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30 Sep | Enter Blockchain Manila

How Entrepreneurs around the World did it

Different Country, Different World – this is Blockchain.

​Enter Blockchain – how you do it in the Philippines is not how you do it in Malaysia, in Germany, or in the US. BlockChats invites six speakers from different countries to an international Blockchain Dinner Panel during which they will talk about how THEY entered Blockchain.

What are their experiences in building a career or starting a company in their country?

What achievements can they talk about?

What hurdles are they facing?

How can you go global in Blockchain?

And what is the best country to work in the blockchain space?

​Meet founders, developers, and entrepreneurs from around the world, ask them all your questions directly, and enjoy an open, laid-back dinner session with Manila’s community.

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Our Panelists

A British born, American naturalized, and Philippine Citizen. After moving from the U.K to the United States, she graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology while pursuing her career as a Banker at Bank of America in both Washington DC and New York City.
An advocate for animal rights, she is contributing towards animal rescue organizations in Manila, Philippines where she currently resides, as well as writing for online metro guide – When in Manila (www.wheninmanila.com).
In 2017, with some inspiration from her French bulldog Mr. Big, Wendy co – founded the pet based social media app – PetnPals. PetnPals is steadily developing into a Pet Ecosystem to unite the Pet Community – from pet owners, pet service providers, and animal enthusiasts.
With aspirations to be an “industry multi- hyphenate,” she is also Managing Director of WS Point Ltd, a Hong Kong Company that houses lifestyle projects, to include PetnPals.
Wendy is a self- taught artist, who can also appreciate a good cup of coffee.


Mike serves as Chief Technology Officer of Reelmedia, a digital marketing firm catering to a diverse array of clients in the Southeast Asian blockchain space. He brings nearly two decades of experience across a wide range of areas in and around the information technology industry — from software development, to policy research, to digital media.


Lina is a blockchain advocate and evangelist at global conferences, online and offline, on the topics of Blockchain and Fintech and their adoption on a personal, community, and government level. She is also a freelance journalist, travelpreneur, public relations evangelist, blockchain educator, and supporter of all things tech. Lina is a marketing professional who has had the opportunity to work in several diverse industries.
Before joining the blockchain universe, she was active in the highly competitive creative sector, specifically in the media industry, honing her public relations and interpersonal skills which compliments her outgoing personality. Lina enjoys supporting organisations that are helping to shape the future through innovations in technology.
As PR Manager and Evangelist for the Japanese cryptocurrency hedge fund trading platform SPINDLE, she breaks down language barriers and helps bring a deeper understanding of the complex topic of cryptocurrency investment to the public.
The founder of BlockChats, a global event and lifestyle community focused on education, inspiration, and international connection within the blockchain space, Lina delivers unusual concepts to the growing communities around the world in order to marry education and entertainment and shine a light on the opportunities in Blockchain.
She is also Chief Manager at GACKT & IKEDA Asia Bridge Partnerz Inc., a Kuala Lumpur-based management company which introduces Japan and its culture to overseas economies by importing unique business ideas to Southeast Asia.
With various work experiences under her belt ranging from the music industry, the social media space, business development, event management, and startup businesses, Lina continues to travel between countries and communities and places a special focus on niche locations that currently experience less exposure on the global stage at this point, to build bridges and empower the growth into a global family.


Rafael Padilla is a commercial attorney who focuses on financial technology, cryptoassets and blockchain. He has worked with some of the blockchain and financial technology startups based in the Philippines, serving their legal and compliance requirements. He co-founded the Blockchain Association of the Philippines, a non-profit group that represents the interests of the local blockchain community, and the Fintech Philippines Association. As a community organizer, he leads two blockchain-focused meetup groups in the Philippines – the Manila Ethereum Meetup and the Makati Digital Currency
Meetup. He is also a professor of law at San Beda Alabang School of Law where he teaches Legal Interpretation, Constitutional Law, Tax and Transport Law.


Alenna Dawn is Coding Girls Manila’s team lead and ambassador for education program. She is currently taking up her Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering specializing in entrepreneurship. Her presence in the blockchain space in the Philippines enables her to work closely with different startups in the space. She is currently working on “BlockLab,” a campus roadshow that offers valuable information and education on blockchain technology for the attainment of growing a diverse blockchain community by reaching students. The project includes a series of seminars and workshops aimed at increasing the students’ appreciation of emerging technologies.


British, Serial Entrepreneur (vtc.com, iplotz.com, tagcash.org, proofcore.com), Angel Investor and Chairman of Fintech Philippines Association. 30 years experience in IT industry, last 6 years in Fintech in SE Asia. Founder and owner of Tagcash. Also a Blockchain developer


Having understood early the affects of industry 4.0 on business models, Jeremy Firster transitioned to Fintech in order to better serve companies as the role of corporate finance changes to an ecosystem based model.
Seasoned corporate banking professional with broad experiences in different industries including FMCG, Energy, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Commodities, and others, his core abilities include corporate risk and financial analysis, competitive and industry analysis, pricing and negotiations, customer relationship management, legal due diligence, and others. As the only foreigner who worked in Taiwan as a corporate banker he serves a strategic role and is exposed to all areas of the business. He is one of the Founding Partners of the Taiwan Blockchain Alliance and co-founder and COO of Blockcamp.


Ivan Kan is a co-founder of Crowdcreate. He is the vision and growth of Crowdcreate for the past 4 years, a speaker and thought leader on blockchain and crowd sourced innovation. Previously, Ivan worked alongside the CEO of Binance at Fusion Systems developing a leading machine learning cloud solution for breach detection that is being used by hospitals and healthcare providers to protect patient data today.



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Sun 30 September 2018 | 6.30 pm
BlockchainSpace @ Acceler8
LG, 111 Paseo de Roxas, Makati, 1229
Metro Manila, Philippines

food + drinks provided

free entry only with the official confirmation e-mail which you can receive by filling in the RSVP form on this page.

​free registration is open until 29 September, 6pm (GMT +8).

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