Blockchain Festival Asia 2024

Blockchain Festival Singapore (SG) stands as a main innovative event in Southeast Asia, fostering dynamic engagement and innovation across a spectrum of topics including Blockchain technology, cryptocurrency exchanges, digital tokens, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), cryptocurrency mining, GameFi, online payment solutions, investment opportunities, and the broader fintech industry
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2 MARCH •Singapore • Marina Bay Sands
Over 5,000 participants from around the world and from Asian countries
Leading companies in Blockchain, Crypto and Fintech industries
Annually in the most exquisite venue of Singapore
Business networking on a top level

LARGEST EVENT IN ASIA

Singapore, as the crypto-friendly epicenter of modern financial Asia, extends a warm invitation to companies from Europe and around the world to partake in this remarkable event. With an impressive array of top professionals, global leaders, and newcomers in the industry hailing from diverse sectors, including blockchain, tokens, exchanges, decentralized finance (DeFi), mining, payment systems, and investment, it's no wonder that Singapore has solidified its reputation as the premier event destination in Asia for the cryptocurrency and fintech community

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Erika Evasdottir

Centrium Advisory Services Limited
Erika Evasdottir's role at Centrium Advisory Services Limited (CASL) is to act as a combination CIO, COO and GC, and sometimes compliance officer, all to ensure clients structure their group companies, investments and portfolio companies properly and have appropriate licensing, governance regimes and other procedures in place to allow the business to concentrate on what it does best. The goal is to promote the growth of the company and its ability to explore new products and markets quickly and efficiently without sacrificing internal controls.

By bringing her experience in PE/M&A corporate and fund transactions to bear, Ms. Evasdottir reviews investment opportunities and structures funds and downstream investments with an eye to avoiding regulatory, compliance and legal pitfalls. Ms. Evasdottir’s extensive experience in big and small deals across Asia, particularly in China and India, has brought insights in to what to look for to avoid future issues, whether it be regulatory, accounting, or even simple logistical problems of moving the widgets, any of which can severely impact returns.

Ms. Evasdottir began her legal career as a ECM/DCM (underwriter’s counsel) capital markets lawyer at Milbank and Paul Hastings, but quickly found her true calling in private equity, M&A and funds structuring at Weil Gotshal. Her practical and real work experience comes from having been Assistant Director – Business Development for an infrastructure fund and GC (Asia) of two US headquartered hedge funds (and thereby fully experiencing both the up and down cycles) before coming to CASL.

Ms. Evasdottir additionally teaches at CUHK, has a PhD from Harvard, a JD from Columbia and is admitted in New York and Hong Kong. Her book is titled “Obedient Autonomy: Chinese Intellectuals and the Achievement of Orderly Life”.
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J.D. Salbego

CEO at Moonstax & Hash3Labs
Founder and CEO of Moonstax, a no-coding needed platform that enables NFT businesses to manage, monetize and scale their projects across their entire ecosystem, is a Web3 industry veteran and a strategic leader in the blockchain space for over eight years. Prior to gDEX, J.D. founded AnRKey X, a top Polygon GameFi studio with 5 x #1 NFT Sales on Rarible and one of the first to innovate GameFi back in 2020 and is a familiar name in the gaming, NFT, and the Metaverse communities. Aside from being a startup mentor in the Web3 division of the global renowned accelerator Techstars, J.D. is a weekly on-air contributor on FintechTV Global live on NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) covering the Web3 metaverse, gaming & NFTs markets, is a http://Cointelegraph.com contributor & member of their Innovation Circle for Web3 Experts. He is frequently quoted by leading blockchain and crypto media, and is a Web3 keynote speaker, presenting at over 45 leading conferences around the world including the World Economic Forum. He is a notable market influencer, internationally recognized Web3 subject matter expert, and his work over the years in Web3 has been featured in NASDAQ, Forbes, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance etc., including being linked to boosting Japan’s economy with blockchain.
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El Lee

Partner, SenSen Tech
El is the three times winner of Top 10 Fintech Leaders Award and Partner at SenSen Tech. Prior to that, he cofounded dtcpay (formerly DTC) a major payment institution and Onchain Custodian. He is dedicated to promote industry growth and often contributes through sharing his knowledge and resources with the community.
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Felix Sim

Co-Founder at Salad Ventures
Felix, a dynamic entrepreneur and investor, is the project lead of Salad Ventures. Founded in 2021, Salad taps into the transformative potential of blockchain, creating pioneering products for the discerning next-gen consumer. With its base in bustling Singapore, Salad's primary objective is to amplify community growth for businesses. The dedicated team harnesses the power of gamified NFT campaigns to foster deeper connections and heightened engagement.
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Karim Raffa

KPMG - Blockchain & Crypto Advisory
Karim is a renowned figure in the blockchain and fintech landscape, currently serving under blockchain and crypto advisory for KPMG - Singapore. With roots in banking and derivatives, he transitioned into the fintech sector in 2015. Over eight years, Karim demonstrated a strong commitment to innovation and growth, setting up and managing ventures across Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, and the UK. Recognised as one of the top 100 Fintech influencers globally by Onalytica, Karim's influence reaches far beyond his professional endeavours. He regularly shares his expertise in interviews on http://BTCN.tv and at various events across South-East Asia and Europe. His production, "Broken Chains", a documentary addressing race, inequality, and their economic impacts, underscores his advocacy for social justice. Fluent in English, French, and German, Karim's voice resonates in the global fintech community.
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Jane Lo

Finboxx, Director
Jane started her career in Canada after graduating from Electrical and Computer Engineering and M.B.A studies, and worked in the City of London for 10 years before relocating back to Singapore. She has extensive experience working with financial institutions and consultancies, including implementing solutions using data predictive analytics to detect anomalies and fraud. She currently specialises in helping firms manage today’s emerging risks, including cyber and data protection measures, anti-money laundering frameworks, capacity and capabilities building to combat financial crime and threats in the cyber space. More on her podcasts and interviews can be found here https://www.youtube.com/@misscyberpenny .
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Ling Wu

TBCASoft, Inc.; CEO and Founder
Ling Wu is Founder & CEO of TBCASoft, a Silicon Valley-based company at the forefront of DLT/blockchain tech. In 2017, Ling and SoftBank launched the CBSG Consortium to build a revolutionary cross-border payment platform called HIVEX that enables seamless interoperable cross-border merchant acceptance sharing for payment service providers. Ling has an MS degree in Scientific Computing & Computational Mathematics from Stanford University and a BS degree in Physics from National Taiwan University.
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Christian Trumm

CT Advisory, Fintech & Web3 Advisor
Christian Trumm is an accomplished Fintech & Web3 Advisor with a strong track record in Payments, Stablecoins, CBDC and Trade Finance between Asia and Europe. A strong believer in the global scalability of world-class tech from Asia, Christian has learned that products and solutions can and need to be adapted to local conditions. He is an adept networker, popular speaker and thought leader who connects his clients with the right partners, explores opportunities, and helps them realise their true global potential. An enthusiast in Web3 and all things digital, Christian has worked with some of the global innovation leaders in Fintech and Banking, and successfully shaped, adapted and rolled out cutting-edge solutions across continents.
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Loretta Chen

Smobler, CEO & Co-Founder
Hailed as “a force of nature”, “Asia’s Anna Wintour” and “Top 100 Women of the Future”, Dr Loretta Chen is an award-winning creative director, bestselling author and respected professor. She was the People’s Choice as Nominated Member of Parliament and is International Consultant to the investment arm of the Royal Government of Bhutan. She is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Smobler, a leading metaverse architecture firm backed by The Sandbox, Brinc and Animoca Brands. Loretta’s personal tagline is People, Purpose, Possibilities and is committed to accelerating the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and changemakers. She is based in Hawaii and is a rescue mom to eighteen fur babies.
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Nadja Bester

AdLunam Inc, Co-Founder
Nadja Bester brings a wealth of diverse expertise to AdLunam as an entrepreneur, board member, advisor, award-winning startup mentor, speaker, author, and host of the successful podcast The Future of NFTs. She is also the executive producer of a Netflix documentary on the future of the internet and the evolution of the digital self through the use of cutting-edge technologies such as Web3, AI, and spatial computing. With nearly two decades of experience in marketing and communications and former owner of two marketing agencies, she has a proven track record that includes a role as a former Chief Digital Marketing Officer in the pharmaceutical industry. Nadja's impressive tenure in the blockchain sector since 2017 includes consulting and fractional CMO roles where she significantly contributed to fundraising efforts that collectively secured over $300 million for various companies. In addition to her broad consulting and leadership roles, she has contributed as a journalist to several publications, including http://Bitcoin.com and http://Investing.com . Nadja has been featured in media outlets like International Business Times, Benzinga, HackerNoon, Be in Crypto, L'Atelier BNP Paribas, The South African, DC News Now, and Viet Nam News.
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Soh Wan Wei

CEO of IKIGUIDE Metaverse Collective
Wan Wei is a Singaporean tech futurist, author and thought leader in the Web3.0 and metaverse space. As an advocate of open source movements and using GenAI to augment human intelligence, she is also one of the founding team members of the dWeb Southeast Asian node. She has also written the wildly popular community book “Navigating the NFT Mania” and made the e-copy open-sourced. Wan Wei is the CEO of W3bverse, an edtech startup that empowers business, founders and freelancers to become Web2.5 leaders. She also founded IKIGUIDE Metaverse Collective (IMC), an entity with a mission to help 10million people crossover to the Web3.0 space. IMC counts NYSE-listed Nutanix, Hitachi, http://Crypto.com and non-profit alliance ChangemakersXchange as some of the key partners in its portfolio.
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Abhishek Bhattacharya

CEO & Co-founder, The Impact Wave; Advisory Board Member, Umojalands; Blockchain Author
Abhishek has been a 3x entrepreneur focused on FinTech and BlockchainTech. He's a Forbes 30 under 30 Asia honoree, a 3-times Author, and an Ethereum Foundation Fellow and a UNDP INSPIRO Fellow. While at Brú Finance, he brought Blockchain to farmers to save their income, covering 1,400 warehouses & 20,000+ farmers and US $300 Million in committed TVL and connected them to global DeFi lenders, supported by United Nations Development Programme, IIM Ahmedabad and MassChallenge USA. At Bru, he was instrumental in raising US $350,000 of VC funds and US $200,000+ in equity-free grants. He's also a Blockchain Educator and has taught 8,000+ faculty, PhDs, and students globally. He recently delivered talks at SmartCon ’22 in New York, DEVCON in Bogota, cNFTCon ’22 in Las Vegas, CITC Conference by Ministry of Communication and IT in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, AIBC Asia in Philippines in Jul '23, and Coinfest Asia in Bali, Indonesia in Aug ’23, at ETHSingapore and the Fintech Festival Asia in Thailand in Sep '23, Arab Fintech Forum in Qatar and ETHKL in Kuala Lumpur in Oct '23, web3BB in Japan in Dec '23, and AIBC Dubai in Feb '24.
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Joel Lin

Co-Founder at CitaDAO
Joel has worked at Citigroup, UBS Investment Bank, Capitaland, CBRE Asia Pacific, and Real Estate Private Equity Fund during the course of his 12 years in real estate and finance. He has prior experience in real estate and blockchain. His areas of expertise include real estate strategy, real estate economics, capital markets, private equity, and financial modeling. Strong financial specialist with a master's degree in real estate from the National University of Singapore. Joel has been panelists and speakers at various events here: Event
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Charu Sethi

CMO at Unique Network, Senior Ambassador for Polkadot
Charu is one of the leading women in blockchain in Asia Pacific with over 15 years of experience in technology marketing and products. She has led marketing for IBM Blockchain Asia Pacific in 2016 with a focus on the Asian financial services sector. Charu is now the CMO of Unique Network (an NFT Infrastructure Company) and a Senior Ambassador of Polkadot in Asia.

Charu has been a speaker at top crypto events globally including CoinDesk Consensus, NFT NYC, WOW Summit Hong Kong, PayNet Week Malaysia, Vietnam Blockchain Week, Polkadot Decoded New York and more. She has also been featured in publications like EuroNews, Forekast News, HackerNoon and more.

Charu is a Mathematics (hons) graduate, MBA in finance and is now pursuing one year Chief Product Officer Course at MIT
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Belinda Ang

ARTO, CEO-Founder
Belinda is the Founder and CEO of ARTO, an ArtTech startup optimising art IP to digital and physical assets to bring accessibility and cultural capital to a new generation of cultural consumers. She spent 16 years managing businesses across communications, entertainment & blockchain. Her cross-disciplinary experience allows her to recognise seemingly unconnected dots & implement cross-industry knowledge to new applications.
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Ken Berry

CEO & Founder of ConnectWeb3 PH
CEO & Founder of ConnectWeb3 PH, marketing consultant and Marketing Strategist with 200+ crypto projects since 2020, Founder of Blockchain Network Philippines and Mindanao Blockchain Association

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Gabriel Tham

Google Cloud, Web3 BD
Gabriel leads the Web3 Startups Sales for APAC in Google Cloud, fostering strategic partnerships and driving business growth by delivering cloud solutions and support to startups. Based in Singapore, he is an active advocate of the Web3 startup ecosystem in APAC, promoting cross-collaboration, and supporting startups in their expansion. Gabriel has spoken at top crypto events globally including Coinfest Asia and various community events.

