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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference II Promises to Reveal New Profit Opportunities from the Next Bitcoin Bull Run

DALLAS, TX – In February, the Bitcoin Ethereum and Blockchain Super Conference brought together hundreds of cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts, investors, and leaders. Now, the organizer and host, Richard Jacobs, is hosting a second conference at Dallas this September.

Mr. Jacobs says the Bitcoin, Ethereum & Blockchain Super Conference II will disclose new information –  revealed by select industry leaders – that elevates cryptocurrency and blockchain investment opportunities to the next level.

Tickets for the conference are available now.

“Before I even made it home from the first conference, my inbox was overflowing with emails asking when we were having a second conference, and how they could secure a ticket early”, said Mr. Jacobs.

“Right then, I knew we had a responsibility to take everything to the next level.”

Mr. Jacobs took the overwhelming response seriously. The new conference, coming to Dallas this September, is appropriately dubbed the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference II.

Richard Jacobs, the organizer of the Bitcoin, Ethereum & Blockchain Super Conference II, is also the publisher of Future Tech Podcast, Crypto News Insider, and the author of the book Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain: Surprising Insights from 200+ Podcast Interviews of Industry Insiders.

The main focus of this second conference will be on the next bull run of Bitcoin, which, just like with the 2017 bull run, could happen at any moment. This time around, informed investors who buy in early before the price shoots could be the next class of “crypto millionaires”.

Tickets are on sale at the Super Conference website:

https://www.thefuturetechexpo.com/register/

Press contact:

Richard Jacobs

[email protected]

(888) 448-4590

About the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference II:

This three-day conference will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in 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 the last quarter of 2018 and 2019. The focus will be on the next crypto market cycle.

More information is available at:

https://www.thefuturetechexpo.com/register/

 

 

 

 

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Earlier today at Consensus, the Government of Bermuda signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Shyft, a blockchain KYC/AML solution. This partnership will build out the island’s regulatory framework and reinforce them as the example to nation states trying to adopt regulation themselves.

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Following is the press release:

SHYFT SIGNS MOU WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF BERMUDA, PLEDGES TO INVEST $10M

IN EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ST. MICHAEL, Barbados – May 15, 2018 – Shyft (shyft.network) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Bermuda, led by the Premier of Bermuda, the Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP. This is part of the country’s vision to establish Bermuda as the blueprint for leveraging cryptocurrency and blockchain technology within a highly regulated progressive framework with emphasis on strong Know Your Customer (KYC) and compliance. Recognizing that Bermuda is becoming a pioneer for technology in the modern world, Shyft has pledged to support local blockchain-based initiatives and build local capacity in the areas of education, job creation and repatriation of Bermuda’s international Workforce.

“The Government of Bermuda has decided to lead the way and build interoperability into the government legislation, in essence, approach regulatory frameworks with exportability in mind. This is our Bermuda jurisdiction as a service, the high level of exportability ‘stack’ that includes technology, regulation, process and protocol that we have built with assistance and commitment of modern companies like Shyft with expertise in handling KYC and Anti Money Laundering (AML) compliance. As a result, the country is able to accelerate economic growth, create jobs and attract global interest,” says Premier David Burt. “We’re leading the world in digital assets regulation, there’s no other country that provides comparable certainty and progressive regulatory Environment.”

“We’re thrilled to announce our investment in Bermuda,” says Shyft Chairman Joseph Weinberg. “Shyft has an ambitious objective of building a global digital identity ecosystem that gives all citizens the opportunity to participate. We have a goal of leveraging new technology to make positive and inclusive change. We have found a similar intent and aspiration with the Government of Bermuda.”

MOU Terms and Highlights

  • Pledge to invest up to $10M USD over three years to support the people and government of Bermuda, create new jobs, help re-skill labour, invest in local businesses, education and infrastructure, as well as help repatriate skilled labor back into the country;

  • Collaborate with the Government of Bermuda and all necessary oversight agencies in the development and improvement of a robust legal and regulatory framework; and

  • Through the Department of Workforce Development, support the training of Bermudians in blockchain technology and software development.

Shyft is thrilled to support Bermuda’s vision of leading the world in digital asset regulation by leveraging Shyft’s expertise in KYC/AML and blockchain-based identity verification.

As a testament to its strong belief in Bermuda’s position, Shyft has also announced a separate MOU with global data rights company, Trunomi, which was founded in Bermuda. Together, Shyft and Trunomi plan to leverage Shyft’s blockchain technology with Trunomi’s expertise in consumer consent frameworks to support Bermuda in its vision by implementing an innovative e-ID (electronic ID) framework.

Individuals and enterprises looking to leverage Bermuda’s world-class regulatory framework will not be limited by nationality or geography. The e-IDs that are issued will be globally interoperable, enabling entities to transcend borders and operate globally. “I’m proud to announce that as a result of this partnership and its strong synergies, entrepreneurs, enterprises, and blockchain companies all over the world will be able to leverage Shyft and Trunomi technologies to launch new products and services in Bermuda and globally,” says Bruce Silcoff, Shyft International CEO.

Shyft CEO Bruce Silcoff and Shyft Chairman and OECD Special Advisor Joseph Weinberg are available for interview.

