Mars Finance, the creator of one of China’s largest blockchain and cryptocurrency news networks, hosted its first US-based conference in Silicon Valley California yesterday, the Mars Blockchain Summit, co-hosted by F50, bringing together the top talent from China and around the world in the first global Blockchain leadership dialogue between China and the US. The goal was to expose many of China’s top blockchain projects, developers, and thought leaders to the US market and US investors, and to promote collaboration between projects and leaders in both markets. The award-winning ex-Reuters Financial news reporter and global TV personality Vivi Lin presided as Master of Ceremonies over the event for the international audience. The conference was live-cast in Chinese and English languages.
Fred Wang, the founder of Mars Finance and host of the popular Chinese blockchain interview series “10 Questions with Fred Wang” opened the event with a discussion on the future of blockchain development, the new vocabulary in China around “Blockchain+” companies, and with a call to service for his organization and its expansion into 3 major areas: “Platform, Community, and Ecology” with Consensus Labs’ blockchain incubator, as well as Mars Training Camp, community events, and the blockchain ecosystem as a whole where he promised to “actively join Blockchain experts to facilitate more communication” in a collaborative effort to promote blockchain technology growth globally.
Talks at the conference included discussions concerning the future development and growth of Blockchain technology. Reese Jones, of Singularity University, compared the evolution of blockchain tech to the growth and evolution of the human genome, as a way for information to be carried, to flow, and also to self-replicate, noting that the Human Genome carries in it about 1.5GB of information, while the current Bitcoin Blockchain carries over 150GB of information. He concluded that there will most likely be many species of blockchains in use when the industry matures. Andrew Gu of Digital Horizon Venture Capital (DHVC) addressed the importance of value creation and blockchain’s mathematical foundations in moving the industry closer towards a future where everything and everyone can be verified as true. Peter Vessenes, founder of New Alchemy, one of the first organizations to help other blockchain projects tokenize, warned the attendees that though the market could heat up far more than it has to this point, there are many pitfalls to avoid if investing. Doa Yuan, Director of the Zhongguancun Blockchain Alliance, and Yifeng Mao, Founder of Goldpebble Research, discussed the Economy model of Blockchain. Former White House Advisor Franklin Urteaga discussed the similarities of gathering local, state, and federal government support for blockchain technology. Fred Wang also hosted a fireside chat with Keith Teare, Founding Shareholder of TechCrunch, in which Keith shared how TechCrunch accidentally became the vehicle through which the Tech World gathers and collaborates and highlighting Mars’ efforts to do the same for the Blockchain community.
Panels were also held to collaboratively discuss important industry topics including public chain development, investment, and collaboration. Highlights included Marshal Webb of Path Network describing his work as a hacker and then as a security expert, and how his team was able to build a clearer measurement of Net Neutrality through data collected by their mobile app. Hua Chen showed off the new CoinXP decentralized exchange model. Innovative projects were discussed on the panels including Dfinity, Celer Network, Ultrain, Quarkchain, PENTA, Oasis Labs, Bubi Network, DXchain, Ankr, Origo Network, AnChain.ai, ApolloX, BeeToken, ContentBox, HBUS, ExTrade, Bgogo, and OkCoin. Investment panels included experts from DHVC, Crypto Capital, BlockVC, Silverblock Capital, Lex-Box Capital, Purple Sky Capital, Fintech4Good, Huobi Academy, JRR Crypto, Bullpen Capital, DFund, Forge Lab, Node Capital, and Mars Finance’s own Consensus Lab. The SV Roadshow included Bay Angels, RedBank Capital, Aqua Fund, HongChang Capital, Spark Capital, CrunchFund, LD Capital, Sharp Eye Capital, NewStyle Capital, GBiB, Ledger Capital, NewDo Ventures, DGF Capital, OnFund, 8 Decimal Capital and US Angels.
“By bringing people together in the blockchain ecosystem from both China and the world, we are creating the perfect platform for an exchange of visions, technology, and capital, which is so timely during this crypto winter.” said the event host, Vivi Lin.
Fred Wang, the creator of the conference and Founder of Mars Finance, said “We want to be known for one word: ‘Service’. We want to serve the blockchain industry and use the attitude of ‘being in service’ to show our true desire to help inspire collaboration and growth in the industry. The future of Blockchain is the future for all of us.”
More conferences are being planned in the future.
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