OpenSea, Blockade Games and Diginex to Attend Blockchain Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019

Asia Blockchain Review
July 5, 2019

The two-day B2B gaming industry conference is poised to make an impressive debut next month, with a fantastic line-up of lectures, panels, and meeting opportunities.

There’s still time to get tickets for Blockchain Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019, where you will learn from world-class speakers — and perhaps meet your next business partner. 

Taking place on July 17th – 18th at Cyberport in Hong Kong, Blockchain Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019 is a two-day conference for professionals working in the blockchain gaming scene. It will deliver essential insight into the current state of blockchain game development, and bring people together from around the world to discuss trends, ideas, best practice, and business solutions. 

The full schedule is available now! You can view it HERE

Over 20 hours of content will be shared by 50 world-class blockchain gaming industry professionals. Many fantastic presenters are confirmed: Alexander Larsen of Axie Infinity, Gabby Dizon of Alto, John Linden of Mythical Games, Vlad Tomko of Pixowl, Yiseul Cho of InsideDapps, and more. Today we’re thrilled to be able to reveal who else is attending…

Discovering NFTs

Animoca Brands’ Chairman Yat Siu will be conducting a session on blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), arguing that they provide exciting new opportunities for content makers, distributors, and consumers. There’ll be a panel of professionals also discussing the value of NFTs. OpenSea’s CTO Alex Atallah will be joined by VREX Lab’s CEO Rudy Lee, Animoca Brands’ CEO Robby Yung, and Matic Network’s CPO Anurag Arjun, as they look at how NFTs combine business aspects ranging from funding and retention to user acquisition (UA) and engagement. Chris Chapman, Executive Producer of Blockade Games, will also hold a session on new thinking in the design of NFTs.

User experiences

One of the biggest problems with blockchain game development is scale, and the biggest obstacle to growing audience size is UX (user experience). Find out how to combat these problems with Blockade Games’ COO Andrea McGinty, who will join a panel with Triolith Games’ CTO Andreas Johansson, PANONY’s CEO Alyssa Tsai, Animoca Brands’ COO Arnoldo Concepcion, Bifrost’s CEO Dohyun Pak, and ITAM Games’ CCO Damian Byeon. 

You’ll also see Blockade Games’ CTO Benjamin Heidorn, as he hosts a session on balancing security and user experience, exploring various levels of security for the end user, and how developers can produce a high-quality user experience without sacrificing the user’s personal security. Blockade Games will also be bringing its CEO, Marguerite deCourcelle, as she joins us for a Superstar session on building a robust collaborative community. 

Investors unite

Money makes the world go round. Those wondering what investors think of blockchain games should attend this insightful investment panel, unmissable for any blockchain professional seeking funding for their next project. You can expect tips and advice from EOS – Block.one’s Brian Mehler, Blockwater Management’s CIO Chae Ho Shin, Diginex’s Head of Tokenisation Liam Bussell, and Kenetic’s Managing Partner Jehan Chu.

Blockchain development

At Blockchain Gamer Connects, developers looking to improve their projects will find genuinely practical advice. For example, Appxplore’s Head of Marketing Alex Lim and Animoca Brands’ Head of Engineering Nathan Sala are scheduled to join a panel discussing their experiences developing and marketing blockchain games. EOS – Block.one’s Vice President Tama Churchouse will present an outline of key attributes that venture capital companies look for in blockchain gaming.

Nick Wu of DOGI will join a panel of experts on the myths and beliefs of blockchain gaming, with a Q&A session with developers. Meanwhile, Supertree’s CTO Kwangwook Koh will host a session on how they achieved mass adoption in an early blockchain environment, and the experiences and lessons learned on the launching of their game CryptoDozer. Loom Network’s Matthew Campbell will be joining the conference, discussing scaling Ethereum games on this must-see talk. You’ll also encounter Avex Technologies’ Executive Director Akihisa Ishida, who will be advising how to sell limited edition game items and digital content using blockchain technology.

Into the future

What does the future look like for blockchain games? What are the main obstacles that we should be looking out for? Blok Party’s Shane Zhu, MakerDAO’s Doo Wan Nam, Bluezelle’s CEO Pavel Bains, Dapp.com’s CEO Kyle Lu, and Versus Systems’ Executive Chairman Keyvan Peymani will come together for an essential panel exploring what’s next for blockchain games. William Quigley, CEO of Worldwide Asset eXchange will also tackle this in his own session, as he analyzes how to take blockchain to the masses, while Metadium’s CEO Justin Park looks at how the ID Sensitive Gaming Industry can unfold in the future.

You can also expect Mary Ma of Mixmarvel, Edith Yeung of Proof of Capital, Jayanti Kanani of Matic Network, Idan Zuckerman of Upland, and Calvin Park of Metadium. 

More than just a series of lectures and panels

The speakers will be incredible, but they’re not the only reason to spend two days at Blockchain Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019. It’s also the place to meet over 500 professionals from the global games industry. If you’re looking for an investor, a publisher, press coverage, business partner, development support, or advertising options, this is the place for you. A free online meeting system will make it easy for you to establish connections with the other attendees, and side events like an evening networking party (included free for all delegates) means you will be able to talk about the blockchain industry in an informal setting.

Blockchain Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019 runs alongside Pocket Gamer Connects, a partner conference for those in the mobile gaming industry, and a ticket will grant you access to both shows and all 15 conference tracks. That’s a huge total of 120 speakers to hear from! Companies attending include App Annie, Beluga Global, Blockchain.News, BoomBit, Cocos, DeNA China, Esports Association Hong Kong, FractureLabs, Game Founders, Game Grapes, Gameloft, GameRefinery, Huuuge Games, Minimob, MyGamez, TokenSky, and more.

It’s organized by the makers of the world-famous mobile event Pocket Gamer Connects, and the publishers of leading blockchain gaming site BlockchainGamer.biz, and co-organized by Cyberport and Animoca Brands.

Find out more and register for your ticket HERE


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