Corda Boot Camp APAC Series 2018: Hong Kong by r3


Get Corda trained in a day!

Date and Time

Fri 2 November 2018
09:30 – 17:30 HKT


Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Hong Kong)
18/F, Cityplaza One
King’s Road, Tai Koo Shing

Note: You must bring a government photo ID and a copy of your Eventbrite ticket on the day or we will have to turn you away.

R3 Asia team and R3's Partners are hosting a complimentary Corda Bootcamp on Friday 2nd November 2018 in Hong Kong. This event is organised in support of the Hong Kong FinTech Week 2018:

A full day of hands-on training with expert instructors will give you the know-how and assurance to come away as an official blockchain developer.

Upon completion of the course, you will be fully competent on Corda and ready to start building your own CorDapps. The demand for DLT-related knowledge and technology is becoming increasingly widespread across multiple industries.

Seats for the Corda Bootcamp are limited and free of charge, so be sure to secure yours as soon as possible. Register now!


  • Attendees must have a technical background and experience with Java
  • Attendees must bring their own laptops and power supplies
  • Attendees' laptops must support USB keys
  • Attendees should set up their machines ahead of time by following the instructions here:


09:30 - 10:00 - Check-in
10:00 - 10:10 - Welcome Speech
10:10 - 10:40 - Introduction to DLT/ blockchain 101
10:40 - 11:00 - What is Corda?
11:00 - 11:30 - Running a CorDapp
11:30 - 11:45 - Break
11:45 - 12:45 - States
12:45 - 13:45 - Lunch (BYOL)
13:45 - 15:15 - Transactions and contracts
15:15 - 15:30 - Break
15:30 - 17:00 - Flows
17:00 - 17:30 - Putting it all together

Blockchain Workshop 101

In order to promote the adoption & development of Blockchain, HKSTP is partnering with our park company Emali to organize 3 workshops for the SP community.

For any enquiry, please contact Ms Tinny Lui ([email protected] / 2629 6658).

1. Workshop 1/3: Blockchain from First Principles

In this workshop, the audience will learn about what blockchain is and why blockchain is useful. We will discuss the various concepts and paradigms represented by blockchain, the importance of various core components and designs of a blockchain, and the difference between blockchains and distributed ledger technology (DLT). We will introduce the audience to the several projects and platforms. This workshop has no prerequisites.

Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Ma

Dr. Lawrence Ma has over 25 years of academics, finance and technology development and business experiences. He is currently the President of Hong Kong Blockchain Society, Committee Member of China’s Central University of Finance and Economic’s Da Xin Blockchain Research Center Expert Committee Society and co-founder and CEO of Emali. Inaugurated in 2017, in Hong Kong Blockchain Society is dedicated to take part in building a vibrant blockchain community and ecosystem in Hong Kong.

Emali is a Hong Kong based blockchain company. The primary focus of Emali is to develop blockchain applications in Public and Fin/Insur Tech sectors. Emali has been (Dec 2016) chosen as a winner of AIA Blockchain Global Challenge; a competition with entries from 19 countries.
Professional Career: National University of Singapore (Lecturer, Department of Mathematics), Man-Drapeau Research (Head of Quantitative Group), Orbrich (China) International Factors (COO & Director), Bain for Greater China- Bain & Company (Senior Consultant), Fortel Solutions Limited (CEO), (Co-Founder & CEO)

He received his BA in Mathematics from Yale University, MS in Mathematics from Stanford University, and PhD in Mathematics from Cornell University.

Date: Monday September 17th 2018

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Data Studio, Building 5W, Hong Kong Science Park.

Duration: 2 hours

Prerequisite: No prerequisite

Language: Cantonese

2. Workshop 2/3: Legality+Compliance for Blockchain

In this workshop, the audience will learn about the regulatory challenges that operating a blockchain system entails. We will discuss how blockchain will replace contemporary institutions, and how they will not replace them. We will explore what smart contracts are, how smart they are [not], and how they are [not] contracts. We will talk about some rulings and interpretations from around the world, along with their impact on the blockchain industry. We will investigate how de-centralised applications can co-exist with the legal and compliance infrastructure of the old world to bridge into a future with blockchain.

Speaker: Mr. Kevin Woo

Kevin Woo started working with social tech by working on several social innovation projects including delivering education content via mobile technology. Kevin’s interest in fintech began around 2015 and as blockchain technology/DLT continues to progress, he put his focus towards the role of legal professionals in the blockchain eco-system. Kevin studied Law (JD, PCLL) at the City University of Hong Kong and Finance and Logistics Management at Northeastern University. He is a frequent contributor at the Hong Kong Blockchain Society.

Date: Wednesday September 19th 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Data Studio, Building 5W, Hong Kong Science Park.
Duration: 2 hours
Prerequisite: No prerequisite
Language: Cantonese

3. Workshop 3/3: Business Strategies in Blockchain

In this workshop, the audience will learn to address and understand the agnostic nature of blockchain technology, so one could assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of blockchain in various sectors, such as finance, manufacturing, logistics & supply chain, legal, and so forth. Throughout the workshop, we hope to encourage the audience to foresee the implication of blockchain in their sectors of interest, especially in academic life. We will explore different case studies to learn why blockchain is amazing, and where it is not.

Speaker: Mr. Peter Woo

Peter Woo is an executive with over 25 years' experience in Information Technology, Internet, and Telecommunications sectors. He has worked for several multinational firms, including AT&T Asia-China as a Director and Doubleclick Asia-Pacific as Managing Director.

Peter is also the founder of 4 startups which have won numerous global blockchain competitions and the inaugural Social Innovation Award. Peter is currently the Strategist of Emali, and specialises in InsurTech, LegalTech and Self-Sovereign Identity Management. Peter is also active in the community as a frequent speaker at universities and professional bodies.

Peter graduated from with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary.

Date: Friday September 21st 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Data Studio, Building 5W, Hong Kong Science Park.
Duration: 2 hours
Prerequisite: No prerequisite
Language: Cantonese