StartupToken Asia Tour December 2017 - Hong Kong Edition

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Block Genesis

269-273 Hennessy Rd

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Blockchain is the most important new technology that most are still in the early stages of understanding.

Blockchain is constructing a more democratic and decentralized future, whose beneficiaries will range widely, anywhere from Syrian refugees to investment bankers. The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2027, 10% of global GDP will be stored on blockchain technology.

Rapidly evolving Blockchain technology and startups are poised to fundamentally change entire business models, fundraising models, business operations, payments systems, data storage, and more.

Startups from the Blockchain space are creating a whole new economy relying on the distribution of wealth. The token sales format is disrupting the traditional exclusive startup investment scheme by lowering entrance barriers for investors and aligning interest among its founders, stakeholders, and future users.

Come learn the core basics of startup investment and see some of the leading players in the space discuss how crowd sales have overtaken venture capital as the main financial driver of innovation for Blockchain projects.

We will also create a dialog about the nascent industry’s effect on venture capital, regulatory environments, as well as talks from projects of the past and the future in methodology and design.

  • Introduction to the StartupToken Accelerator by Yacine Teraï, CEO of StartupToken

  • 'Token sales: Facts, Fiction and Future' by Eddy Travia, CEO of Coinsilium

  • Startups pitches of 12min followed by Q&A

  • Discussion Panel about Blockchain Market & Economy

Panel speakers giving indights about the market and the regulations in Asia:

-Eddy Travia

Eddy Travia is a pioneer investor in blockchain technologies and the co-founder & CEO of Coinsilium, the first London-quoted blockchain investment firm (ISDX:COIN), TEDx speaker and co-founder at Block Chain Space, one of the ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ at the Blockchain Awards 2014 in Amsterdam. Eddy has led investments in more than 16 cutting-edge blockchain startups world-wide including Factom, RSK Labs, Magnr and SatoshiPay. Coinsilium is also a leading provider of blockchain training for finance professionals and developers in the UK. Eddy advises sovereign funds, private equity funds, government agencies and corporate leaders on blockchain strategy and how to harness the transformative power of these technologies.

-Epperly Li

Epperly Li is the founder and CEO of ChainLinker, a blockchain incubator and investment bank based in Beijing, China. ChainLinker is a newly established company which aims to build a blockchain community in China, gathering together blockchain startups from both China and abroad and linking developers/consulting/marketing/investment for the startups.

Startups Pitching:

-Sandblock - The Satisfaction Protocol

Sandblock is creating the first worldwide open coalition of merchants and customers using the advantages of cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology. Today’s merchants are disconnected with each others; customer engagement and loyalty programs are failing. Even if loyalty coalitions exist, they remain exclusive and extremely expensive for everyone. The Sandblock project aims to solve those issues by leveraging blockchain technologies and creating the Satisfaction protocol, a trustless protocol based on the Ethereum blockchain where merchants can emit their own tokens and customers can enjoy tradable, autonomous rewards for their engagement and loyalty."

Sarah-Diane Eck is an engineer at Sandblock and leads the marketing and business development of the project, she has been involved in the blockchain and startup community for several years and helped multiple successful startups to launch and develop their projects. She previously worked in investment banking, foundation creation and digital marketing. She is also specialized on legal matters regarding user data protection and the upcoming GDPR, foundations & charities, and the constantly evolving crypto assets regulations.

- Academy School of Blockchain

At Academy, you'll learn to code Blockchain infrastructure at an online university. Choose to learn through an online curriculum or at an intensive boot camp in a city near you.Academy is a SACS accredited and SCORM compliant school, designed to deliver a dynamic and real-world online learning experience. With Academy, you can change the world with Blockchain.

Moe Levin

Dr. Moe Levin is the CEO of Keynote, an investor in high-tech startups, and an advisor to governments, regulators, banks, and venture-backed companies. Some of the projects he has been involved with include The Global Blockchain Council in Dubai (2015 – present) , the harmonized VAT treatment of Bitcoin (2013), The OECD Working Party 9 (2013-2014). Moe is also the Co-Founder of the first accredited Blockchain Academy, an early investor in RSK Labs, Labfresh, Dropbox, and others.

-Coinfirm the anti money laundering protocol

Coinfirm has been delivering an array of blockchain solutions and services for Fortune 500 companies, blockchain players, financial institutions and governments. Coinfirm provides business intelligence data on entities active on blockchain markets. They’ve investigated major exchange hacks, misappropriation of assets, and extortions related to blockchain transactions and have a team and tech to help solve such issues.

Maciej Ziolkowski, Director of AMLT and Co-founder of Coinfirm

Co-author of 3 books about Blockchain. An international pioneering virtual currency adopter, involved in the Bitcoin and Blockchain space since the early stages; a recognized writer and speaker on the subject and co-founder of the first Bitcoin establishment of its kind in Europe.

-Zilla the Amazon marketplace for ICOs

ZILLA has created an ICO purchasing platform. ZILLA will act as a gateway for Crypto enthusiasts to easily and safely participate in various vetted ICOs, while also allowing companies to do an ICO more effectively. ICO crowdsales are becoming more commonplace. With more than 1500 ongoing ICOs and counting, it is becoming overwhelming for buyers to keep track, compare, and verify various ICOs.

Abasa Phillips is also the founder of PRIMO, Pegapay, and PaySafe Japan Country Manager. Abasa is a payment industry and cryptocurrency veteran that has been involved in bitcoin since2011. He speaks English, Japanese, and Chinese and is highly skilled at working with regulators to strategically overcome regulatory pitfalls.

-Dether the over the counter, Ether marketplace

Dether offers the unique opportunity to have access to ether within minutes by using your phone and spending cash. Discover ether tellers, called tellers, near you on the Dether map, chat with them anonymously and buy ether safely, using your national currency. With Dether, any ether owner can become a teller and have an accessible way to make money. Ether sellers can become mobile ATMs by being on the Dether map and selling ether for fiat currency anywhere in the world at any time.

Hamid Benyahia has been involved in the Ethereum community since 2015, he has developed blockchain-based proof-of-concepts for top CAC40 companies and contributed to iExec blockchain startup as contractor. He has previously worked on blockchain-based international remittance solutions and advised blockchain startups, before founding Dether.


This event is brought to you by StartupToken TM

StartupToken is an accelerator that advises and manages the development of early-stage Blockchain Technology startups. Based in London, StartupToken focus is on driving innovation in Fintech and blockchain technologies, enabling breakthrough projects to grow through its incubation program.

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