TOPICS agenda for march 8, 2018 TO WAIT

AGENDA FOR MARCH 8, 2018

REGULAR BUSINESS TRACK

agenda for march 8, 2018
  09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Blockchain empowers new business models that can rival the likes of Facebook and Google. Starting with such belief, Aaron McDonald, co-founder of Centrality has developed his concept around blockchain ecosystem and successfully garnered 60 million USD funding in 6 minutes for his project. He will explain why blockchain is not only about bitcoin or cryptocurrency - identity, marketplace, digitized assets are just few among blockchain innovations that are driving consumer adoption.

  • Aaron McDonald - Co-founder - Centrality
agenda for march 8, 2018
  09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

By the end of 2020, global media market will exceed 1,000 billion USD. This market however is shadowed by middleman services. By relying on these intermediaries, creators have no other options than allowing publishers to choose and approve which of their products gets published and how much they will get out of the cut. Also how distribution of such products is being supervised is also a black box to stakeholders.

Blockchain as the new hero can allow more transparent, prompt and cost efficient direct transactions between buyer and seller and potentially unlock more values to this huge market. Presented by Matej Michalko - Co-founder & CEO, DECENT. The company has successfully got funded around 60 million USD with branches in Europe and Shanghai and recognized by Forbes among leading blockchain creative content distribution platforms.

  • Matej Michalko - Co-founder & CEO - DECENT
agenda for march 8, 2018
  10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Global Internet of Things market by 2020 will reach about 500 billion USD with compound annual growth rate over 25%. By tapping in this huge market, blockchain promises to address various problems including device vulnerability, data compromise and DDoS attacks. IBM Blockchain, for instance, already allows to extend (private) blockchain into cognitive Internet of Things. Join the world's top hardware producer Bosch and blockchain identity protocol Blockpass to discuss potentials and future of the "marriage" between blockchain and Internet of Things.

  • Bhuvan Shetty - Senior Manager - BOSCH
  • Conor Colwell - Co-founder - Chain of Things
  • Michelle Pham - CEO - Lina Review
agenda for march 8, 2018
  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Blockchain signals the end of paper based certificates, automate the award, recognition and transfer of credits, improve learner ownership and control over their own data. Such features are made possibe thanks to its transparent, verifiable and traceable records - accessible among schools, institutions and students. Presented by Gaurang Torvekar, CTO of Indorse - a Singapore-based blockchain social media platform. Starting with 2K users, Indorse has enabled the blockchain-powered professional network where users can verify and endorse a certain users’ skills and get rewarded for their role in growing the network with a portion of the advertising revenue going back to the user base.

  • Gaurang Torvekar - CTO - Indorse
  • Alex Liu - CEO - AMIS and MaiCoin
  • Nyein Chain Soe Win - Interim Chairman - Blockchain Association of Myanmar (Mod)
  • Syed Musheer Ahmed - General Manager (interim) - Fintech Association of Hong Kong
  • Kyle Lu - Partner & VP - Achain
agenda for march 8, 2018
  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Legal frameworks and challenges surrounding blockchain technology, applications and transactions now amass. Which laws apply? Who regulates? Cryptocurrencies, crowdfunding, anti money laundering, foreign exchange regulations, cybersecurity, privacy laws - just few of the topics that are making headlines around global regulator and entrepreneur community. Presented by Manfred Otto - Senior Asscociate at Duane Morris. Manfred is an attorney and counselor-at-law qualified to practice in New York and in Vietnam as a registered foreign lawyer. Based in Vietnam, Manfred has lived in Asia for more than 17 years and has worked in New York, London and Tokyo.

  • Manfred Otto - Senior Associate - Duane Morris
agenda for march 8, 2018
  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

On average a bank spends anywhere between 40 million to 300 million USD annually on due diligence and customer verification process. Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer procedures are essential elements of financial and legal transactions, but currently require an exorbitant amount of human and material resources to perform. Blockchain unleashes new solutions for a more affordable, one stop shop verfication process and less on-boarding hassles for users. Find out why with our experts from UK Digital Currency Association, Duane Morris law firm and Europe-based blockchain compliance platform Coinfirm.

