Malaysia sits at the heart of Southeast Asia, one of the world’s go-to regions for blockchain development and innovation.
For four days in September, we invite you to hear the stories of entrepreneurs, developers and regulators bringing blockchain to life in this part of the world. Gain crucial insights, enhance your implementation strategy and witness the future of blockchain before your very eyes at the first KL Blockchain Week.
‘Blocfest Academy’ is your official induction into the Blocfest experience. You’ll begin your journey at the NEM Blockchain Centre, where you’ll attend a series of exclusive blockchain seminars and workshops curated by the industry’s major players from across the globe. Explore topics like the future of crypto-finance, crypto wealth management, and even gain invaluable knowledge from a renowned ‘ICO lawyer’. You’ll also get to meet and network with thought leaders, business owners and developers who are spearheading blockchain’s disruption quest. Agenda is as follows (subject to change):
9.00am – 10.00am
The Future of Crypto Finance
By DJ Qian (Founder, Fusion)
10.00am – 11.00am
Crypto Wealth Management / VC/PE Investment and Crypto Fund Investment
By Mark Pui (Advisor, MW Partners)
11.00am – 12.00pm
Hearing It From An ICO Lawyer
By Marcus Phuah (Founder and owner, Marcus Phuah & Co., / Managing Director, Legalasia Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd)
12.00pm – 1.00pm
NEM Blockchain Projects
By Jasmine Ng (Director of Investment & Special Projects, NEM Malaysia)
Purchase of a 3-day VIP Pass entitles you access to the entire conference, and includes ‘Blocfest Academy’, Blockchain Forensics Summit, Event Networking Parties as well as priority seating.
Blocfest is Southeast Asia’s International Blockchain Event. Separated into three tracks – Enterprise, Regulatory and Academic – Blocfest will feature over 30 international blockchain thought-leaders including respected blockchain entrepreneurs, developers and regulatory and academic experts. Join us as we build the blocks of Southeast Asia, together.
A first of its kind conference in Asia featuring thought leaders and experts in Blockchain Forensics – an emerging field that is poised to change the future of trust and security as we know it.
We discuss how blockchain can help us to solve unanswered questions related to the countering of illicit activities, such as money laundering, identity theft and more. This unique event, held over a single day on the 27th of September, will feature global thought leaders in this burgeoning industry and offers attendees the chance to capitalise on the amazing opportunities present in this field of growing influence.
The NEM Foundation presents the inaugural Women in Blockchain Asia as part of our pursuit to educate and enhance the knowledge and use of blockchain in the enterprise environment.
What better way to kickstart KL Blockchain week than presenting the most innovative and change-making women in the technology and blockchain industry, not only locally, but globally.
The event will focus not only on blockchain education and new technologies but also how they will shape not only Malaysia but the whole world.
And while we are celebrating and encouraging women in blockchain and other technological areas, we also want to help and support a vulnerable collective, in this case, women at risk of social and economic exclusion. For that reason, we have partnered with two local non-proﬁt women’s organisations and will be donating a part of the proceeds to their cause.
Women in Blockchain is not your average blockchain event. While most Blockchain and tech events are male-dominated, we wanted to showcase the hardworking women in the industry as well as give them a voice to share their knowledge and point of view.
That being said, all genders are also invited to join us to learn, share and grow together to build a better Malaysia for our future generations.
BUSINESS REDEFINED 2018, curated by SophiaTX, brings together business and tech trailblazers; and just about anyone who is passionate about bridging the gap between business and blockchain technology for more trust, transparency and higher level of collaboration
Bitcoin Bi-Weekly Meetup this time round woul be hosted by Sandra Yap, from ZCoin and FOMO Media. We are going to have a fun session sharing crypto updates for the week in a friendly, warm and relaxed atmosphere. On the agenda for this meet, there would be special guests from Huobi, Zcoin, My Ether Wallet and TomoChain sharing updates from their projects.
This is monthly meetup by G1 & BTCMudah, a Malaysia local premier crypto community. The community has been having weekly meetup since late 2013. This month’s meetup will have speakers from Qchain and LongHash.
Qchain is building a blockchain-powered branded content, influencer marketing, and sponsorship purchasing platform. Longhash is a platform for accelerating the development and understanding of blockchain technology. Wally Xie, CEO and co-founder of Qchain, will be giving a talk on Qchain introduction and its MVP (due to be released soon). Emma Cui from LongHash will give audience an insignt to LongHash’s platform and services. There will also be a presentation on Virtual Private Server (VPS) and how to setup one by Leon Yeoh, a long time active community member of G1.
7pm to 10pm
10 pm till midnight
Post-event drinks at Chamber 3, The Row KL, Jalan Doraisamy, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
ETHKL is a monthly meetup focusing on Ethereum tech, community, and use cases. On 28th September we’ll dive into the topic of exchanges with two of the biggest Ethereum exchanges around: Kyber Network and CoinHako.
LOI LUU – CEO & Co-founder of Kyber Network
Loi earned his Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore doing research on cryptocurrencies, smart contract security, and distributed consensus algorithms. Before Kyber, he developed Oyente, the first open-source security analyzer for Ethereum smart contracts. He also designed the first sharding protocol for public blockchains which inspired Zilliqa. He continues to champion the decentralization and trustless properties of the Blockchain with Kyber Network, taking inspiration and developing value for the community.
Kyber’s on-chain liquidity protocol powers decentralized atomic swaps and transactions between applications and ecosystems. By allowing open contribution of liquidity from token holders and simple integration by DApps and projects to access the contributed liquidity, Kyber enables a more connected tokenized world where any token is usable anywhere.
GERRY ENG – CTO & Co-founder of CoinHako
Frustrated by banking woes in the region that he believes is slowing down the adoption of blockchain tech, Gerry is working hard to build solutions to help consumers circumvent the traditional financial systems. This includes a P2P OTC platform as well as digitizing national currencies on the blockchain. Prior to Coinhako, Gerry worked as a software engineer in various companies, specializing in security and scaling high-frequency transactional systems. Gerry attended UOW, where he majored in Computing.
Gerry co-founded Coinhako in 2014 with the goal to make blockchain assets accessible and easy to use. Since inception, Coinhako has processed more than $4b in transactions and currently operates in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.