Hong Kong’s financial center status along with its location next to the Chinese mainland makes it a popular area for those interested in blockchain and digital currencies. Influentials in the crypto ecosystem often stop by. If you are in the crypto space it is an ideal destination to fly to and make some connections especially if you can spend some extra time touring Shenzhen. Miners and mining equipment are plentiful in China and Hong Kong peers into the Chinese crypto ecosystem.

Genesis Block

A dedicated over the counter electronic currency exchange trading floor and crypto/blockchain coworking space. Use cash to convert to many crypto currencies. There are also many ATMs outside.

Bitcoin ATMs

Hong Kong is dotted with bitcoin ATMs as well as ATMs for converting physical fiat currency into other digital currencies such as buy cash and Etherium and Bitcoin cash. ATM fees are not always transparent and some ATMs are 24 hours and some are not so research closely before you go.

Crypto Exchanges

Online crypto exchanges based out of Hong Kong have also sprung up including OKCoinand ANX.

Blockchain meet ups

Blockchain events in Hong Kong happen all the time and you will find them on meetups or eventbrite.

The Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong also organizes events.

Fintech Incubator

They Hong Kong government Cyberport is now supporting and incubating Fintechs. This government support helps promote blockchain in the city. The government of Hong Kong seems very supportive of blockchain based technology and keeps regulation favorable.

Blockchain Conferences

Attend Blockchain conferences such as Token2049. The first instance of this conference sold out very quickly. It is a sure thing that more Blockchain conferences will be organized here.

Also just heard about the Immutable Blockchain Summit that was held in Hong Kong.

Podcasts to Prepare yourself

Lots going on with Blockchain in the ASIA region and here are some podcast interviews to get you started.
 Jason Goldberg on Simple Token 
 Jehan Chu on Hong Kong and Crypto Currencies
 Max Ward OpenPort Logistics 

Thanks to Chris Moore for his insight and feedback on the Hong Kong blockchain scene.

Article original published on NowShenzhen.