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TOKEN2049 Singapore 2022 Spokesperson List

30/11/2022
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TOKEN2049 Singapore 2022

Industry Attendee List for Press

 

Company: RockX

Spokesperson: Zhuling Chen

Dates in Singapore: 21 Sept to 12 Oct

Bio: Zhuling is a serial entrepreneur in the blockchain space whose experience spans from central bank regulation and mobile payment services to new technology deployment. An engineer by training from Nanyang Technological University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Zhuling started his career as a strategy consultant at Roland Berger, specialising in Financial Services and Telecommunication. In 2017, he co-founded Aelf — a next generation multi-layer parallel computing distributed network — before going on to lead RockX — one of Asia’s largest crypto staking providers in 2021.

Areas of thought leadership:

  • How consensus-based proof-of-stake changes cryptocurrency as an asset class
  • Ethereum’s rebirth – What’s at stake?
  • The rise of institutional opportunities in DeFi and how industry players can capture them  

 

Company: Matrixport 

Spokesperson:  Cynthia Wu, Co-Founder and COO

Dates in Singapore: TBC

Bio: Cynthia Wu is the founding partner and COO of Matrixport, one of the world’s largest and most trusted digital assets financial services ecosystem which offers a  comprehensive suite of market-leading crypto investment products. In her role, she is responsible for the operation of the company, its institutional business, salesforce as well as managing Matrixport’s key investor relations. Prior to Matripxort, Cynthia has accumulated more than a decade of experience in financial services under her belt, including previous stints as Investment Director at Bitmain Technologies and VP at HKEX and commodity trader at Noble Group. 

Areas of thought leadership:

  • The Evolution of the DeFi Market — risk management and opportunities 
  • Institutional Adoption of Digital Assets 
  • Bridging between CeFi and DeFi 

 

Company: Oasys 

Spokesperson: Daiki Moriyama, Director

Dates in Singapore: TBC

Bio: Daiki Moriyama is a Director at Oasys, a blockchain built for the gaming community that offers a high-speed, zero gas fee experience to users by combining the best of public Layer One and private Layer Two blockchain technology solutions. Armed with a rich background in consulting, Moriyama-san has deep expertise in emerging technologies and the ways in which companies may harness the opportunities present.

Upcoming news: 

  • Significant partnership with a global traditional gaming giant (7 Sep)
  • Upcoming game launch on the Oasys network by another gaming giant

Areas of thought leadership:

  • Blockchain-based gaming / mass adoption of blockchain technology 

 



Company
: Amber Group

Spokesperson: Annabelle Huang, Managing Partner

Dates in Singapore: TBC

Bio: As the Managing Partner at Amber Group, a US$3 billion FinTech unicorn with over 1000 institutional clients, Annabelle oversees the company’s global expansion of institutional and retail product offerings. Prior to joining Amber Group, she served as the Asia lead at AirSwap, a decentralized trading platform that enables peer-to-peer trading on the Ethereum blockchain, and was also part of the FX Structuring desk at Deutsche Bank. Annabelle is an advocate for more women to be part of the crypto conversation, and is a mentor of the Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide (FEW) Incubator, Asia DeFi Network, and Brinc Accelerator.

Areas of thought leadership:

  • Bridging the institutional divide in the TradFi – DeFi convergence
  • The female crypto awakening — dismantling power structures and closing the gender gap
  • Sustainable investing in a digital and decentralised future

Company: Talos

Spokesperson: Anton Katz, Co-Founder and CEO

Dates in Singapore: TBC (Anton will be delivering a keynote speech)

Bio: Anton Katz is CEO of Talos, a “household” name synonymous with the digital assets ecosystem, powering businesses from the Top 5 crypto exchanges to leading OTC desks, FX and settlement providers. Before co-founding Talos, Anton served as Head of Trading Technology for AQR Capital Management, one of the world’s most prominent quantitative investment firms. Prior to that he spent six years at Broadway Technology, most recently serving as Director of Software, where he led trading technology development projects for dozens of leading banks, asset managers, and vendors.

