Beyond Blocks Summit Bangkok 2018

Bangkok , Thailand

About Beyond Blocks Summit Bangkok 2018

Join us at Beyond Blocks Summit Bangkok this November 26-27, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand for the opportunity to meet and network with industry thought-leaders, developers, investors, and enthusiasts.







Wei Zhou
Chief Financial Officer Binance
Moaffak Ahmed
Serial Entrepreneur Slush
Thammarak Moenjak
Director of Financial Institutions Strategy Department Bank of Thailand
James Giancotti
Co-founder & CEO Oddup
Josh Fraser
Mitch Liu
Co-founder & CEO Theta Labs & Sliver tv
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Chuck McGraw
Partner & COO TLDR


$33 700 000

Alex Yamashita
Partner TLDR
Marie Leaf
Product Lead Kadena
Yovie Liu
Grace Chong
Senior Associate Herbert Smith Freehills
Jonathan Lee
Chief Corporate Officer Yello Digital Marketing Group
Alexandre Dreyfus
Abasa Phillips
Keith Chia
Head of Research and Strategy XSQ
Aaron Myung
CEO Korbit USA
Vachara Aemavat
Co-founder & Co-CEO Six Network
Mesbah Sabur
Neyma Jahan
Founder Unification
Jonathan Ha
Charles Hoskinson
Justin Chow
Head of Business Development Cumberland
Sompoat Chansomboon
Managing Director dtac Accelerate
Gigi Levy Weiss
Managing Partner NFX
Soravis Srinawakoon
CEO & Co-Founder Band Protocol
Bonnie Cheung
Partner 500 Startups
Jeremy Wood
Chief Strategy Officer & Founder IOHK
Kaweewut Temphuwapat
Head of Innovation Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)
Ding An Fei
Yo Nakagawa
Executive Director Monex Group
David Knott
Plasma Researcher OmiseGO
Thomas Graham
Managing Partner TLDR
Brent Philbin
Co-Founder & Host CryptoBasic Podcast
Luke Wagman
Chief Evangelist CoinMarketCap
Bhume Bhumiratana
Technology Consultant The Stock Exchange of Thailand
Gabriel Yang
Prinn Panitchpakdi
Governor The Stock Exchange of Thailand
Nikola Pavesic
Head of Special Operations Nikkei
Karim Baruque
Co-Founder & Host CryptoBasic Podcast
Kingsley Advani
Founder & Partner Chainfund Capital
Roland Yau
Managing Partner CoCoon Ignite Ventures
Nicholas Ray
Andre McGregor
Partner & Global Head of Security TLDR
Sam Bankman-Fried
CEO Alameda Research
Eugene Kan
Partner TLDR
Jasper Lee
Head of Asia Etoro
Alon Hod
Head of Strategic Projects First Digital Assets Group
Jonathan Benassaya
Founder & CEO IronChain Capital
Day 1:
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Opening Remarks Gabriel Yang, COO, Beyond Blocks
10:10 - 10:30
Fireside Chat with Justin Chow: State of Blockchain - Mapping the Institutionalization Curve
  1.  Gabriel Yang, COO, Beyond Blocks [Moderator]
  2. Justin Chow, Head of Business Development, Cumberland
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Panel: Death of An ICO - Prove Us Wrong

Cryptocurrency and blockchain are common terms for most people attending Beyond Blocks but if we move outside of the ecochamber we can still see that every NY Times and FT article mentioning it has to also explain what is blockchain. The ICO craze of 2017 and 2018 seems to be over and the bear market makes a lot of people question the future of crypto. Welcome to this fierce debate between the real blockchain believers and the crypto skeptic. Two against two will put forth their arguments and convince the audience that they are right about cryptocurrency, ICOs, and the blockchain use cases, to name a few. Come and vote in this sobering debate that puts things into perspective.

