Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Token Day [clear filter]
Tuesday, March 19
 

9:40am +08

Digital Assets and the *new* Free Banking Era
Money20/20 Asia is excited to announce the latest moonshot thinkers, Jesse Lund, IBM’s Head of Blockchain and Digital Currencies, alongside one of the leading Silicon Valley legends, Jed McCaleb, co-Founder of Stellar, Ripple and Mt Gox. Jed will reveal his predictions for blockchain development in 2019 and the use cases we should expect to see at scale in financial services in the next 1-3 years.
Joined by Stellar’s partner, Jesse Lund from IBM will share his vision for how digital currency and other digital assets will transform the payments value chain. IBM will also be making an exclusive product announcement. Together this pioneering duo have grand plans for disrupting and transforming payments and ambitions to establish a truly global footprint in cross-border payments. The blockchain pair will also share how one of the top 5 cryptocurrencies in the world factors into the grand plans of a technology giant like IBM.

Moderators
avatar for Henri Arslanian

Henri Arslanian

FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia, PwC
Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia.Henri leads PwC’s crypto efforts and advises... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb

Co-Founder & CTO, Stellar
Jed McCaleb is the co-founder of Stellar.org, a universal financial network that aims to increase economic participation for all individuals. He believes in consciously leveraging technology to reduce inefficiency and improve the human condition. He created eDonkey2000, one of the... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Lund

Jesse Lund

Head of Blockchain & Digital Currencies, IBM
Jesse Lund leads Blockchain and Digital Currencies market development for IBM. Within his role, Jesse is responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and accelerating the commercialization of industry solutions to transform the landscape of global commerce.Jesse and his team work closely... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:40am - 10:00am +08
The Matrix

11:00am +08

Blockchain deep dive
On the first day of Money 20/20 Asia in Tech Platform, we will give attendees the invaluable opportunity to deep dive into the economics of tokenization, developments in crypto and digital currencies. Hear about key cross-industry examples of at-scale blockchain solutions from supply chain to payments, focused on case studies exploring the scalability, interoperability and security of blockchain projects. Find out how the tech giants are experimenting and how they expect blockchain to impact privacy protection. Explore how decentralized technologies will interact with centralized technologies like artificial intelligence and the best way to use AI and blockchain technology.

Speakers
avatar for James Wester

James Wester

Research Director, IDC
James Wester is Research Director, Worldwide Blockchain Strategies, at IDC. His cross-industry practice covers emerging distributed ledger and blockchain technologies. Mr. Wester’s core research examines the technologies, architectures and concepts behind blockchain and how they... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:05am +08
Tech Platform

11:00am +08

The digital fund industry goes mainstream
Blockchain's champions are working to turn it from a disruptive to a mainstream technology.  Enabling enterprise-scale projects, ensuring interoperability between different blockchains and building in better security remain the primary hurdles to clear.

Speakers
avatar for Juwan Lee

Juwan Lee

CEO & Founder, Nexchange
Juwan Lee is an entrepreneur, VC, blockchain and fintech influencer, and investment professional with three decades of investment industry experience where he managed portfolios and organizations on behalf of multi-billion dollar hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, asset management... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:05am +08
Innovators' Zone

11:00am +08

In conversation with Jed McCaleb and Jesse Lund
On this open stage, we’ll bring you face to face with the founders & CEOs that are shaping the industry. Jed, the founder of Mt Gox, Ripple & Stellar, and Jesse, the IBM Head of Blockchain Solutions, will share the successes, the setbacks and the lessons he's learned along the way in building billion-dollar businesses. Get ready to be inspired!

