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Starting from 2016, we have been showcasing blockchain solutions increasing the interest in this emerging technology and gathering thousands of influencers together. 2017 appeared to be a starting point for the community to welcome millions of newcomers interested in the solutions blockchain is offering to the world.
BlockShow Asia came back in 2018 to make a step to the blockchain maturity. Experienced entrepreneurs with a real track record, investors, talents, traders, developers, startups - all in one place for 5 days.
November, 27SuntecBlockchain2Energy AsiaSuntec
Hype is over, progress is real. Blockchain2Energy Asia is making its debut in Singapore as the main
platform for the applications of blockchain in the energy field. Blockchain has the potential to completely
redefine the energy landscape in Asia. Learn from international and local players about the most exciting
energy-blockchain projects. The future of energy in Asia starts here.
November, 28-29Marina Bay SandsBlockShow Asia 2018Marina
BlockShow Asia came back in 2018 to make a step to the blockchain maturity. Experienced entrepreneurs with a real track record, investors, talents, traders, developers, startups - all gathered in one place to hear thought-provoking talks by top minds in the field. Looking back to it, we are pretty much convinced that this event will shape the future
Three art zones by the "Art of Blockchain" group representing the synergy of modern art and modern technology called "Symbiosis” were presented right at the conference. The famous CryptoMother art piece signed by Vitalik Buterin (est. cost $6 million) was be there too, with other pieces of crypto-art created by the group, and one art work was created during the event.
Organized by Art of Blockchain
EXP20 is a disruptive startup show within the framework of BlockShow. 16 projects, 10-minute pitches in front of the Investor Board. The most promising startups will gain support for the project in different forms: direct funding, promotion, or connections. Have you heard about “Shark Tank”? Welcome to the crypto version of it.
November, 28 Fullerton Bay HotelMithril Afterparty
An evening of celebration, discovery and communication sponsored by MITHRIL, a social network that rewards the content creators. It was a night of inspiration and exploration of the famous BlockShow networking magic in the Lantern rooftop bar of Fullerton Bay Hotel. The attendees enjoyed drinks, snacks and had an opportunity to challenge real blockchain superstars in a beer pong match.
November, 28 Harry’sCrypto Hitchiker's - MyEtherWallet Meetup (Community
Community event organized by BlockShow friends to celebrate the first day and enjoy an unforgettable riverside soirée, complete with food, drinks and most importantly, a sneak peek of a whole new MEW! And everything could be bought with crypto 🙂 Sponsored by MyEtherWallet.
November, 29 The HangarCrypto Hitchiker's - Zcoin meetup (Community Event)
A special edition meetup to find out how Zcoin's blockchain was used in the world's first political primary election in Thailand recently, coupled with food, craft beers and an opportunity to pay for everything in Crypto! Sponsored by ZCoin.
Singapore blockchain hubs, accelerators and companies opened their doors to show the real blockchain usecases and how it works in real life. “Blockchain is getting mature”, is not just a phrase – you could see it with your own eyes when coming to the offices and coworking spaces, talk to founders after 4 days of Asia Blockchain Week networking.
Crypto Congressman & Legislator of Taiwan
Jason Hsu is technologist-turned-legislator. He is currently a legislator at-large from Taiwan overseeing technology developments and innovation. Among the crucial legislations he introduced and passed include Fintech Sandbox Act, Self-driving Vehicle Act, Angel Investment Law, Cybersecurity Management Act and Virtual Currency Guidelines. Jason is a proponent for cryptocurrency and blockchain. Known as Crypto Congressman, Jason is credited for launching Asia Blockchain Alliance (ABA) as well as Taiwan Parliamentary Coalition for Blockchain(TPCB) and Self-Regulatory Organization(SRO). Jason Hsu co-founded TEDxTaipei and served as TEDx senior ambassador to Asia. He is a Draper Hills Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL).
Co-founder & Managing Partner at Fundstrat Global Advisors, Quoted in CNBC, CCN, Bloomberg
Managing Partner and the Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, Thomas is also an accomplished Wall Street strategist with over 25 years of experience in macro markets and equity research, who has been top ranked by Institutional Investor every year since 1998. Prior to co-founding Fundstrat, he served most recently as J.P. Morgan's Chief Equity Strategist from 2007 to 2014 being employed in the company since 1999, and previously as Managing Director at Salomon Smith Barney. Apart from that, Thomas is a CFA® charterholder as well as a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) and the Economic Club of NY.
Co-founder of BTCC, Board Member of Bitcoin Foundation
Bobby Lee is the co-founder of BTCC. Before BTCC, Mr. Lee was Vice President of Technology for Walmart’s e-commerce business in China. Previously he was the CTO of SMG BesTV New Media, the largest IPTV operator in China with the most subscribers globally. He moved to Shanghai in 2007 and started off at EMC’s China Center of Excellence, as Director of Software Engineering, with responsibilities for Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage.
Chia Hock Lai
President of Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), Chairman of Token Economy Association
Chia Hock Lai has close to 2 decades of experience in the financial and technology industry and has worked in organisations like Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and NTUC Income. Under his leadership, the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) has grown its membership base to more than 300 corporate members, with an extensive international partnership network in more than 30 countries. In addition, he was amongst the LinkedIn Power Profiles for Finance in 2018, for his active contribution as a key opinion leader in the professional FinTech community. Apart from that, Chia Hock Lai is a fellow at SUSS and member of Banking & Finance and Fund Industry Panel at Nanyang Polytechnic.
Head of Business Development, Asia for Cumberland, the Cryptoasset Arm of DRW
Justin Chow is the Head of Business Development, Asia for Cumberland - a DRW Company, one of the world's largest liquidity providers in cryptocurrencies. After joining DRW in 2015 as a global macro proprietary trader, Justin is now focused on helping the Cumberland team expand and grow its business in Asia. Prior to DRW, Justin was a global macro trader at hedge fund Citadel, where he specialized in managing portfolios of foreign exchange and liquid futures. Justin started his career as a distressed debt and securities analyst.
Blockchain Educator, Founder of Boxmining channel with 180K+ subscribers and 12M views
Cryptocurrency Analyst, Blockchain advocate, educator and community builder, Michael creates daily cryptocurrency news and discussion on his YouTube Channel exploring a wide range of topics and news about the ever-growing cryptosphere. Boxmining channel was founded at 2017 and by now has almost 200,000 subscribers and 12 million views. With his informative and accessible videos, Michael has built a community that demystifies blockchain technology and propels adoption. He has played a major role in bringing the international spotlight to various Chinese projects.
CTO at IBM, Former Head of Innovation at MAS
Global Lead on Central Bank Digital Currency Solutions & CTO at IBM, Stanley has over 14 years of experience in policy development, strategic implementation, operations management and R&D. His experince include tenures at Singapore’s Central Bank (MAS), the premier research institute for data science (ASTAR), and the manufacturing sector. He recently was the MAS' specialist leader in blockchain and distributed ledger technology projects using Corda, Hyperledger and Ethereum, playing also a significant role in developing the Smart Financial Strategy for Singapore’s financial sector with Deloitte Consulting.
Partner at Fenbushi Capital, managed investments into 40+ leading global startups
Remington Ong is a partner at Fenbushi Capital, one of the earliest and most active blockchain-focused venture capital firms, where he has managed investments into over 40 leading startups around the world leveraging blockchain technology to disrupt a wide range of industries. He is also an advisor to BlockAsset, a leading digital asset investment firm. He has over 10 years of experience in investment banking and private equity in China, including as an investment banker covering Asia TMT at Merrill Lynch and as a management consultant at L.E.K. Consulting.
Chief Growth Officer at Binance
Ted leads the Growth, Commercial, and Education initiatives at Binance with a mission of growing the company’s ecosystem and proliferating Blockchain and Crypto technology to every part of the world by actively engaging and educating users, advancing industry-transforming projects, and aligning strategic partners worldwide. During his career, Ted successfully led multi-national expansion initiatives in companies like Infortrend, Transcend and ASUS. Having witnessed and fueled the exciting technological disruptions brought on by mobility, big data, distributed and cloud computing, he joined the next revolution, where he is advancing the adoption of Crypto and Blockchain technology by building and leveraging the power of the Binance ecosystem.
FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia at PwC, Chairman at FinTech Association HK
TEDx speaker, published author, adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong, Henri teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia. Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong. Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong. With over 450,000 LinkedIn followers, Henri has been awarded many industry and academic awards over the years from being regularly named one of the Most Influential Individuals in FinTech in Asia to being awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. Henri was also recognized as one of the Global 2017 LinkedIn Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is regularly featured in global media including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Kenetic, Co-Founder Social Alpha Foundation
Member of the Asia Fintech Angels Association and a fellow of SUSS, Jehan founded the Ethereum HK community and co-founded the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong in 2014. Alongside the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, he created the Blockchain: Surge event. Jehan founded the Hyperledger HK community (2016) and serves as Co-Chairman of the HK Fintech Association Blockchain Committee. Jehan also acts Chief Strategy Officer of Caspian, a joint venture company between Kenetic and Tora, the world’s leading supplier of asset management technology. Apart from that, he is Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Council Member and Metta Curator for Blockchain.
