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Aptos Labs

Alexandre Tang

Head of Institutions, Asia

Alexandre is the Regional Head of Institutional Strategy for Asia at Aptos, a
secure and scalable layer 1 blockchain. He leads financial services
partnerships, RWAs and tokenization efforts in APAC and the Middle East.
prior to joining Aptos, Alexandre led cryptocurrency topics at Boston
Consulting Group (BCG), covering regulatory, banking and digital asset
projects; prior to BCG, Alexandre had a background in financial M&A. Having
worked in Paris, London, Beijing, Dubai, and now Hong Kong, Alexandre has
a global track record and believes that blockchain technology will be a key
facilitator in unlocking the potential of financial institutions, and Aptos is at the
forefront of this.
Nexpace (MapleStory Universe)

Angela Son

Head of BD/Partnerships

• University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
- Head of BD/Partnerships (2022~present)
• Nexon Korea
- Global Business Division, BD Manager (2015~ 2019)
- Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Corpdev Manager (2019~2021)
- Intelligence Labs Strategy Development, Team Lead (2021~2022)
Kana Labs

Aric Kim

Co-Founder, Head of APAC

- 2016~2024 WASEDA University
- 2017~2018 bitFlyer | Operation, BD
- 2019 Coinbit | Head of Business Development
- 2023 Kana Labs | Co-Founder / Head of APAC & Marketing
- 2023 JCBA | Regular member
- 2023 PILAB Technology, Inc. (BIFROST) | Adivisor

Baek Kim

General Partner

Baek Kim is the General Partner of Hashed, a leading global crypto VC fund and a team of blockchain experts and builders based in Seoul, Singapore, Bengaluru, and Silicon Valley.
Prior to his journey with Hashed, he was a software engineer at AWS working on IoT and Robotics. He was also the founder of a last-mile logistics startup. He graduated from CMU where he studied robotics and computer engineering.
Backpack Exchange

Can Sun


Can Sun, J.D., Ph.D., is the co-founder and general counsel of Backpack Exchange, a fully
regulated global cryptocurrency exchange. Prior to this position, Can served as general counsel
at FTX International, where he oversaw legal operations and regulatory strategies across all non-US jurisdictions, seeking licensure and managing interactions with international regulators such as the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority, the Japan Financial Services Agency, the
Monetary Authority of Singapore, and others. Prior to FTX, Can co-founded and co-chaired the Blockchain Practice Group at Fenwick & West LLP, where he played a pivotal role in structuring and launching cryptocurrency projects globally and advising major exchanges (such as Coinbase, Binance, and Kraken, and more) on regulatory compliance. Can holds a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School, a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and has authored numerous policy papers, and presented at many blockchain conferences worldwide.

Francis Kang

Business Development, APAC

Sep 2023 - Present: Business Development, APAC at Berachain
2023-2024 - Co-Head of Conference, at Korea Blockchain Week
Apr 2021 - Aug 2023: Product Lead at The Tie
JVCEA (Japan Virtual and Crypto assets Exchange Association)

Genki Oda


Since starting a business in 2001, through venture support/social entrepreneur support/business revitalization, etc
“Those who work hard will be rewarded.” We’ve been taking things for granted

- Major career
·Graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo
·Stanford University (Essentials for Business)
·Harvard Kennedy School (Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century)
·General Manager of the Vegetable Sommelier Association
·CFO of Tokudaiji Automotive Culture Research Institute, Inc
·Remix Point Co., Ltd President, Representative Director
·Representative Director of Bitpoint Japan, Inc
·Managing Director, SBI Holdings, Inc

Ethena Labs

Guy Young

Founder and CEO

Prior to founding Ethena, Guy spent 7 years working across Investment Banking, Hedge Fund and Private Equity Roles. Most recently he worked at Cerberus Capital Management and related affiliates, focused on investments across the capital structure in the financial services space in banks, specialty finance, insurance, FinTech and non-performing loan situations. Lead the firms expansion into Australia and held position as Head of Principal Investments for their local affiliate at the age of 26.