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Una Wang

LingoAI, Founder and CEO
Una Wang holds a Data Privacy and Technology certification from Harvard University and has extensive experience in smart product design and virtual reality technology development, including successful development of virtual reality applications. She is the founder of LingoAI, focusing on cross-language AI LLM translation and proofreading, as well as AI multilingual content generation. She is also dedicated to Web3 blockchain "skill-based" training, leveraging Web3 to empower AI LLM pre-training, fine-tuning, governance, and democratization, with the aim of creating a sustainable development ecosystem that helps individuals, businesses, and institutions transition in the AI era.
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Kristen Lim

Rockrose Executive Search, CEO
Kristen Lim is the Co-Founder of Rockrose, an executive search firm specialising in top-tier talent across Emerging Tech, Fintech and Web3. A veteran in the headhunting industry, she knows what makes a good candidate. She has successfully placed over 70 senior executives and leadership teams in more than 30 global organisations including crypto exchanges, banks, fintechs, venture capital and hedge funds. Drawing upon her unique blend of experiences, Kristen possesses a comprehensive understanding of the cultural nuances involved in working within large corporations, startups, and remote-first companies in both Western and Asian markets.

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Ryan Rabaglia

Blockchain.com Managing Director Global Head of Institutional Sales and Trading
Ryan is responsible for expanding and growing Blockchain.com’s institutional sales and trading businesses as well as oversee the broader business in Singapore. Ryan has 20 years trading and sales trading experience across most major asset classes. With 10 years spent in the digital asset space and 7 of those as Global Head of Trading at OSL where he built Asia’s first OTC trading desk, his desk and teams have provided liquidity to the majority of the industry through the last near decade. Ryan’s lengthy status in the industry has enabled him to procure and maintain one of the largest professional and personal networks in the space. He has successfully traded and invested through multiple market cycles. Ryan has also co-founded Libra Capital which, since 2019, has deployed proprietary capital into many high profile venture investments across the Web3 space. He also advises early stage projects on Asia and US centric growth plans. Ryan was born and raised in New York and spent the last 15 years in Asia, Hong Kong and Singapore
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Elton Tay

Product @TBH, Founder @Chatmint
Elton Tay is the founder and CEO of Chatmint, a social identity messaging app utilising blockchain to reduce scams and frauds. He has been active in the blockchain space since 2019, including founding WottleNFT, a social focused Cardano NFT marketplace, from 2020-2021.

With a background as a full-stack web engineer, Elton Tay has developed products across various blockchain protocols. He has also led blockchain workshops for executives in companies such as DBS, OCBC, HSBC, and Standard Chartered, and at events like the Singapore Fintech Festival 2023.

Additionally, he runs Web3Relation, a Web3 community in Singapore, where he has hosted several events and workshops. Elton Tay holds a degree in Business Analytics from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is an IMDA government scholar.
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Stephen Browne

Sorted Wallet
For nearly seven years, Stephen has been deeply involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. As a co-founder of Sors Digital Assets, he's helped develop important services in the realms of Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs), digital custody, security tokens, and crypto wallets. Stephen's career started as a barrister in Ireland before he made the shift to become the General Counsel for a leading tech company in Hong Kong. This unique mix of legal and tech experience has equipped him with a broad skill set. Now living in Hong Kong, Stephen has built a global network that's been beneficial for creating various partnerships and collaborations. He's a firm believer in the potential of blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency industry, which is evident in his continuous work in these fields.
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Sonny Mohanty

Leo Ventures, Partner
Sonny Mohanty is a seasoned professional driving innovation in the blockchain industry. As a Partner at Leo Ventures, a prominent venture capital fund headquartered in Singapore, Sonny plays a pivotal role in identifying and nurturing disruptive blockchain startups. Her keen eye for transformative technologies and her strategic investment insights have significantly contributed to the growth of Leo Ventures' portfolio.

In addition to her role at Leo Ventures, Sonny Mohanty serves as the Vice President of APAC at Nordek Blockchain, a leading global blockchain solutions provider. In this capacity, she spearheads the company's expansion across the Asia-Pacific region, leveraging her extensive experience in blockchain technology, business development, and market expansion. Her leadership has been instrumental in driving Nordek Blockchain's initiatives and establishing strategic partnerships within the APAC ecosystem.

Sonny is a respected figure in the blockchain community, known for her expertise in fostering innovation, driving business growth, and shaping the future of blockchain technology. Her profound knowledge, combined with a passion for exploring new frontiers in decentralized technologies, makes her a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the blockchain space.
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Eric SayWei Neo

Medway Investments, Board Director
Eric's journey into leadership is marked by a profound sense of passion & an unwavering commitment. Over the span of 23+ years, he has navigated intricacies of various corporates, entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship in domains of capital markets, FinTech (HFT, tokenisation & Web3), family office & the challenging landscape of the VUCA environment.

Throughout this extensive career, Eric has distinguished himself as a fervent business developer & technologist, constantly seeking inspiration from new innovations. His visionary outlook has been instrumental in propelling innovation & fostering integration, leading to the creation of new growth engines.

This approach has not only shaped more connected & efficient operations but has also contributed to the overall effectiveness of the organizations Eric has been a part of. Grounded in his steadfast beliefs in advocacy, servant leadership & stewardship, his contributions were acknowledged with the prestigious Executive of the Year, Financial Services Award at the SBR Management Excellence Awards 2020 & Business Resilience & Innovation Award at the ASEAN Young Entrepreneur Awards 2022.

Beyond the corporate sphere, Eric actively engages with the public domain & participates in various leadership networks. Notable among these are his memberships in the Singapore Financial Leaders Network (initiative by Monetary Authority of Singapore - MAS), Singapore Leaders Network (supported by Singapore Economic Development Board - EDB), Global-Asia Family Office Circle (supported by EDB & MAS), & Young Business Leaders Network (initiative by Singapore Business Federation).

In addition to his corporate & public engagements, Eric serves in his continued National Service (NS) capacity with rank of Major as the ALT S3 at an infantry brigade in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Recognized for his exceptional command & leadership, he was honored with SAF Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, testament to his dedication to serving his country.

Before embarking on his entrepreneurial & intrapreneurial journey, Eric held significant roles in APAC senior leadership teams of renowned organizations such as BT Group, UOB Kay Hian, CMC Markets, RTS Realtime Systems, & FlexTrade Systems.

Eric's commitment to continuous learning serves as an inspiration. His recent accomplishments include earning a Doctor of Business Administration from the European International University-Paris, completing the 6th Asian Financial Leaders Programme by MAS, & graduating from Goh Keng Swee Command & Staff College in the 20th Command & Staff Course (NS).
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Ben Choong

Founder at CH90 DAO
CH90dao Founder
Kazepay founder
Malaysia First Binance Leader
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Do Van Long

Vietnam Blockchain Corporation, Founder & CEO
With over two decades of executive leadership across diverse sectors, including E-commerce, Travel, Casino & Hotel, Finance, and Blockchain, Do Van Long is a seasoned professional renowned for pioneering enterprise solutions in areas such as ERP, CRM, and Blockchain. As a trailblazer in the Blockchain space, Long specialise in driving business expansion, strategic planning, and technological innovation, contributing to organisational success. Currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration at the Swiss School of Business and Management
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Ji Sheng Tan

CEO at Playermon
Jisheng Tan is the CEO of Playermon, a win-to-earn NFT game with over where players can explore and battle in the metaverse with their favourite Playermons. Playermon has more than 2.3M people added to their watchlist on CoinMarketCap. Jisheng is also the Vice President of the Malaysia Blockchain Association and Founder of TriveAcademy since the year 2018, which has been awarded the Best Blockchain Technology Developer Award at the Bloconomic Expo 2019. He graduated from Multimedia University and received a Certificate for Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme from the University of Oxford. His experience revolves around strategizing product development roadmap and architecting solutions. He has helped clients plan and build applications and data visualisations, run artificial intelligent experiments, build the data pipeline and achieve cost optimization by making use of solutions on the cloud. He ventured into Blockchain Technology in the year 2017 and has been actively developing since then.
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Syed Hasan Jafar

Woxsen University, Associate Dean of School of Business, HOD of Finance, and Director of Bloomberg Lab
Professor Syed Hasan Jafar is Associate Dean, School of Business and holds the position of Area Chair/HOD of Finance and Director of Bloomberg Lab at Woxsen University. He has around 14 Years of experience in Finance and worked as a Deputy Research Head and Corporate trainer before joining academics. He comes on several national & International media channels, including CNBC, AajTak, BizTak, ET, The Finance World, Dubai, and others, as a financial expert to share his view on the Financial market. He is a contributing writer for “The Economic Times” on various Finance topics. He shares his opinion on the global magazine “The Finance World,” published in the Middle East and diverse countries, including India. He is a Board member of various corporate and a financial advisor for multiple companies. His areas of expertise are Security Analysis, Equity and Derivative Research, and Valuation. He has taken several sessions at top universities in India and abroad.

He was awarded Best Faculty of the Year 2020-21 and best faculty of Corporate Alignment in the Year 2022-23 at Woxsen University. He conducted over 50 Investor awareness programs nationwide and was awarded the best Research Analyst multiple times during his corporate journey.
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Wang Hao, CFA, CFtP

Secretary-General, Asia Pacific Real-World Asset Tokenization Platform Chief Operating Officer, SGTOX
With 18 years in finance and technology, Mr. Wang Hao's expertise spans blockchain, asset tokenization, family offices, hedge funds, and investment banking. He previously co-founded Metabank and served as Chief Operating Officer, developing a blockchain-based technology solutions for developing countries. Prior to that, he played pivotal roles at IDEG Singapore and its sister firms to set up its global headquarters in Singapore and acquire relavant lisences.

Before that, Wang Hao has spent 15 years at major hedge funds, family offices and investment banks including Citi and Nomura.

He's also invested in Multicoin Capital, Spartan, LongHash Ventures and Blockchain Founders Fund and several Japanese/Korean fintech companies.

Tri-lingual in English, Mandarin and Japanese, Wang Hao graduated from Tsinghua University and the University of Tokyo.

He is a CFA Charter holder, and Charter Fellow of Global Fintech Institute.

He also serves as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Metaverse Committee and Head of the ASEAN and RCEP Regions of the Internationalization Department, the China International Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology (“CIAPST”).
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Henry Wang

SmartMesh Foundation, Founder CEO
Henry Wang is a renowned thought leader and technology expert. Wang received a full scholarship to persue PhD program in Astronomy and Physics at Northwestern University in the United States in 1999, and he pursued his Ph.D. study in Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. Wang coined the terminology Web3.0 in 2003, and holds a US PCT patent for "Translation on Demand" as one of the AI pioneers. He founded DePIN projects http://SmartMesh.io and http://MeshBox.io in Singapore in 2017. He cofounded the Singapore Blockchain Living Lab in Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) in 2019. He cofounded the decentralized social network MetaLife.social in 2020. He cofounded LingoAI in 2023 to combine AI and Web3.0 technologies. His extensive research and development projects include Artificial Intelligence, Web3 protocols, blockchain, decentralized social networks, chip design, edge computing, IoT, and the Internet of Everything.
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Michael Lew

Raion Labs, Founder
Michael Lew is currently the Chair of Enterprise Blockchain Sub-Committee with Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) and formerly the Chair of Cyber Risk Sub-Committee with Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). He is also the Founder and Director of Raion Labs, a Blockchain Intelligence and Crypto Risk Analytics start-up.

Michael is no stranger to the startup scene, having founded an AI-driven legal tech startup, LegalComet, which was acquired by Rajah & Tann Asia in 2018 and continued to propel the local legal tech industry as the CEO of Rajah & Tann Technologies and Head of Cyber Forensics with Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity.

He was identified by Asia Law Portal in 2021 as one of the 30 people to watch in Asia in the business of law. Michael was also recognized by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) in 2022 as a tech expert for his contribution to the cybersecurity industry's call for innovation. In addition, he was appointed to provide expert witness testimonies in notable cases heard in both the Courts of Singapore and Malaysia.

He is a published co-author of the book, A practical guide to E-Discovery in Asia and Fintech contributor to the report – The New Skills in Financial Services by CTFE and Elevandi during the Singapore Fintech Festival in 2022.
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Jag Foo

Safeheron, Head of Business Development
Jag Foo is an experienced management professional with more than 15 years of track record in the field of security, technology and artificial intelligence.

Jag is currently the Head of Business Development for Safeheron, an institutional-grade self-custody solution specializing in Multi-Party Computation technology to help enterprises enhance security and governance on digital asset management.
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Belinda Lim

Head of Singapore at The Sandbox
Belinda is the Head of Singapore at The Sandbox, a serial entrepreneur and speaker. A five-year blockchain veteran, she had advised several blockchain startups which have since raised millions of dollars. Belinda has also published a book on Blockchain for ladies, Blocklass, that demystifies blockchain and shines insights into various career paths in the cryptocurrency space.
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Yuen Wong

Staynex, Founder
Yuen Wong, an accomplished professional with an MBA in Corporate Entrepreneurship. Yuen boasts a rich background in various startups, spanning e-commerce and professional services. Specializing in business strategy and development, he is recognized for his expertise in crafting effective go-to-market plans that drive growth.
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Mackenzie Chng

aelf, Investment Manager
Mackenzie Chng serves as an Investment Manager at aelf Ventures, the global investment arm of aelf, where he is dedicated to researching, identifying and investing in early-stage blockchain startups and incubation projects that drive the expansion of aelf and the broader Web3 ecosystem. Prior to joining aelf, he contributed his expertise as an Investor at Blockchain Founders Fund, a Singapore-based venture capital fund focusing on global blockchain startups. Mackenzie is also a co-founder of Datature, an award-winning AI startup that specialises in machine learning solutions and integration of artificial intelligence capabilities.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Melbourne.
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Sam Seo

Klaytn Foundation/ Representative Director
Dr. Sam Seo is the Representative Director of Klaytn Foundation, a non-profit organization that was established to accelerate global adoption and ecosystem maturity on the Klaytn blockchain.