  1. Nikola Pavesic, Head of Special Operations, Nikkei [Moderator]
  2. Abasa Philips, Founder, Zilla
  3. Justin Chow, Head of Business Development, Cumberland
  4. Moaffak Ahmed, Serial Entreprneur, Slush
  5. Roland Yau, Managing Partner, CoCoon Ignite Ventures L.P.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel: Tokens, Coins and Above: The Rise of the Security and Stable Coins

As there’s still much uncertainty around the future of regulation, most Initial Coin Offerings are liable for legal trouble at some point. Add to the volatile nature of such investments, there has been growing interest in alternatives. Security Token Offerings are a new way of funding blockchain innovation, meeting regulatory criteria from the beginning and being backed by actual assets. At the same time, stable coins look to offer a safer way to manage your investments but is this really a positive development for the space? This panel looks to discuss the needs of the industry and the future of tokens.

  1. Brent Philbin, Co-Founder & Host, CryptoBasic Podcast [Moderator]
  2. Grace Chong, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
  3. John Fiorelli, Head of Advisory, Kenetic
  4. Kingsley Advani, Founder and Partner, Chainfund Capital
  5. Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO, Alameda Research
12:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fireside Chat with IOHK

Not just one, but both founders of Input Output Hong Kong are our guests for this fireside chat. IOHK is the company behind Cardano and the Ada cryptocurrency that launched a year ago. And what a year, marked by the rise and crash of cryptocurrencies. Having survived that blow, expect to hear the founders discuss what the markets are waiting for: decentralization, smart contracts, and the ability to issue assets. With their experience at both Ethereum and Cardano, this is a rare chance to hear about the future of cryptocurrencies, blockchains and their global applications.

  1. Karim Baruque, Co-Founder & Host, CryptoBasic Podcast [Moderator]
  2. Charles Hoskinson, CEO, IOHK 
  3. Jeremy Wood, Chief Strategy Officer & Founder, IOHK
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Fireside Chat with Gigi Levy: Creating Blockchain Superiority

Gigi is everything but a stranger to the tech scene, being a key part of the web- and mobile revolution. Nowadays, he’s an enabler and advocate of decentralization with the ethos that it’s crucial to understand why decentralization matters as well as when it doesn’t matter.
We’ll discuss the current market and why 2019 might be the most exciting year, maybe not for crypto – but for blockchain. However, what do we need for this ‘revolution’ to succeed? Find out by joining our fireside chat with one of the most prolific entrepreneurs and investors from Israel.

  1. Gabriel Yang, COO, Beyond Blocks [Moderator]
  2. Gigi Levy Weiss, Managing Partner, NfX
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Panel: Cryptoreality VS. Cryptofuture - The Path To Mass Adoption

There is no industry that has not been affected by blockchain, at least in theory. Projects redesigning mechanisms and redistributing added value and wealth from gaming to finance, from e-commerce to energy. However, the crypto world is at its early stage, barely 10 years old, and this panel will discuss which use case, or multiple ones, will take crypto to a new level and lead us into the cryptofuture. Where will it happen first? Who will fall behind and why? When will the institutions jump on board and how will the markets and customers react?

  1. Karim Baruque, Co-Founder & Host, CryptoBasic Podcast [Moderator]
  2. Andy Tian, Co-founder & CEO, Gifto
  3. Luke Wagman, Chief Evangelist, CoinMarketCap
  4. Mitch Liu, Co-founder & CEO, Theta Labs & Sliver TV
  5. Vachara Aemavat, Co-founder & Co-CEO, SIX Network
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
Panel: The Curious Case of Crypto China - Why Doing Business (Still) Works

The most populated country in the world. The second largest economy. The belt and road iniative. China is an absolute colossus in every aspect of the present and the future; but China is also a very unique ecosystem with its own mechanics that do not necessarily reflect how things might work elswehere. For better or worse, we will look under the hood of blockchain in China and explore what is happening in terms of investements, regulation and projects in this powerhouse that keeps on rumbling, but also wants to do it on its own terms.

  1. James Giancotti, Co-founder & CEO, Oddup [Moderator]
  2. Ding’An Fei, Founder, Ledger Capital
  3. Jasper Lee, Head of Asia, eToro
  4. Wei Zhou, Chief Financial Officer, Binance
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Afternoon Tea Break
 04:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Panel: The Next Step in Crypto Finance - Advanced Instruments

Cryptocurrency trading, ICOs, STOs are just some of the crypto household terms and instruments. However, as much as the industry offers new solutions on almost a daily basis with new projects, the truth is that crypto is still far behind the traditional finance industry. The reasons for that are multiple: the lack of regulatory clarity, the lack of large scale institutional money involved, the non-maturity of projects and markets. This discussion will look into how fast and to what degree will crypto finance catch up with, and perhaps surpass, the multitude of solutions traditional investment markets have.