Hamasaki Kosuke

Executive Officer

Former Management Consulting Firm, Joined Sanrio
Executive Officer in Charge of Digital Business Development
Responsible for New Business Development and Partnerships in Web3 and Metaverse Areas

Han Yoo


Han Yoo is a founding team member of NOD Games, a studio behind League of Kingdoms, the world’s first Web3 MMORTS game as well as the leading Game token LOKA which is one of the very few web3 projects listed on both Binance and Coinbase as well as backed by both a16z and Sequoia.
With expertise in Web3 go-to-market (GTM) strategies and operations, he currently heads 3MERGED, a pioneering Web3 game publishing project. Recently, 3MERGED initiated the development of a blockchain infrastructure to facilitate its every expanding lineup of current and future games.
Previously, Han co-founded commerce startups and held a strategic role at LG Electronics USA, where he led initiatives with industry giants such as Google, Comcast, Amazon, and Charter.
Laser Digital Japan

Hideaki Kudo

Representative Director, Head of Japan

Laser Digital Japan, Representative Director.
He holds a Ph.D in Physics and had worked at research institutes in Japan and abroad. In 2007, he worked at Nomura Asset Management, where he had been involved in research analysis, quant/analytics, and equity investments in Japanese and foreign equities.
From 2019, he started a project at Nomura Holdings to commercialize digital assets, mainly security tokens. In 2022, he assumed responsibility for business development in all digital assets, including crypto assets. He is in his current position at Laser Digital Japan, which was established in 2023.
Japan Open Chain

Hidekazu Kondo


Hidekazu Kondo Co-Founder, Japan Open Chain
Japan Blockchain Foundation
Representative Director and CEO, G.U.Group
Representative Director and CTO of G.U.Technologies
After working at Sony Corporation, he founded Lunascape Corporation, a web browser service provider, and in 2020 founded G.U.Technologies and became Representative Director and CTO. 2004 Certified as a Super Creator by IPA, an unexplored software creation project. He was selected as one of the “100 People Who Will Rebuild Japan” by AERA magazine in 2011.

Joseph Baek


Joseph Baek, the co-founder and EVP of Modhaus, is a seasoned entrepreneur with a diverse background, including strategy development and M&A advisory at Bain & Company. A Korea University graduate in Business Administration, he has founded startups across various industries and served as a C-level executive in venture capital and private equity portfolio companies.
Before co-founding Modhaus with Jaden Jung in December 2021, Joseph was the head of business for Playlist, a subsidiary of Naver, where he gained indirect experience in the entertainment industry. At Modhaus, he leads business, investment, and platform development, driving the company's success in the digital media and entertainment sectors.

• COO, Playlist (Naver affiliated Web drama studio)
• COO, Wooriwa (No.1 Pet food co. in Korea, exited)
• Founder & CEO, Lending Box (DFG affiliated Fin-tech platform co.)
• Co-founder & COO, Brain Medic (Diagnostic software developer)
• Consultant, Bain & Company


Jung-hee Ryu

Founder & CEO

Jung-hee is an inventor, entrepreneur and investor with 28 years of experience in business
and academia. He was a co-founder and CTO of Iconlab Inc., and invented “InterCode” which is a 2D barcode system optimized for mobile camera phone scanning and is the de- facto standard today for Korean operators. He founded Olaworks Inc. in 2006 and worked as CEO and CSO until Intel’s acquisition in 2012. He created “ScanSearch” in Olaworks, the mega-hit mobile augmented reality service with over 2mil users. He worked as Strategic Planner in PEG-IPG-ICG, Intel Corp after the acquisition until 2014. Currently he is Partner and CEO of FuturePlay Inc., which builds and invests in innovative deep-tech startups around the world. FuturePlay is the leading accelerator and VC of Korea and has invested 250+ startups since 2013. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejon, in 1996 and 1998 and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from KAIST in 2002, respectively.
Sony Bank

Kaya Kanamori

Head of DX Business Planning Dept, Chief Fintech Strategist

Graduated from the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University and joined Sony Corporation. Worked in product development, product planning and marketing. Launched new fintech businesses and promoted customer experience strategy at an internet securities company. Joined Sony Bank in 2022 and driving new web3 business planning as Head of DX Business Planning Dept. Chief strategist of SNFT, Inc.
Digital Asset Markets, Inc

