Blockchain innovator and creator of first live Bitcoin exchange, Nick Spanos, to kick off MENA tour with speech at WGS 2018
NEW YORK, mnctoday — Leading American digital currency and blockchain pioneer Nick Spanos will today begin a region-wide tour of oil producing states, starting with a speaking slot in the 2018 World Government Summit, held in Dubai, UAE from 11 to 13 February.
At the summit, Mr. Spanos will highlight how the emerging technology behind Bitcoin is reinventing the energy industry — and the story of how his firm is solving the biggest problem confronting blockchain smart contracts. He is cofounder of Zap.org, a marketplace for real-world data feeds to interface with smart contracts through ‘oracles’, which are streamlining all aspects of energy production, from harvest to shipping.
“As a rising hub for innovation, Dubai is particularly committed to being a champion of the future. Summit attendees will learn how finance, government, and energy are rapidly evolving — thanks to the next generation of the internet, known as blockchain,” said Nick Spanos.
Internationally known from his central role in the critically-acclaimed film Banking on Bitcoin (Netflix), Spanos founded Bitcoin Center NYC, one of the world’s first physical exchanges — located across from the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Spanos is also CEO of Blockchain Technologies Corp, best known as the incubator for the patented game-changing multi-branch blockchain, and is founder of VoteWatcher, which holds the exclusive patent on the first blockchain-secured voting machines — another corruption-busting iteration of the new tech.
“Zap.org is hard at work to provide support for integrating real-world developments in the energy market to smart contracts. Some of the world’s largest oil producers are already applying blockchain technologies, and I predict the coming year will see the biggest changes in the industry to come in many decades,” added Mr. Spanos.
The World Government Summit is the world’s premiere annual gathering of the most important players and brightest minds in government and the private sector.