The 3rd edition of the Paris Blockchain Summit marks the adoption of the blockchain in Europe

The 3rd edition of the Paris Blockchain Summit took place on 8 July. It was an edition entirely dedicated to the adoption of the blockchain by the general public, and to which our participants and visitors have undoubtedly contributed.

A human-sized event for a technology with a global impact

The Paris Blockchain Summit (PBS) brought together hundreds of blockchain enthusiasts and dozens of blockchain experts to build the strong relationships needed to drive the industry forward.

True to its DNA, PBS offered its participants an elegant framework for concluding and creating real deals, facilitating the connection between project leaders, contract providers, regulators, investors, influencers and industry curious, with a strong renowned expert representing all aspects of the industry. Far from being a mass event, PBS aims to be a unifying event of international dimension with more than twenty nationalities represented.

The industry becomes more professional each year and is expected to grow by 1000% over the next 4 years, making it the most important technological revolution since the creation of the Gutenberg press.

A revolution that, in addition to changing our daily life, also upsets our civilization in its very design, as explained by one of the most visionary speakers of the program, Dr. Idriss Aberkane.

50 experts for 610 minutes of complete blockchain exploration

During a whole day, 50 experts talked about the future of blockchain, through interventions, training workshops and group discussions.

We thus benefited from 610 minutes to understand with Dr. Idriss Aberkane that no, blockchain is not only the future of finance but much more, the future of human civilization: “It’s not just a technology, it’s a game change for civilization “.

We also had the opportunity to understand that the Metaverse will profoundly influence how big brands evolve in the digitization of our company (Artem Sinyakin – Oak Invest, Jorge Sebastião – EcoX, Laurent Carrie – L’Oréal, Claude Li – Managing Director Versity), as well as talking about the years that will be marked by inflation, and against which Bitcoin could act as a bulwark (Remy Andre Ozcan, Dr. Idriss Aberkane, Joseph Collement – Bitcoin.com, Yves Choueifaty – Tobam & Pierre Krajewski – Rousseau Institute).

“We live in an age where we have printed too much money […]. With Bitcoin, no one can control the money supply, “Dr. Idriss Aberkane pointed out.

One of the main challenges of blockchain is also restoring trust, thanks to innovative solutions like Veritise. Warmly welcomed by the public, Ana Carolina Merighe, CTO of the project, brilliantly transported the public, introducing them to the solution to effectively combat counterfeiting. Even the guests of the PBS closing party were able to use it to verify the authenticity of their tickets.

In addition to this fight against counterfeiting, the project solution also simplifies the transfer of ownership of an asset you own.

An important point that, in addition to raising many questions about the future of blockchain protocols in terms of privacy and security (Christophe André Ozcan – Tozex, David Schmitz – Polkadot, Vijay Krishnan – Consensys), shows a need for regulation.

A need for regulation that affects funding platforms such as Tozexpayment solutions such as Utrustliquidity supply solutions such as Hummingbird or even cryptocurrency exchange platforms such as Bybit.

This need is further exacerbated by social apps like Enzymewhere user data is placed at the center of the process.

However, how can we imagine a bright future within an industry whose cryptocurrency regulation, with MICA regulation, is becoming so restrictive?

Will the MICA law end the future of cryptocurrencies in Europe or make it sustainable?

As new emerging asset classes such as NFT become more democratic, with the ambition to revolutionize sectors such as music (Frédéric Cardot – Fisy Consulting, Kevin Premiciero – Pianity, Jonathan Belolo – Stage 11, Emily Gonneau – Nüagency) or where decentralized finance (Adam Green Greenberg – Nova Finance), it is normal to wonder if new regulations can go hand in hand with innovation.

Eva Kaili, Vice President of the European Parliament, Rémy André Ozcan President of the FFPB, John Ho of the Standard Chartered Bank, Joana Neto of the European Banking Authority and Dimitrios Psarakis, Head of Strategic and Financial Affairs of the European Union, provided some answers to this. important question:

“The future of the blockchain industry will be more professionalized with the MiCa law.”

Paris Blockchain Summit, to go beyond learning and understanding with practice.

In addition to its many conferences, the PBS was also an opportunity to participate in workshops between two beers, offered by self-bar And Enzyme.

Therefore, participants were able to participate in NFT security seminars led by Vijay Krishna, Technical Director of Consensys New York, as well as on the basis of technical analysis with Karen Peloille, an expert in Ichimoku and recognized worldwide for her experience in this sector .

With its passionate attendees, its front-line innovation experts, and its regulators able to dialogue with attendees and industries about their needs, PBS has, we hope, contributed to this mass adoption that appears more than ever as evidence.

To find all the interventions of our speakers, go here.

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