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The Business of Blockchain
Let's discuss the various business cases as well as the opportunities for entrepreneurs who have the vision and the ability to harness the power of blockchain technology. According to William Mougayar, author of the book "Business Blockchain", blockchain has both technical and business definitions. From a business aspect, blockchain is "an exchange network for moving transactions, value, assets between peers, without the assistance of intermediaries." (Mougayar, 2016) Blockchains and other Distributed Ledger platforms (DLT) are the evolutionary and logical next phase of the internet technology currently embodied by the World Wide Web - a technology that will continue to massively influence the world, society and even business at exponential scale. Among many things, one key innovation ushered by blockchain platforms is the development of novel scripting languages that can program business logic as smart contracts that are automatically enforced on the blockchain. Its implications are envisioned to lead to the creation of new business models that would incorporate some aspects of decentralization in certain systems and processes. The good news for entrepreneurs is that it is not absolutely necessary to understand how blockchains operate on a technical level. As long as there is confidence on the security and reliability of the preferred network or platform, a business user can leverage blockchain and implement new ways of delivering products and services. "The blockchain will redefine the role of existing intermediaries while creating new intermediaries, therefore it will disrupt the traditional boundaries of value." (Mougayar, 2016) Plenty to talk about, and certainly interesting insights from our invited - Panelists: Erica Valerio - Chief Business Development Officer, SCI Aiai Garcia - Asia-Pacific Business Development Officer, ConsenSys Colin Christie - Executive Director, Global Chamber Manila Miguel Ongpin - Head of Business Intelligence, Mynt Jorge Matthew Go - CEO, HGR Digital Asset Group Moderated by: Rafael Padilla - Chief Legal Officer, SCI We would like to thank our sponsors for this meetup: - Blockchain Space (SCI and Acceler8) - Citadax (https://citadax.com/) - C Estates (http://cestates.io) - Tagcash (https://tagcash.com/index.php) Reminders: Our community is rapidly growing. We need more volunteers and considerable resource to arrange for our meetups. If you wish to help, sponsor or contribute to this event, please contact our organizers ([masked]). This is a free event. No need to seek permission if you wish to attend although we need you to RSVP. Our open forum welcomes discussion of other topics not necessarily relevant to the announced theme. However, please allow the organizers opportunity to moderate the discussions.

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    We are a thought group seeking to understand the innovation brought by the blockchain, the technology that powers bitcoin and other digital currencies. We are also discovering the opportunities presented by this alternative payment system and how the underlying technology could usher faster payments, enhance financial inclusion and improve the delivery of financial services.

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