At the Paris Viva Technologny exhibition, Changpeng Zhao and Vitalik Buterin received a loud cheer from the audience. During this exhibition dedicated to technological innovations, crypto-entrepreneurs received a much better reception than more traditional personalities such as Valérie Pécresse or Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, the head 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. To put it simply, it is THE French Innovation Fair. All the major groups go there every year to exhibit their latest innovations. Alongside them, there are also a host of innovative startups that are still little known. This year, the event was held from Wednesday, June 15, to Saturday, June 18, 2022. On this occasion, two speakers, Changpeng Zhao and Vitalik Buterin, the Heads of Binance and Ethereum, respectively, received an extremely euphoric welcome.
VivaTech is an exhibition that will participate in the technology sector
Big names meet every year to give lectures at Viva Tech. But this year, few received such a standing ovation as the two crypto speakers. Cryptos has invested in the economic and technological field. Their place is now ubiquitous in technical events. Nevertheless, Viva Tech was known for appearances by personalities associated with more common fields. Maurice Lévy, moderator and chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Publicis, Valérie Pécresse, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, head of Medef, Yann Le Cun, one of the fathers of machine learning and IA director of Meta, so many names that could have caused a standing ovation…and still.
Changpeng Zhao and Vitalik Buterin: VivaTech’s two attractions
It’s fun to witness such a euphoria, such enthusiasm for technical personalities. Those present did not shake. Despite the setbacks that cryptocurrencies have experienced in a few weeks, the audience drank the words of Changpeng Zhao (CZ) and Vitalik Buterin. The latter, however, was for video conference on a giant screen while CZ, the head of Binance, had taken the trip to Paris. Both men received the same thunderous applause. Even before the start of the conference, we had to work hard to find a seat that most spectators stood for. The large meeting room was crammed. It was finally closed. And unfortunately some could not return …
Binance and Ethereum, two giants in the blockchain universe
As a reminder, Binance is a digital wallet and a global cryptocurrency exchange platform that allows you to buy, sell and store more than 300 cryptocurrencies. Changpeng Zhao launched Theexchange on July 14, 2017 in Hong Kong. Then he became a billionaire in a few months. It even appeared on the cover of US financial magazine Forbes in February 2018. And since that date, 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 and then decided to create a new protocol using a Turing-Complete language instead of burdening Bitcoin’s structure.
A triumph therefore for two of the greatest crypto personalities in the world. It was also on this occasion that CZ was able to confirm its optimism about the cryptocurrency crisis. The Chinese billionaire has in fact stated that ” the sector will not disappear “And that they” has prepared for bitcoin to fall to zero “. Statements that delight all investors in cryptocurrency and warm the hearts of those who accepted CZ and Vitalik Buterin as rock stars. A very motivated and optimistic community for the cryptocurrencies of the future despite the difficult period.
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