Re Dragonfly: Although I have already addressed this issue in response to questions , I understand there still is a continuing concern in some quarters about my association with Lon Wong’s Dragonfly company, since I have been listed as an adviser on the Dragonfly website.
Herewith the background: In March 2017 I was invited by the Universities of Calgary and York to help organize and take take part in a Southeast Asia Canada FinTech conference in Toronto. To represent the Asian side I was asked to provide the ASEAN speakers. Inter alia I selected Supachai Panitchpakdi a former Thai Deputy PM and former head of GATT and WTO as the lead speaker. I was also asked to speak on a panel about blockchain developments in Southeast Asia, using a local company as a reference point. This is how I came to represent Dragonfly at this conference where I only spoke about the NEM Foundation blockchain technology and the NEM Blockchain Centre (NBC) in Kuala Lumpur.
As you are all aware Canada is Ethereum country, and so I quickly discovered that the diverse Canadian academic, government, and business audience knew nothing whatsoever about NEM or the NEM Foundation. As a result of this conference I was able interest the Tapscott Father &; Son team in NEM, the Canadian blockchain gurus, known worldwide for their publications on blockchain technology and youtube presence. The conference also enabled me to introduce and set up appointments with the Tapscotts and NEM Executive Directors at a following Consensus Conference in New York.
As a result of this Toronto experience I figured that the best way for NEM to break the Ethereum stranglehold on Canada, was to link up in a partnership with the Tapscott Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) in Toronto, to create a platform for NEM to get known with Canadian academia, business and government. This I was eventually able to negotiate and secure NEM’s approval and signature.
This is the only time I ever used Dragonfly as an entry shingle — only for the promotion of NEM. I have had no involvement with Dragonfly since this March 2017 conference. I have never conducted any business on behalf of Dragonfly and have never been remunerated by this company. My attendance at this Toronto conference was wholly funded by the University of Calgary.