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EVENT: IEC Standardization leaders convene in Amsterdam to review utility interworking of IEC 61850 for Substations, IEC CIM for Control Centers, and IEC 62443 for OT Cybersecurity




LONDON, June 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — IEC standards have long been considered de facto for the European power grid sector. But the cost and complexity inherent in implementing them has inhibited full adoption, until now.

Smart Grid Forums, an independent conference organizer specialized in the European power grid sector has been facilitating meetings on various IEC standards for more than 10 years. Key standards include IEC 61850 for substations, IEC CIM for control centers, and IEC 62443 for OT cybersecurity. The objective of these meetings have been to support grid operators in assessing the business case for the standards, conducting pilot projects to test their technical feasibility, and educating the wider utility workforce, to mobile large-scale deployment in support of the Energy transition.

“This year it has become clear that these standards are inter-dependent” says Mandana White, CEO of Smart Grid Forums. “Whilst utilities have been working with them in focused silos, the reality is that without their effective interworking, grid operations will not be able to run seamlessly and reliably.”

As a result, Smart Grid Forums are hosting a joint meeting brining all three utility IEC standardization communities together at one time in one venue. Each group will benefit from a dedicated case-study programme that deep dives into the latest lessons learnt from the implementation of each standard whilst also being able to access information and networking related to the other standards.

The week-long event begins with a choice of 3 Fundamentals Workshops, providing participants with the foundational knowledge they need in IEC 61850, IEC CIM, and IEC 62443. The main 3-day conference opens with a series of high-level plenary sessions on the macro issues facing the standardization community, and then breaks out into three technical tracks focused on utility case-studies. The week wraps up with a Communication briefing designed to help technical teams translate their engineering know-how into organizational priorities using language that will influence the Board and secure long term investment.



·  Christoph Brunner, Convenor, TC57 WG10

·  Gabriel Faifman, Co-Convenor, TC65 WG10

·  Svein Olsen, Lead Member, TC57 WG13,14 & 16

·  Alex Apostolov, Editor-in-Chief, PacWorld


·  Jennifer MacKenzie, Lead Design Engineer, Scottish Power Energy

·  Anders Johnson, Power Systems Specialist, Vattenfall Networks

·  Barry Coatesworth, Cybersecurity Advisor, Scottish Power

·  Philip Westbroek, OT Security Officer, Enexis

·  Damien Ploix Chief of Cybersecurity, Enedis


·  Mohammed Radi, Network Data Modelling Engineer, UK Power Networks

·  Rui Pena, Senior Consultant, E-REDES

·  Anna Elgersma, Data Architect, Alliander


·  GLOBAL STANDARDISATION REVIEW – Evaluating the rate of IEC standardization take-up globally and identifying market trends and lessons to be learnt for Europe


·  WORKING GROUP IMPROVEMENTS – Evaluating the benefits of working group participation and identifying how the IEC can better engage utility contribution in the interest of wider market development

·  WORKFORCE ENGAGEMENT – Establishing a training culture that rapidly advances IEC 61850 competence of engineering, operations, and maintenance teams to drive organizational change at pace

·  PROCESS BUS – Leveraging IEC 61850 standardization to drive the cost-efficiency and accessibility of process bus architectures for grid networks

·  VIRTUALISATION – Determining the roadmap from digital to virtual substations and prioritizing the implementation steps to commit to in the next 2-3 years

·  IEC 62443 FOR THE GRID – Determining how IEC 62443 can be leveraged in combination with ISO 27001 to drive end-to-end cybersecurity of the IT-OT integrated digital grid


·  IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING – Creating a IEC 62443 implementation roadmap with clear priorities for utilities, suppliers and system integrators on both a governance and technical level

·  PATCH MANAGEMENT – Ensuring the effective application of IEC 62443 guided patch management regimes to maximize the lifecycle of OT infrastructure

·  CIM FOR A CENTRALISED REPOSITORY – Applying CIM to all grid systems to promote centralization and to build a coordinated set of data models

