26th Edition of World Blockchain Summit in Dubai Concludes Successfully
The 26th edition of the World Blockchain Summit (WBS) held in Dubai recently concluded with resounding success, leaving attendees enthusiastic and excited for the future of blockchain in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The event, held at the Address Dubai Marina on 1st and 2nd November 2023, saw over 1500 C-suite attendees, along with top industry experts, blockchain innovators, government stakeholders, and investors come together to highlight the practical application of next-gen blockchain solutions.
Keynote Address by Charles Hoskinson on Cardano’s Evolution
During the two-day event, Charles Hoskinson, CEO & Founder of Input Output Global, delivered a keynote address on Cardano’s evolution, focusing on the introduction of smart contracts during the Shelley era and exploring themes of trust, decentralization, participatory governance, and digital assets. His insightful speech underscored the transformative influence of these elements on digital infrastructure.
In-depth Discussions on CBDCs and Cross-Border Payments
The event also featured a panel discussion on ‘CBDCs and Cross-Border Payments: A Deep Dive into Technical Aspects and Opportunities’. Moderated by Cal Evans of Gresham International, the panel examined the role of blockchain technology and distributed ledger systems in facilitating efficient and secure cross-border transactions using Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). The session provided valuable insights into the technical infrastructure required to support CBDC-based cross-border payments.
Significant Investments and Participant Experience
A standout moment at the summit was the announcement of a significant investment from Cypher Capital and Master Ventures in Common Wealth, a community-driven platform reshaping early-stage investing. Attendees also shared their positive experiences, with Hasnae Taleb, CIO at Ento Capital, expressing her happiness at being part of the event as a woman in finance and highlighting the opportunities presented in Dubai.
Exciting Future Events
Looking ahead, Trescon, the organizing body, announced the inaugural edition of the Digital Acceleration and Transformation Expo in Delhi on 23rd-24th November 2023. Additionally, the World Blockchain Summit in Bangkok is set to take place in December, promising to further unlock the potential of blockchain technology.
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