What’s on Next Week in Crypto? Key Events, Network Upgrades, ICOs and Airdrops

John Medley
  • Keep track of what's going on in the crypto space, from airdrops to ICOs.
  • Know what events to attend and what to skip.

It’s once again time to catch up with the cypto space and be completely aware of what’s going on. Here’s a small list of upcoming events to monitor, initial coin offerings (ICOs) about to end, and some about to start. We’ve included a list of airdrops to keep an eye on if you’re looking to increase your crypto wealth.

In the events listed this week you’ll find a number of high-profile speakers, including Mike Novogratz (Founder & CEO, Galaxy Digital Capital Management), Charles Hoskinson (Founder, Cardano; Co-Founder, Ethereum; CEO, IOHK), and Vanessa Grellet (Executive Director, ConsenSys).

Network Upgrades: ZenCash Network Upgrade, HempCoin Blockchain Upgrade and Swap

Airdrops: Aidcoin

ICOs Ending: Kepler, HoryouToken

ICOs Starting: Optimal Shelf Availability Token

Blockchain-related Events: Korea Blockchain Week, Beyond Blocks Summit Seoul, World Blockchain Conference (Singapore), Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference France, World Blockchain Summit (Singapore)

Network Upgrades

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On July 19, 2018 Zencash (ZEN) will conduct a mandatory network upgrade (block 344700). This will initiate earnings for super nodes with payments occurring on a weekly basis.

HempCoin Blockchain Upgrade and Swap

On July 19, 2018, Bittrex will be supporting the HempCoin blockchain upgrade with a 1:1 coin swap of users' Bittrex exchange THC balance totals. As stated by Bittrex, HempCoin (THC) will be upgrading its blockchain to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm with masternodes.

Once the swap is complete, all tokens from the old blockchain will no longer be supported or traded on Bittrex. Bittrex will then re-enable THC wallets when they and the HempCoin team agree that the migration is satisfactory.

Airdrops

AidCoin (AID) Holders – Aidcoin Airdrop – 6-Month Vesting Period Airdrop –July 16

Aidcoin is a platform that aims to provide an ecosystem of fundraising services that enables participants to easily donate to various causes, campaigns and charities. AID is an ERC20 token based on the Ethereum blockchain that aims to become the preferred method to donate transparently.

Airdrop token holders that participated in the AidCoin pre-sale and/or ICO and haven’t moved their tokens from January 16, are set to receive an airdrop based on the number of tokens held before this period. This airdrop, as stated by the AidCoin team, will provide holders with 7.5% of total holdings for the 6-month period, resulting in a cumulative airdrop of 12.5% for holders that have left their tokens untouched. The structure of the airdrops is summarised in the table below:

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ICOs

ICOs Ending:

Kepler (KEP) – Ends July 17, 2018 at 01:00 UTC

Starting price: $ 1.25, Funds raised: $ 7.80 M, Funding target: 10,000,000 USD, Funding cap: 62,500,000 USD, Coins offered: 61.00 M (61.00%). Kepleris a platform that connects Robotics and AI startups to investors while allowing for full transparency and traceability of investments.

HoryouToken (HYT) – Ends July 21, 2018 at 01:00 UTC

Starting price: $ 0.03510, Funds raised: -, Funding target: -, Funding cap: 108,000,000 EUR, Coins offered: 5.40 B (30.00%). Horyouis a platform that showcases, promotes, supports and encourages the advancement of positive initiatives in social good worldwide. The HYT token can be used to reward Horyou community members, directly support actions and causes, and can be used to buy, sell or subscribe products and services within the Horyou platform.

ICOs Starting:

Optimal Shelf Availability Token (OSA) – Starts July 21, 2018 at 01:00 UTC

Start price: $ 0.08805, Funding target: -, Funding cap: 40,000,000 USD, Coins offered: 115.71 M (22.50%). The OSA Decentralized (OCA DC) is a decentralized data marketplace built on the OSA Hybrid Platform, providing AI-driven solutions to retailers, manufacturers, and consumers. The platform is able to improve upon and provide a solution to inefficiencies that hinder the retail industry today in three areas: inventory tracking, consumer trust, and product waste. The OSA token is used as network fuel, a payment method (B2C services, promotional offers, groceries) and as a platform reward.

