Asia Blockchain Summit 2019, the biggest blockchain event in Asia, will take place in Taipei, Taiwan on July 2-3, expected to attract over 5,000 blockchain industry elites and over 300 top companies worldwide. Apart from the main agenda, a huge amount of visitor flow and activities held by different companies will also liven up the whole week, making it a non-stop event of “Taipei Blockchain Week”.
The main activity of ABS 2019 contains two important parts: a summit forum of 140 world top speakers and the blockchain theme exposition which is expected to bring a large number of crowds. Succeeding the popularity of last year’s ABS with 4000 people participating, this year’s summit and Taipei Blockchain Week is expected to have more than 10,000 people involved.
An influential event over Asia’s developing situation, bringing up highlights in crypto that draws the world’s attention.
- East Asia’s first STO friendly act may be introduced: Following the government’s preliminary bill of STO and public hearing in April, the supervisory institution announced that a more complete STO issuance bill will be officially introduced in June or July. By then, Taiwan can have a great chance in becoming the first country in East Asia of STO issuance, changing blockchain industry’s development fate in Asia and opening up more possibilities in the East Asia region.
- Binance will organize its first global 1000+ fans meeting, the Binance Super Meetup, during Taipei Blockchain Week.
- High participation of the government: In addition to the presence of governments and authorities at all levels, ABS2019 also works in depth with the “Taiwan Congressional Coalition for Blockchain Industry” composed of more than 20 legislators, substantially promoting revolutionary breakthrough in regulations from the government’s angle.
- More than 130 top speakers dominating blockchain development in the world will be present, including Nouriel Roubini, Yi He, Arthur Hayes, Andy Bromberg, Charlie Lee, William Bao Bean and so on.
- Traditional enterprises and large financial institutions are about to enter the field: Taiwan’s large traditional banks and the Big Four including KPMG and PWC are all partners of the event.
- Collaborating with Ledger, giving away 1,000 Ledger Wallets to participants.
The biggest world-class blockchain summit in Asia, why Taiwan?
With blockchain moving towards the mainstream market, the global industry is actively communicating with national regulators and becoming mature while Taiwan’s friendly regulations are at the forefront of the East Asian blockchain industry. Taiwan’s financial supervisory institution also announced a complete STO regulation coming out in June. Such breakthroughs in regulations will also change the industrial aggregation pattern in East Asia. In-depth collaboration with policymakers is a crucial part of the event. Essential authorities including Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) and National Development Council (NDC) will also attend the summit.
Taiwan may be the first in East Asia implementing the STO regulations with its official introduction in June or July following FSC’s preliminary bill proposed in April. With the breakthroughs in regulations, Taiwan can be of great chance becoming the only place to develop STO in East Asia, changing the Asian blockchain industry’s fate and opening up more possibilities in the East Asia region.
ABS2019 will also have the high participation of the government. In addition to the presence of governments and authorities at all levels, ABS2019 also works in depth with the “Taiwan Congressional Coalition for Blockchain Industry” composed of more than 20 legislators, which not only enhance the substantial influence of ABS2019, but at the same time take actual action in promoting revolutionary breakthrough in regulations from the government’s side.
130+ world’s most influential industrial leaders gathering in ABS2019
ABS2019 also announced the summit agenda which covers 7 major topics: the government and regulations, enterprises and blockchain, digital currency market, blockchain ecology, disruptive financial innovation, in-depth blockchain technology and decentralized future. Furthermore, the discussion around Asian government will also without a doubt affect the blockchain industry situation in East Asia.
ABS2019 welcomes many distinguished guests from the blockchain industry, including the economist Nouriel Roubini (nicknamed “Dr. Doom”), who has been criticizing cryptocurrency, BitMex Co-Founder/CEO and Binance Co-Founder Yi He, Chief Strategy Officer of crucial bitcoin tech-developer Blockstream Samson Mow.
