IBM and European Parliament representatives to speak at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Prague

Cryptocurrency regulation, AI tokens and blockchain-based cyber security — they are only some of the topics to be discussed at the fourth annual Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Prague scheduled for May 17. Representatives of IBM, European Parliament and a large Swiss company PwC Legal will participate in the event. 

This year, the regulation of digital currencies and blockchain tech has become the central topic for the discussions in the crypto community. Experts have heralded 2018 as a year of regulations. That is why the conference in Prague will mainly feature the legislative aspect. 

Dimitrios Psarrakis, capital markets and fintech regulation policy advisor at the European Parliament, will discuss how authorities approach regulation. Mr. Psarraks will dedicate a presentation to the approaches towards the regulation of cryptocurrencies that would contribute to the industry development. He will focus on the view of the Parliament, central banks and judicial system on the legal status of digital assets. 

Guenther Dobrauz, partner at PwC Legal Switzerland, will also speak about cryptocurrency regulation. His presentation will touch upon such issues as “Will cryptocurrency substitute fiat?” and “Cryptocurrencies and the banking system: hype or real changes?”. 

Dominik Stroukal, a renowned Czech blockchain expert (co-founder at Bit Agency and chief economist at Roklen), will dwell on the basic principles of decentralized technologies. In his presentation titled “Whose blockchain is it anyway’” Mr. Stroukal will define “distributed register”, also noting its essential features and main challenges related to privacy. 

Sandris Murins, co-founder at Germany-based company Iconiq Lab, will pique interest among investors by making a presentation dedicated to the results of the research on 200 tokens. He will show which services use the most valuable tokens, peculiarities of inflation and deflation in terms of digital assets and will also mention the future by featuring AI tokenization. 

René Bostic, technical vice president of innovation and new technologies at IBM Cloud, will deliver “Blockchain lessons learned: hype or reality’?” He will focus on the research in the realm of blockchain and provide application areas of the technology. 

Stefano Virgilli, CEO at VOX ICO Consulting and CSO at INVICTUS, will dedicate a presentation to mining. He will share how transaction cost is set and how to understand the complexity of hash rate calculating. Mr. Vergilli will also talk about the possibilities for the blockchain distribution beyond the financial sphere.  

Representatives of CA Technologies, Adel, GRAFT Blockchain, Crowdholding and other companies will also make presentations at the conference. 

Find a detailed program here. 

Register to the conference online. 

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