Background

Blockchain technology today forms the basis of on-line secure ledger/settlement his moving towards mainstream adoption. The global Blockchain technology market is predicted to rise from $210m in 2016 to $2.31bn by 2021.

Blockchain has many applications – in supply chains, healthcare, global monetary systems, financial technologies, energy trading, music, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services and many more. As a result the Blockchain technology is expected to have significant impact on various industries and so it is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around this new business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.

Our speakers at this event are subject experts and they will examine and analyse the impact on various industries, the challenges and opportunities that Blockchain presents. Presentations, short tutorials, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies will focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space.

Topics to be covered include:
Understanding Blockchain Technologies & Markets
Understanding how Blockchain applications are built
Crowdfunding vs ICOs – risks and challenges
Digital exchanges – digital tokens into fiat currency
Regulatory and legal implications of Blockchain technology
Investing in cryptocurrencies
Crypto currencies – an exact measure of value
Investing in Blockchain technology
Smart Contract management and Innovations
Regulation and Legal implications in Blockchain
How to develop scalable solutions
Issuing financial securities on a blockchain
Blockchain from the investor’s perspective
Key Challenges

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Call for Participation

We are inviting speakers [thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs] to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Blockchain technology and its applications. Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.

Code of Conduct & Diversity

UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

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Programme

  • 08:30 -

    Registration and coffee

  • 09:15 -

    UNICOM’s welcome & Chair’s scene setting

  • 09:30 -

    Emerging forms of value using blockchains

    Sovan Nautiyal, Emerio Technologies Pvt. Ltd An NTT Comm Company

    Speakers:

    Sovan Nautiyal

  • 10:00 -

    The blockchain development in Hong Kong and China; How blockchain industry reshape the future of post 90's generation in HK

    Caspar Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Goldford Fintech

    Caspar will share his own experience in blockchain industry in Hong Kong and China which has been considered as the large market in the world.

    Speakers:

    Caspar Wong

  • 10:15 -

    ICO's: Threat or Opportunity?

    Zachary Reece, Managing Partner, BlockTrade Investments, USA

    We explore the effects of the ICO on the Traditional Market now and in the coming 12-24 months. This includes informing them of the growing fear from not only regulators but from the public as jobs and employment will soon become an issue. We discuss our ability as a community to control this narrative and progressively address it. Ultimately being proactive rather than the reactive culture that has driven us to this point.

    Speakers:

    Zachary Reece

  • 10:45 -

    Smart Contracts: How to NOT get hacked

    Michael Wirth, CEO, ChainSecurity AG, Zurich

    Speakers:

    Michael Wirth

  • 11:15 -

    Introduction to sponsors and supporting bodies

  • 11:20 -

    Tea & Coffee break

  • 11:50 -

    The Retail Property Market Place & Blockchain Revolution

    Marc Christian Riebe, Founder, eLocations

    We switch millions of offline paper contracts into online smart contracts on the blockchain and transform the retail property business with Big Data from the bricks to the clicks.

    The mission is to build the worlds most trusted and powerful retail property marketplace to empower global retail brands as well as property owners, investors and real estate brokers with information and tools to make intelligent location decisions.

    Speakers:

    Marc Christian Riebe

  • 12:05 -

    Cryptocean Ecosystem Processing Exchange

    Yury Myshinsky, Founder & CEO, Cryptocean

    Cryptocean is an ecosystem of services for buying, selling, exchanging and integrating crypto currency into real life. The platform allows you to pay for goods and services with a crypto currency, purchase digital currencies from your bank card and also make and withdraw cash from the fiat and crypto-currency accounts in conventional ATMs using the service crypto card. Also payment for goods and services can be done using a mobile phone with an NFC chip or directly through an online store that connects Cryptocean as a payment system.

    The project carries out the issue of CRON tokens within the initial offer of tokens (ITO), namely the placement of coins on crypto-exchange exchanges. Possession of tokens CRON will provide users with a discount for the payment of service fees of up to 90% when using the base tariff.

    Immersed in the crypto-currency world, users discover a huge surplus of various programs and services that have weak security and have limited functionality, which forces them to keep the application zoo on their device. Cryptocean.io is struggling with this problem, concluding all the necessary services on one platform.

