Singapore, 21 March 2019-The world’s first part-conference, part-experiential blockchain festival will be held in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre Hall A on April 18 and 19, 2019. With renowned names such as DASH, TenX, bitcoin.com, Digifinex, and BlockON Group, on board as sponsors and partners, Block Live Asia is set to give attendees a whole new experience into the blockchain space.
Unlike typical blockchain conferences which are ticketed at high prices and catered towards blockchain professionals, this two-day festival is open to the public with free entry for those who register online before April 15, 2019. In doing so, Block Live Asia aims to remove existing high barriers of entry into space and promote interest from the masses on blockchain technology and its real-world usage.
The festival activities are crafted to tackle industry pain-points, reshape mass perspectives on blockchain and to make the technology applicable to the daily lives of people. Attendees can expect authentic, constructive and necessary discussions about real work that is being done in the blockchain space through a mix of conference and lifestyle activities, such as panel discussions, movie screening, keynote speeches, creative installations, experiential zones, and retail booths.
Ngeow Jiawen, CEO of Grounded, stated,
“Block Live Asia is the first ever free-to-attend festival that is a sincere delivery of blockchain technology. We are tired of blockchain conferences being increasingly profit-driven, and how the same topics get recycled over and over again. This is our attempt at doing space justice. Expect a myriad of activities going on around our highlight act, real and stripped down honest talks given by over 70 guest speakers.”
Attendees will get the chance to greet some of biggest change-makers of the blockchain industry, as well as key traditional players, including Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com, Chia Hock Lai, President of Singapore Fintech Association, Garrett Jin, Co-founder of BitForex and more, who will be sharing their quality opinions on topics such as personal data security and e-commerce, future of work & employment, blockchain scalability and more.
Block Live Asia will also be showing Singapore’s premiere of Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain-a documentary following the proponents and opponents of the technology. Those who are not ready to learn about blockchain can take Instagram-worthy photos at several installation zones, play interactive games, attend free workshops by Singapore Bitcoin Club, NewCampus and CoinMarketCap, or shop at the retail zone managed by Expat Fair Singapore and Hoolah.
Other highlights include:
Facing the F/Ups
Presented by BlockON Group, F/UPS invites finch and blockchain entrepreneurs to share personal stories of professional failures. The stories of the business that crashed and burned, the partnership deal that went sour, the product that had to be recalled, and what eventually succeeded; they tell all.
Crypto Experience Zone
Visitors get a personalized walkthrough and simulation of the entire crypto experience based on their knowledge level. From creating a wallet, buying their first token to trading on an exchange, the interactive zone brings blockchain amateurs on their very own crypto journey.
RAISE Pitching Competition
RAISE is a pitching competition where teams will each be given 5+5 minutes to pitch their technology to a panel of investors. The most viable projects stand to win prizes of up to S$50000 as well as incubation and mentorship chances with a Silicon Valley-based Incubator Founders which incubated Unicorns such as Instagram, Mashable, change.org and more.
Don Tsai, Project Director of First Wave Agency, said that
“Block Live Asia will be an unforgettable experience, creating a new model for what a blockchain conference ought to achieve. We wanted to discuss topics that really matter, constructive criticisms that can change the space for the better. Our incredibly accomplished speakers will do more than share, they will motivate and show us a new path forward in this bear market. And I’m thrilled to offer our attendees access to them all for free”.
Register at tinyurl.com/blockliveasiato get free entrance. Full details are available on our official website.
About Block Live Asia
Part-conference, part-experiential festival, Block Live Asia is a one-of-a-kind industry event combining keynote speeches, creative installations, and photo-worthy galleries to attract the masses and promote mass education of blockchain. The event will be held on April 18 and 19, 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre Hall A, Singapore from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The festival features over 100 exhibitors and speakers across the 45,000 square feet exhibition hall. www.blocklive.asia
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Are Blockchain Casinos on the rise?
Over the years, the online casino industry has gone through many changes with new technology allowing for better payment methods and software on the sites. One of the newer additions to online casino sites is blockchain and sites that use this.
Here, we are going to discuss whether we think that blockchain casinos are on the rise or not. Keep reading if you’d like to find out more about these casino sites.
What Is A Blockchain Casino?
Blockchain technology is essentially a system that allows digital information not to be copied when it is being distributed. This technology originally started out as a method for Bitcoin which is a cryptocurrency and now is present in many online casinos. Blockchain was first invented in 1992 and since then it has come a long way.
A blockchain casino is a safe and secure casino that uses this special technology to pass the information on. There are many new casino sites that are already using blockchain technology but is the number of these still rising?
Why A Blockchain Casino?
You might be wondering about the advantages of blockchain casinos and why many casino operators are making the switch to this technology. The main reason for this is that there are many advantages to using this technology. Firstly, there is more transparency and trust and there is also a reduced risk of fraud.
This is something which is very important to many players at online casinos as they want to make sure that they are not passing their details onto a company that is going to sell it on.
When a casino uses blockchain technology, they can also allow players to make payments with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin which are becoming even more popular in recent years. Of course, there are many other advantages of using a blockchain casino both for the player and the operator. For this reason, we have seen a rise in the number of blockchain casinos online right now.
Issues With Blockchain
There are some minor issues with blockchain casinos that operators are working hard to resolve as soon as possible. The fact that it is new means that there are some general infrastructure issues and the transactions can go through a lot slower than some players would like. Of course, these issues are set to be resolved sooner rather than later.
The Rise Of Blockchain Casinos
From the research done by companies interested in blockchain casinos, it is clear that these casinos are on the rise. In the first quarter of 2019 alone, there was $1 billion of TRON cryptocurrency gambled online. This is a lot of cash and it shows that players are not afraid to try out this new type of casino when it comes to spending their own cash.
Research also suggests that this income came from over 432,000 users which are a lot more people than it would have been in the past when this technology was first invented.
Of course, it is also important to note that the online casino industry is growing at the same time as the popularity of blockchain casinos. It is expected that the online casino industry will earn more than $50 billion this year which is a lot of cash.
With more people playing online in general and the technology improving so much – it is expected that blockchain casinos will become even more popular as time goes on.
It is clear that blockchain casinos have been on the rise for a while now and they don’t plan on stopping any time soon. As the technology gets more advanced and players can be sure that their details are going to be kept safe, these casinos are set to become even more popular.
On top of this, online casino regulators can rely on technology when it comes to ensuring casino operators are sticking to the regulations. Look out for the rise of blockchain casinos as time goes on and more casino operators start to make the switch to this technology.
We expect more payments being allowed in Bitcoin form as well as the other cryptocurrencies that are gaining a bit of momentum right now.
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