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Block Awards 2023 recognizes Jay Ricky B. Villarante for contributions to local blockchain industry

by Abigail Bautista

Jay Ricky Villarante, Chairman and CEO of several local blockchain companies, has recently been recognized as a recipient of the esteemed Block Awards 2023. This prestigious award is presented by the 2023 Philippine Blockchain Week, the largest blockchain event in the Philippines supported by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), to honor individuals who have made significant contributions and advancements in the blockchain industry.

Villarante, a serial entrepreneur, investor, and influential figure in the blockchain space, has showcased remarkable vision and dedication to the development of blockchain technology in the Philippines. As the Chairman and President of various companies such as 8ventures Pte. Ltd, Paylance Pte. Ltd, Moneybees Forex Corporation, and Secuna Softwares Technologies, Inc., Villarante has played a pivotal role in driving innovation and growth within the industry.

One of Villarante’s notable achievements is authoring the book titled “Blockchain: A Catalyst for Good Governance in the Philippines.” In this publication, he provides insights into how blockchain technology can play a crucial role in addressing pressing issues and promoting good governance in the country.

Expressing his gratitude for the recognition, Villarante stated, “I am deeply honored to receive this award and be acknowledged alongside exceptional innovators and visionaries in the blockchain industry. This award serves as motivation for us to continue pushing the boundaries of blockchain technology, fostering growth, and making a positive impact in the industry and society as a whole.”

Aside from his contributions through literature, Villarante is actively involved in supporting and empowering startups in the FinTech and blockchain sectors. He is also known for providing education and resources about blockchain and innovation through his participation in various industry and community events.

Moreover, Villarante’s commitment to corporate social responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic is commendable. Under his leadership, Moneybees facilitated secure and convenient transactions, allowing Filipinos to convert cryptocurrency earned from “Play-to-Earn” video games into pesos, providing essential support during challenging times. Through his ventures, he also made substantial donations to medical and educational institutions, demonstrating his dedication to supporting essential initiatives and contributing to the fight against the pandemic.

Furthermore, Villarante’s involvement with cybersecurity through Secuna highlights his commitment to ensuring online safety. He has invested in cybersecurity initiatives and contributed to the development of pandemic management solutions to protect critical organizations and assist affected communities.

The Block Awards 2023 is an event that celebrates the achievements and influence of visionaries and innovators in the blockchain industry. This year’s event promises to be inspiring, featuring guest speaker Mark Joyner, a digital marketing pioneer who will provide insights into the future of blockchain and its transformative impact.

Jay Ricky Villarante’s recognition as a recipient of the Block Awards 2023 confirms his exceptional contributions to the blockchain industry in the Philippines. His dedication, vision, and commitment to driving innovation and positive change through blockchain technology continue to leave a lasting impact on both the industry and society as a whole.

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