TOKEN2049 hits 200 sponsor mark, announces new headline speakers

Raphael Strauch, Founder of TOKEN2049
Raphael Strauch, Founder of TOKEN2049

TOKEN2049, Asia’s premier crypto conference, announced a new batch of title sponsors and speakers for its upcoming Singapore edition which will run from 28-29 September. This year marks the conference’s Singapore debut, making for a thrilling week of activities as some of the most pioneering projects gather at what’s set to be the crypto industry’s first major in-person event in Asia ahead of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022 race weekend.

Who are the new TOKEN2049 sponsors?

TOKEN2049 sponsors grew to 200 firms within three weeks. Additions include next-gen crypto spot and derivatives trading exchange OKX; leading hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger; crypto exchanges Kucoin; Hong Kong-based digital asset exchange AAX; the world’s largest crypto derivatives copy trade platform Bitget; and homegrown Singaporean crypto exchange Coinhako, which secured its major payment institution license earlier this year.

A notable addition to this year’s lineup is a South Korean game company WEMADE, best known as the creator of leading MMORPG series Legend of Mir which sees over 120 million players. WEMADE has been servicing blockchain games since 2020, and currently 14 titles are onboarded on its platform WEMIX, including MIR4, the number 1 play-to-earn MMORPG.

Commenting on the event,a WEMADE spokesperson said: “With the industry growing at unprecedented levels and the amount of innovation it’s channeling globally, TOKEN2049 and the important conversations that it will catalyse couldn’t have come at a better time.”

Who are the guest speakers for the event?

As the flagship event of Asia Crypto Week, the conference is expected to draw 3,000 attendees from across the world. This year’s line-up includes Stani Kulechov, Founder and CEO of AAVE, the leading open-source and non-custodial liquidity protocol; Haseeb Kureshi, Managing Partner of Dragonfly Capital; and Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-Founder and President of Starkware and co-inventor of zkSTARK, the privacy-preserving cryptographic proof.

Panels and keynotes at the event are set to address a broad agenda — from the evolving regulatory landscape and institutional investment trends to the rise of the metaverse, Web3, and what this will ultimately mean for the industry as mainstream awareness intensifies.

The Singapore event is set to be the largest in TOKEN2049’s history amid the token economy’s huge potential to transform industries and communities around the world.

As a testament to growing interest among broader mainstream audiences, McLaren Racing Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo, the brand ambassador for crypto trading app and web3 platform OKX, will be speaking at the conference ahead of Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix 2022 race, sharing his views on digital assets and the evolving nature of fan engagement.

Additional speakers at this year’s conference include Justin Sun, Founder of Tron, the open-source, Proof-of-Stake blockchain platform and Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder of Polygon, the decentralised Ethereum scaling platform. Raphael Strauch, Founder of TOKEN2049 said: “The numbers don’t lie, and this overwhelming interest only bode well for the industry. I’m thrilled to see the conversations and solutions that will emerge from Singapore this year.”

As part of Asia Crypto Week, attendees can expect to attend a full line-up of side events, including Pantera Blockchain Summit Asia, Milken Institute Asia Summit, and Algorand AVM Singapore, with many more to be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on TOKEN2049 Singapore, please visit the website.