Binance to Hold Inaugural Binance Blockchain Week in Singapore
SINGAPORE, 6 December 2018 – Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, will hold the first Binance Blockchain Week in Singapore from 19 to 22 January 2019.
With 2,000 attendees expected from around the globe, Binance Blockchain Week will highlight two large-scale events over the four days: a two-day hackathon known as the Binance SAFU Hackathon, followed by the Binance Conference.
Binance Blockchain Week will bring together industry-leading regulators, investors, academics, entrepreneurs and technologists to discuss today’s blockchain ecosystem and encourage sustainable growth in the industry. The event will prime the international stage for a global exchange of the latest blockchain knowledge and expertise among high-profile figures in the space.
Held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, the Binance Conference will feature more than 70 speakers, including industry thought leaders, high level executives, academics and heads of state, in an action-packed program filled with keynote speeches, panel discussions, fireside chats and exclusive networking events.
The first wave of confirmed speakers include: Genping Liu, Partner at Vertex Ventures; Justin Chow, Head of Business Development, Asia at Cumberland; Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director at Microsoft Bangladesh; Eric van Miltenburg, Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Ripple; Justin Sun, Founder of TRON; Da Hongfei, Founder of NEO; Patrick Dai, Founder of Qtum; and Changpeng Zhao (CZ), Founder and CEO of Binance. More speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.
“We are thrilled to host the first-ever Binance Blockchain Week in Singapore, the finance and technology hub of Asia,” said CZ. “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.”
The Binance Conference expo floor will feature more than 50 booths for sponsors to showcase the best of blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.
Binance SAFU Hackathon
The first-ever Binance SAFU (Secured Assets For Users) Hackathon will be held at PwC Singapore, Marina One East Tower from 19 to 20 January. Themed SAFU, the Hackathon aims to seek innovative blockchain solutions to secure crypto assets.
Binance SAFU Hackathon will feature an esteemed panel of judges including PwC, Tribe Accelerator and Binance Labs. Participants will have the opportunity to seek mentorship from senior leadership at companies such as Ethereum Foundation, Primitive Ventures, Earn.com, Binance Labs and IDEO CoLab.
Individuals and teams interested in participating in the Binance SAFU Hackathon can submit applications from 10 December to 6 January. 20 developer teams will be selected via pre-hackathons and direct registration on the event website. Pre-hackathons will be held from December and early January around the world, and winning teams will be given free passes to the final SAFU Hackathon in Singapore. The final hackathon winning teams will share a prize pool of $100,000 in BNB offered by Binance.
Registration for the Hackathon will open on Monday, 10 December 2018. For more information, please proceed to the Binance Blockchain Week Facebook page.
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