UNBLOCK Community
Find out how to build and monetize the community around your blockchain project

On 9-10th September has gathered international blockchain experts and founders of the biggest global communities at Cyberport - the key Hong Kong digital and fintech innovation hub - in order to renovate the crypto community for an unblocked future.

Here are some facts and numbers:

30 speakers have shared valuable insights into community management strategy and frameworks.
We have brought together leading voices in the traditional community management (Richard Millington, Anuj Adhiya and Paras Pundir) and the biggest crypto communities (Bancor, Cindicator, country-level blokchain Associations). Together they have discussed how communities can deliver impact and how blockchain companies should manage their communities.

More then 250 guests from over then 20 countries have attended the conference throughout 2 days of conference.
Attendees acquired understanding of community importance and learnt practical tools for building, growing and leveraging on the communities around the project;

Total of 52 meetings happened between 12 projects and 15 investors during the P2P sessions. has facilitated private meetings between selected investors and verified startups. The investors list included representatives of Skypathcapital, Click Ventures, Hamon Investment Group, Nexchange, J.Rotbart&Сo, Diamond Сapital and others;

On average each participant made 12 new relevant business contacts. uses "manual" approach to networking, maximising the efficiency and making sure that the right connections are made.

Parallel to the main lineup, Iskander.Events and Cindicator hosted a closed RSVP only meetup at Genesis Block.
Event was dedicated to the latest trading and investment trends on blockchain markets. Speakers list included Kenetic Head of Markets - James Quinn, Diana Pires from OKEx, Igor Gusarov from Cindicator and other experts in the field. The meetup was held at it's full capacity with 40 whitelisted participants from highly relevant organizations: cryptocurrency exchanges, OTCs,funds and private investment funds.

→ Unblock Conference was featured in 40+ international industry medias.

Unblock Community became a second event in a series of worldwide educational blockchain conferences hosted by Iskander.Events. Each summit is dedicated to a particular industry aspect . The first event - Tokenomics - was held in Tallin in August. Hong Kong became our second stop and no our team already works on the next endeavours, stay tunes and check the schedule here.

Looking forward to see you on our next events!
September 9-10

Cyberport | Hong Kong

100 Cyberport Road


Unblock Community 2018 | Hong Kong
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130+ successful client communities, all in all more than 500k members.
Richard Millington is the founder of FeverBee and author of Buzzing Communities. Over the past 13 years, Richard has helped develop over 150+ successful communities, including those for Google, The World Bank, Oracle, Amazon, Autodesk, Lego, The United Nations, Novartis, and many more. FeverBee uses proven social science to develop successful online and offline communities of customers, fans, and members. Richard's unique focus is on cracking the "social code" behind successful social groups.
Singapore FinTech Association
Community more than 50k people.

Chia Hock Lai has close to 2 decades of experience in the financial and technology industry and has worked in organisations like Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and NTUC Income.

Besides being the founding president of the Singapore FinTech Association, he is also a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science, member of the Banking & Finance and Fund Industry panel of Nanyang Polytechnic and advisor to start-ups
CEO Polymath
Community more than 100k people.
Trevor Koverko is a prominent blockchain founder, investor and speaker.
After launching his career at the convergence of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, Trevor became a very early leader in the blockchain community - financing foundational projects like Ethereum, EOS and Shapeshift. In 2017, after predicting the mega-trend of financial securities migrating to the blockchain, Trevor cofounded Polymath - the worlds largest security token platform. Prior to Polymath, Trevor's Oculus Rift-based project became one of the world's first VR exits.
Trevor graduated from Canada's leading business school, Ivey, and was an NHL draft pick of the New York Rangers.
1000+ local businesses with 100k+ users, also Bancor Network commuinty of 100k+
Will Ruddick is the Director of Community Currencies at Bancor and a development economist focusing on currency innovation. He is dedicated to connecting communities to their own abundance, and is an advocate for, and designer of currencies for poverty eradication and sustainable development. Mr. Ruddick has pioneered Community Currency programs in Kenya since 2010 and is the founder of Grassroots Economics and the award winning Bangla-Pesa program. He consults on Community Currencies worldwide and is working on scaling these solutions using the Bancor Protocol.
CEO at 1worldblockchain
Edward has been in the IT Solutions business since 1984 with global experience with major corporate giants such as AT&T, CA Intl, Sun Microsystems, Wipro, and other FinTech companies.
Edward is a native New Yorker, now partner of the WO TOKEN Solutions Project. WO TOKEN is the next generation E-wallet, a Blockchain DApp that makes available to the world community; Wealth Management, Personal Asset Management, e-commerce and multi-currency micropayment.


