Crypto-Rockstars Blockchain Conference

3 days + 30 speakers: 26-28 November 2018.
Online conference / virtual summit + networking location in Cologne, Germany.
Featuring Speakers from Renown Brands Like

Blockchain Solutions
Tatiana Moroz from Crypto Media Hub
Spike Crypto ICO Marketing
and the mother of the Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht
plus more…

Topics Include

Introduction to Blockchain and Bitcoin for beginners
Why the collapse of the banking system is imminent
Community driven and self-sustainable blockchain ecosystems
The language of Blockchain – Tech without talk
The first crypto heating unit that can mine while heating your home
Free the art – how and why cryptocurrencies, communities and creators can unite
The Binance Story – How the exchange became No.1 in just 12 months
Monero – The fungible cryptocurrency
ICO Marketing for Startups
The first blockchain based emobility product
The consequences of the Silk Road trial for digital privacy lawmaking
Doing your homework on ICOs
Different Blockchains, Different Use Cases – Strengths and weaknesses of private and public blockchains
Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
eCommerce Solutions for Blockchain
How we collected 16.666 ETH in just 15 minutes
Secure Identity Protocols (Business Case)
Bounties – how to get thousands of people promoting your project
Cryptoland – The crypto regulation process on Malta
A guide to the DASH Privacy Coin
Supply Chain Management on the Blockchain
How to report your crypto taxes
Trading crypto with leverage
How to do your own Chart Analytics
Startup Accelerator powered by ICO funding
plus more…

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is this Conference About?
This event has a strong focus on some of the best Blockchain Startups, Technology UseCases and ICO Marketing Know-How.
What is a Mixed Online + Offline Event?
Originally, this event was planned as a pure Virtual summit/Online conference, but we had so many requests for a live networking location, that we partnered up with the famous Startplatz in Cologne. All videos are pre-recorded and streamed live on our online webinar platform. So you can watch it from anywhere in the world OR you can come to Cologne to meet some speakers in person and network with our huge local community of blockchain experts and enthusiasts.
Can I Watch this Online Event at my Home/Office?
Yes, absolutely! Get online access and watch all 30 exclusive video interviews of this 3-day event from anywhere in the world.
Important: Access to this free resource is limited to only 500 seats and on a first come first served basis! That means, when you miss a live session, then it´s gone! If the webinar rooms are fully packed, then you can´t get access anymore! That means, you might want to buy a ticket to get 12 month online VIP-Access to all interview videos OR come to our live networking event in Cologne Germany to meet up with most speakers in person.
You can register for a free webinar ticket here (Limited to only 500 seats!)
What is the Benefit of Coming to Cologne?
The live location in Cologne features free access to a huge networking area, some trade show promotions, a bonus magazine, an exclusive red carpet interview setup for the press, an interactive social wall, meet some of our speakers in person, take part in open Q&A sessions and experience a selection of the finest street food.
Why are there 2 Different Tickets?
Because of technological issues, there are 2 DIFFERENT Tickets available.

The Online Ticket gets you 12-months access to our online membership portal where you can watch a replay of the interview recordings from your home.  Buy your Online Ticket here:
The Cologne Ticket gets you entry to the live networking event in Cologne. This ticket is powered by Eventbrite and has no connection to our online membership portal, BUT you
can buy your VIP-Online-Access as an additional extra for a special price at the box office in Cologne.  Buy your Cologne Ticket here (powered by Eventbrite):

Can I Sign Up as an Affiliate to Help Promote This Blockchain Event?
Yes, we pay out between 25-50% of the ticket price as a sales commission.
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New Bitcoin Price Bottom May Signal Renewed Bullish Positivity

Bitcoin seems set for a new bottom based on its recent price performance. A new bottom level for the top-ranked cryptocurrency may signal renewed interest from bulls, leading to another significant price rally.

Bitcoin Bottom and Subsequent Price Rally
According to Bloomberg, BTC appears likely to test another bottom level. Referring to a pricing chart, BTC is currently forming a buying divergence. This means that Bitcoin is holding firmly above trend and price lines. Such a situation is typically an indication of an imminent bull run.

