Football legend Michael Owen promotes digital ‘celebrity tokens’ in Dubai

May 4, 2018 8:00 am

Alex Tapscott at Future Blockchain Summit

Michael Owen, former English footballer for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United, took to the Block Stage on the second day of the inaugural Future Blockchain Summit (FBS).

Having teamed up with Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) to release his “OWN” Token, the sports legend spoke to a full-house on ‘Enhancing the Understanding of Token Economy.’

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Internationally recognized blockchain visionaries take the stage 

The (FBS) conference included top blockchain experts from around the world.

Alex Tapscott, the author of the best-selling Blockchain Revolution, delivered a keynote address on the second day, highlighting the business application of blockchain technology.

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UAE innovators join global counterparts at sold-out experiential exhibition and conference

Several government entities chose (FBS) to showcase the progress they’ve made in adopting this disruptive technology.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Dubai Economy, Dubai Land Department, and Dubai Health Authority demonstrated how blockchain will change healthcare records, business, real estate transactions and more.

Over 100 participants aimed to demystify blockchain and unlock multi-billion dollar opportunities for the adopters of this breakthrough technology, which is expected to grow to global blockchain industry, which is expected to reach US$20 billion by 2024.

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The exhibition featured UAE based blockchain businesses including Arabian Chain, Evoteq, and Block Gemini

Evoteq is a premier technology management company that develops solutions that are one-of-a-kind, aiding the UAE’s transition into the region’s leading digital economy.

Based in Dubai, Block Gemini is one of the leading blockchain solutions and consultancy provider in the Middle East and North Africa region, specializing in Custom Blockchain Development, ICO Deployment Services and Smart Contract Audits.

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Cash prizes at the Second Edition of the Smart Dubai Blockchain Challenge

Director General of Smart Dubai said in her keynote speech:

“This edition has been a phenomenal success as we’ve received 200 applications covering 53 different industries from health to energy and more.”

Between 85 cities across the world, the winners of the Smart Dubai Blockchain Challenge were:

AID: Tech, an innovative blockchain startup from Ireland took the top spot, winning US$20,000 in prize money.

Smart Crowd /UAE came in second, winning US$15,000.

Codex from /USA placed third, taking home US$10,000.

The 2019 edition of the Future Blockchain Summit will run from April 3-4 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

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