What’s Going On In Crypto – April 10-16

By Mark Hunter

11 hours agoSun Apr 10 2022 07:56:14

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What’s going on in the cryptocurrency world next week? One word – Paris. Why Paris?

Paris Blockchain Week Summit (April 13-14)
Paris Blockchain Week Summit (PBWS) is the flagship event of Paris Blockchain Week, which is held from April 11-15. PBWS will have more than 250 speakers who will participate in sessions about traceability, leveraging blockchain on the innovation journey, digital governance, what’s being built in 2021/2022, international regulatory cooperation, and more.

PBWS is bringing together a diverse group made up of the brightest minds in the blockchain industry. Speakers include Founder/CEO of Binance, Chapeng Zhao; CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse; Founder/CEO of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried; Founder of Algorand, Silvio Micali; and many other notable names in the crypto industry.

Find out more on the official website, and get your tickets here

Paris NFT Day (April 12)
Paris NFT Day is also a Paris Blockchain Week event, dedicated to the new asset class. The NFT day will focus on the business of NFTs and the Web3 Ecosystem. Attendees will be treated to conferences where speakers will enable them to understand the happenings in the NFT industry, applications, players, value chain, and what are the most promising NFT projects.

NFT industry pioneers will dive into the metaverse and explore endless possibilities to share their vision for the NFT, highlighting the hottest and most promising use cases. Representatives of successful projects will also be available to break down why and how their projects became successful and advise on how to launch and manage NFT communities.

Speakers include Head of Communications at Solana Labs, Austin Federa; Chief Client and Digital Officer at Kering, Gregory Boutte; Deputy Director/Business Director, Global Fine Arts of Sotheby’s, Giulia Archetti; Chief Experience Officer at Ledger, Ian Rogers; and many more notable names in the NFT industry.

To close the event, Paris NFT Day will host an official party sponsored by Ripple. The party will take place between 8pm-1am at Pigalle’s iconic Elysée Montmartre. The party is open to all attendees of both PBWS and Paris NFT Day, and as everyone knows, a Ripple party is a fun party.

Find out more about Paris NFT Day on the official website.

Polkadot Ecosystem Talks (April 13)
The Polkadot Ecosystem Talk is a third highlight of Paris Blockchain Week, hosted by Zoé Meckbach, Global Head Ambassador Polkadot Network. For the talk, Polkadot parachain teams will come together to mingle and discuss their current and future state in the Polkadot ecosystem.

The Agenda is as follows:

5pm-5.30pm: Finger food and drinks are served
5.30pm-6.30pm: Fireside chat with parachain projects
6.30pm – 8pm: Drinks and socializing
Panelists include Chief Technology Officer of Astar Network, Hoon Kim; Chief Blockchain Officer of Nodle Network, Eliott Teiss; Principal Full Stack Software Engineer of Parallel Finance, Josh Ransom; Co-founder of Phala Network, Marvin Tong; CEO and Co-founder of Unique Network, Alexander Mitrovich.

For more details on how to polka down to Polkadot Talks, check out their website.

UST and Duckie Land Find New Homes
Alongside the conferences we have a few notable coin listings next week, including BitMart listing Rebel Bots (RBLS), Opolous (OPUL), and our personal favorite Duckie Land Multi Metaverse (MMETA) on Monday 11:


🥳 $MMETA token will launch on @BitMartExchange

✨ This will kickstart our CEX listing adventure!

🤫 Psst, we will have more top-tier CEX listings soon! pic.twitter.com/z8YpmkXv7N

— Duckie Land (@duckienft) April 7, 2022

Terra’s UST stablecoin also gets a new listing, with the $17 billion stablecoin being added to WhiteBit on Monday 11 as well.

🤩 Are you waiting for UST? 🤩

Wonderful news! We will list @terra_money ($UST) on our exchange on the 11th of April. Gear up to conquer new crypto heights! pic.twitter.com/Blq3ktOk7s

— WhiteBIT (@WhiteBit) April 7, 2022

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