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[Event Recap] Enthusiasts Gathered at Polkadot Connect PH 2024

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Just like other blockchain communities, Polkadot enthusiasts have also organized an in-person event recently. Polkadot Connect Philippines took place on February 23, 2024, bringing together supporters, developers, and innovators at Sari Sari Makati. 

Polkadot Connect Philippines

The event was co-organized by Bitskwela, Polkadot Insider, Open Guild, and ATT3ND.

According to the media release, Jiro Reyes, CEO of web3 edutech company Bitskwela, kicked off the event by announcing a collaboration with Polkadot Insider and the launch of the “Polkadot in 5 Minutes” course. 

He then elaborated on this partnership, detailing how Bitskwela plans to utilize Filipino Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), web3 communities, and student organizations to enhance awareness and understanding of Polkadot’s interoperability, modularity, and security features.

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Following this, Cris Nguyen, a core contributor of Polkadot Insider, provided insights into Polkadot’s vision and discussed the potential for increased project development in the Philippines through leveraging Polkadot.

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Moreover, Patty Arro from Polkadot SEA delivered a presentation on Polkadot’s core principles, focusing on scalability, interoperability, and governance. She emphasized the importance of these pillars in constructing a decentralized and interconnected Web3 ecosystem.

“The event concluded on a high note, with the attendees convinced of what Polkadot has to offer. A sense of optimism and excitement filled the room, leaving everyone eager to learn more, build impactful projects, and contribute to the Polkadot ecosystem,” the press release wrote.

Last year, there was an exclusive watch party in Bonifacio Global City, Manila, to experience Polkadot Decoded 2023, the annual flagship conference of Polkadot. Hosted at Brotzeit BGC, Shangri-La The Fort, attendees had the opportunity to network and delve deeper into the Polkadot ecosystem. Limited-edition merchandise, in the form of exclusive non-fungible tokens (NFTs), was distributed to participants. 

What is Polkadot?

Polkadot, introduced by Gavin Wood, a co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain, operates as a layer-0 protocol. Its purpose is to interlink disparate blockchains like Ethereum and Bitcoin, enabling efficient and secure asset transfers between them.

Its native token, DOT, holds utility for governance and staking and is tradable on platforms like Coinbase.

The protocol achieves over 1,000 transactions per second via its primary components: the Relay Chain, Parachains, and Bridges. Validators play a pivotal role in Polkadot’s staking mechanism, ensuring network security and validating transactions through DOT staking. DOT holders have access to various staking options.

Read: Polkadot Philippines Guide | Where to Buy DOT and Usecases

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