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Charles Hoskinson, former CEO of Ethereum, will be speaking at Japan Blockchain Conference 2018


Many more blockchain experts from all over the globe have announced their attendance to the conference. Venue: Tokyo International Forum (expected visitors of 10,000). Over 100 blockchain companies from all around the world will also be present.

Japan Blockchain Conference brings together innovative Japanese companies and overseas blockchain companies and organizations. This conference aims at expanding areas of blockchain application through exchanging information and increasing awareness of the blockchain.

The event will be held on June 26 and 27 at Tokyo International Forum. The organizers are proud to announce that Mr. Charles Hoskinson, former CEO of Ethereum, Mr. Genki Oda, CEO of BITPoint Japan Co., Ltd., and Mr. Hiwon Yoon, CEO of bitARG Exchange Tokyo Co., Ltd. will be joining the conference as guest speakers.


Global Blockchain Council, General Incorporated Association


June 26 (Tuesday) to June 27 (Wednesday) from 9:00 to 18:00


Tokyo International Forum Hall E (1) and (2)

How to Participate

Apply for and buy a ticket on the official website. Same-day ticket is also available.

Guest Speakers

  • Yoshitaka Kitao (SBI Holdings) “Special keynote speech”
  • Charles Hoskinson (Former CEO of Ethereum/Input Output Hong Kong Ltd CEO)
  • Genki Oda (BITPOINT CEO)
  • Yoon Hiwon (bitArg2 CEO)
  • Keith Teare (TechCrunch Founding Shareholder)
  • Yuri G. Rabinovich (Synergy Chain Founder)
  • Jean-Marie Mognetti(Coinshares CEO)
  • Sam Lee (Ethereum South China Co-Founder)
  • David A Cohen (IOTA Foundation / Founding member’s central figure)
  • Tony Lane Cassely (CoinTelegraph Co-Founder)
  • Sally Eaves (Blockchain expert)
  • Dorian Johannink (The Sylo Protocol)
  • Ben Jordan (The Sylo Protocol)
  • Aaron McDonald (Centrality CEO)
  • J.D. Salbego (Legion Ventures / Founder, CEO Startup Grind (Hollywood) / Co-Director)
  • Stephen Chase (CoinTelegraph/Board Member)
  • Rizmy Shariff (Former NASDAQ Dubai JHR Investments / CEO)
  • Jared Polites (Venture Partner at Blockteam Ventures / PATRON Advisor)

For the latest details and to see the detailed agenda go to:

The former CEO of Ethereum, Mr. Hoskinson, leads the “Cardano Project” with the Cardano Foundation and EMURGO. He is also the CEO of IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong). He developed the “Cardano Blockchain”, often referred to as the third-generation blockchain by many, as well as the “Cryptocurrency ADA”. In May, 2018, he made an announcement to cooperate with the Ethiopian government to realize the distribution of financial services to over three billion people who do not own a bank account.

Mr. Genki Oda, graduate at the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, began his life as an entrepreneur while still in college. He later sold his first business, and since then, he has been investing in venture capitals and engaging in business development for over fifteen years. With the concept of “those who work hard shall be awarded”. Mr. Oda supports social entrepreneurs as well as NPOs. From 2012, he has been taking part in Remixpoint Inc, investing and developing business in the field of “relaxation of regulation/amended laws”. After establishing BITPoint Japan Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary company of Remixpoint in March, 2016, he has been inviting quality personnel who have experience in stock companies to conduct business development with the philosophy of “safe cryptocurrency transaction” and “achieving people’s daily use of cryptocurrency”. Mr. Oda has been developing cryptocurrency clearing houses not only in Japan but also in Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Mr. Hiwon Yoon joined Salomon Brothers Inc., after finishing the master’s course at Keio University,  where he engaged in arbitrage of stocks in Asia including Japan. He resigned Salomon Brothers Inc. and got into the doctoral course at Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology. In 2000, he founded CMD Research, Ltd. where he developed logics for algorithmic stock trading, constructing stock enforcement theories as well as creating tools for analyzing stock enforcement. Mr. Yoon founded CMD Laboratory Inc. and developed algorithms and an order system that allows realtime analysis of order status as the company’s representative director. In 2017, he founded and became the representative director of bitARG Exchange Tokyo Co., Ltd., which got successfully registered by Financial Service Agency in the same year. This year, he has been coordinating a business tie-up with Yahoo Group to prepare for the development of a cryptocurrency exchange that foresees algorithmic trading.

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