This year the London Bitcoin forum focuses on all possible challenges and opportunities provided by Bitcoin and the Blockchain technology.

Important update (09/03/2015 14:00 EST): This conference is a confirmed scam! New article with all the details is available here.

The upcoming month will bring one stunning event for all Bitcoin and Blockchain experts and fans. London will host around 900 attendees, more than 60 expert speakers and 20+ media partners at the London Bitcoin Forum, a prestigious two-day event with quite a varied programme. The London Bitcoin Forum will take place at the QEII Centre on March 23-24, 2016.

Lucky participators will get an opportunity to meet the most respected members of Bitcoin and Blockchain community and take part in the talks concerning Public vs Private Blockchains, Financial Smart Contracts, Distributed Ledger Technology.

Comparing the London Bitcoin forum with similar events, it is necessary to underline that it’s the only meeting that will arise such topics as Scaling Issues, Blocksize Limit, Forks and Global and UK Regulation & Compliance. In general, the forum will feature powerful keynote talks, plenty of networking opportunities, demos and panels about upcoming challenges and opportunities provided by Bitcoin and the Blockchain Technology in this new emerging reality where collaboration is the key.

The London Bitcoin Forum will open special Career Opportunities with Blockchain Companies section where companies will get an opportunity to present their Bitcoin related job offers, internships and career opportunities. Sponsors will be able to study startups, product innovations or services to choose the best investment objective.

A separate panel, dedicated to Bitcoin Casinos and Gambling websites, will focuse on talks about how Bitcoin can reshape the online gambling industry and showcase some of the best online casinos which accept Bitcoin.

London has been in focus of attention recently. MasterCard claimed the other day that it is going to run its “Fare Free Mondays” promotion in London this week. It will enable card users to get a discount for their trips across Transport for London (TfL) network. The offer will be available for users of iOS devices, such as iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPad and Apple Watch, each Monday between February 29 and March 14. It could be used for a limited time, from Monday 4:30 a.m. to Tuesday 1:00 a.m.

To get a reimbursement, you will need to add MasterCard to your Apple Pay Wallet and touch in and out using your NFC-enabled device. During 28 days, the cost of travel will be refunded by MasterCard. The maximum daily sum is £28.10 per person.

The previous promotion was available from November 23 to December 14 and appeared to be quite popular among Apply Pay customers.

The report ‘Distributed Ledger Technology: Beyond Block chain’ published by the Chief Scientific Advisor of the UK Sir Mark Walport proves that UK government studies blockchain in order to see how usable it is.

In his report, Sir Mark Walport explains how blockchain can help government collect taxes, issue passports, deliver benefits and “ensure the integrity of government records and services.

“Distributed ledger technologies have the potential to help governments to collect taxes, deliver benefits, issue passports, record land registries, assure the supply chain of goods and generally ensure the integrity of government records and services”.

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