Dr. Ben Goertzel
Artificial Intelligence Expert, Chief Scientist at Hanson Robotics, CEO at SingularityNET
Dr. Ben Goertzel is one of the world’s foremost experts in Artificial General Intelligence, a subfield of AI oriented toward creating thinking machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond. His background includes decades of expertise applying AI to practical problems in areas ranging from natural language processing and data mining to robotics, national security and more. Currently, Dr. Goertzel is the CEO of SingularityNET, a Blockchain-based AI platform company, and the Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics. He also serves as Chairman of the Artificial General Intelligence Society and the OpenCog Foundation. Apart from that, he is the author of 20 scientific books and 140+ scientific research papers.
Ex-Wall Street Professional, Crypto and Blockchain Educator, Researcher & Consultant
Wall Street professional with 10 years of experience, Tone worked as an AVP in risk analysis at Bear Stearns and later as a VP at JPMorgan Chase. Believing in Bitcoin’s ability to promote economic freedom, he became involved in Crypto by 2013 as an educator and researcher, being also featured in documentaries like ‘Magic Money & Bitcoin - Beyond the Bubble’. Known for his approach to Crypto through mixing technology, politics, and economic trends, Tone educates and engages the audience on his YouTube channel. He usually focuses on Bitcoin trading along with analyzing the greater crypto ecosystem.
Managing Partner at Sora Ventures, Founder & CEO at Sora Foundation
Jason is the Managing Partner at Sora Ventures, Asia's first crypto-backed venture capital firm dedicated to blockchain and digital asset investments. He is also the founder of Sora Foundation, an initiative that consists of blockchain development, community development, and conferences. Prior to Sora, Jason was the Head of Global Business Development at Juzix (Formerly Juzhen Financials), a leading blockchain company led by Wanxiang Holdings that focused on distributed ledger technology and multi-party computation. Jason joined the blockchain industry in early 2016 as an Investment Associate at Fenbushi Capital, Asia's first blockchain venture capital firm where he managed deal-flows and post management of companies in North America. In addition to his active role in blockchain investments, Jason is a Mentor at Alchemist Accelerator in Silicon Valley and Startupbootcamp in China.
Investor, Founding Partner at GBIC and Block72 International Blockchain Consulting
Sinhae started her career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in 2008. Currently a Partner at Global Blockchain Innovative Capital (GBIC), Sinhae also acts as a Partner at Block72, a blockchain consulting firm based in US, China, and Korea. Prior to joining GBIC, Sinhae has been deeply involved in the FinTech and blockchain industry in Silicon Valley, where she led business development and operations at Coin, a payment start-up, which hit its $50,000 crowdfunding campaign goal in just under 40 minutes and was acquired by FitBit in 2016. She also used to lead Business Development at NerdWallet, a FinTech start-up in San Francisco since 2016.
Prof. David Lee
Professor at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Director at LeftCoast, Co-Founder at BlockAsset Ventures, Libai.io
Founder of several entities including LeftCoast in Silicon Valley, Libai.io for Chinese wealth management, and BlockAsset for Fintech and Blockchain. David was the Group Managing Director of OUE and Auric Pacific. He founded and managed Ferrell hedge funds from 1998-2012 and was the property developer for Ferrell Residences. He is also an independent director on several boards including one of the world’s largest FinTech companies. David acts as the editor at the American Library Association, as well as the author of “Digital Currency” and “Blockchain, Digital Finance and Inclusion”.
Partner at JRR Crypto, Advisor for Asian Isreale Blockchain Association
Czhang set foot in investment field with PreAngel Blockchain Investment Fund, which was the seed investor of Neo in 2014 and has invested in more than 50 blockchain projects, many of which experienced fold increase in their market value. With over 10 years of business operation, Czhang successfully public listed his own family company in Warsaw Stock Exchange (Poland) in 2014, up to now it is still the only Taiwanese origin firm to be listed in Central Eastern Europe. Since 2017 Czhang continued his career in investments sectors, becoming part of PreAngel Fund's Blockchain. Currently, he is also an MD in JRR Crypto, and in charge of Token Fund investment and support the blockchain ecosystem investment and accelerator operations. Apart from that, Czhang acts as an advisor for Asian Israel Blockchain Association.
Investor, Founding Partner of Primitive Ventures
Dovey founded Primitive Ventures with Eric Meltzer, now leading a long-term focused cryptoasset investment fund. Prior to that, Dovey served as Managing Director for DHVC (formerly Danhua Capital), where she led DHVC’s investment Theta Network, as well as other marquee blockchain projects such as Dfinity, Basic Attention Token, OmiseGo, Cosmos/Tendermint, and Kyber Network. Outside of blockchain ventures she also led investments in LimeBike, LoomAi, Chariot, Flexport, and Optimizely. She began her career at eBay, where she spent nearly 4 years progressing through Data Science Engineer, Senior Business Analyst, and Product Manager roles.
Investor, Board of Directors at Litecoin Foundation
Zing has over a decade of investment management experience spanning private equity, public equities, VC and token investments. Currently on the Board of Directors at the Litecoin Foundation, Zing is active in advocating payments using Litecoin. She is also building networks to bring together global blockchain ecosystem builders and also contributes to global blockchain think tanks such as Untitled INC and the Global Blockchain Advisory Forum. She is keen on both the enterprise and mass consumer adoption of blockchain technology, and is working on projects related to real world asset tokenization and its ability to transform trading and investment.
CEO & Co-Founder of ABCC Cryptocurrency Exchange, WEF Young Global Leader
Renowned media and technology entrepreneur in South East Asia, Calvin now acts as chairman of China-based and ASX-listed Retech Technology, which he led to IPO. He was an appointed member of Singapore’s Parliament and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. ABCC was founded by a group of industry veterans with a broad range of experience and track record at some of the most successful internet, financial services and management consulting firms. Recently, ABCC was ranked the 5th largest exchange by overall volume in the world, and 1st in ether trades.
Cris Duy Tran
Country Head at Infinity Blockchain Ventures Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Director at QRC Group
High level expert Strategy Consulting, Digital Transformation and Retail Banking experience, Cris is currently managing projects of QRC globally. Prior to this, Cris was the Senior Market Leader for Frost & Sullivan, a global consulting firm based out in Singapore. Cris has consulted on multiple strategic and syndicated projects for leading multinational companies, regulators and government bodies, providing growth workshops and client counsels, among others. He is also frequently featured in leading media, such as Bloomberg, Forbes, Nikkei and others.
Joe Seunghyun Cho
Chairman of Marvelstone Group, Founding CEO of LATTICE80
Co-author of two best-selling books in South Korea, named one of Fintech Asia 100 by Next Money, Joe co-founded Leonie Hill Capital, Singapore based quant hedge fund in his 20's. After exiting from his first hedge fund, Joe co-founded One Asia Investment Partners to acquire financial institutions in several countries. Marvelstone Group is his 3rd investment group, where he currently serves there as the Chairman to oversee all the investment activities globally. Joe also co-founded and now leads one of the group's latest projects LATTICE80, the World's Largest Fintech Hub based in Singapore.
Chairman at ACCESS, Co-founder at Coinpip, Member of SFA
Anson Zeall is a seasoned blockchain and fintech entrepreneur. He is the Co-founder, CEO and CTO of CoinPip, a blockchain-based funds settlement service for businesses invested by 500 Startups and incubated by StartX, a Stanford University backed accelerator. Anson is also the Chairman of ACCESS, Singapore’s Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association, and committee member of the Singapore Fintech Association. He is an instructor of the fintech and blockchain workshop for Asian Development Bank that helps educate the various central banks in South East Asia. Anson is an alumnus of University of New South Wales and Columbia Business School.
Digital Asset Investor, Fenbushi Capital Investment Team, Partner at BlockAsset Ventures
Renqi is part of the investment team at Fenbushi Capital, joining the firm in 2016. He primarily focuses on finding companies with disruptive solutions enabling blockchain technology to solve spontaneous real-world problems. He has now taken an active role in a subsidiary overseeing deals in crypto-assets. His investment portfolio covers Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. He is now the Chief Investment Officer of BlockAsset, an exclusive token fund that invests in digital assets. Previously he worked in both the public and private sector extending across Asia Pacific.
