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Fostering innovation and revolutionizing the digital space

by Sophie Smith

Dubai Set to Become the Blockchain Capital of the Middle East

Dubai, known for its progressive regulations and favorable investment climate, is rapidly positioning itself as the blockchain capital of the Middle East. With the establishment of the Dubai AI & Web3 Campus by DIFC, the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (VARA) Dubai, and the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, the city is attracting global investors and innovators to foster a thriving digital economy.

One of the key events showcasing Dubai’s rise in the blockchain industry is the World Blockchain Summit. Organized by Trescon, the summit has become an integral platform for top blockchain leaders, industry veterans, web3 innovators, and visionaries to come together and discuss the current trends and innovations driving blockchain-based solutions in various sectors of the global economy.

The upcoming edition of the World Blockchain Summit is scheduled to take place on November 1-2, 2023, at the Address Dubai Marina. With strategic partners like Dubai AI & Web3 Campus by DIFC, the largest cluster of Artificial Intelligence and Web3 companies in MENA, the summit aims to bring together more than 2,000 web3 decision-makers, 300+ investors, and 100+ speakers.

The summit will feature keynote speeches, use-case presentations by leading blockchain visionaries, and engaging panel discussions on core issues dominating the web3 space. Topics of discussion will include web3 regulations, NFTs in music and entertainment, web3 gaming, privacy in blockchain, tokenomics, and more.

Notable speakers at the event include Charles Hoskinson, CEO & Founder of Input Output Global | Cardano, Fredrik Gregaard, CEO of Cardano Foundation, Shogo Ishida, Co-CEO of Middle East & Africa at Emurgo, and William Bao Bean, Managing Director of Orbit Startups. These industry experts will provide valuable insights into the future of blockchain technology and its impact on various sectors.

In addition to knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities, the World Blockchain Summit in Dubai will also feature the regional finale of the Startup World Cup, organized by US venture capital firm Pegasus Ventures. The winner of the regional finale will have the opportunity to pitch at the global finals, hosted in San Francisco, with a chance to win a funding of US$1 million.

Sharath Kumar, Business Director of World Blockchain Summit, expressed his excitement about Dubai’s role in the global blockchain landscape. He stated, “Dubai’s global prominence in innovation and technology is undeniable. By embracing blockchain-based solutions, the UAE’s national economy is set to witness a meteoric ascent. This summit is poised to become the perfect stage for blockchain pioneers to foster meaningful connections and unveil the next-gen solutions that can redefine the blockchain landscape.”

With Dubai’s commitment to innovation and its supportive ecosystem for blockchain and web3 companies, the city is well on its way to becoming a global powerhouse in the blockchain industry. The World Blockchain Summit in Dubai will provide a platform for collaboration, investment, and the creation of groundbreaking solutions that can revolutionize various sectors of the economy.

For those interested in participating in the summit, it is advisable to book tickets in advance to secure a spot. The tickets can be purchased through the official website of the World Blockchain Summit.

About World Blockchain Summit (WBS):

World Blockchain Summit is a renowned event by Trescon that supports the growth of the blockchain, crypto, and web3 ecosystem globally. Since its inception in 2017, the summit has hosted more than 20 editions in 11 countries, bringing together global leaders, emerging startups, investors, developers, IT leaders, government authorities, and others to facilitate networking and deal flow in the web3 ecosystem.

About Trescon:

Trescon is a pioneering force in the global business events and services sector, driving the adoption of emerging technologies while promoting sustainability and inclusive leadership. With a deep understanding of the realities and requirements of the growth markets it operates in, Trescon strives to deliver innovative and high-quality business platforms for its clients.

For more information and ticket bookings, please visit the official website of the World Blockchain Summit. For media inquiries and further information, kindly reach out to Shadi Dawi, Director of Public Relations & Partnerships – MENA.

Shadi Dawi
Director, Public Relations & Partnerships – MENA
+971 55 498 4989

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