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World-Renowned Blockchain Experts Set Course For Moscow

· March 29, 2017 · 6:43 am

On April 19, the most well-known global specialists in the sphere of blockchain technologies will come to Moscow. Together with Russian bankers and entrepreneurs they will discuss Russian and foreign blockchain projects in financial and non-financial spheres.

[Note: This is a press release] 





The meeting will be driven by the annual Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Russia that features presentations from the representatives of IBM, Microsoft, Sberbank, NRU HSE, and State Duma.

The last Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference, which took place at Digital October on November 10, brought together 500 players of blockchain and bitcoin markets.

This year, organizers, Smile-Expo event company, are expecting to see even more foreign attendees.

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“Many speakers, with whom we are in discussions now, actively present at blockchain conferences on the West, but have never visited similar events in Russia,” said conference curator Pavel Likhomanov.

Speakers will include many prominent members of the Bitcoin community including:

  • Alejandro De La Torre, Business Development Manager at BTC.com
  • Alakanani Itireleng, Public Relations Director at Humaniq
  • Tone Vays, Researcher at LibertyLifeTrial.com
  • Edgar Bers, Partner Relations Manager at HashCoins

Participants will be able to attend two concurrent streams – for financiers and representatives of non-financial sphere.

Topics of the Finance stream will include: blockchain application in banking sphere and state administration, as well as legislative issues.

Speakers will summarize the first real steps to move banking processes to blockchain and discuss changes in the bitcoin market. What will be the results of strengthening the bitcoin policy in China; what shape will the draft on cryptocurrency regulation offered by the Russian Ministry of Finance take; which factors will influence the bitcoin rate and what price for 1 BTC can be expected by the end of the year.




The Pro stream will be dedicated to the use of blockchain in business not connected to finances: e-commerce, retail, logistics, media. Discussion topics will be interesting for both entrepreneurs and developers. Practical issues will be discussed here: in what projects blockchain will be useful, what tasks it will solve and how to promote a new product in the market.

Alongside the conference there will be an exhibition, where developers will showcase hardware and software for mining, crypto wallets, payment systems and other products for B2B and B2C segments.

News about the project and results of the events held in 2014-2016 are available on the website Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Russia.   


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Bře 28

Prague to Host Major Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Conference




· March 28, 2017 · 5:40 am

On May 19, the capital of the Czech Republic will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague.

[Note: This is a press release]


Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague

The event will be dedicated to the development of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Guests will meet supporters of a decentralized economy, successful blockchain developers and entrepreneurs and enjoy the exhibition of equipment for the industry.

Prague is one of the most important bitcoin centers in Europe. The city has around a hundred places which receive bitcoins (including only bitcoins without fiat currencies). Employees in such places often receive salary in cryptocurrencies and that’s why they are interested in attracting more clients.

A bitcoin owner can have a lunch, stay in a hotel and pay for educational and domestic services in Prague. A number of shops will accept a bitcoin card alongside with a traditional currency.

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Implementation of contactless chips which can also be used for bitcoin transactions is quite popular among citizens of the Czech Republic.

These and other issues will be discussed at the conference.

Topics include the development of cryptocurrencies, blockchain in Govtech, blockchain services in Fintech as well as legal issues. Participants will study existing projects – from the idea to the moment of entering the market and monetization.

The organizer is Smile-Expo Company famous for its successful blockchain conferences in Tallinn, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kyiv.

You can register and find details on the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague website.





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Tallinn to Host First Major Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference

· January 23, 2017 · 6:11 am

On March 9, 2017, Tallinn will host the conference dedicated to the blockchain application in business and management – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn. 


Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn

On March, 9 the event management company “Smile-Expo” is holding the first large blockchain conference in Estonia. Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference is a net of Blockchain events taking place in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kiev and Prague.

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The event will focus on Estonian and foreign projects implementing Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Experts will share their experience of implementing Blockchain in governmental institutions (Govtech), banking system, trading, media, healthcare and other spheres.

