The ICONOMI Digest
Closing out the month of October, we have been busy preparing the details for the ICN to eICN conversion process, attending and sponsoring industry conferences and financial events, and more.
Q3 Development Overview
On October 12, we published our development overview for Q3, where we highlighted the first direct purchase of BLX with euro using the fiat gateway (in beta) and the release of the public API. Learn more about our development progress here.
ICONOMI in the Media
“New possibilities will change the financial industry because you will be creating a portfolio from very different assets. They could be from cash flow streams, real estate options, and so on. You will not just construct a standard portfolio of funds, stocks, and bonds.”
Delta Summit Index Prize Drawing
On October 19, we announced the conclusion of the Delta Summit Index prize drawing. We want to thank each and every person who participated in the creation of DSI or in the prize drawing. The winner’s DSI holdings were doubled for a total of more than 1,000 DSI. We look forward to seeing the performance of DSI, one of the world’s first crowdsourced indexes, in the coming quarters.
This week, Jure Sutar, ICONOMI Head of DAAs, gave a speech on the future of asset management at the Kuwait Financial Technology Conference. He shared his views on the development of blockchain technology in the region with us:
“The Kuwait FinTech event brought together great minds and speakers from various different countries, as well as attendees from some of the biggest companies based in the Middle East region. Comparing the event to the ECOH event we attended in May, we can say that there is definitely a growing interest in blockchain technology and digital assets in the region when it comes to traditional financial institutions.”
November 1–2: The ICONOMI team and our digital asset managers will be at Malta Blockchain Summit next week. Meet us at Booth #86 at the InterContinental!
November 13: We are happy to announce that ICONOMI COO Matej Tomazin will discuss the latest industry trends in his talk “How will Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Change our World?” at the Family Office Forum in Zurich.
On October 15, ICONOMI sponsored the MakeIT event in Slovenia. ICONOMI CTO Miha Vidmar spoke about his experience building a working product on blockchain (and in Java), the technical maturity of the blockchain space, and how the blockchain space is evolving at the MakeIT conference in Slovenia.
Miha gave an overview of ICONOMI’s architecture and the good and bad aspects of the blockchain ecosystems ICONOMI works in, from the current state of blockchains to the state of exchanges.
“‘The government must give some finality to the issue. We have got employees. There are jobs,’ Nakul Dewan, legal counsel for nine of the cryptocurrency exchanges included in the hearing, was quoted as saying to The Economic Times.”
“Cryptocurrency-mining startup Bitfury is weighing strategic options including an initial public offering in what could be Europe’s first major listing in the industry, according to people familiar with the matter.”