TOKEN2049 to be Held in Hong Kong

TOKEN2049 will gather people from various crypto projects and leading digital asset funds in Hong Kong on 20-21 March, 2018
19 February 2018   1714

TOKEN2049 organizes the digital asset event in Hong Kong on 20-21 March, 2018, to explore in-depth the growing crypto ecosystem, global developments of this new asset class, taking a unique and widening perspective on the token industry and its opportunities in Asia.

People from some of the most exciting crypto projects and leading digital asset funds will come to Hong Kong to share their knowledge and stories, providing insights into the growing crypto ecosystem. They will be joined by global media, thought-leaders, regulators and hundreds of participants for two productive and insightful networking days.

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Location: KERRY HOTEL, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Dates: 20-21 March, 2018

The headline speakers are Vinny Lingham, CEO of Civic; Chris Burniske, partner at Placeholder, Co-author of "Cryptoassets"; Max Kordek, president at Lisk; Martin Köppelmann, CEO and co-founder of Gnosis; Toby Hoenisch, co-Founder and CEO at TenX; Brendan Blumer, founder at EOS, and many more.

In addition to covering global blockchain-based developments and trends, TOKEN2049 will shine light on the token-based ecosystem in Asia and the vast opportunities blockchain technology enables across the rapidly growing region, look at the potential social impact of blockchain technology and how, through automation and efficiency, today’s society will be affected.

Our editorial board is working to provide best experience to our readers, and let them dive inside the conference even before it started. 

We managed to talk to some of the headline speakers and receive comments towards what is waiting the attendees of the digital conference!

Federico Ast
CEO of Kleros

Federico Ast

I'm CEO of Kleros, a project that uses crowdsourcing and blockchain to adjudicate disputes in a fast, trasparent and affordable way. I will speak about the social impact of blockchain technology, in particular, it's potential for transforming legal systems. Just as cryptocurrencies are helping in banking the unbanked, Kleros can help give justice to the "injusticed".

Federico Ast

CEO, Kleros

Federico Ast told us that blockchain technology is sure to help millions of people around the world, in particular in emerging economies, to have access to justice.

Simon Dixon
CEO and Co-Founder of BnkToTheFuture

Simon Dixon

Tokens are consuming traditional finance as we speak but at the same time regulators are trying to plan their strategy. At Token2049 I’ll discuss what token sales will look like as the regulatory environment evolves and some forecasted impacts of the future of finance.

Simon Dixon


Daria Generalova
Co-founder of ICOBox

Daria generalova

I would present a case study of a well-done token sale, talking about what actually happens behind the scenes – the nuts and bolts of launching an ICO. As for the event itself, like with every conference I go to, I expect to meet many driven, creative people. But first, I thoroughly expect and hope to be offline for the duration of my long flight to Hong Kong. And then to sort through 300 new work-related messages on Telegram.

Daria Generalova

Co-founder, ICOBox

Gabriel Francesch
Managing Director at Kotoba Translation

Gabriel Francesch

The field of blockchain and cryptocurrency is turning into an industry of its own, as the various actors evolve into more structured entities, and more and more dedicated service providers turn their focus to this nascent industry, from marketing agencies, lawyers, accountants and recruiters to market makers and a new breed of investment analysts. Without running an ICO, offering products or services is a unique way to understand the ins and outs of this fascinating field, and contribute to the industry. How big is this market? Where is it located? How to break into it? Where are the best opportunities? What does it take to run a crypto-friendly business? Where will the ecosystem be in 5 years?

Gabriel Francesch

Managing Director, Kotoba Translation

Gabriel Francesch told us that 2018 will be a decisive year for the blockchain industry, as some of the expectations about the technology materialize into successful projects gaining large adoption. He expects Token 2049 to be an excellent opportunity to understand where we stand, and what are the most exciting things to look forward to this year.

Darren Camas
Senior Advisor at Emurgo

Darren Camas

Tokenization has proved to be a formidable force with the threat of disrupting traditional VC. However regulators have ICOs on watch, raising the compliance bar for projects raising funds. I'll be speaking about disruption, evolution, and coming-of-age for the Crypto VC model at Token2049.

Darren Camas

Senior Advisor, Emurgo

More comments are coming soon!

OKEx to Launch OKChain Based Decetralized Exchange

Great role in the upcoming exchange will be played by OKB coin, which will be trasfered to OKChain as soon as its development finished
22 March 2019   79

OKEx cryptocurrency exchange will launch a decentralized trading platform on its own blockchain.

Currently, the OKChain blockchain is in the final stages of development, and its test network may be launched as early as June 2019. When the OKEx blockchain becomes stable enough, it will transfer OKB to it, which will then perform the function of the native OKChain token and be used to pay commissions, as well as in its own decentralized network applications.

The primary purpose of OKChain is to launch the OKDEx decentralized exchange, where the OKB token will be used to participate in presales. In addition, project teams will use OKB tokens to pay the service fee to the super nodes of the network.

While the total volume of OKB emissions is 1 billion, 300 million tokens are in circulation today, and 700 million remain blocked. Of this number, 300 million OKB will be distributed to users through the loyalty program, and 400 million belong to the OK Blockchain Foundation and the exchange team. However, for a more efficient formation of the OKB ecosystem, the blocking period of these 700 million tokens will be extended from 2020 to 2022, writes OKEx.

In addition, OKB will be the only token to be accepted during the initial exchange offerings (IEO) on the OK Jumpstart platform, announced earlier this month. According to the company, it is currently negotiating with various projects and will soon announce the launch of the first IEO on OK Jumpstart, for which investors will be admitted who have passed personal verification and have OKB tokens in their accounts.