In an e-mail sent to Cryptovest, the organizer said the event would have the theme “Looking Beyond the Blockchain Hype,” and will take place at the SMX Convention Center Aura, Taguig City. It will have the objective of separating realistic promise from uncertain probability in the highly-hyped blockchain industry.
Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) CEO Jeffrey Lin commented:
“We are proud to have Manny Pacquiao as the first international celebrity on our exchange. Manny and other celebrities will also have the opportunity for increased engagement with their fans, further extending their reach and expanding their popularity.”
GCOX prides itself as the only global celebrity-focused digital currency exchange, offering the first platform for celebrities across the globe the opportunity to tokenize their popularity by creating, trading, and listing their own digital currency that fits their personality. Included in its list of social interaction platforms and features are Celebreneur, Celeb-Charity, and Celeb-Connect.
GCOX collaborates with global A-list celebrities to increase the chances of adoption and acceptance of its cryptocurrencies as well as blockchain technology.
Pacquiao is GCOX’s first celebrity to endorse its Celebrity Token line through PAC Coin, derived from the senator’s moniker as a boxer, Pacman, because of his reputation of defeating almost all his opponents during his prime, including Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Manuel Marquez, and other big names in the boxing field. Pacquiao has the distinction of being the first boxer in the history of winning major titles in four major divisions: flyweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.
The Celebrity Tokens are a utility token that can be used to buy exclusive merchandise, tickets, and services from celebrity endorsers who have signed up to the platform. The coins also provide users elite invites to live streaming, meet-and-greets, and interactions through the Celeb-Connect service.
The organizers of the event boast that the launch of PAC Coin will be one of the largest and most star-studded blockchain conferences in the Philippines, and brings together thought leaders from the global crypto community.