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Beyond blocks announces Summit Bangkok & Beyond Blocks Blockchain week

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Beyond blocks announces Summit Bangkok & Beyond Blocks Blockchain week
Source: Beyond Blocks

After a record-breaking, sold-out conference in Seoul, Beyond Blocks continues the momentum with a return to where it all started, December 2017 –  Bangkok, Thailand.

On 26-27 November 2018, Bangkok, Thailand – Beyond Blocks will host Summit Bangkok in the heart of the city, at the prestigious InterContinental Bangkok hotel. This conference will feature a diverse lineup of over 40 international speakers engaging with over 1,500 attendees coming from all over the world.

Beyond Blocks Blockchain Week: The Focal Point Destination For Ideas & Connectivity

From 26-30 November, the organizing team will also host the first-ever Beyond Blocks Blockchain Week, comprising of five full days of meetups, parties, workshops and exclusive networking events. The positive feedback from Korea Blockchain Week in Seoul made it an obvious choice for Beyond Blocks to organize another valuable week-long networking exhibition.

By hosting another blockchain week, Beyond Blocks solidifies its reputation for providing a one-stop platform that moves the industry forward, for showcasing the opportunities in Asia to the rest of the world, and to uncover how the blockchain applies to the real world now and in the future.

As a media partner, prepare yourselves to meet, engage and record all the captivating moments that the networking week will set up for all of our attendees – by way of the key industry players, companies and major blockchain outlets in the space.

Why you need to be at Summit Bangkok during Beyond Blocks Blockchain Week

  • Full two-days access to the conference and exhibitions
  • Five-days networking congregation with access to a variety of networking opportunities
  • World-class speakers and industry leaders
  • Media exposure from some of the top media outlets in the space
  • Be the first to know what is happening in the regulatory and innovation space in not only Thailand but the South East Asian region

Key Speakers Announced [so far]

  • Wei Zhou, CFO of Binance

With over 15 years of executive experience at leading technology, internet, and media companies, Wei Zhou has recently become the CFO [Chief Financial Officer] of Binance – one of the world’s largest digital asset trading platforms. He has managed several IPOS on NYSE and NASDAQ; one of them was the LGBTQ+ social networking platform, Grindr, where he’s now Vice Chairman.

  • Maja Vujinovic, CEO of OGroup

You might recognize this powerhouse woman from Summit Seoul, and if so; you will know she is not known for ‘holding back’. We’re thrilled to have the O Group CEO back to share her insights on topics that will go BEYOND blockchain in a 1 on 1 fireside chat!

  • Charles Hoskinson, CEO, IOHK

This technology entrepreneur and mathematician is famous for founding Ethereum and IOHK. He created Cardano, where he now focuses on leading the research, design, and development of the project. Charles also leads the development of Ethereum Classic.

  • Jeremy Wood, Chief Strategy Officer, IOHK

Together with Charles Hoskinson, Jeremy Wood founded IOHK [Input Output Hong Kong], an engineering company that builds cryptocurrencies and blockchains for academic institutions, government entities, and corporations. His current position is Chief Strategy Officer and he will be doing a fireside chat with Hoskinson at Beyond Blocks Summit Bangkok.

  • Bonnie Cheung, Partner, 500 Startups

Focused on blockchain and an avid speaker on all things crypto, Bonnie is a Partner at 500 Startups – one of the most active seed investors globally with over 1800+ portfolio companies – where she leads its blockchain investments. You might have seen her calling out Bitcoin as ‘boring’ in an interview on Bloomberg; expect to hear more of that in our fireside chat.

  • Prinn Panitchpakdi, Governor, Stock Exchange of Thailand

Prinn is a board member of some of the biggest financial organizations in Thailand, like the SET [Stock Exchange of Thailand], NIA [National Innovation Agency], ETDA [Electronic Transactions and Development Agency] and ASCO [Association of Thai Securities Companies]. He is also on the executive committees of the New Economy Academy [Ministry of Commerce] and Foundation on Anti-Corruption of Thailand [FACT].

  • Bhume Bhumiratana, Technology Consultant, SEC Thailand

Being responsible for the famous Thai regulatory framework as a technology consultant for the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC], Bhume will definitely bring a lot of knowledge to the table when we discuss regulations at Beyond Blocks Summit Bangkok.

  • Gigi Levy Weiss, Managing Partner, NFX

Over the last decade, Gigi has turned into one of the most prolific technology investors in Israel; he’s a two-time CEO, founder, board member, and super-angel. Currently, he is the managing partner with NFX, a top Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and [he] is also known as a keen blockchain investor, being involved with multiple well-known projects such as Bancor and Civic.

  • Justin Chow, Head of Business Development, Asia, Cumberland

Justin is OTC Cryptocurrency Market Maker and Head of Business Development [Asia] at DRW company Cumberland, that has traded more than $20 billion worth of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other crypto assets in 2017.

  • Ding’an Fei, Founder, Ledger Capital

Ding’an Fei is the founder of Ledger Capital, financial services and investment firm focused on digital assets and blockchain enablement of the real economy. He has more than 10 years of venture capital and private equity investment experience in technology companies.

