Bitcoin enthusiasts will see 3 big events in Singapore in January 2015

Bitcoin players are grabbing initiative to penetrate public awareness with these three events that has something for almost everyone. For those who hasn’t caught on, here’s our very own Bitcoin primer ‘The easy Bitcoin guide for early adopters‘.


Event #1 – The Next Big Investment Idea: AliPay, Cryptocurrency, and Serving the Underserved 70%

This is a seminar at the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, SMU.

Date: 09 January 2015


This ​Seminar ​will:
* ​trace ​the ​emergence ​of ​AliPay, ​Bitcoin ​and ​Alt ​coins
* ​highlight ​the ​opportunities ​and ​threats ​of ​alternative ​payment ​systems
* ​present ​the ​factors ​that ​contribute ​to ​successful ​FinTech ​and ​cryptocurrency
* ​discuss ​the ​convergence ​of ​digital ​banking ​and ​inclusive ​finance, ​and
* ​respond ​to ​the ​question ​of ​the ​next ​big ​investment ​ideas.


Event #2 – SBC FinTech Singapore Pitch Day

This looks like an event for startups to pitch their proposal to angels and venture capitals. Very interesting. I notice a gentleman from IDA will be there.

Date: 15 January 2015


The Startupbootcamp FinTech team will select the most promising teams from all applications, and those teams will be invited to pitch, get feedback and learn more about the Startupbootcamp FinTech program. Each team pitches for 5min followed with in-depth and interactive feedback sessions from our experts.


Event #3 – Singapore’s First Major Cryptocurrency Conference & Expo

This is one conference and expo that is touted as the BIGGEST Bitcoin event worldwide.

Date: 29-30 January 2015


During the two-day event, attendees will hear top thought leaders analyze the first digital, decentralized, peer-to-peer based global currency. Session topics will cover the implications of bitcoin, investing and startup strategies, current mining challenges, international compliance, mass adoption, and what lies ahead.


What makes Bitcoin so special?

Currencies are what we are interested in so Bitcoin deserves a special place. In my opinion, SMU’s event description says it all.

Quantitative ​Easing ​took ​centre ​stage, ​soon ​after ​the ​2008 ​Global ​Financial ​Crisis ​set ​in. ​Although ​sporadic ​news ​of ​impending ​monetary ​tightening ​appears ​as ​headlines, ​the ​world ​is ​still ​very ​much ​flushed ​with ​printed ​money, ​which ​is ​seriously ​testing ​the ​merits ​and ​reliability ​of ​the ​fiat ​currency ​system. ​While ​the ​global ​economy ​is ​undergoing ​economic ​throes, ​two ​innovative ​disruptions ​are ​taking ​place ​that ​are ​revolutionizing ​the ​way ​business ​is ​and ​will ​be ​done. ​Bitcoin ​may ​prove ​to ​be ​a ​cleverly ​crafted ​solution ​in ​response ​to ​over-priced ​fiat ​currencies, ​and ​a ​convenient ​means ​for ​financial ​inclusion.

If you missed that, let me take out the key.

The ​world ​is flushed ​with ​printed ​money. ​Bitcoin ​may ​prove ​to ​be ​a ​cleverly ​crafted ​solution ​in ​response ​to ​over-priced ​fiat ​currencies.

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Soh Tiong Hum is Director of TerraSeeds Market Technician Pte Ltd. TerraSeeds is a trading educator in Singapore since 2005.   Soh's Twitter account @sohtionghum was ranked #23 out of The Top 70 Twitter Accounts To Follow In 2015 by MahiFX.   Disclaimer notice: "I do not have a financial advisor's license. I am not qualified by any regulator to give financial advice. I do not know you the reader. Your investment means and motive may be different from me. My posts here are based on observations and meant for education. I am not responsible for for any consequence from your actions."
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