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Researchers analyze the profitability and predictability of bitcoin via technical analysis

A team of researchers studied the value of technical analysis in predicting bitcoin’s future price movements. Simple trading techniques that rely on the moving averages (MAs) were found to be significant in predicting the future of bitcoin price.

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A group of researchers have conducted a research study to identify the value of technical bitcoin price analysis in predicting future bitcoin price movements. They analyzed price movements via studying various Moving Averages (MAs). A team of five researchers, from different universities in the US and China, grouped up to analyze the most volatile trading asset in the world.

Bitcoin is described as an unpredictable asset by the majority of financial experts, and most blame its speculative nature for its price volatility. However,  bitcoin’s return on investment (ROI) can exceed that of any other investment asset in the world.

As stated in the research paper, one dollar invested in bitcoin on October 27th, 2010, generated a staggering return of $193,000 by December 12th, 2017. In comparison, investing the very same amount in the S&P500 stock index, during the same period, generated only about $2.5. Observing the high difference in returns, one can see why investors are pouring their money in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

The researchers explain that technical indicators can be used to predict the prices of cryptocurrencies, the same way they are used to predict the prices of stock. They provided one of the first equilibrium models applicable to non-fundamental assets such as bitcoin.

To collect bitcoin price data, necessary for testing their model, they relied on Coindesk.com due to the fact that it is often cited by the Wall Street Journal as a source for bitcoin-related information. Price data from July 18th, 2010 to December 12th, 2017 was collected by the researchers, and then used to test their model and analyze its correctness.

The research paper concludes that the price of Bitcoin is predictable by technical analysis and technical indicators, especially the 5 day and 100 day moving averages (MAs). A trading strategy, which relies on technical analysis of bitcoin price charts, is more effective and profitable than the buy-and-hold strategy adopted by most investors.

Bitcoin is attracting more and more mainstream attention these days. In times like this, it is important for it, to have a sense of predictability.

This would give bitcoin an image of orderliness. Investors definitely prefer assets with reasonable levels of price predictability to minimize risks of loss. The relatively high predictability levels of tradable assets on NASDAQ and S&P500 is why investors prefer to pour money there. They consider them safer markets where they can expect guaranteed returns.

Cryptocurrencies represent a relatively new market, and there is currently no to little empirical research done on them. The efforts of these researchers should be admired, and you can expect further research on cryptocurrency trading in the near future.

Everything You Need to Know About Blockchain Week NYC 2018

Yaniv FeldmanApr 27, 2018

In the second week of May, New-York city is going to swarm with Blockchain enthusiasts, crypto entrepreneurs, investors,  developers and anyone who is or wants to be a part of the industry will probably be at Blockchain Week NYC. 8 days, over 50 events including conferences, meetups, workshops, parties and other social events.

While planning my trip, I tried to find a list of all the events during Blockchain week so I could plan my schedule and besides Coindesk’s short list, I could find one place that has a simple list of everything. So we made one.

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Blockchain Week NYC 2018 – Full list of events

VentureOut Blockchain Pitch Night (Demoday)

Venue: Spark Labs Bryant Park, 25 w 39th st, 14th fl, New York

Date/Time: May 10, 2018; 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Price: $20 – $500

Blockchain Pitch Night in Spark Labs Bryant Park is being hosted by VentureOut in partnership with Austrade. It is a night that features some of the most promising startups in the world, along with a panel of veteran investors. The event is on May 10 and will start promptly at 6:00 pm with cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres and networking with various people from the industry.

For registration and other details about VentureOut Blockchain Pitch Night, check out this link.

Blockchain Tech Summit (Conference)

Venue: Galvanize, 303 Spring Street, New York

Date/Time: May 10, 2018; 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM EDT

Price: $30.00 – $400.00

The first-ever annual Blockchain Tech Summit Conference is said to convene around a hundred global speakers. The three-part program brings together investors, entrepreneurs, creatives, media representatives and blockchain pioneers with the purpose of networking them with key stakeholders to accelerate exploration and growth of blockchain into mainstream audiences.

For more information about Blockchain Tech Summit, click here.

