Speaker Profile

Ronald Tucker
Ronald Tucker
Chair Emeritus -Blockchain Australia, Founder - Intl Digital Asset Exchange Association
Blockchain Australia
Ronald Tucker

Ronald M. Tucker is the Founder and Chair-Emeritus of Blockchain Australia (formally Australian Digital Commerce Association, ADCA), the peak body for Blockchain businesses in Australia, co-convenor of the Global Blockchain Forum, (the international body representing trade body's for the US, Canada, the UK, UAE, Singapore, India, New Zealand, Philippines, Japan and Australia), and founder of the International Digital Asset Exchange Association (IDAXA).

Mr. Tucker has been living in Australia for the last several years and presently resides in Sydney as well as Asia. He launched Bit Trade Australia, the countries first crypto exchange, in 2013, and its sister company Bit Trade Labs, a Blockchain development consultancy a year later.

Ron organised and led the successful industry response to the Digital Currency Inquiry called by the Senate Economics References Committee in 2015, the two-day Global Digital Currency Conversation forum during the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane 2014, helped establish the Federal bi-partisan Blockchain caucus, and has worked closely with Australian and Chinese officials (as well as other cross-border industry stakeholders), on bi-lateral blockchain ecosystem development. He has worked consultatively with regulatory stakeholders resulting in progressive policy and legislative outcomes for the Digital Economy.

Mr. Tucker, also successfully spearheaded the self-regulatory DC Code of Conduct initiative by industry, contributing to these changes following the Senate's recommendations and subsequent adoption by Government.

He is presently engaged in consulting and government relations advisory work in the ASEAN region for the Digital Economy industry.

Most recently, Mr Tucker organised the Virtual Asset Service Providers Summit ("V20" - an officially endorsed business event of the G20), bringing together the worlds largest crypto exchanges, national trade associations, regulators and legislators in Osaka Japan, during the 2019 Osaka, Japan, G20 Leaders Summit.

Ron was born in Newfoundland, Canada in 1981, and undertook studies in IT (Canada) as well as Business Management (Australia). He travels extensively for work in his advisory roles, and has been an entrepreneur for most of his working life having started businesses in the areas of retail, marketing, technology, government relations, and publishing in the US and Canada.

Industry Panel

[Day 2] Thur 1 Dec 2022 -

09:55

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10:25

Money and finance are undergoing tremendous changes that will affect their roles in the lives of ordinary people. From the end of cash to the rise of cryptocurrencies, how this change will transform economies?

  • Is DeFi the future of money - why or why not?
  • What trends are we seeing in the evolution of finance?
  • How does Australia compare to the rest of the world in regard to the future of money?
  • What is holding Australia back from revolutionising fintech & what is propelling Australia forward?
  • Is crypto the future? What's beyond crypto?
  • Money: the next 5 years, the next 10 years and the next 50 years - where will we be?

Panelist

APAC General Manager, Incode

Moderator

Research Fellow, Blockchain Innovation Hub RMIT University

Panelist

CTO & Co-Founder, Fluidity.Money

Panelist

Chair Emeritus -Blockchain Australia, Founder - Intl Digital Asset Exchange Association

Panelist

CEO, Digital X

Speakers

Adj. Professor Warwick Powell

Adj. Professor Warwick Powell

Chair, Smart Trade Networks

Adj. Professor Warwick Powell
Aimee Maree Forsstrom

Aimee Maree Forsstrom

Board Member, Open Source Industry Australia

Aimee Maree Forsstrom
Akasha Rose

Akasha Rose

Growth Lead, Cosmic Champs

Akasha Rose
Alessio Bonti

Alessio Bonti

Cloud Architect & Blockchain Expert, IBM

Alessio Bonti
Alexander Baigent

Alexander Baigent

CTO & Co-Founder, Fluidity.Money

Alexander Baigent
Allan Endresz

Allan Endresz

Founder, Zucoins

Allan Endresz
Alyse Sue

Alyse Sue

Director of Metaverse, KPMG

Alyse Sue
Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins

Co-Founder & CEO, Nansen.io

Andrew Collins
Anouk Pinchetti

Anouk Pinchetti

COO - The Miner Network

Anouk Pinchetti
Ben Ford

Ben Ford

Head of Growth, Frollo

Ben Ford
Benjemen Elengovan

Benjemen Elengovan

Founder & CEO at MyGigsters, Winner Entrepreneur of the Year - Smallbiz Young Hero Award 2022

Benjemen Elengovan
Bill ASTA

Bill Angelidis

CEO & Founder, Asta

Bill Angelidis
Bobby Oparaocha