Beyond Blocks Announces Summit Bangkok & Beyond Blocks Blockchain Week

Place/Date: InterContinental Bangkok, 973 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 - November 7th, 2018 at 8:40 am UTC · 14 min read
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Beyond Blocks Announces Summit Bangkok & Beyond Blocks Blockchain Week
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On 26-27 November 2018, Bangkok, Thailand – Beyond Blocks will host Summit Bangkok in the heart of the city at the prestigious InterContinental Bangkok hotel. This conference will feature a diverse lineup of over 40 international speakers engaging with over 1,500 attendees coming from all over the world.

Beyond Blocks Blockchain Week: The Focal Point Destination For Ideas & Connectivity

From 26-30 November 2018, the organizing team will also host the first-ever Beyond Blocks Blockchain Week, comprising of five full days of meetups, parties, workshops and exclusive networking events. The positive feedback from Korea Blockchain Week in Seoul made it an obvious choice for Beyond Blocks to organize another valuable week-long networking exhibition.

By hosting another blockchain week, Beyond Blocks solidifies its reputation for providing the one-stop platform that moves the industry forward, for showcasing the opportunities in Asia to the rest of the world, and to uncover how the blockchain applies to the real world now and in the future.

As a media partner, prepare yourselves to meet, engage and record all the captivating moments that the networking week will set up for all of our attendees – by way of the key industry players, companies and major blockchain outlets in the space.

Why You Need to be at Summit Bangkok During Beyond Blocks Blockchain Week

  • Full two-day access to the conference and exhibitions.
  • Five-day networking congregation with access to a variety of networking opportunities.
  • World-class speakers and industry leaders.
  • Media exposure from some of the top media outlets in the space.
  • Find out first hand what’s happening in the regulatory and innovation space in not only Thailand, but the South East Asian region.

Key Speakers Announced (so far)

