FTAHK Presents: Launch of Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Map 2.0

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Quite an insightful event today at the Launch of Hong Kong Blockchain Ecosystem Map 2.0 by FinTech Association of Hong Kong- following up on the Blockchain ecosystem map 1.0 launched in February 2019. The launch was followed by an engaging panel discussion.
Moderated by Lucy Gazmararian, the panel, consisting of Arthur Lee, Ben El-Baz, Douglas Arner and Ellis Gyöngyös, discussed in detail different facets of blockchain - from the way it’s been evolving to business applications as well as ethical considerations around it.

Special thanks to the Blockchain committee for all their efforts in helping put this together. Thank you all for participating!  

Event speakers

Lucy Gazmararian
Associate Director, PwC
Lucy is a senior member of PwC’s Fintech & Crypto team based in Hong Kong and Co-Chair of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong’s Blockchain Committee. PwC’s global crypto team has over 150 professionals active in 25 countries and offers a “one stop shop” solution for crypto clients. As part of PwC’s crypto efforts in Asia, Lucy advises many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, funds, custodians and token issuers on a broad range of crypto matters from regulatory and tax through to governance and capital raising. She also advises many of the world’s leading financial institutions on their crypto initiatives as well as governments, regulators and central banks on regulatory and policy matters. Lucy also sits on the Alternative Investment Manager Association’s (AIMA’s) Digital Assets and Blockchain Committee which is tasked with driving policy engagement, educational initiatives and operational guidance on all aspects of digital assets and distributed ledger technology. Prior to joining PwC, Lucy spent 15 years in banking and asset management in London and Singapore. She worked for Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Schroders, Kleinwort Benson and spent her early career working in journalism with ABC News. Lucy was born and raised in Hong Kong. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Modern History and holds a Type 6 license with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong for advising on corporate finance activities. Lucy became a Chartered Wealth Manager in 2015.
Arthur Lee
Chief Marketing Officer, Fusang
Ben El-Baz
Head of Ecosystem, HashKey Digital Asset Group
Ben is currently Head of Ecosystems at HashKey Group, a blockchain-focused Fintech group and one of Asia’s most active investors in blockchain. He also runs strategy for HashKey Pro, an institutional-grade digital asset exchange. With over 11 years of experience in Silicon Valley, Mainland China, and Hong Kong, he started his career as a derivatives trader, then as a cross-borders investment analyst before moving into technology product management and open source enterprise business development. Previously, Ben founded Stanford University’s largest blockchain community, growing it to over 600 students across the engineering, law, and business schools. He was also a co-author on Stanford-published research on blockchain applications, and was most recently a co-author of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong’s report on blockchain for Mainland China's Greater Bay Area Blueprint. Ben is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he earned his Master’s degree in Management.
Douglas Arner
Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, The University of Hong Kong
Ellis Gyöngyös
Founder and CEO, Know Your Token

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