However, before this predicted price surge, BTC may test a new low around the $6,000 mark. Since dropping to $6,000 for the first time in 2018 back in February, the top-ranked cryptocurrency has tested that level four other times. On all such occasions, there has been a significant response in the form of an upward price movement.
Bitcoin last tested $6,000 in mid-August 2018 as the cryptocurrency market lost $43 billion over a five-day period. However, the price rallied by more than 20 percent to $7,300 at the start of September 2018.
Experts Predicting Repeated Short Squeezes Before End of Year Rally
Recently, billionaire BTC bull Mike Novogratz predicted that Bitcoin would most likely grind back to previous highs rather than a straight bounce. The Galaxy Digital Management chief declared that the virtual currency had bottomed out and would begin to experience gains.
Arthur Hayes of Bitmex said during a mid-year price surge that the cryptocurrency was experiencing a short squeeze. He also identified $5,000 as the likely BTC price bottom which must be tested before any significant surge can occur. The Bitmex boss believes that BTC could reach $50,000 by the end of the year.
Recent Bitcoin Price Performance
BTC has floated between $6,000 and $7,000 for most of Q3 2018. Once in early July, the price fell below $6,000, bottoming out at $5,800 before staging a spike to $8,300 in late July. This rally culminated in its highest price so far in Q3.

The refusal of the United States SEC to approve a BTC ETF appears to have caused some stagnation. However, there have been some positive developments on the institutional and custodial services front.
Presently, BTC has declined by 2.5 percent in the last 24 hours.
Do you think a new Bitcoin bottom will signal another significant price rally? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Walmart Further Embraces Blockchain Tech Now Applying It for Tracking Food

Walmart Inc. is known worldwide and it does not come as a complete surprise. The corporation always stays focused on the technological novelty ready to disrupt the multi-billion retial industry. The robust blockchain technology in a row with other pillars of the forthcoming digital revolution including  prominent  AI and the IoT for a quite of time has been under Walmart’s direct supervision.
Being one of the first Walmart recognized the enormous potential hidden behind the blockchain applicability, which due to its advantages and pervasiveness has already picked up stream and seems like it will continue to long time to come.
Coinspeaker continually reported the never-ending blockchain patents filed by Walmart that is seeking to resolve various industry problems with the help of blockchain. So far the company has tried smart contracts and the blockchain technology itself for the improvement of secure deliveries, employee management and an innovative healthcare system.
Today Walmart struggles to defy an ineffective leaf green supply chain. Approximately at the same time next year, the producers of green vegetables working with Walmart will be obliged to integrate blockchain-based food tracking system devised in the Walmart’s collaboration with IBM Group.
Notably earlier this year, dozens of people across the U.S. got sick from eating contaminated romaine lettuce. The incident became a primary trigger for the escalating food safety policy that is said to prevent another foodborne illness like the E. coli outbreak affecting romaine. Here is where blockchain comes.
Walmart has sent a hundred of letters requiring all suppliers of leafy green vegetables to track their food with blockchain database within one year to improve food safety. The blockchain platform developed by IBM for Walmart and several other retailers exploring similar moves will make it easier for Walmart to source any food items quickly, with the release noting that tracing such items at present is “an almost insurmountable challenge.”
In a statement made the other day, the vice president of food safety for Walmart, Frank Yiannas claimed the technology is going to dramatically improve the supply chain efficiency that, in turn, will greatly benefit customers, saying:
“We’re committed to providing our customers with safe, quality foods. Our customers deserve a more transparent supply chain.We felt the one-step-up and one-step-back model of food traceability was outdated for the 21st century. This is a smart, technology-supported move that will greatly benefit our customers and transform the food system, benefitting all stakeholders.”
Yet Walmart is not a pioneer in its ambitions to apply blockchain to the food-tracking use case. Previously Big Blue has been applying blockchain technology in various supply chain scenarios including shipping, food and banking. Last August, IBM launched its blockchain food supply efforts via a collaboration with Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Walmart and Unilever.
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Universal Reward Protocol Customize Shopping Experience with Their New Blockchain-Based Platform and Launch a Token Sale

Paris, France, August 28, 2018 — Universal Reward Protocol (‘URP’), is a unique ecosystem that incentivizes shoppers for their shopping behavior, online and offline, by letting them earn rewards in the form of tokens. The ICO is currently in private sale.

