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April 02, 2024

AI + Web3: Unleashing the Power of Tomorrow’s Technologies at Web3 Festival 2024

In Brief

The Web3 Festival, taking place in Hong Kong from April 6-9, 2024, is a groundbreaking event bringing together innovative minds from both East and West to redefine decentralised technologies and set the stage for digital transformation.

Hong Kong, April 6-9, 2024 — Prepare to embark on an unparalleled journey into the heart of innovation as the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong plays host to the much-anticipated Web3 Festival. Gathering the brightest minds and boldest ideas from both East and West, this groundbreaking event promises to redefine the realm of decentralised technologies and set the place for a new era of digital transformation. Spanning four action-packed days, the festival offers a dynamic blend of keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities that will inspire, educate, and empower attendees from around the globe.

Uniting Global Thought Leaders

The festival’s opening ceremony on April 6th sets the tone for an extraordinary gathering of visionaries, innovators, and industry titans. From Dr. Xiao Feng, Chairman of Wanxiang Blockchain, to Michael Wong Wai-Lun, Deputy Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Cathie Wood, Founder and CEO of ARK Invest, the lineup of speakers is nothing short of stellar. These luminaries will share their insights, experiences, and visions for the future, sparking conversations that will shape the trajectory of Web3 technology for years to come.

What Topics Will Be Discussed at the Conference?

Transforming Hong Kong into a Digital Economic Powerhouse

This panel will delve into Hong Kong’s laws, regulations, and financial and technological development, featuring discussions on decentralised ledger, digital money, and virtual property management. Speakers will explore the city’s evolving role as a global hub for digital innovation.

GameFi New Paradigm

Co-hosted by Gunzilla Games, this panel will examine user behaviour in Web2 and Web3 games, the emergence of Web3 games, and the use of blockchain technology in gaming ecosystems. Anticipate in-depth discussions on subjects like NFTs, play-to-earn models in the future, and decentralised finance (DeFi) in gaming.

Web3+AI

Co-organized by AWS, this forum will explore the intersection of Web3 and artificial intelligence (AI). Discussions will revolve around how AI technologies can enhance decentralised platforms, improve scalability, and drive innovation in various sectors such as healthcare, finance, and supply chain management.

Digital Asset Custody and Blockchain Security

This session will tackle critical issues surrounding digital asset custody, blockchain security, and risk management. Experts will share insights into best practices for securing digital assets, mitigating cybersecurity threats, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Layer1 + Layer2

This forum will focus on the latest developments in Layer1 and Layer2 blockchain protocols. Topics will include eco-friendly public networks, thriving applications, Layer2 scalability solutions, investment trends, and the future of blockchain interoperability.

The Future of Web3 & Web3 Payment Re-imagined

Discussions in this panel will explore emerging trends and innovations creating the future of Web3, with a particular emphasis on payment solutions. Expect insights into stablecoins, international regulatory frameworks, decentralised finance (DeFi), and the role of cryptocurrencies in reshaping traditional financial systems.

Web3 Infrastructure & Web3 Mass Adoption

This panel will examine the underlying infrastructure of Web3 technologies and strategies for achieving mass adoption. Topics will include blockchain interoperability, scalability solutions, developer tools, user experience design, and community engagement initiatives.

BTC Technology Development and Ecosystem Construction

A dedicated forum focused on the Bitcoin ecosystem, featuring discussions on technology development, ecosystem expansion, regulatory challenges, and investment opportunities within the BTC space.

Restaking & DeFi

This panel will explore the latest developments in decentralised finance (DeFi), including staking mechanisms, yield farming strategies, governance models, and emerging trends in the DeFi landscape.

Tokenisation

The closing panel will dive deep into the tokenisation of assets and digital identity, discussing the transformative potential of tokenised assets in various industries, regulatory considerations, and the future of decentralised identity solutions.

A Multifaceted Conference Experience

Main Stage: Charting the Path to Digital Economic Leadership

At the Main Stage, attendees will embark on a journey to explore Hong Kong’s ascent as a global digital economic hub. From discussions on policies and regulations to insights into fintech development, this track offers a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges facing the region as it embraces the digital revolution.

Speakers:

Livio Weng, COO, HashKey Group; CEO, HashKey Exchange

Eugene Ng, Founding Partner, DWF Labs

Hong, President, OKX

Charlie Chen, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Archblock

Rita Liu, CEO, RD Technologies

Raagulan Pathy, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Circle

Paul Kremsky, Head of Business Development, Cumberland

Jordan Dunne, Head of DeFi, TON Wallet in Telegram

Sergey Nazarov, Co-Founder, Chainlink

Alice Liu, Research Lead, CoinMarketCap

Devon Sin, Alternate Chief Executive, ZA Bank

Frank Zhang, Executive Director, OKX Hong Kong

Paolo Chen, CSO, VDX

Darshan Vaidya, CEO & Co-Founder, Credora

Richard Teng, Chief Executive Officer, Binance

Anna Liu, General Manager of Tokenisation, HashKey Group

Emily Parker, Former CoinDesk and US State Department

Jupiter Zheng, Partner, HashKey Capital

Deborah FUHR, ETFGI, Managing Partner, Founder, Owner

Giovanni Vicioso, Global Head of Cryptocurrency Products, CME Group

Giselle Lai, Associate Investment Director of Digital Assets, Fidelity International

