Henry Wang, the founder of SMARTMESH, made a guest speech at the beginning of blockchain Fair Asia summit

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, October 11th is the first day of the opening of the 2018 blockchain Asia summit. Mr. Wang, founder of SmartMesh, with Dr. Peter Yan, principal scientist of MeshBox, attended the conference as a guest speaker and gave a keynote speech entitled connecting the Philippines with SmartMesh and MeshBox.


Introduction speakers on the official blockchain Asia summit website

Discuss the challenges of the digital economy due to the deterioration of the natural environment and the polarization of the wealth gap. Both the economic backwardness caused by the network environment (4 billion people in the world still have no access to the Internet, 1.3 billion people live in a world without electricity) and the imperfection of basic livelihood facilities (2 billion people in the world still do not have bank accounts) are directly attributed to the centralized information architecture and economic structure.

Status quo in the Philippines

Globally, there are 12 countries with a population of over 100 million (2013 figures), including the Philippines, a key member of Southeast Asia. In contrast to its large population, the Philippines ranks 88th in the world in mobile Internet broadband (based on public information) and spends more on mobile Internet as a percentage of monthly income than the UN average. There is no doubt that the current centralized information system layout has restricted the growth of people’s access to the Internet in the region and to some extent deprived people of the right to online information.

The Philippines ranks 88th in the world in terms of mobile broadband, according to public information

A centralized information infrastructure structure not only brings huge costs to the popularity of the network but also makes it difficult to withstand risks inflation in the Philippines climbed to 6.7% in September, a 10-year high, according to data released by the national bureau of statistics on October 5. In addition to rising commodity prices, the arrival of super Typhoon Mangkhut in mid-September helped push inflation higher, the national bureau of statistics said in a report. (news from Xinhua, Oct. 5)

Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the Philippines on sept 14

MESH Network — Internet of Everything

The SmartMesh network based on the underlying communication protocol design can adapt to the burst of P2P data exchange at a higher level combined with the features of the Spectrum main chain, it can achieve more stability, safer and faster network social contact (such as voice video chat, data sharing), transfer payment (including cross-chain transaction, offline transaction, etc.). Spectrum is the world’s first blockchain 4.0 public chain. Prior to this, blockchain 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 (programmable society) was limited to the international Internet to start and operate. On the other hand, SmartMesh makes a bold and innovative breakthrough in Layer 0, the point-to-point transport Layer of the blockchain, and grants TCP/IP with Token, so that the connection breaks the constraints of the existing Internet and the blockchain 4.0 Spectrum can operate independently outside the Internet and be compatible with the existing Internet. As the most important contribution of Layer 0, MeshBox is the world’s first mesh network router based on blockchain technology. The world connected by MeshBox is the decentralized web world that runs on Spectrum.

Illustration of the MeshBox

To increase its adaptability to the environment, MeshBox can be divided into indoor and outdoor versions, and the two versions can be combined flexibly to form different networking solutions. For example, at the U.S. super bowl site in February 2017, there were six MeshBox nodes participating in the live network service. During Olympics games in Chicago in 2018, another 15 MeshBox and three gateway equipment are participating in the site’s network services. The device is available for the fourth quarter of 2018. Different from centralized networking, the owner (and user) of MeshBox will gain corresponding benefits by being a node of the Mesh network and participating in network content and services. In addition to introducing some practical application cases of MeshBox, Mr. Wang, the founder, and Peter Yan, principal scientist of MeshBox, together with demonstrated the site networking of MeshBox for the on-site guests, and realized the leading functions of off-line transfer in the network. The success of the presentation was unanimously recognized and applauded by the attendees.

Inclusive FinTech Summit 2018

Inclusive FinTech Summit 2018
Inclusive Blockchain: Distributing Trust & Wealth

The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and Singapore Fintech Associationwill jointly organise the “Inclusive FinTech Summit 2018” at Singapore Sands Expo &Convention Centre (Marina Bay Sands) on 15 November 2018, Thursday. This Summit will offer expert insights into innovative solutions in financial technology and provide thoughtful discussions on a series of topics such as Distributing Trust & Wealth, Cost of Governance, and Innovation versus Cost of Trust. To date, speakers who will be speaking at this Summit include trailblazers and thought leaders from organisations such as Zhongchao Blockchain Technology Research Institute (ZCBTRI), World Bank Group, SCRY.INFO and Least Authority.

