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How to Make the Most of a Conference

“Conference” —  that curious word covering a variety of definitions, is more tricky than generally deemed. Due to a number of factors (the abundance of events dealing with a specific topic not the least), making the most of a conference just might prove to be a subjective category.                   

Still, some generally accepted determiners differentiating between an average and a good conference hold true for all attendees alike, such as are the lineup, venue, accessibility, value, action and get-togethers. That’s quite a lot of items, as it were, but all of them are as necessary an                               ingredient of a great conference as it gets.                                                                                                    

Conferences are just like any other event bringing many people together: they rely heavily on organization. The larger the conference, the more factors there are to consider in order for all aspects to run smoothly. Everything from tickets to private dinners should fit together in a way acceptable to all attendees. It’s a tricky task, but by no means an impossible one.  

 

 

The Thin Line Between Great and Legendary Conferences

As holds true for pretty much everything in life, some form of theoretical knowledge is capable of doing wonders in choosing the conference to remember (and not only to remember, but also to re-visit). Many conferences are annual events; as time goes by, appetites grow. It is a simple psychological trick that makes all of us expect more of established events, which, in turn, puts more pressure on organizers. This simple but often overlooked fact is the main reason why people (especially busy people) may get disappointed even if the conference of their choice is a reputable one. That isn’t to say that the conference is, per se, bad. It just doesn’t meet attendees’ expectations, which are often too high in such cases.

What is the perk that makes the biggest difference between a great and a legendary conference?

As it turns out, the answer is a mixture of factors. Not surprisingly, they take into account all of the abovementioned determiners. Often the thing that makes all the difference, however, is a simple thing. I.e., a killer panel moderated by a surprise guest who knows how to create “a-ha!” moments for the audience.

Picking a conference that brings together “new kids on the block” may just prove to be such an event, but — being fully aware of the saying “never believe anything that follows ‘but’,” we still beg to differ.  Emerging technologies may be all the rage, but they also come packed with the painful process of testing and failing. Although it is essential to continually stay informed about new developments, that isn’t to say that just any clever guy with a good idea is bound to succeed in the long run.

Legendary conferences are devised in such a way that they allow for both valuable insights and critical thinking. Therefore, we’d argue that a well organized interaction between ALL participants is what makes a great conference stand out from others.

To be sure, all conferences allow for interaction, to an extent, at least. However, there is a huge difference between large gatherings and privately curated ones. The latter, more often than not, give birth to exactly those kinds of contacts every conference attendee ultimately wishes to make (and keep).

The Next Level of Speaker-Content Interrelation

There are good speakers, and then there are brilliant ones. Everyone knows that. Still, even the greatest of speakers must take content into account… or, more precisely, the wrapping of the content. This often comes in the form of the so-called key takeaways and summaries, which are an eternal reminder of a stellar presentation and a legendary conference.

On top of being reminders, they also help in other ways. Seriously, anyone with even a slight sense of reality can see that the times we live in are hectic. With the “information revolution” ongoing (and continually gaining momentum), it is pretty safe to conclude that the times we’ll live in at some point in the future will be even more hectic still.

So, what do key takeaways and summaries from some great conference hosted last year have to do with that? A good deal, as it were. Busy people will get busier still, and new ideas and insights will keep attacking them from all sides. Who can possibly remember the exact content of a presentation that rang a bell for that one business idea to make all the difference?

 

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Conference to Attend

Keeping things simple is always the best approach to difficult decisions. And, make no mistake about that, choosing a conference to attend IS a difficult decision. No matter the topic of your interest, it is bound to be covered by at least a dozen conferences (and often multiple times more). Not to expand on obvious factors overmuch (location, conference size, your budget, your busy schedule), here are some factors that must be taken into account:

  • Lineup and content – A diverse line-up is always the best choice. Speakers should be able to provide insights in an inspiring and engaging manner.

  • Accompanying activities – A great conference should offer get-togethers, panel discussions, and other private activities that will help attendees make fruitful business contacts.

  • Visibility – A stellar conference should provide visibility to its attendees. If your business has something to offer to others (and what kind of business doesn’t?), you will wish to expand its prospects. Where better to do it than at a large gathering of like-minded people?

  • Discussions and more discussions – Panels and interactive presentations are the key factor in broadening one’s insights. It is often through questions of people from other fields that best answers are born. Did you know that some of the best innovative concepts were created by experts answering questions of students from a different study background?

Keep It Real

As already stated, disappointments are often the result of unrealistic expectations. Conferences may be just the place to learn new things and meet like-minded people, but they are, by no means, about every attendee. E.g., if you wish to present your ideas to a large number of people, look for conferences where you can deliver a speech. You’d be surprised how many of those are available! For the reasons mentioned above, every conference aiming high (and they all are) can always do with another brilliant presenter. Are you one?  

TOKENOMX

Battle of the Blockchains

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27-28th February, 2019

The Athénée Hotel BKK — THAILAND

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  • Speaker Dinner (VIP Plus ticket holders only)

  • 27th February: Conference Day 1 (all ticket holders)

  • VIP Party (VIP Plus and VIP ticket holders only)

  • 28th February: Conference Day 2 (all ticket holders)

  • Official after party (all ticket holders)

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Tips for Choosing a Conference https://tokenomx.com/tips-for-choosing-a-conference/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:45:05 +0000 https://live.yellow.com/?p=5489 The post Tips for Choosing a Conference appeared first on TokenomX.

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Tips for Choosing a Conference

What is it that makes a conference truly stand out from the myriad of others? Is there a common denominator that leaves everyone in awe when it comes to stellar conferences?

As it were, the more people that are involved, the more different opinions mix into conversations. That, however, holds true for pretty much everything in life. A good conference is like a good party — all guests feel at home, mix with like-minded crowds, leave with a richer address book and enjoy a pleasant intellectual hangover for days to come. Once reality kicks in, they say: “What an                                                                              event that was!”                                                                                                                                                   

Is there really a way for a conference to invoke all those stroke feelings? Really, truly, seriously?        

There sure is.

Great Minds Think Alike

The first thing — the closest to a common denominator —  to keep in mind when choosing a conference to attend is that a truly great event provides all attendees with a chance to connect with like-minded people. That isn’t to say — just people with similar interests. Certainly a conference on, say, cryptocurrencies, is bound to bring together people interested in virtual assets, but that doesn’t mean they are the right people. How come?

It’s quite simple, really. For comparison’s sake, let’s imagine a typical day at work. Everyone’s colleagues are a mix of people sharing a set of skills needed for the same profession, but that doesn’t mean everyone likes everyone. If they did, the concept of team building wouldn’t have been invented in the first place, right?

The same applies to conferences. “Like-minded people” are, more often than not, individuals from different industries with similar mindsets. Mind the term. It’s exactly an appropriate mindset that helps people connect and give rise to fruitful partnerships and — why not? — even long-lasting friendships.

The Value-Action Connection

 

The next thing to keep in mind is the actual value of the conference. Large conferences don’t get labeled “large” out of the blue. There is a serious amount of capital backing them up and a serious strategy propelling them forward. For one thing, expert speakers are greatly sought out. Their schedules are busy; they pick their events carefully.

On the other hand, new conferences aiming to establish themselves must outshine established events, so they often unearth novelties to impress attendees. It’s a no-brainer, if you consider it rationally.

A more pressing issue is that of the choice of a single conference. Popular topics are omnipresent, with summits dealing with them spanning continents and often even overlapping. Take Asia’s crypto conferences as an example. They’re tightly packed and often coupled with accompanying events, no doubt with the aim to attract a large portion of the same audience in a couple of days and, sometimes, weeks. There are busy schedules of the attendees to keep in mind, so picking a single event may prove to be challenging indeed.

So, how to single out just the conference to fulfill all your needs?

Organization Is the Key

  

First and foremost, conferences that have made it big have done so by heavily relying on organization. Reputable events offer a variety of benefits, including speeches, panels, key takeaways, accompanying activities, socialization events and a whole lot of networking on all levels: get-togethers that are large, small, private, public and taking place during and after the actual program.

