The New Token Economy


The blockchain community is invited to a panel discussion on the latest development in the blockchain space. This panel discussion will focus on a new type of digital asset called “token”, the local currency of a decentralised application and one of the crucial factors powering a blockchain system.

Mr. Michael Oved, the Founder of Swap, will be delivering a keynote address on “AIRSWAP and the New Token Economy”, where he will present AIRSWAP – a decentralized exchange platform for Ethereum tokens, running on the Swap protocol. The panel discussion on “The New Token Economy” will be chaired by Professor David Lee from SUSS, with panel members Mr. Michael Oved (Founder of Swap), Mr. Anson Zeall (Chairman of ACCESS), Mr. Nizam Ismail (Partner and Head of the Regulatory Practice of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing), and Mr. Remington Ong (Partner of Fenbushi Capital).

 
 

Event Details

Date: 31 August 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 2:00pm)
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences
Block B, Level 2, LT B.2.17
461, Clementi Road, Singapore 599491.

 

Programme Details

2:00pm – 2:30pm Registration
2:30pm – 3:00pm Keynote Speech by Mr. Michael Oved
Founder of Swap
“AIRSWAP and The New Token Economy”

In this presentation we’ll discuss the popularity and power of a new class of digital assets called tokens. Tokens have been called the killer app of blockchain, as they’ve been used successfully in recent months to fund a growing number of promising blockchain projects and companies.

We will then present AIRSWAP, designed from the ground up to support this new token economy as a decentralized, peer-to-peer token trading platform. By collecting and aggregating personalized orders from peers around the world, AIRSWAP users create and manage “personalized order books” to trade with privacy, security, and choice.

AIRSWAP is based on the Swap Protocol, which can support a variety of decentralized exchange solutions including personalized order books. We believe this design will provide ample liquidity and competitive pricing for the new token economy worldwide.

3:00pm – 4:30pm Panel Discussion
“The New Token Economy”
Chair: Professor David LEE Kuo Chuen (SUSS)
Panel Members:
Mr. Michael Oved (Swap)
Mr. Anson Zeall (ACCESS)
Mr. Nizam Ismail (ACCESS, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing)
Mr. Remington Ong (Fenbushi Capital)
4:30pm – 5:00pm Coffee and Networking Session

 

Panel Members

Michael-Oved Michael OVED
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.
Anson Zeall Anson ZEALL
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.
R09-08-13- portrait - (Mohammad Nizam bin Ismail) Nizam ISMAIL
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.

Remington Ong Remington ONG
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.

 


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