The web summit returns to the live event, in-depth study of encryption, DeFi and NFT

The large-scale global technology conference web summit will return to Portugal through face-to-face events to deeply explore the world of financial technology and cryptocurrency.

The 2021 Web Summit will kick off in Lisbon on November 1. This is the first physical meeting of the Web Summit since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event covers topics ranging from cryptocurrency to geopolitics, and is expected to gather 40,000 attendees until November 4.

Encryption is an integral part of Web Summit

Shauna Kiely, a fintech expert at Web Summit, told Cointelegraph that the crypto industry has become one of the most discussed topics in the conference in recent years, mainly in the financial technology stage MoneyConf of the Web Summit:

“Our activities change every year, but the area that has always attracted attention is cryptocurrency. We have seen a huge shift in the world of financial technology, from a variety of different digital currencies and decentralized finance to the launch of irreplaceable generations. Currency, and encryption is actually a question of environmental sustainability.”

In recent years, the Web Summit has hosted a large number of panel discussions and activities related to encryption and blockchain. The main industry speakers include the co-founders of Ethereum Joseph Rubin, Revolut co-founder Nikolay Storonsky, crypto advocate Aken, And others.

In last year’s online web summit interview, the CEO of PayPal Dan Shulman Predict that digital currency will Become Mainstream day. Major blockchain data provider and wallet Ran At the 2018 Web Summit, a $100,000 giveaway on the Stellar blockchain.

Encryption and Blockchain Agenda for the 2021 Web Summit

The upcoming web summit will bring together executives from major companies and platforms in the crypto industry, including speakers from hardware crypto wallet provider Ledger, smart contract platform Tezos, and decentralized web browser Brave.

On November 2, senior cryptocurrency investor Tim Draper will discuss Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman and Ledger CEO Pascal Gauthier’s crypto investment issues.Brightman will also address Encrypted mining in the context of global environmental issues with Adam Carver, CEO of BitGreen. On November 4th, Brave CEO Brendan Ashe will Speak Regarding the ability of decentralized networks and blockchains to protect user data.

The upcoming web summit will also discuss issues related to non-fungible tokens (NFT) and decentralized finance (DeFi).

On November 4th, award-winning rap star and musician Tinie Tempah will be in discuss The impact of NFT on modern music business.Nicolas Julia, the co-founder and CEO of the blockchain-based fantasy football game Sorare, will also Speak About NFT in the entertainment industry. Illia Polosukhin, co-founder of DeFi platform Near Protocol say About the decentralization of the Internet realized by blockchain technology.

Some of the top speakers at the 2021 Web Summit, such as the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners Lee, may have some views on the crypto industry. In July 2021, he Sold the NFT of the network source code for USD 5.4 million At the art auction house Sotheby’s.Berners-Lee Jiang discuss In the panel discussion on November 4, the next Internet era.

Cointelegraph editor-in-chief Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr also participated.She will discuss On November 3rd, Drift co-founder David Cancel and Red Points CEO Laura Urquizu discussed matters related to online commerce.

Compliant with COVID-19

The Web Summit was originally held in Dublin, Ireland, but moved to Lisbon in 2016 following the great leap forward that technology companies and remote workers chose to move to Portugal. The country is now one of the most vaccinated jurisdictions in the world. Brag According to our data world, this is the second highest vaccination rate in the world after the United Arab Emirates.

The organizers of the 2021 Web Summit are working closely with Portuguese health authorities to ensure that they provide safe events and comply with local COVID-19 restrictions, including masks must be worn during events. Participation in the web summit requires an official vaccine certificate or a negative COVID-19 test. If an official certificate cannot be provided, the organizer will require a negative PCR or antigen test, and the validity period is only 72 hours.

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“We are very happy to come back in person. It will be incredible to see people safely connect in person again and experience the magic of face-to-face interaction. Live events are rebounding all over the world. We see thousands of speakers, startups, investors, and As always, world-class media are eager to meet people again,” said Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of Web Summit.

The 2021 Web Summit follows another major industry event, the World Blockchain Summit held in Dubai in mid-October. The conference brought together some of the most prominent executives and investors in the industry, including Celsius Network founder Alex Mashinsky, Blockstream chief strategy officer Samson Mow, Iota Foundation founder Serguei Popov, etc.