Prior to joining Klaytn Foundation, Dr. Seo was Chief Klaytn Officer (CKO) at Krust Universe where he led the development and operation of the Klaytn blockchain. He also worked as CTO at GroundX, a blockchain subsidiary of the leading South Korean mobile platform, Kakao, and as an assistant computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.

He holds the B.S. degree in computer science and engineering as well as the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Seoul National University. He has authored numerous papers on parallel programming and high-performance computing. His technical interests include blockchains, high-performance computing, parallel programming models, compilers, and runtime systems.
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Paul Lalovich

Agile Dynamics tech, Partner
As the leader of Organizational Effectiveness and Strategy Execution Practice, Paul champions the art of corporate evolution, guiding behemoths like Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Abu Dhabi Ports, Chevron, and Aramco on their paths to modernization and strategic success. His work involves an intricate blend of analytical problem-solving and deep insight into organizational behavior, ensuring that his clients not only envision but also successfully execute business transformations.

Beyond his responsibilities at http://AgileDynamics.co , Paul's entrepreneurial spirit took flight with the creation of http://SyntheticEquity.io . Co-founding this venture, he positioned himself at the forefront of a financial revolution. http://SyntheticEquity.io is emblematic of Paul's commitment to making the most of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and crypto assets. Here, Paul and his team work to democratize access to the burgeoning world of tokenization, allowing a diverse array of ecosystem stake.
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Roy Kek

Founder at DIFY; CEO & Co-Founder at EMERGE Group
Roy Kek, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EMERGE Group, is a serial entrepreneur coming off a series of successful ventures in the past years. As the CEO, he spearheads the organisation’s overall direction and growing presence in the Southeast Asian region. Tapping into Roy and his team’s deep industry knowledge in marketing and communications, EMERGE Group optimises commercialisation solutions for content creators, intellectual property right holders, advertising inventories and brands. Since its inception, EMERGE has worked with more than 30 partners which includes household labels such as Singtel, Razer, ASUS and more. EMERGE Group is a leading martech organisation that specialises in developing optimal commercialisation solutions for content creators, intellectual property right holders, advertising inventories and brands. Tapping into our deep industry knowledge in marketing and communications, and our passion for innovation, we are always on the lookout for new ways to EMPLIFIVE (amplify) content and EMPOWER the passion for gaming and esports
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Terry Tang

Regional Head of Business Development and Partnerships at DIFY
A seasoned professional with 7 years of experience in business development and partnerships role, with strong interests in Esports, GameFi, Cryptocurrencies, Metaverses, Esports, and Regional Partnerships and Collaborations. Currently based in Singapore, Terry represents DIFY and EMERGE Group, both operating mainly as a web 3 marketing solutions agency, providing strategic guidance and innovative marketing solutions. Terry has achieved notable accolades in their career, including involvement with the Sandbox Singapore PR campaign, contributing to the metaverse ecosystem's growth. His Agency also serves as the official game publisher for the Immutable X Games, showcasing their expertise in blockchain-based gaming. Additionally, Terry has organized conferences and afterparties around South East Asia, establishing themselves as the go-to web 3 consultants in the region within the web 3 space.
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Roopa Sushil

Anchorage Digital Singapore, Head of Compliance
Roopa Sushil heads the Compliance team for Anchorage Digital Singapore Pte Ltd and has over 17 years of experience working for highly regulated businesses such as Financial and Non-Bank Financial Institutions for the APAC region. Her areas of expertise include compliance advisory, compliance strategy development, BSA/AML, sanctions, anti-bribery & corruption and fraud risk management. Prior to joining Anchorage Digital, Roopa was acting as the MLRO & APAC Compliance Lead for EMQ Singapore Pte Ltd and was responsible for end-to-end compliance risk framework development, implementation of compliance risk policies and procedures for EMQ group entities. Prior to joining EMQ, Roopa has worked with global financial institutions such as HSBC Bank and Wells Fargo Bank where she has led the Wholesale Banking risk and Compliance teams providing compliance and risk oversight developing country risk strategy, risk appetite design and development to wholesale banking business.

Roopa holds a Master’s degree in Business management, a diploma in Anti Money Laundering from International compliance association and is a certified ACAMS specialist.
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Chong Kah Wai, Samuel

Coinstore, Regional Business Development Manager (Region 1)
Samuel is a dynamic and accomplished professional, currently serving as the Regional Manager at Coinstore in Singapore. With a wealth of experience in the financial and cryptocurrency industry, Samuel has established himself as a key player in navigating the complexities of the rapidly evolving digital economy.

In his role at Coinstore, Samuel oversees and drives strategic initiatives across the region, contributing to the company's growth and success. His extensive knowledge of the cryptocurrency market positions him as a thought leader in the ever-changing financial technology sector.
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Herbert Sim

COO of Websea
Previously served as the Global Operations Director at Huobi and Chief Marketing Officer at Cryptology, showcasing highly proficient operational management and coordination skills in the global tech-finance sector.
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Bernard Yeung

Co-founder and CEO at DualMint
Bernard Yeung, a serial entrepreneur adept at merging physical and digital realms, currently serves as the Co-founder and CFO of DualMint. As a visionary leading NFT innovation and a discerning connoisseur of fine spirits, Bernard shapes the business landscape with a unique blend of traditional expertise and forward-thinking initiatives. His diverse background in banking positions him as a dynamic force in both traditional and emerging markets.
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Manal Rifki

Genius X - Managing Director
Manal Rifki leads Genius X's investment and acceleration efforts in the APAC and MENA regions, steering and investing in early-stage blockchain startups towards growth and innovation.

Manal Rifki is also the co-founder of Klumi Ventures, the first female-founded Web3 venture capital firm in the Middle East, recognized for its specialization in early-stage Web3 startups and commitment to advancing gender diversity in technology and finance.

Her academic endeavors are marked by her position as a PhD researcher in France and university lecturer, with a focus on Digital Assets, Central Bank Digital Currencies, and Decentralized Finance. Manal is currently advising and providing trainings for the Central bank of Oman on the CBDC design.
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Ida Mok

Chief Legal Officer of W3GG & President of Women in Blockchain Asia
Ida is a firm believer in diversity and inclusion. She advocates that access to finance, health and education should never be curtailed by credit, creed or colour. She firmly believes that blockchain technology and the solutions built on it can be used to achieve and deliver this vision.

She is recognised in the field of blockchain standards, payments, crypto-currencies, CBDC’s, stable coins, digital assets, real world digital assets, DeFi, DAO’s, regulatory and compliance. Ida qualified as a barrister and was attached to Tanfield Chambers (London) working on commercial disputes. She then worked in senior positions in various premier law firms in London, Europe, US and Australia specifically in finance, securities and tax in the telecommunications industry and was seconded to various companies including FTSE International, Schroders Investments, Standard Chartered Bank and Telstra International.

She was the founder of Spool Labs a DeFi protocol (of which she successfully exited) and is also co-founder and Chief Legal Officer for Fluidity Money and ReInvent DAO. She is also the founder and President of Women in Blockchain Asia and also contributes to the Global Assets and Cryptocurrency Association in the form of lobbying and also writing proposals to SEC.

She is also a highly sought after keynote speaker in many international and global conferences including Australia Blockchain Week, Seamless Asia, PayTech Asia, World Congress IT, Phillipines Blockchain Week, World Blockchain Summit (Singapore and Thailand).

Her tireless work in increasing and improving women’s inclusion in the blockchain space have earned her recognition and awards, including the Tatler Asia Front and Female 2023, Global Top 100 Women in Emerging Tech (2023), and Unstoppable Women for Web 3 (2022 and 2023).
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Irene Umar

CEO of W3GG (W3 Guild Games)
A Why-based" & Purpose driven entrepreneur, coach, mentor & human who stands for Freedom, Happiness & Oneness.

Currently serving as the CEO and Co-Founder of W3GG, Irene Umar started her career as a global international banker that gave her the opportunity to work and live in MENA, India and the SEA. She returned to Indonesia in 2016 and started the first game-focused venture capital in the region when esports was still at its infancy.

She fell in love with the game industry and has become an advocate for the industry since then. She strongly believes that gaming is the birthright of every human - which many of us forgot as we grew up.

Blockchain gaming is the next phase or extension to the gaming industry and she believes that it could unlock the real value of traditional gaming digital economy and help remind many the importance of “play” in life. In addition, she is also excited looking at the current “level-playing” field blockchain industry has to offer. Through W3GG, she aims to centralize as much opportunities as possible for knowledge transfer, self growth and “jobs” within the industry to prepare the community for a decentralized economy and future of works! Centralize to Decentralize!
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Vaibhavv Ali

Co-Founder at CryptoniteUae
Vaibhav Ali- Co-founder CryptoniteUae, Founder and Host of The Coincidental Podcast.

Brief Pointers about the speaker-
-18-year veteran of offline and online marketing
-Specializes in web3 marketing strategy
-Experienced in national and international events
-Regular performer on stage, previously on TV and radio
-International speaker and creator of web3-focused content
-Expertise in Metaverse, Blockchain, play2 earn, cryptocurrency, and content production
-Offers advice on marketing and branding tasks
-Event Advisor to Creatourism Create Protocol at NFT NYC, Crypto 306 Dubai 2023, Web3 Berlin 2023
-Spoken and hosted at events including Eth Vietnam, Thailand Cryptoweek, World Blockchain Summit Dubai, AIBC Eurasia, Wow summit Hong Kong, Metaventures, Lbank Hong Kong, Side events of Token2049 in Singapore, web3conf, namaste NFT, Web3 Conf India, ECOX (Dubai's well-known blockchain event), Bali Crypto Week, and more
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Alnura Belyalova

Luna PR - Director of PR
Alnura Belyalova is a distinguished PR & Marketing professional with over 7 years of invaluable international experience. Known for her dynamic leadership and strategic mindset, Alnura currently oversees all PR and Communications activities for high-profile clients at Luna PR, including government entities like RAK DAO and industry giants like Wemade, CertiK, Bitwave, and many others.

With a passion for forging powerful connections, Alnura has cultivated strong relationships with top media executives at renowned outlets such as Forbes, Bloomberg, WIRED, and leading blockchain publications including CoinDesk, Cointelegraph, and Blockworks, among others. Her ability to navigate the media landscape with finesse and precision has earned her recognition as a sought-after expert in her field.

Prior to her role at Luna PR, Alnura made her mark in other industries, including FMCG and Academic Research, collaborating with prestigious global entities like L'Oreal Group and Bayes Business School, respectively. Driven by an unwavering enthusiasm for Web3 technology, she ventured into the dynamic world of blockchain, a transition that seamlessly allowed her to leverage her vast expertise in PR & Communications.

An engaging and knowledgeable speaker, Alnura's passion for the blockchain space shines through as she shares her insights, experiences, and predictions with audiences worldwide. Whether discussing the latest trends in PR, navigating the complexities of the blockchain industry, or sharing tips on building enduring media relationships, Alnura's expertise captivates and inspires.
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Amelia Chan

HTX Strategic Partnerships Lead
Amelia Chan is the HTX Strategic Partnerships Lead. With 14 years of experience, Amelia spearheads the BD team and is responsible for the strategizing and ecosystem growth of digital assets and partnerships at HTX.
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Tan Ze Chong

Chief Strategy Officer, UKISS Technology
Ze Chong is a veteran in the cybersecurity space and has pioneered blockchain developments in Singapore. With over 30 years of experience, he played a significant role in creating Singapore’s first public Certificate Authority and the region’s earlier B2B digital payment solutions. As the Chief Strategy Officer of UKISS Technology, Ze Chong envisions to bridge Web2 and Web3 with simple and secure private key management innovations.
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Sean Ang

CHAINUP, Financial Services and Institutions Director
Sean Ang is a seasoned Sales Director with over 20 years of invaluable experience in the Financial Services Industry (FSI). His expertise extends across various domains including Payment Solutions, Treasury & Capital Markets, Central Bank Portfolio Management Solutions, and Strategic Partnerships. Armed with a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics & Computer Engineering from the University of Leeds, Sean brings a unique blend of technical knowledge and business acumen to the table. With his extensive background and proven track record, Sean is well-equipped to drive success and foster growth in any FSI environment.
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Saad Ahmed

Gemini, Head of Asia Pacific
Saad Ahmed is the Head of Asia Pacific at Gemini. With a career spanning more than two decades, Saad specializes in scaling technology-driven enterprises. He has held various leadership roles with global and regional giants such as Uber and Grab, helping both companies gain significant market share in the APAC region. Prior to his roles at Grab, Saad was one of the founding team members for Uber in India and headed Business Development for the firm in Southeast Asia. Saad holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business.
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Kok Khong Ming

Cofounder of ZRR Community
KhongMing, also known as Potato, is a co-founder of the ZRR Community, which is dedicated to cryptocurrency futures trading.

