World Blockchain Summit To Kick off in Dubai on Oct. 17
The 22nd edition of the World Blockchain Summit (WBS), the largest global event for crypto, web3, and blockchain will kick off on October 17 at the Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai.
Under the auspices of Sheikh Juma Ahmed Juma Al Maktoum, a member of the ruling family of Dubai, the three-day summit will gather key influential figures who will discuss issues related to web3, NFTs, crypto, and blockchain.
They will discuss the future of the industry and the revolutionary ways it can transform businesses and government functions.
In this regard, CEO of Elite Partner Investment Furqan Rassul said: “Dubai is the right place for innovation in the blockchain space. We are happy to be working with WBS to achieve the vision set by the government of Dubai on its Blockchain and Metaverse Strategy.”
Among the key speakers who will take part in the summit are Co-founder
SmartMedia Technologies Reeve Collins, CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center (DBCC) Marwan Alzarouni, Polygon Co-founder Sandeep Nailwal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Commodity Discovery Fund Willem Middelkoop, Crypto Oasis Founder Ralf Glabischnig, CEO of CoinMENA Talal Tabbaa, Pantera Capital Partner Paul Veradittakit, and Co-Founder and Chairman of Powerledger Jemma Green.
According to the event’s agenda, the participants will tackle various topics, including NFTs and the metaverse’s future, practical implementation of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), the institutionalization of crypto markets, the current state of DeFi, regulatory advances in crypto and regulatory advances in crypto.
Choosing Dubai for hosting this edition comes for its openness to crypto and blockchain technology as it facilitates procedures to promote and foster the adoption of blockchain.
Dubai also opened a new free economic zone for business offering, issuing, listing and trading in crypto, the WBS said on its website.
World Blockchain Summit is a global series of elite gatherings that take place in more than 19 destinations across the world.
According to a report issued by the International Data Corporation in February, blockchain spending in the Middle East and Africa to go up 400% by 2023 from $21 million in 2019 to reach $105 million, with an annual growth rate of nearly 50%.
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