- Singapore will host the premier blockchain virtual event from July 21-23, organised and supported by the city’s leading government agencies.
- The virtual event to focus on how blockchain industry is developing and responding to the coronavirus.
Singapore, 12 May 2020 – Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) and NexChange Group, a venture innovation and media platform, today announced they will be hosting Singapore Blockchain Week 2020 from 21 July to 23 July 2020. The event will be one of the largest government-supported virtual blockchain events to be organised in Asia. Singapore Blockchain Week 2020 will bring together regulators, business and technology industry leaders, academics, and innovators from all around the world. Over five thousand attendees are expected to participate in this 3-day blockchain event. The event will be hosted online, providing a unique digital environment for its participants and attendees.
The anchor event – Singapore Blockchain Week Virtual Summit will be held on 21 July 2020. The day-long Summit will focus on industry trending topics like blockchain solutions for enterprise, healthcare and finance, tokenisation of digital assets, governance of blockchain networks, development of Decentralised Finance (DeFi), cybersecurity and more. The event will also witness a series of hackathons, workshops and investor events from 22 July to 23 July 2020.
Commenting on the premier event, Tan Bin Ru, Co-Chairwoman of BAS, who is also CEO (SEA) of New York Stock Exchange listed OneConnect Financial Technology, said: “Singapore stands at the forefront of technological innovation and education. With major support from key stakeholders in the ecosystem to being one of the largest blockchain virtual events in Asia, we are looking forward to catalyse blockchain standards and adoption across multiple industries.”
Singapore Blockchain Week is supported by key agencies and associations such as National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Banking and Financial Services Union (BFSU), Singapore Fintech Association (SFA), Enterprise SG (ESG), China Singapore Fintech Alliance (CSFA). Other supporting organisations include Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA), Polyfintech 100, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and 80RR Fintech Hub SG.
“It is vital for Singapore and our people to keep an open mind towards innovative applications and adapt to new technologies that will strengthen our infrastructure. The use of blockchain solutions can be seen in various projects and particularly applicable amidst the various COVID-19 scenarios and the new normal moving forward. NTUC and BFSU are glad to partner with Blockchain Association of Singapore (BAS) for the Singapore Blockchain Week Virtual Summit so that partners and members can attend the conference and learn more about blockchain, how we can leverage on it and scalable technologies to drive business growth and ride the digitalisation wave,” said Mr Patrick Tay, Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC and Executive Secretary of the Banking and Financial Services Union (BFSU).
Juwan Lee, CEO of NexChange Group added: “The growing presence of Singapore as the blockchain hub for Asia makes this event a pivotal part of the next phase of growth.”
Singapore is known for its diverse, vibrant and highly innovative blockchain ecosystem. Blockchain technology is now playing a pivotal role in changing the global digital landscape and this has resulted in an increased demand for blockchain with businesses. The event will focus on a rapidly developing phenomenon of blockchain-based finance as banks and other incumbent financial institutions are set to play a much more important role post-COVID-19. During the event, participants will showcase real-world case studies and global applications of blockchain technology. There will also be extensive discussions on new Payment Acts that largely impact digital asset exchanges and cements Singapore’s status as a global blockchain hub.