International Growth Series | IOST Powers Into Vietnam With Multiple Local Community Partners

IOS Foundation
Aug 17 · 5 min read

With Vietnam having one of the most active crypto user base globally with over 2 million traders and investors, it has long been known as one of the most promising crypto markets in the world with rapidly growing crypto penetration. This strong growth is in part down to three key factors: (a) legacy banking infrastructure which creates an opportunity for new financial technology to create widespread change, (b) a volatile domestic currency which creates instability in the purchasing power and (c) its huge population of young, tech-savvy users who have seamlessly adopted cryptocurrency and blockchain technology as the future of money.


IOST Powers Into Vietnam — Strikes Partnerships and Attracts Strong Community Interest

To capitalize on this exciting market opportunity, the IOST Foundation has set our sights on Vietnam being one of our key growth markets for 2019/20. We are excited to announce that we have struck numerous partnerships with leading players and community leaders in Vietnam, who have committed to help IOST develop and break into one of the world’s most active crypto trading market.

Blockchain Adoption In Vietnam with Infinito Wallet

IOST has partnered with Infinito Wallet to provide a comprehensive range of user services to the local Vietnamese community, this includes full integration for IOST asset management, Dapps access and staking services.

On August 2nd 2019, IOST participated in Infinito’s Blockchain Adoption event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam together with various local leaders — TomoChain, Kyber Network, WisePass and Vietnam Blockchain Community. This event was a great networking opportunity for all crypto enthusiasts to connect and discuss about applying cryptocurrencies to real life.

Lawrence Lim, Head of Business Development, represented IOST at the event and shared about how IOST has successfully drove crypto penetration in various developing markets, citing examples such as the partnership with Boomstarter to launch and fund businesses in Russia using $IOST and the resounding success of EMOGI Network in Latin America, which has seen users exceed 6 million in a remarkably short period of time.

This created significant buzz in the Vietnamese crypto community which sees major similarities in how IOST benefit both businesses and individual users in Vietnam.


Numerous Local Events and Collaborations Coming Up!

IOST has also planned a series of exciting promotions and events for the Vietnamese market in partnership with Infinito Wallet, starting with an Ask-Me-Anything Session on Youtube, represented by Mei, Marketing Director at IOST:

Text Summary: https://medium.com/iost/infinito-x-iost-ama-perfect-blockchain-experience-and-mass-adoption-youtube-replay-available-4ed494086318

Youtube Replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od13ubmeYEY&t=1447s

Stay tuned for more exciting events and campaigns with Infinito Wallet coming up!


Coin98 — Local Crypto Research Firm and Community Leader Joins As IOST Partner Node

In addition to Infinito Wallet, IOST is also happy to announce that we have on-boarded Thanh Le, a prominent local influencer, as a Partner Node in the IOST ecosystem.

Thanh oversees Coin98, a Vietnamese research and education group that aims to bring the benefits and opportunities of cryptocurrency to their communities, which includes close to 10,000 investors on Facebook, over 5,000 members in Telegram and approximately 60,000 blog readers.

Coin98 also provides research reports and organizes AMAs with leading blockchain projects to help Vietnamese investors and traders grow their knowledge and choose the right projects to support.

We are excited at this collaboration with Thanh and look forward to seeing greater penetration of IOST within the Vietnamese crypto community!


Vietnamese Growth Manager — Alexa Trang Joins IOST In Singapore

The Foundation is happy to announce that as part of our international expansion plans, Alexa Trang has joined IOST in its Singapore office.

Alexa Trang is Vietnamese by birth and grew up in Bac Ninh City, Vietnam. Alexa moved to Singapore in 2009 and studied in Victoria Junior College. Following excellent A Level results, Alexa completed her Bachelor of Business Degree at Nanyang Technological University, a leading education institution in Singapore which is ranked 11th globally and 3rd in Asia in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

Post graduation, Alexa worked across digital marketing, content creation and business development at various tech and consulting firms including Faskera, TripZilla and EON Consulting.

With IOST, Alexa will focus on growth marketing and user acquisition for the international English markets, and will also lead Vietnamese content localization and community development for IOST in this new exciting market.


Join the IOST Community!

Since less than two month after the launch of mainnet, IOST has officially become one of the Big 4 Public Chains for DApps alongside Ethereum, EOS and Tron. IOST has already surpassed Ethereum in the number of transactions made on the network. IOST will continue work hand in hand with developers and our community to build the world’s first scalable AND decentralized blockchain project, with a vision of on-boarding over 100 million users by 2019.

If you would like to hang out with the IOST community on chat, social media or to discuss product development, we have something for everyone:

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