Binance, the world's leading cryptocurrency exchange will hold their first Binance Blockchain Week in Singapore from 19 to 22 January 2019. (Photo Courtesy of Prospr Communications)

First Binance Blockchain Week Set for Singapore Next Month

BY :JOY MUCHTAR

DECEMBER 18, 2018

Singapore/Jakarta. About 2,000 people from around the world are expected to attend the inaugural Binance Blockchain Week in Singapore on Jan. 19-22.

The conference, which will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, is presented by Binance, the world's leading cryptocurrency exchange.

The high-profile event will serve as a platform to bring together regulators, investors, academics, entrepreneurs and technologists to discuss the current blockchain ecosystem and encourage sustainable growth in the industry.

Binance Blockchain Week will feature more than 70 speakers, including thought leaders, top executives, academics and heads of state in a productive, yet exciting program filled with keynote speeches, panel discussions, fireside chats and exclusive networking events.

Confirmed speakers include Changpeng Zhao, the founder and chief executive of Binance; Genping Liu, partner at Vertex Ventures; Justin Chow, head of business development, Asia at Cumberland; and Sonia Bashir Kabir, managing director of Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos.

"We are thrilled to host the first ever Binance Blockchain Week in Singapore, the finance and technology hub of Asia. Gathering the most notable players and thought leaders in blockchain, this will be a defining event. We look forward to many thought-provoking discussions and debates on how we can further work together to move the industry forward," Zhao said.

There will also be an expo featuring more than 50 booths for sponsors to showcase the best blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.

Secure Asset Funds for Users Hackathon

The inaugural Binance SAFU Hackathon, which aims to seek innovative blockchain solutions to secure crypto assets, will take place at the offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore in Marina One East Tower on Jan. 19-20.

The panel of judges includes PwC, blockchain accelerator program Tribe Accelerator and Binance Labs. Participants will have the opportunity to receive mentorships from senior leaders at companies such as the Ethereum Foundation, Primitive Ventures, Earn.com, Binance Labs and IDEO CoLab.

Individuals and teams interested in participating in the event can submit their applications between Dec. 10 and Jan. 6.

Twenty developer teams will be selected via pre-hackathons and direct registration on the event website. Pre-hackathons will be held around the world between December and early January.

Only winning teams will qualify for free passes to the final SAFU Hackathon in Singapore.

The teams winning the final will share a prize pool of $100,000 in Binance Coin (BNB) courtesy of Binance.

For more information, check out the Binance Blockchain Week Facebook page or the cryptocurrency exchange's Twitter profile.

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