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
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.
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Rik Willard, Founder & Managing Director, Agentic USA
The “value revolution” incited by the advent of blockchains and tokenized projects promises a staggering opportunity for businesses and whole sectors to not only reinvent themselves for the digital age, but to develop and extrude previously hidden value from supply chains, through energy and even entertainment. With over 50 blockchain-based members on 5 continents, Agentic has been uniquely positioned to understand the trajectory of this space and communicate these opportunities to a broad business base.
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.
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.
Michael Wirth, CEO, ChainSecurity AG, Zurich
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.
Yury Myshinsky, Founder & CEO, Cryptocean
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.
Panellists: Rik Willard; Caspar Wong; Zachary Reece; Michael Wirth
Simon Stephen, Co-Founder of Mogu and Managing Partner of Charterprime
Kyle Wong, Chief Operating Officer of Blockchain Association of Hong Kong
Every day we talk about the technological disruption that is the blockchain. What tends to be neglected is the base that is absolutely mandatory for the technology to find its way into our middle – the social disruption.
We need our society and ourselves to get ready for blockchain.
Who is the Autonomous Human; why have they not come into being yet, and is their existence possible now thanks to blockchain and cryptocurrency?
How is cryptocurrency transforming the meaning of Investment to the individual, and what does this mean for myself and my personal (financial) independence?
KC Tam, Independent Trainer and consultant
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.
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.
Panellists: Kyle Wong; Lina Seiche; KC Tam; Speaker from Mogu Tech