Anuj is the Director of Engagement and Analytics at GrowthHackers. He runs the community and is the data analyst on the growth team. Anuj's role has him running experiments all the time to understand what drives sustainable engagement & growth for the business.

Anuj's last degree was in Chemistry and its principles have been surprisingly relevant to his role.He also serves as Marketing Specialist at Harvard Innovation Labs where he helps startups in the program through their growth and marketing challenges, including building early interest communities.
Community more than 100k people.

He is the Founder and CEO of NexChange, a venture innovation platform, CEO of Arrakis Ventures and Co-Founder and Director of the Blockchain Centre of Hong Kong. Mr Lee was formerly the CIO of the largest Shanghai-based asset management firm. He spent numerous years at JP Morgan in a variety of roles, from principal investments to heading equity within the asset management division. As an early pioneer in managing technology portfolios he has worked with SAC Capital, Osprey, Rothschilds, and Montgomery.

Community more than 50k people.

Roxana Nasoi is a leader in business strategy with almost a decade of experience in modern technology and health-tech, over 7 years in private research (psychology and marketing), and 6 years as Upwork's (former Elance-oDesk) Ambassador in Bucharest, Romania, Roxana where she organized quarterly events to facilitate the growth and maintenance of the freelancer community. Currently, she is helping blockchain and AI startups and giving back to the community. She joined Aimedis as their CCO in November 2017, and she manages her own marketing company. She's best known for connecting people worldwide, having a professional network in over 60 countries.
President, Tokyo Chapter at Government Blockchain Association
Community more than 50k people.
Government Blockchain Association President of Tokyo Chapter. PUBLIQ Japan Ambassador. Co-founder of Collabogate. As university student, worked at local political office as secretary, and sales member at Japanese ecommerce company after graduates. In 2014, founded Mangaconnect, and organizing some blockchain projects.
Head of Communications at EXMO
Community more than 100k people.
Head of Communications at EXMO, Maria has more than 6 years experience in PR, Social Media Management, Digital and ICO marketing. Before crypto she worked for top Russian companies such as Inter RAO, Moscow Domodedovo Airport, SNMG Agency, RBC daily. EXMO is one of the biggest exchanges on Eastern Europe market and has a strong focus on community management.
Mikhail Mironov works as the Head of Investment Relations at ICORating. Prior to joining ICORating, Mikhail worked at ABN AMRO Bank as Coverage Banker for Financial Institutions in EMEA region managing multi million dollar portfolio of various financial assets with notable deals including Toshiba, IBM, IFC, EBRD etc. At ABN AMRO he was in charge of educational blockchain initiative for financial institutions in East Europe and Asia. He also led community development at Airbnb in the Netherlands and Russia.
Mikhail was a community growth mastermind at Airbnb in the Netherlands, Benelux and later in Russia in the early days of the company. He pioneered much of what it is taken for granted as common knowledge in community management. Mikhail advises startups about community success, combining both offline and online community building tools.
Head of Partnerships at Byteball
Luke is an entrepreneur, growth consultant, startup mentor and master of common sense. Luke is an active menтtor in the Barcelona startup community and has a wide network of contacts in startup ecosystems around the world. He is now up for a challenge of bringing Byteball, conditional smart payments platform built on scalable DAG-based technology, to a wider audience and enlarging its active community.
Apart from its superior tech Byteball is known for doing airdrops to Bitcoin holders in the early stage of the project. The intention behind this approach was to distribute the majority of the supply of its native currency Bytes for free to the widest possible audience. Now Byteball team tests other means of distribution to cross the chasm from early adopters to the real world adoption.
Co-Founder, CEO CoinFi

