FORUM 2018


President of Mexico (2000-06)
The first president elected from an opposition party since 1910. Humanitarian & Founder of Centro Fox. One of the world's most important voices on the contemporary geopolitical landscape.
Associate Founder, Singularity University
Founder of Cambrian Genomics developed one of the most efficient way to edit genome. Advisor to Facebook.
Co Founder, Asia Fintech Angels
Co Founder of Sonikure Technology and Founding Partner of SuperCharger
Vice President of Blockchain Society of Hong Kong
Partner, Nikaia Ventures
$ 1 billion in deals last year. ex Regional Director Asia-Pacific at eBay, MD Singapore at Rocket internet, CEO at Foodpanda& Payleven, Director at TripAdvisor.
Co founder&investor, Korbit
(top 20 crypto exchange)

Former Project Manager at Korea Exchange and Software Development Engineer at Microsoft. Founder of GivePeopleThePower, a non-profit organization..
Founder, LAToken
Asset tokenization and trading platform. Ex hedge fund managing partner. Director of Founder Institute. Chairman of BEF organizing committee
Founder of
Long-time Bitcoin enthusiast and entrepreneur.
Founder, Evercoin Exchange
LP at Pantera Capital and Focus Ventures, Startup Mentor & Investor at Alchemist Accelerator
CEO, CEX.IO Exchange
Leads CEX.IO, a UK-based cryptocurrency exchange. Established in 2013 as the first cloud mining provider, CEX.IO has become a multi-functional cryptocurrency exchange, trusted by over a million users.
Founder & CEO, Celsius Network
Israeli-American serial entrepreneur with original VoIP patents, $1B+ raised and $3B+
in exits to investors
Founder, DataDash YouTube (236k+ subscribers)
Passioned about business, sales, data, and finance.
Founding Partner, Firstchain Group
Partner at Swiss Founders Fund. Previously Co-Founder of Foodpanda, HotelQuickly, GuestReady
Chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations, Faculty at HKUST
High-Tech Entrepreneur and Investor, Financial engineering degree, MIT Sloan Business School, Ph.D. in EECS, MIT Media Lab.
Partner, Coffee Ventures
Invested in and supported more than 50 startups. At Stanford University, mentors at the StartX incubator and provides startups access to cross border opportunities. PhD
Founder, BitBlock Ventures
Investor in the Bitcoin ecosystem since 2011, Lifetime Member of The Bitcoin Foundation, Investor at CommerceBlock, Omise Go, Paycent, Civic, Storj, Kik and Game Credits. Co-founder Terra Virtua.
Representative Director, LA Token Korea
Representative Director of DXC Technology, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Service Korea as Global IT leader on the 4th Industrial Revolution. Asia-Pacific & Japan Regional Director.
Co-Founder, Cointelegraph and CULTU.RE
Artrepreneur in the Digital Currency and Blockchain Industry. Advisor to: SingularityU, Polymath Network, Factom, The United Nations, Propy, HSBC, Cicso, P&G, Institute for the Future and St. Gallen Symposium.
Founder, Life.SREDA VC
20+ investments in the US, EU and Asia - including Simple, Moven, SumUp, Fidor, etc.
Top-35 most influential FinTech professionals by Institutional Investor magazine.
Director for Digital Transformation at SAP
Managed Digital Transformation Projects for some of the Forbes Top 20 companies.. Government Blockchain Association Chapter President.
Director of Blockchain Innovation Hub, RMIT University
Leading innovation economist. Director of world's first social science research institute on blockchain economics, based at RMIT University in Melbourne.
Founder & CEO of CoinStreet
Executive Chairman of China Greater Bay Area TechFin Association, Co-founder of Hong Kong Blockchain Centre, Co-Founder of Ethereum south China community, Chief Crypto-economic Advisor of Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange
Chief Strategy Officer, Acronis
Councillor at Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SGTech). Former Deputy Minister of ICT of Russia. Investor and blockchain VC LP
Markets reporter, Bloomberg News
Financial journalist with experience in three continents and across asset classes. Focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, covered bonds and FX in Argentina, and equities in Madrid.
Venture Capitalist, CEO & Managing Partner, Aphaea Capital, Wharton Alumni
Leading investments in real estate, blockchain and cryptocurrency ICO. 17 years of combined experience in investment, strategy, business development, M&A and corporate finance with firms such as McKinsey, Adobe, Deutsche Bank, and Google.
Chief Digital Officer Blockchain Technologies, IBM
Leads the data group for blockchain and is responsible for managing the business unit's Global business data, data governance, market insights, customer feedback, and business strategy using data. Phd.
Electronic Arts Founding team member, Co-Founder at HolodeckVR,
CEO at Woodside Creek
Angel investor. Strategic Advisor at BitDegree. Co-founder Cardsmith, License to mail. Stanford BA and MBA.
Korea Expert, journalist with 12+ years experience on TV, radio, and the web
Founder at CryptoCoree. Former BBC News Reporter, international broadcaster at VOA News, reporter for CNN.
Co-Founder, CoinGecko
CoinGecko is a cryptocurrency data analytics & research platform providing thousands of data points covering price, trading volume, market capitalization, developer strength.
Crypto blogger (77k subscribers on Twitter and 31k on YouTube), host of Crypto_Scam podacst
Blogger with over 1,5 mln views. Contributor to WorldCryptoNetand Cointelegraph. 10 years on Wall Street as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and VP at JP Morgan Chase
Author of CVA ICO Code of Conduct
Founder and Chair of 100 Women in Hedge Funds Zurich Former Chief Compliance Officer at China Construction Bank Corporation. Head of Business Management. COO at UBS. Senior Regulatory Officer at Deutsche Börse / Bank for International Settlements
BBC News Journalist (specializes in business reporting)
Multi-platform media professional who has spent nearly a decade working at the world's top international broadcasters including Bloomberg Television, CNBC and CNN.
Investment Banker, Startup Investor, Book Author (Global Strategies for Asian Businesses)
Adviser and early stage investor in FinTech, Headed regional teams at investment banks including Barclays Capital, Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Bank. University of Warwick.
Please, note that the speakers list is subject to change, and will be updated continuously up to the conference. We do not guarantee attendance of all of the speakers and will not refund in case some of the speakers will not show up
Welcome word
Dear friend,

