With more than 5,000 attendees, SFBW or San Francisco Blockchain Week took place in the period going from the 5th until the 12th of October 2018. Innovation, ingenious blockchain-based applications, and the latest technological trends were the major topics covered by the event.
No wonder big players from the cryptocurrency industry were present at the event including giant digital assets exchange Huobi Global.
Indeed Huobi went with a full pack of a high-level delegation comprising representatives of its investment arms (Huobi Capital and Huobi Fund), its blockchain services and partnership branch (Huobi Cloud), and at least one of its exchanges (Huobi NEXT).
Availing a huge number of customers worldwide, Huobi Group is famous for both its child-companies Huobi Global and Huobi NEXT.
Moreover, Huobi began the year with large expansion plans, top-notch initiatives, and far more brilliant upgrades. In fact, Huobi first launched its own “Huobi Token” in January of 2018 then announced its determination to build its own Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) later in June.
One month after, Huobi group expanded to digital assets exchange Huobi Australia, which offers the possibility of fiat for the crypto trading, just to name few
Later on, Huobi team figured that it’s about time to tap into the U.S market, whereof the team made sure to send out a special delegation of their best employees to SFBW to organize several workshops and make fruitful interactions with other communities professionals of the industry.
For that, Huobi hosted three separate offline events: Blockchain Cocktail Night with JLab, a pitch event called Token Foundry and a Silicon Valley meetup with Danhua Capital, in which Huobi was able to meet with high-quality projects in North America and have access to potential cooperation opportunities.
The first event named Blockchain Cocktail Night took place on the 9th of October, it featured a Keynote speech from Electronic Cash inventor and Elixxir founder David Chaum. The event was a great success, according to this tweet from Huobi Global:
After that, Token Foundry, being the second event hosted by Huobi was held on the 10th of October, this event brought together a variety of professional investors and blockchain experts in the team of judges, some of the projects got a chance to pitch their ideas. Attendees witnessed 3 blockchain and crypto entrepreneurs talking about their experiences along with 7 new projects pitching their ideas.
Finally, the Silicon Valley meetup with Danhua Capital, which is the third and the final event happened on the 11th at Stanford University. Professor Zhang Shoucheng of Stanford delivered a keynote speech. The panel discussions were notably moderated by CoinDesk journalist Leigh Cuen.
What do I think about all of this?
I think Huobi Group is all up for the famous quote “Go big or go home” and I don’t think Huobi is going home anytime soon, because it just started its expansion plan, as it is considerably increasing its presence in the industry while maintaining its leading position amongst other industry leaders like Binance and Coinbase.
Furthermore, some quite interesting synergies for potential future investments were made. My two favorite American blockchain projects are Kambria and Thunder Core and I definitely hope to see Huobi collaborating with one of them.
Kambria is creating an open innovation blockchain that allows for collaboration between developers backers, users, and manufacturers in the robotics and AI industry while Thunder Core is proposing a scalable blockchain-based solution.
PS: If you do not have a Huobi Global/ NEXT trading account yet, you can use this link to register.
DISCLOSURE: THIS ARTICLE SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS FINANCIAL ADVICE AS IT ONLY REFLECTS MY PERSONAL OPINION AND VIEWS AND IS SOLELY INTENDED TO BE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION. THIS IS NOT AN INVITATION OR AN OFFER TO BUY OR SELL CRYPTOCURRENCIES, NOR IS IT A RECOMMENDATION TO BUY OR SELL SPECIFIC TYPES OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES. I HAVE SAVINGS INVESTED IN CRYPTOCURRENCY AND I HAPPEN TO BE A HUOBI PRO USER SO TAKE WHATEVER I WRITE WITH A GRAIN OF SALT.