Areas of thought leadership:

  • Unique challenges and opportunities that Crypto Winter has brought to the industry
  • The current market structure for digital asset gateways and how there is a lack of professional investment platforms for institutional trading of digital assets
  • What Wall Street is quietly building and focusing on in relation to the digital asset space

Company: Lisk

Spokesperson: Max Kordek, CEO and Co-Founder

Dates in Singapore: TBC

Bio: Max Kordek is a globally recognized cryptocurrency entrepreneur who founded Lisk, the accessible blockchain platform for building applications with JavaScript. Together with his co-founder, blockchain industry veteran Oliver Beddow, Max raised over 14,000 BTC for Lisk’s ICO in 2016. Within the same year, Max founded Lightcurve, a leading blockchain development studio based in Berlin. Max’s ambition for entrepreneurship and technological innovation can be traced back to his teenage years when he created his first app at just 14 years old. Since co-founding Lisk, Max has become increasingly involved in the global crypto community, speaking at some of the top blockchain conferences in the world. Today, Max is working relentlessly to help the industry gain traction with Lisk’s easy-to-use Software Development Kit.

Areas of thought leadership:

  • How to bridge the gap between blockchain development and Javascript communities
  • Why interoperability is necessary for widespread adoption of blockchain technology
  • The key areas of growth in blockchain that developers should be aware of 
  • What the route to the mainstream accessibility of blockchain technology looks like

Company: Banxa

Spokesperson:  Holger Arians, CEO

Dates in Singapore: TBC

Bio: Holger Arians is CEO of Banxa, a leading global on-and-off ramp solution to the global crypto industry, servicing companies like Binance, WonderFi, EDGE Wallet and Kucoin. Through its extensive network of local payment solutions paired with the required crypto licenses, Banxa gives its partners and projects access to global audiences with less friction and higher conversions. Holger entered the crypto space in early 2014 and has since been involved in multiple companies, such as the Apollo Capital Fund, an award-winning multi-strategy crypto fund domiciled in Australia. Prior to Banxa, Holger oversaw a portfolio of early-stage technology companies as CEO of Dominet Venture Partners in Australia.

Areas of thought leadership: 

  • Crypto payments and fiat on/off ramps
  • Reducing payments friction in the crypto space
  • Global crypto regulation and compliance

Company: Mamoru,

Spokesperson: Patrick Chiu, Founder and CEO

Dates in Singapore: TBC

Bio: Patrick Chiu is the founder and CEO of Mamoru, a global digital asset financial services group made up of leaders from technology, market making and venture capital backgrounds. Before founding AP Capital in Hong Kong in 2012 and Mamoru, Patrick was a Delta One Trader for the Barclays Bank in Hong Kong. Patrick also sat as a panel member and consulted in derivatives markets with the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX).

Areas of thought leadership: 

  • The Future of Finance – VC Investments in Blockchain are Surging and How Startups Can Benefit
  • DeFi, NFTs, and fintech 
  • Breaking down the crypto market, regulation and compliance

Company: CLST

Spokesperson: Nicholas Chalk, Managing Director APAC

Dates in Singapore: TBC

Bio: Nicholas Chalk, Managing Director APAC at CLST, holds 15+ years of commercial experience across finance and technology, holding roles across wealth management serving mass affluent, HNW and UHNW clients. Chalk served as Morningstar’s Sales Director, covering Morningstar’s Tier 1 Banking and Asset Management clients in Hong Kong including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Blackrock, HSBC, Citibank, BNY Mellon and Morningstar’s product suite of research, investment, data and technology solutions. Together with the team, Chalk is responsible for CLST market expansion and all subjects related to Asia and APAC.

Upcoming news:

  • CLST Markets product launch– lending network for institutions

Areas of thought leadership:

  • Bringing frameworks from traditional finance into the digital asset ecosystem 
  • Market expansion in APAC during a time of digital asset regulatory scrutiny

Company: CLST

Spokesperson: Michael Guzik, CEO

Dates in Singapore: TBC

Bio: Michael Guzik, CEO of CLST, has a long history at leading blockchain based ventures with a focus on FinTech. After being appointed as the youngest Head of Blockchain at PwC, he led Primary Markets at Lykke, advised the Swiss Stock Exchange on their “Digital Asset Exchange” infrastructure and was Partner at Blockchain Valley Ventures. Previously to founding CLST, Michael founded KORE Technologies, one of the leading infrastructure providers for Digital Assets.

