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eBook - Opening the Archipelago: The Story of Blockchain in the Philippines

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The world has witnessed a dramatic rise in blockchain adoption over the recent years. From cryptocurrencies and enterprise blockchains to non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and decentralized finance (DeFi) - this technology is set to change the way things are done. Are you ready for it?

While understanding blockchain can seem daunting, 'Opening the Archipelago: the Story of Blockchain in the Philippines' aims to demystify this. Told in three parts, the book is an in-depth exploration into blockchain’s role in the country: from breaking down foundational concepts to showcasing Filipino use cases, and even delving into the regulatory landscape and the need for progressive regulation.

To date, 'Opening the Archipelago' is the first book that focuses on blockchain projects in the Philippines - both those founded by Filipinos and those which Filipinos helped flourish.

In time, blockchain technology will transform the way we live, transact and experience this world and the metaverse. Let this book be a guide as you glimpse into that future.


This is a Bookshelf PH eBook. Please enter the email you would like to receive the download link at during checkout. Once purchased, you can read it on any device of your choice (Mac, PC, iOS, or Android) via your personal account on Adobe Digital Editions, a free eBook reader app. To learn more about how you can conveniently read our eBooks, please refer to this quick guide

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For any rush orders, we can ship via courier at the buyer's cost. Please email us at hello@bookshelf for special arrangements.

Metro Manila 

  • We process orders within 1 day of receipt, and ship from Makati, Metro Manila via Gogo Express. Orders are usually received within three days. 
  • The delivery fee for all orders within Metro Manila is P80.

Outside Metro Manila 

  • We process orders within 1 day of receipt, and ship from Makati, Metro Manila via Gogo Express. Orders are usually received within five to seven days.
  • The delivery fee are as follows:
         Luzon (Outside Metro Manila): P140
         Visayas: P160
         Mindanao: P180


  • We process orders within 1 day of receipt, and ship from Makati, Manila via UPS, LBC, or DHL. Orders are usually received within five to seven days. 
  • The delivery fee are as follows:
         Singapore and Hong Kong: P1,500
         USA and Canada: P2,400
  • For all other locations, please send us an email at with the book title and shipping destination so we can give you the shipping rates.

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If you have any issues with your book or books within the first thirty days (for any reason!), please drop us a line at We will take care of you. That’s why it’s called customer care, right? If an exchange for the same item you purchased is not possible, we will offer you store credit. If you do not prefer store credit, we can also issue you a full refund, the processing of which will depend on your payment provider. Long story short: We will stop at nothing to make you happy. The world needs more happy readers!

Customer Reviews

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Ma. Tria Salve Isagan
I can't open the book using Adobe Digital app

What happened?! I already created my account to open the book! I also sent an incident ticket to your site, and up to now, I received no response. Please attend to this concern. Sayang naman po binayad ko. TY.