Upcoming ConnecTechAsia Summit Highlights Importance of Cloud and Intelligent Enterprises

Featuring three tracks – NetworkComms, EmergingTech and BroadcastMedia, ConnecTechAsia Summit will spotlight megatrends and disruptive strategies driving digital evolution   SINGAPORE – 20 June 2018 – ConnecTechAsia, the inaugural umbrella event encompassing CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia and the new NXTAsia, will take place from 26 to 28 June at Marina Bay Sands and Suntec Singapore with a spotlight on the latest technology innovations and the most critical shifts that are impacting businesses and audiences today.     “As enterprises transform themselves digitally, they are beginning to reap the benefits of their initiatives.…

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Bithumb hack emphasizes need for Security in Crypto Industry

Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb lost more than $30 million in the most recent crypto hack, further emphasizing the need for security in the industry. With blockchain technologies, the repercussions of a hack are much greater than in traditional technology.  Bloomberg reported that Exchanges are a juicy target for hackers, with more than a billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency being stolen.     In response to the latest hack, industry leaders highlight the importance to build confidence in the industry, follow best practice, implement a regulatory framework as well as decentralise…

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Algorithmic trading, now made for the masses

An ecosystem that levels the playing field between industry professionals and the masses   Singapore – The team at GStar.AI is on a mission to empower the masses with algorithmic trading capabilities, which were previously exclusive to institutional and HNWI traders. Their ecosystem is simple to use and enhanced by cutting-edge technologies. Ultimately, the team has a strong desire to help the general public earn their income based on their own terms.     The GStar Ecosystem is designed to allow traders to deploy trade ideas in plain English without the…

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5G: The Roadmap to Launch in Asia

  ConnecTechAsia Summit speaker, Quah Mei Lee, Industry Principal – ICT Practice APAC, Frost & Sullivan, discusses the potential and challenges of 5G as a catalyst for Asia’s digital revolution.     By 2022, there will be 280 million 5G subscriptions in Asia Pacific, with 5G service revenue reaching US$4.5 billion.   Compared to previous generations of networks, 5G’s significance lies in its capability to offer real-time end-to-end service offerings. Alongside the emergence of technologies such as the IoT, drones, smart devices and with increased mobile phone uptake, 5G has…

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The relationship between education and blockchain

  The UK Department for Education has announced they have no immediate plans to include cryptocurrency and blockchain as topics in the UK school curriculum.       The announcement is timely considering the ongoing conversation surrounding the incorporation of blockchain and cryptocurrency education into the curricula of several leading universities, including New York University (NYU) and the University of Cambridge, which introduced a module in blockchain to its Masters in Finance degree in 2016.   With third-level institutions steadily incorporating blockchain into their existing curricula, it is becoming increasingly…

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Chinese Web Tycoon Launches Revolutionary Blockchain Company

    One of the youngest Chinese billionaires places his stake in the digital currency space   Los Angeles, California – Zhou Yahui landed on the scene 2008 by founding Kunlun Tech, one of the biggest Chinese web game developers and operators, which led him to purchasing a stake in the Grindr App for $155 million. Yahui then purchased a stake in Rovio Entertainment of Finland, the company behind the online game Angry Birds. It doesn’t stop there. His latest transaction was the acquisition of the web browser Opera which…

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Hack the DAO: Blockchain Startup Daox to Announce a $100K Hacking Contest

    Daox, a blockchain startup that is developing a platform and ecosystem for ICOs based on the concept of a decentralized autonomous organization, has announced the $100k hacking contest to prove that their DAOs are safe.     According to the rules, participants should either find a way to completely freeze or steal the funds that reside on a DAO’s Ethereum smart contract. The first person to complete the objective would be unconditionally rewarded with a $100k prize in bitcoins and get an offer to join their team.  …

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Smart Contracts: The bright future has arrived.

  Nowadays you won’t surprise anybody by bringing up cryptocurrency during your lunch break. Today is just the right day to begin developing daily habits in order to take advantage of all of the amazing possibilities of blockchain. Just think of a situation in which a person goes through the inheritance procedure. You might have seen that many times on TV, and we hope that you haven’t actually experienced it yet.     Well, going back to the situation, depending on the laws in your country, it will still take…

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FC Barcelona Legends Iniesta, Puyol, and de la Peña Together with Leading Technologists Announce Blockchain-Powered Social Network to Empower Sports Fans

  Network will be tested among the one million fans expected to flock to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup   Switzerland – June 14, 2018 – Olyseum, the specialized social network that connects fans with their sporting heroes, today announced the upcoming launch of its international network powered by blockchain technology. Led by CEO Carlos Grenoir and Chief Security Officer Kevin Mitnick, Olyseum was co-founded by former FC Barcelona players Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta, and Iván de la Peña. Expecting to officially launch the blockchain-powered app later in…

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Joon Ian Wong Joins CoinDesk as Managing Director for Europe and Asia

    Wong returns to CoinDesk to lead its international expansion   New York, NY – June 12, 2018 – CoinDesk, Inc, the leading digital media, events, and information services company for the crypto and blockchain community has announced that Joon Ian Wong will be rejoining the company as its Managing Director for Europe and Asia. Wong joins CoinDesk from Quartz, where he specialized in covering cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.     CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth said “It’s been incredible to see Joon’s ascent since he first helped launch the…

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