Attendees will discuss all the aspects of creating innovative IT products – from the emergence of idea to entering the market.

The main participants are IT developers, entrepreneurs, investors, software and equipment manufacturers. The speakers are managers of the well-known companies and representatives of governmental authorities.

Participants include Kaspar Korjus, Managing Director of the world’s first international identification platform, whose name is on the first place in Forbes fintech rating.

The event’s curator Pavel Likhomanov said:

Becoming interested in blockchain in 2015, we haven’t even supposed how comprehensive it would be in a year. After conferences in Moscow, Kiev and Prague, we have found a lot of partners and permanent speakers. Many of them will come with us in Tallinn.

Others speakers will include Karolina Marzantowicz, IBM leading engineer (Poland), Jon Matonis, researcher of electronic currency and founder of Bitcoin Foundation, and Lasha Antadze, developer of blockchain-based electronic auctions on public property lease and sale.

Visitors will be able to attend the exhibition zone, where companies present their products such as software and hardware for the Bitcoin industry.

Details and registration on the website: Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn.


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TNABC 2017: McAfee, Abra’s ‘BTC Bank Tellers’ & Bitcoin’s Killer App

· January 18, 2017 · 5:00 am

Bitcoin being its own killer app and its use-case as a stealth instrument for solving international remittances are just two highlights from the 2017 North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) currently underway.


TNABC: ‘Bitcoin is Bitcoin’s Killer App!’

The annual event, which traditionally showcases the biggest innovations in crypto with big announcements from startups, finishes today in Miami.

Speeches are coming from some of the industry’s biggest names, including Roger Ver, Charlie Shrem and even John McAfee.

The mood is cautiously optimistic this year, with many celebrating Bitcoin’s solid run through 2016 and steadying of volatility as China grapples with regulatory hurdles.

“Bitcoin’s killer app is Bitcoin!” proclaimed Bitcoin investor and venture capitalist Sean Walsh in his talk on how to drive Bitcoin adoption forward in 2017. 

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Meanwhile, Genesis Mining came out with a pertinent summary of the status quo with a trailer it brought to the conference (again), which was subsequently used for selfie purposes by Max Keiser.

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More Sleepless Nights For Western Union

In terms of offerings, TNABC 2017 is not falling short of expectations. Money transfer startup Abra, which is looking to launch in February, captured the imagination of many with its fiat-Bitcoin-fiat personal transfer and teller network, alongside some recently announced funding support from Pantera Capital. 

Abra’s app allows anyone to send anyone else money in any currency, which they can withdraw from their phone as physical cash anywhere there is an agent acting as a ‘bank teller.’

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Bitcoin is used as the intermediary currency, but interestingly, this is never disclosed; parties can transact and never know that Bitcoin was involved in the transaction at all.

“The core value is… the belief in the individual’s right to conduct all forms of commerce freely,” CEO Bill Barhydt said during the pitch. He also announced,

Today, at the North American Bitcoin Conference,  I announced the next phase of Abra’s global expansion: Next month, we’ll be enabling Abra worldwide, activating a global network of Tellers who can transact in over 50 currencies, including directly in Bitcoin.

Monero Still in the Spotlight

Elsewhere, educational talks were offered by Roger Ver, Jeffery Tucker and others, while outside Bitcoin, ‘The Future of Monero’ came from one of the rapidly-rising altcoin’s core developers Riccardo Spagni.

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Ver’s publication and Bitcoin educational resource Bitcoin.com is TNABC 2017’s major sponsor. Various startups and other businesses are also supporting, with official media coverage coming from Bitcoinist among others.

Wednesday sees McAfee take to the stage, having made quite a name for himself at previous Bitcoin events with his choice language concerning the shortcomings of traditional consumer security setups.

Are you at TNABC this year? What are your reactions? Let us know in the comments below!


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The North American Bitcoin Conference Kicks Off in Miami

· January 16, 2017 · 4:00 am

While the North American Bitcoin Conference will be held January 17-18, the kickoff part will begin January 16th at the Clevelander Hotel in Miami for guests, speakers, and sponsors. 


