[Blockchain in SEA] How does the Blockchain Technologist Facilitate the Communities
Blockchain in SEA
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Wechat group: BlockChain-in-SEA

Guest: John Chamberlain, Founder of EOS Bangkok,Co - founder of Blocksiam

Host: Andy Zheng, CEO, Beecast



Andy Zheng: Good evening, everyone! I am Andy Zheng, CEO of Beecast.

Welcome to the leading blockchain community media [Beecast] and join us with 5000+ communities & 1000000+ Beecasters in [Blockchain in SEA] to discuss blockchain technology and industry development.

This is the Phase 19, Topic: How does the Blockchain Technologist Facilitate the Communities

Guest: John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain, Founder of EOS Bangkok,Co - founder of Blocksiam. John Chamberlain is an information technologist and consultant, most recently as a Digigenz Partner (Advisory).

He previously co-founded a training and business solutions centre focused on IT education, certification and the transformation of legacy IT systems.

John has worked on cryptocurrency joint ventures, and the development of tokenization systems and smart contracts.

In September 2017 John was introduced to EOS platforms. By November he had formed an EOS community meet-up group in Thailand, and engaged with the wider crypto community focusing on EOSIO software.

Largely through John’s involvement as the founder of EOS Bangkok, EOS is now listed on the leading licensed cryptocurrency exchange in Thailand and has a growing community of participants.


Andy Zheng: Mr. John, you can introduce yourself. What made you decide to go into the blockchain industry?

John Chamberlain: Yes, hello every one, very pleased to be here on the Blockchain in SEA event.

I've been in the space for some time, my background is in computing and information systems.

previously I co-founded a training and business solutions center focused on IT education, certification much of my work involved the transformation of legacy IT systems into modern computerized systems.

I think blockchain is a natural progression for of information systems.

I learnt of Bitcoin around 2011, and became more involved in I blockchain-based business development. tokenization and smart contracts are of particular interest.

Then in 2017 I started to research the EOS platform, and was instantly able to relate to the technology’s potential. By November I had formed an EOS community meet-up group in Thailand, and started to engage more with the wider developing EOS community focusing on EOSIO software.

This led to a team from EOS Bangkok participating in the world first EOSIO Hackathon in Hong Kong, EOSIO developers’ workshops and advising a number of companies and start-up projects on the use of EOSIO blockchain platforms.


Andy Zheng: Why did you start the EOS community in Bangkok? Why Thailand over other countries?

John Chamberlain: I started the group at a time when many groups worldwide where starting around the world, Block One had shared a video on the importance of meetups and made suggestions on how to go about it and there was a community challenge by one of the Bitshares and steemit community members Fuzzy who is part the beyond bitcoin group.

Also unlike POW which doesn’t necessarily involve interaction with community, DPoS the consensus mechanism of EOSIO is more community orientated, being Based in Bangkok is was the natural place to start the meetup group.


Andy Zheng: You are a co-founder and developer of Blocksiam, a blockchain project. What kind of project is this? What is your train of thought of technical development for blockchain projects?

John Chamberlain: Blocksiam is like EOS Bangkok, we will start a BOS community group in Thailand, node project and block producer on the BOS blockchain, Which is also based on EOSIO Software like EOS.

BOS is newly launched EOSIO sidechain with advanced technical features such as BOSIBC and Batch PBFT along with incentives for DApp projects and developers for on boarding users.

Blocksiam aims to help form Dev workshops to enable and facilitate developers learn about BOS, smart contracts and the EOSIO ecosystem. Which is of mutual benefit to EOS Bangkok activities and the EOS mainnet blockchain.


Andy Zheng: What do you think of the current market for cryptocurrencies such as EOS/USD? Can you share with us your experience and suggests of investing in cryptocurrency?

John Chamberlain: I think the current market for cryptocurrencies is very good for new entrants to the market and long term investors although the market has been bearish the amount of innovation remains encouraging.

I cannot give investment advice.
Obviously I feel project I focus on have great potential and this is why I focus on them EOS and now BOS in particularly at this yet still early stage.


Andy Zheng: As a senior expert in blockchain technology, what do you think is the biggest obstacle that restricts the breakthrough and application of blockchain technology?

John Chamberlain: Adaptability, be it regulatory or general reception to innovation.

That said I find SEA more receptive to innovation, next generation blockchain is more scalable and DApps are far more usable.

These things, I feel account for the amount of adoption and innovation coming from the SEA region.


Andy Zheng: The biggest difference between the blockchain industry and other industries is that the blockchain industry has many large communities. What do you think is the value of community? What is the most important job in running the community?

John Chamberlain: I don’t think communities are run per se. I see them as more organic and evolutionary because being social creates evolution, social evolution advances communication and the evolution of community. Which is fundamental what blockchains are communication protocols.


Andy Zheng: Is the current state of development of EOS Bangkok in line with your expectations? What are the latest trends and future plans?

John Chamberlain: EOS Bangkok is a social group with around 380 members, I always had modest expectations as nothing is ever perfect, expectations change and humans are never satisfied. I could only speculate on current and future trends, which might give some ideas.

