Paris Blockchain Week, the leading international conference dedicated to professionals in the blockchain and Web3 space, is excited to announce a host of keynotes from industry leaders and visionaries, including Marieke Flament, CEO, NEAR Foundation, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, Steve Huffman, CEO, Reddit, and Ryan Selkis, Founder & CEO, Messari, who will hit the stage from 20th to 24th March in 2023.
Marieke is a French-born computer engineer and blockchain innovator who is the CEO of the NEAR Foundation, one of the fastest growing Layer1 blockchains. Before NEAR, she pioneered turning niche blockchain products into globally recognised brands, scaling Circle from zero to two million users in under two years and launching USDC. She is also a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, and is frequently quoted by top media outlets from around the world, including The BBC, Fortune, The Financial Times, and Forbes.
Brad Garlinghouse is one of the leading voices in the digital asset space and CEO of Ripple, a real-time settlement system, currency exchange, and remittance network, alongside being a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to Ripple, Brad served as the CEO of file collaboration service Hightail. From 2009 to 2012 he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL and prior to that he held various executive positions at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2009, including Senior Vice President.
Steve Huffman is a speaker that needs little introduction, as the co-founder and CEO of Reddit. He’s been on Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list and the Forbes “30 Under 30” list for his travel company Hipmunk, and graced Fortune’s “40 under 40 in Tech” list for his work at Reddit. He’s also an avid blockchain advocate.
Ryan Selkis is co-founder and CEO of Messari, a leading crypto asset data and research company. Prior to Messari, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at ConsenSys, and was on the founding teams of Digital Currency Group, where he managed the firm’s seed investing activity, and CoinDesk, where he led the company’s restructuring and annual Consensus conferences.
Emmanuel Fenet, CEO of Paris Blockchain Week: “We are extremely delighted to announce Marieke, Brad, Steve, and Ryan as our VIP speakers as they will bring great value and inspire our global audience about the future of the industry. We gladly invite all open-minded professionals, digital assets enthusiasts, investors and entrepreneurs to gather in one amazing place. This is where future business partnerships are made and business gets done. I look forward to sharing our next VIPs soon”
This 4th edition, hosted at the Carrousel du LOUVRE, is Europe’s biggest blockchain event, covering: decentralized finance, NFTs, Web3, and metaverse. The event will be visited by over 10,000 attendees from around the globe, passionate to share, learn, and do business in one of the world’s most iconic places in the French Capital.
The 2023 edition of Paris Blockchain Week is shaping up to be even bigger and better than this year’s, with 400+ speakers and 300+ sponsors. Some of the brightest minds, industry disrupters, regulators, and leading investors, will all come together to help navigate the blockchain space.
The Paris Blockchain Week March 2023 edition is set to welcome 10,000+ attendees, 400+ speakers, 300+ sponsors, 60% C-level+ executives, 400+ media and journalists. Paris Blockchain Week 2022 sold out in advance, so we encourage you to buy your ticket early. Discounted tickets are on sale now and available for a limited time only; super early bird ticket prices end midnight (CET) on 30 Nov.
About Paris Blockchain Week
The renowned Paris Blockchain Week will hold its 4th edition as a live event from 20 to 24 March 2023 in the Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre and online via a dedicated digital platform. Since its inception in 2019, PBW has established itself as a global meeting place for crypto enthusiasts, investors, and entrepreneurs to engage in thought-provoking discussions on the digital assets industry at large. The event is organised by Chain Of Events, an event organiser specialising in conferences and events for professionals in the blockchain universe. Supported by some of the leading figures in tech and politics, PBW 2022 welcomed 6000+ attendees, 300+ speakers, 250 sponsors, 400 media and partners.
Top speakers and supporters from 2022 included CZ (Changpeng Zhao), Raj Gokal, Silvio Micali, Brad Garlinghouse, Nicolas Cary, Ryan Selkis, Sébastien Borget, Robbie Yung, Tim Draper… and top sponsoring brands included Binance, Coinbase, Stellar, Crypto.com, Fireblocks, Consensys, Polkadot, Huobi Global, PwC, Ripple, Tezos, Algorand, Sandbox, Bitget, Copper.co, Near Protocol, Bitstamp, Hedera, KPMG, Messari, Anchorage Digital, ByBit, CitiVentures, Tron, BitPanda, Ledger…