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Former HSBC Private Bank Finance COO, Enrique Melero has today been named as the newest advisor at Bitwala, Europe’s first “blockchain-enabled bank”, further strengthening the bridge between traditional banking and cryptobanking.

The move signifies not only the increasing traction cryptocurrencies are gaining, but the accelerated growth from a small fintech startup founded in Berlin, Germany to a pillar of the FinTech ecosystem.  Mr. Melero’s experience and network in the traditional financial sector will help facilitate the next phase of growth – as a fully licensed bank with a suite of services and financial instruments for business and individuals.

“Bitwala has built a platform that is future-proof for a world in which fiat and cryptocurrency will coexist, it is a traditional bank with a crypto-first approach that is reengineering how we use banking services,” said Mr. Melero, “Its an honour to be advising an european company that plays a pivotal role towards a new era in banking.”

“Enrique’s banking expertise and crypto knowledge is a huge asset to Bitwala’s advisory board,” said Bitwala CEO Jörg von Minckwitz, “His guidance will help us make the interface between crypto and fiat currencies robust and feel like second nature to any user.

Mr. Melero is bringing 25 years of valuable financial expertise and know-how to join Bitwala’s advisory board of experts in banking, blockchain technology, and entrepreneurship. Mr. Melero’s traditional banking background and understanding of blockchain technology will help Bitwala progress towards its goal of establishing the world’s first blockchain bank with decentralised ownership.

Bitwala’s award-winning international money transfer service enables business owners and individual to transfer Bitcoin, Ether, and over 60 other Altcoins into 22 local currencies, including EUR and GBP The service has a strong global community of over 57,000 private and business users in 120 countries. Bitwala will soon launch Europe’s first equity token at a vital stage in its endeavors to build its blockchain bank.

About Bitwala

Launched in 2015, Bitwala is Europe’s leading digital payments processor using blockchain technology. In 2016, it received funding from Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group and High Tech GruenderFonds – Germany government’s leading seed investment fund. The award winning service offers a simplified way of making international money transfers and bill payments with or without a bank account. It currently has more than 55000 business and private users in 120 countries around the world. 

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Moscow, December 8 – Cryptospace Conference, Eastern Europe’s largest conference dedicated to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, will take place in Moscow between December 8 and 9 where all the top international crypto enthusiasts and key opinion leaders will gather to share their thoughts, educate the public and exchange valuable information. Among speakers: Eric Gu, founder of Metaverse group, William Mougayar, Canadian popular author of several book on blockchain, Bryant Nielson, Executive Director of NY Blockchain Academy, Kristof van de Reck, Regional Head Europe, NEM foundation, Charles Bovaird, Forbes Contributor, Miko Muzarama and many others.

The conference will be opened by William Mougayar, who will also present at the event the Russian translation of his most famous book – The Business Blockchain (which was translated by Vitalik Buterin).

The end of the year is just the great beginning. The leading fundraising platform revolutionizing the crowdfunding space with the use of blockchain technology, KICKICO, is proud to host the Cryptospace Conference in Moscow in the high tech business area: the Skolkovo Innovation Center. The Cryptospace Conference will serve as the place for discussion for industry experts and innovators, politicians, media professionals from all over the globe, and many more. Over 2,000 participants from more than 30 countries are expected at the conference. According to the organizers, the main goal of the event is “to overcome the localization of standard activities of the Russian crypto community, to bring them to a new level thanks to 40 top speakers from Asia, Europe, the US and Canada”.

The Cryptospace Conference consists of four sections with different topics, including:

The Blockchain technologies implementationHow to run a successful crowdsaleCrypto-trading and crypto-exchangesPress and media in blockchain

As well the event will include startups presentation part to the investors. Promising blockchain startups would get a chance to pitch their ideas to the wide board of blockchain experts.

To attend the event and purchase tickets, follow the link http://cryptospace.moscow

About KICKICO:

KICKICO —  leading platform for ICOs, crowdfunding, and crowdinvesting projects. KICKICO was founded in 2015 and launched its first ICO in September 2017, raising a total of more than $25 million equivalent in cryptocurrency. Its first hosted project – the Magisters of Magic game – has managed to collect 280 ETH with a pre-set goal of 200 ETH. Gameflip and Storiqa also completed successful fundraising campaigns on KICKICO, ending on October 12 and 13, having also collected over 3,300 ETH and 1,209 ETH respectively. 

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DALLAS, TX – In February 2017, more than fifty of the most respected players in the blockchain industry are coming together to show cryptocurrency enthusiasts and private investors how they can buy into the blockchain revolution while it is still on the ground floor. There are still spots available. However, “Early Adopter” registration closed at the end of October and tickets are selling out much faster than conference organizers had originally planned.

The Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference is organized by Richard Jacobs, publisher of the Future Tech Podcast and co-founder of Blockchain Edge, a consultancy firm that helps blockchain entrepreneurs turn their ideas into sustainable revenue models. Confirmed speakers include Tim Draper, the Billionaire venture capitalist, Erik Voorhees, who was featured in the Netflix documentary Banking on Bitcoin, Charlie Shrem, founder of the Bitcoin Foundation, and more than fifty other thought leaders and respected players in the cryptocurrency space.

“I think ‘Bitcoin mania’ has caught all of us off-guard”, said Mr. Jacobs. “Even though the Super Conference is almost four months away, more than half of the spots have been taken. And at the rate they are disappearing, I wouldn’t be surprised if all the remaining tickets are gone by New Year’s.”

The Super Conference covers three days. In addition to the main conference itself, there is also an additional “beginners track” for those who are new to cryptocurrency to get up to speed quickly on how the industry works. There will also be a complimentary hackathon for kids, teens, and young adults, providing them with the perfect opportunity to get their hands dirty with blockchain technology.

The main conference will feature more than 45 headline speakers, whose talks will all converge around the following theme: how can regular, Average-Joe investors get in on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and reap outlandish profits when blockchain technology enters the mainstream in 2018?

Registration for the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference is still open. However, those who interested in attending are advised to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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About the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference:

This three-day conference will be held at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from Friday February 16th to Sunday February 18th, 2018. We are expecting more than 800 attendees, at least 45 headline speakers, and upward of 50 exhibitors – with talks from founders, developers, and early-stage investors of blockchain startups, including many that are planning ICOs throughout 2018.

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The University of Nicosia (UNIC) has once again broken new ground in university adoption of blockchain technology by being the first university in the world to publish all diplomas of all graduating students (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD) on the Bitcoin blockchain, as of the graduating class of Spring 2017.

The University of Nicosia was previously the first university in the world to publish academic certificates on the blockchain (Spring 2014) and, subsequently, to publish diplomas on the blockchain on a trial basis (Spring 2015). It is now the first university in the world to move from trials to full implementation of this pioneering new technology, for all graduating students, on an ongoing basis.

The new service was announced by UNIC’s CEO, Mr. Antonis Polemitis, during his opening remarks at “DECENTRALIZED 2017”, a business and academic summit relating to the technical and societal implications of decentralization, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, organized by UNIC in Limassol, Cyprus on 2-3 November 2017.

Mr Polemitis said: “We believe in a future where everyone has ownership of their own personal data and can share and authenticate it at will, while still ensuring strong privacy. This effort at UNIC is a step towards this decentralized future that will unfold over the next five to ten years. We view our role as a university to be focused on the cutting edge of these technological shifts, both in theory and in practice. I am very proud of our research team’s work. The technological platform was developed entirely internally at the University of Nicosia and includes some very interesting work on difficult topics, such as revocation. We look forward to discussing these developments with our colleagues in academia, business and the broader cryptocurrency and blockchain community at our dedicated summit.”

Specifically, all diplomas issued to the graduating class of Spring 2017 have been digitized and their electronic fingerprint (“hash”) has been added to the public Bitcoin blockchain, a decentralized and distributed digital ledger. This allows students to present an electronic PDF that can be verified by others (e.g. employers or academic institutions) immediately in a secure manner, either by a new verification tool on UNIC’s website or, independently, by replicating UNIC’s open-source instructions.

More details about the approach can be found at www.block.co, which will serve as a repository for the technology. UNIC is now offering this solution to other academic and governmental institutions on an open-source / free basis, in order to improve and further develop this technology in a collaborative manner.

About University of Nicosia (UNIC)

The University of Nicosia is the largest university in Cyprus with approximately 12,000 students, and the largest research-oriented university in southern Europe that teaches primarily in English.

UNIC is regarded by most observers to have the most developed university blockchain and cryptocurrency initiative in the world. It was the first university to offer a course on cryptocurrency, a free MOOC that has been followed by over 12,000 students since 2014. UNIC’s MSc in Digital Currency was the first academic degree programme in the world in this field, and graduates from this programme have been involved in leading blockchain organisations worldwide. UNIC was also the first university in the world to accept bitcoin for tuition.

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The end of the year is just the great beginning. Cryptospace Conference, Eastern Europe’s largest conference dedicated to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, will take place in Moscow between December 8 and 9 where all the crypto enthusiasts and experts will gather to share their thoughts and exchange valuable information.

