In September 2017, the Chinese government banned all cryptocurrency exchanges, killing most and forcing the biggest to go offshore. Since then, ICOs and cryptocurrencies have been a no-go for China’s blockchain industry, at least within the country. That doesn’t mean, however, that blockchain has disappeared.
The Chinese government has shown a keen interest in harnessing technology to solve problems as diverse as corruption, payments, and medical care. Local governments in Guangxi, Hangzhou, and even China’s “second capital” Xiong’ an are all looking at applications of blockchain to better manage their cities as well as bring greater transparency to their economy and government.
Blockchain Dreams: Regulations and Rewards, a panel discussion featured during TechNode’s Emerge conference, looks at the current state of the blockchain industry in China, including regulations and opportunities by answering these key questions:
- How do international developments affect the Chinese blockchain industry?
- What is China’s vision for blockchain?
- Are there opportunities for smaller blockchain companies outside of government contracts?
Panelists will include representatives from Consensys, Ant Financial, Points. The conversation will be a deep dive into the forces and trends shaping blockchain in China. This is a must-attend for anyone seeking insight into the future of blockchain in the Middle Kingdom.
At Emerge, we will dive into emerging China tech trends such as AI, corporate innovation, blockchain, digital marketing, shift to enterprise, the slowing economy, and the expansion to Southeast Asia. We will be previewing other topics in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned.