[CONFERENCE: AUGUST 24-25, 2020] The Japanese Financial Services Agency Blockchain Conference to Feature an African Panel

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) and Nikkei Inc. will jointly host a summit in Tokyo to discuss how to set global rules for emerging applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

The event will include a diverse range of global participants, including blockchain engineers, researchers, business operators, consumers and regulatory officials. Through the exchange of views on global rules and governance, the event will seek to find solutions to issues confronting new applications for the technology.

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FSA is Japanese government regulator responsible for overseeing banking, securities and exchange, and insurance sectors in order to ensure the stability of the financial system of Japan.

The conference will feature key financial and blockchain companies and authority figures from Japan and globally.

PesaBase Chief Marketing Officer, Roselyne Wanjiru, will be among the speakers as she discusses the topic:

‘The role of blockchain technology in digital inclusion in emerging markets Especially in a post pandemic context.”

Among the key speakers at the conference include:

  • Taro Aso – Deputy Prime Minister, Miister of Finance, and Minister of State for Financial Services, Japan
  • Ryozo Himino – Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Japan
  • Masahiko Oshima – Deputy President and Head of Global Banking Unit, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
  • Motonobu Matsuo – Sec-General, Securities & Exchange Surveillance Commision, Financial Servcies Agency, Japan
  • James Chapman – Deputy Managing Director, Bank of Canada
  • Takeshi Yamada – Director, Payment & Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan
  • Fernando Luis – CEO, SBI Digital Assets Holdings
  • Nat Sakimura – Board Chairman, OpenID Foundation
  • Takahide Habuchi – Assistant Commissioner (FATF)
  • Jonathan Hope – CEO, Keychain
  • Masayori Shoji – Head of Fintech Innovation Division, KPMG Japan
  • Chen Haiteng – CEO, Huobi Japan
  • Akinori Kohketsu – Deputy Manager, Toyota Corporation
  • Hirofumi Aihara – Managing Director, Accenture Japan
  • Aya Miyaguchi – Edecutive Director, Ethereum Foundation
  • Masaki Bessho – Association Director-General, Payments & Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan
  • Klaus Lober – Head of Oversight, European Central Bank
  • Brad Carr – Managing Director, Digital Finance, Institute of International Finance
  • David Ripley – COO, Kraken

Some of the interesting sessions to look out for are:

  • Blockchain beyond Fintech – Deputy Manager, Toyota Corporation

  • Travel Rule – Toward viable Implementation of FATF Standards – Featuring Chainalysis and FATF
  • CBDC session-highlighting technical aspects for CBDC viability – Featuring European Central Bank, Bank of Japan, and Bank of Canada
  • Digital Asset Infrastructure & CBDC – Featuring Bank of Japan and SBI Holdings


The African panel will feature the following:

  • Evolution of Digital Inclusion – Blockchain and Emerging Market


About Financial Services Agency

The Financial Services Agency (金融庁Kin’yū-chō, FSA) is a Japanese government agency and an integrated financial regulator responsible for overseeing banking, securities and exchange, and insurance sectors in order to ensure the stability of the financial system of Japan. The agency operates with a Commissioner and reports to the Minister of State for Financial Services. It oversees the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission and the Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board.

Its main office is located in Tokyo, Japan.


About Nikkei Inc.

Nikkei, Inc. is a Japanese holding company with newspaper businesses as its core. In addition to The Nikkei, Nikkei, Inc. also owns and publishes the Nikkei Asian Review, the world’s largest financial newspaper, and the Financial Times, an international daily newspaper. The company is also the owner of the TX Network, with TV Tokyo, one of the major Japanese television stations, as its flagship station.

Nikkei, Inc.’s current holdings include companies in books, magazines to digital media, database services, broadcasting, and other activities such as economic/cultural events.




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