Japan Blockchain Conference 2018 Set For Success in Tokyo 🇯🇵

Japan Blockchain Conference 2018

Japan Blockchain Conference 2018

Japan Blockchain Conference 2018 will open its doors to attendees on June 26th, running over two full days, with 100 Cryptocurrency Experts and Speakers, and over 10,000 attendees - set to be the largest Blockchain conference in Japan's history. 

All eyes will be on Japan over the two days, as Cryptocurrency interest soars in the technology-focused country. The conference is held by the Global Blockchain Council, and will be held at the Tokyo International Forum. 

Tickets start at just $30 per day, and can be applied for at: https://japan-blockchain-c.com/exhibition_guide_en/

Charles Hoskinson, the Former CEO of Ethereum, will be in attendance, alongside SBI's Yoshitaka Kitao, Genki Oda, the CEO of BITPoint Japan Co., Ltd., and Hiwon Yoon, the CEO of bitARG Exchange Tokyo Co., Ltd.

Charles Hoskinson

Former CEO of Ethereum / Input Output Hong Kong Ltd CEO

The former CEO of Ethereum. Mr. Hoskinson leads the "Cardano Project" with the Cardano Foundation and EMURGO. He is also the CEO of IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong). He developed the "Cardano Blockchain", often referred to as the third-generation blockchain by many, as well as the "Cryptocurrency ADA". In May, 2018, he made an announcement to cooperate with the Ethiopian government to realize the distribution of financial services to over three billion people who do not own a bank account.

Yoshitaka Kitao

Mr. Yoshitaka Kitao was born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1951. After graduating from the Department of Economics, Keio University in 1974, Mr. Kitao entered Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. He then graduated from the Department of Economics, University of Cambridge in 1978. He assumed the post of Executive Managing Director at Wasserstein Perella & Co in 1989 and Corporate Information Executive Director in 1991. Later, he assumed the post of Corporate Director of all three divisions at Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. Invited by Mr. Masayoshi Son, Mr. Kitao entered SoftBank Group Corporation in 1995 and assumed the post of Executive Managing Director. Mr. Kitao is currently the Representative Director and CEO of SBI Holdings, Inc., an integrated company that develops a wide range of businesses, such as securities, banks, and insurance in the finance industry, investments in the growth of new industries, as well as bio-related businesses, such as developing medicines. Mr. Kitao is also a director at SBI Children's Hope Foundation and the president of SBI Graduate School. Mr. Kitao has published a number of books, including "What We Work For", "Advice on Moral Training" (Chichi Publishing Company), "Masahiro Yasuoka - PRACTICAL" (PRESIDENT Inc.), "Practical FinTech - Lessons from Successful Companies", and "Practical FinTech" (Nikkei Publishing Inc.).

Genki Oda

CEO of BITPoint Japan Co., Ltd.

A graduate of the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law. Mr. Oda began his life as an entrepreneur while still in college. He later sold his first business, and since then, he has been investing in venture capitals and engaging in business development for over fifteen years. With the concept of "those who work hard shall be awarded", Mr. Oda supports social entrepreneurs as well as NPOs. From 2012, he has been taking part in Remixpoint Inc, investing and developing business in the field of "relaxation of regulation/amended laws". After establishing BITPoint Japan Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary company of Remixpoint in March, 2016, he has been inviting quality personnel who have experience in stock companies to conduct business development with the philosophy of "safe cryptocurrency transaction" and "achieving people's daily use of cryptocurrency". Mr. Oda has been developing cryptocurrency clearing houses not only in Japan but also in South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Hiwon Yoon

CEO of bitARG Exchange Tokyo Co., Ltd.

After finishing the master's course at Keio University, Mr. Yoon joined Salomon Brothers Inc. where he engaged in arbitrage of stocks in Asia including Japan.

He resigned from Salomon Brothers Inc. and entered into the doctoral course at Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology. In 2000, he founded CMD Research, Ltd. where he developed logics for algorithmic stock trading, constructing stock enforcement theories as well as creating tools for analyzing stock enforcement.

Mr. Yoon founded CMD Laboratory Inc. and developed algorithms and an order system that allows realtime analysis of order status as the company's representative director. In 2017, he founded and became the representative director of bitARG Exchange Tokyo Co., Ltd., which got successfully registered by Financial Service Agency in the same year. This year, he has been coordinating a business tie-up with Yahoo Group to prepare for the development of a cryptocurrency exchange that foresees algorithmic trading.

Global Blockchain Council, General Incorporated Association

June 26 (Tuesday) to June 27 (Wednesday) from 9:00 to18:00                                                      

Tokyo International Forum Hall E (1) and (2)

Ticket preorder:  https://japan-blockchain-c.com/ticket/

Guest Speakers

Yoshitaka Kitao (SBI Holdings) "Special keynote speech"
Charles Hoskinson (Former CEO of Ethereum/Input Output Hong Kong Ltd CEO)
Yoon Hiwon (bitArg2 CEO)
Keith Teare (TechCrunch Founding Shareholder)
Yuri G. Rabinovich (Synergy Chain Founder)
Jean-Marie Mognetti(Coinshares CEO)
Sam Lee (Ethereum South China Co-Founder)
David A Cohen (IOTA Foundation / Founding member's central figure)
Tony Lane Cassely (CoinTelegraph Co-Founder)
Sally Eaves (Blockchain expert)
Dorian Johannink (The Sylo Protocol)
Ben Jordan (The Sylo Protocol)
Aaron McDonald (Centrality CEO)
J.D. Salbego (Legion Ventures / Founder, CEO Startup Grind (Hollywood) / Co-Director)
Stephen Chase (CoinTelegraph/Board Member)
Rizmy Shariff (Former NASDAQ Dubai JHR Investments / CEO) 
Jared Polites (Venture Partner at Blockteam Ventures / PATRON Advisor)