  1. Jonathan Ha, Partner Ledger Capital & CEO Red Pulse [Moderator]
  2. Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO, Chilliz
  3. Jonathan Benassaya, Founder & CEO, Ironchain
  4. Justin Chow, Head of Business Development, Cumberland
  5. Wei Zhou, Chief Financial Officer, Binance
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
Panel: Cryptocurrency Exchanges - A (Not-So) Long Term Vision

Exchanges have seen substantial growth in 2017 and early 2018 with trading volume records literally being set every month. Then came the plague of scandals, hacks, fraud and wash-trading that even led to the temporary suspension of some of these exchanges.
User confidence clearly isn’t as high as it was prior to these waves of attacks. However, new exchanges are still being built everyday and we’ve seen many of them create investment arms and even business incubators to get a shot in the arm.
The big question: What’s next? What does the (near) future hold for crypto-currency exchanges? And how will current token prices or potential regulation enforcements affect them?

  1. Abasa Philips, Founder, Zilla [Moderator]
  2. Aaron Myung, CEO, Korbit USA
  3. Yo Nakagawa, Executive Director, Monex / Coin Check
  4. Yovie Liu, CEO, IDAX
 05:30 PM - 05:45 PM
Closing Remarks
 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Day One Networking Party
Day 2:

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Opening Remarks Gabriel Yang, COO, Beyond Blocks
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Keynote: Scalability - Plasma

Plasma is a blockchain design which is used to increase Ethereum transaction throughput while maintaining network decentralization and security of end users digital assets. In this talk, we will discuss how Plasma provides these features and practical applications of Plasma blockchains.

The audience is expected to walk away with an overview of the current status of Plasma research and development to understand the Plasma technique, and the motivation to consider how they could use this meaningful blockchain design.

  1. David Knott, Plasma Researcher, OmiseGO
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Panel: Regulatory Crypto Conundrums: Things Are Getting Better, Or Are They?

While this technology has the potential to revolutionize the world, the ecosystem is still very much in its infancy. To allow innovation to thrive, it’s important to set the right environment. The lack of regulation and — on the flip-side — over-regulations caused disruption and false-starts in the space. How do we find balance between regulation and innovation? How much regulation is necessary until it becomes an outright hindrance? We discuss all of this in comparison with other ecosystems, while particularly focusing on South East Asia.

  1. Nikola Pavesic, Nikkei [Moderator]
  2. Bhume Bhumiratana, Technology Consultant, SEC Thailand
  3.  Prinn Panitchpakdi, Governor, Stock Exchange of Thailand
  4.  Thammarak Moenjak, Director of Financial Institutions Strategy Department, Bank Of Thailand
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Panel: VCs, Accelerators & Incubators: How Well Do They Fit In The Blockchain World

Venture capital and Accelerators are two of the most important ingredients for a booming ecosystem. Silicon Valley is what it is because everyone flocks there knowing that they can get a check and a powerful supporting network unparalleled to any other place in the world. With the onset of the blockchain technology the paradigm has changed. Suddenly we all saw tens and hundreds of millions of dollars pouring into their portfolio startups, other startups that used to pitch to them suddenly were publishing white papers and doing ICOs. How did they adapt? Will they evolve or did the token issuance make them obsolete? Most importantly, how can blockchain projects learn and leverage them?

