On the 7th July 2017, Kuala Lumpur played host to the Wanchain & Partners Asia Tour 2018. Over 220 industry professionals, investors and enthusiasts flocked to the Royale Chulan Hotel in Damansara to learn more about the Wanchain ecosystem and its compelling lineup of partners.
Who are Wanchain?
If you aren’t already familiar with Wanchain, they are a fantastic blockchain company who focuses on connecting various branches of blockchain ledgers. Their angle is to build non-proprietary cross-chain protocols and a distributed ledger that records both cross-chain and intra-chain transactions. “Any blockchain network, whether a public, private or consortium chain, can integrate with Wanchain to establish connections between different ledgers and perform low cost inter-ledger asset transfers”.
Learn more about them at https://wanchain.org/
Wanchain introduced us to not just one or two, but six outstanding partners that have been working hard behind the scenes to deliver game-changing products and services.
Allspark addresses market gaps in the content and digital marketing industry, and attempts to fill it with a never-seen-before business model that rewards everyone from initial creation, to marketing, sales and even dissemination. Their vision is to create “a circle that everyone can create, can share, and can gain from it”. This is an innovative disruption of the traditional advertisement structures that leverages the power of blockchain technology. If you’re into the future of digital marketing and advertising, Allspark is one to definitely check out.
Learn more about them at https://allsparkchain.com/
The Portal Network is the team responsible for the creation and implementation of Wanchain’s WNS (Wanchain Name Service). They’re a blockchain company who have made it their mission to solidify the “ultimate cross-blockchain solution for users”. Via Portal Network, users can easily buy/sell/bid on domains, and build and deploy their own decentralised websites. With the overwhelming success of traditional DNS, decentralised websites and domains are the next logical step forward, and I am truly excited to see this project build momentum.
Learn more about them at https://www.portal.network/
TokenLoan describes itself as a “decentralised digital assets loan blockchain platform”. Somewhat similar to SALT Lending and ETHLend, TokenLoan allows borrowers to hold their cryptocurrencies while pledging rights to the TokenLoan smart contract. Users can then borrow digital assets from lenders, while lenders receive interests for executing digital loans. The lending space in blockchain is still a relatively young niche and an avenue where many investors are looking to for its solid use-case value.
Learn more about them at http://tokenloan.info/
Cryptocurrency exchanges are all the rage at the moment, with many new ones popping up all offering a myriad of different features to try and compete for users and volume. No one exchange is alike, and Bitrue is no exception.
Bitrue is dedicated to providing the “most trustworthy digital assets management service”, and has managed to execute their vision in a simple, efficient and secure manner. They launched in 2018, and currently house a team of experts in digital finance, cyber security and blockchain developers that share a common goal – to redefine the crypto trading experience.
For more information, please visit https://www.bitrue.com/
Special Guest: NEM
NEM, a household name among the Malaysian blockchain circuit, introduced us to their brand new, full-featured Catapult blockchain engine. The project has been two and half years in the making, and is their mothership to power both public and private networks via unique smart contract plugins. These plugins will enable bulletproof digital asset creation, decentralised swaps, advanced account systems and business logic modeling.
NEM prides itself over scale and speed, delivering industry-leading transaction rates for internal ledgers, and is a platform that houses a myriad of successful blockchain projects including Pundi X, Bankera and Comsa.
For more information, please visit https://www.nem.io/
Special Guest: G1
G1 is Malaysia’s premier cryptocurrency community, founded by Mark Pui. There’s a reason why it’s such an exclusive club, and that’s because they value community. Community to them is not measured by numbers, but instead by the value each individual brings to the group. They host weekly meetups, where you’ll find the most passionate of blockchain enthusiasts.
The Wanchain & Partners Asia Tour 2018 was a resounding success, and a great afternoon enjoyed by all. The turnout is reflective of the strength of the Malaysian blockchain community, and we look forward to the next one!
With a raft of respected blockchain thought-leaders from Malaysia and around the world set to feature, Blocfest’s focus will be on blockchain’s immense potential in the Southeast Asian region, where the technology has already made great headway.
Blocfest is set to launch 26-27 September, and guests are invited to also join us for KL Blockchain Week.
Find out more about our speakers by clicking here.
Sean’s unequivocal passion for all things blockchain blossomed in late 2016. Starting off his journey as a daytrader, he found himself quickly immersed in the projects and their visions of a decentralised future economy. He is Content Director at Blockchain Asia Connect, and publisher of blockchain blog Channel 3.0. When he’s not busy writing about and exploring the world of blockchain, he’s running his music blog passion project: Producer Hive.