01. What is TEAMZ BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT?
02. What THE BLOCKCHAIN EXPERTS SAY?
03. SUMMIT SIZE
Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.
His professional experience includes founding three cryptocurrency-related start-ups – Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK – and he has held a variety of posts in both the public and private sectors. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013.
His current projects focus on education people about cryptocurrency, being an evangelist for decentralization and making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream. This includes leading the research, design and development of Cardano, a third-generation cryptocurrency that launched in September 2017.
Bernard Moon is a Co-founder & Partner at SparkLabs Group (www.sparklabsgroup.com), which is a network of accelerators and venture capital funds that has invested in over 160 companies since 2013.
SparkLabs is the leading network of accelerators in Asia (Seoul, Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, Sydney); SparkLabs Global Ventures (www.sparklabsglobal.com), a global seed fund; SparkChain Capital (www.sparkchaincapital.com), a blockchain focused early stage fund. In the crypto / blockchain space, SparkLabs Group has invested into companies such as Safello, Dharma.io, Gammanow.com, Messari.io, Sentbe (Korea’s leading bitcoin remittance company) and Blocko.io (Korea’s leading enterprise blockchain company).
Du Jun is a world-famous digital asset investor and professional manager, and one of the first professional investors to invest in the blockchain industry. He has worked for well-known Internet companies such as Tencent and Discuz.
With solid professional knowledge, rich working experience and industrial resources, he has become the co-founder of many blockchain industry companies and has invested more than 160 enterprises. For example, Node Capital, one of the earliest professional organizations in the global layout of block chain industry ecology, famous digital currency trading platform Huobi, Jinse Finance Media, etc.
Katsu spent close to eight years at SoftBank Group. In his time at SoftBank, Katsu worked on many large M&A and venture deals worth over USD60 billion, including the acquisition of Sprint (US mobile carrier)…
Brightstar (global distributor of mobile devices), investments in Coupang (largest e-commerce platform in South Korea) and Snapdeal (largest e-commerce platform in India). In 2011-2013, Katsu led the establishment of SoftBank’s venture capital arm in the US and Southeast Asia. He has also driven many financing deals, including financing for the acquisition of ARM Holdings Plc. (world’s largest chip architecture developer), issuing mandatory exchangeable bonds backed by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (largest e-commerce company in the world), hybrid bonds, and more
Lon Wong is an internationally recognized veteran and thought leader in the blockchain space. He was the founder and first President of the world-class NEM.io, a billion-dollar global entity entrusted with the development and promotion of the open-source NEM blockchain technology.
Lon established the first and only Blockchain center in Malaysia. Today, he heads another initiative which is set to push the envelope on the use of existing blockchain technology. This project, known as ProximaX is not just a paradigm shift in utilizing blockchain technology, but is also a project that will change how corporate blockchain businesses will be structured. ProximaX is essentially a next generation, blockchain-based, decentralized platform providing augmented secured services, content delivery, storage and media streaming for a broad range of non-financial industries. Prior to ProximaX, Lon had founded Dragonfly Fintech Pte. Ltd., a fintech company that specializes in mobile payments using Blockchain technology. Lon holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia and brings with him 30 years of experience in building businesses from engineering consultancy to software applications. Previously, Lon served as Vice-President of the Association of Consulting Engineers in Malaysia and on the Board of Engineers Malaysia, the Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia, Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia, Energy Commission of Malaysia and was a member of the Green Building Index Accreditation Panel. As part of his impact investing activities, Lon funded a project in providing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and established an autism centre in Malaysia.
06. VC & CVC