BGIN Block #8 Meeting
2023 May. 04 〜 2023 May. 07
Brač, Croatia
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BGIN Block #8 continues to bring voice to individuals focused on governance for digital economic networks, digital identity and more applications based on blockchain technology. Major themes to include are (not limited to):

  • governance of blockchain technology, applications and
  • digital identity
  • social-economic design
  • financial stability
  • ethics. and
  • BGIN community growth for all stakeholders

Who should attend?

  • Developers
  • Regulators
  • Business entities
  • Consumers
  • Civil society
  • Academia
  • And anyone interested in blockchain ecosystems!

Date and Time

BGIN Block #8 meeting (in-person/online hybrid format) Thursday, May 4, 2023, to Sunday, May 7, 2023


Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa Bol, Brač, Croatia

Time Table

Day 1 Financial Applications (May 4)

Time Content Speakers
21:00~23:00 Opening Planary Shin'ichiro Matsuo, Andrea Bracciali
21:00 - 21:30 Opening Plenary Shin’ichiro Matsuo, Andrea Bracciali
21:30 - 22:15 Keynote 1 The Future of Private Digital Money and its Governance Massimo Morini (Algorand Foundation)
22:15 - 23:00 Round Table 1 (DTWG): Mitigating potential failure of Stablecoin and DeFi (for the issue raised by SVB) Moderator
Ali Nejadmalayeri (the University of Wyoming, remote)

Main Discussants
Caroline HIll (Cirle, remote)
Yuko Kawai (Japan Digital Design, remote)
Filip Saravanja (Aurcash ,online)
Anamarija Staničić (Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency, online)
Kaihua Qin (Imperial College London)

Day 2 Financial Applications (May 5)

Time Content Speakers
14:00 - 15:00 Joint Panel with WTSC and CoDecFin Moderator
Shin’ichiro Matsuo
Andrea Bracciali
21:00 - 23:00 DTWG Interactive Workshop Session Co-Chairs
Ali Nejadmalayeri (University of Wyoming)
Leon Molchanovsky (Galaxy Innovations Ltd)

Acting Session-Co-Chair
Michi Kakebayashi (UC Berkeley)

Day 3 Financial Applications, and IKP (May 6)

Time Content Speakers
8:30 - 9:30 Round Table 2 (DTWG): CBDC and Blockchain Moderator
Carole House (Executive in residence)

Main Discussants
Masaki Bessho (Bank of Japan, remote)
Chloe White (Genesis block)
Geoffrey Goodell (UCL)
Linardo Martincevic (Croatian national bank)
Daniel Eidan (BIS Innovation Hub)
9:30 - 10:30 Keynote 2
Decentralised Identifiers and SSI in action - How to design a verifiable information exchange framework?
Alen Horvat (Lead Architect of EBSI)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Round Table 3 (DTWG): DeFi and DAO Governance Main Discussants
Patrick McCorry (Arbitrum Foundation)
Ivan Glava (Blockroad)Frane Šesnić (CEO at Zagreb Innovation Centre)
Caroline Malcolm (Chainalysis, remote)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 IKPWG Interactive Workshop Session
Overview on works complete
Soulbound Tokens (SBTs) Future Study
Selective Disclosure
Token Economy Compliance with SBT
Smart Contract Literacy
Future Works and AOB
Nat Sakimura (Nat Consulting)
Mitchell Travers (Soulbis)

Main Speakers
Michi Kakebayashi(remote) /Joseph Beverley
Daniel Buchner(remote)
Masato Yamanaka /Ken Katayama(remote)
15:00 - 16:00 Round Table 4 (IKP): DID/SSI Moderator
Nat Sakimura (Nat Consulting)

Main Discussants
Christopher Allen (Blockchain Commons, LLC, remote)
Alen Horvat, Lead Architect, EBSI
Chris Were (, remote)
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 Round Table 5 (IKP): Wallet Governance and Key Management Moderator
Nat Sakimura (Nat Consulting)

Main Discussants
Shady El Damaty (Holonym, remote)
Chris Were (, remote)
Ash van der Spuy (Jubi DAO, remopte)
Tommaso Gagliardoni (Kudelski Security, remote)
Patrick McCorry (Arbitrum Foundation)
Christopher Allen (Blockchain Commons, LLC, remote)
18:00 - 20:00 Reception @Pool side

Day 4 IKP and Industrial Session (May. 7)

Time Content Speakers
9:00 - 10:00 Round Table 6 (IKP): SBTs/NFTs for real-life use cases Moderator
Mitchell Travers (Soulbis)

Main Discussants
Hal Seki (Japanese Digital Agency)
Austin Zhu (DeSoul, remote)
Boon-Hiong Chan (Deutsche Bank, remote)
Yuki Uwaizumi (Founder/CEO, Unyte Inc., remote)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 Invited talks by Special and Level 1 Sponsors Soulbis
ACTUS: Financial Contracts Framework, Mark Greensdale (Casper Network)
11:30 - 12:30 Panel by event sponsors Moderator
Ralf Kubli (Casper Network)

Main Discussants
Hiromi Yamaoka (DeCurret DCP)
Ken Katayama(NRI)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Roadmap and Strategy
15:00 - 15:30 Closing Plenary

Invited Speaker/Panelists

Caroline Hill

Senior Director for Global Policy and Regulatory Strategy at Circle

Patrick McCorry

Research @ Arbitrum Foundation

Christopher Allen

Principal Architect & Executive Director, Blockchain Commons, LLC

Massimo Morini

Chief Economist at Algorand Foundation.

Mark A. Greenslad

Head Of Research And Development, Casper Network

Masaki Bessho

Head of FinTech Center, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan

Yuko Kawai

CEO Japan Digital Design Inc./Managing Director MUFG

Yuki Uwaizumi

Founder/CEO, Unyte Inc. Admin of Rule Makers DAO. Engineer of WagumiDAO

Joseph Beverley

Partner & Co-Founder, Soulbis

Mitchell Travers

Co-Founder, Soulbis

Ash van der Spuy

Carole House

Executive in Residence at Terranet Ventures

Frane Šesnić

CEO of Zagreb Innovation Centre

Alen Horvat

SSI and decentralised solutions architect, Netis

Caroline Malcolm

Global Head of Public Policy, Chainalysis

Chloe White

Managing Director, Genesis Block

Chris Were

Founder, Verida

Filip Šaravanja

Head of Digital Assets at Aircash

Hiromi Yamaoka

Member of the Board at Future Corporation, Chairperson at Digital Currency Forum, Special Advisor for International Finance at Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Kaihua Qin

PhD Candidate @ Imperial College London

Tommaso Gagliardoni

Senior Expert in Cryptography and Global Practice Lead in Quantum Security, Kudelski Security

Boon-Hiong Chan

Director, Deutsche Bank AG Singapore

Ivan Glavaš

CEO, Blockroad, Croatia

Shady El Damaty

Co-founder, Holonym

Hal Seki

Senior Expert, Digital Agency Japan. Organizer of Web3.0 Research DAO

Event Sponsors (Level 1)

Event Sponsors (Level 2)

Program Committee

BGIN Co-Chairs

  • Shin’ichiro Matsuo
  • Mai Santamaria

Working Group/Task Force Co-Chairs

  • Nat Sakimura
  • Mitchell Travers
  • Shigeya Suzuki
  • Leon Molchanovsky
  • Ali Nejadmalayeri
  • Ryosuke Ushida
  • Aaron Wright

Local organizers

  • Andrea Bracciali

Co-chairs of the previous block (Block #7)

  • Chang Lu

Chairs of the next block (Block #9)

  • Mitchell Travers
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