Overview

Join us and experts from around the Asia Pacific region to discuss the applications of blockchain technology from decentralized finance to non-fungible tokens (NFTs), its breakthroughs, and how it could impact you. As more companies and users seek greater control over their activities and data, organizations of every type, size, and industry are using blockchain technology today to decentralize the management of and access to resources to achieve greater and fairer service.

Featured Speakers:

James O'Donoghue

James O'Donoghue, Ventures Product Leader, Finder

James O'Donoghue is Ventures Product Leader at Finder, managing the Finder Wallet which offers cryptocurrency trading in the Finder app. James was previously head of operations at Finder's cryptocurrency OTC trading desk, HiveEx, leading the business to its foreign acquisition in 2020.

Caroline Bowler

Caroline Bowler, CEO, BTC Markets

Caroline Bowler is CEO of BTC Markets, one of the largest Australian digital asset exchanges. BTC Markets has over 320,000 Australian clients, who have traded more than $17 billion since 2013. Caroline has worked in Financial Services since 2004, both in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Eric Anziani

Eric Anziani, COO, Crypto.com

Eric Anziani is the COO at Crypto.com where he oversees a team of 200+ individuals working across several functions including product, growth, institutional sales, strategy, partnerships, blockchain, research and data. Prior to joining Crypto.com, Eric served various roles at leading global companies including Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, PayPal and Global Fashion Group.

Bette Chen

Bette Chen, Co-Founder, Acala

Bette Chen is a co-founder of Acala, a multi-chain decentralized finance hub powered with a global community of over 350k members, on a mission to bring a more open, accessible, and fair financial future to everyone.

Michael Kong

Michael Kong, CEO, Fantom Foundation

Michael Kong is the CEO of the Fantom Foundation. He is responsible for management of the technical and business development teams, finances, and reviewing the organisation’s progress. He has a background in Finance and Information Technology from the University of Sydney, where he published papers on smart contract security. Earlier in his career, he established one of the first hedge funds in Australia, investing exclusively into cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Tushar Aggarwal

Tushar Aggarwal, CEO, Persistence.One

Tushar Aggarwal is CEO and Co-founder of Persistence, a DeFi platform focused on multiple crypto native asset classes such as Proof-of-Stake Assets, NFTs and Synthetic Commodities. A Forbes 30 under 30 recipient, Tushar helped set up LuneX Ventures, the first regulated Crypto VC fund in Southeast Asia.

David Yu

David Yu, CEO, Ecomi

David Yu is the CEO of Ecomi, a company that is leading the way in the emerging digital collectible space. Its app, VeVe, was created in 2018 \ to bring premium licensed NFT digital collectibles to the mass market. With over 350,000 active users and 600,000 NFTs sold, VeVe is the largest mobile-first digital collectibles platform.

Zach Burks

Zach Burks, Founder, Mintable

Zach Burks founded Mintable in 2018, a next-generation NFT marketplace built on the Ethereum & Zilliqa blockchain for buying/selling/creating NFTs. Mintable has since helped over 200,000 creators monetize their work via NFTs.

Alan Tsen

Alan Tsen, Global Expansion, Chipper Cash

By day, Alan works in global expansion at Chipper Cash. On nights and weekends, he's an investor in early stage fintech startups and the author of the Fintech Radar Newsletter. He is currently deputy chairperson of FinTech Australia and a former member of the Federal Government’s Fintech Advisory Group and a current member of ASIC’s Digital Finance Advisory Committee. Alan was the founding GM of Stone & Chalk, Melbourne and formerly an international tax lawyer a PwC.


Agenda

Cryptocurrency exchanges

Date: Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEDT / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT
Presenters:
James O'Donoghue, Ventures Product Leader, Finder
Caroline Bowler, CEO, BTC Markets
Eric Anziani, COO, Crypto.com

Join James O'Donoghue, Ventures Product Leader of Finder, Caroline Bowler, CEO of BTC Markets and Eric Anziani, COO of Crypto.com to learn about how exchanges provide security and performance while having the flexibility to launch new services and scale to tackle increasing interest from institutional and retail investors, new regulations, cryptocurrencies and emerging markets.

Decentralised Finance

Date: Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEDT / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT
Presenters:
Bette Chen, Co-Founder, Acala
Michael Kong, CEO, Fantom Foundation
Tushar Aggarwal CEO, Persistence.One

Join Bette Chen, co-founder of Acala and Michael Kong, CEO of Fantom Foundation and Tushar Aggarwal CEO of Persistence.One on why decentralised financial services (DeFi) is growing rapidly and how it’s leading to innovative new models of payments, investing, lending, and trading.

Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Date: Wednesday, 3 Nov 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEDT / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT
Presenters:
David Yu, CEO, Ecomi
Zach Burks, Founder, Mintable
Alan Tsen, Global Expansion, Chipper Cash

Hosted by Alan Tsen, join David Yu, CEO of Veve and Zach Burks, Founder of Mintable to discuss the popularity of NFTs, its applications, its efficiency, how it can reduce fraud and how it is changing the way the ownership of both physical and digital assets is verified.


Webinar Details

Cryptocurrency exchanges
Date:  Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021
Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEDT /
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT
 
Decentralised Finance
Date:  Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021
Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEDT /
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT
 
Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
Date:  Wednesday, 3 Nov 2021
Time:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEDT /
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT