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Ep. #07: Blockchain in Taiwan with Jon Jones (CEO/Founder Blockcamp, Blockcity and Taiwan Blockchain Alliance)

We get all the scoop of developments in the Blockchain space in Taiwan from Jon Jones. Jon is the founder of the Taiwan Blockchain Alliance and the CEO of Blockcamp, a Blockchain incubator and ICO consulting firm. In addition, he is also a co-founder at Blockcity, the largest Blockchain and fintech event in Taiwan. Finally, Jon is the President of the Taiwan chapter of the Government Blockchain Association, a non-profit that works for the advancement and adoption of Blockchain technology in the public sector.

In this episode, we discuss:

  1. How Jon landed up in Taiwan and how started the Taiwan Entrepreneur Club
  2. How that lead to Jon finding out about Bitcoin Ethereum and the Blockchain technology
  3. Blockcamp incubator – the kind of projects they take on and the projects they have worked with
  4. Blockcity event (Taiwan Blockchain festival) – participants, the projects that participated and topics discussed
  5. Views of the Government of Taiwan and how Jon is working together with one of the legislators from the Taiwan Government to speed up the process to create the right regulatory environment
  6. Taiwan as a strategic location for Blockchain projects (proximity to China)

Links to the projects run by Jon:

Blockcamp (LinkedIn)

Taiwan Blockchain Alliance (LinkedIn)

Jon’s LinkedIn

Ep. #04: Professional Social Network on Blockchain with Gaurang Torvekar (CEO Indorse)

In this episode, we speak to Gaurang Torvekar, founder of two Blockchain start-ups, Attores and Indorse. He is also one of the organisers of the Singapore Ethereum meetup, one of largest in the world after London and New York.  Gaurang’s first start-up is Attores, a Smart Contract as a Service platform which eventually lead him to co-found Indorse, a professional social network on the Blockchain, along with his partner, David Moskowitz (successfully sold Coin Republic).

We talk to Gaurang about his journey in the Blockchain ecosystem, how he signed his prenup on the Blockchain for fun, the companies he has co-founded and the growth of the Singapore Ethereum meetup over the last few years.

Projects mentioned in this episode:

  1. Civic
  2. IPFS
  3. BigChain DB
  4. Airbitz/Edge
  5. Earn.com
  6. Otonomos
  7. Digix

Ep. #03: Wealth Management on Blockchain with Greg Van Den Bergh (CEO Bankorus)

In this episode, we speak to Greg Van Den Bergh, CEO of Bankorus. Bankorus is a China based Private Wealth Management platform powered by AI and built on the Blockchain. We discuss about Bankorus’ current business and what traditional and crypto High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) are thinking about crypto. In addition, we tackle topics such as custody, dive into Bankorus’ product offering and figure out why they are building their product on the NEM Blockchain.

Telegram: https://t.me/bankorus

Website: https://www.bankorus.com/

NEM Blockchain website: https://nem.io/

Bankorus will be a part of JD.com’s inaugural AI/Blockchain accelerator: https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/26/jd-coms-new-accelerator-focuses-on-blockchain-startups/ 

 

 

Ep. #01: Electricity on Blockchain with Martin Lim (COO Electrify Asia)

We speak to Martin Lim, COO of Electrify Asia, about his journey in the Blockchain ecosystem and how he is using the Blockchain technology to power a Decentralised Smart Contract Electricity Marketplace 2.0. He also sheds light on his learnings from a recently concluded very successful ICO raising 30m USD.

Visit Electrify Asia’s website: https://electrify.sg/

Follow Electrify’s developments on Telegram: https://t.me/electrifyasia

 

Ep. #00: Who we are

In this short episode, we will talk about the motivations behind starting this podcast, who should listen, and what you can expect to gain out of Decrypt.