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Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023 “Fintech Redefined.”

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Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (October 18) unveiled details of Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023 (HKFW). The eighth edition of HKFW, themed “Fintech Redefined.” will take place from October 30 to November 5. This flagship event lies at the core of global fintech innovations and aims to shape the future of fintech across various dimensions of financial services and beyond.

Gathering global leaders at the forefront of innovation, technology, and finance

Organised by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and InvestHK, and co-organised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Insurance Authority (IA), HKFW is set to attract more than 30 000 attendees and garner over 5 million online views from more than 90 economies.

Over 300 distinguished speakers and 540 exhibitors are expected to join the main physical conference taking place between November 2 and 3 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This year’s conference will bring together global leaders and world-leading fintech innovations to explore the future development of fintech through six key themes – global regulations and focuses such as sustainable and green finance; funding and venture capital as well as family office investments; exploring the realms of artificial intelligence (AI), Web3 and emerging frontiers; unveiling the latest opportunities within the dynamic Greater Bay Area; Hong Kong’s innovation journey; and business showcases.

The Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Joseph Chan, said, “Hong Kong’s fintech industry is entering a new era, where it is no longer solely about technology but also its real-life application. We are excited to witness this transformation and its impact on the financial ecosystem. The upcoming HKFW 2023, with its theme ‘Fintech Redefined.’, will serve as a remarkable platform to showcase pioneering advancements and opportunities in the industry, demonstrating how the real-life applications of fintech can improve financial inclusion, enhance customer experience and drive sustainable growth.”

New models, rules and value creation

Various captivating metaverse experiences will also feature at this year’s conference, presenting cutting-edge technologies under immersive and educational engagements. The experiences will also demonstrate the possibilities of the metaverse in connecting business and promoting Hong Kong culture through virtual games and augmented and virtual reality devices.

In addition, the cross-boundary Greater Bay Area Day will be resumed on October 31, presenting ample opportunities and synergies between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. A full day forum will be organised in Shenzhen, followed by a series of concurrent company tours to Mainland tech giants.

There will be dedicated spaces such as the Investor Lounge, Venture Stage, workshops and events specifically designed for investors. Additionally, InvestHK is excited to introduce the Women in Tech Lounge, a unique space with special workshops, panels, and networking events tailored to empower and connect women in the tech industry.

The Acting Director-General of Investment Promotion of InvestHK, Dr Jimmy Chiang, said, “Hong Kong FinTech Week is the ultimate gathering for anyone eager to explore the frontiers of finance and technology, and witness the deepening collaborations within our thriving ecosystem as well as exciting convergence across diverse industries. Continuously pushing the boundaries of excellence, we are thrilled to have HKFW as an anchor event of VIVA HONG KONG, a remarkable lineup of financial, tech, Web3 and cultural events from the end of October to November, bringing together industry leaders, innovators, and startups from around the world to be part of the dynamic momentum reinforcing Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s World City, financial centre and fintech hub.”

InvestHK will also host the much anticipated grand finale of the Global Scaleup Competition. The event will feature 13 finalists carefully selected by a panel of 50 international judges, including investors who collectively manage over US$54 billion in assets. This event is part of the broader Global Fast Track 2023 programme, which aims to foster connections between fintech firms, corporate clients, investors, and industry partners. This year, the program received an overwhelming response, with over 500 applications from 63 economies worldwide, setting a new record.

List of esteemed speakers at the main conference:

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and regulators:

  • The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee;
  • The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan;
  • The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Christopher Hui;
  • The Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Professor Sun Dong;
  • The Acting Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Dr Bernard Chan;
  • The Chief Executive of the HKMA, Mr Eddie Yue;
  • The Chief Executive Officer of the SFC, Ms Julia Leung;
  • The Chief Executive Officer of the IA, Mr Clement Cheung;
  • The Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Joseph Chan;
  • The Director-General of Office for Attracting Strategic Enterprises, Mr Philip Yung; and
  • The Acting Director-General of Investment Promotion of InvestHK, Dr Jimmy Chiang.

