DC Forecasts is proud to take part at one of the largest fintech conferences in the world – the MoneyConf in Dublin, Ireland that starts today, June 12th.
The conference is organized by the team behind the tech conference Web Summit and includes all sorts of speakers from a plethora of industries such as crypto, blockchain, fintech.
Some of the most popular names that will talk in Dublin include the Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin of ConsenSys, the Square CFO Sarah Friar, and Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne.
Music stars will also take part at this conference – the musician Imogen Heap who is also the founder of the music blockchain ecosystem Mycelia will explain more about her platform in a panel titled “Is all fair in music and blockchain?”
You can watch the day 1 lineup with the opening remarks from Paddy Cosgrave who is the CEO of Web Summit – streamed live starting at 9:45 am UTC+1.
On MoneyConf, you can find out about everything regarding fintech. There will be topics ranging from the Asian cryptocurrency community to the relationship between Wall Street and the crypto sphere – as well as the implementation of blockchain and how it will bring more decentralization in the finance, banking, and asset management industries.
MoneyConf Dublin 2018: CEOs And Their (Positive) Stance On Decentralization
The MoneyConf Dublin 2018 conference which covers the topics of fintech, crypto, and blockchain, recently gathered some of the top executives from companies like Ledger, Blockchain.info and VC firms Mosaic Ventures and FuturePerfect to discuss if and why decentralized systems are necessary for the future.
The moderator of the conference, Joon Ian Wong, referred the panelists to a specific survey where they will be given the hypothetical choice to have a paid version of Facebook that does not harvest data or display ads – where the majority of people would opt to use the free version and trade their data instead.
Wong also said that people perhaps don’t want decentralized platforms after all. The panelists, on the other hand, had a lot to say, mainly on the lack of public understanding or mainstream interest stemming from centralized data systems.
The founding partner Jalak Jobanputra of VC capital firm FuturePerfect was among the loudest, saying:
“I have a fund invested in several companies that are building decentralized identity platforms and once that becomes the norm we’ll wonder why we gave all our data away for free and allowed ourselves to be exposed in such ways.”
Toby Coppel of Mosaic Ventures followed with his stance that the inability of centralized leadership will arbitrarily change rules and alter agreements – which makes decentralized platforms hugely attractive to investors.
The CEO of Ledger, Eric Larcheveque, also pointed out that censorship is now a major use case for decentralized platforms – while the Blockchain CEO Nick Cary said that it is the opaque business practices, corruption, and trade manipulation that are all present in our centralized society.
According to Larcheveque:
“The biggest investment model of decentralization right now is speculation. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but it’s very early. A lot of the money is done by mining and an ICO is the objective… for that to work, you need infrastructure and then you have a few business models which are really working.”
Nick Cary of Blockchain agreed to this, saying the following:
“Just because you do an ICO tomorrow and raise a tonne of money does not mean you will inevitably have some sort of incredible business. In fact, it may misalign your incentives to grind through the challenges in the early days.”
He also went to clarify that building infrastructure and hiring talented people costs money – and that investing in a token business model is a useful one for decentralized revenue generation.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference II: Bring Your Kids, Friends, Colleagues for Just $97 per Head
DALLAS, TX – Organizers of the second Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference (which is being held in September at Dallas) are running a special promotion. Attendees who reserve their spot before midnight on Sunday May 6th will be able to add “companion” tickets for just $97 per head.
Tickets to the Super Conference usually cost $897 but are available at an “Early Bird” price of $597. Additional “companion” tickets for spouses, kids, friends, colleagues, or any other guests of the main attendee cost just $97 – and will benefit from all the normal “Standard Attendee” privileges.
Why is this special offer on the table this week?
Richard Jacobs, CEO of Future Tech Expo, the conference’s organizer, explains:
“This week, it’s my birthday. It’s also been about a year since I made my first Bitcoin investment, and because of that, the last twelve months have been incredible for me and my family.” He adds: “I’m even more excited about the year ahead, and several of the biggest names in the crypto and blockchain space, including Tim Draper and Mark Yusko, are predicting that Bitcoin could break through its previous high of $19k before the year is out. I really wanted to share some of this excitement – plus, it being my birthday and all – so that’s why we’re running this special promotion for this week only.”
The Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference will be held at Dallas on September 14th, 15th, and 16th. This time around, it is taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, which has space for more than 10,000 attendees – meaning that every attendee, and their guests/companions, will be guaranteed a seat for every talk, panel, and workshop.
