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The rise of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Media use cases and latest trends - Workshop and Q&A Panel

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:30 - 21:00

G’s ACADEMY TOKYO, Kita Aoyama

2F Seihou Building (青朋ビル), Kita Aoyama 3-5-6, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 〒107-0061

本間晋 Masaomi Endo Paul Cohen Kazunori Seki Ammar Mousa Roy Naquin 浜崎正己 許鎬 Julien Noël Yoshinaka Shigeru Sawafuji Kengo Jeff Wentworth Marc Prosser Nicholas Wilson ミキエミコ 茂木健一 + 44 more participants
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Free admission
Drinks and some food provided

This Event is specifically for people INVOLVED IN the MEDIA, PUBLISHING or CREATIVE Industries, or certainly in BLOCKCHAIN or related Tech (feel free to ask). There is no Cost to attend; FREE for Business In Japan members, people in Media, Publishing and Blockchain Tech - but we ask you the Courtesy of not RSVP'ing if you will not come, and/or Cancelling ASAP if you decide you cannot come. There is limited space and catering, and so we ask humbly that you do us this courtesy to give a firm commitment to come or not. Thanks very much!


THE MEDIA INDUSTRY NEEDS BLOCKCHAIN and Alexandre Tabbakh and his good friend Matej Michalko are visiting Japan to tell you not only why, but how - business use cases and what can be implemented today and in the near future.

WHAT: The rise of Blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Media use cases and latest trends

Things to be presented, then discussed in a Q&A Panel format:
* Blockchain Definition
* Demystification of blockchain
* The game changing impact of blockchain on Media (Decentralisation, Monetization, Independence...)
* The latest trends about cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Altcoins, ICOs...)
* Perspectives and visions in different areas (Regulation, Fintech, Media...)

WHEN: Friday August 25th, 6:30pm for a 7pm start
WHERE: G’s ACADEMY TOKYO, Kita Aoyama
ADDRESS: 2F Seihou Building (青朋ビル), Kita Aoyama 3-5-6, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 〒107-0061
GoogleMap: https://goo.gl/maps/6wMQrMvGwhS2
COST: FREE with confirmation/committed RSVP, with Drinks and some Food provided.

Q&A Discussion Panel:
Alexandre Tabbakh, CEO, PUBLIQ
Matej Michalko, CEO, DECENT
Ammar Mousa, Co-Founder of Coinbrew

"Coinbrew are building different solutions from full-scale production systems that interact with financial companies to proof of concepts , building a solution to connect multiple Blockchains , to use Blockchain as a solution to do cross borders remittances and issuing and distribution of digital assets."


  1. Alexandre's Keynote :

PUBLIQ: Reshaping the Media industry

The Media environment is currently shaped on the one hand by centralized institutions censoring a high portion of the contents and on the other hand by a massive flow of low quality user generated content. A dangerous over centralization subsists on a market where unfair remunerations and poor customer experience are constantly on the rise

PUBLIQ is a blockchain-powered non profit foundation that places authors at the center of the publishing and digital media industry by offering them an efficient and reliable ecosystem to interact and thrive in. Authors have access to a free, secure and censorship resistant platform where they can upload their writings, protect them adequately within the latest blockchain architecture and have them thereafter safely distributed. Intermediaries or traditional publishing house's control, who used to dominate the author in his or her work, are removed from the chain of creation and distribution.

PUBLIQ's instant rewarding process encourages and incentivizes authors to share their talents with the world. Rewards are hence assigned to authors depending of their reputation exclusively shaped from the readers' views and feedback. This unique evaluation system is allowing authors to be more fairly rewarded, as well as praised or celebrated for their good work.

PUBLIQ http://publiq.network/


  1. Matej's Keynote:

Matej Michalko is the CEO of DECENT. DECENT is a Blockchain Content Distribution Platform that is Open-Source and utilizes Blockchain to ensure trust and security. Their intention is to revolutionize data distribution on the Internet. Matej will discuss how, their solution in detail and answer any questions on the subjects covered.

DECENT https://decent.ch/


It is not our standard BIJ Monthly Event but rather a specialized 'Niche' GoodPeople-like presentation & discussion event. Our August Monthly Event has these same speakers and another and is on the Tuesday before, helping Alexandre and Matej meet some folks who might like to know more about what they are doing. Event link for the Monthly event is:

Business In Japan August Networking Event: Blockchain & Business... in Japan https://businessinjapan.doorkeeper.jp/events/63448

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