Da Nang, Vietnam
The beautiful city of Da Nang, Vietnamwhich some have dubbed, ‘Bitcoin Beach Vietnam’ will play host to Asia’s first Bitcoin and Lightning Network conference in the region.
Neutronpay, BitcoinVN and Nunchuk, who are all Vietnam-based Bitcoin-only companies, are excited to share what is happening in Asia as it relates to Bitcoin projects, Bitcoin communities and Lightning adoption across the region.
The conference will take place on March 22-24, 2023, at the beautiful beachside Furama Resort.
Malcolm Weed, COO of Neutronpay and the event’s main organizer, said,
“We’re extremely excited to be putting on the world’s first Bitcoin and Lightning event in Asia.
“Bitcoin adoption is very strong across the region with countries like Vietnam (1), Philippines (2), India (4), Pakistan (6), Thailand (8) and China (10) all being in the top 10 global rankings for Bitcoin adoption, making it the world’s Bitcoin epicenter.
“With over four billion people in Asia, representing half the world’s population70% of which are unbanked it is no wonder Bitcoin adoption is so strong.”
“When I looked around, I noticed that other parts of the world were being represented with eventsbut Asia, and more specifically emerging markets in Asia, had none and were being completely overlooked, considering the above mentioned global rankings.
“We’re proud to say that since we announced the event, it has been highly talked about and is now on many people’s yearly must-hit conference calendars.
“We’ve so far built a great speaker list, composed of many recognizable Bitcoiners with an emphasis on making sure we have representation from countries across the region from South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia.”
The event will kick-off with a beach meet and greet on the evening of March 22, followed by two days of speakers sharing the latest developments across the Bitcoin ecosystem, touching on both the technological and the economic aspects.
There will also be a strong representation of companies that are building on the Lightning Network and will share the current state of affairs and what exciting things are currently being worked on. As is the case with most events, there will be major new announcements, so stay tuned for live Tweeting from the event as they happen.
There will only be 500 attendeesso tickets are limited. General admission two-day passes are currently at $375, with ticket prices going up again on March 1. The non-profit event can be accessed by local Vietnamese at a preferential price of $35.
As a reminder, this is a Bitcoin-only event. There will be no content as it relates to NFTs, metaverse, Web 3.0, token sales and all that other nonsense.
We still have a few spots left for speakers, moderators, volunteers, sponsors and media, so if that is of interest to you, please reach out here.
About Lightningcon Vietnam
Lightningcon Vietnam is Asia’s first-ever Bitcoin and Lightning conference. It will bring together stakeholders from all sides of the Bitcoin ecosystem with local representation from projects and communities across the region with a focus on networking, collaboration and learning over a two-day conference.
Neutronpay is a Silicon Valley VC-funded startup that provides Lightning Network infrastructure to businesses that wish to launch Lightning products, such as remittances, payments, spending, payouts and banking capabilities.
It is led by veterans in the payments, compliance, banking and Bitcoin industries, and was founded in 2018being part of the first cohort of companies building on the Lightning Network.
BitcoinVN was founded in late 2013 by a Vietnamese-German team with the mission to provide locals and ex-pats with access to the digital asset economy and its wider applications.
They are stalwarts of the Bitcoin scene in Ho Chi Minh City and have grown to be the go-to Bitcoin provider in the region as it relates to online and over-the-counter trades.