Industry leaders worldwide are set to converge for Singapore’s premier blockchain event.
Blockchain Association Singapore announced today Singapore Blockchain Week 2022 is July 25-29, supported by key agencies and associations National Trades Union Congress, Banking and Financial Services Union, SGTech and E2i. The government-sponsored blockchain event is one of the largest of its kind in Asia.
Singapore Blockchain Week unites industry leaders, academics, innovators and government and regulatory bodies to collaborate regionally and internationally, both physically and virtually.
The event’s theme — Web3 and Beyond — draws industry experts and pioneers to a conference and exhibition from July 26-27 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The Singapore Blockchain Week summit will address topics such as the outlook on blockchain and digital assets, regulation, Web3, decentralized finance, enterprise blockchain, nonfungible tokens, gaming finance, utilizing blockchain for good causes and more.
The summit includes a fireside chat with Monetary Authority of Singapore chief fintech officer Sopnendu Mohanty, a keynote speech from CTH Group founder and Atlas Technology Management CEO Raymond Yuan and United States Securities and Exchange Commission commissioner Hester Peirce.
Chia Hock Lai, co-chairman of Blockchain Association Singapore, said, “Singapore’s blockchain and digital assets industry, although nascent, is primed to grow as adoption and awareness of blockchain grows. It is encouraging to see that Singapore Blockchain Week has attracted a diverse and stellar lineup of industry leaders and speakers from all around the globe to congregate and exchange ideas, which will go a long way toward nurturing the local and regional blockchain ecosystem. I hope that Singapore Blockchain Week will serve as a source of knowledge and inspiration for our members and the ecosystem at large.”
Singapore Blockchain Week kicks off with a hackathon organized by Morpheus Labs and Huawei on July 25 to showcase the finalists’ products. Other events during the week-long event include masterclasses and a career fair organized by Blockchain Association Singapore, E2i, NTUC FairPrice Co-Operative and Global FinTech Institute. An exclusive gala dinner named Blockchain for Good is from July 26-29.
Yuan, also an emeritus partner of Singapore Blockchain Week 2022, said, “The pandemic has accelerated the innovation and adoption of digital assets. The digital asset industry is increasingly institutionalized, and Web3 is unavoidable. A thriving digital asset ecosystem can only be built if all parties, including technological know-how leaders, can navigate, collaborate and prosper in this brave new world.
“Events like Singapore Blockchain Week allow different components of the ecosystem to meet. It is through this cohesion that we can achieve our common goal of fair and more inclusive financial markets. Through integrated business lines [with] Atlas, IDEG [Asset Management] and Fundamental Labs, we offer a comprehensive range of value-added services throughout the blockchain ecosystem, and we believe in the sustainable and responsible development of digital assets.”
Andy Koh, CEO of Gems — an acronym for GameFi, esports, the metaverse and social finance (SocialFi) — said, “The blockchain technology ecosystem is booming with diversified applications, and esports 3.0 is one of them. GEMS is building a Web3 decentralized platform specifically designed to bring esports into the blockchain sector by integrating smart contracts among key stakeholders in the esports industry, unlocking the massive growth potential of the sharing economy.
“GEMS is an esports 3.0 platform with a unique online-to-offline system, propeling esports into Web3 by integrating GameFi, metaverse and SocialFi elements. We are excited to share and communicate our ideas and vision [during] Singapore Blockchain Week 2022.”
About Blockchain Association Singapore
Blockchain Association Singapore seeks to empower its members and the community to leverage blockchain and scalable technologies for business growth and transformation.
The association is designed as an effective platform for members to engage with multiple stakeholders, regional and international, to discover solutions and promote the best practices in a collaborative, open and transparent manner. It aims to promote blockchain literacy and build a strong talent pipeline for the digital economy in Singapore.