Keinosuke Takemori

Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Division

Keinosuke Takemori, Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Division at Digital Asset Markets, is a seasoned professional with experience in traditional financial business, public sector, and system integrator.
He worked for 16 years in various roles, such as at a regional bank, city hall, and financial system integration. He then moved into the Web3 industry, where he has been involved in several projects:
・Digital Asset Markets
- BD/Partnerships/Marketing
- BD/Partnerships
・SBI VC Trade(Virtual Asset Service Provider)
- new business planning and sales marketing
- NFT consulting for enterprise
- BD/Partnerships on stablecoin
Square Enix

Keisuke Hata

Director / Incubation Center / Blockchain Entertainment Division

Mr. Keisuke Hata started his career as middleware and consumer game developer. He joined Square Enix in 2012, as technical director for smartphone games and content development. He then became head of the Business Relations Division, in charge of negotiations various external platforms. Last year in 2021, he produced the company's first NFT content, the mobile digital sticker “Shi-San-Sei Million Arthur,” as head of Blockchain Entertainment Business Division, which has been successful to this day.
Konami Digital Entertainment

Ken Kanetomo

General Manager web3 Business

Worked as a marketing director for an apparel company. Joined Konami Digital Entertainment in 2012.
Implemented measures such as customer acquisition through full-funnel marketing and fan engagement, and became the general manager of marketing and promotion in 2021.
Alongside the posistion as the marketing and promotion manager, was drawn to the high potential of blockchain technology, and established a development preparation office within the company in 2019 to utilize it for business purposes.
Currently, as the general manager of the web3 division, engages in the development of all possibilities and challenges in the web3 domain.
Mysten Labs/Sui

Ken Kashiwagi

Partnerships/Strategic Initiatives, Japan

Ken is a dynamic and multicultural leader, currently serving as the Region Leader for Strategic Partnerships and Investments in Japan at Mysten Labs. Since May 2023, he has spearheaded all business development initiatives and operations, successfully expanding the company's regional partnerships to 11 partners.

Ken has garnered extensive experience across the tech, entertainment, and finance industries in both the US and Japan. He has a decade of professional experience in New York City, where he held roles in Corporate Development and Finance at entertainment companies and a major bank. Before joining Mysten Labs, he was the Head of Japan Operations and Director of International BD for an entertainment fintech company.

He currently also serves as a Strategic Advisor to Beyond Music, the largest content fund in Asia based in South Korea. He is originally from Japan, raised in the UK and educated in the US with a B.A. from Brown University.


Leona Hioki


After winning the IPA Security Camp, Leona has been working in security/privacy since his college days. In 2018, he joined the Plasma research community, and after receiving an Ethereum Foundation Grant, he founded the INTMAX that is the stateless zkRollup achieving near-zero gas cost, privacy, interoperability, and decentralized sequencers. It was named one of Crypto Valley's Top 50 Best Performing Blockchain Projects in 2023.
The House of Representatives

Masaaki Taira

Head, web3 Project Team, LDP

<Current Position>
・Member of House of Representatives(six times)
・Head, Project Team on the Evolution and Implementation of AI, LDP
・Head, Fusion Energy Project Team, LDP
・Secretary General, New Capitalism Implementation Headquarters, LDP
・Chairperson, Policy Research Council, Federation of Tokyo Prefecture LDP Party
<Career History>
・Graduated from Waseda University Faculty of Law
・3rd generation middle wholesaler at Ota Fruit and Vegetable Market
・President, Tokyo Junior Chamber
・Lecturer at Keio University Graduate School
・Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
・State Minister of Cabinet Office (in charge of disaster prevention, administrative
reform, IT policy, space policy, Promotion of Science and Technology and
Innovation, Cool Japan Strategy, local development, National Strategic Special
Zones, etc.)
YOAKE entertainment

Masayuki Fukuyama


CEO of YOAKE entertainment Co., Ltd.

With a background in advertising and event production, Masayuki Fukuyama specializes in the entertainment business. He successfully launched the "CANDY GIRL Project," transforming fine art by Yoshitaka Amano into IP content. In 2022, he achieved the sale of CANDY GIRL NFTs, integrating blockchain technology.

He strives to deliver experiences that go beyond traditional boundaries by incorporating cutting-edge technologies such as Web3, blockchain, AI, the metaverse, and XR into the entertainment industry. Continuously exploring new possibilities, he is dedicated to advancing the field with innovative approaches.

Startale Labs Japan

Mikito Ebishima

CEO of Startale Labs Japan

Mikito Ebishima joined Microsoft Japan in 2020, where he engaged in strategic planning to promote Azure to startups and developers. After leaving Microsoft, he became the country manager overseeing Japanese projects at Astar Network in December 2022. In February 2023, he established Startale Labs Japan and become the CEO. Currently, he is involved in the development and provision of Startale Cloud Services, as well as supporting the utilization of blockchain technology for major enterprises and developers.

Nathan Lee


- CSO of Factomind, a Hashed affiliated Web3 strategy and capital market specialist
- Previously a senior trader at Citigroup NY, leading a trading unit specialized in fixed income
portfolio and ETF products

Noritaka Okabe


2001年、一橋大学在学中に一社目の創業を経験し、代表取締役、取締役CTO等を務める。 2017年、リアルワールドゲームス株式会社を共同創業。取締役CTO/CFOを経て、取締役。 2019年、日本暗号資産市場株式会社(現JPYC株式会社)を創業し、代表取締役。2021年より日本円ステーブルコインJPYCを発行。2021年、iU情報経営イノベーション専門職大学の客員教授、一般社団法人ブロックチェーン推進協会(BCCC)理事。2023年7月よりBCCC「ブロックチェーン普及推進部会」部会長。
B Dash Ventures

Ryuichi Nishida


Since 2013, he has joined the Japan-based venture capital firm B Dash Ventures, where he began his career as a venture capitalist. At B Dash Ventures, he has been involved in organizing the invite-only event B Dash Camp, which gathers key figures in the internet industry. Currently, he is responsible for investments related to web3 and blockchain. Prior to joining B Dash Ventures, he served as the editor-in-chief at technology online media outlets such as CNET Japan and TechCrunch Japan, where he managed media operations and organized events, consistently engaging in the technology business.
Ava Labs

Roi Hirata

Head of Japan

Graduated from the Physics Department at the University of Melbourne. Former professional gamer. Launched a brand in the intersection of E-sports and lifestyle and successfully crowdfunded it. Entered the cryptocurrency industry in 2020. Served as the Asia/Japan region official advocate for Blockchain Oracle Chainlink until 2022. Joined the Head of Japan for Ava Labs, the development company behind Avalanche in January 2023.
Introductory URL organization

Ryan Kim

Founding Partner

Ryan Kim is the Founding Partner of Hashed, a leading global crypto VC fund and a team of blockchain experts and builders based in Seoul, Singapore, Bengaluru, and Silicon Valley.
Ryan was in charge of the development and planning of recommendation systems in his previous company, and he realized that the data space has many vulnerabilities. This led him to blockchain and ultimately made him co-found Hashed. Ryan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.
Toei Animation

Ryotaro Ueno

Chief Manager Digital Contents Division

After working as a planner for major game titles at a major game maker, he worked as a director and producer of mobile games before moving to Toei Animation in 2017.
While the animation licensing business was the company's main business, he established a department to develop digital content as its own business. Currently, as head of the department, he is responsible for releasing games and NFT projects.

Sam Seo

Representative Director

Dr. Sam Seo is the Representative Director of Klaytn Foundation, a non-profit organization that
was established to accelerate global adoption and ecosystem maturity on the Klaytn blockchain.

Prior to joining Klaytn Foundation, Dr. Seo was Chief Klaytn Officer (CKO) at Krust Universe
where he led the development and operation of the Klaytn blockchain. He also worked as CTO
at GroundX, a blockchain subsidiary of the leading South Korean mobile platform, Kakao, and
as an assistant computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.

