Welcome to Unblock Bangkok in August! In this meetup, we will decode the mysterious Libra, a new cryptocurrency being developed by Facebook that focuses on financial services and seeks to create a stablecoin to facilitate ordinary consumer transactions online.
In this meetup, we will explain the key fundamental elements of cryptocurrency and provide an introduction to the Libra coin with talks and a panel discussion led by local and international panelists, including experts from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand, leading figures in the area of stablecoin cryptos, and representatives from the banking and finance sector.
Join us for discussions about the challenges Facebook’s Libra could face entering the Thai market, regulatory issues, disruption towards blockchain adoption, and what the future holds. See you on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at WeWork Thonglor, T-One Building, 20th floor, Bangkok!
Bhume Bhumiratana, Technology Advisor of the Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand (SEC)
Bhume has previously served as a Principal Consultant at a leading IT company in Thailand, where he created a new Security Consulting Solutions unit. He built and managed a team of researchers, consultants, and implementers specialized in products in the area of Advance Authentication Technology, Machine Learning, and Big Data for Cybersecurity. With his considerable experience in the field of Cybersecurity, FinTech, and Blockchain, he consults for a number of leading businesses and organizations, including as a technology consultant for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand (SEC), as an advisor to the Thai FinTech Association, and as a member of the National Cybersecurity Preparation Committee.
Jocelyn Chang, APAC Community Lead of MakerDao
Jocelyn is a tech enthusiast. She is currently the APAC lead for MakerDAO, leading its marketing initiatives and business development efforts in the APAC region. MakerDAO is one of the oldest projects in the blockchain space backed by Andreessen Horowitz. It is a decentralized and permissionless lending platform that allows users to borrow its USD-pegged stablecoin, Dai, against their token assets and to achieve price stability in crypto, creating an opportunity to interact with decentralized applications without experiencing the volatility of the overall cryptocurrency market.
6.30PM – 7.00PM: Registration & Networking
7.00PM – 7.10PM: Opening Remarks by Unblock Bangkok
7.10PM – 7.30PM: Decoding Libra – Understanding the Libra Coin and Blockchain Adoption
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bhume Bhumiratana, Consultant from SEC
7.30PM – 8.10PM: Panel Discussion: Libra’s Hype vs Truth
8.10PM – 8.20PM: Q&A Session & Wrap Up
8.20PM – 9.00PM: Networking Session
Come for a friendly evening of talks, and connect with key players in the blockchain and crypto community. Sign up now!
Unblock is a monthly meetup series discussing the hottest topics in blockchain, held in three cities: Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to bring together key stakeholders and leading blockchain players for an eventful night of sharing and networking. We hope to continue fostering a strong community focusing on blockchain education and spreading awareness of how blockchain technology can positively impact our society.
Date and Time
Wed, August 7, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Indochina Time Thailand Time
WeWork T-One Building