Upcoming news:  

  • CLST Markets product launch– lending network for institutions

Areas of thought leadership:

  • The Benefit Digital Assets Provide to Credit Risk Assessments
  • Building a Short-term Debt Market for Digital Assets

Company: Wave Financial

Spokesperson: David Siemer, CEO

Dates in Singapore: TBC

Bio: David Siemer is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wave Financial as well as the founder of Wavemaker Partners and Wavemaker Genesis. Wavemaker includes seven funds with AUM of $300m in the US and Southeast Asia which have all posted top-decile returns. Prior to founding Wave, David launched Siemer & Associates LLC., a technology focused investment bank which he sold to CEC Capital in 2016. An early pioneer in the cryptocurrency space since 2012, David is passionate about the power of the blockchain to enable a new generation of technology and innovation.

Areas of thought leadership:

  • Post Celsius Era: How Has the Market Recovered from The Failure of CeFi Lenders?
  • Asset Management for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals Capitalizing on Crypto
  • Weekly market commentary

Company: Wave Financial

Spokesperson: Ben Tsai, President Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Dates in Singapore: TBC

Bio: Benjamin Tsai is the President Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Wave Financial where he oversees product development and trading for the firm. A veteran in both the Web3 and traditional finance space, Ben is also the co-founder of LA Blockchain Lab and holds over 15 years of senior leadership experience at Merrill Lynch Asia and Alliance Bernstein where he led business strategy and managed profitable distribution teams across Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, and Taipei. 

Areas of thought leadership:

  • How an Asset Manager Side Stepped the Downfall of Crypto in May 2022
  • Where are crypto platforms turning for treasury management among the great distrust in CeFi? 
  • Weekly market commentary

Company: Syscoin

Spokesperson: Jagdeep Sidhu 

Dates in Singapore: TBC

Bio: Jagdeep is lead developer and president of Syscoin, a layer one protocol combining the security of Bitcoin’s Proof of Work and the composability of Ethereum. He has more than 25 years experience in software engineering and more than 20 years of experience in financial markets. Through Syscoin, Jag is focused on creating the infrastructure that will pave the future for a connected society through scalable distributed computing networks offering antifragility and flexibility in decentralized, secure environments.

Upcoming news: 

  • Optimistic rollups for DAOsys – new way of DAO governance
  • Sys Labs
  • Rollux and PODA (Proof of Data Availability)

Areas of thought leadership:

  • Futuristic scalability – Future-proof projects enabled by ZK-rollups and Validium
  • Reinventing the DAO model/revolutionizing the DAO infrastructure
  • Proof of work, proof of stake and the differences between them
  • The Merge

Company: Cronos

Spokesperson: Ken Timsit, Managing Director, Cronos Chain and Cronos Labs Accelerator

Bio: Ken started his career at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he spent 15 years serving as Partner & Managing Director. Prior to joining Cronos, Ken was CRO at ConsenSys, where he served as global head of sales and marketing. Between 2018 and 2020, he served as a management committee member of the European Commission’s EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum.

Areas of thought leadership:

  • The latest developments in DeFi and GameFi
  • How crypto will benefit from a multi-chain future
  • How to reach the next billion Web3 users

Company: Wachsman

Spokesperson: David Wachsman, CEO & Founder 

Dates in Singapore: 27 – 30 September (TBC) 

Bio: David is the founder of Wachsman — the world’s largest communications firm specializing in Web3, decentralized finance, and emerging technology. David has advised dozens of the multibillion dollar companies and protocols that are the pillars of the industry, including teams behind approximately 30% of the top 100 cryptocurrencies. As one of the highest profile and earliest PR professionals specializing in the Web3 space, David has helped to shape the way traditional media outlets view emerging technology. 

Areas of thought leadership:

  • Web3 and blockchain trends and insights, broad strokes
  • Market conditions and industry forecasts 
  • Advice to Web3 and startups – strategy, staffing etc. 

Client: AltLayer

Spokesperson & Title: Dr. Yaoqi Jia, CEO and Founder of AltLayer

Dates in Singapore: Lives in Singapore

Bio (up to 3 sentences):  Yaoqi Jia, founder and CEO of AltLayer, a high-performance smart-contract platform that is compatible with a wide variety of blockchains and which is building a pay-as-you-go network for emerging Web3 applications. Yaoqi previously served as director at Parity Asia and as CTO of Zilliqa. He was a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and he holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from NUS. He has previously appeared in such publications as Financial Times China.

