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Blockstack in Asia: Whitepaper Translations, New Investors, and More Events

Since Blockstack started, the goal was to make the project, the code, the community, and the opportunity to benefit from contributing, accessible to everyone. With the exciting step of SEC-qualification behind us, we’re excited to continue growing our global community, especially in Asia.


Over the past few months, members of the Blockstack PBC team, in partnership with Spartan Group, have participated in events and hosted meetups in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. We’ve met over 1,500 passionate developers at these events, and have benefited from community feedback on the best ways for us to support further growth. To build on this great momentum, we plan to host more events in the Asia region, including Japan, during the second half of this year.


Further supporting Blockstack growth in the region, HashKey and SNZ are leading a strategic investment round focused on growing Blockstack community in Asia. HashKey Group is a leading institutional investment group from Hong Kong. SNZ is founded by a group of individuals with deep roots in crypto communities. We’re excited to leverage HashKey’s and SNZ’s expertise in developer community growth.


In addition to growing our global presence, we listened to community feedback to offer more information and tools in your native languages. As a first step, we are excited to share that the Blockstack Whitepaper 2.0 released in May 2019 is now available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

Blockstack Whitepaper V2.0 versions now available:

These translations come courtesy of collaboration between some awesome community members, thank you so much for your efforts in making this content accessible:

The Blockstack whitepaper 2.0 builds on two years of R&D work, peer-reviewed research, and presents a more detailed specification of our technology. The Blockstack whitepaper 2.0 updates the technical architecture and presents two new components: (a) the design of the Stacks blockchain and consensus mechanism, and (b) a new smart contract language that optimizes for predictability and security.

Going forward

Together with Spartan Group and our lead investors HashKey Group and SNZ, we plan to host or attend many events in Asia starting in September, including Meetups, hackathons, and key conferences. We look forward to meeting more of you soon!

To find upcoming events, please check out our community events calendar. You can also sign up to work with us on an event or to become a Blockstack Evangelist.


Important disclaimer

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has qualified the offering statement that we have filed with the SEC. The information in that offering statement is more complete than the information we are providing now, and could differ in important ways. You must read the documents filed with the SEC before investing. The offering is being made only by means of its offering statement. This document shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

An indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. Any person interested in investing in any offering of Stacks Tokens should review our disclosures and the publicly filed offering statement and the final offering circular that is part of that offering statement here*. Blockstack is not registered, licensed or supervised as a broker dealer or investment adviser by the SEC, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) or any other financial regulatory authority or licensed to provide any financial advice or services.

Forward-looking statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the following words: “will,” “expect,” “would,” “intend,” “believe,” or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements in this document include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans collaborations and partnerships. These statements involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different. More information on the factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause or contribute to such differences is included in our filings with the SEC, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion & Analysis” sections of our offering statement on Form 1-A. We cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. We disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Mitchell Cuevas

Mitchell Cuevas

Mitchell is Blockstack PBC’s Head of Growth. He previously led Marketing at UP Global (Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Week) before joining the Product team at Techstars. He curates the Martech Digest, advises at Cove Group, and runs ScreenChecker.