Head of Japan - BD
Yoriko Beal has been involved in the crypto asset business since 2015, and is currently working in business development at Polygon Labs after launching an exchange, launching, managing, and editing crypto asset media, and co-founding HashHub. Before entering the blockchain/web3 domain, she was in charge of corporate sales at a non-Japanese SaaS company. She likes the culture of individuals bringing their knowledge and skills together to create something, and in her free time, she contributes to the management of the Fellowship of Ethereum Magicians, a forum for Ethereum developers to discuss EIPs.
2:45PM - 3:15PM
How to Build Successfully in Japan
There's new interest from the crypto ecosystem in the Japanese market as government leaders in the country move to bolster the technology within its borders. But there are still unique challenges that have stymied even the biggest brands, from Gemini to Coinbase. Hear from ecosystem builders and operators with a deep knowledge of Japan on what works and what doesn't.
4:45PM - 5:15PM
Why Big Brands Are Bullish on NFTs
The next big thing will start out looking like a toy, says a16z's Chris Dixon. That seems true for NFTs. They started out as fun collectibles for crypto-natives, but have since become the main portal for big brands exploring Web3. Our panel is working at the forefront of how brands that are household names get into Web3.