November 10, 2019 | 1PM to 6PM

Rigodon Ballroom

The Peninsula Manila, Makati City

DECENTRALIZING THE FUTURE

A closer look at the new innovations for trading, investment and finance using blockchain.

TokenNews Conference

Is one of the largest gatherings for the blockchain industry in the Philippines. It discloses latest information about the blockchain industry in Asia.

We’ve held conferences in Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Our mission is to serve as the significant medium for exchanging ideas, businesses, and opportunities.
To further improve the possibilities of Blockchain, we will continue to strengthen the industry by organizing meaningful events and conferences.

The Future

Decentralizing

Every year, the Token News Conference provides quality content to the people.

This year’s theme is about decentralizing the future.

It has been curated to educate people about the recent trends and developments in the blockchain industry across the globe.

The important tools and technologies that they should pay attention to, like cryptocurrency exchanges, blockchain-based gaming and lottery, and most notably, the role of Libra in the industry once it has been launched next year

The

Attendees

A total of 432 attendees went to the event.

Industry leaders, professionals, students, traders and VIP guests, all gathered in the same room to listen and participate in the conference. 

YUYA SUGIURA

Token News CEO

In his welcome remarks, Mr. Sugiura gave a quick introduction about Token News and why it is important for the company to organize events like this.

He briefly mentioned how Bitcoin grew significantly over the last 10 years. And how this phenomenon paved the way for Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and eventually attracted regulators, now forming a new and regulated method of raising funds through blockchain and cryptocurrencies, called Security Token Offering (STO).

STATE OF CRYPTO 2019

A keynote speech by Luis Buenaventura

Luis’ speech set the tone for the whole conference. He highlighted important milestones that happened in the crypto industry during 2019.Bitcoin’s performance can be aggregated into 10 days, when it suddenly skyrockets. People should pay attention to these 10 days.Asia dominates the crypto industry:
  • Vast majority of bitcoin mining is in Asia.
  • 40% of all new exchanges are based in Asia.
Facebook’s Libra has a good pedigree to be able to successfully launched in 2020. Once we see this happen, there will be a large amount of users who will be instantly using cryptocurrency.

Program

And Speakers

A curated discussion about decentralization, crypto finance, trading and regulations.

WILLIE CHANG

CEO at Wowoo Exchange

Trends in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Willie talked about how this industry’s landscape is continuously gaining momentum.

He emphasized how governments, especially in North and SouthEast Asia are paying attention to the blockchain technology and slowly building solutions on top of it.

Most notable projects that have been launched in Singapore are the blockchain-based MAS projects, blockchain-based diploma system for institutes, and Wowoo Exchange.

He talked about Libra, a cryptocurrency implemented by Facebook. Because of its 2.8 Billion userbase, it has become a huge opportunity to bank the unbaked but at the same time it has also become a centre of attention for the governments.

HARMEN BRENNINKMEIJER

CSO at Quanta

Blockchain Solution For Gaming

Harmen’s discussion emphasized that using blockchain in the gaming industry can create a more fair world and negate the concentration of power within the authorities.

The money generated through physical games is still massive, whilst on the digital side is also rising, it could rise even more if government will properly regulate it.

Quanta is leading the disruption of online gaming by providing a blockchain-based lottery and gaming system that will allow people to play and place their bets in a transparent and a more fair way.

Quanta’s proposition is creating more value by using a low cost and more efficient blockchain solution for gaming.

SHOGO ISHIDA

CEO at QRC

Global Trends in STO

Shogo’s presentation started with the introduction of Regulation Technology (Reg Tech) and how QRC is involved in that area of the industry.

Reg Tech involves KYC, AML and counter terorism measures in the banks.

QRC invests in Reg Tech projects and products all over the world to be able to provide a platform with seamless process to companies who will undergo regulation compliance processes.

QRC aims to increase the confidence level of organizations who would like to launch a Security Token Offering (STO).

DR. ADRIAN ROY VALDEZ

Chairperson of UP Diliman’s Department of Computer Science

UP COBRA

Dr. Adrian, shared the plans that they have for the University of the Philippines to push blockchain education forward.

He thought that filipinos should be educated about this technology and as the premiere university in the country, he wanted to have a blockchain center within the university, hence, conceptualized the Center of Blockchain Research and Applications, called COBRA.

COBRA will be a training center for both U.P. and non- U.P. students.

This will be a big market for the Philippines, and U.P. will help push the Filipinos to be part of it.

Trading

Talks

Shariff Geron

Miko Sayo

Emmanuel Deiparine

We have invited professional traders to give lectures about trading.As the cryptocurrency market continues to grow, it is important that people should be educated on how they can take advantage of this growing market.

Discussion

Panel

Amadeo Brands

MakerDAO Ambassador / Founder EOI Digital

MODERATOR

Stock Trading vs Crypto Trading

Shariff Geron

Ida Tiongson

Rafael Padilla

Emmanuel Deiparine

Miguel Cuneta

miko-sayo

Miko Sayo

Other

Highlights

Token News and U.P. Diliman Partnership Raffle Draws and Contests

TOKEN NEWS and U.P. DILIMAN PARTNERSHIP

The most important highlight of the event was the sundial plaque turnover from U.P. to Token News. This is a symbol of the partnership between the two entities to build a blockchain-ready future for the Philippines.

Token News also awarded scholarship for U.P. students who will study blockchain and will be a part of COBRA.

RAFFLE DRAWS AND CONTEST WINNERS

To make the event more interesting and beneficial to the attendees, Token News Conference organized sponsored raffle draw and photo contest.

Thanks to our raffle sponsors: ConsenSys Academy Philippines and Blockchain Training Alliance

Partners

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Conference

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