A few weeks after the PACTE law, which will regulate the crypto-asset industry in France, is voted, the Paris Blockchain Week Summit will gather 3,000 French and international professionals of the industry.
The summit will be the flagship event of the Paris Blockchain Week and will take place on April 16-17th, 2019.
The goal of the Paris Blockchain Week Summit is to showcase the French regulatory framework and ecosystem in order to:
- Nurture vocations and foster the development of the blockchain scene in France and in Europe;
- Encourage the best international blockchain projects to set up their activities in France and in Europe;
Organized by the French Digital Asset Association Woorton, Chain Accelerator, Datalents and Havas Blockchain, the event will take place in Station F and will be opened by Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance.
“The Paris Blockchain Week Summit will be an exclusive opportunity to show Paris as the European capital of blockchain and crypto-asset fundraising. Broadly speaking, this event will give the chance to gather the French and international tech ecosystem around these topics which are still undervalued in Europe and for which we are proud to be among the first movers”, explains Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tech.
The Paris Blockchain Week Summit Agenda
During two days, on the main stage, renowned speakers from the most prominent international blockchain and crypto-asset organizations will present the latest advances in the industry and their sentiment on three main topics: Technology, Regulation and Investment.
Among the topics addressed:
- Governance: the path to actual decentralization;
- Public and private keys management;
- Proof-of-Work vs. Proof-of-Stake;
- Integrating AI in distributed algorithms;
- IoT: wallets for people vs. wallets for objects;
- Strategies for decentralized data storage;
- Interoperability and scalability;
- Zero Knowledge Proof: beyond pure privacy applications;
- How the French regulated crypto-assets
- Security Token Offerings: the next frontier
- Self-regulation: a solution for secondary market players
- The regulator’s conundrum: protecting the investor and fostering innovation
- The future of currency in a digital world
- International cooperation for the development of blockchain and crypto-assets
- Attractivity and competitivity in the race for innovation
- KYC-AML solutions for law enforcement agencies
- Building the European digital asset market infrastructure
- The role of exchanges in the democratization of crypto-assets
- The OTC market chimaera
- Investing in decentralized organizations
- The rise of DEX
- On-chain funds: the future of investing
A room dedicated to workshops and demos will also allow to showcase the French ecosystem and event partners in a more interactive format.
The Paris Blockchain Week Summit Speakers
More than 100 international speakers will attend the event. The first 30 announced are:
- Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance
- Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs
- Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament
- Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tech
- Bibop Gresta, Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
- Wei Zhou, CFO of Binance
- Dominik Schiener, Co-founder of IOTA
- Edward Moncada, CEO of Blockfolio
- David E. Rutter, Co-founder and CEO of R3
- Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos
- Nicolas Cary, CEO of Blockchain.info
- Leonard Schrank, Former CEO of SWIFT
- Pascal Gauthier, Chairman of Ledger
- William Mougayar, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of JM3 Capital
- Jenna Zenk, CTO of Melonport
- François-Xavier Thoorens, CEO of Ark Ecosystem
- Muneeb Ali, CEO of Blockstack
- Philipp Pieper, Co-founder and CEO of Swarm
- Henri Pihkala, CEO of Streamr
- Ambre Soubiran, CEO of Kaiko
- Matan Field, Co-founder of DAOStack
- Mark Smargon, Co-founder of Colu and Bitgo
- Ouriel Ohayon, Co-founder of ISAI
- Angie Lau, Founder of Narramur and former Bloomberg TV lead anchor
- Aleksei Antonov, Co-founder of SONM and SCDE Ventures
- Jonathan Benassaya, CEO of IronChain Capital
- Michael Waitze, Founder of BlockchainLabs.ai
- Thomas Power, Board member of BICRA
- Zaki Manian, Founder of Skuchain
- Jill Carlson, Founder of Juno
“The Paris Blockchain Week Summit will gather the most famous French and international names in the blockchain and crypto-asset space. Paris was missing a major international event dedicated to professionals to show the world they can consider France to set up their activities or accelerate their projects. France is one of the few G20 countries to have drafted in less than a year a welcoming framework for entrepreneurs of the industry. With a pool of talented engineers, a regulator that is agile with a keen understanding of the industry’s needs and policymakers open to meet the ecosystem, we have everything we need to welcome organizations whether they are industry giants or startups”, explains Karim Sabba, co-organizer of the event and co-founder of Woorton.
To read more and buy tickets there is the official website.
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