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Shaping the Blockchain & Crypto Ecosystem at Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020

November 17-19, With Main Block O2O Virtual Summit on Nov 18th

As Bitcoin's price is going up, digital currencies relive their best industry moments while getting closer to a customer than ever in 2020. Experts from business, technology, finance, education hubs will ensure deep thought leadership and share unique analysis of how the cryptocurrencies world evolved from Satoshi’s whitepaper into a globally important topic of central bank digital currencies.

Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020

How to build an effective ecosystem, maintain good liquidity, be safe as an investor, or consumer, and ensure the adequate digital transformation of a business – all these topics to be discussed during Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020, the most anticipated event for those engaged in blockchain, FinTech, and digital strategy. Hosted by The NexChange Group and co-organised by Cyberport, the conference will be held from November 17th to 19th.

David Shin, Head of Asia at TZ APAC stated: “We are thrilled to be a part of Hong Kong Blockchain Week (HKBW) 2020 and to continue fostering the growth of the Tezos ecosystem in Asia. It’s been a pleasure to work alongside innovators from around the world to shape HKBW’s agenda and help enable the adoption of public blockchain technologies like Tezos. We look forward to discussing the opportunities and challenges businesses face when implementing blockchain strategies in emerging markets and digging into new developments on various blockchain infrastructure projects in the region.”

The schedule of the week is quite rich: the core event is the Block O2O Global Virtual Summit set for November 18th, with the world’s first international TADS Awards 2020 online ceremony held on the evening of November 18th. The 19th will be fully dedicated to the upcoming trend of Decentralised Finance - the Defi Day.

David Johnston, President of DLTe: "I'm looking forward to talking with everyone at the Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020, the conference is perfectly timed with all the amazing growth in DeFi, and with mainstream investors entering the blockchain space".

Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020 will feature dozens of projects, over 100 speakers from around the world, and more than 20 panels. Speakers confirmed for the summit include Dan Morehead, CEO, and Co-CIO of Pantera Capital, Justin Sun, Founder of Tron and CEO of BitTorrent, Richard Gendal Brown, CTO of R3, Charles Hoskinson, CEO of Input/Output and Founder of Cardano, Roger Ver, Founder of, Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, Linux Foundation, and others.

Henri Arslanian, Global Crypto Leader, PwC: “Fintech allowed us to shape the future of finance. Digital assets are now empowering us to shape the future of money. Our generation may see something very rare in the history of money: the creation of a third form of central bank money with the issuance of CBDCs. And that is very exciting!”

Over 2,000 attendees are expected throughout the week, taking part in nearly 10 side events.

Apart from an important use of blockchain technology in financial markets, the conference will also focus on the technological side and applications such as digital transformation and enterprise solutions.

Richard Gendal Brown, Chief Technology Officer at R3, said: “At a time when business models and internal processes are undergoing meaningful transformation, the relevance of blockchain technology in the enterprise is difficult to overstate. No stranger to innovation, Hong Kong is home to many forward-thinking companies that have partnered with R3 to integrate blockchain into their business models—such as AIA and CryptoBLK. Beyond the wealth of Hong Kong-based innovators, attendees at Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2020 can look forward to productive industry dialogues between some of the world’s most forward-thinking decision-makers—as we discuss the future of enterprise and what the success story of tomorrow will be.”

About NexChange: NexChange Group is an innovation venture builder and media platform specializing in Blockchain, FinTech, HealthTech, AI, and Smart Cities. By creating a global O2O community, NexChange creates, markets, accelerates, and provides access to innovative products.