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Tokocrypto, BRI Ventures’ accelerator programme brings Indonesian blockchain projects into global spotlight

Indonesia – Indonesia-based crypto assets digital exchange, Tokocrypto, has partnered with the government-owned bank’s corporate venture capital firm, BRI Ventures, for an initiative called ‘Tokocrypto Sembrani Blockchain Accelerator’ (TSBA) powered by TokoLabs, which aims to bring Indonesia’s blockchain startups to the world stage.

TSBA has incubated projects and elevated startups across four primary pillars – branding and marketing, investment strategies, investment landscape tactics, and access to fundraising opportunities. The central nexus of TSBA, which connects the four pillars of the accelerator programme, is the networking and mentoring support of mentors from the local blockchain scene. The programme also initiated the support of over 50 investors including Tokocrypto, Binance Labs, Cydonia, Solana Labs, and Signum Capital, as well as YGGSEA, and Alameda Research, amongst others.

Since the launch of the programme, participants have been connected with global mentors such as Tamar Menteshashvili from Solana Labs and Nicole Zhang for Binance Labs. Investors listed previously were invited to the programme’s Demo Day which took place on 11 April 2022, where participants demonstrated the progress and achievements that have been made to date. According to Tokocrypto, TSBA cohort participants have already raised US$40m.

Pang Xue Kai, Tokocrypto’s CEO, noted that the startups that were selected are a reflection of the flourishing blockchain ecosystem in Indonesia, and this is just the beginning.

“Two years ago, the term blockchain seemed foreign, but today it is a digital powerhouse that comes in the form of NFTs, decentralised finance, and even GameFi. At Tokocrypto, we are proud to be disrupting this industry,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Nicko Widjaja, CEO of BRI Ventures, commented, “We see blockchain as an integral part of the future of the internet, which will be the driving force of the digital economy. We hope that in the future there will be more use cases developed in various sectors using blockchain technology.”

Tokocrypto said that the accelerator programme is part of its multi-dimensional TokoVerse, which has been created to bolster blockchain technology adoption in Indonesia and beyond. Together with TokoLabs, Tokoverse has also developed Asia’s first crypto hub, T-hub, Indonesia’s NFT marketplace, TokoMall, and an educational mobile app, Kriptoversity, amongst others.

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Tokocrypto launches new crypto hub in Bali for Asian crypto community

Indonesia – Indonesia-based crypto assets digital exchange, Tokocrypto, has launched its new crypto hub called ‘T-Hub’ in Bali, Indonesia, aimed at equipping the crypto community with the knowledge and skillsets needed to capitalise on the endless opportunities in the crypto economy.

‘T-Hub’ is a physical stomping ground for Asia’s crypto community, giving them a space to gather, ideate, create, improve, innovate, or simply live the crypto lifestyle, through the sheer utility of Toko Token (TKO), Tokocrypto’s local cryptocurrency project that offers a unique hybrid token model.

The hub spans 1000 square feet with media halls, discussions rooms, co-working spaces, and F&B outlets. The crypto community can look forward to gaining more blockchain and crypto-related information, and taking their existing knowledge to greater heights through the tools and technologies offered at the centre. Blockchain and crypto thought leaders in Asia and across the globe now also have a go-to place to congregate and champion new ideas.

T-Hub seeks to equip the crypto community with knowledge needed to capitalise on the endless opportunities in the crypto economy.

Pang Xue Kai, Tokocrypto’s CEO, shared that cryptocurrency’s market capitalization hit its US$3t mark last year, and while they celebrate crypto’s digitally connected nature, pandemic-induced lockdowns have highlighted the importance of human connections and the human touch.

“We wanted to expand crypto-related activities beyond the digital realm, and create a safe space for crypto enthusiasts all across Asia to exchange technical knowledge and expertise, and drive innovation to take crypto and its community to greater heights,” said Kai.

Meanwhile, Teguh Kurniawan Harmanda, Tokocrypto’s chief operating officer, noted that they established T-Hub to give the crypto community a space to come together and form a collective vision of joint purpose and ensure common direction. 

“We welcome everyone to make full use of the facilities at T-Hub – whether you’re a trader, DeFi farmer, general crypto investor, a creator or builder of on-chain platforms, a stakeholder of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, or just someone who’s interested in learning more about blockchain and cryptocurrency,” said Harmanda.

Tokocrypto said that ‘T-Hub’, which opened last 21 January 2022, is part of the vast and ever-growing Tokoverse built by the platform to further spread financial freedom in Indonesia and across Asia. Beyond T-Hub, the Tokoverse boasts an accelerator programme, TokoLaunchpad, Indonesia’s NFT marketplace, TokoMall, and mobile application for crypto education, Kriptoversity, amongst others.

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Tokocrypto joins forces with VC firm BRI Ventures

Jakarta, Indonesia – Tokocrypto, a local-based crypto asset digital exchange, has announced that it will be joining with BRI Ventures, an Indonesian venture capital firm backed by government bank Bank BRI. The collaboration, known as the ‘Tokocrypto Sembrani Blockchain Accelerator (TSBA)’, is set to help emerging blockchain projects and startups scale up with the support of technology, community networks, and also allow them gain access to funding opportunities.

Participants and startups will be provided with the necessary tools on fundraising, team culture, blockchain development, listing advisory and tokenomics to develop the skills required to make a mark within the blockchain industry. 

The program seeks to onboard 8-10 emerging Indonesian blockchain startups into the first cohort. Registration closes on 10 February, and the program will kick off on the 21st of February.

Pang Xue Kai, chief executive officer at Tokocrypto, said, “Southeast Asian enterprises today are leveraging the power of blockchain technology and are looking for ways to disrupt industries. We are launching this partnership with the goal to put Indonesia in the centre of the blockchain map and give the Indonesian blockchain communities the opportunity to grow with the catalyst of collaboration.”

Tokocrypto Sembrani Blockchain Accelerator will incubate projects and elevate them across 4 primary pillars: branding and marketing, investment strategies, investment landscape tactics and access to fundraising opportunities. The central nexus of TSBA which connects the 4 pillars of the accelerator program is the networking and mentoring support of mentors from the local blockchain scene such as Nicko Widjaja, chief executive officer at BRI Ventures); Pang Xue Kai, CEO at Tokocrypto; Teguh Kurniawan Harmanda, COO at Tokocrypto; Lai Chung Ying, CSO at Tokocrypto) and Nanda Ivens, CMO at Tokocrypto; as well as mentors from the global blockchain scene.