The New Token Economy
August 31, 2017
|14:30||Keynote Speech by Mr. Michael Oved|
Founder of Swap
“AIRSWAP and The New Token Economy”
– Mr. Michael Oved (Swap)
– Mr. Anson Zeall (ACCESS)
– Mr. Nizam Ismail (ACCESS, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing)
– Mr. Remington Ong (Fenbushi Capital)
Chair: Professor David LEE Kuo Chuen (SUSS)
|16:30||Coffee and Networking Session|
Founder of Swap
Michael Oved is a founder of Swap, an Ethereum token trading ecosystem. Michael is a veteran algo trader, spending a quarter of his life at leading firm Virtu, having helped to found and grow its Asia operation to a multimillion dollar business. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon, originally from Los Angeles, and a fan of all things music.
Co-founder | Chairman, ACCESS
Anson Zeall is the Chairman of ACCESS, Singapore’s Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association and a committee member of the Singapore Fintech Association. Anson is also the Co-founder/CEO of CoinPip, a payout service leveraging on blockchain technologies and Co-founder/COO of Infocorp Technologies, which is working on an Inclusive Finance project leveraging on blockchain technologies. He is an instructor of blockchain 101 at General Assembly Singapore. Prior to CoinPip, he ran a private family office in Singapore managing various asset classes, equities, derivatives and real estate. Anson is an alumnus of University of New South Wales and Columbia Business School.
Head of Regulatory Sub-Committee, ACCESS
Partner and Head of the Regulatory Practice, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing
Nizam Ismail is a Partner and Head of the Regulatory Practice of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing in Singapore. He is also Co-Founder of RHT Compliance Solutions, a dedicated regulatory compliance consultancy based in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, with a unique team of former regulators and former heads of compliance of major financial institutions.
Nizam draws upon his previous regulatory experience as Deputy Director and Head of the Market Conduct Policy Division of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, his compliance background as Head of Compliance for Southeast Asia at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley in Singapore, and his legal background as Deputy Public Prosecutor/State Counsel at the Commercial Affairs Department and Senior Legal Counsel at Citigroup, to help cryptocurrency and Blockchain companies and financial institutions in Southeast Asia with various legal and regulatory compliance issues, and to also design practical and risk-focused compliance programmes.
Partner, Fenbushi Capital
Remington Ong is a partner at Fenbushi Capital, one of the earliest and most active blockchain-focused venture capital firms, investing in over 40 leading startups around the world leveraging blockchain technology to disrupt a wide range of industries. He is an advisor to BlockAsset, which provides a range of financial services targeted at the token economy, as well as ICOAGE, the leading ICO services platform in China.
Remington has over 10 years of experience in investment banking and private equity in China, including as a senior analyst covering Asia TMT at Merrill Lynch and as a senior consultant at L.E.K. Consulting. He is also an experienced entrepreneur whose startups have been accepted into leading accelerator programs and attracted funding from global VCs. Remington holds a MBA from INSEAD and a BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.