2018 Korea Blockchain Expo

Seoul , South Korea

About 2018 Korea Blockchain Expo

The 2018 Korea Blockchain Expo is a two-day conference and exhibition, connecting over 3,000 business leaders, blockchain tech experts, and investors from around the world.
Korea has ascended as one of the most interesting scenes for cryptocurrency during the first half of 2018. It has become a home to budding bitcoin-related start-ups and blockchain tech companies. Based on its contents and lecturers, the 2018 Korea Blockchain Expo will present unprecedented opportunities for people in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.
Some of blockchain and cryptocurrency conferences in Korea made huge hits in terms of the number of attendees and the networking opportunities presented. The 2018 Korea Blockchain Expo promises to be a momentous and insightful event for decision makers throughout all the industries.
The Korea Economic Daily and Deloitte, the main organizers of the Expo, have been committed to the growth of the domestic and global blockchain/cryptocurrency ecosystem through strengths in media and advisory. Their endeavors have already caught the attention of many business leaders and investors, and make us confident that the 2018 Korea Blockchain Expo will play an essential role in shaping the technology’s future.
Please come and join us on October 23rd-24th for the 2018 Korea Blockchain Expo. The blockchain technology will change the world, and we will be leading that change.


Simon Seojoon Kim
CEO & Partner at Hashed
Dr. Allen Wookyun Kho
Co-Founder Business Development
Katsunori Kondo
Co-Founder & CEO
Sungpil Nam
CEO & Co-founder
Jae Soo Yoo (Paul)
Vice Chairman | Founder & CTO |
Sinhae Lee
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Managing Partner, Refactor Capital
Hye Hoon Lee
The National Assembly Special Committee on the 4th Industrial Revolution
Wonki Min
Ministry of Science and ICT
Francois Piccione
Parliamentary Secretariat of Malta Blockchain Task-Force
Tae Hee Woo
Head of Industry Development Committee (Former) Vice Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy
Jung Hee Lee
Deloitte Anjin LLC. Chief Executive Officer
Paul Sin
Deloitte Leader of FinTech Practice & Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab
Yong Min Kwon
SK Telecom Blockchain Biz Development Unit Trust Designer
Sanghwan Nathan Kim
Deloitte Consulting Korea Blockchain Leader / Strategy & Operations Director
Bernd Lapp
Ethereum Foundation Former Advisory Board Member
James JungHweon Jeon
Blockchain Economic Forum Asia-pacific Chairman
Yong Wan Ju
Korea Internet & Security Agency Inoovation Devision Leader
Jong Hyup Kim
ICON Foundation Council Member
Ethan Kyuntae Kim
Hashed Chief Technology Officer
Brian Cheong
TTC Chief Executive Officer


10:00 ~ 10:20 Day 1 - Opening Remark / Congratulatory Address Wonki Min The Vice Minister, Chairman of OECD committee on digital economy policy Kwang-Cheol Go CEO, Hankyung.com Jung Hee Lee CEO, Deloitte Anjin LLC

Session 1 : The Direction of Innovation for South Korea's Blockchain Industry

10:20 ~ 10:40 South Korea’s Outlook on the Development of Its Blockchain Industry Tae Hee Woo Head of Industry Development Committee, Korea Blockchain Association

10:40 ~ 11:00 'Blockchainism' and Legal Issues Hye Hoon Lee Nominee for Chairwoman, The National Assembly Special Committee on the 4th Industrial Revolution

11:00 ~ 11:20 Focus of the Global Blockchain Market : The Crisis and Opportunity of South Korea Simon Seojoon Kim CEO, Hashed

11:20 ~ 12:10 Panel Discussion 1 - South Korea's Role in the Blockchain Industry Session 1 speakers

12:10 ~ 13:10 Lunch Session 2 : Blockchain in the Public Sector

13:10 ~ 13:30 Global Smart City : Seoul Won-soon Park Mayor, Seoul

13:30 ~ 13:50 Smart Beach : Busan Jae Soo Yoo Vice Mayor, Busan 13:50 ~ 14:10 Crypto Island : Jeju To Be Determined

14:10 ~ 14:30 The revolutionary innovation and regulatory reform of blockchain Jung Hee Lee Chairman, Economic Sub-Committee, Regulatory Reform Committee Session 3 : Fostering Global Blockchain Cities