The focus is on value and action. A truly brilliant conference does not solely deal with a single topic. Rather, it spins a tale around it, presents new use cases, shows how the topic can be used outside of the box and makes attendees wish to think up new ideas. It is inspirational, leaves a lasting effect and aims to preserve its attendee base in the long run. At the end of the day, the audience should leave happy and with clear ideas and concepts on how to apply that newly-acquired knowledge to their respective industries.

 

On-the-Go Content

 

Successful conferences offer a whole lot of new insights to last a lifetime. What does that exactly portend? Put simply, if a conference of your choice doesn’t offer keynotes, workshops and panels, maybe better reconsider attending it.

Again, busy people need to allocate their time slots carefully, and, as a rule, conference attendees do comprise busy people.

Further out, the contents of the conference should be applicable to all kinds of businesses — from startups to large organizations. There’s a little something for everyone, or, better still — a lot of something for everyone.

But that has a downside to it. The more information that’s served, the less time to digest it. That’s why it is essential that the information “leaves” the conference venue with the audience. Keynotes and key takeaways are of extreme importance for later use. They allow for refreshing one’s memory in a short amount of time and provide a reminder of other aspects presently forgotten.

Conference Accessibility and Lineup

Leaving actual country (or continent, for that matter) aside, there is the issue of accessibility. Believe it or not, some ambitious conferences did poorer than they could have simply because they weren’t accessible enough.  

The choice of actual location plays an immensely important role in attracting prospective attendees. That isn’t to say that a conference should be insanely expensive to cover for the costs of the venue. A fine balance of an affordable price and reasonably acceptable amenities is all that is needed.

Finally, there is the matter of the lineup. It should be such that, when a prospective attendee looks at the list of presenters, they know at a glance the conference is a must-see. When it comes to speakers, it is not all about new insights. It is the stepping stone, to be sure, but by no means the only quality sought. A good presenter will amaze the audience, make it question its knowledge and provide invaluable insights for each attendee’s respective industry. All that — coupled with stellar presentation skills.

Last but not least, a conference to be remembered for a long time brings together the “opposing sides”. I.e., using the example of cryptocurrencies, the best of conferences host representatives of startups and large businesses, CEOs and investors, enthusiasts and pioneers, and show them how they can drive value by joining forces.

If you keep all these tips in mind, you are certain to pinpoint just the conference to broaden your horizons. The good news is — there is no lack of them!

TOKENOMX

Battle of the Blockchains

powered by yellow

27-28th February, 2019

The Athénée Hotel BKK — THAILAND

Preregistration Mixer on the 26th!

EARLY BIRD tickets available NOW


    26th February: Pre-registration Networking and Cocktails (all ticket holders)

  • Speaker Dinner (VIP Plus ticket holders only)

  • 27th February: Conference Day 1 (all ticket holders)

  • VIP Party (VIP Plus and VIP ticket holders only)

  • 28th February: Conference Day 2 (all ticket holders)

  • Official after party (all ticket holders)

CASE STUDY: CHIANG MAI 2018

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Why Networking and Community Building Matter https://tokenomx.com/why-networking-and-community-building-matter/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:24:47 +0000 https://live.yellow.com/?p=5482 The post Why Networking and Community Building Matter appeared first on TokenomX.

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Why Networking and Community Building Matter

Networking and community building are two certain ways to enhance your business prospects, continually keep informed about industry developments and make long-lasting contacts. There are numerous debates arguing that networking is more important than community building and vice versa. Not claiming to have been privy to all of them, we humbly think both are equally important and unique in their own right.

Why Networking Matters

The first obvious reason comes down to statistics. The more people you meet, the greater the chance of meeting the right people. The term “right” in business context normally applies to business contacts, and that is indeed the greatest difference between networking and community building.

Whereas networking is strictly connected to the business context, that doesn’t mean that some of the people met in this way won’t become your friends. One can never know, but it can still be  considered an added bonus.

Networking brings together like-minded people to all kinds of events: from conferences to summits to panels to business exchanges. Observed carefully, networking uses the same principles as agile methodologies, which tend to teach people to think outside the box and discover their inner talents. Some argue that even creativity can be developed in such a way. Let’s face it — shared creativity is a tempting idea indeed!

What networking is certain to help with is in providing continual insights into your business industry (and other ones, for that matter). Take conferences as an example. They are swarmed with attendees on the lookout for new knowledge that can be applied to innovate around their business models, mildly put. There is much more to conferences than just inspiring new ideas. Many get to actually share their ideas, by participating in panels, discussions and speeches.

Networking is a shortcut to learning best practices and new use cases, but it is also a convenient way to meet large numbers of people at one place during a couple of days. It’s a no-brainer that gatherings of this kind welcome more people than any of us will ever possibly meet in a lifetime in our regular business environment.

Another important aspect to networking is value creation. The term is tricky, but widely used nevertheless. We’d argue that great minds think alike, and if they’re willing to share their knowledge, even greater achievements are bound to come to pass.

Obviously, some people like socializing more than others. Introverts may appear to have it considerably harder, but there is a way for them to feel at home, too. Take only online networks as an example: budding communities are popping up everywhere!

It is important to understand that networking is essential to business success. People shunning networking events are likely to find themselves lacking professional advice and being let out of important business deals.  If you don’t know where to start, the easiest way is to turn to online social platforms. LinkedIn is a good starting point, and others may come to mind, too.

Why Community Building Matters 

Community building has a more personal note attached to it. I.e., large networking events often come down to exchanging business cards and a few words. That’s not the case with community building events. These create relationships beyond a career, because people get a chance to connect on a more personal level.

Also, unlike networking, community building takes time. The reason is simple — lasting relationships don’t come overnight. They need to be tended and deepened, just like friendships. Speaking of the latter, many are born exactly in this way. When people go beyond business matters, more personal topics are bound to snake their way into the hearts of like-minded people.

As a result, connections built in this way often last longer. This especially holds true in the case of clients, who have been proven to tend to rely on stable advisors over the long run. If you think about it, it isn’t surprising at all. No one will choose an unknown person if they have a trusted one in mind.

When it comes to community building, there is a catch to mind, however. Namely, many people tend to rely solely on online connections. No wonder, eh? With mobile phones taking the dominance over in-person communication, this kind of mistake is easy to make.

Social media are a good starting point, but if you want to make lasting connections, the action must move on to a more personal level. And no, communication from behind the screen isn’t real human communication, no matter what generation Z may think.

For starters, smaller scale community building events will do. There are numerous examples of, i.e., closed Facebook groups hosting a meeting at a café, which later on grow into serious relationships and cooperation opportunities. This is particularly seen in the case of groups whose participants are looking for shared experience and advice, but not all necessarily on business, mind you. You’d be surprised to learn how many women’s groups have grown to become a force to be reckoned with from a simple small-scale tea party hosted at someone’s house.

On a larger scale, community building events that bring people from different countries together have the potential to shake the world. Somehow, it is always easier to connect with people in person when you’ve already “met” them online. The practice started with first internet forums, which have since grown to be reputable entities with its members constantly deepening their influence via face-to-face gatherings.

Finally, community building gives precedence to cooperation over competition — arguably the most distinct difference between it and networking. In business terms, if all community members strove to help others by sharing their experience and lending a hand, the pool of shared knowledge would keep expanding and reaching new levels on an everyday basis — literally!

 

Networking Meets Community Building

 

As you can see, both approaches to building business connections have their respective benefits. As is often the case, however, combining the best of the two worlds renders optimum results. Fortunately, networking and community building are not mutually exclusive. Everyone is free to do both — at their own leisure and in their own way. Finding the balance between the two is the key to long-term business prospects with people with which you love doing business. It’s a win-win situation, no matter how you look at it!

TOKENOMX

Battle of the Blockchains

powered by yellow

27-28th February, 2019

The Athénée Hotel BKK — THAILAND

Preregistration Mixer on the 26th!

