13th to 19th April 2019 – Station F

All blockchain and crypto enthusiasts have to take their calendars and mark a date, more precisely a week from April 13th to April 19th 2019 !
It’s an occasion for you to visit Paris and benefit from known world’s experts in the industry, ranging from financial industry to different businesses that are contributing to the ecosystem.

Hi to All readers, 2019 is hot, we are providing the press- release of the PBWS program :

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.
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.

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:
● Technology:
○ 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

« 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.


○ Zero Knowledge Proof: beyond pure privacy applications
○ Sharding
● Regulation:
○ 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
● Investment:
○ 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
○ Stable coins

A room dedicated to workshops and demos will also allow to showcase the French ecosystem and event
partners in a more interactive format.
More than 100 international speakers will attend the event. The first 30 announced are:

  1. Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance
  2. Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs
  3. Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament
  4. Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tech
  5. Bibop Gresta, Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
  6. Wei Zhou, CFO of Binance
  7. Dominik Schiener, Co-founder of IOTA
  8. Edward Moncada, CEO of Blockfolio
  9. David E. Rutter, Co-founder and CEO of R3
  10. Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos
  11. Nicolas Cary, CEO of Blockchain.info
  12. Leonard Schrank, Former CEO of SWIFT
  13. Pascal Gauthier, Chairman of Ledger
  14. William Mougayar, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of JM3 Capital
  15. Jenna Zenk, CTO of Melonport
  16. François-Xavier Thoorens, CEO of Ark Ecosystem
  17. Muneeb Ali, CEO of Blockstack
  18. Philipp Pieper, Co-founder and CEO of Swarm
  19. Henri Pihkala, CEO of Streamr
  20. Ambre Soubiran, CEO of Kaiko
  21. Matan Field, Co-founder of DAOStack
  22. Mark Smargon, Co-founder of Colu and Bitgo
  23. Ouriel Ohayon, Co-founder of ISAI
  24. Angie Lau, Founder of Narramur and former Bloomberg TV lead anchor
  25. Aleksei Antonov, Co-founder of SONM and SCDE Ventures
  26. Jonathan Benassaya, CEO of IronChain Capital
  27. Michael Waitze, Founder of BlockchainLabs.ai
  28. Thomas Power, Board member of BICRA
  29. Zaki Manian, Founder of Skuchain
  30. 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.

Chain Accelerator, Datalents, Havas Blockchain, Capital Magazine, la Tribune, the Fintech Chair of Paris- Dauphine University and many more.

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