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Bitcoin 'Illuminati' Envision Far-Reaching Possibilities at Branson's Necker Island Summit

Bitcoin Necker Island

Blockchain technology could bring $20 trillion worth of capital into the world economy and help lift people out of poverty, according to a plan by economist Hernando de Soto and Peruvian presidential candidate Keilo Fujimori. Their videoconferenced presentation was one of many highlights of Sir Richard Branson’s second annual Blockchain Summit on Necker Island, which recently hosted 40 bitcoin...

Industry Heads Convene to Talk Public Blockchains on a Private Island

Bitcoin Blockchain Summit Necker Island

Blockchain Summit 2016 is here. From June 4th through June 7th many thought leaders of blockchain tech will converge on Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island. No doubt idea exchange will be flowing. So too will the irony that the future of blockchain, a tech that is defined by enabling trustless exchange, is being discussed on a private island. Summer is a great season. Sun, surf, longer days...all...

Bitfury’s Bitcoin Mining Light Bulb: Mainly an Education Tool

Bitfury, a bitcoin infrastructure provider and transaction processor, recently unveiled a bitcoin mining light bulb during the inaugural Blockchain Summit on Necker Island in the Caribbean. The light bulb automatically mines bitcoin when it screws into a light socket. The bitcoin mining bulb will be released later this year, according to Bitfury CEO Valery Vavilov. “This idea was conceived a year...

Richard Branson & Block Chain Summit to Make Privileged People Talk Bitcoin

Branson to host Blockchain Summit

If there is one influential person who has never showed any lack of support for cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin, in particular, it is Sir Richard Branson. He has been backing Bitcoin for years and has even offered people the possibility to go into space with their virtual money. Today, we see him opening up the gates of his private island (Necker Island) to several Bitcoin-minded people with one...