EARLY BIRD tickets available NOW


    26th February: Pre-registration Networking and Cocktails (all ticket holders)

  • Speaker Dinner (VIP Plus ticket holders only)

  • 27th February: Conference Day 1 (all ticket holders)

  • VIP Party (VIP Plus and VIP ticket holders only)

  • 28th February: Conference Day 2 (all ticket holders)

  • Official after party (all ticket holders)

CASE STUDY: CHIANG MAI 2018

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Lessons Learned From the BitConnect.co Debacle https://tokenomx.com/lessons-learned-from-the-bitconnect-co-debacle/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 03:55:20 +0000 https://live.yellow.com/?p=5449 The post Lessons Learned From the BitConnect.co Debacle appeared first on TokenomX.

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Lessons Learned From the BitConnect.co Debacle

During its brief existence, BitConnect was an open-source cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme that some estimates suggest cost its customers around $1 billion in losses.   At its peak, it had a market cap of more than USD $2.6 billion and each BitConnect Coin (abbreviated as BCC) was valued at more than $400.  Yet, as quickly as BitConnect entered the cryptocurrency market, it left in an explosive scandal.

How did it work?

 

BitConnect emerged in the cryptocurrency market in December 2016 as a Bitcoin investment lending platform.  A surge of investors bought into both the company.  Yet, as the BitConnect user base grew, so did concern about its business model.   

Many seasoned investors were wary of BitConnect and warned that it seemed like a Ponzi scheme.  Indeed, the company followed a four-tier investment system that promised big returns depending on how fast and large their cash investments were. BitConnect promised an up to 40 percent total return every month, and a one percent rate of return every day. 

BitConnect claimed to generate the profit necessary to sustain these returns through a proprietary algorithm that traded Bitcoin, another cryptocurrency, essentially buying Bitcoin low and selling it high.

While some investors expressed concern that this business model was unsustainable, BitConnect was busy hiring a large number of affiliate marketers to attract more investors. Those investors, in turn, would be rewarded for enlisting a new round of investors. 

Hundreds of investors continued to buy into the BitConnect model, as the company’s marketing became more aggressive–and outlandish.

Carlos Mantos

 

During the Oct 2017 BitConnect Annual Ceremony, in which the company rallied investors and hoped to attract new ones, Carlos Matos, supposedly an “everyman” investor, gave an enthusiastic speech in support of the company.  He even mentioned that his wife thought BitConnect was a scam in his speech, but that he reassured her he was raking in large profits. 

Since the fall of BitConnect, Matos’ already infamous speech has become even more of a joke to the public.  Matos has been turned into scores of internet memes and became the face of the company’s collapse, despite having an unclear role in its existence.  To many people, he represents the volatility of the company and its turbulent nature.

 

The Fall of BitConnect

 

As the BitConnect scheme grew in size, it attracted the attention of authorities.  On November 7, 2017, the government of the United Kingdom issued a declaration to BitConnect, demanding it prove its legitimacy within two months.  On January 4th, 2018, the Texas State Securities Board sent BitConnect a cease and desist letter.   Additionally, on January 9th, the North Carolina Secretary of State Securities Division issued a temporary cease and desist order

 

Following these regulatory actions BitConnect shut down on January 17, 2018, and its value crashed by 92%.  A restraining order was temporarily placed on its assets in late January 2018, and Divyesh Darji, the India region leader, was arrested in August 2018. 

 

BitConnect’s extremely high payouts and multi-level marketing structure contributed to its lack of sustainability.  Worth USD $463 at its peak in December 2017, the cryptocurrency crashed to USD $5.92 by the end of January 2018.  Because of this, its payments on outstanding loans were worthless.  

 

As the fall continued, it was revealed that BitConnect lied about how it operated, its headquarters location, and the names of its founders. The legal problems mounted.

Legal Issues

 

In October 2018, Coindesk reported that several lawsuits against BitConnect had been combined into one.  The new Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint produced in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida names a number of promoters and owners of BitConnect as responsible parties in the fraudulent company.  These named individuals and entities include BitConnect Public Limited, BitConnect International PLC, BitConnect Ltd, BitConnect Trading Ltd, Divyesh Darji, promoter Trevon James, and nearly 40 other people involved in its operation.  The lawsuit cites 22 legal violations and seeks to acquire compensation for the investors. 

In February 2019, the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) began trying to find people hurt by the BitConnect scam.  They have asked victims to submit their information in a questionnaire.

Lessons Learned 

BitConnect offers a cautionary tale to investors seeking to get involved in the cryptocurrency market.  Multi-level marketing companies with impossibly high returns should be researched thoroughly. 

 

The US Securities and Exchange Commission suggests that investors consider the following characteristics as warning signs of a Ponzi Scheme:

  • High investment returns with little or no risk
  • Overly consistent returns
  • Unregistered investments
  • Unlicensed sellers
  • Secretive and/or complex strategies
  • Issues with paperwork
  • Difficulty receiving payments

TOKENOMX

Battle of the Blockchains

powered by yellow

27-28th February, 2019

The Athénée Hotel BKK — THAILAND

Preregistration Mixer on the 26th!

EARLY BIRD tickets available NOW


    26th February: Pre-registration Networking and Cocktails (all ticket holders)

  • Speaker Dinner (VIP Plus ticket holders only)

  • 27th February: Conference Day 1 (all ticket holders)

  • VIP Party (VIP Plus and VIP ticket holders only)

  • 28th February: Conference Day 2 (all ticket holders)

  • Official after party (all ticket holders)

CASE STUDY: CHIANG MAI 2018

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Cryptocurrency Convention Asia https://tokenomx.com/cryptocurrency-convention-asia/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:29:58 +0000 https://live.yellow.com/?p=4810 The post Cryptocurrency Convention Asia appeared first on TokenomX.

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Cryptocurrency Convention Asia

With Blockchain technology gaining momentum, accompanying conferences are following suit. Nowhere is the trend more apparent than in Asia, where the technology seems to be attracting a multitude of influencers. We hereby bring you the opportunity to learn about and choose your favorite cryptocurrency convention. Asia has an impressive list for both mid and late 2019, so you might need to attend two or three!

Teamz Blockchain Summit

Tokyo, Japan, April 6 through 7

Teamz Blockchain Summit will take place in Tokyo from April 6 to 7, bringing together cryptocurrency experts from around the world. Planned speakers include:

  1.      Anthony Pompliano (Founder and Partner of Morgan Creek Digital)
  2.      Roger Benites (Co-Founder of BitINKA & Blockzy)
  3.      Loic Biver (General Manager of HUBLOT Greater China)
  4.      Seth Lim (CEO & Founder of Soar Labs Soar Exchange)
  5.      Bradley Chun (Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Shuttle Fund)
  6.      Michimasa Naka (Founder of Boardwalk Capital)
  7.      Katsuya Konno (CFO of QUOINE)
  8.      Seth Lim (CEO & Founder of Soar Labs Soar Exchange)
  9.      Xinxin An (Co founder, VP of Jinse Caijing (Coin time)
  10.   Michimasa Naka (Founder of Boardwalk Capital)

Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference

Pyongyang, DPR of Korea, April 18 through 25

International Blockchain experts will gather for the first time in Pyongyang, DPR of Korea, from April 18 to 25. The conference welcomes attendees from around the globe, with the exception of South Korea, Japan and Israel. Journalists are not allowed to attend. Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference is organized by Mr. Alejandro Cao de Benos, Special Delegate for the Committee for Cultural Relations and President of the Korean Friendship Association (KFA), and Blockchain and crypto expert Mr. Chris Emms. Speakers’ names have not yet been made public.

