Presented by the LA Blockchain Lab and IDEAS, UCLA Anderson's Korn Convocation Hall hosted the Global Media Blockchain Summit. The two-day event featured influential speakers from around the world with attendees that mirrored the global diversity. Here is a recap of Day One and follow us on Twitter for updates from Sunday's sessions. The morning kicked off with a welcome keynote from California State Senator Robert Hertzberg: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028332576962953217 He is pushing California for forward looking Blockchain regulation because he sees a solution to the income inequality problem that is affecting the US: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028333564947968001 Next, Investor Andrew Gu from DHVC talked about what it is like having a $600M investment fund focusing on Blockchain: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028335388992008193 He had some direct advice for the students in the audience and made it clear that, even as an investor, he's still a Stanford technologist at heart: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028337495350509569 A practice that may be common at conferences in Asia, it was pretty wild to listen to a translator via a headset. For some panels, we even had multiple languages within the same panel and had to remove and replace the headset from speaker to speaker! https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028347408256659456 The morning ended with a panel on media's influence on Blockchain development: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028349284108783616 Cointime's Ray Zhang discussed a persistent problem in determining the value of projects: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028349756957810688 Lino Network's Wilson Wei dispelled the myth that PR and Marketing are the signs of a good project: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028350456223813632 And David Zhang made a call for governments around the work to make an example of the real scammers: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028352734385205249 After lunch, we were joined by David Moss, formerly of Block.one (developers of EOS) and currently the CEO of StrongBlock: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028399501155885056 He lead us through an interactive demo of what it means to be an EOS Block Producer: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028402739938701312 And finally teased us with a general idea of what StrongBlock will be upon launch: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028405055664283648 The following panel included some heavy hitters from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Puerto Rico, and China: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028405526181244928 Paul Veradittaki of Pantera Capital had concerns with the regulatory environment: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028407169882849280 While DNA Fund's Tom Lombardi is optimistic about strong community projects: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028411651706380288 Phillip Liu, COO of Bitmain, was asked about how mining affects the price of Bitcoin: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028410531080634368 And how he thinks that they energy usage problem in Bitcoin will play out: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028413827631570944 Finally, all four panelists weighed in on where they think prices are going this year: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028412688886509568 https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028413275858300928 Next up was a panel on gaming and content: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028415497426034690 Investor and entrepreneur Teddy Zee gave some advice: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028416641778909184 And Wax's William Quigley chimed in as well: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028419160575901696 We closed out the day with a fireside East meets West chat: https:\/\/twitter.com\/blocchainbeach\/status\/1028460308061249536 Overall, this conference showcased a diverse range of voices in the US and Asian Blockchain communities. We're looking forward to seeing day two pick up where day one left off.