新加坡新跃社科大学联新加坡金融科技协会将于 2018 年 11 月 15 日在新加坡滨海湾会展 中心举办“2018 普惠金融科技峰会”。本届峰会将深度讨论金融科技及创新解决方案,并探讨 社会扩容、监管成本、创新与信任等一系列话题。目前,已确认出席本次峰会并发表演讲的包 括来自中钞区块链技术研究院、世界银行集团、SCRY.INFO、以及 Least Authority 的资深代 表们。

Date|日期: 15 November 2018, Thursday (2018 年 11 月 15 日,星期四)

Time|时间: 9:00am–5:30pm(上午9点-下午5点30分)

Venue|地点: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands L3 Hibiscus(新加坡滨海湾会展中心,三层 Hibiscus 宴会厅)

10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Programme Details 峰会议程
15 November 2018, Thursday (2018 年 11 月 15 日,星期四)

 

Invited Speakers (updated on 21 September 2018)
邀请嘉宾名单 (更新至 2018 年 9 月 21 日)

1. Mr Zhang Yifeng, Director, Zhongchao Blockchain Technology Research Institute (ZCBTRI)
中钞区块链技术研究院院长 张一锋

2. Ms Lesly Goh, Chief Technology Officer, World Bank Group
世界银行集团首席技术官 Lesly Goh

3. Prof Deng Xin, Associate Professor of Finance, Head of Corporate Finance Department, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China
上海财经大学金融学副教授、公司金融系主任 邓辛
4. Ms Eva Foo, CEO, SCRY.INFO
SCRY.INFO 创始人 符安文

5. Mr Jack Lee, Partner, HCM Capital of Foxconn Tech Group
富士康科技集团 HCM 资本的创始管理合伙人 李仁杰
6. Ms Selina Lin Yang, Chairman & CEO of the Executive Committee, DRC Foundation
DRC 基金会主席、执行委员会 CEO 林杨
7. Mr Jong Kim Poh, CEO and Co-Founder, RevoFintec Pte Ltd
RevoFintec 有限公司首席执行官兼联合创始人 Jong Kim Poh
8. Ms Liz Steininger, CEO and Managing Director, Least Authority
Least Authority 首席执行官兼常务董事 Liz Steininger
9. Mr Zhao Weixing, President and CEO, XWBank, Sichuan, China
中国四川新网银行行长、执行董事 赵卫星
10. Mr Chia Hock Lai, President, Singapore FinTech Association.
新加坡金融科技协会会长 Chia Hock Lai

11. Prof David Lee Kuo Chuen, Professor of Finance, School of Business, SUSS
新跃社科大学商学院教授 李国权
12. [Inviting] Mr Yao Qian, Director, Digital Currency Research Institute, the People’s Bank of China
[邀请中] 中国人民银行数字货币研究所所长 姚前
13. [Inviting] Mr Simon Cooper, CEO, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Standard Chartered
[邀请中] 渣打集团企业与机构银行首席执行官 Simon Cooper

List of Topics 峰会议题

Topic 1: Convergence of Technology: ABCD and BASIC
技术融合:ABCD & BASIC*

Topic 2: Inclusive FinTech Engineering & Design Thinking
普惠金融科技工程与设计思维

Topic 3: Cost of Governance
监管成本

Topic 4: Base Layer and Second Layer: Innovation versus Cost of Trust
创新与信任成本

Topic 5: Minimizing Cost of Trust and Maximizing Cost of Hacking
信任成本最小化与黑客成本最大化

Topic 6: Valuation of Blockchain: a myth?
区块链估值的探讨

Topic 7: Blockchain Standards
区块链标准

*ABCD: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Cloud, Data Technology. 人工智能,区块链,云技术,数据科技BASIC: Blockchain, AI, Security, Internet of Things, Cloud. 区块链,人工智能,安全,物联网,云技术

Venue Information 会场信息

Main venue: Marina Bay Sands L3 HibiscusMain Ballroom
主会场: 新加坡滨海湾会展中心,三层 Hibiscus 宴会厅

Max seating capacity: 1200 pax. 最多可容纳 1200 人
Approximate lettable area: 1366 sqm. 会场面积 1366 平方米

Sessions in the main venue will have live Chinese-English translation.
主场地进行的主题演讲将有同步中英文翻译

Second venue: Marina Bay Sands L3 Hibiscus Main Ballroom
分会场: 新加坡滨海湾会展中心,三层 Hibiscus 宴会厅

Max seating capacity: 600 pax. 最多可容纳 600 人
Approximate lettable area: 700 sqm. 会场面积约 700 平方米

Call for Sponsorship

The sponsorship rights may have slight changes subject to the venue condition

  1. The SUSS FinTech & Blockchain website, at www.sussblockchain.com.
  2. Sponsor description and e-Flyers will be attached in the Summit e-Programme.
  3. Sponsors shall bring own roll-up banners or standees. Rectangular table measured at 182.9cm x 76.2cm x 76.2cm; cocktail table measured at 76.2cm diameter x 91.5cm height.
  4. Sponsors can distribute door gift(s) or brochures at lunch.

