Paris Blockchain Summit welcomes Hyperloop, Binance, IOTA and others

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Press release – A few weeks after the PACTE law, which will regulate the crypto-asset industry in France, is voted, the Paris Blockchain Week Summit will gather 3,000 French and international professionals of the industry. The summit will be the flagship event of the Paris Blockchain Week. Bitcoin Magazine Netherlands from Amsterdam is official media partner of the event.

Paris Blockchain Week Summit

The goal of the Paris Blockchain Week Summit is to showcase the French regulatory framework and ecosystem in order to:

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Organized by the French Digital Asset Association Woorton, Chain Accelerator, Datalents and Havas Blockchain, the event will take place in Station F and will be opened by Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance.

Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tech:

[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]The Paris Blockchain Week Summit will be an exclusive opportunity to show Paris as the European capital of blockchain and crypto-asset fundraising. Broadly speaking, this event will give the chance to gather the French and international tech ecosystem around these topics which are still undervalued in Europe and for which we are proud to be among the first movers.[/penci_blockquote]


During two days, on the main stage, renowned speakers from the most prominent international blockchain and crypto-asset organizations will present the latest advances in the industry and their sentiment on three main topics: Technology, Regulation and Investment.

Among the topics addressed:
● Technology:
○ Governance: the path to actual decentralization
○ Public and private keys management
○ Proof-of-Work vs. Proof-of-Stake
○ Integrating AI in distributed algorithms
○ IoT: wallets for people vs. wallets for objects
○ Strategies for decentralized data storage
○ Interoperability and scalability
○ Zero Knowledge Proof: beyond pure privacy applications
○ Sharding
● Regulation:
○ How the French regulated crypto-assets
○ Security Token Offerings: the next frontier
○ Self-regulation: a solution for secondary market players
○ The regulator’s conundrum: protecting the investor and fostering innovation
○ The future of currency in a digital world
○ International cooperation for the development of blockchain and crypto-assets
○ Attractivity and competitivity in the race for innovation
○ KYC-AML solutions for law enforcement agencies
● Investment:
○ Building the European digital asset market infrastructure
○ The role of exchanges in the democratization of crypto-assets
○ The OTC market chimaera
○ Investing in decentralized organizations
○ The rise of DEX
○ On-chain funds: the future of investing
○ Stable coins

A room dedicated to workshops and demos will also allow to showcase the French ecosystem and event partners in a more interactive format.


More than 100 international speakers will attend the event. The first 30 announced are:
1. Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance
2. Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs
3. Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament
4. Kat Borlongan, Director of La French Tech
5. Bibop Gresta, Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
6. Wei Zhou, CFO of Binance
7. Dominik Schiener, Co-founder of IOTA
8. Edward Moncada, CEO of Blockfolio
9. David E. Rutter, Co-founder and CEO of R3
10. Arthur Breitman, Co-founder of Tezos
11. Nicolas Cary, CEO of
12. Leonard Schrank, Former CEO of SWIFT
13. Pascal Gauthier, Chairman of Ledger
14. William Mougayar, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of JM3 Capital
15. Jenna Zenk, CTO of Melonport
16. François-Xavier Thoorens, CEO of Ark Ecosystem
17. Muneeb Ali, CEO of Blockstack
18. Philipp Pieper, Co-founder and CEO of Swarm
19. Henri Pihkala, CEO of Streamr
20. Ambre Soubiran, CEO of Kaiko
21. Matan Field, Co-founder of DAOStack
22. Mark Smargon, Co-founder of Colu and Bitgo
23. Ouriel Ohayon, Co-founder of ISAI
24. Angie Lau, Founder of Narramur and former Bloomberg TV lead anchor
25. Aleksei Antonov, Co-founder of SONM and SCDE Ventures
26. Jonathan Benassaya, CEO of IronChain Capital
27. Michael Waitze, Founder of
28. Thomas Power, Board member of BICRA
29. Zaki Manian, Founder of Skuchain
30. Jill Carlson, Founder of Juno

About the Paris Blockchain Week Summit

An international conference dedicated to explore regulation, technology and investment of blockchain and crypto-assets. The event will be held in Paris in Station F on the 16th and 17th of April 2019 and will gather 3,000 professionals and more than 100 international speakers. Among the first partners: Tezos, Ledger, Blockfolio, Solana, Gide 255, Streamr, ABCMint, La Place Fintech, Evenium, Brainjuice.

Disclaimer: Bitcoin Magazine Netherlands is media partner of the Paris Blockchain Week Summit. This press release is part of the media partnership.

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