Blockchain Speakers Interview Series
The Blockchain Expo conference arrives in Santa Clara on 28-29 November 2018. The conference features notable experts exploring the industries set to be disrupted the most by blockchain technology.
Introducing Hob Khadka
Hob Khadka is a Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist, Founder & CEO of XcelTrip, a decentralised travel platform built on Blockchain technology. He’s one of the key influencers in the bitcoin/blockchain economy and has been actively driving its growth over last 5 years.
His first venture, XcelTrip was built to disrupt the trillion dollar travel industry with blockchain and democratise crypto use-cases. You can book over 500,000 hotels around the world on XcelTrip.com using top crypto. His second venture, XcelPay is a crypto wallet and Merchant POS system that will enable millions of users and merchants to use crypto for everyday purchases. It will be launched at Blockchain Expo North America.
How will your talk be meaningful for Blockchain Expo attendees?
“The crypto & blockchain economy is at cross roads. There are some amazing use-cases out there which can change the world for the better. At the same time, there are many who don’t understand the nuances of doing it right, be it technology integration or planning an ICO. I’ve seen many go down in flames.
My talk “Blockchain Application – Hype or Reality” will address the key points of what makes blockchain a game changer. It will ask the critical question, Is there a real substance in this technology, and can this really usher in a new economy? My second talk on “ Building Blockchain Start-ups”, will be an interactive session providing a step-by-step approach to build a blockchain start-up. And it’ll be based on my personal experiences.
Attendees will get a better understanding what blockchain is and what it isn’t. You may’ve heard all the success stories – now I’ll tell you the pitfalls and how avoid them. Don’t miss it.”
What specific tips or insights will attendees get?
“During both my sessions, I’ll be on a journey to demystify blockchain by cutting out the hype and presenting the reality. One of the biggest learnings I’ll be sharing is about how to build real use-cases. Gone are the days, when whitepapers used to get people excited about investing in ICOs. Failed attempts and scams have made investors and the crypto community more skeptical.
My venture gained tremendous momentum because we broke the mould. We choose not do an ICO. Instead, XcelTrip became a utility token based a real use-case before token sales. Our journey has been hard, yet fruitful. I believe our experiences serve as a good case-study for young entrepreneurs.
My presentation will provide practical insights for both enterprises and investors, enabling them to make better decisions. I’ll be encouraging an open community discussion and productive debate.”
What is date and time of your talk?
“My first presentation “Step by step guidelines to start a blockchain Start-up and ICO launch” is at 12:20 on 28th Nov 2018, and my second presentation “Blockchain Applications Hype or Reality” is at 14:00 on 29th Nov 2018.
On day 2, 29th Nov 2018, I’m also on the panel discussion “Implications of Blockchain on Luxury Industry.” This I am looking forward to, it will be very interesting.”
Why did you decide to give this talk?
“Blockchain Expo North America is close to my team’s heart. We made a promise last year to create a ready use-case for the crypto community that lets them use their crypto and enjoy the benefits of travel services. We’re excited to have fulfilled that promise in such a short span of time. You can now visit XcelTrip.com, or on iOS and Android Applications to use XcelToken, Bitcoin, BNB, and ETH to book over 500,000 hotels and resorts around the world.
We’re glad to have Blockchain Expo as a platform to present, debate and gain feedback from their vibrant crypto community. We’re back to learn more, present some exciting new verticals and hope to add value for building a decentralised economy.”
About Blockchain Expo North America
Attendees at Blockchain Expo North America can expect to meet with over 8,000 + like-minded individuals, 400+ exhibitors such as IBM, SAP, Hyperledger, Stratis, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Bitfury, in a series of networking opportunities. The Blockchain Expo will also allow you to ask questions to the events 250+ thought leading speakers in Q&A sessions.