SINGAPORE - Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, will hold the first Binance Blockchain Week in Singapore from 19 to 22 January 2019. The four-day Blockchain Week will spotlight two key components : the Binance SAFU Hackathon, followed by the Binance Conference.
Binance Blockchain Week will convene a variety of key stakeholders in the blockchain industry, including regulators, investors, researchers, entrepreneurs, C-Suite corporate executives, technologists and crypto enthusiasts. The event will prime the international stage to uphold conversations on the current blockchain ecosystem and establish sustainable growth in the industry.
Exploring key areas within the blockchain space, the conference aims to serve as a global exchange on the latest blockchain knowledge and expertise with topics including Decentralized Exchange vs. Centralized Exchange: Chance of Cohabitation, Bringing Blockchain to the Charity Sector, Public Sector & Blockchain, Blockchain Adoption and Viable Blockchain Strategy.
Held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands from 21 to 22 January 2019, the Binance Conference is the headline event of Binance Blockchain Week, featuring more than 70 top-notch speakers from Binance, Microsoft, PwC, Ethereum Foundation, eToro, R3, Circle, Ripple, Cornell University, NEO, Tron and so on.
With an action-packed program filled with keynote speeches, panel discussions, fireside chats and exclusive networking events, attendees can look forward to key sharings from a notable array of speakers including Jack C. Liu, Managing Director Asia of Circle; Aya Miyaguchi, Executive Director of Ethereum Foundation; Yoni Assani, CEO of eToro; Emin Gün Sirer, Associate Professor of Cornell University and Co-director of IC3; Justin Sun, Founder of Tron; Hongfei Da, Founder of NEO; Patrick Yeo, Head of PwC's Venture Hub ; Andy Tai, Executive Director of Goldman Sachs; James Radecki, Global Business Development Head of Cumberland; Sunny Lu, Founder of VeChain; W. Scott Stornetta, Chief Scientist at Yugan Partners and Co-developer of early blockchain; Changpeng Zhao, CEO and Founder of Binance and Ameenah Gurib - Fakim, 6th President of Mauritius.
“Singapore has always been acknowledged as one of the most vibrant and forward thinking fintech hub in the region by industry experts and leaders and we are more than thrilled to host the first-ever Binance Blockchain Week in this city.” said Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Founder and CEO of Binance. “ We certainly look to establish the Binance Blockchain Week as a hallmark event to bring together like minded individuals within the industry and host the community in having insightful sharings and debates on the growth of the industry.”
Binance SAFU Hackathon
The first-ever Binance SAFU (Secured Assets For Users) Hackathon will be held at PwC Singapore, Marina One East Tower from 19 to 20 January. Themed SAFU Digital Asset World, the Hackathon aims to seek innovative blockchain solutions to empower blockchain engineers in the elimination of scams, hacks and money laundering activities that are plaguing the blockchain industry globally.
This 32 hours round-the-clock hackathon will feature an esteemed panel of judges including PwC, and Binance Labs. Participants will have the opportunity to seek mentorship from senior leadership at companies such as Binance Labs, Kyber Network, Hacken and Digix .
Applications for the hackathon have been well under the way. Selected teams from around the world, whom are part of the Pre-Hackathons will participate in the Binance SAFU Hackathon Singapore, when announced on 15th January 2019. The final hackathon winning teams will share a prize pool of $100,000 in BNB offered by Binance.