XTB To Organize a Free Seminar on Bitcoin for Beginners in London

If the last five years have proven anything, it’s that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many others, are here to stay. But that’s not the only thing that can be said to be true at the moment.

Time has shown that cryptocurrencies can be quite volatile, ever-changing constantly due to a variety of different factors. There’s clearly so much that can affect the prices of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that it’s worth taking a closer look to be better prepared and even make a profit out of it.

There are a number of ways for one to learn about Bitcoin and its underlying technology, starting from scouring the internet for resources to attending meetups, seminars, etc. However, learning from the experts in the field, who have been dealing with cryptocurrency market for a long time can offer a different kind of insight into the digital currency, its trends and other aspects which the resources may miss out at times.

XTB understands the challenges and recognizes the need to organize such events so that newbies and those who are familiar with Bitcoin can take advantage of. In order to spread the knowledge about Bitcoin among the masses, XTB is organizing a free seminar on October 11, 2017, in London. The seminar titled, Bitcoin for Beginners is scheduled on Wednesday at 5:30 PM at Canary Wharf, London UK. It’s targeted mainly towards those who want to get in on the ongoing “cryptocurrency craze” that’s apparently making thousands of investors around the world busy these days.

Here are some of the topics that will be covered in XTB’s free Bitcoin for Beginners seminar:

● What are cryptocurrencies and how could you trade them?
● Could the Bitcoin bubble burst and what are the signs?
● The fundamental factors that may drive crypto prices higher
● How to apply technical analysis to Bitcoin

XTB offers typically a cryptocurrency demo trading account, so this seminar is really a sort of public service. After all, more people knowing the basics when it comes to cryptocurrencies means more people that are likely to use and make the most out of their trading platform.

Cryptocurrency demo trading accounts from XTB can be useful to know your way around cryptocurrency trading in the real world. XTB offers risk-free cryptocurrency trading with $100,000 worth of virtual funds. And when paired with knowledge learned from their free Bitcoin for Beginners seminar, it can be a great tool to avoid risk and prevent losses during trading.

As it says in the fine print, “Losses can exceed deposits. Volatility increases risk.” So, go ahead and check out the details of their upcoming seminar through the link below and catch one of the available seats before they get sold out.

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It’s that time of year, again, when cities around the world unite in celebration of cryptocurrency. Part convention, part holiday, CoinFest is a decentralized and open source event in which anybody can participate. Organizers need only abide its core protocol, which is that events be free to attend and held at venues that accept cryptocurrency (at least during CoinFest).

The CoinFest organization itself cannot wield fiat, nor can any signatories to its multi-signature wallet in their roles as CoinFest organizers. Donations to CoinFest Global are managed in this way, but all CoinFest organizers are encouraged to seek sponsors for their local events independently. CoinFest is open source and charges no licensing fees, only asking that all organizers operate as volunteers.

CoinFest 2017 was announced not long after CoinFest 2016, wherein CoinFest UK managed to steal Vancouver’s title as the largest local gathering. That year, CoinFest also spread to the United States for the first time, as well as Asia via India, China and South Korea. Plans were also made to set up an Ethereum DAO, but they were put on hold as a result of the fork.

Instead, more emphasis was placed on developing activities to connect events around the world. Particularly, the International Hangout—which uses projector and microphone equipment at multiple locations to create a decentralized audience for speakers—has been expanded. In addition to BlockTalk, there will now be segments by the Crypto Show and New Africa Radio, as well. Blockchain-based video games will also play a key role, with a panel on the subject and demonstrations in Vancouver and Manchester.

The first day of CoinFest Vancouver will serve as a hub for global operations, participating in every Hangout and most of the other global activities. The next day will feature activities geared towards educating the local community, with a workshop focusing on the ICO craze that’s taken over the crypto world. Everybody will get free Indian food and a beer from some local Bitcoin merchants.

CoinFest UK is expected to be the biggest event, once again, with hundreds likely to attend. This is thanks to the dedication of Adam Rizvi, the founder of Crypto Bates Group. He has many upcoming projects, including an innovative new faucet.

Their event in Manchester will also last for 2 days (in addition to a pre-party), but feature several more workshops on different topic, as well as a huge line-up of speakers. Thanks to a wide variety of sponsors and partners, they will additionally have all kinds of booths, demonstrations and giveaways, and the ticket system with a free raffle is making a return. Save room for Bitcoin pizza and Chinese food!

