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Collaborative Insights from panel of Bitcoin experts including…

 

Gan Chin Sam, Executive Chairman, Crypton Security Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Terrence Fong, Chief Executive Officer, Crypton Security Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Mark Smalley, Founder, BrainControl.me, Malaysia

Krishna Rajagopal, Chief Executive Officer, AKATI Consulting, Malaysia

Marin Ivezic, Asia Pacific Head, Banking & Financial Services Sector, IBM Security Services, Singapore

Norma Sit, Chief Executive Officer, Numoni Pte Ltd, Singapore

Andras Kristof, Chief Executive Officer, Tembusu Terminals Pte Ltd, Singapore

Anson Zeall, Co-Founder, CoinPip, Singapore

Vincent Hoong, Chief Financial Officer, BTC.sx, Singapore

Antony Lewis, Business Development Manager, itBit Pte Ltd, Singapore

Oscar Darmawan, Chief Executive Officer, Bitcoin Indonesia

Sammel Nigel, Chief Executive Officer, Find Your Bitcoin Sweden (FYB-SE), Sweden

Aaron Williams, Founder, Atlanta Bitcoin, USA

 

World Bitcoin
Conference 2014


  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Exhibition Opportunities
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PROGRAMME
DAY ONE (24 March 2014)
TIME PRESENTATION SPEAKER
08:30 Registration  
09:00 Introduction  
09:15 Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and its role in cyber crimes Marin Ivezic, Asia Pacific Head, Banking & Financial Services Sector, IBM Security Services, Singapore
10:00 Morning Refreshments  
10:30 Bitcoin is technology Mark Smalley, Founder, BrainControl.me, Malaysia
11:15 Accelerating adoption Anson Zeall, Co-Founder, CoinPip, Singapore
12:00 Lunch  
14:00 Panel Discussion session
Bitcoin trading and financial instruments - meetings the growing needs in the Bitcoin ecosystem
Lead Facilitator:
Vincent Hoong, Chief Financial Officer, BTC.sx, Singapore

Participation on panel discussion session including other conference speakers

14:30 Overcoming challenges of accepting and driving business adoption of payment by Bitcoin Oscar Darmawan, Chief Executive Officer, Bitcoin Indonesia
15:15 How Bitcoin can serve the unbanked Norma Sit, Chief Executive Officer, Numoni Pte Ltd, Singapore
16:00 Afternoon Refreshments/End of Day 1  
     
DAY TWO (25 March 2014)
TIME PRESENTATION SPEAKER
09:00 Introduction  
09:15 Bitcoin: The emerging needs and concerns of institutional investors Antony Lewis, Business Development Manager, itBit Pte Ltd, Singapore
10:00 Morning Refreshments  
10:30 The emerging Bitcoin ATM industry segment Aaron Williams, Founder, Atlanta Bitcoin, USA
11:15 Turning Bitcoin into dollars: innovation and capabilities Andras Kristof, Chief Executive Officer, Tembusu Terminals Pte Ltd, Singapore
12:00 Lunch  
14:00 How the latest encryption technology could enhance Bitcoin payment space
Gan Chin Sam, Executive Chairman, Crypton Security Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Terrence Fong, Chief Executive Officer, Crypton Security Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

14:45 Is your Bitcoin payment space prepared to respond to a cyber-attack? Krishna Rajagopal, Chief Executive Officer, AKATI Consulting, Malaysia
15:30 Bitcoin mining and why you should be part of it Tiyo Triyanto, Founder, Indonesia Bitcoin Community; Chief Executive Officer, Krakatau Mining Company, Indonesia
16:00 Afternoon Refreshments/End of Conference  



Bitcoin is an inevitable technical development that will lead to significant innovation in financial systems, international payments and remittances. In addition, Bitcoin serves as a mechanism for spreading financial services to under-banked and enhancing financial inclusion.



Globally, there are over 11 million Bitcoins, worth over US$1.2 billion in circulation. Bitcoin is becoming a rapidly adopted and accepted form of payment, which represent an exciting new chapter in e-commerce. Bitcoin continued to make more waves in emerging markets and it spreads across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the region. Against this development, World Bitcoin Conference 2014 is a timely platform to gain latest market information on the potential of Bitcoin as well as to explore the potential of this next generation of digital currency exchanges and discover the way we transfer funds, make payments and well as highlighting issues of concerns for industry, policymakers and regulators. Time has been set aside to discuss current regulatory landscape and explore other potential regulations that could be promulgated while allowing for innovation within the Bitcoin network. Regulating Bitcoin could help encourage banks and other payment service providers to facilitate the wider use of the digital asset in transactions. Bitcoin is poised to shake the world and move the world’s financial infrastructure forward…..are you ready to grab a pie in this multibillion dollar Bitcoin industry?

Regulators see value in Bitcoin and in France, Bitcoin invades mainstream banking system and gains “bank” status. How do you regulate Bitcoin?


Bitcoin is in widespread use, but has yet to gain full acceptance as an alternative to national currencies. Nevertheless, regulators see value in Bitcoin and indicating the clearest indication yet of the government's desire to grapple with the consequences of the growth of Bitcoin and bring digital money into the mainstream. There are plenty of opportunities for digital currencies to operate within existing laws and regulations and the recognition that Bitcoin could become more lasting and be significant parts of the financial landscape. Over in France, Bitcoin has gained a bank-like status which allows it to facilitate more transfers and issue debit cards.

"The decision to bring virtual currency within the scope of our regulatory framework should be viewed by those respect and obey the basic rule of law as a positive development for this sector... it recognizes the innovation virtual currencies provide and the benefits they might offer"
Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Treasury Department, USA. She spoke at the Senate hearing on 18 November 2013 in Washington, USA

The U.S. Senate held two days of hearings on the decentralized currency known as Bitcoin. And the posture of lawmakers may be best exemplified by the comments Sen Chuck Schumer made at the tail end of the session.
"I do not want to shut down or stamp out Bitcoin... the potential for a new payment platform and the rise of alternative currencies could have profound and exciting implications for the way we conduct financial transaction"