Second annual

JUNE 4 - JUNE 7, 2016

HOSTED BY THE BITFURY GROUP AND MAITAI GLOBAL ON SIR RICHARD BRANSON'S NECKER ISLAND

2017 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The Bitfury Group, a leading full service Blockchain technology company, hosted its inimitable Blockchain Summit in partnership with MaiTai Global on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island from June 4th - June 7th, 2016.

This unique Summit welcomed key global influencers in technology, civil society, democracy promotion and innovation to a riveting discussion about the world-changing potential applications of the Blockchain to include but not limited to democracy promotion, cyber security, the sharing economy, voting and land titling.


Read more from The Bitfury Group CEO Valery Vavilov on his blog, "The Bitfury Group: Shaping the Future of Blockchain — Our Vision from Necker Island."

https://medium.com/@valeryvavilov/the-bitfury-group-shaping-the-future-of-blockchain-our-vision-from-necker-island-video-here-3175368d0f7b#.mkx75if71

“Sir Richard Branson is a true visionary and we share his deep passion for global change for the better. We are thrilled to announce the second annual Blockchain Summit will happen this summer on his Necker Island and look forward to an extremely thoughtful and provocative dialogue with some of the world’s top influencers.”

Valery Vavilov, CEO and co-founder of The Bitfury Group

VISION

THOUGHT LEADERS VISITED WITH THE BITFURY GROUP AND MAITAI GLOBAL ON SIR RICHARD BRANSON’S PRIVATE ISLAND FOR A SET OF INTIMATE DISCUSSIONS TO LAY OUT THE FRAMEWORK FOR A WORLD WHERE HUMANKIND IS FULLY BENEFITING FROM THE AMAZING TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE BLOCKCHAIN.

HIGHLIGHTS

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MEDIA COVERAGE

Coverage of the Blockchain Summit

Sir Richard Branson Hosts Blockchain Summit This Weekend

Laura Shin

What is arguably the most exclusive blockchain industry conference, the Blockchain Summit, sponsored by the BitFury Group and MaiTai Global, kicks off its second annual event this Saturday on long-time innovator, futurist and entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the Caribbean. This year, the notable attendees of the Blockchain Summit include Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament whom the Wall Street Journal called “Europe’s Most Wired Politician;” Jim Newsome, the former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the New York Mercantile Exchange; and Beth Moses, aerospace engineer and astronaut for Virgin Galactic.

BitBeat: Grand Plans for Bitcoin From Necker Island

Michael J. Casey

The group, which the summit web site described as comprising “the greatest minds in digital innovation,” explored multiple projects that would use the blockchain – the core ledger technology underlying bitcoin – to change the lives of billions of people.

Lucy Liu Touts Blockchain Tech at Discussion on Branson's Island

Yessi Bello Perez

Block Chain Summit, the exclusive bitcoin event held on Richard Branson's private island, has revealed a surprising advocate of blockchain technology.
According to tweets from Necker Island, actress Lucy Liu – better known for her work in Hollywood blockbusters and Sherlock Holmes reboot Elementary – joined participants for a Skype discussion on how the blockchain could play a role in identity management.

Shaping serendipity

Richard Branson

We recently hosted the Blockchain Summit, a four-day gathering of digital innovators that was organised by the team behind the MaiTai gatherings. It was fascinating debating new developments in the industry and mapping out what the future holds. The meetings didn’t just discuss topics like Bitcoin though. The likes of Hernando de Soto shared their thoughts on the future of the world, while we also played hard – as this incredible video of kitesurfing off the Great House roof shows. As I shared recently, a high-tech product was even conceived, developed and launched – all on the island.

Richard Branson holding digital currency summit on private Caribbean island

But this May, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is set to hold the conference on Necker Island, his 74-acre private island in the British Virgin Islands, to discuss the future of Bitcoin, Blockchain and digital currency. (Blockchain is the software infrastructure that supports Bitcoin transactions — not to be confused with Blockchain.info, which is a digital wallet service.)

Branson is sharing hosting duties with Valery Vavilov, the CEO of Bitfury, a company that develops servers for “Blockchain transaction processing,” Pro kiteboarder Suzi Mai and VC Bill Tai, the co-founders of MaiTai Global and George Kikvadze, the managing director of the Georgian Co-Investment Fund.

Blockchain and how it will change everything

James Eyers

In May, British billionaire Richard Branson invited a select posse of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and technology advisers to his Caribbean residence for an exclusive pow wow on an issue occupying some of the top markets minds in the world. The topic for discussion on the picturesque Necker Island was the "blockchain."

ABOUT THE BITFURY GROUP

The Bitfury Group makes it possible to securely move an asset, peer-to-peer, across both the private and public Blockchain. We develop and deliver both the software and the hardware solutions necessary to transfer highly secured assets on private and public Blockchains.

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