EMURGO took to the main stage at more than 35 different conferences in 13 countries around the world in the second half of 2019 to showcase EMURGO’s global blockchain solutions and Cardano - the first third-generation blockchain to evolve through a research-driven approach. In 2019, EMURGO steadily increased company & blockchain industry recognition into new areas by speaking at a variety of events such as G-Star - a leading world-class major e-sports gaming conference and at a local Japanese fintech seminar alongside elected Japanese legislative representative Hideki Murai.

Coming off a great 2019 in which EMURGO developed, launched, and updated three new solutions products - Yoroi Wallet, Seiza Blockchain Explorer, and  Tangata Manu - in addition to driving adoption of Cardano through partnerships & promotional events, speaking at these events was a great opportunity to further explain EMURGO’s beneficial blockchain solutions for key interested parties.

Similar to our previous article EMURGO: Speaking About Driving the Adoption of Cardano ADA & Blockchain at Leading Events in 2019, we have highlighted some events in the second half of 2019 to look back upon as significant in driving awareness of our global blockchain solutions.

EMURGO Group CEO Ken Kodama Gives Opening Remarks at U.S. Chamber of Digital Commerce Roundtable Discussion Event

Through EMURGO’s working relationship with the Chamber of Digital Commerce, EMURGO co-hosted a private roundtable discussion in Singapore with key stakeholders from the blockchain industries in the U.S. and Singapore. Among other important guests in attendance were Chamber of Digital Commerce Founder & President Perianne Boring, former CFTC (United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission) Chairman Chris Giancarlo, and former SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins.

EMURGO Group CEO Ken Kodama was invited to give opening remarks at the roundtable discussion to welcome the distinguished guests to EMURGO’s base in Singapore and raise awareness of EMURGO’s focus on developing global blockchain solutions for enterprises, developers, governments, and startups.

EMURGO Group CEO Ken Kodama Speaks at Fintech Seminar with Elected Japanese Legislative Representative Hideki Murai:

EMURGO CEO Ken Kodama spoke at an exclusive invitation-only seminar with an elected member of Japan’s House of Representatives, Hideki Murai, a lawmaker referred to as the right-hand man of Shinjiro Koizumi - a Japanese politician & son of former Japanese Prime Minister Junichirō Koizumi currently serving as Japan’s Minister of the Environment. Other noted speakers at this event included attorney Takeaki Miyamoto from the law offices of Japanese legal giant Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, and kabu.com Securities CEO Masakatsu Saito.

Representative Murai gave a talk titled “Recent Revisions Related To Crypto Assets.” Mr. Murai is a specialist in the field of finance and the high level of knowledge demonstrated in his presentation made it seem as if he had been in the blockchain space for many years. He explained that security token offerings (STOs) carry great potential for unlisted companies and real estate transactions. Mr. Murai also pointed out that some of the local cryptocurrency exchanges that had been hacked were putting large efforts into implementing more effective security measures. Thus, rather than simply criticize the actions of a few bad actors, the government and the blockchain industry should consider further protective measures against more sophisticated hackers.

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Article: EMURGO Speaks at Financial Seminar with Japanese Lawmaker Hideki Murai

EMURGO Group CFO & CIO Manmeet Singh Presents On Blockchain Use Cases at “Blockwalks 2019”

EMURGO Group CFO & CIO Manmeet Singh was invited to give a solo presentation on blockchain use cases for the public sector at Blockwalks 2019 in Bratislava. With blockchain technology gaining recognition in public sector circles around the globe, there were several government officials in attendance from EU member nations.

As a founding member of Blockchain For Europe and an Executive Committee member of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, EMURGO is committed to working closely with government regulators to drive blockchain-friendly policies through productive discussion & blockchain education.

With extensive experience in the financial sector, Manmeet gave a detailed presentation on the applicability of blockchain technology to governments & enterprises via security tokens & digitization of assets.

EMURGO Group CFO & CIO Manmeet Singh Speaks on a Panel Discussion On Tokenization at CoinMarketCap’s The Capital

In November 2019, CoinMarketCap hosted “The Capital” bringing together the biggest names in the blockchain and fintech space. EMURGO CFO & CIO Manmeet Singh was invited to take part in an informative panel discussion with other figures from the blockchain and digital asset investment sector to give his thoughts on digital asset investment strategies moving forward for investment funds and investors. As previously noted, Manmeet has a wealth of experience in the financial and blockchain sector to draw upon to give descriptive insights into productive strategies for sound investment practices.

EMURGO Japan CEO Yosuke Yoshida Speaks at UNBLOCK TOKYO

Moderator: Norbert Gehrke (FinMirai General Partner) 

Panelists: Yosuke Yoshida (EMURGO Japan CEO), Munetoshi Yamada (SBI R3 Japan), Andi Ji (Ontology Co-founder)

Which industries are moving forward with blockchain? Which blockchain platforms will be adopted in the future? How is Japan preparing for a blockchain-based age? These were some of the questions discussed at UNBLOCK Tokyo - a gathering of high level blockchain industry & technology officials. EMURGO Japan CEO Yosuke Yoshida was invited to participate on behalf of EMURGO and remarked, "We consider the gaming industry to be highly cost-effective, and we are partnering with the Korean Mobile Game Association to create new businesses." EMURGO was also happy to meet up again with fellow panel member Mr. Hirayama, Director of IBM Digital Innovation Business Development, who previously had been a part of the winning team in the EMURGO Tokyo University of Science Hackathon!

Article: EMURGO Japan CEO吉田がUNBLOCK TOKYOに登壇いたします!

Wrap-up

Compared with the first half of 2019, EMURGO had almost twice the number of speaking events in the second half, and was invited to a total of nearly 60 events.

Key EMURGO members actively participate in events around the world to spread awareness of EMURGO’s global blockchain solutions & the Cardano blockchain - the first third-generation blockchain designed meet the institutional and corporate needs of scalability, sustainability, and interoperability.

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