About Shyft

Shyft is building the world’s first modern, secure, multi-stakeholder Blockchain-based digital identity solution that enables KYC/AML attested data transfers. Combining privacy of data with efficiency of attestation, Shyft technology will radically streamline and simplify data collection, reduce cost and minimize the cybersecurity risks inherent in traditional compliance systems, while making the global economy accessible for all, by creating credible reputations for the 3.5 billion consumers who are lacking “identities” by today’s standards. Shyft is building a more financially inclusive future for everyone. If you are interested in working with Shyft and integrating your solution with our platform, please contact us: [email protected]. For more information on Shyft, please visit www.shyft.network.

About Trunomi

Trunomi unlocks the power of customer data using consent and data rights management. The Trunomi platform enables businesses to request, record and immutably prove the legal basis for processing personal data and comply with the highest standard in global data privacy laws. For the customer its provides control and transparency over how their personal data is used. The platform is an enabler of the evolving personal information economy and Trunomi provides key enabling technology for a more flexible, transparent, empowered and customer-driven world. Trunomi was founded in 2013, with offices in Silicon Valley, Bermuda and London. Trunomi has filed six patents for their technology and have raised over $13M in Venture Capital funding from three seed rounds (investors include: Saturn Ventures, Fenway Summer, Fintonia, SenaHill, WorldQuant, CloudScale Capital Partners). For more information, please visit www.trunomi.com

About Bermuda

To learn more about Bermuda’s fintech strategy, please visit fintech.bm

 

Gemini, the New York-based cryptocurrency exchange owned by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, will become the “world’s first licensed ZCash exchange,” according to an announcement made via the company’s official blog this morning.

Starting on Saturday, May 19th at 9:30am EDT customers will be able to begin depositing ZCash they already own onto the exchange in preparation for when trading begins on Tuesday, May 22nd at 9:30am EDT. At that time, trading goes live with the following trading pairs on Gemini: ZEC/USD, ZEC/BTC, and ZEC/ETH.

The New York Department of Financial Services, who oversees New York’s controversial Bitlicense, approved Gemini adding Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash, in addition to the privacy-focused ZCash. The addition of ZCash is of particular significance due to Gemini being the world’s first licensed exchange to offer the privacy coin, but also because privacy coins have faced scrutiny over criminals potentially abusing the anonymous nature of the coin. Regulators in other countries, most notably Japan, have been targeting privacy coins, even requiring some exchanges in the region to delist privacy coins such as ZCash and Monero.

Along with Gemini’s “first,” the New York Department of Financial Services also becomes the first regulatory agency across the globe to supervise ZCash.

Maria T. Vullo, superintendent of the NYDFS offered the following statement about issuing the approval:

“This action continues New York’s longstanding commitment to innovation and leadership in the global marketplace. With smart and thorough regulatory oversight, the development and long-term growth of the industry will remain thriving,”

In a separate phone interview, Cameron Winkevoss made reference to the growing discomfort regulators feel toward privacy coins:

“Today demonstrates that through education and collaboration and with the right controls in place, regulators can get comfortable with privacy technology.”

ZCash’s price skyrocketed over 25% to a peak of $349 in the wake of the news.

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Press Release: Finnovation, Nairobi, Kenya. The FinTech space in Africa is witnessing rapid growth as innovative new financial services players disrupt the traditional modalities of banking across the continent.

Finnovation Africa: Kenya 2018, which will be held on the 31st of May 2018 at the Radisson Blu Nairobi, will gather international FinTech experts together with African pioneers, investors, government policymakers, entrepreneurs and leading bankers to harness the FinTech revolution to boost strategic economic priorities such as financial inclusion – and how FinTech can make a positive and profitable difference in Africa. The event will also explore how the major banks and financial institutions on the continent are addressing the digital transformation of financial services and how their own digital innovations are being shaped and accelerated as a result of the gathering momentum of FinTech disruptors.

The unique environment for financial services in Africa is fertile ground for innovative FinTech players who are capitalizing on the opportunities to disrupt or leapfrog established business models to make financial services more affordable, accessible and profitable across the continent. Finnovation Kenya 2018 is delighted to welcome a stellar list of keynote speakers, including Paul Muthaura, CEO of Capital Markets Authority Kenya; Dave Van Niekerk, Founder and Executive Chairman of MyBucks; Aaron Fu, Managing Partner, MEST; Jeremy Awori, Managing Director of Barclays Bank Kenya Ltd; and Declan Magero, Founding Partner, Afrinet Capital. The opening keynote session will define directions on Aligning the Role of Government Policymakers, Banks, FinTech Innovators, Investors, Multilateral Agencies, MNOs and the Private Sector to Advance the FinTech Ecosystem in Africa.