Investor, President & CEO at DarcMatter, Contributor to Huffington Post
Co-founder of DarcMatter, the global award winning fintech investment platform providing efficient and transparent deal making capabilities between alternative fund managers and investors all around the world. Apart from that, Sang is a former investment banker at BNP Paribas with a significant experience in the advisory and execution of more than $10.0 Bn equivalent of investment banking transactions in North America. He has been recognized as an "Under30CEO Entrepreneur to Watch in New York City" and a "GOOD100" fellow. Sang was featured in key publications such as Forbes, Bloomberg Radio, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNBC.
Investor, Head of Business Development at CoinFi, Founding Team of ZenCash
Jane is an active Asia-based entrepreneur, investor, and advisor in the blockchain space. She is currently Head of Business Development at CoinFi, a platform offering real-time intelligence and customizable financial products to cryptocurrency traders. She also works on business development for Origin X Capital, is Advisor of Lumen Capital Partners, and is Partner and Advisor of blockchain for impact fund Ezra New Economy Fund. She first started working in blockchain in 2016 as a founding team member of ZenCash (now Horizen), an encrypted ecosystem building an on-chain governance module and a DAG protocol. She actively advises and invests in early stage startups.
Investor, Founder & CEO of CryptoBriefing, the largest independent crypto review platform
Advisor & Team Member of Wanchain Foundation, Han Cao has founded and exited several tech and media companies over the past 15 years including such projects as ISI Studios, J Tech, BDBG Marketing Group, Metrofunk.com. His latest venture is Cryptobriefing.com, a crowdsale review & crypto media company, where he also acts as an author. Apart from this, Han Cao is an early stage investor, advisor and Blockchain & Digital Currency Consultant in various blockchain-based projects, including companies like Crowdability and Themis.Network.
Executive Director at Bitcoin Foundation, Managing Partner at Newtown Partners
Llew is a go-to-market strategist with almost 20 years of expertise in Crypto, Digital product management & Digital Marketing. He is a Managing Partner of Newtown Partners, a blockchain investment and advisory firm, co-founded with Vinny Lingham. Newtown Partners specializes in token economics, token sale design and demand generation for both their portfolio of startups and in an advisory capacity. His other ventures created in tandem with Vinny Lingham include NMPi Asia, a global digital marketing agency with annual billings in excess of $100 million, and Synthasite. Llew is also the Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, the original, the oldest and the largest global Bitcoin advocacy organization.
Investor, best-selling author in 12 languages, involved in APEC, World CIO Forum, Microsoft's WPC
CEO & Founder at Adgetec Corporation, Partner & Advisor of Boloccelerate.vc, former Tech leader in Fortune 500 companies including HP & Microsoft. Mark is Alliance of Angels Member, the largest & most active angel group in the Pacific Northwest, investing $10M+ into 20+ companies each year. Professor at Rutgers University Business School, he leads "The Innovation Economy Research Institute". Being the member of the "Washington State IoT and the Blockchain Council", Mark advises the Governor & state legislators. His appearances also include TEDx, Central Asian Economic Forum, SIC.
Angel Investor, CEO & Co-Founder of FinFabrik, Founding Board Member at FinTech Association HK
Digital Economy Task Force Member at UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN), Alex leads FinFabrik, a HK-based FinTech Solutions Builder. Previously, Alex spent 17 years in various Tier 1 global financial institutions overseeing operations across diverse asset classes, client segments and business lines in Europe and APAC. Apart from that, Alex is a HK Fintech Association founding board member where he advocates innovation and education. He previously served as Financial Services Business Council Member & Fintech Committee Member at European Chamber of Commerce in HK and FINTECH Advisor at The Asian Banker. Alex's work experience also includes 12+ years at multiple leading roles at Deutsche Bank and SWIFT, the world's leading provider of secure financial messaging services.
Founder of Mithril, Creator of 17 Media, Top Live-Streaming App in Asia
Jeff Aka Machi Big Brother, is a Taiwanese-American music, entertainment, and technology industry leader based out of Taipei, Taiwan. Jeff has always taken an interest in new technologies as an early adopter, starting as far back as 1998 during the dot-com bubble and later evolving into his most recent realization, 17 Media. His pursuits of newly trending technologies has actively kept him ahead of the curve and a true industry leader. His most recent project, 17 Media, the number 1 live-streaming app in developed Asia. The mobile app quickly became the most popular app in Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia. With its recent foray into the Japanese market, 17 Media intends to be a multi-regional online media giant that challenges and seeks to displace the traditional media of yesterday.
Founder of Alternative Media Television & Bitcoin Rich, Media Personality Featured on CNN, Fox News, RT
Experienced startup advisor and a firebrand in the media world, president of AMTV, Christopher left a stockbroker position at Merrill Lynch to start his own YouTube channel in 2008. He quickly gained notoriety for being a major disruptor to the "Big Networks" as his message spread across the world reaching millions of people monthly. A well-known media personality and serial entrepreneur, Christopher has become an internet millionaire and founder of a revolutionary new platform www.bitcoinrich.com. Now his audience has grown from over 500,000 subscribers worldwide to thousands more who joined his private crypto academy.
Co-Founder of Spartan Group, Advisor & International BD at Origin
Melody is the head of the group’s advisory business of Spartan Group, where she works as a core member of projects advising them on growth strategies within Asia region. Most recently, Melody was an investment partner at MOX/SOSV, a global top accelerator VC. She started her career in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs where she worked on numerous financing and M&A transactions including the Baidu IPO. She then spent 2 years at UBS with a focus on equities derivatives and complex financial structured products. From investment banking, Melody joined Trilogy Ventures an early stage venture fund in Beijing, where she screened hundreds of investment opportunities, led over a dozen early stage investments and started a university hackathon program called ChinaStars. After Trilogy, Melody founded her own startup which focused on early education technology, and her first app DouDou won the best App award in the GMIC GStartup competition, beating hundreds of apps from around the world.
Founder & CEO of Amis Technologies, Maicoin and the Max Digital Asset Exchange
Alex founder and CEO of one of Taiwan's largest bitcoin brokers MaiCoin with extensive corporate experience in Hitachi, Samsung, Siemens and Qualcomm. He was recently Interviewed by Bloomberg Television. In 2014, Alex left Qualcomm to found MaiCoin, Taiwan’s first digital wallet, cryptocurrency exchange, and digital asset service platform. In 2016, Alex founded Amis - a full-stack technology provider for financial consortium blockchains. Amis has worked on mobile blockchain payment projects for Fubon Financial and other leading Taiwanese financial service providers. In 2017, the MaiCoin team launched the Max Digital Asset Exchange, the only exchange in Taiwan to provide third party fiat custodial services. MAX aims to become a world class digital asset exchange that highly prioritizes security and provides users with fast, low cost access to a broad offering of tradable digital assets.
Global Head of Business Development & Sales at Quoine, Former VP at Goldman Sachs
VP of world’s leading crypto currency exchange & liquidity provider, Seth has over 10 years of investment banking operations experience at Goldman Sachs (GS), across New York, Tokyo, Moscow, and Salt Lake City. Seth was Head of Equity Derivatives Settlements Americas, managing complex derivatives settlements for US institutional clients. Before that, he managed Treasury and Liquidity operations for GS in Russia, obtaining expertise in payments and cash management functions for investment banks. Seth led the GS Asia Derivatives Prime Brokerage operations in Japan and Asia, successfully expanding the client base. He was also involved in initiatives with CLS and SWIFT, including enabling same-day settlement in CLS.
Founder of Gresham International, Board Member of The British Blockchain Association
Market Leading Cryptocurrency Compliance and Strategy Expert, ICO Advisor, UK Lawyer and US Litigation Specialist, top five Cryptocurrency Compliance expert. Being one of the very few international tech lawyers with expertise in ICO compliance and strategy, Cal formerly advised to the UK government with the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, helping to draft the 2011 Agency Workers Regulations. Having experience working in top firms of Silicon Valley, in 2016 Cal started Gresham International, a compliance and strategy firm specializing in the cryptocurrency space.
Former Hedge Trader at Bank of New York, Columnist at Forbes, Received Irish Brokers Young Award in 2010
Naeem is a former hedge fund trader with over 10 years of experience in investment banking, he is a regular guest with all tier one media such as CNBC & Bloomberg. He is also a columnist with Forbes, where he plays a role of influencer by covering Fintech and blockchain. Currently, he is working as Chief Market Analyst with ThinkMarkets and Founder & CEO of LondonFintechFund. Moreover, Naeem has guest lectured at the most prestigious universities in the UK such as The London School of Economics, The Warwick University and The University of Leeds.