Moderators
avatar for Henri Arslanian

Henri Arslanian

FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia, PwC
Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia.Henri leads PwC’s crypto efforts and advises... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb

Co-Founder & CTO, Stellar
Jed McCaleb is the co-founder of Stellar.org, a universal financial network that aims to increase economic participation for all individuals. He believes in consciously leveraging technology to reduce inefficiency and improve the human condition. He created eDonkey2000, one of the... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Lund

Jesse Lund

Head of Blockchain & Digital Currencies, IBM
Jesse Lund leads Blockchain and Digital Currencies market development for IBM. Within his role, Jesse is responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and accelerating the commercialization of industry solutions to transform the landscape of global commerce.Jesse and his team work closely... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am +08
Champion's Podium

11:05am +08

The rise and fall of ICOs - what's next?
The ICO bubble has burst, but the need for new investment models and better alignment between founders and venture capital is still growing. What are new financing methods being developed and where does this ICO crash leave new blockchain disruptors?

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Patrick Schueffel

Prof. Patrick Schueffel

Adjunct Professor, HEG Fribourg
Patrick Schueffel is adjunct professor at Fribourg’s School of Management in Switzerland and the school’s Liaison Officer in Singapore. His research focus is on Banking, Finance and Entrepreneurship. Before his move to Singapore Patrick Schueffel worked for many years in Banking... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:05am - 11:20am +08
Innovators' Zone

11:05am +08

Does the world really need high throughput private and public blockchains?
Speed and security are at the heart of concerns about the scalability of blockchain into enterprise. Bitcoin can process 7 transactions per second (tps), while major card networks can handle 20,000. But developments from XRP have pushed their tps above 1500.

Join this panel to see if the new breed of blockchains are ready to be relied on for financial transactions, whether they will ever reach parity with card networks and, most importantly, if they even need to.


Moderators
avatar for Dovey  Wan

Dovey  Wan

Co-Founder, Primitive Ventures
Dovey is Founding Partner of Primitive Ventures, a full-stack crypto assets investment holding company with global presence in San Francisco, Boston, and Singapore. Prior to that, she was Managing Director of DHVC (Danhua Capital), where she led investments into Limebike, MoneyLion... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Max Kantelia

Max Kantelia

Chief Evangelist & Co-Founder, Zilliqa
Max Kantelia is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience of building technology product and services companies in Europe, the US and Asia for the financial services industry.  He was selected by EY as one of Asia’s Top 100 FinTech contributors in 2016.Based in Singapore... Read More →
avatar for Jeff McDonald

Jeff McDonald

Co-Founder, NEM Foundation
Jeff McDonald is the Co-founder of the NEM Foundation and has been working as a Core Team member on the NEM blockchain project since 2014. He worked from 2008 until 2017 as an assistant professor at Keimyung University in South Korea teaching communications classes. Before that he... Read More →
avatar for Asheesh Birla

Asheesh Birla

SVP of Product, Ripple
Asheesh is the SVP of Product at Ripple, which he first joined in 2013 to lead the development of their product suite. Asheesh is an industry expert on blockchain and is a frequent contributor, speaker, and advisor on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Asheesh started his career as an... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:05am - 11:35am +08
Tech Platform

11:20am +08

Security vs utility: creating a tokenised vision of the future
Security tokens (STOs) are converting company shares, cashflows and more into tokenized form. Despite the optimism around STOs, there are still concerns yet to be answered. One of the biggest questions being, what will regulators' reaction be when a firm tokenizes assets that a not previously securitized by financial institutions?

Speakers
avatar for Anson Zeall

Anson Zeall

CEO & Co-Founder, CoinPip
Anson Zeall is a seasoned blockchain and fintech entrepreneur. He is the Co-founder/CEO of CoinPip, a blockchain-based funds settlement service for businesses and  Co-founder/COO of Infocorp Technologies, a blockchain-based last mile financial inclusion solution provider. Anson is... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:20am - 11:35am +08
Innovators' Zone

11:35am +08

Assessing the viability of a blockchain project
Warren Buffett famously said to invest when there's blood in the streets, but after the ICO bubble burst, are there still good blockchain projects out there? Many ICO and security token projects, unfortunately, made promises that went unfulfilled. How do you differentiate between the duds and the stars? Join this session to learn what criteria to look for when choosing which blockchain projects to invest in and why these criteria matter.  While the typical consideration points like team, vision, and strategy are important, this session will outline the more intangible points to investing in a blockchain project.

Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:35am - 11:50am +08
Innovators' Zone

11:35am +08

Blockchain technology: an immutable source of data?
Blockchain makes data immutable, unchangeable and fixed. But what does that really mean? Even though ICOs and tokens are banned in China, the government does utilise blockchain technology in its legal system. Join this fireside with David Johnston to walk us through the the lawsuit Bytedance against Baidu and the role of Factom's smart contracts.


Moderators
avatar for Gabriel Yang

Gabriel Yang

COO, Beyond Blocks
Gabriel Yang is the Chief Operations Officer of Beyond Blocks, the force behind the Beyond Blocks Summit in Bangkok, Tokyo and Seoul. Gabriel has built Echelon, the APEC Summit, and other major technology and conference brands in his ten years in the business. Gabriel is a coffee... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Johnston

David Johnston

Chairman, Factom; Managing Director, YGC
David Johnston is a serial tech entrepreneur and early contributor to the blockchain ecosystem since 2012. In May of 2013 he co-founded the first angel investment group in crypto, BitAngels, and in August of that year served as a Foundation board member to the first ever token sale... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:35am - 12:00pm +08
Tech Platform

11:35am +08

Comparing blockchain projects around the world: interoperability, scalability and security
Blockchain is not about efficiency improvement, we are not to solve interoperability, scalability and security at the same time, most of the public chain projects, including Bitcoin and Ethereurm, is suffering from a key issue that the power of the nodes (or the miners) is too large that it surpasses the interest of the token holder, and thus the token holders cannot become token users in the system.

The breakthrough of blockchain development comes from a deep understanding of the end user, which is the Token User. The transition from being a User to Token User and from a Token Holder to Token User represents the disruption and reconstruction of the Internet and would make a fundamental difference on the current blockchain ecosystem.

Moderators
avatar for Henry Liu

Henry Liu

Managing Partner, YGC
Previous to becoming the Managing Partner of YGC, Henry served as the Chief Investment Officer of Yeoman's Capital, world’s first family office that invested and incubated in 40+ open-source, decentralized and tokenized projects. Yeoman’s top projects include Factom, Multicoin... Read More →

Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:35am - 12:15pm +08
Innovators' Zone

12:00pm +08

Is blockchain delivering on its promise? Live usecases, not just a whitepaper
In the aftermath of the ICO bubble, few whitepapers have successfully launched live solutions in market. In this session you'll hear three case studies on at- scale blockchain projects to understand how to get a whitepaper off the ground, grow to mass-scale and overcome the challenges of working with this new class of ICO investors.    

Moderators
avatar for Alex Carmichael

Alex Carmichael

Managing Director, Promontory, an IBM Company
Alex joined Promontory in 2006 and works with banks, regulators and corporations to strengthen risk management and anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance programs. With a background in quantitative risk measurement and information management, Alex specialises in the effective... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vyacheslav Kim

Vyacheslav Kim

Chief Officer, Global Business and Finance, STASIS
Vyacheslav is Chief Officer of Global Business and Finance at STASIS, a tokenization platform designed to bridge the gap between traditional finance and the digital asset market. STASIS' pilot project, a euro-pegged stablecoin, is a top-100 cryptocurrency with a market cap of over... Read More →
avatar for Jack Cheng

Jack Cheng

Chief Marketing Officer, Asia, SingularDTV
Jack Cheng is the Asia Chief Marketing Officer of SingularDTV, a global blockchain entertainment platform empowering artists and creators with decentralized tools to manage creativity projects from development to distribution.Jack is also a Co-author with TsingHua University Research... Read More →
avatar for Yoav Dror