Blockchain Week Launch Party Cruise (Social)

Venue: Marco Polo Cruise, 2430 Fdr Drive Service Road East, New York

Date/Time: May 10, 2018; 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

Price: $14.50 – $29.00

The New York City Blockchain Cruise 2018 is presented by Open Sky Group. It is the first-ever cruise that’s entirely focused on cryptocurrency and blockchain. The party is strictly for those aged 21 and above, with the ability to purchase food, drinks and other goods with the use of cryptocurrency. Attendees can network with key cryptocurrency persons and fellow enthusiasts while cruising down the East River and overlooking the financial epicenter of the world.

For tickets and other information about Blockchain Week Launch Party Cruise, check out this link.

Fluidity Summit – The Future of Finance (Conference)

Venue: Weylin, 175 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York

Date/Time: May 10, 2018; TBA

Price:  $175.00 (Early registration) – $249.00

The Future of Finance will take place in former Williamsburg Savings Bank, currently known as Weylin. The venue selected is intended to contrast the ways of the past and the discussion regarding the future of finance. Speakers and experts in the financial field will discuss new technologies and how they will influence financial systems in the near future.

Registrants can also process payments in ETH. For registration and more ticket information about the Fluidity Summit, click this link.

Crypto Creative (Meetup)

Venue: DCTV Independent Media Arts Center, 87 Lafayette Street, New York

Date/Time: May 10, 2018; 2:00 PM – 11:30 PM EDT

Price:  $25.00 – $560.00

As part of the Creative Tech Week, Crypto Creative is a symposium that explores the impact of Blockchain on creativity and the Arts. It’s an event that features various individuals from the creative and Blockchain fields like entrepreneurs, artists, developers, curators and other creatives that pioneer the movement. No creative meetup would be complete without performances, food, and beverages; although the event is strictly for those aged 21 years old and above.

For more details about Crypto Creative, check here.

6th Annual Big Data Finance NYC 2018 (Conference)

Venue: Cornell Tech, 2 West Loop Road, New York

Date/Time: May 10, 2018; 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Price:  $285.00

The annual Big Data Finance conference is celebrating its 6th year in New York City as a part of Blockchain Week. The conference provides insight for the various institutions like government, academia, and finance about innovation and creativity. Around 200-300 industry technologists, developers and executives are expected to be in attendance. The wide range of topics will be centered around big data and blockchain.

For registration and other information about the 6th Annual Big Data Finance New York City Conference 2018, click here.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investing 2018 (Meetup)

Venue: Flatiron Building, 175 5th Ave, New York

Date/Time: May 11, 2018; 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

Price:  $20.00 – $200.00

The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investing 2018 is an event that celebrates the value of the cryptocurrency industry. The meetup will cover a wide array of blockchain and ICO cryptocurrency topics such as blockchain and fintech, the 2017 ICO summary, blockchain economics; as well as cryptocurrency topics like Cryptocurrencies and the end of FIAT and crypto exchanges. More topics about the government and financial industry will be covered during the event.

For information and registration details of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investing 2018 event, check out this link.

Blockchain Brand Innovation Summit (Conference)

Venue: Lerner Hall, Columbia University, New York

Date/Time: May 11, 2018; 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Price:  $495.00 – $2,495.00

The Blockchain Brand Innovation Summit is presented by CDX Academy in partnership with Columbia Business School’s Center for Global Brand Leadership. The unique blockchain event aims to look beyond the current cryptocurrency hype and focus on the real-world applications and functions of these new technologies. Executives, managers and media partners are expected to attend the event.

For ticket reservation and other details about Blockchain Brand Innovation Summit, click the link.

Ethereal Summit (Conference)

Venue: The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, New York

Date/Time: May 11 to May 12, 2018; 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Price:  $1,250.00

The Ethereal Summit is a 2-day event that aspires to bring innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, government officials, media icons, artists, humanitarians and others for a day of sharing knowledge, telling stories and networking with other people in the relevant fields. The event will cover various blockchain, finance, and cryptocurrency topics. The ticket will also include access to the after-party on the first day. Doors open at 9 am but the program starts at 10 am.

For more important details about the Ethereal Summit, check here.

Ethereal Summit After-Party (Social)

Venue: The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, New York

Date/Time: May 12, 2018; 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Price: Part of Ethereal Summit

After the Codex Charity Art Auction (a part of the Ethereal Summit), the after-party is the perfect venue to find like-minded individuals or potential partners in the industry. Get sociable and cozy with hundreds of key figures from business, media, blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.

More details about the Ethereal Summit after-party, here.

