TEDx Talk with LuxTag in Malaysia

10th of September 2017

Jeff McDonald, Vice President of the NEM Foundation, and Rene B., CEO of LuxTag, gave a TEDx Talk speech at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) in Seri Iskandar, located in the state of Perak, Malaysia.


Jeff McDonald, Vice President of NEM introducing the attendees into Blockchain

The topic for the speakers was “Moonshot.” What is “Moonshot Thinking”? It is the combination of a huge problem, a radical solution to that problem, and the breakthrough technology that just might make that solution possible. The term “moonshot” derives from the Apollo 11 spaceflight project, which landed the first human on the moon in 1969. “Moonshot” may also reference the earlier phrase “shoot for the moon” meaning aim for a lofty target.

Jeff and Rene delivered their speech as a team on stage where they enhanced and complemented each other’s explanations. Both discussed the advancements of blockchain technology beyond financial applications; they expanded awareness of blockhain as a new kind of database to disrupt current logistic solutions and luxury item certificate solutions.


Rene Bernard, CEO of LuxTag presenting possibilities of Blockchain


After the talk, Rene, Jeff and Julian answered additional questions from blockchain interested TEDx attendees mainly comprised of university students. They also were introduced to the NEM Mobile Wallet and were each gifted 25 XEM each.


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Following this, in the evening the team attended the gala dinner on the universities campus where all the participants and organizers were, “thanked“ for their involvement.

In conclusion, the presentation video is going to be uploaded on the university’s website; a link to the video will also be included here as soon it is online.


About TEDx

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.

At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED. Learn about the TEDx event types

About UTP

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established in 1997 and has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia.
UTP offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and aims to produce well-rounded graduates with excellent leadership qualities and communication abilities.

UTP has produced more than 14,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 1,200 foundation students, 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates more than 66 countries around the world.

In less than 2 decades since it was established, the university has attained prestigious national and international recognitions.

UTP is the first and only private university in Malaysia to be rated a maximum 5-star overall rating in the QS StarsTM University Rating System.

About LuxTag

LuxTag provides the first ever digitized certificates of authenticity for luxury consumer products (or machines, or vehicles, etc.) on a blockchain that are updatable, can have messages attached, and their conjoint ownership can be flexibly transferred.

Learn more about LuxTag at www.luxtag.io and find the project brief brochure at luxtag.io/brochure.pdf.

Our project uses the NEM Blockchain Technology, which powers the mechanisms LuxTag leverages on.

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