The World Crypto Economic Forum by Celsius took place online from June 2-3, bringing together entrepreneurs, venture capital investors and blockchain industry leaders.
The forum continued a tradition established three years ago of experts gathering and discussing news and prospects for development in business — e.g., Web3, decentralized finance (DeFi), decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), nonfungible tokens, the metaverse, initial DAO offerings and more — and technological worlds, or everything blockchain. Supporting the forum were sponsors Storj and Uptick.
Michael Arrington from TechCrunch and Chandra Duggirala from Portal were event speakers. Arrington discussed the future of crypto, while Duggirala took part in a DeFi panel dedicated to the latest in crypto derivatives, the Curve Wars, Tether (USDT), the TerraUSD (UST) — now known as TerraUSD Classic (USTC) — collapse, decentralized Algorand (ALGO) stablecoins and DeFi with Bitcoin (BTC).
They also participated in networking and question-and-answer sessions. Several notable entrepreneurs and blockchain professionals attended, such as Vinny Lingham from Waitroom and Civic Technologies, Jonathan Nelson from Hackers/Founders Capital, Nathalie Kara from Propy, Lori Corpuz from NFT Oasis, Miko Matsumura from gumi Cryptos Capital, Greg Osuri from Akash Network, William Bear from Nearverse and others.
Dozens of other topics were discussed. Michele Neitz, founding director of Blockchain Law for Social Good Center, presented his vision of crypto regulation and policy. Leah Callon-Butler, director of Emfarsis and CoinDesk columnist, spoke on crypto for the unbanked. Weavechain co-founder and CEO Omar ElNaggar made a statement that Web2 “stinks,” and Web3 data is more secure and valuable.
All recordings are available.