  • Luke Wagman, Chief Evangelist, CoinMarketCap

Is there anyone in this space who doesn’t know CoinMarketCap? There is really no introduction necessary. We have Chief Evangelist Luke Wagman on stage, [speaking] for the first time ever! In his previous role as Chief Content Officer, Luke was responsible for the team that researched and listed almost 2000 coins and 220 exchanges on CoinMarketCap.

  • TLDR Team

From the FBI and Navy Seals to Goldman Sachs, to Hypebeast – TLDR’s special team brings a wealth of experience to the crypto ecosystem. With the combination of their strategy team, investment team and security team, this global advisory firm covers a broad range of the industry. Look forward to the “Decentralized & Borderless” panel about the company’s approach for a global team at the conference!

  • Jon Russell, Writer, TechCrunch

Jon Russell is an Asia-based writer for TechCrunch. Formerly, he was an Asia editor for The Next Web. Jon Russell is passionate about the development of the internet, technology, and startups in Asia. He is based in the city of our conference; Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Roland Yau, Managing Partner, Cocoon Ignite Ventures, L.P.

Roland is Managing Partner of CoCoon Ignite Ventures, L.P., an early stage venture fund focusing on investments in consumer technologies. Prior to establishing CoCoon, he was an associate at Freshfields – one of the top international law firms – where he focused on transactions relating to equity capital markets, private equity and mergers, and acquisitions.

  • Nikola Pavesic, Head of Special Operations, Nikkei

Nikola leads tech initiatives and partnerships at Nikkei, the largest business media company in the world and produces their FIN/SUM, the largest fintech conference in Japan. He’s active in analyzing, advising and moderating in the blockchain space. You might already know him as one of our regular moderators.

  • Jin Ho Hur, Managing Partner, SEMA Translink Investment

Jin Ho Hur is an entrepreneur-turned VC with 20+ years startup experiences in the internet, mobile, and gaming. Since a few years, his focus turned more and more towards Blockchain. He’s also a key player in the Asia-Pacific regional Internet community, helping startups go global.

  • Jasper Lee, Head of Asia, eToro

Jasper is the Head of eToro Asia and has over 10 years of experiences in industries like FinTech and Trading. eToro is the world’s leading social trading and investment platform, which lets you invest in traditional asset classes like stocks, commodities, indices, and [crypto]currencies.

  • Yo Nakagawa, Executive Director, Monex Group

As the executive director of Monex Group, Yo is in charge of developing business strategies. On top of managing Monex’s HK and Australian businesses, Yo has led Monex’s corporate venture capital investments outside of Japan, particularly and in the blockchain/crypto-space. He also serves as an advisor for Coincheck, assisting business development.

  • Jonathan Benassaya, Founder & CEO, Ironchain

Jonathan is the Founder and CEO of IronChain, a digital asset investment firm that is singularly focused on providing both retail and institutional investors with easy and secure access to cryptocurrencies on a highly cost-effective and diversified basis. Prior to this, he has founded several companies, most recently Deezer; the first startup company to sign licensing deals with major music labels and publishing companies to offer free and ad-supported music streaming.

  • Josh Fraser, Co-founder, Origin Protocol 

Josh is the co-founder of Origin Protocol, a San Francisco based blockchain company that is building protocols and developer tools for decentralized peer-to-peer marketplaces. Prior to Origin, he co-founded three other venture-backed companies: EventVue, Torbit [acquired by Walmart Labs] & Forage. Josh started coding at the age of 10.

  • Andy Tian, CEO, Gifto

Andy Tian is the CEO and co-founder of Gifto, a decentralized social entertainment ecosystem. In addition to that, he is also the founder of Asia’s leading mobile social entertainment platform, Asia Innovations Group [AIG], and XPD Media, a social games company which was acquired by Zynga. Prior to that, Andy led Google’s mobile business in China, where he introduced Android to the Chinese market.

  • John Fiorelli, Global Head of Advisory, Kenetic

John is the Head of Advisory at Kenetic. He served as an advisor on Bluzelle, Airswap, Simple Token & Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange token sales. John is also the founder and former CEO of CutPaste. He has 15+ years of experiences in Product, UX and Experiential Design.

  • Mitch Liu,  Co-founder, SLIVER tv

Mitch Liu is the co-founder and CEO of Theta Labs and in 2010, Mr. Liu co-founded Gameview Studios, best known for its Tap Fish mobile game franchise with nearly 100 million downloads. The company was acquired by DeNA, a leading Japanese mobile gaming company within 6 months of its launch. Prior to that, he co-founded Tapjoy in 2007, a pioneer of rewarded social and mobile video advertising.

  • James Giancotti, CEO, Oddup

James Giancotti is the co-founder and CEO of Oddup. Oddup provides investors with detailed and comprehensive analysis on the potential success of start-ups and ICOs. He is a former investment banker and strategist who has worked at Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Deloitte Consulting. He previously co-founded two successful startups and was a partner at Bigcolors Ventures. He covers startups and a new technology for media like Forbes and Tech-in-Asia.