Party on the Block (Social)

Venue: The Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

Date/Time: May 12, 2018; 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Price: $25.00

Party on the Block is one of the parties to kick-off the momentous Blockchain Week event in New York. The event is hosted by Consensys, Futurism, Bizantine, Dispatch Labs, Blockchain for Good, Startup Grind and Bushwick Generator. Food and drinks will be available with good music from renowned disc jockeys. Blockchain enthusiasts will be thrilled to take part of this social event.

For more ticket information about Party on the Block, click this link.

Blockchain without Borders Summit 2018 (Conference)

Venue: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York

Date/Time: May 12, 2018; 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Price: $99.00 – $ 169.00

Blockchain without Borders Summit is hosted by Liaoyuan in Manhattan. The event highlights a summit with over 50 world-class speakers, question and answer sessions that are open to the attendees after the keynotes and panels; aside from that, there will be a U.S. Startup Blockshow in which 8 finalist teams will be pitching their ideas on the roadshow. The Blockchain Talent Recruitment will feature over 20 exhibitions of impressive blockchain enterprises and incubators.

For more details and information about the Blockchain without Borders Summit 2018, click here.

Ethereum Developer Class – Create your own Dapp (Workshop)

Venue: Galvanize NY, 303 Spring St., New York

Date/Time: May 13, 2018; 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Price:  $499.00 – $599.00

In the Ethereum Developer Class – Create your own Dapp course, the attendee will learn coding with the use of programming language Solidity, which could help in the creation of his or her own decentralized application. If you are interested in Ethereum coding and creating Smart Contracts then you won’t want to miss this event. The one-day programming class involves 6.5 hours of lessons and an hour of lunch.

For more information about Ethereum Developer Class – Create Your Own Dapp, check out their Eventbrite page.

Women on the Block: Diversity Blockchain Conference (Conference)

Venue: The Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

Date/Time: May 13, 2018; 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM EDT

Price:  $180.00 – $360.00

The Women on the Block: Diversity Blockchain Conference is brought to you by the non-profit organization, CKR Charitable Foundation. All proceeds will go towards funding support for women that are in hi-tech industries. The event will highlight women leaders in the current blockchain community. Even though the conference is in celebration of women and their contributions to hi-tech, everyone is invited to attend.

For details and other information about Women on the Block: Diversity Blockchain Conference, check out their website.

Crypto Economy ICO 2018 (Conference)

Venue: Sheraton New York Times Square, 811 7th Avenue, New York

Date/Time: May 13, 2018; 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM EDT

The Crypto Economy ICO 2018 conference will talk about various topics focusing on ICO and real-world application of cryptocurrencies. Aside from that, the talks will also involve regulations and government financial laws that may influence cryptocurrency, blockchain and ICO in the future. The conference is not only a good place to learn about fintech, but it’s also a good avenue to network with other influential figures.

For more information about Crypto Economy ICO 2018, check out the official website.

Token Engineering Global Gathering (Meetup)

Venue:The New School, 72 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

Date/Time: May 13, 2018; 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Price:  $40.00

 

The first Token Engineering Global Gathering takes place on Sunday, May 13th from 12-6pm. The goal of this session is to foster an engaged and intelligent community of experts around which we can build a new engineering field. During this first session, we want to focus on core concepts and definitions of what this discipline truly is/could be.

To learn more about the Token Engineering community and join, check out the event website.

Consensus 2018 (Conference)

Venue: Hilton Midtown, New York

Date/Time: May 14 to May 16, 2018; 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM EDT

Price:  $1,799.00

CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 is said to be the highlight of Blockchain Week NYC 2018. The 3-day event will feature several keynote speakers to talk about the current situation and state of blockchain and cryptocurrency. The Consensus is also a good place to learn about trends and what you can expect from the financial technology industry, as well as hear opinions from leading experts in the field. The event also features a Blockchain Job Fair where developers can connect with companies that need their services.

For registration details and other important information about CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018, please check out their official website.

NYC Blockchain Week Networking at Microsoft (Social)

Venue: Microsoft Flagship Store, 677 5th Avenue, 6th Floor, New York

Date/Time: May 14, 2018; 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Price: Free

The NYC Blockchain Week Networking at Microsoft flagship store is the perfect opportunity to mingle and connect with various blockchain enthusiasts, blockchain experts and startup founders. It’s near CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 forum, and admission is free.

