Speakers at BCconf 2018 Conference

Meet, learn and network with the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency researchers and industry leaders from around the world at BCconf 2018 Conference

Daniel Santos

Daniel Santos

Creating new, uncontested market

Initial token evaluation includes the following assessment which we then validate on the ground with the tech team which includes code review. Is the token tied to a product usage, i.e. does it give the user exclusive access to it, or provide interaction rights to the product? • Does the token grant a governance action, like voting on a consensus related or other decision- making factor?

Speaker's Bio

CEO of Token Advisors in Singapore, Daniel key focus is on developing the token economy and ecosystem in the region. He has spent 15 years working as at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in London and at Renaissance Capital in Moscow.

Moses Wanki Park

Moses Wanki Park

Initial Token Sales in Hong Kong

It is critical to design corporate structures and legal structures well at the outset. Without well-designed corporate and legal structures, one would not be able to properly address relevant legal and regulatory issues early on and may run into management and/or legal problems later. This presentation will help the audience to think about how to best structure their ICO projects from both a management perspective and a legal perspective.

Speaker's Bio

Moses Wanki Park is a dispute resolution lawyer practicing as a barrister based in Hong Kong. His practice mainly focuses on conduct and resolution of cross-border and international commercial arbitration and litigation. He has successfully handled a broad spectrum of commercial work.

Effendy Zulkifly

Effendy Zulkifly

Feasibility Study of Blockchain Ecosystem in Asia Region

With its dynamic socioeconomic landscape, solid interconnectivity, massive digitization of payment solutions and consistent regulatory environment, Asia is poised to become a hotbed for blockchain innovation. Financial services organizations in the region see blockchain as a game-changer, according to our recent research, and are working hard to develop strategies, increase collaborative efforts and address security and latency concerns.

Speaker's Bio

Certified Blockchain Expert and the CEO of Blockchain Academy Asia based in Malaysia and Indonesia. He is also the Founder of Crypto Valley Malaysia. Both organisations (Blockchain Academy Asia and Crypto Valley Malaysia) were founded to enhance the blockchain community in Asia Region and to build more professional and educated people in Blockchain Ecosystem.

Dr Sindhu Bhaskar

Dr Sindhu Bhaskar

Crypto banking

EST development banque in Africa will be using our baning blockchain wherein our gold backed token will be the medium of trade settlement. We will open international trading market through our private blockchain, since our banking units are in different continents. Our crypto currencies and blockchain should flourish in a transprent, auditable and accountable environment-centralized regulations of decentralized movement.

Speaker's Bio

A banker for the last 30 years and author of many books. Speaker at faculty of different management institutes and banks. With crypto realm creating the necessary synergy between traditional banking and crypto banking. One of the owner-Director in the 3 banking licenses from different Central Banks and Regulators.

Mukhtar Mussabetov

Mukhtar Mussabetov

Blockchain Tokemomics

Learn a new way of thinking about economic foundations of building a blockchain company/platform/Dapp. The topic's importance confirmed by the current state of the blockchain industry where more than 80% of startups have no clear understanding of underlying, crypto economic principles to be applied. The content will provide high-level, practical guidance for founders, CxOs, system designers, etc.

Speaker's Bio

A serial entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of BlockSpace Labs Inc. (Toronto, co-founder of 3 blockchain startups and Blockchain/Dapp development and advisory firm) and possesses deep knowledge of the Blockchain based ecosystems. He helped blockchain startups in various technical aspects.

Jörg Molt

Jörg Molt

Bitcoin-Blockchain-Banks & Governments

The bitcoin and blockchain technology have been totally misunderstood, hence, we still see regulators and blockchain advisors going about doing their old business in new digital form. Does this mean they are going to throw endless money on the old assets and branded as the new economy? A crises study of the future reveal what will happen.

Speaker's Bio

An Entrepreneur and early adopter of Bitcoin and blockchain technologies and one of the founders of Bitcoin. Founder of several Bitcoin businesses and brings knowledge to masses through his international Satoshi School initiative. His school is one of the renowned schools in the world.

Jörg Molt

Jörg Molt

Changing the world by Blockchain

Is there any real value to Blockchain or just a sweet dream or a bitter Reality? Now it has been close to 10 years since the invention of Bitcoin but how widely Blockchain is accepted and adopted by the public and industry, where is it today and where will it go in near and far future?

