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3rd Blockchain for Finance conference returns to Aviva Stadium Dublin this October

This October 3rd & 4th sees the return of the Blockchain For Finance Conference 2018 in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. Now in it’s third year, the event’s two days cover a series of talks on a wide range of blockchain related topics. We attended last year and it was attended by several hundred people with an interesting mix of speakers, and about a dozen companies exhibiting in the public area, so we’re interested to see how it evolves this time around, so keep an eye out if you want to say hello. The press release is also below which includes information

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This October 3rd & 4th sees the return of the Blockchain For Finance Conference 2018 in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. Now in it’s third year, the event’s two days cover a series of talks on a wide range of blockchain related topics. We attended last year and it was attended by several hundred people with an interesting mix of speakers, and about a dozen companies exhibiting in the public area, so we’re interested to see how it evolves this time around, so keep an eye out if you want to say hello.

The press release is also below which includes information on the speakers

The European meeting point for finance & technology professionals working to commercialise blockchain technology returns to Ireland on October 2-4

DUBLIN, IRELAND, August 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — – Jeremy Wilson, Vice Chairman of Barclays set to discuss the future role of digital tokens in financial services
– BFC EU takes place in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on October 2-4
– Host sponsors include Deloitte, Arthur Cox, Enterprise Ireland, Barclays and IDA

The European meeting point for finance & technology professionals working to commercialise blockchain technology returns to Ireland this October. The conference takes place on October 2-4 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin (http://bit.ly/2MA52At)

Now in its 3rd year, BFC EU is expected to attract 350+ attendees from the largest financial institutions, tech giants and blockchain solution providers to discuss the latest projects that are being moved from proof-of-concept to Production. They will network and learn from the industry’s leading lights about the future of finance, cryptocurrency, tokens, technology and banking, regulation and much more.

BFC EU will attract over 50 world class speakers including:

– Jeremy Wilson, Vice Chairman, Barclays
– Phil Goffin, Chief Digital Officer, FNZ
– Alex Batlin, Founder and CEO, Trustology
– Moiz Kohari, SVP – Chief Tech Architect, State Street
– Roberto Mancone, Chief Operating Officer, we.trade
– Gavin Wells, Head of Europe, Digital Asset
– Brian McNulty, Managing Director, R3
– David Dalton, Partner Consulting, Deloitte
– Richard Crook, Head of Emerging Technology, RBS
– Barry Childe, Head of Distributed Leger and Cryptocurrency Technology, HSBC
– Mariana Gómez de la Villa, Global Program Manager Blockchain, ING
– Chris McDaniel, President, RiskBlock Alliance
– Patricia Regnault, Head of Asset Management Europe, Linedata

The brochure is now available to download at for anyone interested in finding out more: http://bit.ly/2MA52At

Dean Murphy
FinTech Network
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Source: https://bitcoinsinireland.com/3rd-blockchain-for-finance-conference-returns-to-aviva-stadium-dublin-this-october/

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Da Vinci Capital Reportedly Requests $100 Million from Telegram for TON’s Failure

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A large investor in Telegram’s failed Open Network (TON) has reportedly requested $100 million in compensation from the company. Otherwise, the investor – Da Vinci Capital – has warned with taking legal actions against the messaging platform.

TON Investor Demands $100M

Telegram’s TON initiative was among the most widely-discussed blockchain-related projects in the past few years. However, the endeavor faced almost immediate backlash from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a US court decided at one point that the native currency – GRAMS – is a security token, which couldn’t be sold in the US or anywhere else.

Telegram attempted on multiple occasions to fight the court’s decision and to prove that GRAMS is not a security. However, to no avail and Pavel Durov, the company’s CEO ultimately had to throw the towel by saying that “Telegram’s active involvement with TON is over.”

Although the company has distanced itself from the failed blockchain project, the problems keep following it, according to a recent report by Forbes Russia. Citing anonymous people familiar with the matter, the coverage said that Da Vinci Capital, an investor in the $1.7 billion initial coin offering, has requested compensation for TON’s failure.

Lawyers from the Moscow-based investment company have reportedly sent a letter of intent to file a claim to Durov, Telegram Vice President Ilya Perekopsky, and other executives and lawyers involved with the project.
The report says that Da Vinci Capital had demanded roughly $100 million as compensation.

Two Weeks to Answer

Forbes’ coverage further explained that Durov and his colleagues have two weeks to transfer the funds or notify the lawyers from the investment company if they decide to reject it.

