- Capital asserts its position as a leading voice on the global Web3 scene during Web3 Week in London next October
- Zebu Live 2023, CCData’s CCDAS and CryptoAM Summit and Awards will take place October 3-11, showing the world how London is gaining momentum to become a global hub for crypto and blockchain innovation.
- Mo Gawdat, Coinbase, zkSync, Blockchain.com join Steven Bartlett, Dr Lisa Cameron MP and Heads of Innovation at Manchester United and Hugo Boss to discuss the future of Web3 adoption and ‘AI.
London, September 20, 2023: In just over two weeks (October 5-6), the most influential names in the digital assets sector will gather in London. Zebu Live 2023. Mo GawdatAI expert and bestselling author, and Coinbase UK Country Director Elke Karskens will join zkSync, Blockchain.comand Diary of a Podcast Host CEO and member of BBC Dragon’s Den, Steven Bartlett, during the conference taking place during Web3 week in London. The week is expected to galvanize the Web3 community to define both what is needed to make London the global center for crypto and blockchain and address how the industry can become a dominant destination for transactions and interactions .
In the year since Matt Hancock’s call on Zebu Live in 2022 for the UK to “become the home of crypto” and implement “progressive legislation”, calls for clarity on the way the industry is governed have proliferated across the world. Although it dominates in terms of infrastructure, the United States has been criticized for its lack of distinction between the regulations that govern traditional financial entities and those that govern crypto. This ambiguity has led companies to face lawsuits for alleged violations.
Coinbase, one of several leaders in the field calling for the classification of crypto assets, will send its UK Country Director, Elke Karskens, to the main stage at Zebu Live. Elke will explain how the company is poised to set an industry precedent after rejecting the SEC’s request to delist all assets except Bitcoin. According to the company, this decision would have brought about the end of the crypto industry.
Elsewhere, the European Union Crypto Asset Markets Regime (MiCA) has been criticized for imposing a clearly defined ownership structure that endangers the industry’s guiding principle that no single entity is in control.
This landscape, combined with the large number of Web3 startups and national government support for the industry, has created a perfect storm for the UK to claim the title of global technology and asset investment hub cryptographic. Earlier this year, Rishi Sunak gave his public support for Andreessen Horowitz’s (“a16z”) new office in the United Kingdom, after tirelessly ensuring that the country supports “the companies of tomorrow and the jobs they create”(1) during his term as Prime Minister. The US company said its decision to move was based on the UK’s “deep talent pools” and “world-class regulators”.(2).’
Responding to the call from crypto users and leaders to engage the government and help create the ideal environment for Web3 to succeed, Zebu Live will host Dr. Lisa CameronMP, who published a report in June 2023(3) jointly involving MPs and the House of Lords on the need for urgent regulation of the cryptocurrency and digital assets sector.
Alongside regulatory discussions, innovators in the field continue to evolve systems and infrastructure within the crypto ecosystem to make mainstream decentralization a reality and put the industry in front of the masses. Zebu Live will unbox the following:
> The future of trading
The tools needed to simplify the user experience of blockchain-based applications will be high on the conference agenda. Some of the world’s largest exchanges and Zebu Live participants – Coinbase, Bitget, Blockchain.com And Archax – are all investing heavily in innovation and new products to make trading more accessible and secure for retail users as well as enabling institutional adoption of crypto.
One way to do this is to develop more sophisticated derivative products. Coinbase will soon launch a derivatives platform in the UK which will give traders more options to manage their risk and exposure, while Bitget continues to lead the way in derivatives trading (including perpetual contracts and options) and is rapidly expanding the cryptocurrencies its users can use. trade. Apart from plans to launch a derivatives platform in the near future, Blockchain.com serves as a model for other exchanges in establishing a strong platform focused on security and compliance, which in turn will strengthen institutional investor sentiment .
The move to Layer2 also dominates the discussion to make trading more accessible. At Zébu Live, zkSync, Luminous link (a new L2 that provides enterprise-level scalable blockchain) and Holochain (Improving Developer Digital Agency) will discuss the merits of Layer2, with Orbs leader on the topic of Layer3, exploring the technology it sees as paving the way for widespread adoption.
> Osmosis between the Web2 and Web3 bank
MERGER, the Web3 banking stack that joins Zebu Live’s speaker roster, is spearheading the next wave of FinTech by creating a way for users to hold traditional currency and crypto in one place and switch between to each other transparently. The DeFi protocol (which attracted 50,000 users to its waitlist in a shorter time frame than Revolut) marks a breakthrough into new territory for the digitalization of money.
Significant progress continues to be made to accelerate institutional adoption with pioneers such as Zodiac Guardan FCA-registered custodian and backed by Standard Chartered Bank, SBI and Northern Trust, offering a suite of custody services, including an off-exchange staking and settlement service, Interchange.
> What does an on-chain future look like for games and the metaverse?
The gaming industry will also be in the spotlight, as its adoption of blockchain technology collides with a seismic funding flow: the industry is expected to be worth $65 billion by 2027.(4). The tastes of Animoca, PlayerAnd The Cryptoverse will explain why an on-chain future will be revolutionary for user experience.
“It is clear that the UK is in a prime position to lead the world by setting a roadmap for how Web3 can deliver on its promises of self-sovereignty in finance and data ownership,” comments Harry Horsfall, CEO and co-founder of Zebu Live.
“Web3’s biggest brands, thousands of users and artists, investors and even MPs will travel to London during Web3 Week to answer the Prime Minister’s call for collaboration to drive project development and infrastructure. We will also join forces to call on government and regulators to clarify the regulations needed to cement our place at the head of the global Web3 table. Slowly then suddenly.
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