[Live – Day 1] Philippine Web3 Festival

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Keynote from Department of Information and Communications Technology Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Ian C. Dy:

The history of #CryptoPH in the Philippines by Colin Goltra

  • The Philippine Web3 Festival is a result of a decade-long undertaking and work in the #CryptoPH ecosystem. – Goltra
  • Goltra said the early Coins.ph page is really just a link to the LocalBitcoins page of its founder.
  • Goltra talked about the early crypto startups in the Philippines, which are still operating today: Coins.ph, BloomX, SCI Ventures, Moneybees PH.

Games as Digital Nations by Jeffrey Zirlin of Sky Mavis/Axie Infinity

  • “Axie is synonymous with the Philippines.” – Zirlin
  • Alpha is still on track to be released in 2022.
  • “We were born in the depths of a bear market, and we prefer to be in this type of situation.”
  • Sky Mavis not affected by FTX
  • “Education is important. For me blockchain education is best when experienced by using the product itself, Axie is a school, just by playing Axie, you learn.”

Filipino Founders at the Dawn of the Metaverse by Gabby Dizon

Dizon talks about Yield Guild Games, the current ecosystem today, and the future of blockchain gaming and players.

  • “We want to produce more Kookoo in the industry,” said Dizon, referring to Kookoo Crypto, the first content creator that focuses on covering play-to-earn games.
  • Dizon emphasizes their heavy focus on education, highlighting their partnership with NAS Academy and Metacrafters.

Game Development in the Web3 Space

  • Chris Sirise of Saison Capital
  • Paul Kim of XPLA
  • Ryo Matsubara of Oasys
  • Matt Song of Solana

According to Ryo Matsubara, 90% of gaming companies in Japan are preparing for blockchain game release for this winter.

Panel Discussion About the FTX Insolvency Issue

The panel was supposed to discussed “the first one million Filipinos in crypto” but pivoted to discuss what happened with FTX. In the panel are Colin Goltra of YGG, Ramon Tayag of BloomX, and Beryl Li of YGG.

Why Digital Rights Matter by Yat Siu of Animoca Brands

Statements from Yat:

  • Blockchain is exciting because true ownership happens.
  • When you have property rights, you have freedom.
  • Bad actors do not represent the whole industry. We’re here for good things.

How DeFi Integrates Web3 Into Our Daily Lives

  • Patrick Zulueta of Xave Finance
  • Charlie Wang of XY Finance
  • Anton Buenavista of Pendle Finance
  • Ian Estrada of XLD Finance

Harnessing the Full Potential of Gaming NFTs

  • Patrick Zulueta of Xave Finance
  • Charlie Wang of XY Finance
  • Anton Buenavista of Pendle Finance0
  • Ian Estrada of XLD Finance

Here’s a quick guide to our Nov 15 Schedule!

How Artists Thrive in the World of NFTs

  • “If you’re starting out, a lot of people in NFTs are willing to jumpstart your journey.” – Bjorn Calleja
  • “I think that the
  • Filipino artist community is thriving really well.” – Jopet Arias

Angkas Keynote

Sharing the challenges his firm faced before, Angkas CEO George Royeca emphasized that they have realized that every single biker on their platform escapes poverty.

Royeca: We are safer than condoms. Condoms are only 97% safe, we are 99.997%. If the government trusts condoms, then they can definitely trust Angkas.

According to the CEO, Angkas’ accident rate is only 0.003%

CONNECTING ARTIST TO A GLOBAL AUDIENCE THROUGH NFT

  • Luis Buenaventura @helloluis of @YieldGuild
  • Sevi Agregado with mom April @SeviLovesArt
  • Sheree Gotuaco @shereegotuaco of @Scarletbox_io
  • NFT Artist Shelly Soneja @shellysoneja

Sevi’s most favorite artwork? His eagle artwork with @helloluis .

What is the young star’s greatest achievement? Sharing his artwork to the world especially at New York’s Time Square.

HOW ARE CEXs APPROACHING WEB3

  • Mark Gorriceta @MarkGorriceta ofGorriceta Law
  • Nichel Gaba @nichelgaba of @pdaxph
  • Kenneth Stern @kennethstern of @binance
  • Wei Zhou @thedaoofwei of @coinsph
  • Farrah Rodriguez @FarrahRodriguez of @ambergroup_io

On regulations:

@thedaoofwei : must have smart regulations
@nichelgaba : strict enforcement of existing regulations
@kennethstern : also ask global exchanges in crafting laws about the industry
@FarrahRodriguez : we want to work with the regulators


Schedule (All times are Philippine Standard Time):

9:00 – 9:15 AM – Official Welcome hosted by Jen from BSPC and Luis from YGG

9:20 – 9:40 AM- The Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) Vision for the PhilippinesAsec. Jeffrey Ian C. Dy

9:40-10:00 AMA Brief History of CryptoPHColin Goltra of 

Yield Guild Games

10:00 – 10:20 AM-  Games as Digital Nations (Part 1) Jeffrey Zirlin

Sky Mavis

10:20 – 10:40 AMGames as Digital Nations (Part 2)Ralf Rivas

(Rappler)

10:40 – 11:00 AM – Break

11:00 – 11:20 AM Filipino Founders at the Dawn of the Open Metaverse (Fireside) Host- Regina Lay, One News;  Speaker – Gabby Dizon, Yield Guild Games

11:20 – 11:50 AM The First 1 Million Filipinos in Crypto (Panel) – Mike Mislos (Host) BitPinas; Speaker- Beryl Li, Yield Guild Games, Colin Goltra, Yield Guild Games, Ramon Tayag -BloomX

Game Development in the Web3 Space (Panel)

11:50 – 12:20 (Host) Chris Sirise-Saison Capital – Speakers: Paul Kim-XPLA, Ryo Matsubara– Oasys, Matt Sorg– Solana

Why Digital Rights Matter (Fireside)

Malik Kahn-GIFT Forum (Host), Yat SiuAnimoca Brands (Speaker)

Hi PHWeb3 Fest Enjoyooors!!! Welcome to the biggest Web3 Event! 

Here’s a quick guide to our Nov 15 Schedule! 📆 @everyone

AM Schedule (All times are Philippine Standard Time):

9:00 – 9:15 AM – Official Welcome hosted by Jen from BSPC and Luis from YGG

9:20 – 9:40 AM- The Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) Vision for the PhilippinesAsec. Jeffrey Ian C. Dy

9:40-10:00 AMA Brief History of CryptoPHColin Goltra of 

Yield Guild Games

10:00 – 10:20 AM-  Games as Digital Nations (Part 1) Jeffrey Zirlin

Sky Mavis

10:20 – 10:40 AMGames as Digital Nations (Part 2)Ralf Rivas

(Rappler)

10:40 – 11:00 AM – Break

11:00 – 11:20 AM Filipino Founders at the Dawn of the Open Metaverse (Fireside) Host- Regina Lay, One News;  Speaker – Gabby Dizon, Yield Guild Games

11:20 – 11:50 AM The First 1 Million Filipinos in Crypto (Panel) – Mike Mislos (Host) BitPinas; Speaker- Beryl Li, Yield Guild Games, Colin Goltra, Yield Guild Games, Ramon Tayag -BloomX

Game Development in the Web3 Space (Panel)

11:50 – 12:20 (Host) Chris Sirise-Saison Capital – Speakers: Paul Kim-XPLA, Ryo Matsubara– Oasys, Matt Sorg– Solana

Why Digital Rights Matter (Fireside)

Malik Kahn-GIFT Forum (Host), Yat SiuAnimoca Brands (Speaker)

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