赞助权益

  以上内容或会因场地条件进行小幅修改

  1. 网页为新跃社科大学金融科技与区块链主页 www.sussblockchain.com。
  2. 赞助商简介和电子宣传单将附在电子会议手册中。
  3. 贵司需自带宣传横幅或广告的支架。所提供的展示桌尺寸为长 182.9cm x 宽 76.2cm x 高76.2cm;所提供的鸡尾酒桌尺寸为直径 76.2cm x 高 91.5cm。
  4. 赞助商可在午餐时间发放会议伴手礼或宣传手册。

Exhibition Booth 展台

VIP meeting room VIP 会议室

Note: Venue display is for reference only.
注:会场图片仅供参考。

Blockchain Fair Asia to host its first event in the Philippines this October

Blockchain Fair Asia 2018is planning to hold its inaugural conference in the Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines at the SMX Convention Center Aura on October 11 and 12, 2018.

With the theme “Looking Beyond Blockchain Hype”, the event is expected to draw cryptocurrency and blockchain experts and enthusiasts from all parts of Asia and the global crypto community at large.

Blockchain technology has been hailed as one of the most revolutionary innovations of the present day. But it has yet to gain mainstream adoption globally and Blockchain Fair Asia hopes to offer insight on how this can be done.

Apart from shedding light on the latest trends shaping the crypto industry, the conference will aim to explore the practical use scenarios of blockchain technology.

As the theme suggests, the event will focus on the viability of the technology beyond speculative investments. It will also seek to highlight the crucial role of the Philippines and its potential in the global crypto industry.

In addition to keynote speeches, the event will also engage the audience through a series of panel discussions on various fascinating topics.

Since the event will feature an exhibition area, blockchain entrepreneurs can showcase their business models.

Given the fact that it is expected to draw 700-1,200 attendees from all sectors of the industry, the conference is expected to offer blockchain community members an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and expand their networks.

Big Industry Names Expected at the Conference

Key players in the global cryptocurrency industry are expected to grace the event and deliver keynote addresses and talks on various intriguing topics. There will be crypto experts from different sectors of the economy from finance and banking to the business world and IT.

Among the 30+ speakers at the conference will be a number of notable blockchain company founders and executives, at least 10 representatives from venture capital firms and industry thought leaders.

These will include Kiana Shek (DigiFinex co-founder), Pavel Bains (Bluzelle CEO), Katsuya Konno (Quione CFO), Roy Lai (Sentinel Chain CEO), Henry Wang (SmartMesh founder), Yang Yang Zhang (PDAX co-founder), Ahmed Abdulla (Digipharm CEO), Mark Vernon (Tagcash CEO), Rafael Padilla (Blockchain Association Philippines co-founder and many more.

Some of the VC firms that will participate in the event include LuneX Ventures, the recently launched crypto arm of Golden Gate Ventures, Outlier Ventures, Life.SREDA, KaizenVC, ChainVC, DFJ Dragon Fund (Draper Dragon), etc.

EventChain is one of the event partners with its CEO/co-founder, Ashton Addison listed among the speakers. Gerb Reign Inajada, the assistant VP of UnionBank, one of the most blockchain-friendly banks in the Philippines will also speak at the conference.

These are just some of the speakers who will tackle various conference topics, additional names will be announced during the coming weeks preceding the event.

ICO Pitch Session

One of the most eagerly anticipated parts of the event will be a dedicated ICO pitch session. During this session, a total of 15 blockchain projects with upcoming ICOs will get the opportunity to pitch before the VC representatives and potential investors.

Each of the select projects will have between three and five minutes to sell their concepts to the audience and get expert feedback. To apply, they need to send their pitch decks or whitepapers to pitchblockchainfairasia@gmail.com.

Why the Philippines?

Regardless of regulatory crackdowns in a good number of Asian countries, the Philippines is emerging as a key player in the crypto industry.

It has been hailed as one of the most crypto-friendly nations in the world, as it has progressively adopted policies that foster blockchain industry growth.

At the same time, the government is creating the so-called “crypto valley of Asia”, a fintech and blockchain hub similar to the one in Zug, Switzerland.

The development of this region has been placed under the mandate of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, which announced that it would issue 25 operating licenses for digital asset exchanges.

The country has also been at the forefront of an initiative to regulate the domestic crypto industry, first releasing ICO draft rules and more recently announcing the planned release of crypto exchange regulations.

Lastly, the local remittance industry, wherein the Philippines is ranked third globally, and the widespread internet use are among the top factors contributing to the massive adoption of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in the country.