th images menu user export search eye clock list list2 arrow-left untitled twitter facebook googleplus instagram cross photos entrep-logo-svg

One of World's Richest Cryptocurrency Investors to Speak at the Beach Blockchain Conference in Cebu

The country’s first conference focused solely on blockchain is happening May 10-11 in Cebu
By Lorenzo Kyle Subido |

 

 

Local technology firm Appsolutely is hosting a two-day event focusing on the current pace of developments in blockchain, as well as a look at its future prospects. Called the Beach Blockchain Conference, it will be held on May 10 and 11 at Mövenpick Hotel in Mactan Island, Cebu.

 

“Since blockchain here in the Philippines is really at the very early stage, we’d like to pay it forward by conducting this blockchain conference,” said Patrick Palacios, CEO of Appsolutely, in a media briefing held last April 25. “And at the same time, [we’re] helping the Filipino startups and the regional startups expand globally through the blockchain.

 

Last year, Appsolutely launched its own digital token, LoyalCoin, which aims to revolutionize the loyalty programs of various businesses by tokenizing rewards points. It is one of very few Philippine-based startups to have successfully completed an initial coin offering (ICO), raising over $12 million from the offer.

 

“We were able to successfully enter the world [of blockchain], and now we want to share what we know,” said Paolo Bediones, Appsolutely’s COO.

 

Palacios called it the country’s “first comprehensive blockchain conference,” and he highlighted that the Beach Blockchain Conference will feature internationally recognized blockchain and cryptocurrency experts who will be speaking in the Philippines for the first time.

 

Among them is Brock Pierce, a former child actor who now heads the US-based Bitcoin Foundation. Last February, business magazine Forbes included Pierce in its inaugural list of the richest people in cryptocurrency, estimating his net worth between $700 million and $1 billion.

 

Other notable speakers in Appsolutely’s lineup include Nicholas Merten, best known for his DataDash YouTube channel that focuses on blockchain-related topics and boasts over 250,000 subscribers; Jeff Berwick, founder of online financial newsletter The Dollar Vigilante, which provides financial advice on cryptocurrency, stocks and investments; and Jeff McDonald, chief technology officer of Malaysia-based startup LuxTag, which provides digital certificates through the blockchain.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 

As well, the Beach Blockchain Conference will hold an ICO pitching competition, where startups from all over the world can present their blockchain-focused ideas and businesses. In the audience will be “whales,” or investors with over 1,000 Bitcoins that are looking to fund new and promising blockchain projects. 

 

“These are whales who we personally know as a company and who have actually funded a lot of other startups,” said Bediones. “And they’re really looking for new projects. So if you’re (planning) an ICO, if you have a good idea, then pitch it.”

 

With the Beach Blockchain Conference, the Appsolutely team aims to not only increase the knowledge and awareness of blockchain technology within the country, but also to promote local developments to the rest of the world.

 

“Through this conference, we really intend to put the Philippines on the map when it comes to blockchain,” said Bediones.

 

 

Related story: Beyond Bitcoin: How Businesses Are Using Blockchains to Build New Products and Services

 

 

*****

 

 

Lorenzo Kyle Subido is a staff writer of Entrepreneur PH

Latest Articles

The Secret Weapon 2 Famous Founders Deployed to Build Their Mega-Successful Companies

As Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos found, success comes when you turn your business into a reflection of...

byNatasa Lekic | June 22, 2018 02:00:00

This Pinoy Air Travel Company Just Launched New Flights from Manila to Clark and Puerto Galera

AirTrav is now open for bookings

byKhatrina Bonagua for FHM.com.ph | June 22, 2018 00:00:00

Crazy Rich Asians of Davao? Ayala’s 70 Luxury Condos Priced Up to Php81-M Sold in Less Than 24 Hours

The president’s hometown is not just the nation’s new political capital but also a hot luxury...

byPauline Macaraeg | June 21, 2018 14:00:00

Unsolicited Proposal to Build 11-Km Makati Subway Acknowledged by City Gov’t

Costing $3.7 billion, the project still has to be negotiated by the LGU and proponent IRC Properties

byElyssa Christine Lopez | June 21, 2018 13:00:00

PH Platform Helps Firms Access Over 2K Online Courses To Upskill Workers

STORM Learning carries courses covering various industries and sourced from around the world

byLorenzo Kyle Subido | June 21, 2018 10:00:00

Apl.De.Ap Supports Scholarship Program to Teach Creative Artists to Become Savvy Entrepreneurs

The deadline for application for the initial batch of 40 scholars is on July 8

byElyssa Christine Lopez | June 21, 2018 09:00:00

6 Scientifically Proven Moves You Can Make to Boost Office Productivity

Who knew plants were anything more than a decorative touch?

byMoe Kittaneh | June 21, 2018 06:00:00

Does Your Team Love Coming to Work? Follow These 7 Strategies to Make Sure

A good product or service is wonderful, but great talent is your life force

byJaleh Bisharat | June 21, 2018 02:00:00

This Former Brand Marketer Now Sells "Demi-Fine" Jewelry in Online Shop

Modern Myth has delicate pieces in gold, sterling silver and semi-precious stones

bySteph Sison for Preview.ph | June 21, 2018 00:00:00

DOTr On Track to Start Building PH’s First Subway by Dec 2018, Eyes Partial Operations in Q1 of 2022

Secretary Tugade said the target for partial completion was advanced by at least six months

byElyssa Christine Lopez | June 20, 2018 12:00:00

PH Taxi-Hailing Startup Helps China’s Huawei Tap New Markets for Tablet PCs

The Chinese giant will develop similar products based on experience customizing the device for Micab

byRoel Landingin | June 20, 2018 09:00:00

Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent By Practicing This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far...

byJohn Rampton | June 20, 2018 06:00:00
Close