Kyoto Investment Promotion seminar in Tokyo

source: Inside Kyoto   This is the 6th Kyoto Investment Promotion seminar organised by JETRO in Tokyo for the year.  The Mayor of Kyoto Mr. Daisaku Kadokawa, amongst many speakers came to promote Kyoto.  They started with mr. Kadokawa and he started with the history, Gion, discussion on natural disaster and SDGs.  More specifically they spoke of the Gion Festival. source: japantimes.co.jp   Kyoto prides itself as ranking number one as the most attractive city in Japan, according to the Institute of Urban Strategies, The Mori Memorial Foundation.  This survey which considered 72 cities in japan on ‘Urban Attractiveness in … Continue reading Kyoto Investment Promotion seminar in Tokyo

Education and Blockchain

source: cbninsights   This is an interesting panel of speakers on education and blockchain and they include: Aaron McDonald, Centrality Dan Khomenko Heslin Kim Andrew Romans 7BC.VC Jared Polites, Patron Takeshi Ito Some speakers talked about education, outreach and about users and what it really means for them beyond the hype.  One of the greatest challenge being described is apathy and how consumers do not understand and how it improves their life and the future. source: g2crowd.com   Heslim talked about security tokens and how it could easily be a paradigm shift and how he talks about companies that enter … Continue reading Education and Blockchain

Roger Ver, CEO bitcoin.com speaks at Japan Blockchain 2019

source: Roger Ver   Roger Ver, called in.  It did not diminish his message or presence.  He spoke with intensity, and started talking about how he get into blockchain.  But more important he talked about societal issues.  He spoke about Bitcoin Cash’s impact on economic freedom.  There are a number of points he makes clearly: it makes it easier to start a business it enforces property rights it promotes free trade it enables freedom of contract it enables people to opt out of systems When one hears Ver speak, he sounds more like a visionary seeing how a mode of … Continue reading Roger Ver, CEO bitcoin.com speaks at Japan Blockchain 2019

Real World Uses of Blockchain Technology

IBM Japan/ Business Unit Executive, Blockchain Solutions Michiyasu Takada talks of real world uses of Blockchain technology. Takada starts with the supermarket and how we can use Blockchain to monitor the freshness of beef, to monitoring costs, using smart contracts thereby benefiting consumers and suppliers. He emphasises automated contracts and speaks of small to mid-size businesses, trading, financial markets and solo usage of Blockchain is limited; however if it used on scale there is greater potential. In the logistic world, he uses examples of how it can be applied. He talks of smart phone usage and speaks of fabrication factories … Continue reading Real World Uses of Blockchain Technology

Japan Block chain Conference 2019 Yokohama

Little did I know that coming to this event the queue would have started way before starting time at 9am. Thankfully it was a short wait and I was in. Brock Pierce speaks of Conscious Capitalism and talks of refining success in the digital age. I was in for an interesting session and it starts with the law. As a seasoned investor and entrepreneur, Matthew Rogers spoke passionately about how so many blockchain startups and exchanges fail. How coins get lost and then litigation cases start. He spoke of his own experiences in the American legal system, bankruptcy and what … Continue reading Japan Block chain Conference 2019 Yokohama

What makes SpaceBD successful?

source: space-bd.com   CEO and Co-Founder, Masatoshi Nagasaki leads SpaceBD and his team and they aim to accelerate the industrialisation of space through three offerings: One stop satellite launch service Import/Export of space hardware and components and ISS Internal/External Experimental platform service and here’s why SpaceBD is successful source: space-bd.com   1. Umbrella approach SpaceBD runs a ‘Space for Space’ as a one-stop portal site that provides solutions and information on space projects including satellite launch and space utilisation.  These include: Total Solutions for Satellite Development Hardware and Component Enviromental Testing Launch Services Space Applications Other services source: space-bd.com 2. … Continue reading What makes SpaceBD successful?

What makes Spacetide Successful?

source: spacetide Spacetide is an industry-wide platform for accelerating NewSpace.  Here Spacetide refers specifically to the space industry and sectors including small satellites, data, satellite internet systems, space travel, space mining and their vision is to harmonise technologies and business models. Led by a team including: President & CEO Mayasasu Ishida Director, Hidetaka Aoki Director & COO, Masashi Sato Director, Atsushi Mizushima and a team of probono members. What makes Spacetide successful?  Here’s a few points: 1.  Engagement As one of the few, if not first platforms where people in Japan can actively engage in NewSpace discussions.  Their format includes: … Continue reading What makes Spacetide Successful?