Mainland Government and regulators:

  • The Director of the Guangzhou Municipal Local Financial Supervision and Administration, Mr Qiu Yitong;
  • The Director of the Shenzhen Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau, Mr He Jie;
  • The senior representative of the Shanghai Stock Exchange; and
  • The senior representative of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Industry leaders:

  • The Chief Executive Officer of Citi Hong Kong & Macau, Ms Aveline San;
  • The Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered PLC, Mr Bill Winters;
  • The Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Coinbase, Mr Brian Armstrong;
  • The Chairman of Longling Capital, Mr Cai Wensheng;
  • The Chief Executive Officer of Yuga Labs, Mr Daniel Alegre;
  • The Global Head of Christie’s Ventures, Mr Devang Thakkar;
  • The Chairman of Wanxiang Blockchain and HashKey Group, Dr Xiao Feng;
  • Corporate Vice President of Tencent, Head of Tencent Financial Technology, Mr Forest Lin;
  • The Chief Economist of Circle International Financial, Mr Gordon Liao;
  • The Chief Executive Officer of J P Morgan Hong Kong and Head of Strategy Asia Pacific, Ms Harshika Patel;
  • The Vice President and Chief Information Officer of WeBank, Mr Henry Ma;
  • The Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Crypto.com, Mr Kris Marszalek;
  • The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sinovation Ventures and the President of Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute, Dr Lee Kai-fu;
  • The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of General Catalyst, Mr Hemant Taneja;
  • Partner of Qiming Venture Partners, Mr Kuantai Yeh;
  • The Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd, Mrs Laura Cha;
  • Founding Partner of Hillhouse Capital, Mr Luke Li;
  • The Managing Member of The Department of XYZ and the Board Director of Gemini, Mr Matthew Homer;
  • The Global Partner of Fosun, the Co-Chairman of the board and the Chief Executive Officer of Fosun Capital, Mr Mike Xu;
  • The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ledger, Mr Pascal Gauthier;
  • The Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of The Sandbox, Mr Sebastien Borget;
  • The Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Animoca Brands, Mr Siu Yat;
  • The Chief Executive of Bank of China (Hong Kong), Mr Sun Yu;
  • The Global Head of Product of Wise, Mr Surendra Chaplot;
  • The Group Executive of the HSBC Group and Co-Chief Executive of HSBC Asia- Pacific, Mr Surendra Rosha;
  • The Co-founder of Chainlink, Mr Sergey Nazarov;
  • The Chief Executive Officer of Onyx by J P Morgan and the Global Head of Financial Institution Payments, Mr Umar Farooq; and
  • The Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Asset, Mr Yuval Rooz.

HKFW will also include a series of fantastic events under VIVA HONG KONG featuring a diverse range of financial, tech, Web3 and cultural events throughout the city such as ApeFest Hong Kong, the Global Financial Leaders’ Investment Summit and the StartmeupHK Festival. More information   of   VIVA HONG   KONG   can   be   found at www.fintechweek.hk/viva-hk.

Selected keynote sessions will be live-streamed via the official HKFW app and YouTube channel, as well as several metaverses including in Mainland China.

Further information can be found at https://www.fintechweek.hk/, or follow via official social media accounts:

LinkedIn: Hong Kong Fintech Week

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HongKongFinTechWeek

About Hong Kong FinTech Week

Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023, organised by the FSTB and InvestHK, and co-organised by the HKMA, the SFC and the IA, is Asia’s global financial technology event for scaling new heights. It is expected to host over 300 speakers, 540 sponsors and exhibitors, welcoming over 30,000 attendees and attracting over 5 million views from over 90 economies to the event. The week-long event will feature multitrack conferences with prominent speakers, exhibitions, a deal floor, workshops, networking and satellite events, demo sessions and metaverse experiences.

About InvestHK

InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government responsible for attracting foreign direct investment. It has set up a dedicated fintech team in Hong Kong to attract the world’s top innovative fintech enterprises, start-up entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders to set up and scale their business via Hong Kong into Mainland China, Asia, and beyond. For more information, please visit www.hongkong-fintech.hk.

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Elevating Possibilities: The Countdown for WBS Dubai Begins!

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Mark your calendars for an unparalleled gathering of blockchain and web3 pioneers as the 29th World Blockchain Summit, organized by Trescon and co-hosted by Sun Minimeal, is set to take the stage in Dubai. Scheduled for April 22-23, 2024, at the iconic JW Marriott Hotel Marina, this summit promises to be a cornerstone event, spotlighting the UAE’s progressive embrace of web3 technology and its vision for a future shaped by digital innovation.

The World Blockchain Summit has established itself as a seminal series, bringing together a global cadre of blockchain enthusiasts, innovators, visionaries, thought leaders, and policymakers. This forum serves as a critical platform for deliberating on the integration and implications of blockchain technology across vital sectors, reflecting the global economy’s evolving digital landscape.

