BlockchainSpace has announced its partnership with Smart Communications (Smart), the Philippines’ leading telecommunications provider. The collaboration aims to explore Web3-powered solutions that connect communities, unlock new opportunities, and drive growth for all stakeholders. The partnership signifies a significant milestone for Web3 adoption in the Philippines and demonstrates the increasing interest of enterprises in shaping a Web3-enabled future.

Peter Ing, CEO of BlockchainSpace, described the collaboration as a testament to the continuous growth of enterprise interest in contributing to the Web3 ecosystem. He emphasized that Filipinos have been at the forefront of Web3 utilization, and this partnership will enable more communities to connect in an open, meaningful, and secure manner.

Lloyd Manaloto, First Vice President and Head of Prepaid and Content at Smart, stated that the partnership aligns with Smart’s mission to empower Filipinos with the latest digital innovations for a better quality of life. Smart has always been an early adopter of technology and is committed to delivering programs that cater to the passions of its subscribers, enhancing their experiences through immersive digital initiatives.

The partnership leverages Smart’s robust mobile network infrastructure, recognized as the Philippines’ fastest and best, and its extensive 5G network coverage. By combining these strengths with BlockchainSpace’s expertise, the collaboration aims to unlock the value of Web3 technology and make it accessible to more Filipinos, fostering inclusivity and connectivity.

BlockchainSpace, initially established in 2018 in Makati, has evolved into a Web3 solutions provider, empowering Southeast Asia’s communities with blockchain technology and innovative programs. The company has successfully raised $20 million from renowned investors, including Animoca Brands, Spartan Group, and Crypto.com Capital. With a track record of empowering over 100 communities, BlockchainSpace offers blockchain solutions and community programs such as the Guild Partner Program and Creator Circle.

The Creator Circle, a forthcoming program developed in collaboration with Smart, aims to empower creators, artists, and influencers within the emerging creator economy. By connecting creators with their fans and brands and providing tools to monetize their content, the Creator Circle fosters community-building and offers new opportunities for growth. With over 150 creator sign-ups in the closed beta phase, the program is set to unlock the potential of creators across the region.

Aspen SanÞez, Global Head of Marketing at BlockchainSpace, expressed excitement about the partnership with Smart and the launch of the Creator Circle in the Philippines. She highlighted the company’s dedication to utilizing its successes and supporting gaming guilds, extending similar tools, support, and opportunities to creators and influencers. The partnership with Smart, known for impactful engagements with artists and their fan groups, will maximize the capabilities of the Creator Circle.

Dexter Chan, Assistant Vice President for Content Business Development at Smart, emphasized the synergies between BlockchainSpace and Smart in venturing into a Web3-enabled creator economy. He expressed confidence in the positive outcomes that the partnership will bring to the Creator Circle and the wider Web3 ecosystem.

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