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Dubai is fast becoming a capital of new ideas and innovations in different facets of life. WBS is organized at a right time and place, especially when we’re on the threshold of entering the world full of technologies emerging all the time. I am particularly very impressed with Dubai which is creating opportunities out of ‘technology threats of tomorrow’ by bringing events like WBS to Dubai.


SHRI SURESH PRABHU

India’s Sherpa to G7 and G20, Former Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India



Faris engaged in a very interactive session with the audience and covered key areas such as the security aspects of blockchain, blockchain for social good and how blockchain and AI can be used together to maximize business outcomes.


FARIS M. AL TAHTAMOONI

Associate Director - Strategic Partnerships, LEAD Ventures - The Office of Sheikh Sultan Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, United Arab Emirates



Creator of the first cryptocurrency to use a proofof-work concept, Sirer shocked the audience with his project called ‘AVA’. It is a powerful platform for new assets, markets and decentralized applications that aims to tackle some of the toughest problems in the financial ecosystem and decentralized ledger platforms today.


EMIN SIRER

CEO, AVA Labs, Inc. United States



There is a lot of hope in Dubai for bitcoin and blockchain enterprises because the government seems to be working with the industry. I believe that if they keep going the way they’re going, the emirates can become the next Wall Street.


NICK SPANOS

Bitcoin Pioneer; Featured on Netflix \Documentary ‘Banking on Bitcoin’, United States



Malcolm demonstrated how QUUBE.Exchange transforms venture capital market with a launchpad that structures Smart Contract Fabric for Security Token, KYC service and Distribution. Malcolm concluded with how their exchange is a quantum safe and discussed various nuances on it.


MALCOLM TAN

STO Adviser, QUUBE.Exchange



The panel discussed how emerging technologies like blockchain acts as an enabler to bolster economies of the future by touching upon various national & international regulations, policies, and legislations. Panelists also touched upon how governments and corporates can work together and help build startups which can get the maximum mileage out of these technologies.


HUSSAIN AL FARDAN

Head of Innovation Centre, Dubai Customs, United Arab Emirates

MIKE DAVID

Chief Fintech and Crypto currency Business officer, CEZA, Philippines

KARIN GABRIEL

Lead – Dubai Future Accelerators / AREA 2017 Dubai Future Foundation, United Arab Emirates

MARIAM AL MUHAIRI

Project Manager/ Lead – Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution, Dubai Future Foundation, United Arab Emirates

MARK BALOVNEV

Partner, Accelliance, Canada



Dubai Blockchain Center was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on the 15th of May 2018 aims to bring together blockchain thought leaders, developers, investors, and educators. Dr Marwan also shed light on how DBC is actively promoting technologies of the future by helping startups, companies and ideas with international alliances, incubator programs, podcasts, educational masterclasses & training as well as community events.


DR MARWAN ALZAROUNI

CEO, Dubai Blockchain Center, United Arab Emirates



Experts on the panel gave an overview of the general state of the crypto market in their respective countries and the national and regional policy, regulation and legislation from a global perspective.


GABRIEL ABED

Founder, Bitt Inc. Barbados

MENG CHAN SHU

Co-Founder & CEO, Connect Blockchain DMCC, United Arab Emirates

JASON KING

CEO/Head of MENA/Partner, CGS Group/Aelf/Deca4, United Arab Emirates

MRU PATEL

President, EXcoin Futures, United Kingdom

TOBIAS YOUNG

Head of Product Development & Strategy, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, United Arab Emirates



Dr Babak spoke about how Synchronium has created a seamless ecosystem based on blockchain called SynchroSphere which consists of fifteen blockchain-based platforms for different industry verticals with SynchroBit as the financial backbone of this ecosystem.


DR BABAK BEHBOUDI

Co-Founder and Global CEO, Synchronium, United Kingdom



Linda spoke about her exciting mission with the Blockchain Chamber of Commerce of raising awareness, facilitating adoption and inspiring advocacy for commerce, consumers and people building careers in blockchain.


LINDA GOETZE

President/CEO, Blockchain Chamber of Commerce, United States



Richard spoke about funding projects in today’s challenging environment. He also pointed out some of the most important factors to attract people to projects.


RICHARD VERKLEY

CEO and Founder, Karuschain, Gibraltar



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