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The Finest Orators in the Blockchain Industry

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Justin Chow

Head of Business Development, Asia - Cumberland

DRW Company is one of the world’s largest liquidity providers in cryptocurrencies. After joining DRW in 2015 as a global macro proprietary trader, Justin is now focused on helping the Cumberland team expand its business in Asia. Prior to DRW, Justin was a global macro trader at hedge fund Citadel, where he specialized in managing portfolios of foreign exchange and liquid futures, and a distressed debt and securities analyst. Justin earned a BS in economics and psychology from Columbia University in 2008.

 
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Reeve Collins

Founder & CEO - BlockV

Reeve Collins was an Original Employee at Razorfish, a digital marketing and technology company. He has founded multiple companies including Traffic Marketplace, FusionDirect, Fingerprint Promotions, Red Lever, and Pala Interactive. In 2013, Reeve was the Founder of Tether, the world’s first fiat currency token platform on the bitcoin blockchain. He served as CEO of Tether for two years. In 2015, Reeve became the Co-Founder and CRO of vAtomic Systems which provides a suite of tools built on top of the BlockV platform. Currently he is the Founder and CEO of Block V. Reeve is a highly sought-after speaker in the fin-tech industry

Founder - Tether

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Simon Dixon​

CEO & Founder- BnkToTheFuture.com

Simon Dixon is the CEO & co-founder of online investment platform BnkToTheFuture.com who have invested over US$600m in FinTech companies. An ex-investment banker turned Bitcoinder & author of the book 'Bank to the Future'. An active FinTech, Blockchain & Bitcoin angel investor with investments in Bitfinex, BitPay, Unocoin, Kraken, BitPesa, BitStamp and over 100 others. You will find Simon regularly quoted & appearing in much of the major press & media including BBC, FT, CNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal to mention a few.

 
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Charles d'Haussy

Head of FinTech, Invest Hong Kong

Charles d'Haussy is Head of FinTech at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), the department of the Hong Kong SAR Government responsible for Foreign Direct Investment.

 

In 2016, InvestHK has set up a Fintech team to attract top innovative Fintech companies, entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, R&D institutions from Mainland and overseas to supporting businesses to set up and expand in Hong Kong.

The Fintech team has dedicated correspondents in Hong Kong, London and Silicon Valley. They provide practical support and assistance on setting up offices, facilitating visa and banks accounts, regulators introductions, networking opportunities, guidance in government grants and funding.

 

Mr d'Haussy has 13 years’ experience in Hong Kong private sector, having setup his company and holding a number of management roles. Before joining InvestHK, Charles was head of sales and business development with a leading Hong Kong online broker and robo-adviser. Mr d'Haussy held SFC licenses 1 & 4, studied in France at Rennes International Business school, as well as Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou, China.

 

He is certified on BlockChain business strategy from Be9 London, CPT Star bronze 2016 award with the HKSI and pursue trainings on machine learning and Artificial Intelligence.

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Dr. Ben Goertzel

Founder and CEO, SingularityNET

Dr. Ben Goertzel is the founder and CEO of SingularityNET, a blockchain-based AI marketplace. Dr. Goertzel is also the Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics, a Hong Kong-based engineering and robotics firm that is best known for their development of humanlike robots with AI. His research work encompasses artificial general intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds and gaming and other areas. He has published a dozen scientific books, 100+ technical papers, and numerous journalistic articles. Before entering the software industry he served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics, computer science, and cognitive science, in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.

 
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Jason Hsu Yu-Jen

Legislator and Congressman, Legislative Yuan Taiwan

Known as Crypto Congressman, Jason is technologist turned legislator currently overseeing technology developments and innovation. Among the crucial legislations he introduced and passed include Fintech Sandbox Act, Self-driving Vehicle Act, Angel Investment Law, Cybersecurity Management Act and Virtual Currency Guidelines. Jason is a proponent for cryptocurrency and blockchain. Known as Crypto Congressman, Jason is credited for setting up Asia Blockchain Alliance (ABA) as a policy and industry platform. Jason also introduces 16 critical areas for blockchain implementations from logistics, medical record, IP transfer to manufacturing supply chain. A regular keynote speaker on blockchain and cryptocurrency regulations, Jason has spoken at Global Blockchain Forum, BlockCity, Seamless, Asian Leadership Conference, Google, Berkeley Blockchain Club and Taiwan RegTech Conference. Jason Hsu co-founded TEDxTaipei and served as TEDx senior ambassador to Asia. Hsu graduates from Singularity University with a focus on exponential technology. He is a Draper Hills Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law.

 
 
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Hans Lombardo

CMO and Director, Blockpass

Hans is a successful entrepreneur and enthusiastic proponent of blockchain technologies. He is a co-founder of Chain of Things - a Hong Kong-based startup integrating blockchain & IoT devices. He is CMO and Director of Blockpass, a self-sovereign identity verification platform jointly owned by Chain of Things. In 2013, Hans sold his previous company, a data collection and analytics research firm focused on mainland Chinese high-technology industries. He is an Internet industry veteran with regional management experience. During the Internet boom, Hans managed theinternet.com Venture Capital Fund in Asia, investing in a number of Internet startups in Greater China. As a tech journalist in the late 1990's, he interviewed Jack Ma, Jerry Yang, Vinton Cerf and Richard Li Tzar Kai. Hans earned a Ph.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1997 and a Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship in 1995-1996.

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Ismail Malik

Founder and CEO, Blockchain Lab

Ismail Malik is the Editor-in-Chief of ICO Crowd magazine and the Founder and CEO of Blockchain Lab. Blockchain Lab acts a specialised crypto development project partner alongside search and placement of lead developers for existing DLT projects.

 

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