To learn more about NYC Blockchain Week Networking at Microsoft, click this link.

Coin Center Dinner (Social)

Venue: The Plaza Hotel, New York

Date/Time: May 14, 2018; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Price: $500 (Sold Out)

The annual Coin Center Dinner was created to support Coin Center’s advocacy mission and policy. The Dinner is a night of good food and entertainment with keynote speakers and other VIPs expected to be in attendance. The annual dinner is a good opportunity for the cryptocurrency community to celebrate the progress and growth from blockchain’s humble beginnings. Sponsors get special tables for their companies, but tickets are sold out at the time of writing this.

For more details about Coin Center Dinner, click this link to their website.

Consensus Blockchain Week Interoperability ‘Bridges’ Block Party (Social)

Venue: Sony Hall, 237 West 46th Street, New York

Date/Time: May 14, 2018; 8:30 PM – 1:00 AM EDT

Price: Free

Consensus & Blockchain Week present Interoperability Alliance’s ‘Bridges Block Party’, held at the Sony Hall, a few blocks away from the Consensus 2018 forum. The party is hosted by Aion Network, Wanchain and Icon (also known as the Interoperability Alliance) with the purpose of bringing together professionals, enthusiasts and key figures in the blockchain industry. It’s the perfect place to meet great minds with blockchain concepts while being entertained by drinks and music.

To learn more about Consensus Blockchain Week Interoperability ‘Bridges’ Block Party, check out their Eventbrite page.

Bitsane’s BitSky Party (Social)

Venue: Sky Room, 330 W 40th St, New York

Date/Time: May 14, 2018; 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM EDT

Price: Free (by Invitation only)

BitSky will be holding BitSky Consensus 2018 party, where there will be a casual atmosphere filled with music, food, drinks and dance. Experience the beautiful view of Manhattan from one of the highest rooftop lounges in the city. This invite-only event has limited slots only. Interested attendees should visit their booth №413 during the Blockchain Week to get their tickets.

For more information about Bitsane’s BitSky Party, click on their Facebook event.

BlocSide Sports Launch Party

Venue: Haven Rooftop, 132 West 47th Street, New York

Date/Time: May 14, 2018; 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Price: Free with registration – see site for details

The BlocSide team, along with key partners (Aventus, Mooti, BlockV, and VICI Sports) and our vital supporters (TokenCommunities and Shuttle Fund), invite you to come and mingle, get to know the team and other influencers in the tech space, as we kick off blockchain week with the beta release of our BlocSide Sports app! Plus enjoy some food and specialty cocktails on us!

For ticket details and more information about this event, check out their official website.

Global Innovation Pioneers: New York Angels & Consensys (Meetup)

Venue: Rose Hill Private Bar, 34 East 32nd Street, New York

Date/Time: May 15, 2018; 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Price: $30.00

Global Innovation Pioneers: New York Angels and Consensys is the twelfth installment of the BlockTalks Series presented by Blockhous and TheBlockSource. A scheduled networking break will precede the talks and discussions, and there are opportunities to ask questions at the Q&A after every talk. The ticket cost covers snacks and venue but guests are advised to bring money to purchase drinks if they wish to do so.

For more information about Global Innovation Pioneers: New York Angels & Consensys, click on their Eventbrite page.

Corda Meetup: Greek Night! The Crypto/Cipher kind of Greek (Meetup)

Venue: 11 West 42nd Street, R3 Office, 8th Floor, New York

Date/Time: May 15, 2018; 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Price: Free

Greek-themed event Corda Meetup: Greek Night! Crypto/Cipher kind of Greek is a gathering of Greek minds and other blockchain professionals in the industry. The Corda platform will be discussed, along with other blockchain and big data applications. Greek food will be served during the affair.

For more information about Corda Meetup: Greek Night, click here.

Enigma and Zilliqa Meetup (Meetup)

Venue: New York

Date/Time: May 15, 2018; 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Price: Free

The Enigma and Zilliqa Meetup in New York City is an event that brings together the teams, founders and developers of both Enigma and Ziliqa. They will be attending Consensus 2018, and be presenting their projects to the community (for those that won’t be able to attend the Consensus presentation). Venue will be announced in the near future.

For more details and information about the Enigma and Zilliqa Meetup, check out their Eventbrite page.

