Singapore, SINGAPORE – The backdrop of the hugely successful Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians, also forms the backdrop for one of the most important weeks for the global blockchain and cryptocurrency scene. On the week of 17-20 September 2018, Singapore’s very own XSQ, one of the pioneers in cryptocurrency mining, ICO consulting and blockchain investments will be teaming up with one of Asia’s top crypto hedge funds #HASHED to host Singapore Blockchain Week. If by now you’ve been to dozens of crypto and blockchain conferences and have grown tired of hearing the same projects pitching to the same investors, then Singapore Blockchain Week by XSQ and #HASHED will bring welcome respite to your weariness. Unlike other events, XSQ has long been known by crypto-insiders for its highly successful and intimate, invite-only dinners on the sidelines of other major crypto events. It’s at these dinners where major deals get done and the team at XSQ will be bringing this same ethos to Singapore Blockchain Week. According to XSQ CEO, Hong Zhuang Lim,
“We prefer to do dinners instead of major events because we recognize that these events don’t provide the right platform for networking.”
“But as word of our dinners started to spread and the network started to increase, our existing network grew to such a critical mass that a larger forum was not only necessary, it was our bouquet to our friends and partners through the years.”
And what better way to celebrate XSQ’s immense contribution to the Singapore blockchain and crypto scene then with Singapore Blockchain Week. Kicking off on the back of one of Singapore’s most ritzy events, the Singapore Grand Prix, where over the course of a weekend the streets of the city become a street circuit, Singapore Blockchain Week will continue the party as it celebrates all things crypto and blockchain.
The festivities for Singapore Blockchain Week begin on Monday, September 17, at the Capitol Theater, also the venue for the Singapore premier of Crazy Rich Asians. XSQ and #HASHED, one of the top crypto hedge funds in the world set the stage as scions of the blockchain and crypto communities from Singapore and South Korea plot the future of cryptocurrency and blockchain with the party continuing well into the night.
On Tuesday, September 18, over 100 members of the global blockchain community will descend on the PARKROYAL Hotel on Pickering Street in the heart of Singapore’s financial district for the Immutable Summit Singapore, an unprecedented opportunity to connect in an intimate setting with blockchain and crypto industry leaders, investors, professional peers and government officials. With industry stalwarts such as Kenetic Capital and Digix gracing the occasion, Immutable Summit Singapore presents a rare opportunity to gather with so many of the key movers and shakers of the blockchain and crypto industry in one place.
In true XSQ tradition, on Wednesday, September 19, at a yet to be disclosed location, (read “secret”), XSQ will be hosting Crypto UnConference, an ode to how building the blockchain community has never been about big events, but intimate settings with key partners. Top blockchain and crypto visionaries will come together to join the Singapore crypto community for an afternoon to connect and crypto. In a “Shark Tank” type setting, top Singapore crypto and blockchain investment firms such as Signum Capital and QCP Capital will be on hand as well as the highly esteemed Lee Hong Wong, executive advisor of Kyber Networks. And it wouldn’t be Crypto UnConference if there was no decentralized element, as the participating community at the event will vote to contribute to the projects on show.
Finally, on Thursday, September 20, Singapore Blockchain Week heads to the ritzy Bayswater Kitchen on Keppel Island. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful people and yachts on the island, iCapital will be hosting an exclusive cocktail party. iCapital is an investment firm focused on startups developing blockchain technology. Beyond offering its global community of accredited investors, family offices and venture capitalists access to prime investment opportunities in the blockchain space through its online investment platform (icapital.io), as well as through an actively managed fund, iCapital also offers custodian and advisory services to blockchain projects. The exclusive invite-only event will also feature XSQ, Kenetic Capital, FirstDAG and media outlet CNBC Africa as Singapore Blockchain Week culminates in the rekindling of old friendships between the Singapore and Israeli blockchain community and the forging of new relationships.
The inaugural Singapore Blockchain Week marks the culmination and celebration of years of tireless work by XSQ to grow the Singapore blockchain and crypto community and if you’ve ever attended any of their exclusive dinners, you’ll know how far that community has come. Unlike any other blockchain conference or event which you’ve ever attended, Singapore Blockchain Week is distinct in its curation of speakers, projects and investors and the genuine camaraderie amongst the community. These are people who have been involved in the Singapore crypto scene from the very beginning, people who have ridden the highs and lived through the lows and even today, are still dedicating their lives to growing the crypto and blockchain community. The opportunity to listen to their stories and share in their experiences as well as to connect with them on a personal level is not to be missed.