URP is creating a protocol for shoppers and retailers to interact in real-time, and on a personalized basis. The URP technology will allow retailers to reward consumers for any type of shopping behavior, online and offline, and for sharing the corresponding shopping data. Retailers can use the collected ‘Proof-of-Behaviour’ data to offer deals tailored to each specific individual shopper’s activity. The URP solution will provide shoppers complete control over the use and sharing of the data, using blockchain to store all opt-ins (and opt-outs) to each individual reward campaign.
Shoppers earn URP tokens by fulfilling the behavior described in the campaign, and agreeing to share their data. They can then redeem these tokens through personalized offers from a retailer of their choice.
URP was spun out from a research project at UC Berkeley and Ecole Polytechnique in 2015, the founders behind the Universal Reward Protocol started building an end-to-end technology solution allowing brick and mortar retailers to identify and analyze each visitor’s path and to interact with them before, during and after their shopping experience. This solution, called Occi, is now live across more than 100,000 m2 of retail space in France, including stores of leading retailers such as Galeries Lafayette, Auchan, and Carrefour. Occi will operate as the first decentralized app (dApp) on the Universal Rewards Protocol platform. The URP team will also receive technical support and work closely with ConsenSys, the Ethereum community network of developers and innovators.
CEO and Co-founder Yves Benchimol is enthusiastic about this revolutionary technology’s contribution to the retail space. He said:
We have created URP to disrupt the shopper experience and redefine the relationship between shoppers and retailers.
He further added:
URP is a new way for retailers and brands to interact directly and transparently with their shoppers, and automatically reward their behavior and data sharing in a tailored, streamlined way.
The URP team has an impressive set of names that they can boast about. In March, Thomas Wolf, former CEO of France and Regional Director Europe of Catalina Marketing and world leader in digital couponing, joined the URP team as Chief Operating Officer. His extensive experience in the retail industry makes him the best candidate to oversee the deployment of this protocol, worldwide.
They are also backed by an impressive board of advisors, including :

Francois Poupard, former Head of Innovation at Auchan Retail and member of the Auchan founding family, who serves as an advisor.
Samuel Baroukh, head of e-business at Nestlé France;
Jeremy Bokobza, lead blockchain developer at Stratis;
Eddy Travia, pioneer investor in blockchain technology startups and the CEO of Coinsilium, a London-based blockchain venture builder
Ken Timsit, Managing director at ConsenSys serves as Technical Advisor

For further information about Universal Reward Protocol please visit:

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Google Reverses Ban on Cryptocurrency Advertisements

Google has reversed its complete ban on cryptocurrency-related advertisements, allowing reputable digital asset exchanges to buy ads in the U.S. and Japan. These new guidelines go into effect in October.

Reaching out to Potential New Investors
Google outright banned cryptocurrency-related advertisements on their platforms back in March. The ban included ICOs, wallet services, and trading advice. While those types of ads are still banned, Google is following in the steps of Facebook, who started allowing some cryptocurrency advertisements back in June, by reversing the ban and allowing for select advertisements
Google will now allow for regulated exchanges in Japan and the United States to buy ad space on Google platforms. While this is surprisingly nice news for U.S.-based crypto fans, this is run-of-the-mill for the people of Japan who have seen record adoption in recent months.

