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Dynaquest, Bataan LGU Host 2-day Blockchain Workshop

Dynaquest and Bataan LGU Host 2-day Blockchain Workshop
  • The Bataan Public-Private Partnership and Investment Center collaborated with DynaQuest Technology Services Inc. to organize a province-based blockchain workshop.
  • The workshop emphasized the impact of emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence on businesses and society.
  • The interactive Breakout Session on the second day allowed participants to explore blockchain applications in areas such as tax collection, digital identity, and economic growth.

Blockchain and IT solutions DynaQuest together with the Bataan Public-Private Partnership and Investment Center recently organized a two-day workshop focusing on distributed ledger technology (DTL). The initiative is in line with the province’s efforts to adopt and integrate the technology into its systems. 

“The main goal of the workshop is (to) educate and empower the workshop attendees in thinking creatively and fostering an innovative environment,” Dynaquest wrote in a statement.

Bataan Blockchain Fundamentals and Innovation Workshop

The Bataan Blockchain Fundamentals and Innovation Workshop is an onsite seminar aimed to educate participants on the concepts of DTL and showcase its transformative use cases across various industries. The event happened last May 30-31, 2023.

The workshop highlighted the impact of emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence on businesses and society. DynaQuest CEO & Founder, Randy Knutson, expressed the company’s commitment to raising awareness and helping local organizations embark on their blockchain journey.

Knutson highlighted the firm’s collaborations with local governments and partners in Bacolod, Caraga, and DICT’s TechTrends Blockchain series to raise awareness about the technology. DynaQuest spearheaded notable events like the 2018 Bacolod Blockchain Initiative (B2CI), 2019 Convergence Initiative and Digital Identities, and 2020 Caraga Literacy and Agriculture Development.vv

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In a statement, DynaQuest shared that during the second day of the workshop, there was an interactive Breakout Session that enabled participants to apply their newfound knowledge and explore blockchain’s potential in areas such as tax collection, digital identity, and economic growth.

“Participation in the Breakout session part (is) very lively as each of the four groups have formed diverse opinions on the application of Blockchain basing on the hypothetical scenarios applied to local industries – each with their advantages and the barriers needed to be overcome,” DynaQuest Country Director Gail Cruz-Macapagal, also the workshop’s speaker and presenter, stated.

Workshop Supporters 

DynaQuest said the following individuals and organizations supported the workshop, including:

  • Bokal Popoy Del Rosario
  • Bokal Tonyboy Roman
  • Paul Salpatan of FAB
  • Rico Pineda, Bataan Public-Private Partnership and Investment Center
  • BJ Banzon (Bataan ICT Council President) 
  • PGB Legal and Department Heads,
  • Director Antonio Padre, DICT Regional Director for Region 3
  • Bataan ICT Development Council President
  • Bryan Joseph Banzon (Bataan ICT Development Council)
  • Emmy Lou Delfin, Director IV ICT Industry Development Bureau DICT
  • Abul Khayr Alonto II, Bataan PPPIC Department Head. 

Blockchain in Bataan

Recently, delegates from the local government of Bataan attended a blockchain workshop in Switzerland–sponsored by its partner nChain–the infrastructure developer of Bitcoin SV. At the event, government officials studied the potential of blockchain in various areas such as e-governance, micropayments, tokenization, and web3. Bataan Governor Joet Garcia, expressing appreciation for the partnership, highlighted the province’s aspirations to leverage blockchain technology for improved transparency, efficiency, and security in governance. 

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In line with their partnership with the province, nChain stated that it launched its incubator Block Dojo Philippines last March. 

In October 2022, the Bataan hosted the inaugural Global Blockchain Summit (GBS) in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the ICT Industry Development Bureau (IIDB).

The CEO of Binance, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, paid a visit to the province to explore the possibility of forming a partnership with the local government unit.

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