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March 2024: Philippines

March 2024 tech and startup news from The Philippines captured items including: Philippines-Australia partnerships on cybersecurity, and on maritime issues; the Filipino venture capital scene in 2024; a Philippines startup targeting GenZ spending with Mastercard; Axie Infinity and Yield Guild Games news; and more.

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  • Philippines: BitGet cryptocurrency exchange commences roadshow on college campuses as part of $10M Blockchain4Youth campaign, aiming to raise student awareness of web3 and crypto / read it here
  • Philippines: A brief overview of the Luft Pinoy eVTOL, a concept-stage electric-hydrogen aircraft with a prototype expected to be completed by year-end / read it here

Video: ‘Creating a smart nation ecosystem in the Philippines’, an overview from APAC DAO, Elevandi Japan and Go Philippines at the recent Blockchain Social Philippines event / on YouTube

  • The Philippines and Australia ink agreements around boosting maritime commitments, and for cooperation on cyber and critical technologies / read it here
  • Available now: ‘Philippines Venture Capital Report 2024’, from Boston Consulting Group and Foxmont Capital Partners / read it here
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  • Download: National Artificial Intelligence Strategy Roadmap for The Philippines (pdf) / read it here
  • Zed Philippines launches Mastercard Titanium credit card with no fees, transaction or service costs, targeting Gen Z and with unlimited ‘virtual cards’ as method to safeguard personal details / read it here
  • Philippines: A brief interview intro to AllSchool, an all-in-one digital campus solution which includes use of blockchain to issue and verify student certificates / read it here
  • Philippines: Kaya Founders VC firm hits second close of 2 SEA tech startups funds, building on 44 companies currently with target of another 30-40 investments over 4 years / read it here
  • Video: 4 hours of discussions from the recent Build Startup Festival in The Philippines / read it here
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  • Philippines: Axie Infinity rolls out developments in Yield Guild Games, moving into a ‘guild protocol’ model, effectively positioning as an infrastructure layer for blockchain gaming / read it here
  • Philippines: Binance, world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, faces a ban in the Philippines with financial regulator blocking access due to unlicensed activities / read it here
  • An intro to 3 of the startups taking part in Block Dojo Philippines Cohort 1, working on blockchain solutions in real estate, logistics and credentials / read it here
  • South Korea’s GLN expands QR payments to the Philippines in partnership with Asia United Bank, enabling the QRPh cross-border payment service for visitors to the Philippines / read it here
  • Inaugural India-Philippine Tech Summit took place recently, gathering stakeholders in digital domains for networking and to explor government-to-business and business-to-business partnerships / read it here
  • Australia: Stables, digital wallet and payments startup, launches international remittances powered by stablecoins, focusing on Australia-Philippines transactions / read it here
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