In addition, organizers have upgraded the caliber of speakers. Many of the headline speakers from the previous conference will be there, including Tim Draper and Lyn Ulbricht, as well as dozens of other “smart money” investors who couldn’t make it last time, including Randi Zuckerberg (Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media & Early Facebook executive), Mark Yusko (billionaire hedge fund manager and Wall Street money man), Nick Spanos (founder of Blockchain Technologies Corp and featured in the Netflix Banking on Bitcoin movie), David Hirsch (enforcement attorney from the SEC), and Gary Leland, from CryptoCousins.
The overarching theme of all their talks, and the entire conference, will be the next crypto and blockchain market cycle. The tide is about to turn, and when it comes in it’ll bring a host of new investment opportunities to shore. That’s what this next Super Conference is about.
Tickets (including $97 companion tickets) are now available here:
About the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference II:
This three-day conference will be held at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center at Dallas from Friday September 14th to Sunday September 16th, 2018. We are expecting more than 1,000 attendees, at least 50 headline speakers, and upward of 50 exhibitors – with talks from founders, developers, and early-stage investors of cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups, including many that are planning ICOs throughout last 2018 and 2019. The focus will be on the next crypto market cycle.
More information is available at:
FutureTech EXPO Is Giving Away A FREE Ticket To One Lucky Winner! [Sign Up Here]
As a respected partner of FutureTech EXPO and one of the leading news sites for blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum and events in the crypto space, DC Forecasts is contributing to the giveaway organized by FutureTech EXPO. With it, one lucky winner can get a FREE ticket (worth $597 at the ‘Early Adopter’ price).
If you haven’t heard about it, the FutureTech EXPO conference will be held from September 14th until September 16th this year (2018) in the city of Dallas, Texas, US. With more than 1,000 attendees expected and a variety of partners, the organizer promises a lot of great content.
From Bitcoin to Ethereum, Ripple to Litecoin, Dash, Zcash, Monero and other cryptocurrencies, the Dallas Convention Center will host big names such as:
- Randi Zuckerberg – founder & CEO at Zuckerberg Media
- Tim Draper – billionaire Venture Capitalist and professor at Draper University
- Mark Yusko – founder at Morgan Creek Capital Management (a $4.5 billion firm)
- Nick Spanos – founder of Bitcoin Center, Zap.org, Blockchain Technologies Corp etc.
- David Hirsch – enforcement attorney at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
and many others.
We all know that the blockchain revolution has taken an interesting turn. This is why The FutureTech EXPO is hosting a conference at the right moment – right when the governments around the world are making a leap forward towards embracing cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
And that is exactly why we are inviting you to sign up for the giveaway – or register now for the event by following this link.
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20% Of Financial Institutions Could Begin Crypto Trading In 2018, According To Survey
A new survey by Thomson Reuters said that a fifth of all the financial institutions could soon get off the fence and start with crypto trading in 2018 – in different time durations. Most of them (70%) expect to launch the cryptocurrency trading this year, while 22% of them provided a different time horizon for the upcoming period.
By polling more than 400 clients across the trading solutions owned by Thomson Reuters such as Eikon, REDI and FX platforms, the director of strategy and innovation took some time to talk with CCN – directly from Zurich, Switzerland.
It seems like the Bitcoin fever finally hit the market – and companies are responding well. Even though there is some speculation that Goldman Sachs may launch a desk specialized in crypto trading in 2018, Chadwick did not want to comment on them or their clients surveyed.
What he pointed to is the number of ways in which financial institutions could gather up and begin cryptocurrency trading, saying:
“Whether they invest in the capabilities, form partnerships or quietly white-label, we don’t know. But there are different ways they .. new product without too much heavy lifting?”
Another interesting thing from Chadwick was his stance on the altcoin market, which seems to extend beyond just the top 10 cryptocurrencies – and is a serious part of crypto trading in 2018 too. As he said:
“One of the questions on our survey was if we were to cover cryptocurrency pricing and trading, which ones would you be interested in? The big ones were named, but then it was interesting to see some of the altcoins that people picked. It drew me to think about whether players are thinking about creating fund offerings in which you’re not 100% to bitcoin or 50/50 bitcoin/Ethereum. But you could actually hold a portfolio of 10-20 coins that would diversify your risk given the fact that these are startups.”
In the end, the financial institutions that were surveyed seemed less interested in privacy coins (Zcash, Monero etc.) and more interested in overall ICOs.
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