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【BJ】Tech after Hours: Blockchain in 2019

Dec 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2018 has been a dynamic year for blockchain practioners starting off with the $100 million record-breaking financing on Chinese blockchain-related projects in January and emergence of many ICOs. Private industries, the central goverment, local goverments and academia are all invested in the technology and cover sectors from finance, energy, and medical to supply chain, entertainment, and social media. But as we got closer to the end of the year, fortunes have begun to turn, leaving solutions without problems out in the cold.

How will blockchain technology continue disrupting innovative industries in such a dynamic space in China? Can we pick back up the strong momentum from 12 months ago? Join us for our December Tech after Hours as we will dive deep into real cases of blockchain applications with industry forerunners and discuss the opportunities and challenges for blockchain in 2019.

About the Speakers

Sarah Zhang

Founder of Points(PTS)


Sarah Zhang is the founder of Points, the first truly scalable blockchain data collaboration protocol for better credit scoring and inclusive finance. Prior to Points, she was the ex-COO of Segway Robotics Inc., where she spearheaded the development of its developer community of more than 3000 participants including MIT, Intel and BMW. She was also formerly a product manager at Amazon. Her blockchain beginning started in 2013 when she was previously an early employee of Tim Draper’s accelerator, Draper University. In addition to founding Points, Sarah is the chair of dCamp, a Beijing-based blockchain developer and investor community.

Rohan Malhotra

Tech Writer; BD at TokenInsight, Inc.


Media professional. Former television presenter for CCTV/Xinhua. Written contributor to Tencent English, Tech in Asia, AllAsiaTech and voice of numerous CCTV (A Bite of China Season 2) and Beijing Radio documentaries. Interests tech-focused, particularly with open source and decentralized technologies. Currently Business Development at token rating agency TokenInsight. 

Richard Parris

Co-founder of Saito


Richard Parris is the co-founder of Saito, a new generation of blockchain, designed—among other things—to help networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum with off-chain scaling. A skilled technologist with 15 years of experience leading projects and teams in the scientific publishing and banking sectors, Richard has been involved in blockchain since 2013. He has presented to, and raised money from, some of Asia’s most sophisticated blockchain investors, including INBlockchain, Neo Global Capital, and Fengshui Capital. He’s also the host of The Saito Social podcast through which he’s interviewed guests from a wide range of China-based tech projects, from Cortex, which is putting AI on the blockchain, to Krypton, which applies blockchain tech to online gaming.

Moderated by  

John Artman

Editor-in-Chief, TechNode

John Artman is the Editor in Chief for TechNode, the leading English information source for news and insight into China’s tech and startups. Having lived in Beijing for almost a decade, he was previously Director of Technical Communications at CSOFT and a radio host and Assistant Programs Director at China Radio International. He loves talking about innovative products and business models, big ideas that are changing the world, and compelling communication in various mediums. He currently co-hosts a podcast called China Tech Talk.


Address: Arcade by Hatchery, No.1 Jianguomen Wai Street | Inside 5Lmeet GuoMao, Beijing 建国门外大街1号 国贸共享际一层(原国贸饭店)


Time: 18:30 – 21:00, Tuesday, Dec. 18th

Schedule: 18:30 – 19:00 Registration

19:00 – 19:15 Introduction

19:15 – 20:00 Panel Discussion

 Cost: 80RMB(Limited Spots)

including snacks buffet

All night happy hour for ALL participants

Please contact us if you have any questions: 18516881813 Heather Li

Special Holiday Lucky Draw 

Sponsored by

Founded in 2015, DECENT is a non-profit foundation that has developed an open source blockchain named DCore. Cooperating closely with top investment funds and incubators, DECENT is dedicated to build the ecosystem upon its proprietary blockchain technology to support developers and businesses adapt to a decentralized future.


Dec 18, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm




Arcade by Hatchery
No.1 Jianguomen Wai Street | Inside 5Lmeet GuoMao
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