27 Sep '16, 12pm

Bitcoin Takes on Eastern Europe as Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Lands in Kiev

Bitcoin Takes on Eastern Europe as Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Lands in Kiev

Ukraine is one of these countries where people require no explanation about the value of hard money. As war in the east of the post-Soviet nation helped put its economy into a recession, the Ukrainian national currency — the hryvnia — lost some 70 percent of its value over the past two years. Perhaps that’s why demand for bitcoin there has increased significantly . And also why the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Kiev on September 23 attracted a large and engaged audience. The Bitcoin Alternative Early in the morning, at the start of the conference, Cubits COO Max Krupyshev addressed a packed Rookie Hall, one of the three spacious conference rooms. Going over the basics of blocks, Bitcoin-addresses and proof-of-work in his native Ukrainian, Krupyshev faced a crowd full of questions and requests for details. “The audience engagement at this conference is really impressiv...

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