During the month of September 2023, I will be traveling to a few conferences, and doing a few speaking engagements. As a part of the conference going, I will be providing a few thoughts on what I have seen, people and projects I have met and the changes and trends emerging in the last year or so in the industry.
From Zug, I traveled south to not only take part in the first large Web3 conference in Milan, but also the privilege to take part in a panel discussion about DAOs. This felt more like a standard Web3 conference with a lot of your usual projects. And the theme was similar, with ZK, DAOs, offramp/onramp and a few DeFi projects. And everyone I spoke with knew or heard about MPC.
The panel was about DAO governance, where we discussed a range of topics including leadership, legal frameworks and of course, the need for privacy. It was enlightening to hear about how DAO’s were maturing. I was honored to be included in quite a list of distinguished panelists, with lawyers, researchers and the BD from MIDAO (Marshall Island DAO).
I also got a chance to meet with one of our projects building on our chain, MetaNames. They are building a naming service on our chain, allowing for the name to support all BYOC assets and not just MPC. With them very close to launching in mainnet, it was the perfect time to discuss next steps.
This wrapped up my conference tours for the month of September. It will be good to get back to my desk and begin exploring the leads we were able to find and also get back to actually getting some work done!
During the month of September, I will be traveling to a few conferences, and doing a few speaking engagements. As a part of the conference going, I will be providing a few thoughts on what I have seen, people and projects I have met and the changes and trends emerging in the last year or so in the industry.
It felt like we are finally beginning to see a migration from an asset driven ecosystem to companies actually looking to solve for real world problems.
CV Summit, held in Zug, Switzerland, was a completely different experience than Korea Blockchain Week and Token2049. While it was smaller, and only lasted two days, it was quite a networking experience with many established organizations taking part. KBW and Token2049 was full of entrepreneurs and startups, but many of the people I met were representing companies that had been in the industry for a long time, or was a Web2 company looking to expand into Web3. Certainly not the Web3 atmosphere as the others I have attended. I think this is partly due to the maturity of the industry.
As we are a partner of CV Labs, we were able to secure a booth and many of my colleagues also attended. It was great to see the gang get together for this one and work as a team.
It was an amazing experience being able to connect with potential leads, from supply chain, DAOs, and property deeds management using NFT companies being the notable companies. It felt like we are finally beginning to see a migration from an asset driven ecosystem to companies actually looking to solve for real world problems.
I also got a chance to network and meet with a variety of projects with whom I hope we can enter into some kind of a partnership. We have begun reaching out to them and will report back with updates soon.