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  • Pop Goes the Bubble: A Quick Guide to Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and ICOs

    The price of Bitcoin has just hit its 2019 high. Experts claim that the digital currency may experience a sudden price bump this summer, but is not likely to hit its earlier record values. So what happened in February of 2017? How did Bitcoin get so popular? And what is blockchain all about? Anna Lopatukhina, a product manager at Wrike and a graduate of ITMO University’s Computer Technologies Department, answered these and other questions during a lecture for ITMO’s Open FinTech course.


  • 24-Year Old Millionaire on Cryptocurrency and Personal Development

    ITMO University graduate Sergey Khitrov launched his first business when he was a first-year Bachelor’s student and earned his first million rubles at the age of 19. Now he organizes major international conferences on cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies and works on several projects. Among them is Listing.Help, a company that helps other companies make it to big cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last year and a half, the company has promoted more than 400 ICO projects. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Sergey Khitrov talks about the future of blockchain technologies and the latest trends in the field of cryptocurrency.


  • Telegram Messenger: a Short Guide to the Hit Russian App

    The Telegram messaging app has reached 200 million active users this March. In Russia, it rivals WhatsApp and other messaging platforms, but is only marginally known in the west. A futuristic network? Chatbots? Stickers? Here’s the scoop. 


  • ITMO Graduate on Helping Develop Cardano’s ADA Cryptocurrency

    ITMO Graduate Arseniy Seroka’s company Serokell has participated in the development of IOHK’s blockchain project Cardano and the associated cryptocurrency ADA. The currency’s capitalization, i.e. its overall value, has already risen above 2 billion USD. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Arseniy to find out what makes Cardano different from all the other blockchain systems and what advantages cryptocurrencies have over regular currency.


  • ICO-Hypethon: Will Bitcoin Take Over The World?

    ICO-Hypethon, a unique conference and hackathon in the field of cryptocurrency has recently taken place in the Street Art Museum creative space. Experts and users of bitcoin, blockchain technologies and platforms for attracting crypto-investments gathered in St. Petersburg to discuss the prospects of cryptocurrencies, their legal status and role in modern economy. The event also featured a hackathon of ICO projects.


  • Blockchain: New Word in Banking

    As part of the new partnership program between ITMO University and Otkritie Bank, a workshop by the bank’s Director of Innovations Alexei Blagirev was held on July 11. The businessman spoke about following the KYC (Know Your Customer) principle through use of blockchain technology and why it is one of the first steps towards self-management in banking industry that will lead to a new form of interaction between credit institutions.


  • Airalab: The New Robot Economics Doctrine

    ​Each year, there are more and more devices that are connected to a global network. In 2014, there were about 16 billion of them - more than twice the Earth's population; analysts from the ABI Research company expect their number to be about 40 billion by 2020. The number of robots is growing as well. Specialists from the Airalab team state that now, it is not robots that exist among humans, but it is humans who are beginning to live in the world of machines. Yet, what's next? How will humans and robots interact? And are we capable of creating a full-fledged robot economy – and what’s more important, a comprehensible and a safe one? A couple of years ago Sergei Lonshakov, a blockchain developer and Aira project's architect proposed combining robotics and the Ethereum platform. As of now, his team has already attracted $220,000 from Cybernator, a pre-seed fund of Satoshi Fund company, completed the first phase of ICO (initial distribution of the system’s tokens) at the volume of 5,000 ETH, and is close to launching an MVP project. Alexander Kapitonov, Airalab'sprogressor and teaching fellow at ITMO's Department of Computer Science and Control Systems, shared about the project's future and the prospects of robot economy.