Blockchain is undeniably the top tech buzzword for 2018 but how much do we Filipinos know about this industry?
August is Blockchain Month for Startup Grind Cebu and we are happy to host Filipino blockchain industry pioneer and prolific illustrator Luis Buenaventura (Bx8.io & Cryptopop.net).
Join us for another Fireside Chat as he shares with us Bitcoin 101, insights about the Philippine Fintech industry and what Bx8.io is all about.
Bx8.io & Cryptopop.net
A Filipino pioneer in Bitcoin space, tech startup enabler and a prolific illustrator, Luis started working in the blockchain industry since 2014. Selected as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Payments Professionals at the World Payments Congress in Mumbai, he continues to create practical blockchain solutions with his startup Bloom.
Luis started working in the Bitcoin space in 2014 and, with his startup Bloom, focuses on creating practical blockchain solutions for the developing world. In 2017, he authored the book "Reinventing Remittances with Bitcoin," which collects strategies and stories about the fast-growing Bitcoin remittance industry.
He's presented at venues that include the United Nations in New York, and is a regular speaker at the International Money Transfer Conference series. In 2018, he was selected as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Payments Professionals at the World Payments Congress in Mumbai.
Luis has been building tech startups in the Philippines for over a decade, and is a prolific illustrator.
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Paula Bernasor is a budding experience designer, consummate community connector, and a passionate public speaker who is currently a full-time digital nomad helping companies find partner companies, manage projects and create effective workflows. A self-confessed science and tech geek, she is highly involved in the startup scene with years of experience in growing communities and startups. She is also currently the Vice President for Public Relations at Cebu South Toastmasters Club, Chapter Director for Startup Grind Cebu, Climate Reality Leader and InterNations Cebu Ambassador.
She also represented Area 23 for the Toastmasters International Division C Humorous Speech Contest. She was the first Ormocana to represent the city in Binibining Pilipinas 2013 and the first international title winner after bagging Miss SCUBA International First Runner-up in 2013 at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. In 2014, she also represented the Philippines in Shenzhen, China for the Miss Tourism International.
When not working, you can find her exploring the offbeat roads of unpopular destinations (scuba diving, surfing or eating), helping organisations make the world a better place or prowling across the world wide web in search for new knowledge, unique technologies and good stories.