  • Wei Zhou, CFO of Binance – With over 15 years of executive experiences at leading technology, internet and media companies, Wei Zhou has recently become the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of Binance — one of the world’s  largest digital asset trading platforms. He has managed several IPOS on NYSE and NASDAQ, one of them was the LGBTQ+ social networking platform Grindr, where he’s now Vice Chairman.
  • Maja Vujinovic, CEO of OGroup – You might recognize this powerhouse woman from Summit Seoul, and if so, you’ll know she’s not known for ‘holding back’. We’re thrilled to have the O Group CEO back to share her insights on topics that will go BEYOND blockchain in a 1 on 1 fireside chat.
  • Charles Hoskinson, CEO, IOHK – This technology entrepreneur and mathematician is famous for founding ethereum and IOHK. He created Cardano, where he now focuses on leading the research, design and development of the project. Charles also leads the development of Ethereum Classic.
  • Jeremy Wood, Chief Strategy Officer, IOHK – Together with Charles Hoskinson, Jeremy Wood founded IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong), an engineering company that builds cryptocurrencies and blockchains for academic institutions, government entities and corporations. His current position is Chief Strategy Officer and will be doing a fireside chat with Charles at Beyond Blocks Summit Bangkok.
  • Bonnie Cheung, Partner, 500 Startups – Focused on blockchain and an avid speaker on all things crypto, Bonnie is a Partner at 500 Startups — one of the most active seed investors globally with over 1800+ portfolio companies  – where she leads its blockchain investments. You might have seen her calling out Bitcoin as ‘boring’ in an interview on Bloomberg, expect to hear more of that in our fireside chat.
  • Prinn Panitchpakdi, Governor, Stock Exchange of Thailand – Prinn is a board member of some of the biggest financial organizations in Thailand, like the SET (Stock Exchange of Thailand), NIA (National Innovation Agency), ETDA (Electronic Transactions and Development Agency) and ASCO (Association of Thai Securities Companies). He is also on the executive committees of the New Economy Academy (Ministry of Commerce) and Foundation on Anti-Corruption of Thailand (FACT).
  • Bhume Bhumiratana, Technology Consultant, SEC Thailand – Being responsible for the famous Thai regulatory framework as a technology consultant for the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bhume will definitely bring a lot of knowledge to the table when we discuss regulations at Beyond Blocks Summit Bangkok.
  • Gigi Levy Weiss, Managing Partner, NFX – Over the last decade, Gigi has turned into one of the most prolific technology investors in Israel, he’s a two-time CEO, founder, board member, and super-angel. Currently he is the managing partner with NFX, a top Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and is also known as a keen blockchain investor being involved with multiple well-known projects, such as Bancor and Civic.
  • Justin Chow, Head of Business Development, Asia, Cumberland – Justin is OTC Cryptocurrency Market Maker and Head of Business Development (Asia) at DRW company Cumberland, that has traded more than $20 billion worth of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other crypto assets in 2017.
  • Ding’an Fei, Founder, Ledger Capital – Ding’an Fei is the founder of Ledger Capital, a financial services and investment firm focused on digital assets and blockchain enablement of the real economy. He has more than 10 years of venture capital and private equity investment experiences in technology companies.
  • Luke Wagman, Chief Evangelist, CoinMarketCap – Is there anyone in this space that doesn’t know CoinMarketCap? There’s really no introduction necessary. We have Chief Evangelist Luke Wagman on stage, speaking for the first time ever. In his previous role as Chief Content Officer, Luke was responsible for the team that has researched and      added almost 2000 coins and 220 exchanges on CoinMarketCap.
  • TLDR Team – From the FBI and Navy Seals, to Goldman Sachs, to Hypebeast. TLDR’s special team brings a wealth of experiences to the crypto ecosystem. With the combination of their strategy team, investment team and security team, this global advisory firm covers a broad range of the industry. Look forward to the “Decentralized & Borderless” panel about the company’s approach for a global team at the conference.
  • Roland Yau, Managing Partner, CoCoon Ignite Ventures, L.P. – Roland is Managing Partner of CoCoon Ignite Ventures, L.P., an early stage venture fund focusing on investments in consumer technologies. Prior to establishing CoCoon, he was an associate at Freshfields — one of the top international law firms — where he focused on transactions relating to equity capital markets, private equity and mergers and acquisitions.
  • Nikola Pavesic, Head of Special Operations, Nikkei – Nikola leads tech initiatives and partnerships at Nikkei, the largest business media company in the world and produces their FIN/SUM, the largest fintech conference in Japan. He’s active in analyzing, advising and moderating in the blockchain space. You might already know him as one of our regular moderators.
  • Jasper Lee, Head of Asia, eToro – Jasper is the Head of eToro Asia, and has over 10 years of experiences in industries like FinTech and Trading. eToro is the world’s leading social trading and investment platform, which lets you invest in traditional asset classes like stocks, commodities, indices, and (crypto)currencies.
  • Yo Nakagawa, Executive Director, Monex Group – As the executive director of Monex Group, Yo is in charge of developing business strategies. On top of managing Monex’s HK and Australian businesses, Yo has led Monex’s corporate venture capital investments outside of Japan, particularly and in the blockchain/crypto space. He also serves as an advisor to Coincheck assisting business development.
  • Jonathan Benassaya, Founder & CEO, Ironchain – Jonathan is the Founder and CEO of IronChain, a digital asset investment firm that is singularly focused on providing both retail and institutional investors with easy and secure access to cryptocurrencies on a highly cost-effective and diversified basis. Prior to this, he has founded several companies, most recently Deezer; the first startup company to sign licensing dealing with the major music labels and publishing companies to offer free and ad-supported music streaming.
  • Josh Fraser, Co-founder, Origin Protocol – Josh is the co-founder of Origin Protocol, a San Francisco based blockchain company that is building protocols and developer tools for decentralized peer-to-peer marketplaces. Prior to Origin, he co-founded three other venture-backed companies: EventVue, Torbit (acquired by Walmart Labs) & Forage. Josh started coding at the age of 10.
  • Andy Tian, CEO, Gifto – Andy Tian is the CEO and co-founder of Gifto, a decentralized social entertainment ecosystem. In addition to that, he also is the founder of Asia’s leading mobile social entertainment platform Asia Innovations Group (AIG), and XPD Media, a social games company which was acquired by Zynga. Prior to that, Andy led Google’s mobile business in China, where he introduced Android to the Chinese market.
