After Pitch Night 2018

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In the brutal bear market climate, news of falling coin prices are the norm. Amidst the grim, however, WhaleBlocks is choosing to focus on what is important: good projects that value-add our community.

Weeding out poorly-run projects are a function of bear markets, and this is no exception. As evident in this market, inactivity of many funds reflect the sore need for strong projects proposing actionable solutions. WhaleBlocks reviews ICOs to sieve out solid projects to present to the community and that fits into our partner’s (Wanchain) ecosystem.

Hence, despite the market, crypto-influencers like CrushCrypto, and funds like Block Crafters Capital and QCP Capital are on a lookout to invest, but only in the best projects.

Panel of judges at Pitch Night 2018. From left: Soso from Block Crafters Capital, Victor Lai from CrushCrypto and Long Vuong from Tomochain.

Panel of judges at Pitch Night 2018. From left: Soso from Block Crafters Capital, Victor Lai from CrushCrypto and Long Vuong from Tomochain.

WhaleBlocks presented to the audience, six project teams competing to win Pitch Night 2018. These teams, picked from a pool of 30 applications, endured rigorous due diligence to demonstrate fitness of its proposed products. Ranging from supply chain management to knowledge sharing, teams presented creative industry solutions to our 200-strong audience.

Emerging as champions of the night of pitching was: SWIPE team.

Winners of Pitch Night 2018, the SWIPE team. From left: Malcolm Chang, Pang Xue Jie (COO of WhaleBlocks), Andrew Marchen and Adam Tan.

Winners of Pitch Night 2018, the SWIPE team. From left: Malcolm Chang, Pang Xue Jie (COO of WhaleBlocks), Andrew Marchen and Adam Tan.

SWIPE is a mobile data platform empowering app developers and users alike. They monetise anonymised data transparently and fairly using blockchain technology.

Picture of the insightful panel discussion featuring (from left) SoSo from Block Crafters Capital, Jack Lu from Wanchain and Long Vuong from Tomochain.

Picture of the insightful panel discussion featuring (from left) SoSo from Block Crafters Capital, Jack Lu from Wanchain and Long Vuong from Tomochain.

Our judges also gave their two Satoshis worth on a panel discussing the state and future of blockchain. Special thanks to Victor Lai, co-founder of CrushCrypto, Jack Lu, CEO of Wanchain, Long Vuong, CEO of Tomochain, HyunSick Choi (SoSo), Founding Partner of Block Crafters Capital, Joshua Ho, Managing Partner of QCP Capital for sharing their experience and insights.

Happy attendees at Pitch Night 2018!

Happy attendees at Pitch Night 2018!

Aaaaand…Pitch Night 2018 is a wrap! We are thankful that our co-organiser, Tech in Asia, the judges, pitch teams and you (the audience!) helped WhaleBlocks achieve our goal of the night: to reach out to an international, discerning cryptocommunity with potential ground-breaking projects.

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Thank you for joining us and working towards a open and thinking community together!

Yu Wei Tan