14:30 ~ 14:45 Current Status of Blockchain Cities Paul Sin Leader of FinTech Practice & Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab, Deloitte

14:45 ~ 15:00 Current Status of Blockchain City (USA) To Be Determined

15:00 ~ 15:30 Current Status of Blockchain City (Malta) Francois Piccione Malta Blockchain Task-Force, Parliamentary Secretariat, Malta Government

15:30 ~ 15:45 Current Status of Blockchain City (Singapore/China) To Be Determined

15:45 ~ 16:20 Panel Discussion 2 - The Benefits of Blockchain to Our Society Session 3 speakers

16:20 ~ 16:35 Break Session 4 : Public-Private Cooperation for the Development of Blockchain Technology

16:35 ~ 16:50 The Efforts for Public-Private Cooperation in the Blockchain Industry Yong Wan Ju Innovation Devision Leader, Korea Internet & Security Agency

16:50 ~ 17:00 Public-Private Cooperation Project 1: ICON Jonghyup Kim Council Member, ICON Foundation

17:00 ~ 17:10 Public-Private Cooperation Project 2: Medibloc Allen Wookyun Kho Co-Founder, MediBloc

17:10 ~ 17:20 Public-Private Cooperation Project 3: BLOCKO Allan Jong Hwan Kim Co-Founder, Blocko

17:20 ~ 18:00 Panel Discussion 3 - Cultivating Global Talents in the Blockchain Industry for Innovative Growth, an Aspect of Job Creation Session 4 speakers

10:00 ~ 10:10 Day2 - Opening Remark / Welcome Remark KEDICO
10:10 ~ 10:25
Refactor Capital
David Lee
Managing Partner, Refactor Capital

10:25 ~ 10:40
Ledger Capital
Ding An Fei
Partner, Ledger Capital

10:40 ~ 10:55
Fund #3
To Be Determined
10:55 ~ 11:10
Trends in Key Blockchain Markets - US, China, and Korea
Sinhae Lee
Partner, GBIC / Block72

11:10 ~ 12:00
Panel discussion 4 - Contribute to the Development of Blockchain Industry
Session 5 speakers
12:00 ~ 13:10
Session 6 : Public Blockchain Meets the Real World
13:10 ~ 13:25
The Efforts of Blockchain Projects for Commerciality
Ethan Kyuntae Kim
Chief Technology Officer, Hashed

13:25 ~ 13:40
To Be Determined
13:40 ~ 13:55
Daniel Wen
Global BD Director, Ontology

13:55 ~ 14:10
Ethereum Enterprises
Bernd Lapp
Former Advisory Board Member, Ethereum Foundation

14:10 ~ 15:00
Panel Discussion 5 - Public Blockchain Meets the Real World : The Real Life Applications of Blockchain Technology
Session 6 speakers
15:00 ~ 15:10
Session 7 : Blockchain Commercialization of Large Enterprises
15:10 ~ 15:25
Blockchain Meets Large Enterprises
Sanghwan Nathan Kim
Blockchain Leader / Strategy & Operations Director, Deloitte Consulting Korea

15:25 ~ 15:40
Application of Blockchain Technology for Multinational Corporations & Large Enterprises
James JungHweon Jeon
Chairman, Blockchain Economic Forum Asia-pacific

15:40 ~ 15:55
The Vision of Samsung SDS
Wooyong Shin
Vice President / Blockchain Business Team Leader, SAMSUNG SDS

15:55 ~ 16:10
The Vision of LG CNS
Hyun Shin Gyoon

16:10 ~ 16:25
The Vision of SK Telecom
Yong Min Kwon
Blockchain Biz Development Unit Trust Designer, SK Telecom

16:25 ~ 17:05
Panel Discussion 6 - How to Create Added Value Using Blockchain Technology?
Session 7 speakers
Session 8 : Grafting Blockchain Economy onto the Real Economy
17:05 ~ 17:15
Katsunori Kondo

17:15 ~ 17:25
Brian Cheong

17:25 ~ 17:35
Elliot Han
COO, Passport

17:35 ~ 17:45
Sungpil Nam
CEO, Airbloc

17:45 ~ 22:00
After Party for Networking

ICOs will attend


Oct 23, 2018, 10:00 AM , KST (UTC +9)
Oct 24, 2018, 10:00 PM , KST (UTC +9)
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