Forbes Asia Forum:
Decrypting Blockchain for Business


OVERVIEW

While Bitcoin and its digital brethren have garnered the world’s attention, the more important story is blockchain - the transaction ledger underlying cryptocurrencies. Even as some cryptos remain enigmatic, blockchain has near-unanimous support to disrupt nearly any business worldwide - with some calling it the most important new technology since the Internet itself. Serious money and resources are now deployed into reshaping how the global community does business - and those who can master blockchain’s potential stand to reap huge competitive advantages and profits.

 

The inaugural Forbes Asia Forum: Decrypting Blockchain For Business will bring together blockchain thought leaders and crypto evangelists with Asia’s most important families, entrepreneurs and investors to explore this technology’s disruptive power.


2018 SPEAKERS

  • Dr. Janil Puthucheary
    Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Transport
  • Zhao Changpeng
    Chief Executive Officer
    Binance
  • Matthew Roszak
    Cofounder & Chairman
    Bloq
  • Bobby Lee
    Cofounder, BTCC
    Board Member, Bitcoin Foundation
  • Mai Fujimoto
    Chief Executive Officer
    Gracone Inc
  • Anderson Tanoto
    Director
    RGE
  • Olga Feldmeier
    Chief Executive Officer
    Smart Valor
  • Steve Leonard
    Founding Chief Executive Officer
    SGInnovate
  • Angelina Kwan
    Chief Operating Officer
    BitMEX
  • Phil Yuen
    Chief Executive Officer, Passport
    Chief Technology Officer, Head of Special Projects, Tink Labs Ltd
  • Remington Ong
    Partner
    Fenbushi Capital
  • Greg Li
    Head of Asia Pacific
    Bitfury
  • Tinku Gupta
    Executive Vice President
    SGX
  • Dave Chapman
    Executive Chairman
    OSL
  • Lon Wong
    CEO and Cofounder
    ProximaX
  • Jehan Chu
    Cofounder and Managing Partner
    Kenetic
  • Edward Lee
    Director
    LINE Tech Plus
  • Patrick Dai
    Founder and CEO
    Qtum Foundation
  • Julian Hosp
    Cofounder and President
    TenX
  • Loi Luu
    Cofounder and CEO
    Kyber Network
  • Genki Oda
    Founder and CEO
    BITPoint
  • Alex Dreyfus
    Chief Executive Officer
    Socios.com
  • Justin Doebele
    Executive Director - Content
    Forbes Asia
  • Michael del Castillo
    Staff Writer
    Forbes
  • Pamela Ambler
    Senior Reporter
    Forbes Asia
  • Rana Wehbe
    Senior Editor-Special Projects
    Forbes Asia

AGENDA

DECEMBER 4
Venue: Grand Ballroom, The Fullerton Hotel

11:00

Registration and standing networking reception

11:45

Guests to be seated

12:00

Welcome remarks:  

Pamela Ambler, Senior Reporter, Forbes Asia
Phil Yuen, Chief Executive Officer, Passport, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Special Projects, Tink Labs Ltd

12:15

Lunch and Session I

In Conversation with Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Transport

Moderated by Justin Doebele, Executive Director - Content, Forbes Asia

13:30

Session II: The State of Blockchain

The World Economic Forum estimates the equivalent of 10% of global GDP will be stored in some form of blockchain within a decade. An overview on the decentralized technology and the digital Darwinism taking shape today.

Confirmed speaker
Matthew Roszak, Cofounder and Chairman, Bloq

13:50 

Session III: Once on the Block, Forever on the Chain

Business leaders examine unprecedented opportunities across industries and regions. Existing real-world applications, emerging developments and potential applications of the future.

Moderated by: Rana Wehbe, Senior Editor-Special Projects, Forbes Asia

Confirmed speakers
Anderson Tanoto, Director, RGE
Lon Wong, CEO and Cofounder, ProximaX

14:15 

Session IV: Cryptocurrency – Blockchain’s First Smash Hit

Leading world-class entrepreneurs on scaling decentralized applications.

Confirmed speaker
Bobby Lee, Cofounder, BTCC, Board Member, Bitcoin Foundation

14:30

Session V: The Token Economy

Understanding how blockchain is transforming business transactions. Explore tokenized loyalty in the new world order.

Moderated by: Pamela Ambler, Senior Reporter, Forbes Asia

Confirmed speakers
Alex Dreyfus, Chief Executive Officer, Socios.com
Olga Feldmeier, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Valor
Tinku Gupta, Executive Vice President, SGX
Julian Hosp, Cofounder and President, TenX

14:55

Session VI: Funding Models - ICO, IPO, STO - Which One Is Right For You

Some blockchain projects look to coin offerings to build an ecosystem, while others have the audacity for public markets. How are ICOs structured for accredited investors and the non-parallels between the two. How are security tokens structured for accredited investors?

Moderated by: Michael del Castillo, Staff Writer, Forbes

Confirmed speakers
Patrick Dai, Founder and CEO, Qtum Foundation
Mai Fujimoto, Chief Executive Officer, Gracone Inc
Greg Li, Head of Asia Pacific, Bitfury
Loi Luu, Cofounder and CEO, Kyber Network

15:20 

Session VII: Big Bucks in Blockchain

Smart investors are committing vast pools of capital for blockchain projects. Those on the frontline uncover the risks and potential profits within this emerging technology.

Moderated by: Pamela Ambler, Senior Reporter, Forbes Asia

Confirmed speakers
Jehan Chu, Cofounder and Managing Partner, Kenetic
Steve Leonard, Founding Chief Executive Officer, SGInnovate
Remington Ong, Partner, Fenbushi Capital

15:45

Session VIII: Blockchain Unlimited

Market makers and the impending future of digital asset exchanges built for security and speed.

Moderated by: Michael del Castillo, Staff Writer, Forbes

Confirmed speakers
Dave Chapman, Executive Chairman, OSL
Angelina Kwan, Chief Operating Officer, BitMEX
Edward Lee, Director, LINE Tech Plus
Genki Oda, Founder and CEO, BITPoint

16:10

Session IX: The Future Of Digital Assets

A decade after bitcoin's white paper was published, the crypto currency saw unprecedented growth and volatility. New economies have been created and governments are rewriting legislation to address the ascent of this new asset class. What does the next 10 years hold for crypto and blockchain?

Moderated by: Pamela Ambler, Senior Reporter, Forbes Asia

Confirmed speaker
Zhao Changpeng, Chief Executive Officer, Binance

16:40

Closing Remarks

16:50

Speakers Group Photo

17:00 - 19:00

Networking Reception

Venue: Post Bar at The Fullerton Hotel (Lobby level)


LOCATION

Grand Ballroom (Lower lobby)
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
​1 Fullerton Square
Singapore 049178


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