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Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024 Officially Kicked off on April 6th

Updated: Apr 11

Hong Kong, April 6, 2024 -Hong Kong Web3 Festival 2024, hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and HashKey Group and organized by W3ME, was officially held on April 6th at Hall3FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.


With the event taking place in the innovation-rich city of Hong Kong, the Web3 Festival 2024 converges East and West ideologies. It sets four regular conference areas and an open stage, providing an avenue for eclectic discussions around Web3, idol performance, Web3 professional esports tournament, and more.


The event started with an opening address delivered by Lu Weiding, Deputy to the People’s National Congress, Vice Chairman to All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Chairman and CEO of Wanxiang Group, who clarified his strong belief and commitment to Web3’s future in Hong Kong. He said, “Over the past two years, Hong Kong has evolved into one of the most important global hubs of virtual assets. With the blockchain industry experiencing its 1995 moment, Hong Kong economy will see the fastest-growing years.”



Under the backdrop of a decreasing traditional economy and the approval of Bitcoin ETF in the United States”, Web3 is witnessing a sparkling burst of innovations and vitality. Michael Wong Wai-lun, GBS, JP, Acting Financial Secretary, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, said in the opening ceremony that Hong Kong mainly supports two important sectors in Web3, which are virtual assets trading platform and Web3 developers. The Hong Kong government is planning to bring OTC trading of virtual assets under the rule of law, and will allow allow intermediaries to offer trading of eligible virtual assets, futures and ETFs.



Other esteemed speakers at the Main Stage on April 6th included:


Duncan Chiu, Legislative Council Member (Technology & Innovation Constituency), Hong Kong

Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport

Deng Chao, Head, HashKey Singapore, CEO, HashKey Capital

Cathie Wood, Founder, CEO and CIO, ARK Invest

Dominic Williams, Founder and Chief Scientist, DFINITY Foundation

Joseph H. L. CHAN, Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau

Genki Oda, Chairman, Japan Virtual and Crypto assets Exchange Association

David Lee, Chairman, Global FinTech Institute

Yang Jinyan, Secretary General, Hong Kong Virtual Assets Industry Association

John Hyman, Chief Investment Officer, Telegram APP

Steve Yun, President, TON Foundation


Insightful talks and discussions will continue at the four stages and one open stage, including “Journey to Building Hong Kong into a Digital Economic Hub”, “GameFi New Paradigm”, “Web3+AI”, “Digital Asset Custody and Blockchain Security”, “Infra: Layer1 + Layer2”, “DePIN Soar: From Bootstrap to Real-World Fusion”, “The Future of Web3”, “Web3 Payment Re-imagined”, “Web3 Infrastructure”, “Web3 Mass Adoption”, “BTC Technology Development and Ecosystem Construction”, “Tokenization”, “Restaking & DeFi”, and exciting side events hosted by our partners.


Get ready to join this incredible journey with us to explore the magic of Web3.


About HashKey Group

Established in 2018, HashKey Group is Asia's leading end-to-end digital asset financial services group that upholds the principle of "compliance first". Headquartered in Hong Kong and with operations in Singapore and Tokyo. The Group has a wide range of businesses that provide retail investors, large institutions, family offices, funds, and professional and accredited investors with innovative investment opportunities and end-to-end solutions in the fields of digital assets and the Web3 ecosystem.

Our core businesses include HashKey Exchange, a licensed virtual asset exchange regulated by the Hong Kong SFC; HashKey Capital, a global asset manager investing exclusively in blockchain technology and digital assets; HashKey Cloud, a leading provider of global Web3 infrastructure; HashKey Tokenisation, a tokenisation services provider; and HashKey NFT, a Web3 incubation and community operation service provider, among others. To learn more about HashKey Group.


About Web3 Festival

Hong Kong Web3 Festival is a premier Web3 event hosted by Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and HashKey Group, and organized by W3ME. Hong Kong Web3 Festival provides an open stage to foster collaboration, explore the Web3 landscape and establish a shared vision of the digital future. Visit our website:








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