During April 3rd and 4th, Deconomy will hold its first annual blockchain forum in Seoul, South Korea, the critical hub of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Amidst high interest in the field, Deconomy 2018 will gather the brightest entrepreneurs, thought leaders, investors, developers, academic and policy groups, and blockchain enthusiasts.

The forum consists of a two-day program, with keynote presentations and panel discussions about major topics surrounding the industry. Computer Scientist
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Founder at Digicash Partner at Block.one (EOS)
ex) Architecture Consultant at R3
Financial Cryptographer
Inventor of Ricardian Contract CEO at Bitcoin.com
CEO at Memory Dealers
Angel Investor CEO at Bloq
ex) Software Engineer at Bitpay
ex) Bitcoin Core Developer CEO at Post Oak Labs
Advisor at Clearmatics
ex) Director of Market Research at R3 Chief Strategy Officer at Blockstream
CEO at Pixelmatic
ex) COO at BTCC Author of Lightning Network
Author of Plasma Head of U.S Office at Red Flag Consulting
ex) Vice President at BAFT
ex) Head of Policy at Coinbase Global Lead for CBDC at IBM
ex) Specialist Lead at Monetary Authority of Singapore CEO at String Labs
ex) CEO at Koinify
ex) Senior Product Manager at ebay Director of Research, CBDC Strategy  at R3
ex) Director at itBit
ex) Project Manager at  Credit Suisse Casper (PoS) Developer at Ethereum CEO at Trustology
ex) Co-founder at Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
ex) Global Blockchain Lead at BNY Mellon Researcher at Ethereum
ex) Product Engineer at Dropbox Financial Writer at Forbes
ex) Associate Editor at Pieria
ex) Contractor at Royal Bank of Scotland CEO at Actwo Technologies
ex) CEO at Dunamu Investment
ex) Director at Deutsche Bank
ex) Vice President at Societe Generale Professor at Sungkyunkwan Uni MBA
ex) CEO at Macquarie Securities Korea
ex) CEO at Goldman Sachs Korea Distributed Economy Researcher
Angel Backer at Qtum
Advisor at Omisego
Co-founder at Finector and Interchain Foundation Managing Director at Consensys
Strategic Business Advisor at uPort CEO at Korbit
ex) Co-founder at TIDE Institute
ex) Co-founder at Upstart Chairman at Smart Contract Japan Partner at Lee & Ko
ex) Legal Counsel at Financial Supervisory Service CTO at BTC Media
ex) Founder at Avalonic
ex) CEO at Forza Financial Co-CEO at Soramitsu (Hyperledger Iroha)
ex) Technical Researcher at ATR CEO at Streami (Gopax)
ex) Associate Director at HSBC
ex) Consultant at McKinsey Senior Foreign Attorney  at Kim & Chang
ex) Counsil on Foreign Relations Term Member
ex) Fulbright Fellow Head of BD at Element Group
ex) Director of BD at BTCC
ex) Managing Director at Lattice Partners Advisor at Ethereum
Advisor at Cosmos
Advisor at Omisego
Advisor at Polkadot Analyst at OST Invest
ex) Analyst at Kyobo Securities Partner at Virtex Ventures
Board Member at Validus Capital Analyst at Eugene Securities
ex) Analyst at Hyundai Securities
ex) Samsung C&T Corporation CEO at Finector
ex) Consultant at R3
ex) Analyst at Fenbushi Capital Vice President at Wanxiang Blockchain
ex) General Manager at Wan Cloud
ex) Executive at IBM China Managing Partner at Kenetic Capital
Founding Member at The Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong Managing Partner at DFJ Athena CEO at Michael Yang Capital
ex) President at Become.com
ex) CEO at mySimon.com Head of Solution direction at National Settlement Directory Managing Director Asia at Circle Solution Architect at Consensys
ex) Solution Architect at R3
ex) Director at Credit Suisse Paradigm Shift to Open Protocols Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, endless possibilities of censorship-resistant cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications have flourished.

The world is now witnessing a paradigm shift, from a single authoritative system which depends on trusted entities to a consensus-based system with no single point of failure. One of the many promises that blockchain technology provides is to give financial access to all people through open, public protocols.

The theme ‘Paradigm Shift to Open Protocols’ will focus on public or permissionless blockchain projects that enable anyone from anywhere at any time to freely transact any data without permission. Bitcoin, Controversy over Principle Soon after Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper on Bitcoin was published, Bitcoin has recorded tremendous growth with an equal amount of global interest.

The Bitcoin market expanded further as major financial institutions started entering and investing in Bitcoin, leading to the creation of a futures market for Bitcoin, which implies the official integration of Bitcoin into the traditional financial system. However, the issue on scalability has been consistently controversial and eventually led to a diverge of the Bitcoin community and discrepancy in defining Bitcoin. Read more from deconomy.com…

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