German Blockchain Sundowner (Demoday)

Venue: German Accelerator, 433 Broadway, New York

Date/Time: May 15, 2018; 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Price: $15.00

German Blockchain Sundowner is happening within the course of Blockchain Week 2018 in New York. It is going to be held at the rooftop terrace of the German Accelerator Tech located in Soho. If you are a German startup that’s looking for the opportunity to expand your knowledge and network, this is an event you wouldn’t want to miss.

For ticket details and other information about German Blockchain Sundowner, click this link.

XRP Community Night (Social)

Venue: New York

Date/Time: May 15, 2018; TBA

Price: Free (by Invitation Only)

XRP Community Night is one of the most exclusive events happening during Blockchain Week 2018. Tickets cannot be purchased and can only be won through contests that are being held through Twitter. Admission is only for invited guests and contest winners, and the event is said to feature a performance from famous rapper Snoop Dogg.

To score tickets to the exclusive event XRP Community Night, check out this article about the details of the ticket contests.

Blockchain and Smart Contracts in Photography  (Meetup)

Venue: Adorama, 42 West 18th Street, New York

Date/Time: May 16, 2018; 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Price:  Free

The Blockchain and Smart Contracts in Photography is an event hosted by Adorama, one of the leading online destinations for imaging, photography and related electronic gadgets. The talk will explore blockchain concepts and smart contracts in relation to photography, and how photographers can guarantee license control and ownership over their images.

To learn more about Blockchain and Smart Contracts in Photography, click on this link.

Token Summit III (Conference)

Venue: Pier 36 Basketball City, 299 South Street, New York

Date/Time: May 16 to May 17, 2018; 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Price:  $500.00 – $800.00

Token Summit III is the 3rd installment of the Token Summit series that first started in May 2017. Token Summit III is considered the real insiders’ summit for fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency topics revolving around economies, best practices, protocols and other relevant information. The summit is brought to you by host William Mougayar and co-host Nick Tomaino, in coordination with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCED) as part of Blockchain Week.

For more details about Token Summit III, check out their official website here.

The Block Presents “The Internet of Trust and Money”

Venue: Rise New York, 43 West 23rd Street, New York

Date/Time: May 16, 2018; 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Price: $99.00

The Block Presents “The Internet of Trust and Money” will be held at Rise New York. This day of learning and sharing will include lectures such as “Measuring decentralization” and “Why blockchain is essential in publishing”, along with many others. BUIDL’ers, enthusiasts, investors, journalists, lawyers, and traders are encouraged to register and attend. The influential speakers are all blockchain and cryptoasset leaders speak on topics that are relevant for the entire crypto community.

For ticket details and more information about this event, check out their official website.

Block Tank (Conference)

Venue: Hydrogen Headquarters, 915 Broadway, New York

Date/Time: May 17, 2018; 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Price: Free

The Block Tank is an event that’s brought to you by the team behind Hydro blockchain and DApps. They are hosting a contest in the style of popular TV show Shark Tank, where developers are invited to pitch their DApp project and the audience will be voting with the use of a smart contract instead of having judges in order to illustrate how blockchain technology works. The winner gets a prize in the form of cash, services or even tokens. The event will serve free food and beverages, and there is no admission fee.

For ticket information and more details about Block Tank, click this link to their Eventbrite page.

Blockchain, Accounting, Audit & Tax Conference II (Conference)

Venue: Microsoft Conference Center, 11 Times Square, New York

Date/Time: May 17, 2018; 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Price: $199.00

Blockchain, Accounting, Audit & Tax Conference II hosted by Accounting Blockchain Coalition is a day of blockchain discussions and how they impact accounting, audits and taxation. Some proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the non-profit organization (Accounting Blockchain Coalition) to forward its mission in educating businesses and other organizations about accounting matters with regards to digital assets.

For registration and other important information, check out their Eventbrite page here.

Multi-Disciplinary Hands-On Blockchain Workshop Geared for Women (Workshop)

Venue: Galvanize, 315 Hudson Street, New York

Date/Time: May 17 to May 18, 2018; 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Price: $675.00 – $1,350.00

The Multi-Disciplinary Hands-On Blockchain Workshop Geared for Women is a two-day workshop that teaches participants about distributed ledger technologies which include tokens, cryptocurrencies, codes and cryptoeconomics. Even though the workshop is geared towards women, men are encouraged to participate as well. It is a good avenue to find mentors in blockchain, as well as mingle and socialize with like-minded individuals in the industry.

