Coinbase will end support for its multisig vaults, focusing instead on its platform and security. Blockchain industry leaders meet in Dubai. And last week there were plenty of other industry conferences held worldwide.
Coinbase Ends Support for Multisig Vaults This Week

Coinbase is in its final week of offering technical support for its multisig vaults. It announced the end of that support on April 19 in a blog post last month.  Coinbase plans to redeploy multisig resources on the company’s platform and its security and reliability.

Multisig vaults, which were designed to allow users to manage their private keys and control their own security while using the Coinbase interface, have three keys: two held by the user and one by Coinbase. The company has urged users to ensure  they have access to their two keys before the April 19 deadline. Read more here.

World Blockchain Forum to Meet in Dubai

Investors and chief executives with a keen interest in cryptcurrencies and blockchains will meet in Dubai this week to discuss bitcoins (BTC), ICOs and the latest blockchain technologies. The World Blockchain Forum will also cover investing, regulation, startups and disruption. This networking event is limited to 750 attendees. Keynote speakers include CNET co-founder Halsey Minor. Read more here.

Legal, Risk Experts to Present at Moscow’s Blockchain Conference

Russian developers and blockchain players will present at Moscow’s Blockchain Conference this week.

The seventh conference, on April 17 and 18, will feature Russian legal and risk experts discussing regulatory issues in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. The sixth event featured more than 2,000 visitors, 40 speakers and 64 exhibitors, according to the event site. Read more here.

Last Week’s Events:
Global Blockchain Forum

Tech, investment and industry panels discussed blockchain and cryptocurrencies during a two-day conference in Santa Clara, Calif., last Monday. Venture capitalist Tim Draper of Draper Associates, DFJ and Draper University delivered a morning keynote speech titled “Blockchain Business Models: Transforming Business Across All Industries.” Read more here.

Beyond Blocks Summit Tokyo

Blockchain enthusiasts gathered in Tokyo last Wednesday and Thursday to share information on regulations and opportunities. Yuzo Kano, co-founder and CEO of bitFlyer, delivered the keynote speech on the state of blockchain in Japan. Panel discussions covered regulatory issues and governance in China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Japan, as well as how blockchain can transform the educational sector. Read more here.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Germany

A one-day blockchain and cryptocurrencies conference was held last Wednesday in Berlin. The conference covered such topics as how to implement blockchain into business processes and initial coin offerings. Read more here.

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Michelle Rama-Poccia
Michelle Rama-Poccia has written financial news since 2001, covering everything from Latin American debt capital markets to the U.S. credit crisis. She began her career on the enterprise desk at Dow Jones Newswires, and was an editor and producer for Thomson Reuters before her stint as Fast Money, Strategy Session and Options Action producer at CNBC. Most recently, Michelle has worked as a contributing editor for TheStreet.com.