Tim has nearly 15 years of experience working in hedge funds. He started his career in Goldman Sachs Asia, before working as a senior trader in two Asia hedge funds, each with $1+ billion assets under management. Before making the move into crypto, Tim was also cofounder of an Asia Long Short Hedge fund that specialized in event trading.
Head of Community, Cindicator
Community more than 100k people.
Yana Marakhonova is a young blockchain and crypto enthusiast. She came to Cindicator with a great passion and energy and rapidly became the leader of the growing colorful community. Yana successfully built the network of ambassadors of Cindicator's ideas, grew Cindicator's commuinty x5 times and managing the sophisticated community of forecasters, analysts and token holders.
Yana has a B.A. degree in Economy of the Middle East, and fluently in English, French, Arabic and Hebrew. Her scientific and professional interests combined phycology and blockchain, wild nature and communications, literature and fintech.
General Manager at FinTech Association of Hong Kong
One of the founding member and board of directors of Fintech Association of Hong Kong, and currently is the General Manager of the FTAHK. Have a keen interest in technologies impacting/disrupting banking such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, p2p lending, payment systems and robo advisers. Member of UN Economic and Social Committee for Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Young Entrepreneurs Taskforce (YET).
Blockchain Association of Hong Kong
Experienced Finance Director with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Research, Management, Valuation, Corporate Finance, and Business Strategy. Strong business development professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Engineering Physics/Applied Physics from Cornell University Graduate School.
CEO Arbidex, ACCA DipIFR
Kamilya is an entrepreneur and private investor in blockchain projects. Co-founder of crypto-assets fund, the head of Blockchain Energy project. Before falling in love with cryptocurrency she used to work as Head of Liquidity Management Department for a large energy holding. Recently Kamilya organized the largest blockchain hackathon experting by Vitalik Buterin.
Founder of IIF and Tokenization limited
Juergen Hoebarth started to get early involved with cryptocurrencies dating back to 2014 and was a private Investor in Ethereum and NEO (Antshares) ICO. Today he is an avid crypto investor and speaker who thinks ahead in terms of what will come next and how it affects our society and businesses. Having a profound and solid experience in the digital Startup ecosystem allows him to have an edge in understanding and being able to evaluate what comes next. Juergen is as well involved in multiple blockchain projects and companies helping them to steer in the right direction.
Managing Director of Cryptology
Managing Director at Jack graduated as an Accountant (CPA) with a BCom from University of Western Australia, and subsequently received an Executive MBA (Distinction) from University of Hull, UK. Jack is experienced in running digital exchanges and ICOs. Jack has 19 years of regional work experience in business development and operations (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam).
Jack also does voluntary work to promote the blockchain industry as Deputy Minister for Blockchain Development at United Nations International Collaborations and Coordination Agency (Asian Branch).
Founder of Community Folks
Paras runs a community of Community Builders in India whose mission is to create an awareness around Community Management in the Indian ecosystem & help Community Builders build better brands via communities. Along with that, he is directly involved & enabling few other communities such as a Community of Software Testers in India called The Test Tribe, a community of Student Tech Leaders in India, a community of Blockchain Developers, a 15k+ community of Crypto Traders, a community of travellers & also a community of Football Lovers. He also consults organizations into community & content strategies and helps them launch their brand communities.
VeChain Ambassador
Stemo Services Ltd - Founder & Director
Stemo Services Ltd, founded in 2011, is the largest service provider for cryptomining equipment in Hong Kong providing warehouse, logistics solutions, quality control and sales support to 2800+ clients globally located in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland, Canada, Iceland, USA & Panama.
Founder and Managing Partner Click Ventures
As one of the top 5 Women to watch in Asia Tech, Carman Chan is a veteran in the technology industry with decades of experience as an entrepreneur with multiple exits, a tech columnist and a globally recognized venture capitalist.
After several successful exits Carman started Click Ventures, which has grown into a leading investment manager, and two of its funds are featured as Top 5 Seed Fund (Vintage 2003-2015) in the world and Top 4 Funds to Watch by Preqin respectively. Click's current portfolio includes 40+ investments including, Docusign,,,

