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Jan 12
2019
Binance Blockchain Week: Meet The Speakers


Binance is starting the year with its first-ever conference. The Binance Blockchain Week is happening in about a week -- on January 19-22, 2019. It consists of two events over four days: a two-day hackathon namely Binance SAFU Hackathon at PwC Singapore on January 19-20, 2019, followed by the Binance Conference at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on January 21-22, 2019.


Get to Know the Speakers at the Binance Blockchain Week


The event’s main discussion focus is the sustainable growth of the blockchain ecosystem. Given recent uncertainties and challenges, the blockchain industry needs to initiate a global movement that will re-energize and create a positive orientation for blockchain and the industry as a whole.


The 70+ speakers who will grace the Binance Conference and address 2,000+ attendees, including 200+ top blockchain investors, are some of the most influential thought leaders in the blockchain industry and beyond. Each speaker brings a unique perspective on how to deliver sustainable growth in the blockchain ecosystem.


Among these speakers are some of Binance’s leaders: CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, CFO Wei Zhou, Binance Labs Head Ella Zhang, Binance Charity Foundation Head Helen Hai, and Chief Growth Officer Ted Lin. These thought leaders will have plenty to share about Binance and the blockchain ecosystem in general.



Today, we introduce you to five more influencers at the Binance Conference and give you the rundown on why their talks matter.


Michael Arrington

Michael Arrington has probably had a hand in either creating, investing in, or talking about technologies that matter over the past two decades. The 2008 recipient of TIME’s “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” award founded seminal tech website TechCrunch in 2005 and then sold it to AOL in 2010. He then became a venture investor in disruptive startups such as Uber, Airbnb, and Pinterest. He is now a partner at Arrington XRP Capital, a crypto-focused investment fund, and one of the most interesting people to follow on social media for crypto topics.



Quotable quote: ”In 2019 we will have many awesome level one mainnets be live, and they will all fight each other over very few (zero?) big Dapps. This should be interesting.”


Michael “Boxmining” Gu

One of the most well-known influencers in the blockchain space, Michael Gu created Boxmining, which started as a YouTube channel posting daily videos about crypto trading, mining, and other blockchain-related topics. Boxmining is now one of the most-followed brands in the blockchain industry, with almost 200,000 subscribers at the moment.



Quotable quote: “For the first time a long while, today I saw the crypto community stand together instead of attacking each other. The people who remain realize that we are strong as a team, and the real enemy is the centralized powers that be. Fight on!”


W. Scott Stronetta

Visionary scientist W. Scott Stornetta is considered as one of the founding fathers of blockchain. He is a physicist whose academic journal “How to Time-Stamp a Digital Document” ended up being cited in the seminal Bitcoin whitepaper. He is now the Chief Scientist at Yugen Partners, a blockchain-focused investment firm.



Quotable quote: “I don’t think we need to view what Satoshi is doing as the final word so much as the opening act. We can have so much of the benefit of the blockchain without today’s onerous consensus mechanisms as we currently see in play.”


Mai “Miss Bitcoin” Fujimoto

Japanese social media influencer Mai Fujimoto, better known as “Miss Bitcoin,” is one of the most well-known advocates for cryptocurrencies in the country and even beyond. She has also funneled her crypto advocacy into the donation front, founding Kizuna.world, which encourages, while helping immensely in Binance Charity’s donation drive for the victims of massive floods in West Japan last year.



Quotable quote: “I convert all my disposable income into cryptocurrency. I've been doing this for nearly a year now. I convert all my savings into cryptocurrency instead of putting them in a bank."


Anthony Pompliano

Anthony Pompliano commands the attention of institutional investor through his newsletters on the blockchain industry. He founded Morgan Creek Digital Assets, a multi-strategy investment firm focused on providing access to blockchain technology and digital assets for institutional clients. He’s also one of the more noteworthy people to follow on social media for his concise summaries of what happens weekly in the blockchain world.



Quotable quote: “My rules of business: Build sh*t people want, never give up, avoid a**holes, question assumptions, learn new ideas & always reward ambition”


Catch These Influencers And More at Blockchain Week!

Binance Blockchain Week is set to be one of the biggest events in the blockchain space, and we want you to be part of it! Hear from 70+ blockchain thought leaders and connect with industry movers and shakers! Register now by clicking this link.