Events

Korea Blockchain Week

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When: July 16-20, 2018

Where: Seoul, Korea

Korea Blockchain Week is one of Asia’s largest blockchain events, taking place in Seoul, South Korea. The event will bring together a large crowd of blockchain enthusiasts from 16-20 of July 2018 to explore blockchain, and the future of technology in the digital world. The highlight of the week will be the Beyond Blocks Summit on July 17-18, among a myriad of additional events, which can be found here.

Beyond Blocks Summit Seoul

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When: July 17-18, 2018

Where: The Shilla Seoul, Korea

The two-day event will consist of several talks, panel discussions, case studies, and networking sessions. It will also feature “demo lounges” on both days so that start-ups can showcase their projects. Panel discussions include: Governance and ICO’s - The Balance Between Regulations and Disruption, Blockchain's Path to Mass Adoption, How to build a successful ICO (Case Study), How Should Companies Apply Blockchain?, The Future of Asset Management, among several others. For a full event schedule, click here

Notable speakers include Michael Novogratz (Founder & CEO, Galaxy Digital Capital Management), Li Huo (Managing Director, Huobi Capital), Zhuling Chen (Co-Founder, aelf), and Allen Kho (Co-Founder & Head of Business, MediBloc) among a selection of over 50 influential speakers within the crypto space.

World Blockchain Conference

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When: July 17-18, 2018

Where: Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

The World Blockchain Conference powered by GMGC is a two-day technology conference gathering more than 1,000 Industry experts, leaders, innovators and professionals. The event will offer an opportunity to network at the official after party, coffee breaks, and a B2B exhibition area. Notable speakers include Chia Hock Lai (President, Singapore Fintech Association), Yi Ge Cai (General Manager of Blockchain, Tencent), and Feng Li (Head, Baidu FSG Blockchain Technology).

Keynote speakers as well as panel discussions will cover topics that include: The Exploration and Landing of Blockchain in Tencent, Fintech Regulation and Supervision, International Trends of Blockchain Investment, and Blockchain Implications on Human Resources and the Future Work among many other interesting topics. For a full list of topics and speakers, have a look at the event page here.

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When: July 18, 2018

Where: Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile, Paris

Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference France will bring together a series of blockchain enthusiasts, industry experts, investors entrepreneurs, developers and cryptocurrency market leaders to investigate blockchain technology in general, and its current prospects in France. Talks and panel discussion topics include: blockchain in business processes, a discussion on ICOs, cryptocurrency regulation, and cryptocurrency analytics and predictions.

Notable speakers include: Nicolas Duboille (Simmons & Simmons LLP, Partner), Marc Durand (Blockchain leader, IBM Cloud France), Jean Michel MIS (Member, French Assemblée Nationale commission of Laws Regarding the Blockchain; Co-Reporting Chairman, Information Task-Force for Blockchain and Other Distributed Registrars) among many others. For a full list of speakers and event schedule, please click here.

World Blockchain Summit

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When: July 19-20, 2018

Where: Marina Bay Sands Hotels, Singapore

The World Blockchain Summit is a global series of gatherings that take place around the world including UAE, Kenya, Russia, Germany, Singapore, Slovenia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan and China among others. Next week, it will take place in Singapore.

The summit will feature enterprise/government use-cases, and a series of keynotes, panel discussions, tech talks, and networking opportunities. It will also feature a startup exhibition, pitch competition, and an ICO grand slam. For a full schedule, have a look here.

Key speakers include Charles Hoskinson (Founder, Cardano; Co-Founder, Ethereum; CEO, IOHK), Vanessa Grellet (Executive Director, ConsenSys), Chia Hock Lai (President, Singapore FinTech Association).