World Satoshi Summit and NASSCOM Blockchain SIG to promote adoption of blockchain for various sectors and industries!
South-Asia’s largest Blockchain conference – World Satoshi Summit on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, issued a statement stating that it has successfully inked a strategic partnership with NASSCOM, the apex body of the USD 154B IT-BPM industry, through its NASSCOM Blockchain SIG. The vision is to move towards a decentralized and transparent India, where the government and every industry, sector, and the market will be able to leverage benefits through the efficiency gains offered by this revolutionary technology
The partnership will essentially give the Blockchain Ecosystem in India a tactical direction by providing much-needed support and fundamental architecture to the system with an aim to promote blockchain use cases and advantages among the Indian Corporates and Startups.
While Blockchain’s first innovation was the peer-to-peer digital currency Bitcoin, several years after its invention the technology’s distributed ledger architecture is now reckoned to hold the potential to disrupt every industry and gradually rewire the world economy.
World Satoshi Summit is envisioned as a series of events that will take place across the globe. The first chapter is organized at the core of the Indian subcontinent in the capital city of New Delhi, on May 12 & May 13, 2018, at JW Marriott Hotel Aerocity. The conference will bring a massive 3500+ blockchain believers under one roof.
Founder of World Satoshi Summit, Harmeet Singh Monga issued a statement saying:
“With World Satoshi Summit we are providing stakeholders of the Blockchain community a universal platform to ideate and innovate around the revolutionary technology. We firmly believe that India, world’s largest democracy, will serve as the proving ground for the emergent technological revolution. Tying up with NASSCOM is indeed an exhilarating opportunity for our team as the partnership will enable us to give the required support to the Blockchain community of this Region.”
Top Global Influencers will convene together for the first time in the Southeast Asian region at World Satoshi Summit ‘18.
The 2018 World Satoshi Summit chapter is one of the rare events to bring Top Global Influencers together in the Indian region to speak on the impact of the distributed ledger technology. Keynote Speakers include:
- Sally Eaves– Emergent Technology CTO, Forbes Technology Council | Top 100 Blockchain Influencer
- Ajeet Khurana– CEO at Zebpay
- Devie Mohan– Founder of Turya, Cofounder & CEO at Burnmark| Top 10 Most Influential Fintech Personality
- Kumar Gaurav– Blockchain Expert/Speaker, Founder & CEO at Cashaa | Top 100 Blockchain Influencer
- Leanne Kemp– Founder & CEO, Everledger | Mapping Diamonds on Blockchain | 1M+ Diamonds already Mapped on Blockchain
- Roger Ver– CEO Bitcoin.com, Bitcoin Billionaire & Founder Bitcoin Cash (Video AMA)
- Ted Lin– Head of International Markets, Binance | Daily Volume: USD 500M – USD 1B
- Richard Kastelein– Co-Founder, Crypto-assets Design Group | Top 100 Blockchain Influencer
- Lawrence Lerner– CEO, RChain
- Ross Smith– Director of Engineering, Microsoft
- Janina Lowisz– VP Marketing, Cashaa | Top 100 Blockchain Influencer
- Vinod Tiwari– GM Business Development and Sales, Powerledger
World Satoshi Summit aims to revitalize Business Processes and Products with focused initiatives for all the stakeholders of the community. One can look forward to the following at WSS 2018 – Delhi:
Blockchain for Enterprises
Dedicated sessions for various industries such as Travel, Insurance, Healthcare, FinTech, etc. will be organized across the country to inform enterprises on how the deployment of the ledger based technology in core processes can lead to efficiency gains, minimized costs and enhanced interoperability in their respective industry sectors.
Deployment of Smart Contracts in Industries
Smart Contracts are changing the face of industries by eliminating the dependence on intermediaries, minimizing administrative costs, and doing away with the complexity of traditional contracts. At WSS, Developers can attend and learn from the specially designed developer-focused workshops on writing smart contracts and getting introduced to new blockchains in the market.
Hire the Right Talent
WSS will give enterprises the opportunity to recognise and acquire the right talent through mini Blockathon sessions where Developers will resolve given problem statements by designing unique Smart Contracts.
Nova-Stride for Startups
World Satoshi Summit will give startups solving real-world problems through Blockchain and is a golden opportunity to pitch to a panel of investors including VCs, IBs, HNIs, and Angels, and get the chance to receive on the spot funding through the unique Nova-Stride initiative.