  • Moaffak Ahmed, Serial Entrepreneur

Moaffak is a serial entrepreneur and early-stage investor. He is also a board member at Slush, which aims to be the focal point for startups and tech talents to meet with top-tier international investors, executives, and media. Moaffak started his career in fintech by co-founding Trema, which enables financial institutions, central banks and Fortune 500 corporations to digitize and automate their most business-critical processes.

Agenda Topics [so far]

  • Regulatory Crypto Conundrums: Things are getting better, or are they?
  • Silicon Valley VS. Asia: Path to Redemption in Crypto
  • Decentralized and Borderless: TLDR’s Approach for a Global Team
  • The Next Step in Crypto Finance: Advanced Instruments
  • Death of an ICO: Prove Us Wrong
  • Cryptocurrency Exchanges: A [Not-So] Long-Term Vision
  • The Curious Case of Crypto China: Why Doing Business [Still] Works
  • VCs, Accelerators and Incubators: How Well Do They Fit the Blockchain World
  • Cryptoreality VS. Cryptofuture: The Path to Mass Adoption
  • Structuring Your Advisory Team: Affluence, Influence, Trust
  • Funding Blockchain Innovation: STOs VS. ICOs

Selective Attendees [so far]

  • NFX
  • TLDR
  • Cumberland
  • 500 Startups
  • Coinmarketcap
  • IOHK/Cardano
  • Ledger Capital
  • OGroup
  • SIX Network
  • Kadena
  • Unification Foundation
  • Deep Brainchain
  • Cortexlabs
  • WePower
  • Kenetic
  • iCash
  • TomoChain

Our Community Partners [so far]

  • Blockchain MRKTRS
  • Summit4Good
  • Bitfish
  • Bangkok Crypto Club
  • Blockchain Space

Our Media Partners [so far]

  • Bitcoin Addict Thailand
  • Siam Blockchain
  • CryptoSlate
  • Blockchain Space
  • Cryptonist
  • Financial News
  • Block Post
  • ZDnet
  • Bchain
  • Cryptolingo
  • Blockmedia
  • BlockTempo
  • Coin Tokyo
  • Bitsonline
  • Bibitpost / Block Clip
  • Rock the Block Live
  • Coin Gecko
  • AMB Crypto

Our Sponsors [so far]

  • TLDR Capital
  • CoinMarketCap
  • SIX Network
  • IDAX
  • Kadena
  • Unification Foundation
  • EB Coin
  • eToro
  • Ledger Capital

For more information, or if you are interested in a sponsorship or media partnership, please contact:

Ticketing Details

Beyond Blocks Summit Bangkok will be hosted on the 4th floor of the InterContinental Bangkok hotel on November 26 & 27, 2018 [two days].

Tickets are available from now until the day of the event [final price $1,000 USD].

For more information, visit the official website.

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Innovation Challenge offers €20,000 to startups and entrepreneurs

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Innovation Challenge offers €20,000 to startups and entrepreneurs
ANON Blockchain Summit

Organizers of ANON Blockchain Summit Austria have launched their Innovation Challenge to find the best new ideas in the blockchain, with a prize pot of €20,000 for the winner.

If you have a blockchain project you’re working to get off the ground, this is your opportunity to apply to pitch your idea to a panel of top CEOs and venture capitalists.

In total, seven projects will be chosen to pitch their ideas at the conference on April 3rd.

The inaugural ANON Blockchain Summit Austria has so far attracted big names such as Microsoft, IBM, Binance and Bitmain, and will feature a range of high-profile speakers and visionaries.

Daniel Lenikus, organizer and co-founder of the event, urged start-ups, entrepreneurs and founders working in the blockchain space to get involved. Talking about the event, Lenikus stated:

“This is an opportunity to get your name and your business in front of an audience featuring some of the biggest names in business and blockchain, and could really propel your company to the next level. If you’re working in the blockchain space and have a unique, innovative idea you feel offers real value we want to hear from you, and we want you to apply for this challenge.”

The winner will walk away with a prize valued at €20,000, comprising €10,000 in cash and €10,000 in marketing value.

Entrants each have a 10-minute slot to pitch to the panel, which should include a presentation and time for questions. Judges will choose the winning projects based on their business model, problem-solving, usability, team, experience and innovation.

The deadline for applications is March 20th.

If you plan on pitching an initial coin offering, judges will look at your token’s economic model and distribution as well.

Winners will also get the chance to present on the main stage at ANON Blockchain Summit Austria and to present at the 4Gamechanger Festival Pitch Challenge, one of Europe’s biggest digital festivals with more than 12,000 attendants.

Plus, they will be given a five-minute interview with BTC TV, which will promote their idea to their 100,000-plus subscribers.

ANON Blockchain Summit Austria will run from April 2nd-3rd and will be held at the Gösserhalle, in central Vienna.

It is supported by the Vienna Government and has attracted major sponsors, including Accenture, Wien Energie and Raiffeisen Bank, with Lufthansa Group partnering to provide travel to the event.

To submit an application to pitch please visit the website.

To find out more about the conference and to buy tickets click here.

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