The 13th global edition of World Blockchain Summit was a 3-day tech innovation festival driven by the idea of Dubai’s vision to continually explore and evaluate the latest technology innovations by promoting more blockchain and crypto-related investments in the UAE.
The conference brought together 800+ attendees that included top blockchain and crypto pioneers, industry experts, investors, solution providers and startups.
To give effect to The Dubai Blockchain Strategy 2020, the third edition WBS in Dubai created an open platform for startups, investors and solution providers from the blockchain industry to engage in strategic collaborations to bring in more investment opportunities in the UAE.
Our attendees’ visit to WBS in Dubai also included a thrilling desert safari ride, and 2 glittering parties – giving them a fine mix of over 30 hours of un-conventional networking specially designed to break the ice.
Startup World Cup regionals that provided 20 startups with a platform to exhibit their innovative capabilities in front of global investors. QUUBE Exchange, a company that offers the first & only quantum-resistant ecosystem for the Crypto World, won the pitch slot at the 2020 Startup World Cup in San Francisco.
Dubai is fast becoming a capital of new ideas and innovations in different facets of life. WBS is organized at a right time and place, especially when we’re on the threshold of entering the world full of technologies emerging all the time. I am particularly very impressed with Dubai which is creating opportunities out of ‘technology threats of tomorrow’ by bringing events like WBS to Dubai.
SHRI SURESH PRABHU
India’s Sherpa to G7 and G20, Former Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India
Faris engaged in a very interactive session with the audience and covered key areas such as the security aspects of blockchain, blockchain for social good and how blockchain and AI can be used together to maximize business outcomes.
FARIS M. AL TAHTAMOONI
Associate Director - Strategic Partnerships, LEAD Ventures - The Office of Sheikh Sultan Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, United Arab Emirates
Creator of the first cryptocurrency to use a proofof-work concept, Sirer shocked the audience with his project called ‘AVA’. It is a powerful platform for new assets, markets and decentralized applications that aims to tackle some of the toughest problems in the financial ecosystem and decentralized ledger platforms today.
CEO, AVA Labs, Inc. United States
There is a lot of hope in Dubai for bitcoin and blockchain enterprises because the government seems to be working with the industry. I believe that if they keep going the way they’re going, the emirates can become the next Wall Street.
Bitcoin Pioneer; Featured on Netflix \Documentary ‘Banking on Bitcoin’, United States
Malcolm demonstrated how QUUBE.Exchange transforms venture capital market with a launchpad that structures Smart Contract Fabric for Security Token, KYC service and Distribution. Malcolm concluded with how their exchange is a quantum safe and discussed various nuances on it.
STO Adviser, QUUBE.Exchange
The panel discussed how emerging technologies like blockchain acts as an enabler to bolster economies of the future by touching upon various national & international regulations, policies, and legislations. Panelists also touched upon how governments and corporates can work together and help build startups which can get the maximum mileage out of these technologies.
HUSSAIN AL FARDAN
Head of Innovation Centre, Dubai Customs, United Arab Emirates
Chief Fintech and Crypto currency Business officer, CEZA, Philippines
Lead – Dubai Future Accelerators / AREA 2017 Dubai Future Foundation, United Arab Emirates
MARIAM AL MUHAIRI
Project Manager/ Lead – Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution, Dubai Future Foundation, United Arab Emirates
Partner, Accelliance, Canada
Dubai Blockchain Center was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on the 15th of May 2018 aims to bring together blockchain thought leaders, developers, investors, and educators. Dr Marwan also shed light on how DBC is actively promoting technologies of the future by helping startups, companies and ideas with international alliances, incubator programs, podcasts, educational masterclasses & training as well as community events.
DR MARWAN ALZAROUNI
CEO, Dubai Blockchain Center, United Arab Emirates
Experts on the panel gave an overview of the general state of the crypto market in their respective countries and the national and regional policy, regulation and legislation from a global perspective.
Founder, Bitt Inc. Barbados
MENG CHAN SHU
Co-Founder & CEO, Connect Blockchain DMCC, United Arab Emirates
CEO/Head of MENA/Partner, CGS Group/Aelf/Deca4, United Arab Emirates
President, EXcoin Futures, United Kingdom
Head of Product Development & Strategy, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, United Arab Emirates
Dr Babak spoke about how Synchronium has created a seamless ecosystem based on blockchain called SynchroSphere which consists of fifteen blockchain-based platforms for different industry verticals with SynchroBit as the financial backbone of this ecosystem.
DR BABAK BEHBOUDI
Co-Founder and Global CEO, Synchronium, United Kingdom
Linda spoke about her exciting mission with the Blockchain Chamber of Commerce of raising awareness, facilitating adoption and inspiring advocacy for commerce, consumers and people building careers in blockchain.
President/CEO, Blockchain Chamber of Commerce, United States
Richard spoke about funding projects in today’s challenging environment. He also pointed out some of the most important factors to attract people to projects.
CEO and Founder, Karuschain, Gibraltar
WBS is a reliable brand for everyone. They review your whitepaper and only allow legit projects. Whether you are an IEO/ICO or a new platform about to launch, WBS is where you should come!
Co-Founder & Global CEO, Synchrobit
We participated for the first time in Dubai. The quality of attendees and investors is very high, the participants are really well-selected and met a lot of qualified investors.
I’ve been to quite a number of blockchain events in the past year and I found WBS the most interesting compared to the others.
Afannddy B Hushni
This time I decided to sponsor WBS and I am absolutely delighted! This is what people dream about. The organisation was very smooth from both sponsors and delegates perspective. I encourage everyone, especially those looking to find real big serious investors, clients and a good crowd – to sponsor at WBS.
President, Excoin Futures
At WBS we saw so many companies from different regions coming to explore unique business models. We could exchange information and share our knowledge about different markets with representatives from the best and top exchanges in the cryptocurrency marke.
Co-Founder/CEO, Marshall Lion Group
From finding projects for investors to having pre-qualified startups, you do need that sort of medium and forum like WBS, because it is a global environment!
Your set up is ridiculously impressive. That screen and the opulence of the place is amazing. It is an event people are going to want to attend again and again.
This is a great event! We got an opportunity to meet traditional investors and a lot of crypto enthusiasts. This is definitely one of the better events I have attended and I’m actually cutting out crazy business deals here. Really excited to be a part of this!
Founder, Bitcoin Man & Advisor of Future1Exchange