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Blockchain, Cryptoassets and the Decentralized Web – what are the associations between these themes and how are they forming a new internet? What is Decentralized Identity and what role will it play in shaping the global society of tomorrow? How will the Token Economy work with the ‘real world’? Join us to watch back on our Deep Dive with a panel of experts for a whirlwind tour of this brave new world.
As part of SF Blockchain Week, this event was jointly organized by De/Centralize, a conference on the Decentralized Web in Singapore and BLOCK71 San Franscisco, a launchpad for startups striving to establish themselves in the US and Singapore/ Southeast Asian tech ecosystems.
Meet the Featured Speakers:
Mei Lin Fung, co-founder of People Centered Internet (with Vint Cerf)
Mei Lin Fung is a technology pioneer working to ensure that technology works for humanity as the next 3.9 billion people come online. In 1989 she was part of the 2-person skunkworks team that developed “OASIS,” the first customer relationship management (CRM) system. She later served as socio-technical lead for the US Dept. of Defense’s Federal Health Futures initiative. In 2015, she joined one of the “fathers of the Internet,” Vint Cerf, to co-found the “People-Centered Internet,” which maintains a global network of “positive change agents” committed to ensuring that technology is developed with a “people-centered” focus – increasing access while ensuring equality, protecting the vulnerable, and prioritizing human well-being. She serves on the Steering Committee for Internet for All. She is vice-chair for Internet Inclusion within the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Internet Initiative & Smart Village. Most recently she facilitated the working group on Cross Border Data Flows at the World Economic Forum ASEAN Summit in Hanoi, in September, and is an active participant in the Digital Identity WEF working group.
Teck Chia, Partner of Binance Labs
Teck is the Partner of Binance Labs – the venture arm of Binance. Together with his team, he manages Binance Labs’ investment fund and helps to develop new businesses to grow the crypto ecosystem through the company’s new accelerator program. Prior to this, he was an serial entrepreneur and founded 6 different startups.
Ada Yeo, Business Development, Coinbase
Ada works on Product & Business Development at Earn, the leading paid microtasking platform (acquired by Coinbase in April 2018). Prior to the acquisition, she led growth and monetization efforts at Earn. She started her technology career as a VC with Cento Ventures, a Singapore-based fund investing in Southeast Asia’s emerging markets.
Edison Lim, Blockchain application developer, Zilliqa
Edison is a developer at Zilliqa – a high-throughput blockchain platform based in Singapore. He is the Lead Architect and Developer for Project Proton – a blockchain alliance group which seeks to create blockchain solutions built for the programmatic advertising industry. The project is led by Mindshare, and consists of MediaMath, Integral Ad Science, Zilliqa and Rubicon Project as partners. Edison holds a M.Sc from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where he researches on blockchain security.
Kenneth Bok, Director, blocks (Moderator), Producer, De/Centralize
Kenneth Bok is Director of blocks, an integrated blockchain services platform. He first read the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2014 and has been participating in token crowdsales ever since. Some of his notable early investments include Ethereum, Cosmos and Tezos. He is the lead organizer and founder for De/Centralize, a leading conference on the decentralized web. He is also an angel investor and advisor to blockchain projects.
Kenneth started his career as an equities trader at Goldman Sachs on the One Delta trading desk in London and subsequently moved on to become an independent trader and investor. He has also done brief stints at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, BlackRock and Aurel-Leven BGC.
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