Before entering the cryptocurrency world, he co-founded a creative and solution agency in Malaysia, focusing on leveraging ideas for business, technology, and societal benefits.

KhongMing's journey into cryptocurrency began in 2017 with Bitcoin mining. He later advised on tokenization and started leveraged trading in 2021. Through trading, he realized that sharing trade call signals significantly improved his skills, prompting him to start ZRR. There, he launched trading competitions based on trade call signals and his team developed the Autotrade bot for semi-automated trade executions.

In 2023, ZRR issued over 300 NFTs to fund competition prizes and developed Autotrade 1.0 for automated trading. The community has since expanded to more than 50 active traders and 4,000 Discord members, with the top 10 traders receiving monthly rewards.
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Athena Miao Yu Yan

Chief Commercial Officer
Athena Miao is a seasoned professional with a unique dual role as the VP of Business Development at BigONE Exchange and Fund Advisor at an MAS-regulated fund management company. With a robust background in Singapore's top brokerages and banks, she has rich understanding of both traditional finance and the cryptocurrency industry. At BigONE Exchange, Athena oversees partnerships, project management, and regulatory compliance, leading successful expansions into Central Asia, particularly in Kazakhstan. Her collaboration with regulators facilitates alignment with local frameworks and drives cryptocurrency sector growth through tokenization initiatives.

Athena is also a CFA Level 2 candidate, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore. Her dedication to bridging the gap between traditional finance and cryptocurrencies, alongside her strategic acumen, empowers her with invaluable insights into the evolving financial landscape.
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Cecilia Wong

yourPRstrategist, Founder-CEO
Cecilia Wong is the CEO and founder of yourPRstrategist, an award-winning PR and marketing consultancy focused on Web3, blockchain and other emerging technologies that has won awards from the Singapore Business Awards 2024, 2022 World Business Outlook Awards as well as 2020/21 Technology Innovator Awards in the media and PR categories. Cecilia herself won the ‘Excellence in Finance Leaders - Blockchain’ award at the FiNext Dubai Conference 2023.

An early believer in the token economy - “Native is our Religion” - her consultancy has been accepting both crypto and native token payments from clients early on, believing that if something was worth talking about, then it was worth putting skin in the game. A Web3-for-good advocate, Cecilia is a firm supporter of access-for-all, 'Accountability not Regulations’, more decentralized and transparent governance while simultaneously maintaining privacy, believing that Zero-Knowledge proof technologies will lead the way. She frequently speaks at numerous blockchain, crypto and fintech conferences and events.
 
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JOEL PRIDMORE

Frontier Global Underwriting, Managing Director
About the speaker:
Toya is a seasoned marketing and communications specialist with a background in technology, finance, and blockchain. Since her first foray into the cryptocurrency industry, Toya has assisted notable cryptocurrency startups in raising tens of millions of dollars.

Toya began her career at Elliott, Barings, Latham & Watkins, HKVCA, and Huawei before transitioning into the crypto and blockchain space in 2016 with OKX and subsequently joining AAX as Deputy COO, where she helped the exchange achieve unprecedented heights. She now finds herself as Chief Marketing Officer at Bit.com, a full suite cryptocurrency exchange.

Apart from diving into the world of crypto, Toya is an avid underwater diver and an accomplished percussionist.

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Our welcome party takes place in the heart of Singapore's crypto hub, serving as a rendezvous point for development teams, traders, OTC professionals, fund managers, CEX operators, DeFi Protocol enthusiasts, and NFT artists. It's a gathering where ideas flow freely, and industry members empower one another through valuable exchanges and collaboration.
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SectionGovernance and Regulation in an Increasingly Decentralised World
Charu Sethi
*** Moderator *** CMO at Unique Network, Senior Ambassador for Polkadot
*** Moderator *** CMO at Unique Network, Senior Ambassador for Polkadot
Charu is one of the leading women in blockchain in Asia Pacific with over 15 years of experience in technology marketing and products. She has led marketing for IBM Blockchain Asia Pacific in 2016 with a focus on the Asian financial services sector. Charu is now the CMO of Unique Network (an NFT Infrastructure Company) and a Senior Ambassador of Polkadot in Asia.

Charu has been a speaker at top crypto events globally including CoinDesk Consensus, NFT NYC, WOW Summit Hong Kong, PayNet Week Malaysia, Vietnam Blockchain Week, Polkadot Decoded New York and more. She has also been featured in publications like EuroNews, Forekast News, HackerNoon and more.

Charu is a Mathematics (hons) graduate, MBA in finance and is now pursuing one year Chief Product Officer Course at MIT
Erika Evasdottir
Centrium Advisory Services Limited
Centrium Advisory Services Limited
Erika Evasdottir's role at Centrium Advisory Services Limited (CASL) is to act as a combination CIO, COO and GC, and sometimes compliance officer, all to ensure clients structure their group companies, investments and portfolio companies properly and have appropriate licensing, governance regimes and other procedures in place to allow the business to concentrate on what it does best. The goal is to promote the growth of the company and its ability to explore new products and markets quickly and efficiently without sacrificing internal controls.

By bringing her experience in PE/M&A corporate and fund transactions to bear, Ms. Evasdottir reviews investment opportunities and structures funds and downstream investments with an eye to avoiding regulatory, compliance and legal pitfalls. Ms. Evasdottir’s extensive experience in big and small deals across Asia, particularly in China and India, has brought insights in to what to look for to avoid future issues, whether it be regulatory, accounting, or even simple logistical problems of moving the widgets, any of which can severely impact returns.

Ms. Evasdottir began her legal career as a ECM/DCM (underwriter’s counsel) capital markets lawyer at Milbank and Paul Hastings, but quickly found her true calling in private equity, M&A and funds structuring at Weil Gotshal. Her practical and real work experience comes from having been Assistant Director – Business Development for an infrastructure fund and GC (Asia) of two US headquartered hedge funds (and thereby fully experiencing both the up and down cycles) before coming to CASL.

Ms. Evasdottir additionally teaches at CUHK, has a PhD from Harvard, a JD from Columbia and is admitted in New York and Hong Kong. Her book is titled “Obedient Autonomy: Chinese Intellectuals and the Achievement of Orderly Life”.
Wang Hao, CFA, CFtP
Secretary-General, Asia Pacific Real-World Asset Tokenization Platform Chief Operating Officer, SGTOX
Secretary-General, Asia Pacific Real-World Asset Tokenization Platform Chief Operating Officer, SGTOX
With 18 years in finance and technology, Mr. Wang Hao's expertise spans blockchain, asset tokenization, family offices, hedge funds, and investment banking. He previously co-founded Metabank and served as Chief Operating Officer, developing a blockchain-based technology solutions for developing countries. Prior to that, he played pivotal roles at IDEG Singapore and its sister firms to set up its global headquarters in Singapore and acquire relavant lisences.

Before that, Wang Hao has spent 15 years at major hedge funds, family offices and investment banks including Citi and Nomura.

He's also invested in Multicoin Capital, Spartan, LongHash Ventures and Blockchain Founders Fund and several Japanese/Korean fintech companies.

Tri-lingual in English, Mandarin and Japanese, Wang Hao graduated from Tsinghua University and the University of Tokyo.

He is a CFA Charter holder, and Charter Fellow of Global Fintech Institute.

He also serves as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Metaverse Committee and Head of the ASEAN and RCEP Regions of the Internationalization Department, the China International Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology (“CIAPST”).
Abhishek Bhattacharya
CEO & Co-founder, The Impact Wave; Advisory Board Member, Umojalands; Blockchain Author
CEO & Co-founder, The Impact Wave; Advisory Board Member, Umojalands; Blockchain Author
Abhishek has been a 3x entrepreneur focused on FinTech and BlockchainTech. He's a Forbes 30 under 30 Asia honoree, a 3-times Author, and an Ethereum Foundation Fellow and a UNDP INSPIRO Fellow. While at Brú Finance, he brought Blockchain to farmers to save their income, covering 1,400 warehouses & 20,000+ farmers and US $300 Million in committed TVL and connected them to global DeFi lenders, supported by United Nations Development Programme, IIM Ahmedabad and MassChallenge USA. At Bru, he was instrumental in raising US $350,000 of VC funds and US $200,000+ in equity-free grants. He's also a Blockchain Educator and has taught 8,000+ faculty, PhDs, and students globally. He recently delivered talks at SmartCon ’22 in New York, DEVCON in Bogota, cNFTCon ’22 in Las Vegas, CITC Conference by Ministry of Communication and IT in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, AIBC Asia in Philippines in Jul '23, and Coinfest Asia in Bali, Indonesia in Aug ’23, at ETHSingapore and the Fintech Festival Asia in Thailand in Sep '23, Arab Fintech Forum in Qatar and ETHKL in Kuala Lumpur in Oct '23, web3BB in Japan in Dec '23, and AIBC Dubai in Feb '24.
Athena Miao Yu Yan
Chief Commercial Officer
Chief Commercial Officer
Athena Miao is a seasoned professional with a unique dual role as the VP of Business Development at BigONE Exchange and Fund Advisor at an MAS-regulated fund management company. With a robust background in Singapore's top brokerages and banks, she has rich understanding of both traditional finance and the cryptocurrency industry. At BigONE Exchange, Athena oversees partnerships, project management, and regulatory compliance, leading successful expansions into Central Asia, particularly in Kazakhstan. Her collaboration with regulators facilitates alignment with local frameworks and drives cryptocurrency sector growth through tokenization initiatives.

Athena is also a CFA Level 2 candidate, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore. Her dedication to bridging the gap between traditional finance and cryptocurrencies, alongside her strategic acumen, empowers her with invaluable insights into the evolving financial landscape.
Panel Discussion (40 minutes)
11:40 - 12:00
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El Lee
Partner, SenSen Tech
Partner, SenSen Tech
El is the three times winner of Top 10 Fintech Leaders Award and Partner at SenSen Tech. Prior to that, he cofounded dtcpay (formerly DTC) a major payment institution and Onchain Custodian. He is dedicated to promote industry growth and often contributes through sharing his knowledge and resources with the community.
12:00 - 12:40
SectionSecurities, Real Estate, Art... What is Tokenizable?
Wang Hao, CFA, CFtP
*** Moderator *** Secretary-General, Asia Pacific Real-World Asset Tokenization Platform Chief Operating Officer, SGTOX
*** Moderator *** Secretary-General, Asia Pacific Real-World Asset Tokenization Platform Chief Operating Officer, SGTOX
With 18 years in finance and technology, Mr. Wang Hao's expertise spans blockchain, asset tokenization, family offices, hedge funds, and investment banking. He previously co-founded Metabank and served as Chief Operating Officer, developing a blockchain-based technology solutions for developing countries. Prior to that, he played pivotal roles at IDEG Singapore and its sister firms to set up its global headquarters in Singapore and acquire relavant lisences.

Before that, Wang Hao has spent 15 years at major hedge funds, family offices and investment banks including Citi and Nomura.

He's also invested in Multicoin Capital, Spartan, LongHash Ventures and Blockchain Founders Fund and several Japanese/Korean fintech companies.

Tri-lingual in English, Mandarin and Japanese, Wang Hao graduated from Tsinghua University and the University of Tokyo.

He is a CFA Charter holder, and Charter Fellow of Global Fintech Institute.

