GMP Securities to Host Inaugural Blockchain Conference and Announces Mike Novogratz as Keynote Speaker

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2017 /CNW/ – GMP Securities L.P. (GMP or the Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GMP Capital Inc. (TSX: GMP), today announced it will be hosting the inaugural GMP Securities Blockchain Technology Conference on December 7, 2017 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.   The Company is also pleased to confirm Michael Novogratz, Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Investment Partners, as keynote speaker. Mr. Novogratz, an internationally recognized investor in blockchain, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, will share his expert insights, first-hand experience as well as his outlook for blockchain and cryptocurrencies.…

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AI LIVE Announces World-Leading AI and Blockchain Experts on Speaker Panel

Hear from Aric Dromi, Tom Ollerton and Gennady Volchek at the world’s first virtual event designed to help executives build the intelligent enterprise and thrive in the AI era.   LONDON, November 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Aric Dromi, Tom Ollerton and Gennady Volchek will headline the Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation Network’s (AIIA.net) inaugural virtual event.   AI LIVE: The Future of Enterprise is the world’s first virtual event designed to help businesses in every sector thrive and prosper in the new age of artificial intelligence and intelligent automation by addressing critical questions, such as: What makes us humans in a…

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EOT Protecting the Connected, the Internet of Things (IoT)

EOT is a cryptocurrency with a strong use case as it is used to encrypt devices connected to the internet known as IOT, the Internet of Things.  IOT needs EOT.   Here is a roadmap of the first devices and applications that will use cryptography for encryption, a growing trend.         September 2017 – Swiss Bank in Your Pocket integrates EOT Wallet October 2017 – BitVault®, the world’s first blockchain phone launches in London with integration of EOT for secure calling, secure messaging and secure browsing November 2017 –…

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Bitcoin Pushes Past $7000, is this sustainable?

Bitcoin one year ago was trading at $733, today Bitcoin is over $7000, an increase of more than 860% in 12 months.   source – Cryptocompare   Numerous questions arise as to the resilience of Bitcoin and why the price is driving towards new highs, some predicting from $10,000 by end of 2017 to the prediction of $27,000 in a few months time by Trace Meyer.   As reported by bitcoin.com, Economist Jeffrey Tucker believes that Bitcoin will not be controlled or limited by governments.  Tucker says “Bitcoin is the application…

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World’s Biggest Options Exchange (CBOE) Embraces Bitcoin

A 1.6 Billion Bitcoin Opportunity for Wall Street Exchanges detailed by a cryptocurrency report by the Bank of America Merril Lynch. Bitcoin can no longer be ignored as more investors want exposure to the cryptocurrency. Futures Options and ETF’s are the focus points for a collaboration between Gemini Bitcoin Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange – when this comes to fruition, it could put a fire under the Bitcoin price and value.     In a recent Coindesk article on Bitcoin Futures Trading – “Among CME Group chairman and CEO…

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Bitcoin is a Bubble

Many have had their say over the past couple of weeks.  From Jamie Dimon (JP Morgan) slating Bitcoin and calling it a “FRAUD” to James Gorman, CEO of Morgan Stanley, recognizing that Bitcoin is “more than just a fad.”  Now Mike Novogratz, ex-hedge fund manager, formerly of the investment firm Fortress Investment Group says Bitcoin is the largest bubble we will see in our lifetimes.   An excerpt from Bloomberg article “A Crypto Fund King Says Bitcoin Will Be the Biggest Bubble Ever” “Remember, bubbles happen around things that fundamentally change…

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Another Bitcoin in the making?

Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and now Bitcoin Gold? Is this really happening? Interesting to note that a number of developers believe there will be more hard forks in the future which will create another “Bitcoin”.   Details are still a bit unclear, however, we are sure to hear more about this developing story.  Let’s keep our eyes on this.   Read in more detail here  Collect your FREE PDF – The Bitcoin Believers Business Manifesto Please leave your questions and comments below: What is EOT?  Learn more by clicking on the…

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Bitcoin News 24 August 2017 – Bitcoin’s SegWit Finally Activated

Bitcoin news today which leads with SegWit being activated – bringing the years-long debate over the “contentious code upgrade to an official close”. Now the next discussion and agreement looms – doubling the blocksize from 1Mb to 2 Mb – all this to allow Bitcoin to scale and reduce transaction time.       Other News headlines:-   The Yours Network Switches from Litecoin to Bitcoin Cash for Cheaper Micropayments – Initially launched with Bitcoin but transaction fees became too high to justify micro payments.   Blockchain-driven digital identity fraud…

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Bitcoin News 23 August 2017 – Japan’s Bitcoin Boom – 50 Bitcoin Exchanges Register with FSA

Bitcoin News today and further to Japan legalizing Bitcoin in April 2017, approximately 50 Bitcoin Exchanges have registered with the Japanese Financial Services Agency and all will be reviewed. There are startups that operate Bitcoin exchanges like Bitflyer and Coincheck, however, there is also a growing number of large corporations adding Bitcoin exchanges as part of their services.   Since the Government legalized Bitcoin as a payment system in Japan, adoption by merchants, consumers, institutions, and investors have soared. The Japanese Yen continues to dominate Bitcoin trading volume globally. More…

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Bitcoin News 22 August 2017 – Credit Suisse leads Banks for Blockchain-based Syndicated Loans

Bitcoin News today with the leading story being Credit Suisse leading a group of banks in the launch of a commercial platform for blockchain-based syndicated loans. Credit Suisse believes blockchain technology can reduce barriers between counterparts as well as reduce time and cost by using smart contracts.   Emmanuel Aidoo, who leads Credit Suisse’s blockchain said “We are working to put a few dozen smaller loan transactions, where we or other participating banks are the agent, onto a distributed ledger platform using smart contracts in production next year.”   Banks…

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