Block Dojo and nChain realise the blockchain future of the Philippines at VIP launch event

Block Dojo and nChain realise the blockchain future of the Philippines at VIP launch event

Delivering on the promise of the Philippines as the global blockchain powerhouse.
/ 04:30 PM August 11, 2023

Last night, in the heart of Manila, leading business owners, investors, venture capitalists, and political figures, gathered at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, to celebrate the launch of Block Dojo in Asia.

The VIP evening was hosted by Block Dojo, a renowned incubator fostering blockchain entrepreneurship, in partnership with nChain, a leading global technology company, offering software solutions, consulting services, and IP licensing for clients across major industries looking to benefit from the security, transparency, scalability and cost-effectiveness of blockchain.

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Stephanie Tower – nChain Business Development Lead – Philippines Alex Bell – nChain Co-founder and Programme Director Stefan Matthews -nChain Co-Founder & Executive Chairman Jay Gujral -nChain Global Commercial Director James Merchant, Executive Chairman – nChain Block Dojo and Chief Business Development Officer Dr. Craig Wright – nChain Chief Scientist

The event aligns with the President of the Philippines heralding the importance of Blockchain and digital asset technologies in November 2022 and, more recently, calling for digital transformation across the nation. nChain and Block Dojo are committed to creating tangible business opportunities for Blockchain development and acting as a leading light in the digital revolution in the Philippines. 

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Dr. Craig Wright – nChain Chief Scientist Stefan Matthews – nChain Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

The culmination of the event marked the opening of Block Dojo’s call for submissions from start-ups across the Philippines, interested in securing a place to attend the 12-week programme, which puts entrepreneurs through their paces via technical education, investment guidance, investor pitching, and commercialization. 

Stefan Matthews, nChain Executive Chairman & Block Dojo Director, said: Last December, I committed to the Provincial Government of Bataan to establish an instance of Block Dojo here in the Philippines, specifically in Bataan. The official launch represents the delivery of that commitment. Further, we are delivering against the mandate announced by His Excellency President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in October 2022. We invest in promoting Filipino start-ups, guiding them to provide blockchain solutions to the Philippines and the world, and internationally showcasing technology, innovation, and capabilities. Our Block Dojo investment will intake approx. forty selected concepts and output ten as business ready and funded. This process is not a one-off, cohorts will continue, and the process will be repeated three (3) times per year, so over two years, we will have an intake of 240 start-ups and deliver 60 successful, advanced Filipino projects. I wish all cohort participants well; I am optimistic about what we will see here. This initiative is very special to us all.


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