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AIBC Asia DIGITAL June 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created mayhem across the world, with events being a prime target. We decided, with a heavy…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created mayhem across the world, with events being a prime target. We decided, with a heavy heart, to postpone AIBC Manila from June 2020 to May 27-28th, 2021 at the SMX Convention Centre, Manila.
In line with our commitment to bring the East and West Gaming scenes closer together, we’ll be hosting an online conference in 2020. The online event will take place on 10th June 2020.
Coming to a screen near you soon, this conference has been designed to deliver the expert insights you expected from this year’s exhibition and conference, even while most of us are at home.

Agenda :

10:00 – 10-45 Tech Update : What has been built in 2020?

From VR and Augmented Reality to smart cities and the race to lead the revolution in robotics, 2020 promises to be an exciting, chaotic, and complex year for emerging tech. We take a look at some of the conversations dominating the tech sphere.

    Showcase: VR and Augmented Reality
    Smart cities and beyond
    Robotics & Emerging Technology: US versus Asia

10: 45 – 11:15 REGULATION & COMPLIANCE

How are things shaping up throughout SEA when it comes to regulating the blockchain industry? We take a cross-continental look at the sector – what are the new rules across Europe and Asia? Also on the discussion block, a series of panels examine the next steps towards achieving decentralised digital identities, while also looking at whether decentralised governance has a place in the narrative.

    A regulatory update: new rules for Europe & Asia
    Decentralised governance models
    Next steps: decentralized digital identity

11:15 – 12: 15 LAUNCH PRODUCTS

12:15 – 13:00 TECH IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC

Tech often finds itself teetering on a knife edge. While the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown open a number of doors to new opportunities and trends, the dark side of the saga has revealed complex and controversial side effects to a number of government measures. In these conversations we seek the sweet spot between privacy and public safety.

    COVID-19 pandemic on the Block, a look at global supply chains
    The dark side of COVID-19: boundries between private data and public safety
    How COVID-19 is impacting the market and what does it mean for the future of cryptocurrencies?

13:00 – 14:00 CRYPTO & DEFI

The Crypto and DEFI conference is all about innovation and mass adoption. We consider Asia’s role in digital asset innovation and global cryptocurrency adoption, whilst also looking at DAOs – could this be their year?

    The crypto continent: how Asia is leading the way in digital asset innovation
    Cryptocurrency trading: the right investment portfolio
    Bitcoin vs. Alt Coins. The race to mass adoption.

AIBC Malta:

Date : November 18-19, 2020
website : https://www.maltablockchainsummit.com/
registration link (Early bird – 49€) : https://www.maltablockchainsummit.com/register/
Address: Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre, Ta’ Qali, Malta

Description : 
The AIBC Summit, produced by SiGMA Group, based in Malta, is now a truly world-class event taking place in both Malta and Manila, Philippines.

The AIBC Summit brings together key brands and individuals from the converging sectors of AI, blockchain, IoT, Quantum Tech, and other emerging technologies to discuss and shape the future. Combining an expo floor for world-class exhibitors, a start-up village for new businesses, and a hugely popular conferences and workshops agenda, the AIBC Summit shines a light on the world of the future.

Malta AIBC Summit 2020 will take place November 17th – 19th, 2020 at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre in Ta’ Qali. Positioned at the cutting edge of a very competitive industry, the event has evolved since 2018 into one of the world’s leading events for blockchain and emerging tech, operating on both a European and world stage.  In 2019, Malta AIBC Summit welcomed over 12,000 attendees from over 80 countries, and in 2020 this favourite in the global emerging technology event calendar is set to continue growing.

