Hodl onto your Lederhosen, the #LightningHackday is coming! On the first two days of June, engineers and start-ups united around the Lightning Network will gather in Munich, Germany, to exchange ideas and improve their projects.
The fifth #LightningHackday held in the Unconference format promises to be a full weekend of learning, exploring and building the Lightning Network as second-layer scaling solution to further improve Bitcoin.
Recognized as one of the most effective remedies to Bitcoin and Blockchain scaling, the Lightning Network can be used in a variety of ways. It is offering a mechanism for low-cost instant payments based on Bitcoin, enabling use cases for IoT and micropayments. The Lightning Network, which was activated on the Bitcoin mainnet a little over a year ago, is still in its early stages. A lot of issues need to be elaborated, in particular, how to make it easier to use.
Teach everyone, learn from everyone
To best serve this purpose, the “teach everyone, learn from everyone” format was chosen. Starting out on the morning of June 1st with some scheduled talks, the Hackday will move into the Hackathon and the Barcamp sessions, with the reverse order of events the next day, plus the Hackathon demos and also an educational and entertaining Lightning street theater session.
Even though most of the event will be held as an Unconference, the list of speakers is quite impressive, with 17 speakers have confirmed their attendance at the moment, including developers from all major Lightning Network implementations.
Fabrice Drouin [Acinq], Johan Halseth [Lightning Labs], Thomas Voegtlin [Electrum], Alekos Filini [Blockstream], Rene Pickhardt [Data Science Consultant], Matt Corallo [Rust Lightning] and Giacomo Zucco [BHB Network] are among them. In addition, participants will include representatives of event’s contributors and sponsors, in particular, Vaultoro, Breez and Shift Crypto security, Puzzle ITC, nodl, Fulgur Ventures.
This will be the only #LightningHackday organized by Fulmo this year. Tickets-that can only be bought with Bitcoin via Lightning or on-chain-are expected to be sold out.
When: June 1-2, 2019
Where: Plug and Play Insurtech, Balanstraße 73/Haus 10, 81541 Munich
Asia’s Digital Assets Giant, ZB Exchange, Goes Big in New York
Servicing the digital assets space since early 2013, ZB Exchange is one of the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency trading platforms. For six years, ZB Exchange has built a reputation for innovation and security in markets like Korea, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia but this week saw ZB Exchange unveil a new, broader reaching strategy.
ZB Exchange was heavily present at the 5th annual New York Blockchain Week, the world’s largest gathering of blockchain leaders, projects, regulators and venture capital. On May 14th, the exchange co-organized the “Consensus Night” event held at the end of the second day of the Consensus blockchain conference. There, a focus on expansion to new markets such as the Americas and Europe was highlighted. Aurora Wong, Vice President of the parent ZB Group spoke saying,
“Our products, our models, enjoy the advantage of time and maturation… 2019 and beyond is about making sure our proprietary products are more widely available.”
International teams, investment programs, and the launch of a new marketing campaign were all announced with the company’s philosophy embodied in the expression, “Your Market, Your Way.” ZB Exchange also detailed a robust Ambassador Program initiative that includes both online and offline meetups as well as community created content opportunities.
During “Consensus Night,” ZB Exchange led a panel dedicated to discussing the trends and challenges that lie ahead for tokenized assets. Director of Business Development, Jesse Johnson, moderated with panelists including leadership from Tokenmania, ChainDD, and Blockforce Capital.
The final day of New York Blockchain Week saw ZB Group celebrate by revealing their upgraded English-based website. The demonstration highlighted how the dashboard is built for both the newcomer and sophisticated trader alike with tools like spot and margin trading, an OTC order desk, and crypto-based lending.
At the unveiling, Aurora commented,
“Since the year’s beginning, there has been so much activity leading up to this week. Our staff of over 400 is now more diverse than ever with newly dedicated teams in New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore and more to come.”
Established in 2013, ZB Exchange is the flagship of ZB Group, offering a track record of perfect security, deep liquidity, and the strictest listing standards.
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