China’s role in shaping Bitcoin is the focus of a short but star-studded one-day event in Beijing Sept. 10.

Hosted by Blockchain data provider and over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform BitKan, ‘Shape the Future’ intends to give attendees a more rounded picture of how China affects the Bitcoin industry.

“Chinese companies - most in hardware manufacture, mining and exchanges - have played a huge role in Bitcoin's growth internationally. Chinese investors and politics have definitely impacted its price,” BitKan comments in a press release about the event today.

“Arguably, Bitcoin could never have achieved its current status and mystique without China.”



Speakers at Shape the Future include Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu, OKCoin’s Star Xu and Leon Li of Huobi.

Well-known faces such as Roger Ver and John McAfee will also be in attendance.

In addition to talks, the event will host the premiere of a dedicated China-centric Bitcoin documentary that BitKan says “promises to answer questions and even explain some mysteries” as well as offer “never-before-seen insights into the history of the Bitcoin industry in China.”

BitKan is a regular participant and organizer of local Bitcoin meetup events featuring guests such as Wu and Ver, who have spoken extensively on the Bitcoin scaling debate during previous engagements this year.

The Shape the Future event will take place at the Sofitel Wanda Beijing on Sunday, Sept. 10.