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Beyond Blocks Summit kicks off this week

PUBLISHED : July 09, 2018 - 15:59

UPDATED : July 16, 2018 - 20:32

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[THE INVESTOR] More than 2,000 blockchain experts, developers and investors will be gathering at the Beyond Blocks Summit conference to be held in Seoul on July 17-18 to discuss their visions of the technology and digital coin markets.

Among the speakers and panelists are Michael Novogratz, a billionaire and CEO of Galaxy Digital Capital and Management and Michael Arrington -- co-founder of IT media outlet TechCrunch and venture capital CrunchFund -- who now serves as a partner of crypto hedge fund operator Arrington XRP Capital. Loretta Joseph, chair of Australian Digital Commerce Association, which represents blockchain businesses in the country, is also one of the speakers.

From Korea, Simon Kim, chief of blockchain accelerator Hashed, will deliver a keynote speech during the conference.

“It is such an honor to hold the Beyond Block conference in Korea, one of the pioneers in the blockchain segment,” said Saber Aria, founder of Beyond Blocks. “I hope the Seoul event will help envision collaboration and synergies -- the values Beyond Blocks is aiming for.”

The speakers will discuss current issues in the Korean as well as global blockchain market, regulations in the ICO sector, and international moves regarding the technology.

Crypto mining and exchanges will also be some of the subjects that will be discussed in the various sessions.

As sideline events, a VIP banquet will be held on July 16 with a meetup networking event organized by PR agency M&K PR and its partners -- GITA, a nonprofit group aimed at improving the transparency of ICOs, and crypto venture fund DNA -- being held on July 19. A city tour is scheduled for foreign participants on July 20.

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