Explore the Future of Bitcoin at the Philippines’ First Bitcoin Island Retreat!


• Payments processor Pouch.ph and exchange Coins.ph have announced their partnership to host the first-ever Bitcoin Island Retreat in Boracay from March 27-29 2023.
• The retreat aims to bring together bitcoin enthusiasts, thought leaders, investors, and developers from around the world.
• Attendees at the retreat will also have a chance to win a bitcoin bounty if they can find the 12-word seed phrase to a private key owned by Dread Pirate Nakamoto.

Key Players

Ethan Rose, founder and CEO of Pouch.ph, and Elijah Tan, VP of operations at Coins.ph, will lead the trailblazers in the Bitcoin industry at the event. Other speakers include Jack Lee (founder of HCM Capital), Augustus Ilag (Sequoia Capital’s Southeast Asia crypto practice) and Jiro Reyes (founder of Bitskwela).

Boracay as a Crypto Hub

Boracay has become one of the world’s largest and most livable Bitcoin communities with over 250 locations that accept Bitcoin payments as a form of payment. This makes it an ideal hub for enthusiasts and merchants looking to take advantage of the benefits offered by Lightning Network technology.


The Bitcoin Island Retreat is an opportunity for Philippine crypto community members to come together and explore the future potential of Bitcoin cryptocurrency use cases in the country. It is expected to be a landmark event that will be remembered for years to come as it allows attendees to network, discuss bitcoin related topics and interact with key players in this space.


Those interested in attending can reserve their spot on Pouch’s official website https://pouch.ph/retreatrsvp/.