Agenda :

18th :
09:00 – 18:00 Expo Floor : Time to visit all the stands and start the networking bonanza!
13:30 – 18:00 Conferences
10:00 – 18:00 Workshops
18:00 – 20:00 Networking Drinks
19:00 – 23:00 VIP Dinner
22:00 – 04:00 AIBC Night

19th :
10:00 – 18:00 Expo Floor: Time to visit all the stands and start the networking bonanza!
10:00 – 18:00 Conferences
10:00 – 18:00 Workshops
19:00 – 23:00 Crypto Cruise
19:00 – 23:00 AIBC Networking Dinner

AIBC Manila:

Date : May 27-28, 2021
website : https://manilablockchainsummit.com
registration link (Early bird – 49€) : https://www.maltablockchainsummit.com/register-asia/
Address: SMX Convention Centre, Manila, Philippines

Description :
The COVID-19 pandemic has created mayhem across the world, with events being a prime target. We decided, with a heavy heart, to postpone AIBC Manila from June 2020 to May 27-28th, 2021 at the SMX Convention Centre, Manila. In line with our commitment to bring the East and West Gaming scenes closer together, we’ll be hosting an online conference on the 10th June 2020.
Coming to a screen near you soon, this conference has been designed to deliver the expert insights you expected from this year’s exhibition and conference, even while most of us are at home. Sign up now for the digital conference and get a free standard ticket for AIBC Manila 2021!

Agenda :

27th:
10:00-18:00 EXPO FLOOR : Time to visit all the stands and start the networking bonanza!
at SMX Convention Centre
10:00 – 14:00 CONFERENCE : Regulation
at SMX Convention Centre
10:00 – 13:00 Workshop: Development
at SMX Convention Centre
14:00 – 16:00 Workshop: Investment & startups
at SMX Convention Centre
14:30 – 18:00 CONFERENCE : Money

28th:
10:00 – 18:00 EXPO FLOOR
at SMX Convention Centre
10:00 – 13:00 CONFERENCE : Enterprise solutions
at SMX Conventions Centre
10:00 – 13:00 Workshop: Tranding
at SMX Convention Centre
13:00 – 14:30 Emerging Tech pitch
at SMX Convention Centre
14:00 – 16:00 WORKSHOP : Privacy & Security
at SMX Convention Centre
14:30 – 18:00 Conference: Planet tech
at SMX Convention Centre
18:00 – 19:30 NETWORKING DRINKS
19:00 – 23:00 Crypto-Cruise
at Solaire Resort
21:00 – 02:00 AIBC Party

Source: https://www.blockchaineventslist.com/aibc-asia-digital-june-10-2020/

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CBOE files to list Van Eck’s proposed Bitcoin ETF

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Globally leading exchange holding company, Chicago Board Options Exchange, or CBOE, has filed to list the Bitcoin exchange-traded fund proposed by asset manager, Van Eck.

CBOE filed a Form 19b-4 requesting permission to list the ETF from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 3. In the form, CBOE emphasizes the benefits an ETF would offer to retail investors over the spot Bitcoin markets, including custody:

“Exposure to bitcoin through an ETP also presents certain advantages for retail investors compared to buying spot bitcoin directly. The most notable advantage is the use of the Custodian to custody the Trust’s bitcoin assets.”

While CBOE did not reveal who its custodian is, the document notes its custodian is “a trust company chartered and regulated by [the New York Department of Financial Services].”

Once the SEC has formally acknowledged it is reviewing the application, the regulator has 45 days to deliver its verdict or extend the assessment deadline. The SEC can extend its deliberation period for up to 240 days before finalizing its decision.

If approved, the ETF would be the first crypto product offered by CBOE since February 2019, with CBOE having then ceased offering Bitcoin futures contracts. In December 2017, CBOE became the first regulated financial institution in the United States to offer Bitcoin futures contracts, beating out the Chicago Mercantile Exchange by just a couple of weeks.

In January, Van Eck filed for SEC approval of a Bitcoin ETF. While Van Eck had previously filed for a BItcoin ETF in 2017, the firm also teamed up with SolidX — a blockchain firm that had been attempting to bring a Bitcoin ETF to market since 2015 — to file for a jointly issued ETF in 2018. The joint application was withdrawn in September 2019, with the two firms parting ways shortly after.

However, Van Eck’s latest filing has become the subject of a lawsuit from SolidX, who alleges Van Eck plagiarized their product.

