Hong Kong, 16th June 2018 – World Economic Forum founder Professor Klaus Schwab has described blockchain technology as being at the heart of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” following the industrial revolutions of the past that were driven by water and steam power, electric power, and electronics & information technology. In light of the application and potential business opportunities of blockchain in Hong Kong, today Mr. Patrick Dai, founder and CEO of Qtum, lead his team to visit Hong Kong for the first time in order to promote public awareness of blockchain technology. Qtum is currently ranked 20th among cryptocurrencies globally, with a market value of 1.2 billion USD.
“The blockchain industry is booming and is set to become more mature and stable in the coming years. We’ve seen that many companies are devoting significant resources to cultivate talent in this space and leverage blockchain within their businesses, which is an extremely positive sign for the future of this industry,” said Mr. David Tang, founder and CEO of Standard Kepler. “Whether you’re a job seeker or an entrepreneur, you should be learning more about this new technology, because blockchain is set to be a critical technology that will transform the global economy.”
Qtum partnered with Standard Kepler, Asia’s leading blockchain financial services provider, in addition to DINO Platform and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, to host this free large-scale blockchain course for people working in the blockchain industry, as well as all college students and entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the opportunities that blockchain presents.
Qtum has long been committed to nurturing new talent for the blockchain industry. In the past few months, it has run blockchain courses and held developer meetups at a number of different world-renowned universities, including Stanford University, Yale University, Columbia University, Singapore University of Social Sciences, and Xidian University. This course hosted together with Standard Kepler covered three main subjects: commercial applications of blockchain, the future development of the blockchain market in Hong Kong, and how to leverage blockchain technology to start a business.
“Over the past year, I’ve traveled with the Qtum team around the world, visiting different regions to exchange insights and ideas, promote awareness and application of blockchain, and develop its limitless potential business opportunities,” said Mr. Patrick Dai. “Given Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s financial hub and the abundance of fintech talent here, it was naturally a key city for us to visit. We’re delighted to have the support of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST and to be able to work with them to share insights on blockchain from many perspectives, including Qtum’s core technology and its commercial applications.”