First Blockchain Space in The Philippines Launched by Acceler8 and SCI

Last May 22, 2018 at Makati City, Philippines, the first Blockchain Space in the Philippines was launched by Acceler8 of UnionSPACE, a workspace provider, and SCI, a fintech company which aims to develop solutions for financial services using blockchain technology.

Blockchain Space Manila is the Philippine Chapter of Blockchain Space Asia, co-founded by Steven Suhadi, Chairman of the Indonesian Blockchain Association, and Albert Goh, CEO of UnionSPACE. The Blockchain Space, an innovative initiative pioneedered by UnionSPACE, aims to bring together fintech companies from all over South East Asia (SEA) through a series collaborations and events involving networking, seminars, workshops, and training sessions. There are already four Blockchain Spaces around SEA owned by UnionSpace; this incorporates the Philippines in the regions Blockchain community.

Acceler8, also created by UnionSpace, is a co-working space which provides business solutions such as office spaces, event rooms, virtual offices, as well as meeting rooms. Consolidated recently by UnionSpace, its presence across South East Asia in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand opens members, not only to business solutions, but to opportunities such as partnerships, investing, as well as VC’s all over the region.

“This is a very exciting project knowing that we’re getting a lot of support from other organizations and
most especially our collaboration with industry leader, SCI. We’re planning to roll out a series of
Blockchain events that will bring together fintech companies in the country,” adds Mikko Barranda, CEO
of Acceler8.

SCI continues to emerge as one of the greatest thought leaders in the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency industry, not only in the Philippines but around the globe. Since 2014, it has been carving a path a path for other companies in the business. They have provided proof that this technology is truly practical reducing costs with their groundbreaking cross-border money transferring service, Rebit.Ph, and with other flagship brands such as Buybitcoin.ph, Bitbit.cash, and the soon-to-be-launched digital asset exchange, Citadax.com.

“We can only maximize the potential of blockchain technology by promoting it across communities and
industries through continuous learning opportunities. Together with Acceler8, we now offer a place
where anyone who is interested can learn more about this technology, and also connect with others, so
they can create synergies,” says John Bailon, co-Founder and CEO of SCI.

Peter Ing, Philippine Blockchain Space Lead, believes it is a tremendous time to have a project such as this to come about. He believes it is a great opportunity for businesses and interested individuals. He stated.

“We aim to spearhead initiatives in
growing the industry by hosting modules from beginners to advanced levels. We will equip members of
this community with tools to grow regionally in Southeast Asia through access to capital and network, as
well as legal and technical advisory services,”

Blockchain Space Manila is the Philippine Chapter of Blockchain Space Asia.It launched at Acceler8 111 Paseo, Makati City.

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