SINGAPORE, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- If the Blockchain Hub's first ever Crypto Night was summed up as an all-in-one buffet spread of Singapore's blockchain scene, its succeeding follow-up would be an elaborate main course. The highly anticipated August rendition of Crypto Night, hosted by Talenta and BlockConnectors, featured a lively programme lineup delivering in-depth blockchain education, interactive panel debates and of course, night-long chances to network with industry leaders, up-and-coming ICO projects and fellow blockchain enthusiasts.
What's New: Less Pitching, More Educational Sharing
Whilst the first Crypto Night showcased a full-throttle lineup of six ICO pitches and two panel discussions, August's programme aimed at cementing connections and community via education. The two hour-long session was kickstarted by the sole ICO pitch of the night from CoinExis and followed up by educational talks: "Hard Work Behind an ICO" by Aly Madhavij from Blockchain Founders Fund, "Portfolio Management" by Ong Jun Hao, a crypto influencer called CryptoJH, and two panel discussions on topics submitted by the audience.
Interactive Panel Sessions and Perspectives from Industry Experts
The first panel revolved around the pertinent concern: "How ready are Singaporeans and businesses in embracing blockchain technology?" Comprised of a vast array of perspectives from security consultants, blockchain developers and cryptocurrency advocates, the panelists (pictured above) ultimately agreed on the pressing need for blockchain education in order to spearhead mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.
The second panel unpacked the pertinent topic of "What makes an ICO worth investing in?", and was engagingly handled by industry experts Floyd Dcosta, Co-Founder of Block Armour and CEO of Blockchain Worx, Zac Tow, a cryptocurrency analyst at BCoin, Lim Chuan Ji from Gilbraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), one of the industry's pioneering cryptocurrency exchanges, Aly Madhavij from Blockchain Founders Fund and Lawrence Lim, Southeast Asian Market Launcher at IOST.
Crash Course: How to Educate Oneself About Blockchain
A member of the audience questioned how traditional business owners could adopt blockchain technology and that kickstarted a free-and-easy panel sharing on do-it-yourself blockchain education. Amongst the expert responses, Jorden Seet, Security Consultant at BlockConnectors, shared his own personal experience; he directed the audience to tried-and-tested blockchain courses that were recognised, valuable, and free-of-charge.
Close-knit Networking Among a Like-minded Community
Jovial handshakes and name cards were the currencies exchanged throughout the night. With a refreshing profile of seasoned attendees, blockchain newbies, enthusiasts, and distinguished panelist speakers, Crypto Night culminated in a night full of educational fun, communal mingling and productive network-building.
Floyd DCosta, CEO of Blockchain Worx SG and Co-Founder of Block Armour shared his thoughts on the event's significance in spurring the move towards blockchain adoption in Singapore:
"Interest in digital assets is rapidly growing. Individuals and institutions are looking for ways to participate in the token economy. It's sessions like these that bring together eager newbies with Blockchain experts to learn, exchange notes and evolve partnerships that will propel the crypto economy forward.
Returning panelist speaker, Lim Chuan Ji from Gilbraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), posited a light-hearted view on the cozy event's networking opportunities.
"Great evening, met up with quite a few friends again. Great event to reconnect!" he said.
Crypto Night was jointly hosted by Talenta and BlockConnectors, and officially sponsored by Edge Neo. As a festive gesture in lieu of National Day and in collaboration with Crypto Night, Edge Neo offered its Hardware Wallet at a special discounted price of $115 (terms and conditions apply).
Based in Singapore and operating globally, Talenta is a professional management consulting company that provides one-stop solution to blockchain projects and crowdfunding campaigns. Their services cover the entire project process, including technology, marketing, PR, white paper, legal and compliance and token sales.
BlockConnectors is the first-stop solution for blockchain advisory services in Singapore. They connect the ecosystem partners and provide core services such as whitepaper drafting, web development, token placement, community management and smart contract deployment. BlockConnectors streamline and provide the entry point for blockchain projects to market in the shortest time possible.
About Edge Neo
Edge Neo is a marketplace for up-and-coming technologies and gadgets. Its mission: to bring enthusiast-grade products to the masses, providing a platform for shoppers to connect, vote and purchase products based on peer insights and recommendations. It stirs up the market by partnering with premium brands to offer top products at honest prices chosen by the consumer.