First Philippine Blockchain Week scheduled for November 28 to December 4
In a bid to make the Philippines a leader in blockchain technology, international and local experts in the digital and cryptocurrency industries are coming together to organize the inaugural Philippine Blockchain Week, which will be held from November 28 to December 4 in Marriott Grand Ballroom at the Newport World Resorts in Pasay City.
Dubbed “Chaintrix” and inspired by the meta-universe of the movie “Matrix”, Philippine Blockchain Week aims to educate more Filipinos about blockchain technology, its uses, and the limitless opportunities it can provide to different industries in the country.
“If you remember the year 2000, the Philippines was the text capital of the world. In 2010, we were the social media capital of the world. That’s why I think this time we can be the blockchain capital, if not of the world, at least in Asia. And we have to play our cards right to make that happen,” Donald Lim, lead event organizer, said at a press conference announcing the event.
“We have brought together experts from the blockchain ecosystem to discuss this technological breakthrough and how businesses and people can benefit from it. Philippine Blockchain Week also allows investors and businesses to network and explore the opportunities in the Philippine market,” he said.
Lim noted that due to the unique demographics and economic fundamentals of the Philippines, he believes the country has a strong chance of becoming a major hub for the development of emerging technology.
“The Philippines has the numbers to become a blockchain hub. Our population is 110 million, with a median age of 25. We also have the highest internet penetration and the highest NFT penetration rate of a digital population,” Lim said.
Chezka Gonzales, commercial pilot, founder of Women of Substance NFT, and also the main organizer of the event, said she was also targeting college students to attend the event.
“It’s a good opportunity for them to learn more about this digital evolution and how it has affected and will affect the way things will be done in the future,” she shared.
Other Chaintrix organizers include Rico Pang, Group Managing Director (CEO), Sanctum Global Ventures; Kate Hancock, Founder, Metaverse XYZ; Daniel Robbins, CEO of IBH Media; Oscar Tan Abing, Jr., Founder and CEO, Anotoys Collectiverse; Jay Ha, co-founder, IP3; James Lim, CEO, Meta Persona; and Tara Kwon, co-founder of Hyped Collective.
Industry partners are Fintech Alliance, Institute of Corporate Directors, Management Association of the Philippines, International Council of Small Business PH, JCI Manila, Rotary District 3830, and NFT Philippines & Women in blockchain Philippines.
Some of the activities planned for Chaintrix include plenary sessions with experts on blockchain, fintech and the metaverse, a job fair, speed dating, a golf tournament, an NFT gallery, a concert, a party at the swimming pool, a toy exhibition, an exhibition and game tournaments and hackathons, among others.
On December 2, the Philippine Block Awards will be held at the hotel’s Grand Bar where blockchain players from the country and region will be honored. Recognition of “Most Innovative Use of Blockchain”, “Blockchain for Good” and “Blockchain Transformation Award” will also be given.
For all inquiries, contact the Philippine Blockchain Week Secretariat at [email protected] or call +63917-832-8852.