The following announcement has been originally published in Cointelegraph – it is the official announcement by the Lightningcon Da Nang team. No further editorial work in the creation of this article has been conducted by the BitcoinVN News team.

The city of Da Nang, Vietnam, which some have dubbed “Bitcoin Beach Vietnam,” will play host to Asia’s first Bitcoin and Lightning Network conference in the region. Neutronpay, BitcoinVN and Nunchuk — all Vietnam-based Bitcoin companies — are excited to share what is happening in Asia as it relates to Bitcoin projects, Bitcoin communities and Lightning adoption across the region. The conference will take place on March 22 through 24, 2023 at the beautiful beachside Furama Resort.

Malcolm Weed, chief operating officer of Neutronpay, who is the event’s main organizer, said, “We’re extremely excited to be putting on the world’s first Bitcoin and Lightning event in Asia. Bitcoin adoption is very strong across the region, with countries like Vietnam, Philippines, India, Pakistan, Thailand and China all being in the top-10 global rankings for Bitcoin adoption, making it the world’s Bitcoin epicenter. With over 4 billion people in Asia — 70% of which are unbanked — it is no wonder Bitcoin adoption is so strong.”

Malcolm continued, “When I looked around, I noticed that other parts of the world were being represented with events, but Asia and more specifically emerging markets in Asia had none, and were being completely overlooked considering the global rankings. We’re proud to say that since we announced the event, it has been highly talked about and is now on many people’s yearly must-hit conference calendars. We’ve so far built a great speaker list, composed of many recognizable Bitcoiners, with an emphasis on making sure we have representation from countries across South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia.”

The event will kick off with a beach meet and greet on the evening of March 22, followed by two days of speakers sharing the latest developments across the Bitcoin ecosystem, touching on both technological and economic aspects. There will also be a strong representation of companies that are building on the Lightning Network and will share the current state of affairs and what exciting things are currently being worked on.

There will only be 500 attendees, so tickets are limited. General admission two-day passes are currently priced at $375, with ticket prices going up again on March 1. The nonprofit event can be accessed by local Vietnamese attendees at a preferential price of $35 dollars.

There are a few spots left for this Bitcoin-only event for speakers, moderators, volunteers, sponsors and media, so those interested in taking part should reach out via email.

About Lightningcon Vietnam

Lightningcon Vietnam is Asia’s first-ever Bitcoin and Lightning conference. It will bring together stakeholders from all sides of the Bitcoin ecosystem, with local representation from projects and communities across the region and a focus on networking, collaboration and learning over a two-day conference.

About Neutronpay

Neutronpay is a Silicon Valley VC-funded startup that provides Lightning Network infrastructure to businesses that wish to launch Lightning products such as remittances, payments, spending, payouts and banking capabilities. It is led by veterans in the payments, compliance, banking and Bitcoin industries and was founded in 2018, being part of the first cohort of companies building on the Lightning Network.

About BitcoinVN

BitcoinVN was founded in late 2013 by a Vietnamese-German team with the mission to provide locals and expats with access to the digital asset economy and its wider applications. The team comprises stalwarts of the Bitcoin scene in Ho Chi Minh City, and have grown to be the go-to Bitcoin provider in the region for online and over-the-counter trades.