·  INTERNAL-EXTERNAL DATA EXCHANGE – Reviewing the latest developments with CGMES to support TSO-DSO data exchange and interoperability



“As usual high-quality presentations and relevant topics.”
Anders Johnsson, Power system specialist, Vattenfall Eldistribution AB

“In my opinion this is the best industrial conference about smart grid and IEC 61850.”
Andrea Bonetti, Senior Specialist, Megger Sweden AB

“This was a great opportunity to learn about the IEC 62443 concepts, controls and framework.”
Anja Ivanovska, Info Sec Specialist, EVN

“A refreshing insight and different angle on cyberthreats and possible measures for the OT domain.”
Bas Mulder, Technologist OT, TenneT

“Great opportunity to meet, exchange, discuss and develop ideas concerning CIM.”
Ruben Haasjes, Data Consultant, Alliander


“Bringing utilities from across the world together to digitally transform our energy systems.”
Jakub Sliva, Asset Data Specialist, Stedin

To find more about how you can get involved contact the SGF team directly at:

Call: +44 (0)20 8057 1700
Email: [email protected]  

We are an independent B2B event provider serving the smart grid technical community. We monitor the market, conduct depth interviews, and translate the insights into techno-commercial meetings that empower participants to accelerate their grid modernisation plans, drive renewables integration, and help meet climate goals.



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KuCoin Introduces Omnibus Account Structure to Enhance Liquidity for Brokerage Partners




VICTORIA, Seychelles, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — July 23, 2024 – KuCoin, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, is pleased to announce a significant enhancement to its Broker Program, designed to cater to liquidity-seeking partners. This upgraded program enables participants to leverage KuCoin’s superior liquidity and diverse asset offerings across both Spot and Futures markets. With this enhancement, participants can now benefit from KuCoin’s top-tier liquidity, high-revenue shares, unlimited sub-accounts, and independent deposit addresses, allowing for functional flexibility and maintaining their own client management powers.

“Our new brokerage infrastructure is suitable for multiple types of institutional partners, such as crypto exchanges, execution terminals, layer 2 aggregators, OTCs, and traditional financial service providers venturing into crypto,” said Anton Starchenko, Director of Institution Business Development of KuCoin. 

“This upgrade demonstrates our commitment to providing our partners with the tools they need to succeed in the rapidly evolving crypto market.”

By joining the KuCoin brokerage service, brokers gain access to one main broker account with unlimited sub-accounts. Each sub-account features an exclusive deposit address, serving as a wallet to separate funds and trades. Additionally, each sub-account undergoes independent risk checks. These ongoing risk and compliance measures bolster KuCoin’s commitment to protecting partner interests. Broker accounts are subject to separate fee structures, while the broker receives a combined commission based on the cumulative volume across all accounts.

As a leading platform in the cryptocurrency industry, KuCoin is dedicated to providing top-notch security and reliability. The platform employs state-of-the-art security measures, including advanced encryption protocols, multi-factor authentication, and real-time monitoring systems to ensure the safety of users’ assets. KuCoin’s unwavering focus on security and innovation has solidified its reputation as a trusted and forward-thinking exchange in the global crypto market.


For more information about the KuCoin Broker Program and the new omnibus account structure, please visit KuCoin’s official website.

About KuCoin

Launched in September 2017, KuCoin is a leading cryptocurrency exchange with its operational headquarters in Seychelles. As a user-oriented platform with a focus on inclusiveness and community engagement. It offers over 900 digital assets across Spot trading, Margin trading, P2P Fiat trading, Futures trading, and Staking to its 34 million users in more than 200 countries and regions. KuCoin ranks as one of the top 6 crypto exchanges. KuCoin was acclaimed as “One of the Best Crypto Apps & Exchanges of June 2024” by Forbes Advisor and has been included as one of the top 50 companies in the “2024 Hurun Global Unicorn List”. Learn more at .

