Upcoming Bitcoin Events Bitcoin Events – Cryptocurrency Conference Listings 2015 – 2016

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Date Conference Location Sep 8-9, 2015 Makeathon: Consensus 2015 New York City, USA Sep 10, 2015 Consensus 2015 TimesCenter, New York City, USA Sep 12, 2015 Blockstack Summit 2015 NY, USA Sep 12, 2015 Bitcoin Scalability Workshop: Phase 1 Montreal, Canada Sep 14-19, 2015 Fintech Week London 2015 London, UK Sep 15, 2015 NYC FinTech Extravanganza: #FinTechX NY, USA Sep 16-17, 2015 Finovate New York 2015 NY, USA Sep 23, 2015 Finance 2.0: Crypto Zurich, Switzerland Sep 24, 2015 Bitcoin Conference Kiev Kiev, Ukraine Sep 28, 2015 Bitcoin and Blockchain Regulation London, UK Oct 2, 2015 Digital Economy Conference Omaha, USA Oct 5-8, 2015 Blockchain Week Barcelona, Spain Oct 6, 2015 FinTech: Law and Disruption New York, USA Oct 6, 2015 Blockchain Conference New York New York, USA Oct 8-10, 2015 Alt Convention Batumi, Georgia Oct 25-28, 2015 Money 20/20 Las Vegas, USA Oct 28-30, 2015 CoinAgenda/BitAngels Global Conference Las Vegas, USA Nov 3, 2015 Bl0ckcha1n Forum Paris, France Nov 9, 2015 MTBIT: Bitcoin & Remittances Miami, USA Nov 10, 2015 Fintech Startups Conference San Francisco, USA Nov 10, 2015 Bank Innovation Israel Tel Aviv, Israel Nov 24-25, 2015 ADCCA FinTech Summit Sydney, Australia Dec 9-11, 2015 Inside Bitcoins Seoul Seoul, South …

Block Chain Summit Responds to Backlash Over Private Island Bash

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  Boasting an exotic location and the apparent blessing of billionaire Richard Branson, the Block Chain Summit has emerged as one of the most discussed events in the digital currency community in recent months. To be held from 25th to 28th May on Branson’s private Necker Island, little has been known about the conference apart from its available guest list, a factor that has led to speculation as to what the event would seek to achieve since it was first revealed by CoinDesk. In a new interview, however, Valery Vavilov, CEO of leading event sponsor BitFury and venture capitalist Bill Tai shed new light on the gathering, opening up about its planned schedule and responding to criticism that it is perpetuating negative industry stereotypes. Tai, who has previously invested in BitFury, sought to dismiss these criticisms, suggesting that the Block Chain Summit first and foremost will seek to attract attention to how decentralized ledger systems might positively impact the world. Positioning this as a contrast to past conferences, Tai told CoinDesk: “This is not a conference that’s about the pure technology and it’s not a gathering to try to disrupt governments and banks and mess with people’s currency systems. We …

Bitcoin Conference to Hit Prague in May 2015

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Bitcoin Conference is about to rock the world of Europe. This conference is aiming to make Bitcoin the currency of the future in Prague! Almost everyone has heard about Bitcoin, but not everyone knows exactly what it is. In this 21st century Earth, society is constantly developing, and one of the changing factors of the world is crytocurrency. Namely, Bitcoin. But what does this have to do with Bitcoin Conference? Bitcoin Conference is a thematic meeting devoted to the “cryptocurrency of the future”. It has been held in many places in 2014, such as Kiev, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, and helps raise awareness about what exactly Bitcoin is and how it can be earned. As the first thematic event to hit the CIS countries, Bitcoin Conference aims to introduce participants to the ecosystem of Bitcoin and how to do business with it. After being held in three cities over three countries, such meetings were able to bring together many Bitcoin experts, who were able to share experiences and talk about the best practices to use Bitcoin with. In 2015, one of the organizers of Bitcoin Conference, Smile Expo, is going to finally enter the European market, and conduct the thematic …

Bitcoin Community Rallies to Aid Nepal Earthquake Victims

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The Southeast Asian nation of Nepal has dominated the headlines this week following a devastating earthquake, which at the time of press, had already claimed the lives of more than 4,000 people. Just as swift, however, has been the charitable response. The Red Cross has committed an initial $300,000 of aid as well as an additional 19,000 non-food relief kits including essential items such as clothes and mosquito nets. Meanwhile, online fundraising platform Global Giving has already raised approximately $570,000 as part of an attempt to raise $1m to support victims. Members of the bitcoin community, in Nepal and around the globe, have also rallied around the cause, seeking to provide both needed aid and a reminder of how bitcoin can help charitable efforts lower the cost of accepting international donations. See Change Foundation founder Erik Bouchard, for example, confirmed that his organisation has so far received over 100 bitcoin donations in 36 hours, “ranging from $1 to $100 [per donation]”. The Nepal-based charity is seeking donations to cover the costs of providing short-term housing units to those affected by the earthquake. More than 740 homes, he said, have been destroyed in his small district, at the epicentre of the quake alone. “People are still sleeping in the streets …

Richard Branson to Host Bitcoin Summit on Private Island

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Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is set to bring “the greatest minds in cryptocurrency” together to discuss bitcoin and the blockchain on his personal private island this May. Taking place on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands from the 25th to 28th, Branson’s event will feature discussions moderated by Hernando De Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Wall Street Journal senior columnist Michael J Casey and Matthew Bishop, US business editor for The Economist. Branson has been enthusiastic in his praise for the bitcoin, having previously invested in payment processor BitPay and accepted the digital currency for his space travel enterprise Virgin Galactic. The event’s welcome message frames the gathering in terms that emphasise the lasting impact of blockchain technologies, stating: “Come visit with Sir Richard Branson on his private island for a set of intimate discussions highlighting critical issues and solutions and to lay out the framework for a world where the humankind is fully benefiting from the amazing technology behind the blockchain.” Besides the Virgin Group founder, the event will be hosted by BitFury CEO Valery Vavilov and venture capitalists Bill Tai, Suzi Mai and George Kikvadze. In total, the event will include 30 luminaries from the bitcoin and larger …