Speaker's Bio

An Entrepreneur and early adopter of Bitcoin and blockchain technologies and one of the founders of Bitcoin. Founder of several Bitcoin businesses and brings knowledge to masses through his international Satoshi School initiative. His school is one of the renowned schools in the world.

Devina Dutta

Devina Dutta

Blockchain in Smart cities

By talking about Blockchain and smart cities, what comes to mind? Dubai is a super advanced city. We have witnessed there many technological advancements like flying taxis, WIFI benches, unmanned trains and much more. They also take on the innovative wave that has hit the nation- with a vision to create a blockchain based smart city, and not only a city, it's going to be the blockchain megapolis by 2020.

Speaker's Bio

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Khairul Fadhli

Khairul Fadhli

Blockchain & lives of less fortunate

Blockchain should not just be reserved for the tech savvy bunch, but also for those who are years behind, not because of their surroundings, but because of the state of welfare that they are in. Blockchain should be used to improve the quality of lives of homeless and less fortunate. So, how Blockchain & future tech should be used to enhance the lives of less fortunate.

Speaker's Bio

A serial entrepreneur with no less than 10 startups for the past 17 years. At 19 started my entrepreneurial journey. Currently leading Blockchain Fintech Startup that's developing cashless payment ecosystem which called BTQ, hence, aim to bring digital currency payments to masses via BTQ.

Abdul Fattah Yatim

Abdul Fattah Yatim

Cross border initiatives with Blockchain

We believe that blockchains have the greatest potential to increase productivity in Asia if applied regionally, as opposed to constrained within a country or entity. The central banks and financial regulators of Singapore and Hong Kong have inked a cooperation agreement to strengthen FinTech ties and work on a blockchain trade finance project.

Speaker's Bio

Chairman of Malaysia's National Standards Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, Dep. of Standards Malaysia. The Deputy Chairman of Malaysia's Industry Standards Committee for IT, Communications and Multimedia, Dep. of Standards Malaysia.

Anton Vokrug

Anton Vokrug

Remarkable Use Cases for Blockchain

The main global blockchain trends – payment processing, supply chain management, asset and content protection, identity systems, government management. What achievements are successfully unlocked and what challenges are still not completed? This seesion analyzes the experience of corporate giants such as Walmart, R3 consortium, U.S. Congress, healthcare industry and the food quality.

Speaker's Bio

A visionary person, business analyst, serial entrepreneur. He is a mentor for blockchain technologies and ICO projects. Anton has over 10 years of experience in IT business, marketing and sales. Active participant of various conferences in the field of IT and Blockchain Technology worldwide.

Eugene Potemskyi

Eugene Potemskyi

integrating blockchain to existing platforms

How a real business implemented the blockchain technology in AI-based product. Blockchain became a smart solution not only for a problem of transparent and reliable transactions but also for providing an exclusive copyright protection.There are different types of blockchain, and potentially can connect both public and private blockchain.

Speaker's Bio

10+ years of experience as business analyst & researcher. Engaged in the development of machine learning algorithms, coding of mathematical algorithms for working with large data & neural networks, analysis of crypto markets & the development of blockchain part for various projects.

Sadia Bruce

Sadia Bruce

Key factors in Blockchain

This cross-sectional study was conducted focusing primarily on the effectiveness and efficiency of the various channels of external communications being used to market ICO. Particular attention was paid to the company’s social media activities, referral links, advertisements in online and print media and its participation in national and international conferences.

Speaker's Bio

A blockchain communication specialist and advisor, possesses a masters degree in communications and international public relations. Working in the blockchain sphere since July 2017 and with professional experience of five years.

Mo Jalloh

Mo Jalloh

Block chain’s Potential in the Entertainment Industries

The use of Blockchain Technology in Finance is less clearly defined but has the potential to be just as impactful. The music industry is a use case, ripe for disruption with Blockchain technologies but it calls for collaboration to ensure BlockChain benefits all, not just the few in the music ecosystem.The work undertaken by Zimrii in introducing Blockchain focussed ecosystem.