Co-Founder and Chairman of Social Alpha Foundation, Co-Chair of Financial Literacy in FinTech Association of Hong Kong
Leader of Social Alpha Foundation, a non-profit grant-making platform that supports Blockchain education and empowers communities to utilize Blockchain for social good, Nydia is a cryptocurrency investor since 2016. She is the Fund-raising Committee Member of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC), Co-Chair of Financial Literacy & Inclusion Committee at The Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK) and also sits on the Global Patrons Board of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Founder & CEO at SovereignWallet Network, CEO at NOD Bizware
Seokgu Yun, also known as Phantom is the founder and CTO of SovereignWallet Network, messenger-style cryptocurrency wallet with banking-grade security. His project advisor, Clifford Newman is one of first inventors of cryptography based digital cash for the Internet. Seokgu was the first one who have introduced crypto currency technology to Samsung Group, where he acted as researcher at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology for more then 5 years. Apart from that, Seokgu founded one of the top security companies in Korea which provides the solution to government, military, enterprise and financial institute. He second project SovereignWallet Network was created 3 years ago to bridge the gap between the people and blockchain industry.
Founder & Director at Kapronasia, one of Asia's leading fintech research and consulting firms
Being involved in the financial technology industry for over 20 years, Zennon has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on matters of China Fintech. Author of 'Chomping at the Bitcoin: The Past, Present and Future of Bitcoin in China', he is regularly quoted in the press and television appearances including CNBC, Bloomberg, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times to name a few. Prior to Kapronasia, Zennon was the Asia Pacific Financial Industry Manager and Global Banking Industry Manager for Intel based out of Shanghai, China. Before entering Intel, Zennon worked at Citi at a number of different technology management roles culminating in his role at CIO for Citigroup Portugal.
CEO & Co-Founder of HelloGold, Former CFO at World Gold Council
Founded by Robin in 2015, HelloGold built the first shariah compliant gold digital application changing the way we buy and sell gold. Robin's project was recognized and awarded with Most Innovative Islamic Product Award, TechMatch ASEAN, and Prominent in Wealth, Asset & Investment Management of the Year. Apart from that, Robin is the former CFO of the World Gold Council where he was also the principal accounting officer for SPDR Gold Trust (‘GLD”) the world’s largest ETF, with US$24bn in assets under management. He also worked with Industrial and Commerce Bank of China to introduce the gold savings program which generated annual sales of US$6.5b. His working experience includes such companies as KPMG and The Boston Consulting Group.
CEO & Founder at STASIS, Managing Director at Continium Fund
Gregory traded and allocated institutional capital as a portfolio manager. Also, he was a UHNWI adviser on liquid alternatives asset class and an Investment Director at Matrix Advisors and SBD Global Fund. Before creating STASIS, Gregory raised capital, prepared liquidity events for portfolio companies and advised several ICO projects.
Investor, Founder & CEO of CoinStreet Partners, Co-founder of the Blockchain Centre of Hong Kong
Founding Chairman of Belt & Road TechFin Association, Co-Founder of Ethereum south China community, Samson also acts as Chief Crypto-economic Advisor of Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange, and Chairman of STM Digital Group. He has over 20 years' experience in TMET sector, with proven success in commercializing various digital services and e-business operations across in Asia, including the world's first 4G premium VOD service in 2012 with China Mobile, launched Asia's first VOD service with 4 major Hollywood Studio in 2006, commercialized Asia's first O2O E-commerce service with Li & Fung Group in 2004, world's first mobile e-wallet in 2003 with PCCW, world's first verified-by-VISA SMS payment service with VISA and Bank of China in 2002, and world's first charge-to-bill mobile payment service with Hutchison Telecom in 2000.
Global Digital Banker, Fintech mentor and Blockchain evangelist
Malik is a senior global Digital banker, FinTech expert, Futurist and acclaimed author. He has managed global roles in leading multinational banks like Stanchart and Citibank, with varied roles in Digital Banking, E-payments and Innovations, and was last SVP- Global Digital Transformation, where his group played a key role in driving a common digital roadmap across Citi's Consumer businesses worldwide. Moreover, he is a mentor and advisor to leading Digital Accelerators in APAC and exciting global start-ups across FinTech, IOT, Blockchain, Analytics and EduTech.
Global Head of Marketing at CoinMarketCap
Carylyne Chan is the Global Head of Marketing at CoinMarketCap, where she leads the company on branding, strategy, and drives marketing partnerships and initiatives. She previously co-founded an AI platform (acquired), built machine learning and natural language processing models for extractive AI summarization, and has developed and launched new products in markets like Hong Kong and India with American Express, 3M and AGT. Apart from that, Carylyne is Co-Founder & Former COO at KeyReply. She is also probably one of the biggest oolong tea enthusiasts you will meet in daily life.
Chief Evangelist & Former Chief Content Officer at CoinMarketCap
Luke Wagman is the Chief Evangelist of CoinMarketCap, where he builds and maintains robust relationships with stakeholders of the company. In his previous role as Chief Content Officer, he was responsible for the team that has researched and added almost 2000 coins and 220 exchanges on CoinMarketCap. Luke was previously from Goldman Sachs and studied at Drexel University. He also has the distinction of being a Top 15 global Dance Dance Revolution player.
Founder & CMO at Heroes group AG
Marcello has founded his first marketing agency as a 15-year-old, and over years he has evolved into an experienced young professional. After his success with Vidpresso, which was sold to Facebook in August 2018, he focuses on crypto-marketing with Heroes group AG, where he makes daily use of his broad technical and marketing expertise.
Nitechain CEO & co-founder, Forbes 30 Under 30
Anna is an experienced Investment Banker who has succeeded in her entrepreneurial journey individually raising £500,000 from a Bacardi family member and shareholder to launch Nightset. She is now working on Nitechain to introduce Blockchain to the leisure sector as she fully embraces the power of the technology to make difference to our day to day lives. Anna has been recognized through the Forbes 30 Under 30 Tech Award 2017, BMW i UK Tech Blockchain Founder and Top 100 Raising Entrepreneurs by the Sunday Times. She is also known for establishing Distributed.Academy, a Blockchain academy in Poland.
Founder and CEO at BLOCKCHAIN i, leading accelerator in Korea
Andre founded first generation of Crypto Currency miner, when mining was not well known in South Korea. After that he created BLOCKCHAIN i, crypto fund which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain companies also providing startups consulting service. Andre is currently incubating INSUREUM ranked as Top 20 Start-up company by Forbes Magazine and TEMCO which is the first Korean Supply Chain Blockchain Project build on Smart Bitcoin RSK. Apart from that, Andre acts as advisor at BLOCKCLOUD accelerating ORIGO and Chromapolis projects based in Korea.
CEO at Couger, Leader of Connectome project, creating virtual human agent
After being involved in the development of various services at IBM, Atshushi Ishii developed multiple large-scale search engines at Rakuten and Infoseek. He founded Couger and led the teams in Japan, US, and South Korea for developing multiple top-selling online games. He has also provided technical cooperation to one of the top teams for Amazon Robotics Challenge, provided AI learning simulator to Honda, and led the development of Cloud Robotics for a Japanese government-backed AI research project. Atsushi is currently leading the development of “Connectome” using AI, AR and Blockchain. In June 2018 he joined the University of Electro-Communication as a Visiting Research Fellow.
Chief Blockchain Architect at Connectome, Japan Regional Head of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Chief Blockchain Architect at Couger, Japan Regional Head of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Kazuaki started programming when he created music and video content for live music as DJ in Hollywood clubs. He later went back to Japan and worked as a software developer at CTI-startup. At Couger, Kazuaki currently leads the blockchain development of “Connectome” designed to become the next generation interface after AI speaker. Connectome team aims to create the world of Blade Runner by working with AI developers and designers all over the world. In addition, Kazuaki was recently invited by Stanford University to give a lecture on virtual human agent.
Founding Partner at Dilendorf Khurdayan, Member of Legal Working Group at Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Rika’s practice involves blockchain, Crypto, ICOs and tokenization of assets. She provides strategic, transactional and regulatory advice to a wide range of participants in FinTech and Real Estate, and regularly represents token issuers, exchanges, investment funds, as well as family offices and managers aiming for the blockchain sector. Rika advised numerous startups, private equity and VC funds, in their development, acquisition, investment and more, helping them go cross-border. Well-versed in global blockchain and jurisdictional differences, and passionate about renewable energy, IoT and shared economy projects, she was named to Super Lawyers’ New York Metro Area “Rising Star” in 2018.
Founder & CEO of OBITO.IO, Co-chair of Asia Blockchain Alliance, President of Y0G1
Renowned blockchain evangelist in Taiwan, founder and CEO of Y0G1 company helping Financial Advisors to grow their practice, Andrew recently joined HyperQuant Advisory Board. Andrew currently provides consulting services for Taiwan Legislative Yuan and other financial institutions on matters relating to Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, FinTech and Strategy. He is also Chief Experience Officer at Asia Blockchain Alliance and Co-Chair of Asia Blockchain Summit, the largest blockchain conference ever by a number of attendants in Asia.