  • John Fiorelli, Global Head of Advisory, Kenetic – John is Head of Advisory at Kenetic. He served as an advisor on Bluzelle, Airswap, Simple Token & Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange token sales. John is also founder and former CEO of CutPaste. He has 15+ years of experiences in Product, UX and Experiential Design.
  • Mitch Liu,  Co-founder, – Mitch Liu is the co-founder and CEO of Theta Labs and in 2010, Mr. Liu co-founded Gameview Studios, best known for its Tap Fish mobile game franchise with nearly 100 million downloads. The company was acquired by DeNA, a leading Japanese mobile gaming company within 6 months of launch. Prior to that, he co-founded Tapjoy in 2007, a pioneer of rewarded social and mobile video advertising.
  • James Giancotti, CEO, Oddup – James Giancotti is the co-founder and CEO of Oddup. Oddup provides investors with detailed and comprehensive analysis on the potential success of a start-up and ICOs. He is a former investment banker and strategist who has worked at Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Deloitte Consulting. He previously co-founded two successful startups and was a partner at Bigcolors Ventures. He covers startups and new technology for media like Forbes and Tech-in-Asia.
  • Moaffak Ahmed, Serial Entrepreneur – Moaffak is a serial entrepreneur and early stage investor. He is also board member at Slush, which aims to be the focal point for startups and tech talents to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. Moaffak started his career in fintech by co-founding Trema, which enables financial institutions, central banks and Fortune 500 corporations to digitize and automate their most business critical processes.
  • Marie Leaf, Product Lead, Kadena – Marie Leaf leads Product at Kadena, aiming to develop the leading blockchain platforms for businesses and entrepreneurs. Their main focus is solving the scalability & security concerns that impede widespread blockchain adoption and offering simple solutions & tools for developing on a blockchain.
  • Grace Chong, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills – As Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills, Grace advised exchanges, startups and established technology companies on regulatory, licensing and compliance issues in Asia. Based in Singapore and Hong Kong, she specializes in regulatory issues in relation to digital assets, exchanges, crypto-clearing and custody, ICOs and STOs, and payments and remittance systems. Grace is also part of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Distributed Ledger Technology team, which provides advice and technology implementation projects, and anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance.
  • Jonathan Lee, CCO, Yello Digital Marketing Group – Jonathan Lee is the Chief Corporate Officer of Yello Digital Marketing Group (YDM), leading the company’s corporate development and M&A/investments. YDM is the number one digital marketing & ad technology group in Korea with over 20 companies across Korea and South East Asia. Jonathan also is advisor to multiple international ICO projects such as SIX Network, iCash, and Hara, and he also serves as an advisor to crypto fund Blue Block Capital.
  • Yovie Liu, CEO, IDAX Singapore – Yovie is a dynamic entrepreneur. Under her leadership as CEO of IDAX Singapore, IDAX exchange expanded swiftly from Singapore to other regional hubs like Vietnam and the USA. She has driven strong partnerships with leading blockchain organizations, such as Shuttle Capital and DNA (fund) to promote IDAX to the Western market and bridge opportunities. Through her background and passion in Fashion, Yovie is also a thought leader and driver of various initiatives to improve the fashion ecosystem via Blockchain technologies and digital marketing.
  • Thammarak Moenjak, Director of the Financial Institutions Strategy Department, Bank of Thailand – Thammarak Moenjak is currently Director of the Financial Institutions Strategy Department at the Bank of Thailand (BOT). Prior to this position, he was in Office of Corporate Strategy, working as Project Coordinator of the BOT’s wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC) proof-of-concept initiative, Project Inthanon, as well as on the formulation of the BOT’s stance on crypto assets. Moenjak is also writer of the book Central Banking: Theory and Practice in Sustaining Monetary and Financial Stability.
  • Ryan Gaylor, Director of Corporate Payments, Ripple – Ryan is the Director of Corporate Payments at Ripple. Ripple focuses on creating a frictionless experience to send money globally and currently has the second highest market-cap of all crypto-currencies, right behind Bitcoin. Prior to joining Ripple, Ryan managed the client and mid-market business for the Americas at Reval, a leading SaaS Treasury Management Systems. In total, he has over 17 years of experience across FinTech, treasury and capital markets.
  • Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO, chiliZ – Alex is a serial web entrepreneur with more than 22 years of experience in the digital space, building and developing tech businesses. In the late 1990s, he pioneered Websity, in 2006 he co-founded Winamax (the largest French online poker room) and Chilipoker, and in 2013 he acquired the Global Poker Index (live Poker’s leading ranking authority) as well as The Hendon Mob (the largest live poker database in the world). Dreyfus recently raised $66 million through a private token sale for chiliZ – a democratic team management platform that aims to revolutionize the worlds of sports and E-sports through blockchain technology and smart contracts.
  • Aaron Myung, CEO, Korbit USA – Aaron Myung is the CEO of Korbit USA, which is the American subsidiary of Korbit Inc. – the first Bitcoin exchange in Korea. Korbit USA provides custody services for Korbit and other institutions. Aaron led the product team at Korebit Inc. while living in Seoul and now resides in Los Angeles to build cloud services related to node infrastructure and management. Prior to Korbit, Aaron was at Salesforce for 7 years.
  • Alex Shin, Partner, Hashed – Alex Shin is one of the founding partners at Hashed, the largest crypto assets venture capital and network builder in South Korea. Based in San Francisco, he focuses his efforts around building key partnerships and cross-border investments between Asia and the U.S. Previously, Alex led the US expansion of Blind and comes from enterprise sales / partnership roles at companies like Google and DocuSign.
  • Abasa Philips, Founder, Zilla – Abasa is a payment industry and cryptocurrency veteran that has been involved in bitcoin since he was the Japan Country Manager for Neovia (now Paysafe), and then went on to co-found blockchain based digital wallet PEGAPAY in 2012, payment/marketplace platform PRIMO, and now ICO platform ZILLA.
  • Mesbah Sabur, Founder, Circularise – Mesbah holds an MSc in Industrial Design Engineer and has founded several startups from the age of  He became fascinated with circular economy and his master thesis laid the foundations of Circularise, which got funded by several bodies of the European Union. Circularise is an open and distributed communications protocol acting as a digital backbone for supply chains in a circular economy.

