Dubai has established itself as one of the world’s leading blockchain and digital currency hubs, and come October 17, it will host one of the biggest events in the industry. The Future Blockchain Summit will bring together some of the leading minds in the field to talk NFTs, DeFi, institutional adoption of blockchain and more, with Jimmy Nguyen moderating one of the panels.
Nguyen, the founding president of Bitcoin Association, will pick the brains of four digital currency experts in a panel titled “The Secret Ingredients in Making a Global Crypto Capital.”
— Bitcoin Association (@BitcoinAssn) October 10, 2021
The panel will include Anna Tutova, the CEO of Coinstelegram, a digital currency media and investment platform; Niko De Jonghe, the president of Bulgarian smart city Blockchain Valley; Prateek Rao, the founder of Decentralized Global; and Sheraz Ahmed, the head of business development at Crypto Valley Association, a Swiss industry organization fostering the growth of blockchain startups.
The Future Blockchain Summit describes itself as the largest blockchain learning and sourcing platform in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). It was launched in 2018 by the Dubai government and seeks to bring together the industry’s brightest minds, most powerful investors and some of the most transformative startups.
Speakers at the four-day event also include Andreas Dittrich; the head of blockchain at Deutsche Telekom; Abdulla Mohammed, the CEO of Emirates Post Group; Jack McCauley, the co-founder of Oculus VR; Nick Spanos, the co-founder of Zap; and Robert Gryn, the founder of Metahero.
Dubai has become increasingly important to the Bitcoin SV community. The city will host BSV enterprise blockchain’s next major event, which will be in the Middle East for the first time in March 2022.
Dubai is also home to the BSV Hub for MESA, an initiative launched by Bitcoin Association in May this year. The hub provides dedicated on-the-ground resources to build awareness of Bitcoin SV in the region. In the five months it has been in operation, the hub has seen high interest from enterprises and governments in the region.
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