Philippines Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain Guides 101

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All links to BitPinas resources regarding Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and Blockchain in the Philippines can be found in this list. Totally unrelated but here’s a picture of Vigan, Ilocos Sur:

Virtual Currencies

Virtual Currency is the term used by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to classify cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

For the central bank, virtual currencies maybe centralized or decentralized. On the subject of cryptocurrencies – they are virtual currencies that uses cryptography (more on this in an upcoming article).

The BSP requires all companies dealing with facilitating fiat (peso) to crypto transactions (and vice versa) to register as a virtual currency exchange. Another license – the EMI license – shall be needed if you intended to offer services like payment of utilities within the app.

Virtual Currency Exchanges & Wallets

BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Photo by Atty Rafael Padilla
Nestor Espenilla was then-BSP governor when the Central Bank released Circular No. 944

Below we look at virtual currency exchanges and wallets currently available in the Philippines:

Bitcoin 101

Miguel Cuneta is the co-founder of SCI, a licensed virtual currency exchange in the Philippines

The articles below look into Bitcoin and the ways to buy and sell (and keep) it in the Philippines.

Blockchain Companies and/or Blockchain Initiatives in the Philippine

Philippine Senators and stakeholders of the blockchain and crypto industry in the Philippines

Cryptocurrency Guides

Contract Signing Between Cebuana Lhuillier and SCI Ventures

Resources on cryptocurrencies in general and highlighted articles on specific cryptos.

Blockchain 101

Blockchain Institute at UnionBank

Resources and articles related to blockchain, a form of distributed ledger technology.

Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Trading

Blockchain and Law Event held in UP BGC

The articles below look at crypto exchanges in general.

Use and Pay With Cryptocurrency

Memorandum of Agreement Signing Between DOST and BCB Blockchain

Various things you can do with your cryptocurrency. more than just holding.

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A business ad graduate from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Mike is the website manager of He is responsible for almost every content you see on the site, from topic/news selection to editing of articles. Mike believes correct information about blockchain and cryptocurrency can empower people to make accurate decisions about the industry, which, in turn, should deter bad actors from taking advantage of crypto & blockchain. [Telegram @mikemislos]

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