Speaker's Bio

Co - Founder and CEO of Zimrii, an Innovative Blockchain start-up. Zimrii is developing an ecosystem of Blockchain solutions looking to disrupt the music and film industries. Successfully closed seed investment as well as instrumental in the successful launch and establishment of 2 previous start-up companies

Derrick Liu

Derrick Liu

Transforming from an ICO to a business

Just because a Company raised millions off an ICO it is not immune to financial risk and failure. Mainstream adoption will not happen until ICOs are able to run like traditional businesses and start implementing ground changing technologies as promised. This presentation will focus on experiences with ICOs and the general failure and success when transforming from an ICO to a successful business.

Speaker's Bio

Familiar with the evolving regulatory landscape and corporate requirements, A serial entrepreneur with group investments in licensed financial corporations, F&B, real estates, Fintech companies etc. Fellow CPA (practising) in Hong Kong and member of CPA Australia

Samson Williams

Samson Williams

Digital Transformation and International Business

Delivering a good digital business experience to customers and employees requires the use of not only the best technology but education and strategy for improved processes and business growth. This session focuses on strategies businesses need to focus on when making the right investments for digital transformation.

Speaker's Bio

Devious thinker whose application of common sense is often mistaken for genius. If I have a talent, its helping smart and amazing people, be even more smart and amazing. Speciality: Strategy, Leadership, Accountability, Cheer leading Finance, FinTech, Equity Crowdfunding.

Fraser Brown

Fraser Brown

Crypto: don't give up 5 minutes before the miracle occurs

The ICO is dead, long live the ICO. Blockchain aficionado Vinny Lingham published the poll "Are you still buying into ICOs?" to which 87% of people responded "No"/ Fundraising through ICO saw a meteoric rise but its over - the investors turned off by scams and collapse of crypto value. How should the blockchain industry react to this reality?

Speaker's Bio

Fraser Brown is a serial entrepreneur, Olympian, and impact investors. Together with a group of 50 of the biggest names in ICO advisory he is now tackling the problems of ICO fundraising with a new decentralized market place on Ethereum..

Aharsh

Aharsh MS

Saving ICOs from the fraudsters

ICOs are on verge of being killed by Scammers. Scammers who exist to get away with easy money from those they believed to be gullible enough to trust an ICO. The flood of fraud ICOs has made people insecure about the whole idea. This session will discuss how we can save the ICO space from the fraudsters. And how the ICO domain will evolve in the future to build more decentralized organizations.

Speaker's Bio

Aharsh M.S is a Co-founder and CMO of Accubits technologies and also CEO of CoinFactory - the leading ICO launch platform. Token economics being one of his expertise, he has advised more than 10 ICOs and he has published multiple papers on new tokenomics models.

Shawn D'Cotta

Shawn D’Cotta

Is Profitable Crypto Mining a Myth?

Many people jump to the conclusion of profitability by looking at the short-term determinants, when in fact, the optimal ROI is established by taking into account various factors of the mining process, including the period of time you stay vested in mining. This session will show you a perspective of crypto mining as an investment asset class, and how inter-industrial instruments are breaking the barriers for optimal profitability.

Speaker's Bio

Co-founder and CEO of Excavate. Founded in Singapore and pioneering in Indonesia, it is the World’s first Crypto Mining operations in a Premier Tier 3 Data Center. Using proprietary A.I. technology to optimize ROI and manage risk, he paves the way for the creation of a new investment asset class.

Amie Lin

Amie Lin

How to get people to care about your Blockchain Product

Major pain point for many projects including Blockchain is at raising capital but failed to attract their targeted communities, subsequently they ended up to be "zombie coins". Simple reason for failure can be encountered as, Nobody cares about your product. Therefore, engaging the community is the key success for any project. To address the issue one needs to reach out at emotional level.

Speaker's Bio

Co-Founder & CMO of HZ Capital Group. Veteran of marketing (13+ years) in consulting MNC clients including Swatch Group & Microsoft. Co-owner of fastest growing ICO & Blockchain Network in SE-Asia. Established world's most influential Blockchain Investment Community.

Tomas Martunas

Tomas Martunas

Future Investing/Fundraising 360 View

ICOs have proven to be a valuable new funding method especially for early stage tech projects. ICO funding has recently overtaken the traditional Angel & Venture Capital business. There are different aspects to be considered including both, founder’s and investor’s perspectives. What about the liquidity? Volatility? Risks? 360 view reviews whether ICOs are just a temporary trendy method or the future of the fundraising.

