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What we learned about blockchain and open banking at FinTech Connect

“At the fifth edition of the FinTech Connect conference, held in London from December 3-4, companies across banking, fintech, insurance, and payments discussed the key trends and developments shaping the financial services industry” writes Mekebeb Tesfaye for businessinsider.com. During Day 1 of the conference, I (Mekebeb) acted as master of ceremonies at the Blockchain Connect stage, while my colleague Eleni Digalaki did the same during Day 2 at the Digital Engagement stage, where discussions largely focused on open banking.Here’s what we learned about blockchain and open banking at the event:…

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Savoring the food truck experience: How conference planners serve up the trend

“The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, sister properties in Wisconsin, share a fake food truck, a trailer called the Grand Grille” writes This Story Was for seattletimes.com. Sheehan said hotel guests and event planners liked the novelty of the food truck. “We always get positive feedback,” she said.We want good food.” A food truck can also help a hotel circumvent space constraints, as in the case of the Gates Hotel Key West.According to Ross Resnick, founder of the food truck booking site RoamingHunger.com, requests…

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NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 Revisits Bangkok; Ends with GURUS Influencer Awards

“NEXT BLOCK ASIA has revisited Bangkok to set the stage for discussions between experts from cryptocurrency, traditional finance, and affiliate industries” reports financemagnates.com. The award ceremony was a great finish to a very successful day at the Next Block Asia conference.Discover iFX EXPO Asia 2020 in Macao – The Largest Financial B2B Expo The conference was a one-day event and took place in Bangkok’s epic W Hotel. Source: financemagnates.com

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Trump abruptly cancels NATO news conference after tense exchanges with world leaders

“But getting bad-mouthed by fellow world leaders was hardly the most consequential incident of the multifront battle the president has been waging over the past 48 hours” reports politico.com. Those conversations included a number of contentious moments, particularly the bilateral with Macron, with whom Trump over the fight against ISIS. Those tensions peaked when a video surfaced overnight of other world leaders appearing to mock the president. Source: politico.com

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‘His team’s jaws drop’: World leaders trash-talk Trump in private conversation

“Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared some thoughts about President Trump to other world leaders in a video that was taken during a reception in Buckingham Palace” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The comment was in reference to Trump kicking off the NATO summit in London with a tense press conference with Macron.”You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor,” Trudeau added in the video clip.Trump called a Macron comment “nasty” during the press conference. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Amazon has removed a ban on the words ‘multi cloud’ and ‘hybrid cloud’ at its AWS conference, and it’s a telling change to its famous list of forbidden words

“Attention Amazon Web Services conference attendees: You are no longer forbidden from using the words “multi-cloud” or “hybrid cloud.”” writes Rosalie Chan for businessinsider.com. Amazon Web Services previously did not allow terms like “multi-cloud,” “cross cloud,” “any cloud,” or “every cloud” – language that implies supporting more than one cloud provider.Poojan Kumar, co-founder and CEO of Clumio, says customers will still ask about using multiple clouds regardless of AWS’s conference rules.AWS “heavily curates” what partners can present at its conferences, and content must be submitted to AWS for review, said…

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Programmer arrested by U.S. authorities after North Korea cryptocurrency talk

“He gave a blockchain-related lecture at a conference in North Korea, called the Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference, “in or about” April 2019″ writes Stan Schroeder for mashable.com. Griffith’s arrest sparked a big debate in cryptocurrency circles, both based on the content of his presentation in North Korea and the fact that he recently worked for the Ethereum Foundation, which governs the second most popular cryptocurrency, Ethereum. Source: mashable.com

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The cryptocurrency community is up in arms after a US citizen gave a talk on blockchain in North Korea and was then arrested

“The cryptocurrency community is up in arms after the arrest of an expert who was accused of helping North Korea evade US sanctions” writes Charlie Wood for businessinsider.com. He was accused by federal prosecutors on Friday of giving a talk at a cryptocurrency conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, and handing over technical information.North Korea is widely believed to be at the centre of several major cryptocurrency hacks, and for using its gains to fund state activities. Source: businessinsider.com

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