MD/ Partner of MaGESpire
Anil is an Investment Banking and Capital Markets Risk Professional, and active member of the Fintech Association of HongKong (FTAHK) in the Blockchain & AI/Big Data , RegTech committees . Anil was former head of Business Risk & Control, Asia Prime Brokerage and Equity Financing, at JPMorgan with previous senior positions at Deutsche Bank AG, Morgan Stanley and the NSE (National Stock Exchange of India).

Anil is MD/ Partner of MaGESpire which is a Blockchain Venture Development & Education firm with a mission to provoke Decentralized Thought Leadership and promote sensible adoption of Blockchain in businesses through Investments, Advisory Services and Community Engagement.
Community Leader Huobi Hong Kong
Gerald is an engineering grad, educated in the US, but rooted in Hong Kong and China. He advises on marketing and fundraising in Asia for selected Blockchain startups. He is one of the community leaders aiming to build the English and Chinese market in Hong Kong and Southern China and covering communication with local community on behalf of Huobi Global.
Trader at Cindicator
Igor Gusarov is a final year student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Graduate School of Management in Saint-Petersburg , specializing in finance and international management.

Igor's academic mentor has opened up a new thrilling world of modern finance to the young student, and has motivated him to explore the possibilities of crypto and blockchain technologies. After 2 successful years as a independent trader, Igor joined Cindicator, working at the forefront of AI and machine learning.
Head Trader at Genesis Block Hong Kong
Head Trader at Genesis Block HK. The company strives to build community and easy access to liquidity through events, crypto ATMs and OTC trading. Charles first came across Satoshi's Whitepaper in Nov '17 which sparked his passion for cryptocurrencies. With a background in equities and tech manufacturing, he particularly enjoys diving into fundamentals and sharing knowledge with clients.
VP Indian Private Equity and IVCA
Neha Mehta is currently working as the Global Head of Strategy and Partnerships for a Fintech company in Singapore. Neha represents Singapore and is working towards Financial Inclusion; she will be attending UN General Assembly in September. Neha is a Lawyer and has worked in different areas of finance such as hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and been recently focussing on Fintech. Over the last five years, Neha's work has centered on lobbying with financial regulators across ASEAN region.
As the Vice-President of Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA), she actively lobbied with the Indian regulators such as Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Ministry of Finance (MOF), and Reserve Bank of India (RBI). As the Country Head for Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), Singapore she worked closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on the Registered Fund Management Companies (RFMC) regime. She set up the India operations for Eurex Frankfurt AG, Deutsche Boerse Group, India.
Alexandra Matveeva
Monoreto COO
Lomonosov MSU, Bauman MSTU Alumna, University of Canterbury Graduate. BA in Linguistics, MA in Industrial Design. Alexandra has three years of experience in Project Management and Business development (Exibitions & Events). Two years in ICO&Crypto. Crypto addicted lady, she is responsible for all operational activities in Monoreto
Hank Shin
Marketing & PR Manager of the REMIIT Project.
Hank has been involved with purposeful global projects in Non-Profit Organizations leading over 700 people as the Head of Finance and Sales Operations with over 2 years experience in delivering Youth Leadership Development speeches for college/university students including mentoring, coaching and training. He worked as the CBDO at Linker Coin supporting the successful completion of the ICO reaching the hardcap and has extensive knowledge of the South Korean Cryptocurrency market.
Marketing Manager at HYCON
Josh is an experienced lecturer, having worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Suwon as an E-Learning specialist for the IT-division at the International College. I developed the first blockchain course for the Online Education Department, which covered the fundamentals of blockchain and Bitcoin including its history, exchanges, trading, fundamental and technical analysis, and security.

