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Introducing ChinaLedger a Blockchain Coalition

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Introducing ChinaLedger a Blockchain Coalition

A Beijing-based blockchain coalition is being organized and was recently announced by Mr. Bai Shuo, former chief engineer at Shanghai Stock Exchange. According to a recent press release, “ChinaLedger” announced on April 19 was formed to help regulatory policy and standard practices concerning distributed ledger technology.

Also read: Bitcoin Price: Stagnant or Satisfactory?

ChinaLedger a Beijing-Based Blockchain Coalition

With reported support from the Chinese National Assembly, the new group has a variety of sponsors mentioned and is requesting advisors to join the new group. Some of the advisors cited in the press release are leading cryptocurrency innovators and blockchain executives within this emerging industry. The list includes Ethereum co-founders, Anthony Di Iorio, and Vitalik Buterin. Along with Bitcoin core developer Jeff Garzik and UBS Innovation Manager Alex Baltin.

Figuring out the best way to approach the policies and directives associated with the distributed ledger technology industry is the main goal of this new coalition. Mr. Shuo explains that organizing businesses and innovators together can bring about a better standard across this financial tech landscape. China and many other of the surrounding countries are just learning about this emerging technology, and Mr. Shuo believes working together can bring better solutions for the Chinese region. Mr. Shuo explains in the announcement:

“We cannot think clearly in the absence of Blockchain integration in the hastily organised international financial sector in China. We need to unite China and find consensus and find solutions in China for Blockchain technology.”

Mr. Bai Shuo

Currently, it seems Chinese officials have kept their distance from regulating Bitcoin and have been watching from the sidelines. Mr. Shuo feels this is the perfect time to create a better understanding of the economic changes and technologies emerging today. The ChinaLedger coalition will research and work with officials and businesses within the industry to help China stay on top of this new environment.

Groups all around the world are forming for this very reason. Just recently the Global Blockchain Forum was announced with the same intentions as ChinaLedger. With organizations being created to help teach better-standardized blockchain practices and figure out the best way to regulate these technologies it should make progression run smoother. With backing from the Chinese National Assembly and other sponsors the nonprofit coalition is moving well in this direction.

What do you think about the ChinaLedger coalition? Let us know in the comments below.

Images courtesy of ChainB, The ChinaLedger Coalition, and Redmemes


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Úno 14

d10e: Industry Leaders Gather in Amsterdam for Big Event

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The first d10e event of 2016 will take place at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, Feb. 17-18, marking the company’s debut in Europe.

Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this organization’s products and/or services

D10e is an international event experience that will focus on celebrating decentralization in the financial technology sector, disruptive technology and culture, the sharing economy, and the future of work.

It will feature presentations and live audience Q/As, in-depth panel discussions with two simultaneous tracks, a live exhibit with hall demonstrations, and a blockchain startup competition.

Lisa Cheng, CEO of Vanbex Group, a blockchain-specialized strategic consulting firm based in Vancouver, said, “D10e is an opportunity to meet with old friends, colleagues, and new acquaintances to talk about the latest innovations. There is no event on the planet quite like this. I simply can’t wait.”

D10e returns to San Francisco in July.

For more information visit d10e.org. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.

 d10e Featured Presenters

Roger Ver is one of several big names who will speak at the d10e Amsterdam event.

Brock Pierce, Managing Partner, Blockchain Capital

Brock Pierce, a venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency, is founder and managing partner of Blockchain Capital. Pierce is also chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and his company Blockchain Capital has invested in more than 30 blockchain enabling technology companies.

Angel Investor Roger Ver

Roger Ver, nicknamed Bitcoin Jesus, is a venture capitalist, angel investor and Bitcoin enthusiast. Ver has served as the full time CEO of MemoryDealers.com, directly employing about 30 people. Over the last decade, under Roger’s leadership, Memory Dealers has grown to become a world leader in the used Cisco memory and networking equipment industry.

Jeff Garzik, Founder, Bloq

Jeff Garzik is a futurist, entrepreneur and software engineer. He founded and runs Dunvegan Space Systems and serves on the board of Coin Center, as well as the advisory board of BitFury, BitPay, Chain.com, Netki and WayPaver Labs. Jeff has delivered presentations on bitcoin and blockchain at TEDx, State of Digital Money, many bitcoin conferences, as well as private briefings to corporations, governments, central banks, and hedge funds.

