Blockchain enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in one of the most significant blockchain summits in the world - Asia Blockchain Summit 2020 (ABS2020).
This summit has been successfully held twice before by members of the blockchain community. However, ABS 2020 this year will be held virtually due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Big names from the blockchain community and the cryptocurrency world will be part of this summit, enabling participants to benefit significantly from it.
500+ speakers and 1,000,000+ attendees who are building the foundations of the growing blockchain ecosystem will gather together for five days bringing online presentations, discussions, and networking regarding the most important commercial developments, technical innovations, and public policy issues.
It's an excellent opportunity for blockchain enthusiasts since professionals from leading industry startups, international media, and policy groups will return to Taipei to discuss the evolving real-world applications of blockchain technology.
Gathering together to discuss and inspire.
Andrew Fai, Asia Blockchain Summit Chief Executive Officer, said the event intends to bring together some of the most prominent figures in blockchain from the scholarly community, industry, and government to examine the standard selection of blockchain innovation.
Who are some of the speakers?
One of the most extraordinary things about the summit this year will be the participation of the retired astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is also the most famous in the world after Neil Armstrong.
Hadfield was one of the first two Canadians to walk in space. In addition to being an astronaut, Hadfield is also a big fan of emerging technologies and blockchain.
And he will not only talk about blockchain but will also share the most unique and memorable experiences as a captain of the ship where he was a commander, which will only make the summit even more attractive and exciting.
Here are some other names on the speaker list:
- Abdulaziz Al-Khalifa, CEO, Qatar Development Bank
- Lee Rainie, Director of Internet and Technology Research, Pew Research Center
- Pēteris Zilgalvis, Co-Chair, European Commission FinTech Task Force
- Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain, Digital Assets, and Data Policy, World Economic Forum
- Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
- Christina Lomazzo, Blockchain Lead, UNICEF
- Jack Lee, Founding Managing Partner, HCM Capital
- David Chaum, CEO, and Founder, xx network
- Glen Weyl, Principal Researcher, Microsoft
- Robert Leshner, Founder, Compound
The occasion, highlighting live-spilled keynote speeches, virtual display territories, and committed systems administration spaces, is situated to be a perfect stage to complete a top to bottom trade of thoughts and data about the developing uses of blockchain innovation.
- Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
- Investment and Digital Assets
- Decentralized Future and Social Impact
- Crypto Security
- Compliance and Regulations
- Enterprise Blockchain
What do the others say about the summit?
Asia Blockchain Summit is a yearly event hosted by Asia Blockchain Alliance, backed by Taiwan's National Development Council. As the summit was held two times before, they have described it as an excellent opportunity to learn about blockchain.
Bloomberg reported on last year's summit, saying that the "Crypto Conference Shows Bitcoin Getting Whole Lot More Fun Again."
Bloomberg quoted some of the speakers as they gave excellent advice on the benefits and risks of the cryptocurrency world.
Arthur Hayes, the Founder, and chief executive officer of the exchange BitMEX said that bitcoin is fun, but it's a hell of a lot more fun at 100 times leverage.
"That's what people want to see in crypto, they want that high volatility," he said. "At the end of the day, we're all in the entertainment business of traders."
Despite the enthusiasm, New York University Professor Nouriel Roubini, warned about the price manipulations in cryptocurrency.
"There's massive, massive amounts of price manipulation" in cryptocurrencies, he said. He also cited a lack of security and scalability, along with the concentration of crypto ownership among his concerns with the industry.
Furthermore, Charlie Lee, the Litecoin Creator, described the event as "well-organized and productive. A great event you don't want to miss". In 2018, while taking part in the summit, he tweeted a photo with the Founder of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, sarcastically saying: "He's about to go on stage for his keynote. I wonder if he will say he has more money than Taiwan and won't bring his technology to Taiwan. "
Why is it beneficial to attend events like this?
Although you can be professional and have a long experience in any industry, there are always new things to learn and improvements to be made, especially when it comes to cryptocurrency and blockchain since they are new and expected to grow in the upcoming years. So, summits like Asia Blockchain Summit are more than welcome.
This event will be held online on July 15th - 19th, 2020.