [REITs] Q4 hedge fund
Blockchain in Transport Alliance Welcomes Hong Kong-Based Tigers
Tigers, a Hong Kong-based global logistics and transportation company that specializes in technology-enabled supply chain solutions, e-fulfilment and transportation by air, sea, rail and road, has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). Blockchain is an open, distributed digital ledger that can record and share transactions between two or more parties efficiently, securely and permanently. Blockchain enables transportation companies to
Video: The Mekong Club’s Phoebe Ewen at Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2019
Hong Kong Blockchain Week featured a slew of amazing presentations, but the most profound one was arguably from Mekong Club project manager Phoebe Ewen. Sharing rather shocking statistics about modern-day slavery – including the fact that over 40 million men, women, and children are currently enslaved – Ewen delivered a very important message about how we can eradicate slavery and
CoinMarketCap on Launching Crypto Indices: 'We Will Introduce More Real-Time Data Products This Year'
Cryptocurrency data juggernaut CoinMarketCap announced earlier this week that it had launched two cryptocurrency benchmark indices across NASDAQ GIDS, Bloomberg Terminals, Thomson Reuters Eikon, and Börse Stuttgart. CoinMarketCap claims that the indices will be “the most comprehensive ones on the market,” adding that they cover the top 200 cryptocurrencies by market cap and that they will help users “quickly reference
Video: CoinMarketCap’s Carylyne Chan at Hong Kong Blockchain Week
Hong Kong’s biggest blockchain conference featured a slew of noteworthy speakers, and for those who weren’t able to make it, here’s one of them. Carylyne Chan, Global Head of Marketing for CoinMarketCap, took the stage on day two to talk about her company and how it’s becoming a data standard for crypto. She also spoke about what Hong Kong audiences
CBOE To Discontinue Bitcoin Futures Trading
CBOE Global Markets announced last week that it does not intend to list additional XBT futures contracts for trading, according to The Wall Street Journal. What Happened XBT is the symbol for bitcoin futures listed by CBOE. Monthly futures contracts expire every month; since CBOE will not list new futures going forward, the market will wind down with the expiration
Video: Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Britanny Kaiser at Hong Kong Blockchain Week
Hong Kong Blockchain Week played host to a stellar group of speakers, including Brittany Kaiser, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower and Digital Asset Trade Association founder. The star speaker of the event, Kaiser took the stage to talk about the #ownyourdata campaign and how she works with U.S. legislators to protect consumer data: “before our wallpapers start producing data about how
Video: Dušan Stojanović at Hong Kong Blockchain Week
Hong Kong’s largest blockchain event – Hong Kong Blockchain Week – brought together more than 4,000 people from across the globe to network and explore the various developments in the ever-advancing world of blockchain technology. Among the event’s many, notable speakers was Dušan Stojanović, founder of the international early-stage venture capital firm True Global Ventures. Stojanović shared his thoughts on