  1. Nikola Pavesic, Head of Special Operations, Nikkei [Moderator]
  2. Bonnie Cheung, Partner, 500 Startups
  3. Sompoat Chansomboon, Managing Director, dtac Accelerate
  4. Moaffak Ahmed, Serial Entrepreneur, Slush
  5. Roland Yau, Managing Partner,  CoCoon Ignite Ventures L.P.
12:15 PM - 01:00 PM
Panel: Decentralized and Borderless - TLDR's Approach For A Global Team

From fighting cybercrime, to building GPU in-memory databases, to ‘big finance’; TLDR’s special team brings a wealth of experience to the crypto ecosystem. With the combination of their strategy team, investment team and security team, this global advisory firm covers a broad range of the industry.
We’ll be talking about both the history and future of TLDR, their company culture, and the strengths and challenges of working in a decentralized organization. Beyond that, other topics will include their outlook on Southeast Asia, and *the importance of driving adoption in the space.

  1. Roland Yau, Managing Partner, CoCoon Ignite Ventures L.P. [Moderator]
  2. Alex Yamashita, Partner, TLDR
  3. Andre McGregor, Partner & Global Head of Security, TLDR
  4. Chuck McGraw, Partner & COO, TLDR
  5. Eugene Kan, Partner, TLDR
  6. Thomas Graham, Managing Partner, TLDR
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Fireside Chat: Silicon Valley VS Asia - Path To Redemption In Crypto

Notoriously the Silicon Valley giants have missed to grasp, with the tenacity they do with other new tech, the nascent crypto boom which went by somewhat unnoticed. Now Sequoia and a16z are racing to launch their rather large crypto funds. On the other hand, Asian investors caught the ball on rebound and realized the potentital and the importance of the turning point towards the distributed future. As Silicon Valley is catching up with its capital, experience and expertise, will this be another winner-takes-all race?

  1. Nikola Pavesic, Head of Special Operations, Nikkei [Moderator]
  2. Bonnie Cheung, Partner, 500 Startups
02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Panel: Scalability - The Quintessential Blockchain Hurdle

Many talk about mass adoption, but what is the point with the existing incapability to scale? These issues are real for pretty much all of the well-known first-generation blockchains, and there still doesn’t seem to be a way to solve the current problems yet. Is it just a matter of time? Will we reach a consensus? How will all of this play out? After all, there is only one truth: if we are to be ready to go mainstream and topple centralized systems, we must be able to handle more than we do right now without serious trade-offs.

  1. Brent Philbin, CryptoBasic Podcast [Moderator]
  2. Charles Hoskinson, CEO, IOHK
  3. Josh Fraser, Co-founder, Origin Protocol
  4. Marie Leaf, Product Lead, Kadena
  5. Neyma Jahan, Founder, Unification
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
Tea Break
03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
Panel: Structuring Your Advisory Team - Affluence, Influence, Trust

In the world of business, everyone needs advice and there is no lack of people willing to give advice. In the world of Blockchain, the quality of the so-called “Advisory Board” is often directly correlated to the speculation of future success of the company. It is true that some of these relationships do provide great value and could play a pivotal role in the success of a project. But how does one find the right advisors and what is considered GOOD advice? Where does one start looking and how do you attract the most value out of the help on offer?

  1. Abasa Philips, Founder, Zilla [Moderator]
  2. Ding’An Fei, Founder, Ledger Capital
  3. Jonathan Lee, Chief Corporate Officer, Yello Digital Marketing Group
  4. Keith Chia, Head of Research and Strategy, XSQ
  5. Alon Hod, Head of Strategic Projects, First Digital Assets Group
04:30 PM - 05:15 PM
Panel: Going Mainstream: Blockchain Binds Startups and Corporates

You will find hundreds of articles online about the “Top blockchain startups that can help improve the way large corporations do business”, but not many are talking about the contrary. With the current landscape that essentially allows blockchain startups to connect with corporations, we are seeing more and more cases where these corporations are playing a crucial role in driving the success of these projects by means of mainstream utilization. These large enterprises are bringing startup projects in front of the masses, and it’s benefiting everyone from corporates, users, consumers and investors. Follow the mainstream!

  1. Gabriel Yang, COO, Beyond Blocks [Moderator]
  2. Mesbah Sabur, Founder, Circularise
  3. Soravis Srinawakoon, CEO & Co-Founder, Band Protocol
  4.  Kaweewut Temphuwapat, Head of Innovation, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)
05:15 PM - 05:30 PM
Closing Remarks
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Official Summit Bangkok After Party

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