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Digital Minister to headline Blockchain Leaders’ Summit at Blockchain Live 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Margot James MP to spark discussion on the UK's digital future and what government support will look like as drive towards development and adoption grows

Margot James, Digital Minister for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has been announced as a key headline speaker at Blockchain Live 2018.

Margot James will discuss the role emerging technologies like blockchain will play in the UK’s digital future and outline government support for their development and adoption.

In addition to Margot James, the event has an impressive line-up of over 170 globally recognised speakers influencers of Blockchain technology speaking throughout the nine theatres and stages within the event.

Exhibitors to this year’s event include global powerhouse EOS, whose Block One brand are the events strategic partner. EOS will be showcasing their own mini education stream as well an immersive gaming feature.

Leading global suppliers

Other globally leading suppliers include the Vanbex Group, ETHERTAPRTY and Vanbex Ventures who leading a keynote address in the Crypto Stage, where Kevin Hobbs CEO The Vanbex Group will discuss where technology and infrastructure meet to drive the future. Additionally IBM, will be discussing and showcasing how to build a network of networks: connecting business with blockchain at this year’s show in the Leaders’ Summit

Varius World Tech will be launching an ICO to develop a suite of tools specifically designed for the Gambling industry.

Gavin Berry, Varius World Tech Founder & Co CEO said: “I am excited by how utilising blockchain technology Varius World Tech aim to install much needed trust into the gambling industry whilst stream lining the regularity requirements for Sportsbooks and Casinos.”

Community insight

Portfolio Director at Blockchain Live, James Samuel comments. We are very excited to have secured Margot James to present the UK’s vision for Blockchain at the event. This will provide great insight to our community as to how the UK can continue to push to be the centre for Blockchain.

In addition, by tripling the number of speakers to over 170 and an exhibition floor boasting an impressive quadruple digit growth, Blockchain Live 2018 is set to be the fastest growing and market leading go-to-blockchain event bringing together the entire ecosystem in one-place. Blockchain Live 2018 will be playing an integral role in taking blockchain to the mainstream to achieve mass adoption.

Blockchain Live 2018 runs on the 26th September 2018 and delegate and visitor tickets can still be acquired by visiting


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