As the admin of Coin Hustle, a cryptocurrency Facebook group, I share articles about Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain developments, cryptocurrency price analysis, and op-eds in the blockchain industry.
Founder MAS Capital Inc
Aaron Tsai is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Capitalist of MAS Capital Inc., MAS Capital Fintech Inc., and MAS Capital Universal Exchange Inc. He is also the Chief Capitalist of Metaverse Foundation and UDAX. Since 1995 Mr. Tsai has advised over 30 companies worldwide, in going public in the U.S. stock markets via IPO and reverse merger transactions. Mr. Tsai is known on the Wall Street as "King of Shells", as he created 101 public shell companies in the 1990's. An October 29, 1999 Wall Street Journal article said that Mr. Tsai "… is at the leading edge of a resurgence in "blank check," or shell, companies …" Mr. Tsai was the Chairman and CEO of MAS Capital Securities, Inc. from 1999 to 2002.
Sunday | September 09
08:30 – 09:30
08:30 – 09:30
09:30 – 09:40
09:30 – 09:40
Welcome Speech
09:40 – 09:50
09:40 – 09:50
Intro to the conference
Anton Zanimonets | CEO, Join.Chat
09:50 – 10:20
09:50 – 10:20
The Power of Communities
Paras Pundir | Community Folks
10:20 – 11:10
10:20 – 11:10
Communities around blockchain. Associations, hubs, labs
Kyle Wong | HK Blockchain Association
Kohei Kurihara | Tokyo Blockchain Association
Chia Hock Lai | Singapore Fintech Association
Musheer Ahmed | FinTech Association of Hong Kong
Paras Pundir | Community Folks
11:10 – 11:40
11:10 – 11:40
Alive Communities
Anuj Adhiya | Director of Engagement & Analytics at GrowthHackers

11:40 – 12:10
11:40 – 12:10
Liquid Community Currencies
Will Ruddick | Director of Community Currencies at Bancor

12:10 – 13:10
12:10 – 13:10
13:10 – 13:40
13:10 – 13:40
Fintech: Next Generation ewallet
Edward Wu | Founder of WOTOKEN
13:40 – 14:10
13:40 – 14:10
Communities on security market
Trevor Koverko | CEO Polymath
14:10 – 14:40
14:10 – 14:40
Post-ICO Community Support
Mike Mironov | Head of Partnerships, ICORating

