2014 IFICS First Round Speakers Announced

SHANGHAI, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Organized by UBM and Cyberport, 2014 Internet Finance Innovation CEO Summit (IFICS)—Global Bitcoin Summit (Hong Kong) will take place on 28-29 November, in Hong Kong. Topics to be discussed at the summit include Internet Finance Innovation, Digital Asset Management, Digital Currency Security, Offshore Financial Services, Digital Currency Payment, Crowd Funding and P2P, Mobile Payment and Big Data for Financial Services. Early-bird discount is now offering to participants who register before October 17th. Register Now!

Confirmed Speakers:

Confirmed speakers of IFICS: Roger Ver , Star Xu, Leon Li, Eric Gu, Changjia, Feng Han


Confirmed speakers of IFICS: Roger Ver , Star Xu, Leon Li, Eric Gu, Changjia, Feng Han

Roger Ver, CEO of MemoryDealers.com; a.k.a "Bitcoin Jesus"

Roger Ver has served as the full time CEO of MemoryDealers.com, directly employing about 30 people, and serving happy customers around the world. Over the last decade, under Roger’s leadership, Memory Dealers has grown to become a world leader in the used Cisco memory and networking equipment industry. In early 2011 Roger discovered Bitcoin. Memory Dealers became the first mainstream business to accept bitcoins as payment, and Roger became the earliest, and one of the most prolific Bitcoin related startup investors, earning the name "Bitcoin Jesus" in the process. Roger has funded the seed rounds for such Bitcoin startups as: http://bitcoin.com/, https://blockchain.com/,  https://bitcoinfoundation.org/, https://blockchain.info/, https://ripple.com/, https://www.kraken.com/, https://coinapult.com/, https://bitpay.com/, https://www.hivewallet.com/ and several more.

Star Xu, Founder and CEO of OKcoin

Star Xu is the founder and active CEO of the virtual currency exchange – OKCoin, which had raised the series A round tranche of $10 million by the end of 2013. Institutional investors includes Ceyuan Ventures, Mandra Capital, VenturesLab and other venture capital fund, along with other angel investors and consultants: Cai Wensheng, the famous angel investor; Huang Jin, founder of xiu.com; Jiang Tao, founder of CSDN; Yang Ning, president of China Young Angel Investor Leader Association; Wang Lijie, founder of Pre-Angel; Lin Jun, founder of leiphone.com, etc. This is one of the most largest financing cases in the bitcoin field over the globe. At present OKCoin has recruited many top overseas talents from technology, finance, operation and other fields and prepared to expand overseas market.

Leon Li, Founder of CEO of Huobi

Leon Li is the founder of CEO of Huobi. He graduated from China’s prestigious Tsinghua University with a master’s degree in automation engineering before starting his career at Oracle. He then went on to become an entrepreneur, starting internet companies related to social networking and vertical search, including Renrenzhe, China’s second largest independent lifestyle search site. In 2013, Li founded Huobi, one of the world’s leading bitcoin trading platforms.

Eric Gu, Co-Founder of viewbtc.com

Eric Gu is the co-founder of viewbtc.com, Crypto currency Entrepreneur, currently involved in a number of Bitcoin startups. Eric spent 12 years in Canada, US, and 4 years in China, Eric is a seasoned IT professional. Starting as a programmer, to a system analyst, to a project manager, and then an expert big data researcher and promoter, along the journey, he acquired abilities to better manage multi-disciplinary projects and to navigate through tough challenges.

Changjia, a Sci-Fi writer; Founder of 8btc.com

Published books of Changjia: Sci-fi novel collection The Chinese Prince in the Rye, Former Rose, Bitcoin, An Illusion but Real World of Finance.

Feng Han(Sunny), Candidate of Tsinghua University PH.D; Bitcoin Foundation life-time member

Feng Han is Program manager of Tsinghua"The enrollment of gifted students on Internet (by big data). He is also pre-director of E-learning Lab and American Oracle Education Foundation TQ Program China Partner.

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E: jean.xu@ubm.com

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