Blockchain Life 2019

Singapore, April 23 through 24

Blockchain Life 2019 Asia is one of the biggest crypto conventions Asia has to offer in the Blockchain industry, boasting a “real influence on the international crypto market, global blockchain development and world digital economy.” The event attracts over 5,000 attendees from more than 70 countries, and more than 80 speakers. The speakers will include:

  1.      Sergei Khitrov (Listing.Help and Jets Capital)
  2.      Xinxi Wang (Litecoin)
  3.      Tim Draper (Draper Associates, DFJ and Draper University)
  4.      Vit Jedlička (The Free Republic of Liberland)
  5.      Martin Kuvandzhiev (Bitcoin Gold)
  6.      Anatolii Kaplan (Forklog)
  7.      Giacomo Arcaro (N.1 European ICO Growth Hacker)
  8.      Salina Bo (AA Union Capital)
  9.      Malcolm Tan (Gravitas Holdings)
  10.   Nikolai Shkilev (Top ICO advisor)

World Blockchain Summit

Taipei, Taiwan, April 25 to 26

World Blockchain Summit is a global series of elite gatherings that take place in more than 15 destinations across the world. The event connects global Blockchain gurus and technology players, including emerging startups, government authorities, regional businesses, investors, tech entrepreneurs, IT leaders and Blockchain developers. The summit features enterprise and government use-cases, tech-talks, a Blockchain exhibition, keynotes, panel discussions, startup pitch competitions and a host of networking opportunities. The speakers are:

  1.      John Mcafee (McAfee Associates)
  2.      Tim Draper (DFJ Venture Capital)
  3.      Roger Ver (Bitcoin.com)
  4.      Dimitrios Psarrakis (European Parliament)
  5.      Jason Hsu (Legislative Yuan, Taiwan)
  6.      Vit Jedlicka (The Free Republic of Liberland)
  7.      Dinis Guarda (Ztudium / Blocksdna / Intelligenthq)
  8.      Carylyne Chan (CoinMarketCap)
  9.      Jon Jones (Unitychain)
  10.   Anis Uzzaman (Fenox Venture Capital)
  11.   Samson Lee (CoinStreet, Belt & Road TechFin Association, Ethereum South China Community)

Third Blockchain for Finance Conference – APAC

Singapore, May 7 through 8

Third Blockchain for Finance Conference – APAC will be held in Singapore from May 7 to 8. It will cover business strategies of FIs to determine use cases with the strongest commercial benefit, non-technical challenges hindering wide-scale adoption of the Blockchain Asia technology (industry education, improved collaboration, legal concerns and regulatory uncertainty), and the potential benefits of tokenization of different assets. Speakers will provide insights on the latest use cases in financial developments, focusing on finance, securities, clearing and settlement, insurance, payments and digital identity. APAC will provide ​​keynote presentations (delivered by C-Level speakers representing the most influential financial institutions, IT and Blockchain specialists) and panel discussions. The speakers will include:

  1.      Colin Dinn (Siam Commercial Bank​)
  2.      Antony Lewis (R3)
  3.      Wee Kee Toh (FinTech and Innovation Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore)
  4.      Nigel Dobson (ANZ)
  5.      Kelvin Tan (DBS Bank)
  6.      Prateek Dayal (HSBC)

Blocfest

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 26 through 27

Blocfest is held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Blocfest will be Malaysia’s inaugural conference aiming to become the key blockchain summit for Southeast Asia. The conference is a space where “technology and innovation collide,” striving to provide education through experts, hosting some of the biggest cryptocurrency visionaries. The event will host investors, influencers, CEOs and developers. The speakers will include:

  1.      Jonathan Kochmer (RChain Cooperative)
  2.      Lon Wong (ProximaX Ltd.)
  3.      DJ Qian (Fusion)
  4.      Nick Giurietto (ADCA)
  5.      Alexander Busarov (WABI, Walimai)
  6.      Jonathan Ha (Red Pulse)
  7.      Floyd D’Costa (Block Armour, BlockchainWorx SG)
  8.      Indra Darmawan (Lyfe)
  9.      Mark Pui (MW Partners)
  10.   Atty. Joy Catherine P. Alameda (Cagayan Economic Zone Authority)

Blockchain Technology World

Singapore, October 9 and 10

Blockchain Technology World, part of Asia’s biggest technology show (Big Data World, Cloud Expo Asia, Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, Smart IoT Singapore, Data Centre World and eCommerce Expo Asia) will be held in Singapore from October 9 to 10. The event attracts over 14,000 attendees and brings together six events over two days (all held at one location and covered by a single ticket). In the words of the organizers, Blockchain Technology World provides a “new focus dedicated to fast-forwarding the adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technology across businesses of all sizes and in all industries – the core focus of Blockchain Technology World is the application and integration of the technology.”  This cryptocurrency convention Asia furthers the adoption of the blockchain technology and helps early technology providers attract investments from C-level, LOB application owners, technology and investment buyers and influencers. Speakers for this year’s event are yet to be announced.

As you continue to search for other Blockchain events, don’t forget TokenomX, held in Bangkok on February 27 and 28.

TOKENOMX

Battle of the Blockchains

powered by yellow

27-28th February, 2019

The Athénée Hotel BKK — THAILAND

Preregistration Mixer on the 26th!

EARLY BIRD tickets available NOW


    26th February: Pre-registration Networking and Cocktails (all ticket holders)

  • Speaker Dinner (VIP Plus ticket holders only)

  • 27th February: Conference Day 1 (all ticket holders)

  • VIP Party (VIP Plus and VIP ticket holders only)

  • 28th February: Conference Day 2 (all ticket holders)

  • Official after party (all ticket holders)

CASE STUDY: CHIANG MAI 2018

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Blockchain Incubator Asia https://tokenomx.com/blockchain-incubator-asia/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:27:03 +0000 https://live.yellow.com/?p=4813 The post Blockchain Incubator Asia appeared first on TokenomX.

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Blockchain Incubator Asia

YELLOW is an established Blockchain Asia incubator that has contributed to crypto projects since 2013. The team is actively participating in the future of Blockchain in multiple ways: by investing, mentoring, providing software solutions and advisory on STOs, legal, banking, marketing, token economics, fundraising and listing, to name only the core activities. Notably, YELLOW provides advisory on the Momentum Protocol and BidiPass.

  • The Momentum Eco-System is the upcoming standard for loyalty rewards. It enables businesses to easily transfer their loyalty/reward programs onto the Blockchain and transform the way they attract and retain customers in revolutionary ways that were previously thought impossible. The Momentum Eco-System comprises a Blockchain protocol for token creation, exchange and ledger, consumer data controls and consumer wallet (DApp) managing loyalty programs in a single place.
  • BidiPass is an identity authentication protocol built on top of Ethereum. Designed to strengthen the KYC model global businesses depend on, the technology provides a seamless identity authentication and an Ethereum-based tokenization platform with built-in KYC. It is used for identity verification (SP), BDP token transfers, asset deployment and asset transactions.

TOKENOMX and Other Live Events

YELLOW also organizes live events, notably conferences and meet-ups. In late 2018, the incubator acquired TOKENOMX and combined its operations as to build a global events and conferences division. With the mass adoption of Blockchain technology being the main goal of YELLOW’s incubator program, the team is planning to support it with live events and conferences worldwide.

It was clear after their first event that the core values at TOKENOMX strongly mirror the culture we’re building here at Yellow,” says Yellow founder, Alexis Sirkia.

Capital and Startup Factory

YELLOW launched Yellow Capital Fund I in the Cayman Islands in 2018. The Startup Factory provides seed investments to blockchain projects. The projects being currently incubated are MESG, Beachhead (VR City with a crypto economy) and Prediction /WindProtocol.  

MESG

Boasting of being “the new economy of app development,” MESG helps its clients build reusable, shareable integrations from any API or decentralized network and earn profits thereby. The integration is managed by the MESG Engine, which powers connectivity between modules and other devices and applications. It saves both time and effort by allowing for integrations built by existing modules in the MESG Marketplace.

MESG offers multiple benefits, including rapid feature integration, multi-language applications, event-driven architecture, autonomous workflows, hybrid decentralized applications and scalable applications.