Blockchain for Social Change
With Blockchain for Social Change, WSS will focus on the empowerment of the underprivileged and ensure their inclusion in the technological revolution. This endeavor begins with the Women Economic Empowerment which aims to skill 250+ underprivileged women from across the world in technical and non-technical Blockchain skills by the year 2020. This will enable these women to be future ready for the huge surge in opportunities the decentralized industry is going to create.
Advocacy of Blockchain
The confederation will lobby the interests of Blockchain community in India by providing legal aid to startups and developers. The association will also work towards creating a favorable environment to work in the industry.
Grab your seats at World Satoshi Summit ‘18 today!
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Crypto Wallet & Visa Card Spend.com launches Apple Pay & Google Pay on iPhone and Samsung Devices
Spend.com announced that the Spend App is now integrated and compatible with both Apple Pay and Google Pay, available on iPhone, Samsung, and other Android devices.
Spend is now the first company in the world to offer this service tied to 16+ supported digital currencies. The Spend team has created innovative ways to transfer, spend and send digital assets and currencies. Spend users will be able to link their Spend Visa® Card and Spend Virtual Visa® Card directly to their Apple Wallet and Google Pay Wallet.
What does this mean? Traditionally, Apple Pay and Google Pay allow users to make secure purchases in stores, in apps and on the web, as well as send and receive money from friends and family [in Messenger]. Now, when linked to the Spend Visa® Card, users will be able to take advantage of all the supported digital and fiat currencies available within the Spend App anywhere Apple Pay and Google Pay is accepted. These features will be available on the release of Spend App v2.5.
The Spend App
With a quick and easy download from either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, the Spend App and Wallet will be the only digital wallet ever needed again. The Spend App allows users to store, withdraw, send, and spend more than 16 cryptocurrencies and 27 fiat currencies at over 40 million locations.
Spend users also have the ability to send funds around the globe and/or exchange various currencies all from their Spend App. Whether someone needs to send money to family in Europe or buy/sell different currencies, it can all be done from the Spend App, which currently supports:
- 16+ Cryptocurrencies
- US Dollar
- Canadian Dollar
- 24 Additional Fiat Currencies
In addition to being able to send, spend, buy and sell currencies around the globe, users will have the power of detailed analytics at their fingertips to track coins and currencies. Spend’s in-app analytics gives users instant access to the most up to date charts and figures on any currency or coin users choose to track!
- Currency Swap: Looking to exchange CAD to USD or XRP to LTC. Exchange any currency instantly with Spend, where applicable.
- Multiple Currency Support: Hold USD, CAD, EUR, and 24 additional fiat currencies and over 16 cryptocurrencies all within the Spend Wallet.
- Performance: 99.9% uptime with enhanced performance infrastructure in place.
- Compliance Built-In: Verify account identity instantly within the Spend App.
- Buy Crypto & Send Fiat: Users can purchase 16+ cryptocurrencies from their linked bank accounts, right from the Spend App, as well as transfer funds in over 180 countries.
- Secure Storage: Highest level of AES encryption with PCI DSS Level 1 Certification.
Connecting the Spend Wallet To The Spend Visa® Card
Once a user downloads the Spend App, they will be able to access and manage their funds anytime with the Spend Wallet & Spend Visa® Card. Once verified utilizing Spend’s in-app KYC system, users have the choice to immediately get issued a virtual card that can be used immediately at any merchant that accepts Visa® online. Users also have the option to order a physical card. In addition, Spend clients can earn up to 6% rewards back on all purchases. Cards are now available in the United States and Spend has secured issuers for its Visa® Card product in Canada, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions.
Spend offers its users three different levels of cards, each with its own unique benefits:
- Spend Simple™ – Spend’s introductory Visa® card. Spend Simple™ gives users access to the platform and all the great features offered. Upgrades are always available to Spend Preferred and Black.
- Spend Preferred™ – Spend’s most popular everyday Visa® card. Spend Preferred™ grants users a flexible spending limit for use as an everyday card with access to the Spend VIP Program and enhanced rewards.
- Spend Black™ – Our exclusive Visa® card for elite users. With an optional sleek metal design*, Spend Black™ cardholders receive access to the highest spending limits, highest rewards, and Spend VIP Elite Program.
With all Spend Visa® Cards, users will enjoy advanced security features, an option of both a virtual or physical card, 24/7 support, as well as both card and wallet rewards, powered by Spendcoin [$SPND].
No matter what level of card users are looking for, Spend has the perfect card to fit their needs, when tied to the Spend App.
At no point can cardholders load cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin onto their Spend Visa® Card. All cryptocurrency will be converted to the appropriate local fiat currency first on the Spend Wallet and then that local fiat currency will be loaded on the Spend Visa® Card for use in purchase and ATM withdrawals.
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