The guests also include Co-founder and President of the branch company of AngelList from Silicon Valley, the blockchain fundraising platform CoinList, President Andy Bromberg, founder and CEO of Klayman LLC, the leading blockchain law firm in New York, Joshua Ashley Klayman, executive director of hardware wallet service provider Ledger and head of Asia Pacific Benjamin Soong, co-founder of the stable coin new Paxos Richmond Teo et al.
ABS2019 will reach the core of blockchain, while practically discussing the development and trend of the technology. Economist Nouriel Roubini accurately predicted the 2008 Financial Crisis in The 12 Steps to Financial Disaster.
As being a constant critic to cryptocurrency, he’s going to have an intense debate with many industry experts about the future of decentralization.
The summit will also focus more on the trend of blockchain market: He Yi of Binance will talk about her experience and the future plan for Binance, founder of 3 billion daily trading volume exchange BitMEX, Arthur Hayes will explain the potential market for Bitcoin derivatives, and Samson Mow of Blockstream will also join the discussion with multiple experts about the challenges and breakthroughs of the Bitcoin blockchain in Layer2 Solution. More in-depth discussions are expected to be involved in the event.
Special serial activities: collaborating with blockchain world leader companies like Binance and Ledger
ABS2019 is hosted by the blockchain industry media “BlockTempo” and the blockchain tech-company “OBITO.IO” blockchain global companies like Binance and Ledger also join as partners, together making bigger value and world influence of the event.
One of the special Activities is the Binance Super Meetup. Binance worked in depth with ABS2019, organizing Binance’s first global 1000+ fans offline event in the history on the evening of July 2, the same venue of ABS. By then, more than 1K BNB fans from around the world will gather in Taipei, participating in Taipei Blockchain Week and the upcoming event in Asia.
Taipei time 7pm on July 2, at the ABS2019 exhibit hall, Binance Co-Founder Yi He will show up with representatives of Taiwan Binance users and the Binance Angels, interacting with global users and discussing the development of Binance ecology. In addition to receiving special limited gifts from Binance, participants will even get the precious chance of a “Dinner Date with Yi He” during the activity. Pay close attention to ABS2019 for more details and registration information released in the near future.
Co-Founder of Binance He Yi announced: “We’re very pleased to partner with ABS2019 to hold the Binance Super Meetup and communicate with the global community of Binance. Binance is about to celebrate its 2nd anniversary, and we can’t go this far without the support of our users around the globe. We welcome everyone from the community to our super meetup, and together we shall build up a better ecosystem for Binance and all its users.”
With cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin moving towards the mainstream and attracting more participants, ABS2019 hopes that through the collaboration with Ledger, to enhance digital currencies’ influence on the mainstream application and its owners’ awareness to asset security.
1,000 ABS limited edition of Ledger hardware wallets will be given to the first 1000 onsite registrants of the summit on July 2nd. More details and latest news can be found on official channels.
Ledger also shared some words about the partnering with ABS: ”As a global leader in blockchain asset security industry, it’s our honor to be one of the sponsors of this year’s Asian Blockchain Summit. Taiwan is known for its high-tech industry and has a key role in the development of blockchain technology in the Asia Pacific region. Taiwan is celebrated for its high-quality development talents, and the market here is also gaining more interest for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. For Ledger, we are of great pleasure to participate in Taiwan’s largest annual event.”
Taiwan, the blooming Blockchain island, aims to be the game-changer in Asia
In ABS2019, public and private sectors from banking group, major local enterprises, FSC, NDC, to the Ministry of Economic Affairs have all shown strong aggression and positive attitude towards innovation, not only to establish an effective and moderate supervision on the regulations, but also jointly promote the development of the blockchain industry infrastructure, creating the so-called Blockchain Island.
With a friendly regulatory environment, talented human resources and the superior location, Taipei City has become the perfect place for the Asian blockchain Summit.
Last year, Taiwan’s blockchain industry established a self-regulatory organization in Congress. This year, Taiwanese financial regulators are preparing to introduce STO regulations around July. With the worldwide influence brought by ABS2019, this event shall start a new chapter for Asia’s industrial ecology, bringing new opportunities to the blockchain world.