Kickoff Begins a Day Earlier

Bitcoinist is proud to be an official media sponsor of The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC), which will be held January 17-18, 2017 at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami.

However, a lavish kickoff party will be held today (January 16th, 17:00-24:00) for guests, speakers, and sponsors at what has become a traditional annual spot for Bitcoiners to gather: the Clevelander Hotel.

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Welcome to Miami

Now in its fourth year, the North American Bitcoin Conference is the longest-running and most-attended financial conference for the Bitcoin, blockchain, and currency industries.

Following the success of prior conferences, hundreds of senior executives will travel to Miami again next month to discuss the bright future for Bitcoin and blockchain technologies. Topics explored at the North American Bitcoin Conference will also include investing, regulation, startups, and the Internet of Things.

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Offering their insights and expertise at the conference will be more than 20 speakers, including:

  • Roger Ver (CEO, Bitcoin.com);
  • Charlie Shrem (CEO, Intellisys);
  • Jeff Garzik (CEO, Bloq);
  • Reggie Middleton (CEO, Veritaseum);
  • Valery Vavilov (CEO, BitFury);
  • Bruce Fenton (Exectuive Director, Bitcoin Foundation);
  • and Andrew Filipowski (Chairman, Tally Capital).

You can check out the full list of speakers here.

The North American Bitcoin Conference 2016

“The North American Bitcoin Conference is curated to explore next-level, actionable innovation and technologies that you can start utilizing now,” said conference director Moe Levin.

We meticulously scout the best of the best, choosing fantastic speakers to teach you about the strategies they’ve developed and the technologies they’ve mastered.

General Admission tickets for the two-day event are now on sale, and include access to the kick-off party, networking breaks, exclusive content, and a $50 voucher for the next event. For more information, please go here.

For a current list of sponsors and sponsorship opportunities, please go here.

Will you be attending this year’s TNABC event? Let us know in the comments below!


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CoinAgenda Announces Startup Competition Winners

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This week, CoinAgenda organizers announced the final winners of the startup competition held at the Las Vegas conference on October 25-26.

Also read: Altcoin Report: Zcash ‘Bug’ Diminishes Privacy

CoinAgenda Startup Competition Places Blockchain Business Ideas in Front of Potential Investors

The firms participating in this competition showcased their products and services, all of which utilize blockchain technology to solve existing problems or create new experiences and business opportunities not possible without the blockchain.

Seventeen businesses competed, each giving 20-minute presentations to industry leaders and investors, including the relatively new Intellisys Capital.

Here is a list of the winners in each of the competition’s categories:

Best Pre-Crowdsale Token: GoPayWin (GoCoin)

Best Trading Token: GameCredits

Best Startup: CakeCodes

Best Ramp Up: Airbitz

Rising Star: CakeCodes

Best of Show: Airbitz

These winners will have their presentations shared among members of the BitAngels investment group, giving the startups a chance to secure new funding.

The other finalists received honorary plaques, and had the chance to network with investors attending the conference.

CoinAgenda founder Michael Terpin expressed his satisfaction with CoinAgenda’s turnout and the results from the startup competition.

“Once again, the BitAngels network allowed us to field an extraordinary group of presenters, from Australia to Europe, and our judges were impressed by the quality of not only the winners, but the entire group of presenters,” Terpin told Bitcoinist.

“As CoinAgenda expands globally, we look forward to connecting even more exciting blockchain startups with a growing wave of investors seeking out these opportunities.”

CoinAgenda has scheduled a one-day summit in Las Vegas on January 4, 2017, a day before the opening of the highly-popular CES. As part of the summit, Terpin will speak at the CES Blockchain Breakfast as part of the conference’s Digital Money Forum.

Did you attend CoinAgenda? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.


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Říj 31

Money 20/20 Panel: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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Money 20/20 Artificial Intelligence

On Wednesday morning at the Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas, a unique and timely panel discussed the emergence and potential applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in the global, traditional payments arena.

