As the World Economic Forum brings global leaders together to tackle global issues, a number of cryptocurrency and blockchain events will create a vibrant sideshow in the snowy ski destination in the Swiss Alps.
Cointelegraph will be on the ground to cover the World Economic Forum (WEF) as well as a host of blockchain-focused events taking place. Key members from global governments, businesses and civil society converge on the town annually for the WEF conference, but cryptocurrency and blockchain events are beginning to make their mark during the exclusive event.
The official WEF agenda for 2023 has made provision for cryptocurrency and blockchain as talking points featuring during the week-long conference. A session titled ‘Finding the Right Balance for Crypto’ on 19 January (15:00 CET) will explore the ‘boom and bust’ in crypto markets in 2022, and is set to consider the creation of ‘robust regulation’ of cryptocurrencies while ensuring ‘positive macroeconomic and societal outcomes.’
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse features in the session alongside the Netherlands central bank president Klaas Knot, the European Commission’s Mairead McGuinness, and Omar Sultan Al Olama, the UAE’s Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications.
Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire will head up a session on Tokenized Economies on 17 January (16:15 CET), delving into which industries could see the biggest influence from tokenization.
The Metaverse is another topic that is set to be covered during WEF. A session titled ‘Deployment in the Industrial Metaverse’ is scheduled for 19 January (09:00 CET). Meanwhile, Meta’s chief product officer Chris Cox headlines a panel discussion, ‘A New Reality: Building the Metaverse’, which will unpack an estimated $180 billion in investment into the sector and its potential development driven by research, innovation, investment, and policy. This session is scheduled for 18 January (15:00 CET).
WEF is also tapping into the metaverse through its own 3D offering, allowing delegates to create avatars to explore different immersive environments.
Cointelegraph’s editor-in-chief Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr will attend WEF for the publication and is scheduled to moderate a number of panels at events during the week.
This includes a session during GBBC’s #BlockchainCentral Davos 2023 titled Interoperability and Climate Change…