Rapid feature integration provides efficient prototyping and updates. All MESG modules are compatible with any other module or app, allowing for a seamless addition/removal of features, without the need for complex reconfiguration of an entire application.

Multi-language applications are convenient in that they eliminate the usual obstacles caused by language differences between the products and features, which is detrimental when it comes to building new products. MESG Modules feature various programming languages and data formats connected to the MESG Engine, which makes adding new features an easy task.

Event-driven architecture allows any service to create events and react to others with loosely coupled dependencies. In comparison, standard modular app-building methods require third-party access. MESG Modules allow for app creation by connecting third-party events to modules’ execution. Reactive applications created in this way listen for events from any data source (Blockchain and web services).

MESG features flow-based programming to create reactive applications offering endless possibilities. Blockchain events are easily combined into a substantial workflow with the help of the MESG Engine. Creating Blockchain event workflows makes atomic swaps, lightning network or sidechain deployment fast and seamless. MESG’s decentralized network enables clients to run centralized services in a decentralized trustless environment. In addition, MESG allows for connecting centralized components in a decentralized way. Thus, centralizing critical features to add third-party features ceases to be needed.

MESG creates scalable infrastructure by mixing event-driven architecture with a decentralized network. The feature is of paramount importance, since centralized app infrastructures are inherently limited. Namely, local networks and servers cannot accommodate them to their full potential, and maintaining private servers is costly. MESG eliminates compatibility issues and, hence, the need for choosing a predefined technology that restricts integration limits. MESG’s decentralized network (Q1 2020) allows apps to be distributed in a trustless way, allowing for limitless scalability.

PredictionVC

The goal of PredictionVC is to accelerate the world’s transition to decentralized economies. It maps the world’s strengths and opinions on digital currencies. The business makes direct investments in other on-chain and off-chain digital currency funds and produces the Digital Currency Prediction Index (DCPI).

Beachhead

Beachhead is the first ever entertainment product integrating gaming and VR using own crypto economy. It is an alternative reality world powered by decentralized crypto economics combining entertainment, commerce and gaming in a revolutionary way.

The service emerged from the BeachHead video game series and brings together the Blockchain technology and the game’s deep history.

YELLOW Foundation

YELLOW operates a Foundation, which is a registered non-profit charity in Thailand. YELLOW Foundation is focused on sustainable development projects, enabling technology for charities and education.

To further its goal, YELLOW has been creating trading software for Blockchain exchanges ever since its inception (2013). The business also runs Yellow Media, dubbed “the voice of Blockchain,” which publishes news and inspires education and entertainment for online- and traditional-channel distribution.

YELLOW LIVE

Yellow is preparing its new space in Chiang Mai, Thailand (estimated to be finalized in February 2019). The space will offer offices, co-working, incubation, meet-ups and networking for Bitcoin community Asia and beyond. The first step to that end is this year’s TOKENONMX 2019, which will be held from February 27 to 28 in Bangkok (at The Athénée Hotel). The event will bring together Blockchain experts from all corners of the world. Some of the speakers will include:

  1.      Juergen Hoebarth (Austrianstartups.com, RealLifeConnect and Haexagon Concepts)
  2.      Damian Mee (Bitcoin veteran)
  3.      Nicholas Merten (DataDash)
  4.      Prinn Panitchpakdi (The Stock Exchange of Thailand)
  5.      Alan Laubsch (Generation Blue)
  6.      Nicole Nguyen (Infinity Blockchain Ventures)
  7.      Allie Zhang (Blocktag)
  8.      Miko Matsumura (Evercoin)
  9.      Alexis Sirkia (Yellow)
  10.   Chris Williamson (MB Technology)

Now that you have learned enough about YELLOW to see why it’s one of the leading Blockchain incubators in Asia, be sure to continue following the company, and even attend TokenomX at the end of February!

 

 

TOKENOMX

Battle of the Blockchains

powered by yellow

27-28th February, 2019

The Athénée Hotel BKK — THAILAND

Preregistration Mixer on the 26th!

EARLY BIRD tickets available NOW


    26th February: Pre-registration Networking and Cocktails (all ticket holders)

  • Speaker Dinner (VIP Plus ticket holders only)

  • 27th February: Conference Day 1 (all ticket holders)

  • VIP Party (VIP Plus and VIP ticket holders only)

  • 28th February: Conference Day 2 (all ticket holders)

  • Official after party (all ticket holders)

CASE STUDY: CHIANG MAI 2018

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What Is Cryptocurrency? https://tokenomx.com/what-is-cryptocurrency/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:26:15 +0000 https://live.yellow.com/?p=5122 The post What Is Cryptocurrency? appeared first on TokenomX.

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What Is Cryptocurrency?

What is cryptocurrency, exactly?                                                                                                                     

Blockchain technology seems to be confusing skeptics and traditionalists facing difficulties with keeping up with new technologies. Similar to large organizations struggling to go agile, traditional investors rarely turn to virtual assets. That is not to be wondered about lightly. The traditional mindset needs to expand to incorporate modern approaches to enable continuous growth opportunities. It may be easier said than done, it turns out, but not wholly impossible.

In any case, what investors big or small do is none of our business. Nowadays, everyone can get instant information online, so why not familiarize yourself with Blockchain and make use of it? For, to be sure, opportunities to cash out are numerous!                                                                             

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Cryptocurrency Definition

 

Attempting a cryptocurrency definition might prove a challenging task. Namely, Bitcoin in Asia is getting bigger by the day, with other regions following suit, albeit somewhat more reluctantly (there are notable exceptions here and there, but nothing massive). If you happen to be located there, you’re in luck indeed. Blockchain conferences Asia 2019 are many, with important decision makers and startups making their appearance (and, more importantly, presentations). To fully benefit from Blockchain — the technology predicted to make a huge disruption in multiple industries, one needs to keep an eye on the developments… and invest in a timely manner!

But, first things first. Let us start by defining cryptocurrencies and defining their advantages.

A cryptocurrency is different from a traditional currency in one aspect only: it is virtual. You can’t touch it or see it, but you can well use it for exchange and payments. Simply put, a cryptocurrency is a digital asset that owes the first part of its name to cryptography that secures and verifies it during transactions.

Unanimously considered to be the greatest benefit of cryptocurrencies is decentralization. It makes cryptocurrency transactions middlemen-free, which is, by the way, one of the main reasons banks are reluctant to incorporate them. When making a transaction, users can do it without the help of any financial institution, thus eliminating potential added costs.

Tip: Unlike fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies are finite. Using the example of Bitcoin, there are 21m BTC.

Cryptocurrency Explained

 

Cryptocurrency explained, in a nutshell: all cryptocurrencies use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to eliminate involvement of third parties. A DLT is a shared database storing transaction information. The DLT used by the majority of cryptocurrencies is the Blockchain technology. It comprises computers communicating among themselves in a P2P network connected via the internet. In order for a transaction to be successful, each computer must agree with other ones about cryptocurrency ownership and actions that have taken place.

Blockchain is a distributed database, with multiple ledger copies being stored on multiple computers. The main components of a blockchain are a distributed network with a shared ledger, private key cryptography and ways of keeping track of the records and transactions performed via the network.

All cryptocurrency transactions are put into a block (hence the name Blockchain), with the network continually re-confirming the Blockchain to stay updated.

Cryptocurrency Transactions

Cryptocurrency transactions are considered safer than traditional ones, due to encryption and verification. The entire process is fairly simple: if you wish to make a payment, you simply need to log in to your wallet and enter the recipient’s address. The rest is up to Blockchain. If proven legitimate, the transaction is added to the Blockchain. This transaction history maintains the integrity of the system. Presently, there are over 500,000 blocks, over 150 gigabytes in size.

Investing in Cryptocurrency  

Investing in cryptocurrency seems like a good idea to many, seeing as Blockchain has yet to make its breakthrough. Unlike the situation 10 years ago when Bitcoin was introduced, nowadays there are numerous cryptocurrencies from which to choose.

Tip: cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin are called altcoins.

