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[BLOCKFESTA] Roger Ver, Samson Mow to clash again at Blockfesta forum in Seoul

PUBLISHED : August 08, 2018 - 16:01

UPDATED : August 11, 2018 - 08:51

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[THE INVESTOR] The war of words between owner Roger Ver and Blockstream Chief Strategy Officer Samson Mow is expected to be revived at the upcoming Blockfesta 2018 blockchain forum to be held in Seoul on Aug. 22-23. 

Roger Ver

The two high-profile cryptocurrency entrepreneurs clashed in Seoul in April when they discussed the issue of Bitcoin scaling, limits on the amount of transactions the Bitcoin network can process.

Ver claimed Bitcoin has failed to become a digital cash for everyday payments, saying the more usable Bitcoin Cash is “true” Bitcoin, while Mow fought back to support Bitcoin, saying technological progress would help resolve its scalability issues.

The two-day Blockfesta is one of the largest blockchain forums held in Seoul that is co-organized by blockchain media firm Blockmedia and KBIPA, an industry lobby promoting the industry and startups. The Investor is an official media partner of the event.

Seoul City Mayor Park Won-soon and Lim Jong-ryong, former Financial Services Commission chairman, will make keynote speeches. Other key participants include Cheon Ha-jin, chairman of Korea Blockchain Association’s self-regulatory committee; Kim Hyung-joo, chairman of Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association; Antanas Guoga, a European Parliament member; and Jason Hsu, a Taiwanese legislator. A slew of crypto exchanges such as Upbit, Huobi, Korbit and Coinone are also joining the event.

Key agendas up for discussion include regulatory hurdles including those on initial coin offerings, security issues and pros and cons of centralized and decentralized exchanges.

Check out details of the conference on its official website

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