Top Exchange Binance Announces ‘SAFU’ Hackathon, Conference in Singapore

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has announced that it will host the company’s first conference, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Dec. 6.

Binance Blockchain Week is scheduled to be held in Singapore this January and is to include two major events –– the conference itself, along with a two-day “first-ever Binance SAFU (Secured Assets For Users) Hackathon,” according to the press release. As its name indicates, the hackathon reportedly focuses on developing blockchain-based tools for securing crypto assets.

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, better known as CZ in the industry, underlines that the firm has chosen Singapore as they consider it “the finance and technology hub of Asia.” CZ also added that the conference will feature the “most notable players and thought leaders in blockchain.”

Earlier this week, Binance announced plans to “help [the] advancement of the industry” by launching its own blockchain, “Binance Chain,” in the “coming months.”  The same day, the industry giant revealed a second preview of its forthcoming decentralized exchange (DEX), as a part of the newly announced Binance Chain initiative.

In October the crypto exchange also revealed the establishment of the Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF) during the World Investment Forum, hosted by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Just last month, BlockShow also held a blockchain conference in Singapore, which saw 2,800 attendees and hosted more than 50 speakers and panelists.

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Mt. Gox Trustee Announces Efforts to Extend Deadline for Civil Rehabilitation Claims

Nobuaki Kobayashi, trustee of the now-defunct Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt.Gox, is making efforts to extend the deadline for filing civil rehabilitation claims, according to an official announcement Nov. 22.

While the official deadline for the filings was given as October 22, for both individual and corporate users, today’s announcement indicates that:

“[I]f filings are delayed for reasons not attributable to creditors, proofs of rehabilitation claims filed after the deadline […] may be acceptable. Whether [these] will be accepted is determined by the court […] the Rehabilitation Trustee will make efforts to request the court to accept proofs of rehabilitation claims received by December 26, 2018 (Japan time).”

The announcement further outlines detailed online and offline methods for submitting a claim ahead of the potentially extended deadline of December 26.

As reported, roughly 24,000 creditors are thought to have been affected by Mt. Gox’s 2011 hack and subsequent collapse in early 2014, which resulted in the loss of 850,00 BTC valued at roughly $460 million at the time.

Tokyo attorney Nobuaki Kobayashi, who has been appointed to act as civil rehabilitation trustee to manage Mt. Gox’s bankruptcy estate funds, has recently issued a statement that indicated he had liquidated almost 26 billion yen (about $230 million) in Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) over four months as of early March 2018.

Kobayashi earned the ambivalent moniker of Tokyo’s Bitcoin Whale amid allegations his crypto sell-offs had a conspicuously adverse effect on markets; he subsequently pledged to cease the liquidations when civil rehabilitation proceedings began in June of this year.

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Blockchain.com Wallet Adds Stellar, Announces $125 Mln XLM Airdrop to ‘Drive Adoption’

Cryptocurrency wallet provider Blockchain.com has launched full support for altcoin Stellar (XLM), accompanied by a hefty airdrop of $125 million worth of XLM to its user base. The news was announced in an official blog post today, Nov. 6.

Blockchain.com pitched the mammoth offering as “the largest airdrop in the history of crypto and likely the largest consumer giveaway ever,” suggesting that airdrops are “a great way to drive decentralization and adoption for new networks.”

The firm underscores that the benefit of crypto airdrops for consumers are that they are able to “test, trade, and transact” unfamiliar crypto assets without having to mine or invest first.

Blockchain.com gives the rationale for its choice to launch support for Stellar as being due to the token’s network being “built for scalability,” as well as for its provision of the ability to create custom tokens that represent “real-world or virtual goods and services.”

Prior to adding Stellar support, the Blockchain.com wallet already supported three other cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin (BTC),  Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Ethereum (ETH).

As of press time, Stellar (XLM) is ranked sixth largest cryptocurrency by market cap on CoinMarketCap’s listings, seeing a strong 5.35 percent growth on the day, trading at $0.258.

In late September, Cointelegraph reported that Blockchain.com had been ranked within the top ten most “sought-after” U.K. startup employers in new listings on LinkedIn. Among its attributes, LinkedIn noted Blockchain.com’s “benefits such as free food and flexible working,” unlimited holiday policy and a bonus scheme for employees paid in Bitcoin.

Airdrops have recently made headlines in less auspicious terms, with China’s stringently anti-crypto central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), announcing it would be widening its regulatory scrutiny to include token airdrops, which it characterized as “disguised” Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in its 2018 financial stability report.

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Ganapati Announces Eman Pulis the CEO of SiGMA as Senior Advisor of G8C


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On Friday, August 3, 2018 Ganapati Group announced the appointment of Eman Pulis, the CEO of SiGMA (Summit of iGaming Malta and Malta Blockchain Summit) as one of the Senior Advisors of GanaEight Coin Limited, the Issuer of G8C tokens. As published on July 7 2018, G8C tokens can be used in online casinos

Eman Pulis has a degree in Education with first-class honours. He also holds a master’s degree in both “diplomacy” and “creativity & innovation.”

SiGMA, led by Eman as CEO, is known to create heat during Malta Gaming Week, recognized as the must-go iGaming event held in November. The event attracts over 500 exhibitors and sponsors, 12,000 representatives, and 150 speakers every year. In addition, the Malta Blockchain Summit sponsored and hosted by SiGMA, is the world’s largest blockchain-related event attracting a number of investors and stakeholders from virtual currency related industries across the world, including Ganapati Groups’s GanaEight Coin Limited.

Eman said: “I’ve worked with the team behind Ganapati for the last three years and the relationship has matured into one based on mutual trust. The technical expertise and all round backing behind their ICO makes G8C a winner. I’m thrilled to walk this journey with them as an advisor and bring my wealth of contacts to the table.”

On July 25, GanaEight Coin Limited, a legal entity that will issue G8C, announced that two qualified lawyers, Hayato Terai from Japan and Kristina Deguara from Malta, had assumed the posts as its Co-CEOs and will engage in practical affairs of the ICO.

With the two lawyers as its Co-CEOs and Eman Pulis, who has acquired vast experience and knowledge in blockchain through his great accomplishments in the online casino industry, as its Senior Advisor, GanaEight Coin Limited will take a great leap in its online casino platform development project. The project is based on Ganapati Group’s proprietary ICO and blockchain technologies and will help in reaching success.

GanaEight Coin Limited’s promotional video has also been updated and is available on the Ganapati Group website.

Website URL: https://ganapati.com/

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