New Blockchain Summit for London

A new Blockchain event has been announced for London this summer. CryptoCompare - one of the leading information platforms for digital currencies - has teamed up with ADVFN and MJAC Disruptive Investment Conferences to create one of the biggest blockchain events to take place in the UK.

The CryptoCompare & MJAC London Blockchain Summit will feature prominent industry players, business panels and presentations and take place in Old Billingsgate, London, on June 13th.

With over fifty leading companies exhibiting at the show, the one-day event will feature presentations and panels from major forces in the industry such as Ripple, Coinbase, Citi, BlockEx, Coinfloor and VanEck and will be followed by an after-show networking event.

The keynote speaker will be Chris Burniske - co-founder of Placeholder Ventures - a New York crypto-assets firm, and will feature several other notable speakers including Coinbase UK CEO Zeeshan Feroz, Ruth Wandhöfer - Managing Director and Global Head of Regulatory and Market Strategy at Citi and CryptoCompare co-founder and CTO Vlad Cealicu.

Examining a diverse array of subjects in the blockchain sector, the summit will address topics such as Blockchain and Banking, How Blockchain is Changing the World, Bitcoin Futures, the latest innovations and ICOs, and what is to be expected for the future of the crypto space.

MJAC’s Michael Hannigan remarked:

“With a wealth of prominent speakers and exhibitors, the summit is a must-attend event for anyone wanting to find out more about blockchain technology or digital currencies. We are delighted to be working with CryptoCompare – renowned in the industry - to bring the most exciting blockchain event London has ever seen.”

Michael Hannigan

CEO and co-founder of CryptoCompare, Charles Hayter, explained why the event is significant for the industry:

“It’s important to bring the highest calibre of individuals into the spotlight to showcase the industry for its true potential. This event will allow industry regulators and their customers to see and debate the multiple facets of this exciting emerging ecosystem.”

Charles Hayter

Tickets are available here and you can get an exclusive 40% discount by using the CRYPTOCOMPARE promo code at the checkout.

Ripple’s Success as a Payment Company May Not Benefit XRP, Says Pompliano

Michael LaVere
  • Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano is a strong supporter of Ripple as a payment protocol company. 
  • Pomp remains unconvinced whether Ripple's success will ultimately benefit XRP as an asset for investment. 

Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano believes that Ripple’s success as a payment protocol may not benefit XRP in the long run. 

Speaking on the latest episode of The Pomp Podcast, Pompliano outlined his reasons for being a fan of Ripple. According to Pomp, Ripple excels as a blockchain-based payment company that has managed to forge relationships with banks and financial services across the globe. 

However, Pompliano remains unconvinced of whether Ripple’s overall success will translate into benefits for XRP. 

He said,

What I don’t understand, and I think where I choose to not engage on the XRP side, is I don’t understand why people are buying it, speculating on future price movements.

Pomp explained that he saw the advantages of using XRP in the Ripple ecosystem, but was skeptical of the cryptoasset for investment. 

He said,

To me, if Ripple is successful, that doesn’t mean XRP has to be successful.

Pomp continued, saying that if you separate XRP and Ripple, the latter’s ultimate goal is to build better software for banks. He called Ripple’s mission a “no-brainer,” “venture capital bet” and admitted to being jealous of missing out on investing in Ripple’s seed round. 

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