14:40 – 15:00
14:40 – 15:00
Networking Break
15:00 – 15:50
15:00 – 15:50
How crypto communities change the investments scenarios
Carman Chan | ClickVentures
Anil Kudakar | MageSpire
Neha Mehta | Vice-President of Indian Private Equity and VC Association (IVCA)
Juergen Hoebarth | Founder of IIF, Tokenized Limited
15:50 – 16:40
15:50 – 16:40
Traders pools and communities impact on the market
Igor Gousarov | Trader at Cindicator
Tim Tam | CEO at CoiniFi
Charles Yang | Head Trader at Genesis Block
Julian Beltran | CEO at AITREM
16.40 – 17.30
16.40 – 17.30
Communities around the exchanges
Kamilia Arslanova | CEO Arbidex
Maria Stankevich | CEO EXMO
Jack Chia | Founder of Cryptology
Gerald Chen | Huobi Community Lead Hong Kong
17.30 – 18.00
17.30 – 18.00
Instruments for Community Management
Anton Zanimonets | CEO, Join.Chat
18.00 – 18.10
18.00 – 18.10
Closing speech
Monday | September 10
09:30 – 10:30
09:30 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:40
10:30 – 10:40
Welcome speech
10:40 – 12:10
10:40 – 12:10
Pitches session
Pitch of CannAvenue
Pitch of
Pitch of Monoreto
Pitch of Coupon Chain
Pitch of Cybercube
12:10 – 12:40
12:10 – 12:40
The Impact of Institutionalisation of Crypto Asset Management on the Blockchain Community
Juwan Lee | CEO at NexChange
12:40 – 13:10
12:40 – 13:10
The dark community, the upgrade of classical business or the part of crypto trading manipulations?
Stephen Mostoviy | VeChain Ambassador
Stemo Services Ltd - Founder & Director
13:10 – 14:00
13:10 – 14:00
14:00 – 14.30
14:00 – 14.30
Psychology behind communities
Richard Millington | Founder at Feverbee
14:30 – 15:00
14:30 – 15:00
Community behind the product
Yana Marakhonova | Head of Community at Cindicator
15:00 – 15.30
15:00 – 15.30
Effective communication
Christian Masset | Founder at Peakcommunication
15:30 – 16:00
15:30 – 16:00
From early adopters to the real world adoption: new means of increasing an active supporters community
Luke Angell | Head of Partnerships at Byteball
16:00 – 16:30
16:00 – 16:30
Online communities and offline events, how to keep the balance?
Roxana Nasoi | Aimedis
16:30 – 16:50
16:30 – 16:50
Networking Break
Communities during ICO
Edward Wu | WOTOKEN
Josh Igoe | HYCON
Aaron Tsai | MAS Capital Fintech
Anton Zanimonets |; Join.Chat
Roxana Nasoi | Aimedis
17.40 – 18.00
17.40 – 18.00
Closing Speech
Anton Zanimonets | Iskander Global Founder, Join.Chat CEO
INVESTORS MEETUP | September 9-10
September 9-10 we are organizing a meetup for investors and blockchain startups. For this event, we invite investors (funds, private investors, angels, and venture investors looking into crypto) and 15 hand-picked blockchain projects that match investors' interests (Healthcare, IoT, AI, FinTech, GameDev).

We won't do any public pitches or presentations, only short 20-minute face-to-face intros about the projects with the investors. Each investor will meet with relevant high-quality projects who passed due diligence by DigRate. Each project will meet with investors interested in its domain and searching for investment opportunities.

To receive more details as an investor or a project, please click here.
We will help you to find your community
G-spot! (gathering spot, we mean. What did you think?!). is excited to announce the venue for "Unblock Community" conference.
It will take place at ...drum roll... Cyberport!

Why we think it's a perfect match for our conference, that is entirely dedicated to the reinforcement of the communities importance in the blockchain industry?
Cyberport is one the most renowned digital and fintech hub of Asia. Backed by HKSAR Government, it is home to more then 200 tech innovative startups across various industries: blockchain, AI, Big Data and many others.

It is undoubtedly the biggest fintech community in Hong Kong.
See you at Cyberport on 9th of September!
"First thing to know before building the community is how you do deliver value to the users. Community strategy should be aligned with product strategy and the company mission so we always start with determining the North Star of the project and then expand it to community."
Anuj Adhiya
"Blockchain technologies are going to transform many parts of the economy as we know it today, thanks to open architecture, decentralization, and the smart contract feature. However, there are a lot of scum in the industry. I expect the speakers to have enough courage to enlighten the question."
"Every cryptocurrency is a community
Crypto audiences have specific segmentations: devs, product owners, traders, nodes, miners, stakers, watchers, voters, validators, dispute resolvers, hubs, network routers and so on. How to work with them? Lets discuss it on Unblock Community Conference"
Anton Zanimonets
Maria Spiring
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