Blockchain, I feel is on the edge of a major breakthrough in adoption, this can be seen with the number of DApps being built on eosio chains. This adoption could see the underlying technology being used mainstream, without people even realizing it has happened.

Its almost comparable to going into the street this time 20 - 30 years ago and asking somebody if they know what TCP/IP is.


Andy Zheng: As a senior preacher in the blockchain field, you may have come into contact with a lot of people in the industry. Are there anyone you admire, and why? Beecast currently covers 250 cities in 15 countries, 5,000 community nodes, 1 million users , and hopes to invite more big names to [Blockchain in SEA] to share the blockchain knowledge, promoting the development of the industry. In the blockchain industry of SEA, if Mr. John introduces one or two guests to be interviewed, who would you recommend to Beecast to share?

John Chamberlain: In the EOS community there are so many people you have to admire, Dan Larimer is a visionary and exceptional developer.

Closer to home the Block Producer EOS Bixin / BlockGo does some great work in this space. I would recommend Katherine from BlockGo he team and company is very admirable.



Q & A

Q: How do you evaluate the technical quality of blockchain projects on the current market? What are the features of the blockchain project you think is good?

John Chamberlain: With open source projects it’s possible to evaluate repositories and analyze the code and commits made to a project.

With EOS, it was easy because of the history of Bitshares and Steemit basically those blockchain technologies with smart contract functionality.

This functionality is further extended with BOS (Business Operating System) BOSIBC enables bidirectionly crosschain communication.

Interoperability between different chains and platforms, I feel will enable internet like interconnection between chains. IBC will do for blockchains what TCP/IP did for the internet. 



[Blockchain in SEA] 区块链技术专家如何促进社区建设


对话时间:2018年3月7日 18:00



John Chamberlain



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郑西平:各位Beecaster,大家下午好!我是东南亚Beecast CEO 郑西平。

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嘉宾:John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain,曼谷EOS社区创始人,Blocksiam联合创始人。John Chamberlain是一名信息技术专家和顾问,最近他是一名高级合伙人(咨询)。他曾联合创立了一个培训和业务解决方案中心,重点是IT教育、认证和传统IT系统的转型。






John Chamberlain:好的,大家好,很高兴能在这里参加Blockchain in SEA的活动。





然后在2017年,我开始研究 EOS平台,并立即发现了这项技术的潜力。到了11月,我在泰国成立了一个EOS社区小组,并开始更多地参与更大的侧重于开发EOSIO软件的社区。

于是一个来自EOS Bangkok的小组参加了世界上第一次在香港进行的EOSIO Hackathon开发研讨会,并为一些公司和启动项目提供咨询意见,说明如何使用EOSIO 区块链平台。



John Chamberlain:我创立这个团体的时候,正是世界各地的许多团体开始兴起的时候,Block One分享了一段关于meetup的重要性的视频,并就如何实现这一目标提出了建议,有一个社群被Bitshares和steemit的社群成员Fuzzy所挑战,这个人是比特币社群之外的人。

另外,与不一定要与社区互动的POW不同,EOSIO的共识机制DPoS 是更多的社区共识,以曼谷为基地是非常自然的。



John Chamberlain:Blocksiam就像曼谷EOS一样,我们将在泰国启动一个BOS社区团体,基于BOS区块链的节点项目和区块生产者,这也是以EOSIO软件为基础的,像EOS一样。

BOS新推出的EOSIO侧链,具有先进的技术特点,如BOSIBC、Batch PBFT等,同时鼓励DApp项目和供登录用户使用的开发。




John Chamberlain:我认为目前的市场对于加密货币新参与者和长期投资者来说是非常好的,尽管市场一直是熊市,但创新的数量仍然令人鼓舞。





John Chamberlain:适应性,无论是规范还是普遍接受创新。





John Chamberlain:我不认为社区本身是单独运行的。我认为他们更有组织性和进化性,因为作为社会创造了进化,社会进化促进了交流和社区的进化。这是区块链是通信协议的根本所在。


郑西平:目前EOS Bangkok的发展现状符合您的预期吗?EOS Bangkok最新的动向和未来的规划是什么?

John Chamberlain:曼谷EOS是一个拥有大约380名成员的社会团体,我一直抱有小小的期望,因为没有什么是完美的,期望会改变,人类永远不会满足。





郑西平:John作为资深的区块链领域布道者,应该接触过很多行业内人士,其中是否有您欣赏和佩服的从业者,为什么?Beecast目前覆盖15个国家250个城市、5000个社群节点、用户100万+,希望通过[Blockchain in SEA]邀请更多的大咖来社群分享区块链,以推动整个行业进一步的发展,如果John引荐一到两位嘉宾,您会引荐谁来做客Beecast进行分享?

John Chamberlain:在这个EOS社区里,有那么多你不得不钦佩的人,Dan Larimer是一个非常优秀的开发人员。

区块生产者EOS Bixin / BlockGo 在这一领域做了一些很棒的工作。我推荐来自于BlockGo的Katherine,他的团队和公司是很有竞争力的。




John Chamberlain:有了开源项目,就有可能对所在GitHub平台进行评估,修改和分析代码,并提交到项目中。




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