Jean-Francois MESNARD-SENSE, Senior Vice President & Head of Exchange Traded Products, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Derek Wang, Head of Sales & Client Service, Bosera International

Chen Yu, Chief Advisor, KUN

Stage 1: GameFi New Paradigm

Co-organized by Gunzilla Game, Stage 1 dives deep into the captivating world of GameFi. From the magic of Web3 games to insights into user behaviours in both Web2 and Web3 gaming environments, this track promises to captivate audiences with its exploration of one of the fastest-growing sectors in the digital economy.

Speakers:

Yat Siu, Co-Founder and Chairman, Animoca Brands

Kevin Shao, Co-Founder of Bitrise Capital, Executive Chairman of ABGA, Advisor to ICC Group

Jerry Liu, Gunzilla Games

Arron Goolsbey, COO, Mythical Games

Jason Gu, CEO, NetEase Chain; Game Advisor, Cards Ahoy!

Andy Dan, Head, HashKey Japan

Ryo Matsubara, Representative Director, Oasys Pte. Ltd.

Seihaku Yoshida, CEO, HashPort

YASUSHI TERAMURA, Head of Blockchain Business, gumi Inc.

Yoshiaki Harai, Director, Brilliant Crypto

Pär Helgosson, Head of Web3 and Metaverse, PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN

Leo, CGO, CARV

Anthony Blackburn, Growth Lead, Gunzilla Games

Ellidan Cober, SMILECOBRA PTE. LTD. O-Principal

Ann Chien, Partner, IVC

Riccardo Sibani, CPO, My Neighbor Alice

Michael Tong, Founder, Xterio; CSO, Funplus

Viola Lee, COO, Metalist Game; Operation Manager, Cards Ahoy!

Stage 2: The Convergence of Web3 and AI

In collaboration with AWS, Stage 2 explores the exciting intersection of Web3 and artificial intelligence. From discussions on innovative applications to insights into emerging trends, this track offers a glimpse into the future of decentralised technologies powered by AI.

Speakers:

John Liu, Head of Products for Blockchain and Web3, AWS

Yike Guo, Provost, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Yu Du, General Manager, Wanxiang Blockchain Labs; Initiator, Future3 Campus

Seth Ginns, Managing Partner and Head of Liquid Investments, CoinFund

Yilin Hu, Associate Professor of the Department of the History of Science, Tsinghua University; Founder, HuawenDao

SY Lee, CEO and Co-founder, Story Protocol

Ethan Sun, Co-Founder, Myshell

Yu Hu, CEO, Kaito.ai

Saneel Sreeni, Founding Member, Ritual.net

Amber, Co-Founder, No Capital

Akina Ho, Co-Founder, AllStarsWomen DAO

Annie Hui, COO and Co-Founder, Custonomy Company Limited

Megan, CEO, Regtank

Tess Hau, Founder, Tess Ventures

Stage 3: Safeguarding the Future of Web3

Stage 3 takes centre stage in discussions on virtual property custody and ledger security. With sessions led by industry experts, this track delves into the critical importance of security and resilience in the Web3 ecosystem, offering practical strategies and best practices for safeguarding assets and data in an increasingly interconnected world.

Speakers:

Pauline Fan, Senior Vice President, Fintech, InvestHK

Kang Li, Chief Security Officer, CertiK

Anthony Chung, Chief Product Executive, Cregis

Keywolf, Partner and CPO, SlowMist

Eskil, Co-Founder, GoPlus

Yiqun, Product Lead, imToken

Xiao Zhang, Founder, zCloak Network

Zack Yang, Co-Founder, FOMO Pay

Christoph Simmchen, Co-Founder, Safe Ecosystem Foundation

YQ, Founder, AltLayer

Michael Chen, Head, HashKey Wealth

Lily Z. King, COO, Cobo

What Does This Year’s Festival Bring to Us?

This year’s festival surpasses its predecessors in several ways. Firstly, its scale and scope are unprecedented, offering attendees a larger and more diverse range of activities, discussions, and networking opportunities. Secondly, the convergence of East and West ideologies in Hong Kong fosters cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration, enriching the overall experience. Additionally, the esteemed sponsors and exhibitors, along with the strategic partnerships established, elevate the event’s stature and influence within the Web3 community. Finally, the emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion ensures that the festival is not only a platform for innovation but also a space where all voices are heard and valued, making it truly exceptional.

Contact Us

The Metaverse Post team will be happy to meet you at the conference, you can contact us via Telegram: 

  • Anna @poshivanik_anna
  • Daniel @danilsolodnikov

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Viktoriia is a writer on a variety of technology topics including Web3.0, AI and cryptocurrencies. Her extensive experience allows her to write insightful articles for the wider audience.

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Viktoriia is a writer on a variety of technology topics including Web3.0, AI and cryptocurrencies. Her extensive experience allows her to write insightful articles for the wider audience.

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