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Web3: Transforming Business, Justice, and Art

30 October, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this seminar on Web3, our panel of experts will discuss recent advancements in blockchain technology and discuss its implications on conventional business models, decentralized community governance, and the art market. Following the presentations, a moderated panel discussion will engage in a thought-provoking conversation to uncover insights into the broader implications of blockchain-based governance in socioeconomic and legal contexts, as well as decentralized ecosystems.

Join us for this seminar, as we explore the exciting possibilities and challenges of Web 3.0 and the role of blockchain technology in shaping our future.

Speakers and Panelists:

  • Dr Daniel C. Burnett: Dr Daniel C. Burnett is the Executive Director of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, a recognised blockchain leader and prominent standards expert. With over two decades of experience in web and Internet standards, Daniel has a stellar reputation as an action-oriented leader helping to build ecosystems for blockchain and the standards that drive interoperability and adoption. He has served as a Blockchain Standards Architect at ConsenSys, an Ethereum-focused blockchain organisation where he developed standards that enabled businesses to take advantage of blockchain’s potential.


  • Ms Jamilya KamalovaJamilya Kamalova is a researcher at, specialising in decentralised dispute resolution. She is a PhD candidate in Blockchain & Law, affiliated with,, and Université Paris 2 Panthéon Assas. Jamilya has been accepted for the Adam Smith Fellowship, a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc., for 2023-2024. She is also a visiting scholar at HKU Faculty of Law for fall 2023/2024. Jamilya’s academic research encompasses blockchain governance, decentralised dispute resolution, constitutionalisation, and legal regulatory regimes.


  • Dr Tom McDonald: Tom is a media anthropologist who is dedicated to using ethnographic engagement to gain a deeper understanding of how digital technologies, media, and material culture are transforming various aspects of human life in China and beyond. He joined the Department of Sociology at HKU in August 2015, and prior to that, he was a Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology, University College London. Tom’s research has increasingly focused on economic concerns, particularly in light of the rapid convergence between digital money and media in China and the wider world. He has recently completed two major projects in this area. The first project examines the adoption of digital payment and consumer finance platforms and their impact on financial subjectivities. The second project explores the potential of digital money in facilitating everyday cross-boundary money transactions. Currently, Tom is in the early stages of a new project that examines how NFTs are transforming processes of collection, exchange, and production in the Hong Kong art market.

Date: 30 October, 2023 (Monday)

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue: MB150, Main Building

Please register at before Oct 29, 2023.


30 October, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Common Core / BASc Lounge
Room 150 1/F Main Building
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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