He also serves as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Metaverse Committee and Head of the ASEAN and RCEP Regions of the Internationalization Department, the China International Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology (“CIAPST”).
J.D. Salbego
CEO at Moonstax & Hash3 Labs
CEO at Moonstax & Hash3 Labs
Founder and CEO of Moonstax, a no-coding needed platform that enables NFT businesses to manage, monetize and scale their projects across their entire ecosystem, is a Web3 industry veteran and a strategic leader in the blockchain space for over eight years. Prior to gDEX, J.D. founded AnRKey X, a top Polygon GameFi studio with 5 x #1 NFT Sales on Rarible and one of the first to innovate GameFi back in 2020 and is a familiar name in the gaming, NFT, and the Metaverse communities. Aside from being a startup mentor in the Web3 division of the global renowned accelerator Techstars, J.D. is a weekly on-air contributor on FintechTV Global live on NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) covering the Web3 metaverse, gaming & NFTs markets, is a http://Cointelegraph.com contributor & member of their Innovation Circle for Web3 Experts. He is frequently quoted by leading blockchain and crypto media, and is a Web3 keynote speaker, presenting at over 45 leading conferences around the world including the World Economic Forum. He is a notable market influencer, internationally recognized Web3 subject matter expert, and his work over the years in Web3 has been featured in NASDAQ, Forbes, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance etc., including being linked to boosting Japan’s economy with blockchain.
Abhishek Bhattacharya
CEO & Co-founder, The Impact Wave; Advisory Board Member, Umojalands; Blockchain Author
CEO & Co-founder, The Impact Wave; Advisory Board Member, Umojalands; Blockchain Author
Abhishek has been a 3x entrepreneur focused on FinTech and BlockchainTech. He's a Forbes 30 under 30 Asia honoree, a 3-times Author, and an Ethereum Foundation Fellow and a UNDP INSPIRO Fellow. While at Brú Finance, he brought Blockchain to farmers to save their income, covering 1,400 warehouses & 20,000+ farmers and US $300 Million in committed TVL and connected them to global DeFi lenders, supported by United Nations Development Programme, IIM Ahmedabad and MassChallenge USA. At Bru, he was instrumental in raising US $350,000 of VC funds and US $200,000+ in equity-free grants. He's also a Blockchain Educator and has taught 8,000+ faculty, PhDs, and students globally. He recently delivered talks at SmartCon ’22 in New York, DEVCON in Bogota, cNFTCon ’22 in Las Vegas, CITC Conference by Ministry of Communication and IT in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, AIBC Asia in Philippines in Jul '23, and Coinfest Asia in Bali, Indonesia in Aug ’23, at ETHSingapore and the Fintech Festival Asia in Thailand in Sep '23, Arab Fintech Forum in Qatar and ETHKL in Kuala Lumpur in Oct '23, web3BB in Japan in Dec '23, and AIBC Dubai in Feb '24.
Belinda Ang
ARTO, CEO-Founder
ARTO, CEO-Founder
Belinda is the Founder and CEO of ARTO, an ArtTech startup optimising art IP to digital and physical assets to bring accessibility and cultural capital to a new generation of cultural consumers. She spent 16 years managing businesses across communications, entertainment & blockchain. Her cross-disciplinary experience allows her to recognise seemingly unconnected dots & implement cross-industry knowledge to new applications.
Syed Hasan Jafar
Woxsen University, Associate Dean of School of Business, HOD of Finance, and Director of Bloomberg Lab
Woxsen University, Associate Dean of School of Business, HOD of Finance, and Director of Bloomberg Lab
Professor Syed Hasan Jafar is Associate Dean, School of Business and holds the position of Area Chair/HOD of Finance and Director of Bloomberg Lab at Woxsen University. He has around 14 Years of experience in Finance and worked as a Deputy Research Head and Corporate trainer before joining academics. He comes on several national & International media channels, including CNBC, AajTak, BizTak, ET, The Finance World, Dubai, and others, as a financial expert to share his view on the Financial market. He is a contributing writer for “The Economic Times” on various Finance topics. He shares his opinion on the global magazine “The Finance World,” published in the Middle East and diverse countries, including India. He is a Board member of various corporate and a financial advisor for multiple companies. His areas of expertise are Security Analysis, Equity and Derivative Research, and Valuation. He has taken several sessions at top universities in India and abroad.

He was awarded Best Faculty of the Year 2020-21 and best faculty of Corporate Alignment in the Year 2022-23 at Woxsen University. He conducted over 50 Investor awareness programs nationwide and was awarded the best Research Analyst multiple times during his corporate journey.
Eric SayWei Neo
Medway Investments, Board Director
Medway Investments, Board Director
Eric's journey into leadership is marked by a profound sense of passion & an unwavering commitment. Over the span of 23+ years, he has navigated intricacies of various corporates, entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship in domains of capital markets, FinTech (HFT, tokenisation & Web3), family office & the challenging landscape of the VUCA environment.

Throughout this extensive career, Eric has distinguished himself as a fervent business developer & technologist, constantly seeking inspiration from new innovations. His visionary outlook has been instrumental in propelling innovation & fostering integration, leading to the creation of new growth engines.

This approach has not only shaped more connected & efficient operations but has also contributed to the overall effectiveness of the organizations Eric has been a part of. Grounded in his steadfast beliefs in advocacy, servant leadership & stewardship, his contributions were acknowledged with the prestigious Executive of the Year, Financial Services Award at the SBR Management Excellence Awards 2020 & Business Resilience & Innovation Award at the ASEAN Young Entrepreneur Awards 2022.

Beyond the corporate sphere, Eric actively engages with the public domain & participates in various leadership networks. Notable among these are his memberships in the Singapore Financial Leaders Network (initiative by Monetary Authority of Singapore - MAS), Singapore Leaders Network (supported by Singapore Economic Development Board - EDB), Global-Asia Family Office Circle (supported by EDB & MAS), & Young Business Leaders Network (initiative by Singapore Business Federation).

In addition to his corporate & public engagements, Eric serves in his continued National Service (NS) capacity with rank of Major as the ALT S3 at an infantry brigade in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Recognized for his exceptional command & leadership, he was honored with SAF Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, testament to his dedication to serving his country.

Before embarking on his entrepreneurial & intrapreneurial journey, Eric held significant roles in APAC senior leadership teams of renowned organizations such as BT Group, UOB Kay Hian, CMC Markets, RTS Realtime Systems, & FlexTrade Systems.

Eric's commitment to continuous learning serves as an inspiration. His recent accomplishments include earning a Doctor of Business Administration from the European International University-Paris, completing the 6th Asian Financial Leaders Programme by MAS, & graduating from Goh Keng Swee Command & Staff College in the 20th Command & Staff Course (NS).
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12:40 - 13:00
TBC
Herbert Sim
COO of Websea
COO of Websea
Previously served as the Global Operations Director at Huobi and Chief Marketing Officer at Cryptology, showcasing highly proficient operational management and coordination skills in the global tech-finance sector.
13:00 - 13:40
SectionTrading on DEX vs CEX. What’s the difference and What Are the Risks? KYC Procedures with Technology
Alnura Belyalova
*** Moderator *** Luna PR - Director of PR
*** Moderator *** Luna PR - Director of PR
Alnura Belyalova is a distinguished PR & Marketing professional with over 7 years of invaluable international experience. Known for her dynamic leadership and strategic mindset, Alnura currently oversees all PR and Communications activities for high-profile clients at Luna PR, including government entities like RAK DAO and industry giants like Wemade, CertiK, Bitwave, and many others.

With a passion for forging powerful connections, Alnura has cultivated strong relationships with top media executives at renowned outlets such as Forbes, Bloomberg, WIRED, and leading blockchain publications including CoinDesk, Cointelegraph, and Blockworks, among others. Her ability to navigate the media landscape with finesse and precision has earned her recognition as a sought-after expert in her field.

Prior to her role at Luna PR, Alnura made her mark in other industries, including FMCG and Academic Research, collaborating with prestigious global entities like L'Oreal Group and Bayes Business School, respectively. Driven by an unwavering enthusiasm for Web3 technology, she ventured into the dynamic world of blockchain, a transition that seamlessly allowed her to leverage her vast expertise in PR & Communications.

An engaging and knowledgeable speaker, Alnura's passion for the blockchain space shines through as she shares her insights, experiences, and predictions with audiences worldwide. Whether discussing the latest trends in PR, navigating the complexities of the blockchain industry, or sharing tips on building enduring media relationships, Alnura's expertise captivates and inspires.
Sonny Mohanty
Leo Ventures, Partner
Leo Ventures, Partner
Sonny Mohanty is a seasoned professional driving innovation in the blockchain industry. As a Partner at Leo Ventures, a prominent venture capital fund headquartered in Singapore, Sonny plays a pivotal role in identifying and nurturing disruptive blockchain startups. Her keen eye for transformative technologies and her strategic investment insights have significantly contributed to the growth of Leo Ventures' portfolio.

In addition to her role at Leo Ventures, Sonny Mohanty serves as the Vice President of APAC at Nordek Blockchain, a leading global blockchain solutions provider. In this capacity, she spearheads the company's expansion across the Asia-Pacific region, leveraging her extensive experience in blockchain technology, business development, and market expansion. Her leadership has been instrumental in driving Nordek Blockchain's initiatives and establishing strategic partnerships within the APAC ecosystem.

Sonny is a respected figure in the blockchain community, known for her expertise in fostering innovation, driving business growth, and shaping the future of blockchain technology. Her profound knowledge, combined with a passion for exploring new frontiers in decentralized technologies, makes her a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the blockchain space.
Ken Berry
CEO & Founder of ConnectWeb3 PH
CEO & Founder of ConnectWeb3 PH
CEO & Founder of ConnectWeb3 PH, marketing consultant and Marketing Strategist with 200+ crypto projects since 2020, Founder of Blockchain Network Philippines and Mindanao Blockchain Association

Roopa Sushil
Anchorage Digital Singapore, Head of Compliance
Anchorage Digital Singapore, Head of Compliance
Roopa Sushil heads the Compliance team for Anchorage Digital Singapore Pte Ltd and has over 17 years of experience working for highly regulated businesses such as Financial and Non-Bank Financial Institutions for the APAC region. Her areas of expertise include compliance advisory, compliance strategy development, BSA/AML, sanctions, anti-bribery & corruption and fraud risk management. Prior to joining Anchorage Digital, Roopa was acting as the MLRO & APAC Compliance Lead for EMQ Singapore Pte Ltd and was responsible for end-to-end compliance risk framework development, implementation of compliance risk policies and procedures for EMQ group entities. Prior to joining EMQ, Roopa has worked with global financial institutions such as HSBC Bank and Wells Fargo Bank where she has led the Wholesale Banking risk and Compliance teams providing compliance and risk oversight developing country risk strategy, risk appetite design and development to wholesale banking business.

Roopa holds a Master’s degree in Business management, a diploma in Anti Money Laundering from International compliance association and is a certified ACAMS specialist.
Amelia Chan
HTX Strategic Partnerships Lead
HTX Strategic Partnerships Lead
Amelia Chan is the HTX Strategic Partnerships Lead. With 14 years of experience, Amelia spearheads the BD team and is responsible for the strategizing and ecosystem growth of digital assets and partnerships at HTX.
Cecilia Wong
yourPRstrategist, Founder-CEO
yourPRstrategist, Founder-CEO
Cecilia Wong is the CEO and founder of yourPRstrategist, an award-winning PR and marketing consultancy focused on Web3, blockchain and other emerging technologies that has won awards from the Singapore Business Awards 2024, 2022 World Business Outlook Awards as well as 2020/21 Technology Innovator Awards in the media and PR categories. Cecilia herself won the ‘Excellence in Finance Leaders - Blockchain’ award at the FiNext Dubai Conference 2023.

An early believer in the token economy - “Native is our Religion” - her consultancy has been accepting both crypto and native token payments from clients early on, believing that if something was worth talking about, then it was worth putting skin in the game. A Web3-for-good advocate, Cecilia is a firm supporter of access-for-all, 'Accountability not Regulations’, more decentralized and transparent governance while simultaneously maintaining privacy, believing that Zero-Knowledge proof technologies will lead the way. She frequently speaks at numerous blockchain, crypto and fintech conferences and events.
Panel Discussion (40 minutes)
13:40 - 14:20
SectionBlockchain and Identity Verification: Addressing Security and Privacy Concerns
Jane Lo
*** Moderator *** Finboxx, Director
*** Moderator *** Finboxx, Director
Jane started her career in Canada after graduating from Electrical and Computer Engineering and M.B.A studies, and worked in the City of London for 10 years before relocating back to Singapore. She has extensive experience working with financial institutions and consultancies, including implementing solutions using data predictive analytics to detect anomalies and fraud. She currently specialises in helping firms manage today’s emerging risks, including cyber and data protection measures, anti-money laundering frameworks, capacity and capabilities building to combat financial crime and threats in the cyber space. More on her podcasts and interviews can be found here https://www.youtube.com/@misscyberpenny .
Elton Tay
Product @TBH, Founder @Chatmint
Product @TBH, Founder @Chatmint
Elton Tay is the founder and CEO of Chatmint, a social identity messaging app utilising blockchain to reduce scams and frauds. He has been active in the blockchain space since 2019, including founding WottleNFT, a social focused Cardano NFT marketplace, from 2020-2021.

With a background as a full-stack web engineer, Elton Tay has developed products across various blockchain protocols. He has also led blockchain workshops for executives in companies such as DBS, OCBC, HSBC, and Standard Chartered, and at events like the Singapore Fintech Festival 2023.

Additionally, he runs Web3Relation, a Web3 community in Singapore, where he has hosted several events and workshops. Elton Tay holds a degree in Business Analytics from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is an IMDA government scholar.
Stephen Browne
Sorted Wallet
Sorted Wallet
For nearly seven years, Stephen has been deeply involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. As a co-founder of Sors Digital Assets, he's helped develop important services in the realms of Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs), digital custody, security tokens, and crypto wallets. Stephen's career started as a barrister in Ireland before he made the shift to become the General Counsel for a leading tech company in Hong Kong. This unique mix of legal and tech experience has equipped him with a broad skill set. Now living in Hong Kong, Stephen has built a global network that's been beneficial for creating various partnerships and collaborations. He's a firm believer in the potential of blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency industry, which is evident in his continuous work in these fields.
Henry Wang
SmartMesh Foundation, Founder CEO
SmartMesh Foundation, Founder CEO
Henry Wang is a renowned thought leader and technology expert. Wang received a full scholarship to persue PhD program in Astronomy and Physics at Northwestern University in the United States in 1999, and he pursued his Ph.D. study in Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. Wang coined the terminology Web3.0 in 2003, and holds a US PCT patent for "Translation on Demand" as one of the AI pioneers. He founded DePIN projects http://SmartMesh.io and http://MeshBox.io in Singapore in 2017. He cofounded the Singapore Blockchain Living Lab in Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) in 2019. He cofounded the decentralized social network MetaLife.social in 2020. He cofounded LingoAI in 2023 to combine AI and Web3.0 technologies. His extensive research and development projects include Artificial Intelligence, Web3 protocols, blockchain, decentralized social networks, chip design, edge computing, IoT, and the Internet of Everything.
Jag Foo
Safeheron, Head of Business Development
Safeheron, Head of Business Development
Jag Foo is an experienced management professional with more than 15 years of track record in the field of security, technology and artificial intelligence.

