The 22nd edition of the World Blockchain Summit breaks new grounds in Dubai

    25 Apr 2022

    The 22nd global edition of the World Blockchain Summit (WBS) in Dubai saw a lot of the top speakers, including Frederik Gregaard, Faryar Shirzad, Alex Mashinsky, Furqan Rassul, and many more. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Juma Ahmed Juma Al Maktoum, a member of the ruling family of Dubai, the summit hosted more than 4000 attendees, including 60+ speakers and 50+ blockchain solution providers over three days.

    Held on 23-24 March 2022, the summit was driven by Dubai’s vision to continually explore and evaluate the latest technology innovations by promoting more blockchain and crypto-related investments in the UAE, with over 4000 attendees ranging from top blockchain and crypto pioneers, industry experts, policymakers, IT leaders, investors; to solution providers and startups.

    According to a press release published recently, the event with 30+ hours of unconventional networking, Tech Talks, Keynotes, panel discussions, and the newly launched talk show called ‘WBS Talks’ at the 22nd global edition of the World Blockchain Summit in Dubai. The summit was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Juma Ahmed Juma Al Maktoum, a member of the ruling family of Dubai, presented by Chingari powered by $GARI, co-hosted by Paysenger, and powered by Bybit.

    Top speakers at the summit included Frederik Gregaard, Chief Executive Officer, Cardano Foundation; Faryar Shirzad, Chief Policy Officer, Coinbase; Alex Mashinsky, Founder and CEO, Celsius Network; Furqan Rassul, CEO, Elite Partner Investment; Navin Gupta, Managing Director of South Asia and MENA, Ripple; Sumit Ghosh, CEO and Co-Founder, Chingari App; Hon. Rosie Rios, Senior Advisor, Unicoin & Former Treasurer of the United States; and Stanislav Novikov, CEO, Paysenger, to name a few.

    Furqan Rassul, CEO if Elite Partner Investment, said in the opening address at the summit:

    “The UAE’s efforts to develop its blockchain ecosystem and ultimately become a global blockchain hub have been characterized by the introduction of initiatives and policies that sustain the momentum of this rapid-growing industry.”

    Frederik Gregaard provided an update on Cardano Foundation at the summit and stated:

    “We have now finally opened blockchain for business. We are at a stage where we can use this magnificent technology not just for NFTs or digital assets, but we can use this offline as well.”

    Also, the World Blockchain Summit-Dubai featured an interesting panel discussion on “Web 3.0 and the Roadmap to Mass Crypto Adoption” which included Samir Satchu, Senior VP- Public Policy & Expansion, itOasis; Pavel Aramyan, Product Manager, Fasttoken; Igneus Terrenus, Head of Communications, Bybit; Stanislav Novikov, CEO, Paysenger; Kaylee Bushell, Chief of Staff, Decentology; and Jens Podewski, Co-Founder & CEO, FinXP.

    Speaking on the topic ‘Getting a billion DAUs to crypto,’ Chingari CEO and co-founder Sumit Ghosh stated:

    “The next 1 billion daily active users in crypto will come from gaming and crypto. Chingari will create the next creator economy revolution.”

    By the time of the summit, WBS also conducted a special Twitter contest wherein the winner won Bitcoin worth $1000.

    Lately, the UAE is regarded as one of the world’s most preferred locations for technology and blockchain innovations. Recently, WBS held Startup World Cup regionals by Pegasus Tech Ventures; the World Blockchain Summit provided a forum for 20 startups to showcase their innovative capabilities in front of global investors. The summit also featured an Investor Gala Dinner on 22 March 2022 and an afterparty on 23 March 2022.

    World Blockchain Summit is a global series of elite gatherings that takes place in 16+ destinations worldwide. It connects global blockchain gurus and technology players in this space, including emerging startups – with regional businesses, government authorities, IT leaders, tech entrepreneurs, investors, and blockchain developers.

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