Bay Area Block2TheFuture Event Scheduled Aboard USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier 

 Blockchain Event April 4-6 Features 100+ Blockchain Speakers, Free Beer and Free Chicken Tikka Masala

Los Angeles – March 1, 2018 – Block2TheFuture will be holding its 2018 San Francisco Blockchain Conference April 46 aboard the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier and Space Museum. The unique event for adults and kids aims to educate the next generation about the vast potential of blockchain and cryptocurrency, while giving all attendees actionable takeaways.

“All signs are pointing toward this being a groundbreaking three days for the cryptocurrency and blockchain world,” said Kurt Kumar from Block2TheFuture. “It’s fitting we chose an aircraft carrier for the event because we are entering uncharted waters as it did in its day. We are looking forward to kids, technologists, developers, grandmothers and crypto experts all exploring the world of blockchain together and leaving with four-to-five actionable steps that they can take home and implement right away.”

Those attending can expect to receive free gifts, such as a paperback copy of Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation Series,” Elon Musk’s biography and Nassim Taleb’s “Antifragile.” Attendees will also get a free fractional Bitcoin and enjoy free beer and chicken tikka masala.

The event is free for children and this will be the first blockchain event to actively engage children.

All-in-all over 100 speakers will be presenting at the event, including:

– Tim Draper (DFJ)

– Brock Pierce (Entrepreneur)

– H. E. Ehlil Ahmad Hakimi, Finance Minister of Afghanistan

– Dr. Larry Sanger (Everipedia and Wikipedia co-founder)

– Anthony Pompliano (Full Tilt Capital)

– Aubrey de Grey (SENS – Cure Aging)

– Justin Newton (NetKi)

– Kavita Gupta (Consensys)

– Armin Ibrahimi (Shocard)

– Lily Liu (Earn)

– Liz Steininger (Least Authority)

– Paul Walsh (MetaCert)

– Stan Miroshnik (Element Group)

– Howard Marks (Start Engine)

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United States Department Of Treasury

The US Treasury discussed the need for regulation around both fiat and cryptocurrencies in a press release on Tuesday.

The undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence stated:

“Kleptocrats and criminals are also attempting to find new ways around our controls to exploit the financial system.”

Sigal Mandleker referenced the use of cryptocurrencies for this purpose. This press release is a continuation of the discussions regarding money laundering laws that BlockExplorer looked at earlier this year, though this press release seems to indicate a stronger intent than previously seen.

In Mandleker’s address to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Conference:

“The lack of AML/CFT regulation of virtual currency providers worldwide greatly exacerbates virtual currency’s illicit financing risks. Currently, we are one of the only major countries in the world, along with Japan and Australia, that regulate these activities for AML/CFT purposes. But we need many more countries to follow suit, and have made this a priority in our international outreach.”

Regulation enforcement

The press release stressed the importance of a financial institution’s compliance with regulations and discussed its ongoing aggressive enforcement of regulation on the cryptocurrency market. The document specifically referred to a $110M USD fine against BTC-e (At the time of writing BTC-e’s domain has been seized by the US Treasury) a non-US based trading platform that had been trading with parties within US borders. The US Treasury’s reasoning for this (and other) fines and seizures is that the cryptocurrency trading platform was used for illegal purposes such as money laundering or theft.

What does this mean for cryptocurrencies going forward?

The US Treasury seems extremely committed to its attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies. The last half of the press release contains recommendations for compliance with regulators. Whether or not this aggressive attempt at regulation is good or bad for cryptocurrencies remains to be seen. One could imagine a world where simply owning cryptocurrency is viewed as illegal or where every single transaction must be tracked. And as discussed in BlockExplorer’s previous article, it can be extremely difficult to completely regulate cryptocurrencies, especially as there are some cryptocurrencies dedicated to high levels of anonymity and privacy.