He holds the B.S. degree in computer science and engineering as well as the Ph.D. degree in
electrical engineering and computer science from Seoul National University. He has authored
numerous papers on parallel programming and high-performance computing. His technical
interests include blockchains, high-performance computing, parallel programming models,
compilers, and runtime systems.


Saemi Kim

Head of Player1 Foundation

Saemi Kim (B3; Player1 Foundation)
- BA, University of Pennsylvania
- MBA/Master’s, Tsinghua University/MIT
- Nexon Japan
- LINE Virtual Currency Strategy Group
- Coinbase Business Development
- Base Day 0 & Core Contributor, Governance/DeFi
- Head of Player1 Foundation
Story Protocol

Seung Yoon “SY” Lee

CEO and Co-founder

Seung Yoon “SY” Lee is the CEO and Co-founder of Story Protocol. Prior to founding the company, he served as Global Strategy Officer at Kakao Entertainment, a leading Korean entertainment company creating and delivering original content and IPs across formats. SY sold his first venture, Radish, the mobile serialized fiction app with millions of downloads across the globe, to Kakao Entertainment for $440M in 2021. The serial entrepreneur is also a venture partner at Hashed, an Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leader, and Trilateral Commission’s David Rockefeller Fellow. He was an inaugural member of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia in 2016 and was subsequently named as one of its All Star alumni. Lee was elected as the first Asian President of the Oxford Union, world’s famous debating society, during his study at Oxford.
CROOZ Blockchain Lab

Shoichi Furuse


He has been involved in all stages of planning, development, and sales for many projects that CROOZ has undertaken. In the field of social games, he has served as a producer for several titles, with multiple titles ranking in the top 10 of the Mobage rankings, among other achievements. Currently, as the CEO of CROOZ Blockchain Lab, a subsidiary of CROOZ, and the Executive Vice President of CROOZ, he is responsible for planning and developing new businesses, focusing on the GameFi sector.

Simon Kim

CEO & Managing Partner

Simon Seojoon Kim is the CEO & Managing Partner of Hashed, a leading global crypto VC fund and a team of blockchain experts and builders based in Seoul, Singapore, Bengaluru, and Silicon Valley.

Before his journey with Hashed, he co-founded the ed-tech startup, Knowre and operated as the Chief Product Officer. He has also played a pivotal role in shaping the country’s blockchain ecosystem by serving as the Director of the Korea Blockchain Association and as a member of the Busan Blockchain Free Zone committee. His academic roots trace back to Pohang University of Science and Technology where he studied Computer Science and Engineering.

Startale Labs

Sota Watanabe

Founder & CEO

After an internship in Silicon Valley, and graduating as blockchain co-researcher at the University of Tokyo, I founded Stake Technologies in 2019, and became the founder of Astar Network. I’m also on the board of the Japan Blockchain Association (JBA), and strategic advisor for GMO Web3, Dentsu Web3, and Marui Group.

In 2022, Sota was recognized as being one of Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 and Forbes
Japan 30 Under 30 in the technology category.

Astar Network, an application platform connecting different blockchains that can be used to build use cases such as DeFi and NFTs, has received funding and support from top Global funds such as Binance Labs, Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital, Ethereum Foundation, and Polkadot
founder Gavin Wood.

As proponents of Web3, Stake Technologies' angel investors, such as East Ventures and
former SONY CEO, late Nobuyuki Idei, have recorded 30x returns in 2 years, and Astar
Network's early investors have seen 15x-30x returns in 1.5 years.

Astar Network’s market capitalization (Fully Diluted Value) is approximately $650M at
the time of writing and $2.5B at the maximum.

Astar Network, as a non-profit organization, is aiming to become a DAO, and has now
established Startale Labs, a joint-stock company.


