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CRYPTO2030 in Davos: A Recap of Uniting, Innovating, and Transforming the Web3 Landscape

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by Ekaterina Anthony

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CRYPTO2030, the premier gathering of visionaries and innovators in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, kicked off a week-long exploration of the Web3 landscape. Hosted in the picturesque town of Davos, Switzerland, the event witnessed groundbreaking discussions, visionary insights, and strategic connections that promise to shape the future of the crypto industry.

Smart-compliance GmbH proudly stood as the official partner of this landmark event, underscoring its commitment to advancing the crypto industry responsibly. The CEO of Smart-compliance and a board member of CVA, Ekaterina Anthony guided discussions and provided invaluable insights throughout the event.

Highlights of CRYPTO2030

Global Crypto Regulation and the DeFi Revolution

The first day commenced with a deep dive into the ever-evolving landscape of global crypto regulation. Moderated by Ekaterina Anthony, the session explored the regulatory expectations set by FATF, SEC, MICA, FINMA, and MAS. Discussions also compared market trends and regulatory frameworks across different regions, focusing on Switzerland as a prominent jurisdiction and the prospects for crypto industry development in BRICS nations.

The afternoon session brought attention to the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem, uncovering challenges, opportunities, and risk management strategies within the realms of decentralized exchanges, lending platforms, and derivatives.

The day concluded with the Startup Spotlight Finals 2024, featuring disruptive startups revolutionizing traditional finance through DeFi innovations.

Global Crypto Regulation — Market Evolution, Jurisdictions, and Banking

NFTs, Crypto Assets, and Web3 Governance

The second day promised a deep dive into the future of NFTs, exploring their potential beyond art and into real estate, finance, and supply chain. Ekaterina Anthony steered discussions on crypto assets and risk management, emphasizing the importance of regulatory considerations and investor protections.

A masterclass on crypto derivatives, options, and futures provided in-depth insights into hedging, speculation, and market dynamics.

The day wrapped up with the Startup Spotlight Finals 2024, showcasing startups shaping the NFT narrative.

Crypto Assets and Risk Management — Insights and Considerations

Privacy, Transparency, and Liquid Investments

Day three addressed the delicate balance between transparency, security, and privacy in decentralized systems. Ekaterina Anthony led a session titled «Navigating Crypto Markets: A Deep Dive into Market Makers.» This session delved into critical aspects of market dynamics, algorithmic trading, and the evolving role of market makers in ensuring price stability and mitigating market volatility. Liquid investments, the perspective of investors, and project representatives were also explored, shedding light on the risks and benefits associated with volatility, slippage, and price stability.

The day concluded with sessions the future of centralized exchanges, and the Blockchain Privacy Patrons category of the Startup Spotlight Finals 2024.

Stablecoins, Layer 1 vs. Layer 2, and Cross-Chain Liquidity

Stablecoins and CBDCs took center stage, exploring their coexistence and regulatory considerations. A session on Layer 1 vs. Layer 2 examined scalability solutions, while another explored the future of decentralized exchanges. The day culminated with the finals of Davos Disruptors, focusing on startups safeguarding the crypto space.

Explored Bitcoin Mining, Web3 Venture Landscape, and Play-to-Earn

The final day delved into the fundamentals, security, and implications of Bitcoin mining. Sessions on the Web3 Venture Landscape, the future of Play-to-Earn, and the implications of digital identity wrapped up the summit. Ekaterina Anthony moderated the discussion on Web3 and Digital Identity, exploring concerns about privacy, data security, identity theft, and the need for interoperability.

As the curtains fell on CRYPTO2030, attendees left enriched with knowledge, strategic connections, and a clearer vision for the future of Web3. The summit undoubtedly set the stage for a new era of innovation and collaboration in the crypto space.

Web3 and Digital Identity

Read the full agenda here.

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