Presentation by Mr. Yuzo Kano, Representative Director, Japan Blockchain Association

  • 29 Jan 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • McMillan LLP (181 The PATH - Bay Wellington-BCE-Canada Trust Suite 4400, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3)

Presentation by Mr. Yuzo Kano, Representative Director, Japan Blockchain Association


About the speaker:
Mr. Yuzo Kano is co-founder and CEO of bitFlyer, Inc. and currently serves as representative director of the Japan Blockchain Association (JBA). Prior to co-founding bitFlyer in January 2014, he worked at Goldman Sachs developing settlement systems, and later as an Equities Derivatives and Convertible Bonds Trader at Goldman Sachs, focusing on market making for institutional investors as well as principal trading and financing for corporations. Mr. Kano completed his studies at the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 2001.

He is a member of the BC System Evaluation Audit Review Committee of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and a member of a committee investigating blockchain technology for the Japanese Bankers Association.

Co-developed miyabi, bitFlyer's original blockchain technology. A patent has been acquired for a part of miyabi's technology; patents for other parts are currently pending.

Mr. Kano was selected as one of the financial innovators who contributed to the formation of the financial services field at the Sibos international conference in 2016 and has traveled to 49 countries in the past and climbed Mount Everest to the base camp.

Details
Date: Monday, January 29th, 2018
Time: Noon to 2:00 pm (ET) Registration opens at 11:45 am
Location: McMillan LLP (181 The PATH - Bay Wellington-BCE-Canada Trust Suite 4400, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3)
Cost: Member 20$ and Non-member 25$
Light buffet lunch and drinks will be served.

How to register: Please email your name, organization, and title to admin@japansocietycanada.com by Monday, January 26th, 2018.

Partner organization:
Japan Society, New York


We are very pleased to advise that this presentation is being hosted by The Japan Society with the co-operation of the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto, the Japan External Trade Organization, Toronto (JETRO), the Canada–Japan Society, The Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce and Industry (Toronto Shokokai).t


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