Amidst Dubai’s transition towards a digital-first economy, bolstered by strategic government initiatives and a burgeoning digital infrastructure, the city emerges as a global beacon for blockchain and web3 innovation. The inauguration of the Dubai AI & Web3 Campus by DIFC, coupled with the establishment of the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) in Dubai, underscores the region’s commitment to fostering a dynamic digital ecosystem, attracting investors and innovators worldwide.

The upcoming summit anticipates over 2,000 web3 decision-makers, 300+ investors, and more than 100 distinguished speakers. A highlight of the event is the regional finale of the Startup World Cup, orchestrated by the globally renowned venture capital firm, Pegasus Ventures. This competition offers startups a gateway to global recognition and a shot at securing US$1 million in funding at the global finals in San Francisco.

#WBSDubai will showcase a series of compelling keynote addresses, use-case presentations by leading blockchain experts, and thought-provoking panel discussions. The agenda will cover pivotal topics such as the role of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), the potential of blockchain to enhance ESG impacts, and the importance of interoperability within the blockchain ecosystem and more.

Some of the notable speakers attending the event include:

  • Pascal Gauthier, Chairman & CEO, Ledger
  • Roham Gharegozlou, Co-founder and CEO, Dapper Labs
  • George Gvazava, Chief Crypto Officer, Bank of Georgia
  • Miriam Kiwan, Vice President of MEA, the issuer of leading regulated stablecoin, USDC., Circle
  • Yosuke Yoshida, Co-CEO of EMURGO Middle East & Africa CEO of EMURGO Kepple Ventures, EMURGO
  • Bandar Altunisi, Head of Development for Binance in Saudi Arabia Head of Institutional Relationships for Binance Dubai (FZE), Binance
  • Stefan Kimmel, CEO, M2
  • Richard Muirhead, Managing Partner, Fabric Ventures

Sharing their enthusiasm about the event, George Gvazava, Chief Crypto Officer, Bank of Georgia said,” In the realm of innovation, the World Blockchain Summit serves not only as a gathering of minds but as a crucible, where ideas are forged into the connections, use-cases and technologies of tomorrow.”

“As Dubai spearheads the UAE’s digital transformation, blockchain technology plays a central role. Trescon is at the nexus, linking pioneering entrepreneurs with elite global investors. The World Blockchain Summit stands as the definitive forum for revealing the forefront of blockchain innovation and insights,” states Sharath Ravi, CMO, Trescon.

Hurry, registration for the World Blockchain Summit in Dubai is still available! Reserve your spot now to be part of one of the year’s most anticipated blockchain and cryptocurrency gatherings. Act fast to seize this exclusive chance to participate and secure your tickets and sponsorship today!!

The 29th edition of the World Blockchain Summit is supported by:

Strategic Partners – DIFC Innovation Hub , Dubai AI & Web3 Campus

Co-Host – Sun Minimeal

After Party Sponsor – Floxypay

Gold Sponsors – Cardano Foundation ,  Medifakt, Crypto2Cash, Anbruggen, Bitflex

Silver Sponsors- Kreation, Coingames, Reat Capital , ACM Finance , Website AI

Lanyard  Sponsor- M2

Badge Sponsor – Ledn

Lunch Sponsor – Payper

Bronze Sponsor- BitGo, M2 ,  Block Convey, Genesis Digital Assets , Hedge , Golfin

Pitch Partners – Reat Capital , soukcola , MeAI , Zherpa , FidesInnova Labs

Exhibitors- DSQ Solutions ,  Reltime, Qoneqt , C# Corner , Islamic Dinar

Official Accommodation Partner- HotelPlanner

Ecosystem Partner – Entrepreneur Media

Business Broadcast Partner – CNBC Arabia

Official Newspaper Partner- The Fintech Times

Official Digital PR Distribution Partner – ZEX PR Wire

ABM Partner- Demandify

Association Partners- Crypto and Blockchain Association, Blockchain Council, Asia Web3 Alliance Japan, European Blockchain Association

Prime Media Partner- Demandteq

Community Partner – Hyperledger Foundation

About World Blockchain Summit (WBS)

World Blockchain Summit (WBS) is an event by Trescon that supports the growth of the blockchain, crypto and Web3 ecosystem globally.

WBS is the world’s longest-running blockchain, crypto, and web 3-focused summit series. Since our inception in 2017, we have hosted more than 20 editions in 11 countries as we strived to create the ultimate networking and deal flow platform for the Web3 ecosystem. Each edition brings together global leaders and emerging startups in the space, including investors, developers, IT leaders, entrepreneurs, government authorities, and others.

