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March 29, 2016: Nashville, TN--BTC Media, the world’s largest Bitcoin and blockchain-focused media company, announces its inaugural blockchain conference event, Distributed: Trade, to be held in St. Louis, Missouri on June 14, 2016.
The conference is being presented by BTC Media in partnership with SixThirty, a leading fintech accelerator in the U.S., and is the first global event focusing on blockchain technology applications for both trade networks and financial services.
Attached to the event is a 24-hour hackathon to start on June 12th.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with SixThirty,” said David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media. “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.”
The Distributed: Trade conference is a new and exciting forum bringing 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. A homage to the classical meaning of “trade,” Distributed: Trade’s agenda will center around blockchain developments related to supply chain management, global payments, insurance services, and capital market operations.
“We saw a real opportunity in partnering with BTC Media for the St. Louis blockchain conference,” said Atul Kamra, Managing Partner for SixThirty. 'The partnership harnesses St.Louis' 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.'
St Louis was chosen for the event based on its historical importance as a financial services center, international hub of trade and commerce, and symbolic launching point for trailblazers seeking to pioneer new frontiers.
In conjunction with the conference, BTC Media will formally launch its newest media property, Distributed, an expansion of its popular weekly blockchain technology report The Distributed Ledger (www.godistributed.com) into a 24-hr news portal covering enterprise-level blockchain applications. Distributed’s coverage includes 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 capital markets world,” added Bailey. “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 focus for Distributed--how can we expand the discussion around blockchain technology and facilitate the thought leadership that inspires innovation.”
Distributed: Trade attendees will include professionals from leading industry startups, investment firms, financial services institutions, logistics services providers, corporate treasurers and CFOs, manufacturers and academic and policy groups worldwide.
For more information or to register, visit https://godistributed.com/trade/
About BTC Media:
Headquartered in Nashville, BTC Media LLC is the publisher of Distributed, Bitcoin Magazine and yBitcoin. BTC Media is the world’s largest provider of multimedia educational and informational resources about the digital currency and blockchain industries.
SixThirty is a St.Louis-based Financial Technology venture fund and business development accelerator. SixThirty attracts the most innovative FinTech start-ups from across the globe, and works with like-minded corporate partners and mentors to accelerate their revenue growth. The startups selected receive up to a $100,000 investment for a negotiated percentage of equity, hands-on mentorship and connections with the leading financial services companies in the country.
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