Unblock Saigon – The Blockchain for Gaming

February 20, 2019

On February 28th, 2019, Asia Blockchain Review will be pleased to host members of TomoChain, CoinGecko, Axie Infinity, IOST and other blockchain enthusiasts at the “Unblock Saigon” meetup in Vietnam.

The gathering provides an opportunity for local and foreign blockchain industry leaders to meet and discuss the new subdomain of blockchain gaming created by CryptoKitties. The meetup will take place at The Hive Villa, Hồ Chí Minh City.

Blockchain gaming started to improve through the creation of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).  NFTs have special characteristics that make each token unique, creating value through scarcity. NFT technology has enabled the growth of game development and startups, including those that center on non-fungible token trading or wallets that save these unique tokens. Due to this technology, the ecosystem of blockchain gaming has advanced over the past year.


In Vietnam, the video game industry is a major employer of young artists and computer engineers. Between 2013 and 2017, the number of gamers in the country more than tripled from 13 million to 40 million. Vietnam is among the countries with the highest number of gamers and can, therefore, offer big breaks to companies developing blockchain-based games. These companies are expected to share how they assist in making the gaming ecosystem better, more transparent, and more reliable.

After a brief welcome from the host, Asia Blockchain Review, speakers of the occasion will be introduced. The panel of speakers for the event will be drawn from leaders and partners of TomoChain, CoinGecko, Axie Infinity and IOST.

Speakers will dissect the various segments of the gaming industry and their relationship with blockchain technology, sharing their in-depth knowledge of the blockchain landscape at the meetup.



Jarvis Nguyen

Jarvis Nguyen is the co-founder of Etheremon. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from NUS, Singapore and is renowned for his knowledge of algorithms, having participated in several international contests such as the Olympiad in Informatics and the ACM ICPC. Before he started Etheremon, Jarvis worked as a full-stack engineer at SEA Group, a distinguished internet platform based in Southeast Asia.

Aleksander Larsen

Aleksander Larsen is the COO at Axie Infinity. He holds an extraordinary comprehension of the possible achievements of blockchain technology, at present and in the near future. He has carried out several functions in the blockchain gaming space since late 2017, playing various roles. At Axie Infinity, Aleksander is responsible for business development, company infrastructure, company strategy, fundraising, and partnerships.

Cam Pham

Cam Pham serves as Lead Blockchain Researcher at TomoChain. He holds a PhD in Software Engineering from Université Paris-Saclay, France and was previously a software engineer and spent time researching complex software system design and is passionate about distributed systems. He is currently interested in blockchain consensus, blockchain privacy, smart contract security, and blockchain-based gaming.

Duyen Tran

Duyen Tran is the founder & CEO of Extradecoin.com and the CEO of Tokenplay.org. With more than a decade’s experience in the financial and technology market, Duyen has proven to be a passionate and enthusiastic entrepreneur. He is also the Founder and CEO of blockchain firm Tokenstart.io. He specializes mostly in AI, gaming and blockchain.

TM Lee

TM Lee is the co-founder of CoinGecko, a blockchain-based website designed to supply a rudimentary breakdown of the crypto market. CoinGecko was founded in 2014, and since then, TM Lee has closely followed the advancement of crypto-economics and the real world applications of blockchain technology. Apart from the crypto website, TM Lee has contributed to the publishing of two books by Elsevier – Handbook of Digital Currency, 1st Edition and Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 1.


About Asia Blockchain Review

Asia Blockchain Review is the biggest enterprise for media and community building in Asia for blockchain technology.

Asia Blockchain Review organizes ‘Unblock Saigon’ as a monthly initiative with the aim of strengthening the blockchain community in Vietnam. The meetup series is mostly centered on the latest topics of blockchain across the world, from the perspectives of both technology and adoption. While linking both local blockchain enthusiasts and those from across the globe, Asia Blockchain Review holds group discussions led by industry leaders, while organizing technical workshops and consulting programs.

The Saigon blockchain community is bringing stakeholders and local enthusiasts together with the “Unblock Saigon” meetups series, where ideas and experiences will be shared and a stronger, more collaborative community will be nurtured with networking.

This upcoming session of Unblock Saigon will bring together key players in blockchain and the gaming industry to explore what can be achieved in gaming powered by blockchain.

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