Jag is currently the Head of Business Development for Safeheron, an institutional-grade self-custody solution specializing in Multi-Party Computation technology to help enterprises enhance security and governance on digital asset management.
Tan Ze Chong
Chief Strategy Officer, UKISS Technology
Chief Strategy Officer, UKISS Technology
Ze Chong is a veteran in the cybersecurity space and has pioneered blockchain developments in Singapore. With over 30 years of experience, he played a significant role in creating Singapore’s first public Certificate Authority and the region’s earlier B2B digital payment solutions. As the Chief Strategy Officer of UKISS Technology, Ze Chong envisions to bridge Web2 and Web3 with simple and secure private key management innovations.
Panel Discussion (40 minutes)
14:20 - 15:00
SectionWhat's Next for Digital Assets in 2024?
Kristen Lim
*** Moderator *** Rockrose Executive Search, CEO
*** Moderator *** Rockrose Executive Search, CEO
Kristen Lim is the Co-Founder of Rockrose, an executive search firm specialising in top-tier talent across Emerging Tech, Fintech and Web3. A veteran in the headhunting industry, she knows what makes a good candidate. She has successfully placed over 70 senior executives and leadership teams in more than 30 global organisations including crypto exchanges, banks, fintechs, venture capital and hedge funds. Drawing upon her unique blend of experiences, Kristen possesses a comprehensive understanding of the cultural nuances involved in working within large corporations, startups, and remote-first companies in both Western and Asian markets.

Karim Raffa
KPMG - Blockchain & Crypto Advisory
KPMG - Blockchain & Crypto Advisory
Karim is a renowned figure in the blockchain and fintech landscape, currently serving under blockchain and crypto advisory for KPMG - Singapore. With roots in banking and derivatives, he transitioned into the fintech sector in 2015. Over eight years, Karim demonstrated a strong commitment to innovation and growth, setting up and managing ventures across Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, and the UK. Recognised as one of the top 100 Fintech influencers globally by Onalytica, Karim's influence reaches far beyond his professional endeavours. He regularly shares his expertise in interviews on http://BTCN.tv and at various events across South-East Asia and Europe. His production, "Broken Chains", a documentary addressing race, inequality, and their economic impacts, underscores his advocacy for social justice. Fluent in English, French, and German, Karim's voice resonates in the global fintech community.
Ryan Rabaglia
Blockchain.com | Be early to the future of finance Managing Director Global Head of Institutional Sales and Trading
Blockchain.com | Be early to the future of finance Managing Director Global Head of Institutional Sales and Trading
Ryan is responsible for expanding and growing Blockchain.com’s institutional sales and trading businesses as well as oversee the broader business in Singapore. Ryan has 20 years trading and sales trading experience across most major asset classes. With 10 years spent in the digital asset space and 7 of those as Global Head of Trading at OSL where he built Asia’s first OTC trading desk, his desk and teams have provided liquidity to the majority of the industry through the last near decade. Ryan’s lengthy status in the industry has enabled him to procure and maintain one of the largest professional and personal networks in the space. He has successfully traded and invested through multiple market cycles. Ryan has also co-founded Libra Capital which, since 2019, has deployed proprietary capital into many high profile venture investments across the Web3 space. He also advises early stage projects on Asia and US centric growth plans. Ryan was born and raised in New York and spent the last 15 years in Asia, Hong Kong and Singapore
Paul Lalovich
Agile Dynamics tech, Partner
Agile Dynamics tech, Partner
As the leader of Organizational Effectiveness and Strategy Execution Practice, Paul champions the art of corporate evolution, guiding behemoths like Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Abu Dhabi Ports, Chevron, and Aramco on their paths to modernization and strategic success. His work involves an intricate blend of analytical problem-solving and deep insight into organizational behavior, ensuring that his clients not only envision but also successfully execute business transformations.

Beyond his responsibilities at http://AgileDynamics.co , Paul's entrepreneurial spirit took flight with the creation of http://SyntheticEquity.io . Co-founding this venture, he positioned himself at the forefront of a financial revolution. http://SyntheticEquity.io is emblematic of Paul's commitment to making the most of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and crypto assets. Here, Paul and his team work to democratize access to the burgeoning world of tokenization, allowing a diverse array of ecosystem stake.
Yuen Wong
Staynex, Founder
Staynex, Founder
Yuen Wong, an accomplished professional with an MBA in Corporate Entrepreneurship. Yuen boasts a rich background in various startups, spanning e-commerce and professional services. Specializing in business strategy and development, he is recognized for his expertise in crafting effective go-to-market plans that drive growth.
Panel Discussion (40 minutes)
15:00 - 15:20
SectionFireside Chat: Gaming for Good: Harnessing Tokenization and Digital Ownership in Web 3.0 for Social Inclusion and Community Upliftment
Ida Mok
*** Moderator *** Chief Legal Officer of W3GG & President of Women in Blockchain Asia
*** Moderator *** Chief Legal Officer of W3GG & President of Women in Blockchain Asia
Ida is a firm believer in diversity and inclusion. She advocates that access to finance, health and education should never be curtailed by credit, creed or colour. She firmly believes that blockchain technology and the solutions built on it can be used to achieve and deliver this vision.

She is recognised in the field of blockchain standards, payments, crypto-currencies, CBDC’s, stable coins, digital assets, real world digital assets, DeFi, DAO’s, regulatory and compliance. Ida qualified as a barrister and was attached to Tanfield Chambers (London) working on commercial disputes. She then worked in senior positions in various premier law firms in London, Europe, US and Australia specifically in finance, securities and tax in the telecommunications industry and was seconded to various companies including FTSE International, Schroders Investments, Standard Chartered Bank and Telstra International.

She was the founder of Spool Labs a DeFi protocol (of which she successfully exited) and is also co-founder and Chief Legal Officer for Fluidity Money and ReInvent DAO. She is also the founder and President of Women in Blockchain Asia and also contributes to the Global Assets and Cryptocurrency Association in the form of lobbying and also writing proposals to SEC.

She is also a highly sought after keynote speaker in many international and global conferences including Australia Blockchain Week, Seamless Asia, PayTech Asia, World Congress IT, Phillipines Blockchain Week, World Blockchain Summit (Singapore and Thailand).

Her tireless work in increasing and improving women’s inclusion in the blockchain space have earned her recognition and awards, including the Tatler Asia Front and Female 2023, Global Top 100 Women in Emerging Tech (2023), and Unstoppable Women for Web 3 (2022 and 2023).
Irene Umar
CEO of W3GG (W3 Guild Games)
CEO of W3GG (W3 Guild Games)
A Why-based" & Purpose driven entrepreneur, coach, mentor & human who stands for Freedom, Happiness & Oneness.

Currently serving as the CEO and Co-Founder of W3GG, Irene Umar started her career as a global international banker that gave her the opportunity to work and live in MENA, India and the SEA. She returned to Indonesia in 2016 and started the first game-focused venture capital in the region when esports was still at its infancy.

She fell in love with the game industry and has become an advocate for the industry since then. She strongly believes that gaming is the birthright of every human - which many of us forgot as we grew up.

Blockchain gaming is the next phase or extension to the gaming industry and she believes that it could unlock the real value of traditional gaming digital economy and help remind many the importance of “play” in life. In addition, she is also excited looking at the current “level-playing” field blockchain industry has to offer. Through W3GG, she aims to centralize as much opportunities as possible for knowledge transfer, self growth and “jobs” within the industry to prepare the community for a decentralized economy and future of works! Centralize to Decentralize!
Panel Discussion (40 minutes)
15:20 - 16:00
SectionLegal Frontiers: Regulating Web 3 Gaming, NFTs, and Cryptocurrencies What regulatory challenges and opportunities emerge from the convergence of gaming, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology?
Terry Tang
*** Moderator *** Regional Head of Business Development and Partnerships at DIFY
*** Moderator *** Regional Head of Business Development and Partnerships at DIFY
A seasoned professional with 7 years of experience in business development and partnerships role, with strong interests in Esports, GameFi, Cryptocurrencies, Metaverses, Esports, and Regional Partnerships and Collaborations. Currently based in Singapore, Terry represents DIFY and EMERGE Group, both operating mainly as a web 3 marketing solutions agency, providing strategic guidance and innovative marketing solutions. Terry has achieved notable accolades in their career, including involvement with the Sandbox Singapore PR campaign, contributing to the metaverse ecosystem's growth. His Agency also serves as the official game publisher for the Immutable X Games, showcasing their expertise in blockchain-based gaming. Additionally, Terry has organized conferences and afterparties around South East Asia, establishing themselves as the go-to web 3 consultants in the region within the web 3 space.
Loretta Chen
Smobler, CEO & Co-Founder
Smobler, CEO & Co-Founder
Hailed as “a force of nature”, “Asia’s Anna Wintour” and “Top 100 Women of the Future”, Dr Loretta Chen is an award-winning creative director, bestselling author and respected professor. She was the People’s Choice as Nominated Member of Parliament and is International Consultant to the investment arm of the Royal Government of Bhutan. She is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Smobler, a leading metaverse architecture firm backed by The Sandbox, Brinc and Animoca Brands. Loretta’s personal tagline is People, Purpose, Possibilities and is committed to accelerating the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and changemakers. She is based in Hawaii and is a rescue mom to eighteen fur babies.
Nadja Bester
AdLunam Inc, Co-Founder
AdLunam Inc, Co-Founder
Nadja Bester brings a wealth of diverse expertise to AdLunam as an entrepreneur, board member, advisor, award-winning startup mentor, speaker, author, and host of the successful podcast The Future of NFTs. She is also the executive producer of a Netflix documentary on the future of the internet and the evolution of the digital self through the use of cutting-edge technologies such as Web3, AI, and spatial computing. With nearly two decades of experience in marketing and communications and former owner of two marketing agencies, she has a proven track record that includes a role as a former Chief Digital Marketing Officer in the pharmaceutical industry. Nadja's impressive tenure in the blockchain sector since 2017 includes consulting and fractional CMO roles where she significantly contributed to fundraising efforts that collectively secured over $300 million for various companies. In addition to her broad consulting and leadership roles, she has contributed as a journalist to several publications, including http://Bitcoin.com and http://Investing.com . Nadja has been featured in media outlets like International Business Times, Benzinga, HackerNoon, Be in Crypto, L'Atelier BNP Paribas, The South African, DC News Now, and Viet Nam News.
Ji Sheng Tan
CEO at Playermon
CEO at Playermon
Jisheng Tan is the CEO of Playermon, a win-to-earn NFT game with over where players can explore and battle in the metaverse with their favourite Playermons. Playermon has more than 2.3M people added to their watchlist on CoinMarketCap. Jisheng is also the Vice President of the Malaysia Blockchain Association and Founder of TriveAcademy since the year 2018, which has been awarded the Best Blockchain Technology Developer Award at the Bloconomic Expo 2019. He graduated from Multimedia University and received a Certificate for Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme from the University of Oxford. His experience revolves around strategizing product development roadmap and architecting solutions. He has helped clients plan and build applications and data visualisations, run artificial intelligent experiments, build the data pipeline and achieve cost optimization by making use of solutions on the cloud. He ventured into Blockchain Technology in the year 2017 and has been actively developing since then.
Felix Sim
Co-Founder of Salad Ventures
Co-Founder of Salad Ventures
Felix, a dynamic entrepreneur and investor, is the project lead of Salad Ventures. Founded in 2021, Salad taps into the transformative potential of blockchain, creating pioneering products for the discerning next-gen consumer. With its base in bustling Singapore, Salad's primary objective is to amplify community growth for businesses. The dedicated team harnesses the power of gamified NFT campaigns to foster deeper connections and heightened engagement.
Sam Seo
Klaytn Foundation, Representative Director
Klaytn Foundation, Representative Director
Dr. Sam Seo is the Representative Director of Klaytn Foundation, a non-profit organization that was established to accelerate global adoption and ecosystem maturity on the Klaytn blockchain.

Prior to joining Klaytn Foundation, Dr. Seo was Chief Klaytn Officer (CKO) at Krust Universe where he led the development and operation of the Klaytn blockchain. He also worked as CTO at GroundX, a blockchain subsidiary of the leading South Korean mobile platform, Kakao, and as an assistant computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.

He holds the B.S. degree in computer science and engineering as well as the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Seoul National University. He has authored numerous papers on parallel programming and high-performance computing. His technical interests include blockchains, high-performance computing, parallel programming models, compilers, and runtime systems.
Belinda Lim
Head of Singapore at The Sandbox
Head of Singapore at The Sandbox
Belinda is the Head of Singapore at The Sandbox, a serial entrepreneur and speaker. A five-year blockchain veteran, she had advised several blockchain startups which have since raised millions of dollars. Belinda has also published a book on Blockchain for ladies, Blocklass, that demystifies blockchain and shines insights into various career paths in the cryptocurrency space.
Panel Discussion (40 minutes)
16:00 - 16:40
SectionWhat is the future of stablecoins? A year after the Terra/Luna crash
Vaibhavv Ali
*** Moderator *** Co-Founder at CryptoniteUae
*** Moderator *** Co-Founder at CryptoniteUae
Vaibhav Ali- Co-founder CryptoniteUae, Founder and Host of The Coincidental Podcast.

