BGIN Block #10 Meeting
2024 Mar. 3 〜 2024 Mar. 6
Tokyo, Japan
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BGIN will hold the 10th general meeting, Block#10, in Tokyo, Japan, from March 3 to 6 during the Japan Fintech Week. Registration is now open here. Our tickets will grant you free entry to the biggest event, FIN/SUM2024. Our ticket sale is on a first-come-first-served basis, and the maximum number of in-person tickets on sale is 150!


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Admission Type Ticket Type Price
General Admission (In-person) whole event (with free entry to FIN/SUM 2024) USD100
3/3 or 3/4(without free entry to FIN/SUM 2024) USD20
3/5 or 3/6(with free entry to FIN/SUM 2024) USD30
Remote Admission (online) whole event USD30
for students/academia (ID is needed on-site) Free


The Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN) is a multi-stakeholder discussion body / distributed think tank, which plays the same role as what ISOC/IETF/ICANN/IGF is doing for the Internet ecosystem for the blockchain ecosystem. BGIN was established following the G20 2019 communique.
GIN Block #10, the BGIN's ninth general meeting, will be held from March 3 to 6, 2024, in Tokyo, Japan, during the Japan Fintech Week.

Goals of Block 10

First is 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
  • stable coin
  • security of smart contract
  • social-economic design
  • financial stability
  • ethics and
  • BGIN community growth for all stakeholders

Second is to promote multi-stakholder dialogue to find alignment and explore solutions to key challenges in blockchain governance.

Third is to collaborate in working groups and produce documentation to maintain discourse on core topics nominated by the network of participants. Share learnings and create conversation with a diversity of stakeholders and geographies.

All sessions are not one-sided. We welcome all attendees to join the discussion with the main discussants

Who should attend?

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

Main Discussion Topics

Financial Applications

  • Anti-Money Laundering Measures in DeFi
  • Security Hazards in DeFi's Development
  • The Future of CBDC
  • Security requirements for wallets

Non-Financial Applications

  • Self-sovereign identity
  • Worldcoin Security Impact
  • MPC, ZKP and Applications

All sessions are not one sided. We welcome all attendees to join the discussion with main discusstants

Past block meeting

BGIN Co-Chairs

  • Shin’ichiro Matsuo
  • Mai Santamaria

Identity Key Management and Privacy (IKP) Working Group Co-Chairs

  • Nat Sakimura
  • Mitchell Travers

Decentralized Treasury Working Group Co-Chairs

  • Leon Molchanovsky
  • Chloe White


  • Amanda Wick
  • Ken Katayama

Local Hosts

  • Jumpei Miwa


  • Takaya Sugino
  • Masato Tsutsumi
  • Lulu Ito

Day 1 (Mar. 3 Sun.) | Global Business Hub Tokyo

13:00 - 13:10 Opening Remarks

Speaker: Jumpei Miwa (Local Chair), Shin'ichiro Matsuo (BGIN Chair)

13:10 - 14:30 Opening session

Recap of Block#9 and Goal of Block#10 and BGIN

Main discussants: Shin’ichiro Matsuo, Joseph Beverley (Soulbis), Hirotaka Nakajima (CGTF), BGIN WG Chairs

14:30 - 16:00 [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] Privacy vs Discoverability

Main discussants: Carole House, Amanda Wick (AWIC), Jamie Danker (Venable, former NIST), Carol van Cleef (Luminous Group), Bessho Masaki (Bank of Japan), Jemma Xu (Singularity)

Related Document 1:

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00 [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] Stability Challenges - interconnectedness between incumbent system and decentralised system

Main discussants: Jumpei Miwa (Block#10 Local Chair), Yuta Takanashi, Nao Kitazawa (Eight Roads), Nobu Sugimoto (IMF), Yuko Kawai (remote), Hiromi Yamaoka (Future Corp)

18:00 Networking Event (supported by Fintech Association Japan)

Day 2 (Mar. 4 Mon.) Financial Applications and Social Economics | Conference Square M Plus

9:00 - 9:10 Opening of Day2

Speaker: Chloe White (DTWG co-chair), Leon Molechanovsky (DTWG co-chair)

9:10 - 10:00 [Keynote Speech & Panel] BGIN's 4-year Journey to the 10th Block Meeting

Panelists: Shigeru ARIIZUMI (JFSA Vice Minister for International Affairs), Shin’ichiro Matsuo (BGIN Co-Chair), Jumpei Miwa (Block#10 Local Chair), Roselyn Newnjr (Agnostic), Julien Bringer (ISO/IEO TC 307 JWGG4)

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 [Round Table for an Emerging Issue] The Role of DAOs in the modern world

Main discussants: Hal Seki, Keiji Tonomura, Joni Pirovich (COALA) , Dmitry Fedotov (ADGM)

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 [Room A] [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] Transparency of dApps and Sound DeFi

Main discussants: Carole House, Fletcher Roberts (Hasklock), Iota Nassr (OECD)

Related Documents 1:

Related Documents 2:

Related Documents 3: The meeting report of block 9

13:00 - 14:30 [Room B] [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] Tokenization and Real-World Assets

