Blockchain and crypto in front in Davos

After a two-year hiatus, the World Economic Forum (WEF) will be held for the first time in Switzerland again from 22 May to 26 May to discuss the current situation in the global economy.

The annual event was actually scheduled for January, but due to the growing number of infected in the winter of 2021, the meeting was quickly moved to the digital space.

The trend-setting event is now taking place again for the first time under “normal” conditions, with nearly 300 government members from around the world expected to gather to exchange ideas with hundreds of entrepreneurs and government officials. It is above all senior executives from business and politics who are invited, because among the government representatives alone there are 50 heads of state, while on the entrepreneurial side there are CEOs and top executives from industry leaders from all sectors.

The forum not only takes stock of the current global economic situation, but also formulates concrete measures to solve problems for the present and the future. After the corona crisis and in the midst of the Ukraine conflict and the global economy hard hit by it, this year’s meeting is probably more important than ever.

WEF 2022: Landmark World Economic Forum

The motto of the World Economic Forum 2022 (WEF) this year is “Working Together, Restoring Trust”, with a clear focus on cooperation and restoration of mutual trust.

There are several important topics on the agenda that cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Economic recovery after the pandemic

  • combating climate change

  • A better future for the labor market

  • To shape a stakeholder-oriented capitalism

Blockchain and digitization will also play a role in these topics at the World Economic Forum, where a variety of possible applications are discussed, ranging from Decentralized Financial Services (DeFi) to using blockchain technology to combat world hunger. The Cointelegraph editorial staff will therefore also be on site in Switzerland to report on all important developments in crypto and blockchain.

Blockchain and crypto are also on the agenda

Among other things, the Female Quotient project, which works towards gender equality, will give the green light for its own presence in Metaverset at WEF. In addition to the so-called Equality Lounge, which is held directly on the forum, the project also holds a Twin Lounge in Decentraland (MANA) to be able to involve virtual participants.

In addition, key industry leaders such as FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried are represented, who will talk about the topic of sustainability in mining Bitcoin. The corresponding lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, after which other guests from the crypto industry will talk about the goal conflict between the extraction of cryptocurrencies and the resulting environmental pollution.

The role of decentralized financial services is also addressed. In this context, it should be examined how important centralization is for decision-making processes and whether DeFi projects can do without regulation at all. The corresponding panel debate is also scheduled for Tuesday.

What technology will be crucial to the fourth industrial revolution? This issue will be addressed at the lunch of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which will be attended by several experts from various innovative technologies.

Davos Blockchain

In addition to the World Economic Forum, the Swiss city of Davos is also a meeting place for 5th annual Blockchain Central Davos. Leaders from crypto, blockchain and politics are also expected at this parallel conference to discuss future developments in decentralized technologies.

Casper Labs and CV Labs present Monday through Wednesday Blockchain Hub Davos 2022which should cover all possible applications for blockchain technology and above all also act as a platform for networking within the industry.

Meanwhile, is hosting a special event on the topic of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT), with a special focus on the highly hyped asset class of digital art.

At the Davos Blockchain Conference, participants will exchange views on a wide range of possible applications of blockchain technology and explore how they can propel the fourth industrial revolution forward. The goal is not only the mere exchange of ideas, but also the establishment of contacts.

Cointelegraph is one of Davos 2022’s promotional partners, and therefore our editorial team will provide exclusive coverage from the conference and even moderate some panel discussions. Editor-in-Chief Kristina Lucrezia will moderate GBBC’s Blockchain Central, and editor Joe Hall will be a featured speaker in RollApp’s NFT store.

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