The fundraising platform revolutionizing the crowdfunding space with the use of blockchain technology, KICKICO, is proud to host the Cryptospace Conference in Moscow in the high tech business area: the Skolkovo Innovation Center. The Cryptospace Conference will serve as the place for discussion for industry experts and innovators, politicians, media professionals, and many more. Over 1,500 participants from more than 30 countries are expected at the conference. The Cryptospace Conference consists of four sections with different topics, including the Blockchain technologies implementation, How to run a successful crowdsale, Crypto-trading and crypto-exchanges, and Press and media in blockchain. As well the event will include startups presentation part to the investors.

The Cryptospace Conference will be the place where journalists from the most prominent publications, such as Richard Kastelein, the Founder and Publisher of Blockchain News, journalists from Forbes, INC, Investing.com, Bitcoin Magazine, Bloomberg, and others representing the top media, will address the most important updates, issues and their thoughts surrounding the crypto space. The Cryptospace Conference will bring up exciting topics related to the crypto space, such as “How blockchain can serve governments?”, “Key points of the successful marketing strategy”, and “Top-10 tips for beginning cryptobloggers”.

The top speakers of the Cryptospace Conference include:

Eric Gu, the CEO and Founder of Viewfin and Metaverse. The latter is a decentralized blockchain platform dedicated to building a web of Smart Properties. Erice is also an early stage crypto and ICO investor.

Roel Wolfert, CEO of Qoin, a top-tier fintech executive in Europe holding an MA in Economics with over 20 years of experience in the financial sector. Roel is specialized in local currencies, however, he served as an advisor for multiple crypto startups, such as Bancor, KICKICO, and Micromoney.

Elina Sidorenko, Head of the Interdepartmental Commission of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on the cryptocurrency-related regulations and risks of the digital currencies. Elina is a representative of the Lower Chamber of the Russian Parliament.

Anti Danilevski, the CEO of KICKICO, representing the host of the conference. Anti, as a crowdfunding evangelist managed to lead KICKICO to raising over $25 million of funds for its organization in the course of two weeks along with the management of a community consisting of over 40,000 cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

Richard Kastelein, the Founder and Publisher of the cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news publication Blockchain News. Richard had been nominated as the ConnectedWorld TV Personality of the Year in 2011, in which he competed against participants including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Bryant Nielson, the Executive Director of the NY Blockchain Academy, an organization offering online video based programs to industry experts in the blockchain niche.

Ashton Addison, Founder of EventChain.io and the host of the Crypto Coin Show, a blockchain evangelist holding a Business Degree and double major in Finance.

Peter Sin, the Co-Head of the Digital Currency Sub-Committee of Singapore Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association (ACCESS) and the Co-Founder of the Singapore Bitcoin Club.

Leon Pereira, Chief Commercial Officer of Adbank who co-founded the XRP Exchange, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange specialized in the exchange of Ripple. Leon, who has been known as the “Godfather of Ripple” has a powerful network of over 10,000 crypto-influencers.

Sergey Polikanov, Executive Director of the subsidiary of Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank CIB, who was in charge of finance and risk management in the Moscow City Hall between 2000 and 2001.

Ryan Hanley, Vice President of Business Development at Tokenmarket. Tokenmarket is one of the most authoritative ICO calendar and platform in the crypto space, which provides information on the upcoming and ongoing token sales.

Kristof van de Reck, the Regional Head in Europe of the NEM Foundation. Kristof is also a founding & council member of the NEM Foundation, which has the ninth largest market capitalization among all cryptocurrencies.

Ani Aslanyan, the member of the Expert Council for Development economy of the new technological generation at the committee on economic policy, industry, innovative development and entrepreneurship of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Ani is a representative of the Lower Chamber of the Russian Parliament.

More speakers are being added to the conference website every day. Stay updated and read news on conference page: http://cryptospace.moscow

About KICKICO:

KICKICO —  A platform for ICOs, crowdfunding, and crowdinvesting projects. KICKICO was founded in 2015 and launched its first ICO in September 2017, raising a total of more than $25 million equivalent in cryptocurrency. Its first hosted project – the Magisters of Magic game – has managed to collect 280 ETH with a pre-set goal of 200 ETH. Gameflip and Storiqa also completed successful fundraising campaigns on KICKICO, ending on October 12 and 13, has also collected over 3,300 ETH and 1,209 ETH respectively.

More information on KICKICO: https://www.kickico.com/

Whitepaper: https://www.kickico.com/whitepaper

Telegram chat: https://t.me/kickico

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