CEO at LongHash Singapore, Former McKinsey consultant
CEO LongHash Singapore, Emma leads global incubation platform for accelerating the development and understanding of blockchain technology. As Ex-McKinsey consultant/Digital McKinsey, Emma specialized in digital strategy & transformation for South East Asia based companies, particularly for Financial institutions. She has a decade of banking industry experience with in-depth knowledge of securities, corporate banking and commercial banking across Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and China. Emma is renown as experienced management consultant helping companies (FIG) with digital transformation.
CEO at BCI, a crypto VC based in Korea, Co-founder & Managing Partner at Vision Creator investment bank
Eric leads Blockchain Investment, crypto VC in the blockchain space that invests in the early-stage projects in Korea and global. His second project Vision Creator Inc. is an investment bank that provides profound resources and opportunities to Korean conglomerates, startups by introducing Chinese Financial and Strategic Investors based on their mutual needs and business directions between two parties. Vision Creator has wide-range of start-ups, conglomerates, and government networks in Korea. Apart from that, Eric's working experience includes various roles at product strategy team and new generation R&D team of Samsung Electronics.
Partner and Editor-in-Chief at Jinse Finance, COO at CoinTime
As a seasoned member of media industry with nearly a decade of experience, Angela Tong follows and reports on bitcoin since 2011. In 2017, she assumed the position of editor-in-chief at Jinse Finance, focusing on the report on blockchain and cryptos. Since June 2017, it only took 6 months for Jinse Finance to become the 1st China's blockchain media, with 350,000 UV/day. Moreover, Jinse Finance has attracted a large number of fans in the blockchain industry and has the highest search volume among the most famous search engines in China, such as Baidu, Sogou, and 360. Later on, Angela took charge of the COO at CoinTime, the English media subsidiary of their group. Angela aims to keep Jinse Finance as the largest Chinese blockchain media in the world and make CoinTime become the bridge between China's and global Blockchain industry.
Co-Founder of Blueshare.io, Board Member at Interprom Mining
Acting as strategic Advisor to the CEO of Interprom, Iavor is also engaged in numerous innovative startups and successful projects. He has an extencive enterprenerial experience of 25+ years and proven track record in Europe, Africa and Asias. Iavor's main project Blueshare.io is implementing two strategic novelties into its 22 years old family owned company Interprom – namely natural resources mining exploration and most notably the Ethereum blockchain. Interprom Mining AG strives to be the first Swiss-based company to offer its paper equity shares on the blockchain.
Managing Director at Cryptology exchange, Member of the Board at Crypto Chain University
Jack has 19 years of regional work experience in business development and operations (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam). Started trading Bitcoins in 2012, he occasionally writes research papers, acts as avid digital asset trader, student and coach at the same time. Jack also does voluntary work to promote the blockchain industry as Deputy Minister for Blockchain Development at United Nations International Collaborations and Coordination Agency (Asean Branch). Apart from that, he acts as Chief Advisor at ANGFUND, and Member of the Board at Crypto Chain University, the leading non-profit research-only institute in blockchain technology.
Programme Director, Blockchain at Malaysian Industry-Government Group For High Technology (MIGHT)
Mastura is currently heading the Blockchain initiative at MIGHT focusing on adoption of blockchain by Malaysian industries beyond fintech to enhance and sustain the country’s competitiveness in the future. MIGHT is a Private-Public Partnership platform under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department. Mastura has served in various capacities within industry, government as well as NGOs since graduating. She was one of the editors for the translated work of the New Economic Policy, and since 2016, has written articles on blockchain and related topics for the MyForesight magazine as well as the upcoming Malaysia High Tech Outlook by MIGHT. She used to work with Citibank Malaysia as Executive for Payment Products Division. Apart from that, Mastura is active supporter of ACCESS Blockchain Association Malaysia, Member of Asia Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD) and one of founding members of Malaysian Robotics Society (MyRAS).
Dr. Stef Savanah
Chief Scientist of OBITO.IO, Former Head of Research at nChain
Dr. Savanah’s background spans, among others, the corporate sphere. He has 30+ years’ experience covering all aspects of Information Technology, concentrating on software design and development. The bulk of this experience is in capital markets (17+ years) but also includes significant periods in business consultancy, health, publishing, manufacturing, and government. Dr. Stef Savanah also has deep expertise in Blockchain technology from R&D in cryptocurrencies since 2013. During his tenure as Director of Scientific Research at nChain Ltd, he led a highly qualified team of researchers and developers devoted to extending the capability of blockchain technology. Apart from this, Dr. Savanah is co-inventor on 57 Blockchain-related UK patent applications.
Founding Partner of Amber AI, one of the world's largest electronic trading firms focused on digital currencies
Tiantian Kullander is a Founding Partner of Amber AI, one of the worlds largest electronic trading trading firms focused on digital currencies, turning over billions monthly. The firm's flagship hedge fund has beat every crypto hedge fund in both the EurekaHedge and the Barclay HF index in 2018, and currently services some of the worlds largest exchanges, mining pools, wallet operators and token issuers. Tiantian, alongside his co-founders previously worked in fixed income and currency trading at Morgan Stanley.
Founder, CEO and Game Producer at Blockchain Cuties, Game Producer with 14+ Years of Experience
Game industry veteran with 14+ years of experience, Vladimir started out as a modder and indie game developer back in 2004. In 2011 he took a position of lead game designer at Amber Games, where he managed the growth of massive multiplayer online web strategy game 1100AD. In 2014 he became a game producer at Odnoklassniki (Mail.ru Group) - Russia's largest entertainment social network. He also managed OK.RU's two game platforms - Native Mobile Gaming Platform and Games in Messenger Platform. In late 2017 Vladimir and his team started developing Blockchain Cuties, aimed to become #1 blockchain game.
CEO of chiliZ, Socios.com and the chiliZ Blockchain Campus
n the late 1990s, Alex pioneered Webcity, the web-based interactive tourism guide, before completing a buyout with retail giant Carrefour, and later merging with a competitor service and selling to Yelp. After co-founding Winamax (the largest French online poker room) and Chilipoker in 2006, the underpinning technology platform was sold to Bally Technologies (now Scientific Games). In 2013, he acquired the Global Poker Index (live Poker’s leading ranking authority) as well as The Hendon Mob (the largest live poker database in the world). Dreyfus recently raised $66 million through a private token sale for chiliZ - a democratic team management platform that aims to revolutionise the worlds of sports and esports, through blockchain technology and smart contracts. The first white label application of the chiliZ platform is Socios.com, which offers a turnkey solution for football and sports clubs looking to adopt blockchain technology to monetise their fan bases through ICOs.
CEO of Nexus One
Based on his experiences in various IT and blockchain projects at consulting companies, Sungku has established the foundation of Nexus One, one of rising competent blockchain accelerators that invests in promising projects and helps them grow in the marketplace using its expertise and various experience in blockchain field in Korea. His long experience in China has made him a blockchain expert in the Chinese market and has been using his network and know-how to create a synergy with the Korean blockchain market. Sungku always tries to find a successful use case where blockchain technology can be used in real life and hopes he could contribute to the opening of the blockchain 3.0 era. Lately, he has been spurring his efforts by starring as a judge on the TV survival program "Block Battle."
Head Of Strategy & Business Development at Alprockz
Former Management Consultant at Bain & Company where he advised Private Equity funds and Corporates on strategy & M&A. He started his career in Venture Capital with Rocket Internet in Berlin and London. Holder of BSc in Finance from Bocconi and LSE.
Prof. James Cooper
Professor at California Western School of Law, Director of Proyecto ACCESO
James Cooper is Professor of Law and Director of International Legal Studies at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. Since 1997, Professor Cooper has directed Proyecto ACCESO, a judicial technology transfer project funded by governments, foundations, and international agencies raising over $U.S. 5 million for this initiative. James has been a member of the U.S. government delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization Advisory Committee on Enforcement. Professor Cooper’s public policy work has been commissioned by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation of Germany. Apart from that, Prof. James acts as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, the Inter-American Development Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
CEO at TreeCoin, Investment Specialist with 25 Years of Experience
Joerg "Mr. Green" is a Member of the Sustainable Investment Forum (FNG) and an expert in sustainable wealth management. Over the span of more than 30 years, Joerg is acting as an entrepreneur as well as the managing director of several companies in the area of ecological capital investments. Moreover, over one-third of his entire career length has been committed to environmental protection and sustainable asset accumulation. Since 2010 Joerg was exclusively specialized in the brokerage and distribution of ecological and sustainable investments worldwide. Apart from that, he acts as a trainer of Europe's leading Academy for Neuroscientific Education Management (AFNB).
