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August 29, 2017

A peak over the Great Firewall of China


On 29th August we welcome Virgilio Lizardo Jr. to Coinscrum to offer us a birds eye view of the crypto currency landscape in China. China has emerged from virtually nowhere to become a major driver in the bitcoin mining, exchange and investment ecosystem over the past few years which has led to a certain amount of trepidation outside of its borders. Virgilio is a Dominican who grew up in the United States but has lived in China for nearly a decade since when has delivered corporate training for more than 100 companies in South China, allowing him to have a deep understanding of Chinese management and corporate culture.
As Vice President of International Affairs at Bitbank Group (,, he currently handles international business development, project management, public relations, translation, marketing and customer service. His presentation will cover the development of the digital currency sector in China, including:
• Bitcoin’s Use in China
• Policies of the Chinese Government
• The Chinese Bitcoin mining industry
Bitbank Group is one of the elite companies in the sector that, through its family of companies, encompasses almost every aspect of the Bitcoin ecosystem:
• Exchanges: CHBTC one of China’s first, with an average daily volume of 25,000 bitcoins
• Mining:, one of world’s top miners by hash rate and 2nd largest producer of mining hardware in China
• Bitcoin finance: which features an interest wallet product and has managed over 25 successful crowdfunds mostly related to mining.
• Blockchain Research: In collaboration with Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China Bitbank group contributes to the development of talent and education in the blockchain technology sector.

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Paul Gordon
Following a 20+ year career in financial markets, Paul first became interested in Bitcoin in 2011 and helped to establish one of the world's first Bitcoin meetup groups, Coinscrum, in 2012 since when he has grown the community to over 6,500 members, hosting over 250 events and introducing many of the leading projects and thought leaders in the industry.  Paul currently produces the weekly Coinscrum Markets video podcast series and is an active investor and advisor to a number of crypto and blockchain related projects.

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