During his closing remarks at the VIP dinner of HAINSIGHTS Blockchain Leadership Summit 2018 in New York, Xiaoping Xu, Founder of ZhenFund, made highly positive comments on ChainDD ,its US subsidiary ChainDD US and its new products. In his opinion, ChainDD was founded to uphold the integrity of the blockchain, and be its standard for truth. ChainDD US is a next-generation platform that combines news and market information in one place, while the ChainDD Innovation Institute will be a community for blockchain executive education and study.
The following is Xu's Closing remarks in full:
I came to New York City solely for this speech. I arrived just this morning. So if you hear any problems with my English, just blame it on my jet lag.
When Hejuan called me barely a week ago and asked me to make this special trip from Beijing to New York, I was reluctant for three reasons.
First, there are larger shareholders than me who should have taken the burden to travel here on such short notice. As they say, with great shares come great responsibilities. Second, I knew she would not reimburse my plane ticket, not even my hotel bill, using an excuse that this is just a startup. Third, I knew that the time I would spend in New York City would probably be even shorter than the time I would spend on the airplane. In spite of these problems, I am here tonight with Hejuan because she is such a special and cherished friend of mine, and because of the launching of ChainDD here in U.S. market an important beginning for the blockchain world.
Before we even became friends, I was a huge fan of Hejuan’s daring work in investigative journalism. What makes her so special? As a journalist, her sense of social responsibility and desire to seek the truth helped her find great success. She took there qualities and used them in her role as an entrepreneur, and this is what enabled her to build TMT Post into one of the most successful media companies in China.
Now Hejuan is beginning a new journey, with the launch of ChainDD US, and the ChainDD Innovation Institute. ChainDD US is a next-generation platform that combines news and market information in one place, while the ChainDD Innovation Institute will be a community for blockchain executive education and study. Together, they represent an important step toward in the history of blockchain, and their timing couldn’t be better.
Blockchain technology is still young, and as it matures in the years to come, it will bring many great changes. With these changes, there will also be many challenges for the entrepreneurs who drive this innovative technology, and for the consumers who will benefit from it.
Hejuan is no stranger to innovation and the challenges it can bring, and because she is a journalist at hear, she understands that a technology as important as blockchain will require a rigorous standard of journalism and transparency to gain acceptance in the world.
The rise of blockchain technology is one of the most exciting phenomenons of our time. While many are excited about the changes it will bring, many are also confused or concerned about its role in the world. Finding the real, unchangeable truth is the essence of blockchain, and that is also the foundational principle of Hejuan’s remarkable career as a journalist and now as an entrepreneur. ChainDD was founded to uphold the integrity of the blockchain, and be its standard for truth, and I believe that Hejuan will be successful in this mission.
Congratulations to Hejuan on this momentous occasion, and I ask everyone to join me in a round of applause for her groundbreaking work.
CHAINSIGHTS Blockchain Leadership Summit 2018 is the first ever CHAINSIGHTS conference and the highest level industry conference in U.S. hosted by a Chinese comany. Many high profile experts of regulation, academy, finance, technology and media were invited to share their in-depth insights into the future trends of blockchain. As the summit organizer, ChainDD will continue to build the best global platform for industry leaders to exchange ideas, and get connected with each other.