Across the water, the Netherlands will also serve as a crypto hotspot. The first event of the week was held by Bitcoinference in Amsterdam, with another planned by Bitcoin Wednesday that should be one of the biggest events of the week. Locals in Arnhem, the most Bitcoin-friendly city in the world, will also be gathering at a newly-converted Bitcoin venue.

Africa will once again be a crypto hotspot, as well. Gaborone is back on the map with an event at Satoshi Centre, and Ghana is returning for the third time in a row thanks to Afrikanus Kofi Akosah Adusei. He’s the founder of Africa Youth Peace Call, whose Nigerian branch is bringing CoinFest there, as well. Even Sierra Leone—which canceled in the past due to problems associated with the Ebola outbreak—will play host.

Other events will include one at a Bitcoin bar in Valdivia, Chile near the soon-to-be location of Fort Galt and one hosted by Tim Tayshun in Orange County. In addition to being the founder of New Africa Radio, Tim is also the inventor of the Wheel of Bitcoin, which guests will be able to spin for Bitcoin prizes at multiple CoinFest events. The last one will be April 9, the final day of CoinFest.

Many of the events are being funded with money saved from last year, with Bitcoin having skyrocketed in value since then. CoinFest Global also received 2 generous sponsorships for 2017, such as one from CoinPayments, a cryptocurrency payment processor featuring numerous different cryptocurrencies. The other major sponsors are Internet of Coins, a project to create a peer-to-peer network of cryptocurrencies allowing them to interact in a decentralized manner, and the BitNational Bitcoin ATM network.

Anon coins—cryptocurrencies designed for extreme anonymity—are traditionally thought of as the domain of the dark web, meant for buying illegal goods and services online. On December 14, however, the NAV team hopes to bring them out of the shadows, hosting a conference at the first physical location to accept NAV Coin.

The event will take place in Auckland, New Zealand, at an Irish pub called the Dog’s Bollix. They serve delicious food and intoxicating beverages, and the first 50 guests will receive 500 NAV with which to pay for them. There are at least 35 confirmed RSVPs on Facebook, giving the NAV team a good chance to test out their mobile wallets and new point-of-sale system.

Doors will open at 7 PM local time, and an hour later (7 AM UTC) they will livestream some presentations and announcements. They will cover the basics of Bitcoin and blockchain technology as well as how NAV Coin works in detail, and give a roadmap for their future development plans. The full broadcast is predicted to be less than an hour.

The highlight of the conference is expected to be a surprise announcement during the roadmap presentation. While I cannot spoil it for you, I can confirm that it’s very interesting and will anonymize NAV even further, which has been their constant goal since releasing NAVTech into the world.

NAVTech, which went live fairly recently, is the codename for their anonymous transaction system. Instead of sending coins to one another directly, users who wish to protect their financial privacy can instead send them to a cluster of servers. This obscures the trail of coins from one person to another, whereas Bitcoin’s standard protocol allows analysts to connect the dots and piece your identity together.

The servers do this by mixing NAV together in pools one batch at a time; coin inputs from the last batch are used to pay the intended recipients of the current batch, so the coins reaching them actually trace back to random strangers. To prove the servers’ honesty, all of this is tracked on the Subchain, an encrypted sub-blockchain under NAV’s that only outgoing servers can read (but anyone can use for verification).

For now, this system requires a bit of trust. All of the server clusters are operated by the NAV team itself, making it technically centralized. Before the end of the holidays, however, they plan to have fully decentralized it, so that anybody meeting the criteria can set up server clusters of their own. It requires a bit of know-how, but rewards you with NAV tokens, not unlike being a miner.

This and other news has caused a recent price resurgence on Poloniex. Other anon coins such as Monero are known for their high market caps, and NAV is up over 600% since NewsBTC covered its pseudo-fork in July.

Blockchain technology is universal in nature. It can be used in a variety of industries. However, the financial technology sector takes the cake when it comes to the use of distributed ledger technology due to multiple reasons. For starters, the application of blockchain technology in the industry is endless and financial institutions have enough resources to fund the development and implementation process. In addition, the use of blockchain technology in their operations also helps the financial institutions cut costs by a huge margin.