Steve Chung

Chief Operating Officer

Steve Chung is the Chief Operating Officer of Azuki and media executive with nearly two decades of experience building and growing some of the largest media and tech
platforms in the world.
Formerly the Chief Global Officer of CJ ENM, one of Korea’s largest mass media companies, Steve additionally assumed the role of CEO for CJ ENM America in 2023, helping to grow
it from one of Asia’s top media brands into a truly global media powerhouse.
Prior to CJ ENM, Steve was the Chief Growth Officer at FOX Corporation, where he led strategic initiatives to help position FOX for long-term growth. He launched its first OTT
FAST channels, LiveNOW (news) and FOX SOUL (Black entertainment), and drove FOX’s transformation of its digital and OTT businesses. Prior to FOX, Steve was the Founder and CEO of Frankly, an OTT and digital media platform company serving ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates. After incubating the company at Stanford’s StartX accelerator, Steve took the company public on the TSXV stock exchange through a reverse IPO.
Steve began his career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York and then served as Executive Producer for a flagship talk show “21@21” for Shanghai Media Group’s Dragon TV. Since then, Steve has held various executive roles in entertainment, investments and technology spanning Silicon Valley, Asia and Europe. Steve is an author of two Stanford business school case studies on US market entry of global companies and a member of the Board of Directors at the National Asian Pacific Committee on Aging (NAPCA). He has also previously served on a Stanford University Board of Trustees subcommittee as a graduate representative. Steve also served in numerous public service internships including at the CIA, The White House (West Wing), U.S. Senator John Kerry’s office and the UK Parliament.
Steve graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. from Harvard University, and received his
M.B.A. from Stanford University.
HYBE Binary

Sungmin Kim


Sungmin Kim is the CEO of HYBE Binary. Prior to this role, I served as the CEO of ARQUES, a cryptocurrency trading firm under NXC, the parent company of Nexon.
I have been involved in the cryptocurrency industry since 2018. Before working at ARQUES, I was a director at Nexon's AI division, Intelligence Labs, and also have over a decade of experience as a server developer at Riot Games, and Microsoft. I have a deep interest in leveraging technology to enhance user experiences, and aim to introduce blockchain technology that can provide users with genuinely good experience.
Monad Labs

Sungmo Park


- APAC Lead (2024)
- Polygon Labs (2022~2024)
Head of Business - Asia Pacific
Head of Business - Korea
Business Development
- One Planet (2021~2022)
Head of Busniss, Founding Member
- Naver (2022~2022)
Biz (Search Ad/ Product)

Taewon Kim (Benji)

Head of Web3 business

- (Current) LINE NEXT – Head of Web3
- Apple APAC HQ - Market lead
- TOSHIBA Electronics – Senior manager

Taishi Sato

Co-founder & CEO

Taishi Sato DeFimans Co., Ltd Co-founder & CEO / Messari Japan Lead

Joined Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities in 2015, working in new business development and was involved in the structuring/development of equity,
interest rate, and FX derivatives. Joined EY Japan in 2018 for international tax consulting in finance and tax investigation support, joining Deloitte afterward.
At Digital Entertainment Asset, he contributed to the growth of blockchain game JobTribes and a NFT marketplace, listing of cryptocurrency DEAPcoin on
exchanges, building on-chain liquidity, forming alliances, etc... while supporting multiple DeFi projects. In 2022, he co-founded DeFimans Co. Ltd. and is
currently providing consulting services to various web3 projects, including those associated with publicly listed companies.


Taishi Matsuyama

Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)

2020年4月 株式会社セレスに入社 経営企画室にて、コーポレート・ベンチャーキャピタル業務に従事

Tatsuya Saito

Founder and CEO

齊藤 達哉
Progmat, Inc.
代表取締役 Founder and CEO
三菱UFJ信託銀行株式会社 Adviser
一般社団法人日本セキュリティトークン協会 理事



Tomochika Kamiya


Founder of SyFu, a new Web3 lifestyle app that transforms payment data into digital assets.
While studying at Hosei University, he started his own business. Later, he founded his first startup, developing a CRM business for physical stores, which he operated for 10 years before it was acquired.
Subsequently, he launched SynchroLife, a Web3 restaurant review app utilizing blockchain technology. After six years of operation, the business was sold to Japan's livedoor, Inc. in April 2023. With extensive experience as a serial entrepreneur, he also possesses regulatory and social implementation experience in the Web3 domain.
Currently, he is creating new value in the Web3 field on a global scale.
SBI VC Trade

Tomohiko kondo

Representative Director and President

He joined SBI Holdings in 2007 as a new graduate and was in charge of information systems for the SBI Group. After working in the group’s e-payment business, he became the director in charge of systems at SBI Liquidity Market, a foreign exchange related business. 2019: Appointed as a director of SBI VC Trade, he has been mainly engaged in crypto assets and Web3 related business since then. He graduated from the Graduate School of Business Administration at SBI Graduate University in 2016.