Upcoming news/topics of interest (one line; up to 3 bullet points): 

  • Topics of interest:
    • Gaming solution, dApps panels
    • Pay-as-you-go blockchain/ Blockchain on demand

Client: Chapter One

Spokesperson & Title: Jeff Morris Jr., Founder & Managing Partner 

Dates in Singapore: September 23-30

Bio (up to 3 sentences): Jeff Morris Jr. is the Founder & Managing Partner for Chapter One, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage Web3 companies. He began investing in crypto in 2016 as an angel and a crypto scout for Index Ventures. He currently serves on meta-governance for Ethereum Name Service as one of five elected leaders, and previously, he was the VP of Product, Revenue at Tinder. 

Upcoming news/topics of interest (one line; up to 3 bullet points): 

  • Topics of interest:
    • Early stage investing in crypto markets
    • Building consumer and infrastructure products for web2 and web3 
    • Chapter One recently participated as an investor for Dust Labs’ (a non-fungible token software company) $7 million funding round 

Client: Hedera

Spokesperson & Title: Mance Harmon, Co-CEO of Swirlds Labs, building out the Hedera Ecosystem

Dates in Singapore: 

Bio (up to 3 sentences):

About: The Hedera network is the most used, sustainable, enterprise-grade public ledger for the decentralized economy. The platform is governed by a council of the world’s leading organizations, including Avery Dennison, Boeing, Chainlink Labs, Dentons, Deutsche Telekom, DLA Piper, EDF (Électricité de France), eftpos, FIS (WorldPay), Google, IBM, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), LG Electronics, Magalu, Nomura Holdings, ServiceNow, Shinhan Bank, Standard Bank Group, Swirlds, Tata Communications, University College London (UCL), Wipro, and Zain Group.

Upcoming news/topics of interest (one line; up to 3 bullet points): 


Client: Enjin

Spokesperson & Title: Oscar Franklin Tan, CFO & Chief Legal Officer.

Dates in Singapore: Based in Singapore.

Bio (up to 3 sentences): Oscar Franklin Tan, CFA is the Chief Financial & Legal Officer of Enjin. He was previously ranked one of the leading fintech and startups lawyers in Singapore by Chambers and Partners, and graduated from Harvard Law School. He received “JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World,” one of the world’s most prestigious “Under 40” awards. 

About: Enjin is the leading ecosystem for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), offering a comprehensive suite of products for creating, trading, distributing, and integrating NFTs into virtual worlds. As a scalable, accessible platform, Enjin’s technology has seen wide application in blockchain games, apps, enterprise programs, and innovative marketing campaigns.

Upcoming news/topics of interest (one line; up to 3 bullet points): 


Client: Dfinity Foundation

Spokesperson & Title:  Dominic Williams, Founder and Chief Scientist of the DFINITY Foundation

Dates in Singapore: TBD

Bio (up to 3 sentences):

About: Dominic Williams (192k Twitter following) is the founder and chief scientist of DFINITY Foundation. Since the organization’s inception in 2016, DFINITY’s mission has been to transform the public internet into a powerful decentralized cloud to host the next-generation of software and services. The Internet Computer (ICP) is a set of protocols that allow independent data centers around the world to band together and offer a decentralized alternative to the current centralized internet cloud providers.

Upcoming news/topics of interest (one line; up to 3 bullet points): 

  • Blockchain vs big tech and how to pull power from big tech companies
  • Solutions to the blockchain bridge hacking problem 
  • Decentralized identity in the Web3 era and its associated benefits
  • What a future with Web3 looks like for end users

Client: Venly

Spokesperson & Title: Gerbert Vandenberghe: COO + Co-Founder

Dates in Singapore: TBD

Bio (up to 3 sentences): Gerbert is co-founder and COO of Venly and Director of Venly Ventures. He is passionate about helping customers integrate Venly in the most user friendly way and by advising start ups on all blockchain and crypto related aspects. Venly recently raised over €21 million (USD$23 million) in Series A funding in April 2022.

About: 

Founded in 2018, Venly is a blockchain technology provider creating tools and products to help companies benefit from blockchain technology. The company has been recognized as a digital pioneer and delivers groundbreaking innovation to  companies such as Atari, Ubisoft, Bondly, Shopify, and other industry leaders. 

Upcoming news/topics of interest (one line; up to 3 bullet points): 

  • Helping Web2 companies transition to Web3 
  • Official partnership with Shopify
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