These very opinions were echoed in the recently concluded Blockchain LatAm Conference. The two-day conference held on 5th and 6th of December 2016 at Cartagena, Colombia saw participation from the cryptocurrency community, financial institutions and even few representatives of the government. The proceedings of Blockchain LatAm conference touched upon the potential uses of the internet and cryptocurrency technology for value transfer/exchange; ways to improve existing crypto services; the use of blockchain technology in various industries; and the regulatory issues and challenges faced by Latin American cryptocurrency industry.

BBVA, the Spanish banking giant was one of the participating banking institutions which advocated the use of distributed ledger technology in banking and financial applications. A leading Spanish cryptocurrency news website interviewed Sergio Adolfo Zuniga, the Director of Innovation and Digital Culture at BBVA Colombia. The publication quoted Zuniga saying,

“We are working in partnership with fintech startups to build new business models suited for the new era.”

He also pointed out that the Colombian cryptocurrency ecosystem is lagging behind its other Latin American counterparts, like Argentina which has made a great progress. Events like Blockchain LatAm will be helpful in educating bankers, entrepreneurs, developers, consultants and even the governments about the benefits of blockchain technology, which will help countries like Mexico and Colombia to keep up with the likes of Argentina.

The fintech ecosystem expected to grow by 25 percent in the next year.  Promoting blockchain technology within the startup ecosystem in Colombia by taking the government and investors into confidence will help the country carve a place for itself in the attractive market segment.

The use of Bitcoin is already prevalent in many Latin America countries. While Argentina and Chile lead the list, Venezuelans have recently shown increased interest in the digital currency, owing to the country’s failing economy.  The participation of representatives from the Colombian Ministry of Information Technology and Communication is seen as a promising development for the Colombian cryptocurrency ecosystem, signifying the government’s interest in the technology.

In the coming days, we can expect the Latin American nations to make their presence felt in the global crypto and fintech playground.

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In September, Bitcoin enthusiasts and blockchain service developers will arrive to Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kiev 2016. The annual conference promises to be the most large-scale in CIS countries.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference will focus on implementing projects and startups that solve real users’ issues. Participants will be divided into three groups: experts, developers and those who are less familiar with the topic but want to learn more.

Experts – entrepreneurs and IT specialists closely working with the blockchain – will discuss new fintech services, smart cards implementation, financial news and mining prospects. Certain reports will be dedicated to initiatives at governmental level: establishment of registers, cadasters and auctions as well as national banks approach.

According to the organizer, Smile Expo exhibition company, this year there will be a separate hall for developers intended for IT training and tutorial. It will include more practical training rather than theory: participants will reveal a range of technical questions related with blockchain.

The event will take place on September 23. Organizers promised to give program details in a while and now you can follow event preparations on the conference website: Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference.

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The situation of Bitcoin in Russia will remain fickle for the time being as the local government appears to have trouble making up its mind regarding cryptocurrency in general. Despite trying to take strong legal action against Bitcoin usage, there are now Russian parliament members for holding a cryptocurrency conference.

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The Russian Cryptocurrency Conference of 2016

Although the event is called “Electronic Currency in Light of Contemporary legal and Economic Challenges”, it is clear this conference talks about cryptocurrency and not digital cash. Whether or not the organizers will focus on regulation of Bitcoin in the country as well, remains unknown for now.

This news is a rather surprising turn of events, given Russia’s stance on Bitcoin in recent months. Not only have they blocked various news sites related to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, but there is also a plan on the table to make cryptocurrency involvement punishable by law, for both citizens and enterprises alike.

However, the Russian government seems concerned about the risks Bitcoin poses, and assessing these risks might be more favorable than banning cryptocurrency altogether. Additionally, the country wants to focus on innovation in the financial sector, of which Bitcoin is an integral part.

From the information we have received, it becomes clear this conference will focus on various subjects related to cryptocurrency. Many people feel Bitcoin is a tool for criminal actions, which heralds more regulation. However, overregulation will hinder growth in the financial sector, which should be avoided at all costs.

Leading scientists have been invited to this cryptocurrency conference, as well as members of Parliament, representatives of the Russian Civic Chamber, experts, and Bitcoin entrepreneurs. No details have been revealed as to which members of the Bitcoin community will be invited, as an open dialogue is more favorable than making decisions behind closed doors. Then again, this is Russia we are talking about, a country not exactly known for its open nature towards touchy subjects.