Tarsnap, the privacy-oriented backup service announced today in an email from its founder that it would be suspending the ability to pay for its services using Bitcoin. The decision was made by Tarsnap on Tuesday.

‘The final straw came on Tuesday when Stripe (which Tarsnap uses for both credit card and Bitcoin payments) announced that they were going to cease their support for Bitcoin , due to exactly the same problems as I noticed…’

With Stripe citing high transaction fees and volatility as the reason for its decision. Tarsnap is not the first company to stop accepting Bitcoin based on these reasons. It is the continuation of a trend started by Steam and Microsoft (though Microsoft has since reversed its decision). The email stated that Tarsnap will cease accepting Bitcoin payments on April 1st. Tarsnap chose the date presumably to allow customers using Bitcoin to secure other means of payment.

Tarsnap’s future plans

The email went further to state that Tarsnap intends looking into other cryptocurrencies for payment. Specifically referencing wanting Stripe to support them. And indicating a want for currencies not based on proof of work. The email links to a Stripe announcement where it is mentioned that Stripe is looking at the Lightning Network, OmiseGO, Ethereum, and Stellar. With a comment towards Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and other ‘Bitcoin variants’ as a possible solution as well.

End of Bitcoin as a payment option?

Tarsnap’s decision is one of a few made in recent months that paint Bitcoin used as a payment mechanism in a bad light. The idea that Bitcoin is more of a commodity than a currency is not a new one. Though it’s not an idea that has completely taken hold (yet?). If this trend continues, Bitcoin may find itself left behind as other cryptocurrencies take the lead in usability and adoption. Though only time will tell what lies in Bitcoin’s future.



DENVER AND BERLIN — London Trust Media Holdings, provider of the leading VPN service Private Internet Access, has acquired the bitcoin reference site BlockExplorer. The ambition is to develop the site into a bigger outlet for market and economy data for the new financial world, with the vision of enabling a new generation of cryptocurrency users.

“Our company vision has always been about privacy and sovereignty, and as such, the addition of BlockExplorer fits well with how we want to shape the future”, says Rick Falkvinge, current Head of Privacy at Private Internet Access and newly appointed CEO of BlockExplorer. “We think of ourselves as financially sustainable privacy activists, and the concept of financial sovereignty goes hand in hand with our previous work for civil liberties.”

BlockExplorer has long been a reliable reference site in the Bitcoin community, and is used by many if not most next-generation financial services to look up details of transactions on the bitcoin network. Now, cryptocurrency enthusiasts can keep up market data and news on the site, for multiple cryptocurrencies.

“We will continue to make BlockExplorer an even greater site for the people”, says Caleb Chen, newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of the larger and improved BlockExplorer site. “We are up against trillions of dollars of the old money, and intend to beat them. It’s exciting to be part of this amazing movement. BlockExplorer has long served the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency community with market leading insight. We are committed to rolling out the next generation of cryptocurrency market data.”



Rick Falkvinge (on European Berlin time), +46708303600

Caleb Chen (on United States Pacific time), +12132928492

About BlockExplorer

BlockExplorer is the longest running source of Bitcoin blockchain information and a leader in the financial technology media industry. Now, BlockExplorer has expanded to offer news, market data, and information about multiple blockchains. BlockExplorer gives decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a trusted source of data, analysis, and news. Visit the site at for more information.

About London Trust Media

London Trust Media Holdings (LTMH) is a group of companies seeking to return the Internet to its original state, where thoughts, ideas, and people were free from control and invasion. LTMH is a movement seeking to return power to the people. The LTMH group does this using cryptography, security, and anonymity technologies that empower individuals against encroaching governments. LTMH runs Private Internet Access (PIA), the leading no-log VPN service provider in the world. LTMH truly believes that access to an open internet is a fundamental human right and furthers that mission internally and by donating to causes such as FSF, EFF, GNOME, Arch Linux, Linux Mint, Qubes OS, FFTF, and many more to promote privacy and FOSS causes internationally. Please visit our website at for more information.