The CoinGeek Pulse: Episode 14

This week, it’s all about the CoinGeek Live Conference. The Bitcoin event of the year is finally upon us, with the action getting underway from September 30.

The three-day event is streaming live from the Manhattan Center in New York and Kennington Studios in London, bringing 88 of the world’s most respected speakers, developers and Bitcoin entrepreneurs to the table. The event is free to attend with registration, and specifically geared at those looking to learn more about Bitcoin BSV, including how the protocol is being used to change the world in a number of specific industries and applications.

Delegates can also take part in an augmented reality experience, for a fully immerse virtual conference—the next best thing to being there in person. There’s also the chance to cast a vote for the winners of the 3rd Bitcoin SV Hackathon, which will be presented at the event.

Calvin Ayre, founder of the Ayre Group, said the upcoming Bitcoin event will tap into all channels.

“I want to point out that the CG conference is a conference that moves around and is evolving and I see a future where we will have smaller or mobile multi-channel conferences and then larger ones which will have specialized channels. This might be the last of the large ones that has everything kind of mixed together… consumer facing applications, enterprise solutions, infrastructure, finance, all that, kind of mixed together.”

The virtual event takes place September 30 to October 2. Check out the agenda here.

Meanwhile, the CIA has announced a new research unit, which will look into blockchain technology. Dubbed CIA Labs, the new R&D team will “bring CIA officers together with the private sector and academia to research and develop science and technology solutions in support of CIA’s mission.”

It is thought the department will be looking into the role blockchain could play in developing next generation national security tools, as well as exploring innovation in other technologies.

Finally, banking regulators in the U.S. have officially allowed banks to begin holding stablecoin reserves, in order to facilitate the delivery of stablecoin services to their customers. The move will allow banks to better serve the digital currency sector, with banks now able to hold their own digital asset reserves.

New to Bitcoin? Check out CoinGeek’s Bitcoin for Beginners section, the ultimate resource guide to learn more about Bitcoin—as originally envisioned by Satoshi Nakamoto—and blockchain.