Managing Director at eToro, Head of eToro Asia
Jasper has over 10 years industrial experience in Fintech and trading field. His current project eToro is the world's leading social trading and investment platform. This award-winning platform connects you with a community of 9 million users, with expertise in everything from investing in traditional asset classes like stocks, commodities, currencies and indices through to cryptocurrencies. Recently eToro has announced a Series E fund-raise of $100m to support its expansion into new markets as well as its continued research and development of blockchain technology and the digitization of assets. Prior to eToro, Jasper worked on few leading positions at FXCM, renown provider of online foreign exchange (FX) trading, CFD trading, spread betting and related services.
James Michael Cooper
Director of Proyecto ACCESO, Director of International Legal Studies Program
James Cooper is Professor of Law and Director of International Legal Studies at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. Since 1997, Professor Cooper has directed Proyecto ACCESO, a judicial technology transfer project funded by governments, foundations, and international agencies raising over $U.S. 5 million for this initiative. James has been a member of the U.S. government delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization Advisory Committee on Enforcement. Professor Cooper’s public policy work has been commissioned by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation of Germany. Apart from that, Prof. James acts as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, the Inter-American Development Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Founder of NodePlus, Marketing Director of Node Capital
Jade Chen has held a series of blockchain conferences all over the world and had served nearly 100 blockchain projects. Jade's current project NodePlus is a global consulting company which focuses on brand marketing in the blockchain industry providing brand development solutions for enterprises and brands. Earlier, Jade worked at CCTV(China Central Television), Sohu.com and other core media within Asia region. Apart from that, Jade acts as researcher of MIT Corporate Performance Research Center, global perspective of blockchain.
Board Member at Cointelegraph, VP of Business Development
John Ng Pangilinan
Partner at Signum Capital, Advisor for Kyber.Network, Republic Protocol and Sentinel Protocol
Apart from being the Partner at Signum Capital, a Blockchain/ICO related investment vehicle, John holds advisor roles in Kyber.Network, Republic Protocol, Sentinel Protocol, Traceto.io and is a founding member of the aelf Innovation Alliance. John’s first foray into business was at the age of 11 when he sold used textbooks and comic books outside of schools’ bus stops. He got his first job as a banker with Standard Chartered Bank, and he has never stopped working till this day. After leaving the bank, John started various companies at the age of 23. The most recent venture was the creation of Makan Bus, Singapore’s first hop on and off food tour. John’s passion for venturing into businesses is fueled by successfully growing a business and its staff.
Philippines’ Presidential Advisor for Entrepreneurship, Advisor to the Chair of ASEAN-BAC
Josephine Romero is a minister-level Philippines’ Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship. In last year's Philippine Chairmanship of the ASEAN 50th anniversary, she served as the chair’s adviser and program chair for events like the ASEAN Business Awards, the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, and more. For 10 years, she was the Philippines' trade and investment diplomat posted all over the Americas, including Silicon Valley. She also served as Chief of Staff to the Trade and Industry Minister and was appointed as Assistant Minister with supervisory oversight of the Philippine overseas trade posts. Today, Josephine also heads Magpie.IM, a digital payments startup with offices in Singapore and Manila.
Founding Partner at LuneX Ventures, Former Head of Growth at Golden Gate Ventures
Kenrick is the Founder of LuneX Ventures, the dedicated Crypto and Blockchain fund backed by a prominent VC firm Golden Gate Ventures, where he also serves as the Head of Growth. Kenrick advises Golden Gate's portfolio companies on their growth and marketing strategies. Prior to that, Kenrick was the Director of Performance Marketing at HomeAway, and also the Director of User Acquisition at Non-Stop Games. He is also the founder of a company that ran eight hotel price comparison websites, generating 6 million unique visitors across the portfolio, and is a well versed in SEM, Facebook advertising, ASO and Analytics solutions. Kenrick is active in the tech and startup communities in Singapore and an angel investor in several mobile gaming companies.
Digital Marketing Expert, Founder at ATAYEN Inc., Providing FB Tools for 4+ Million Brands
Facebook & Twitter livestreaming inventor, designed the 1st contact form for fb page in 2010. Gauthier is also founder & owner of Iframe Apps by Atayen, web-based social media marketing platform helping businesses to engage fans by creating an effective communication hub and promote their brand via Facebook. Facebook application developers since 2008, Gauthier Bros and Stephanie Clement founded Atayen Inc. By now Gauthier's company sells third party of Facebook Apps for business. He now develops SATT in order to govern advertising transactions between advertisers & publishers.
Legal & Marketing Blockchain Advisor, Board Member at Blockchain Australia
Sheree is behind some of Australia’s biggest blockchain projects and is a Board Member of Blockchain Australia, contributing to policy reform in the nation. She is an Advisor at music streaming platform Choon and a TV Presenter at Coincast TV. She brings her background in legal and marketing to cryptocurrency ventures and has brought her expertise to BitCar, Ledger Assets and executed Australia’s first ICO, Power Ledger. She is an Academic and Doctoral Candidate researching digital currency law and blockchain regulation at Curtin University, and is a qualified practitioner in Australia.
Chief Regulatory Officer of Quanta, Founder of UK Digital Currency Association
Adam Vaziri is responsible for the legal framework that ensures Quanta's compliance with all regulations in the gaming industry. He is among the very few lawyers specializing in the field, having focused on blockchain issues since 2013. Committed to accelerating the growth of the industry and its regulatory system, he created Diacle to assist blockchain projects with compliance. Mr. Vaziri is also the founder of the UKDCA, which lobbies for the most favorable global regulatory environment for cryptocurrency. Since 2014 he has run Bitlegal.io, a global tracker for blockchain law, which has been featured in the Washington Post and on CNN. As a dedicated blockchain entrepreneur, Mr. Vaziri was named as "Bitcoin Pioneer" by Bitcoin Magazine in 2017.
Senior Officer, FinTech Department at Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand
Aunchisa’s mission is to empower people to participate in sustainable capital markets and the modern economy. She is currently the Senior Officer of the SEC Thailand’s FinTech Department. Since joining the SEC Thailand in 2012, Aunchisa has been a part of the team that drives key initiatives related to FinTech, including the FinTech Act, the Royal Decree on the Digital Asset Businesses, crowdfunding regulations, and ICO regulations.
CEO at VBit Technologies, Started his First Successful Business at the Age of 13
A serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of leadership experience, Danh started his first business, a computer manufacturing, and programming consulting company, at the age of 13, and had a successful exit of over $1.6 million dollars by the age of 15. Since then, he is focusing his work around the finance and tech industry. Being a trader in the equities market since the age of 17, he has implemented unique strategies to amass seven figure gains. Danh took interest in the cryptocurrency markets in 2015, and using his ability to recognize patterns and trends, he founded VBit Technologies. VBit Technologies offers everyday people a turnkey solution to profitable bitcoin mining operations and aims to become a full-service financial company in the Crypto space.
CEO of BeQuant Cryptocurrency Exchange & Institutional Prime Brokerage
George Zarya is the CEO of BeQuant, a leading cryptocurrency exchange based in London and Malta. He has extensive experience in the investment and cryptocurrency sector, pioneering electronic trading technology in emerging markets, notably Russian, India and China. Over the years George Zarya has led several successful large investment banking teams as well as running his own business and has spent his entire career in disruptive technology and finance.
Audit Senior at EY
An early believer in Bitcoin and blockchain, Haris was first introduced to bitcoin in late 2013 and now wishes to provide a stronger narrative to blockchain and auditing. With a background in Finance and Accounting, Jafar is an affiliate Associate Chartered Certified Accountant and recently passed the Chartered Financial. Haris Jafar has been working with EY for more than 33 months and is currently an Audit Senior. He has in depth knowledge of IFRS, ISA and other international standards for review engagements. Haris has actively participated in Blockchain trainings at EY, gaining more formal knowledge and experience in the technology.
Chief Technology Officer at Quanta
A Gaming industry executive with over 29 years of experience and successful track record, for the last 20 years Konstantinos was leading the technology of INTRALOT, one of the biggest global players in the gaming. He possesses deep and wide knowledge of the technologies around both the online and offline gaming and demonstrated business and market acumen in the global gaming industry. In October 2017 he became the CTO at Quanta, an innovative company offering online games and services based on the Blockchain technology, utilizing smart contracts in order to ensure fully automated and transparent background to the lotteries. With the implementation of the patented and certified Random Number Generation, Quanta minimizes the opportunity of cheating and manipulation in gambling.
