Paris Blockchain Week Summit Rescheduled due to Coronavirus Epidemic


The upcoming Paris Blockchain Week Summit has been rescheduled to a later date due to the coronavirus epidemic. It was meant to take place from March 31 to April 1, 2020. The event will now take place on December 9 and 10.

03 March, 2020 | AtoZ Markets – The coronavirus epidemic has a major impact on traditional finance and the cryptocurrency industry. Organizers of several cryptocurrency-related conferences in Asia have also postponed them due to the regional spread of the virus. Besides, China’s Digital Yuan Research also delayed due to the Coronavirus epidemic. China’s Bitcoin miners were also shut down because of the Coronavirus epidemic.

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Organizers in Paris have rescheduled a major local Blockchain Week Summit event due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to the announcement, Paris Blockchain Week Summit (PBWS) which initially scheduled from March 31 to April 1, now will take place on December 9 and 10.

This is the first summit that has canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic. It could lead to the cancellation of other events as people fear attending public rallies at this time. A statement issued by the organizers indicates that they are acting on the advice of the French government.

The statement reveals that the organizers are closely monitoring the global development of the coronavirus. They are duly concerned about the safety and security of those attending the summit, speakers and sponsors.

The French government has also banned large gatherings from avoiding any risk, making the postponement of this summit the best choice for the moment.

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The venue of PBWS 2020 Will Remain Same

The announcement states that the conference will take place as planned and that “the place, the timetable, and the setup will remain the same”. Besides, the organizers promised that other speakers would add to the list of the event.

According to the organizers, more than 2,500 visitors and 250 speakers expected on the site of the Station F venue near Alan Turing Square.  The statement added that rescheduling PBWS is one way to ensure that the world-class conference doesn’t compromise. There will be new additions to make the event even more exciting. Expected speakers include:

  • Binance cryptocurrency exchange CEO and co-founder Changpeng Zhao,
  • French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire
  • Parity Technologies blockchain firm Founder and CEO Jutta Steiner
  • Coinshares chief investment officer Meltem Demirors
  • Messari co-founder and CEO Ryan Selkis
  • Brave Browser chief scientist Ben Livshits.

However, the organizers thanked all parties who worked hard to organize the event, from sponsors to speakers, media partners, and the teams. They invested long hours in making sure everything went well.

Organizers look forward to welcoming attendees in December and advise them to follow their social media channels. Moreover, they will continue to announce more information about speakers and sponsors in the coming months.

Postponing the summit was a crucial step as governments around the world are taking steps to control this deadly epidemic. It has claimed more than 3,000 lives to date.

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