Following two days of panel discussions and networking meetings, the final day of the WBF NYC 2019 Tech Conference & World Blockchain Awards is finally upon us. The conference took place at the Altman Building on September 27th and 28th, 2019 with more than 600 attendees.
As one of the blockchain industry’s most exclusive events, this conference attracted industry leaders, experts and investors in the blockchain space to discuss main topics within the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Key topics covered during this conference were blockchain applications in fintech & digital payment, decentralization, data security, blockchain regulation, and the future of blockchain.
The event featured panel discussions and presentations on topics such as “How blockchain technology will impact the future of data privacy, security, and ownership”; “Blockchain vs Buying Power: Can Blockchain Transform The Global Economy”; “Blockchain Applications in Financial Services”; “Decentralization, Data Sovereignty, Privacy & Encryption”; “Why The ‘Contract Of Things’ Will Be The Internet’s Next Growth Spurt”; “The Future Of Securitization On Chain”; and “Mass Adoption in the Crypto Space”.
WBF aims to team up with innovative and forward-thinking companies from numerous sectors. This two-day tech event was joined by thoughts leaders from various industries, such as IT, financial services, private equity, real estate, retail, etc.
Notable conference speakers included Mitchell Dong, managing director from Pythagoras Investment Management; Alex Mashinsky, founder of Celsius Network; Andrew Roman, general partner of Rubicon Venture Capital; Adi Sideman, co-founder of YouNow, Lin Dai, CEO of TapNetwork; Chao Cheng Shorland, CEO of ShelterZoom Corp.; Nelson Chu, CEO of Cadence; Miko Matsumura, founder of crypto exchange Evercoin; Flori Marquez, co-founder at BlockFi; Jerome de Tychey, director of ConsenSys Solutions in France; Liz Rabban, VP of global business development of Celsius; Michael Kane, co-founder of Hydrogen; Marco Santori, President & CLO of Blockchain; and Sunayna Tuteja, head of digital assets & DLT at TD Ameritrade.
During the conference, awards that were open to individuals and companies worldwide were offered to recognize excellence and innovation in the blockchain industry. Award categories include Top 5 Outstanding Projects; Top 5 Prominent Investment Institutions; Top 5 Innovative Blockchain Technology; Top 5 Outstanding Media; and Top 5 Outstanding Young Leaders.
While blockchain technology continues to disrupt various industries, WBF is committed to organizing more blockchain conferences worldwide to help shape the future of blockchain. These conferences will bring together companies that are successfully navigating the rapid changes within the fast-changing blockchain industry and initiate conversations about global blockchain market trends, and blockchain use cases and applications in multiple industries.
WBF’s next blockchain conference to be held in Hong Kong from Dec. 17, 2019, to Dec. 18, 2019.