Filipino Founders Launch Dedicated PH Web3 Festival to Bring Global Attention to Homegrown Talent

As global leaders in social media, mobile gaming, fintech, cryptocurrency, and now Web3, Filipinos have always been at the forefront of technology adoption. Since play to win This phenomenon has captured the world’s attention in 2021, the country has positioned itself firmly at the epicenter of the Web3 movement as Filipinos demonstrate how the real world can benefit from crypto, NFTs and the open metaverse.

From November 14-18 in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Metro Manila, the Philippine Web3 Festival will bring together founders, developers and gamers with an international NFT gaming community, venture capital (VC) funds and industry leaders looking to learn how the Philippines was catapulted onto the world stage and what the future holds for Web3. The festival was initiated by local web3 success stories Yield Guild Games (YGG) led by Gabby Dizon, Beryl Li and Owl of Moistness, and BlockchainSpace (BSPC) led by Peter Ing.

“We were the first Filipino-led crypto project to break into the global stage, and since then the blockchain ecosystem in the Philippines has exploded,” said Dizon, co-founder of YGG. “The Philippine Web3 Festival is the first true international showcase of Filipino talent and we’re bringing the world’s best in Web3 to the Philippines to see it for themselves.”

In addition to Dizon, the lineup of speakers includes Web3 industry leaders such as Axie Infinity co-founder Jeffrey ‘Jiho’ Zirlin, Animoca Brands president and co-founder Yat Siu, and the co-founder of The Sandbox, Sebastian Borget, whose decentralized gaming platform recently collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Paris Hiltonand others.

Throughout the week, Sequoia Capital Investor Partner Augustus Ilag, Dragonfly Capital Partner Mia Deng, Mechanism Capital Principal Eva Wu, Delphi Digital Game Economist Ryan Foo, Infinity Ventures Founding Partner Brian Lu Crypto (IVC), and other global venture capital funds, will present on why they are looking to the Philippines for emerging Web3 trends.

The global cryptocurrency exchange and official exchange of the festival, Binance, highlighted the importance of the country in leading the way in Web3 innovation. “As the Philippines has the potential to be one of the big players in the web3 space, we believe it is important to support initiatives and movements aimed at further developing the industry,” Kenneth said. Stern, Managing Director of Binance Philippines.

The GCash mobile wallet is also joining the Philippine Web3 Festival as a co-presenter. “GCash remains true to its commitment to provide ‘finance for all’ – making products accessible to Filipinos, as it aims to do the same in Web3 as the space continues to grow in the country,” said Neil Trinidad, head of new Crypto ventures. Insurance and Data Tech from GCash.

Globe Telecom, the official connectivity and telecommunications partner, and MetaverseGo, the preferred platform for accessing Web3 games, guilds and NFTs, are also joining as co-presenters of the Philippine Web3 Festival.

The event will also feature sessions from major blockchain protocols including Polygon, TZ APAC, the Asia-based blockchain adoption entity that supports the Tezos ecosystem, and Xpla, a Tendermint-based, developer-friendly channel. which hosts an ecosystem of decentralized applications and development tools. . In addition to the roster of speakers, attendees will be able to enjoy a major esports tournament, hackathon, NFT expos, and networking at community-led side events.

“Those of us in the Philippine cryptocurrency space have come together to share ideas and collaborate since 2019, when we first welcomed Jiho from Axie Infinity and introduced him to the community of Manila,” said Ing, founder of BlockchainSpace. “Since then Filipinos have been instrumental in the growth of blockchain gaming, we are shaping the future of this industry and now the world wants to come to the Philippines to see what is next.”

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