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Slovenia joined one of the largest European events in the fintech sector, with organizing the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Slovenia thus joining other worldwide conference destinations like Amsterdam, Malta, Geneva, Thailand, Philippines, Gibraltar, Limassol, Istanbul, Tallinn, Bangkok and others. On 12th December 2017, Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital is hosting one of the first major conferences in the Balkans, the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Slovenia 2017, dedicated to cryptoworks and Blockchain technology or blocking technology. The conference held at GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre is focusing on the block chain community in Slovenia and on the ways of its further development.

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Green light for block chain in Slovenia
Blockchain, the technology of the future, is in the spotlight of different governments today. The country’s high officials are not only building their own strategy on decentralized technologies but also taking part in European projects and actively studying the experience of other countries. The conference with expected approximately 300 participants gathers the representatives of the Slovenian government and the Blockchain entrepreneurs like Vit Jedlicka, the President of Liberland, where Blockchain has been already implemented in the state administration and cryptocurrency Merits has been introduced as the official payment means.

And the future?
The issue of the legal status of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, disputable in many countries, is practically resolved in Slovenia today, due attention was paid to the matter in the anti-money laundering legislation. The cryptocurrency notion was defined there, whereas brokers and exchanges received the status of financial institutions. As for blockchain, it is mentioned in the Development Strategy for the Information Society until 2020. This paper, called Digital Slovenia 2020, announces the establishment of the Blockchain Slovenia initiative and invites all interested participants of the community to join it. Despite the fact that the government is sceptic about cryptocurrencies, Block chain is definitely given a green light in Slovenia. Decentralized start-ups have rather comfortable conditions there. Therefore, the country is quite likely to launch national Block chain services for trials soon.

GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre
The venue, GR is one of the leading Slovenian convention centre, hosting numerous international and local events and their slogan 365 days of events which they’ve definitely proved it. The organizer of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Slovenia 2017, choose the venue for its professional services, their location in the city’s centre, the multi-functional hall offering speakers and participants best experience and all in all because of their great experienced congress team, making each and every little detail possible and great.

What are cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology?
The origins of blockchain are a bit nebulous. A person or group of people known by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakomoto invented and released the tech in 2009 as a way to digitally and anonymously send payments between two parties without needing a third party to verify the transaction. It was initially designed to facilitate, authorize, and log the transfer of bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.  Cryptocurrencies are essentially just digital money, digital tools of exchange that use cryptography and the aforementioned blockchain technology to facilitate secure and anonymous transactions. There had been several iterations of cryptocurrency over the years, but Bitcoin truly thrust cryptocurrencies forward in the late 2000s. There are thousands of cryptocurrencies floating out on the market now, but Bitcoin is far and away the most popular.

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