Ethereum Canada and Decentral will present Blockchain World Expo, featuring more than 60 speakers and 50 exhibitors from Europe, Asia, North and South America, in Toronto on Sept. 19 to 21, 2016, according to Marketwired.
The show, which bills itself as the largest of its kind in the world, will provide an opportunity for blockchain companies, financial market players, regulators, investors, developers, academics and others to learn about this breakthrough technology that is rapidly entering the mainstream. The show is sponsored by TMX Group, which owns the Toronto Stock Exchange and Montreal Exchange.
Demystifying The Blockchain
“TMX is very excited to be part of this important event in Canada that will bring together the global finance community to discuss and demystify blockchain use cases, implementation strategies and solutions,” said Jean Desgagne, president and chief executive officer of Global Enterprise Services, TMX Group.
The Blockchain World Expo will feature a large exhibit hall filled with over 50 businesses showcasing industry-leading products and services. The exhibitors will include companies developing trading platforms, financial applications, digital wallets, ATMs, protocols, mining equipment and consultancy services. There will be two full days of educational presentations from industry leaders.
Blockchain’s Disrputive Potential
“The blockchain has the potential to be as disruptive as the Internet,” said Anthony Di Iorio, Decentral and Ethereum founder. “It is a comprehensive technology with impacts to be felt in many financial and non-financial industries over the coming decades. This is the right time to showcase the many emerging ecosystems, platforms and companies that are at the forefront of this exciting new technology, and Toronto and Canada are well positioned to host this premier event.”
The complete agenda and speaker list will be announced early April, along with the opening of registration.
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Decentral Steps Forward
Decentral last month announced a series of “bitcoin cards” that can be purchased at local retail stores nationwide in Canada. The Decentral Bitcoin Cards will be available for buyers in denominations of $20, $50 and $100, CCN reported. The cards work like gift cards, pre-loaded with fiat cash. Buyers can then redeem the cards for bitcoin via Decentral’s website.
Decentral also revealed plans to offer Ethereum and other alternate currencies in exchange for Canadian fiat dollars in retail locations before the end of 2016.
By starting with the bitcoin ATM and expanding to sell essentially bitcoin-for-cash in retail stores across the country, the plan is to increase bitcoin adoption and availability, according to Di Iorio.
Decentral is located in downtown Toronto, Canada and is an innovation hub for decentralized and disruptive technologies offering fintech expertise, blockchain consulting services and software development. Decentral organizes community-driven events in the domains of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, fintech, and decentralized technologies. Companies operating from Decentral include Decentral TV, Ethereum Canada, Decentral Consulting, and Kryptokit, the maker of Jaxx, RushWallet and EthereumWallet.com.