 

Cryptocurrency Types

Listed below, you will find only the most popular cryptocurrencies. For a comprehensive list, keep an eye on our Blockchain podcast and upcoming cryptocurrency events.

  • Bitcoin (BTC)

Starting with the forerunner, BTC is one of the best known cryptocurrencies. It was introduced in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto (whose identity remains unknown to this day) and was originally open-source software. BTC uses Blockchain for transparent P2P transactions, which are visible to all users. They are secured within the Blockchain, with Bitcoin owners holding private keys to their transactions.

  • Litecoin (LTC)

LTC was introduced in 2011 as a BTC alternative. Litecoin is also decentralized, open-source software. The main differences between the first two cryptocurrencies are:

  • LTC is considered to generate faster transaction times.
  • LTC has a greater coin limit (84m as opposed to BTC’s 21m).
  • LTC and BTC use different algorithms; LTC uses a scrypt and BTC – SHA-256.
  • Ripple (XRP)

Ripple was introduced in 2012 and has a dual purpose. It is both a cryptocurrency and a digital payment network for financial transactions, the latter offering low-cost money transfers. XRP allows multiple exchanges, including from USD and Bitcoin to gold and EUR. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, XRP connects to banks for transactions and focuses on moving money on a larger scale.

  • Ethereum (ETH)

ETH was introduced in 2015. Like its predecessors, it is an open-source platform using the Blockchain technology. ETH runs the programming code of any decentralized application when tracking transactions, allowing developers to pay for services on the Ethereum network.

  • Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash is a cryptocurrency with improved BTC features. Notably, it has larger blocks, allowing for faster transactions.

  • Ethereum Classic

Ethereum Classic is a variant of the ETH. It runs smart contracts — applications running on top of a blockchain and the smart contract code verifying that what was agreed did take place and executing payments automatically. Smart contracts don’t have any downtime or third-party interface. ETH provides a value token (“Classic Ether”) used for compensating its users for products or services.

What Is Cryptocurrency, and Is it Safe?

 

What is cryptocurrency and is it safe? The Blockchain technology is often dubbed “trustless,” because its safety relies solely on cryptography. Whether cryptography is secure or not remains to be seen. So far, it hasn’t been cracked, but it hasn’t been mathematically proven either. Still, the fact that decentralization removes third parties and allows for anonymous transactions and that Blockchain is certain to disrupt various industries in the future makes investments in cryptocurrencies a logical choice.

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TOKENOMX

Battle of the Blockchains

powered by yellow

27-28th February, 2019

The Athénée Hotel BKK — THAILAND

Preregistration Mixer on the 26th!

EARLY BIRD tickets available NOW


    26th February: Pre-registration Networking and Cocktails (all ticket holders)

  • Speaker Dinner (VIP Plus ticket holders only)

  • 27th February: Conference Day 1 (all ticket holders)

  • VIP Party (VIP Plus and VIP ticket holders only)

  • 28th February: Conference Day 2 (all ticket holders)

  • Official after party (all ticket holders)

CASE STUDY: CHIANG MAI 2018

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What Is Blockchain Technology https://tokenomx.com/what-is-blockchain-technology/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:24:50 +0000 https://live.yellow.com/?p=5117 The post What Is Blockchain Technology appeared first on TokenomX.

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What Is Blockchain Technology?

What is Blockchain technology? It may be gaining momentum, but not many can explain what it truly is. A Blockchain translates into computers communicating with other ones in a P2P network connected via the internet. The network uses a consensus mechanism: each computer needs to agree with all the others about who owns what and which actions have come to pass.                       

Blockchain is a distributed database. This means there are multiple copies of the database stored across multiple computers. When it comes to Bitcoin, there are thousands of computers (as well as satellites) in more than 100 countries storing the Blockchain. The database is decentralized and has operated for 10 years without any downtime.                                                                                

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Technology Behind Bitcoin: Components of the Blockchain System

 

To easily understandable technology behind Bitcoin, it is best to observe it as a combination of old technologies working in a different way. The three main components of a Blockchain are a distributed network comprising a shared ledger, private key cryptography and means of keeping track of the records and transactions performed on the network.

It is this private key cryptography that opens endless opportunities for Blockchain use. Every participant in crypto transactions holds two keys: a public and a private one. The combination of the two allows for generating a secure digital identity reference point (signature), which is a key component of a Blockchain.

The signature is further combined with the component of the distributed network. Thus, a Blockchain consists of a network of individuals who jointly reach a consensus for each transaction (consensus mechanism). Finally, a Blockchain has its own validity rules, which enable the network to operate in a secure way.

The Blockchain technology is far from being deployed to its full potential. Many industries are eagerly keeping track of the developments, expecting disruption at any moment, and hoping to come up with new innovation plans in order to utilize the technology before competitors do. Numerous Blockchain conferences Asia and worldwide are organized to that end, with both startups and large organizations attending them.

Blockchain Technology Tutorial: Bitcoin Transactions

 

Blockchain technology tutorial: why does Bitcoin appear tempting? For one thing, Bitcoin transactions are safer and easier to perform than traditional ones. To make a payment, one simply needs to log in to their wallet and send Bitcoin directly to the recipient’s address.

Before the process can be finalized, it needs to be verified. The network makes certain that the sender has the Bitcoins they are trying to transfer, and that they are not attempting a double transaction. When successfully verified, the transaction is added to the Blockchain. A Blockchain can be, hence, observed as a history of all Bitcoin transactions to have occurred since the Bitcoin was introduced.

Bitcoin Community Asia: Blockchain Use Cases

 

Bitcoin community Asia is keeping an eye on a couple of Bitcoin use cases, some of which are: the IoT, streamlined supply chains, decentralized apps, identity management and smart contracts, and decentralized autonomous organizations.

Making the IoT More Accessible

 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a connected ecosystem recording, processing and sharing interactions, making it a perfect candidate for blockchain. Scilicet, the Blockchain technology is capable of recording huge amounts of data in a trustless way and of analyzing data points transparently. The identification and verification abilities of the Blockchain make the technology a perfect fit for hosting IoT devices.

Those could be used for improving infrastructure management and public services. For private purposes, IoT devices could be used for improved warehousing and logistics.

First steps have already been made, with the IOTA making its appearance. The IOTA is the first open-source permissionless distributed ledger, built to power the IoT with feeless micro transactions and data integrity for machines.

 

Streamlined Supply Chains

 

Because global commerce has faced an uneven expansion, supply chains have suffered in a number of ways, such as is the case of non-transparent logistics and warehousing. With Blockchain allowing for real-time tracking, the technology may solve a multitude of issues with ease. Some big organizations have already realized this potential. I.e., Walmart has partnered with IBM to work on the Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain, which will help the business track food staples from supplier to shelf.

 

Decentralized Apps

 

One of the greatest benefits that Blockchain renders is the ability to build decentralized applications (dApps) featuring various advantages, including P2P interactions, a trustless protocol based on consensus and greater democratization. Originally developed with the help of the Ethereum ERC-20 chain, dApps have now moved to Qtum.

dApps store transactions are directly on Blockchain’s distributed ledger, making the process more transparent. Qtum’s blockchain integrates Bitcoin security capabilities with the Ethereum Virtual Machine, allowing users to benefit from both Blockchains.

 

Identity Management

 

Identity theft is a phenomenon that needn’t be particularly expanded on. Let us just say that, only in 2017, 2.6bn records were stolen, exposed or have gone missing worldwide, with 69 percent of the misuses being classified as identity theft.

Blockchain can be used to verify identity for added security. There are some examples already. E.g., Civic’s Secure Identity Platform (SIP) uses multi-factor authentication that eliminates usernames and passwords, relying solely on biometric data verified by the Blockchain ledger.

 

Smart Contracts and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

 

Smart contracts enable Blockchain users to exchange money and assets in a transparent fashion, eliminating the need for a middleman.

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) is a complex form of a smart contract that doesn’t involve people. DAO uses complex token governance rules to maximize the benefits of Blockchain’s decentralized organization.

