Paris Blockchain Week set for December despite rise in covid cases

Paris Blockchain Week Summit will go ahead this December in a hybrid format that will include talks from in-person and virtual speakers

Paris Blockchain Week Summit (PBWS) has announced that it will move forward with a hybrid event in December despite fears of a COVID-19 second wave currently tearing through France.

PBWS co-host Michael Amar did admit that the “current situation calls for extraordinary levels of caution”, which is why the event will also be hosted online.

Coin Rivet attended 2019’s iteration of Paris Blockchain Week along with 1,700 attendees from 57 different countries.

The event will be hosted in Paris’ Station F venue, which is a renowned hub for start-up companies in Europe.

While much of the conference will be showcasing the French regulatory framework and ecosystem, prominent speakers from the cryptocurrency industry will also take to the stage to discuss topics including stablecoins, crypto lending platforms and decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs).

More than 100 international speakers from varied sectors including politics, technology, business, and finance will present at the event. Speakers taking the main stage will include Cédric O, French Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Edward Moncada, Co-Founder and CEO of Blockfolio, Dr. Marion Laboure, Macro Strategist at Deutsche Bank and Marta Piekarska-Geater, Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger.

The likes of Ava Labs CEO Emin Gün Sirer and Tezos co-founder Arthur Breitman are also confirmed as being virtual speakers.

Karim Sabba, who is the other co-host of PBWS, concluded: “We are proud to see the 2020 edition of Paris Blockchain Week Summit moving forward in a hybrid format.

“The conference represents an excellent opportunity to showcase the significant role that France and Europe are playing in the global development of emerging technologies, and PBWS is proof that France is leading the way.

“Despite the current situation, it’s promising to see PBWS is striving to provide the best experience for speakers, sponsors and attendees.

“The compelling talks from speakers will undoubtedly stimulate important dialogue in the technology ecosystem, as well as propel forward the next generation of innovation in the sector.”

PBWS is firmly committed to following the guidelines of the French authorities, as well as the recommendations from the WHO to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Social distancing measures will be enforced, including mandatory mask wearing, temperature checks on arrival, and designated floor markings will be in place to guide distancing between attendees.

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