Speaker 2024


Liberal Democratic Party

Masaaki Taira

Member of the House of Representatives, Former Vice Minister of the Cabinet Office, Chairperson of web3PT, Digital Society Promotion Headquarters

He also chairs the LDP PT on AI Evolution and Implementation, chairs the LDP Fusion Energy PT, and serves as Secretary General of the LDP New Capitalism Implementation Headquarters. Former Deputy Minister of Cabinet Office (Sep. 2019-2020 in charge of disaster prevention, administrative reform, IT policy, science and technology innovation, space policy, etc.) Former Deputy Minister of Cabinet Office (Sep. 2014-2015 in charge of regional development, national strategic special zones, Cool Japan strategy, Okinawa-related policy, etc.) Former Parliamentary Secretary of Economy, Trade and Industry January 2022 Appointed as Chairperson of the NFT Policy Study PT of the LDP's Headquarters for the Promotion of Digital Society on January 26, 2022. On March 30, released "NFT White Paper: Japan's NFT Strategy for the Web 3.0 Era" as Chairperson of the NFT Policy Study PT, Digital Society Promotion Headquarters, Liberal Democratic Party. The paper is regarded as a groundbreaking and world-leading paper prepared without bureaucratic intervention. On September 13, he appeared on NewsPicks (social economic media) program "THE UPDATE" and said, "Digital is to expand the value of analog to the maximum. Its best organizational tool is DAO." and received the "King of Comment Award" for his comment. On December 8, he was honored as a three-star Diet member of the 208th Diet by the NPO "Mannen Opposition Party" (his fourth time receiving this award; the reason for the award is that he "realized a new approach to policy making, including the compilation of the LDP white paper on web3"). He led the LDP's discussion on tax reform, which made self-issued tokens held by the company exempt from year-end mark-to-market valuation from April 2023 and tokens held by third parties that are not for short-term trading purposes exempt from year-end mark-to-market valuation from April 2024.

Justin Sun

Founder of TRON, advisor of HTX, supporter of BitTorrent.

Justin Sun, born in July 1990, is the founder of TRON and a pioneer and practitioner in the blockchain and metaverse. He currently serves as a member of HTX's Global Advisory Board.Justin Sun holds a Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's degree from Peking University. In September 2017, Justin Sun founded TRON, a blockchain ecosystem focused on accelerating the decentralization of the Internet through blockchain technology and DApps. Today, TRON boasts more than 217 million users worldwide and has an industry-leading TVL (Total Value Locked) second only to Ethereum. With a keen interest in digitizing artwork, Justin Sun purchased a series of masterpieces by renowned artists such as Picasso, Giacometti, Andy Warhol, Beeple, Puck, and KAWS for approximately CNY 1 billion. The majority of these remarkable works were donated to the APENFT Foundation to facilitate the NFT and digitization of artworks. Justin Sun is also active in philanthropy: in 2019, he won the bid for the Warren Buffett Charity Lunch for $4.56 million, the funds of which were used by the Glide Foundation to benefit the homeless and helpless; June 2021, he secured a seat at Blue Origin's New Shepard with a bid of $28 million. The entire amount was donated to Blue Origin's foundation, Club for the Future, which supports 19 space-based charities, encouraging future generations to pursue STEM careers and invent the future of life in space. Forbes included Justin Sun on its list of 30 under 30 in Asia in 2017 and on its list of 30 under 30 in China in 2015. Additionally, he was appointed a member of the editorial board of Information China, a national-level journal under the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).Justin Sun is also the author of the thoughtful book "Brave New World" and recently published "Blockchain and the New Digital Age.
Phemex, Head of Pulse

Stella Chan


Stella oversees all business units of Phemex, one of the top 10 virtual currency exchanges in the world with over 6 million active users. as Phemex's Chief Operating Officer, Stella is responsible for setting and implementing long-term strategic initiatives and managing day-to-day operations. She is responsible for marketing, operations, business development, and the management of all Phemex business units. She oversees Phemex's departments including marketing, operations, business development, key partnerships, asset management, business intelligence, and customer service. As a key thought leader in the ever-changing landscape of virtual currency exchanges, Stella's mission is to provide a more reliable and engaging user experience for CEX traders, and Phemex has emerged as one of the exchanges that has recovered strongly from the bear market following the collapse of the FTX in 2022 Phemex has emerged as one of the exchanges that has recovered strongly from the bear market that followed the collapse of FTX in 2022. With a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the exchange business, Stella played a key role in Phemex's transformation from a purely centralized platform to a hybrid semi-centralized exchange with decentralized governance via the PhemexDAO and Phemex tokens. She advocated for Phemex to be one of the first and only exchanges to publish monthly certificate reservations and certificate dissolutions, and in 2023 she led the development of Phemex Web3, recognizing that the next evolution of CEX would require increased transparency through a decentralized element on-chain. This facilitated the integration of innovations such as soulbound tokens and social trading into its Web3 ecosystem. Prior to starting her blockchain career, Stella held management positions at global internet companies such as Alibaba and Xiaomi, where she helped develop technology trends such as big data and AI. diverse background with marketing and experience in regions such as MENA and Europe. From , Stella joined Phemex as Director of Emerging Markets and was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer and now Chief Operating Officer. Recognized as an industry leader, she has been profiled by major publications and named one of the "Crypto Queens" by the "International Business Times.

Samson Lee

Founder & CEO

Samson Lee (a.k.a. Sam) is a prominent entrepreneur and fintech executive with over 25 years of experience in the digital economy industry, driving the development of the Web3 industry and facilitating the commercialization of numerous Web3, blockchain and digital asset projects in international markets. Currently, Sam is the founder and CEO of Coinstreet, a professional advisory and consulting firm in the digital asset space founded in 2017 Coinstreet is the first STO (Security Token Offering) and CSpro, the first company in Hong Kong to be licensed to operate a STO (Security Token Offering) and subscription platform, and its group company, iSHANG, provides a total solution of Web3-as-a-Service technology platform, over 10 longitudinal applications and practical consulting services, helping mainstream brands and enterprises in their Web3 transformation. Mr. Lee holds an MBA and a Master of Science degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. He has been active in supporting the development of the fintech and web3 industry in Hong Kong, including receiving the "Asia Futurist Leadership Award" and being recognized by the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau (FSTB) of Hong Kong as a 2021 Fintech Proof of Concept Subsidiary Scheme, and the Security Tokens Realized Award London 2020. He is also a co-organizer of the TADS Awards, the world's first international awards for tokenized assets and digital securities, and the Digital Asset Series, a series of seminars aimed at promoting digital assets. He co-authored the "Digital Assets" chapter in "Welcome to the New Era of Finance - Fintech Practices and Prospects in Hong Kong" published by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is co-chair of the Asia Pacific Digital Economy Institute, co-founder and co-chair of the Hong Kong Web3 Association, co-founder of the Shenzhen Ethereum Community and an independent director of DSS (NYSE: DSS), and serves as an independent director of DSS.

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