The Global Blockchain Summit and Shanghai International Blockchain Week is one of the most important high-level annual global conferences in the event calendar.  Ever since the Global Blockchain Summit was initiated by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs in 2015 this excellent Summit has been held annually in Shanghai ever since.  

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Each year the event gathers world-renowned personalities, entrepreneurs, academics, investors, and representatives from a plethora of industries to share their professional insights on the blockchain industry.  With leading industry vanguards such as Vitalik Buterin, Nick Szabo, David Chaum, Silvio Micali and Patrick Byrne speaking at previous events, readers should be under no illusion about its importance.

Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum

And it was none other than Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum who wrapped up the 5thShanghai Global Blockchain Summit in style today.  His speech was extremely well received with many of the crowd choosing to delay travelling until they had heard it.  With the theme of “New Decade, New Beginning this year’s summit had the goals of educating about how to advance global blockchain projects and to help participants understand the true value and impact of blockchain. And these goals were met and then some, with top leaders from the blockchain industry sharing their insights on the developing trends of blockchain in the new decade with thousands of participants from around the world.

Commenting on the event Dragon CEO Paul Moynan said, “once again the event in Shanghai has lived up to the high standards we have come to expect from the blockchain industry in China.  Future trends, as well as the true value and possible solutions to technical challenges have been expertly addressed at this great summit.”

With such top quality speakers at the event such as Vitalik Buterin, Alex Batlin, founder of Trustology, CEO of Cambridge Blockchain, Matthew Commons and Chu Shuai, co-founder of Qtum, the second day was jam packed with many top leaders in the blockchain industry delivering yet more keynote and panel discussions to impart their unique insights.

One stand-out panel discussion, New Exploration: The Future of Blockchain brought together a remarkable gathering of thought leaders and great minds from the blockchain space.  In what might be a once in a lifetime session, Sergey Nazarov, Founder & CEO, Chainlink; Dawn Song, Professor at UC Berkeley & CEO, Oasis Labs; Vitalik Buterin, Founder, Ethereum & Chief Scientist, Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and Jae Kwon, Founder, Cosmos delivered an amazing session which gave attendees some great ideas on how to further use Blockchain innovation.

Paul adds, “success depends upon collaboration, companies and most importantly people.  Life is unpredictable therefore we must ensure we have the flexibility, through networked co-operation, to improvise, adapt and overcome the challenges and embrace all opportunities as they present themselves around the world.”

China is a hotbed of innovation which provides superlative networking opportunities and Dragon have established some great partnerships which will be announced on the Dragon Blog in the very near future.