China’s Top 4 Universities gather in the heart of Singapore
Above: Prominent individuals from Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiaotong University gathered for an exclusive meet earlier this month.
Singapore – Alumnus from the top 4 universities in China, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiaotong University gathered at Raffles Place earlier this month to discuss the blockchain technology in today’s digital age.
Topics of the evening revolved around current regulations and policies imposed on blockchain projects and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), technical advancements in the blockchain technology as well as relevant investments and crowdfunding initiatives in recent years. Attendance for the event was strictly by invite only, with the guest profile made up mainly of alumnus from the above-mentioned universities as well as those invited by the Qingbei Affiliate Network.
Keynote guests in the lineup took on a rich and colorful profile. Speakers include Alumni of Tsinghua University, Mr. Zhang Xiangdong who gave a detailed introduction on the various types of investments in the industry, Alumni of Beijing University, Dr. Yu Yinghui who spoke about the technological advancements in recent years, Alumni of Fudan University, Mr. Edward Du (Skymaster) who shared his views on the real world applications of blockchain technology, Alumni of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Mr. Ronald Aai who spoke about blockchain’s commercial applications, as well as Duff & Phelps Director of Regulatory Compliance Advisory Business, Ms. Sinyee Koh who discussed policies and regulations in today’s world. The affair was then concluded with an intense roundtable discussion amongst the speakers and guests, keeping the meet an interactive and fruitful one for everyone present.
One of the most notable highlights of the evening was Mr. Edward Du’s presentation on a few of the up-and-coming blockchain projects in Singapore: MaxiMine – a decentralised cloud mining platform best known for their forthcoming Ethereum ASIC mining services, Cryptolla – a blockchain-based intelligent access platform, as well as SAGE – A personal information and behavioral data bank stored in a decentralized and secure manner on the blockchain.
The recent years has seen Singapore initiating regulations very much in favour of blockchain projects, on top of the financial support it has to offer. 16 FinTech cooperation agreements have been signed with governments and authorities around the world as at the end of 2017, and with the recent launch of the S$27m Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Grant launched by the MAS, we can only expect more projects to thrive on this sturdy launch pad.
Author： Charlotte Kng
Executive editor： Christina