Blockchained India and Blocumen Studios have announced their meetup, Init(Metaverse): Privacy Bytes, slated for July 8 from 5:00 pm IST on Airmeet. Privacy Bytes is a part of their six-month-long conference series, Initialize Metaverse.

With Jack Dorsey dropping the buzzword “Web5” recently and a number of companies jumping onto the Metaverse bandwagon almost every day, there’s one thing that everyone is concerned about — privacy.

Privacy Bytes is aimed at understanding privacy concerns in the Metaverse and whether “Web5” is going to be a game-changer in a privacy-first world.

It brings together an unparalleled group of experts from the industry who will focus on what everyone from beginners to experts needs to understand about privacy.

Privacy Bytes is free of cost and will be held online.

Like every Blockchained India event, viewers will get to enjoy in-depth sessions and interactive panel discussions with the top movers and shakers from the industry like Mohan Kuldeep Ponnada from Metapolis, Irfan Khan from Hypersign and Mayur Relerkar from Arcana Network, and that’s just for starters.

Here’s a quick taste of what’s on tap:

  • The Metaverse, privacy and you: As the line between the real and virtual worlds are increasingly blurred, what are the potential privacy implications that could occur in the Metaverse?

  • Web5, a game-changer or not: Decoding whether Web5 is really going to be a game changer in a privacy-first world, even though it’s just a concept for now.


The event will start with the keynote address “Will Web5 be a game-changer in a privacy-first world?” by Irfan Khan, co-founder and CEO of Hypersign.

This will be followed by the panel discussion “Come Metaverse, can privacy exist?”

The speakers for the session are:

  • Vikram Anand Bhushan — co-founder and chief technical officer of Hypersign 

  • Mohan Kuldeep Ponnada — co-founder and CEO of Metapolis 

  • Mayur Relekar — founder of Arcana 

  • Preetam Rao — co-founder and CEO of QuillHash

  • Prakhar Sharma — co-founder of Metasky

Registration is open now. 

Initialize Metaverse

Initialize Metaverse is a six-month virtual conference series organized by Blockchained India and Blocumen Studios in collaboration with Draper Dragon Fund and Polygon as ecosystem partners. 

Initialize Metaverse ingeniously explores the evolution of existing fields of work in DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, identity and GameFi, all focused on their contribution to the Metaverse. It aims to locate amazing startups or products on the global Metaverse map.