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MPWR’s QuadrigaCX Talk: Amy Said It Best, How the Hell Did We Get Here?


Vancouver, BC. March 13th 2019 – – Amy Castor, Forbes blockchain and crypto contributor, took the stage Monday afternoon at the MPWR Crypto Mining Summit 2019 to break down the incredibly engaging topic of QuadrigaCX.

The talk attracted a sold out room filled with crypto enthusiasts, founders and CEO’s of leading companies such as Bitfarms, Hive Blockchain, Outlier Solutions and Mining Sky, to hear the story of how a Vancouver based company experienced the deep downfall the crypto and blockchain industry can cause.

Amy’s comprehensible outline of the case was both eye …

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MPWR Crypto Summit Confirms Millennials Will be Enhancing The Digital Space



Vancouver, BC. March 13th 2019 – – The topic of misinformed crypto practice and where the future of cryptocurrency is heading was a common theme during Monday’s MPWR Crypto Mining Summit 2019. Wes Fulford, CEO of Bitfarms and Dina Matterson, BC Hydro representative, brought forth the powerful concept of millennials leading the multi-layered space.

Wes Fulford, CEO of Bitfarms

Fulford presented the idea that generation Y captivates a new buying behaviour, encouraging the crypto currency pattern to progress, adapt and enhance to a playing ground understood by society. Bitfarms has initiated a partnership with the students of École De Technologie (ETS) in Montreal, towards developing new applications and growth in the industry.

“BC is a great place for mining companies that are looking to supply their operations with low cost and clean power. We ensure clean energy resources fulfill future demands and initiatives” BC Hydro’s, Dina Matterson says. The clean energy topic is an increasingly important subject to the next generation. It is an important puzzle piece to educating ourselves on the crypto currency landscape and leading with green practice in mind.


Dina Matterson, BC Hydro

Wes Fulford, Canadian powerhouse and CEO of BitFarms, which is one of North America’s largest vertically integrated blockchain infrastructure and cryptocurrency mining companies. Prior to joining Bitfarms, Wes led the financial institutions and fintech investment banking practice for one of Canada’s largest financial institutions, Desjardins Group, and during his career has led over 100 successful financings and M&A transactions.

Dina Matterson is a Business Development Manager with the Business & Economic Development team at BC Hydro. Dina works to proactively attract new customers to British Columbia by identifying the barriers to locating in B.C., and working collaboratively with key BC Hydro business groups, governments and non-government organizations to develop solutions to remove those barriers.


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Amy Castor, Crypto Expert, Talks QuadrigaCX at MPWR Summit



The MPWR crypto mining summit 2019 is already in full swing. Held at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, the summit aims to bring blockchain enthusiasts together. With a host of informative talks and networking opportunities, the overarching goal is to showcase and develop blockchain infrastructure.

What’s caught our eye, in particular, is a talk to be given by crypto writer and expert, Amy Castor. Talking about the very recent QuadrigaCX scandal, Castor will give her thoughts on the polarizing issue that the controversy has brought to the fore.

Amy Castor at MPWR Crypto Mining Summit 2019

Since news of the QuadrigaCX scandal broke, Castor has closely followed the subsequent events as they unfold. A self-proclaimed Quadriga-obsessed writer, the Cambridge, MA-based journalist has not only written about the crypto exchange’s insolvency for multiple publications (including The BlockBitcoin MagazineCoinDesk, and Forbes), but she also has first-hand experience of Quadriga’s hearing in Halifax where she watched from the pews.

As such, her talk at MPWR should be informative and real as she aims to give exclusive coverage of QuadrigaCX.

Attendees to MPWR should be sure to check out her talk between 4:15-4:45 pm later today.

QuadrigaCX: What Happened?

For those not in the know, earlier this year, QuadrigaCX faced one of the most intriguing controversies to have hit the cryptosphere in some time.

In December 2018, the founder of Canada’s largest crypto exchange, Gerald Cotton, passed away when on a trip to India. He was the only individual to know the private keys that could access $136 million USD in cryptocurrencies stored offline. Because of this, the company itself has been unable to access the coins.

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Of course, how this transpires for the 115,000 QuadrigaCX users is that their cryptocurrency is now, in effect, lost.

Unable to pay the balance back to its traders, the company has filed for creditor protection as it works to try and retrieve the missing funds.

Amy Castor at MPWR

That’s only a brief recount of what happened. Castor should take you far more in-depth to what’s going on with QuadrigaCX and the developments surrounding the story.

So be sure to check out her talk and let us know what you think!

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