Wooster Han

Community Lead

Wooster leads community engagement and portfolio support at Hashed, driving growth for
Hashed invested portfolios. He previously co-founded a communications advisory for domestic
and overseas Web3 startups. He was also a business development manager at a global startup
accelerator SparkLabs. Wooster's diverse background includes service as a Republic of Korea Air Force officer, where he contributed to Counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction Strategy in the
Joint Chiefs of Staff.
gumi Inc.

Yasushi Teramura

Head of Blockchain Business

Head of Blockchain Business at gumi Inc.
He joined the company in 2018 and currently leads gumi's blockchain initiatives, mainly covering OSHI3, gaming and node operating businesses.
He also has 13 years of experience in financial services through his career at the Development Bank of Japan, established by the Japanese Government.
MITSUI & Co. Digital Commodities, Ltd.

Yoshinori Tatsumi

大阪大学大学院にてバイオインフォマティクスを専攻。三井物産入社後、金融関連事業や 社内起業等を経て、2022年より三井物産デジタルコモディティーズ株式会社の設立と共に 同社へ兼務出向。

Joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd. In 2015.
Developed career in finance businesses and in-house startups.
Currently seconding to Mitsui & Co. Digital Commodities Co., Ltd. from 2022 and leading zipangcoin business.

New Economy

Yusuke Shidara

Editor-in-chief of 'New Economy'

Yusuke Shidara

Editor-in-chief of 'New Economy'
Gentosha Inc. / Editor-in-chief of 'New Economy', a Blockchain and Crypto media.

Yusuke Shidara is the founder of 'New Economy ', a blockchain and digital asset specialist media outlet under the umbrella of Gentosha. He handles e-book business and new business ventures in the company's Content Business Department, also serving as a director of Gentosha Comics. In addition, he is a board member of the Fukuoka Blockchain Alliance.

Shidara regularly appears on TBS Radio's 'Tenkaizu' and works as a podcaster, producing various programs such as the Amazon Audible original show 'Minna no Mentor Room', Web3 specialty show 'EXODUS', and 'Atarashii Keizai News', available on Spotify and Apple.

Startup Showcase


Edison Lim

Building the Web 3.0 financial app

Edison is the Co-Founder and CEO of BasedApp, a Web 3.0 Neobank built with stablecoins. BasedApp allows people to spend stablecoins like fiat with 70+ million merchants worldwide. BasedApp allows people to buy crypto with fiat easily, earn interest on idle stablecoins through DeFi Apps and swap between tokens easily.
Previously, Edison was an early team member and Engineering Lead at Zilliqa, a high-throughput public blockchain platform. During his stint at Zilliqa, Edison has built a security tokenization platform, custodian software, and developer tools that thousands of developers worldwide use. Edison holds a M.Sc from Carnegie Mellon University.

GD Kim

CEO & Founder

GD Kim, the Founder and CEO of Vivident, is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the tech, gaming, and web3 industries. Before establishing Vivident, GD spent over two years as the Chief Operating Officer at UNOPND, Hashed's venture studio. In this role, he spearheaded the incubation of a number of web3-integrated content projects, including the successful launches of Modhaus's tripleS and Ndus Interactive's Xociety. His responsibilities encompassed supporting founders from company establishment to fundraising, product development strategies, and overall corporate management. Prior to his tenure at UNOPND, GD held key positions at prominent companies in gaming sectors. As a Corporate Development Manager at Krafton, he executed investments in global game studios and gaming ecosystem companies. At NPIXEL, serving as CEO Staff, he led the launch marketing for Gran Saga, achieving over 5 million pre-registrations and winning the YouTube Works Awards Grand Prix - a first for both South Korea and the gaming industry. GD's career began at Bain & Company, where he worked as a consultant in the Private Equity Group, focusing on tech and content due diligence projects. He holds a B.A. degree in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Graham Friedman

Senior Director

As an early Bitcoiner, Graham has been involved with the digital asset space since he first read the whitepaper in 2009. Through a growing interest he developed an understanding for the technology, culture, and community that is so important to the space.

