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On June 25, China’s most ambitious blockchain project yet is launching internationally. A week before, key players are coming to TechNode’s Tech After Hours webinar series for a conversation about the future of blockchain in China and the world.

The Blockchain Services Network promises to make blockchain development cheaper and more accessible and to solve one of the field’s biggest problems: interoperability. Industry leaders like Hyperledger have struggled to popularize solutions to this monstrously complex problem for years.

A little-known firm, Beijing Red Date Technology, is leading software development for the ambitious project. If successful, it will set global standards for networked blockchain applications. But can they succeed where others have failed?

CEO of Red Date Tech, Yifan He, will speak with Yuming Yuan, CEO of Huobi China, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange platforms, and Dr. Zhang Xia of Amazon Web Services, which powers BSN international nodes. The topic: what is the BSN—and can it make blockchain into a new layer of the internet?

Join us on June 18 at 8 p.m. (GMT +8) to find out!


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He Yifan

Founder and CEO of Red date tech

Yifan He, the founder, and CEO of Red Date Tech which is the architect firm behind the BSN, is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Mr. He founded his first internet company when he was in college in 1998 in the U.S., and spent more than 10 years in China on private equity and finance. Mr. He graduated from SUNY at Stony Brook with a computer science degree, and an MBA degree from MIT. Read more about Red Date Tech in this recent article here.

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Dr. Zhang Xia

Enterprise strategist at Amazon web services

Dr. Xia Zhang is Greater China’s Enterprise Strategist and Evangelist at Amazon Web Services, focusing on promoting cloud technology for enterprise business innovation and technology transformation. Dr. Zhang has more than 20 years of experience in IT development, business development, and enterprise IT technology and management, both in the USA and China, namely Ford Motor Company and Bank of China. He brings extensive experience in the fields of cloud computing, mobile, social, AI/ML, and big data, and leverages this expertise to create business value through innovation and technology adoption.

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Yuan Yuming

CEO of Huobi China and Director of Huobi Research

Yuming Yuan, also known as Hubery Yuan, graduated from Tsinghua University’s Automation Department. He has served as assistant director of Industrial Security Research Institution, general manager of TMT Research Center, chief analyst of computer & Internet industry, and has been awarded the New Fortune prize for Best Analyst for five consecutive years from 2013 to 2017. In March 2018 he joined Huobi China and now serves as CEO of Huobi China and Director of Huobi Research. He is also the instructor of Tsinghua x-lab blockchain open course, the blockchain entrepreneurship instructor of Peking University Startup Incubator.


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Eliza Gkritsi

Technode reporter

Eliza is TechNode’s community listening reporter at the Shanghai office. She acts as a link between the editorial team and TechNode Squared members. She previously worked as a reporter for WikiTribune and AthensLive. She holds a Double MSc in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Fudan University and holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of York.

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