  • Manfred Otto - Senior Asscociate - Duane Morris
  • Paweł Kuskowski - CEO/co-founder - Coinfirm
  • Adam Vaziri - CEO - QRC and Board Member, UK Digital Currency Association
  • Nguyen Hoa Binh - Founder & Chairman - Nextech
  • Leigh Flounders - Co-founder - Lina Review
agenda for march 8, 2018
Starting from  12:00 PM

Lunch Break

agenda for march 8, 2018
  01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Since the financial crisis in 2008, the speed and breadth of regulatory change has consumed resources and increased spending on compliance creating and ever-present challenge for financial firms. "There is no doubt that blockchain is an exciting technology that can underpin many regtech ideas and it is important to understand why blockchain has the potential to transform regulatory compliance" - quoted Chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission, USA.

Presented by Adam Vaziri, CEO of QRC and Director of UK Digital Currency Association. Adam Vaziri is a blockchain lawyer and set up Diacle to assist blockchain & fintech projects with compliance. It is now his third term as director of UK Digital Currency Association, which lobbied and achieved the most favourable regulatory environment for cryptocurrency in the world. Adam runs bitlegal.io a global tracker for blockchain law since 2014 and featured by CNN and Washington Post.

Adam Vaziri - Chief Regulatory Officer - QRC and Board Member, UK Digital Currency Association

agenda for march 8, 2018
  01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

"It's pretty obvious why folks are skeptical – 140 lines of code for $140 million raised; that wouldn't happen in the traditional venture world" - quoted Foundation Capital partner. Blockchain investment has shot to the moon in 2017 with approximately 4 billion USD representing 30 fold growth. New blockchain startups rely on the material and knowledge resources of incubator and accelerator programs to guide them towards viability. Find out what strategies make for a successful relationship for all parties involved with our experts from Kraken Japan, Intrepid Ventures, Centrality, London Stock Exchange and South Korea's leading accelerator HASHED.

  • Zack Piester - Co-Founder and CDO - Intrepid Ventures
  • Aaron McDonald - CEO - Centrality
  • Michele Curtoni - VP - Office of Architecture / Digital Product Development & Innovation, State Street
  • Jinwoo Park - Partner - HASHED
  • Mr. Evan Luthra - Founder & Chief Strategy Officer- Almora
agenda for march 8, 2018
  02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

People work hard to gain skills and achieve the certifications that reflect them, but fraud, corruption and general logistical concerns often negatively effect their values. Blockchain can go a long way in making sure people have the skills and certifications they claim to have.

  • Gaurang Torvekar - CTO - Indorse
agenda for march 8, 2018
  03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

As vietnam embraces blockchain, standards, plans and regulations are necessary to encourage smart growth. Learn how the country is strategically planning for a future that runs on blockchain

  • Robie Vong - Founder - Blockfin Asia TBC
  • Tran Huu Duc - CEO & Founder - Viisa
  • Loi Luu - CEO & Founder  - Kyber Network
  • Thuc Vu - CEO & Founder of Ohmni Lab
  • Long Vuong - Founder of Tomochain
agenda for march 8, 2018
  03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Rooted in decentralization, blockchain technology is the culmination of open source collaboration and partnership. Hence community, consortium and alliance are important conduits to driving force for further blockchain adoption. Let's discuss the ups and downs of blockchain consortium and alliance around the world from Taiwan, Myanmar, Hongkong to Singapore and explore how you could engage in the global blockchain movement.

  • Alex Liu - CEO - AMIS and MaiCoin
  • Nyein Chain Soe Win - Interim Chairman - Blockchain Association of Myanmar
  • Syed Musheer Ahmed - General Manager - Fintech Association of Hong Kong
  • Gaurang Torvekar - CTO - Indorse
  • Lynn Hoang - Project Director - Infinity Blockchain Labs
agenda for march 8, 2018
  04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

2018, IBM believes, will be the year blockchain represents accepted and appreciated innovation for government, a year when public sector around the world begins to look closely at this technology and a year when citizens begin to see its effects on the issues that affect them. The survey also reveals that top projects include digital identity services, asset management and reducing the costs of citizen services and regulatory compliance like e-voting.

While initially seen as a disruptive technology at odds with laws and regulations, blockchain is quickly being seen as an ideal partner for governments and regulators. Listen to the advantages to such relationships as well as the challenges in establishing them. Presented by Nick Giurietto - CEO & Managing Director, Australian Digital Currency & Commerce Association.