I believe we can reduce bureaucracy with blockchain and free trillions of man hours to do new great things. That's why we meet here at Blockchain Economic Forum - to find ideas, partners and soulmates to bridge blockchain and the traditional economy, find great usercases, solve regulation goals to align technology with the benefit of society.

We will discuss how the blockchain technology is creating a new financial system and what other industries it will disrupt. That is why we added cross-disciplinary panels such as genetics of the blockchain evolution, world model, AI, VR, molecular biology of DNA biohacking and more.

Feel free to ask challenging questions and share your insights and take the best from the speed networking and BEF to build lasting and high-integrity partnerships.

With best regards,
Valentin Preobrazhenskiy,
Founder of LAToken

  • Onboard anchor investors and top-notch advisers
  • Give interviews to the top bloggers and journalists
  • Find partners and high-quality contractors
    • Meet founders and get in-depth insights for investments
    • Find LPs and grow the funds under management
    • Exchange market view and investment ideas with peers
        • Get access to decision makers and trendsetters
        • Be the first to learn resonating insights
        • Find partners to grow your audience
        Leaders of the new economy come to invest, exchange vitalizing ideas and build lasting partnerships. 40+ round tables and panels, as well as 3 night receptions and 8 networking breaks, are designed to connect and engage. We personally invite most of the participants to reach critical mass of ideas and talent for expanding the crypto into traditional economy.
        Socialize with blockchain leaders, onboard investors, advisors and partners, get vitalizing ideas at 15 panels and 30 round tables
        With our interactive agenda you can switch days and choose the topic you are interested in
        BEF 2017 OVERVIEW
        "One of the great things about BEF is the economics. The conversations around economics are lacking in crypto community. I feel like injecting the topic of economics is a valuable service to the community"
        Miko Matsumura
        Founder, Evercoin Exchange
        "There's a lot of really interesting
        topics coming up here at the forum"

        Mathew Spoke
        BoD, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
        "It's a very good mix of both companies
        presenting, experts from the field,
        vendors as well as investors "

        Alex Mashinsky
        Founder at Governing Dynamics
        $1B+ in raised funds and $3B+ in exit deals
        "Slow blockchain is faster than the fastest bureaucrats needed to execute contracts"
        Valentin Preobrazhenskiy
        Founder, LAToken
        "It's a very interesting mix of academics and practitioners, people who
        are investing, and people who are offering products for investors. And I'm learning a lot from all of them"

        Lawrence H.White
        George Mason University
        "It is probably the best event I've seen so far in the space and I'm getting messages from all the people in my community asking if I'm here and I proud to say that yes I am"
        Pavel Cherkashin
        Managing Partner at GVA Capital,
        Business Angel of the Year 2012
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        • Access to all panels and roundtables
        • Coffee-breaks and lunch
        • Speed Networking

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        5 OR 6 FEB ONLY

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        • Access to panels & roundtables
        • Coffee-breaks and lunches
        • Speed networking
        • Blockchain Party (Feb 5)
        • Evening cocktail reception (Feb 6)
        • Exponential Future VIP party (Feb 4, VIP and speakers only)
        • Priority check-in, seating, parking
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        VIP + INTRO DAY
        • Access to panels & roundtables
        • Coffee-breaks and lunches
        • Speed Networking
        • Blockchain Party (Feb 5)
        • Evening cocktail reception (Feb 6)
        • VIP preparty (Feb 4, VIP and speakers only)
        • Priority check-in, seating, parking
        Introductions day - Feb 3
        (Singapore Flyer, SuperTree Grove walk, ArtMuseum, Dinner)
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        If you are a media representative, PR agency, blogger specialized in the fields of blockchain you can be accredited as media at our conference. Up to two editorial workers may receive accreditation per media or blog
        Expose your brand to 100 000+ site visitors including many crypto investors. Add your name to agenda and news letters, install roll up and make a presentation. Please register and we will get back to you with sponsorship options.
        LAToken enables cryptocurrencies to be widely used in the real economy. We allow cryptoholders to diversify their portfolio by getting exposure to real assets via crypto.
        ICO trends
        We are inviting speakers on blockchain, including researchers, regulators, innovators, and visionaries willing to shape the roadmap for blockchain economy. We are inviting media partners, interested in promoting World Blockchain Forum. Please fill in the contact form. We will contact you shortly and clarify conditions
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        We are looking for energetic leaders with strong academic and/or professional backgrounds to join BEF 2018 team. Take part in creating one of the major Blockchain events!
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        We are looking for energized leaders with strong academic and/or professional backgrounds.
        At BEF you will be engaged in various activities starting from registration, sponsors and speakers assistance, video production, mic assistance, interview support, helping with venue set up and many other.

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        › Presentation from the main stage or in the pitch zone
        › Introduction at the exclusive preparty
        › Вusiness speed dating in the networking zone during 8 networking breaks and morning receptions
        › Logo on the main conference screen
        › Company video on the main conferene screen
        › Interviews to top journalists and bloggers
          Blockchain Economic Forum 2018
          will be hosted in Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre
          1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City
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