On June 14, 2016, industry professionals from across the world
will travel to St. Louis to attend
, the first blockchain conference to address both capital markets
and supply chain applications.
This inaugural blockchain conference is being hosted by
, the world's largest Bitcoin- and blockchain-focused media
company, in partnership with
, a leading fintech accelerator in the United States.
"We are extremely pleased to partner with SixThirty," David
Bailey, CEO of BTC Media told
. "By combining BTC Media's knowledge of the blockchain ecosystem
with SixThirty's insight as a fintech innovator, business
accelerator and leading driver of disruptive B2B technology, we
have created a first-of-its-kind, collaborative event focusing on
cutting-edge blockchain solutions."
Atul Kamra, Managing Partner for SixThirty, told
"We saw a real opportunity in partnering with BTC Media for the St.
Louis blockchain conference. The partnership harnesses
St.Louis's regional strength in financial services, the breadth and
depth of our global corporate community here and the flourishing
tech start-up scene--and it brings us together around a
real timely and relevant opportunity."
The conference is a forum to bring the industry's leading
blockchain technology companies together with major enterprises to
brainstorm how the new technology will disrupt and optimize trade
networks and financial services. The name pays homage to the
classical meaning of "trade," as the agenda will center around
blockchain developments related to supply chain management, global
payments, real-time distribution analytics, triple-entry
accounting, insurance services, merchant services and capital
According to Bailey, the event will also feature a 24-hour
hackathon that starts on June 12th. Participants will compete for
funding and have the opportunity to present their projects at the
At the conference, BTC Media will formally launch its newest
, which is an expansion of its popular weekly blockchain technology
The Distributed Ledger
into a 24-hour news portal covering enterprise-level blockchain
's coverage will include capital markets, payments and financial
services applications as well as blockchain news in many
nonfinancial industries, including supply chain management,
healthcare, IoT, insurance and identity.
"We're thrilled to cover first-hand the traction blockchain
technology is gaining toward solving very large and ingrained pain
points in the financial services world," Bailey told
. "We're even more excited however about the emerging field of
nonfinancial blockchain applications. From eliminating counterfeit
goods to a global system of electronic medical records, blockchain
technology will impact industries of all kinds and create immense
opportunities for forward-thinking companies. This is our chief
- how can we expand the discussion around blockchain technology and
facilitate the thought leadership that inspires innovation."
More information about the conference agenda, speakers and
sponsors will be posted on the
over the coming weeks, he concluded.
Full Disclosure: BTC Media is the parent company of