Le Ngoc Giang
Legal and Policy Expert, Ministry of Justice of Vietnam
An experienced legal and policy expert who cut his teeth across the public and private sector. Giang spent a number of years at the Competition Authority of Vietnam, the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam in various positions such as production engineer, trade policy officer and legal expert. He is currently working on numerous regulatory programs and advises the Government on virtual currencies and virtual assets, financial and banking operation, capital and securities market development, and more. As part of work, he also assigned to be member of the Government’s negotiation delegations to international treaties and organizations such as TPP, Vietnam-EU FTA, WTO, etc.
Pang Xue Jie
COO & Co-Founder at WhaleBlocks, former National table tennis Athlete
Xue Jie is in charge of all operation needs in WhaleBlocks, an investment and consulting firm focusing exclusively on Blockchain-powered projects. The company offers a wide range of support services for portfolio companies and Blockchain-based businesses, in community management across all social media platforms, fundraising and niche marketing services. Xue Jie’s expertise makes him able to connect projects to his network on a short notice as well as spread awareness about them. He takes a special interest in financial blockchain projects/solutions as he feels that this particular industry is where blockchain can cause the biggest disruption.
Co-Founder at COIN TOKYO, Advisor, Strategy & New Business Promotion at Deloitte
Yabo started his career at Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto before moving to Japan and joining Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu within Advisory. He still works closely with Deloitte as an advisor overseeing innovation and new businesses incubation, mainly focusing on Fintech-related initiatives. Apart from that, Yabo is also the Co-Founder of Coin Tokyo, a Japanese language Blockchain & Crypto media company based in Tokyo.
CEO at VOX ICO Advisory, Author, TEDx Featured Speaker
Having operated multiple business in Europe, Southeast Asia, Middle East, and Africa, Stefano is a specialist in communication and innovation. Apart from running VOX, he is also a TEDx speaker and the most certified Adobe trainer in the world holding over 80 certifications, having trained 14 thousand participants in his career. In 2011 Stefano wrote his first book “The promise of empty spaces” and he is currently working at his second one, about the role of culture and perceptions in the area of business development. He is a regular columnist on the Oman Observer. Stefano is also a columnist for Redacon (Italy). An avid traveller, he also has a personal goal of 100 countries to be visited before 2025.
Technical Sales Engineer at Jelurida
Alberto Fernandez is a technical sales engineer at Jelurida, a company that enables enterprises to develop Blockchain applications using the Nxt and Ardor technologies. Throughout his career including more than a decade of IT experience, he has been actively working as a Blockchain consultant, DApp developer, FinTech specialist, middleware expert, and founded two consulting firms; since then, he has developed a deep knowledge of Nxt, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger and Byteball, among others. He is also one of the co-founders of the Blockchain for Business Madrid community, promoting the smooth adoption of Blockchain technology for companies.
Director of Advisory at Kenetic, Supports Blockchain Projects' Ecosystem Development
Ella Qiang started her journey in the Blockchain space in 2016, leading strategic partnerships at Stellar Development Foundation in APAC. She played a key role in driving adoption, growing the community and facilitating collaboration with institutions and businesses utilizing Stellar’s distributed ledger technology. Recently Ella joined Kenetic on the advisory team, supporting blockchain projects' ecosystem development. Earlier, Ella worked in renewable energy and banking. At China Development Bank, she managed a project finance portfolio of Chinese and international infrastructure assets.
CEO at Legion Ventures, Global Blockchain Consultant & Advisor
J.D. Salbego is a recognized global executive consultant & advisor guiding Blockchain & Cryptocurrency startups through fundraising, launch, and post ICO/STO. He is currently the CEO of Legion Ventures and advises a number of companies including Forbes #1 Japanese Blockchain startup Patron, with their $40M ICO, Google’s Startup Grind with a community of 3M entrepreneurs in over 400 cities and 120 countries, and more. His work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo, etc. Along with advising companies, Mr. Salbego works with governments utilizing blockchain infrastructure to fuel economic growth, and organizes Tech and Blockchain Conferences globally, including the biggest Blockchain Conference in Japan’s History (JBC2018), nationally televised with 15K attendees.
CEO & Co-Founder at FoundationX, Partner & Co-Founder at FuturePlay
Sungjae Hwang is a Partner of Futureplay, a South Korea-based startup accelerator and CEO of FoundationX, an accelerator and building platform for blockchain projects. Prior to these companies, he served as Chief Product Officer at Fluenty Inc., an AI chatbot startup that was acquired by Samsung Electronics in 2017. He has published more than 30 papers and field more than 300 patents that introduce novel input techniques for future devices. At present, more than 30 entities hold his patents and use them in their services and products. Apart from that, Jay holds numerous awards, including the IP Technology Award (2010), the Creative Invention Award (2011) and the IAM world's leading IP strategists 300 (2016).
CEO & Co-Creator of FuturoCoin, CEO of Coders House
Paulina Woźniak is a successful businesswoman and the CEO of FuturoCoin, cryptocurrency that gains in popularity. As CEO of Coders House, she has an impressive knowledge about Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies. For the past couple of years she has been an expert in cryptocurrencies that actively participates in various conferences regarding this topic. Paulina Woźniak has started her career over 20 years ago, she held various positions including a position of the HR Director of Alma Engineering S.A and now she has a considerable amount of experience in marketing, sales and management. She specializes in implementation of innovative approach to business and creating a modern personal policy in compliance with organizational management.
CEO of Honeybox.io
With 18 years of enterprise architecture experience, and the ability to fluently program in over a dozen languages, Bryant is an expert in his field. Prior to being creator and CEO of Honeybox, he held the position of Chief Technology Officer at Ternio and Ad3 Media where he holds multiple patents in blockchain architecture and advertisement serving. Bryant has also held the position of Senior Data Engineer at BeanStalk Data, a consumer engagement data provider, Architect of Emerging Technologies at Bank of America, and has been contracted by nearly all Fortune 15 companies.
Investor, VP of Business Development at VBit Technologies
Jin Gao is a licensed Real Estate Broker and has been a successful Real Estate Investor and Developer for the past 15 years. He has founded and co-founded four profitable businesses ranging from real estate to insurance, including owning Allstate. Prior to his career in real estate, Jin joined the US Army, serving as an Infantry Officer, after attending Drexel University. Jin's military background has served him well both in his personal life and as a successful businessman; he understands that attention to detail, precise execution, and adaptability are qualities that are integral to succeeding in the field of Crypto.
CEO & Founder at Etherscan
Prior to founding Etherscan - the most popular Blockchain Explorer, Search and Analytics platform for the Ethereum Blockchain, Matthew founded and developed one of the earliest Token Based Blockchain explorer (Blockscan) for Counterparty (a smart contracts blockchain built on top Bitcoin). He also has around 15 years of industry experience consulting and developing bespoke line of business solutions when he was a co-founder of a data/web applications solutions provider. Apart from that, Matthew currently serves as an advisor for blockchain and venture based projects.
Chief Financial Officer at ScientificCoin
Vladimir Kozhevnikov has more than 20 years experience in finance, investing and attracting venture investment both for public and private companies related to science and innovation. He is the CEO of «Biotechnopark Koltsovo» Russia-based innovative biotechnology platform, which accumulates developing companies, research and production in the field of biotechnologies and others - such as information technologies. Prior to this, Vladimir also served as a CEO of investment promotion agency of Novosibirsk region. This background helped him to launch ScientificCoin, a Blockchain-based crowdfunding platform, which main purpose is to provide an opportunity for any scientific project to raise funds.
Co-Founder & COO at Block by Block Capital (BXB)
With an educational background in Business and IT Management, I spent 6+ years deep in the global tech sector working with Amazon US; Coupang, a now $9Bn+ Korean unicorn; and Grab in Southeast Asia, pre-Uber merger. Since co-founding Block by Block Capital early in 2017, he has built out a global company footprint across Singapore, Korea, and US to support our investments and the upcoming launch of our Korean Won backed stable coin, KRWb. Apart from that, Alex also acts as Blockchain Product & Token Economics Adviser at InvestaCrowd, investment platform which that holds a Capital Market Services license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore for dealing in securities delivering cutting-edge investment products using blockchain technologies.
Investor, Founder & CEO at Venture Exchange VNX, Managing General Partner at 2be.lu
Alexander Tkachenko, a Luxembourg serial entrepreneur and angel investor, founded the early stage venture capital fund 2be.lu in Luxembourg, with successful investments in 12 companies focused on the sharing economy, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. In 2017 he launched Venture Exchange VNX which is the first marketplace and trading platform for tokenized venture capital assets. VNX is building the world’s leading blockchain marketplace for the $1tn+ venture capital assets. Alexander is renown as business angel and is a member of E100 - LBS angel investor.
