Panel discussion about increasing blockchain usability at TEAMZ Blockchain Summit in Tokyo, Japan. This discussion took place in April of 2019.
Franklyn Richards joined the Litecoin team in 2013 and In 2016 became a Founding director of the Litecoin Foundation. In 2018 he then helped the Swiss Company ‘Zulu Republic’ develop L I T E the first trustless SMS and Social media messenger wallet, to bring cryptocurrency to the disconnected. Finally in 2019 he set up Litecoin Haus to support Litecoin and operate Litecoin.com
BLOCKCHAIN AND DISRUPTIVE PLATFORMS OF ACCENTURE
LEIGH GORDON ASHLIN
Leigh is Head of Blockchain and Disruptive Platforms Lead for Accenture, and he along with 435,000 other employees focus on strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Leigh has an Investment Banking background and he has lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Melbourne on multiple occasions over the last 20 years and he loves Japan! Leigh specialises is building new businesses and commercialising them – examples include the 3 x equity brokerage businesses, 2 banks, equity trading desks, online FX trading, a global custody business, securities market infrastructure for a middle east country, and establishment of exchange traded fund (ETF) products in greenfield markets. Leigh enjoys talking to companies about how blockchain solutions can generate value for ecosystem participants, value for society, how to best build a commercial blockchain ecosystem, and how blockchain can deliver new products and revenue streams. Leigh enjoys investing time and energy inside and outside Accenture with blockchain start ups and blockchain ventures in scale up mode.
Founder and CEO at Qtum foundation, Forbes China’s 30 under 30 2017. Patrick discovered blockchain technology while doing research for his Ph.D. in Communications and Information Systems at China Academy of Sciences since 2012. Patrick is most renown for his work as the Founder of Qtum, one of the leading Blockchain Platform in Asia. He’s one of the earliest and the most esteemed pioneers of blockchain technology in China, and was also invited as blockchain expert by many media, such as China Global Television Network, CNBC, People’s daily, Nasdaq & TechCrunch.
HUBLOT GREATER CHINA
Loic Biver is the son of Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, president of LVMH watch division and chairman of Hublot, one of very few names that have left a mark in the history of watchmaking industry. Not surprisingly, Loic inherited the passion for watchmaking from his father.
In 2005, he graduated from the renowned HEC Paris and decided to study in Renmin University of China. In 2007, he moved to Hong Kong and joined Swiss Prestige, one of the major retailers of Swiss watches in Asia. He was then made the brand manager of Hublot Hong Kong in his fourth year there.
In 2011, Loic moved to Shanghai and was appointed as the director of Hublot China as part of LVMH group. 3 years later, he took the role as the general manager of Hublot Greater China. With his entrepreneurial flair and extraordinary leadership, Hublot has grown with great momentum and made incredible achievements since its first boutique was opened in Shanghai in 2009.
SOAR LABS SOAR EXCHANGE
CEO & FOUNDER
Seth Lim is the CEO and founder of Soar Labs and cryptocurrency exchange soarexchange.io. He oversees the strategy and plan for Soarcoin’s growth and drives the passion and process behind the scenes at Soar Labs. He became part of the Cryptocurrency community back in 2011 with his first purchases of Bitcoin and began building his cryptocurrency portfolio. In 2016, he was managing a $80m private funds from investors in China and Dubai to invest in Ethereum,Litecoin, Ripple and Dogecoin. He was also one of the pioneer in China for promoting the adoption of Ripple Gateway when Ripple was unknown to the market.
Seth actively participates in projects that promote the usage of blockchain through ecosystem and application such as education, exchange and actively invest into pre-ICO/IEO phase, blockchain incubators.
Seth is also a Lecturer in China third rank top University Shanghai Jiao Tong Antai School of Economics and Management for Executive Education Blockchain course and currently holds the record of being appointed as the youngest lecturer at age 27.
Seth is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) from EC-Council, holds a B.A. in Public Relations from Murdoch University, a Diploma in Information Technology (Digital Security & Forensic Specialization) from Republic Polytechnic.