What Is Blockchain Technology, Again?

We believe the question “what is Blockchain technology” has become far simpler now. Future uses for cryptocurrencies are expected to skyrocket, with large portions of industries still being reluctant to jump on the bandwagon. At the moment, the technology is mostly made use of in finance, capital markets, trade and insurance.

TOKENOMX

Battle of the Blockchains

powered by yellow

27-28th February, 2019

The Athénée Hotel BKK — THAILAND

Preregistration Mixer on the 26th!

EARLY BIRD tickets available NOW


    26th February: Pre-registration Networking and Cocktails (all ticket holders)

  • Speaker Dinner (VIP Plus ticket holders only)

  • 27th February: Conference Day 1 (all ticket holders)

  • VIP Party (VIP Plus and VIP ticket holders only)

  • 28th February: Conference Day 2 (all ticket holders)

  • Official after party (all ticket holders)

CASE STUDY: CHIANG MAI 2018

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Investing in Cryptocurrency https://tokenomx.com/investing-in-cryptocurrency/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:22:51 +0000 https://live.yellow.com/?p=5127 The post Investing in Cryptocurrency appeared first on TokenomX.

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Investing in Cryptocurrency

With cryptocurrencies being all the rage these days, a growing number of people consider investing in them. Because the Blockchain technology appears mysterious to newcomers, there are many myths surrounding it.                                                                                                                       

In truth, there are only two ways to go about investing in cryptocurrency: directly and indirectly.     

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Direct Cryptocurrency Investment

 

To start  cryptocurrency investment directly, you will need to obtain them first. The easiest way to do this is via a broker-wallet like Coinbase/GDAX. Such services allow for buying, selling and storing Bitcoin.

For investors interested in cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin (altcoins) or multiple cryptocurrencies, services offering cryptocurrency-to-cryptocurrency trading are the best choice (i.e., Bittrex). These allow for buying multiple cryptocurrencies using real money and trading them for other cryptocurrencies on an exchange. Cryptocurrency exchanges are numerous, and each has its highlights and downsides. There is no universal rule on which one to pick. Like with all investment-related things, it is best to read the offer and choose which one suits your goals best.

There are two ways to invest in cryptocurrencies directly: in person or via a custodial service (i.e., Coinbase).

In both cases, the procedure is the same. You will need the following:

  1. A cryptocurrency wallet (or more than one)
  2. A cryptocurrency broker or exchange — there is also the option of mining cryptocurrencies or selling goods
  3. A platform where to cash out cryptocurrencies

Indirect Investments

Indirect cryptocurrency investments can be performed in various ways. You will need one of the following:

  1. The GBTC trust sold on the stock market
  2. Bitcoin futures
  3. A cryptocurrency Individual Retirement Account (IRA), which allows for investing in cryptocurrencies using retirement savings
  4. A private fund (investor accreditation)
  5. A cryptocurrency-related stock (i.e., NVIDA, AMD and RIOT)

Cryptocurrency for Beginners: Selling Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency for beginners: a cryptocurrency investment is similar to all other investments. The goal is to buy cheap and cash out big; the only difference is the actual asset.  Well, perhaps it’s not the only one. Arguably, the biggest benefit of the Blockchain technology is that it is decentralized: there are no middlemen, save for custodial services, if you decide to pick one. 

So, how do you sell cryptocurrencies? In actual fact, there are only a couple of exchanges that offer users the option to sell cryptocurrencies for real money, and even they have pre-set limits. Because of the limited offer, it would be best to turn to an exchange (e.g., Kraken or Coinbase) that has no limits, but takes a percentage in return. 

Among the best cryptocurrency exchanges are Exmo, Kraken, BTC-E, Poloniex and Bittrex. 

Exmo

Usually overlooked, the Spain-based Exmo has actually been around for a while. The exchange allows for trading Dogecoin, Ethereum and Dash, among other altcoins, against dollars.  

Kraken 

Kraken is best known for Bitcoin transactions, although it supports additional altcoins, including Ripple, Ethereum Classic, Monero and ZCash. All the pairs can be traded against Bitcoin, Euros or dollars.

BTC-E

 

BTC-E is one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges supporting a number of altcoins, including Ethereum, DASH and Litecoin. The pairs can be traded against Bitcoin and fiat currency pairs. 

Poloniex

 

Poloniex is an established cryptocurrency exchange famous for listing the greatest number of altcoins. It was one of the first exchanges to offer Ethereum Classic. Other altcoins offered include Ripple, Litecoin, Monero and Factom.

 

Bittrex

 

Bittrex seems to be an unavoidable cryptocurrency exchange. It is generally considered to be among the best platforms for individual currencies that generates large trading volumes.

Storing Cryptocurrencies

There’s nothing wrong with buying and selling, but where do you store cryptocurrencies? Many tend to have sleepless nights over this issue, but the good news is that there is a seamless solution!

Cryptocurrencies being virtual assets, it is only natural that they’d be stored in an online wallet. For long as your online wallet is active, you will be able to store your cryptocurrencies there safely. Many exchanges — including Bittrex, Kraken and Coinbase/GDAX — offer online wallets, but keep in mind that exchanges are meant for trading, not storing. For long-term solutions, it’s best to look for offline wallets.

Cryptocurrency Wallets in a Nutshell

 

A cryptocurrency wallet is a virtual space where encrypted passwords representing coins are being stored when investing in cryptocurrency. Some wallets are specific to a single cryptocurrency, while others can be used for more than one. Some wallets are self-managed, and others are custodial (i.e., those hosted by exchanges).

A cryptocurrency wallet is software used to view your cryptocurrency balance and make transactions. There are several types of those, including online, offline, desktop and mobile wallets. The most common ones are:

  1. Custodial wallets: don’t allow self-control of keys directly. Most exchange wallets fall under this category.
  2. Full node wallets: allow self-control of private keys in addition to hosting a full copy of the blockchain. Every cryptocurrency has its own official wallet that can be found on its official GitHub.
  3. Desktop wallets: commonly used wallet type, normally connected directly to a client.
  4. Mobile wallets: wallets for a smartphone (app).
  5. Online wallets: web-based wallets that store data on a server.

Investing in Cryptocurrency: Keeping Informed

 

To keep informed about investing in cryptocurrency, it’s best to consider our crypto events calendar Asia. Why? Because Blockchain is a developing technology, set to yet disrupt multiple industries. It is still being used but moderately, due to multiple reasons discussed elsewhere. However, any serious investor planning to cash out massively should always be kept informed about the developments.

Although Blockchain may appear confusing to beginners, the simple truth is that cryptocurrency exchanges are just like traditional exchanges. You fill out a form for buying or selling a cryptocurrency and a regular currency, or a cryptocurrency and a cryptocurrency. You perform analyses, keep informed and make decisions when to buy and when to sell. The only difference is that your asset is digital. Therefore, make sure to stay tuned!

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TOKENOMX

Battle of the Blockchains

powered by yellow

27-28th February, 2019

The Athénée Hotel BKK — THAILAND

Preregistration Mixer on the 26th!

EARLY BIRD tickets available NOW


    26th February: Pre-registration Networking and Cocktails (all ticket holders)

  • Speaker Dinner (VIP Plus ticket holders only)

  • 27th February: Conference Day 1 (all ticket holders)

  • VIP Party (VIP Plus and VIP ticket holders only)

  • 28th February: Conference Day 2 (all ticket holders)

  • Official after party (all ticket holders)

CASE STUDY: CHIANG MAI 2018

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Crypto Events Calendar Asia

A number of Blockchain conferences Asia 2019 are afoot. Many of those have already become trademarks, and others are working hard on establishing themselves. We bring you the list to fill up your not-to-miss crypto events calendar. Asia offers so many to choose from, especially in the first half of this year!

