Despite the heavy snowfall Rome witnessed on the 26th of February, the Blockchain: Hype or Disruption ninth meetup was held at the usual location in the LUISS ENLABS conference room found in Termini station.
On February 6th we held a special Blockchain Roma event, which saw the participation of Erik Vollstädt, Bitnation Global Lead Ambassador.
The first Blockchain Roma event of the new year was the living proof of the rising interest surrounding the blockchain and crypto world. An over-packed room welcomed the speakers of the altcoin-themed event: Gaetano Santaniello for Dash, Remo Bonfante for Lisk, and Stefano Della Valle for IOTA.
Despite the parliament’s red light, Maduro does not seem prone to give up just yet on the dream of a national cryptocurrency that would prevent Venezuela from collapsing.
GMO Internet Group, an international, Tokyo-based group that works in more than ten countries, announced the introduction of a new system that will allow workers to get part of their salary in Bitcoin.
In what was the last meetup of the year for the Blockchain: Hype or Disruption series, the focus was on security, a topic that is becoming more and more urgent as the crypto user-base grows and includes less experienced users.
In August, Walmart, together with IBM and an alliance of other companies, launched another blockchain project to improve food tracking and security worldwide. The addition of another big player of food distribution such JD.com takes now the project on the enormous chinese market.
Last week Spidchain took part in the BNP Paribas International Hackathon final phase and… we won it!
A crowded room awaited for the latest Blockchain Roma Meetup, that has now come to its sixth edition and hasn't lost the enthusiasm and the participation of the first days.
The State Bank of India, the largest Indian bank, decided to use blockchain technology for its Know Your Customer processes.