Mark your calendars for the 14th and 15th of June, 2023, as the Louvre Palace, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, prepares to host Proof of Talk, the pinnacle of Web3 leadership and networking events. With the rallying cry of ‘Bringing Back Trust into Web3’, this summit is poised to be a hotbed of innovation, collaboration, and transformation.
This inaugural edition of Proof of Talk is set to be a star-studded affair, featuring luminaries such as Charles Hoskinson, Co-Founder of Cardano, Pascal Gauthier, CEO of Ledger, Stani Kulechov, Founder & CEO of Aave, Justin Sun, Founder of Tron, Staci Warden, CEO of Algorand Foundation, and Marieke Flament, CEO of NEAR Foundation, and Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder of Polygon Technologies. This is your chance to rub shoulders with the brightest minds shaping the future of Web3.
But the guest list doesn’t stop there. High-potential startups, government officials, and regulatory authorities from European powerhouses like the UK, Germany, and France will also be in attendance. Adding to this impressive roster are senior representatives from the World Economic Forum, OECD, and the European Commission, ensuring that Proof of Talk will be a melting pot of cross-border interactions and collaborations.
On behalf of the event’s organizers—i.e., the German investment fund, X Ventures—Zohair Dehnadi thus says: “We are incredibly proud to host an event which promises to bring together the brightest minds and top CEOs from the world’s most influential blockchain companies. We are inviting C-level executives, founders, influencers, legal experts and regulatory authorities to this unparalleled event.”
Despite its massive scope, though, Proof of Talk will promote signal over noise by limiting the number of participants to less than 1000. The original plan was to host an invite-only event. But due to high public demand created through word-of-mouth, X Ventures decided to release limited tickets for the summit. Grab yours for an insider’s experience—don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation that’s shaping the future of Web3.
Bringing Back Trust into Web3
Web3 is only about a decade old; it’s still having growth pains. But that’s what Proof of Talk, for one, aims to heal.
Several undesirable incidents—from hacks to scams like rug pulls and fake NFTs—has marred Web3’s repuation over the years. Many people see privacy-preserving cryptoassets as a haven for criminals and tax evaders. Regulators thus impose blanket prohibitions on this asset class, obstructing innovation. And with multiple Web3 projects behaving like giant Ponzi schemes, there’s merit to such negative attitudes.
On Day 1, i.e., June 14, Proof of Talk will engage various forums and panels in discussions around the ways to restore trust in Web3. It features a distinguished lineup of over 85 industry leaders. More than 80% of them are CEOs and Founders, leading a total market cap of $150+ billion. This is the biggest senior leadership attendance for any Web3 event this year.
Proof of Talk will provide a safe platform for changemakers to focus on past lessons, and thereby communicate their views about the industry’s most pressing issues. And this in turn will pave the path for making the ongoing decentralized revolution reliable and relatable for everyone.
Zohair says: “We acknowledge that the Web3 industry needs a reset after experiencing challenges with scams and rug pulls, unprofessionalism and short-sighted greed. We are determined to initiate critical conversations around re-establishing trust because we firmly believe the decentralisation movement offers a chance to change the world for the better.”
Showcasing an Innovation-Driven Future
Proof of Talk isn’t only about knowledge-sharing and networking. It’s also an opportunity for promising projects to showcase their work to the people who matter: mentors, patrons, partners, and investors.
On Day 2, i.e., June 15, Proof of Talk will reserve the stage—a massive hall, in fact—for some of the most prospective innovations in Web3 right now. This pre-selected and vetted cohort of startups, who’ve collectively raised over $500 million in various funding rounds previously, can engage and interact with esteemed investors like Softbank, The Spartan Group, Fabric Ventures, Shima Capital, and Animoca Brands. Notably, the VCs participating in Proof of Talk have more than 2000 projects in their portfolio altogether.
Inspiring creativity while helping founders and investors to connect, collaborate, and build are the main agendas for Day 2. This will also create the avenues for putting into action the insights gained on Day 1. And it’ll provide a glimpse of the practical state of innovation in Web3 and an image of the future.
Like Day 1, Day 2 will also have exciting panel discussions, breakout sessions, keynotes, fireside chats, and open Q&A sessions. Participants can additionally mingle with prominent and budding journalists, content creators, and other creatives representing prominent Web3 media platforms like Bitcoin.com, CoinMarketCap, Decrypt, Cointelegraph, BeInCrypto, theBlock and more.
At First Glance: Fostering Artistic Creativity
Proof of Talk shall do complete justice to its prestigious location—The Louvre Palace. The summit strives to spark genuine interest towards the emerging trends in digital art. It addresses the need to facilitate proper art appreciation in the face of media-fuelled instant gratification and information overload.
Luisa Ausenda, Founder of Studio Leggero, has thus curated ‘At first glance – À première vue’ as a part of Proof of Talk. The exhibition will showcase twelve distinctive global artists: Addie Wagenknecht, Andrea Bonaceto, Andrés Reisinger, Auriea Harvey, Benoit Challand, Hermine Bourdin, Rafaël Rozendaal, Sarah Meyohas, Skygolpe, Sofia Crespo, Trevor Jones & Wonderkatzi.
‘At first glance – À première vue’ is a thought-provoking experience demanding active engagement from the audience. It features work that deepens the viewer’s journey by encouraging them to look deeper and beyond what’s visible at first glance. The exhibits are highly conceptual or remarkably innovative in using technology, besides covering diverse themes like gender, equality, and speculation.
Similar to the talks and panel discussions, the art exibition will initiate dialogues and reflections among artists and art enthusiasts. Besides transforming viewers, ‘At first glance – À première vue’ will thus foster futuristic creativity, ensuring the holistic growth of Web3.
Missing Out Isn’t an Option
Missing out on something this important and exciting is a total loss. Book your spot via the official Proof of Talk website. Tickets are on sale now but won’t last long. There are only 1000 of them, remember? So you know the drill.
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