Also read: Technical Analysis: Bitcoin Price to Hit $1500 By Year-End?

Bringing Blockchain to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

As computational technology advances, leveraging trends in data and meta-data will help organizations understand both their customers and other businesses more extensively. AI and ML are going to affect all realms of society, and payments are not immune to this trend.

Democratization of tools for analytics in the field will help open up doors for an expanded crowd. As tools and APIs for developers looking towards AI or ML expand, developers will be able to access these complex tools more easily.

Speaking to this, Dr. Arif Ahmed of U.S. Bank remarked how, “With deep learning, you have better ways to conceptualize problems. You see how voice recognition, fraud recognition, and more are improving. You start with the technology, and then you host concepts. . .We have reached a point where this will exponentially increase over the next few years.”

Pattern recognition from AI and ML advancements will have a strong impact as it relates to Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) practices. Particularly in the litigation response matters, Husayn Kassai of Onfido explained how often times remediation work today is outdated.

“The current way that it is carried out isn’t necessarily fit for a digital age,” said Kassai. “It doesn’t make sense to have fully human authentication systems at a bank.”

Ensuring a proper intake of data will be key here, the panel said, as financial services players transition to updated or increasingly distributed backend platforms.

In the future, many consumer-facing products, including chatbots, will make their way into digital services. For lots of financial players, the ability of machines to understand human slander falls short, as placing consumer-facing concerns in context is a major challenge.

People can build chatbots with specific purposes, such as manuals to build a plane or figure out the nature of a mortgage contracts.  To minimize errors, look for chatbots in financial services to be developed with specific purposes, such as mortgage loan contracts or ATM interfacing.

David Gilvin of IBM remarked how “AI is always on, 365, 24/7. . .If the machine is making the decision, then fundamentally it is not the same as the financial advisor, it is automated through machine learning. . .not only is it always on, it is everywhere.”

Due to increased regulatory pressures and oversight, AI development in financial services is in a stranglehold. Banks and traditional financial institutions will look towards AI once business models emerge for ways to profit from solution-grade AI-financial software.

Blockchain technology, however, presents a more emergent structure for data storage and application processing such that its inclusion in traditional financial institution circles could lend more easily to AI and ML applications.

Inevitably, the panel said, the regulatory environments at home and abroad will have to adopt. Speaking to this, Martina King of Featurespace echoed the challenges that banks faced in the early days of the internet, and how primitive regulation frameworks created during this timeframe can be changed to help AI and ML applications in banking along.

Finally, in the future, improvements will become more clear to everyone. Stakes for taking an early lead in proprietary software markets in AI and ML to financial services institutions signals the large amounts of money currently on the table.

Adding additional programmatic layers on top of existing disparate financial data should yield massive insights for supply chain providers, retailers, customers, and businesses worldwide.  Look for both AI and ML to move away from “black boxes” and more towards proofs-of-concept, similar to the trend that is ongoing in the permissioned-blockchain world. Both applications will likely have a massive impact in the near future!

What do you think about the possibility of Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning as it applies to financial services, or even blockchain technology?  Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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Říj 28

CoinAgenda Recap: Investors, Entrepreneurs Convene in Las Vegas

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This week at the CoinAgenda conference in Las Vegas, a group of leading cryptocurrency investors, experts, and entrepreneurs discussed ongoing trends in the Bitcoin and blockchain industries. At the center of this discussion was the rising “Appcoin” phenomenon, a topic which sits in murky legal waters.

Also read: Bitcoin Price Keeps Booming, Another $30 Rise in the Books

CoinAgenda Las Vegas 2016, organized and run by Michael Terpin, co-founder and chairman of BitAngels, was well received, with one prominent attendee claiming that “this was the best conference he had ever attended, period.”

CoinAgenda will host its next conference in Puerto Rico in March 2017, with plans of future expansion to Europe and Asia. Moreover, CoinAgenda will host the CoinAgenda Summit the day before CES in January, along with a presence around SXSW in March, will give communities at some of the largest technology conferences a chance to learn more about the Bitcoin world.

