The world’s first part-conference, part-experiential blockchain festival will be held in Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre Hall A on April 18 and 19, 2019. With renowned names such as DASH, TenX, bitcoin.com, Digifinex and BlockON Group, on board as sponsors and partners, Block Live Asia is set to give attendees a whole new experience into the blockchain space.
Unlike typical blockchain conferences which are ticketed at high prices and catered towards blockchain professionals, this two-day festival is open to the public with free entry for those who register online before April 15, 2019. In doing so, Block Live Asia aims to remove existing high barriers of entry into the space, and promote interest from the masses on blockchain technology and its real world usage.
The festival activities are crafted to tackle industry pain-points, reshape mass perspectives on blockchain and to make the technology applicable to the daily lives of people. Attendees can expect authentic, constructive and necessary discussions about real work that is being done in the blockchain space through a mix of conference and lifestyle activities, such as panel discussions, movie screening, keynote speeches, creative installations, experiential zones and retail booths.
Ngeow Jiawen, CEO of Grounded, said:
“Block Live Asia is the first ever free-to-attend festival that is a sincere delivery of blockchain technology. We are tired of blockchain conferences being increasingly profit-driven, and how the same topics get recycled over and over again. This is our attempt at doing the space justice. Expect a myriad of activities going on around our highlight act, real and stripped down honest talks given by over 70 guest speakers.”
Attendees will get the chance to greet some of biggest change-makers of the blockchain industry, as well as key traditional players, including Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com, Chia Hock Lai, President of Singapore Fintech Association, Garrett Jin, Co-founder of BitForex and more, who will be sharing their quality opinions on topics such as personal data security and e-commerce, future of work & employment, blockchain scalability and more.
Block Live Asia will also be showing Singapore’s premiere of Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain – a documentary following the proponents and opponents of the technology. Those who are not ready to learn about blockchain can take Instagram-worthy photos at several installation zones, play interactive games, attend free workshops by Singapore Bitcoin Club, NewCampus and CoinMarketCap, or shop at the retail zone managed by Expat Fair Singapore and Hoolah.
Other Highlights Include:
- Facing the F/Ups – Presented by BlockON Group, F/UPS invites finch and blockchain entrepreneurs to share personal stories of professional failures. The stories of the business that crashed and burned, the partnership deal that went sour, the product that had to be recalled, and what eventually succeeded; they tell all.
- Crypto Experience Zone – Visitors get a personalised walkthrough and simulation of the entire crypto experience based on their knowledge level. From creating a wallet, buying their first token to trading on an exchange, the interactive zone brings blockchain amateurs on their very own crypto journey.
- RAISE Pitching Competition – RAISE is a pitching competition where teams will each be given 5+5 minutes to pitch their technology to a panel of investors. The most viable projects stand to win prizes of up to S$50000 as well as incubation and mentorship chances with a Silicon Valley-based Incubator Founders which incubated Unicorns such as Instagram, Mashable, change.org and more.
Don Tsai, Project Director of First Wave Agency, said:
“Block Live Asia will be an unforgettable experience, creating a new model for what a blockchain conference ought to achieve. We wanted to discuss topics that really matter, constructive criticisms that can change the space for the better. Our incredibly accomplished speakers will do more than share, they will motivate and show us a new path forward in this bear market. And I’m thrilled to offer our attendees access to them all for free.”
About Block Live Asia
Part-conference, part-experiential festival, Block Live Asia is a one-of-a-kind industry event combining keynote speeches, creative installations and photo-worthy galleries to attract the masses and promote mass education of blockchain. The event will be held on April 18 and 19, 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre Hall A, Singapore from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The festival features over 100 exhibitors and speakers across the 45,000 square feet exhibition hall.