corda training

At Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Con 2018, an international conference on blockchain technology that will take place in Dallas, Texas (USA), from February 22 – 24, 2018, R3, a startup that counts more over 100 banks, financial institutions, regulators, trade associations, professional services firms and technology companies as partners, will be conducting a 2-day Corda training for developers.

Corda is R3’s open-source distributed ledger platform that is the result of a 2-year collaborative effort with 80 of its partners.

The Corda training for developers, which is conducted by the team building the Corda platform, is an intensive training that helps developers understand the security, network design and other key aspects of the Corda architecture and gives them the coding skills to develop CorDapps – applications that run on the Corda platform.

Outside of R3’s training facilities in London, NY, and Singapore, the conference in Dallas, TX (USA), is the only physical location where the course can be taken in February 2018, and the cost will only be about 33% of what you’ll normally pay at those other locations.

In addition, participants that take the class at Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Con 2018 will get a 6-month, unlimited access to R3 learning management system (LMS), which contains hours of Corda Distributed Ledger Technology online training.

Combined with the conference being the most affordable blockchain-related conference you’ll ever attend, this is one opportunity you don’t want to miss. So click here to register for the class and conference, here to visit the main conference website, and here for more information on Corda.

Lorien Gamaroff, a well-known thought leader and speaker in the South African blockchain community, will be the Master of Ceremonies at the 4th annual Blockchain Africa Conference. The conference is hosted by Bitcoin Events Pty Ltd and takes place in Johannesburg on 8-9 March 2018.

As South Africa’s foremost blockchain expert, Lorien has been invited to speak all over the world on cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers, and their benefits for emerging economies. He has addressed the IMF, World Bank, FBI, Commonwealth Secretariat, South African Reserve Bank, and a host of banking professionals and attorney generals.

Interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology has been growing rapidly in the last few years. This is especially true in emerging economies such as those in Africa, Asia and South America. The potential for these technologies to create new opportunities and solve the problems of legacy institutions is seemingly boundless. Multiple incumbents are threatened with disintermediation if the promises touted by pundits, specifically within but by no means limited to the financial services industry and central banking itself, hold true. With all this unbridled optimism it is important to understand these innovations and to what purpose they may serve. The annual South African Blockchain Conference serves an important role in highlighting those companies and thought leaders that have demonstrated success in delivering progressive solutions in this space. It brings together many of the minds that are at the forefront of these vital technologies and that form a pillar of the 4th Industrial Revolution. It is unmissable for those who want to be prepared and benefit from it.” – Lorien Gamaroff

Andrew Keys is the first confirmed speaker for the 2018 Blockchain Africa Conference. Andrew is Head of Global Business Development at ConsenSys and Co-founder of ConsenSys Capita. ConsenSys is the largest organisation in the world dedicated to Ethereum and the Web 3.0. It’s a venture production studio building decentralised applications and various developer and end-user tools for blockchain ecosystems, primarily focused on Ethereum. Andrew will be speaking about the New York based blockchain software technology company’s latest projects.

At the 2017 Blockchain Africa Conference, Mr Andreas M. Antonopoulos, a well-known and highly respected authority in the digital currency and blockchain space, was the keynote speaker while tech giant SAP was one of the premier sponsors for the conference.

Local and international speakers discuss use cases in cloud storage, smart contracts, Blockchain-as-a-Service, payments such as remittances, micro payments, settlements and clearing, record keeping, audit trails, identity, intellectual property, ownership and supply chain management. The 2018 conference will address requested topics around performance and scalability of the blockchain, and challenges that regulators face with this technology.


The blockchain unlocks new opportunities in Africa, and offers advancements and innovation in various fields. Just this month, Pick ‘n Pay, one of SA’s largest retailers, successfully conducted a bitcoin payment trial at its head office’s canteen store in Cape Town. Furthermore, South Africa’s largest financial institutions have set up the South African Blockchain Financial Consortium, with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and Financial Services Board (FSB) participating in observer roles. This is a positive step towards promoting this technology to institutions – from government to financial and non-financial industries. It potentially reduces the existing lag between innovation and regulation.

Early Bird conference tickets are available until 30 September 2017. Standard ticket sales open on 1 October 2017. Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off the standard ticket price. A limited number of start-up tickets are available and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information about the conference or to buy tickets, please visit www.blockchainafrica.co or email us at [email protected] 

ico event

In October, London will host the major conference, ICO Event London 2017, dedicated to a popular investment generation tool called Initial Coin Offering.
The event will involve blockchain and cryptocurrency experts, venture investors, lawyers and startup founders, raising a great startup capital due to the ICO.

ICO Event London 2017

ICO Event London 2017 is one of the first major events dedicated to the new investment method. Not coincidentally, London has been selected to host this event: it is a center of investments and financial hub with a plenty of young companies.

