About

HKBCS

What We Do

Hong Kong Blockchain Society promotes education, training, research and development of the blockchain ecosystem by supporting and encouraging projects that are compliant with legal and regulatory frameworks. HKBCS does not promote individual projects.

Education and Training

At HKBCS, we believe that public awareness and knowledge of blockchain technology are essential to its wider application and healthy development in Hong Kong. Therefore, through our academic initiative Dappcamp, we work with local and foreign technological experts, academia, industry representatives, and the government to organise public seminars, workshops, conferences, and competitions to educate students and the public on blockchain technology.

Previous workshops and seminars held by HKBCS covered a wide range of topics relevant to blockchain technology such as its basic principles, related legal issues, business strategies, etc. Students may participate in the workshops and seminars for free. HKBCS representatives also participated in conferences organised by industry users, such as the insurance sector, and took part in discussions related to the potential application of blockchain technology in the sector.

Research and Development

Another crucial part of our work links to the advancement of the development of blockchain technology. HKBCS works with local universities to operate blockchain development laboratories, where blockchain test networks and blockchain development environments are set up for the convenience of students and researchers. We also bring together local and overseas experts to carry out research projects on a range of potential blockchain solutions and applications.

To promote the legitimate and compliant use of blockchain technology, we work closely with connected local and foreign legal practitioners who keep track of and advise academic and government representatives on the latest regulatory development in Hong Kong and other major jurisdictions with vibrant activities regarding blockchain technology development.

Advisory Work

While the majority of our activities revolves around the two categories as described above, a relatively small portion of our work is advisory: to bridge parties which seek to apply blockchain technology with relevant experts who may provide advice to them, and to provide relevant insights to academic, industry, and government professional. Our network of technological experts such as software engineers, university professors, researchers, business development consultants, and legal professionals can provide advice to prospective projects that involve the application of blockchain technology from different professional perspectives depending on the needs of such parties.

In the past, we have, through our council members as well as external bodies with which HKBCS has connections, provided advice in relation to potential initial coin offering (“ICO”) projects in aspects such as technology, business strategy, and legality. We promote the blockchain and ICO ecosystem, but we prohibit the promotion of any individual ICO projects. In light of the prevalence of ICO scams and non-compliant ICO projects, we hope to encourage the development of legitimate and compliant projects.

Engagement Donation

HKBCS welcomes different forms of engagement and collaborations, such as but not limited to speaking events, panels, conferences, private presentations, consultations, and other advisory activities. For organisations that wish to engage us in any public event and display our name, logo, and/or any information about HKBCS in any relevant promotional material, an Engagement Donation of US$5000 or HKD$40,000 shall be made in advance to HKBCS.

HKBCS may reduce or waive the requirement for such Engagement Donation at its sole discretion on a case-by-case basis. HKBCS reserves all legal right to bring suits, claims, and actions for any and all causes of action arising from unauthorised or improper use of our name, logo, and/or any information about HKBCS.

Phishing and Impersonation

Hong Kong Blockchain Society did not publish the recent May 2nd article entitled "Emil Chan & Paul Fung are frauds and not with the Hong Kong Blockchain Society”. We do not yet have an official blog. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. HKBCS reserves all legal right to bring suits, claims, and actions for any and all causes of action arising from this incident.

We appreciate any news of phishing, impersonation, and other suspicious activities at scam@hkbcs.org — thank you for your support.

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