Ethereum in Finance – A View from Singapore

Thursday, November 18, 2021 9am Singapore (GMT +8)

(Hong Kong 9am | Tokyo 10am | Sydney 12pm | San Francisco 5pm (11/17) | New York 8pm (11/17))

The growth and development of Ethereum has deep roots in Singapore. Singapore also serves as two important bridges – one between traditional finance and decentralized finance (DeFi) and the other linking western countries to Southeast Asia and China. This special EEA Event will explore Ethereum in Finance from the viewpoint of several noted financial experts in Singapore.


  • The strength of the use cases of Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies in the region
  • The growth and impact of digital bank licenses and the changing definitions in banking
  • The regulatory picture in Southeast Asia and China
  • The balance between technical innovation and monetary/financial stability
  • The growing institutional and community support of Ethereum in the region, with the growth of DeFi and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

This event is free and open to all. There will be a 50-minute panel discussion, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A.


Alan Lim, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Alan is the head of the Fintech Infrastructure Office at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) where he leads the formulation of strategies and initiatives for technology innovation in the financial sector. He is responsible for research and innovation acceleration programs for emerging technologies in areas such as CBDC, DeFI and embedded finance. He also drives the establishment of industry wide utilities and digital platforms for global connectivity. Prior to this, Alan held various technical leadership roles at IBM over 15 years, including managing consulting and development teams across Asia Pacific.

Charles d’Haussy, ConsenSys

Charles d’Haussy is Asia Managing Director at ConsenSys, a leading blockchain engineering company. Among his responsibilities, he leads ConsenSys’ projects on central-bank digital currencies with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Bank of Thailand. Prior to this, Charles served as head of fintech with the Hong Kong government (InvestHK). In that capacity, he helped found and scale Hong Kong Fintech Week, and supported the growth of over 450 fintech companies. He has 15 years of prior experience in Hong Kong’s private sector and is licensed to invest and deal in securities.

Vinoy Kumar, Standards Chartered Bank

Vinoy Kumar is Global Head, Digital Assets at Standard Chartered Bank. He leads the Digital Assets Centre of Excellence in Singapore which supports digital asset capabilities within the bank as well as initiatives across digital currencies, tokenization, and new business models. Vinoy has extensive experience in strategy consulting, digital transformation, regulatory engagement, and digital assets and has worked in Asia, Europe and the Americas. He is a strong advocate for technology, innovation, and disruption, and is an investor and advisor to startups.

Moderator: Daniel Lee, Executive Director, Head of Business & Listing, DBS Digital Exchange

Daniel Lee is the Executive Director, Head of Business & Listing at DBS Digital Exchange. He has spent over 24 years in the banking / broker-dealer industry including extensive experience in servicing intermediaries (broker-clients), digital exchanges, high frequency traders and market makers in the electronic trading space. He has also spent extensive time working with various regulators and exchanges across the Asia Pacific region. Among his previous roles in DBS, he has served as supervisory analyst for research compliance and project manager for a trading system and FIX order routing infrastructure.

Event Organizers

Ken Fromm, EEA Director of Education and Development
John Hee Jung Ho, Standard Chartered Bank | EEA Co-Chair of DeFi Interest Group
Weijia Zhang, Wanchain| EEA Regional Head of China
Kazuaki Ishiguro, Couger | EEA Regional Head of Japan

About the EEA

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) brings together global blockchain leaders dedicated to helping organizations adopt and use Ethereum technology in their daily business operations.