Exclusive Interviews


The Story Behind Kakao and Klaytn's Blockchain Dominance in Korea
During Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019 held on Nov. 4-8, Zachary Keats, the Director of Corporate Development at Klaytn and Ground X, shared his insights on blockchain adoption initiatives in Korea. Kakao, a South Korean internet company offering a platform of services including messaging, cab-hailing, and payments, has developed Klaytn, the blockchain business arm of the company.
Amun AG: What are the Top Valuation Approaches for Altcoins?
We continue to explore the top Bitcoin valuation approaches stated in Part 1, which include NVT, NVRV, NVHR, Cost of Mining and Active Address method. In addition, we also looked at the field of altcoin valuation, including Ethereum, top privacy and payment coins.
Amun AG, on 7 Unique Metrics of Bitcoin Valuation
We have exclusively spoken with Lanre Jonathan Ige, Researcher of Amun AG on the limitations of traditional valuation approach and some unique metrics for Bitcoin valuation.
Zilliqa: Enhanced Practicability in Blockchain A – Z Workshops
In this second installment of our exclusive interview, Kataruka shares insights on Zilliqa’s mission to enhance blockchain education in a way that keeps up with the speed of technological developments.
Dr. Alicia Garcia-Herrero's Take on China’s CBDC and Facebook’s Libra
In Part 2 of the interview, Garcia-Herrero explained the disruption of China’s CBDC – digital currency electronic payment (DCEP) on China’s monetary system. She also commented on the basket of currencies that Facebook’s Libra supports and Libra’s potential threat to monetary sovereignty.
Central Bank Digital Currencies Unmasked by Dr. Alicia Garcia-Herrero at Natixis
Blockchain.News has been delighted to reach out to Garcia-Herrero for her to share some thoughts on central bank digital currencies around the world. Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) have increasingly sparked interest in recent years. With the notion of China’s central bank, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announcing its plan to issue its digital currency (DCEP) and Facebook’s Libra stablecoin emergence, the world has been paying more attention to CBDCs.
Sharding, pBFT and Linear Scalability - An Interview with Saiba Kataruka at Zilliqa
Saiba Kataruka is the Developer Market Lead at Zilliqa. He began his career as a consultant with IBM in the payment technology field for Asia and Europe. He joined Zilliqa based on his belief that blockchain and decentralization can improve the current social and financial structure.
Understanding Digital Asset-Backed Securities: Why is Blockchain Important?
In the second part of our interview with Florian Matthaeus Spiegl of FinFabrik, he explained how FinFabrik helps tackle challenges for many traditional financial services companies, and how the industry can work together to build more inclusive, accessible and efficient systems.
Cyberport: Integrating New Technology and Blueprint for a Smarter Hong Kong
Other than the incubation programme provided, Cyberport also has a programme dedicated to encouraging education in the FinTech and blockchain sector. The Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP) is a program created for university students.
Meet the FinTech Entrepreneur: Co-Founder of FinFabrik, Florian Matthaeus Spiegl
There has been a lack of innovation and digitization in the capital market systems, we sat down with Florian Spiegl, the Chief Operating Officer of FinFabrik in Hong Kong, to explore his journey from the traditional capital markets industry to the new modern digital space. FinFabrik, a start-up focused on bridging the gap between the traditional financial markets and the digitization of assets has come a long way helping institutions to digitize illiquid and alternative assets.   

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