The paper focuses on how Bitcoin and related cryptocurrencies verify that payments are final, ie irreversible once written into the blockchain. It points to the high costs of achieving such finality via “proof-of-work”. It then weighs the outlook for cryptocurrencies based on this kind of algorithm, and looks at possible future avenues for progress.
On 17 January 2019, Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition, hosted a one-day conference featuring a keynote speech by Nobel laureate Professor Jean Tirole, in Brussels on
The world is changing and — as a business that touches every aspect of modern society and business — insurance must change with it. So how should insurers respond to new risks, digital transformation and changing consumer expectations? Join the event to look at the opportunities and challenges for the sector in a fast-changing world.
2018 was an eventful year for the Digital Cities Challenge. It began with an energetic Academy Seminar with representatives from just 8 participating cities and culminated in the Mayors Summit with the Declaration of Cooperation by mayors from 41 cities.
AFME’s Spanish Funding Conference is designed by their members to address the most pressing issues and trends affecting the Spanish capital markets. The programme, with keynote presentations, debate and networking, brings together senior industry stakeholders from across Europe to discuss key markets areas for funding growth in Spain. Topics on the 2019 agenda will include, amongst others: STS Implementation, FinTech, Euribor and Eonia Transition, Alternative Funding in Spain, Sustainable Finance, Synthetic Securitisation and SRTs, NPLs.
EURACTIV invites you to this Stakeholder Debate to discuss the role of global cyber norms, attribution, and the need for an independent body to oversee the level of security in cyberspace.
This report studies the role of territoriality in film financing, the legal and market challenges territoriality faces as a key model for film financing and the consequences if EU policies were to reduce or mitigate the scope of territorial exclusivity in the audiovisual sector. It provides information on Member States’ and EU models of film financing, explores the challenges film financing faces from digital developments and evolving consumer behaviour and analyses possible alternatives to traditional methods of financing and policies to support this.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and Nasdaq invite applicants for an exclusive pitching event for Deep Tech companies in Stockholm, Sweden. On 6-7 March 2019, a selected number of companies funded by the EIC pilot will have the opportunity to pitch their business to top European investors and connect with Nasdaq representatives and partners. In addition, the event will offer workshops on IPOs and how to go public, presented by experts from Nasdaq and certified advisors, as well as entrepreneurs from IPOed companies.
At the January meeting of the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN), the members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) discussed how to tap into the potential of “neurodiversity”, which could also help people within these so-called cognitive minorities to integrate socially.