Blockchain in China & Asia

Blockchain technology has taken the world by storm – and nowhere is this more true than in China and Asia. Although China is most well known in the West for cryptocurrency mining, there is a lot more going on in the world of distributed ledger technologies in Asia Pacific. Join Andrew Koay (Head of Blockchain Technology, Singapore Exchange), Kelvin Wong (Blockchain Delivery Leader, Deloitte APAC Blockchain Lab), and Audrey Chaing (CTO, Advokate Group) as we discuss the state of blockchain and trends in China and Asia. We will cover regulatory environment, sentiment, key players, and innovative use cases. We will also do a deeper dive into Project Ubin, a collaborative project between the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and industry to use Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) for clearing and settlement of payments and securities.
Attendees will be entered into a lottery for a set of new 2019 Airpod 2s!
Andrew Koay, Head of Blockchain Technology, Singapore Exchange
Andrew joined SGX in January 2018 and leads the company’s research and development efforts in its Blockchain initiatives. He has extensive experience as a senior enterprise architect specialising in banking distribution channels and has hands-on experience with business solutions, technical advisory, analysis, design and development. He is first-ever SGX patent inventor and lead architect in Project Ubin DvP (Delivery versus Payment) which is a collaborative project between the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the industry to explore the use of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) for clearing and settlement of payments and tokenized assets.
Prior to joining SGX, Andrew worked with OCBC Bank and other financial institutions including Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen, where he was qualified as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He was a pioneer contributor to OCBC Bank’s interbank payments pilot on blockchain.
Andrew is a member of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Technical Committee TC307 on Blockchain and DLT; International Securities Services Association (ISSA) Working Group on DLT Principles for Industry-wide Acceptance; World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Cryptoledgers Community Group; and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Andrew is also a principal and co-founder of The Practical Smarts Company.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science from Curtin University in Perth. He is also member of the Human Library at S P Jain School of Global Management and Singapore Management University to assist in FinTech education and research activities.
Kelvin Wong, Blockchain Delivery Leader, Deloitte APAC Blockchain Lab
Kelvin has over 18 years of consulting and system implementation experiences across various industries, but predominantly in financial services. He has been leading all Blockchain project delivery for the Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab in Deloitte. With his deep Blockchain expertise and project delivery experiences, he has successfully deployed a number of Blockchain platforms in production, including trade finance platform, bancassurance partnership, supply chain traceability, logistics digitization, etc. He manages the Blockchain projects from the conceptualization, solution architecting, governance model design, software development, to on-going operations.
Audrey Chaing, Advokate Group, CTO
Audrey is CTO of Advokate Group, the organization developing the Infinium Protocol, which is specifically for the Chinese market. She is also a blockchain analyst and cryptocurrency trader, and runs the news site She has been trading Bitcoin since 2013 and is a member of the Oakland Blockchain Developers and SF Ethereum Developers.
Audrey previously co-founded 2 companies in food tech and genetics, through which she participated in Start-Up Chile and Singularity University. She has a decade of experience on Wall Street as an investor, trader, and research analyst at companies like Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, and BlackRock.
She has a degree in Computer Science from MIT with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence, and an MBA from Wharton. Audrey is a frequent speaker at events like Google International Women’s Day, Global Blockchain Forum, LendIt/Blockfin, SVIAccelerator InsurTech Bootcamp, CryptoHQ, OneWorld Blockchain at Davos, Crypto@Dropbox, and Codemotion. She created the MIT Applied Blockchain Series, helping entrepreneurs get from idea to demo-able product. She has been quoted in publications like La Repubblica, the second-most-circulated newspaper in Italy, and featured on the following lists: 200+ Thought Leaders in Crypto & Blockchain; Women in Crypto to Watch, Everipedia.
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