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One of Asia’s Biggest Blockchain Conferences Is Headed to Tokyo



Beyond Blocks, the Singapore-based platform that organizes high-quality blockchain conferences in Asia for enthusiasts and crypto-investors to meet and network, is pleased to announced the next in their series. It will take place in Tokyo, Japan on April 4–5, 2018.

The conference has organized two days of exciting events, including interactive panel discussions with top experts of the blockchain field and solution-based case studies that focus on gaining experience and networking in the mushrooming crypto space. The conference will also be hosting many high-profile speakers, such as founder and CEO of Red Pulse, Jonathan Ha, and founder and CEO of Unblocked, Helen Disney.

The event will take place at the five-star luxury hotel Westin Tokyo, in the residential neighborhood of Yebisu. And while this is Building Blocks’ first time holding a conference in Tokyo, they held the highly regarded Blockchain World Conference in Bangkok in December 2017. Over 1,000 guests from more than 30 countries attended this event to network and listen to its speakers, and it was Bangkok’s most successful blockchain conference yet.

Beyond Blocks Tokyo Summit anticipates a similarly successful event in Tokyo this April. By solidifying a physical business platform where people can connect and interact with regards to their shared interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Beyond Blocks hopes to power a collective push forward in the space, as well as fuel a desire for attendees to learn more.

For more details, visit their official website at

Why You Need To Be at Summit Tokyo

  • Japan is an international hotspot for blockchain and Bitcoin
  • Speakers at the top of the blockchain/cryptocurrency field will be engaging with interesting and controversial topics in debates and panel discussions
  • This offers the perfect opportunity to connect and network with blockchain enthusiasts in a welcoming environment
  • You’ll be able to explore innovative blockchain start-ups that are disrupting industries across the board and participate in Q&A sessions to see how they will affect you in the future
  • The conference falls during cherry-blossom season – the perfect time to visit Japan!

Your Perks for Attending

  • Entry to the 2-day conference and exhibition
  • Live translations for all speaker panels
  • Interactive workshops led by top-tier industry experts

The Agenda

The 2-day blockchain summit will address such key topics as:

  1. The evolution of the ICO
  2. Blockchain in Asia and Japan in particular
  3. Real-world use cases for blockchain
  4. Anonymity and privacy on the blockchain
  5. Pros and cons of VC investing versus ICO investing

The conference will also include an exhibition and an in-depth workshop for attendees of

the summit.

The Speakers

Jonathan HaCEO, Red Pulse
Loi LuuCo-Founder and CEO, Kyber Network
Brandon “Synth” SmietanaCo-Founder, Skycoin
Fabio CanesinCo-Founder, NEX
Hope LiuCEO, Eximchain
Martin LimCo-Founder and COO, ELECTRIFY.SG
Marina TitovaBusiness Development and ICO Project Lead
Ryan GittlesonCo-Founder, Virtue.Poker
Eiland GloverCEO and Co-Founder, Kowala
Matthew SpokeFounder, Aion
Abasa PhilipsCo-Founder, Zilla
Chris TseFounder & Head of Product, Cardstack
Jonathan “TIJO” GaucherFounder and Lead Evangelist, The Arcane Bear
Raphaël MazetCEO,
Sunil VermaCo-Founder,
Noritaka Kobayashi, PhDFounder, LastRoots Co., Ltd.
Tanner PhilpDirector, Corporate Development, Kik
Gaurang TorvekarCo-Founder and CEO, Indorse

To read more about the speakers, follow the following link:

Why Japan?

2017 was the year cryptocurrency and the Fintech (financial technology) industry finally went mainstream. At last, people began to recognize the potential of the blockchain  to disrupt —  and more than just individual investors are starting to take notice. Governments, corporations, and regulating institutions want in, and many of them are stepping up to place restrictions on certain of crypto’s functionalities that are designed to evade centralized control.

Certain countries are calling for a complete ban on cryptocurrencies, but Japan, which tends to be on the cutting edge of new technologies, has welcomed blockchain and cryptocurrencies with open arms. In direct opposition to other Asian countries, Japan is wholeheartedly in favor of blockchain-related activities, thus providing a fertile ground for tech startups and other innovative ventures. The result is an explosion of blockchain-related opportunities, and a vast array of exchanges, ICOs, and crypto startups are proliferating in Japan, making it a top global leader in Fintech.

And this, in turn, means that Japan, and Tokyo in particular, is the most exciting and dynamic place to hold a summit for meeting and talking with everyone on the cutting edge of the blockchain movement!

Ticketing Details

Beyond Blocks Summit Tokyo 2018 will take place at The Westin Tokyo, April 4–5, 2018 from 09:00–18:00.

If you’re interested in attending the summit, you’re in luck! Early bird tickets are currently on sale for 500 USD until March 18th, at which point they will be sold at their full price of 1,200 USD.

To purchase, visit their ticket page at:


Bitfinex Integrates Know Your Transaction by Chainalysis



Blockchain analysis firms continue to gain more attention. In the case of Chainalysis, the company will now collaborate with Bitfinex to keep criminals at bay. 

It is crucial for any cryptocurrency exchange to ensure no illicit money streams pass through its order books.


That is often easier said than done, unless one has proper countermeasures in place.