Speaker's Bio

Managing Partner at Goldfishfund, leading e-commerce and foodtech fund in Baltics who invested in Cili Holding. Co-Founded and acts as investor in Blokchainopen.fund. It is Goldfishfund investment arm into blockchain startups. Portfolio companies: Dorado.tech, Welltrado.io, Tokia.io, Iungo.network, many more

Darien Nagle

Darien Nagle

Leveraging the Public Cloud for Blockchain-based applications: The good, the bad and the ugly

In this session, we’ll look at the state of developing Blockchain-based applications across Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud Platform and compare and contrast their capabilities. We’ll look at some of the advantages and disadvantages, as well as what success and examples customers have had on these platforms.

Speaker's Bio

A Cloud Evangelist, Speaker, Consultant and Trainer across APAC and Australia. He currently specialises in Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud Platform and holds many certifications and trainer accreditations. He believes in leveraging the Public Cloud to make lives easier and accomplish things we couldn’t do before.

Ji Sheng Tan

Ji Sheng Tan

Blockchain and Smart City

Connectivity of things to the Internet has created various of data that can be analysed with Big Data Techniques to make the smart city. Smart contracts enable the execution of IoT devices in a trustless manner. We will explore the idea of blockchain hub, a smart city with a reliable registry for local businesses, a reliable registry for services provider, ability to make secured cashless payments and money transfers.

Speaker's Bio

data scientist with experience in strategizing the product development roadmap and architecting solutions for smart city projects. He is the co-founder and core developer of the TriveChain Foundation focusing on developing the applications of blockchain technology besides cryptocurrencies.

Shameer Thaha

Shameer Thaha

Transformation of supply chain using blockchain

businesses today have matured from exploratory proof of concepts to real world applications of blockchain that bring real value. The focus of the presentation would be to look at real world businesses that have adopted solutions in supply chain and related industries to transform productivity and efficiency in business operations.

Speaker's Bio

CEO of Accubits (MENA) a technology company that focuses on AI and Blockchain. Accubits is one of the world leaders in Blockchain and ICO technology with operations in SE-Asia & USA. Accubits had the distinction of being featured in the Inc42’s Startup Watchlist.

Shameer Thaha

Shameer Thaha

The future of crypto: ICOs, DEX & Blockchain

Is the ICO craze ending? The talk will look at the rise of decentralized exchanges, security token offerings, regulations and what the future holds for ICOs

Speaker's Bio

Accubits had been featured in the Inc42’s Startup Watchlist as one of the top 13 Blockchain companies to watchout for the in 2018 thanks to its futuristic products. Most notable clients are NASA, USPS, Landmark group and Dubai Government.

Gunesh Raj

Gunesh Raj

Modern Blockchain Use cases

Exploring new the practical modern Blockchain use cases in Supply chain management, Digital Asset management, Healthcare and Social Networking. Understanding the technology drive and tipping points in embracing modern Blockchain.

Speaker's Bio

Gunesh is an avid BlockChain Technology enthusiast co-founded Travel Meta search SPRICE, a series of start-ups in Malaysia, Singapore, Germany and Spain on USENET and Video Search Engines. He was the Head of Project Delivery in BAE Systems Al and the CTO of GoQuo before joining SportsFix.tv

Seimin Kuan

Seimin Kuan

The future driving force of crypto banking

Asian millennials, which comprises more than a quarter of total population in Asia, will drive the next wave of financial technology trends. Due to dramatic economic changes, Asian countries tend to demonstrate a larger generation gap than that of the western countries, and Asian millennials have very different attitudes towards new digital banking and cryptocurrencies compared to baby boomers & GenX.

Speaker's Bio

Seimin is CEO of Wirex Pte Ltd (Wirex APAC), and he spearheads Wirex' expansion into the Asia Pacific region. Wirex is a UK based, the leading hybrid personal finance platform merging blockchain tech and traditional finance. Seimin previously worked as strategy consultant at Accenture UK for 10 years, & worked as APAC senior management.

Jack Chia

Jack Chia

How to pick quality blockchain projects?

With so many projects in the market, how can investors stay savvy and pick quality projects to invest in? What do exchanges look out for when choosing projects to list? Get tips and insights through the sharing with Mr Jack Chia, blockchain project investor, advisor and Managing Director of Cryptology Exchange.

Speaker's Bio

Managing Director at Cryptology.com. Jack graduated as an Accountant (CPA) with a BCom from University of Western Australia, and subsequently received an Executive MBA (Distinction) from University of Hull, UK. Jack is a Blockchain Enthusiast experienced in running digital exchanges and ICOs.