Van Eck also filed for an ETF tracking the performance of prominent crypto firms on Jan. 21. The product would seek the price and performance of the Global Digital Asset Equity Index — which is run by its subsidiary MV Index Solutions.

As of this writing, the SEC is yet to approve any crypto ETF product.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/cboe-files-to-list-van-eck-s-proposed-bitcoin-etf

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Coinbase custodies 11% of entire crypto capitalization

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Crypto data aggregator Messari has reported that the quantity of crypto assets stored in custody on U.S. exchange giant Coinbase surged in the last quarter of 2020.

Messari Crypto has revealed that as much as 11% of the entire crypto market capitalization was held with Coinbase custody at the end of last year. The Coinbase offers custody services for over 90 crypto assets, roughly half of which are tradable on Coinbase’s exchange.

The value of assets custodied with Coinbase spiked to roughly $90 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020 as the combined crypto capitalization more than doubled to tag $780 billion by 2021.

Despite the wide variety of assets supported by Coinbase Custody, Messari found that Bitcoin and Ethereum account for 83% of the cryptocurrency held with Coinbase.

While Bitcoin consistently represented 70% of the assets custodied with Coinbase during 2019 and 2020, Ethereum increased from 9% to 13% over the same period.

The findings were published in a report examining Coinbase’s anticipated public listing that was compiled by Messari researcher Mira Christanto.

Christanto reported that 95% of Coinbase trading revenues are from retail clients, who pay 30 times more than institutional customers. She also noted a pre-IPO valuation at 7% of the total crypto market cap which would equate to around $107 billion according to the sector’s current market cap of $1.54 trillion.

According to the S-1 report Coinbase submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Feb. 25, the exchange posted a direct revenue of $1.1 billion in 2020 mostly from trading fees.

In a Feb. 25 blog post to its clients, Coinbase revealed that Bitcoin and other crypto assets have comprised a major share of its corporate treasury since the company’s founding back in 2012.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/coinbase-custodies-11-of-entire-crypto-capitalization

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Leverage traders ‘flushed out’ by late-February crypto crash: Glassnode

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According to on-chain analytics provider, Glassnode, the late-February crypto market correction may have purged excessive leverage from the markets.

On March 1, Glassnode published a report analyzing the recent crypto crash — which was only the second significant crypto correction since the markets pushed into new record highs in late 2020.

Glassnodenoted the crash peaked with a 25% fall from the local top of $58,300 to $43,343. As such, the move was weaker than January’s dip which saw a roughly 30% retracement from $42,000 to less than $30,000.

The analytics provider suggested that these pullbacks are positive for the crypto markets overall, attributing the latest correction to liquidated leveraged positions held by risky speculators:

“Significant market corrections are positive events in that they flush out speculation, leverage, weak hands, and test holder conviction.”

The report added that several key market indicators were reset as BTC prices found fresh support, including futures open interest, futures funding rates, and the price premium for Grayscale’s investment products.

Futures open interest, which is the total number of outstanding contracts that have not been settled, dropped almost $4 billion or 22% from its peak of $18.4 billion. Glassnode also commented noted perpetual futures funding rates have also reset close to zero, which could indicate that traders are not willing to enter short positions, stating:

“Previous combinations of decreasing open interest and a reset of funding rates have indicated a flush in speculative trading has occurred.”

However, the report did note that open interest is still hovering roughly $2.5 billion above the previous peak of $3.9 billion on Feb. 21 — meaning there is still significant leverage within the market.

Glassnode also noted that shares in Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust are trading at a discount compared to spot market prices for the first time ever, with investors paying a nearly 4% discount to access exposure to BTC through Grayscale’s trust.

It added that competing products such as Canada’s Purpose ETF could diminish Grayscale’s premium as more institutional products enter the market and close arbitrage opportunities.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin prices were up 5.3% over the past 24 hours, with BTC currently changing hands for $49,200.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/leverage-traders-flushed-out-by-late-february-crypto-crash-glassnode

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