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This year the World Blockchain Forum, a two-day conference held in Dubai, will host an abundance of innovation that gives a glimpse towards the future of finance. The next-generation internet technology is set to transform the nation of Dubai as it aims to be the first blockchain-focused country by the year 2020.
Crypto-Infused Innovation Gathers in Dubai for the World Blockchain Forum
On April 16-17 at the World Blockchain Forum (WBF) in Dubai, many individuals and businesses will gather in the Gulf region to discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency solutions. Dubai hopes to be a leader within the blockchain realm worldwide, and by 2020 it will attempt to be the first blockchain powered government. This year the event will host an array of initial coin offering (ICO) pitches for those interested in the tokenized economy and revolutionary crowdfunding model.
WBF will have a vast amount of speakers from Dubai and all over the world. This includes the Director of the Cybercrime Department and Criminal Investigation Dept. at Dubai Police headquarters, Col. Saeed M. Alhajri, and the CEO of Strategic Affairs at Department of Economic Development, Mohammed Shael Al Saadi, the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dr. Noah Raford, Netki’s Dawn Newton, the co-founder of Bitoasis Ola Oudin, Vanessa Grellet from Consensys, Binary Financial’s Harry Yeh, and many more special guests.
Dubai is Embracing New Technologies Faster Than Any Other Countries
The event will have many exhibits featuring the innovative technologies such as bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and token sales. The event will host a large assortment of ICO pitches that will provide a glimpse at the red-hot crowdfunding model and some of the startups producing ideas that aim to innovate finance and many other business concepts. This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Keynote Events, Moe Levin, who explains how excited he is about the third annual WBF in Dubai.
“This is the third year we’re doing the event in Dubai — and the local community continues to grow, and more and more traditional investors are coming out of the woodwork,” Levin explains.
What we see in the entire Gulf region is a huge demand for more information and, as is tradition in the region, they are embracing new technologies faster than any other countries, and creating frameworks and regulations to support new companies getting into the space.
Tickets to the WBF event in Dubai can be purchased today which provides access to the two-day conference, catering and breaks, access to the speaker hall and exhibits, and every attendee will receive a conference schedule. Residents from the Middle East and all over the world do not want to miss this conference that aims to give participants the educational resources to understand this emerging crypto-economy.
What crypto-conferences and blockchain events will you be attending this year? Let us know in the comments below.
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Coindash has announced that 20,000 ETH have been sent to the company’s wallet from the address associated with the hacker that stole approximately 37,000 ETH during the company’s ICO last year. The transaction constitutes the second instance in which the hacker has returned funds to Coindash.
Coindash Receives 20,000 ETH From Wallet Associated With Hacking Culprit
On February 23rd, Coindash announced via its blog that 20,000 ETH had been transferred to the company’s wallet at 12:01:41 AM +UTC. During July of last year, the hacker altered the deposit address displayed on Coindash’s, then siphoning approximately 37,000 ETH tokens from ICO contributors – at the time valued at approximately $ 10 million USD. The 20,000 ETH tokens returned to Coindash are currently worth approximately $ 17 million.
The transaction comprises the second time that the hacker has returned funds to Coindash, as 10,000 ETH tokens were sent to one of Coindash’s Ethereum wallets on September 19th, 2017 – then equating to approximately $ 3 million.
Ironically, the hack suffered by Coindash last year, then described as “damaging event to both our contributors and our company,” now appears to have been responsible for the company netting a significant dollar-value increase in capital. Following the most recent transaction, the combined dollar-value of the returned 30,000 ETH at the time of respective execution equates to approximately $ 20 million – or double the fiat-value of the stolen ETH at the time of the theft.
Israeli Authorities Notified of Transaction
The CEO of Coindash, Alon Muroch, has issued a statement regarding the news, stating “Similar to the hack itself, the hacker’s actions will not prevent us from the realizing our vision, Coindash product launch will take place next week as originally intended.” Coindash’s product launch is currently scheduled for February 27th.
Coindash’s blog states that the company “notified the Counter Cyber Terrorist Unit in Israel” regarding the transaction, and that “The hacker’s Ethereum address will continue to be tracked and monitored for any suspicious activity.”
What is your reaction to Coindash receiving 20,000 ETH tokens from the address associated with the company’s hacker last year? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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