Nelson Valero, Former Council Member & Vice President of the NEM Foundation

Nelson Valero: “To continue and support NEM Philippines in terms of engaging the community about this new technology. I personally want to see actual blockchain-based applications being developed by our local talents. Who knows one could discover the next killer app for the blockchain technology.”

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Alex Timbol, Elastos Foundation, [PH 2019 Crypto & Blockchain Year in Review]

Alex Timbol: I see blockchain projects worldwide looking to the Philippines for dev talent. There’s already a dev grab among mainstream tech companies. Amazon has over ten thousand devs here. We’re not quite there yet in terms of numbers and recognition for blockchain talent. With Elastos outreach, community building, and training, we’re helping create a ready pool of talent and the means to access it.

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Leah Callon-Butler, Emfarsis, [PH 2019 Crypto & Blockchain Year in Review]

Leah Callon-Butler: I believe weā€™ll see greater support from the private sector to build strength and resilience into the Philippinesā€™ talent pipeline, as corporates realise that it is not the sole responsibility of the government to educate and equip young Filipinos for the jobs of the future.

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Tim Ying, GOW Exchange, [PH 2019 Crypto & Blockchain Year in Review]

Tim Ying: What I would personally love to see is more Filipino projects starting to emerge and the nascent Decentralized Finance trend coming to fruition. What is necessary for this to happen, however, is more regulatory clarity and clear taxation guidelines, without which bigger firms will continue to be reluctant to make any major commitment to this space.

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Miko Ilas, Binance Filipino Community, [PH 2019 Crypto & Blockchain Year in Review]

Miko Ilas: The Binance Filipino community looks forward to having more crypto education meetups in areas we haven’t visited before, plus some areas where we have been. We also look forward to being able to score major developments that, ultimately, will lead us to a super-meetup featuring CZ in Manila. *crosses fingers*

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Local Action, National Vision (2019 Bicol Blockchain and Crypto Year in Review)

“From a long-term viewpoint, we are at the stage that overheated perceptions have normalized and the industry can be perceived from a more rational point of view, making it the right time to set up proper structures for blockchain and cryptocurrencies.”

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