Unblock Bangkok – Real Use Cases of Blockchain: Driving Mainstream Adoption and Consumer Use
February 22, 2019
Unblock Bangkok returns this Monday, February 25th, on the topic of “Real Use Cases of Blockchain: Driving Mainstream Adoption and Consumer Use”. In this fifth edition, we feature some of the most exciting blockchain applications—Digital Collectibles, Financial Inclusion and Community Data Curation. Speakers will share how the blockchain is integral to these applications and describe how they can transform the way we live and engage with each other.
Digital collectibles: Blockchain can verify the ownership of unique digital assets, such as digital artworks. This creates a market for digital collectibles, similar to how people collect physical baseball or Pokemon cards.
Financial Inclusion: Blockchain can verify digital transactions made outside of traditional banking networks. The decentralized nature of blockchain opens up banking opportunities for the unbanked, many of whom live in remote areas.
Community Data Curation: Blockchain enables the creation of utility tokens, issued to members of the community to incentivize them to contribute content. Members can also stake these tokens against their content; if the community concludes the content is not authentic, the staked tokens could be forfeited. This encourages members to contribute authentic and useful content and take meaningful actions to the benefit of the community.
The meetup will feature three speakers representing various reputable projects:
Chris Williamson is an advisor to Ecomi. Ecomi is a digital collectible platform & marketplace that is securing licences from reputable brand such as Hello Kitty, Cartoon Network, Capcom With an extensive background in business and leadership, including more than 7 years on the board of director of a finance company, and founder of an international marketing agency, and education company, Chris brings a wealth of experience to his roles as Principal and Advisor at MB Technology. Working together incubators, advisors, investors and projects, Chris works with all aspects of the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Soravis Srinawakoon is the CEO and co-founder of Band Protocol, a decentralized data curation protocol. His goal is to make reliable and trusted information accessible to everyone on the internet, especially when it comes to blockchain space. He is an angel investor in many blockchain projects including Ziliqa, Icon, 0x, etc. Before blockchain world, Soravis was a consultant at Boston Consulting Group. He held a B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Jarindr Thitadilaka is a Software Engineer at OmiseGO, which enables financial inclusion and interoperability through the public, decentralized OMG network. He graduated from Chulalongkorn University in 2016, majoring in Information Communication Engineering.
This upcoming Unblock Bangkok meetup is a great opportunity to engage in valuable discussions to dispel misconceptions about blockchain and build up a deeper understanding on what the technology can actually do.
We hope to see you on February 25th, at bitfish (Empire Tower, Tower 3) for some engaging and in-depth discussions as well as networking with fellow professionals. Sign up for the meetup here.
About Asia Blockchain Review
Asia Blockchain Review is the largest initiative for media and community building in Asia for blockchain technology. It aims to connect all blockchain enthusiasts on a regional scale and facilitate the technological foundation of blockchain through a range of group discussions, technical workshops, conferences, and consulting programs.
Our goal is to cultivate and encourage a collaborative community for our members to gather, share their experiences and endeavors in the blockchain space, and brainstorm the potential uses of blockchain technology.