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National banks and regulators, exchanges and investment banks across the world are taking seriously the financial innovation of distributed ledger or block chain technology. The block chain, aka Trust Machine underpins "crypto currencies" such as Bitcoin; but it goes beyond digital money. It provides a shared, trusted, public ledger that everyone can inspect, but no single user controls. It is at the cusp of revolutionising international money transfers, trade finance, syndicated lending and collateral management, among other applications. As it allows for almost instantaneous payments and settlement, the potential impact on the role of traders, quants and other financial technologists cannot be underestimated.

This conference brings together Block Chain technologists in the finance sector, regulators, industry commentators, computer science researchers and others involved in financial innovation; these experts explore some of the technology and the many applications of Block chain in Financial Services in Singapore.

7+ Professional Speakers

50+ Delegates

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Our speakers

  • Ian Mckee

    Vuulr

  • Hayk Hakobyan

    Vision Capital

  • Daniel Shen

    Soqqle

  • Alain Dupuis

    UnaBiz

  • Rob Chong

    Radical Finance

  • Jochem Verheul

    VMC

  • Stefano Virgilli

    VOX.sg

  • Pooja Sinha

    GLS Law Firm

  • Soh Wan Wei

    IKIGUIDE

  • Zheng Wei QUAH

    Lykke Asia

PROGRAM

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Rob Chong, Co-Founder, Radical Finance

Topic Abstract

In this talk, I will look into multiple ways of fund-raising, this includes ICO, STO, crowdfunding platforms like kickstarter, Indigogo and traditional way of raising capital through public listing, IPO.

From 2017, we have seen ICO way of crowdfunding have been exploited by numerous projects, including exit scams, simple projects with inflated funds raised, projects failed or becoming too complacent after huge amount of funds raised, project teams that see ICO as free money from the public with no accountability and the list goes on. Will ICO be replaced by STO for crowdfunding in token forms of the sake of regulations and giving “sense of security” investors?

We are going to compare the differences of the fund raising methods, possible ways of restructuring the ways of raising capitals for promising startups, with regards to regulation of course!

From my research data, ICO brings about increase in number of successful startups and innovations, although percentage is still low at below 10%. We should look at how to correctly channel the funds to the more legitimate projects in a more prudence way, eg. project valuation underwritten by a 3rd party, limiting the amount of capital raised, funds payout in tranches.

To conclude, we should not limit innovations with too much regulations but at the same time, put in place measures for better due diligence.

Jochem Verheul, Founder & CEO, VMC

Topic Abstract

In this session we will demonstrate operational implementations of blockchain technology in the domain of mobility. We will discuss how blockchain technology can be used as a technological fundament that supports the mobility industry with open standards and decentralised solutions.

Pooja Sinha, Partner, GLS Law Firm

Topic Abstract

Legal Industry commentators have often noted that the phrase “Legal Tech” may seem oxymoronic; as lawyers and the practice of law are often seen as “old school” and “conservative” the exact opposite of the modernity that is exemplified by technology. The winds of disruption have finally started sweeping through the legal services industry-and this has coincided perfectly with a refocus on how technology and indeed advanced technology applications such as blockchain can revolutionalise the services industry in general from enhancing the efficiency and security of transactions to obviating the need for intermediaries. The talk will cover some of the specific impacts of technology in the legal services space including:

  • How will blockchain-enabled SMART Contracts disrupt the legal services industry?
  • Will technology help create a “decentralised” legal services firm?
  • Zheng Wei QUAH, Managing Director, Lykke Asia

    Topic Abstract

    In a volatile market condition, it is getting harder to pick the right timing to enter the market and even harder to pick the right cryptocurrency to invest in. At the same time however, you are certain about the future of Blockchain and believes that it is here to stay. What should you do?

    The presentation will share about LyCI, a utility token that tracks the Top 25 Cryptocurrency of the world for you with minute by minute rebalancing. It allows you to get vested in the future of blockchain without having to worry about how to do it.

    Stefano Virgilli, CEO, VOX.sg

    Topic Abstract

  • Are cryptocurrencies / tokens, a form of investment?
  • Can tokens be pure utilities or pure securities?
  • Are dual token structures the solution?
  • 3 types of security tokens
  • ICO vs STO
  • Alain Dupuis, Vice President, UnaBiz

    Topic Abstract

    While blockchain made the headlines for its use in cryptocurrency, a larger role resides in the way we create smart transaction between several parties. One exemple is traceability of food. Food is produce at a place, transformed at another and delivered to the customer for consumption most of the time at a great distance from its point of initiation. It is vital to ensure that all the steps in this process are executed properly to remove any risk of contamination and ultimately poisoning. Quality assurance in the chain has been traditionally left to random controls. Today, thanks to technology we are witnessing a complete change of paradigm. Low cost sensors can be placed along the chain to monitor the condition of the product and the way it is delivered. Using blockchain, the input from the sensors are fused into the string of data to form a trusted record that can be accessed at all levels, from the farmer to the end customer. In the same spirit, sensors are complementing blockchains in many other domain, from manufacturing to shipping, aerospace to insurance.

    Hayk Hakobyan, Partner at Vision Capital, Partner at Prysm Group

    Topic Abstract

    With many blockchain projects fundraising and limited capital available, only a few get the funds and continue growing after their launch. Unless blockchain projects have an optimal token and product economic design, with principles of evolutionary psychology and neuroscience baked into their products, it is impossible to have your blockchain product with strong incentives and sustainable community engagement in place.

    As the top blockchain economics and governance advisory in the world (including PhDs in Economics from Harvard, Nobel laureate as their advisor, and many top blockchain projects their clients), Hayk and team help blockchain projects globally to have successful economics design of tokens and products.

    Ian Mckee, CEO, Vuulr

    Topic Abstract

    Vuulr, the winner of the IMDA National Blockchain Challenge is developing Content Industry Supply Chain Protocol on top of ethereum to create the infrastructure for this US$240bn pa business to be able to trade digitally and towards doing Rights Management in SmartContracts

    Daniel Shen, Founder, Soqqle

    Topic Abstract

    There is an education problem throughout the world today. In the US youths spend average 9 hours a day online out of which 30% is spent on social media. This leds to a increasing attention deficiet in students.

    As educators try to combat this digital poison, a new way of engagement presents itself. Unknown to many, the tokenized ecosystem is derived from the powers of gamification. In this talk, Daniel will share how gamification in the classroom can be enhanced by tokenization. And how tokenization may just bring in the next wave of gamebased learning.

    Venue

    Ramada by Wyndham Singapore At Zhongshan Park

    Address

    16 Ah Hood Rd, Singapore 329982

    Phone: +65 6808 6888

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