Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN Block #7) @Vancouver [Hybrid]

November 29 - December 1, 2022

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN) provides an open and neutral sphere for all stakeholders to deepen common understanding and to collaborate to address issues they face in order to attain sustainable development of the blockchain community. It is a unique global network of leading thinkers from industry and academia in the field of blockchain.

The Blockchain Governance Initiative Network (BGIN) takes a leading role to design healthy governance where stakeholders develop a common understanding, enhance dialogue, work together and make a real positive impact on the ecosphere and society at large. To serve the above purpose, BGIN tentatively aims at

  1. Creating an open, global and neutral platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue
  2. Developing a common language and understanding among stakeholders with diverse perspectives
  3. Building academic anchors through continuous provision of trustable documents and codes based on an open source-style approach

The blockchain research cluster at the University of British Columbia will host block #7 of the Blockchain Governance Initiative Network. BGIN #7 continues to bring voice to individuals focused on governance for digital economic networks. The Block #7 Program Committee is curating the meeting themes and speaker list.

While the program is hybrid, we strongly suggest people to participate in the program onsite, as there will be unique networking opportunities.

Who should attend?

Developers, Regulators, Business entities, Consumers, Civil society, Academia, and anyone interested in blockchain ecosystems!

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Call for agenda item

We call for agenda items to discuss at the Block #7.
If you want to contribute a talk, please feel free to contact

Travel and Accommodation

At the time of the conference, there will be no traveling restriction on the Covid in Canada.

UBC Accomodations

Vancouver Airport

Vancouver Hotels Downtown

Richmond Hotels


All Recordings


Day 1

11/30: Opening Plenary, Keynote and Identity, Privacy, and Key Management
Time (November 30) Topic Speaker Title

Morning (9:30 - 13:00)


09:30 - 10:10

Opening Plenary    

10:10 - 10:30

- Coffee Break -    

10:30 - 13:00

Keynote and panel discussion: Views from Canada

Keynote and Invited talks

  1. Joni Brennan (DIACC, candidate)
  2. TBD (Bank of Canada)

Roundtable discussions


Afternoon (13:30 - 18:30)



14:30 - 15:00




15:00 - 15:30




15:30 - 16:00

Wallet Governance Daniel Goldscheider  
16:00 - 16:30

- Coffee Break -

16:30 - 18:30 Identity, Key Management, and Privacy Working Group Editing Session
  • Session Chair: Nat Sakimura
  • Introductions of all projects, documents


    18:30 - 20:00




    Day 2

    12/1: Stable Coins, Decentralized Treasury, DAO, and Financial Internet
    Time (December 1) Topic Speaker Title

    Morning (9:30 - 12:30)

    9:30 - 10:15

    Invited Talks on Recent Trends in decentralized financial applications

    1. Christine A. Parlour, UC-Berekely Haas School of Business (remote)
    2. Professor Dr. Sylvan C. Coleman Chair
    The Merge: degree of centralization and nature of securities
    10:15 - 10:45 Invited Talks on Recent Trends in decentralized financial applications


    Hack: security of smart contract and DeFi

    10:45 - 11:15 Invited Talks on Recent Trends in decentralized financial applications Peter Chow-White, Professor, Simon Fraser U, School of Communication and the GeNA Lab Coordination of new DeFi and traditional financial industry
    11:15 - 11:45 - Coffee Break -    
    11:45 - 12:30 Round table and open discussion
    1. Christine A. Parlour
    2. Peter Chow-White
    3. Dohyung "DH" Kim (CEO, Finhaven)
    4. Zac Masum (Manager at the BC Security Commission)
    Adoption scenario/roadmap

    Afternoon (14:00 - 18:00)

    14:00 -16:00 Decentralized Treasury Working Group Editing Session

    Session Chair: Leon Molchanovsky and Ali Nejadmalayeri

    Governance of Stable Coins Document, Caroline Hill (Circle)


    Explanation and discussions on Stable coin document under development
    16:00 - 16:30 - Coffee Break -    
    16:30 - 18:00 Kintsugi Study Group Session Session Chair: Pindar Wong  
    18:00 - 19:30 Conference Dinner    


    Day 3

    12/2 Local Blockchain Community and Closing Plenary
    Time (December 1) Topic Speaker Title

    Morning (9:30 - 13:00)

    9:30 - 11:30 Industrial Sessions by Event Sponsors  


    11:30 - 12:00 - Coffee Break -    
    12:00 - 13:00 Canadian Blockchain Community Talks and roundtable
    • Koleya Karringten
    • Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan
    • Chang Lu

    Afternoon (14:00- 15:15)

    14:00 - 14:45 Administrative matters and future roadmap    
    14:45 - 15:15 Closing Plenary    

    • Conference

    First Nations land acknowledegement

    We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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