Main discussants: Will Remor (MakerDAO), Alejandro Gutierrez (npayme Labs), Masato Yamanaka (SMTB)

14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30 [Room A] [Workshop with Chatham House Rule] The mutual impact and improved outcomes of blockchain & AI as synergistic technologies

Main discussants: Chloe White, Joni Pirovich (COALA), Dr Gayan Benedict (MIT), Austin Zhu (Desoul)

15:00 - 16:30 [Room B] [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] Smart Contract Security, and Governance

Main discussants: Leon Molechanovsky, Shunya Noda (University of Tokyo), Torigoe (Titania Research)

Related Documents 1: The meeting report of block 9

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:30 [Room A] [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] The Harmonisation of CBDC, Deposit Token, Stablecoin, Crypto Assets and DeFi

Main discussants: Masaki Bessho (Bank of Japan), Samar Sen (Talos), Hiromi Yamaoka (Future Corp), Arif Ismail (IMF), Yam Ki Chan (Circle), Ramy Soliman (GMO), Solana Foundation, Benedict Nolens (BIS Innovation Hub), Alan Lim (MAS)

Related Documents 1: The meeting report of block 9

Related Documents 2:

17:00 - 18:30 [Room B] [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] Illicit Activities

Main discussants: Chainalysis, Angela Ang (TRM Labs)

18:30 - 18:45 Wrap Up

19:00 - 21:00 Social Event

Day 3 (Mar. 5 Tue.) Non-Financial Applications | Conference Square M Plus

9:00 - 9:10 Opening of Day 3

Mitchell Travers (IKP-WG co-chair), Nat Sakimura (IKP-WG Co-chair)

9:10 - 9:30 [Keynote Speech] Layer 2 Governance


9:30 - 11:00 [Round Table for an Emerging Issue] Layer 2 Governance

Main discussants: Mitchell Travers, Leona Hioki (Intmax)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00 [Room A] [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] Wallet Governance and Credential Management

Main discussants: Nat Sakimura, Daniel Goldscheider(Open Wallet Foundation), Saki Otsuki (NEC)

Related Document 1: Current draft document

Related Document 2: The meeting report of block 9

11:30 - 13:00 [Room B] [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] Challenges and innovations in on-chain analysis

Main discussants: Angela Ang (TRM lab), Kevin Oconnor (FinCEN), Daniel Goldsmith (Heights Labs), Evan Kohlmann (Cloudburst Technology)

Related Document 1:

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 [Room A] [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] Incident Response and Cyber Security

Main discussants: Carole House, Jessy Irwin (Amulet Security), Sigal Mandelker (Crypto ISAC), Kenichi Sugawara (CGTF), Julien Bringer (ISO/IEO TC 307 JWG4)

Related Document 1:

Related Document 2: CGTF Document (= ISO TR23576)

Related Document 2: GU research paper for cyber insurance based on smart contract (WTSC2019)

14:00 - 15:30 [Room B] [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] SBT Paper Part 2 On-chain identity, reputation and attestations

Main discussants: Joseph Beverley (Soulbis)

Related Document 1:

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 [Room A] [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] Privacy pool / Accountable Wallet

Main discussants: Shin’ichiro Matsuo, Masato Yamanaka (SMTB), Fabian Schär (University of Basel), Jemma Xu (Singularity), Ken Katayama (NRI)

Related Document 1:

Related Document 2: The meeting report of block 9

16:00 - 17:30 [Room B] [Workshop under Chatham House Rule] ZKP and its application

Main discussants: Leona Hioki (Intmax)

Related Document 1: Current draft document

Related Document 2: The meeting report of block 9

17:30 - 18:00 Wrap Up

Day 4 (Mar. 6 Wed.) Industry, Sponsors & BGIN Operational Activities | Conference Square M Plus

9:00 - 9:10 Opening of Day 4

Speaker: Shin’ichiro Matsuo (BGIN Co-Chair)

9:10 - 10:00 [Industrial Roundtable] Blockchain applications and business


10:00 - 10:20 Coffee Break

10:20 - 11:10 [Industrial Roundtable] Future roadmap of blockchain technology development


11:10 - 12:00 [Industrial Roundtable] Trusted Web: strengthen the trustworthiness of digital society


12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 13:50 [Local Blockchain Community Round Table] Woman in Crypto: Japan, Asia and Global Collaboration

Main discussants: Yuki Kamimoto (CoinDesk JAPAN), Amanda Wick (AWIC), Chloe White (IKPWG Co-Chair), Waka Itagaki (METI Japan), Yuko Kawai (Bank of Kochi)

13:50 - 14:40 [Local Blockchain Community Round Table] Japanese Blockchain Community Sessions

Speaker: Jumpei Miwa

14:40 - 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:00 [Round Table] Future Roadmap of BGIN

Speaker: Shin'ichiro Matsuo

15:60 - 16:30 Closing Plenary

Speaker: Shin'ichiro Matsuo, Jumpei Miwa

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1. Global Business Hub Tokyo (3/3) (LINK)(MAP)

2. Conference Square M Plus (3/4-6) (LINK)(MAP)

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