It will be interesting to see how this Russian Bitcoin conference will play out in the long run. Planning is still in the early stages, and the information is very hard to come by right now. Russia is not keen on Bitcoin, but outright banning it could be a not-so-smart decision.

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Last year, CoinFest hit a record of sixteen cities worldwide, firmly establishing its open source and decentralized convention model in the annals of cryptocurrency history. This was an exponential increase from only three events across Canada the year before, starting with just one in 2013.

Now, over 30 cities are planning to host simultaneous events come April 5-10, making it potentially the biggest crypto event ever planned. Some organizers typically drop out before the convention starts, due to life circumstances, funding issues or other reasons, but with two months left until the event date, it’s expected that more will throw their hats in the ring.

Many of the participating cities are incumbents, such as the founding city of Vancouver. Moscow and Saint Petersburg—which defied their national government’s ban on Bitcoin last year—are also expected to return, still organized by the Cryptocurrency Foundation of Russia.

Other incumbents include Arnhem “Bitcoin City” in the Netherlands, Helsinki, Finland, Tallinn, Estonia, Toronto, Canada and Fortaleza, Brazil, while the Colombian event has moved to Popayán. Africa will again be a hotbed activity, with Ghana, Tanzania and Botswana playing host once more, and iHub and DialFund planning to take Kenya by storm.

There are plenty of newcomers, as well. The Dutch activities have spread to Amsterdam thanks to Bitcoin Wednesday, and Bitcoin Seoul will be the first to bring CoinFest to Asia. The United States will also see CoinFest for the first time, with founder Andrew Wagner helping out in Washington DC, Alpha Bitcoin covering the Midwest, and at least one event in California and possibly Tampa Bay. It’s also poised to hit the Muslim world in Algeria, likely covering multiple cities, as well as locations across Venezuela.

Many are also excited for the event in Chile, now that Fort Galt is coming together, as well as the Danish event by Copencoin. The most ambitious event planned, however, is the one in Manchester, England, a first for the United Kingdom. Organized by CryptoBatesGroup, it has already accrued multiple local sponsors and a popular following of likely attendees. It will be held at MadLab, a hackspace that accepts Bitcoin.

CoinFest International has already received multiple sponsors to its multisig vault, as well. The first sponsor to contribute—BookWithBit—allows users to book hotel rooms for Bitcoin, and is hosting some of the events in the Midwest. The second sponsor was NewsBTC, itself, whose franchisee community is closely intertwined with CoinFest’s community of organizers.

New sponsors are rapidly joining the bandwagon, as well. The latest is Gamerholic, which is responsible for GamerholicCoin. It trades on Bittrex, and can be used to access Gamerholic’s arcade, and play a game known as Grabbit that rewards prizes to the winners. GHC can also be used to order PC and console games at a discount via their website.

eMunie is another recent sponsor, a cryptocurrency with a twist. It is unique among decentralized currencies in that it forgoes use of blockchain technology. Instead, transactions on the P2P network are funnelled through what they call “channels,” which they claim is significantly more efficient. Real-world testing has already confirmed its ability to handle thousands of transactions per second, while Bitcoin’s small block size limits it to less than seven.

As CoinFest’s pool of resources grows, so does excitement among the grassroots cryptocurrency community. CoinFest thread top bitcointalk.org’s Meet Up section, and innovative surprises such as an International Hangout and Decentralized Arcade are in the works. Keep checking NewsBTC for ongoing coverage!

The Chamber of Digital Commerce has announced the launch of its DC Blockchain Summitwhich will be hosted at Georgetown University on March 3, 2016—to explore policy challenges and application of the blockchain technology.

The event will be joined by tech conglomerates, financial experts, government agencies, Bitcoin startups, and cryptocurrency enthusiasts, bringing together top-funded technology firms to demonstrate unique use cases for the Bitcoin blockchain technology. Some of the many applications of blockchain technology which will covered in the Blockchain Innovation Showcase are Bitcoin-related consumer technologies, blockchain analytics tools, the Internet of Things and smart contracts.