Brief Pointers about the speaker-
-18-year veteran of offline and online marketing
-Specializes in web3 marketing strategy
-Experienced in national and international events
-Regular performer on stage, previously on TV and radio
-International speaker and creator of web3-focused content
-Expertise in Metaverse, Blockchain, play2 earn, cryptocurrency, and content production
-Offers advice on marketing and branding tasks
-Event Advisor to Creatourism Create Protocol at NFT NYC, Crypto 306 Dubai 2023, Web3 Berlin 2023
-Spoken and hosted at events including Eth Vietnam, Thailand Cryptoweek, World Blockchain Summit Dubai, AIBC Eurasia, Wow summit Hong Kong, Metaventures, Lbank Hong Kong, Side events of Token2049 in Singapore, web3conf, namaste NFT, Web3 Conf India, ECOX (Dubai's well-known blockchain event), Bali Crypto Week, and more
Christian Trumm
CT Advisory, Fintech & Web3 Advisor
CT Advisory, Fintech & Web3 Advisor
Christian Trumm is an accomplished Fintech & Web3 Advisor with a strong track record in Payments, Stablecoins, CBDC and Trade Finance between Asia and Europe. A strong believer in the global scalability of world-class tech from Asia, Christian has learned that products and solutions can and need to be adapted to local conditions. He is an adept networker, popular speaker and thought leader who connects his clients with the right partners, explores opportunities, and helps them realise their true global potential. An enthusiast in Web3 and all things digital, Christian has worked with some of the global innovation leaders in Fintech and Banking, and successfully shaped, adapted and rolled out cutting-edge solutions across continents.
Gabriel Tham
Google Cloud, Web3 BD
Google Cloud, Web3 BD
Gabriel leads the Web3 Startups Sales for APAC in Google Cloud, fostering strategic partnerships and driving business growth by delivering cloud solutions and support to startups. Based in Singapore, he is an active advocate of the Web3 startup ecosystem in APAC, promoting cross-collaboration, and supporting startups in their expansion. Gabriel has spoken at top crypto events globally including Coinfest Asia and various community events.

Manal Rifki
Genius X - Managing Director
Genius X - Managing Director
Manal Rifki leads Genius X's investment and acceleration efforts in the APAC and MENA regions, steering and investing in early-stage blockchain startups towards growth and innovation.

Manal Rifki is also the co-founder of Klumi Ventures, the first female-founded Web3 venture capital firm in the Middle East, recognized for its specialization in early-stage Web3 startups and commitment to advancing gender diversity in technology and finance.

Her academic endeavors are marked by her position as a PhD researcher in France and university lecturer, with a focus on Digital Assets, Central Bank Digital Currencies, and Decentralized Finance. Manal is currently advising and providing trainings for the Central bank of Oman on the CBDC design.
Ida Mok
Chief Legal Officer of W3GG & President of Women in Blockchain Asia
Chief Legal Officer of W3GG & President of Women in Blockchain Asia
Ida is a firm believer in diversity and inclusion. She advocates that access to finance, health and education should never be curtailed by credit, creed or colour. She firmly believes that blockchain technology and the solutions built on it can be used to achieve and deliver this vision.

She is recognised in the field of blockchain standards, payments, crypto-currencies, CBDC’s, stable coins, digital assets, real world digital assets, DeFi, DAO’s, regulatory and compliance. Ida qualified as a barrister and was attached to Tanfield Chambers (London) working on commercial disputes. She then worked in senior positions in various premier law firms in London, Europe, US and Australia specifically in finance, securities and tax in the telecommunications industry and was seconded to various companies including FTSE International, Schroders Investments, Standard Chartered Bank and Telstra International.

She was the founder of Spool Labs a DeFi protocol (of which she successfully exited) and is also co-founder and Chief Legal Officer for Fluidity Money and ReInvent DAO. She is also the founder and President of Women in Blockchain Asia and also contributes to the Global Assets and Cryptocurrency Association in the form of lobbying and also writing proposals to SEC.

She is also a highly sought after keynote speaker in many international and global conferences including Australia Blockchain Week, Seamless Asia, PayTech Asia, World Congress IT, Phillipines Blockchain Week, World Blockchain Summit (Singapore and Thailand).

Her tireless work in increasing and improving women’s inclusion in the blockchain space have earned her recognition and awards, including the Tatler Asia Front and Female 2023, Global Top 100 Women in Emerging Tech (2023), and Unstoppable Women for Web 3 (2022 and 2023).
Saad Ahmed
Gemini, Head of Asia Pacific
Gemini, Head of Asia Pacific
Saad Ahmed is the Head of Asia Pacific at Gemini. With a career spanning more than two decades, Saad specializes in scaling technology-driven enterprises. He has held various leadership roles with global and regional giants such as Uber and Grab, helping both companies gain significant market share in the APAC region. Prior to his roles at Grab, Saad was one of the founding team members for Uber in India and headed Business Development for the firm in Southeast Asia. Saad holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business.
Panel Discussion (40 minutes)
16:40 - 17:20
SectionBlockchain Unchained: Driving Enterprise Growth Through Innovation
Roy Kek
*** Moderator *** Founder at DIFY; CEO & Co-Founder at EMERGE Group
*** Moderator *** Founder at DIFY; CEO & Co-Founder at EMERGE Group
Roy Kek, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EMERGE Group, is a serial entrepreneur coming off a series of successful ventures in the past years. As the CEO, he spearheads the organisation’s overall direction and growing presence in the Southeast Asian region. Tapping into Roy and his team’s deep industry knowledge in marketing and communications, EMERGE Group optimises commercialisation solutions for content creators, intellectual property right holders, advertising inventories and brands. Since its inception, EMERGE has worked with more than 30 partners which includes household labels such as Singtel, Razer, ASUS and more. EMERGE Group is a leading martech organisation that specialises in developing optimal commercialisation solutions for content creators, intellectual property right holders, advertising inventories and brands. Tapping into our deep industry knowledge in marketing and communications, and our passion for innovation, we are always on the lookout for new ways to EMPLIFIVE (amplify) content and EMPOWER the passion for gaming and esports
Do Van Long
Vietnam Blockchain Corporation, Founder & CEO
Vietnam Blockchain Corporation, Founder & CEO
With over two decades of executive leadership across diverse sectors, including E-commerce, Travel, Casino & Hotel, Finance, and Blockchain, Do Van Long is a seasoned professional renowned for pioneering enterprise solutions in areas such as ERP, CRM, and Blockchain. As a trailblazer in the Blockchain space, Long specialise in driving business expansion, strategic planning, and technological innovation, contributing to organisational success. Currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration at the Swiss School of Business and Management
Ling Wu
TBCASoft, Inc.; CEO and Founder
TBCASoft, Inc.; CEO and Founder
Ling Wu is Founder & CEO of TBCASoft, a Silicon Valley-based company at the forefront of DLT/blockchain tech. In 2017, Ling and SoftBank launched the CBSG Consortium to build a revolutionary cross-border payment platform called HIVEX that enables seamless interoperable cross-border merchant acceptance sharing for payment service providers. Ling has an MS degree in Scientific Computing & Computational Mathematics from Stanford University and a BS degree in Physics from National Taiwan University.
Michael Lew
Raion Labs, Founder
Raion Labs, Founder
Michael Lew is currently the Chair of Enterprise Blockchain Sub-Committee with Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) and formerly the Chair of Cyber Risk Sub-Committee with Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). He is also the Founder and Director of Raion Labs, a Blockchain Intelligence and Crypto Risk Analytics start-up.

Michael is no stranger to the startup scene, having founded an AI-driven legal tech startup, LegalComet, which was acquired by Rajah & Tann Asia in 2018 and continued to propel the local legal tech industry as the CEO of Rajah & Tann Technologies and Head of Cyber Forensics with Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity.

He was identified by Asia Law Portal in 2021 as one of the 30 people to watch in Asia in the business of law. Michael was also recognized by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) in 2022 as a tech expert for his contribution to the cybersecurity industry's call for innovation. In addition, he was appointed to provide expert witness testimonies in notable cases heard in both the Courts of Singapore and Malaysia.

He is a published co-author of the book, A practical guide to E-Discovery in Asia and Fintech contributor to the report – The New Skills in Financial Services by CTFE and Elevandi during the Singapore Fintech Festival in 2022.
Mackenzie Chng
aelf, Investment Manager
aelf, Investment Manager
Mackenzie Chng serves as an Investment Manager at aelf Ventures, the global investment arm of aelf, where he is dedicated to researching, identifying and investing in early-stage blockchain startups and incubation projects that drive the expansion of aelf and the broader Web3 ecosystem. Prior to joining aelf, he contributed his expertise as an Investor at Blockchain Founders Fund, a Singapore-based venture capital fund focusing on global blockchain startups. Mackenzie is also a co-founder of Datature, an award-winning AI startup that specialises in machine learning solutions and integration of artificial intelligence capabilities.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Melbourne.
Panel Discussion (40 minutes)
11:00 - 11:30
TBC
Ling Wu
TBCASoft, Inc.; CEO and Founder
TBCASoft, Inc.; CEO and Founder
Ling Wu is Founder & CEO of TBCASoft, a Silicon Valley-based company at the forefront of DLT/blockchain tech. In 2017, Ling and SoftBank launched the CBSG Consortium to build a revolutionary cross-border payment platform called HIVEX that enables seamless interoperable cross-border merchant acceptance sharing for payment service providers. Ling has an MS degree in Scientific Computing & Computational Mathematics from Stanford University and a BS degree in Physics from National Taiwan University.
11:40 - 12:10
The Future of Payment
Ben Choong
Founder at CH90 DAO
Founder at CH90 DAO
CH90dao Founder
Kazepay founder
Malaysia First Binance Leader
12:20 - 12:50
TBC
Bernard Yeung
Co-founder and CEO at DualMint
Co-founder and CEO at DualMint
Bernard Yeung, a serial entrepreneur adept at merging physical and digital realms, currently serves as the Co-founder and CFO of DualMint. As a visionary leading NFT innovation and a discerning connoisseur of fine spirits, Bernard shapes the business landscape with a unique blend of traditional expertise and forward-thinking initiatives. His diverse background in banking positions him as a dynamic force in both traditional and emerging markets.
13:00 - 13:30
TBC
Chong Kah Wai, Samuel
Coinstore, Regional Business Development Manager (Region 1)
Coinstore, Regional Business Development Manager (Region 1)
Samuel is a dynamic and accomplished professional, currently serving as the Regional Manager at Coinstore in Singapore. With a wealth of experience in the financial and cryptocurrency industry, Samuel has established himself as a key player in navigating the complexities of the rapidly evolving digital economy.

In his role at Coinstore, Samuel oversees and drives strategic initiatives across the region, contributing to the company's growth and success. His extensive knowledge of the cryptocurrency market positions him as a thought leader in the ever-changing financial technology sector.
13:40 - 14:10
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Soh Wan Wei
CEO of IKIGUIDE Metaverse Collective
CEO of IKIGUIDE Metaverse Collective
Wan Wei is a Singaporean tech futurist, author and thought leader in the Web3.0 and metaverse space. As an advocate of open source movements and using GenAI to augment human intelligence, she is also one of the founding team members of the dWeb Southeast Asian node. She has also written the wildly popular community book “Navigating the NFT Mania” and made the e-copy open-sourced. Wan Wei is the CEO of W3bverse, an edtech startup that empowers business, founders and freelancers to become Web2.5 leaders. She also founded IKIGUIDE Metaverse Collective (IMC), an entity with a mission to help 10million people crossover to the Web3.0 space. IMC counts NYSE-listed Nutanix, Hitachi, http://Crypto.com and non-profit alliance ChangemakersXchange as some of the key partners in its portfolio.
14:20 - 14:50
Web3.0 empowered Cross-lingual AIGC
Una Wang
LingoAI, Founder and CEO
LingoAI, Founder and CEO
Una Wang holds a Data Privacy and Technology certification from Harvard University and has extensive experience in smart product design and virtual reality technology development, including successful development of virtual reality applications. She is the founder of LingoAI, focusing on cross-language AI LLM translation and proofreading, as well as AI multilingual content generation. She is also dedicated to Web3 blockchain "skill-based" training, leveraging Web3 to empower AI LLM pre-training, fine-tuning, governance, and democratization, with the aim of creating a sustainable development ecosystem that helps individuals, businesses, and institutions transition in the AI era.
15:00 - 15:30
Keynote
Henry Wang
SmartMesh Foundation, Founder CEO
SmartMesh Foundation, Founder CEO
Henry Wang is a renowned thought leader and technology expert. Wang received a full scholarship to persue PhD program in Astronomy and Physics at Northwestern University in the United States in 1999, and he pursued his Ph.D. study in Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. Wang coined the terminology Web3.0 in 2003, and holds a US PCT patent for "Translation on Demand" as one of the AI pioneers. He founded DePIN projects http://SmartMesh.io and http://MeshBox.io in Singapore in 2017. He cofounded the Singapore Blockchain Living Lab in Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) in 2019. He cofounded the decentralized social network MetaLife.social in 2020. He cofounded LingoAI in 2023 to combine AI and Web3.0 technologies. His extensive research and development projects include Artificial Intelligence, Web3 protocols, blockchain, decentralized social networks, chip design, edge computing, IoT, and the Internet of Everything.
15:40 - 16:10
TBC
Kok Khong Ming
Cofounder of ZRR Community
Cofounder of ZRR Community
KhongMing, also known as Potato, is a co-founder of the ZRR Community, which is dedicated to cryptocurrency futures trading.

