As part of the iFX Expo in Hong Kong in January, our own Avi Mizrahi moderated a panel on “The Role of Bitcoin and Digital Currencies in Asia.”
Taking part in the panel were:
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Rich Teo: Co-founder and CEO Asia of itBit, a global Bitcoin exchange focused on the use and regulatory standards of the existing financial industry
Maxine Ryan: COO and co-founder of Bitspark, an all in one Bitcoin platform which provides Bitcoin solutions worldwide
Jase Leung: CEO and co-founder of Bitcoinnect, a Hong Kong company engaging in secure and convenient cryptocurrency gateways
Hugh Madden: Co-founder of ANX, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange which also integrates trading and payment features in their service
The major theme discussed was the current position of Bitcoin in Asia and ways clients can benefit from it in the coming future. Other topics included the opportunities for international financial firms to leverage Bitcoin as an international payment method in Asia, the risks involved, final position of the Chinese government on Bitcoin and much more.