One of the main blockchain-related events, the World Blockchain Summit, stopovers from its world tour in one of the most thriving city of Asia, Singapore. Throughout two intensive days on July 19-20, innovators, developers, top business-men or investors will have the chance to meet up and share their experience on this emerging technology that’s said to disrupt sectors all across the economic system.
The next stop for the World Blockchain Summit has been carefully selected as this city-state, just off the coast of Malysia, is currently the third-biggest market for token sales and one of the hottest place for ICOs in the world. It isn’t surprising at all that the so-called “Land of Lions” has become a important centre for economic conferences. On this particular case, the city has provided the luxurious Marina Bay Sands Resort to welcome the Trescon’s World Blockchain Summit.
“The nation of Singapore has always been a technology hub in the entire APAC region. Their prowess to embrace futuristic technologies is displayed through their state-of-the-art infrastructure and technological landscape. Blockchain has a bright future in South East Asia, and the journey will begin in Singapore with the help of Trescon,” pointed out Mohammed Saleem, CEO of Trescon, in an interview ahead of the summit.
The event will host some of the top-players in the blockchain ecosystem and it expects to attract more than 20,000 attendees from every corner of the world. These will have the opportunity to create networks and even promote new ventures.
In fact, for Trescon, the event planner, making new deals out of the summit has been specially encouraged, featuring co-events the likes of a Start-up Exhibition, “an exclusive pavilion for blockchain startups from all over the world to showcase their innovative technologies in front of global investors and technology players,” a Pitch Competition where applicants can show their projects and even a ICO Grand Slam platform “for those companies who are prepared to launch their ICO and the ones who are still planning on their ICO. They can pitch in front of global investors including VCs, angel investors and key government authorities.”
At the same time, the main Conference event will highlight leading players and their companies already set in the emerging blockchain ecosystem. The likes of Alex Medana, Co-Founder and CEO of FinFabrik, Hong Kong; Anson Zeall, Chairman of the Board for ACCESS; Dinis Guarda, CEO of Ztudium (and this very media); and Heng Soon Pang, Head of Investments for the Singapore government supported venture capital firm SGInnovate are just few of the names that will take the stage on July 19.
The World Blockchain Summit is a global series of elite gatherings that take place around the world. It promotes not only the blockchain as technology itself but also their appliances in real-life companies, putting in contact their visible heads. It is such their commitment to this networking part of the event that previous meet-ups have seen numerous business deals, “as the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh signing a MoU with VISA to transform the city of Vizag into a cashless city. Also, US based startup ObEN raised US$ 30 million, and Bosnian cryptocurrency provider DebitCoin sold tokens worth US$ 5 million on the spot,” as it has been mentioned by The Fintech Times, just to name a few.
On this occasion, the summit aims to help Singapore as a new key player within the Financial Technology market. Nevertheless, the Singapore Government itself is betting high on blockchain and cryptocurrencies and even has recently announced a new project funded with US$ 157 million over a 5-year period to create a vibrant FinTech ecosystem. That move showcases how important is for Singapore to “become a global FinTech leader,” while, at the same time, promoting blockchain technology as “one of the country’s top priorities.”
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