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Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference 2.0 | Returning to the Philippines

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As an official media partner, BlockChats is excited to announce:

On December 6, Smile-Expo will conduct the second Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Philippines, a large-scale event about DLT and cryptocurrencies. The conference will gather top industry experts to discuss some of the relevant issues regarding the technology.

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Why the Philippines?

The Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference returns to Manila, the heart of a country full of potential for DLT development.
The Philippines are growing into a technology hub with establishments such as the Blockchain Association of the Philippines (BAP) which aims at educating the population and connecting cryptocurrency businesses to drive innovation.
Further, Philippines’ Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) has already given out licenses to 19 crypto exchanges.

What to look forward to this edition?

The event will be attended by technology developers, entrepreneurs, investors and miners, with representatives of leading organizations and top industry specialists expected among the attendees.


Professionals in the DLT sector are to deliver presentations on the some of the most prominent questions in the crypto sphere.
Among the participants will be Arvie de Vera, Head of Fintech Business Group at UnionBank of the Philippines. The financial organization is one of the largest banks in the country and at the forefront of DLT implementation, already having integrated variations into different internal processes.

Other speakers include:

James Florentino, CEO at MergeCommit – a company that plans to become the first DLT-based organization in Southeast Asia by 2025

Lito Villanueva, Chairman at – a collaboration of digital finance experts who plan to improve the country’s economy

Luis Buenaventura, CTO of BloomSolutions, whose company allows its clients to transform the remittance business. Its total volume processed since inception has exceeded $125,000,000 as of March 2018, making it one of the most successful DLT remittance startups in the world.

Mark Vernon, founder of TagCash.

The conference’s program will also feature a panel discussion on the topic of smart and legal contracts. Among the panelists will be Rafael Padilla, one of the driving forces and most well-known faces of the Filipino blockchain scene and co-founder of BAP.

Exhibition Area and Pitch Sessions

Attendees will have a chance to discover new mining hardware, crypto payment solutions, DLT-based app, and other innovative developments and approaches.

During pitch sessions, startups will have the chance to present their ideas and work to investors and business professionals, with a chance for funding up for grabs.

A Recap to the first Edition

The first Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Philippines was attended by 300 visitors, and 12 top companies introduced their projects.
Professionals from major corporations such as Microsoft Philippines' Business Group Lead Herns Hermida delivered speeches and discussed DLT applications and their integration into different industries.

The Organiser

The event will be coordinated by Smile-Expo, an organizer of 47 successful Blockchain & Bitcoin Conferences in 25 countries.

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