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[Live – Day 3] Philippine Web3 Festival Recap

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Event covered by Michael Mislos, Nathaniel Cajuday, Shiela Bertillo, and Hans Edrick Doringo

The result of a decade-long undertaking in the #CryptoPH ecosystem, we are now on Day 3 of the Philippine Web3 Festival at Marquis Events Place. Watch the livestream here:

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For Day 3 of the #PHWeb3Fest, catch the live coverage thread of BitPinas at:

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Table of Contents.

“Today’s focus is all about the creators and creatives in the industry,” said YGG Country Manager Luis Buenaventura with BlockchainSpace General Manager Jen Bilango in opening today’s conference.

Panel Discussion: FILIPINOS BUILDING CAREER IN CRYPTO

  • Sam Cruz of Ed3n Holdings
  • Hanna Tantoco of Blockdaemon 
  • Christina Vergara of Binance
  • Nel Tiglao of Cake DeFi

On Filipinos’ fighting spirit:

Vergara: Filipinos are a little bit more hacky and willing to try.

Tiglao: Filipinos are risk takers; we test the waters and then dive into it.

Fireside Chat: PINOY CREATIVITY: HOW FILIPINO CREATORS WILL TAKE ON THE WORLD

  • Apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas
  • Leah Callon-Butler of Emfarsis

Some of the statements of Apl.de.ap:

  • I just like the fact that I can help Filipino creatives.
  • With web3, I tried integrating AR during our concerts. 
  • I think I can attract more (artists) through this (blockchain) technology.

LOOK: Apl.de.ap performs his song BEBOT during the third day of the Philippine Web3 Festival.

The Pinoy International Star also performed one of his songs for their new album, which is set to be released in a few days.

With YGG’s Gabby Dizon and BlockchainSpace’s Peter Ing on stage, the Philippine Web3 Festival representatives announced that it will donate 1 million PHP to the apl.de.ap foundation.

Lastly, Sevi Agregado gifts Apl.de.ap an artwork that shows a Carabao, to celebrate the singer’s childhood in Pampanga.

WHY GAMING IS THE GATEWAY TO WEB3 ADOPTION by Brian Lu

Panel Discussion: THE DRIVING FORCE OF CONTENT CREATORS

  • PJ Cana of Esquire
  • Tryke Gutierrez of TierOne
  • Tricia Potato of TierOne
  •  VEEWISE of Blacklist International

VEEWISE revealed that they played Axie Infinity before.

Panel Discussion: WHICH PLAY-TO-EARN MODELS WORK BEST

  • Ryan Foo of Delphi Digital
  • Chun Sim of BinaryX
  • Chase Freo of OP Games 
  • Corey Wilton of Mirai Labs

“The thing with hyper-casual games and casual games is that the way it would succeed in web three is that, number one,  its  strength in numbers.  what I mean by that is it’s not like your big average AAA game where there’s a very very deep sense of economics within the game, hyper-casual games are very monolithic in the sense that there’s always a linear experience,” – Chase Freo.

INTRODUCTION TO GUILD HUB by Jen Bilango

“We have already established that guilds are the building blocks of web3 adoption.” – Jen Bilango, Guild Hub General Manager.

Fireside Chat: CREATORS AT THE HEART OF GAMING

  • Peter Ing of BlockchainSpace
  • Seb Borget and Miccolo Solis of The Sandbox

Borget: We want to also bring more Philippine culture to our brand.  We’ll bring to life your imagination.

Solis: Through education as well, we can onboard more people in the web3 space.

Panel Discussion: THE IMPORTANCE OF MOBILE GAMING FOR WEB3

  • Nicole Nguyen of APAC DAO
  • Bozena Rezab of GMEEToken
  • Tatsuya Kohrogi of PlayMining

 On Web3 games moving forward: 

Rezab: Gaming is at a massive central stage, which has never been before.

Kohrogi: Blockchain games are the future of gaming, and I think there’s going to be a lot more coming.

Panel Discussion: THE CHANGING FACE OF VC IN WEB3

  • Bobby Ong of Coingecko
  • Ben Wee of Crypto.com Capital
  • Ryan Foo of Delphi Digital
  • Jadey Li of DWF Labs

Panel Discussion: GETTING FROM ZERO TO ONE IN GAMING

  • Joey Alarilla  of Playfix
  • James Afante of Afante Studios
  • Prakash Somosundram of EnjinStarter
  • Janze De Guzman of playgroundzero.io

WHY WEB3 NEEDS COMMUNITIES by Nuseir Yassin

“When there is trust, there is community; when there is community, there is progress. The fundamental of web3 is designed for community.”

  • Nuseir Yassin, known as Nas Daily, on why web3 needs communities.

Fireside Chat about Web3 Community

  • Kookoo, Influencer and Streamer, of YGG
  • Jacqueline Lim of Nas Academy

Some notes from Kookoo :

When you join a community, start looking for where you can contribute, not just get value from it.

If the community is very welcoming, if the community is there to help, this community will grow naturally.

Panel Discussion: HOTTEST GAMING TITLES FOR 2023

  • Myrtle Sarrosa, Cosplayer
  • Victor Wang of Genesis Universe
  • Brian Akaka of Laguna Games
  • Kent Byers Civitas

Panel Discussion: TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2023

  • Myrtle Sarrosa, Cosplayer
  • Ryan Yang of Big Time Studios 
  • Joony Koo of AO Labs
  • Mary Ma of Mix Marvel 
  • Islam of Farcana

Yang on web3 gaming and decentralized assets:

In the web3 gaming for 2023, there will be more ways to monetize gaming.

The more decentralized your assets, the higher chance that you find the true market value.

For the panel’s conclusion:

Yang: If you are here, you are doing right already. 

Koo:  Don’t look for something that’s too flashy that is really early in the industry.

Islam: Keep building what you’re building.

Ma: Work the right thing for the right people.

Fireside Chat: WHAT’S NEXT FOR WEB3 IN THE PHILIPPINES 

  • Peter Ing of BlockchainSpace
  • Kat Gonzales of Yield Guild Games

Peter Ing talks about the industry’s legitimacy by partnering w/ regulators: 

“Connect with people who regulate and be regulated by the BSP because this provides legitimacy. This is the pathway basically to adoption, as well,  you have to be able to legitimize the industry.”

“We actually do believe that guilds are gonna be the ones that onboard the next billion into web3; so get involved in the guild, find a Guild that’s suitable for you,” the Philippine Web3 Festival Convenor concluded.

This article is published on BitPinas: [Live – Day 3] Philippine Web3 Festival Recap

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