Next year, in October, CoinAgenda will again hold a conference in correspondence with Money 20/20 Las Vegas.

CoinAgenda: The State of Appcoins

The United States has in recent years created legislation such as the JOBS Act to help open up crowdfunding channels, and combined with the timeframe of development in the Bitcoin and blockchain spaces, Initial Coin Offering (ICO) crowdsource funding has rapidly increased over the past 3 months. This corresponds with AirBitz’s recent announcement of a partnership with WeFunder to enable the sale of equity in AirBitz for Bitcoin. Investors are now searching for ways to profit significantly and access this new form of digital capital and decentralized application platforms.

The rising altcoin trend is bound to gain attention of regulators once an ICO gets big enough that a larger community takes notice, such as what happened to Ethereum after TheDAO hack.

Speaking to this development, Brock Pierce, managing partner at Blockchain Capital, detailed that “The specific nuance of this is accredited versus non-accredited investors. . .These are in place to protect the smaller investors and to prevent their money from potentially being swindled.”

Speaking with regulators proactively when launching an altcoin or appcoin is a near necessity for any organization to remain compliant in the long run.  As Marco Santori, partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, explained, “A lot of ICO’s are questionable because they’re selling unregistered securities to the public in the USA. . .does the enforcement come in from the SEC?”

No one can say how the regulations in America will play out, and therefore innovation from abroad could lead developments in this emerging space. Jeremy Gardner of Blockchain Capital explained how Singapore presents a potential haven for anyone looking to launch an ICO.

“You can legally launch ICOs in Singapore… yet you need to ‘geofence the USA’ to prevent them from accessing the crowd sale,” Mr. Gardner explained.

With the number of altcoins in circulation now at around 700, some industry experts foresee a potential consolidation in the space towards 50 or so altcoins in 2017, with 100-150 more arising in 2018 once regulation becomes clearer.

“Getting access to early capital from your computer is very revolutionary,” Mr. Gardner echoed.

A final and fascinating theory to emerge from the conference was that of Bitcoin as a quasi-settlement layer for other altcoins.

Because of the security and liquidity that the immensely computationally powerful Bitcoin network provides, many altcoin traders can only access those particular coins through accessing Bitcoin first. It is speculated that recent investment in altcoins is at least part of the reason for Bitcoin’s recent price rise.

As noise from blockchain discussions grow, the signal of Bitcoin eventually shines its light on curious investors. Events such as CoinAgenda provide environments for industry experts and new entrants to meet and collectively discuss the most pressing or cutting-edge issues.

With networking opportunities and conferences growing, CoinAgenda will continue to bridge industry experts together and push forward Bitcoin and blockchain applications from the idea realm further into reality.

What do you think about the ongoing AppCoin trend? How will the regulatory environment shake out? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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Shift4 Discusses EMV and Blockchain Cooperation in Payment Processing

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On Tuessday afternoon at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, Daniel Montellano, director of strategic business development at Shift4 Corporation spoke to the benefits of using the EMV standard (also known as “chip”) technology, as well as how blockchain technology will affect payment processors.

Also read: HYPR Announces $3M Funding Round for Biometric Security Products

Shift4, a leading pioneer in initially implementing tokenization technologies into the payments world, serving over 33,000 merchants, provides industry-level secure transaction environments.

EMV technology has arisen partially in response to the fact that businesses are continuing to take damage from chargebacks, thereby hurting consumers as a result. EMV has hit a point where retailers are forming together to get alter their credit card acceptance hardware and processes, in turn leaving behind industry players who ignore this crucial imperative as a result.

In 2006, Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards were created to help create a security blueprint for accepting credit card transactions. While data breaches remained in a relatively infancy stage, PCI implicated the storage, processing, and transmission of data due to increased malware risk.

Tokenization practices, which leverage point-to-point encryption within the EMV process, however, preserve underlying data. Therefore, when a data breach occurs on a tokenization-based network such as Shift4, tokens are breached, but not the underlying data itself. Additionally, tokenization security is not necessarily limited to credit cards alone, as gift cards or personally identifiable information (PII) can be subject to tokenization measures.