Yoav Dror

CEO, PumaPay
Yoav Dror is the CEO of PumaPay, one of the biggest ICOs in 2018, which raised over $117 Million. With an MBA and over 20 years of experience in heading online high-volume and high-transaction companies, Yoav is now leading the team who develops PumaPay’s Blockchain-based PullPayment... Read More →
avatar for Pavel Bains

Pavel Bains

CEO, Bluzelle
Pavel is the Co-Founder & CEO of Bluzelle. He has over 15 years’ experience in operational management, digital technology and finance. An NCAA honor roll student-athlete from UCLA, Pavel also was the co-founder of Storypanda, a digital book platform that published critically acclaimed... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:40pm +08
Tech Platform

3:30pm +08

Regulatory approaches to bits & blocks, coins & ledgers
After watching the ICO bubble bust, regulators are focused on serious work regarding the legal status of security tokens, debating whether they must be subject to the same rules as listed bonds and stocks. Similarly, regulators from Japan to Singapore are putting regulatory frameworks around crypto-based payments to avoid systemic risk and address AML concerns. The technical upskilling of Asia's regulators will be further tested as they come to grips with early efforts at stablecoins and digital fiat currencies.

Learn what's next on regulators' agendas and how the latest policy updates will shape business models.

Speakers
avatar for Nikola Pavesic

Nikola Pavesic

Head of Partnerships, Nikkei
Nikola is running partnerships for the Nikkei innovation team in Tokyo which includes anything from setting up new offices, managing the investment portfolio, running tech & innovation projects and major tech events. He was born and raised in Croatia, studied in Italy, Switzerland... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:30pm - 3:35pm +08
Regulation Realm

3:35pm +08

Crypto Compliance: a case study on Singapore's regulatory approach
Singapore is shaking off the ICO hangover with a dose of real policy. Learn the latest about licensing for crypto payments systems and digital payment tokens as well as new regulation for security tokens has resolved questions about reporting obligations and the legality of intermediaries who channel funding to new tokens.  

Will this new raft of policies be enough to transition Singapore from an ex-ICO hub to a center for sustainable crypto and blockchain investment?

Speakers
avatar for Mike Kayamori

Mike Kayamori

CEO & Co-Founder, Liquid
Mike Kayamori is QUOINE's Co-Founder CEO, following a career spanning 20 years where he held senior roles at Softbank Group Corporation, Globespan Capital Partners, and Mitsubishi Corporation.  Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Law from University of Tokyo, before going... Read More →
avatar for Kris Marszalek

Kris Marszalek

Co-Founder & CEO, Crypto.com
As CEO, Kris is responsible for developing the long-term strategy and leading the development of Crypto.com which was founded in 2016 to accelerate the world’s transition to cryptocurrency. Key products include: Crypto.com Wallet & Card app, the best place to buy, sell, and pay... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:35pm - 3:55pm +08
Regulation Realm

3:55pm +08

Case Study: Project Ubin
Aiming to develop cross-border commerce across ASEAN by moving trade flows onto the blockchain, Project Ubin began with digital currency and has expanded into on-exchange settlement, showcasing what can be achieved when regulators partner and do the hard work of upskilling their staff.  Learn what is next for the project and the challenges faced when trying to build policy for a blockchain world.


Moderators
avatar for Emily Parker

Emily Parker

Co-Founder, LongHash
Emily Parker is the co-founder of LongHash, a blockchain incubator and data journalism platform. LongHash has offices in five countries. Previously, Emily was a member of the Policy Planning staff at the U.S. Department of State, where she advised on Internet freedom and digital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Shen

Peter Shen

Head of Technology Strategy and Innovation, Singapore Exchange
Peter is the Head of Strategy and Innovation for Technology at SGX. He is responsible for driving strategy and communications across all technology domains to ensure business alignment, as well as innovation initiatives to advance the enterprise value of technology.Peter joined SGX... Read More →
avatar for Wee Kee Toh

Wee Kee Toh

Assistant Director FinTech & Innovation Group ​, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Wee Kee is an Assistant Director in the FinTech and Innovation Group (FTIG) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He leads Project Ubin, an industry collaborative project which explores the use of Distributed Ledger Technology for clearing and settlement of payments and securities... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:55pm - 4:10pm +08
Regulation Realm

4:10pm +08

The case for a stable coin
Stable coins are rising to prominence as stable, fungible and liquid crypto assets, with recent announcements from JP Morgan and Facebook making headlines.  

