BEIJING, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The term Bitcoin in China, according to the media, is related to large mining factories in the countryside, and big monetary rewards. But that's only one part of a multi-layered story -- as September's "Shape the Future" 2017 Blockchain Global Summit and the first Chinese Bitcoin ducumentary premiere in Beijing will reveal.
Several big players from China's Bitcoin industry and around the world will speak at the one day event. Special guests include John McAfee, Jihan Wu, Roger Ver, and many others.
The Summit will also feature the world premiere of a Bitcoin documentary that promises to answer questions and even explain some mysteries.
For example: why did one of China's leading Bitcoin mining identities disappear overnight, and where did he go? Where's all the money coming from? The film offers never-before-seen insights into the history of the Bitcoin industry in China, revealed directly by its participants.
"Shape the Future" is hosted by blockchain data provider and over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform BitKan, who also produced the Bitcoin documentary.
China's Role in Bitcoin's International Growth
Chinese companies -- most in hardware manufacturing, mining and exchanges -- have played a huge role in Bitcoin's growth internationally. Chinese investors and politics have definitely impacted its price.
Arguably, Bitcoin could never have achieved its current status and mystique without China. To hear so many of its leaders offer their direct insights in one place is a rare opportunity.
Last time Beijing hosted a major Bitcoin event, in 2014, exchanges were discouraged from attending. BitKan's event shows how much has changed in the past three years.
Summit and Premiere Details
Speakers at the "Shape the Future" Summit include Bitmain's Jihan Wu, Huobi's Leon Li, OKCoin's Star Xu, Bixin's Gang Wu, CHBTC's Dawei Li, ViaBTC's Haipo Yang, and BitKan's own CEO Leon Liu.
Overseas guests include MGT Capital Investments CEO John McAfee, Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver, RSK Labs CEO Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar, Evan Duffield and Ryan Taylor of DASH, Wings CEO Stas Oskin, and several partners representing the international Bitcoin media.
The "Shape the Future" Summit and Bitcoin documentary premiere will take place on Sunday 10th September at the Sofitel Wanda Beijing. Tickets are available from BitKan.com.
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