Where Is the Crypto Market Going?
The late-2017 bull run brought a massive amount of wealth into the space but spawned an almost equal number of high-profile scams and sometimes even outright fraud.
Google has acknowledged that the public seems to want cryptocurrencies but recognizes the potential for consumer harm. Scott Spencer talked to CNBC at the time of the original ban, saying.
We don’t have a crystal ball to know where the future is going to go with cryptocurrencies, but we’ve seen enough consumer harm or potential for consumer harm that it’s an area that we want to approach with extreme caution,
With the price dropping, lots of these scammers have moved on to more profitable pastures. However, the lessons learned during the last bull run will be very valuable during the next one. The crypto space will be better equipped to protect investors, make it easier for users, and help keep fraud and scams in the space to a minimum.
What do you think about the reversal of the ban? Will this affect the cryptocurrency market? Let us know in the comments below!

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Bistox: An Evolution in Value Transfer Among Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Here’s a strange fact: these days, cryptocurrency exchanges are mostly centralized despite the fact that decentralization is the basis of cryptocurrency tech. Decentralization is the cornerstone of this young technology, and the principle of decentralization provides one of the most important properties of electronic money – the lack of a central point of failure, as well as the inability to ban or take this kind of money away.

So why are today’s crypto exchanges mostly centralized? We’re used to major exchanges with their billion-dollar turnover, and with sacred horror we watch as some of them get hacked, having inconceivable sums of money stolen from user accounts. Sure, large exchanges tend to pay off their debts, but in the world of cryptocurrency, the prices can vary greatly, even within a single day. Therefore, the return of the dollar equivalent of the stolen funds after months or even years, as it was the case with Mt Gox, at least disappoints the affected users. And sometimes it leads them to ruin.
Traditionally, decentralization has been associated with the semi-legal aspects of the Internet, such as torrents. No one here guarantees the integrity of the transaction, and all transactions are made by the users at their own risk. But times are changing, and in 2019 a completely new format of cryptocurrency exchange is going to be launched; one that will combine the advantages of both a decentralized and centralized exchange.
Meet Bistox – an advanced, semi-decentralized cryptocurrency exchange that incorporates the NEM blockchain platform and is designed for traders with varying levels of knowledge, whose need is a reliable partner with whom they can trust and get help 24/7.
The company features decentralization technology, which means that it is dividing its resources into parts and operating them in different physical and cloud locations all around the world. The company’s token is called BSX and it will first be sold during the ICO, which will take place in 2 months. Bistox is considered to be one of the most secure crypto exchange platforms due to a number of technological innovations that the company leaders are about to introduce into the workflow.
Bistox incorporates the following features that create the unique experience that one has never had with other exchanges. These features are the social trading system, cross-chain transactions, and decentralized swaps, atomic swaps, fraud detection and prevention, risk management, escrow transactions, key recovery services, and 24/7 customer support.
Powered by NEM technology
Bistox is powered by NEM – the world’s first “Smart Asset” blockchain built with businesses in mind.
“When choosing the platform, we took into account the speed of transactions, the scalability and the safety of procedures”, – says Bistox’s CTO, German Sidorenko. “Therefore, we selected the flexible and fast NEM platform, that addressed and resolved all the limitations and drawbacks other blockchain systems had.”
NEM is valued for its speed and scalability, as well as for the revolutionary consensus mechanism program Pol and Supernode, which guarantees the unlimited growth of the public blockchain with no impact on the bandwidth.
NEM is a company that was the first crypto enterprise in the world to create and launch the Smart Assets option. Smart Assets are a type of currencies that represent fixed physical goods and intangible assets that might be purchased in other currencies. Smart Assets are operated by smart contracts, which are the computerized algorithms. NEM is currently providing every Internet user with a platform for using the existing smart contracts trade functions and creating new exchanges that would be powered by NEM technology.
A Brand New Set of Features
Bistox also has some unique technology facilities to offer. Bistox is introducing a brand new engine called D.A.N.N.I. (Decentralized Artificial Neural Network Integration), an absolute innovation on the crypto exchange market. The Bistox team is backed by leading the experts from the NEM Foundation – the chief adviser Nels Valero and Solution Architect & Technical Trainer Shin Tatt Wong – who are about to disrupt the industry by building a semi-decentralized exchange.
D.A.N.N.I., a personal self-learning trade assistant that analyzes market data in real time, provides forecasts and solutions based on the vast experience of professional traders. With D.A.N.N.I. one can test his/her strategy on real historical data while getting suggested trading strategies based on the behavior of professional traders as well. The system provides its users with alerts and notifications to improve their risk management. They get targeted news feeds for an accurate fundamental and historical data analysis to get briefed on project market conditions.
Technical support is a weak point of almost every exchange. Sometimes, users have to wait for a few days, or even weeks, for a response to their ticket. Bistox’s support consists of well-trained specialists, who are available 24/7 along with the world’s best Internet security experts.
The Ways of Obtaining Profit

