On October 12, the Ukrainian capital will host the fourth edition of the international Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Kiev, a leading industry event. Some 1,000 attendees from Ukraine and neighboring countries, as well as from Europe and the USA, are expected.
The conference will bring together local and international experts, developers, investors and blockchain startup founders.
Ukraine’s National Police have arrested several suspects who were illegally producing bitcoins at a recreation center of a Ukrainian state institute, according to newly released court documents.
Police found that 200 computers had been set up in an unused swimming pool at the Paton Electric Welding Institute’s recreation center to generate bitcoins, the world’s most popular digital money.
EBRD provides $5 million loan to Ukrainian poultry producer for more efficient and eco-friendly processes
The EBRD is providing a $5 million loan to the Ukrainian poultry producer Dniprovska Agri Group (DAG) for the construction of a biomass boiler, which will improve the company’s operational and environmental performance.
Located in Nikopol in the south of the country, the family-owned DAG is Ukraine’s third-largest poultry producer and is also active in oilseed crushing. The new biomass boiler will use poultry manure from the company’s farms and help optimize its energy-supply mix as well as reduce its operating costs.
Last month Mobile Beach Conference, which presents itself as Europe’s biggest mobile marketing event, held its third edition in Odessa, southern Ukraine.
Some 1,000 attendees from 29 countries participated in the event, which targeted marketers, app developers, startupers, investors, advertisers and publishers.
The collection features 40 Mac computers from each generation which not so long ago belonged to a legendary Manhattan-based repair shop Tekserve. The shop used to be so famous that it was even featured in the series “Sex and the City” as an illustration of the Manhattan lifestyle.
The fifth edition of the ITEM conference will be held in Dnipro (a city of Central Ukraine formerly known as Dnipropetrovsk) on June 17-18. More than 1,000 developers, project managers and top managers of IT companies from all over Ukraine are expected to attend.
Local and international speakers will share their experience in running a successful IT business in Ukraine.
Earlier this month the Ukrainian capital Kyiv (Kiev) saw its central part equipped with 50 high-tech underground garbage containers for solid urban waste, reported Kiev City State Administration (KCSA).
Another 250 containers will appear in the city by the end of the year, with the total number reaching one thousand next year.
In late April, a two-way bitcoin ATM was installed in Odessa, Southern Ukraine. It is the first ATM of its kind in the country, reports local online publication Cryptocurrency.tech.
The device allows both selling and buying hryvnias and bitcoins. Users may withdraw amounts of at least 500 hryvnias or 0.1 bitcoin (around $20 at the current exchange rates).
As part of its global strategy to extend its reach and develop mobile ticketing services, Mastercard has just made available a new contactless payment service in the subway of Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital.
The new technology, dubbed “MetroPass,” transforms bank cards into subway travel cards with pre-paid billing plans for a limited or unlimited number of rides and even discounts.
So far, delivery service is available in Kyiv (Kiev) and Kyiv region for 59 and 69 hryvnias ($2.2 and $2.6 respectively at the current exchange rate). Both cash and bank card payments are accepted.