Zug, Switzerland, 18.09.2023 – The recently concluded Swiss WEB3FEST 2023, held September 12-17, is a testament to the transformative potential of Web3 and the synergies of global collaboration. Held in the cities of Zug and Zurich, the event transcended borders, disciplines, and industries to usher in the era of decentralized innovation.
Notable highlights of the festival:
- Over 150 high-profile speakers, 50+ exhibitors, and a compelling lineup of 80+ tracksand side events.
- Bringing together two powerful ecosystems: Crypto Valley & Crypto Oasis.
- Co-hosted by The Dfinity Foundation, the trailblazers behind the Internet ComputerProtocol (ICP) in Zurich, broadening the horizons of the Web3 landscape.
- Unique metaverse experiences created by WEB3FEST’s metaverse partner, PulseWorld.
- An engaging 6-day program covering the NFT art scene, gaming, the metaverse,regulatory infrastructure, sustainable practices, venture capital insights and more.
The opening day of the festival immersed attendees in Switzerland’s thriving NFT art scene. Day two, was a dual experience: while one segment celebrated the world of Web3 gaming and the metaverse, the other segment delved into the importance of digital ID, custody in the Web3 landscape, self-regulation for protocols, and the nuances of Swiss and UAE regulatory dynamics.
Ralf Glabischnig, the visionary behind WEB3FEST, said, „Our vision for this festival is to combine the exceptional potential of both Crypto Valley and Crypto Oasis. Switzerland is an outstanding location for founders looking to provide a regulatory home for their blockchain and Web3 startups. The Middle East offers a brilliant platform for these startups to scale internationally. With the launch of WEB3FEST, we aim to establish an annual Web3 event series worldwide.”
The highlight of this collaborative spirit was the Ecosystem Unconference on September 16 at the FIVE Hotel in Zurich. This day-long convergence, in partnership with the Swiss NFT Association, provided attendees with insightful keynotes, in-depth panel discussions, interactive workshops, and three floors dedicated to various areas of Web3, fostering an environment of learning, networking, and innovation.
Brittany Kaiser, Board of Directors – Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. (Nasdaq: LSDI): During WEB3FEST, The Green Block’s European launch underscored the profound impact it can have on the digital asset sector, especially as crypto emerges as the world’s most valuable asset class.
The greatness of Swiss WEB3FEST 2023 was not limited to discussions and workshops. Attendees were treated to exclusive dining experiences, thrilling concerts, and immersive events, culminating in a poolside networking event at FIVE in Zurich, the perfect finale to a week of groundbreaking discourse and community.
As we turn the page on this year’s festivity, we’re already filled with anticipation for what the next chapter holds. Stay tuned and join us in the exhilarating journey towards the next Swiss WEB3FEST in summer 2024. Let’s continue scripting history together!
The Swiss WEB3FEST is initiated by Inacta Ventures, Crypto Oasis Ventures, The Crypto Valley Association, Trust Square, co-hosted by The Internet Computer and is supported by the City and Canton of Zug in Switzerland.
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The WEB3FEST is a series of events designed to shed light on the core themes of Web3, shaping the future of the internet’s next generation. Covering topics such as AI, Blockchain, Digital Assets, Cryptocurrencies, Gaming, Sustainability, IoT, Metaverse, NFTs, and more, the festival offers a comprehensive platform to foster innovation and networking.
About Crypto Valley
Situated in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Crypto Valley is a pioneering ecosystem at the pinnacle of blockchain innovation. This dynamic enclave thrives through collaboration, creating an environment where visionary entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, and global leaders come together to reshape industries, challenge norms, and drive the future of technology. Committed to innovation, regulation, education, and responsible growth, Crypto Valley stands as a testament to the transformative power of blockchain technology, marking a new era of digital possibilities. Over 6,000 individuals are already working in more than 1,100 Web3 companies within the Crypto Valley.
About Crypto Oasis
Crypto Oasis is the worldwide fastest growing Blockchain Ecosystem with a focus on MENA. The essential components for its growth are Talent, Capital, and Infrastructure. The Ecosystem’s stakeholders include Investors, Start-Ups & Projects, Corporates, Science & Research Institutions, Service Providers, and Government Bodies & Associations. The vision for Crypto Oasis is to be among the world’s leading Blockchain Ecosystems. Today, it is the world’s fastest-growing Blockchain Ecosystem, with over 1,800+ organizations identified in the UAE alone and more than 8,650 individuals working within it.
About the DFINITY Foundation and the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP)
Founded with a mission to reinvent the internet, Dfinity and its Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) aim to expand the potential of the web. Based in Zurich, Dfinity has revolutionized the blockchain sector, offering decentralized cloud computing capabilities. This pioneering protocol ensures seamless, secure, and scalable solutions, heralding a new era of digital empowerment and innovation.
About NFT Fest Lugano
Europe’s largest NFT event. Experience the decentralized revolution across five days. A venue where culture, entertainment, and technology merge into a unique experience. Featuring 100 speakers, dozens of workshops, and a dedicated business area. Engage in personal meetings with entrepreneurs, managers, investors, developers, and creators. And of course, at the end of each day, there’s a party! This is the NFT Fest in Lugano, where the future is crafted and where boundaries are pushed.
About NFT Lakeside Unconference
The NFT Lakeside Unconference (NLU) is a vibrant gathering for Web3 enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and newcomers. It aims to connect industries to Web3 technology and onboard new users into the blockchain environment. The event will feature dynamic talks, panels, workshops, and fun booths on a range of topics, from NFT communities to legal alerts and AI debates. Notable NFT projects like Pudgy Penguins and Bored Ape Yacht Club will be present, making it a must-attend event for anyone in the Web3 space.