IWD2019 at #HKBlockchainWeek

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, intimate.io co-founder Leah Callon-Butler was invited to speak alongside a stellar lineup of women in tech for an official side event as part of Hong Kong Blockchain Week.

Hosted by Source Capital and sponsored by C Block Capital, Crypto IB and Tokenization Limited, the Blockchain Wonder Women Networking Night saw a FABULOUS turnout of over 100 women — and men — in blockchain.

More than 100 people showed up to celebrate International Women’s Day for Hong Kong Blockchain Week 2019

The speaker lineup welcomed Thought Leaders, visionaries and pioneers of blockchain technology from the local Hong Kong scene and beyond.

Panel One — Women Entrepreneurs in Blockchain

  • Esther Ng, Founder & CEO, Source Capital / Co-founder, Blockchain WonderWomen (moderator)
  • Genevieve Leveille, CEO, AgriLedger / Co-Chair of Distributed Technologies Working Group, techUK
  • Dr. Renu Bhatia, Co-Founder of Asia Fintech Angels / Chairman, Sonikure Technology / Vice President, HK Blockchain Society / Co-founder, Blockchain WonderWomen
  • Aidaa Wong, Co-Founder, Luxchain
  • Leah Callon-Butler, Co-Founder, intimate.io
Panel One: intimate.io co-founder Leah Callon-Butler shares her experience as a female founder in blockchain
Panel Two — from left: Mun, Dorothy, Jennifer, Jamie and JoAnn.

Panel Two — Encouraging More Women in Blockchain & Tech Industries

  • Mun Shing Cheong, Managing Director, C Block Capital (moderator)
  • Dorothy Liu, VP & Senior Advisor, LiquidStone
  • Janie Lim, Yellow.com
  • Jennifer Cheng, General Partner, NewChic Capital
  • JoAnn Yip, COO, Geixi
Girls just wanna discuss the future of decentralisation #IWD2019

Esther Ng and Renu Bhatia started the local female networking initiative to provide a platform for women in blockchain to come together, share experiences, ideas and learning — and most importantly — to support each other. They are planning to focus on the Greater Bay Area of Hong Kong as well as wider Asia.

Leah with Dr Renu Bhatia and Esther Ng, co-founders of Wonder Women Hong Kong.


Just for fun, intimate.io hosted a competition on the night for event attendees to come up with a name for the next vibrator in the Smile Makers collection.

Smile Makers is a Singapore-based designer and retailer of women’s pleasure massagers that recently partnered with intimate.io to offer their customers an option to pay in cryptocurrency when buying a vibrator (read more about the launch of the intimate.io payment gateway here).

Their vibrators have never been sold in sex shops, but rather, they are sold in pharmacies as health and wellness products. Gwenyth Paltrow is one of their biggest fans, regularly featuring the brand on her lifestyle blog, Goop.

Inspired by women’s fantasies, the existing models include: The Millionaire, The Fireman and The Frenchman.

Smile Makers vibrators are inspired by women’s fantasies: The Fireman, The Millionaire and The Frenchman.

Over a glass of wine, the audience shared their ideas via Twitter, offering a sneak peek into the very sexy psyche of the local blockchain crew.

The winning entries — as chosen by Esther, Renu and Leah — were:

  • The Cowboy
  • The Hulk
  • The Explorer
SMILES ALL R! intimate.io + Smile Makers joined forces to giveaway vibrators as prizes on IWD 2019!

A Millionaire, a Fireman and a Frenchman were given away as prizes. You can purchase your own Smile Maker with ETH and other ERC-20 tokens at:



Earlier in the week, Leah spoke at Block O2O on a panel discussing Blockchain and Crypto Trends for the year ahead. Joining the panel was:

  • Esther Ng, Founder & CEO, Source Capital / Co-founder, Blockchain WonderWomen (moderator)
  • Marisol Park, Research and Strategy, Orichal Partners
  • Bowie Lau, MaGESpire, Founder & Managing Director / Vice Chairman, Association of Family Offices in Asia
  • Leah Callon-Butler, Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer, intimate.io
Leah, Marisol, Bowie and Esther after their panel discussing Blockchain Trends in 2019 at Block O2O.
Block O2O was a fab event attracting the world’s brightest blockchain entrepreneurs and investors.

intimate.io did not pay a fee to secure any of these speaking spots. Leah was invited to speak in recognition of intimate.io’s strong brand and many accomplishments on the international speaker circuit; Leah’s proven ability to resonate with audiences worldwide; as well as her strong influence within the global women in blockchain community.

We were proud to see intimate.io represented in Hong Kong this past week — not because we bought our place on the stage, but because we deserved it.

Leah will be in Hong Kong again for Asia Crypto Week 12–18 March, with intimate.io COO Nathan Smale. Please feel free to reach out to them directly.

We’ll also have Smile Makers vibrators available for sale at Asia Crypto Week! You can pre-order yours here — and as a special IWD treat — enter the coupon code IWD2019 for Free Delivery (valid until Tuesday 12 March 2019).


Twitter: @leah_cb

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Email: leah@intimate.io


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Email: nathan@intimate.io

Look out for Nathan and Leah of intimate.io at Asia Crypto Week in Hong Kong, 12–18 March 2019