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June 21, 2024

Korea Blockchain Week Names Sui the Official Conference Partner, Announces New Headline Speakers

  • Aptos Foundation and Tron are the Title sponsors while Orbs, Flare Network, and Ripple have been named Gold sponsors
  • Additional headline speakers include Brad Garlinghouse, Richard Teng, Sébastien Borget, Dominic Williams, Nick van Eck, and more

SEOUL, KOREA — 18 June 2024 —  Korea Blockchain Week 2024, Asia’s most impactful blockchain conference, is delighted to announce a slate of prolific top-tier sponsors and headline speakers. Sui, an innovative Layer-1 blockchain created by Mysten Labs, has been named the Official Conference Partner. The title sponsors include Aptos Foundation and Tron while Orbs, Flare Network, and Ripple are the Gold sponsors. The full list of partners participating as Silver, Bronze, and Copper sponsors is available on KBW’s official website.

Evan Cheng, Co-Founder & CEO of Mysten Labs, said, “Every year, Korea Blockchain Week brings together the world’s brightest minds and leaders of some of the most innovative technology companies to explore and expand awareness of blockchain technology. Korea is rising to the forefront of the industry’s wave of mass adoption, and with Sui’s established roots in the region, we are pleased to join KBW this year in continuing its tradition of excellence and fueling crypto’s next phase of growth across Asia.”

KBW2024’s impressive speaker line-up features influential figures such as Vitalik Buterin(virtual), Arthur Hayes, Mike Belshe, Mo Shaikh, Yat Siu, Muneeb Ali, Keone Hon, Eli Ben-Sasson, Ed Felten, and Aleksander Larsen among others. The conference welcomes the following new headline speakers: 

  • Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple
  • Richard Teng, CEO of Binance
  • Sébastien Borget, Co-founder and CEO of The Sandbox
  • Dominic Williams, Founder and Chief Scientist at DFINITY Foundation
  • Nick van Eck, Co-founder and CEO of Agora
  • Nathan Allman, Founder and CEO of Ondo Finance
  • Vyas Krishnan, Strategy at EigenLayer
  • Daniel Wang, CEO of Taiko
  • Greg Solano, CEO of Yuga Labs

Each of these influential figures would bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, offering invaluable insights into the evolving world of blockchain technology.

Seon-ik Jeon, CEO of FACTBLOCK, the host of KBW, said, “Over the past seven years, KBW has grown to become the prime avenue for impactful dialogues that help shape the narratives and influence decisions in the global Web3 industry. The growing roster of our headline speakers is a testament to that. We are truly delighted to welcome Sui as the Official Conference Partner, along with other prominent sponsors, renowned speakers, and attendees who collectively help make Asia’s most impactful blockchain conference possible.”

With just 75 days to go in the countdown, the seventh edition of Korea Blockchain Week (KBW) will take place from 1-7 September 2024, with its flagship two-day “IMPACT” conference held between 3-4 September at the Walkerhill Hotels & Resorts, Seoul, South Korea. 

KBW2024 is set to be one of the most anticipated global Web3 gatherings this year. Founded and organized by Web3 ecosystem builder, FACTBLOCK, and co-hosted by Asia’s leading Web3 VC fund, Hashed, this year’s KBW will cover the convergence of Web2 and Web3, underscoring the significance of Asia-powered growth, innovation and adoption that is fueling the global Web 3 ecosystem.

Hashed CEO Simon Kim stated, “KBW2024 will serve as a bridge connecting East and West by inviting leaders who are at the forefront of the global blockchain industry.” He added, “The upcoming KBW: IMPACT will cover not only the trends in Web3 technology but also institutional approaches to Web3 technology and market, strategies for expanding into the mass market both regional and comprehensive, and trends from major regulatory agencies.”

KBW2024: IMPACT will have an Institutional Day focused on how traditional finance intersects with decentralized finance, and how Web2 companies are adopting blockchain technologies to enhance user or client-oriented services. As Korea rises as the Web3 capital, KBW2024 will be a platform at the confluence of Web3 innovations and institutional capital.

In its continuous effort to improve the experience and maximize the value for attendees, KBW2024: IMPACT will feature a plethora of interactive functions where attendees can immerse themselves in innovative blockchain-based games and applications.

For more information and continued updates on Korea Blockchain Week 2024, please visit: https://koreablockchainweek.com/ 

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Gregory, a digital nomad hailing from Poland, is not only a financial analyst but also a valuable contributor to various online magazines. With a wealth of experience in the financial industry, his insights and expertise have earned him recognition in numerous publications. Utilising his spare time effectively, Gregory is currently dedicated to writing a book about cryptocurrency and blockchain.

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