Inaugural Conference to Shine Spotlight on Miami as Future Crypto Hub of the Americas
It was announced today that Miami will host the first-annual Blockchain Shift conference, bringing together leaders from industry, technology, finance and the arts to celebrate the potential of distributed ledgers, crypto currencies and the democratization of finance. The event will take place from October 11th – 12th, 2018, at Mana Wynwood (318 NW 23rd St, Miami). Blockchain Shift has already confirmed the participation of key sponsors such as IBM, Tesla, KPMG and Bloomberg; as well as an array of A-list speakers including U.S. Congressmen, City Mayors, federal regulators, billionaire technologists and internationally-renowned celebrities.
“We believe quality content and having fun should not be mutually-exclusive, and that’s what Miami is all about. The gorgeous weather, interesting people, favorable tax rates and friendly political climate are the perfect ingredients to make our city a Crypto Hub, and Blockchain Shift aims to celebrate this bright future.”
Dan Viola, attorney, entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Blockchain Shift said:
“The ground is shifting beneath our feet, as technology advancements have disrupted virtually every sector of society. Our event will celebrate these advancements, while bridging the gap between a crypto crowd and more advanced legacy industries that are beginning to understand blockchain is here to stay.”
Although the event has just publicly announced, it has already made great strides with key attendees and partnerships. Current partners include IBM, Tesla, Bloomberg, KPMG, tZERO, Park Capital, Wysh, SeriesOne, AVYachts, Americas Execution, LLC, Alchemist, BitGo, CoinBoost, Cohen & Co., Harneys, Empire Asset Management Company, Joseph Gunnar & Co, and Shutts & Bowen. A sampling of confirmed speakers include Congressman Carlos Curbelo, Mayor of Miami Francis Suarez, Alchemist Co-Founder Steve Neyaroff, Chris Ferris of Hyperledger, Emma Channing from Satis, financier and political consultant Anthony Scaramucci and Mayor of Coral Gables Raul Valdes-Fauli.
Blockchain Shift will place an equal emphasis on quality of experience, with curated sponsor events, yacht excursions, unparalleled networking and a night of electronic dance music with some of the world’s best-known DJs. Furthermore, the event will provide much-needed white glove service, offering a concierge app, accepting crypto for tickets and sponsorships, delivering badges pre-registered to the hotel, curating excellent food options and preventing inconveniences such as long lines.
Alex Lopatine, Managing Partner of Park Capital and Co-Founder of Blockchain Shift said:
“This event will serve as a catalyst to put Miami on the blockchain map. We believe quality content and having fun should not be mutually-exclusive, and that’s what Miami is all about. The gorgeous weather, interesting people, favorable tax rates and friendly political climate are the perfect ingredients to make our city a Crypto Hub, and Blockchain Shift aims to celebrate this bright future.”
The event set-up will feature a main stage for keynote addresses, panel discussions and fireside chats; with topics ranging from Crypto Hedge Funds, Crypto Broker-Dealers, and Blockchain Solutions for Wall Street, Real Estate and Art, combined with a current look at SEC, FINRA and FinCen regulations. A second stage for ICOs to present to accredited investors and receive general marketing and legal feedback. Finally, an exhibitor space will serve as a place for engagement, networking and learning with unique lounge-style seating that will be equipped with Bloomberg terminals and a live television broadcast so that attendees can stay abreast of the markets and not miss the presentations on the main stage.
To learn more, purchase tickets, or explore our sponsorship opportunities, visit BlockchainShift.io
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Ampleforth [AMPL] To Conduct First IEO on BitFinex and Ethfinex’s Blockchain Project Launch Platform, Tokinex, in June
Ampleforth’s whitepaper, co-authored by Manuel Ricon Cruz, a researcher at the Hoover Institute, introduces the Ampleforth protocol. Further context for understanding the implications of AMPL as a new type of synthetic commodity and economic theory is provided in the accompanying Red Book.
The appeal of digital assets like Bitcoin is that they are uncorrelated with traditional asset groups. But, among large-cap digital assets, there is a high degree of non-diversifiable risk and the price volatility of most cryptocurrencies mimic that of Bitcoin.
Evan Kuo, CEO, and founder of Ampleforth said,
“We see Amples as having a near-term utility that naturally dovetails into a much bigger vision, and I can’t wait to see it unfold. The Bitfinex and Ethfinex user communities are among the best in the industry, and we are excited to work alongside the Tokinex team for Amples’ exchange debut.”
Ampleforth’s protocol receives exchange-rate information from trusted oracles and propagates that to holders of Amples by proportionally increasing or decreasing the number of tokens each individual holds according to the magnitude of the exchange rate fluctuations over the previous 24 hrs.
For traders, these changes in the exchange rate and quantity translate into changes in Ample’s market capitalization. Ultimately, unique trader behavior in response to the protocol’s incentives is expected to produce an asset price with lower correlation to Bitcoin than other digital assets.
Jean-Louis van der Velde, CEO at Bitfinex, stated
“The Ampleforth project is fascinating to us with its refreshing vision to become a unique digital asset and serve as a potential future reserve currency. We believe it can provide a unique volatility profile, uncorrelated to other digital and traditional assets. This uncharted territory makes Ampleforth, and the team behind it, the perfect first project to list on Tokinex and we are excited to provide an opportunity for the community to be a part of it.”
Paul Veradittakit of Pantera Capital said,
“Ampleforth is interesting because there’s not another asset like it, so it will likely not be correlated with other large-cap cryptocurrencies. With more traders and enthusiasts entering the ecosystem since the last rise, there needs to be an option like AMPLs, which could reduce the risk for the entire space, and potentially attract more institutional interest.”
Ampleforth is a digital asset protocol for smart commodity-money funded by Brian Armstrong, True Ventures, Pantera Capital, and Slow Ventures. For more information, please visit our website.
Launched in May 2019, Tokinex is the IEO platform of Bitfinex and Ethfinex that brings fair opportunity to participate in curated token projects. It gives qualified participants the chance to contribute to pre-vetted token sales directly from their personal wallet through common crypto assets, and with no personal data or funds held by the exchange.
Tokinex uniquely does not require tokens to pay an upfront fee for listing and following a successful capital raise are subsequently listed on the two exchanges as permitted by applicable law.
For further information please contact.
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