Difficulties and opportunities for Blockchain industry in US and China

Last week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told US lawmakers that Libra was essential to projecting American financial leadership around the world

Mainwhile, People’s Bank of China is preparing to launch its own digital currency and embrace blockchain technology, with President Xi Jinping urging an aggressive approach

We will invite several distinguished guests to discuss the difficulties and opportunities for Blockchain industry in US and China

*Non-Pizza dinner will be served

****OKEx (one of the largest crypto exchange platform) is hiring

Other than speeches and discussions, we will also have our human resources representatives to answer your questions regarding job opportunities in the blockchain industry. If you are interested in exploring more about the offers, please feel free to leave us your CV at the events!


《Blockchain mass adoption: Non-standardized finance》

《New challenges for digital asset industry and exchanges》

《 Difficulties and opportunities for Blockchain industry》


Hannah Zhou

OKEx Research Director & OK Capital Partner

Hannah Zhou is responsible for researching the development trend of blockchain technology industry in OKEx, discovering the investment opportunities, and also takes charge of the cooperation between industry and universities.

At the same time, she has been committed to spreading blockchain knowledge. She is a lecturer at PBC School of Finance-Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen University, etc., and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Sohu, 36Kr and many other media.

At the field of Investment, She has extensive experience in primary market project incubation and investment. And She also has led more than 2,000 entrepreneurial project research and investment assessments, covering finance, corporate services, consumer upgrades, cultural entertainment, healthcare, and new technologies.

Ilya Gorelik

CEO of Deltix

As CEO, Ilya Gorelik is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company, as well as overseeing global product development, sales and marketing. Ilya has more than 15 years of experience managing large-scale software projects and teams. He was one of the key development leaders of PTC, where he worked from 1989 to 1998, attaining the position of Senior VP of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer. From 1998 until 2000, Ilya was Senior VP of Product Strategy and Development and Chief Scientist for FirePond. From 2000 until founding Deltix in 2005, Ilya worked as Advisory CTO for HighRoads and several other software technology companies. Ilya has a Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics from Moscow Technical University, he received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Minsk Technical University.

John Slyusarev

Co-founder and Managing Partner at SMC Capital

SMC Capital is a NYC-based blockchain-focused VC founded by industry experts. SMC Capital aims to find and support the highest quality blockchain projects. Prior to founding SMC Capital, John worked as CMO and CBDO of ICORating, the largest blockchain industry rating company, leading ICORating’s international expansion. John also served as the CMO of one of the largest travel platforms in Eastern Europe. He also ran his own consulting firm, working with some of the world’s largest banks, retailers, startups, and venture funds. John’s expert commentary on the blockchain market has been published by leading media, including Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, INC, Bitcoin.com, CoinTelegraph, and many others.


QUESTROM PROFESSOR IN MANAGEMENT, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Questrom School of Business. Previously, he taught at the National University of Singapore (from 2013 to 2018), Columbia University (from 1998 to 2014), University of Michigan (1996–1998), and Rutgers University (1995–1996). He teaches courses on FinTech and quantitative finance.

Shuyao Kong

2nd year student at Harvard Business School where she co-chair the Blockchain & Crypto Club. Prior to HBS, Shuyao was a director at ConsenSys’s Global Strategic Initiative team, with extensive business development, consulting and advisory experiences in regions such as Middle East, Northern Africa, as well as the Greater China.

Kenny Li

Fellow of MIT Media Lab, Digital Currency Initiative

Kenny Li is currently pursuing his MBA at MIT Sloan. He worked on the investment team at SenseTime, the world’s largest-funded and only profitable pure-play AI startup. Prior to MIT, he founded a company that led the cloud industry in innovation on hardware performance. In his spare time, Li writes articles on AI, blockchain, and other technologies.

Victor Ji, CPA

Chair of Harvard Kennedy School Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Club.

Executive partner of BitBlock Capital and co-founder of FIAT Capital, Global ambassador of Conflux, Binance Angel. Visiting lecturer of Boston University Business School, Guest speaker of Carnegie Mellon University. Graduate student of Public administration and advanced economics program at Harvard Kennedy School. MBA X-plan student from Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. Angel investor of Ont, Zil, Ftx, Arpa, For

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