International Finance
Event Preview July - August 2018 Magazine

South Korea gears up for blockchain summit

South Korea will conduct the Korea Blockchain Summit, highlighting the potential and business prospects for blockchain technologies in the region across multiple industries and key business verticals

Blockchain has become the central focus of multiple businesses, right from banking to aviation. The ASEAN region is witnessing a major overhaul in tackling modern business challenges, with blockchain at the core of it all. South Korea will host the Korea Blockchain Summit (KBS), part of the World Blockchain Summit 2018, on 12th and 13th July 2018. KBS is expected to host government delegations from the East Asian region, especially since the implementation of blockchain in a government’s ecosystem will be one of the central points of discussion. Moreover, the event will also address the regulatory challenges towards tokenomic innovations and allied developments.

The event will also enable investors to meet and greet startups as well as exchange ideas with each other about their strategies and market scenarios. Upcoming startups will be even be invited to deliver an eight-minute Launchpad pitch for the Best Blockchain Technology Award. Investors will weigh in on these business ideas to help the entrepreneurs of the future to build and expand business globally.

There will be an extensive exchange of information and knowledge across the event, through multiple keynote sessions and speeches, highlighting core ideas such as adoption of blockchain at the government level, future of tokenomics and its challenges, and scope for academic innovation. In addition, experts will also discuss regulation, policy, digital asset exchange and cybersecurity challenges.

One of the more interesting programmes of the two-day event is the Blockchain Project Launch. By showcasing the utility of artificial intelligence, IoT, virtual reality and mixed reality among others, these blockchain projects can be used across multiple sectors such as govtech, BFSI, logistics, supply chain, healthcare and public distribution.

International Finance is a media partner for the Korea Blockchain Summit. Tickets are priced at US$250 (Standard) and US$500 (VIP).

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