(Parañaque City, Philippines) May 15, 2019 – Blockchain Innovation Tour hosted in Okada Manila on April 28, 2019 is the continuation of the blockchain & crypto roadshow that started in Thailand all the way to Vietnam this May. It’s also the second time that this roadshow happened in the Philippines, with the first one happening late last year.
Blockchain Innovation Tour featured 3 key projects presented in front of attendees composed of blockchain project leaders and some of the key blockchain / fintech persons here in the Philippines.
AVXchange (Audio Video eXchange) is, to my surprise, a local project. Headquartered down south in Davao, AVXchange is creating a platform for audio and video entertainment over the Internet. As a global platform, on the backend is a combination of distributed ledger technology, blockchain, and the AVX cryptocurrency that will be used to incentivize participation.
AVX traced its history all the way back to 2007 when their original domain name was registered.
Today, the team is headed by Robert Enga, who, in his biography, said had thought about incentivized peer to peer file sharing system in the early 2000s. I interviewed him during Blockchain Innovation Tour, where he said AVXchange is poised to ensure every participant, whether you are an indie artist or musician, can take advantage of the platform’s low entry fee and transparent record keeping will enable them to stand out and get the most returns which, in the traditional world, could have been eaten by middlemen and distributor companies.
With the project’s development happening in Davao, Mr. Enga is keen for AVXchange to be adopted as a platform by Filipinos.
Josh Igoe is the chief marketing officer of Ghost Talk, a decentralized chat application with privacy at its front and center. Users using the app will be rewarded with smart tokens. Usage includes content creation, sharing, and basically any other activity on the Dapp.
The social features sound like something Facebook, WhatsApp and the rest already do. But Mr. Igoe said Ghost Talk allows automatic deletion of messages and even content-specific channels. There will still be public and private groups/boards but they are guaranteeing protection of data. The coins generated called XSCC can then be traded to exchanges where they are listed.
Panels and Topics
Apart from the two above, Blockchain Innovation Tour offered a variety of topics; technical aspects of the blockchain, fintech on the blockchain, women in blockchain, government’s position on blockchain and cryptocurrency, and blockchain for digital identity. This is expected as the tour is not targeted to a particular set of blockchain crowd. Guests and attendees are treated to raffle draws and also got the chance to look and interact with the various booths set up just outside the conference hall.
To sum up, Blockchain Innovation Tour delivered on its promised topics for the attendees. There were hiccups in the beginning and the event actually started late. I cannot speak on behalf of those who sponsored the event but from the perspective of an attendee, the event offered a lot to learn and digest, although the different talks could have been best filtered to just one category instead of targeting all blockchain topics for all types of blockchain persons.
We thank Blockchain Innovation Tour for inviting us.
This article originally appeared on BitPinas: Blockchain Innovation Tour Philippines