“We are bringing together industry and government to have a thoughtful discussion about the policy challenges regarding blockchain technology,” said Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. “Understanding the direction of regulation and compliance is a core competency in fintech, and the blockchain ecosystem is no exception. In today’s competitive landscape, company’s legal and compliance teams have to be as innovative and creative as their products and services.”​

The Chamber of Digital Commerce has confirmed the participation of executives, directors and representatives from IBM, the International Monetary Fund, Microsoft, NASDAQ, the Royal Bank of Canada, Capital One, Booz Allen Hamilton, and American Express.

The Washington, D.C.-based trade association told NewsBTC that additional speakers will participate in the event, including Circle General Counsel and CCO John Beccia, Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin, Microsoft Director of Technology Strategy Financial Services Marley Gray, CNBC financial markets commentator Brian Kelly, FBI official Alden Pelker, Tally Capital partner Matthew Roszak and Steptoe & Johnson member Jason Weinstein.

The DC Blockchain Summit will also be the first Bitcoin-focused conference wherein a US Congressman on the finance committee will be addressing the Bitcoin community in the District of Columbia.

The contribution of various government agencies and FBI officials will allow Bitcoin startups and financial organizations to establish a solid understanding of the regulatory environment in the financial sector. Congressmen and law enforcement agencies will address policies surrounding digital currencies in the United States, and lead several discussions to determine efficient and supportive legislation which could contribute to the explosive growth of Bitcoin.

The DC Summit agenda is set to focus on introducing the pathway for Bitcoin in achieving mainstream adoption and awareness. The event will cover five different panels, which include Smart Contracts, Banking and Financial Services, Blockchain Alliance, Consumer Protections, and Blockchain Thought Leaders.

Throughout various keynotes and presentations, prominent and innovative Bitcoin startups will present distinctive blockchain-based software and platforms to allow the audience and participants to experience efficient operations of the blockchain technology.

The DC Summit has also extended a special invitation to NewsBTC Community Manager and Editor Andrew Wagner, who will be covering the event on March 5 on behalf of the NewsBTC team.

Prominent Lithuania-based venture capital firm Nextury Ventures is hosting the largest Bitcoin and blockchain conference in the Baltic States ever on April 8,  in association with Vilnius City Municipality.

The event will be participated in by angel investors, venture capital firms, experts, entrepreneurs, startups and officials of Lithuania to discuss about the general Bitcoin ecosystem, and potential use-cases of the digital currency.

“Lithuania in general and Vilnius in particular are becoming a center for international financial innovation. The R&D sector has already seen the arrival of such serious players as Barclays and Western Union. We think that technologies such as the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin are among the latest and most exciting financial innovations. Lithuania and Vilnius have serious intentions to invest into breakthrough[s] in this area and to become a leader on the regional and global scale,” announced Marius Skarupskas, Vice-Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania.

Remigijius Simasius, the Mayor of Lithuania’s capital Vilnius City, is aiming to establish it as the financial and technology hub of Europe by inviting young financial businesses and fin-tech startups to help spur the growth of Lithuania’s Bitcoin industry, and increase awareness for merchants and the under-banked population.

“We’re happy that international companies think of Vilnius in terms of financial innovation increasingly often. We want to take a step further and to become a regional innovator in the field of young financial businesses, known as FinTech all over the globe. The conference scheduled to take place in April will provide an excellent opportunity to find out about the latest financial innovations and, with the assistance of professionals, scrutinize the possibilities that Bitcoin has to offer,” said Simasius.

The government and public technological centers of Lithuania are well aware of the popularity of Bitcoin and blockchain technology among young entrepreneurs and startups. By hosting a Bitcoin-focused event, the mayor of Vilnius and Nextury Ventures hope to fund innovative Bitcoin and blockchain companies such as Coinbase, which could attract international investors and contribute to the growing economy of Lithuania.

“Bitcoins are popular with young people aged 18–27, [and] their benefits have been grasped by entrepreneurs and start-ups in the sector of FinTech. One case in point – the start-up Coinbase, which allows people to deal in bitcoins, the virtual currency – back in 2013 received a 25-million venture capital fund investment,” explained Nextury Ventures.

Nextury Ventures has not disclosed the names of future panelists, mentors, speakers and participants of the conference. However, Mayor Simasius hints the participation of “important figures” in the Bitcoin industry.

LaBITconf, the Latino American Bitcoin Conference, sets roots in Mexico City on December 4-5, bringing Bitcoin pioneers to a remittances and eCommerce gold mine.