Toni Lane, Advisor and Co-Founder, CoinTelegraph

Apart from her role at the largest media group in Bitcoin, CoinTelegraph, Tori Lane advises several companies at the intersection of the internet of finance and the next generation web. She currently is working with ZeroG Colony on a galactic music experience.

Jason King, Founder, Sean’s Outpost and Unsung.org

Jason King is the founder of Sean’s Outpost, the largest provider of meals to the homeless in Escambia County Florida. In their first year of operations Sean’s Outpost outpaced the second largest organization feeding the homeless by over 6,000 meals. As of March 2015, Sean’s Outpost provided their 150,000th crypto-funded meal. Sean’s Outpost also operates a nine acre homeless sanctuary, Satoshi Forest — all powered by Bitcoin.

About d10e

D10e, a numeronym for decentralization, is composed of members mostly based in the United States, distributed from the east to west coast. Led by CEO Tiffany Madison, d10e originated as Coin Congress. Guided by insightful advisors, they launched two successful 2014 events in Singapore and San Francisco which included 60 top professionals and 400+ attendees representing 200 companies. In September 2015, d10e launched as the first event uniting top de-centralizers and thought-leaders in the most disruptive, innovative and revolutionary industries.

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Úno 11

Bitcoin Developer Jeff Garzik Launches Enterprise Blockchain Support Startup

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February 11, 2016 – Jeff Garzik, Bitcoin and former RHEL developer, has launched an enterprise blockchain technology startup, Bloq inc. The Company Operates in a similar way to Red Hat, except they develop blockchain tools and offer support for those technologies instead of Linux. This announcement comes at a critical point in the block size debate, suggesting the core developer expects non-bitcoin blockchain tech to be on the upswing in spite of the fallout from the Bitcoin Classic branch split.

Also Read: Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Announces Switch to Bitcoin Classic

Garzik Takes Enterprise Linux Experience to the Blockchain


The utility of the blockchain is increasingly apparent, and Garzik is one of a very few developers with significant experience in the field. He cites experience at Red Hat as the inspiration for Bloq. The business model also assumes the best for the future of Bitcoin in the long term, despite the announcement’s convenient timing with negative Bitcoin press.  They are currently working with several Bitcoin-based blockchain platforms, including Circle Internet Financial Ltd, ItBit Trust Company LLC, and KnCMiner AB. Though the announcement comes during a volatile situation within the bitcoin community, the fact that the startup is staking it’s success on bitcoin companies from the get-go tells a lot about it’s vested interest in the long-term success of Bitcoin as well as blockchain tech. Bloq will be working with these companies to better implement software designed to utilize Bitcoin, and offer support for its customers’ blockchain software deployments, in much the same way RHEL does with it’s Linux offerings. The parallels between Garzik’s startup and his former employer are easy to draw.

Visual Approximation of Bloq Inc.’s Business Model

Garzik Has a long history of Linux development, even before he started work at Red Hat. He likes to draw many similarities between working on both Linux and  Bitcoin as an open source developer. In a recent discussion on the Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast, Garzik equates early Linux development to the network effect that Bitcoin enjoys today, among other things:

“You saw the network effect take hold in Linux — both in the software side where companies would require Linux in order to have, say, a database running or something like that and on the developer side you also had a clear network effect [where] Linux developers saw that other very smart people were challenging themselves with this new operating system that came out of a university student from Helsinki, Finland. With Bitcoin today, you have exactly the same thing.”

As we see adoption and research of Bitcoin and blockchain tech expand, enterprise services will grow with them. Garzik’s Startup among others will be critical in bringing Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies to the mainstream market. If enterprise open-source support can work with a complicated OS under a business restrictive license like the GPL, a veteran of the Red Hat business model should be able to bring a lot to the table on the liberally licensed blockchain. Down the Road this means Enterprise interest and investment in Bitcoin, which is good for any open source community in terms of upstream support and development. The fact enterprise Blockchain startups are beginning to appear means there’s a lot of positive interest in Bitcoin and the blockchain in general, regardless of current dev infighting and controversy.

How do you think Bloq inc. will help develop the Bitcoin ecosystem? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Images Courtesy of Bloq Inc.

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