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Blockchain World Forum – Shenzen

October 24 - October 25

Home to Huawei, Dji and Tencent, Shenzhen is located in a special economic zone and is known as the “Silicon Valley of China.”  It ranks first in China for the volume of patent filings and is also the heart of the blockchain world. The future of blockchain innovation on a global scale seems bright but which candidate will take the title? The answer is Shenzhen, China.

The future of Blockchain is here! Blockchain World Forum • Shenzhen will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with Blockchain. The event is an initiative in creating an interactive platform for the leading technologists, entrepreneurs, regulators, investors, academics and financial institutions in the emerging Blockchain industry. Presented in a series of top-level keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies with a focus on learning and building partnerships in the emerging Blockchain space, Blockchain World Forum will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including; legal sectors, financial services, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more. Within the conference, there will be an exhibition of technological and business application innovations for the industry.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

Blockchain World Forum • Shenzhen is where the Blockchain professionals create their own program from a wide range of high-level options including conference sessions, workshops, live show, case demos, and mentoring clinics. The leading speakers, presenters, and mentors took to the stage, with the conference sessions drawing consistently strong attendance right across the themed agenda.

• Discuss on regulation around Blockchain, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum & STO/ETO/ICO’s.
• Hear from inspirational keynote speakers and the industry panelists who have taken their businesses to the next level
• Meet with the potential partners, customers, investors, and advisors who can help your business to flourish
• Share knowledge with fellow industry leaders and experts in the conferences
• Watch scores of in-depth product presentations in the showcase theater
• Benefit from on-site advisory clinics with market experts
• Network with the entire Blockchain ecosystem

WHO WILL YOU MEET

Unique in its scale, positioning, and format, Blockchain World Forum • Shenzhen sits at the cross-section of start-ups, incumbent tech providers, entrepreneurs, and the investor community. It is a true ecosystem event.

 Service Providers
 Operators
 Platform Providers
 Investors
 Software Providers
 Hardware Manufacturers
 Data Scientists
 FinTech Professionals
 Business Analysts
 M2M Platform Providers
 Developers
 Blockchain Start-Ups
 Banking and Financial Services
 Healthcare Companies
 Energy Companies
 P2P Lenders
 Payments
 Water Companies
 Venture Capitalists
 Computer Security Companies
 Industrial Automation Companies
 Industry Associations
 Government
 Others

AGENDA OVERVIEW

Blockchain World Forum • Shenzhen will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including; legal sectors, financial services, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more. Within the conference, there will be an exhibition of technological and business application innovations for the industry.

Business Track
This track will explore the continuing evolution of blockchain by showcasing live projects, examining business use cases, diving into adoption by legacy industries and getting answers to current regulatory questions.
• Blockchain Capital Formations
Token offerings have seemingly become a thing of the past, but are far from being forgotten. Landscape regulators continue to clarify rules and guidelines around the practice to help identify how ICOs fit into a sustainable capital formation model. Hear from key regulators and participants in global markets about the state of blockchain capital formation.

• Crypto Regulation
As blockchain and crypto continue to receive global adoption, many countries face the challenge of promoting innovation while protecting against imposters and fabrications. But which countries are seeing success with their approach? Hear directly from key regulators, legislators, and policymakers—plus the companies, market-makers, and traders who may be affected.

• Blockchain for Public Sector
With the underlying technology up and running, how do enterprise blockchain consortia ensure they are delivering value to all participants? We’ll hear about what worked and what didn’t across industry verticals and platforms.

• Crypto Sanctions 
From your local city hall all the way up to the federal reserve, branches of government have begun to explore several use cases for distributed ledgers and the implementation of blockchain technology. These sessions will provide insight into the uses cases that show the most potential and the role the public sector has in driving broader adoption. Learn from policymakers, public officials, enterprise providers and startups serving the space.
Technology Track
From scalability and interoperability questions to user experience and privacy, this track will dive into the latest ground-level innovations and challenges facing permission-less and permissioned blockchain networks.
• Future of Blockchain Technology
Scalability. Security. Decentralization. What lessons are being learned in pursuit of this “Impossible Trinity”? How far away are from a true enterprise-grade platform? Founders and technical experts will discuss these issues along with enterprise users and market participants.

• Mining Developments
An open and more seamless financial system requires a safe, simple and scalable infrastructure. Hear directly from the visionaries creating the foundations and tools required to usher in consumer, enterprise and institutional adoption.

• Challenges of Industry Adoption of the Blockchain
What will the industry look like in 10, 20, 50 years as blockchain converges with AI, IoT, 3-D printing and other new technologies? Hear from futurists, technologists and business leaders about the disruption that is to come.

• Why Privacy Matters 
Privacy is the secret sauce behind the blockchain ethos. Why does this matter in an increasingly interconnected world? Hear from the technologists, entrepreneurs and regulators wrestling with tricky topics like digital identity, privacy coins, and GDPR.

• Adoption Challenges 
From supply chains to shipping; art markets to tokenized real estate: blockchains are promising to upend industries. Hear about the most ambitious use-cases for distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies across industries, and listen to the learnings from high- profile launches in recent years.
Markets Track
Bullish or bearish, crypto markets are global and here to stay. This track will examine trends germane to both retail and institutional investors including market dynamics, exchanges and trading infrastructure, capital formation and regulatory challenges. You will hear from the major players at the intersections of Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and digital currency.
• Wall Street Meets Crypto
The frenzy of crypto bubbles and blockchain hype faded quickly in 2018. How is the industry recalibrating itself for long-term growth and adoption? What are the key drivers and hurdles towards enterprise adoption? Hear from the developers, founders, and investors building the next wave of innovation.

• Crypto Funds 2.0 
The argument of crypto asset management versus traditional finance management is one that remains at center stage. Discover how blockchain and crypto converge with traditional finance services. Hear from institutional traders, regulators, enterprise software providers and more.

• Policing the Blockchain
While the crypto market saw both peaks and valleys, it spawned an opportunity for new entrants to seize the opportunity to buy low and get in on a market that is sure to reach new heights. But this next generation of crypto funds will look different and pursue a different type of “value.” So what will this mean for you? Hear from fund managers, protocol builders, exchanges, and analysts.

• Gaming for users 
First comes blockchain, then comes… gaming? Blockchain gaming is predicted to be a major driver of adoption to the technology. Hear from legacy publishers and studios, as well as blockchain startups and pioneers who are trying to make blockchain fun again.

• An Open Financial System
How are law enforcement and regulators using the blockchain to protect the public? Hear from law enforcement, regulators, founders, and analysts on the tension between cryptocurrencies and forensic analysis.

Venue

Jinji 100
Shenzhen, China + Google Map

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