    Speakers:

    Yury Myshinsky

  • 12:15 -

    How Distributed Information Systems Can Revitalize the Carbon Economy

    Jeffery Liu, Founding Partner, Xarbon Sustainability Limited

    This short educational presentation gives the audience a good overview of both the carbon markets, blockchain technology, and how these two worlds can intersect to revitalize the carbon economy. I begin by covering in laymen terms a short history and overview of the current carbon markets, and some of it's limitations. After presenting the limitations of the carbon markets I will proceed to how blockchains or other distributed information systems are able to solve this problem.

    Speakers:

    Jeffery Liu

  • 12:25 -

    Panel: Cryptocurrencies – an exact measure of value & risks in investing

    Panellists: Rik Willard; Caspar Wong; Zachary Reece; Michael Wirth

  • 12:55 -

    Lunch break

  • 14:00 -

    The Future of Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS)

    Calvin Lau, Co-Founder of Mogu

    Speakers:

    Calvin Lau

  • 14:20 -

    Adoption of Crypto Currency in the SE Asian Markets

    Kyle Wong, Chief Operating Officer of Blockchain Association of Hong Kong

    Speakers:

    Dr. Kyle Wong

  • 14:50 -

    Eight Major Reasons Why ICO Projects Failed

    Kerry Gan, CEO and co-founder of ICOMain.io and CEO of Broctagon Fintech Group

    Speakers:

    Kerry Gan

  • 15:05 -

    In What We Trust?

    KC Tam, Lead Instructor , Asia Pacific, Blockchain Educators

    We all somehow accept that trust is an important element when talking about blockchain. However, what is the actual matter inside blockchain we really put our trust? In this section I will list several scenarios of using blockchain, and highlight what level of trust we can place on them.

    Speakers:

    KC Tam

  • 15:35 -

    Tea & Coffee break

  • 15:55 -

    Remittances, Stablecoins and the rise of alternative payment mechanisms in APAC

    George Harrap, CEO, Bitspark

    George Harrap will discuss the current state of Bitcoin and blockchain based remittances and money transfer systems and provide a glimpse into the new world of pegged stable cryptocurrencies for usage in payments globally.

    Speakers:

    George Harrap

  • 16:05 -

    Understanding the Regulatory Environment for ICOs and Security Tokens Offerings (STOs)

    Darrell Hubbard, Chief Innovation Officer, Yetta Corporation

    Security Token Offerings (STOs) are leading the next wave of ICO Offerings. However, with many conflicting regulatory jurisdictions, how do you structure a STO that works globally for all investors?

    Do STOs obsolete Utility Token Offerings (STOs)? Or, can they work in conjunction together?

    What are the best practices for valuing cryptocurrency? And how do I know the best ones for investment?

    These are just a few of the questions I will address to give both issuers and investors a better understanding of how to structure their ICOs and to provide better insights on how to invest in them.

    I will walk through and explain the various classes of cryptocurrency and the various types of STOs and many legal considerations an ICO issuer needs to understand when structuring their ICO.

    I will walk through and explain the various classes of cryptocurrency and the various types of STOs and many legal considerations an ICO issuer needs to understand when structuring their ICO.

    I will keenly discuss how the USA is different from other legal jurisdictions and what options are available to raise money in the USA.

    Speakers:

    Darrell Hubbard

  • 16:35 -

    Panel: The Challenges of the Blockchain Market

    Panellists: Kyle Wong; KC Tam; Kerry Gan

  • 16:55 -

    Chair’s summing-up and close of conference.

Speakers

Kerry Gan

CEO and co-founder of ICOMain.io and CEO of Broctagon Fintech Group

George Harrap

CEO, Bitspark

Darrell Hubbard

Chief Innovation Officer, Yetta Corporation

Calvin Lau

Co- Founder, Mogu

Jeffery Liu

Founding Partner, Xarbon Sustainability Limited

Yury Myshinsky

FOUNDER, CEO of Cryptocean

Sovan Nautiyal

Emerio Technologies Pvt. Ltd An NTT Comm Company

Zachary Reece

BlockTrade Investments, USA

Marc Christian Riebe

Founder, eLocations

KC Tam

Lead Instructor , Asia Pacific, Blockchain Educators

Michael Wirth

CEO, ChainSecurity AG, Zurich

Caspar Wong

Chief Executive Officer, Goldford Fintech

Dr. Kyle Wong

Blockchain Association of Hong Kong

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Venue

  • Cliftons Hong Kong
    Rooms 508-520, Hutchison House
    10 Harcourt Rd
    Central, Hong Kong

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