Trading fees – While conducting any payments on the Bistox crypto exchange platform, customers would be charged fees for the participation. Any of the payments that would be conducted in BSX would be offered a sufficient discount on the fees – up to 50% for the first year, and down to 10% for the fifth year of trade.
Listing fees – Any new project that would be registered on the Bistox platform would be charged a special fee for being listed. In the coming years, it would bring sufficient profit to the company as well as raise additional funds that would later be used for providing opportunities to the listed projects and involved companies.
Withdrawal fees – Once a person or a corporate enterprise wants to remove the money from the Bistox electronic wallet, he/she would be charged a withdrawal fee. Those fees would be invested in the further development of the company, and the earned data would help to monitor the rate of withdrawing cash from the platform.
Margin trading fees – Those traders who would be involved in marginal trade and would consequently have the margin account would have to pay the interest rate. The interest rate would be stated and controlled by the Bistox company. The marginal trade on the Bistox platform would allow the client to process more efficient trades.
Social trading fees – Social trading would help novice traders to feel as if they were experienced traders. This would give an opportunity for traders to learn from the most successful traders of the Exchange, who made their trades public. The economic model is set to allow both sides to earn and garner profits.

A top-ranked trader would be able to share his portfolio and trades to the public. A user could follow the top-ranked trader on the list and turn on the “mirror” trading button to copy trades equivalent in percentage. The system would automatically charge a commission fee in case of a profitable deal and split it between the Exchange and trader.
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Cryptocurrency Trading Volume to Increase by 50% in 2019, Report Claims

The year 2018 has been bearish for all cryptocurrencies. This has caused Bitcoin and altcoins to lose a lot of value. Additionally, the overall trading volume has decreased from over $40 billion a day to barely $13 billion. A new report claims this is a temporary setback as things will pick up steam in 2019.

The Cryptocurrency Trading Volume Issue
Over the past nine months, interest in trading cryptocurrencies has diminished a bit. Falling prices tend to result in a lower overall trading performance. Given these low prices, some analysts predict things will turn around for the industry in the near future. A report by Satis Group shows that turnaround may be nearer than you think. More specifically, the group claims the volume will note a “significant increase” throughout 2019.
For the cryptocurrency industry, a spike in trading volume is more than welcome. Enforcing an increase in trades is easier said than done. The report envisions a 50% growth between now and September 2019. After that period, further growth will occur at a rate of 9% per annum. This is a very positive outlook, especially as digital currency trading will surpass U.S. Corporate Debt trading before this year is over.
Making this vision come true will be rather challenging. Positive regulatory developments pave the way for more widespread cryptocurrency use and adoption. Lower prices create interesting entry points for speculators and traders alike. However, there are still some key issues which need to be addressed first and foremost. Trading cryptocurrencies and storing them remain problematic aspects for investors.

Applying the KISS Principle
A boost in overall trading volume can occur by keeping things simple. As such, the KISS principle will become even more important in the cryptocurrency industry. There is a steep learning curve novice investors and traders need to take into account. Several dozen exchanges exist, and there are thousands of digital currencies to trade.
Catering to the needs of every individual is impossible in this industry. Those service providers maintaining the KISS approach have a good chance of benefiting from the projected increase in trading volume. Now is a good time to distribute overall market liquidity in a more even manner. The Satis Group report confirms a few operators control the majority of trading volume liquidity. Distributing the load evenly will benefit the industry as a whole.
How the cryptocurrency scene will evolve remains difficult to predict. There appears to be a growing interest from institutional traders and investors. Bridging the gap between traditional finance and Bitcoin remains an ongoing process. An increase in trading volume seems to indicate the lines between these industries are blurring in the process. On paper, that is a very promising sign of what the future may bring.
Do you expect cryptocurrency trading volume to jump 50 percent over the next year? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kasikornbank Joins Visa’s B2B Connect Project