Analysts call the UK a highly active state on the cryptocurrency and ICO market. One has established here a regulatory environment for testing fintech projects, while the blockchain potential is officially recognized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

However, legislation in this sector is still far cry from perfection, and startup founders, planning to launch the ICO, should consult lawyers. According to Smile-Expo, an organizer known by its Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference network, the event will be useful both in the context of ICO implementation and from a perspective of investors. The platform will allow to establish a dialogue between successful project teams and to conduct an analysis of mistakes. Experts will tell the audience about legal details and factors that should be taking into account while choosing where to invest.

Guests will be able not only to talk to speakers but also to attend the exhibition area, presenting services related with the ICO implementation, cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Exhibitors will include IT developers, cryptocurrency exchanges, investment platforms and payment systems.

Details about event preparations – https://goo.gl/J42WPz

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After great success in Jakarta & Mumbai, Blackarrow Conferences now invites you to participate at our BLOCKBALI – BBS Blackarrow’s Blockchain Series conference scheduled for 27th of October 2017 at Bali, Indonesia. This Blackarrow’s exclusive limited seats conference aims to connect global Blockchain gurus and technology players with Indonesian business leaders. It will discuss the opportunities in Blockchain & crypto currencies in Indonesia & also explore the possibilities of Indonesia becoming ASEAN biggest crypto currency market.

Conference website – http://www.blackarrowconferences.com/blockbali.html

Why you can’t miss Blockbali Conference on 27th October:

  1. Expert Tips & Techniques — Expert tips is crucial these days. What works, what doesn’t work, what might work tomorrow and why it doesn’t work today, and everything in between. Our speakers are receptive and helpful; you can be sure that when you come with questions, you will leave with answers.
  2. See the Latest Technology & Innovation on Display — Blockbali features exhibits from companies displaying the latest technologies and professional services. It’s all about innovation and you can bet that the exhibitors will be ready to share their latest offerings with you to enable and guide your technology initiatives.
  3. Industry Benchmarking & Insight —  Theory and technology are exciting, but we also have some of the world’s most popular Blockchain companies sharing case studies, user stories, and best practices. They’ll share with you how they turn theory into reality and translate best practices into action.
  4. Social Networking & Making Connections — Socializing is fun, but with an audience made up of movers and shakers of the Blockchain & Crypto Currency communities, you just might find a co-founder, investor, business partner, or new friend. Leaders from top companies are on the stage and in the audience, along with consultants, and leading edge vendors. Build your network and spend time with the smartest minds in the industry at Blockbali Conference.

And there is one more reason, which we believe is a add-on to the conference. Since the conference is on a Friday, we have planned some activities for Saturday and Sunday. So book now and enjoy Bali – Islands of the Gods. See this link for more details of the after event activities. http://www.blackarrowconferences.com/blockbali-afterevent.html.

Conference Venue: The Trans Resort Bali, BALI – Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                        Conveniently located within the heart of exclusive Seminyak district, The Trans Resort Bali is a gentle walk to the trendy dining, entertainment and fashion venues at your discretion.

​​Nestled between a dramatic beach pool and tropical gardens, the resort features 194 exceptionally-appointed guest rooms and suites and 16 palatial villas with private pools.

kazahkstan bitcoin blockchain

On September 28, Kazakhstan will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Almaty for the first time. Leading specialists will come together to discuss the latest news and the future of blockchain technologies in the country.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference is a network of large blockchain events organized by Smile-Expo Company in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv, Tallinn, Prague and Stockholm.

Why Kazakhstan?

Blockchain is being actively developed in the country. The government is aimed at technological modernization of the economy. Especially for this purpose, officials created a governmental program “Digital Kazakhstan” paying special attention to blockchain.

The team from the international financial center “Astana” will design the infrastructure for the development of this technology. Besides, Kazakhstan will become the second country regulating cryptocurrencies at the state level.

What to expect from Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Almaty?
The conference will consist of three large discussion blocks:

1. Introduction to bitcoin: overview of the cryptocurrency market. Participants of the block will discuss development tendencies of digital currencies in Kazakhstan as well as all over the world. Special attention will be paid to regulation of cryptocurrencies at the governmental level.

2. Blockchain and practical solutions based on the technology. Blockchain experts will share their experience in creating projects on the basis of the distributed ledger technology and will tell visitors about difficulties developers face.

3. ICO. This block will be entirely dedicated to a popular issue of digital token crowdsale. Speakers will describe all the stages and pitfalls of ICO.
The conference will also feature panel discussions. The business community and everyone interested in fintech will be able to talk to world-class experts.

Moreover, participants of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Almaty will have a chance to visit the exhibition dedicated to the cryptocurrency industry where they can see new mining hardware, software, payment systems, blockchain products and other solutions for the B2B and B2C audience.

During the exhibition, participants will have an opportunity to speak to representatives of mining and blockchain companies, cryptocurrency exchanges, bitcoin wallets, law and IT firms and more.

You can read the program of the event and register on the official website of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Almaty.