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Bybit Launches Block Merchant Program, Offering Up to 3,000 USDT in Rewards




DUBAI, UAE, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, the world’s second-largest web3 platform by trading volume, announced the launch of its Block Merchant program, designed to empower users to maximize their earnings while buying or selling cryptocurrencies. Through this exciting initiative, Bybit aims to recognize and reward the valuable contributions of its P2P users.

By becoming a Bybit Block Merchant, users can unlock a range of exclusive benefits, including:

  • Lucrative USDT Merchant Rewards: Earn substantial rewards for buying or selling crypto.
  • Enhanced Visibility: Enjoy a prominent position on the platform with a special diamond label and higher priority than Bybit Verified Advertisers.
  • Increased Transaction Limits: Process larger transaction volumes with a single order limit raised to 200,000 USDT.
  • Priority Ad Ranking: Achieve top-tier visibility among advertisers under similar conditions.
  • Swift Appeal Resolution: Benefit from expedited customer service support for any issues.

Bybit is committed to providing its users with exceptional trading experiences and opportunities to thrive in the dynamic cryptocurrency market. The Block Merchant program reflects our commitment, offering users a chance to boost their income while contributing to the growth of the Bybit P2P ecosystem.

#Bybit / #TheCryptoArk

About Bybit

Bybit is the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, serving over 33 million users. Established in 2018, Bybit provides a professional platform where crypto investors and traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, 24/7 customer service, and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions: the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.


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Hata obtains full approval from the Securities Commission of Malaysia Launches 30% revenue sharing model on its USD crypto exchange



  • Hata obtains full approval from the Securities Commission of Malaysia and launched its exchange
  • Support USD onramp and offramp
  • Rolled out affiliate programme, sharing 30% of its trading fee with users who refer others to trade on its Exchange
  • Zero trading fee across major pairs and opportunity to earn crypto airdrop

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Hata has officially secured full approval from the Securities Commission of Malaysia to launch its exchange. Having obtained full approval from the Labuan Financial Services Authority (a mid-shore jurisdiction in Malaysia) in June 2023, Hata is now the first and only dual-licensed exchange by both onshore and mid-shore regulators in Malaysia.

Filling the gap in Asia with USD onramp and offramp 

Hata operates a US Dollar cryptocurrency exchange, allowing users globally to deposit, trade and withdraw funds in US Dollars. Hata users can also swap US Dollars with USDT for free.

With the foreign exchange market in Asia Pacific recorded at $396 trillion annually[1], Hata aims to serve the large US Dollar foreign exchange market by providing traders and institutions a licensed platform to convert US Dollars into stablecoins to facilitate cross border payments and access cryptocurrency in the region.

“Institutions and high net worth individuals still rely heavily on US Dollars to settle cross border transactions in Asia. With institutional adoption into cryptocurrency on the rise, coupled with weakening local currencies in the region against US Dollar, we foresee users moving their monies into USD pegged stablecoins to conduct transactions.” says David Low, Chief Executive Officer of Hata.

Hata currently supports trading of more than 40 cryptocurrency pairs on its platform that are paired with USDT and US Dollar, with the goal of supporting more crypto products in the near future.


30% Revenue Share on its Exchange

Hata ( has introduced an affiliate program. Any users who sign up on Hata can refer their family and friends to earn a reward. Hata provides a revenue share of 30% from the trading fees it earns to the affiliates who refer their network to trade on Hata’s exchange.

“This affiliate programme is designed to let users globally capitalise on their network to earn rewards. We hope that this provides an economic opportunity for our users to earn a side income with minimal effort,” says Darien Ng, Chief Revenue Officer of Hata.

Zero trading fees and free airdrop

To further incentivise early users, Hata has also rolled out zero fees for its major crypto pairs, including USD/USDT pair.


Users who sign up from now until 31 October 2024 and trade on the exchange will be added to a waitlist. Users in the waitlist will have an opportunity to earn free airdrops in the near future.

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