Sharding & Scaling in Seoul with Harmony, Quark and TOP

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안녕하세요, ICON팀입니다.

ICON LOUNGE는 'Hyperconnect the World'의 비전을 담아 다양한 블록체인 커뮤니티를 연결하는 밋업 공간으로, 블록체인 업계의 혁신적인 기술 및 프로젝트를 소개하고 네트워킹을 지원하고 있습니다.
이번에는 ICON Lounge에서 Scalability를 연구하는 프로젝트가 함께 모여 scalability가 어떻게 향후 블록체인의 미래에 영향을 끼칠지 토론하는 시간을 갖고자 합니다.

Scalability가 블록체인 미래에 왜 중요한지, 그리고 프로젝트들이 이를 위해 무엇을 하고 있는지에 대해 페널토론이 진행됩니다.
참여팀 : Harmony Protocol, Quark Chain, TOPNetwork

[공식] Harmony Protocol 카카오톡 오픈채팅방

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Meet and Greet Networking

6:30pm - 6:40pm: Word from ICON about the project and the new space

6:40pm - 7:20pm: A Panel: Sharding & Scaling in Seoul
- Future of Blockchain and the importance of scalability
- Effect on our economy
- Use cases
- Share updates and progress of each project

6:40pm - 7:20pm: Q&A and Networking

Harmony (
A Silicon Valley public blockchain project using Deep Sharding technology to scale blockchain globally. Harmony raised 18 million in their seed round and is comprised of ex-engineering from Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.

Quarkchain (
QuarkChain is A decentralized, secure, scalable, and permissionless blockchain technology to deliver 100,000+ on-chain TPS by using horizontal scaling technology. QuarkChain was debuted on Binance, and is listed in Upbit and other leading exchanges.

TOP Network (
TOP Network is a decentralized open communication network that provides cloud communication services on the blockchain. TOP offers secure, low-cost services such as messaging, calling, video, VPN, CDN, IoT data sharing and more.



Stephen Tse - CEO Harmony
Stephen Tse 谢镇滔 has been obsessed with protocols and compilers since high school. He reverse-engineered ICQ and X11 protocols, coded in OCaml for more than 15 years , and graduated with a doctoral degree in security protocols and compiler verification from the University of Pennsylvania.

Stephen was a researcher at Microsoft Research, a senior infrastructure engineer at Google, and a principal engineer for search ranking at Apple. He founded the mobile search Spotsetter with institutional venture capital; Apple later acquired the startup.

Jonathan Kim - Head of Korea / Korea CEO of QuarkChain
Jonathan Kim is a 19 year veteran of strategy, marketing and business development with background from Korea’s representative companies such as SK, NAVER, Samsung and Hanwha. He has reached several historical highs during his career. He has created the first messenger memorable day alerts, to become a standard for messenger and SNS services. He has received a patent in Korea, US, and Japan about Mobile Identity Applications. He was previous CMO for Hanwha’s fintech business.

Steve Wei - Founder & CEO of TOP Network
Steve Wei is a successful serial entrepreneur. A founding employee at WebEx, Steve held multiple key positions at WebEx from 1996 to 2003. In 2004, he founded Cenwave Communications, a video conferencing software company successfully sold to Huawei in 2010. In 2012, Steve founded Dingtone, which operates apps including Dingtone, CoverMe and SkyVPN that altogether have attracted over 60 million users. Steve earned his bachelor’s degree at Tsinghua University.