For more information about the event Multi-Disciplinary Hands-On Blockchain Workshop Geared for Women, check out this link.

2018 Crypto Influence Summit (Conference)

Venue: F16, 750 3rd Ave, New York

Date/Time: May 17 to May 18, 2018; 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Price: $199.00 – $1,999.00

2018 Crypto Influence Summit is an event that sets to expand your network with key figures in the cryptocurrency community such as crypto influencers that could help in broadcasting your company’s crypto projects to millions of followers, and companies that could help you in growing your community and organizing your airdrop. Learn more about the power of influence and how it can help your company achieve its goals.

To learn more about the 2018 Crypto Influence Summit, click on this link.

New York Blockchain Alternative Capital Summit (Conference)

Venue: India House Club, 1 Hanover Square, New York

Date/Time: May 17 to May 18, 2018; 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Price: $99.00

New York Blockchain Alternative Capital Summit is a two-day event, that’s considered the first Allocator event in the industry. It’s designed for industry professionals and is structured collaboratively by blockchain and alternative capital professionals. The event is focused more on the investors than on the service providers and its unique structure is intended to enhance networking opportunities.

For more information about New York Blockchain Alternative Capital Summit, check this out.

Blockchain & Law: Morning Symposium (Meetup)

Venue: Theresa Lang Center, 55 W 13th St, New York

Date/Time: May 18, 2018; 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Price: $75.00 – $99.00

The Blockchain & Law: Morning Symposium is the 5th installment of a popular speaking series called Blockchain and Law. The morning symposium will highlight some of blockchain’s most common legal challenges and opportunities; with discussions through an interactive panel, debate and presentations.

To learn more about Blockchain & Law: Morning Symposium, check out this link.

The ADI Crypto Mining Summit (Conference)

Venue: New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Avenue, New York

Date/Time: May 18, 2018; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Price: $499.00 – $699.00

ADI Crypto Mining Summit is hosted by MMH Blockchain Events in cooperation with New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCED). The conference’s mission is to explain the cryptocurrency basics as clearly as possible; as well as introduce new technologies, concepts, ideas, and techniques. Technical and non-technical discussions about mining, security, and legal issues will also be featured during the summit. Persons who are interested in cryptocurrency mining won’t want to miss this event.

For more information about the ADI Crypto Mining Summit, click here.

2018 NYC Blockchain Center Tech & Invest Summit (Conference)

Venue: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York

Date/Time: May 18, 2018; 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Price: $399.00 – $1,299.00

The 2018 NYC Blockchain Center Tech & Invest Summit is a conference that aims to bridge China and United States blockchain companies and communities, focusing on various blockchain investment topics. Leading experts from various sectors, experienced entrepreneurs, investment institutions and the academe are expected to be in attendance to discuss the application of blockchain technologies, as well as learn about ICOs and investments.

For more details and information about the 2018 NYC Blockchain Center Tech & Invest Summit, click here.

NYC BlockAsia (Conference)

Venue: Caden, 381 Broadway, New York

Date/Time: May 18, 2018; 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Price: $100.00 – $595.00

NYC BlockAsia is an event where East meets West and is the first-ever NYC-Asia blockchain conference. One of the event’s co-organizers is Jinse, one of the leading blockchain media outlets based in China. This conference will feature and highlight other organizations from Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, China and other Oceania nations. Asian blockchain enthusiasts, experts and collaborators will not want to miss this event.

For ticket details and more information on NYC BlockAsia, check out their official website.

RestartX Global Blockchain Conference (Conference)

Venue: Yeshiva University, 500 W 186th St, New York

Date/Time: May 18, 2018; 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Price: $499.00 – $799.00

RestartX Global Blockchain Conference is a gathering of minds, experts and developers in the blockchain field. Participants can talk about their “Superpower”, and learn from the speakers about various blockchain topics. The event accepts sponsorships from companies for as low as $5,000.00 to $20,000.00.

For RestartX tickets, sponsorships and other information, check out this link.

RestartX Afterparty (Social)

Venue: RestartX, New York

Date/Time: May 18, 2018; 6:45 PM onwards

Price: Free (part of Restart X event)

RestartX afterparty is a part of the RestartX After the whole day seminar, relax and unwind with fellow blockchain enthusiasts, experts and investors in a night filled with food, beverage and music. Network with like-minded people that could help you take your development and blockchain to the next level.

