WBS Bangkok saw the participation of 300+ regional and international blockchain and crypto experts who came together to assess Thailand’s blockchain ecosystem. Top speakers for the summit included Prinn Panitchpakdi, Deputy Leader & Head of the Economic Team, Democrat Party; Mike David, Chief Fintech & Virtual Currency Officer, Spokesperson, CEZA; Topp Jirayut Srupsrisopa, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Bitkub Capital Group Holdings Co., Ltd and Board of Director for Thai Fintech Association; and Felix Mago, Co-Founder of Dash Next & Dash Thailand, among others.
Tuesday, 3 December 2019 (Bangkok): The 14th global edition of Trescon’s World Blockchain Summit kicked off in Thailand yesterday with over 300 crypto enthusiasts in attendance. After covering five countries this year, the global blockchain and crypto conference for the first time extended its footprint to one of Southeast Asia’s most active crypto markets. WBS Bangkok saw the participation of regional and international C-level executives, blockchain and crypto pioneers, industry experts, investors, solution providers, and startups who came together to discuss the current and future trends in blockchain and its significant impact on Thailand’s digital economy. The conference took place after Trescon’s Startup Grand Slam Pitch Competition, which brought together leading early-stage startups for a live on-stage battle for the most innovative ideas in the emerging tech space. BabyToken – a cryptocurrency and a blockchain ecosystem created by one of the most popular healthtech apps in the world, Pregnancy Tracker – was the winner of the pitch competition. The summit also hosted an honorary award ceremony to felicitate EXW Wallet as the Best Wallet of 2019, along with the Best Blockchain Entrepreneurs Under 30, namely EXW Wallet Founder Benjamin Herzog, Co-Founder Manuel Batista, and Co-Founder & CNO Pirmin Troger.
WBS Bangkok had a cohesive agenda that explored multiple facets of blockchain and cryptocurrency, both in the global context and for Thailand’s blockchain ecosystem. One of the major topics of discussion at the conference included the global outlook for 2020. While talking about the legal and regulatory landscape in Asia and Thailand, Kullarat Phongsathaporn, Partner at Baker & McKenzie Ltd, said:
We’re likely to see more regulations globally in the digital asset world. This is a good sign, in that it is creating a real impact and more traction, so much so that the regulators are really active. We need a holistic direction from the government, so next year we can expect more synchronization from regulators.
The conference also featured a real-time live polling debate on Blockchain being a foundational layer to create trust within enterprises. The panelists included Felix Mago, Co-Founder of Dash NEXT & Dash Thailand; Cris Tran, Regional Head, Managing Director of Infinity Blockchain Ventures and Managing Partner for Asia Blockchain Review; Clayton Roche, Country Ambassador for Maker DAO; Jorge Sebastiao, CTO of EcoSystem, Huawei; and Joeri Van Geelen, Managing Partner APAC for Prysm Group as moderator. Interestingly, the poll result confirmed a favorable response from the audience towards working blockchain in the enterprise space.
#WBSBangkok 2019 was officially sponsored by Strategic Partners Bitkub, Dash Thailand, and Prysm Group; Platinum Sponsors Future1Exchange, Simbcoin, and Startup Studio; Gold Sponsor ACO Platform; Silver Sponsors Synchrobit Hybrid Exchange, Wink Pay, Synchro Ledger, Pik Chat, CoinKeeper Pte Ltd, Opu Labs, Inc, and Relictum Pro; Pre-event Party Sponsor Hustle Token; Pitch Partners ProperSix Ltd, BabyToken, Bitcrore Foundation, BeFaster, and Bullionblock Ltd; Exhibitors Beldex International Limited OÜ, Cryptoknowmics, Game of Tron, and ecxx.com; and Association Partners Thai Fintech Association and DAFEX.
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