BlockShow Asia returns this year for a one-week event part of Asia Blockchain Week focusing on blockchain and cryptocurrency.
The event, which will take place between 27 November and 1 December 2018, promises to bring together some of the industry's most influential entrepreneurs, leaders and visionaries in the blockchain space and will offer participants the opportunity to network, showcase new products and share some of the latest industry trends.
Last year's event attracted over 1,500 participants, 66 sponsors and 67 international high-caliber speakers, such as Patrick Dai of Qtum, Brock Pierce of EOS, David Orban, Simon Dixon of BnkToTheFuture, Mike Kayamori of Quione, Zoe Adamovicz of Neufund, and Alexander Ivanov of Waves. It also hosted a startup competition whose winners, Bancor and Electrify Asia, managed to raise over $ 200 million combined.
This year, all efforts were made to overcome the 2017 event by bringing together 4,000 blockchain-related participants.
BlockShow Asia Blockchain Week 2018
Asia Blockchain Week will start on November 27th with a VIP pre-party followed by the conference itself on November 28th and 29th. The BlockShow Asia 2018 conference will take place at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and will include experienced entrepreneurs, investors and blockchain experts who will share insights on the state of the blockchain industry and the latest trends.
On November 30, the Future of Token Economy conference, organized by the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and the Singapore Academy of Law, will cover the topics of smart contracts and regulation, trust distribution , initial supply of coins (ICO) and settlement, and more.
Speakers confirmed for conferences include:
- Jason Hsu, a member of the Congress and legislator of Taiwan;
- Bobby Lee, co-founder of BTCC and member of the board of the Bitcoin Foundation;
- Chia Hock Lai, president of the Singapore Fintech Association and president of the Token Economy Association;
- Stanley Yong, CTO at IBM and former head of innovation at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS);
- Zing Yang, member of the board of directors of the Litecoin Foundation;
- Dr. Quy Vo-Reinhard, co-founder of the HIT Foundation and the health data market in Crypto Valley Zug;
- Alex Medana, CEO and co-founder of FinFabrik and a founding member of the Fintech Association Hong Kong; is
- Cal Evans, board member of the British Blockchain Association.
The rest of Asia Blockchain Week will consist of workshops, a hackathon, a start race and everyday parties to relax and network. On the last day of the event, participants will enjoy an Open Doors day that will feature all the hubs, accelerators and blockchain companies in Singapore.
Partners for Asia Blockchain Week include LongHash, a platform to accelerate the development and understanding of blockchain technology, the Cryptocurrency Enterprises Association and Startups Singapore (ACCESS), a non-profit focused organization on the use and development of digital currencies and blockchain technologies, Singapore Fintech Association and SUSS.
Singapore's thriving blockhain sector
Also this year, BlockShow Asia will take place in Singapore, the financial center of Southeast Asia and the growing cryptographic center. The state of the city has become the first choice for cryptographic and blockchain companies seeking to expand in Southeast Asia.
Since 2017, the Singapore authorities themselves have tried to use distributed ledger technology to increase the efficiency of financial transactions between banks. They believe that blockchain technology offers the potential to make commercial finances safer and more efficient.
The Singapore customs authority is negotiating with MUFG Bank and the Japanese company NTT Data to connect the couple's blockchain solution to the newly launched Networked Trade Platform (NTP) platform.
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Image credit in the window: Blockshow Asia 2017 through Blockshow Facebook