Mexico is often heralded as a diamond in the rough when it comes to eCommerce and fintech innovation.

In 2014, eMarketer forecast that

“between 2014 and 2018, smartphone users will grow from 24.0% to 40.0% of Mexico’s overall population.”

To put that in perspective,

“Less than a quarter of Brazilians and Argentinians use smartphones, while in Chile and Peru the numbers drop to less than one fifth. In the U.S,. smartphone penetration tops 65%. By the end of 2015 there will be 65 million Internet users in Mexico, and by 2018 the number of ‘internautas’ is expected to jump to 80 million – 21.1 million of whom are expected to become online shoppers,” according to journalist and researcher Nathaniel Parish Flannery.  

Add to that Mexico’s massive remittances market with the United States to the tune of $20 billion in 2013, making up a third of Latin America’s expected remittances volume during the following years, according to a report by the World Bank

That makes Mexico a ripe environment for fintech startups, and, as such, a great place for the third Latin American Bitcoin Conference.

For those considering making the journey, don’t miss out on this incredible discount on the conference price offered by Bitso, the largest Mexican Bitcoin exchange. 

The speaker lineup

This 2015 laBITconf features renowned speaker Andreas Antonpolous, a technologist, serial entrepreneur and thought leader in the Bitcoin space since its early days. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin,” a book intended to help newcomers and developers “unlock digital currencies.”

Erik Voorhees, early adopter and serial entrepreneur, also will be speaking at laBITconf. He is the CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift.io, is the co-founder of Coinapult and has been involved with various other companies on the cutting edge of blockchain technology.

This year also features Marco A. Santori, a New York attorney with Pillsbury, one of the platinum sponsors of the conference. He was described by an American Banker reporter as “the Dean of Digital Currency Lawyers,” and is renowned as a Bitcoin legal expert advising companies such as Blockchain on how to plan their compliance approach and/or how to structure their companies to “where appropriate, avoid them entirely.”

As a law firm with more than a century of history and experience, Pillsbury’s interest in Bitcoin brings a remarkable kind of legitimacy to the technology at an
institutional level.

When asked about Pillsbury’s interest in Bitcoin and the blockchain, Marco A. Santori told NewsBTC:

One of the tremendous promises of Bitcoin is its potential to revolutionize remittances and payments in parts of the world that are underserved by the systems in place today.  Pillsbury’s Bitcoin and Blockchain Team has long advised the companies making good on this promise, helping them maximize the benefits and minimize the risks in bringing this technology to their users.”

According to its website, Pillsbury has been at the forefront of Blockchain legal development since 2012, and has been called on by SEC regulators, exchanges and SEC-regulated companies alike.

One such company may be Bitso, the largest Bitcoin exchange in Mexico and another platinum sponsor of the conference. Its CEO and co-founder Pablo Gonzales has a background in multidisciplinary arts, media and advertising, and will also be speaking at the conference, alongside Jose Rodriguez, fintech expert and vice president of payments.

How Pillsbury sees the potential of the blockchain as a replacement for government notary systems, or as a frictionless way to transfer nonmonetary assets, is not yet clear. The fact that they are willing to be platinum sponsors however, suggests that their outlook is optimistic, even if only focused on Bitcoin as a monetary technology.

Alongside lawyers and fintech experts is Agustín Aramburu Sierra, ecommerce director of AXA, an insurance company that boasts it is the “number one insurance global brand,” claiming to have been so “for 7 consecutive years.”

According to its LinkedIn profile, AXA has partnerships with “HSBC, ICBC, Mandiri, BNP Paribas” and “All together … service over 103 million customers worldwide, in 59 countries.” Adding even more institutional credibility to Bitcoin in Latin America.

Last but not least, Sergio Lerner renown security consultant, Cryptocurrency designer and Security adviser for the Bitcoin Foundation. Will be revealing the white paper of RootStock, a sidechain implementation that aims to bring the power of and “Improved Ethereum virtual machine” to Bitcoin’s large and mature network.

Many other Bitcoin pioneers from Argentina and Latin America will be participating in the conference. Furthering the vision of Bitcoin as more than just another way to buy coffee in the West, instead delivering financial tools from the first world to the hands of populations under unstable economies and capricious legal jurisdictions.