Investor, CEO at HotelFriend
Denis started his career in entrepreneurship with the first e-commerce marketplace for Russian food in Europe, raising over 150 vendors to sell their goods at this platform, and keeping his venture an undisputed #1 marketplace for Russians living in Europe for 4 years. After successful exit, Denis founded BS Invest Group selling TV rights and advertisements in Europe and Asia for the next 10 years. In 2017 he founded HotelFriend AG providing a new way of living and enjoying the stay in the Hotel with Deals, Apps, Services and management tools; he currently leads this company as CEO.
Vice President, Global Financial Services Industry Solutions at Oracle
With more than 25 years of success across the Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Information Technology, and Wealth Management sectors, Mark Smedley currently serves as the VP for the Financial Services at Oracle. In his prior role, he managed a global solution sales team focused on digital channels, finance, risk and business intelligence/ data solutions. Mark’s areas of expertise include digital transformation, open banking, financial management and operations, business development, big data, and cloud. He created Oracle’s first open banking and FinTech innovation initiative, and now oversees ecosystem development and expansion for Oracle’s FinTech Scale Up program.
Blockchain Research Associate at Spartan Capital, Founder of The Blockcrunch Podcast
Jason is a former venture investor and founder of The Blockcrunch Podcast. Jason first came across Bitcoin while a student at the Wharton School of Business. There, he helped launch Contrary Capital, a decentralized venture fund backed by executives from Facebook, Tesla, Twitch, and Reddit. As the host of the ongoing Blockcrunch Podcast, Jason partnered with 500 Startups to produce a miniseries on blockchain scaling. Prior to returning to Hong Kong, Jason was an analyst at Deloitte Consulting's New York office assisting with the firm’s fintech and blockchain initiatives, and spent time at macro fund Bridgewater Associates. He has spoken at blockchain events in New York and San Francisco, and previously contributed to The Huffintgon Post and Forbes on tech.
Former Vice Minister of Justice of Japan, Vice President of Finance at Oyraa
Mr. Odachi is a researcher, the expert and the Blockchain advocate from Japan. A former Japan’s Vice Minister of Justice, he was in place when Japan made its first attempt to regulate Cryptocurrency. Starting his career in 1987 as an Auditor at KPMG, he entered politics in July 2004 as a Member of the House of Councilors; in year 2010, he became Vice Minister of Finance of Japan and was keeping this position till 2011, later becoming the Chairman of Financial Affairs. Today, apart from acting as a CFO of Singapore-based UNITY SG and CFO at Oyraa Co, he also is a Member of Association of Blockchain Business in Japan.
Head of APAC at Asia Blockchain Review
In her previous role as Head of Corporate Marketing at Infinity Blockchain Labs, Nicole was leveraging her industry insights and network to develop the Blockchain and Tech startup ecosystem in Vietnam. She has been the key organizer of a series of community outreach initiatives in Vietnam including the first Vietnam Blockathon, Vietnam Blockchain Week and ENIGMA - a Blockchain business contest. In her new role as Head of APAC for Asia Blockchain Review, Nicole is going to spearhead a regional initiative to connect major players and to foster the evolving blockchain ecosystem in Asia.
Managing Partner at N.KRAT Group, creating innovative financial solutions and secure services
Olexander is an inveterate supporter of the ideas of Noo- and Netocracy. He is author and developer of a number of software products, platforms and services, including GAUS technology for passport and border control systems, GAUS service to confirm the reliability of fingerprinting and user identification, NETOPAY technology combining the principles of centralized and decentralized data management, BIT platform, exchanger for operations with electronic accounting units. One of the best achievements in this direction is the FRIDN ecosystem, which recently entered the international market, providing users with the opportunity to extract digital assets as a result of useful activities aimed at their physical and intellectual development.
Chief Technology Officer at Battery Storage, Chief Executive Officer at Immersa
Robert is qualified as a Lawyer and has been involved in the solar industry for over a decade, working throughout central Europe and the UK. He has worked with large funds, including Bluefield Infrastructure, Oxford Capital, Magnetar, and with Blue-Chip industrial and commercial clients such as Tata, Toyota, DS Smith, Mercedes, News UK and Associated British Ports. Robert has worked for several large organisations in the energy sector e.g. Conergy and Centrica - British Gas Solar, where he was the Head of Commercial and lead on Senior Management Team and developed a scalable community energy model. He also worked on procurement, leading negotiations that secured contracts of over £160m of revenue.
Partner of NodePlus, Marketing Manager of Node Capital
Rose Chen is an expert in marketing operation, business incubation and global business development. In the past, she held a series of Blockchain events all over the world and had served nearly 50 Blockchain projects with her rich experience and resources. Rose used to work in Toutiao and Lane Crawford, enrich experience in brand, PR and marketing.
Head of Business Development at SingularityNET
Blockchain Lead at SingularityNET, Simone has been a partner at Cryptodex, a company providing companies with consulting on tokenization structures, crowdsale marketing, and sustainable community solutions built on the blockchain. He also founded Vulpem Ventures, a Distributed Digital Agency focus on building the future of decentralized technologies.
Founder at Diro Labs
Vishal Gupta is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience and has scaled multiple businesses in telecom & information technology in the past. Vishal dropped out of his MBA in 2000 to start an offshore IT enabled business process outsourcing venture. That venture forward integrated into mobile network (MVNO) in Australia. The business grew to a $50 million revenue with 600+ staff working in India and finally sold to an ASX listed telecom major. Vishal founded Diro that has developed a new kind of eKYC that is better than physical KYC. He has filed 20+ patents in space of identity & access management.
Director for Payments Markets Initiatives, APAC at SWIFT
Prior to joining SWIFT, Rahul was Head of Asia Pacific Financial Services Practice and Strategic Projects for NTT Data, responsible for establishing the banking & payments portfolio and leading strategic regional initiatives across APAC. Previously, Rahul has played a key role in core transformation programs for global banking clients as a part of Accenture’s Financial Services practice and in Core Banking and Payments Product Management roles with CSC and FIS. Rahul’s initial career included Product Management for the online cross-border remittances portfolio for ICICI Bank (India’s largest private sector bank). In continuation of his Banking, Payments and Digital experience, he also subsequently led the Retail Banking & Digital Channels program portfolio for the Royal Bank of Scotland in Dubai.
Advisor and Blockchain Engineer at DECENT
During Masters and PhD program, he conducted research of self-tuning solver and new computational methods for model-based dynamic optimisation of real-time processes. During company time, he worked as field engineer and project manager for process control, telemetry, supervisory control and IoT. In parallel, he built mining setups for proof-of-work. Lately, he joined blockchain industry, first, as an advisor, secondly founding research and development hub with focus on ready-to-use lab exercises, templates for use cases, and benchmarks of various deployment setups.
Dr. Mohsin Chaudhry
CEO and Co-Founder of HealthDex
Dr. Mohsin Chaudhry is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of successful start-ups, investments,and leadership positions, he received his medical degree from the University of Otago and business qualification from HBX Harvard Business School. Dr. Mo has several years of clinical experience in a range of medical specialties and an academic background as a published researcher. He is an avid proponent of distributed ledger technologies and their applications in the health sector which led to the conception of HealthDex (http://healthdex.io).
Co-Founder & CEO at ADE Chain
Rico has more than 12 years of International Corporate experience, served as CEO in Public listed group of companies specialized in Properties Projects Management, investments, and IPO listing.
Prof. Michael Sung
Managing Partner at FinNX, Chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations
Prof. Michael Sung is a technology venture builder and investor, managing partner of FinNX, cross-border crypto investment bank platform for Fundamental Labs, one of the top Asia blockchain/crypto funds with over $500mm AUM. Prof. Sung is a founder of the One World Blockchain Alliance and founding board member for the Technology Innovation Council of Asia, a think tank focused on providing enlightened policy recommendations for regulating disruptive technologies to Asian governments including crypto/ICO regulation, AI ethics, data privacy, and autonomous vehicle legislation. Prof. Sung is also currently the chairman of the steering committee for MIT Tech Review’s Emtech HK Conference.
Founder and Managing Partner of MANE Capital
Leader of the largest investment banking boutique in Bulgaria - Mane Capital, which was ranked No. 1 in Thomson Reuters League Table for ECM (equity capital markets) transactions in Bulgaria in 2013 and 2015. Ilian has an extensive professional expertise (15+ years) in investment banking and hands-on experience in structuring and executing M&A (mergers and acquisitions), ECM (equity capital markets) and DCM (debt capital markets) transactions (ca. 50+ completed transactions). Ilian structured the largest warrants issue on the Bulgarian capital market which will bring more than BGN 6 billion of FDI in Bulgaria till 2021. Apart from that, he has originated, structured and supervised the execution of ca. 40 ECM, DCM and M&A transactions in 4 years.