‘Block Festa 2023: OPENING THE GATEWAYS’ will be held at Dream Plus in Gangnam, Seoul on December 7. Block Festa is a venue for innovative finance that has been held every year since 2018, where major domestic and international blockchain projects and innovative technology experts gather to discuss future technology, finance, and change.
This year’s theme is the harmony and convergence of innovative finance and legacy finance based on blockchain technology, such as Bitcoin ETF.
At ‘Block Festa 2023’, there will be heated discussions about what major blockchain projects are preparing to make 2024 the first year of innovative finance.
Representative blockchain mainnets such as Ripple and Solana, and investment companies such as Mirae Asset Securities, Hashed Open Research, and AM Management are scheduled to participate in this event. At Solana, Kelvin Bonilla, Chief Game Technology Officer, will be a speaker, Lee Yong-jae, Senior Manager of Digital Asset TF at Mirae Asset Securities, will share insights on cryptocurrency as a financial product, and Lee Mi-seon, head of the Hashed Open Research team, also plans to announce the outlook for the overall digital asset market in 2024.
Innovations in various industries such as artificial intelligence (AI), games, and real asset tokens (RWA) that can be combined with blockchain technology are also discussed as important topics. Monoverse, Delysium, Klaytn, 1 Inch, Telegram Blockchain ‘Ton’, and Astr are participating.
In addition, Monoverse Marketing Team Leader Kevin Jeong, Delysium CMO Yannick Myson, Klaytn Strategy and Operations Manager Kim Jeong-hyeon, and 1inch Korea and Japan Branch Manager Lee Ji-hoon are scheduled to present hot topics in the blockchain industry in 2024.
The blockchain and cryptocurrency policy discussion corner will be attended by Kim Yong-tae, advisor at Yoon & Yang Law Firm, Cho Jung-hee, CEO at Decode Law Firm, and Professor Hye-jin Park at Seoul Graduate School of Science.
And in order for cryptocurrency to become a financial product, the development of security technology is essential, and Chainlight, a global web3 security company, is scheduled to give a presentation on this topic.
Lastly, there is also an opportunity to share market forecasts for next year. Park Jung-gu, head of the investor protection department at cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb, and Lee Hyeon-jae, co-representative of blockchain technology analysis firm 4pillars and Catalyze Research, will appear as speakers and look at the outlook for 2024.