On the agenda: blockchain applications in finance, digital asset regulations and Hong Kong as fintech leader
HONG KONG, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The countdown to the HashKey International Digital Asset Summit 2019 (HIDA2019) is in full swing with HashKey Group fully focused on powering the blockchain and digital asset industry in Hong Kong and rest of the region.
At HIDA2019 on 21st March at The Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, some of the world's leading blockchain experts will convene to discuss how digital assets are moving mainstream.
HashKey Group, who is co-hosting the summit with Wanxiang Blockchain Labs, with the support of Cyberport, DBS, Fintech Association of Hong Kong and ZhongAn Technologies International Group Ltd, is a new fintech group based in Hong Kong. Led by financial and technology veterans, the group focuses on developing the blockchain and digital asset industry with a commitment to build a global ecosystem for the long-term in coordination with leading institutions, technology partners and governmental bodies.
HIDA2019 is being held in Hong Kong over other financial centres because the territory has a great technology infrastructure, a fantastic talent pool and is already a global financial and legal centre. "With this summit we are really aspiring to put on something unique. We want to 'professionalize' the market and think beyond the tech. To do this we are bringing different parts of the industry together to help map out the future. We are delighted that so many global blockchain experts and technology players will join us to share their views, experience and case studies with the wider community," said Michel Lee, Executive President of HashKey Group.
"Our role is to build markets that catalyze the next internet, provide liquidity in the market by investing and incubating companies and produce 'intellectual capital' to help educate the industry at large," said Ben El-Baz, CSO of HashKey Pro, a secure and trustworthy digital asset exchange platform provided by HashKey Group.
Since HashKey was founded last year, the company has been at the forefront of efforts to spur innovation onwards. The company is playing an active role on the committee for the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and has run a symposium at Cyberport to help educate startups about digital assets. It continues to collaborate with local universities such as Hong Kong University and has successfully launched an incubator, engaging a large number of participants.
During the summit, delegates will hear from Abdul Raof Latiff, Managing Director, DBS Bank, who will help to educate institutional investors, including the trends, challenges and opportunities for blockchain-based applications. He leads the strategy and delivery of DBS' digital solutions for large corporate customers, financial institutions and SMEs, and he will outline real-world solutions through his keynote address entitled Digital Transformation and Blockchain Application in Supply Chain Trade Finance.
The summit is also delighted to welcome Paul Yuen, General Counsel, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), to discuss recent developments in the financial sector.
Delegates will also hear from Ken Lo, Founding Member of pioneering fintech internet insurance company ZhongAn International; Qu Junjie, CTO of next generation data sharing platform PlatON and Aaron L. Kaplan, Founder and co-CEO, Prometheum, Inc, which is creating the world's first blockchain ecosystem for the fully compliant issuance, trading, clearing and settling of tokenized securities.
Panelists and speakers will also discuss the adoption of blockchain technology by financial institutions, including JP Morgan's recent implementation of the JPM Coin, which represents yet another important milestone in blockchain technology going mainstream.
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About the HashKey Group
HashKey Group (HashKey Digital Asset Group Limited) is a leading fintech group based in Hong Kong. Led by a group of financial and technology veterans, the group focuses on developing the blockchain and digital asset industry with a commitment to build a global ecosystem for the long-term in coordination with leading institutions, technology partners and governmental bodies.
About Wanxiang Blockchain Labs
Funded by China Wanxiang Holdings, Wanxiang Blockchain Labs is one of the first non-profit research institution focusing on Blockchain technology globally. Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and its affiliated entities have been early backers of a large number of ground-breaking projects and key companies in the blockchain eco-system including Ethereum, Circle, Bloq, Dfinity and PlatON. Its main goal is to provide support for research, entrepreneurship, development and promotion of the blockchain industry, to liaise with relevant regulatory bodies, and to explore how the technology can be applied and contribute to the development of the wider economy and society.