“To Help Enhance Mass Adoption”: Hong Kong To Host Blockchain Event Chain 2020

Hosted at the AsiaWorld – Expo in Hong Kong, blockchain series of conferences CHAIN 2020 will gather top industry experts on January 15 to produce a comprehensive source of blockchain knowledge and help enhance mass adoption of the new technology in the region

As the global economy evolves and the world enters a new decade, new technologies are becoming increasingly necessary for us. Among these tech we can find blockchain, a distributed ledger technology reshaping the world as we know it now but still quite unknown for the wider public. That is exactly the purpose of CHAIN 2020, a series of educational conferences whose main objective is to promote blockchain in the Asian region, its multiple applications for different areas of society and shed some light on this revolutionary technology.

With the emergence of blockchain and other technologies, the world is becoming more united, forming a truly decentralised network. Unfortunately, many people are left behind due to the relatively low level of adoption of concepts such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, or DLT. There is where Chain 2020 enters as it is launching a series of educational conferences promoting blockchain in the Asian region, and aiming to become one of the key players locally and on a global scale.

These conferences will be broken down into 4 categories: Blockchain Technology; Future of Money; Future of FinTech and AI & Big Data. All of them have been carefully studied to give a better picture of what this and other new technologies can offer in the near future while following the event’s main missions to: “produce a comprehensive source of blockchain knowledge, enhancing mass adoption of the new technology in the region.Become the most influential and mind-captivating platform aiming to create connections and partnerships that will have a long-lasting impact on the industry. And advocate blockchain initiatives in ASIA and support mass adoption of the technology to advance business, science, and society.”

Hong Kong, as an international and modern city that embraces new technologies, has been selected as the host city, and the world-renowned AsiaWorld – Expo as the main venue. There, on January 15, 30+ top industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, professors, decision makers and politicians will gather to share their expertise about blockchain before a crowd of 10,000+ participants.

Among these speakers there will be the likes of:

· David Hanson – Chief Executive Officer of Hanson Robotics

· Henri Arslanian – PwC Global Crypto Leader and Asia FinTech Leader

· Zoran Djikanovic – President of the Capital Market Authority in Montenegro

· Susan Oh – Chair of AI & Blockchain for Impact at UN General Assembly, CEO of MKR AI

· Richard Chen – Co-founder and CTO of WaykiChain, former Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley

· Dr. Ben Goertzel – CEO at SingularityNET

· Dinis Guarda – Globally-recognized Top Influencer in Blockchain, AI, and Fintech

· Jay Liang – Founder and Co-chairman of Hong Kong Blockchain Association

· Jorge Sebastiao – Huawei, CTO Ecosystem

· Jenny Yang – Founder and CEO of BlockGlobe

· Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof – Bitnation Founder and Inventor

· Elene Grigolia – Representative of National Agency of Public Registry of Georgia and World Bank joint project

· Malik Kotadia – FinTech Expert, former SVP of Global Digital Transformation at Citibank

Blockchain is part of the called Distributed Ledger Technologies. Blockchain is a “write only” digital platform that records and verifies transactions. A blockchain is much like a database made up of rows, columns, and tables. Blockchain technology uses cryptography and digital signatures to prove identity, authenticity and enforce read/write access rights. All transactions within a block are visible so there is full transparency for every transaction. And, once an entry goes into a blockchain ledger, it cannot be altered or erased.

Blockchain’s most famous application is cryptocurrencies. In fact, Bitcoin was powered by the very first functional blockchain and most digital currencies that followed Bitcoin used blockchain too. But blockchain’s application doesn’t stop there. It can be used to securely record almost every transaction of data in almost every industry. Most of the major entities of the enterprise world have already created their own blockchain strategies, from Central Banks and financial institutions to energy suppliers.

Chain 2020, held in Hong Kong on January 15, will try to shed some light to blockchain and all its applications aiming to help enhance mass adoption of the new technology in Asia.