For more information about RestartX event and afterparty, check out their official website.

Ethereum Blockchain Developer Training (Workshop)

Venue: 122 West 27th Street, New York

Date/Time: June 4, 2018; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Price: $699.00

The Ethereum Blockchain Developer Training is brought to you by Max G and no3p blockchain training. The full-day development course is comprised of 30% lecture and 70% hands-on development, which would equip you with everything you need to get started in creating your own app. You’ll need to bring a modern laptop, your programming experiences and your familiarity with command line interface.

For more information about Ethereum Blockchain Developer Training, check out their official website.

 

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What You Should Know When It Comes to Crypto PR

Motti PeerApr 27, 2018

It’s no secret that a cryptocurrency PR agency can be a strong factor in making or breaking your product and, sadly, your company. So putting your trust into the right hands is crucial. If it’s not known yet, the official press release announces any news or updates that a company has to share with the public. The success of a release and securing media coverage can do wonders for your company.

Let’s get into the details of what it looks like at each stage of your ICO and how to find the right cryptocurrency PR agency for you:

Pre ICO

It’s the beginning of a new era for your company, which you’re hoping will be the next big thing or at the very least a successful project that will lead to even greater success in the future. At this point, you have an idea of what your token will be and the utility behind it. Now, you’re going to need seasoned PR experts to represent you throughout the length of this process, so you start the search for a crypto PR agency. Taking care of this first step can really push your project further than you could ever imagine. The success you achieve with your new agency will have a big impact on your token.

Think long and hard about who you will be hiring and make sure you are comparing a few options. Part of your research ought to include talking to others around you and in the industry, performing a general search, and checking out the reviews. This process helps rule out the ones that don’t fit your standards for the work you expect. Focusing on past successes and having a proven track record are clear indicators when picking a PR agency.

Let’s fast forward a bit to after you’ve picked the perfect PR agency and it’s time to create a PR strategy. This is the point where the crypto PR strategy must align with your company’s idea, messaging, and product. Make sure to have a back-and-forth to ensure that you’re getting exactly what you want. Speak up and don’t be shy! Part of this stage is creating the crypto PR itself, which also may involve many iterations as things evolve. Once it’s complete, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Now comes the media outreach. This is one of the most important pieces of this entire process because this is what will lead to success in securing coverage. As I like to tell my clients, all token PR is good PR as long as they spell your name right, and I stand by that. Getting back on topic, a good rule of thumb is quality over quantity. In other words, it’s better to have a smaller group of writers that are 100 percent interested in covering your story. Rather than having a large quantity of writers that won’t be interested, you want the influencers in the space that care about the topic and have covered it at length. In this case, the odds would be in your favor and they will better understand your mission.

Before we move on, let’s discuss the advantage of having a ‘bazooka.’ In our case a bazooka is a known politician, celebrity, athlete, or an esteemed professor can really make a difference in the success of the campaign. We all know that a bazooka can pack a punch and have a big impact. The advantage of having one in the crypto world is entering an entirely new ball game. I suggest all my clients to get a bazooka because it’s not only going to make my job easier and more fun, but it’ll make the clients project more successful and newsworthy.

During ICO

Your ICO has started and you’ve already reached the hard cap thanks to the great ICO PR you had. You’ve also received great coverage thus far. Congratulations, you did it! But, the work isn’t over just yet.

It’s time for you and your community team to build a presence on your social media accounts, especially if you haven’t done so yet. That means being active on Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, Medium, Reddit, Steemit, and Bitcointalk. It’s best to constantly share notable news, project updates, and interact with users on a daily basis. You’re not just growing these social platforms, but maintaining interactions and creating that strong presence that you want people to talk about for years to come.

While your team is focusing on building the community, the PR team is working to secure more coverage. Whether it be about updates or even connecting your project with current headlines, it’s important to go after every relevant angle.

It’s also a great time to be on podcasts and write thought leadership pieces. Both of these are great for maintaining coverage and displaying your expert knowledge of the industry. By positioning yourself as a leader in the industry, you will show the community that they can trust you and your project.

