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Recap for Blockchain 2020 Kick-Off Summit happened last January 19, 2020 at Conrad, Manila.

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Blockchain Technology can enhance the basic services that are essential in trade finance. Blockchain relies on a decentralized, digitalized and distributed ledger model. A simple analogy for understanding blockchain technology is a Google Doc. When we create a document and share it with a group of people, the document is distributed instead of copied or transferred.

  1. Digital assets are distributed instead of copied or transferred.
  2. The asset is decentralized, allowing full real-time access.
  3. A transparent ledger of changes preserves the integrity of the document, which creates trust in the asset.

Source: Block Tides 2020

Blockchain 2020 Kick-Off summit was organized and hosted by Asia Token Fund, Block Tides & Block PR Asia (One of the most known events, media, PR, digital, project management) in Asia. The organizers also announced that the event is accepting food, medicines, and clothing. They’ve gathered everything for the recent Taal Eruption to be given to the evacuees/victims.

The event happened last January 19, 2020, at Conrad, Manila Taft Ballroom with an audience of nearly 300 with government tech officials, tech developers, and over a hundred tech students from a dozen colleges.

Source: Block Tides 2020

Block Tides along with Asia Token Fund and Block PR Asia is having a goal and a mission for mass adoption to create and spread the beauty behind what Blockchain has in store for everyone by giving quality and interactive events that provide value and learning to attendees, projects and speakers.

Source: Block Tides 2020

The first speaker was Emerson Fonseca, currently the COO of Paylance and CEO of NEM PH. Paylance makes accepting and distributing funds across the globe super easy, they are also backed by one of the most trusted traders in the world. They offer Filipinos a hassle-free cashout process via BDO, BPI, Metrobank, and other major banks or via pickup at Cebuana Lhuillier, MLhuillier, Palawan Express, and other remittance service centers.

Source: Block Tides 2020

WorldKYC and WinstantPay which was presented by Herve Lacorne, CEO and President of WorldKYC and the CIO of WinstantPay live via Zoom from Bangkok. Efforts and passion to present by Mr. Lacorne were appreciated by the attendees. He presented what WorldKYC is and that is by providing the balance between privacy and the fight against fraud and the financing of terrorism is one that cannot be achieved without machine learning. WorldKYC is about using offline and online private trusted keys and how to share with other merchants when they are cross-border.

Source: Block Tides 2020

Isabel Laurel (Coinfemme) talked about the importance of Affiliate Marketing as well as Alex Timbol (Elastos) showcased the beauty behind the Elastos Blockchain system.

Source: Block Tides 2020

There was also a Women in Blockchain panel which was moderated by Tracy Li and the panelist was the Country Director of Dynaquest, Gail Cruz-Macapagal, Founder of Block Juan, Christine Gallano, Director of Public Relations of BTSE, Isabel Laurel and the Founder of Block Tides, Myrtle Ramos.

There was also a discussion about Blockchain and Crypto legal landscape by Atty. Edsel Tupaz (Gorriceta Law Firm), Atty. Mike David (CEZA), Herve Lacorne (WinstantPay), and Jay Demafeliz (Gamecorp).

After this great discussion was about the latest trend happening in the Blockchain scene which was moderated by Jake Villanueva (ZybiTech and JuanCash) and the panelists were Luis Buenaventura (Bloom X), Efren Tercias (Eagle Broadcasting Corp) and Emmanuel Deiparine (Cryptocurrency Trader).

The fun side of this event was actually the surprise of CBUCKS Team that sponsored 65,000php worth of CBUCKS to be given away to 10 people which makes it 6,500php for each winner.

Source: Block Tides 2020

Source: Block Tides 2020

The highlight of this event was actually the initiative of WinstantPay and WorldKYC $100,000 worth of WinstantPay tokens to be donated for the victims of the Taal Eruption. We are really thankful for Mr. Herve Lacorne and his team for this great and overwhelming initiative. It is really making a difference. It is true that generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion.

Another successful and meaningful event hosted by Block Tides, Asia Token Fund & Block PR Asia and wants to thank everyone especially all the sponsors, WorldKYC, WinstantPay, StemFlux, OKEX, FLASH, Paylance, JuanCash, Secuna, Elastos, DynaQuest Technology & Services, DIC IndexChain & BitXmi.

Source: Block Tides 2020

Disclaimer: This is a partnered event.


Biraajmaan is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto covering the US market. A graduate in Automobile engineering, he writes mainly about regulations and its impact with a focus on technological advancements in the crypto space.
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