Bitfinex is seemingly stepping up its game in this particular department.

The company has begun integrating a new compliance tool developed by blockchain analysis outfit Chainalysis. 

This tool is known as Know Your Transaction, and is designed to detect any and all suspicious transactions in real-time. 

It is not the first major cryptocurrency

exchange to integrate this particular tool.

Both Bittrex and Binance took very similar measures earlier this year.

It has become more than apparent that cryptocurrency exchanges need to step up their compliance measures.

Identifying illicit money streams and ensuring they cannot be utilized in any way is crucial to bring more legitimacy to cryptocurrency. The big question is how users will respond to having their transactions scrutinized even further due to these new tools.

It is not unthinkable that a lot of users will look for alternative exchanges due to these new measures.

Given the current regulatory pressure, it seems tools such as Know Your Transaction will become the norm in the industry sooner rather than later. 

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The Rundown

  • Regulators Worldwide Start Looking at Blockchain Activity Directly
  • Chainalysis Could Track Compromised Wallets

This week, Chainalysis announced the completion of a full AML solution applied on the Bitfinex exchange. The blockchain analysis is becoming the next frontier of verification, as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) rules start to be unrolled from the summer of 2020.


Chainalysis remarks that institutions are starting to scrutinize blockchains themselves. The startup is offering its approach to proving the origin of funds

for multiple coins and tokens.

Jason Bonds, Chief Revenue Officer at Chainalysis, commented,

Bitfinex is known as a destination for cryptocurrency traders seeking liquidity across various cryptocurrencies, and that volume requires an automated blockchain analysis solution in order to comply with regulations across the world…We are thrilled to work with Bitfinex as we mutually invest in supporting multiple cryptocurrencies

Bitfinex is not an exchange without controversy, and has faced multiple explorations into its activity. The market operator also had significant problems with its banking services, and has gone through periods of non-transparent banking. However, the exchange is taking up a significant reporting effort.

Chainalysis already tracks the biggest blockchains, as well as ERC-20 tokens, covering 41 top assets and multiple tokens. The Chainalysis KYT (know-your-transaction) system allows for the monitoring of multiple chains for suspicious activity.

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BitMovio Announces Equity Crowdfunding, New Partnerships for Asia Expansion and Community Development, and New Product Feature Enhancements



BitMovio’s mission is to bring a Fortnite-style gamified experience to video entertainment. The platform aims to fundamentally change how content creators, viewers, and financiers participate, interact, and engage within the video content ecosystem.

Since launched its open beta in early 2019, BitMovio has attracted more than 1,000 creator channels on the platform with more than 7,000 hours of content uploaded.

Please Note: This is a Press Release

BitMovio Equity Crowdfunding is Live on Netcapital

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BitMovio recently launched its equity crowdfunding on Netcapital and invites all global supporters to contribute while participating in its mission to redefine the video streaming market. Angel investors, partners, content creators, and fans can support the platform’s mission by pledging with as little as $100. Those who pledge before December 31, 2019 will also receive 20% worth of bonus tokens.

Featuring a freemium revenue model, BitMovio is a blockchain-enabled, gamified video entertainment platform built for the Fortnite generation. Democratizing investment in early stage companies is consistent with BitMovio’s core values as it allows anyone to invest in the company’s success and become brand ambassadors to help grow its community and advocate for its mission. The platform will use its crowdfunding resources to continue to bridge blockchain and the video entertainment free marketplace.

New Partnership with Singapore Management University

BitMovio announced a new partnership with Singapore Management University’s Business Innovations Generator (SMU BIG). This is part of the company’s continuing efforts to capture the rapidly growing entertainment and blockchain industry in Asia, particularly in Southeast Asia. SMU BIG is hosted by SMU’s Institute of Innovation

and Entrepreneurship.

Ecosystem Partners for Product Enhancements and Community Development

To continue to enhance its hybrid video streaming infrastructure and gamified video streaming experience, BitMovio partners with world-class players in the ecosystem for product and community development.

Theta: Decentralized Content Delivery Network

BitMovio is in the process of integrating with ecosystem partner Theta’s Decentralized Content Delivery Network infrastructure. This will also allow the platform to access to Theta’s multi-million-strong community of users. BitMovio anticipates that the Beta version will be online by the end of December 2019 or early January 2020 at the latest.

Razer Gold: Fintech Solution for Emerging eSports Market

BitMovio has announced that it is in the process of finalizing partnership with Razer Gold, a fintech solution for the emerging eSports market by the eSports hardware and system provider Razer. This new partnership will introduce Razer’s community of over 80 million eSports fans to BitMovio, especially in the emerging market.

BitTorrent File System: Decentralized Cloud Storage

BitMovio is also in discussion to integrate with BitTorrent File System (BTFS)’s decentralized cloud storage protocol. It will also allow BitMovio to tap into the BTFS community of over 100 million users.

Recently Launched Usability Survey Campaign

BitMovio has recently launched a product usability survey campaign to continue to improve product usability and increase community adoption. Community members can directly provide feedback and suggestions to the platform’s developers. The first 1,000 respondents will receive 1,000 MoviBits as a token of appreciation. Respondents need to have an account registered on BitMovio to receive the reward.

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