  • Nick Giurietto - CEO & Managing Director - Australian Digital Currency & Commerce Association
agenda for march 8, 2018
  04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Blockchain market is forecast to reach 8 billion USD by 2022, yet this has taken into account existing challenges confronted by this emerging technology including tightening control by governments worldwide. It will be imperative to understand the motives of different stakeholders such as key incumbents, disruptors, government associations and non-governmental organizations and how they can jointly address challenges to regulating blockchain now and in the future to unlock more value for the market. Join our experts from Bank of America, Alipay, Quoine, Vietnam Chammer of Commerce and World Bank in this diverse panel.

  • Prajit Datta - Chief Data Scientist Organization - Bank of America
  • Katherine Ng - VP Marketing - QUOINE
  • David Nguyen Vu - President - Vietnam Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
  • Lê Ngọc Giang - Legal and Policy Expert, Department of Civil and Economic Laws, the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam
  • Prasanna Lal Das - Lead KM Officer (Data), World Bank
agenda for march 8, 2018
  05:00 PM - 05:15 PM

THEMATIC TRACK

agenda for march 8, 2018
  09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Privacy in cryptocurrencies and on the blockchain is an often little understood topic. This talk will delve in to the mechanisms of the leading privacy technologies from Coinjoin, ring signatures and zero knowledge proofs and the observe their relative pros and cons. It also explores potential use cases for privacy technologies such as in the area of polling and voting.

  • Zcoin - Reuben Yap - COO
agenda for march 8, 2018
  10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Leon Huang - Former Senior Expert (Blockchain technology), Alipay
agenda for march 8, 2018
  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

In contrast to traditional Cloud computing, let's see how blockchain can improve the information technology (IT) paradigm the enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services.

  • Lucas Cullen - Board member at Blockchain Australia
agenda for march 8, 2018
  12:00 PM - 13:00 PM
Lunch Break
agenda for march 8, 2018
  01:30 PM - 01:50 PM
agenda for march 8, 2018
  01:50 PM - 02:10 PM
  • Dr. Sherin Kunhibava, Lecturer of University of Malaya
    Nur Husna Zakaria, Lecturer of University of Malaya
agenda for march 8, 2018
  02:30 PM - 02:45 PM
agenda for march 8, 2018
  02:45 PM - 03:00 PM

Everyone is talking about blockchain, and the number of investors are increasing day after day. However, when the users enter the market, they face terrible user experience and scattered information. We saw there is a huge market in making information easily accessible to the public. Let us discuss on how to make investing easy enough so that even our parents can manage and invest in cryptocurrencies.

  • Kain Seo CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) - Coinmanager
agenda for march 8, 2018
  03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Quantum computers will break currently deployed public-key cryptography (RSA, ECC, Diffie-Hellman, etc.) which is one of the pillars of modern-day cybersecurity. Thus, we need to migrate our systems and practices to ones that cannot be broken by quantum computers before large-scale quantum computers are built. Blockchain systems rely on current public-key cryptography, hence their long term security is at risk. In this talk I will review the main challenges of migrating to quantum-resistant cryptography and will outline the implications for Blockchains.

  • Dr. Vlad Gheorghiu - Leader of quantum risk assessment, evolutionQ Inc
agenda for march 8, 2018
  04:00 PM - 04:15 PM

With blockchain technology, one can transfer any type of real world physical assets on the blockchain as easily as transferring bitcoin or ether. This session will focus on how this is done transparently with blockchain technology.

  • Kai Cheng Chng, Founder, DigixGlobal
agenda for march 8, 2018
  04:15 PM - 04:30 PM

Bitpoint is one of the leading blockchain startups in Japan. The company provides blockchain-based payment solution to key retailers in Japan and plan to expand to 100,000 outlets in the country. Genki Oda - the president of Bitpoint also runs Remixpoint Inc - a publicly traded conglomerate worth around 200 million USD. Mr. Oda will share his experiences and insights in applying blockchain and leveraging the technology potentials in Japan and the region.

  • Genki Oda - Bitpoint president
agenda for march 8, 2018
  04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

We all know that ERC-20 provides standards for smart contracts to interact with each other on the Ethereum blockchain. ERC-223 is being developed to improve further smart contract interactions. But do you really know how it works? what is the difference between them? What problems do they face and how will they solve them?

  • Lucas Cullen - Board member at Blockchain Australia
agenda for march 8, 2018
  05:00 PM - 05:15 PM