Blockchain Summit Hong Kong

Hong Kong, February 20

Blockchain Summit Hong Kong will take place in February 20. The event is set to bring together over 1,000 industry leaders, tech innovators, decision makers and investors. The conference boasts “unrivalled content and exceptional networking opportunities” and will welcome, among the others, the following speakers:

  1.      Michael Yip (Modern Terminals Limited)
  2.      Ritesh Sarda (Sun Life Financial)
  3.      Will Myles (RICS)
  4.      Jade Tin Hei Lee (Chow Tai Fook)
  5.      Georgio Mosis (AIA)
  6.      Samita Malik (Aegon Asia)
  7.      Warren Wang (E&Y)
  8.      Adam Stuckert (KPMG)
  9.      Vanessa Grellet (Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition)
  10.   Steve Siu (CargoSmart)

TOKENOMX

Bangkok, Thailand, February 27 through 28

TOKENONMX 2019 will be held on February 27 and 28, and it is definitely one to add to your cryptocurrency event calendar. Asia will play host to this amazing event in Bangkok, Thailand. It is established and respected far and wide, hosting Blockchain professionals from all corners of the world. Last year’s conference in Chiang Mai having been massively successful, TOKENOMX 2019 is to host even more stunning speakers. TOKENOMX 2018 introduced a number of venerable crypto experts, including Barnaby Anderson (Blockchain Alchemy), Erica Blair (Blockchain Branding) and Nicholas Merten (DataDash). This year’s speakers will include:

  1.      Juergen Hoebarth (Austrianstartups.com, RealLifeConnect, Haexagon Concepts)
  2.      Alan Laubsch (Generation Blue)
  3.      Nicole Nguyen (Infinity Blockchain Ventures)
  4.      Allie Zhang (Blocktag)
  5.      Damian Mee (Bitcoin veteran)
  6.      Nicholas Merten (DataDash)
  7.      Prinn Panitchpakdi (The Stock Exchange of Thailand)
  8.      Miko Matsumura (Evercoin)
  9.      Alexis Sirkia (Yellow)
  10.   Chris Williamson (MB Technology)

CoinAdvice Blockchain Conference 2019

Pattaya, Thailand, March 4 to 6

The CoinAdvice Blockchain Conference will be held in Pattaya, Thailand, from March 4 to 6. The event will bring together over 1,500 participants, including CEOs and founders of the world’s biggest companies, startup representatives, leading ICO’s and influential investors. Coinadvice specializes in professional high-level business conferences with a focus on Blockchain and cryptocurrency domain, advocating a secure and responsible integration of Blockchain and digital assets into mainstream life. The speakers will include:

  1.      Topp Jirayut Srupsrisopa (Bitkub)
  2.      Dr. Sarat Kumar Malik (Board of India)
  3.      Vit Jedlicka (The Free Republic of Liberland)
  4.      Naeem Aslam (Forbes)
  5.      Natalie Goretski (Coinmeup)
  6.      Saurabh Agrawal (Zebpay)
  7.      Dato’ Steve Cheah (GEN ASEAN)
  8.      Giovanni Di Noto  (CloudyBoss Pty Ltd.)
  9.      Mr.Nasharuddin (KitPay Fintech)
  10.   Sebastian – Ionut Diaconu (MBAex)

TOKEN2049

Hong Kong, March 13 through 14

TOKEN2049 will be held in Hong Kong on March 13 and 14 and will host 2,000 participants, encompassing together influencers, blockchain pioneers, opinion leaders and decision makers of the Bitcoin Community Asia and rest of the world. The event is part of Asia Crypto Week (Hong Kong , March 11 to 17), a series of independently organized educational and developer-focused events aiming to nurture mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. TOKEN2049 speakers will include:

  1.      Charlie Lee (Litecoin)
  2.      Bill Barhydt (Abra)
  3.      Saifedean Ammous (The Bitcoin Standard)
  4.      Max Kordek (Lisk)
  5.      Mance Harmon (Hedera Hashgraph)
  6.      Justin Sun (Tron)
  7.      Will Peets (Passport Digital Holdings)
  8.      Xinshu Dong (Zilliqa)
  9.      Shuoji Zhou (FBG Capital)
  10.   Yanislav Malahov (Æternity)

Affiliate Grand Slam

Manila, Philippines, March 21 through 22

Sigma’s Affiliate Grand Slam (AGS) will take place in Manila, Philippines, from March 21 to 22. The AGS is the premier affiliate networking event in iGaming and Blockchain. It boasts of selecting the very best of content, as 200 quality affiliates and six operators come together for an all-encompassing, all-inclusive weekend of networking. The line-up is yet to be announced.

Block Hedge 2019

Bangkok, Thailand, March 29

The Block Hedge Conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 29. One of the biggest Blockchain events Asia, it focuses on the practical approach of Blockchain for future. Block Hedge promises a unique approach towards the practical aspect, specifically designed keeping in mind the norm and trend of the land. The topics will cover the practical scoop behind the applicability of Blockchain and the optimal way to make profit with cryptocurrencies. The speakers will include:

  1.      Jason Hsu (Crypto Congressman & Legislator of Taiwan)
  2.      Giang Le Ngoc (Legal and Policy Expert, Ministry of Justice, Vietnam)
  3.      Aunchisa Tapanakornvut (Assistant Director, SEC Thailand)
  4.      Dennis Trawnitschek (Digital Banking Director, PwC SEAC)
  5.      Mark Smedley (VP- Global Industry Lead Ex-Oracle)
  6.      Monsinee Keeratikrainon (MD, Accenture Thailand)
  7.      Reuben YapCo-founder, Zcoin
  8.      Johnny LYUVice President, KuCoin
  9.      Tom HowardVenture Capitalist at Taureon Capital
  10.   Christian MischlerPartner at Swiss Founders Fund

Deconomy: Seoul

Seoul, Korea, April 4 through 5

Deconomy Seoul will be held in Seoul, Korea, from April 4 to 5. The event is Deconomy’s major annual conference where world’s global leaders gather to discuss and present various topics related to cryptography, decentralized networks, economics, business, finance, etc. The speakers will include:

  1.      Andreas M. Antonopoulos (Author. Coder. Entrepreneur)
  2.      Vitalik Buterin (Founder of Ethereum)
  3.      Nouriel Roubini (Economist)
  4.      Philip Zimmermann (Creator of PGP)
  5.      Richard Gendal Brown (CTO at R3)
  6.      Francisco Rivadeneyra (Research Advisor at Bank of Canada)
  7.      Jochen M. Schmittmann (Head of Singapore Representative Office at IMF)
  8.      Massimo Morini (Expert Consultant at World Bank)
  9.      Emin Gun Sirer (Professor at Cornell University)
  10.   Sara Feenan (Product Strategist at Clearmatics)

Future Blockchain Summit

Dubai, UAE, April 2 through 3

The second edition of the Future Blockchain Summit will bring together government visionaries, Blockchain revolutionists, startups, investors and the finest disruptors to couple business sense with opportunities and set the global Blockchain agenda. The summit will host 14,000 attendees, 175 startups and businesses and 150 speakers from 130 countries. The speakers will include:

  1.      Chris Ballinger  (MOBI – the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative)
  2.      H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr  (Smart Dubai Office)
  3.      Marta Piekarska (Hyperledger)
  4.      Wesam Lootah  (Smart Dubai Office)
  5.      Abdel Mageed Yahia  (World Food Programme)
  6.      Kristo Vaher  (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia)
  7.      Amy McGann (U.S. Department of State)
  8.      Ville Sointu (Nordea Bank)
  9.      Zia Zaman (MetLife Asia)
  10.   Nolan Bushnell (Atari & X2 Games)

Now that you have filled up your crypto events calendar, Asia calls! We hope to see you there!

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    26th February: Pre-registration Networking and Cocktails (all ticket holders)

  • Speaker Dinner (VIP Plus ticket holders only)

  • 27th February: Conference Day 1 (all ticket holders)

  • VIP Party (VIP Plus and VIP ticket holders only)

  • 28th February: Conference Day 2 (all ticket holders)

  • Official after party (all ticket holders)

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