Corresponding services, in turn, need to purchase the proper hardware infrastructure to support the desired scalability and security of their services. As friendly fraud has increased three-fold since October 1st, chargebacks are becoming an increasingly relevant problem for credit card companies.

Shift4, however, claims to have robust EMV solutions that strengthen security on centralized credit card networks and record a unique token for each payment that can be reactively traced back to individuals as needed.

Shift4 Says That Blockchain Tech Can Work With Existing Systems

When discussing how the ongoing trends in payment processors can influence the blockchain community, Montellano referenced how blockchain tech is different than the role played by payment processors, as tokenization coins that secure data need to be re-used in the 1-to-1 blockchain identity model. Coupling existing solutions, however, can potentially enable the juxtaposing financial technologies of EMV and blockchain to compliment one another.

“Until we have common place what a blockchain actually is, it won’t disrupt tokenization,” Montellano remarked.

“If you look at what’s on top of people’s minds, you look at EMV and some of these emerging technologies there (such as blockchain), you have to ask where the focus is,” he continued.

While banks may be focusing on blockchain development, payment processors face a unique set of challenges that necessitate compliance around regulatory best-practices within their sector. Montellano said: “Understanding, awareness, and education around blockchain will need to increase first. . .at least in our world (payment processors), it’s not necessarily a common conversation.”

The quick adoption with EMV in the United States, however, demonstrates the potential for technology to be quickly disruptive once it reaches a proficient level of security and performance. A very similar pattern of implementation and growth likely exists for blockchain technology in the payments processing space.

What do you think of Shift4’s position on EMV and blockchains? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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Money 20/20: Visa, Chain Expand on B2B Connect

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On Sunday afternoon’s lead-off keynote address at the Money 20/20 Conference in Las Vegas, Visa and Chain joined to collectively promote their new, blockchain-inspired payments platform, B2B Connect.

Also read: Altcoin Report: Monero Shutting Down Until January

Visa and Chain Use Blockchain for B2B Transactions

Leveraging benefits from shared infrastructural ledger technology, including global scale, transparency, and cryptographically-backed security, the Visa B2B Connect product is built on Chain’s proprietary Chain Core software. The product will go live with a pilot in early 2017, though successful tests have already been conducted.

Vicky Bindra, Global Head of Products and Solutions at Visa, began by telling the story of how international payments today are rather clumsy. The compartmentalized nature of payment systems makes it difficult to identify when payments arrive at corresponding banks.

Traditionally, payment systems need to wait on a complex web of signed messages to cascade through banks and record, process, clear, reconcile, and settle in order to complete a transaction.

Speaking to this, Bindra pointed out that “It can take weeks to solve that issue, and cause a headache for buyers and suppliers looking to engage in international trade. . .and this in an environment where business expectations have sped up. We want things faster, we want to engage with consumers more quickly.”

Coupled with a recent explosion in international trade volumes, updating payment rails will likely alleviate these pressures and unleash unrealized business potential.

Speaking second, Adam Lubin, CEO of Chain, explained blockchain technology as part of a larger story in the evolution around how technology has impacted the ways by which goods, communication, and money has changed over time.

For example, with music, there has been a transition from raw music, to recorded music, to digitally stored music, to cloud-based streaming. Under each scenario here, music was involved yet what changed was the medium through which this moved.

As Mr. Lubin succinctly stated, “A blockchain enables a new medium for money.”

This news follows Western Union’s April announcement of a global, B2B platform for settling payments. Seeing a shipped product in the permissioned blockchain space is exciting news, as prototypes are beginning to transition from theory to reality.

Visa and Chain’s collaboration shows the potential of collaboration between Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and it is evident that the initiative will effect a wide array of customers worldwide given the vast network Visa works with.

What do you think about the VISA B2B connect platform?  Can VISA and Chain’s collaboration demonstrate future wins for permissioned blockchains? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 


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