However, if Telegram fails to answer in the provided timeframe, Da Vinci Capital has the right to take the matter to court.

Apart from these allegations, Telegram recently negotiated funding round to raise at least $1 billion in a private bond placement to accredited investors from Russia, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Those bondholders would be able to convert debt into shares at a 10% discount to the offering price if Telegram decides to go public in the next five years, revealed the conditions of the round.

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ChiliZ To Expand Operations, Will Invest $50 Million in the US

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Following milestone partnerships with sports teams in Europe, ChiliZ have their eyes set on conquering the United States. The fintech platform will open a new office in one of the world’s major commercial cities, New York.

ChiliZ To Set Up New York Office

Maltese blockchain giant, ChiliZ is scaling up operations after securing several partnerships with top European sports franchises. Reuters reported earlier today that the fan engagement platform would open an office and invest $50 million in the United States. According to its chief executive, Alexandre Dreyfus, the move should bring the firm within reach of top United States sports outfits. He told Reuters :

“A huge focal point for us in our global growth plans is the U.S.. That’s why we’re opening a New York office and investing $50 million into the country’s sports industry in order to launch Fan Tokens with leading franchises from the five major U.S. sports leagues”

On launching Fan tokens, ChiliZ has made headway through its subsidiary, Socios. It has partnered with football behemoths like FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma, Galatasaray, and Atlético de Madrid to launch branded fan tokens. These permit owners to engage in club polls, access VIP rewards, and partake in chat forums.

The company currently has offices in Malta, France, Turkey, Korea, Switzerland, and South America. It had earlier announced that it would open offices in New York and Madrid. With the New York office inching towards reality, Chiliz is undoubtedly advancing towards global growth.

Aims To Double Up on 2020 Revenue

Speaking further about the expansion, Dreyfus boasted about his company’s capacity to generate returns for its partners in the sports and entertainment industry. He said:

“We head to the U.S. with a proven track record in generating millions of dollars of revenue for some of Europe’s biggest sporting organisations. In 2020, we shared more than $30 million with our partners, but this year we’re targeting a minimum of $60 million.”

Revenue from the company’s partnership with seven-time European champions AC Milan proves Dreyfus is not bluffing. The Italian football giant launched its token ($ACM) on Binance on February 24th. Within hours of the launch, over $6 million was generated as trading volume hit $50 million in the first 30 minutes.

Big Market For ChiliZ?

For Joseph Edwards, Enigma Securities head of researcher, there is no better time to seize the initiative. He opined that the soaring interest in NFTs indicates a big market. He elaborated further that NFTs bridge the gap between fans and their subject of interest, especially as Covid-19 caused a disconnection.

“Fan tokens right now are just hitting the perfect itch at the perfect time – fans are disconnected physically from their fandom, and this helps bridge that gap,”

NBA Top Shots seems to be a perfect example. The NFT platform has continued to gain momentum as interest surges. It reached a record-breaking $231 million in sales over the past 30 days.  Perhaps, ChiliZ is taking a cue from this to target the American sports market.

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Crypto services firm BCB Group raises $4.5M led by North Island Ventures and Blockchain.com Ventures

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BCB Group, a crypto payment/trading services provider, today announced it has closed a $4.5 million investment round. The strategic funding was co-led by North Island Ventures and Blockchain.com Ventures; with participation from Pantera, L1 Digital, and Pack Capital.

As a dual regulated institution, BCB Group offers an end-to-end suite of payment processing, cryptocurrency trading, and custody. Services are accessible through a unified API-enabled platform; allowing clients to access a full range of crypto-asset products in one place.

Funding

The proceeds of the round will be used to fund investments in several new initiatives…

These initiatives include: BCB Treasury, a service designed to help companies interested in investing in bitcoin as a treasury asset. BCB Yield Accounts, a product offering clients a return on their positions. And BCB Wealth Partners, a comprehensive crypto service for private wealth clients.

“There’s so much more we want to offer our clients; and many untapped regions we’d like to be in to help those markets grow via reliable payments and market infrastructure. This funding round comes at a very exciting time for BCB Group and will be transformative for our client experience.”
– BCB Group Founder and CEO, Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie

Previously, back in March 2019, BCB Group received funding from NKB Finance and a private investor in a $1 million seed round; which brought the company much-needed talent in engineering and operations.

Source: bcbgroup.io

Source: https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2021/03/02/crypto-services-firm-bcb-group-raises-4-5m-led-by-north-island-ventures-and-blockchain-com-ventures/

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