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Concluding the 2018 Blockchain Summit — Three Days of Bold Ideas and Concrete Calls to Action

Concluding the 2018 Blockchain Summit — Three Days of Bold Ideas and Concrete Calls to Action

Jul 13, 2018

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Gathered at Sir Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot outside Marrakesh, a diverse and dynamic group of men and women from almost every continent met for three days with one simple goal: To think, boldly and creatively, about the many ways blockchain technology can address some of the biggest challenges people face today — and then to make positive change happen.

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Saving the Planet (A Bit at a Time) — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Saving the Planet (A Bit at a Time) — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Jul 10, 2018

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A review of the "Saving the Planet (A Bit at a Time)" panel hosted at Bitfury's annual Blockchain Summit in Morocco. Moderated by Bill Tai of ACTAI Global and joined by Sir Richard Branson; Gigi Brisson, Ocean Elders; Jody Rebak, CryptoKitties; and Staci Warden, Milken Institute.

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Democratizing Access and Education to Blockchain and Crypto Technologies — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Democratizing Access and Education to Blockchain and Crypto Technologies — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Jul 09, 2018

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A review of the "Democratizing and Diversifying Technology" panel hosted at Bitfury's annual Blockchain Summit in Morocco. Moderated by Sandra Ro of the Global Blockchain Business Council and joined by Roya Mahboob, Digital Citizen Fund; Elizabeth Stark, Lightning Labs; Karen Korponai, Akon Lighting Africa; Elizabeth Rossiello, BitPesa; Neha Narula, MIT; and Bill Tai, ACTAI Global.

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Beyond the West: Technology and Blockchain in Africa — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Beyond the West: Technology and Blockchain in Africa — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Jul 09, 2018

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A review of the "Beyond the West: Technology and Blockchain in Africa" panel hosted at Bitfury's annual Blockchain Summit in Morocco. Moderated by Elizabeth Rossiello of BitPesa and joined by Minister Joseph Mucheru, Kenya; Tanya Stephens, Procter & Gamble; Sebastien Gregarek, International Finance Corporation; Staci Warden, Milken Institute; and Nasia Seria, MTN Africa.

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Beyond the West: Technology and Blockchain in the Middle East — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Beyond the West: Technology and Blockchain in the Middle East — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

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A review of the "Beyond the West: Technology and Blockchain in the Middle East" panel hosted at Bitfury's annual Blockchain Summit in Morocco. Moderated by John Mercurio from Bitfury and joined by Suna Said, Nima Capital; Roya Mahboob, Digital Citizen Fund; Mona Hamdy, Al Baydha Development Corporation; George Kikvadze, Bitfury; and Tareq Al Memari, Portfolio Manager at Abu Dhabi Pensions Fund.

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Emerging Technologies and Trends — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Emerging Technologies and Trends — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Jul 08, 2018

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A review of the "Emerging Technologies and Trends" panel hosted at Bitfury's annual Blockchain Summit in Morocco. Moderated by Brian Forde, joined by Elizabeth Stark (Lightning Labs); Sergey Brin, Google; Chase Koch, Koch Disruptive Technologies; Neha Narula, MIT, Koichi Narasaki, SOMPO, and Katie Haun, a16z.

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The New Networks — Data Privacy and Content Ownership — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

The New Networks — Data Privacy and Content Ownership — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Jul 08, 2018

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A review of the "The New Networks: Data Privacy and Content Ownership" panel hosted at Bitfury's annual Blockchain Summit in Morocco. Moderated by Michael del Castillo (Forbes), joined by Valery Vavilov, Bitfury; Antoine Dresch, Korelya Capital; Sheila Warren, World Economic Forum; Nicole Shanahan, ClearAccessIP; Matt Sorum, Guns N'Roses/ArtBit; and Jack Brockway, photographer and entrepreneur.

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Re-Imagining Institutions — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Re-Imagining Institutions — Reflections from the 2018 Blockchain Summit in Morocco

Jul 08, 2018

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A review of the "Re-Imagining Institutions" panel hosted at Bitfury's annual Blockchain Summit in Morocco. The panel featured Tomicah Tillemann, New America; Eva Kaili, Member of European Parliament (Greece); Jim Newsome, Delta Strategies; Jason Weinstein, Blockchain Alliance; Annette Nazareth, Davis & Polk and Guy Verhofstadt, Former Prime Minister (Belgium).

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At Fourth Annual Blockchain Summit, Thought Leaders to Seek New Solutions to Global Challenges

At Fourth Annual Blockchain Summit, Thought Leaders to Seek New Solutions to Global Challenges

Jul 06, 2018

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It’s that time of year — the Bitfury Group’s annual Blockchain Summit kicks off this month in partnership with Bill Tai and ACTAI Global. This year, we are gathering at Sir Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, where we will focus on the promising ways that blockchain technology can bring positive change to Africa and the Middle East.

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Lightning Network Observations on the Bitcoin Mainnet

Lightning Network Observations on the Bitcoin Mainnet

Jul 03, 2018

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Three months after the release of lnd 0.4 (marking the first Lightning mainnet beta), Bitfury shares some recent statistics that our Lightning Network development team has collected, as well as our thoughts on the overall direction of the network.

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