Blockchain in Fintech – “Future of money” series – Shanghai

Join our “Blockchains in Fintech” event with top experts from both countries engaging in an intellectual panel

Event Details


Naked Hub

 35 Loushanguan Lu, Shanghai, Shanghai China


November 20, 2017


100 RMB

swissnex China launches the “Future of Money” Fintech series in China. Switzerland & China are leading countries in the Fintech industry. Our aim is to bring together top experts from both countries and offer an intellectual exchange platform between the participants. If you are interested to know more about this “Blockchain in Fintech” event and want to create a possible new partnership, then this is what we offer:

  • Learn about the Swiss financial savoir-faire and new cutting-edge technologies of China and Switzerland with a top panel.
  • Connect with founders and key players in the Fin-tech industry and become part of a Swiss-China platform for financial innovations and technological collaboration between Switzerland and China.



5:30 PM     Doors open

5:50 PM     Introduction and welcome address

6:00 PM     Panel discussion followed by Q&A session

7:30 PM     Networking


Top Moderator

Zennon Kapron – Director, Kapron ASIA


Zennon is a recognized thought leader on Fintech in Asia and a regular speaker at financial conferences globally including : Money 20/20, TradeTech, Sibos, SIFMA, Innovate Finance, Future of Fintech in Asia, APFIC and many others. He has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on matters of China Fintech and is regularly quoted in the press and television appearances including CNBC, Bloomberg, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times to name a few. Zennon is the author of ‘Chomping at the Bitcoin: The Past, Present, and Future of Bitcoin in China’ published by Penguin as well as countless reports and commentaries on the state of financial technology in Asia.


Top Speakers

Ms. QJ (Qijun) Wang – CEO and Founder, Queschain Capital


Ms. QJ (Qijun) Wang, founder and CEO of Queschain, is a serial entrepreneur in the blockchain industry. Since 2013, beginning as the marketing lead in China for, QJ has been involved and co-founded a number of crypto asset management companies , blockchain startups, open-source blockchain projects such as MakerDAO, community education initiatives, and charity programs with a focus of connecting China and the rest of the world.




Da Hongfei – Founder of NEO

Founder of NEO, CEO of Onchain. Key opinion leader of the Chinese blockchain industry, serial entrepreneur, a Bachelor of Arts graduate capable of the coding virus with assembly language. Da Hongfei is blockchain advisor to a handful of banks, brokers, and clearinghouses. He has keen insights on the underpinning technologies, various application scenarios, and the industry structure. Da Hongfei came across Bitcoin in 2011, and worked fulltime in the industry since 2013. In 2014, he founded NEO, a blockchain to register, transfer, and exchange digital assets, and led the startup to become the benchmark in the Chinese blockchain community.



Manuel Stagars – Founder of Blockchain & Us

Born and raised in Zurich/Switzerland, Manuel Stagars is an author, film director, economist, and serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in consulting and startups in Switzerland, the United States, Japan, and Singapore. His documentary films focus on technological innovations and their potential to improve the lives of people.

Manuel has a degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), holds several financial certifications (CFA, CAIA, ERP) and published books and scientific articles on startups, marketplace lending, impact investing, data quality, and Open Data. He has lived in eight countries and has professional networks all around the world.


Rong Chen – Cofounder of Elastos Foundation

Rong Chen graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 1982. He received MS degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1987. Rong was a Microsoft veteran of 1992-2000. He collaborated in the development of the Microsoft Research OS, IE3 ActiveX, Ole Automation, DCOM, .NET among other projects. Rong founded his own company Kortide Corp. in 2000 following a dream to invent his own operating system: Elastos.

After 17 years, Rong believes that a smart-web powered by the blockchain technology is the future for Elastos to create the scarcity of digital contents. He established the Elastos Foundation with his partners in June of 2017.


Dr. Thomas Bocek – Head of P2P and distributed systems at the CSG of the University of Zurich


Dr. Thomas Bocek is the head of P2P and distributed systems at the Communication Systems Group CSG of the University of Zurich since 2013. Before that, Thomas worked as a software engineer and technical project manager in the financial sector. Thomas is mainly interested in communication systems and networks, especially focusing on peer-to-peer, distributed systems, including Bitcoins and blockchains. Thomas has published several papers on these topics and his PhD topic has a strong focus on Peer-to-Peer and distributed systems.



Great food and drinks will be served during networking. Tickets sell for RMB 100 

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