Paul Muthaura, CEO of Capital Markets Authority Kenya Ltd, speaking ahead of his participation in the event, said that: “Kenya has rapidly become an internationally recognized pace-setter for FinTech innovation as global players increasingly look to learn lessons especially in areas where the country has built world-class capabilities such as in mobile money. We have built a supporting infrastructure and are strengthening our regulatory framework to foster FinTech innovation and drive capital market activity to the next level. The Authority is at an advanced stage of implementing a Regulatory Sandbox to provide a safe space for innovative ideas to transition into the regulated environment. Across emerging markets, and particularly in Africa where there is an absence of the legacy infrastructure found in most developed economies, Fintech presents a transformational opportunity to leapfrog traditional costs and time delays in rolling out world class financial services infrastructure, products, services and distributions channels. The pioneers and experts gathering at Finnovation Kenya 2018 will provide critical insights on this exciting journey.”

Finnovation Kenya 2018 will also provide a platform to connect innovative start-ups with leading investors in the African FinTech space and the Wolves’ Den session is one of the most dynamic features of the event. The Wolves’ Den enables innovative FinTech start-ups and trail-blazers to real-time test the positive impact of their solutions. A panel representing savvy Investors/Venture Capitalists and seasoned African Fintech Pioneers will evaluate the business model of each chosen start‐up or trail‐blazer in a high-stress 10-minute “elevator pitch” to the “Wolves” who will ask the tough questions and provide the illuminating insights.

Speaking ahead of his participation in Finnovation Kenya 2018, Dave Van Niekerk, CEO of MyBucks, said that: “The global microfinance, retail banking, and credit landscape has long required a revolution and this rapid and dramatic change, with financial inclusion at its heart, is already well underway. FinTech innovations are enabling

the distribution of financial products at competitive pricing, providing the basis to rapidly scale-up as well as effectively manage credit risk. Incumbent financial institutions will eventually be forced to embrace this

technology to acquire clients, determine risk and retain clients, effectively closing the divide between FinTech and traditional finance organizations. The Finnovation Kenya 2018 event will create a powerful platform for start-ups and trail-blazers, to understand the broader ecosystem as well as for incumbent Financial powerhouses from across Africa to engage and learn from each other.”

Further emphasizing the importance of the development of the FinTech ecosystem to economies across Africa, Sunny Walia, General Manager for Visa East Africa, said that: “With just 17% of people in Africa having access to formal financial services, almost a third of funding raised by African startups in 2017 was in the fintech sector. Venture funding for African startups jumped by 51% to $195 million in 2017. And so, with over a hundred million dollars invested over the past ten years alone, the region’s Fintech industry is on the brink of a transformative breakthrough. At Visa, we believe the time is ripe to bring together its brightest minds and work on the next big idea in payments technology. With a clear goal of enabling cashless economies and financial inclusion, Visa is committed to fostering an entrepreneurial spirit and driving innovation in its payments landscape.”
Mr. Walia continued by saying, “To this end, we at Visa announced that its Visa’s Everywhere Initiative, a global innovation program that tasks start-ups to solve commerce challenges of tomorrow and further enhance their own product propositions and provide visionary solutions for Visa’s vast network of partners, will expand into the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. Entrants in the first-ever Sub-Sahara Visa’s Everywhere Initiative (VEI) will have the opportunity to compete for a chance to win up to USD 50,000, access to Visa’s products and services, expert mentorship and support from Visa and exposure to key Visa partners and clients.
To date, the program has had nearly 2,100 participating start-ups across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Today, I am keen to participate in Finnovation Kenya 2018 to help shape the dialogue around the next steps on how banks and fintech players can collaborate with Visa to transform economies across the continent”

From the perspective of a leading banker, Jeremy Awori, Managing Director of Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd, reinforced that “the rapid growth of FinTech on the continent is driving both the disruption and leapfrogging of legacy systems and is further accelerating the digital transformation of financial services across Africa.

As a bank, our innovation and digitization agenda is in top gear and is aimed at moving the bulk of transactions to channels such as mobile banking, Internet banking, and agency banking in order to increase customer convenience. We have recently launched our pioneer virtual banking proposition, Timiza, which offers our customers a platform to conduct their financial transactions ranging from borrowing, saving, bill payments and funds transfer etc from the comfort of their mobile phones.

I look forward to participating in Finnovation Kenya 2018 and engaging with FinTech pioneers from across the continent to address how FinTech is contributing to the positive transformation of financial services in Africa.”

Finnovation Africa: Kenya 2018 will take place at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi, Kenya on the 31st of May 2018 and will gather all stakeholders and influencers in the African FinTech ecosystem, from innovative start-ups to banking powerhouses, representing the key markets across Africa and internationally.

Ethico Live Limited UK is an international trade & investment nexus that focuses on the digital transformation of financial services and the role that Fintech is playing in driving positive and profitable change through blockchain, AI, mobile money, finclusion, ethical finance/Islamic banking, payments, and data-driven innovations. We support our clients who are transforming the global financial markets through our high-profile engagement platforms that connect investors, government policymakers, bankers and game-changing start-ups from across the Middle East and Asia – with a special focus on the exciting high-growth markets of Africa.

For further details, please contact:

Sanay Lalwani, Media & Marketing Lead: Finnovation at Ethico Live:

[email protected]

www.finnovationworld.com

Contact No – +91 90245 26133, +91 124 418 2794/5

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ICO Competition With The Highest Prize Ever
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Microsoft is Serious About Blockchain With Major Announcements and PRs
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