Industry leaders and investors from R3, Wirex GBIC & Fenbushi Capital discuss the development of stablecoins and their implications for retail and commercial transactions in a session moderated by Matthew Gardiner, Catch London

Moderators
avatar for Antony Lewis

Antony Lewis

Director of Research, R3
Antony is Director of Research for R3 in Singapore. In this role, he produces reports and runs seminars on the evolving concepts, technologies and vendors in the distributed ledger landscape for R3 members, policymakers, and the wider Singapore and APAC community. He has been working... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pavel Matveev

Pavel Matveev

CEO & Co-Founder, Wirex
Pavel Matveev is the CEO and co-founder of Wirex Ltd. Pavel leverages 15 years of experience in software development and IT management in his previous work at Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse.He is a firm advocate for mass adoption of cryptocurrencies... Read More →
avatar for Sinhae Lee

Sinhae Lee

Partner, GBIC / Block72
Sinhae is Partner at GBIC — a blockchain and cryptocurrency fund, and Block72 — a comprehensive blockchain consulting firm based in US, China, and Korea. Prior to joining GBIC, she has been deeply involved in the FinTech/blockchain industry in Silicon Valley. She led business... Read More →
avatar for Remington Ong

Remington Ong

Partner, Fenbushi Capital
Remington Ong is a partner at Fenbushi Capital, one of the earliest and most active blockchain-focused venture capital firms, where he has managed investments into over 40 leading startups around the world leveraging blockchain technology to disrupt a wide range of industries.  He... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 4:10pm - 4:50pm +08
Regulation Realm
 
Thursday, March 21
 

12:50pm +08

Ask me anything about crypto & blockchain
Looking to understand specific crypto and token projects and evaluate their credibility? This meet-up for technologists, developers and entrepreneurs will explore the fundamental innovations in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies and how they can be applied.

Speakers
avatar for Darius Sit

Darius Sit

Managing Partner, QCP Capital
Darius is co-founder and Managing Partner at QCP Capital, a digital asset trading firm headquartered in Singapore. Formerly a Macro Trader at Dymon Asia Capital, he spent years trading cross-asset derivatives with a focus on Asian FX/NDFs and model-based strategies before moving on... Read More →
avatar for Loi Luu

Loi Luu

CEO & Co-Founder, Kyber Network
Loi Luu is CEO and Cofounder of Kyber Network. He completed his Ph.D. on smart contracts, security and cryptocurrency. He has been listed in Forbes, 30 Under 30 Asia 2018: Finance & Venture Capital and nominated by MIT Tech review as one of the 10 innovators under 35 APAC for his... Read More →
avatar for Mike Kayamori

Mike Kayamori

CEO & Co-Founder, Liquid
Mike Kayamori is QUOINE's Co-Founder CEO, following a career spanning 20 years where he held senior roles at Softbank Group Corporation, Globespan Capital Partners, and Mitsubishi Corporation.  Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Law from University of Tokyo, before going... Read More →
avatar for Vijay Ayyar

Vijay Ayyar

Global Head of New Business, Luno
Vijay is Global Head of New Business at Luno and is responsible for all new products and partnerships across the business. Prior to this, he worked at Google in roles across YouTube, Chromecast, and Adwords. Vijay also spent a number of years at PwC and Ipsos, where he ran consulting... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:50pm - 1:20pm +08
Champion's Podium