Visa’s blockchain-based B2B Connect project is gaining steam, with Thailand’s fourth-largest bank, Kasikornbank, joining the fold.  The bank will be the first Thailand bank to use the technology, joining other well-respected financial institutions such as the U.S. Commerce Bank, Shinhan Bank in South Korea, the Union Bank of Philippines, and the United Overseas Bank in Singapore.  Kasikornbank may not be the largest financial institution in Thailand, but it still has substantial $96 billion in assets.  The bank was established in 1945 with a registered capital of only five million baht.
The move shouldn’t come as too surprising, considering the fact that Thailand as a nation is much more pro-cryptocurrency, especially in the context of Asia.  For example, China, the largest economy in the region, has banned ICOs completely, even while its state-owned banks have implemented blockchain technology to optimize its operations.  In contrast, the Bank of Thailand has revealed just last month that it actually plans on issuing its own state-issued cryptocurrency.  The Bank of Thailand has also even allowed local banks much more leeway in terms of cryptocurrency – such as allowing them to issue tokens, invest in cryptocurrency markets through subsidiaries, and even provide crypto brokerage services.
While Japan and South Korea have expressed positive sentiments about cryptocurrency before – such as Japan declaring that bitcoin is a legal form of payment, and the mayor of Seoul expressing interest in developing his own cryptocurrency – the amount of regulation involved has allowed Thailand to become an international hub when it comes to cryptocurrency.  While Thailand’s economy might not be as powerful as its neighbors, it still has been drawing in cryptocurrency enthusiasts and companies internationally.
Suripong Tantiyanon, Visa’s Thailand country manager, praised the decision, pointing out that Visa B2B will help guide the country when it comes to “security, governance, and distributed ledger technology”. He believes that Visa will be an industry leader in this space.
Visa’s B2B program was already launched last year but is obviously making great progress in Asia already.  The platform is built on Chain, which was actually acquired by Stellarrecently.  The platform is meant to enter the corporate cross-border payment sector, which many analysts believe will grow tremendously over the years and is one of the main ways that many cryptocurrency enthusiasts believe the cryptocurrency sector will grow, with institutional money helping lead the charge to mass adoption.  The idea is that blockchain technology will allow for faster and cheaper transactions, which will save banks massive amounts of money.  Visa also believes that blockchain technology allows for the cross-border payment sector to be more transparent than ever, as well. Kasikornbank is the first Thailand bank to join the platform.
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Industry Experts Meet in Washington to Discuss a Regulation Roadmap

Another U.S. congressman is showing his support for the cryptocurrency industry by hosting a roundtable to discuss the best way forward for developing regulations.

Developing and implementing crypto regulations is a tricky business. You need to ensure that the end-user is protected but you also don’t want to stunt the growth of this innovative and disruptive industry. While government authorities may be focused on the former, cryptocurrency experts and users may be more concerned with the latter.
The obvious solution is to allow both parties to air their views and discuss a favorable way forward. This is something that Rep. Warren Davidson from the U.S. state of Ohio is hoping to accomplish with the Legislating Certainty for Cryptocurrencies roundtable that he will be hosting on Tuesday.

Regulations on the Roundtable
According to CNBC, almost 50 representatives have been invited, both from the traditional finance sector as well as from the crypto industry. These reportedly include experts from Nasdaq, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ripple, Coinbase and Circle.
In a letter that Davidson sent to attendees, he stated:
Your input is critical to helping us preempt a heavy-handed regulatory approach that could stall innovation and kill the U.S. ICO market.
Crypto critics are wary of the apparent threats that Bitcoin and the like represent, which is why Davidson hopes to discuss fraud protection as well as laws pertaining to issuing tokens.
An issue that has arisen is that regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are applying old rules to this new technology. An example of this is the fact that the SEC uses the Howey Test, which was established in 1946, to determine if an asset is a security.
In addition to using a decision maker that is more than 70 years old, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has said that he will not be updating securities laws for cryptocurrencies.