After founding TLDR Global, an early-stage investment fund, in 2017, Graham moved on to developing the crypto department at Republic, focusing on go-to-market, token economics, a launchpad product, and institutional staking.

Republic now facilitates direct offerings for digital securities as well as utility tokens. They represent the bleeding edge of compliance in the space and are eager to expand their product offerings, globally.


Han Yoo


Han Yoo is a founding team member of NOD Games, a studio behind League of Kingdoms, the world’s first Web3 MMORTS game as well as the leading Game token LOKA which is one of the very few web3 projects listed on both Binance and Coinbase as well as backed by both a16z and Sequoia.
With expertise in Web3 go-to-market (GTM) strategies and operations, he currently heads 3MERGED, a pioneering Web3 game publishing project. Recently, 3MERGED initiated the development of a blockchain infrastructure to facilitate its every expanding lineup of current and future games.
Previously, Han co-founded commerce startups and held a strategic role at LG Electronics USA, where he led initiatives with industry giants such as Google, Comcast, Amazon, and Charter.

Ishan Shrivastava

Founder & COO, Glip

Ishan Shrivastava aka Zkart graduated from India’s top engineering university, IIT Bombay and started his career with Procter & Gamble. Post P&G, Ishan got into the world of startups as a core contributor to Softbank backed After Housing, he built and sold his first venture- a freelancing platform with one of the largest indie developers community, globally. In 2020, he started his second venture, Glip to empower mobile gamers to build identity, community, income and wealth. Glip has now grown into one of the largest and most engaged web3 gaming communities across the world where gamers share videos, chat with each other, discover web3 games, participate in quests and manage their assets, all within the same app.

Kay Woo

Founder and CEO

Kay Woo

-Professional experience-

Founder and CEO, Onion Mobility

Singapore, Cambodia | June 2020 - Present
● Spearheaded the development and manufacturing of the electric three-wheeler, Onion T1.
● Pioneered the development of energy infrastructure tailored for electric vehicles.

Founder, TADA/MVL Foundation Pte Ltd
Singapore | Dec 2017 - Present
● Directed the development and management of TADA, 0% commission, a comprehensive ride-hailing service.
● Established and maintained key partnerships to enhance MVL ecosystem.

MA in Statistics (Concentration: Mathematics of Finance)
Columbia University, New York, NY

BS in Economics | BA in Mathematics
State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

BS in Electrical Engineering
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


Kester Wu

CEO of KTX.Finance

Kester possesses notable buy and sell-side experience with top-tier financial institutions – Susquehanna International Group, Allianz, Koru Partners. He is well versed with in-depth deal analysis experience ranging from equity and debt structuring, financial modelling and fundraising. Involved in multiple high-profile IPOs including Grab and PropertyGuru. He obtained his BBA, Bachelors of Business Administration (Finance) from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Leona Hioki


After winning the IPA Security Camp, Leona has been working in security/privacy since his college days. In 2018, he joined the Plasma research community, and after receiving an Ethereum Foundation Grant, he founded the INTMAX that is the stateless zkRollup achieving near-zero gas cost, privacy, interoperability, and decentralized sequencers. It was named one of Crypto Valley's Top 50 Best Performing Blockchain Projects in 2023.

Yu Kimura

Sunrise co-founder, CEO, CTO

Sunrise / Gluon (f.k.a. UnUniFi) co-founder, CEO, CTO.
White hat hacker rescued $5M crypto assets.
Kyoto Univ. SIC visiting researcher.
Formerly Registered Information Security Specialist in Japan.

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