Agenda Topics

  • Fireside Chat with Gigi Levy: Creating Blockchain Superiority
  • Fireside Chat: Silicon Valley VS Asia: Path To Redemption In Crypto
  • Fireside Chat with IOHK
  • Regulatory Crypto Conundrums: Things are getting better, or are they?
  • Decentralized and Borderless: TLDR’s Approach for a Global Team
  • The Next Step in Crypto Finance: Advanced Instruments
  • Death of an ICO: Prove Us Wrong
  • Cryptocurrency Exchanges: A (Not-So) Long Term Vision
  • The Curious Case of Crypto China: Why Doing Business (Still) Works
  • VCs, Accelerators and Incubators: How Well Do They Fit the Blockchain World
  • Cryptoreality VS. Cryptofuture: The Path to Mass Adoption
  • Structuring Your Advisory Team: Affluence, Influence, Trust
  • Funding Blockchain Innovation: STOs VS. ICOs
  • Scalability: The Quintessential Blockchain Hurdle
  • Going Mainstream: Blockchain Binds Startups and Corporates

Selective Attendees (so far)

  • NFX
  • TLDR
  • Cumberland
  • 500 Startups
  • Coinmarketcap
  • IOHK/Cardano
  • Ledger Capital
  • OGroup
  • SIX Network
  • Kadena
  • Unification Foundation
  • Deep Brainchain
  • WePower
  • Kenetic
  • iCash
  • TomoChain

Our Community Partners (so far)

  • Blockchain MRKTRS
  • Summit4Good
  • Bitfish
  • Blockchain Space

Our Media Partners (so far)

  • Bitcoin Addict Thailand
  • Siam Blockchain
  • CryptoSlate
  • Blockchain Space
  • Cryptonist
  • Financial News
  • Block Post
  • ZDnet
  • Bchain
  • Cryptolingo
  • Blockmedia
  • BlockTempo
  • Coin Tokyo
  • Bitsonline
  • Bibitpost / Block Clip
  • Rock the Block Live
  • Coin Gecko
  • AMB Crypto
  • Block 360
  • Beecast
  • Crypto Briefing

Our Sponsors (so far)

  • TLDR Capital
  • CoinMarketCap
  • Fleta
  • SIX Network
  • IDAX
  • Kadena
  • Unification Foundation
  • EB Coin
  • eToro
  • Ledger Capital
  • NIA
  • XSQ
  • Resistance