Before entering the cryptocurrency world, he co-founded a creative and solution agency in Malaysia, focusing on leveraging ideas for business, technology, and societal benefits.

KhongMing's journey into cryptocurrency began in 2017 with Bitcoin mining. He later advised on tokenization and started leveraged trading in 2021. Through trading, he realized that sharing trade call signals significantly improved his skills, prompting him to start ZRR. There, he launched trading competitions based on trade call signals and his team developed the Autotrade bot for semi-automated trade executions.

In 2023, ZRR issued over 300 NFTs to fund competition prizes and developed Autotrade 1.0 for automated trading. The community has since expanded to more than 50 active traders and 4,000 Discord members, with the top 10 traders receiving monthly rewards.
16:20 - 16:50
TBC
Sean Ang
CHAINUP, Financial Services and Institutions Director
CHAINUP, Financial Services and Institutions Director
Sean Ang is a seasoned Sales Director with over 20 years of invaluable experience in the Financial Services Industry (FSI). His expertise extends across various domains including Payment Solutions, Treasury & Capital Markets, Central Bank Portfolio Management Solutions, and Strategic Partnerships. Armed with a Bachelor's Degree in Electronics & Computer Engineering from the University of Leeds, Sean brings a unique blend of technical knowledge and business acumen to the table. With his extensive background and proven track record, Sean is well-equipped to drive success and foster growth in any FSI environment.
17:00 - 17:30
Keynote

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FESTIVAL SUPPORT

Organizer of financial conferences, forums, summits, exhibitions, shows, festivals, fairs and awards since 2002, with a attendees of over 100,000
Knowledge Partner
The Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) seeks to empower its members and the community to leverage blockchain and scalable technologies for business growth and transformation. The Association is designed to be an effective platform for members to engage with multiple stakeholders – both regional and international – to discover solutions and promote best practices in a collaborative, open, and transparent manner. It aims to promote blockchain literacy and build a strong talent pipeline for the digital economy in Singapore.
SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION (MBA) is a non-profit organization that was established to promote and develop the blockchain industry in Malaysia. Its mission is to create an ecosystem that fosters collaboration and innovation in blockchain technology and to support the growth of blockchain-related businesses in the country.
PR Partner
Effective communication is in the heart of everything we do. That’s why we first practise effective communication between ourselves and our clients, before we provide solutions and strategies. Above all, we seek to drive impactful and lasting two-sided communications for brands worldwide; be it in Blockchain PR, Esports PR, Fintech PR, Tech PR, social media management and content creation services, or events management.
Official Pre-Party Venue
Maison Ikkoku is a Creative Dining Restaurant well known as crypto hub where dev team members, traders, OTC, fund management, CEX, Defi protocol, NFT artiste meet to exchange ideas to empower one another.
SUPPORTING COMMUNITY
At the forefront of Asia’s web3 landscape, APAC DAO is committed to catalyzing the growth of innovative projects by fostering a thriving ecosystem. With a focus on spearheading web3 development through DAO governance, our mission revolves around three core pillars: Meetup and Conferences, Business Matching, and our Always Building Code (ABC) Initiative, tailored to empower builders and developers.
SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION
Our vision is to create an inclusive new economy with women in Asia as leaders in the blockchainindustry and a force for change and social good.
SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION
Asosiasi Blockchain Indonesia (A-B-I) as a non-profit organization aims to mobilize and organize Blockchain technology actors in creating a quality business environment that spurs the understanding, utilization, progress and competitiveness of Blockchain technology, in conjunction with the 4.0 industry revolution, both at the national and international levels.
ACCESS Blockchain Association (Pertubuhan Rantaian Blok) is run as a non-profit, funded and developed through community contributions. Types of contributions vary; whether in time, professional advice, technical input, translations, creative works, administration, public engagements and of course, monetary donations.
SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION
The Nordic Blockchain Association (NBA) is a nonprofit organization facilitating the largest professional web3 network in the Nordics. NBA unites thought leaders and businesses through memberships, regulatory work, and events.

The mission of the Nordic Blockchain Association is to drive the responsible and sustainable growth of blockchain technology. Through education, advocacy, and collaboration, we aim to advance the development of supportive legislation, infrastructure, and a vibrant ecosystem that empowers and harnesses the full potential of blockchain in the Nordics.
SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION
ACCESS envisions Singapore as a premier global hub for businesses driven by digital currencies and blockchain technologies.

2023 EVENTS
participants

Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing, and issuing digital assets.

Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing, and issuing digital assets. Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing, and issuing digital assets. Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing, and issuing digital assets.

Bybit is a cryptocurrency exchange established in March 2018 to offer a professional platform where crypto traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine.

Founded in 2017, Amber Group is a leading global digital asset platform.

Nuvei is a global payments technology company with headquarters in Montreal.

NAGAX is a groundbreaking social investing crypto exchange platform that provides access to unlimited crypto trading, safe storage of your digital assets

Digital Asset Bank is a licensed and recognized platform to facilitate the trading of digital assets and virtual currency

Swiss nationwide ecosystem with active connections to international centers of blockchain innovation in London, Singapore, Silicon Valley and New York

Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor
HTX DAO
HTX DAO An open and transparent decentralized autonomous organization
HTX DAO An open and transparent decentralized autonomous organization,All users, developers, designers, and HTX holders can participate in governance to build the DeFi ecosystem and drive the continuous development of HTX DAO, ensuring benefits shared by all ecosystem participants.

https://www.htx.com/
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FXBOX
Play 2 Earn Financial Games.
Investing, Trading, Lottery, Market Predictions.

Fairly organized P2E GameFi project. Staking & Farming, Mining Currency NFTs, Marketplace NFTs, Decentralized Lottery, Trading from $1, Leverage 1:100 up to 1:1000

FxBox.io: Where Opportunity Meets Innovation in GameFi, NFTs, DeFi, and Currency Trading!

Discover the future of finance with FxBox.io, a thoughtfully crafted P2E GameFi venture. Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of Staking, Farming, and Mining Currency NFTs. Explore a bustling NFT Marketplace, try your luck in the Decentralized Lottery, and dive into Currency Trading starting at just $1. With leverage options from 1:100 up to a whopping 1:1000, the possibilities are boundless. Join us today!    fxbox.io

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HTX DAO An open and transparent decentralized autonomous organization

HTX DAO An open and transparent decentralized autonomous organization,All users, developers, designers, and HTX holders can participate in governance to build the DeFi ecosystem and drive the continuous development of HTX DAO, ensuring benefits shared by all ecosystem participants.

https://www.htx.com/

Coinstore.com was founded in 2020, and its core team consists of senior financial professionals from famous investment banks and hedge funds based in Asia and Silicon Valley and blockchain technical talents from the global top 5 digital asset trading platforms, which features rich experience in sectors such as digital finance, blockchain technology development and network security protection. Its 180 employees worldwide are distributed in Asia, Europe and other countries, serving more than 1.8million registered users in 175 countries.

Coinstore.com was founded in 2020, and its core team consists of senior financial professionals from famous investment banks and hedge funds based in Asia and Silicon Valley and blockchain technical talents from the global top 5 digital asset trading platforms, which features rich experience in sectors such as digital finance, blockchain technology development and network security protection. Its 180 employees worldwide are distributed in Asia, Europe and other countries, serving more than 1.8million registered users in 175 countries.Coinstore.com providing global users with quick and smooth cryptocurrency trading services, derivatives business, OTC services and NFT services. Coinstore Labs provides project executor customers with integrated solutions of “technology development, compliance counselling, integrated marketing, community operations, investment incubation” and so on. Coinstore.com maintains the world’s leading performance and security advantages.

Coinstore.com

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Moomoo Singapore is an advanced financial technology company transforming the investing experience through its digitalised brokerage and wealth management platform – moomoo. Moomoo enhances the user experience with market data, news, and powerful analytical tools.

Moomoo Singapore is an advanced financial technology company transforming the investing experience through its digitalised brokerage and wealth management platform – moomoo. Moomoo enhances the user experience with market data, news, and powerful analytical tools. It also embeds an unique digitalised investment community to connect all users, investors, companies, analysts, media and key opinion leaders. In Singapore, Moomoo Singapore is a capital markets services licence holder regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In June 2022, we became the first digital brokerage to receive all five memberships from the SGX Group for the securities and derivatives markets. Moomoo is the most downloaded brokerage app in Singapore as at 11 October 2023.

https://www.moomoo.com/sg/

Booth S5

Websea Exchange: A Web3.0 Digital Asset Trading Platform for Global Youth. Websea: The platform features a dual-account security system, intelligent copy trading, innovative functionalities such as AI risk management, and trading systems. Additionally, it lists creative gamified features like Boost to Bargain, invitation rewards, and lucky box rewards. On Websea, we don't just offer standard trading services; we also open up a vibrant ecosystem of social interaction, entertainment, and gaming through our platform token WBS and its unique Web3.0 tokenomics.

Websea Exchange: A Web3.0 Digital Asset Trading Platform for Global Youth. Websea: The platform features a dual-account security system, intelligent copy trading, innovative functionalities such as AI risk management, and trading systems. Additionally, it lists creative gamified features like Boost to Bargain, invitation rewards, and lucky box rewards. On Websea, we don't just offer standard trading services; we also open up a vibrant ecosystem of social interaction, entertainment, and gaming through our platform token WBS and its unique Web3.0 tokenomics.

https://www.websea.com

Booth S1

СhainUp is a leading global end-to-end blockchain technology solutions provider.

СhainUp is a leading global end-to-end blockchain technology solutions provider. 

About ChainUp Group 
Founded in 2017, ChainUp is a leading end-to-end blockchain solutions provider serving the digital assets and FinTech industries. ChainUp’s innovative and all-around compliant solutions include digital asset exchange softwares, NFT trading systems, wallet solutions, Know Your Transaction (KYT), Asset Tokenization STO softwares and digital assets custody and management. Headquartered in Singapore and with offices around the world, the company has served more than 1,000 clients in 30 countries, reaching over 60 million end-users.

Booth - S8
https://www.chainup.com/ 

Play 2 Earn Financial Games.
Investing, Trading, Lottery, Market Predictions.


Fairly organized P2E GameFi project. Staking & Farming, Mining Currency NFTs, Marketplace NFTs, Decentralized Lottery, Trading from $1, Leverage 1:100 up to 1:1000

FxBox.io: Where Opportunity Meets Innovation in GameFi, NFTs, DeFi, and Currency Trading!

Discover the future of finance with FxBox.io, a thoughtfully crafted P2E GameFi venture. Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of Staking, Farming, and Mining Currency NFTs. Explore a bustling NFT Marketplace, try your luck in the Decentralized Lottery, and dive into Currency Trading starting at just $1. With leverage options from 1:100 up to a whopping 1:1000, the possibilities are boundless. Join us today!    fxbox.io

Knowledge Partner
The Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) seeks to empower its members and the community to leverage blockchain and scalable technologies for business growth and transformation. The Association is designed to be an effective platform for members to engage with multiple stakeholders – both regional and international – to discover solutions and promote best practices in a collaborative, open, and transparent manner. It aims to promote blockchain literacy and build a strong talent pipeline for the digital economy in Singapore.

SUPPORTING ASSOCIATION (MBA) is a non-profit organization that was established to promote and develop the blockchain industry in Malaysia. Its mission is to create an ecosystem that fosters collaboration and innovation in blockchain technology and to support the growth of blockchain-related businesses in the country.

We partner with visionaries who dare to break barriers and develop technology that positively impacts the world.

We are one of the leading agencies within the web3 landscape and firmly believe that progress lies not in looking back, but in forging ahead. We are proud to be an agency that has been at the forefront of technological innovation since 2017, serving some of the biggest players in the web3 space.

DualMint is at the forefront of integrating real-world assets (RWAs) with blockchain technology, pioneering the shift from mere digital collectibles to the tokenization of tangible assets such as luxury goods, art, and intellectual property.

DualMint is at the forefront of integrating real-world assets (RWAs) with blockchain technology, pioneering the shift from mere digital collectibles to the tokenization of tangible assets such as luxury goods, art, and intellectual property.

Utilizing its innovative DualProvenance protocol, DualMint expertly links physical and digital assets on the blockchain, ensuring legal compliance and regulatory oversight.

As a leader in the digital transformation of physical assets, DualMint embodies the new era of ownership efficiency and accessibility, redefining the digital marketplace with a focus on trust, transparency, and the seamless union of tangible and digital worlds.

https://www.dualmint.com/

Media partners

Block Tides is a "One-stop-shop" Award-Winning PR Firm Marketing, Growth Hacking

TheNewsCrypto is an online media publication that helps to educate readers about news, exchanges, and markets in the crypto and blockchain industry.

The CoinCodex
Cryptocurrency Investment Tracker
Track over 10,000 cryptocurrencies with ease

Zexprwire has positively shaped the PR distribution service industry with its remarkable commitment to client support

DXTALKS, the Digital Leaders Platform for Events & Media Partnerships

Bitcoin Garden is a Social Network of bitcoin/altcoin news.

Coinbold

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