Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) Opens New China Chapter

Major Blockchain and Fintech Conferences Held in Beijing and Shanghai

WASHINGTON, D.C. — March 17, 2017

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) announces three days of celebratory conferences in Beijing and Shanghai surrounding the opening of its China chapter. These events follow the GBBC’s formal launch in January, during the Annual World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos, Switzerland and the U.S. opening in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) brings together the world’s leading businesses and business leaders to highlight the latest innovations and advances in Blockchain technology. The GBBC educates business leaders on Blockchain technology, provides a forum for businesses and technology experts to collaborate on Blockchain-based business solutions, supports businesses interested in implementing Blockchain technology in their operations and advocates for the global adoption of the technology.

The roster of speakers for the GBBC China launch events includes Liu Mingkang, Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Global Economics and Finance and former Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission; Hernando de Soto, world-renowned economist; Madame Xiaoling Wu, Vice Chairwoman of Financial and Economic Affairs Committee of National People’s Congress; Wang Wei, Founding Chairman of China Mergers and Acquisitions Association (CMAA); Yew Kiat Phang, Vice Chairman & CEO of Credit China; Valery Vavilov, CEO of the Bitfury Group; Yulu Chen, Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China; Yongqiang Sheng, Vice-President of Shanghai High People’s Court; Niall Ferguson, Scottish Historian and Professor; Bill Tai, Co-Founder of MaiTai Global; and many others.

“The blockchain is so much more than the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin — it is an unmatched tool to enhance finance and expand our global economy”, said Valery Vavilov, CEO of The Bitfury Group. “We are grateful to have this incredible forum to celebrate the GBBC’s presence in China.”

About the Events:

Events surrounding the opening of the GBBC in China will take place in concert with the Annual China Financial Literacy Conference — which will be held on March 18–19 in Beijing and March 20 in Shanghai. Events in Beijing will be hosted at the Intercontinental on Financial Street and The Museum of Internet Finance, and festivities in Shanghai will be held at the Museum of Mergers and Acquisitions. The Conference will focus on Blockchain and Fintech this year. For more information about the events, contact Jiannan Nancy Li at

About The GBBC:

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) brings together the world’s leading businesses and business leaders to highlight the latest innovations and advances in Blockchain technology. The GBBC is committed to raising awareness of the potential of this groundbreaking technology, advocating for it global adoption and providing a forum for education, collaboration and dialogue. The GBBC is dedicated to serving as an educational hub for any business or government seeking to learn more about Blockchain technology and benefit from its potential; fostering collaboration between organizations of all kinds, including educational, operational and/or civic alliances between companies around the world; connecting leaders with one another and assists companies and governments around the world looking to advance and improve their business using Blockchain technology; working with partners from myriad sectors to advocate for the global adoption of Blockchain technology; and encouraging inclusion and dialogue between and within the Blockchain and business communities by facilitating substantive conversations and promoting an open flow of information. Visit for more information.

About The Bitfury Group:

The Bitfury Group is the leading full service Blockchain technology company and one of the largest private infrastructure providers in the Blockchain ecosystem. The Bitfury Group develops and delivers both the software and the hardware solutions necessary for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals to securely move an asset across the Blockchain. The expertise of The Bitfury Group ensures successful, easy, fast, secure and cost effective connectivity to the Blockchain. The Bitfury Group is a global team of experts in technology, business, communications, security and civil society. The Bitfury Group believes the Blockchain can and will open new doors for global economic opportunity and prosperity, and its mission is to create and advance Blockchain applications that will further promote innovation and the advancement of the peer-to peer economy. Visit for more information

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