Lunch Seminar: Blockchain and Virtual Currencies

Will Hong Kong Exploit The Huge Potential Offered By The New Distributed Ledger Technology?

Note: This is a lunch seminar organized and hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.

New technologies are pushing the boundaries of transformational change in the economy at a global level.

Virtual currencies (Bitcoin and Ethereum among the others) and their underlying distributed ledger technology (blockchain) are increasingly used as means of payment for the exchange of goods and services all over the world.

The event will focus on the analysis of tax and legal implications for HK companies operating in the digital currencies and blockchain industries. The speakers will navigate the audience through the currently available regulatory framework while presenting a number of case studies of HK fintech startups.

About the Speakers

Filippo Buzzi – Head of Italian Desk, Fidinam Hong Kong Limited (Fidinam HK) During his career, Filippo has worked in Switzerland, United Kingdom, Mainland China and finally Hong Kong. After graduating at University of Trieste in Italy, he studied in both London (University of London) and Amsterdam (IBFD) where he has built is competence in international taxation. Filippo is bilingual in Italian and English.

Leonhard Weese - President Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong Leonhard is an expert on Bitcoin, Information Security and Online Privacy. He currently serves as president of the Bitcoin Association in Hong Kong and as a mentor at the Fintech Supercharger. He holds a degree in statistics from the University of Hong Kong and economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.