To book your tickets, visit: https://www.worldblockchainsummit.com/dxb-apr-24?utm_source=media%20PR%20rd3&utm_medium=ZexPR#Ticket-booking-sections

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Big Red LLC Partners with Cornell University’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell Program, Paving the Way for Innovation and Collaboration

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Big Red LLC, a pioneering blockchain and cryptocurrency project, proudly announces its sponsorship partnership with Cornell University’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell program. This landmark collaboration signifies Big Red LLC’s commitment to fostering innovation and education within the blockchain space while establishing the project as a trailblazer in the crypto industry.

Named after the iconic Cornell University mascot and inspired by the university’s rich history of academic excellence and innovation, Big Red LLC represents the fusion of tradition and innovation. The project’s moniker pays homage to Cornell’s longstanding legacy and its influential role in shaping the world of blockchain technology.

As the first crypto sponsor of the Entrepreneurship at Cornell program, Big Red LLC embarks on a journey of mutual benefit, bringing together academia and industry to drive groundbreaking initiatives. This partnership opens doors to unprecedented opportunities, particularly for students, for innovation, education, and collaboration within the blockchain space.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Cornell University’s Entrepreneurship program,” says Christopher Gilles Fourquier, Lead Developer of Big Red LLC. “This collaboration opens doors to unprecedented opportunities for innovation, education, and collaboration within the blockchain space. As the first crypto sponsor of Entrepreneurship at Cornell, we are proud to pioneer this initiative and set a new standard for industry-academic partnerships.”

The corporate sponsorship extends beyond financial support, as two esteemed members of the Big Red LLC team, Frances Regina (Head of Growth and Partnerships) and Christopher Gilles Fourquier (Lead Developer), will be listed on the advisory council of the Entrepreneurship at Cornell program. This prestigious honor places Big Red LLC at the forefront of academic-industry collaboration, as these individuals join an elite group of advisors guiding the program’s initiatives and participating in the entrepreneurship ecosystem at Cornell.

“This is a significant achievement for our team,” says Frances Regina, Head of Growth and Partnerships at Big Red LLC. “Being listed on the advisory council of Cornell University’s Entrepreneurship program is a testament to our expertise and dedication to driving innovation in the blockchain space. We look forward to leveraging this partnership to create meaningful impact and foster the next generation of blockchain entrepreneurs.”

The sponsorship opens doors to a plethora of opportunities for Big Red LLC within the Cornell community. Big Red LLC will be prominently featured as a corporate sponsor at Entrepreneurship at Cornell event, providing a platform to showcase its innovative projects and initiatives to a diverse audience of students, alumni and academics.

Additionally, discussions are underway for Big Red LLC to host its own event with Entrepreneurship at Cornell, focusing on blockchain technology and the future of Web 3.0. This event will serve as an invaluable opportunity to engage with students and faculty at Cornell.

Furthermore, Entrepreneurship at Cornell hopes to host a webinar in collaboration with Big Red LLC, offering insights into the innovative developments within the blockchain industry. This webinar will provide a platform to educate and engage with audiences about the transformative potential of blockchain technology.

“The partnership with Entrepreneurship at Cornell represents a significant milestone for Big Red LLC,” concludes the Blockchain Brothers, one of the strategic advisors for Big Red LLC. “Cornell’s longstanding legacy of academic excellence and innovation aligns perfectly with our vision for long-term domination in the blockchain space. We hope to capitalize on the sponsorship with multiple possibilities for collaboration and growth.” 

Zachary Shulman, Director of the Entrepreneurship at Cornell program, conveyed enthusiasm regarding the partnership, articulating, “Given Cornell’s leadership in blockchain research, it is fantastic to cement this inaugural crypto sponsorship with Big Red LLC. I am very excited to get Big Red integrated into our eship ecosystem, hopefully to the direct benefit of our students!”

The sponsorship with the Entrepreneurship at Cornell program provides credibility for Big Red LLC and also positions the project to bridge the gap between academia and industry. This partnership marks a significant milestone in the journey of Big Red LLC and reaffirms its commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation in the blockchain space.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigRed_TD  

Website: https://www.thebigredcrypto.com  

Contract Address for Big Red $TD: 0x87bbfc9dcb66caa8ce7582a3f17b60a25cd8a248 (AVAX)

For more information on Cornell University’s Entrepreneurship, visit website: https://eship.cornell.edu/

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BitDelta’s Bitcoin Halving Mega Giveaway

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Excitement is building in the crypto community as the Bitcoin Halving approaches, and BitDelta is throwing a massive giveaway to celebrate!

Campaign Period: April 6th, 2024, 09:00 UTC – April 20th, 2024, 23:59 UTC

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