Post ICO

Fast forward a few months or maybe even a year, your company is established and you’ve built a strong community. Furthermore, your token is doing great! What more could you want? Well, there’s a simple answer to that question. You should always want more. There are certain limits with this way of thinking, but none-the-less your work with the PR agency isn’t over just yet.

Constantly having updates and news to share with the community is always a great way to stay in the media and, of course, keep people interested in your token. This doesn’t change after the ICO is over. One great story to share is when your token officially enters the exchanges. People who have invested in your token will care and take notice to this effect because  they will need to decide on their next steps.

It’s important to be completely transparent about what you are doing because a lot of people have decided to invest in your token. There are too many scams out there these days and you are not one of them. Constantly sharing updates about your token, letting the community members know when there will be a beta of the product to test, and having a demo that can be used by writers is all necessary. By putting these types of stories out for community members and journalists your project will gain more legitimacy.

Part of PR agency’s outreach includes submitting the CEO, CMO, COO, and others for various event opportunities. Events can include sponsored options like paying for a booth to exhibit or  getting on stage for a speaking opportunity to discuss a project or industry. These are great opportunities to get out into the world of crypto, technology, and the specific industries your product is targeting. At these events you can network with other professionals and leaders in the industry, getting to pick their brains on how you can improve your own ideas, while securing possible collaborations in the future. It’s important to note that no matter the success of your ICO, attending these types of events can really show you off as a leader in the industry, and can open many doors to the business world. Connections are everything. It’s also helpful to submit the company for awards to display your success. Plus, every company wants to receive awards.

Wrap It All Together

Whether you’re in need of a blockchain PR agency, crypto PR agency, ICO PR agency, token PR agency, or cryptocurrency PR agency, your team should be making your project feel like it’s the single and only project that is being worked on. They should be doing everything in their power to make your project and PR a success, no matter what the story.

About Motti Peer

Motti Peer is the Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0, an award-winning global PR agency. Also named as one the startup nation’s “Movers and Shakers” on Forbes. With a team of 35 professionals, Blonde 2.0 one of the leading forces in PR for Blockchain and Crypto, startups and VCs.

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The Next Block Conference – Eastern Europe’s most exciting blockchain event in 2018

Tamer SameehApr 24, 2018

Kyiv will be the site of Eastern Europe’s most astounding crypto conference in 2018, Next Block.

In addition to everything you’ve come to expect from the usual crypto conference, Next Block will also be an event where the world’s blockchain leaders can chill out at FTV Coin’s Deluxe Party.

Hilton Kyiv Hotel, Ukraine, will be the home of the Next Block Conference on May 18th. This exciting blockchain event will feature CEOs and industry leaders of blockchain projects, new ICOs, and cryptocurrencies. The keynote speakers will be Bobby Lee, Co-founder at BTCC, the first bitcoin exchange in China, and Simon Cocking, who has been listed as one of the top three global blockchain and fintech influencers. The event will be concluded with the FTV Coin Deluxe Party, which is expected to be 2018’s most breathtaking crypto party in all of Eastern Europe.

The event will be attended by over 350 individuals who will engage with over 20 distinguished speakers, including blockchain experts such as Simon Cocking, Itay Adam, Dmytro Shymkiv, Michael Kharenko, Robert Corriveau, and Pavel Kravchenko. These experts will deliver speeches, and will also participate in panel discussions that will tackle:

  • The technology underlying the ICO industry
  • PR ICO
  • The regulations, policy, and legislation challenges facing ICO/crypto industries
  • E-commerce and the crypto industry

Investors will be able to pitch their start-ups on stage in front of the world’s blockchain whales. The CEOs of over 20 startups are expected to present their projects during the Quick-Fire Pitch Round, where each participant will attempt to earn the trust of investors via 3-minute pitching sessions.

The Official FashionTV FTV Coin Deluxe Party will be the event’s main highlight, featuring FashionTV’s sole owner and founder, Michel Adam. FashionTV is the world’s top fashion channel, serving around 500 million viewers from 193 countries worldwide. The Coin Deluxe Party will bring together blockchain industry leaders and is sure to provide excellent opportunities for networking and discussion.

Even if you won’t be able to be present at the conference’s scene, you can still tune in to the event’s online broadcasting.

Cointelligence readers will receive a 10% discount on tickets, as well as sponsorship packages, by using the discount code: PromoCode10. To know more about the event, purchase a ticket, or apply to be a speaker/media partner, visit the event’s official website.

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