At the Viva Technologny exhibition in Paris, Changpeng Zhao and Vitalik Buterin received loud cheers from the crowd. During this exhibition devoted to technological innovations, crypto entrepreneurs were received much better than more traditional personalities such as Valérie Pécresse or Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, the boss of Medef.
Crypto Bosses: These New Tech Rock Stars
Viva Technology, or VivaTech, is an annual event dedicated to technological innovation and start-ups created in 2016. It is held annually at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, in Paris, France and is organized by the groups Les Echoes and Publicis. Simply put, it is THE French innovation fair. All major groups go there every year to exhibit their latest innovations. In addition to them, there are also plenty of innovative startups that are still little known. This year, the event took place from Wednesday, June 15 to Saturday, June 18, 2022. On this occasion, two speakers, Changpeng Zhao and Vitalik Buterin, respectively the bosses of Binance and Ethereum, were received with great euphoria.
VivaTech is a must-see exhibition for the technology sector
Big names meet every year to give talks at Viva Tech. However, this year few received such a standing ovation as the two crypto speakers. Cryptos have invested in economic and technological fields. Their place is now ubiquitous in tech events. Nevertheless, Viva Tech was known for appearances by personalities affiliated with more mainstream fields. Maurice Lévy, the moderator and chairman of the supervisory board of Publicis, Valérie Pécresse, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, the boss of Medef, Yann Le Cun, one of the founders of machine learning and IA director of Meta, so many names that can cause a standing ovation…still.
Changpeng Zhao and Vitalik Buterin: the two attractions of VivaTech
It’s funny to witness such euphoria, such enthusiasm for technical personalities. The attendees did not flinch. Despite the setbacks cryptocurrencies have endured in recent weeks, the public drank in the words of Changpeng Zhao (CZ) and Vitalik Buterin. However, the latter was videoconferencing on a giant screen while Binance boss CZ had made the trip to Paris. Both men received the same thunderous applause. Even before the start of the conference we had to scramble to find a place, most of the spectators were standing. The large conference room was packed. It was finally closed. And some unfortunately could not return…
Binance and Ethereum, two giants of the blockchain universe
As a reminder, Binance is a digital currency wallet and global cryptocurrency exchange platform that allows you to buy, sell and store more than 300 cryptocurrencies. Changpeng Zhao launched Thestock exchange on July 14, 2017 in Hong Kong. He then became a billionaire within a few months. It even made the cover of the American financial magazine Forbes in February 2018. And since then, Binance has been the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world in terms of trading volume. As for Ethereum, it is the second most important cryptocurrency in terms of capitalization. Founder Vitalik Buterin discovered cryptocurrencies with bitcoin in 2011, then decided to create a new protocol using a Turing-Complete language instead of weighing down Bitcoin’s structure.
So a triumph for two of the biggest crypto personalities in the world. It was also on this occasion that CZ was able to reaffirm its optimism about the cryptocurrency crisis. Indeed, the Chinese billionaire has stated that “ the sector will not disappear » and that they « have prepared for bitcoin falling to zero Statements that please all cryptocurrency investors and warm the hearts of those who welcomed CZ and Vitalik Buterin as rock stars. A highly motivated and optimistic community for the future of cryptocurrencies despite the difficult period.
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Student passionate about entrepreneurship and fascinated by the technologies behind cryptos! Yes, I am convinced that the two are closely linked: blockchain and NFTs are revolutionizing many sectors and offering unprecedented opportunities.