Herbert Sim

Herbert Sim

The Importance of Community

Building a Community Exchange In the cryptocurrency market right now, so many cryptocurrency exchanges are diversifying their services and launching so many new initiatives - but exchanges are still not built for the community, with high trading fees, lack of convenient fiat to cryptocurrencies trading. Cryptology was initiated for the community and to encourage the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies.

Speaker's Bio

One of the few ‘Verified’ blue tick public figures in the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain industry. Herbert has contributed to top international publications such as Forbes and Huffington Post. Won ’30 Under 30’ Award by Oklahoma City University in 2016. Prior to Cryptology, Herbert was Global Operations Director at Huobi Global.

Ong Lin Wooi

Ong Lin Wooi

FiiiLab Blockchain development and payment service

FiiiLab focuses on the development of decentralized technologies for the Internet and blockchain. FiiiLab is experienced in mobile payment and software development and hardware integration of the blockchain industry. At the same time, the core technology FiiiChain is developed independently using DPoC (Delegate Proof of Capacity) consensus algorithm.

Speaker's Bio

CMO at FiiiLab Technology. A banking and finance industry expert with years of successful experience including Citibank, Hong Leong Bank & financial advisor at Standard Financial Adviser. As a Practice Director of 2800 agents with GetCover Malaysia in 2016, he managed to help professionals grow & dev of company.

NAKUL SHAH

Nakul Shah

New exciting upcoming platforms based on blockchain

Blockchain isn’t just a monolithic technology with just one flavour with many variations. A protocol is the blockchain program which forms the software backbone of the distributed network, and this is where the major variations are affected by the different blockchain project teams. Different protocols need to be designed keeping in mind the differing objectives or use cases.

Speaker's Bio

Founder and Director of Sate Development. Regular speaker at conferences across the globe, on topics of Bitcoin, Blockchain and crypto-technology, and is a longtime creative leader in financial markets, technology and innovation with years of experience in research, development and deployment of solutions using Blockchain Technology.

Dr AJ Minai

Dr AJ Minai

Why BlockChain isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon

BlockChain technology has an application in nearly every industry where value is exchangeable or transacted. Many businesses have started to explore how this technology can change the way their business model & the world works. Dr. A.J Minai will be sharing case-studies from around the world, elucidating how different startups are using BlockChain technology in some very thought-provoking & unique ways to make a measurable impact across society.

Speaker's Bio

Dr. Minai has interacted & consulted for several organisations such as Google, Allianz, Legrand, MarcusEvans, SimeDarby, MediaPrima, UEM, Cimb, Maybank, MAHB, AirAsia, Chemical Company of Malaysia (CCM), Ekuinas, Tune Group, Singtel, Astro, Schneider, Telekom Today. He is a speaker at TED, an entrepreneur and a true technology Evangelist.

AMaxim Tsaryk

Maxim Tsaryk

Blockchain and Social Media: Where Can it Go?

AI technology constantly profiles us on social media, which not only influence others but is also fed back to us, freezing our personality development and leading to stagnation. Combining social networks and blockchain technology will create a more interactive, trusted, & rewarding social media experience, opening up an exciting and profitable new chapter in the digital realm in which all participants can grow, be rewarded for quality content, & receive true, unbiased information in a transparent & independent way.

Speaker's Bio

Experienced business strategist & professional marketer focused on product development, startup launching, operation management, and strategy with years of experience in the IT field, having played a leading role in various social discovery businesses, including as COO of Together Networks, a leading online dating platform, and Product Director at Cupid plc, a publicly listed company.

AMaxim Tsaryk

Maxim Tsaryk

How Members of Any Community Can Benefit from Human Capital

As social media communities grow, advertisers begin to dominate these communities, while at the same time, early users once eager to create and share content discover they have little to no control over how their content is used, making them increasingly reluctant to contribute. Blockchain solves this problem with a distributed ledger system, providing transparency and trust as participants worldwide devote time, resources, and capital, making the community even more valuable.

Speaker's Bio

Experienced business strategist & professional marketer focused on product development, startup launching, operation management, and strategy with years of experience in the IT field, having played a leading role in various social discovery businesses, including as COO of Together Networks, a leading online dating platform, and Product Director at Cupid plc, a publicly listed company.