Working Together to Find a Solution
While there seems to be a bit of a push and pull dynamic in regulation creation, Pat Berarducci believes that those in the industry actually want clear guidelines. The lawyer for the blockchain software technology company, ConsenSys, explained:
There are a lot of regulators wanting the U.S. to develop ‘do no harm’ policies to allow innovation to grow, just like they did in the internet era.
Similar comments have recently been made by CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo.
Berarducci also touched on how harsh regulations in the U.S. could result in an exodus of talented individuals and startups looking for countries with a more beneficial regulatory environment, saying:
Businesses and entrepreneurs are making decisions about where to locate and grow based on regulatory considerations. Policymakers are trying to foster innovation [and] at the same time protect consumers.
Rep. Tom Emmer is one of the opening speakers for Davidson’s roundtable. Emmer recently made headlines for drafting three bills that aim to support both the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries. Davidson plans to use feedback to prepare a new House bill that he is planning to introduce.
Do you think that this meeting will be a success and will result in positive legislation for the U.S. crypto industry? Let us know in the comments below!

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Aidos Offers Free Share in its Banking Network to Transparent Crypto Exchanges

According to Saris Group, an independent and impartial equity research provider, by 2028 more than 90% of all digital asset value will be funded from offshore deposits. With an expected $3,600,000,000,000 USD market cap by then, the offshore deposit comes to a staggering $3,240,000,000,000 USD.
There are a number of factors that is pushing the trend of investments from offshore accounts. First of all, stricter regulations play an important role. WIth capital restraints being tightened by many countries, traders and investors are forced to use banks from countries that are crypto-friendly for entering market and liquidating assets.
Inflation is another factor. While the whole fiat economy is structured to devalue, cryptocurrencies have limited supply, causing an increase in value instead.
Fiscal policies are also a reason for such investments, as turbulent times lead to financial policy development that is unfavorable for the common man.
And the last factor is debt. There is hardly any country left that does not have a national debt. This means there is always a crisis sword swinging above their heads.
The Aidos platform has created the perfect solution for people looking for offshore accounts, where their countries restrict access to cryptocurrencies. The decentralized platform is actually acquiring banks in crypto-friendly countries to allow people to set up accounts there and use them to invest in crypto.
The platform is in talks to launch their own bank, based in the EU. Aidos has made similar movies in Arica, where the company holds 16% shares in Sumac Bank in Kenya and a 23% share in a yet to be announced Tanzanian bank. Through these, the platform hopes to create a worldwide banking network that is crypto-friendly and allows people to access decentralized assets with ease.
Crypto exchanges are notorious for keeping tight-lipped about their dealings and core functions. Nearly all exchanges active today are centralized in nature and therefore, not open enough.
The whole philosophy of Aidos is to grant easier access to the masses, while still protecting their privacy. In order to do this, the platform is offering 5% shares in its banking network to any 20 crypto exchanges that can prove their platforms are transparent in their dealings with users. Any exchange that qualifies will not only be transparent enough to ease its users, but with access to the Aidos banking network, its user base will actually grow over time, creating a win-win situation.
Aidos is an open source platform which features some of the most advanced decentralized technologies. It provides its users with Quantum Security, which guarantees network protection against quantum computing – the only known theoretical system that can break current decentralized encryption.
The platform’s Chainless Ledger is another feature. Through DAG based IMesh protocol, each transactions verifies two other, negating the need to create a blockchain.
For those seeking for anonymity, I2P underlying layer grants total privacy. A further AKshuffle protocol keeps users anonymous. Through this transactions are made 100% invisible and tracless.
And, on top of that, all transactions within the platform are totally zero fee. Since each transaction verifies to others, there is no need for nodes or miners to verify and pay for transactions.
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